2003 - Top 30 Horror Movies

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1. Final Destination 2 (2003)

R | 90 min | Horror

38 Metascore

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.

Director: David R. Ellis | Stars: A.J. Cook, Ali Larter, Tony Todd, Michael Landes

Votes: 142,180 | Gross: $46.96M

2. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)

R | 98 min | Horror

38 Metascore

After picking up a traumatized young hitchhiker, five friends find themselves stalked and hunted by a deformed chainsaw-wielding loon and his family of equally psychopathic killers.

Director: Marcus Nispel | Stars: Jessica Biel, Jonathan Tucker, Andrew Bryniarski, Erica Leerhsen

Votes: 124,141 | Gross: $80.57M

3. House of 1000 Corpses (2003)

R | 89 min | Horror

31 Metascore

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.

Director: Rob Zombie | Stars: Sid Haig, Karen Black, Bill Moseley, Sheri Moon Zombie

Votes: 70,241 | Gross: $12.63M

4. Dreamcatcher (2003)

R | 134 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

35 Metascore

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.

Director: Lawrence Kasdan | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Thomas Jane, Jason Lee, Damian Lewis

Votes: 85,307 | Gross: $33.72M

5. The Locals (2003)

88 min | Horror, Thriller

Two best friends, Grant and Paul, hit the country road for a night of fun, but unfortunately take a short cut to their fate... where they meet the Locals.

Director: Greg Page | Stars: Johnny Barker, Dwayne Cameron, Kate Elliott, Aidee Walker

Votes: 1,930

6. The Order (2003)

R | 102 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

21 Metascore

A young priest is sent to Rome to investigate the troubling death of the head of his order.

Director: Brian Helgeland | Stars: Heath Ledger, Mark Addy, Shannyn Sossamon, Benno Fürmann

Votes: 16,396 | Gross: $7.66M

7. Hangman's Curse (2003)

PG-13 | 106 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Bullying students are becoming deathly ill after screaming the name of a legendary ghost. What's to blame? An exotic illness? An illicit drug? Or is it the supernatural? The clues are few ... See full summary »

Director: Rafal Zielinski | Stars: David Keith, Mel Harris, Leighton Meester, Douglas Smith

Votes: 2,391 | Gross: $0.17M

8. A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)

R | 115 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

65 Metascore

A family is haunted by the tragedies of deaths within the family.

Director: Jee-woon Kim | Stars: Kap-su Kim, Jung-ah Yum, Soo-jung Lim, Geun-young Moon

Votes: 51,437

9. Gozu (2003)

R | 129 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

58 Metascore

A yakuza enforcer is ordered to secretly drive his beloved colleague to be assassinated. But when the colleague unceremoniously disappears en route, the trip that follows is a twisted, surreal and horrifying experience.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Yûta Sone, Kimika Yoshino, Shôhei Hino, Keiko Tomita

Votes: 10,417 | Gross: $0.05M

10. High Tension (2003)

R | 91 min | Horror

42 Metascore

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.

Director: Alexandre Aja | Stars: Cécile de France, Maïwenn, Philippe Nahon, Franck Khalfoun

Votes: 63,645 | Gross: $3.68M

11. Dead End (I) (2003)

R | 85 min | Adventure, Horror, Mystery

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.

Directors: Jean-Baptiste Andrea, Fabrice Canepa | Stars: Ray Wise, Lin Shaye, Mick Cain, Alexandra Holden

Votes: 23,899

12. Ju-On: The Grudge 2 (2003)

R | 92 min | Drama, Horror

As their curse spreads on all around, the ghosts find their chance to live once again through the pregnancy of a cursed woman.

Director: Takashi Shimizu | Stars: Noriko Sakai, Chiharu Niiyama, Kei Horie, Yui Ichikawa

Votes: 8,010

13. Love Object (2003)

R | 88 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

45 Metascore

The twisted tale of Kenneth, socially insecure technical writer who forms an obsessive relationship with "Nikki", an anatomically accurate silicone sex doll he orders over the Internet. ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Parigi | Stars: Desmond Harrington, Melissa Sagemiller, Udo Kier, Rip Torn

Votes: 3,271

14. Dark Woods (2003)

Not Rated | 85 min | Adventure, Horror, Mystery

5 Norwegians head for a cabin in the wilderness for a few days of team building. But strange things start happening - especially down by the water where they find an abandoned tent. Is there someone else?

Director: Pål Øie | Stars: Bjørn Floberg, Kristoffer Joner, Eva Röse, Sampda Sharma

Votes: 5,066

15. Willard (2003)

PG-13 | 100 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

61 Metascore

A young man with an unusual connection to rats uses them at his own sociopathic will.

Director: Glen Morgan | Stars: Crispin Glover, R. Lee Ermey, Laura Harring, Jackie Burroughs

Votes: 16,851 | Gross: $6.89M

16. Wrong Turn (I) (2003)

R | 84 min | Horror

32 Metascore

Six people find themselves trapped in the woods of West Virginia, hunted down by "cannibalistic mountain men grossly disfigured through generations of in-breeding."

Director: Rob Schmidt | Stars: Eliza Dushku, Jeremy Sisto, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Desmond Harrington

Votes: 102,319 | Gross: $15.42M

17. Black Cadillac (2003)

R | 93 min | Horror, Thriller

Three young men become terrorized in a high-speed car chase with a mysterious pursuant.

