Horror Favorites 2000 - 2009

Recommendations from 2000 - 09.

Dark themed movies, from straight Drama to fantastic horror.

My ratings go from 9 to 6.5/10, no particular order.

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1.
Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King (2006 Mini-Series)
Episode: Battleground (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
An assassin is besieged in his apartment by an Army of toy soldiers after killing their maker. (480 mins.)
 
2.
Kinatay (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A young man tries to make some money so he can marry his girlfriend. He takes a job for $2,000 and then soon realizes that this job involves killing a woman. (105 mins.)
 
3.
Martyrs (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A young woman's quest for revenge against the people who kidnapped and tormented her as a child leads her and a friend, who is also a victim of child abuse, on a terrifying journey into a living hell of depravity. (99 mins.)
Director: Pascal Laugier
 
4.
Rubber Johnny (2005 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
An experimental music video about a wheelchair-bound boy and morphs and moves to an Aphex Twin song. The experience gets weirder when he takes cocaine and everything gets out of control. (6 mins.)
 
5.
Manhunt (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
The summer of 1974, four young people are all ambushed and left unconscious. They wake up deep in the woods with no one around but the sound of a hunting horn. (78 mins.)
Director: Patrik Syversen
 
6.
Calvaire (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A singer's car breaks down deep in the woods. (88 mins.)
Director: Fabrice Du Welz
 
7.
Visitor Q (2001 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A troubled and perverted family find their lives intruded by a mysterious stranger who seems to help find a balance in their disturbing natures. (84 mins.)
Director: Takashi Miike
 
8.
Joshua (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
The arrival of a newborn girl causes the gradual disintegration of the Cairn family; particularly for 9-year-old Joshua (Kogan), an eccentric boy whose proper upbringing and refined tastes both take a sinister turn. (106 mins.)
Director: George Ratliff
 
9.
Twentynine Palms (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
David, an independent photographer, and Katia, an unemployed woman, leave Los Angeles, en route to the southern California desert... (119 mins.)
Director: Bruno Dumont
 
10.
Sheitan (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A group of youngsters go out to a disco late one night and accidentally run into a shepherd who has prepared himself for a night of Satanic worship. (94 mins.)
Director: Kim Chapiron
 
11.
The House of the Devil (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
During a night of 1983 with full lunar eclipse, Samantha Hughes takes a babysitting job surrounded by mysterious circumstances before she finds out her client's terrifying secret. (95 mins.)
Director: Ti West
 
12.
Ichi the Killer (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
As sadomasochistic yakuza enforcer Kakihara searches for his missing boss he comes across Ichi, a repressed and psychotic killer who may be able to inflict levels of pain that Kakihara has only dreamed of. (129 mins.)
Director: Takashi Miike
 
13.
Pontypool (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A psychological thriller in which a deadly virus infects a small Ontario town. (93 mins.)
Director: Bruce McDonald
 
14.
Ju-on: The Grudge (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A mysterious and vengeful spirit marks and pursues anybody who dares enter the house in which it resides. (92 mins.)
Director: Takashi Shimizu
 
15.
Dead Set (2008 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
During a fictional series of Big Brother, a zombie outbreak occurs, but the house-mates are unaware of the impending doom outside of the Big Brother House. (141 mins.)
 
16.
Let the Right One In (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Oskar, an overlooked and bullied boy, finds love and revenge through Eli, a beautiful but peculiar girl. (115 mins.)
Director: Tomas Alfredson
 
17.
Battle Royale (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
In the future, the Japanese government captures a class of ninth-grade students and forces them to kill each other under the revolutionary "Battle Royale" act. (114 mins.)
Director: Kinji Fukasaku
 
18.
The Chaser (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A cash-strapped pimp and former police detective draws upon the skills of his old job to track down his missing stable of prostitutes. (125 mins.)
Director: Hong-jin Na
 
19.
American Psycho (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A wealthy New York investment banking executive hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he delves deeper into his violent, hedonistic fantasies. (102 mins.)
Director: Mary Harron
 
20.
Dead End (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Christmas Eve. On his way to his in-laws with his family, Frank Harrington decides to try a shortcut, for the first time in 20 years. It turns out to be the biggest mistake of his life. (85 mins.)
 
21.
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
 
22.
Dawn of the Dead (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
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
 
23.
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
 
24.
Inside (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Four months after the death of her husband, a woman on the brink of motherhood is tormented in her home by a strange woman who wants her unborn baby. (82 mins.)
 
25.
The Host (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A monster emerges from Seoul's Han River and focuses its attention on attacking people. One victim's loving family does what it can to rescue her from its clutches. (120 mins.)
Director: Joon Ho Bong
 
26.
Dreamcatcher (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Friends on a camping trip discover that the town they're vacationing in is being plagued in an unusual fashion by parasitic aliens from outer space. (136 mins.)
Director: Lawrence Kasdan
 
27.
The Midnight Meat Train (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A photographer, Leon's obsessive pursuit of dark subject matter leads him into the path of a serial killer, Mahogany, the subway murderer who stalks late night commuters, ultimately butchering them in the most gruesome ways imaginable. (98 mins.)
 
