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Top Horror Movies of the 2000's

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People who added this item 949 Average listal rating (622 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.2
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 3512 Average listal rating (2307 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.6
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 916 Average listal rating (618 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.9
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 1517 Average listal rating (856 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.6
Antichrist (2009)
Beautifully filmed meditation on marital manipulation, control, and regret. With genital mutilation.

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People who added this item 1933 Average listal rating (1256 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.4
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 811 Average listal rating (526 ratings) 5.3 IMDB Rating 5.6
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 2176 Average listal rating (1360 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8
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 4192 Average listal rating (2759 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 7.1
The Ring (2002)
Viral video gets evil. Horror for the millennial zeitgeist.

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People who added this item 510 Average listal rating (299 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.9
Willem Defoe* plays a vampire playing a vampire. How awesome is that?

*(Thanks Xanadon't!)

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People who added this item 1429 Average listal rating (897 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 6.2
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 1937 Average listal rating (1253 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 6.3
Blair Witch goes suburban.

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People who added this item 3775 Average listal rating (2470 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.6
The Others (2001)
Your favorite horror flick's dignified aunt. Atmospheric, elegant, but still scary.

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People who added this item 346 Average listal rating (203 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.2
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 1666 Average listal rating (1074 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.3
Identity (2003)
Screenwriters gone wild: The crazy twist is that there's another crazy twist!

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People who added this item 1434 Average listal rating (980 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.2
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 854 Average listal rating (567 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.2
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 645 Average listal rating (437 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.3
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 2371 Average listal rating (1428 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.8
From Hell (2001)
Hughes Brothers go period-piece on the original serial slaya.



^ Badass!
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People who added this item 77 Average listal rating (47 ratings) 5.1 IMDB Rating 5.6
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 383 Average listal rating (240 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.1
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 1423 Average listal rating (923 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.5
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 801 Average listal rating (503 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.5
Slither (2006)
Fully enjoyable horror-comedy popcorn movie. Horror for date night.

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People who added this item 77 Average listal rating (40 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 5.3
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 1767 Average listal rating (1138 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 5.9
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 510 Average listal rating (335 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.6
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 592 Average listal rating (348 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.5
Session 9 (2001)
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People who added this item 136 Average listal rating (92 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 6.4
Surveillance (2008)
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People who added this item 872 Average listal rating (568 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.5
The Crazies (2010)
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People who added this item 4129 Average listal rating (2679 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8.1


Ben Kingsley sh*tting stage presence all over the screen.
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People who added this item 1389 Average listal rating (882 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.4
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People who added this item 1788 Average listal rating (1028 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.6
Grindhouse (2007)
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People who added this item 647 Average listal rating (409 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.4
Dead Snow (2009)
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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 3131 Average listal rating (2095 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.7
Zombieland (2009)
The Bill Murray cameos are the best part, but this is another good popcorn movie horror comedy.

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"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 773 Average listal rating (490 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.6
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People who added this item 1176 Average listal rating (743 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.3
The Cell (2000)
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People who added this item 790 Average listal rating (520 ratings) 3.8 IMDB Rating 3.7
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People who added this item 846 Average listal rating (511 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.1
Martyrs (2008)
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People who added this item 458 Average listal rating (305 ratings) 4.7 IMDB Rating 5.3
Turistas (2006)
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People who added this item 936 Average listal rating (639 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 6.1
Wrong Turn (2003)
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People who added this item 418 Average listal rating (239 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.7
Dark Water (2002)
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People who added this item 111 Average listal rating (78 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 5.3
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People who added this item 2162 Average listal rating (1417 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.8
1408 (2007)
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People who added this item 650 Average listal rating (420 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.8
High Tension (2003)
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People who added this item 598 Average listal rating (398 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 6
Quarantine (2008)
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People who added this item 294 Average listal rating (171 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.3
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People who added this item 4054 Average listal rating (2677 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.7
Saw (2004)
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People who added this item 516 Average listal rating (329 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 5.7
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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Posted: 6 years, 5 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: 6 years, 5 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: 6 years, 5 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: 6 years, 5 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: 5 years, 4 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: 5 years, 4 months ago
Posted: 5 years ago at May 22 12:38
Pontypool, A Serbian Film, The Final - see them

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