Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Best 2000's Horror Films - Part I


2000's Horror Movies - Part I
(2000-2004)

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100 Movies and Counting...

TOO SCARY 2 WATCH now presents a list of the Top 2000's horror movies (arranged by year) that we believe may be worth checking out, if you love modern contemporary scary movies like we do. The list (divided into two parts) will continue to be updated as we continue to find more movies that we feel are worthy of adding. So be sure to check out both lists! 



**Special Note** The list will only include movies from the first decade of the 2000's (2000-2009) 

... In saying that, we've done our best to create a versatile list pulling from a variety of different horror genres; torture porn, teen screams, slashers, ghost movies, backwoods/breakdown movies -- we've got good movies, cheesy movies, fun movies, popular movies, underrated movies, remakes, and more!

It can be argued whether some of the movies on the list belong in the horror genre (depending on how one defines horror) ... nevertheless (with versatility in mind), we've included some that are definitely horror, some that are horror comedies, some that are sci-fi action horror, some that are psychological thrillers, along with others that may be open for interpretation.

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Disclaimer

Not all of the movies on the list, in our opinion, are actually good movies, but were chosen to be included for a variety of different reasons -- Some are staple horror films of the 2000's, some are popular horror films of the 2000's, some are cult films, while others are remakes or sequels to classic horror films from decades past.

Thanks and enjoy!

Proceed to Best 2000's Horror Movies - Part II (2005-2009)
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With a chiseled chin and an iron physique, Patrick Bateman's looks make him the ideal yuppie -- and the ideal serial killer. That's the joke behind American Psycho, which follows a killer at large during the 1980s junk-bond boom. Bateman (Christian Bale) takes pathological pride in everything from his business card to his Huey Lewis CD collection, all the while plotting his next victim's vivisection.

Director: Mary Harron
NC-17
102 mins

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In this eerie sequel to The Blair Witch Project, tourists flock to Burkittsville, Md., to see evidence of the original film and its mythology, with four visitors joining town troublemaker Jeff Patterson for his inaugural Blair Witch Hunt tour.

Director: Joe Berlinger
R-Rated
90 mins

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Jennifer Lopez stars as psychotherapist Catherine Deane, who uses an experimental -- and potentially dangerous -- technique to step inside the disturbed psyche of comatose serial killer Carl Stargher (Vincent D'Onofrio) in an attempt to save his last victim. Director Tarsem Singh makes his big-screen debut with this harrowing, mind-bending thriller that boasts a strong supporting cast, including Vince Vaughn, Jake Weber and James Gammon.

Director: Tarsem Singh
NC-17
107 mins

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A psychotic serial slasher starts a bloodthirsty murder rampage at Cherry Falls high school that only kills the local high school virgins. This leads to the local teenage population organising a sex party in order to lose their virginity and thus no longer be targets.

Director: Geoffrey Wright
R-Rated
92 mins



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After breaking into a high-security vault, thieves discover an ancient crypt that holds the corpse of Dracula. Freed from a century of confinement, the count travels to New Orleans to quench his thirst for blood and find the key to eternal life.

Director: Patrick Lussier
R-Rated
99 mins
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6. Final Destination (2000)

As teen Alex (Devon Sawa), five classmates and their teacher board a plane for a school trip to Paris, Alex has a vision of doom and convinces his friends to deboard, saving their lives. But now, it seems Death feels cheated and is out to claim each survivor. Alex attempts to figure out Death's grand design as, one by one, the others suffer horrific fates. Amanda Detmer, Ali Larter and Seann William Scott co-star in this smart, chilling thriller.

Director: James Wong
R-Rated
98 mins






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The teenage years prove especially difficult for sisters Brigitte (Emily Perkins) and Ginger (Katharine Isabelle), who have an unexplained fascination with Goth and death. On the night of Ginger's first period, she's bitten by a werewolf and quickly develops several new traits -- including an aggressive sexual appetite. But as Brigitte tries to reverse the transformation, she must also hide her sister's mounting victims.

