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Top Horror Movies of the 2000's

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People who added this item 862  Average listal rating (569 ratings) 5.9  IMDB Rating 6.2 
1. The Strangers (2008)
ADT couldn't have made a more compelling case for the home security system.



Dude! Look at that picture. That doesn't freak you out?!
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People who added this item 3219  Average listal rating (2160 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.6 
2. 28 Days Later... (2002)
Brilliant post-apocalyptic zombie survival joint. See also: 28 Weeks Later, it's slightly anti-septic, but still awesome sequel.

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People who added this item 832  Average listal rating (558 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 6.9 
3. The Devil's Rejects (2005)
Rob Zombie gets raw with scary Southern rockin' thrill-kill freaks. See also: House of 1000 Corpses.



Eeeek!
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People who added this item 1349  Average listal rating (785 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 6.6 
4. Antichrist (2009)
Beautifully filmed meditation on marital manipulation, control, and regret. With genital mutilation.

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People who added this item 1778  Average listal rating (1166 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 7.4 
5. Dawn of the Dead (2004)
Two superlatives: Best outright remake of a Romero film and the most kickass end-credits sequence in cinema history.

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People who added this item 737  Average listal rating (486 ratings) 5.3  IMDB Rating 5.6 
6. Cabin Fever (2002)
Eli Roth's underrated and gory isolated-cabin nightmare.



Anyone seen my contact?
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People who added this item 2009  Average listal rating (1258 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating
7. Let the Right One In (2008)
Not really a horror film as it really isn't scary or suspenseful for the most part. However, it's a vampire movie, so, yeah, it definitely qualifies. What it really is, is a great coming of age and childhood friendship story. If you're looking for a horror film with real emotional depth, this is it.

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People who added this item 3897  Average listal rating (2612 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 7.1 
8. The Ring (2002)
Viral video gets evil. Horror for the millennial zeitgeist.

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People who added this item 448  Average listal rating (264 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 6.9 
9. Shadow of the Vampire (2000)
Willem Defoe* plays a vampire playing a vampire. How awesome is that?

*(Thanks Xanadon't!)

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People who added this item 1287  Average listal rating (823 ratings) 5.7  IMDB Rating 6.2 
10. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)
Torture-porn return to the epicenter of the slasher-film universe.



A+ to the wardrobe coordinator, btw. And it only took $5 for Jessica Biel's wife-beater to earn it!
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People who added this item 1735  Average listal rating (1146 ratings) 5.8  IMDB Rating 6.4 
11. Paranormal Activity (2007)
Blair Witch goes suburban.

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People who added this item 3493  Average listal rating (2346 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.6 
12. The Others (2001)
Your favorite horror flick's dignified aunt. Atmospheric, elegant, but still scary.

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People who added this item 326  Average listal rating (188 ratings) 5.7  IMDB Rating 6.1 
13. Willard (2003)
Crispin Glover in the rat-loving, nut-job role he was born to play.

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People who added this item 1511  Average listal rating (991 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 7.3 
14. Identity (2003)
Screenwriters gone wild: The crazy twist is that there's another crazy twist!

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People who added this item 1296  Average listal rating (889 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.3 
15. The Descent (2005)
A creature-feature with a monster reveal that doesn't squander the psychological build-up? Impressive.

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People who added this item 773  Average listal rating (529 ratings) 5.8  IMDB Rating 6.2 
16. Vacancy (2007)
The home invasion genre stops for a white-knuckle night at the motor lodge.



Desperate phone calls for help are always intense!
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People who added this item 574  Average listal rating (392 ratings) 5.9  IMDB Rating 6.3 
17. Wolf Creek (2005)
Nothing like the Australian Outback to set a desolate mood for an abduction narrative.



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People who added this item 2240  Average listal rating (1355 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 6.8 
18. From Hell (2001)
Hughes Brothers go period-piece on the original serial slaya.



