50 best horror movies of the 2000s

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1. Devil's Den (2006)

Not Rated | 84 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

Two small time drug-dealers cross paths with a female-assassin, a monster hunter, a Japanese swordsman and even the Devil himself at a gentlemen's club housing murderous she-demons.

Director: Jeff Burr | Stars: Kelly Hu, Devon Sawa, Ken Foree, Steven Schub

Votes: 1,034

2. Dance of the Dead (2008)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Horror

On the night of the big High-School Prom, the dead rise to eat the living, and the only people who can stop them are the losers who couldn't get dates to the dance.

Director: Gregg Bishop | Stars: Jared Kusnitz, Greyson Chadwick, Chandler Darby, Carissa Capobianco

Votes: 10,699

3. Drive Thru (2007)

R | 83 min | Comedy, Horror

Horror gets Super Sized when Horny The Clown, the demonic mascot of "Hella-Burger," starts slashing Orange County teenagers with his meat cleaver from Hell.

Directors: Brendan Cowles, Shane Kuhn | Stars: Leighton Meester, Nicholas D'Agosto, Melora Hardin, Lola Glaudini

Votes: 3,635

4. Doghouse (2009)

Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

A group of men, heading to a remote village to help one of their friends get over his divorce, soon discover that all the women have been infected with a virus that makes them man-hating cannibals.

Director: Jake West | Stars: Danny Dyer, Noel Clarke, Emil Marwa, Lee Ingleby

Votes: 19,791

5. Land of the Dead (2005)

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

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: 85,132 | Gross: $20.70M

6. Believe (I) (2000)

PG | 96 min | Family, Horror

After being continually kicked out of boarding schools, Ben is sent to live with his stern Grandfather in a small town. While there, no one is interested in him with the exception of a girl... See full summary »

Director: Robert Tinnell | Stars: Ricky Mabe, Mario Boni, Justin Bradley, Vlasta Vrana

Votes: 738

7. Vampire Bats (2005 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Freshmen friends of the Tate University go to an underground party in the woods nearby the local cemetery. After a death, two of the students are arrested until a professor suggests that bats might be the real culprit.

Director: Eric Bross | Stars: Lucy Lawless, Dylan Neal, Liam Waite, Timothy Bottoms

Votes: 1,184

8. Automaton Transfusion (2006)

75 min | Horror

Three teens find themselves in a town over run with zombies. Deciding to fight back, they go on a punch you in the throat, action packed, non stop ride through the city, woods, and schools.

Director: Steven C. Miller | Stars: Garrett Jones, Juliet Reeves London, William Howard Bowman, Rowan Bousaid

Votes: 2,179

9. Zombieland (2009)

R | 88 min | Adventure, Comedy, Horror

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: 440,258 | Gross: $75.59M

10. Shaun of the Dead (2004)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Horror

76 Metascore

A man decides to turn his moribund life around by winning back his ex-girlfriend, reconciling his relationship with his mother, and dealing with an entire community that has returned from the dead to eat the living.

Director: Edgar Wright | Stars: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Kate Ashfield, Lucy Davis

Votes: 451,315 | Gross: $13.54M

11. Friday the 13th (2009)

R | 97 min | Horror

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: 85,624 | Gross: $65.00M

12. Spirit Camp (2009)

96 min | Comedy, Horror

When a street smart "goth girl" (Roxy Vandiver) is forced to attend cheerleader camp as part of her rehabilitation from a juvenile correction facility, she clashes with the "popular girls,"... See full summary »

Director: Kerry Beyer | Stars: Kerry Beyer, Julin, Brandon Smith, Megan Moser

Votes: 490

13. 12 Days of Terror (2004 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 87 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

For twelve days in July, 1916, a shark patrolled the waterways of northern New Jersey. This docudrama is based on Richard Fernicola's account of those days.

Director: Jack Sholder | Stars: Colin Egglesfield, Mark Dexter, Jenna Harrison, John Rhys-Davies

Votes: 1,527

14. Zone of the Dead (2009)

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

InterPol agents must join forces with dangerous prisoner to fight zombie hordes.

