Besides, I kind of like limiting the Best picks to five. Even in better years than this, ten usually means listing every movie I kind of/sort of liked but five...well, then there's some real choosing involved.
Some may gripe that some of my picks aren't really horror films but all I can say is that I disagree. Some might not consider films like Repulsion (1965), The Wicker Man (1973), or Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975) to be horror either and for those that don't, that's fine but I can't imagine feeling that way and still devoting much time to thinking about genre films.
Anyhow, with 2010 now all but officially over I'm all for forgetting about the films I disliked this year, being thankful for the few I did like, and moving on to a better year in 2011.