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Top Horror Movies of the 2000's

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People who added this item 855  Average listal rating (556 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 3200  Average listal rating (2134 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 825  Average listal rating (545 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 1340  Average listal rating (759 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 1765  Average listal rating (1147 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 731  Average listal rating (473 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 1997  Average listal rating (1244 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 3882  Average listal rating (2590 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 446  Average listal rating (258 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 1280  Average listal rating (813 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 1727  Average listal rating (1134 ratings) 5.8  IMDB Rating 6.4 
11. Paranormal Activity (2007)
Blair Witch goes suburban.

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People who added this item 3469  Average listal rating (2314 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 (186 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 1503  Average listal rating (973 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 1281  Average listal rating (870 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 763  Average listal rating (520 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 569  Average listal rating (380 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 2231  Average listal rating (1344 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 336  Average listal rating (206 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 1263  Average listal rating (817 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 705  Average listal rating (444 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 67  Average listal rating (34 ratings) 5.2  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 1627  Average listal rating (1053 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 463  Average listal rating (311 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 522  Average listal rating (301 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 6.6 
26. Session 9 (2001)
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People who added this item 124  Average listal rating (86 ratings) 5.8  IMDB Rating 6.4 
27. Surveillance (2008)
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People who added this item 792  Average listal rating (517 ratings) 6.1  IMDB Rating 6.6 
28. The Crazies (2010)
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People who added this item 3649  Average listal rating (2390 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 1249  Average listal rating (801 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating 6.4 
30. The Hills Have Eyes (2006)
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People who added this item 1671  Average listal rating (958 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.7 
31. Grindhouse (2007)
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People who added this item 578  Average listal rating (351 ratings) 6.1  IMDB Rating 6.4 
32. Dead Snow (2009)
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People who added this item 441  Average listal rating (306 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 2730  Average listal rating (1845 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 614  Average listal rating (380 ratings) 5.5  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 693  Average listal rating (446 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating 6.6 
36. The Last House on the Left (2009)
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People who added this item 1095  Average listal rating (683 ratings) 5.9  IMDB Rating 6.3 
37. The Cell (2000)
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People who added this item 703  Average listal rating (462 ratings) 3.8  IMDB Rating 3.6 
38. The Wicker Man (2006)
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People who added this item 730  Average listal rating (435 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 7.1 
39. Martyrs (2008)
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People who added this item 1114  Average listal rating (696 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating 6.5 
40. The Skeleton Key (2005)
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People who added this item 428  Average listal rating (282 ratings) 4.6  IMDB Rating 5.3 
41. Turistas (2006)
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People who added this item 832  Average listal rating (571 ratings) 5.7  IMDB Rating 6.1 
42. Wrong Turn (2003)
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People who added this item 376  Average listal rating (212 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating 6.7 
43. Dark Water (2002)
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People who added this item 105  Average listal rating (74 ratings) 5.5  IMDB Rating 5.3 
44. The Alphabet Killer (2008)
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People who added this item 1981  Average listal rating (1310 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating 6.8 
45. 1408 (2007)
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People who added this item 567  Average listal rating (367 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 6.9 
46. High Tension (Switchblade Romance, UK) (2003)

People who added this item 530  Average listal rating (351 ratings) 5.6  IMDB Rating 6.1 
47. Quarantine (2008)
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People who added this item 263  Average listal rating (150 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating 6.3 
48. Frontier(s)

People who added this item 3695  Average listal rating (2472 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.7 
49. Saw (2004)
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People who added this item 488  Average listal rating (310 ratings) 5.6  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, 9 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, 9 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, 8 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, 8 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, 7 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, 7 months ago
Posted: 2 years, 3 months ago at May 22 12:38
Pontypool, A Serbian Film, The Final - see them

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