The horrors of 2000-2004

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1.
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
 
2.
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.)
 
3.
Chasing Sleep (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A college professor wakes up to find his wife has not returned home, then struggles to understand her disappearance. (104 mins.)
Director: Michael Walker
 
4.
Ginger Snaps (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Two death-obsessed sisters, outcasts in their suburban neighborhood, must deal with the tragic consequences when one of them is bitten by a deadly werewolf. (108 mins.)
Director: John Fawcett
 
5.
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
 
6.
The Cell (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
An FBI agent persuades a social worker, who is adept with a new experimental technology, to enter the mind of a comatose serial killer in order to learn where he has hidden his latest kidnap victim. (107 mins.)
Director: Tarsem
 
7.
What Lies Beneath (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
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
 
8.
Scream 3 (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
While Sidney and her friends visit the Hollywood set of Stab 3, the third film based on the Woodsboro murders, a new Ghostface begins to terrorize them once again. (116 mins.)
Director: Wes Craven
“ twas an awful piece of film that still had to be listed ” - always_blinded
 
9.
Ricky 6 (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Based on the true story of drugs, satanism, and murder in the upper class town of Northport, Long Island in 1984. (111 mins.)
Director: Peter Filardi
 
10.
Session 9 (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Tensions rise within an asbestos cleaning crew as they work in an abandoned mental hospital with a horrific past that seems to be coming back. (100 mins.)
Director: Brad Anderson
“ Find it ... watch IT!! ” - always_blinded
 
11.
The Hole (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
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. (102 mins.)
Director: Nick Hamm
“ my Thora Birch obsession continues ” - always_blinded
 
12.
Thir13en Ghosts (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
When Cyrus Kriticos, a very rich collector of unique things dies, he leaves it all to his nephew and his family. All including his house, his fortune, and his malicious collection of ghosts! (91 mins.)
Director: Steve Beck
“ makes it just for the hot bloody naked chick ” - always_blinded
 
13.
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 boys' orphanage, he discovers the school is haunted and has many dark secrets that he must uncover. (106 mins.)
 
14.
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
 
15.
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
“ fuct up from beginning to end
i think im in love ” - always_blinded
 
16.
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
 
17.
The Forsaken (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
A young man gets embroiled in a war against vampires. (90 mins.)
Director: J.S. Cardone
“ wicked lame but oh well :) ” - always_blinded
 
18.
Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Kung-Fu Action / Comedy / Horror / Musical about the second coming. (85 mins.)
 
19.
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
“ one of my all time personal Favorites ” - always_blinded
 
20.
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
“ Another all time favorite
that deserves to be watched ” - always_blinded
 
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
“ utter Perfection ” - always_blinded
 
22.
In My Skin (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A woman grows increasingly fascinated with her body after suffering a disfiguring accident. (93 mins.)
Director: Marina de Van
“ at points almost unbearable to watch
some of the best body horror ive seen

gets a 10 outta 10 from me for the creep level ” - always_blinded
 
23.
Resident Evil (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A special military unit fights a powerful, out-of-control supercomputer and hundreds of scientists who have mutated into flesh-eating creatures after a laboratory accident. (100 mins.)
“ i Hate Her Dress!!! ” - always_blinded
 
24.
The Ring (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A journalist must investigate a mysterious videotape which seems to cause the death of anyone in a week of viewing it. (115 mins.)
Director: Gore Verbinski
 
25.
The Mothman Prophecies (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A reporter is drawn to a small West Virginia town to investigate a series of strange events, including psychic visions and the appearance of bizarre entities. (119 mins.)
Director: Mark Pellington
 
26.
Dahmer (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Biopic about notorious American serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, taking place in both the past and the present. (101 mins.)
Director: David Jacobson
 
27.
They (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
A psychology student finds all her childhood fears and phobias becoming real after a traumatic event. (89 mins.)
Director: Robert Harmon
 
28.
Carrie (2002 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Carrie White is a lonely and painfully shy teenage girl with telekinetic powers who is slowly pushed to the edge of insanity by frequent bullying from both her classmates and her domineering, religious mother. (132 mins.)
Director: David Carson
 
29.
Dark Water (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A mother and her 6 year old daughter move into a creepy apartment whose every surface is permeated by water. (101 mins.)
Director: Hideo Nakata
 
30.
3 Extremes II (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Three constitutes an omnibus package of three short horror films made by Asian directors. "Memories," made by Kim Ji-Woon... (140 mins.)
 
