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Old 08-09-2009, 03:31 PM
What's everyones top horror flicks of the 2000's?

These are films off the top of my head that I really enjoyed since 2000:

High Tension
The Decent
Rob Zombie's Halloween
Wrong Turn
Bloody Reunion
Battle Royale
Wild Zero
28 Weeks Later -(I didn't care too much for the 1st one)
Dawn of the Dead
Freddy vs Jason
Shaun of the Dead
The Exorcism of Emily Rose
Idle Hands
Cherry Falls
Dark Ride
Slaughter Night
The Tripper
Cold Prey
Let The Right One In
Eden Lake

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Old 08-09-2009, 04:11 PM

7. SHUTTER(Original Version)
9. MAY

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Old 08-09-2009, 04:27 PM
Lake Placid was 1999

1 - The Descent
2 - Rec
3 - Inside
4 - Dog Soldiers
5 - Feast
6 - The Mist
7 - Fritt Vilt II
8 - Haute Tension
9 - Let the Right One In
10- The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Honorable Mentions:
Eden Lake, The Midnight Meat Train, All the Boys Love Mandy Lane, The Tripper, The Hills Have Eyes, Hatchet, The Ruins, Frontier(s), Severance, Fritt Vilt
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Old 08-09-2009, 05:44 PM
100. Last House in the Woods
99. Hollow Man
98. Re-cycle
97. Ghosts of Mars
96. Thir13en Ghosts
95. Fido
94. The Hitcher (07)
93. Saw III
92. Abominable
91. Texas Chainsaw Massacre (03)
90. Versus
89. Wild Zero
88. Jeepers Creepers
87. Undead
86. Jason X
85. Resident Evil
84. Dead & Breakfast
83. A Tale of Two Sisters
82. 2001 Maniacs
81. Orphan
80. Saw
79. Cube Zero
78. Land of the Dead
77. Black Sheep
76. Final Destination
75. Freddy vs. Jason
74. 30 Days of Night
73. Dead Silence
72. My Name is Bruce
71. I Am Legend
70. The Ruins
69. My Bloody Valentine 3D
68. Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed
67. Splinter
66. Cherry Falls
65. The Host
64. Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
63. Dagon
62. The Mothman Prophecies
61. Snakes on a Plane
60. Severence
59. Dark Water (02)
58. Pitch Black
57. The Ring (02)
56. Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernan
55. Final Destination 2
54. The Others
53. Wrong Turn
52. Ginger Snaps
51. Seed of Chucky
50. Friday the 13th (09)
49. Halloween (07)
48. Midnight Meat Train
47. One Missed Call (Miike)
46. The Exorcism of Emily Rose
45. The Orphanage
44. Dance of the Dead
43. Frontier(s)
42. The Strangers
41. The Signal
40. Them
39. Storm Warning
38. Silent Hill
37. Uzumaki
36. Eden Lake
35. Wrong Turn 2: Dead End
34. [REC]
33. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber from Fleet Street
32. The Happiness of the Katakuris
31. Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer
30. Repo! The Genetic Opera!
29. High Tension
28. Rogue
27. Slither
26. Diary of the Dead
25. Bloody Reunion
24. Hatchet
23. Saw II
22. 28 Weeks Later
21. 1408
20. Martyrs
19. Dawn of the Dead (04)
18. The Descent
17. American Pycho
16. Feast
15. Bug
14. Dog Soldiers
13. Bubba Ho-Tep
12. 28 Days Later
11. Hostel: Part 2
10. The Devil's Backbone
9. The Hills Have Eyes (06)
8. Cloverfield
7. Inside
6. The Mist
5. Grindhouse
4. Shaun of the Dead
3. The Devil's Rejects
2. Drag Me To Hell
1. Hostel

The order is always flexible and changes all the time, except for the #1, that hasn't changed yet. =) God DAMN has this been a fuckin' fantastic decade for horror! And there's still a ton I need to see!
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Old 08-09-2009, 06:18 PM

In no particular order: Ginger Snaps, Ginger Snaps Back, Ginger Snaps Unleashed, INSIDE, Pan's Labyrinth, Freddy Vs Jason, Hatchet, Behind the Mask, Uzumaki, Frontier(s), Martyrs, Slither, Dawn of the Dead ('04), Feast, Feast 2: Sloppy Seconds, Feast 3: The Happy Finish, Bubba Ho Tep, Drag Me To Hell, Hostel, Grindhouse, Dog Soldiers.

