Top 50 Horrors 2000's/2010's

This is my list of favourite horror films of the 21st century.
Updated march 2017 with mini reviews.
Sequels not listed separately. Just under main entry if they would have been in the top 50.
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1.
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
“ SAW 2 AND SAW 3 (would be in top 50).

Great horror film. Tobin Bell is excellent as Jigsaw. With so many twists and turns and it has probably the best twist ending ever.
After SAW 3 it all gets a bit repetative and the series loses it's way.
But stick with Saw 1 - 3. The best horror trilogy of them all. ” - d-tomlin
 
2.
[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.)
“ [REC 2] (would be in the top 50)

Spanish. A documentry crew are following events at a fire station,and then get called out to a housing apartment. that's when the action starts.And you don't know what's coming next. Full of action and horror. Manuela Velasco is very good in the lead as Angela Vidal.
[REC 2] carries on the story directly from this.
But [REC 3] is a different story and not in the same class.
Not seen [REC 4].
Remade as Quarantine in the US, which is OK. ” - d-tomlin
 
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
“ French. Just a classic modern horror film.Some scenes and images that will stay with you forever.From the opening scenes it never really relents, bit like [REC] in you just don't know what's coming.
Not going to bother with the US remake.
But this is just a great must see film. ” - d-tomlin
 
4.
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
“ French. aka High Tension.
Two friends try to fight off a killer,but all is not what it seems.
The big twist divides opinion, I think it would have been better without it, what had come before was just so good.
Another French modern classic. Not sure why they changed title for UK market as high tension sums up the film quite well. ” - d-tomlin
 
5.
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 in the midst of its ritualistic eating spree. (90 mins.)
Director: Victor Salva
“ JEEPERS CREEPERS 2 (would be in top 50)

A brother and sister see something they shouldn't.Good scary,modern horror with 2 good lead characters.Very much under rated. Follow up wasn't bad either. ” - d-tomlin
 
6.
Eden Lake (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Refusing to let anything spoil their romantic weekend break, a young couple confront a gang of loutish youths with terrifyingly brutal consequences. (91 mins.)
Director: James Watkins
“ Likeable and well acted lead characters.You want to know what happens to them and that makes all the difference. Best Brit horror of the decade. ” - d-tomlin
 
7.
The Horde (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
An end of the world battle between gangsters, cops and zombies. (90 mins.)
“ French. Some criminals and cops form an unlikely partnership as they team up to defeat the undead. They don't want to team up but they have no choice. Some really good lead characters in this.And plenty of blood and guts.The best zombie movie for some time. ” - d-tomlin
 
8.
The Collector (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
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. (90 mins.)
Director: Marcus Dunstan
“ Starts out a bit slow,but then comes to life, a bit along the lines of saw,with the various traps and that.But will keep you watching right up to the final scene. Followed by a pretty unneccesary sequel,stick with this. ” - d-tomlin
 
9.
Inside (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 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.)
“ Another French horror, another one with some unforgettable images.
Particularly the ending (which I won't spoil). ” - d-tomlin
 
10.
The Cottage (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
In a remote part of the countryside, a bungled kidnapping turns into a living nightmare for four central... (92 mins.)
“ Jennifer Ellison makes this worth watching. Starts out as a kidnapping going wrong but there are some unexpected twists and turns. ” - d-tomlin
 
11.
Mother's Day (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
The sadistic members of a villainous family return to their childhood home to terrorize the new home owners and their guests. (112 mins.)
“ A fairly new genre, the home invasion,But this one is probably the best.
A particularly good performance from De Mornay.But has many good characters and believable performances. ” - d-tomlin
 
12.
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
“ Another woman in peril film, but done with some style. And a particularly good turn by relative unknown wes bentley as Thomas.Keeps you guessing how it will turn out.A very much over looked film of the genre. ” - d-tomlin
 
13.
Wolf Creek (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Three backpackers stranded in the Australian outback are befriended by a local who turns out to be a sadistic psychopath and will plunge them into a hellish nightmare of insufferable torture. (99 mins.)
Director: Greg Mclean
“ Some teens are taken hostage in the Australian outback. Some pretty nasty scenes in this. But well worth watching. ” - d-tomlin
 
14.
The Mist (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A freak storm unleashes a species of bloodthirsty 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
“ Some things come out of the mist and they are not nice,But how did they get there and what are they.Good film with the bonus of featuring several future walking dead actors. ” - d-tomlin
 
15.
Paranormal Activity (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
After moving into a suburban home, a couple becomes increasingly disturbed by a nightly demonic presence. (86 mins.)
Director: Oren Peli
“ PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 2 (would be in top 50)

After the great [REC] this is the next best POV film.A bit slow at times but acting and characters are good. Great shock ending. Only seen the second film not seen the further sequels. ” - d-tomlin
 
16.
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
“ Very underrated one this. Some good effects and characters.And some new ideas in a somewhat familar type story. ” - d-tomlin
 
17.
The Strangers (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A young couple staying in an isolated vacation home are terrorized by three unknown assailants. (86 mins.)
Director: Bryan Bertino
“ Very good home invasion film with a rather shocking finale. Been copied many times now. ” - d-tomlin
 
18.
Mama (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A young couple take in their 2 nieces only to suspect that a supernatural spirit named Mama has latched itself to their family. (100 mins.)
Director: Andy Muschietti
“ Good film,the two young leads are really good.Slightly disappointing ending, but recommended viewing. ” - d-tomlin
 
19.
My Bloody Valentine (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Tom returns to his hometown on the tenth anniversary of the Valentine's night massacre that claimed the lives of 22 people. Instead of a homecoming, Tom finds himself suspected of committing the murders, and it seems like his old flame is the only one that believes he's innocent. (101 mins.)
Director: Patrick Lussier
“ Really enjoyed this remake (not seen original). Keeping you guessing til the end with some good gore thrown in. Acting and characters certainly above par for the slasher genre. ” - d-tomlin
 
20.
Black Sheep (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
An experiment in genetic engineering turns harmless sheep into bloodthirsty killers that terrorize a sprawling New Zealand farm. (87 mins.)
Director: Jonathan King
“ Good horror comedy.Plenty of gore chucked in.With good characters and a few surprises. ” - d-tomlin
 
21.
The Tortured (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
An upper-middle-class couple's life is destroyed when their only child is kidnapped and killed. Obsessed with revenge, the couple seizes an opportunity to kidnap the killer. (79 mins.)
“ Two good leads in this one. Plot a bit samey, but does have a really good twist towards the end. ” - d-tomlin
 
22.
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
“ The best werewolf film,since american werewolf in london. Two rather oddball sisters but played well by the 2 leads ” - d-tomlin
 
23.
Chernobyl Diaries (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
Six tourists hire an extreme tour guide who takes them to the abandoned city Pripyat, the former home to the workers of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor. During their exploration, they soon discover they are not alone. (86 mins.)
Director: Brad Parker
“ A good storyline here about a group visiting derelict chernobyl. Builds up the tension but is let down by a rather disappointing showdown/ending.
But first three quarters really good ” - d-tomlin
 
24.
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
“ Evil Dead like.In as much as young folk staying in a cabin. But good effects and some new ideas follow. But avoid the dire sequel.The second sequel is a bit better, but just watch this one ” - d-tomlin
 
25.
The Bay (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Chaos breaks out in a small Maryland town after an ecological disaster occurs. (84 mins.)
Director: Barry Levinson
“ This was much better then I was expecting. Filmed in like a documentry style which fits in well within the film as a whole. ” - d-tomlin
 
26.
The Ruins (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
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. (90 mins.)
Director: Carter Smith
“ Good performances by the leads. Some friends go to see some old ruins.But they shouldn't have. Bit different. ” - d-tomlin
 
27.
Babysitter Wanted (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
In a small college town, a young girl working on a babysitting job in a rural farm is terrorized throughout the night. (93 mins.)
“ Similar to the very much over rated House of the devil. This is much better. Good twist as well. ” - d-tomlin
 
28.
Inbred (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Four young offenders and their care workers visit the remote Yorkshire village of Mortlake, which prides on keeping itself to itself. A minor incident with locals rapidly escalates into a blood-soaked, deliriously warped nightmare. (90 mins.)
Director: Alex Chandon
“ OTT brit gore fest. With some laughs chucked in. OTT all round. ” - d-tomlin
 
29.
Would You Rather (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Desperate to help her ailing brother, a young woman unknowingly agrees to compete in a deadly game of "Would You Rather," hosted by a sadistic aristocrat. (93 mins.)
Director: David Guy Levy
“ Haven't really seen much of Jeffrey Combs since re animator but he's good in this posing the title question ” - d-tomlin
 
30.
Hatchet (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
When a group of tourists in a New Orleans haunted swamp tour, find themselves stranded in the wilderness, their evening of fun and spooks turns into a horrific nightmare. (85 mins.)
Director: Adam Green
“ Completely OTT gore scenes, which all add to the fun, in this 80's like slasher. Victor Crowley maybe a new (ish) horror icon, following in the footsteps of jason, freddy and michael.
Nothing new really but all done with style and gore galore. ” - d-tomlin
 
31.
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
“ Two scientists take home their made in the lab creation. Pretty original and two good leads ” - d-tomlin
 
32.
Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
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. (99 mins.)
Director: Troy Nixey
“ Surprisingly a remake of a made for TV movie from the 70's. Enjoyed this and the little creatures are great ” - d-tomlin
 
33.
Dread (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Three college students set out to document what other people dread most. (108 mins.)
Director: Anthony DiBlasi
“ Bit slow but worth staying with for the OTT scenes near the end. A good premise with a student doing a piece on people's fears. ” ” - d-tomlin
 