Directors: Milan Konjevic, Milan Todorovic | Stars: Ken Foree, Kristina Klebe, Emilio Roso, Miodrag 'Miki' Krstovic

Votes: 2,907

15. Decoys 2: Alien Seduction (2007 Video)

R | 94 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Sam, a college student in a small Northwestern town, reluctantly joins his roommates in a contest to see who can hook up with the most gorgeous co-eds by the end of the semester. But when men slowly start disappearing around town, he and his friends learn that when it comes to beautiful women, it's what's inside that really matters.

Director: Jeffery Scott Lando | Stars: Corey Sevier, Tyler Johnston, Kailin See, Kim Poirier

Votes: 2,080

16. Return of the Living Dead: Rave to the Grave (2005)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

A college student creates a drug called "Z" and sells it on campus, inadvertently resurrecting the living dead, who wreak havoc at a Halloween rave.

Director: Ellory Elkayem | Stars: Peter Coyote, Aimee-Lynn Chadwick, Cory Hardrict, John Keefe

Votes: 3,646

17. House of the Dead 2 (2005 TV Movie)

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

A virus breaks out at a university and people start to become zombies. After 29 days, a team of AMS scientists and soldiers are sent in to deal with the problem. But while they search, things go wrong.

Director: Michael Hurst | Stars: Emmanuelle Vaugier, Ed Quinn, Sticky Fingaz, Steve Monroe

Votes: 5,243

18. House of Fears (2007)

Not Rated | 86 min | Horror, Thriller

The night before a local haunted house opens for Halloween, six friends sneak in for a few hours of fun. Soon after entering, they find themselves trapped inside with no way out. Their ... See full summary »

Director: Ryan Little | Stars: K. Danor Gerald, Cydney Neil, Kelvin Clayton, Corri English

Votes: 1,628

19. Return of the Living Dead: Necropolis (2005)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

A group of teenagers, in an attempt to rescue their friend from an evil corporation, end up inadvertently releasing a horde of bloodthirsty zombies.

Director: Ellory Elkayem | Stars: Aimee-Lynn Chadwick, Cory Hardrict, John Keefe, Jana Kramer

Votes: 4,243

20. Candy Stripers (2006)

R | 89 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

In a lonely road in Wucaipa, something attacks the driver of a car and her blind friend Tammy. They have a car accident; Tammy survives and is sent to the Wucaipa General Hospital. ... See full summary »

Director: Kate Robbins | Stars: Scott Aaronson, Brian Lloyd, Sarah McGuire, Brianna Berman

Votes: 1,165

21. Insanitarium (2008 Video)

R | 89 min | Horror, Thriller

After he's institutionalized in order to cover for his sister, a young man encounters a doctor who is turning his patients into flesh-eating psychopaths.

Director: Jeff Buhler | Stars: Jesse Metcalfe, Kiele Sanchez, Peter Stormare, Kevin Sussman

Votes: 4,241

22. Flight of the Living Dead (2007)

Unrated | 94 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

A fellow scientist accidentally escapes containment aboard a plane during turbulence. After she is gunned down by a security guard, she reanimates as a zombie, killing and infecting several... See full summary »

Director: Scott Thomas | Stars: David Chisum, Kristen Kerr, Kevin J. O'Connor, Richard Tyson

Votes: 8,503

23. Wilderness (I) (2006)

R | 93 min | Horror

Juvenile delinquents gets sent to a small British island after a fellow prisoners death, where they have to fight for survival.

Director: M.J. Bassett | Stars: Sean Pertwee, Alex Reid, Toby Kebbell, Stephen Wight

Votes: 8,404

24. Monster Man (2003)

R | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Horror

Two guys and a female hitchhiker are terrorized by a monstrous looking man driving a giant monster truck.

Director: Michael Davis | Stars: Eric Jungmann, Justin Urich, Aimee Brooks, Michael Bailey Smith

Votes: 4,115

25. Infestation (2009)

R | 91 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

A slacker awakes to find himself weak and wrapped in a webbing; after realizing that the world has been taken over by giant alien insects, he wakes a ragtag group of strangers and together they fight for survival.

