50 best horror movies of the 2010s

by brian32935 | created - 18 Jun 2013 | updated - 09 Feb 2015 | Public

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1. Cockneys vs Zombies (2012)

Not Rated | 88 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

52 Metascore

A gang of bank robbers fight their way out of a zombie-infested London.

Director: Matthias Hoene | Stars: Rasmus Hardiker, Harry Treadaway, Michelle Ryan, Ashley Thomas

Votes: 16,859

2. Vampire Academy (2014)

PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

31 Metascore

Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, half human-half vampire, a guardian of the Moroi, peaceful, mortal vampires living discreetly within our world. Her calling is to protect the Moroi from bloodthirsty, immortal Vampires, the Strigoi.

Director: Mark Waters | Stars: Zoey Deutch, Lucy Fry, Danila Kozlovsky, Gabriel Byrne

Votes: 47,971 | Gross: $7.79M

3. Legion (2010)

R | 100 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

32 Metascore

When a group of strangers at a dusty roadside diner come under attack by demonic forces, their only chance for survival lies with an archangel named Michael, who informs a pregnant waitress that her unborn child is humanity's last hope.

Director: Scott Stewart | Stars: Paul Bettany, Dennis Quaid, Charles S. Dutton, Lucas Black

Votes: 89,718 | Gross: $40.17M

4. Piranha 3D (2010)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

53 Metascore

After a sudden underwater tremor sets free scores of the prehistoric man-eating fish, an unlikely group of strangers must band together to stop themselves from becoming fish food for the area's new razor-toothed residents.

Director: Alexandre Aja | Stars: Elisabeth Shue, Jerry O'Connell, Richard Dreyfuss, Ving Rhames

Votes: 79,747 | Gross: $25.00M

5. Dead Before Dawn 3D (2012)

R | 88 min | Adventure, Comedy, Horror

A group of college kids accidentally create, and then unleash, a curse that makes anyone they come into contact with kill themselves and then turn into zombie demons.

Director: April Mullen | Stars: Devon Bostick, Martha MacIsaac, Christopher Lloyd, Brandon Jay McLaren

Votes: 3,022

6. Bait (III) (2012)

R | 93 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

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: 13,882

7. Scream 4 (2011)

R | 111 min | Horror, Mystery

52 Metascore

Ten years have passed, and Sidney Prescott, who has put herself back together thanks in part to her writing, is visited by the Ghostface Killer.

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Lucy Hale

Votes: 115,570 | Gross: $38.18M

8. Fright Night (2011)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Horror

64 Metascore

After a new neighbor moved into the house next door, Charley discovers that he is an ancient vampire and goes in search for the help of Peter Vincent, a famous "vampire killer" to save his neighborhood from the creature.

Director: Craig Gillespie | Stars: Anton Yelchin, Colin Farrell, David Tennant, Toni Collette

Votes: 92,702 | Gross: $18.30M

9. Tucker and Dale vs Evil (2010)

R | 89 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

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: 149,173 | Gross: $0.22M

10. Deadheads (2011)

R | 96 min | Adventure, Comedy, Horror

Two inexplicably coherent zombies awake amidst a zombie attack, and decide to take a road trip to find the one's lost love, unaware they are being chased by the agents of a ruthless company with its own agenda.

Directors: Brett Pierce, Drew T. Pierce | Stars: Michael McKiddy, Ross Kidder, Markus Taylor, Sebastian Galasso

Votes: 4,856

11. Osombie (2012)

Not Rated | 92 min | Action, Horror

The story follows Dusty, a yoga instructor from Colorado, who is on a desperate rescue mission to save her crazy brother Derek, a conspiracy theorist who is convinced Osama bin Laden is ... See full summary »

Director: John Lyde | Stars: Corey Sevier, Eve Mauro, Jasen Wade, Danielle C. Ryan

Votes: 1,443

12. Elfie Hopkins: Cannibal Hunter (2012)

R | 89 min | Horror, Thriller

An aspiring teen detective stumbles into her first real case, when investigating the mysterious new family in her neighborhood.

