Yes, I realize that it's not the halfway point of 2009 until the end of June, but this month is an absolute wasteland if you're a fan of the scary stuff. (Plus I've already seen the two smaller horror flicks that come out this month, so there.) I'll include data on box office (BO), Tomatometer (RT), and IMDb rating (IM), but the most important grade is the final one: How much *I* liked it. (Yeah, me.) Also, we'll count the DVD section as "extra credit." So let's start in the most logical place:

January

9th -- The Unborn (Universal) -- BO 42.6m / RT 13% / IM 4.5 -- Grade: D
16th -- My Bloody Valentine 3-D (Lionsgate) -- BO $51.5m / RT 59% / IM 6.0 -- Grade: B-
23rd -- Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (Sony) -- BO $45.8m / RT 32% / IM 6.6 -- Grade: C+
23rd -- Donkey Punch (Magnolia)* -- BO $20k / RT 47% / IM 5.4 -- Grade: B-
23rd -- Outlander (Weinstein)* -- BO $166k / RT 38% / IM 6.5 -- Grade: C
30th -- The Uninvited (DreamWorks) -- BO $28.5m / RT 32% / IM 6.3 -- Grade: B

DVD

6th -- Eden Lake
13th -- Mirrors / My Bloody Valentine ('81)
20th -- Amusement / Boogeyman 3 / Cold Prey / Repo: The Genetic Opera / Saw 5 / Vacancy 2

January Grade: B- (the extra credit helped a lot)


February

4th -- The Objective (IFC)* -- BO $95(?!?) / RT 36% / IM 5.6 -- Grade: B-
13th -- Friday the 13th (Warner Bros.) -- BO $65m / RT 26% / IM 6.1 -- Grade: B-

DVD

3rd -- Friday the 13th / Friday the 13th Part 2 / Friday the 13th Part 3
17th -- Alien Raiders / Feast 3: The Happy Finish / The Midnight Meat Train / Quarantine / Screamers 2
24th -- The Last House on the Left ('71)

February Grade: C+ (extra credit helps, but we'd like to see a lot more theatricals from you!)
categories Features, Horror