Director: Kyle Rankin | Stars: Chris Marquette, Brooke Nevin, Kinsey Packard, E. Quincy Sloan

Votes: 8,310

26. Suck (2009)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Horror, Music

A comedy centered on a rock 'n' roll band that will do anything to become famous.

Director: Rob Stefaniuk | Stars: Rob Stefaniuk, Jessica Paré, Paul Anthony, Mike Lobel

Votes: 4,005

27. Autopsy (2008)

R | 84 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A young woman tries to find her injured boyfriend in a bizzare and dangerous hospital.

Director: Adam Gierasch | Stars: Jessica Lowndes, Ross Kohn, Ross McCall, Ashley Schneider

Votes: 5,822

28. Against the Dark (2009 Video)

R | 94 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

When most of the population of Earth is infected with a virus and transformed into flesh eaters and blood drinking creatures, a group of hunters led by Tao chases the vampire zombies to ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Crudo | Stars: Steven Seagal, Tanoai Reed, Jenna Harrison, Danny Midwinter

Votes: 4,603

29. Asylum (IV) (2008)

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

Six college students discover their dorm was once an insane asylum that conducted gruesome lobotomies on its teenage inmates during the 1930's.

Director: David R. Ellis | Stars: Sarah Roemer, Jake Muxworthy, Mark Rolston, Travis Van Winkle

Votes: 3,129

30. Black Christmas (2006)

R | 84 min | Horror

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: 22,197 | Gross: $16.24M

31. Day of the Dead (2008 Video)

R | 86 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

When a small Colorado town is overrun by the flesh hungry dead a small group of survivors try to escape in a last ditch effort to stay alive.

Director: Steve Miner | Stars: Mena Suvari, Nick Cannon, Michael Welch, AnnaLynne McCord

Votes: 19,137

32. Eight Legged Freaks (2002)

PG-13 | 99 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

53 Metascore

Venomous spiders get exposed to a noxious chemical that causes them to grow to monumental proportions.

Director: Ellory Elkayem | Stars: David Arquette, Kari Wuhrer, Scott Terra, Scarlett Johansson

Votes: 48,077 | Gross: $17.32M

33. The Loved Ones (2009)

R | 84 min | Horror, Thriller

When Brent turns down his classmate Lola's invitation to the prom, she concocts a wildly violent plan for revenge.

Director: Sean Byrne | Stars: Xavier Samuel, Robin McLeavy, Victoria Thaine, Jessica McNamee

Votes: 32,720

34. Wrong Turn 2: Dead End (2007 Video)

R | 93 min | Horror, Thriller

A group of reality show contestants find themselves fighting for their survival against a family of hideously deformed inbred cannibals who plan to ruthlessly butcher them all.

Director: Joe Lynch | Stars: Erica Leerhsen, Henry Rollins, Texas Battle, Aleksa Palladino

Votes: 33,805

35. Diary of the Dead (2007)

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

66 Metascore

A group of young film students run into real-life zombies while filming a horror movie of their own.

Director: George A. Romero | Stars: Michelle Morgan, Joshua Close, Shawn Roberts, Todd Schroeder

Votes: 43,418 | Gross: $0.96M

36. Hatchet (2006)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Horror

57 Metascore

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.

Director: Adam Green | Stars: Kane Hodder, Joel David Moore, Deon Richmond, Amara Zaragoza

Votes: 25,819 | Gross: $0.16M

37. Vampire Killers (2009)

R | 86 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

Their women having been enslaved by the local pack of lesbian vampires thanks to an ancient curse, the remaining menfolk of a rural town send two hapless young lads out onto the moors as a sacrifice.

Director: Phil Claydon | Stars: Paul McGann, James Corden, MyAnna Buring, Silvia Colloca

Votes: 18,559

38. Black Sheep (2006)

Not Rated | 87 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

62 Metascore

An experiment in genetic engineering turns harmless sheep into bloodthirsty killers that terrorize a sprawling New Zealand farm.