Originally Posted by LordSimen View Post
God DAMN has this been a fuckin' fantastic decade for horror!
Ehh...I beg to differ.
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Old 08-09-2009, 06:22 PM
Originally Posted by g1ng3rsnap9ed View Post
Ehh...I beg to differ.
Get out of your nostalgia bubble! Take a look around! It's awesome!
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Old 08-09-2009, 06:39 PM
Large epic list LS

Here's my favorites from 2000 and on (not in any specific order)

Friday the 13th (2009)
Land of the Dead
Final Destination 1-3
Seed of Chucky
Aliens vs Predator Requiem (yeah bitches)
Jeepers Creeper 1 & 2
The Hills Have Eyes (2006)
Hostel & Hostel: Part II
Resident Evil 1-3
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)
Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
Underworld: Evolution
Wrong Turn 2
The Feast Trilogy
The Ruins
28 Days Later
28 Weeks Later
Black Christmas (2006)
The Saw series
Dance of the Dead
Bubba Ho-Tep
Cabin Fever
Black Sheep
Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead
The Host
2001 Maniacs
Motherfucking Snakes on a motherfucking Plane
The Mist
Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer
High Tension
Eden Lake
Storm Warning
Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon
Laid to Rest
Cold Prey
Cold Prey II
My Bloody Valentine 3-D
Zombie Strippers
Dead and Breakfast
The Descent
30 Days of Night
The Killing Gene
The Last House on the Left (2009)
The Collector
Planet Terror
The Devil's Rejects
Santa's Slay
The Hitcher (2007)
Freddy vs Jason
Pan's Labyrinth
Dawn of the Dead (2004)
The Tripper
Freak Out
Shaun of the Dead
The Hazing
Repo! The Genetic Opera!
Dead Silence
The Midnight Meat Train

I have to agree with Lordsimen. Awesome decade.

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Old 08-09-2009, 07:11 PM
Sean of the Dead, the Midnight Meat Train, Spiral (absolutely adore this film, even if it isn't exactly Horror), 30 Day sof Night, Cold Prey, Doomsday, Cabin Fever, Wrong Turn 2...
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Old 08-09-2009, 07:26 PM
I'd say REC or 30 Days of Night. Both were too awesome.
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Old 08-09-2009, 07:34 PM
The Happening: there, I said it! The film was pure cheezy entertainment and there were a few moments where I was laughing so hard I nearly cried. So hang me from a tree, burn me at a stake, call me a herotic, whatever you please, but I'm sticking to it.
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Old 08-09-2009, 08:36 PM
I will do my top 100 since other people have. A few of these may be kind of questionable whether they are really a horror flick, but I included them anyway.

Top 100 Horror flicks from 2000 - 2009:

1. Insomnia
2. Identity
3. Joy Ride
4. The Cell
5. The Mothman Prophecies
6. The Gift
7. Open Water
8. Zodiac
9. Frailty
10. The Ring

11. Dreamcatcher
12. Silent Hill
13. The Others
14. Underworld
15. In the Cut
16. One Hour Photo
17. The Invasion
18. The Skeleton Key
19. 1408
20. Wolf Creek

21. Suspect Zero
22. The Hills Have Eyes ('06)
23. Pulse
24. The Mist
25. House of Wax
26. Vacancy
27. Dawn of the Dead ('04)
28. 28 Weeks Later
29. Blade II
30. Scream 3

31. My Bloody Valentine
32. Final Destination 2
33. P2
34. Freddy Vs Jason
35. Jeepers Creepers
36. Jeepers Creepers 2
37. Disturbia
38. Resident Evil: Apocalypse
39. White Noise
40. 28 Days Later

41. The Night Listener
42. Funny Games
43. Abandon
44. Hostel
45. Stay
46. The Hitcher
47. Red Dragon
48. The Forgotten
49. Mindhunters
50. Session 9

