Thursday, December 30, 2010

Top 10 Blogs of 2010!!!

Top Ten Blogs of 2010!!!


Where do I begin? With my first year of being an official horror movie review blogger coming to an end, I thought it was best to give a mention or two to the few blogs that entertained me and kept me motivated throughout the year. There are so many great blogs out there, and they are all so amazing, so if you see that you haven't made the top ten, please don't get discouraged. I love you all!

When I first heard about this whole blogging thing I thought it was a bit ridiculous. People actually waste their time writing stuff that no one ever reads on the Internet? Yes, I admit I was a bit of an ass, but that was before the addiction. It isn't just an addiction to blogging, but it is an addiction to the people you meet. It is an addiction to the different experiences you get from this blogger world. It is an addiction to wanting to write more, wanting to tell people what you think, and wanting to teach others about the movies and other things you love so much. So before I get into the Top 10 I just want to say THANK YOU to everyone who proved me wrong, and to everyone that made me realize how awesome this non-paying job can be!

#10 - Box Office Boredom

Jason King is not only a great blogger, but he is also the man pretty much single-handedly responsible for giving blogger-birth to the fiend you now know as The Mike. If it wasn't for Jason, we might not have a From Midnight, With Love, or it might be without a comma. Aside from having the chance to meet him a few times in the real world, I also like to peruse his wonderful ramblings at http://www.boxofficeboredom.com/ While I might not always agree with his reviews on movies, the reviews are always insightful and entertaining. Keep up the good work Jason!

#9 - Hayes Hudson's House of Horror

I always make it a point to check out Zombie Hayes and his crazy blog Hayes Hudson's House of Horror. He always has the craziest stuff ever! If I ever feel the need to read reviews and news about movies I probably haven't heard of then Hayes is the place to be. Go check out his blog at http://hayeshudsonshouseofhorror.blogspot.com/


#8 - The Lightning Bug's Lair

T.L. Bugg has created such an awesome environment over at The Lightning Bug's Lair. I specifically enjoy his love for all things Hitchcock, and REALLY REALLY enjoy his love for Short Films, including his more recent posts on Rare Exports. I am so excited for that movie! Keep up the good work Mr. Bugg!

#7 - The Film Connoisseur

Although The Film Connoisseur is not technically just a horror blogger, he definitely makes my list because of the continuous effort to watch as many movies as physically possible. Every time I hope on The Film Connoisseur I am delighted to find a large number of movies of all genres that I have never seen before. I will continue to check out the site on a regular basis for all things that I have never heard of before.


#6 - The Vault of Horror

The Vault of Horror is one of the most amazing horror movie review websites out there. It's design is comfortable for reading yet frightening to see. B-Sol gives riveting reviews on all things horror, and really keeps the readers interested with plenty of photos to go with his articles.


#5 - Zombies Don't Run

This site combines two of my favorite things... Zombies and people with the name Chuck!!! Chuck Conry always seems to have his crap together, whether it be new horror movies that aren't even released yet, to ground breaking stories like how blogger Andre Dumas looks just like that girl from Superbad! His blog is a blast and it will continue to be one of my favorites! Go to Zombies Don't Run!

#4 - The Horror Digest

Now that I already mentioned that little pistol Andre Dumas, I might as well throw her blog in there. Aside from constantly talking about her Blog Husband, The Mike, she actually has a pretty amazing blog in The Horror Digest. When I want a good honest review of a film, I can always count on her. She always gives her honest opinion and really shows a unique sense of humour in her perspective on horror films. I remember being shocked that there were so many girls into horror on this whole blogger thing, but Andre was one of the first to show me that there no sex is safe from the horror genre!


#3 - Dollar Bin Horror

Rhonny Reaper, my partner in writing horror, and the woman responsible for the awesome banner here at Dead End Drive-In, is next up on my list. I don't know where she comes up with half the crazy crap she sees, but the reviews are there to prove it. She does get some help from Mr. Eric Polk from time to time, but she has managed to put together an well organized badass horror blog while trying to balance school and writing for publication. Great work Rhonny (with a nod to Eric) and keep the reviews coming on Dollar Bin Horror!


#2 - Hey! Look Behind You!

Nicki says it best when she puts Representing Horror Loving Chicks at the top of her blog Hey! Look Behind You! Although she doesn't spend alot of time covering some of the classics, Nicki's blog is where I got for all my info on brand new horror. Since I am often looking at blogs while I'm supposed to be working, I really need to read fast. Her reviews are always so quick and to the point, and I love it! Her blog has got to be one of the easiest to read, and it will always be one of the first places I go to as soon as I sign in. Thank you Nicki for such an amazing job!


#1 - From Midnight, With Love

Everyone knows who The Mike is, and if you don't then someone should probably Nancy Kerrigan you! The Mike has to be #1 for me this year because if it weren't for him, I probably never would have got in to this crazy world. He has one of the best blogs on the Internet, and I can always look to him for inspiration and of course Blobiness to make it through my day. Knowing him outside of the blog world helps as well. It is nice getting to see an occasional movie with The Mike, and discussing it right there at the theater rather than waiting until it hits the net. Thank you Mike for always being the one guy I can count on to know more about Horror/Scifi/Action movies than myself. You had a kick ass year, and I know 2011 will be amazing to you!

Concluding my list, I say again that if you didn't make the top ten that doesn't mean that I don't check out your sites also. To those that I didn't have banners for, it wouldn't let me save your banners, so I apologize for that as well. Everyone needs to keep horror blogging away and kicking ass, and this is going to blow up even bigger!

11 comments:

iZombie said...

great and true blog fashion... nice solid list... can i at least get a honorable mention?
:)
iZombie

Hey! Look Behind You! said...

Wow! Thanks Russ!

I'm glad that I could entertain you and I'm hoping to step up my game and entertain you more in the new year.

Happy New Year :)

Eric Polk said...

Thanks for the DBH props, Russ! 2011 will be an even better year!

R.D. Penning said...

@iZombie - I found your blog a little late in the year. I have a good feeling you might make the 2011 list :-)

R.D. Penning said...

I will create a list of Honorable Mentions!!! hahaha I'm going list crazy!!

The Mike said...

Dude this reads a little Single White Female-ish..... :/

But seriously, thanks. You're far too kind, but I'm glad to have been somewhat inspiring. Keep on rockin' in the horror world.

(BTW, this post is so sweet that my CAPTCHA is "surip".)

Andre said...

Thanks!

Just to clarify though, The Mike is my "Twitter" husband not my blogging husband. YET. And I'm pretty sure I talk about my cat more but whatevs!

T.L. Bugg said...

Thanks so much for including me on this list. Glad you're liking what I had going down at the Lair in 2010, and I can surely promise more of the same in 2011.

R.D. Penning said...

@Andre - I'm sorry for the mix-up! I forgot you are such a electronic polyandrist! And you do talk about your cat, but not as much as you talk about horror movies! You made the list because of you awesome blog!

iZombie said...

whooo-hooo!

Carl Manes said...

An excellent reading list Russ, and here is to another successful year on DEDI!