8. Rob Zombie
Musician turned shock horror director Zombie is a rising new voice in horror cinema. With the incredibly disturbing sadomasochistic House of 1,000 Corpses and The Devil's Rejects, Zombie showed that he does indeed have the gory, messed up chops to create instant cult classics. But that's not why he's really on here. Zombie's really shined with the reboot work he's done for the dying Halloween franchise. With 2 under his belt now, he's moved away from the totally gratuitous S&M of his previous efforts, and has shown that he can be faithful to an endeared series, while still bringing a breath of originality as both a writer and director. Let's not beat around the bush though – we're ready for some more original Zombie fare… perhaps a zombie flick… anyone?