51. Exorcist: The Begining
52. The Eye
53. Underworld: Evolution
54. Constantine
55. An American Haunting
56. Drag Me to Hell
57. The Ruins
58. Murder by Numbers
59. The Butterfly Effect
60. Pan's Labyrinth

61. Taking Lives
62. Snakes on a Plane
63. Cry Wolf
64. The Cave
65. Hannibal
66. Underworld: Rise of the Lycans
67. The Machinist
68. The Exorcism of Emily Rose
69. Saw II
70. Halloween: Resurrection

71. Signs
72. War of the Worlds
73. Final Destination
74. Lady in the Water
75. Planet Terror
76. Cloverfield
77. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre The Movie ('03)
78. Ghost Ship
79. Boogeyman
80. The Order

81. Soul Survivors
82. Darkness Falls
83. Annacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid
84. AVP:R
85. Saw
86. Lost Souls
87. Blade: Trinity
88. The Ring Two
89. Red Eye
90. 30 Days of Night

91. Wrong Turn
92. AVP
93. Captivity
94. The X-Files: I Want to Believe
95. Mr. Brooks
96. Slither
97. The Hills Have Eyes 2
98. Dead Silence
99. Feardotcom
100. Blood and Chocolate
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Old 08-10-2009, 01:30 PM
2 movies. drag me to hell and severance.

totally agree though, great decade for horror. especially compared to the 90s.
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Old 08-12-2009, 09:47 AM
Originally Posted by Henry Lee Lucas View Post
totally agree though, great decade for horror. especially compared to the 90s.
Yay! I honestly feel most people who have hated on this decade will look back on it and think "You know, it wasn't as bad as I thought" in a few years.
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Old 08-12-2009, 11:52 AM
Originally Posted by LordSimen View Post
Yay! I honestly feel most people who have hated on this decade will look back on it and think "You know, it wasn't as bad as I thought" in a few years.

i agree, and not just for American horror films, but Japanese horror films have been great this decade as well, so has Italian and hell even the France have put a few great horror films out this decade.

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Old 08-13-2009, 10:17 PM

Hmmm... this is one I really gotta think about. In the meantime I'll be moving this to Best/Worst. Well thats all for now GOoD JOURNEY my fellow schmoes.
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Old 08-13-2009, 11:23 PM
Originally Posted by LordSimen View Post
Yay! I honestly feel most people who have hated on this decade will look back on it and think "You know, it wasn't as bad as I thought" in a few years.
I have to say it has been one of the best decades for horror movies.
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Old 08-15-2009, 01:37 AM
Jesus Christmas LS , you put together quite a list there

It really has been a terrific decade for horror . We still have a couple of months left for some more goodness . Trick or Treat is def going on a best of list and GR's latest Zom flick if it's released before the end of the year .

Hey where the hell is Brotherhood of the Wolf . If it's there , i missed it , if it isn't , it should be . And Dead End also .
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Old 08-15-2009, 01:53 AM
Originally Posted by dellamorte dellamore View Post
Brotherhood of the Wolf
COMPLETELY forgot about that film.
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Old 08-16-2009, 11:32 PM
In no order: The Good

-Dawn of the Dead
-TCM The Begining
-Wrong Turn
-Wrong Turn 2 Dead End
-28 Days and Weeks Later
-30 Days of Night
-Dark Ride
-I Am Legend
-Silent Hill
-The Ruins
-The Rage
-The Breed
-House of Wax


-Final Destination 2
-The Gravedancers
-Incident on and off A Mountain Road
-Land of the Dead
-The Descent
-The Ring
-The Strangers
-Wolf Creek


-The Off Season
-Storm Warning
-Ed Gein: Butcher of Plainsfield

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Old 08-17-2009, 05:03 AM
Firstly the 2000's have been miles ahead of the 90's.

Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2
Cherry Falls
Final Destination
Ginger Snaps
Shadow of a Vampire
Brotherhood of the Wolf
Ghosts of Mars
The Devils Backbone
Jeepers Creepers
The Others
Session 9
28 Days Later
Bubba Ho-tep
Dog Soldiers
Eight Legged Freaks
My Little Eye
Resident Evil
Dead End
Haute Tension
Wrong Turn
Dawn of the Dead
Dead and Breakfast
Shaun of the Dead
The Descent
The Devils Rejects
Evil Aliens
Saw II
Wolf Creek
All the Boys Love Mandy Lane
The Hills Have Eyes
28 Weeks Later
Wrong Turn 2
The Midnight Meat Train
Drag me to Hell
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Old 08-18-2009, 03:18 PM
I didn't realize how good and just how many horror movies i've seen this past decade . No order , just ones that i genuinely enjoyed and made these past 10 years or so a sort of modern day Golden Age :

Res Evil 1-3
Shaun of the Dead
Hot Fuzz ( definitely horror , it has strong slasher elements and copious amounts of gore )
Dead End ( a hidden gem for sure )
Brotherhood of the Wolf
Silent Hill
Friday the 13th
Wishing Stairs
Dog Soldiers
28 days later
28 weeks later
Land of the Dead
Diary of the Dead
Zombie Diaries
Scarecrow ( yep , i liked it
Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Book of Shadows ( once you get over the fact it's only a sequel in spirit , it's a great film )
Ring remake
Ring 2 ( it expanded on the mythos to excellent effect )
Dark Water original
Juon 1 and 2( the ones shot on video . Think those were 99 but i'll put them on this list )
Phone ( excellent Korean film )
Tale of two Sisters original
Haute Tension
Evil Aliens ( must see goromedy in the spirit of Bad Taste )
The Others
My little Eye ( highly recommend this low budget creepfest )
The Ruins
Cloverfield ( just may be the best big monster run amok film ever made )
The Mist
The Eye original
Planet Terror
The Card Player
Nonhossono ( may have spelled it wrong , but it's aka Sleepless )
La Terza Madre
My Bloody Valentine
The Happening ( way better than people are giving it credit for )
I am Legend
Wild Zero
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Old 08-21-2009, 06:14 PM
the mist
devil rejects
dawn of the dead
freddy vs. jason
bubba ho-tep
saw 1 & 2
shaun of the dead
american psycho
planet terror
monster house
land of the dead
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Old 08-21-2009, 11:12 PM


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Old 08-22-2009, 06:33 AM
Wow LordSimen, even at 100, I never thought I'd see Last House In The Woods on any "best of" list.

And I agree, this has been a great decade for horror, and I'd thank a little indie horror flick for the resurgence back in '99.

I can't be nackered to come up with all of them, but this is a bunch I can pull off the top of my head, and I know I'll read this in a week and go "SHIT! How could I forget..."

[REC] - 9/10
Dawn of the Dead - 8.5/10
Wrong Turn - 8/10
Texas Chainsaw Massacre - 8/10
A Tale Of Two Sisters - 9/10
Wolf Creek - 9/10
Dog Soldiers - 9/10
The Descent - 8.5/10
Hostel - 8/10
Hatchet - 8/10
Final Destination Series - 9-8-8.5/10 (with one more to come)
Splinter - 8/10
The Ruins - 8/10
Cloverfield - 8.5/10 (even tho I don't consider it a horror... wtf)
Quarantine - 8/10
Zombie Diaries - 8/10
Pontypool - 8/10
The Signal - 8.5/10
Dead Sno (Dod Sno) - 8/10
Deadgirl - 8.5/10
Outpost - 8/10
Let The Right One In - 9/10

Hell, I'll stop there, cause I could type forever, and still miss a bunch. I know there are still a TON of Asian horror flicks I left off.

Let me add the inverse as well.

Some of the worst:

Martyrs - 3/10
The Mist - 3/10
The Happening - 4/10
The Uninvited - 5/10
Surveillance - 4/10
Saw 4 - 3/10
Boogeyman - 3/10
Inside (L Interieur) - 5/10
Last House In The Woods - 4/10
Haute Tension - 2/10
House of 1000 Corpses - 3/10

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Old 08-22-2009, 06:38 PM
In No Particular Order:

28 Days Later (2002)
28 Weeks Later (2007)
1408 (2007)
High Tension (2003)
The Mist (2007)
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Old 08-22-2009, 06:41 PM
Originally Posted by Donnie_Darko View Post
Wow LordSimen, even at 100, I never thought I'd see Last House In The Woods on any "best of" list.
Well, if it's any consolation- Now that I've seen Cold Prey and realized thanks to our good buddy Dellamorte Dellamore over there that I forgot the french gem Brotherhood of the Wolf- I think it's going to be pumped off the top 100 soon. =P
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Old 08-22-2009, 08:24 PM
28 Days Later
28 Weeks Later
American Psycho
The Attic Expeditions
Bubba Ho-Tep
Dead End
The Descent
The Devil's Backbone
The Devil's Rejects
Diary Of The Dead
Dog Soldiers
Eyes Of Crystal
Ginger Snaps
High Tension
House Of 1000 Corpses
Jeepers Creepers
Land Of The Dead
Let The Right One In
The Mist

Will add more when I think of them.