Director: John Fawcett
Unrated
108 mins





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The last installment of the tongue-in-cheek (but still scary) horror trilogy finds Sidney Prescott again battling a crazed killer -- only this time it's on the set of Stab, a movie-within-a-movie based on the original Woodsboro murders. Gale Weathers (Courteney Cox), Dewey Riley (David Arquette) and the rest of the Scream gang appear, alongside new characters played by Parker Posey, Jenny McCarthy and more.

Director: Wes Craven
R-Rated
117 mins






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A wicked movie about the making of the 1922 silent-film classic Nosferatu, Shadow of the Vampire features Willem Dafoe's Oscar-nominated performance. Director F.W. Murnau (John Malkovich) yearns to create the most terrifying vampire tale imaginable. Unknown actor Max Schreck (Dafoe), cast as the vampire Count Orlock, makes an impressive debut as filming begins, even as he hides an unearthly secret.

Director: E. Elias Merhige
R-Rated
92 mins
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John Ritter stars in this three-part horror anthology as Bob Carter, a real estate salesman trying to sell a home to a pair of young newlyweds. But each of the three available houses has been the site of a grisly murder, and Bob insists on recalling the grim details of each case for his potential customers. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Director 1: Lance W. Dreesen
Director 2: Clint Hutchison
R-Rated
96 mins





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Alpine University has a killer film program -- literally. When Amy (Jennifer Morrison) decides to make a movie about urban legends, a faceless killer quickly thins her cast, and the lines between fact and fiction become hopelessly blurred. As Amy rushes to unravel the mystery before the murderer gets to her, she learns about a long-buried family secret that may have something to do with the deaths.

Director: John Ottman
R-Rated 
98 mins






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When Claire Spencer (Michelle Pfeiffer) starts hearing ghostly voices and seeing spooky images, she wonders if an otherworldly spirit is trying to contact her. All the while, her husband (Harrison Ford) tries to reassure her by telling her it's all in her head. But as Claire investigates, she discovers that the man she loves might know more than he's letting on. Director Robert Zemeckis delivers twists and scares galore in this chilling thriller.

Director: Robert Zemeckis
PG-13 
130 mins


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El espinazo del diablo (original title) 

Twelve-year-old Carlos (Fernando Tielve) is the latest arrival at Santa Lucia School, an imposing stone building that shelters orphans of the Republican militia and politicians during the last days of the Spanish Civil War. Carlos gradually uncovers the dark ties that bind the inhabitants of the school: hidden riches, sexual intrigue and the restless ghost of a murdered student, who may be the only one to provide resolution.

R-Rated
108 mins
(Spanish-Mexican)
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Writer-director Richard Kelly's trippy, mind-bending feature debut stars Jake Gyllenhaal as a troubled Midwestern teenager plagued by incessant sleepwalking, family drama and visions of a menacing 6-foot-tall, doomsday-prophesizing rabbit. Drew Barrymore, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Mary McDonnell, Jena Malone, Patrick Swayze and Noah Wyle also star in this dark and intriguing psychological fantasy that swiftly earned a cult following.

Director: Richard Kelly
R-Rated
113 mins







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Johnny Depp stars as an opium-huffing inspector from Scotland Yard who falls for one of Jack the Ripper's prostitute targets (Heather Graham) in this Hughes brothers adaption of a graphic novel that posits the Ripper's true identity. Ian Holm and Robbie Coltrane co-star in this genre-bending drama that marked Albert and Allen Hughes's laudable attempt to break out of their pigeonhole as "black directors."

Director 1: Albert Hughes
Director 2: Allen Hughes
R-Rated
121 mins



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Anthony Hopkins returns as one of the great villains in screen history -- Hannibal "The Cannibal" Lecter -- in this riveting sequel to The Silence of the Lambs that finds Lecter's only surviving victim trying to draw the serial gourmet out of hiding. Eager to get his revenge on the sadistic killer, the now-hideously scarred Mason Verger (Gary Oldman) uses the one person Lecter cares about as bait: FBI agent Clarice Starling (Julianne Moore).

