Horror/Thriller Worth Watching

I have come to set a high standard for my favorite genre. Horror. It needs to make you think, "Could this happen to me?" Normally I prefer movies I can believe, which normally means not supernatural. But sometimes, these movie makers squeeze out a good one and leave me smiling :)
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1.
Red State (2011)
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Set in Middle America, a group of teens receive an online invitation for sex, though they soon encounter fundamentalists with a much more sinister agenda. (88 mins.)
Director: Kevin Smith
“ I know, I know. KEVIN SMITH?! No, he blew me away. ” - CiamMMM
 
2.
The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
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Five friends go for a break at a remote cabin, where they get more than they bargained for, discovering the truth behind the cabin in the woods. (95 mins.)
Director: Drew Goddard
“ I can almost hear your grumbles. But no, I thought this was awesome. It was different, it had it's twists. MERMAIDS! Also love the Hellraiser look alike. ” - CiamMMM
 
3.
Hellraiser (1987)
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An unfaithful wife encounters the zombie of her dead lover; the demonic cenobites are pursuing him after he escaped their sadomasochistic underworld. (94 mins.)
Director: Clive Barker
“ Don't eat pasta when watching this movie...just...don't. ” - CiamMMM
 
4.
From Within (2008)
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A small Maryland town is gripped by a curse which causes residents to take their own life one after another. (89 mins.)
“ This movie introduced me to Afterdark Horror Film Festival. 8 films to die for. Eh, I'd say 6 out of every year are worth watching. Some movies are destined to flop. Thankfully, this isn't one of them. ” - CiamMMM
 
5.
Kill Theory (2009)
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Whilst celebrating a graduation at a secluded vacation home, a group of college students find themselves targeted by a sadistic killer who forces them to play a deadly game of killing one another in order to survive. (85 mins.)
Director: Chris Moore
“ Could you kill your best friends if it meant saving your own life? ” - CiamMMM
 
6.
High Tension (2003)
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Best friends Marie and Alexia decide to spend a quiet weekend at Alexia's parents' secluded farmhouse. But on the night of their arrival, the girls' idyllic getaway turns into an endless night of horror. (91 mins.)
Director: Alexandre Aja
“ "Lesbian. Crazy. WTF." Sums it all up, but worth the watch for sure. ” - CiamMMM
 
7.
Shrooms (2007)
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A group of friends is stalked and murdered while looking for psilocybin mushrooms in the Irish woods. (84 mins.)
 
8.
Carriers (2009)
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Four friends fleeing a viral pandemic soon learn they are more dangerous than any virus. (84 mins.)
“ Apocalyptic movies? PLEASE! I need more. ” - CiamMMM
 
9.
Tooth and Nail (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
A group of people in a post-apocalyptic world fight to survive against a band of vicious cannibals. (94 mins.)
Director: Mark Young
“ My favorite ADHFF movie. ” - CiamMMM
 
10.
The Crazies (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
About the inhabitants of a small Iowa town suddenly plagued by insanity and then death after a mysterious toxin contaminates their water supply. (101 mins.)
Director: Breck Eisner
“ I can't help it. Disease movies rock. ” - CiamMMM
 
11.
Dawn of the Dead (2004)
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A nurse, a policeman, a young married couple, a salesman, and other survivors of a worldwide plague that is producing aggressive, flesh-eating zombies, take refuge in a mega Midwestern shopping mall. (101 mins.)
Director: Zack Snyder
“ I mean...who doesn't like this movie? ” - CiamMMM
 
12.
What Lies Beneath (2000)
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The wife of a university research scientist believes that her lakeside Vermont home is haunted by a ghost - or that she is losing her mind. (130 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
“ This movie scared the pants off of me when I was younger. Still good :) ” - CiamMMM
 
13.
Insidious (2010)
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A family looks to prevent evil spirits from trapping their comatose child in a realm called The Further. (103 mins.)
Director: James Wan
“ I didn't sleep right for a month. Creepy faces get to me, and this one hit the nail on the head with that. ” - CiamMMM
 
14.
Seconds Apart (2011)
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Seth and Jonah are twins with a dangerous ability: telepathy. Things start to spiral out of their control... (89 mins.)
Director: Antonio Negret
“ Beautifully done, beautiful boys. ” - CiamMMM
 