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Old 09-14-2009, 04:37 PM
1.American Psycho- 90/100
Either the most satiric horror film or the darkest comedy ever made, American Psycho is in a class all its own. Christian Bale's performance as the psychotic playboy with a mask of conformity is absolutely incredible. He's demented, hilarious, frightening, and powerful. The script is razorsharp and almost as grizzly as the novel. A must see.

2.Donnie Darko- 90/100
How can a straight to video film contain such a stellar cast? The entire cast is spot on in their performances and Richard Kelly's dark vision of a tormented teenage hero is absolutely breath taking. Modern day classic.

3.Grindhouse- 89/100
Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino's stab at the b-horror films of the '70s and '80s is absolutely fantastic for any fan of film. The sights and sounds are so reminiscent to that of the genre they set out to embody, its almost criminal that the two haven't returned to the horror genre since. And despite what you may have heard, the shock scares and over the top gore of Planet Terror is no match for the edge of your seat suspense in Death Proof.

4.Silent Hill- 87/100
Best. Video. Game. Movie. Ever. Christophe Gans creates such a twisted hell in Silent Hill that it almost embarasses the video game its based upon. The story is as dark and twisted as anything I've ever seen and may be the best straight forward horror film of the decade. But don't come in expecting Resident Evil, because you'll get something much deeper and haunting than you'd ever find in a Paul Anderson film.

5.Antichrist- 86/100
Far and away the most disturbing film of the decade, and possibly EVER. Charolette Gainsbourg and Willem Dafoe deliver power house performances in an unnerving hell of built up tension between the two over the loss of their infant son. Don't let the cynics scare you off, this is much more than just a grusome display of shock effects, this is a deeply haunting and dark film.

6.Bubba Hotep- 86/100
Another genre bender, Bubba Hotep is absolute undefinable greatness. Bruce Campbell cranks out his best performance since "Army", and Don Coscarelli delivers a film thats neck and neck with Phantasm for his best. Hilarious, thought provoking, and eerie.

7.Cabin Fever- 86/100
To me, this is Eli Roth establishing a name for himself in the horror industry. Balls out grusomeness, creepy atmosphere, unsettling characters, and off the wall hilarity. Call it a guilty pleasure, but I cant help but absolutely love this film.

8.The Devil's Rejects- 84/100
For most, Rob Zombie's a pretty hit or miss filmmaker. And while his writing abilities are questionable, his love for the genre and originality behind the lense are unquestionable. Devil's Rejects is where he's at his best.

9.Frailty- 83/100
Bill Paxton's directorial debut is nothing like I'd expected it to be. Part growing up drama, part Se7en; Frailty is a brutally bleak look at religion with plot twists around every corner.

10.The Road- 82/100
Viggo Mortenson's performance is enough for anyone to love this film, but if that isn't enough take a look at the gorgeous atmosphere created in this film. The scariest part of the film is that its the most plausible scenario on this list.

11.Hostel Part 2- 82/100 12.Hostel- 82/100
Most people despise this series claiming it to be "torture porn" but to me Hostel is Saw's smarter, less popular older sister. The film has a much bigger message than the Saw serries and has much more relevance into today's political climate. Everything works so well, too bad it felt he held back on some of the creative stylistic touches he threw into Cabin Fever...

13.Shaun of the Dead- 82/100
You wouldn't expect one of the best zombie films of the decade to be a British romantic comedy as well, but such is the case with Simon Pegg's breakout film. The leading duo are hilarious together and the script puts a smart and hilarious twist on the zombie genre.