Director: Ridley Scott
R-Rated
131 mins

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Thora Birch and Keira Knightley star in this teen thriller about four prep school students who ditch a field trip and spend a weekend partying in an abandoned bunker near campus. But before long, they discover that they're locked in. As the hours turn into days, their suspicions grow, and they find themselves in a desperate fight to make it out alive. What began as a spontaneous lark could turn into a case of cutting class permanently.

Director: Nick Hamm
R-Rated
102 mins


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A college-age brother and sister (Justin Long and Gina Philips) get more than they bargained for on their road trip home from spring break. When the bickering siblings witness a creepy truck driver tossing body bags into a sewer near an abandoned church, they investigate. Bad move! Opening a Pandora's Box of unspeakable evil, the pair must flee for their lives -- with a monstrous "shape" in hot pursuit.

Director: Victor Salva
R-Rated
90 mins




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19. Joy Ride (2001)

It's all fun and games when two brothers (Paul Walker and Steve Zahn) take off on a cross-country road trip to bring home a pretty college friend (Leelee Sobieski). But the jokes end when a prank backfires and they find themselves stalked by a vengeful trucker. It soon becomes clear that the relentless psycho won't give up his chase until somebody pays with their life. John Dahl (Rounders) directs this twist on Steven Spielberg's Duel.

Director: John Dahl
R-Rated
96 mins







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Writer-director Alejandro Amenábar manipulates viewers' psyches in this bone-chilling thriller about Grace, a religious woman (Nicole Kidman) who lives in an old house kept dark because her two children, Anne (Alakina Mann) and Nicholas (James Bentley), have a rare sensitivity to light. When the family begins to suspect the house is haunted, Grace fights to protect her children at any cost in the face of strange events and disturbing visions.

PG-13
104 mins




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Kairo (original title) 

Set in Tokyo, this disturbing thriller follows three people facing a mystery that defies temporal explanation as a young man named Taguchi kills himself and later appears as a spectral computer image. Soon more of the city's denizens vanish in a similar fashion, with their ghostly souls turning up on the same Internet site. Can Taguchi's co-worker (Kumiko Aso), a college slacker (Haruhiko Kato) and a computer whiz (Koyuki) solve the conundrum?

Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Not-Rated
119 mins
(Japanese)


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Desperate for cash, asbestos remover Gordon (Peter Mullan) claims he can clean up an abandoned psychiatric hospital in a week. But by the time Gordon discovers the truth about the asylum's gruesome past, the place may cast its curse on his entire crew. The former site of untold human misery, the decaying mental ward now works its dark magic on each member of Gordon's team. David Caruso co-stars in director Brad Anderson's psychological thriller.

Director: Brad Anderson
R-Rated
100 mins





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After 54 schoolgirls simultaneously jump in front of a train at Shinjuku Station in Tokyo, the city becomes plagued with "suicide clubs" -- groups of teens who get together and make plans to kill themselves. The police have little luck in deciphering the motivation of the youngsters, but they find a ribbon composed of bits of skin from the previous suicides at each new death scene. Is a seemingly harmless pop group the key to unlocking the mystery?

Director: Shion Sono
Unrated
99 mins






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aka Thirteen Ghosts

Director Steve Beck's chilling remake of the classic 1960 horror flick follows a family moving into the house they inherited from an eccentric uncle. There's just one problem: The house has a dangerous agenda all its own. Trapped in their new home by strangely shifting walls, Arthur (Tony Shaloub), his daughter Kathy (Shannon Elizabeth) and son Bobby (Alec Roberts) encounter powerful entities that threaten to annihilate anyone in their path.

Director: Steve Beck
R-Rated
90 mins
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When a group of grown school chums begin receiving scary messages from an unknown sender, the women are killed off one by one by a psycho in a Cupid mask. They suspect the murderer is a geek they had rejected in junior high, but can he be stopped? The boy had been savagely beaten by his classmates and later sent to reform school -- and it seems he has come back to exact his revenge just in time for Valentine's Day.