Director: Ryan Andrews | Stars: Jaime Winstone, Aneurin Barnard, Rupert Evans, Kate Magowan

Votes: 814

13. Stripperland (2011 Video)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Horror

A strange virus causes the majority of the female population to turn into lethal carnivorous zombie strippers. A small band of survivors - amiable geek Idaho, laconic macho cowboy Frisco, ... See full summary »

Director: Sean Skelding | Stars: Benjamin Sheppard, Maren McGuire, Ileana Herrin, Jamison Challeen

Votes: 665

14. The Thompsons (2012)

R | 82 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

On the run with the law on their trail, America's most anguished vampire family heads to England to find an ancient vampire clan. What they find instead could tear their family, and their throats, apart forever.

Directors: Mitchell Altieri, Phil Flores | Stars: Cory Knauf, Samuel Child, Mackenzie Firgens, Joseph McKelheer

Votes: 2,006

15. 100 Bloody Acres (2012)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Horror

63 Metascore

Reg and Lindsay run an organic fertiliser business. They need a fresh supply of their "secret ingredient" to process through the meat grinder. Reg comes across two guys and a girl with a broken-down vehicle on their way to a music festival.

Directors: Cameron Cairnes, Colin Cairnes | Stars: Damon Herriman, Angus Sampson, Anna McGahan, Oliver Ackland

Votes: 3,275 | Gross: $0.01M

16. Love Bite (2012)

91 min | Comedy, Horror

School is over and summer has begun in the dead-end seaside town of Rainmouth. While Jamie's friends seem to be happy working in the local pie factory by day and looking for sex by night, ... See full summary »

Director: Andy De Emmony | Stars: Jessica Szohr, Timothy Spall, Ed Speleers, Luke Pasqualino

Votes: 1,303

17. 51 (2011)

R | 90 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

51 chronicles what happens after political pressure from the American public forces the Air Force to provide a few well-known reporters with limited access to the most secretive base on the... See full summary »

Director: Jason Connery | Stars: Tammi Arender, Randy Austin, Jillian Batherson, Bruce Boxleitner

Votes: 2,854

18. Chastity Bites (2013)

TV-MA | 93 min | Comedy, Horror

In the early 1600's, Countess Elizabeth Bathory slaughtered more than 600 young women, believing if she bathed in the blood of virgins that she would stay young and beautiful forever. Still... See full summary »

Director: John V. Knowles | Stars: Allison Scagliotti, Francia Raisa, Louise Griffiths, Eduardo Rioseco

Votes: 788

19. Exit Humanity (2011)

Not Rated | 114 min | Drama, Horror

A young man's struggle to survive in the aftermath of a deadly undead outbreak during the American Civil War.

Director: John Geddes | Stars: Brian Cox, Mark Gibson, Dee Wallace, Bill Moseley

Votes: 4,153

20. Last Kind Words (2012)

Unrated | 87 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

17-year-old Eli has just moved with his family deep into the backwoods of Kentucky to work on the isolated farm of a local recluse. Inexplicably drawn into the strange forest that lies ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Barker | Stars: Brad Dourif, Spencer Daniels, Alexia Fast, Marianne Hagan

Votes: 1,611

21. Beneath the Darkness (2011)

R | 96 min | Horror, Thriller

22 Metascore

After watching their best friend get murdered, a group of teens struggle to expose a local hero as the vicious killer and keep from becoming his next victims.

Director: Martin Guigui | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Tony Oller, Aimee Teegarden, Stephen Ford

Votes: 5,264

22. Stitches (I) (2012)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

A clown comes back from the dead to haunt those who took his life during a fatal party mishap.

Director: Conor McMahon | Stars: Ross Noble, Tommy Knight, Eoghan McQuinn, Gemma-Leah Devereux

Votes: 7,934

23. Vamp U (2011)

Not Rated | 100 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

Wayne Gretzky (no relation) is a vampire who can't grow his teeth. His impotence began when he inadvertently killed Mary Lipinsky, the love of his life, 300 years ago. To take his mind off ... See full summary »

Directors: Matt Jespersen, Maclain Nelson | Stars: Adam Johnson, Julie Gonzalo, Gary Cole, Alexis Knapp

Votes: 2,515

24. A Haunting at Silver Falls (2013)

Not Rated | 96 min | Horror, Thriller

A small town is haunted by the twin daughters of a wrongfully convicted man. Young Jordan is sent down the path to who the real killer is, only to find the killer is very close to her.