15.
Jennifer's Body (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
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? (102 mins.)
Director: Karyn Kusama
“ Okay, maybe this doesn't belong, but I still enjoyed it, it's still a horror film. Just...horror COMEDY. ” - CiamMMM
 
16.
Poltergeist (1982)
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A family's home is haunted by a host of ghosts. (114 mins.)
Director: Tobe Hooper
 
17.
Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986)
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The Freeling family have a new house, but their troubles with supernatural forces don't seem to be over. (91 mins.)
Director: Brian Gibson
 
18.
Poltergeist III (1988)
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Carol Anne is staying with her aunt in a high-rise building, where the supernatural forces haunting her make their return. (98 mins.)
Director: Gary Sherman
 
19.
The Clinic (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
While traveling across country with her fiancé, Beth wakes alone in an isolated clinic to find her unborn baby has been removed. Just how far will she go to get her child back? (94 mins.)
Director: James Rabbitts
“ Andy. Whitfield.

This movie was awesome. I liked the plot. ” - CiamMMM
 
20.
Identity (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Stranded at a desolate Nevada motel during a nasty rain-storm, ten strangers become acquainted with each other when they realize that they're being killed off one by one. (90 mins.)
Director: James Mangold
“ This movie went kind of unnoticed, but it ended up in my hands, and I liked it. Yay crazy people! ” - CiamMMM
 
21.
The Human Centipede (First Sequence) (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  
A mad scientist kidnaps and mutilates a trio of tourists in order to reassemble them into a human centipede, created by stitching their mouths to each others' rectums. (92 mins.)
Director: Tom Six
“ Make sure your stomach is empty. ” - CiamMMM
 
22.
Orphan (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
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. (123 mins.)
“ Little girls are creepy. What's creeper? This. ” - CiamMMM
 
23.
The Hitcher (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A serial killer pins his crimes on two college students who gave him a ride. (84 mins.)
Director: Dave Meyers
“ I love Sophia Bush in this, I just hate it took so long for her to grow a pair. ” - CiamMMM
 
24.
The Thing (2011)
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At an Antarctica research site, the discovery of an alien craft leads to a confrontation between graduate student Kate Lloyd and scientist Dr. Sander Halvorson. (103 mins.)
“ Was a great surprise! ” - CiamMMM
 
25.
From Hell (2001)
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In Victorian Era London, a troubled clairvoyant police detective investigates the murders by Jack The Ripper. (122 mins.)
“ If Johnny Depp's face or voice is in it, I'm watching it. ” - CiamMMM
 
26.
Hostel (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Three backpackers head to a Slovak city that promises to meet their hedonistic expectations, with no idea of the hell that awaits them. (94 mins.)
Director: Eli Roth
“ It took me years to actually sit and watch this. I'm not a fan of gore for gores sake. My stomach has caught up with me at my ripe old age. BUT! When my husband had me watch it, I actually liked it. ” - CiamMMM
 
27.
Hostel: Part II (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Three American college students studying abroad are lured to a Slovakian hostel, and discover the grim reality behind it. (94 mins.)
Director: Eli Roth
“ I loved this one. Much better than the first. ” - CiamMMM
 
28.
Hostel: Part III (2011 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
Four men attending a bachelor party in Las Vegas fall prey to the Elite Hunting Club, who are hosting a gruesome game show of torture. (88 mins.)
Director: Scott Spiegel
“ Surprisingly, not garbage! ” - CiamMMM
 
29.
Saw (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Two strangers, who awaken in a room with no recollection of how they got there, soon discover they're pawns in a deadly game perpetrated by a notorious serial killer. (103 mins.)
Director: James Wan
“ I remember BEGGING to watch this movie. Now, if you read what I said about not liking gore for gores sake, this is not gore for gores sake. This is a great story, if you pay attention. ” - CiamMMM
 
30.
Saw II (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A detective and his team must rescue 8 people trapped in a factory by the twisted serial killer known as Jigsaw. (93 mins.)
“ My complaint...They know they are dealing with a mastermind, and they run up the stairs without checking. ” - CiamMMM
 
31.
Saw III (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Jigsaw kidnaps a doctor named to keep him alive while he watches his new apprentice put an unlucky citizen named Jeff through a brutal test. (108 mins.)
“ My least favorite, but you need it for the story. -_- ” - CiamMMM
 
32.
Saw IV (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Despite Jigsaw's death, and in order to save the lives of two of his colleagues, Lieutenant Rigg is forced to take part in a new game, which promises to test him to the limit. (93 mins.)
 