Director: Jaime Blanks
R-Rated
96 mins






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Twenty-eight days after a killer virus was accidentally unleashed from a British research facility, a small group of London survivors (including Cillian Murphy and Brendan Gleeson) are caught in a desperate struggle to protect themselves from the infected. Carried by animals and humans, the virus turns those it infects into homicidal maniacs -- and it's absolutely impossible to contain. Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire) directs.

Director: Danny Boyle
R-Rated
113 mins





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Five college friends head off to the woods for a weekend of drinking, partying and fooling around. But as they sit at their campfire the first night, a blood-soaked hermit with a flesh-eating virus approaches them. They shoo him away, but the hapless kids start to catch the bug, and paranoia and hostility run rampant. Meanwhile, the locals slowly learn that they've got the bug, too. Eli Roth (Hostel) directs.

Director: Eli Roth
R-Rated
92 mins




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This remake of the classic 1976 horror flick finds misfit Carrie getting revenge on all the people who've bullied her over the years. As the teenager develops physically, her telekinetic abilities also blossom with a power she's never had before.

Director: David Carson
TV-14
132 mins
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Honogurai mizu no soko kara (original title)

Thrill-master Hideo Nakata takes another chilling novel by Koji Suzuki and adapts it for the screen. This time, Yoshimi (Hitomi Kuroki) is fighting for the custody of her daughter, but more menacing problems have begun to plague her in her dreary apartment. An inexplicable odd pattern appears on her ceiling, and when she has recurrent visions of a strange girl and of a red bag she used to own when she was a child, Yoshimi fears for her sanity.

Director: Hideo Nakata
PG-13
100 mins
(Japanese)

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In Neil Marshal's directorial debut, a squad of soldiers is sent out on what should have been a routine military exercise in the wilds of Scotland. But the excursion turns into a waking nightmare when Sgt. Harry Wells (Sean Pertwee) and his men discover the bloody corpses of Capt. Richard Ryan's (Liam Cunningham) battalion. As the sun goes down, the soldiers are tracked by a pack of werewolves determined to feast on their flesh.

Director: Neil Marshall
R-Rated
105 mins






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When a toxic waste spill near a small Arizona community causes spiders to mutate into rampaging arachnids the size of automobiles, it's only a matter of time before the eight-legged freaks develop a taste for prey other than insects. David Arquette and Kari Wuhrer star as the duo that rallies the town's defenses in director Ellory Elkayem's affectionate send-up of the creature features of yesteryear.

Director: Ellory Elkayem
PG-13
99 mins

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Gin gwai (original title)

When a young girl, Mun (Angelica Lee), undergoes a corneal transplant to correct her blindness, she not only receives the gift of eyesight, but second sight as well: She can now see ghosts. To exorcise the demons tormenting her, Mun looks into the life of the person who donated the corneas and unearths a deep mystery that she becomes desperate to solve.

Director 1: Oxide Pang Chun
Director 2: Danny Pang
R-Rated
98 mins
(Chinese)


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Fenton Meiks (Matthew McConaughey) approaches FBI agent Wesley Doyle (Powers Boothe) to confess his disturbed family's role in a series of notorious Texas murders in this gripping thriller, which is actor Bill Paxton's directorial feature debut. Meiks's long-tormented conscience unleashes a twisted tale of his father's (Paxton) crazed and abusive behavior and his younger brother's blind complicity. Levi Kreis co-stars as teenage Fenton.

Director: Bill Paxton
R-Rated 
99 mins




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In director Rick Rosenthal's second Halloween movie, Michael Myers (Brad Loree) proves to his sister, Laurie (Jamie Lee Curtis), that he isn't dead, while television producer Freddie Harris (Busta Rhymes) launches a reality show set in Michael's childhood home. Freddie and his girlfriend (Tyra Banks) arrange for college kids to spend a night in the killer's former haunt, but they get more than they bargained for when Michael joins them.