28.
House of 1000 Corpses (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Two teenage couples traveling across the backwoods of Texas searching for urban legends of murder end up as prisoners of a bizarre and sadistic backwater family of serial killers. (89 mins.)
Director: Rob Zombie
 
29.
A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A family is haunted by the tragedies of deaths within the family. (115 mins.)
Director: Kim Jee-woon
 
30.
Caché (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A married couple is terrorized by a series of surveillance videotapes left on their front porch. (117 mins.)
Director: Michael Haneke
 
31.
The Devil's Backbone (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
After Carlos, a 12-year-old whose father has died in the Spanish Civil War, arrives at an ominous boy's orphanage he discovers the school is haunted and has many dark secrets that he must uncover. (106 mins.)
 
32.
Them (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Lucas and Clementine live peacefully in their isolated country house, but one night they wake up to strange noise... they're not alone... and a group of hooded assailants begin to terrorize them throughout the night. (77 mins.)
 
33.
Masters of Horror (2005 TV Series)
Episode: Jenifer (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
While parked in a remote spot lunching Chinese food with his partner, Detective Frank Spivey saves a... (60 mins.)
 
34.
Haze (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A man wakes up to find himself locked in a cramped concrete maze of corridors, in which he can barely move. He doesn't remember why he is there or how he got there. He has a terrible stomach injury and is slowly bleeding to death. (49 mins.)
 
35.
Ju-On: The Grudge 2 (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
As their curse spreads on all around, the ghosts find their chance to live once again through the pregnancy of a cursed woman. (92 mins.)
Director: Takashi Shimizu
 
36.
Shallow Ground (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
A naked teenage boy covered in blood appears at a remote sheriff's station one year after the brutal unsolved murder of a local girl... (97 mins.)
Director: Sheldon Wilson
 
37.
Stuck (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A young woman commits a hit-and-run, then finds her fate tied to her victim. (85 mins.)
Director: Stuart Gordon
 
38.
End of the Line (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
In this unsettling and creepy thriller, Karen (Ilona Elkin), a young nurse who works in a psychiatric ward... (95 mins.)
 
39.
Vinyan (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
A couple are looking for their child who was lost in the tsunami - their search takes them to the dangerous Thai-Burmese waters, and then into the jungle, where they face unknown but horrifying dangers. (96 mins.)
Director: Fabrice Du Welz
 
40.
Spiral (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
The inhabitants of a small Japanese town become increasingly obsessed with and tormented by spirals. (90 mins.)
Director: Higuchinsky
 
41.
Sauna (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
As a 25-year war between Russia and Sweden concludes, two brothers who are part of an effort to outline new border accords become undone by their actions, and their mistreatment of a young woman during their journey. (83 mins.)
Director: AJ Annila
 
42.
Long Weekend (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
A vacationing couple in the wilderness learns what happens when they disrespect nature. (88 mins.)
Director: Jamie Blanks
 
43.
Bad Biology (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
Driven by biological excess, a man and a woman search for sexual fulfillment, unaware of each other's existence. Unfortunately, they eventually meet, and the bonding of these two very unusual human beings ends in a god awful love story. (84 mins.)
 
44.
Dog Soldiers (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A routine military exercise turns into a nightmare in the Scotland wilderness. (105 mins.)
Director: Neil Marshall
 
45.
The Descent (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A caving expedition goes horribly wrong, as the explorers become trapped and ultimately pursued by a strange breed of predators. (99 mins.)
Director: Neil Marshall
 
46.
The Children (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A relaxing Christmas vacation turns into a terrifying fight for survival as the children begin to turn on their parents. (84 mins.)
Director: Tom Shankland
 
47.
May (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A lonely young woman traumatized by a difficult childhood and her increasingly desperate attempts to connect with the people around her is sent into a murderous tailspin. (93 mins.)
Director: Lucky McKee
 
48.
Dead in 3 Days 2 (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
One year ago, Nina survived the attacks of a serial killer. She wants to flee from these memories but one call at night recalls all memories and she is again in the middle of a murder mystery. (95 mins.)
 
49.
Elephant (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Several ordinary high school students go through their daily routine as two others prepare for something more malevolent. (81 mins.)
Director: Gus Van Sant
 
50.
The Signal (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A horror film told in three parts, from three perspectives, in which a mysterious transmission that turns people into killers invades every cell phone, radio, and television. (103 mins.)
 
51.
Shadow of the Vampire (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The filming of Nosferatu is hampered by the fact that its star Max Schreck is taking the role of a vampire far more seriously than seems humanly possible. (92 mins.)
 
52.
[Rec] (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A television reporter and cameraman follow emergency workers into a dark apartment building and are quickly locked inside with something terrifying. (78 mins.)
 