^ Badass!
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People who added this item 63  Average listal rating (38 ratings) 4.9  IMDB Rating 5.6 
19. Borderland (2007)
If Apocalypse Now were re-written as a low-budget, vacationing gringo kids in cartel-country yarn with Sean Astin in the Dennis Hopper role...



Any time you end up with a goat's head instead of your own on your shoulders, it's been a bad day.
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People who added this item 340  Average listal rating (214 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating
20. Bug (2006)
Aphids have never been so menacing. Imaginary ones at that.



Solo dentistry is never a good idea, kids.
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People who added this item 1268  Average listal rating (828 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.5 
21. [REC] (2007)
POV horror a la Blair Witch. Inspired the American remake, Quarantine, which also appears on this list. The lead actress is adorable too, which doesn't hurt.



^ Not the lead actress, btw. :)
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People who added this item 711  Average listal rating (453 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating 6.5 
22. Slither (2006)
Fully enjoyable horror-comedy popcorn movie. Horror for date night.

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People who added this item 68  Average listal rating (35 ratings) 5.3  IMDB Rating 5.3 
23. Vinyan (2008)
Obtuse and exotic story of desperate parents searching for a lost child in the Cambodian jungles. This one is definitely in "you love it or hate it" territory.

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People who added this item 1643  Average listal rating (1066 ratings) 5.5  IMDB Rating 5.8 
24. Hostel (2005)
Visceral thriller with a whole bunch of "I can't look" moments.



If you see someone wearing this type of headwear, you should consider leaving wherever you are.
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People who added this item 471  Average listal rating (316 ratings) 5.8  IMDB Rating 6.6 
25. Joy Ride (2001)
Steve Zahn's goofball persona makes a perfect anchor for this good-times-gone-terribly-wrong road slasher.

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People who added this item 531  Average listal rating (311 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 6.6 
26. Session 9 (2001)
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People who added this item 125  Average listal rating (87 ratings) 5.8  IMDB Rating 6.4 
27. Surveillance (2008)
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People who added this item 802  Average listal rating (527 ratings) 6.1  IMDB Rating 6.6 
28. The Crazies (2010)
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People who added this item 3695  Average listal rating (2443 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 8.1 
29. Shutter Island (2010)


Ben Kingsley sh*tting stage presence all over the screen.
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People who added this item 1260  Average listal rating (815 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating 6.4 
30. The Hills Have Eyes (2006)
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People who added this item 1682  Average listal rating (974 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.7 
31. Grindhouse (2007)
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People who added this item 580  Average listal rating (357 ratings) 6.1  IMDB Rating 6.4 
32. Dead Snow (2009)
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People who added this item 445  Average listal rating (311 ratings) 3.8  IMDB Rating
33. Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 (2000)
The makers of Blair Witch 2 all but abandoned the POV cinema-verite approach that worked so well for the first one, while later in the decade Rec, Quarantine, and Paranormal Activity all went on to show that there was still gold left to be mined in that vein.

That being said, I totally dug this flick. Don't ask me to explain it. The characters are poorly drawn stereotypes and the plot is, well, not very plot-ish. So, you know, not necessarily a recommendation, but I also wouldn't be surprised if this is a guilty pleasure for you.



^ The cast of Blair Witch 2 expresses their amazement at their inclusion on this list, despite the fact that the sequel is devoid of all the ingenuity of the first one.
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People who added this item 2758  Average listal rating (1881 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.7 
34. Zombieland (2009)
The Bill Murray cameos are the best part, but this is another good popcorn movie horror comedy.