Director: Rick Rosenthal
R-Rated
89 mins

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It's 2455 A.D., and Earth is a contaminated planet that's been abandoned for centuries. In the remains of a research facility, a visiting archaeology class discovers two frozen bodies -- a beautiful woman and a rotted corpse wearing a strange mask. When they transport the carcasses back to their space lab and the ice melts, Jason is revived ... and ready to unleash a new kind of hell on the future.

Director: James Isaac
R-Rated
91 mins
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Before he crafted an American version starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, director Takashi Shimizu thrilled Japanese audiences with this story of a young nurse (Megumi Okina) who learns that the house she's visiting is cursed by two brutal murders that happened there. Soon, she realizes that everyone who sets foot in the house, which is inhabited by vengeful spirits, meets a bloody and disturbing end, and she's the next in line. 

Director: Takashi Shimizu
R-Rated 
92 mins
(Japanese)


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37. The Mothman Prophecies (2002)

Reporter John Klein (Richard Gere) is plunged into a world of impossible terror and unthinkable chaos when fate draws him to a sleepy West Virginia town whose residents are being visited by a great winged shape that sows hideous nightmares and fevered visions. Director Mark Pellington (Arlington Road) crafts a subtle chiller that brings otherworldly terror down to earth.

Director: Mark Pellington
PG-13
119 mins






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This Silence of the Lambs prequel stars Edward Norton as former FBI agent Will Graham, who was once nearly killed by the savage Hannibal "The Cannibal" Lecter (Anthony Hopkins) and now has no choice but to face him again. It seems Lecter is the only one who can help Graham track down a new serial killer, Francis Dolarhyde (Ralph Fiennes) -- but can he be trusted? Emily Watson, Harvey Keitel, Mary-Louise Parker and Philip Seymour Hoffman co-star.

Director: Brett Ratner
R-Rated
124 mins
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39. The Ring (2002)

It sounded like just another urban legend: a videotape filled with nightmarish images, leading to a phone call foretelling the viewer's death in exactly seven days. Newspaper reporter Rachel Keller (Naomi Watts) naturally is skeptical of the story. That is, until four teens die mysteriously one week after watching such a tape. Curious, Rachel tracks down the video and watches it -- and now has seven days to unravel the mystery of the "Ring."

Director: Gore Verbinski
PG-13
115 mins






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In Stephen King's chilling tale, psychology professor Dr. Joyce Reardon (Nancy Travis) commissions a team of psychics and a gifted 15-year-old (Kimberly J. Brown) to wake up a supposedly dormant haunted mansion known as Rose Red. Their efforts unleash myriad spirits and uncover horrifying secrets of the generations who have lived and died in the mansion.

Director: Craig R. Baxley
Writer: Stephen King
PG-13
254 mins


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Everything farmer and former priest Graham Hess (Mel Gibson) believes about the world changes when he finds an intricate pattern of circles carved into his fields, mysterious markings that cause a media frenzy and test Hess's faith. Ultimately, he uncovers the circles' origins, which will forever alter his and his family's lives. Joaquin Phoenix also stars in this sci-fi thriller from writer-director M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense).

PG-13
106 mins





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42. They (2002)

In this thriller presented by Wes Craven, Julia Lund (Laura Regan), a graduate student in psychology, has always harbored a nagging fear of the dark and is forced to confront her worst nightmare head on. When a scary real-life event triggers old memories, she begins to suspect that the things she feared were lurking in the dark when she was a child were -- and still are -- real. And what's worse, they might be coming back to get her.

Director: Robert Harmon
PG-13
90 mins






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43. Darkness Falls (2003)

When Kyle (Chaney Kley) was a kid, he claimed he woke up from sleep to find the Tooth Fairy about to kill him. From then on, everyone figured him for a loony -- except his childhood sweetheart, Caitlin (Emma Caulfield), and her brother, Michael (Lee Cormie). When Kyle returns to his hometown, it seems he wasn't so crazy, after all: An indefinable evil has settled in the town of Darkness Falls, and Kyle must save everyone from its wrath.