33.
Saw V (2008)
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Following Jigsaw's grisly demise, Mark Hoffman is commended as a hero, but Agent Strahm is suspicious, and delves into Hoffman's past. Meanwhile, another group of people are put through a series of gruesome tests. (92 mins.)
Director: David Hackl
 
34.
Saw VI (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Agent Strahm is dead, and FBI agent Erickson draws nearer to Hoffman. Meanwhile, a pair of insurance executives find themselves in another game set by Jigsaw. (90 mins.)
Director: Kevin Greutert
 
35.
Saw 3D: The Final Chapter (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
As a deadly battle rages over Jigsaw's brutal legacy, a group of Jigsaw survivors gathers to seek the support of self-help guru and fellow survivor Bobby Dagen, a man whose own dark secrets unleash a new wave of terror. (90 mins.)
Director: Kevin Greutert
“ Opening made me giggle :) ” - CiamMMM
 
36.
Candyman (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
The Candyman, a murderous soul with a hook for a hand, is accidentally summoned to reality by a skeptic grad student researching the monster's myth. (99 mins.)
Director: Bernard Rose
 
37.
From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Two criminals and their hostages unknowingly seek temporary refuge in an establishment populated by vampires, with chaotic results. (108 mins.)
 
38.
Death Proof (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Two separate sets of voluptuous women are stalked at different times by a scarred stuntman who uses his "death proof" cars to execute his murderous plans. (113 mins.)
“ End song makes the movie. HANG UP THE CHICK HABIT, HANG UP IT DADDY. ” - CiamMMM
 
39.
Planet Terror (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
After an experimental bio-weapon is released, turning thousands into zombie-like creatures, it's up to a rag-tag group of survivors to stop the infected and those behind its release. (105 mins.)
 
40.
P2 (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A businesswoman is pursued by a psychopath after being locked in a parking garage on Christmas Eve. (98 mins.)
Director: Franck Khalfoun
 
41.
The Final (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
A group of high school outcasts get revenge on the students that torment them. (93 mins.)
Director: Joey Stewart
 
42.
Halloween (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
After being committed for 17 years, Michael Myers, now a grown man and still very dangerous, escapes from the mental institution and immediately returns to Haddonfield to find his baby sister, Laurie. (109 mins.)
Director: Rob Zombie
 
43.
Halloween II (2009)
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Laurie Strode struggles to come to terms with her brother Michael's deadly return to Haddonfield, Illinois; meanwhile, Michael prepares for another reunion with his sister. (105 mins.)
Director: Rob Zombie
 
44.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
After picking up a traumatized young hitchhiker, five friends find themselves stalked and hunted by a deformed chainsaw-wielding killer and his family of equally psychopathic killers. (98 mins.)
Director: Marcus Nispel
 
45.
The Hills Have Eyes (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A suburban American family is being stalked by a group of psychotic people who live in the desert, far away from civilization. (107 mins.)
Director: Alexandre Aja
 
46.
Cabin Fever (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A group of five college graduates rent a cabin in the woods and begin to fall victim to a horrifying flesh-eating virus, which attracts the unwanted attention of the homicidal locals. (93 mins.)
Director: Eli Roth
 
47.
Carrie (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Carrie White, a shy, friendless teenage girl who is sheltered by her domineering, religious mother, unleashes her telekinetic powers after being humiliated by her classmates at her senior prom. (98 mins.)
Director: Brian De Palma
 
48.
28 Days Later... (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Four weeks after a mysterious, incurable virus spreads throughout the UK, a handful of survivors try to find sanctuary. (113 mins.)
Director: Danny Boyle
 
49.
28 Weeks Later (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Six months after the rage virus was inflicted on the population of Great Britain, the US Army helps to secure a small area of London for the survivors to repopulate and start again. But not everything goes to plan. (100 mins.)