Director: Brett Donowho | Stars: Steve Bacic, Tara Westwood, Alix Elizabeth Gitter, James Cavlo

Votes: 2,492

25. Hatchet II (2010)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

49 Metascore

Marybeth escapes the clutches of the bayou-butcher Victor Crowley and returns to the swamp with an army of hunters and gunmen, determined to end Crowley's reign of horror once and for all.

Director: Adam Green | Stars: Danielle Harris, Kane Hodder, Tony Todd, Parry Shen

Votes: 10,877 | Gross: $0.06M

26. Detention (2011)

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

45 Metascore

As a copycat killer named after movie villain Cinderhella stalks the student body at Grizzly Lake High School, a group of co-eds band together to survive while serving detention.

Director: Joseph Kahn | Stars: Josh Hutcherson, Shanley Caswell, Spencer Locke, Dane Cook

Votes: 13,906

27. Battle of the Damned (2013)

R | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

Following a deadly viral outbreak, private military soldier Max Gatling leads a handful of survivors and a ragtag band of robots against an army of the infected.

Director: Christopher Hatton | Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Melanie Zanetti, Matt Doran, David Field

Votes: 3,360

28. Stake Land (2010)

R | 98 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

66 Metascore

In a world of vampires, an expert vampire hunter and his young protégé travel toward sanctuary.

Director: Jim Mickle | Stars: Connor Paolo, Nick Damici, Kelly McGillis, Gregory Jones

Votes: 38,070 | Gross: $0.02M

29. Stage Fright (I) (2014)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Horror, Musical

39 Metascore

A snobby musical theater camp is terrorized by a blood-thirsty killer who hates musical theater.

Director: Jerome Sable | Stars: Minnie Driver, Meat Loaf, Allie MacDonald, Douglas Smith

Votes: 3,996 | Gross: $0.01M

30. The Innkeepers (2011)

R | 101 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

64 Metascore

During the final days at the Yankee Pedlar Inn, two employees determined to reveal the hotel's haunted past begin to experience disturbing events as old guests check in for a stay.

Director: Ti West | Stars: Sara Paxton, Pat Healy, Kelly McGillis, Alison Bartlett

Votes: 30,372 | Gross: $0.08M

31. Silent But Deadly (2011)

Not Rated | 80 min | Comedy, Horror

Thomas Capper is an unconventional and mysterious serial killer who takes aim at a Hollywood film set, by unleashing his own brand of retribution on the cast and crew.

Director: Stephen Scott | Stars: Jason Mewes, William Sadler, Jordan Prentice, Kim Poirier

Votes: 406

32. Rammbock (2010)

R | 63 min | Horror, Thriller

Just when Michael arrives in Berlin to visit his ex-girlfriend Gabi, a terrible virus starts spreading across the city at a rapid pace, turning people into mindless homicidal maniacs. Much ... See full summary »

Director: Marvin Kren | Stars: Michael Fuith, Theo Trebs, Anka Graczyk, Emily Cox

Votes: 4,740

33. The Dead Undead (2010)

R | 90 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

Good Vampires battle Zombie Vampires while trying to hide their own identity and prevent the infection from spreading.

Directors: Matthew R. Anderson, Edward Conna | Stars: Luke Goss, Matthew R. Anderson, Spice Williams-Crosby, Luke LaFontaine

Votes: 778

34. Bong of the Dead (2011 Video)

Not Rated | 91 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

When the world is taken over by flesh eating zombies, best friends Tommy and Edwin figure out a way to benefit from it by turning zombies into fertilizer for growing potent weed! There will be bud.

Director: Thomas Newman | Stars: Simone Bailly, Mark Sweatman, Jy Harris, Barry Nerling

Votes: 584

35. Rise of the Animals (2011)

Not Rated | 70 min | Adventure, Comedy, Horror

In a world where animals have turned on humanity, a teen travels across the country in search of the girl of his dreams.

Director: Chris Wojcik | Stars: Greg Hoople, Stephanie Motta, Adam Schonberg, Nikki Preston

Votes: 590

36. The Conjuring (2013)

R | 112 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

68 Metascore

Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse.

Director: James Wan | Stars: Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Ron Livingston, Lili Taylor

Votes: 374,039 | Gross: $137.40M

37. The Cabin in the Woods (2012)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Horror

72 Metascore

Five 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: 325,065 | Gross: $42.07M

38. Warm Bodies (2013)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Horror, Romance

60 Metascore

After a highly unusual zombie saves a still-living girl from an attack, the two form a relationship that sets in motion events that might transform the entire lifeless world.