Director: Jonathan Liebesman
PG-13
86 mins






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44. Final Destination 2 (2003)

On a road trip with friends to Daytona Beach, Kimberly (A.J. Cook) has a premonition that saves everyone from a freak car accident. But that's just the beginning; visions of the crash of Flight 180 haunt her, and she must seek the counsel of a survivor (Ali Larter) for help. It seems a wave of death has been unleashed, and disaster is chasing each of her pals. Can Kimberly stop the horror, or has their fate already been determined?

Director: David R. Ellis
R-Rated
91 mins







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Fusing slasher franchises, this hybrid of horror pits nightmarish Freddy Krueger against serial killer Jason Voorhees in the ultimate showdown after Freddy -- stuck in hell -- revives Jason as part of a plan to revisit the dreams of Elm Street teens. But Freddy's demonic scheme spins out of control when the maniacal Jason begins his own campaign of terror. Robert Englund returns as Freddy, while Ken Kirzinger takes over the part of Jason.

Director: Ronny Yu
R-Rated
98 mins



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After a car crash, a criminal psychologist (Halle Berry) comes to, only to find that she's a patient in the same mental institution that currently employs her. It seems she's been accused of murdering her husband -- but she has no memory of committing the crime. As she tries to regain her memory and convince her co-workers of her innocence, a vengeful spirit uses her as an earthly pawn, which further convinces everyone of her guilt.

R-Rated
97 mins


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47. High Tension (2003)
Haute Tension (original title)

Students Marie (Cécile de France) and Alex (Maïwenn Le Besco) have no idea of the horrors that await them when they head off to a remote country home to study for their upcoming exams and a psychopathic stranger attacks, tying up Alex and taking her away. It's up to Marie to save her friend -- but first, she must figure out what's really going on. Philippe Nahon co-stars in this twisty-turny tale of terror.

Director: Alexandre Aja
NC-17
91 mins




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48. House of 1000 Corpses (2003)

A group of couples stops for a gas fill-up when they happen upon Spaulding's Museum of Monsters and Madmen. Initially intrigued to hear about Dr. Satan, the unsuspecting kids soon become a sick family's source of torturous and murderous fun. Set in 1977 as a gory throwback to the blood-fests of the 1970s, writer-director Rob Zombie's over-the-top horror flick stars Sid Haig, Karen Black, Erin Daniels, Jennifer Jostyn and Chris Hardwick.

Director: Rob Zombie
R-Rated
88 mins







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Complete strangers stranded at a remote desert motel during a raging storm soon find themselves the target of a deranged murderer. As their numbers thin out, the travelers begin to turn on each other, as each tries to figure out who the killer is. John Cusack, Jake Busey, Rebecca De Mornay, Clea DuVall and Ray Liotta co-star in this spine-tingling thriller that culminates in a surprising twist for everyone concerned -- including the murderer.

Director: James Mangold
R-Rated
90 mins





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Geoul sokeuro (original title)

An ex-cop now working as a security guard in a shopping mall tries to uncover the secret behind a series of mysterious deaths linked to mirrors.

Director: Sung-ho Kim
Not-Rated 
113 mins
(South Korean)


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After 23 horrifying days of gorging on human flesh, an ancient creature known as the Creeper embarks on a final voracious feeding frenzy, terrorizing a group of varsity basketball players, cheerleaders and coaches stranded on a remote highway when their bus breaks down. The terrified group is forced to come together and do battle against the winged creature hell-bent on completing its grizzly ritual. … Hey, it could happen!

Director: Victor Salva
R-Rated
104 mins
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Ju-on 2 (original title)

Returning to the evil abode used to such chilling effect in Ju-On, this scary second installment introduces new victims to the dwelling's curse, including a pregnant woman with serious questions about her unborn child. Loading the spine-tingling thriller full of creepy-crawling children who lurk around every corner, director Takashi Shimizu immerses viewers in the insanity through his signature handheld camera work and optical wizardry.

Director: Takashi Shimizu 
R-Rated
91 mins
(Japanese)

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Chakushin Ari (original title)

Possessed cell phones predict their owners' untimely deaths in Takashi Miike's high-tech horror tale. One by one, Yumi's (Kou Shibasaki) friends receive chilling calls on their cell phones from themselves, placed a few days in the future. They listen in horror to their own bizarre deaths, which eventually occur. As Yumi frantically tries to solve the mystery, she uncovers a shocking link between herself and the murders.