34.
Cherry Tree Lane (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
A couple is terrorized by a gang who is hunting their son. (77 mins.)
“ Home invasion one, not in the same league of The Strangers. This Brit story has it's moments. I thought the lead villian was pretty good. ” - d-tomlin
 
35.
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
“ This one I think saw the comeback of the brit horror for the 2000's. Not really zombies but people contact 'a virus'. Some new ideas and followed by a load of similar 'end of the world' virus/zombie films. ” - d-tomlin
 
36.
The Woman (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
When a successful country lawyer captures and attempts to "civilize" the last remaining member of a violent clan that has roamed the Northeast coast for decades, he puts the lives of his family in jeopardy. (101 mins.)
Director: Lucky McKee
“ Good performance by the father in somewhat unpleasant sceniero. Keeping 'the woman. captive to use and abuse as and when the family sees fit. When she escapes that's when the explosive ending kicks in. Worth seeing just for this ” - d-tomlin
 
37.
Trollhunter (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A group of students investigates a series of mysterious bear killings, but learns that there are much more dangerous things going on. They start to follow a mysterious hunter, learning that he is actually a troll hunter. (103 mins.)
Director: André Øvredal
“ Good Original Swedish film, on the lookout for giant trolls ” - d-tomlin
 
38.
The Babadook (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A widowed mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son's fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her. (93 mins.)
Director: Jennifer Kent
“ Really good lead performance. With some twists, one of the better horrors of the 2010's ” - d-tomlin
 
39.
High Lane (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A group of friends on vacation decide to venture onto a trail high up in the mountains that has been closed for repairs... (90 mins.)
Director: Abel Ferry
 
40.
Chop (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Lance Reed is forced by a psychotic stranger to confront his duplicitous past. Seeking retribution for a crime, the man forces Lance to reveal his inner most secrets by systematically removing his limbs. (98 mins.)
Director: Trent Haaga
“ Lance is taken hostage and tortured by man who is taking his revenge. It all leads up to the big reveal, why is lance being tortured?. What did he do that was so bad? The big reveal I thought was disappointing but enjoyed it up til then ” - d-tomlin
 
41.
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.)
“ Another over looked film see's a woman stalked by who? in the london underground. Bit like another Brit horror from the 70's, Death Line. ” - d-tomlin
 
42.
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
“ Going underground exploring caves and meeting creatures down there. unusual in that the five are all woman. But good suspense make this one stand out. ” - d-tomlin
 
43.
Dog Soldiers (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A routine military exercise turns into a nightmare in the Scotland wilderness. (105 mins.)
Director: Neil Marshall
“ Some soldiers on training in the country come up against some werewolves. Good brit horror ” - d-tomlin
 
44.
Wake Wood (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
The parents of a girl who was killed by a savage dog are granted the opportunity to spend three days with their deceased daughter. (90 mins.)
Director: David Keating
“ Hammer films make a further comeback with this.
A couple's daughter is killed and they have a chance to bring her back for a limited time. But things of course go wrong. Good performances,I much prefer this to the overrated biggie woman in black ” - d-tomlin
 
45.
Ghost Ship (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
A salvage crew that discovers a long-lost 1962 passenger ship floating lifeless in a remote region of the Bering Sea soon notices, as they prepare to tow it back to land, that strange things happen. (91 mins.)
Director: Steve Beck
“ Pretty good, ghosty story set aboard a ship. hence the title I suppose. ” - d-tomlin
 
46.
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
“ Plenty of blood and gore and some scenes that wouldn't have passed the censors in earlier years. Does drag a bit the first half, but once it kicks in, it's gruesome stuff up to the good ending. Part 2 wasn't bad either. Part 3 not so. ” - d-tomlin
 
47.
You're Next (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
When the Davison family comes under attack during their wedding anniversary getaway, the gang of mysterious killers soon learns that one of the victims harbors a secret talent for fighting back. (95 mins.)
Director: Adam Wingard
“ Home invasion film with a twist coming half way through. Although not an entirely unexpected one. ” - d-tomlin
 
48.
Sinister (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Washed-up true-crime writer Ellison Oswalt finds a box of super 8 home movies that suggest the murder he is currently researching is the work of a serial killer whose work dates back to the 1960s. (110 mins.)
“ Not really a big fan of haunted house/ghosty types. But the acting makes this stand out. With some good scares thrown in ” - d-tomlin
 
49.
The Loved Ones (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
When Brent turns down his classmate Lola's invitation to the prom, she concocts a wildly violent plan for revenge. (84 mins.)
Director: Sean Byrne
“ A crazed performance by Robin Mcleavy, who i've not heard of here or since. She plays Robin in the sexy prom dress who won't forgive Xavier Samuel (also good), for not taking her to the prom.
OTT scenes make this stand out plus several good performances. ” - d-tomlin
 
50.
Tucker and Dale vs Evil (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
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. (89 mins.)
Director: Eli Craig
“ Good horror comedy. A bunch of teens think Tucker and Dale are hillbilly psychos, but they just 2 good ole boys. ” - d-tomlin