Best horror movies starting 2012

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1. Smiley (2012)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Horror

3.5
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25 Metascore

After discovering an urban legend of a demented serial killer, who has nothing but a carved "smiley" on his face, a mentally fragile teenager must figure out if she is going insane - or if she could be the next victim.

Director: Michael J. Gallagher | Stars: Caitlin Gerard, Melanie Papalia, Shane Dawson, Andrew James Allen

Votes: 7,678

2. Bait (III) (2012)

R | 93 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.2
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A freak tsunami traps shoppers at a coastal Australian supermarket inside the building - along with 12-foot Great White Sharks.

Director: Kimble Rendall | Stars: Richard Brancatisano, Xavier Samuel, Chris Betts, Sharni Vinson

Votes: 13,235

3. Silent Hill: Revelation (2012)

R | 95 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

5.0
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16 Metascore

When her adoptive father disappears, Sharon Da Silva is drawn into a strange and terrifying alternate reality that holds answers to the horrific nightmares that have plagued her since childhood.

Director: M.J. Bassett | Stars: Adelaide Clemens, Kit Harington, Sean Bean, Carrie-Anne Moss

Votes: 54,120 | Gross: $17.53M

4. Dredd (2012)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

7.1
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59 Metascore

In a violent, futuristic city where the police have the authority to act as judge, jury and executioner, a cop teams with a trainee to take down a gang that deals the reality-altering drug, SLO-MO.

Director: Pete Travis | Stars: Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby, Lena Headey, Rachel Wood

Votes: 222,530 | Gross: $13.41M

5. The Apparition (2012)

PG-13 | 82 min | Horror, Thriller

4.1
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18 Metascore

A couple is haunted by a supernatural presence that is unleashed during a college experiment.

Director: Todd Lincoln | Stars: Ashley Greene, Sebastian Stan, Tom Felton, Julianna Guill

Votes: 17,381 | Gross: $4.93M

6. The Bay (II) (2012)

R | 84 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.6
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65 Metascore

Chaos breaks out in a small Maryland town after an ecological disaster occurs.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Will Rogers, Kristen Connolly, Kether Donohue, Frank Deal

Votes: 22,020 | Gross: $0.03M

7. The Dinosaur Project (2012)

PG-13 | 83 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

4.7
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A British expedition formed by the lead researcher Jonathan Marchant, his assistant, a doctor and a TV crew, travels to Congo to seek evidence of a dinosaur. A local guide and the ... See full summary »

Director: Sid Bennett | Stars: Richard Dillane, Peter Brooke, Matt Kane, Natasha Loring

Votes: 4,641

8. Storage 24 (2012)

R | 87 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

4.4
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52 Metascore

In London, a military plane crashes leaving its highly classified contents strewn across the city. Completely unaware that the city is in lockdown, a group of people become trapped inside a storage facility with a highly unwelcome guest.

Director: Johannes Roberts | Stars: Noel Clarke, Colin O'Donoghue, Antonia Campbell-Hughes, Laura Haddock

Votes: 5,962

9. 7 Below (2012)

R | 90 min | Horror

3.2
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A group of strangers trapped in a time warp house where a terrible event transpired exactly 100 years prior.

Director: Kevin Carraway | Stars: Val Kilmer, Ving Rhames, Luke Goss, Matt Barr

Votes: 3,628

10. No Tell Motel (2012)

Not Rated | 84 min | Horror

3.5
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Dirty little secrets are exposed when five friends become stranded at an abandoned motel haunted by a dark secret of its own.

Director: Brett Donowho | Stars: Chalie Howes, Johnny Hawkes, Andrew MacFarlane, Angel McCord

Votes: 1,399

11. Chained (I) (2012)

R | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

6.4
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Bob, a cab-driving serial killer who stalks his prey on the city streets alongside his reluctant protégé Tim, who must make a life or death choice between following in Bob's footsteps or breaking free from his captor.

Director: Jennifer Lynch | Stars: Vincent D'Onofrio, Eamon Farren, Evan Bird, Julia Ormond

Votes: 14,081

12. Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines (2012 Video)

R | 91 min | Horror

4.1
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A group of college students, on a trip to the Mountain Man Festival on Halloween in West Virginia, encounter a clan of cannibals.

Director: Declan O'Brien | Stars: Doug Bradley, Camilla Arfwedson, Simon Ginty, Roxanne McKee

Votes: 14,977

13. The Ghostmaker (2012)

R | 91 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

4.9
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A group of friends use an ancient coffin to experience the world as ghosts. Inspired by true events.

Director: Mauro Borrelli | Stars: Aaron Dean Eisenberg, Liz Fenning, J. Walter Holland, Jared Grey

Votes: 1,892

14. The Cabin in the Woods (2012)

R | 95 min | Fantasy, Horror

7.0
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72 Metascore

5 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.

