2000s: Horror & Suspense Throughout the Decadesby Encyclopedia_of_Horror | created - 30 May 2017 | updated - 1 week ago | Public
The 2000s, the decade that brought us the Hollywood remake engine, "torture porn", and an even larger surge of indie and foreign horror to the spotlight... A list brought to you by Eric Myford, author of The Encyclopedia of Horror & Suspense Movies book series...
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1. Saw (2004)
R | 103 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery
Two strangers, who awaken in a room with no recollection of how they got there, soon discover they're pawns in a deadly game perpetrated by a notorious serial killer.
Votes: 352,345 | Gross: $56.00M
2. Saw II (2005)
R | 93 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery
A detective and his team must rescue 8 people trapped in a factory by the twisted serial killer known as Jigsaw.
Votes: 217,933 | Gross: $87.04M
3. Saw III (2006)
R | 108 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery
Jigsaw abducts a doctor in order to keep himself alive while he watches his new apprentice put an unlucky citizen named Jeff through a brutal test.
Votes: 166,482 | Gross: $80.24M
4. Saw IV (2007)
R | 93 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery
Despite Jigsaw's death, and in order to save the lives of two of his colleagues, Lieutenant Rigg is forced to take part in a new game, which promises to test him to the limit.
Votes: 131,176 | Gross: $63.30M
5. Saw V (2008)
R | 92 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery
Following Jigsaw's grisly demise, Mark Hoffman is commended as a hero, but Agent Strahm is suspicious, and delves into Hoffman's past. Meanwhile, another group of people are put through a series of gruesome tests.
Votes: 106,840 | Gross: $56.75M
7. The Butterfly Effect (2004)
R | 113 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Evan Treborn suffers blackouts during significant events of his life. As he grows up, he finds a way to remember these lost memories and a supernatural way to alter his life by reading his journal.
Votes: 421,901 | Gross: $57.94M
8. The Butterfly Effect 2 (2006)
R | 92 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Nick Larson discovers a supernatural way to alter his life and travel back in time to key moments in his life by looking at photographs.
10. Beyond Re-Animator (2003)
R | 96 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Everyone's favorite mad scientist Herbert West is currently in jail after having state's evidence turned against him by his former assistant, Dan Cain. While being led away, some re-agent ... See full summary »
13. 3 Extremes II (2002)
R | 140 min | Horror, Mystery
Three constitutes an omnibus package of three short horror films made by Asian directors. "Memories," made by Kim Ji-Woon, is about a woman (Kim Hye-Soo) who disappears from the home she ... See full summary »
14. Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
R | 118 min | Drama, Fantasy, War
In the Falangist Spain of 1944, the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world.
Votes: 572,902 | Gross: $37.63M
15. Splinter (I) (2008)
R | 82 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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.
16. Red Eye (2005)
PG-13 | 85 min | Mystery, Thriller
A woman is kidnapped by a stranger on a routine flight. Threatened by the potential murder of her father, she is pulled into a plot to assist her captor in offing a politician.
Votes: 105,508 | Gross: $57.89M
17. Inside (2007)
R | 82 min | Horror
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.
18. Gothika (2003)
R | 98 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
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.
Votes: 100,578 | Gross: $59.69M
19. Leprechaun in the Hood (2000 Video)
R | 90 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy
When three rappers want to get even with a pimp, they accidentally unleash a leprechaun who goes on a killing rampage in the 'hood.
20. Leprechaun: Back 2 tha Hood (2003 Video)
R | 87 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
When Emily Woodrow and her friends happen on a treasure chest full of gold coins, they fail to to heed the warnings of a wise old psychic who had foretold that they would encounter trouble with a very nasty and protective Leprechaun.
22. Cursed (2005)
PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Horror
A werewolf loose in Los Angeles changes the lives of three young adults who, after being mauled by the beast, learn they must kill it in order to avoid becoming werewolves themselves.
Votes: 28,852 | Gross: $19.30M
23. Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer (2007)
R | 85 min | Action, Comedy, Horror
A troubled young man still mourning the childhood loss of his family now has to deal with his professor being turned into a monster.
24. Turistas (2006)
R | 93 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A group of young backpackers' vacation turns sour when a bus accident leaves them marooned in a remote Brazilian rural area that holds an ominous secret.
Votes: 34,293 | Gross: $7.03M
25. Living Hell (2008 TV Movie)
R | 92 min | Action, Horror, Mystery
A mild-mannered teacher and a hazmat specialist have to figure out how to stop an unstoppable creature who feeds on light and energy, and moves with exponential speed, before it destroys everything in its path.
27. Dark Ride (2006)
R | 94 min | Horror, Thriller
A group of six friends on a road trip stop off at an amusement park attraction named 'Dark Ride', unaware that a psychopath who brutally murdered two girls, has just escaped a mental institution and is seeking refuge there.
29. American Psycho (2000)
R | 101 min | Crime, Drama
A wealthy New York City 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: 431,921 | Gross: $15.07M
30. American Psycho II: All American Girl (2002 Video)
R | 88 min | Horror, Thriller
A girl named Rachael Newman has developed a taste for murder and will stand at nothing to become a college professor's assistant.
31. Fido (2006)
R | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror
Space radiation turns dead into Zombies. Zomcon fights zombies and finds ways to pacify and use them. On preteen Timmy's 1950s suburban street, all have a zombie doing menial chores. Timmy's zombie becomes his pet/friend and is named Fido.
Votes: 27,136 | Gross: $0.30M
33. 100 Feet (2008)
R | 96 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
After Marnie Watson kills her abusive husband in self-defense, she is condemned to house arrest... only to discover that the house is possessed by the enraged and violent spirit of her dead husband.
34. Wolf Creek (2005)
R | 99 min | Horror, Thriller
Three backpackers stranded in the Australian outback are plunged in a hellish nightmare of insufferable torture by a sadistic psychopathic local.
Votes: 63,390 | Gross: $16.19M
35. Scream 3 (2000)
R | 116 min | Horror, Mystery
While Sidney and her friends visit the Hollywood set of Stab 3, the third film based on the Woodsboro murders, another Ghostface killer rises to terrorize them.
Votes: 114,419 | Gross: $89.14M
37. Altered (2006)
R | 88 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Fifteen years ago, a group of men's lives were forever changed by a strange occurrence. Now, the same group of men will spend a night together ... in terror.
39. Cadaverella (2007 Video)
Not Rated | 71 min | Horror