31.
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
“ made me wish i never saw The Uninvited.. the crap-tastic American replica ” - always_blinded
 
32.
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
“ pretty good .... for a remake ” - always_blinded
 
33.
Final Destination 2 (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
When Kimberly has a violent premonition of a highway pileup she blocks the freeway, keeping a few others meant to die, safe...Or are they? The survivors mysteriously start dying and it's up to Kimberly to stop it before she's next. (90 mins.)
Director: David R. Ellis
 
34.
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
 
35.
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
“ brutal bookcase decapitation ” - always_blinded
 
36.
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.)
 
37.
Undead (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
A quaint Australian fishing village is overcome by meteorites that turn its residents into the ravenous undead, leaving a small group of those unharmed to find a way out. (104 mins.)
 
38.
One Missed Call (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
People mysteriously start receiving voicemail messages from their future selves, in the form of the sound of them reacting to their own violent deaths. (112 mins.)
Director: Takashi Miike
 
39.
August Underground's Mordum (2003 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.1/10 X  
Two friends bring along a newcomer to go on a killing spree. (77 mins.)
Director: Cruise, Killjoy
“ pure filth ” - always_blinded
 
40.
Love Object (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
The twisted tale of Kenneth, socially insecure technical writer who forms an obsessive relationship with "Nikki"... (88 mins.)
Director: Robert Parigi
 
41.
Lost Things (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Four teenagers escape to a deserted beach for a weekend of discovery, only to find that their dreams turn into nightmares (83 mins.)
Director: Martin Murphy
 
42.
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
“ flawless remake from beginning to end ” - always_blinded
 
43.
Saw (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Two strangers awaken in a room with no recollection of how they got there or why, and soon discover they are pawns in a deadly game perpetrated by a notorious serial killer. (103 mins.)
Director: James Wan
 
44.
Shaun of the Dead (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A man decides to turn his moribund life around by winning back his ex-girlfriend, reconciling his relationship with his mother, and dealing with an entire community that has returned from the dead to eat the living. (99 mins.)
Director: Edgar Wright
 
45.
Three... Extremes (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
An Asian cross-cultural trilogy of horror films from accomplished indie directors. (118 mins.)
 
46.
Seed of Chucky (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
Chucky and Tiffany are resurrected by their innocent son, Glen, and hit Hollywood, where a movie depicting the killer dolls' murder spree is underway. (87 mins.)
Director: Don Mancini
“ just for the cheese factor alone ” - always_blinded
 
47.
Creep (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Trapped in a London subway station, a woman who's being pursued by a potential attacker heads into the unknown labyrinth of tunnels beneath the city's streets. (85 mins.)
 
48.
Dumplings (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
In Hong Kong, Aunt Mei is a cook famous for her home-made rejuvenation dumplings, based on a millenarian... (91 mins.)
Director: Fruit Chan
 
49.
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
 
50.
Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Ginger's sister Brigitte, now a werewolf herself, must try to find a cure for her blood lust before the next full moon while hiding out in a rehab clinic from a relentless werewolf. (94 mins.)
Director: Brett Sullivan
 
51.
Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Set in 19th Century Canada, Brigette and her sister Ginger take refuge in a Traders' Fort which later becomes under siege by some savage werewolves. (94 mins.)
Director: Grant Harvey
 
52.
The Uninvited Guest (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
In the dark corridors of Félix's house, an intruder is hiding. Is he real, or is he a manifestation inside the obscure maze of his mind? (90 mins.)
Director: Guillem Morales
 
53.
Dead & Breakfast (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A night at a local bed and breakfast turns into a bloody supernatural fight to the death. (88 mins.)
 
54.
Murder-Set-Pieces (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  
Tells the story of a fashion photographer whose vocation is murder. (105 mins.)
Director: Nick Palumbo
 
55.
Toolbox Murders (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
A historic Hollywood hotel houses a supernatural evil. It's been subdued for decades, but when renovations start, a series of murders take place. (95 mins.)
Director: Tobe Hooper
 
56.
Madhouse (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A young psychiatric intern unearths secrets about the mental health facility in which he works. (91 mins.)
Director: William Butler
 
57.
Infection (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
INFECTION takes place in a dark, isolated hospital, where one doctors mistake has led to dire consequences for a patient. (98 mins.)
Director: Masayuki Ochiai