53.
The Mist (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A freak storm unleashes a species of blood-thirsty creatures on a small town, where a small band of citizens hole up in a supermarket and fight for their lives. (126 mins.)
Director: Frank Darabont
 
54.
Drag Me to Hell (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A loan officer who evicts an old woman from her home finds herself the recipient of a supernatural curse. Desperate, she turns to a seer to try and save her soul, while evil forces work to push her to a breaking point. (99 mins.)
Director: Sam Raimi
 
55.
Mr. Brooks (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A psychological thriller about a man who is sometimes controlled by his murder-and-mayhem-loving alter ego. (120 mins.)
Director: Bruce A. Evans
 
56.
Antichrist (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A grieving couple retreat to their cabin in the woods, hoping to repair their broken hearts and troubled marriage. But nature takes its course and things go from bad to worse. (108 mins.)
Director: Lars von Trier
 
57.
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
 
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59.
The Grudge (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
An American nurse living and working in Tokyo is exposed to a mysterious supernatural curse, one that locks a person in a powerful rage before claiming their life and spreading to another victim. (91 mins.)
Director: Takashi Shimizu
 
60.
High Tension (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
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
 
61.
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
 
62.
Open Water (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
When two divers find themselves stranded in the ocean, getting rescued becomes the least of their worries when a frenzy of hungry sharks close in on them. (79 mins.)
Director: Chris Kentis
 
63.
The Killing Gene (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A calculating killer coerces a detective to pay for his previous mistakes. (104 mins.)
Director: Tom Shankland
 
64.
Ghosts of Mars (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
Years in the future, a Martian police unit is sent to pick up a highly dangerous criminal at a remote mining post. Upon arrival, the cops find that the post has become a charnel house. (98 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
 
65.
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 nine year-old girl who is not nearly as innocent as she claims to be. (123 mins.)
 
66.
Masters of Horror (2005 TV Series)
Episode: Imprint (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
In the 1800s, an American returns to Japan to find the prostitute he fell in love with, but instead learns of the psychical and existential horror that befell her after he left. (60 mins.)
 
67.
Anatomy (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Medical student Paula Henning wins a place at an exclusive Heidelberg medical school. When the body... (103 mins.)
 
68.
Hotel (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
When Irene gets a job as a hotel maid she soon finds out that the previous girl disappeared in mysterious circumstances. (76 mins.)
Director: Jessica Hausner
 
69.
Suicide Club (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A detective is trying to find the cause of a string of suicides. (99 mins.)
Director: Sion Sono
 
70.
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
 
71.
Freddy vs. Jason (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees return to terrorize the teenage population. Except this time, they're out to get each other, too. (97 mins.)
Director: Ronny Yu
 
72.
Jeepers Creepers (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A brother and sister driving home through isolated countryside for spring break encounter a flesh-eating creature which is on the last day of its ritualistic eating spree. (90 mins.)
Director: Victor Salva
 
73.
Final Destination (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
After a teenager has a terrifying vision of him and his friends dying in a plane crash, he prevents the accident only to have Death hunt them down, one by one. (98 mins.)
Director: James Wong
 
74.
Splice (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Genetic engineers Clive Nicoli and Elsa Kast hope to achieve fame by successfully splicing together the DNA of different animals to create new hybrid animals for medical use. (104 mins.)
Director: Vincenzo Natali
 
75.
An American Crime (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The true story of suburban housewife Gertrude Baniszewski, who kept a teenage girl locked in the basement of her Indiana home during the 1960s. (98 mins.)
Director: Tommy O'Haver
 
76.
Cloverfield (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A group of friends venture deep into the streets of New York on a rescue mission during a rampaging monster attack. (85 mins.)
Director: Matt Reeves
 
77.
Lemming (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
The wife of a young engineer's boss dies. (129 mins.)
Director: Dominik Moll
 
78.
Someone's Knocking at the Door (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  
Returning to the medical school where they were test subjects decades ago, a pair of outrageously twisted serial killers use shockingly brutal sex acts to start killing off a group of drugged-out med students. (80 mins.)
Director: Chad Ferrin
 
79.
Gutterballs (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
A bowling night will turn into a bloody death match for a team of teenagers, as a deranged serial killer is taking them down one by one. (96 mins.)
Director: Ryan Nicholson
 
80.
Tony (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A thriller centered on a serial killer in a rundown London suburb. (76 mins.)
Director: Gerard Johnson
 
81.
2LDK (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Two actresses who have auditioned for one part, sharing the same apartment with opposite personalities equals a night which either neither of them will forget - if they survive! (70 mins.)
 
82.
Trouble Every Day (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Shane and June Brown are an American couple honeymooning in Paris in an effort to nurture their new life together... (101 mins.)
Director: Claire Denis
 
83.
Murder Party (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A random invitation to a Halloween party leads a man into the hands of a rogue collective intent on murdering him for the sake of their art, sparking a bloodbath of mishap, mayhem and hilarity. (79 mins.)
Director: Jeremy Saulnier
 
84.
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
 
85.
Pulse (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Two groups of people discover evidence that suggests spirits may be trying to invade the human world through the Internet. (118 mins.)
 
86.
Shutter (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A young photographer and his girlfriend discover mysterious shadows in their photographs after a tragic accident. They soon learn that you can not escape your past. (97 mins.)
 
87.
Splinter (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Trapped in an isolated gas station by a voracious Splinter parasite that transforms its still living victims into deadly hosts, a young couple and an escaped convict must find a way to work together to survive this primal terror. (82 mins.)
Director: Toby Wilkins