Deena (Kiana Madeira) and Ziggy (Gillian Jacobs) prepare for a showdown with evil in Fear Street: Part Three-1666.
MONSTERZERO NJ’S BEST/FAVORITE HORROR FLICKS of 2021!
It’s time to look back at the past year and see what horror flicks left an impression. This year’s bests are a healthy mix of high-profile chillers and indie productions. There are a few titles here initially released in 2020, or earlier, at festivals or overseas, but didn’t get an official release, theatrically, to VOD, or home media, till 2021. Obviously, it would be unfair not to include them! So, without further ado, here are my ten best/favorite horror movies of 2021!…
…along with three honorable mention streaming series!…
(To get to our reviews of these titles use the search engine at the top of the page!)
HONORABLE MENTIONS TV SERIES
Cristina Rodlo Is an undocumented immigrant rooming in a boarding house from Hell in No One Gets Out Alive.
MONSTERZERO NJ’S HALLOWEEN HOTTIES: FINAL GIRL OF THE YEAR 2021!
It’s Halloween🎃!…and as it has become tradition, it’s time to announce MonsterZero NJ’s Halloween Hottie’s Final Girl of the Year!…an actress that has not only captured our hearts, but gotten our attention with a strong performance, in the traditional role of horror final girl!…
…and our Halloween Hotties: Final Girl of the Year 2021 is…
It was was too hard to pick between these two talented ladies, so I am going with both! Without further ado, our dual winners for 2021 are…
Kiana Madeira From Fear Street part 1, part 2 and Part 3!
Talented Canadian actress Kiana Madeira is no stranger to horror, but certainly got the attention of genre fans in Netflix’s Fear Street Trilogy, based on the books of R.L. Stine. Not only did this versatile actress play the tough and resourceful teen Deena, but the “Fier Witch” herself, Sarah Fier, when the third entry had Deena reliving Fier’s final days through her eyes. Not only playing our final girl, but the villainous witch—or was she?—as well!
Kiana Madeira as Deena in the Fear Street Trilogy!
Headstrong student Deena must confront a witch’s curse to save the ones she loves!
Deena vows to save her friends and must look to the past to find answers to the terrifying events of the present.
Reliving Sarah Fier’s final days through her eyes brings some horrifying revelations!
Deena must put her own life on the line in a final confrontation with evil.
…and our second winner, Rosa Salazar!
Rosa Salazar from Brand New Cherry Flavor!
Canadian actress Rosa Salazar came to the attention of movie fans in the Maze Runner films and with a wonderfully emotion filled performance doing motion capture and vocals for droid Alita in Alita: Battle Angel! She really knocked our spooky socks off, though, with her performance in the creepy, weird Netflix series Brand New Cherry Flavor. The talented actress plays ambitious, young filmmaker Lisa Nova, a woman who gets involved with sleazy producers, witches and black magic when seeking fame, fortune and revenge in Hollywood! It’s a layered and emotion filled performance as back stabbing producers and eccentric witches are not the only ones with secrets.
Lisa Nova, a hot new director headed to Hollywood where dreams can be fulfilled or shattered!
Lisa gets mixed up with sleazy producers, witches and black magic fueled revenge!
Be careful what you wish for is a lesson Lisa learns the hard way.
Will this nightmare ever end for Lisa Nova?
This year was, again, a tough choice…or maybe MonsterZero NJ is just an old softie when it comes to final girls. Both these ladies were great in their roles and really brought it as their respective film’s lead! Great work ladies and we hope we’ll be seeing more of you in our favorite genre!
(And don’t forget to check out our previous Halloween Hotties by simply going to our Halloween Hotties main page!)
Luciana Faulhaber is an actress that doesn’t wait for the phone to ring! This hard working and talented Latina directed, co-wrote, as well as starred in, the backwoods horror Don’t Look!
MONSTERZERO NJ’S 12 REASONS WOMEN OF COLOR ARE GOING TO ROCK YOUR HALLOWEEN!
Horror films have always been a step ahead with having diversity in their casts and women of color have played important roles for decades! To celebrate their contribution to our favorite genre, here are 12 reasons women of color are going to rock your Halloween🎃!
VONETTA MCGEE in BLACULA!
EIHI SHIINA in AUDITION
Versatile and talented Indonesian actress Tara Basro in Joko Anwar’s chilling Impetigore!
These talented ladies aren’t the only ones and women of color are now also getting a chance to add their voices behind the cameras, with writer/directors like Nia DaCosta (Candyman) and Gigi Saul Guerrero (Mexico Barbaro) making a name for themselves and opening doors. All the more reason that women of color are going to rock your Halloween🎃!