14.Joy Ride- 82/100
This may be another guilty pleasure for me, but I found this film to be really creepy. The whole aspect of the Trucker's revenge seemed a bit unlikely at times, but still fun and still scary as fuck.

15.Final Destination- 82/100
Despite the terrible sequels (okay, the second one was pretty decent), the first Final Destination is quite the horror film. With mostly unknowns in the cast, its fairly hard to perceive who's next on death's chopping block and just how merciful their fate will be. In most cases, not whatsoever.

16.Rob Zombie's Halloween- 81/100
Another one I'm probably in the majority about, in my opinion Rob Zombie's Halloween is the best remake since John Carpenter's The Thing. Zombie's gritty vision of young Michael growing up in an insane asylum butchering animals and beating bullys to a pulp was an incredible addition to the Halloween folklore in my opinion. Its where the remake actually starts about halfway through the film that it begins to lose its luster. Don't even get me started on the sequel...

17.Drag Me to Hell- 81/100
Sam Raimi's return to horror is a welcome one, it just isn't quite as successful as you may have been lead onto beleive. While the entire premise is very inriguing, some of the slapstick comedy gets to be a bit much at times. And the twist is so obvious my 6 year old sister pointed it out to me 30 minutes before the ending came.

18.Signs- 81/100
For the most part, Shamylan has been pretty downhill this millenium. But Signs was definitley one of his better efforts. Gibson gives a great performance and the script is very well written, even if it is a bit odd that extra terrerstrials with a sensitivity to water came to a planet made almost entirely up of the substance.

19.Club Dread- 81/100
One of the most underappriciated genre films of the decade, Broken Lizard's Club Dread is everything Scary Movie tried to be and more. It's actually a decent horror film, with some really inventive shots and true moments in terror. Turn off your brain and let the blood fly.

20.28 Weeks Later- 80/100
The far superior sequel is jam packed with scares, gore, and a fantastic story about the youngest people alive. Faster and more furious than its sequel, 28 weeks turns a mediocre concept into a brilliant serries.

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Old 09-15-2009, 02:56 PM
just a few of my favorites

American Psycho
Devil's Rejects
The Descent
Midnight Meat Train
28 Days Later
High Tension

lol they keep coming to mind, hard to name just a few
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Old 09-15-2009, 04:49 PM
10. American Pyscho
There are a couple of movies on this list that I don't really consider as horror, but I put 'em on here cuz either they're using a subject that is usually centered in horrors flix,
or just because I wanna have a list that comes out to an even ten, and these certain films come close enough.
AP is a good example of this.

9. The Devil's Rejects
A family of rednecks that makes even Satan go "Damn.... these people are just plain downright evil.....!"

8. The Mist
This was a really good movie up until the end. INO, it felt too forced.
And I know that it's the same ending as in the book, but onscreen, it didn't worked as well I thought it could.
Still, overall, the film was good was enough to make it my list.

7. Ginger Snaps
There comes a time in every young girl's life when her body starts to give off signs that she's becoming a woman.
Or a werewolf.

6. Shaun Of The Dead
I knew that this was gonna be my kind of zombie movie when in one early scene, the main character, Shaun (duh!) said that he still liked Second Coming, the much under-appreciated 2nd. album by the Stone Roses.
After that part, my hairy pimp-ass just sat back into my easy-chair, relaxed, & enjoyed all the thrills, chills & gags.

5. Planet Terror
While the shlock that comes with most zombie flicks usually puts me off, Robert Rodriguez's style of depicting his half of The Grindhouse as a caricature of a genre that has already gone cartoonishly over the top, makes this a walking undead gore-a-rama that I could not only stomach, but enjoy as well. Coupled with a modern sense of violence that we've all mindlessly grown to love, it's a zombie action flick of an energetic quality that sparked some life into my usually dead reaction to most shambling corpse fare.
So, if you're into chicks with guns, zombie apocalypeses & amputees (& let's be honest.... who isn't?),
then this is the zombie flick for you.