Director: Drew Goddard | Stars: Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz

Votes: 312,156 | Gross: $42.07M

15. We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)

R | 112 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.5
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68 Metascore

Kevin's mother struggles to love her strange child, despite the increasingly dangerous things he says and does as he grows up. But Kevin is just getting started, and his final act will be beyond anything anyone imagined.

Director: Lynne Ramsay | Stars: Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly, Ezra Miller, Jasper Newell

Votes: 112,061 | Gross: $1.74M

16. Haunted - 3D (2011)

143 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.3
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A Realtor encounters two ghostly entities while attempting to sell a mansion.

Director: Vikram Bhatt | Stars: Tia Bajpai, Krishna Bhatt, Krishna Bhatt, Mimoh Chakraborty

Votes: 1,667

17. Apartment 143 (2011)

R | 80 min | Horror, Thriller

5.1
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A team of parapsychologists try to figure out a strange phenomenon occurring in an apartment building.

Director: Carles Torrens | Stars: Kai Lennox, Gia Mantegna, Michael O'Keefe, Fiona Glascott

Votes: 10,197 | Gross: $0.00M

18. Remains (II) (2011)

Not Rated | 88 min | Action, Drama, Horror

4.3
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A freak accident turns a bulk of the world's population into lethal flesh-eating zombies. A small and desperate group of uninfected human survivors take refuge in a vacant casino in Reno, ... See full summary »

Director: Colin Theys | Stars: Grant Bowler, Evalena Marie, Tawny Cypress, Miko Hughes

Votes: 1,837

19. Julia X (2011)

92 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

4.5
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Meeting a man on the Internet, Julia decides to see him in person, only to get abducted and branded with the letter "x" by that guy. A game of cat and mouse follows, but the story has an unexpected twist.

Director: P.J. Pettiette | Stars: Valerie Azlynn, Kevin Sorbo, Alicia Leigh Willis, Joel David Moore

Votes: 2,165

20. Tucker and Dale vs Evil (2010)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Horror

7.6
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65 Metascore

Affable hillbillies Tucker and Dale are on vacation at their dilapidated mountain cabin when they are mistaken for murderers by a group of preppy college students.

Director: Eli Craig | Stars: Tyler Labine, Alan Tudyk, Katrina Bowden, Jesse Moss

Votes: 144,081 | Gross: $0.22M

21. The Possession of David O'Reilly (2010)

Not Rated | 87 min | Horror

4.6
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When David comes to their Victorian apartment in search of help, Alex and Kate welcome in their old friend. However they soon learn that David is convinced demonic monsters are trying to break in.

Directors: Andrew Cull, Steve Isles | Stars: Giles Alderson, Francesca Fowler, Paul McGuinness, Zoe Richards

Votes: 1,264

22. Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (2010)

R | 99 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

5.6
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56 Metascore

A young girl sent to live with her father and his new girlfriend believes that she has released creatures from a sealed ash pit in the basement of her new home.

Director: Troy Nixey | Stars: Katie Holmes, Guy Pearce, Bailee Madison, Bruce Gleeson

Votes: 43,028 | Gross: $24.04M

23. The Collector (I) (2009)

R | 90 min | Horror, Thriller

6.4
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29 Metascore

Desperate to repay his debt to his ex-wife, an ex-con plots a heist at his new employer's country home, unaware that a second criminal has also targeted the property, and rigged it with a series of deadly traps.

Director: Marcus Dunstan | Stars: Josh Stewart, Andrea Roth, Juan Fernández, William Prael

Votes: 48,591 | Gross: $7.71M

24. Friday the 13th (2009)

R | 97 min | Horror

5.6
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34 Metascore

A group of young adults discover a boarded up Camp Crystal Lake, where they soon encounter Jason Voorhees and his deadly intentions.

Director: Marcus Nispel | Stars: Jared Padalecki, Amanda Righetti, Derek Mears, Danielle Panabaker

Votes: 82,875 | Gross: $65.00M

25. Zombieland (2009)

R | 88 min | Adventure, Comedy, Horror

7.7
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73 Metascore

A shy student trying to reach his family in Ohio, a gun-toting tough guy trying to find the last Twinkie, and a pair of sisters trying to get to an amusement park join forces to travel across a zombie-filled America.

Director: Ruben Fleischer | Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson, Abigail Breslin

Votes: 427,956 | Gross: $75.59M

26. Paranormal Activity (2007)

R | 86 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.3
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68 Metascore

After moving into a suburban home, a couple becomes increasingly disturbed by a nightly demonic presence.