Director: Jonathan King | Stars: Oliver Driver, Nathan Meister, Tammy Davis, Matthew Chamberlain

Votes: 36,936 | Gross: $0.08M

39. Dark Rising: Bring Your Battle Axe (2007 Video)

92 min | Comedy, Horror

A broken heart, a battle axe, a demon and a lesbian ex-fiancée... Jason Parks' life goes from bad to worse as a series of supernatural events turn his dream of reconciliation with ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Cymek | Stars: Landy Cannon, Brigitte Kingsley, Julia Schneider, Jay Reso

Votes: 673

40. ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction (2009)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

Life is wonderful for the people in the quiet, island town of Port Gamble....until a zombie virus outbreak!

Director: Kevin Hamedani | Stars: Janette Armand, Doug Fahl, Cooper Hopkins, Russell Hodgkinson

Votes: 3,831

41. 28 Weeks Later (2007)

R | 100 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

78 Metascore

Six months after the rage virus was inflicted on the population of Great Britain, the US Army helps to secure a small area of London for the survivors to repopulate and start again. But not everything goes to plan.

Director: Juan Carlos Fresnadillo | Stars: Jeremy Renner, Rose Byrne, Robert Carlyle, Harold Perrineau

Votes: 235,014 | Gross: $28.64M

42. Blade: Trinity (2004)

R | 113 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

38 Metascore

Blade, now a wanted man by the FBI, must join forces with the Nightstalkers to face his most challenging enemy yet: Dracula.

Director: David S. Goyer | Stars: Wesley Snipes, Kris Kristofferson, Parker Posey, Ryan Reynolds

Votes: 150,379 | Gross: $52.41M

43. Resident Evil: Extinction (2007)

R | 94 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

41 Metascore

Survivors of the Raccoon City catastrophe travel across the Nevada desert, hoping to make it to Alaska. Alice joins the caravan and their fight against the evil Umbrella Corp.

Director: Russell Mulcahy | Stars: Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Oded Fehr, Iain Glen

Votes: 168,549 | Gross: $50.65M

44. My Bloody Valentine (2009)

R | 101 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

51 Metascore

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.

Director: Patrick Lussier | Stars: Jensen Ackles, Jaime King, Kerr Smith, Betsy Rue

Votes: 49,390 | Gross: $51.55M

45. Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004)

R | 94 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

35 Metascore

Alice awakes in Raccoon City, only to find it has become infested with zombies and monsters. With the help of Jill Valentine and Carlos Olivera, Alice must find a way out of the city before it is destroyed by a nuclear missile.

Director: Alexander Witt | Stars: Milla Jovovich, Sienna Guillory, Eric Mabius, Oded Fehr

Votes: 170,606 | Gross: $51.20M

46. The Devil's Rejects (2005)

R | 107 min | Crime, Horror

53 Metascore

The murderous, backwoods Firefly family take to the road to escape a vengeful police force which is not afraid of being as ruthless as their target.

Director: Rob Zombie | Stars: Sid Haig, Sheri Moon Zombie, Bill Moseley, William Forsythe

Votes: 83,719 | Gross: $17.04M

47. Sorority Row (2009)

R | 101 min | Horror, Mystery

24 Metascore

A group of sorority sisters try to cover up the death of their house-sister after a prank gone wrong, only to be stalked by a serial killer.

Director: Stewart Hendler | Stars: Briana Evigan, Rumer Willis, Carrie Fisher, Teri Andrez

Votes: 26,241 | Gross: $11.96M

48. Halloween (2007)

R | 121 min | Fantasy, Horror

47 Metascore

After being committed for 17 years, Michael Myers, now a grown man and still very dangerous, escapes from the mental institution and immediately returns to Haddonfield to find his baby sister, Laurie.

Director: Rob Zombie | Stars: Scout Taylor-Compton, Malcolm McDowell, Tyler Mane, Brad Dourif

Votes: 97,461 | Gross: $58.27M

49. Resident Evil (2002)

R | 100 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

33 Metascore

A special military unit fights a powerful, out-of-control supercomputer and hundreds of scientists who have mutated into flesh-eating creatures after a laboratory accident.

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson | Stars: Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Ryan McCluskey, Oscar Pearce

Votes: 224,896 | Gross: $40.12M