4. Cloverfield
This movie gets an extra point just for the surprise factor of how much I ended up enjoying it. I really didn't expect to like this as much as I did. I saw this flick with my brother-in-law, & remember that when the lights in the theatre came on, we both looked at each with an expression of "Whoa" on our faces.
As an adult, one of my absolute favorite things about going to the movies is when I see a film that brings back those feelings that I used to experience as a kid whenever I saw something that was too fantastic that it was beyond the realm of our realty & yet watch it come to life on the big screen in front of me.
A giant alien monster rangin' thru the streets of the Big Apple is a pretty good f'rinstance.

3. 28 Days Later
Y'know, the concept of zombies has gotten bogged down with the campiness that has overtaken this horror sub-genre over the years, that the horror aspect seems to have been practically filtered out. And though alot of this may be due to the logistic of being able to easily escape these stumbling monstrocities, the fact is, if anyone reading this actually saw a zombie, they'd still be scared to the point of shittin' out their own skeletons. If at least by the idea that they have born witness to something as "death-defying" as an entity of the "undead".
This movie attempts to address these issues by respectfully replacing the idea of rising from the dead more akin to being infected with a rabid mind-devolving plague. And IMO, that's enough to turn the concept of a zombie into a more reality like creature that's pretty damn scary. Especially when added to the fact that they can now move fast enough to actually catch you.

2. Let The Right One In
Good horror movies come so rarely into my life. The same with good vampire movies. And the same also goes for good love stories (I refrain from using the term "romance movies" since I find Hollywood's idea of romance is always so impossibly & ridiculously fairy-tale-like). This movie is 2 outta 3 (Though there is some, it's very light on the horror). Told more in an adult manner, yet still with enough of an escapist sensibilty that is respective to the genre, this is a soft, beautiful & beguiling story (which is really saying something since I don't know what that word means) of two 12 year olds finding love for the first time thru the flaws of each of their separate (& sometimes desperate) life situations.
The lead actors for this movie portray their characters with a true down to earth awkwardness that is usually found with kids at this age, along with a longing that is both sincere & convincing.
As far as vampire love stories go, I find myself agreeing with those who compare this one with another human-falls-for-bloodfeeder film that was released around the same time:
the 15 year old girls can have their Twilight. I'll take LTROI.

1. [REC]
Take what Cloverfield took from The Blair Witch Project, add a dash of 28 Days Later, and then sprinkle on some sub-titles (at least, in my case),
& there you go. A quality zombie flick of which I rarely get to see without a giant glob of gooey camp splattered all over it.

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Old 09-16-2009, 03:20 AM

Das Experiment
Battle Royale
Ju-On 2(Original)
Ichi The Killer
Wishing Stairs
Whispering Corridors
28 Days Later
Shaun Of The Dead
Sympathy For Mr. Vengenace
Lady Vengeance
The Card Player
Tale Of Two Sisters
The Devil's Rejects
The Isle
In My Skin
The Devil's Backbone
The Ring
The Others
The Eye(Original)
Red Dragon
Dark Water(Original)
My Bloody Valentine 3-D


The SAW Series
Haute Tension
Most American Remakes of 70's Classics
The Underworld Series
Kiyoshi Kurasawa Films(majorly disappointing- Cure is the most watchable)

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Old 02-10-2010, 06:22 PM
In no particular order

Let the Right One In
Shaun of the Dead
The Exoricsm of Emily Rose
The Descent
Drag Me to Hell
The Mist
Freddy vs Jason
28 Days Later
Devil's Backbone

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Old 02-20-2010, 02:43 PM
My top 10 of the ones I can remember would be;

1. Saw
2. 28 days later
3. The devil's rejects
4. Saw V
5. Hostel
6. Halloween
7. The hills have eyes
8. Texas chainsaw massacre the beginning
9. The host
10. Texas chainsaw massacre

Not only have the horror movies been awesome in the noughties but the remake's have been almost or as effective as the original's.
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Old 02-26-2010, 01:41 PM
Not really sure if I can think of a top 10 list for the decade...there have been some good horror flicks out there but I still haven't seen many of the ones that are getting a lot of praise....and as everyone knows that it is a scientific fact that horror films achieved perfection in the 1970s and 1980s. That's why there's so many remakes these days.

Instead I will just choose one.

Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon

It's clear that the makers of this movie are true horror/slasher fans and they put a lot of effort into their satire. I have never seen horror deconstructed the way it is here. You always wonder, maybe in the back of your head, what exactly does a dude like Jason Voorhees do in his off-time? How does he choose the people to kill in seemingly the perfect order? Etc. This film provides the answer to these kinds of questions. It's funny, it's intriguing, and yeah, it even has good kills and some T&A.

There are only 3 things that keep it from being a MASTERPIECE:

1. The killer's design. They really could have worked harder on making something a little more memorable than overalls and a goofy mask. Luckily he's unmasked so much that it's almost not an issue.

2. The ending could have been a bit better. It seemed to just go on auto-pilot in the final scenes.

3. Not enough Robert Englund.

Other than that, I loved the movie. Best of the decade.
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Old 04-12-2010, 12:57 AM
In no particular order...

The Ring
28 Days Later
Cabin Fever
Paranormal Activity
The Hills Have Eyes
The Mist
The Exorcism of Emily Rose
The Descent
The Strangers
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Old 04-12-2010, 07:48 AM
No particular order

The Descent
The Strangers
Robert Kurtzman's The Rage
The Mist
Trick R Treat
30 Days of Night

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Old 04-12-2010, 10:06 AM
28 Days Later
28 Weeks Later
The Descent
Dog Soldiers
The Mist
Trick R Treat
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Old 05-19-2010, 12:53 PM

Ok, here we go:

Trick 'r Treat
Shaun Of The Dead
28 Days Later
The Mist
Planet Terror
30 Days Of Night
Final Destination 2
The Ring
Jeepers Creepers
The Descent
Pan's Labryinth
Drag Me To Hell
The Exorcism Of Emily Rose
Ju On
Dog Soldiers
The Hills Have Eyes
American Psycho
Dawn Of The Dead
Let The Right One In
The Others
From Hell
Wrong Turn
2001 Maniacs
Ginger Snaps
The Midnight Meat Train
Freddy vs. Jason
Pulse (original version)
Joy Ride
Cabin Fever
Jennifer's Body
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Old 10-29-2010, 10:59 PM
1. Elephant (2003)
2. Let The Right One In (2008)
3. Werckmeister Harmonies (2000)
4. Dracula: Pages From a Virginís Diary (2002)
5. May (2002)
6. Session 9 (2001)
7. Requiem (2006)
8. Shaun of the Dead (2004)
9. Anti-Christ (2009)
10. Shadow of the Vampire (2000)
11. The Cell (2000)
12. Panís Labyrinth (2006)
13. 28 Days Later (2002)
14. American Psycho (2000)
15. The Devilís Backbone (2001)
16. Martyrs (2008)
17. The Decent (2006)
18. Bug (2006)
19. The Orphanage (2007)
20. Hard Candy (2005)
21. A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)
22. REC (2007)
23. Frailty (2001)
24. Pontypool (2008)
25. Gozu (2003)
26. Drag Me to Hell (2009)
27. Orphan (2009)
28. Thirst (2009)
29. Ils [Them] (2006)
30. Death Proof (2007)
31. Inside (2007)
32. The House of the Devil (2009)
33. Jack Ketchumís The Girl Next Door (2007)
34. The Mothman Prophecies (2002)
35. 28 Weeks Later (2007)
36. The Others (2001)
37. Wolf Creek (2005)
38. Trick Rí Treat (2008)
39. Ginger Snaps (2000)
40. Hannibal (2001)
41. Taxidermia (2006)
42. Amir (2002)
43. The Hole (2001)
44. The Eye (2003)
45. Feast (2005)
46. King of the Ants (2004)
47. Hostel (2005)
48. The Signal (2007)
49. Teeth (2007)
50. Ju-On (2002)

Just in time for Halloween, i've been wrapping my head around the best horror films of the past decade (2000-2009). I know off the bat many won't agree with my number 1 pick (some might not even consider it as a horror movie) but tell me what the difference is in the basic outline between Elephant and All the Boys Love Many Lane? Well, despite one being fucking amazing and the other being mediocre as hell, the only difference is marketing. One is marketed as a horror film, the other is marketed as an art house romp. Though Elephant actually horrifies, stimulates and provokes, while most every horror film post-Scream, like All the Boys Love Mandy Lane, is made as an overly-meta, self conscience take on the genre which I think suffocates most of the terror and tension.
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