Director: Takashi Miike
R-Rated 
112 mins
(Japanese)

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Janghwa, Hongryeon (original title)

Terrified sisters try to exorcise their home of two dark forces -- their evil stepmother and a vengeful entity -- in this ghostly tale. Hospitalized after their mother's death, young Su-mi (Im Su-jeong) and Su-yeon (Mun Geun-yeong) return home to find a nasty new stepmother (Yeom Jeong-ah). The girls suffer terrifying events, but their father doesn't care, even though evil lurks around every corner. Can the girls free their home from its demons?

Director: Jee-woon Kim
R-Rated
115 mins
(South Korean)
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The only known survivor (Jessica Biel) of a 1973 killing spree, dubbed The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, breaks her silence and comes forward to tell the real story of what happened on that bloody day. She recounts the grisly events that led her and her four teenage friends to a deserted rural Texas highway and straight into the clutches of a chainsaw-wielding madman who left a trail of blood and terror.

Director: Marcus Nispel
R-Rated
98 mins



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New to Los Angeles, Nell and Steven Barrow (Angela Bettis and Brent Roam) rent an apartment in the run-down Lusman Arms building in this gruesome slasher flick from Tobe Hooper. Soon, Nell begins to notice that young women in the building are meeting violent deaths. With the help of nice-guy actor "Jazz" Rooker (Rance Howard), Nell starts investigating -- and makes some disturbing discoveries.

Director: Tobe Hooper
R-Rated
94 mins
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In this remake of the 1971 horror film by the same name, Crispin Glover plays a shy young man named Willard who is constantly pestered by his co-workers and has no friends save for his beloved pet rats. When one of the rats is killed at work, Willard exacts bloody revenge on all those who did him wrong -- with the help of his furry friend Ben, an unusually intelligent (and lethal) rat who leads his cohorts to commit horrific murders.

Director: Glen Morgan
PG-13
100 mins
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License to Drive meets Deliverance when Scott (Desmond Harrington) crashes into a carload of three other young people (Eliza Dushku, Jeremy Sisto and Emmanuelle Chriqui). The foursome is soon lost in the woods of West Virginia, where they're hunted by three cannibalistic mountain men who are grossly disfigured via generations of inbreeding. Should've called AAA!

Director: Rob Schmidt
R-Rated
85 mins


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The creepiest creatures from two epic thrillers face off in the ultimate showdown in this film directed by Paul W.S. Anderson. The fun begins when scientists and explorers (played by a cast that includes Sanaa Lathan and Raoul Bova) discover an ancient pyramid in Antarctica. But the structure isn't the only behemoth in the ice. A battle between two otherworldly populations is threatening to destroy the region and its inhabitants for good.

PG-13
101 mins



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After accidentally dozing off, Kate (Franka Potente) awakens to discover that she's missed the last train from London -- and that she may be trapped in the subterranean station for the night. But little does she know that she's got company. Set in the bowels of London's Underground and sewer system, this creepy tale of public transportation will make you think twice about snoozing on your next commute to work.

R-Rated
85 mins





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Based on the 1978 George Romero gore classic, this horror remake takes place in the wake of a plague as the United States is overrun by millions of corpses who walk the earth as cannibalistic zombies. A small group of survivors, including a nurse (Sarah Polley) and a police officer (Ving Rhames), try to find shelter within a massive shopping mall. But the zombies have a kind of sense memory and start arriving -- in droves -- for a shopping spree.

Director: Zack Snyder
R-Rated
101 mins





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Sent to Africa at the close of World War II to tend to the needs of the local community, Father Lankester Merrin (Stellan Skarsgard) gets more than he ever bargained for when he has his first brush with a devilish force known simply as Pazuzu. Director Renny Harlin traces the roots of evil in this prequel to the 1973 box office smash. Izabella Scorupco, James D'Arcy and Ben Cross co-star.