Director: Jonathan Levine | Stars: Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, John Malkovich, Analeigh Tipton

Votes: 204,546 | Gross: $66.38M

39. Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)

R | 88 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

23 Metascore

Hansel & Gretel are bounty hunters who track and kill witches all over the world. As the fabled Blood Moon approaches, the siblings encounter a new form of evil that might hold a secret to their past.

Director: Tommy Wirkola | Stars: Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, Peter Stormare, Famke Janssen

Votes: 178,266 | Gross: $55.70M

40. Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)

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

39 Metascore

Alice fights alongside a resistance movement to regain her freedom from an Umbrella Corporation testing facility.

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson | Stars: Milla Jovovich, Sienna Guillory, Michelle Rodriguez, Aryana Engineer

Votes: 121,970 | Gross: $42.35M

41. Underworld Awakening (2012)

R | 88 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

39 Metascore

When human forces discover the existence of the Vampire and Lycan clans, a war to eradicate both species commences. The vampire warrior Selene leads the battle against humankind.

Directors: Måns Mårlind, Björn Stein | Stars: Kate Beckinsale, Michael Ealy, India Eisley, Stephen Rea

Votes: 135,061 | Gross: $62.32M

42. A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)

R | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

35 Metascore

The spectre of a dead child rapist haunts the children of the parents who murdered him, stalking and killing them in their dreams.

Director: Samuel Bayer | Stars: Jackie Earle Haley, Rooney Mara, Kyle Gallner, Katie Cassidy

Votes: 83,425 | Gross: $63.08M

43. Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010)

R | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

37 Metascore

While still out to destroy the evil Umbrella Corporation, Alice joins a group of survivors living in a prison surrounded by the infected who also want to relocate to the mysterious but supposedly unharmed safe haven known only as Arcadia.

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson | Stars: Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Wentworth Miller, Kim Coates

Votes: 149,462 | Gross: $60.13M

44. I Spit on Your Grave (2010)

R | 108 min | Horror, Thriller

27 Metascore

A writer who is brutalized during her cabin retreat seeks revenge on her attackers, who left her for dead.

Director: Steven R. Monroe | Stars: Sarah Butler, Jeff Branson, Andrew Howard, Daniel Franzese

Votes: 65,890 | Gross: $0.09M

45. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)

R | 105 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

42 Metascore

Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, discovers vampires are planning to take over the United States. He makes it his mission to eliminate them.

Director: Timur Bekmambetov | Stars: Benjamin Walker, Rufus Sewell, Dominic Cooper, Anthony Mackie

Votes: 139,936 | Gross: $37.52M

46. Priest (2011)

PG-13 | 87 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

41 Metascore

A priest disobeys church law to track down the vampires who kidnapped his niece.

Director: Scott Stewart | Stars: Paul Bettany, Cam Gigandet, Maggie Q, Karl Urban

Votes: 105,812 | Gross: $29.14M

47. American Burger (2014)

78 min | Comedy, Horror

A bus load of American students, all jocks, cheerleaders and nerds, are on a culture trip in Europe when they stumble upon a mysterious Hamburger stand in the deep European woods, selling ... See full summary »

Directors: Johan Bromander, Bonita Drake | Stars: Lena Bengtson, Madeleine Borg, Pär Camitz, Malin Dahl

Votes: 409

48. Goal of the Dead (2014)

Not Rated | 140 min | Comedy, Horror

Returning to his hometown for the first time since his big money move to the professional leagues, Sam Lorit expects a joyful homecoming and a routine cup-game victory. But with the zombie ... See full summary »

Directors: Thierry Poiraud, Benjamin Rocher | Stars: Alban Lenoir, Charlie Bruneau, Tiphaine Daviot, Ahmed Sylla

Votes: 1,263

49. Dracula Untold (2014)

PG-13 | 92 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

40 Metascore

As his kingdom is being threatened by the Turks, young prince Vlad Tepes must become a monster feared by his own people in order to obtain the power needed to protect his own family, and the families of his kingdom.

Director: Gary Shore | Stars: Luke Evans, Dominic Cooper, Sarah Gadon, Art Parkinson

Votes: 160,107 | Gross: $56.28M

50. Wolves (2014)

R | 91 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror