A genuinely original and inventive horror movie that works on many different levels, from thematic, aesthetic, genre and artistic standpoints. Thought out with purpose by co-writers Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard, it's also well-designed and a terrifically edited piece of work.
Quite possibly the best horror since Let The Right One In and a highly entertaining genre flick that does much for horror cinema, and is indicative of the potential there's to be found there.
The Thin White Dude's Prognosis - 8.8/10
Runner-Up: Skyfall - James Bond by way of psychological thriller delivers one of the most ingenious and engaging in the fifty-year-old film franchise.
Honorable Mention: The Raid - Frenetic pace maintained throughout, featuring the best martial-arts stunts/choreography since Prachya Pinkaew's 2003 Ong-Bak: Thai Warrior.
The Right Hon. Honorable Mention: Iron Sky - A film that has a lot of gonads, not afraid to do something different, and is right good funny for it.
Second-Most Deadly Disease: Dead Heads - Has it's heart in the right place, but ultimately falls flat on it's face.
Avoid Like The Plague: The Devil Inside - Will someone please tell me how such a bad movie was able to gain a theatrical release? (My own answer: M$N$Y)