Director: Renny Harlin
R-Rated
114 mins
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aka Ginger Snaps 2

Brigitte (Emily Perkins) really "snaps" in this sequel to the hit thriller Ginger Snaps. In order to learn more about her dead sister's malady (she was a werewolf), teenaged Brigitte mixes her blood with that of her sibling. As lycanthropy begins to affect her, Brigitte needs large doses of wolfsbane to combat the werewolf effects. But just when she's starting to get a handle on controlling the transformation, Brigitte's taken to a rehab clinic.

Director: Brett Sullivan
R-Rated
94 mins
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Sarah Michelle Gellar stars as a woman who battles forces of evil in this English-language version of a famous Japanese horror film, Ju-On, about a wretched curse that descends on a person about to die in a fit of rage. Once the curse hits and the victim dies, a more powerful curse is spawned, one much deadlier and more difficult to overcome. Directed by Takashi Shimizu, who also helmed the original, the film co-stars Jason Behr and Clea Duvall.

Director: Takashi Shimizu 
PG-13
91 mins





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Trevor Reznik (Christian Bale) hasn't slept in a year, and his physical and mental health have eroded. So when cryptic notes pop up in his apartment and he has visions of a co-worker nobody else can see, is it reality -- or just the next level of insomnia? His call-girl girlfriend (Jennifer Jason Leigh) seems to be the only bright spot in Trevor's quickly deteriorating world. And he, too, seems to be breaking down.

Director: Brad Anderson
R-Rated
101 mins




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66. Saw (2004)

Would you kill to live? That's what Adam and Gordon have to ask themselves when they're abducted by a serial killer and paired up in a deadly situation -- holed up in a prison constructed with such ingenuity that escape seems impossible.

Director: James Wan
R-Rated
100 mins






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Mort Rainey (Johnny Depp), a writer just emerging from a painful divorce with his ex-wife (Maria Bello), is stalked at his remote lake house by a psychotic stranger and would-be scribe (John Turturro) who claims Rainey swiped his best story idea. But as Rainey endeavors to prove his innocence, he begins to question his own sanity. Charles S. Dutton and Timothy Hutton co-star in this suspenseful drama based on a Stephen King novella.

Director: David Koepp
Writer: Stephen King
PG-13
96 mins
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Thirty-something slacker Shaun (Simon Pegg) has no clue what to do with his life or with his relationship with his girlfriend, Liz (Kate Ashfield). But motivation comes in the form of a freak zombie attack that has once-ordinary citizens terrorizing the streets of London. With support from his well-meaning best mate (Nick Frost), Shaun acts quickly to save Liz and his mother (Penelope Wilton) from danger. But is it simply too late for heroics?

Director: Edgar Wright 
R-Rated 
100 mins
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Tun (Ananda Everingham), a photographer, and his girlfriend, Jane (Natthaweeranuch Thongmee), run over a young girl after a night of drinking and decide to flee the scene. The couple is haunted by the memory of their deadly choice, and soon, they notice their photos contain strange ghostly shapes. When several of Tun's friends die in mysterious circumstances, they realize that they may be haunted by more than just bad memories.

Director 2: Parkpoom Wongpoom
R-Rated 
97 mins
(Thailand) 


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A killer is on the loose, and FBI agent Thomas Mackelway is on the case, sifting through clues to uncover the criminal's identity. But there's one unusual twist: The bloodthirsty felon's victims of choice are other serial killers.

Director: E. Elias Merhige
R-Rated
99 mins


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When a willful young man tries to venture beyond his sequestered Pennsylvania hamlet, his actions set off a chain of chilling incidents that will alter the community forever in this atmospheric thriller featuring a star-studded cast.

PG-13
108 mins


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Our Top Twenty 2000's Horror Films (Arranged by Year)





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Synopsis' taken from:
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2 comments:

Grimm said...

Good list going there. My personal favorite horror film to come out within the last decade is The Descent.

Jenny Ewer said...

Excellent list! My favorite movie on this list is also The Descent.

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