20 must see horrors/thrillersby shay-bosh | created - 16 Nov 2010 | updated - 17 Nov 2010 | Public
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1. A Perfect Getaway (2009)
R | 98 min | Adventure, Mystery, Thriller
Two pairs of lovers on a Hawaiian vacation discover that psychopaths are stalking and murdering tourists on the islands.
Votes: 60,548 | Gross: $15.48M
i haven't seen this on any other lists, but i highly recommend this movie! the twist at the end is great!
2. From Within (2008)
R | 89 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A small Maryland town is gripped by a curse which causes residents to take their own life one after another.
Votes: 6,216 | Gross: $0.07M
i really enjoyed this movie. definitely a must-see!
3. The Ruins (2008)
R | 90 min | Horror
A group of friends whose leisurely Mexican holiday takes a turn for the worse when they, along with a fellow tourist, embark on a remote archaeological dig in the jungle where something evil lives among the ruins.
Votes: 63,341 | Gross: $17.43M
a bit slow in the beginning, but a great story!
4. Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008)
R | 98 min | Horror, Musical, Sci-Fi
A worldwide epidemic encourages a biotech company to launch an organ-financing program similar in nature to a standard car loan. The repossession clause is a killer, however.
Votes: 21,555 | Gross: $0.14M
i'm a huge fan of Anthony Stewart-Head. i also love musicals. this movie has a great plot!
5. All the Boys Love Mandy Lane (2006)
R | 90 min | Horror
A group of high-schoolers invite Mandy Lane, an innocent, desirable girl, to a weekend party on a secluded ranch. While the festivities rage on, the number of revelers begins to drop mysteriously.
another teen slasher movie, but with a great plot and an excellent twist!
6. Jennifer's Body (2009)
R | 102 min | Comedy, Horror
A newly possessed high school cheerleader turns into a succubus who specializes in killing her male classmates. Can her best friend put an end to the horror?
Votes: 100,052 | Gross: $16.20M
this was as funny as it was scary. i loved it!
7. The Uninvited (2009)
PG-13 | 87 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
Anna returns home after a stint in a mental hospital, but her recovery is jeopardized by her cruel stepmother and ghastly visions of her dead mother.
Votes: 67,924 | Gross: $28.57M
remake of a japanese horror movie. i loved the ending!
8. Orphan (2009)
R | 123 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A husband and wife who recently lost their baby adopt a 9 year-old girl who is not nearly as innocent as she claims to be.
Votes: 162,347 | Gross: $41.60M
if you spend the entire movie trying to predict the ending, you'll miss a lot of great stuff!
R | 116 min | Drama, Horror, Musical
The infamous story of Benjamin Barker, aka Sweeney Todd, who sets up a barber shop in London which is the basis for a sinister partnership with his fellow tenant, Mrs. Lovett.
Votes: 306,898 | Gross: $52.90M
cannibalism, anyone? the music was amazing! very well done.
10. 6 Souls (2010)
R | 112 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A female forensic psychiatrist discovers that all of one of her patient's multiple personalities are murder victims. She will have to find out what's happening before her time is finished.
i'm not normally a fan of multiple personality movies, but this one was very well done!
11. Dead Silence (2007)
R | 89 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A young widower returns to his hometown to search for answers to his wife's murder, which may be linked to the ghost of a murdered ventriloquist.
Votes: 74,609 | Gross: $16.81M
do dolls creep you out? maybe they should.
12. Slither (2006)
R | 95 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
A small town is taken over by an alien plague, turning residents into zombies and all forms of mutant monsters.
Votes: 66,491 | Gross: $7.77M
a bit icky, but very good. even had a few good laughs.
13. Dead Wood (2007)
R | 85 min | Horror
Four friends escape the grime of the city and head out into the woods for a peaceful, relaxing weekend. Events take a sinister turn when a mysterious girl appears in their camp looking for ... See full summary »
great concept, and the ending was awesome
14. The Hole (2001)
R | 102 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Four teenagers at a British private school secretly uncover and explore the depths of a sealed underground hole created decades ago as a possible bomb shelter.
this movie is full of twists
15. The Reaping (2007)
R | 99 min | Horror, Thriller
A former Christian missionary, who specializes in debunking religious phenomena, investigates a small town which seems to be suffering from the 10 biblical plagues.
Votes: 39,401 | Gross: $25.12M
great ending! definitely not what i was expecting.
16. Stay Alive (2006)
PG-13 | 85 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
For a group of teens, the answer to the mysterious death of their old friend lies within the world of an online video game based on the true story of an ancient noblewoman known as the Blood Countess.
Votes: 27,310 | Gross: $23.09M
excellent plot. i've already watched this movie like 3 times, and i rarely re-watch horrors.
17. The Last House on the Left (2009)
R | 110 min | Horror, Thriller
After kidnapping and brutally assaulting two young women, a gang unknowingly finds refuge at a vacation home belonging to the parents of one of the victims: a mother and father who devise an increasingly gruesome series of revenge tactics.
Votes: 74,552 | Gross: $32.72M
talk about being in the wrong place at the wrong time...
18. Cry Wolf (2005)
PG-13 | 90 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
Eight unsuspecting high school seniors at a posh boarding school, who delight themselves on playing games of lies, come face-to-face with terror and learn that nobody believes a liar - even when they're telling the truth.
Votes: 24,056 | Gross: $10.05M
not your typical teen slasher movie...
19. 11:14 (2003)
R | 86 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
The events leading up to an 11:14 PM car crash, from five very different perspectives.
wow. that's all i can say. WATCH THIS MOVIE!
20. The Dark Hours (2005)
R | 80 min | Horror, Thriller
The thirty and something years old psychiatrist Dr. Samantha Goodman has an incurable brain tumor that has just started to grow. Felling totally stressed, she decides to spend the weekend ... See full summary »
if you like psychological thrillers, this is one of the best!