Director: Oren Peli | Stars: Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat, Mark Fredrichs, Amber Armstrong

Votes: 199,034 | Gross: $107.92M

27. Lake Dead (2007)

R | 90 min | Horror, Thriller

4.2
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Three sisters and a group of their friends take a trip to the home of the recently deceased grandfather -- who died a particularly grisly death -- to learn more about the promise of an inheritance, only to encounter a family of psychos who have taken up residence in the old man's cabin.

Director: George Bessudo | Stars: Tara Gerard, Vanessa Viola, Kelsey Wedeen, Alex A. Quinn

Votes: 3,398

28. Vacancy (2007)

R | 85 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

6.2
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54 Metascore

A married couple becomes stranded at an isolated motel and finds hidden video cameras in their room. They soon realize that unless they escape, they'll be the next victims of a snuff film.

Director: Nimród Antal | Stars: Kate Beckinsale, Luke Wilson, Frank Whaley, Ethan Embry

Votes: 85,411 | Gross: $19.36M

29. Black Christmas (2006)

R | 84 min | Horror

4.6
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22 Metascore

An escaped maniac returns to his childhood home on Christmas Eve, which is now a sorority house, and begins to murder the sorority sisters one by one.

Director: Glen Morgan | Stars: Michelle Trachtenberg, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Lacey Chabert, Katie Cassidy

Votes: 21,801 | Gross: $16.24M

30. Fritt vilt (2006)

Not Rated | 97 min | Horror, Thriller

6.3
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Jannicke, Morten Tobias, Eirik, Mikal and Ingunn are on a snowboarding vacation in Jotunheimen. They are forced to take shelter in an abandoned hotel when Morten Tobias breaks his leg and ... See full summary »

Director: Roar Uthaug | Stars: Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Rolf Kristian Larsen, Tomas Alf Larsen, Endre Martin Midtstigen

Votes: 15,045

31. Population 436 (2006 Video)

R | 92 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

5.8
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A census-taker (Sisto) is sent to investigate why a certain small town has had the same population -- 436 residents -- for the last 100 years.

Director: Michelle MacLaren | Stars: David Ames, Leigh Enns, Susan Kelso, Rick Skene

Votes: 9,762

32. Silent Hill (2006)

R | 125 min | Adventure, Horror, Mystery

6.6
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31 Metascore

A woman, Rose, goes in search for her adopted daughter within the confines of a strange, desolate town called Silent Hill.

Director: Christophe Gans | Stars: Radha Mitchell, Laurie Holden, Sean Bean, Deborah Kara Unger

Votes: 192,642 | Gross: $46.98M

33. Pulse (I) (2006)

PG-13 | 90 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

4.7
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27 Metascore

When their computer hacker friend accidentally channels a mysterious wireless signal, a group of co-eds rally to stop a terrifying evil from taking over the world.

Director: Jim Sonzero | Stars: Kristen Bell, Rick Gonzalez, Christina Milian, Ian Somerhalder

Votes: 26,191 | Gross: $20.26M

34. Dark Water (2005)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

5.6
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52 Metascore

A mother and daughter, still wounded from a bitter custody dispute, hole up in a run-down apartment building. Adding further drama to their plight, they are targeted by the ghost of former resident.

Director: Walter Salles | Stars: Jennifer Connelly, Ariel Gade, John C. Reilly, Tim Roth

Votes: 53,854 | Gross: $25.47M

35. The Ring Two (2005)

PG-13 | 110 min | Horror, Mystery

5.4
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44 Metascore

6 months after the incidents involving the lethal videotape, new clues prove that there is a new evil lurking in the darkness.

Director: Hideo Nakata | Stars: Naomi Watts, David Dorfman, Sissy Spacek, Simon Baker

Votes: 80,346 | Gross: $76.23M

36. Haze (2005)

Not Rated | 49 min | Horror, Mystery

6.6
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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.

Director: Shin'ya Tsukamoto | Stars: Shin'ya Tsukamoto, Takahiro Murase, Takahiro Kandaka, Masato Tsujioka

Votes: 2,039

37. The Amityville Horror (2005)

R | 90 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.0
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33 Metascore

Newlyweds are terrorized by demonic forces after moving into a large house that was the site of a grisly mass murder a year before.

Director: Andrew Douglas | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Melissa George, Jimmy Bennett, Jesse James

Votes: 93,331 | Gross: $65.23M

38. Land of the Dead (2005)

R | 93 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.2
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71 Metascore

The living dead have taken over the world, and the last humans live in a walled city to protect themselves as they come to grips with the situation.

Director: George A. Romero | Stars: John Leguizamo, Asia Argento, Simon Baker, Dennis Hopper

Votes: 83,738 | Gross: $20.70M