Director: John Murlowski | Stars: Randy Quaid, Shane Johnson, Josh Hammond, Jason Dohring

Votes: 2,742

18. Gothika (2003)

R | 98 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

38 Metascore

A depressed female psychiatrist wakes up as a patient in the asylum where she worked, with no memory of why she is there or what she has done.

Director: Mathieu Kassovitz | Stars: Halle Berry, Penélope Cruz, Robert Downey Jr., Charles S. Dutton

Votes: 101,496 | Gross: $59.69M

19. Open Water (2003)

R | 79 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

63 Metascore

Based on the true story of two scuba divers accidentally stranded in shark infested waters after their tour boat has left.

Director: Chris Kentis | Stars: Blanchard Ryan, Daniel Travis, Saul Stein, Michael E. Williamson

Votes: 48,740 | Gross: $30.61M

20. The Twins Effect (2003)

R | 88 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

It's a high-kicking battle on the dark side when an ace vampire slayer and his beautiful sidekicks wage the ultimate martial-arts showdown with one of the most dangerous of the undead.

Director: Dante Lam | Stars: Gillian Chung, Charlene Choi, Anthony Chau-Sang Wong, Ekin Cheng

Votes: 4,534

21. The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer (2003 TV Movie)

R | 88 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

The wife of an oil tycoon becomes engrossed in the sinister evil residing within her Seattle mansion home.

Director: Craig R. Baxley | Stars: Lisa Brenner, Steven Brand, Kate Burton, Tsidii Leloka

Votes: 3,367

22. Undead (2003)

R | 97 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

34 Metascore

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.

Directors: Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig | Stars: Felicity Mason, Mungo McKay, Rob Jenkins, Lisa Cunningham

Votes: 12,297 | Gross: $0.04M

23. Fear of the Dark (2003)

PG-13 | 86 min | Horror

Twelve year old Ryan Billings has been diagnosed with an acute fear of the dark. He spends each night lying awake in torment, waiting and watching as the evil in the darkness grows stronger... See full summary »

Director: K.C. Bascombe | Stars: Kevin Zegers, Jesse James, Rachel Skarsten, Charles Edwin Powell

Votes: 2,844

24. Malevolence (I) (2004)

R | 90 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

43 Metascore

It's ten years after the kidnapping of Martin Bristol. Taken from a backyard swing at his home at the age of six, he is forced to witness unspeakable crimes of a deranged madman. For years, Martin's whereabouts have remained a mystery...until now.

Director: Stevan Mena | Stars: R. Brandon Johnson, Samantha Dark, Heather Magee, Richard Glover

Votes: 2,877

25. Anatomy 2 (2003)

R | 101 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

46 Metascore

The doctor and soccer player in the leisure time Jo Hauser decides to move to Berlin and be an intern in a famous clinic, expecting to increase his knowledge and expertize, and help his ... See full summary »

Director: Stefan Ruzowitzky | Stars: Ariane Schnug, August Diehl, Herbert Knaup, Birgit von Rönn

Votes: 3,390

26. The Haunted Mansion (2003)

PG | 88 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

34 Metascore

A realtor and his wife and children are summoned to a mansion, which they soon discover is haunted, and while they attempt to escape, he learns an important lesson about the family he has neglected.

Director: Rob Minkoff | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Marsha Thomason, Jennifer Tilly, Terence Stamp

Votes: 38,714 | Gross: $75.85M

27. Darkness Falls (2003)

PG-13 | 86 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

23 Metascore

A vengeful spirit has taken the form of the Tooth Fairy to exact vengeance on the town that lynched her 150 years earlier. Her only opposition is the only child, now grown up, who has survived her before.

Director: Jonathan Liebesman | Stars: Chaney Kley, Emma Caulfield Ford, Antony Burrows, Lee Cormie

Votes: 28,965 | Gross: $32.55M

28. Garden of Love (2003)

Unrated | 86 min | Horror, Thriller

A woman whose family was brutally murdered when she was little is instructed by her family's ghosts to bring the killers to them so their souls can rest in peace.

Director: Olaf Ittenbach | Stars: Natacza Boon, James Matthews-Pyecka, Daryl Jackson, Bela B.

Votes: 765

29. The Hitcher II: I've Been Waiting (2003 Video)

R | 93 min | Horror, Thriller

A sadistic serial killer terrorizes a couple driving on a rural highway in Texas while killing numerous people and framing them for his killings.

Director: Louis Morneau | Stars: Jake Busey, Kari Wuhrer, C. Thomas Howell, Shaun Johnston

Votes: 3,047

30. Octane (2003)

R | 91 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

While on a late night road trip home, a woman must save her rebellious teenage daughter who runs off with a bizarre group of blood-letting psychos.

Director: Marcus Adams | Stars: Madeleine Stowe, Norman Reedus, Bijou Phillips, Mischa Barton

Votes: 2,968

31. House of the Dead (2003)

R | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

15 Metascore

A group of college students travels to a mysterious island to attend a rave, which is soon taken over by bloodthirsty zombies.

Director: Uwe Boll | Stars: Jonathan Cherry, Tyron Leitso, Clint Howard, Ona Grauer

Votes: 34,920 | Gross: $10.25M



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