My Favorite Horror Movies of the 21st Centuryby Holly Grie | created - 03 Jun 2012 | updated - 14 Jul 2013 | Public
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1. Martyrs (2008)
R | 99 min | Horror
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.
2. Antichrist (2009)
Not Rated | 108 min | Drama, Horror
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.
Votes: 100,067 | Gross: $0.40M
3. Red White & Blue (2010)
Not Rated | 103 min | Drama, Thriller
A woman attracts the attention of a psychopathic former Army interrogator and an emotionally fragile young man caring for his ailing mother.
4. Eden Lake (2008)
R | 91 min | Horror, Thriller
Refusing to let anything spoil their romantic weekend break, a young couple confront a gang of loutish youths with terrifyingly brutal consequences.
Votes: 66,029 | Gross: $0.01M
5. American Psycho (2000)
R | 102 min | Crime, Drama
A wealthy New York investment banking executive, Patrick Bateman, hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he delves deeper into his violent, hedonistic fantasies.
Votes: 405,728 | Gross: $15.07M
6. House of 1000 Corpses (2003)
R | 89 min | Horror
Two young 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.
Votes: 66,285 | Gross: $12.63M
7. Exhibit A (2007)
Not Rated | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
The timely story of a normal family disintegrating under financial pressure, eventually driven to the unimaginable. We witness the terrifying events unfold through daughter Judith's video camera, which subsequently becomes Exhibit A.
9. Melancholie der Engel (2009)
Unrated | 158 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Two friends meet again to share their last days in an old house where everything happened a long time ago. They gather a group of people, which results in a disastrous turn of events, during which reveals the deepest human depths.
Masters of Horror (2005–2007)
John Carpenter's Cigarette Burns
TV-MA | 59 min | Horror
With a torrid past that haunts him, a movie theatre owner is hired to search for the only existing print of a film so notorious that its single screening caused the viewers to become homicidally insane.
11. The Descent (2005)
R | 99 min | Adventure, Horror, Thriller
A caving expedition goes horribly wrong, as the explorers become trapped and ultimately pursued by a strange breed of predators.
Votes: 174,939 | Gross: $26.02M
12. [Rec] (2007)
R | 78 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A television reporter and cameraman follow emergency workers into a dark apartment building and are quickly locked inside with something terrifying.
So much less annoying than 'Quarantine'
13. [Rec] 2 (2009)
R | 85 min | Horror, Thriller
In order to ascertain the current situation inside, a supposed medical officer and a GEO team step into the quarantined and ill-fated apartment building.
Votes: 61,103 | Gross: $0.03M
14. Creep (I) (2004)
R | 85 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
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.
15. Red Dragon (2002)
R | 124 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A retired F.B.I. Agent with psychological gifts, is assigned to help track down "The Tooth Fairy", a mysterious serial killer. Aiding him, is imprisoned forensic psychiatrist Dr. Hannibal "The Cannibal" Lecter.
Votes: 221,815 | Gross: $93.15M
16. Hannibal (2001)
R | 131 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Living in exile, Hannibal Lecter tries to reconnect with now disgraced F.B.I. Agent Clarice Starling, and finds himself a target for revenge from a powerful victim.
Votes: 227,328 | Gross: $165.09M
17. The Cell (2000)
R | 107 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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.
Votes: 86,221 | Gross: $61.33M
Not a great movie, per se, but it has lovely visuals.
18. Donnie Darko (2001)
R | 113 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a man in a large rabbit suit who manipulates him to commit a series of crimes, after he narrowly escapes a bizarre accident.
Votes: 663,368 | Gross: $0.19M
20. Wrong Turn (I) (2003)
R | 84 min | Horror
Six people find themselves trapped in the woods of West Virginia, hunted down by "cannibalistic mountain men grossly disfigured through generations of in-breeding."
Votes: 96,556 | Gross: $15.42M
21. Let the Right One In (2008)
R | 115 min | Drama, Horror, Romance
Oskar, an overlooked and bullied boy, finds love and revenge through Eli, a beautiful but peculiar girl.
Votes: 188,063 | Gross: $2.12M
More of a drama really. Very beautiful.
22. High Tension (2003)
R | 91 min | Action, Crime, Drama
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.
Votes: 60,154 | Gross: $3.68M
23. The Devil's Backbone (2001)
R | 106 min | Drama, Horror
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.
Votes: 54,402 | Gross: $0.75M
24. 28 Days Later... (2002)
R | 113 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Four weeks after a mysterious, incurable virus spreads throughout the UK, a handful of survivors try to find sanctuary.
Votes: 330,378 | Gross: $45.06M
25. Cabin Fever (2002)
R | 93 min | Horror
A group of 5 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.
Votes: 67,493 | Gross: $21.16M
26. The Ruins (2008)
R | 90 min | Horror
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.
Votes: 63,779 | Gross: $17.43M
28. Suspect Zero (2004)
R | 99 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery
A mysterious serial killer is hunting other serial killers - and one FBI agent suspects there may be more to the vigilante than they imagine.
Votes: 17,463 | Gross: $8.73M
30. Hostel (2005)
R | 94 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Three backpackers head to a Slovak city that promises to meet their hedonistic expectations, with no idea of the hell that awaits them.
Votes: 152,301 | Gross: $47.33M
31. Silent Hill (2006)
R | 125 min | Horror
A woman, Rose, goes in search for her adopted daughter within the confines of a strange, desolate town called Silent Hill.
Votes: 194,624 | Gross: $46.98M
Has cool monsters.
32. The Poughkeepsie Tapes (2007)
R | 81 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
In an abandoned house in Poughkeepsie, New York murder investigators uncover hundreds of tapes showing decades of a serial killer's work.
33. The Mist (2007)
R | 126 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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.
Votes: 248,449 | Gross: $25.59M
Crap movie, good ending.
35. Triangle (2009)
R | 99 min | Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
A group of friends suffer a yachting accident and take refuge on a cruise drifting on the open sea, but quickly realize they were better off on the upturned yacht
Masters of Horror (2005–2007)
The Fair Haired Child
TV-MA | 55 min | Horror
A warlock couple abduct a young teenage girl to sacrifice her to a mysterious and evil entity as an offering to resurrect their long-dead boy.
37. District 9 (2009)
R | 112 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller
An extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth suddenly finds a kindred spirit in a government agent who is exposed to their biotechnology.
Votes: 581,302 | Gross: $115.65M
38. I Am Legend (2007)
PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Years after a plague kills most of humanity and transforms the rest into monsters, the sole survivor in New York City struggles valiantly to find a cure.
Votes: 601,826 | Gross: $256.39M
39. Jeepers Creepers (2001)
R | 90 min | Horror, Mystery
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.
Votes: 98,497 | Gross: $37.90M
41. Seventh Moon (2008)
R | 87 min | Horror, Thriller
Melissa and Yul, Americans honeymooning in China, come across the exotic 'Hungry Ghost' festival. When night falls, the couple end up in a remote village, and soon realize the legend is all... See full summary »
42. Sinister (I) (2012)
R | 110 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
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.
Votes: 185,316 | Gross: $48.09M
43. Bedfellows (2008)
3 min | Short, Drama, Horror
It is only a few minutes before one in the morning and the rude and repetitive noise of an incoming call ruptures the stillness of the night. Who could that be at this hour? And why is the husband as stiff as a corpse?