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People who added this item 620  Average listal rating (386 ratings) 5.6  IMDB Rating 5.9 
35. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006)


"Maybe we should chug on over to mamby pamby land where maybe we can find some self confidence for you, you jack wagon!"
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People who added this item 701  Average listal rating (455 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating 6.6 
36. The Last House on the Left (2009)
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People who added this item 1098  Average listal rating (693 ratings) 5.9  IMDB Rating 6.3 
37. The Cell (2000)
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People who added this item 704  Average listal rating (469 ratings) 3.8  IMDB Rating 3.6 
38. The Wicker Man (2006)
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People who added this item 734  Average listal rating (449 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 7.1 
39. Martyrs (2008)
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People who added this item 1125  Average listal rating (708 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating 6.5 
40. The Skeleton Key (2005)
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People who added this item 429  Average listal rating (286 ratings) 4.6  IMDB Rating 5.3 
41. Turistas (2006)
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People who added this item 844  Average listal rating (587 ratings) 5.7  IMDB Rating 6.1 
42. Wrong Turn (2003)
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People who added this item 379  Average listal rating (218 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating 6.7 
43. Dark Water (2002)
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People who added this item 106  Average listal rating (75 ratings) 5.5  IMDB Rating 5.3 
44. The Alphabet Killer (2008)
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People who added this item 1993  Average listal rating (1324 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating 6.8 
45. 1408 (2007)
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People who added this item 579  Average listal rating (379 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 6.9 
46. High Tension (2003)

People who added this item 533  Average listal rating (360 ratings) 5.6  IMDB Rating
47. Quarantine (2008)
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People who added this item 264  Average listal rating (152 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating 6.3 
48. Frontier(s)

People who added this item 3717  Average listal rating (2500 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.7 
49. Saw (2004)
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People who added this item 491  Average listal rating (314 ratings) 5.5  IMDB Rating 5.7 
50. The Reaping (2007)
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Zombies. Vampires. Abductions. Torture. Serial killers. Posession. Madness. Murder. Mayhem.

The 2000's have done it better than any other decade.

10 Point Rating Scale:

1 - 3 Awful.
4 Not good.
5 Meh.
6 Average.
7 Enjoyable.
8 Liked it quite a bit.
9 Loved it.
10 A work of genius.

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Comments

Posted: 3 years, 11 months ago at Dec 4 8:25
Nice list. Good to see "Bug" and "Shadow of the Vampire" get some love here. (psst, it's actually Willem Dafoe that plays the Nosferatu) If you're looking for a #50, the French extreme horror pic "Inside" may be worth your consideration.
Posted: 3 years, 11 months ago at Dec 4 23:40
@Xanadon't

Thanks for the correction on Shadow of the Vampire. It's been a while... ha...

I've heard good things about Inside and it is one I'm meaning to check out. Thanks for the heads up.
Posted: 3 years, 11 months ago at Dec 9 8:50
Nice to see The Strangers top this list...it's the first horror movie since the 80s to actually scare me.

If you haven't seen them I recommend the following: Versus, May, Three Extremes, The Host, Hatchet, Funny Games, and Black Sheep.
Posted: 3 years, 11 months ago at Dec 9 16:24
@ the giraffe

May and Hatchet are both totally on my to see list. The Host looked a little cheesy with the monster (I'm not a huge creature-feature guy), but I keep hearing good things about it so I should probably check it out too.

I just recently watched the original, German-version Funny Games and thought it was fantastic. I actually didn't realize until just yesterday that there was a remake. I was pumped to find it had Naomi Watts in it too and it was by the same director as the original. I'm definitely going to check it out.

And, yeah, The Strangers definitely scared me too! One of the only one on this list to really do that, along with Paranormal Activity.

Posted: 2 years, 10 months ago at Jan 23 3:36
There are a few on this list that I absolutely hate! (Pulse, Fear Dot Com, The Wicker Man, When A Stranger Calls, Dark Water)..
But the majority of them I love. I think Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 was not as bad as it was put out to be. I really enjoyed it..
Also, I would recommend that you see Wrong Turn 2: Dead End if you enjoyed the first. It is probably the goriest movie that I have seen, well, besides Dead Alive :P
Edit: 2 years, 10 months ago
Posted: 2 years, 6 months ago at May 22 12:38
Pontypool, A Serbian Film, The Final - see them

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