Top 25 Horror Films from 2000-2014
The past 15 years have given horror movie fans a wide variety of films to choose from. There were horror films based on a true story such as: The Mothman Prophecies (2002) which stars Richard Gere and Debra Messing. It is based on a small West Virginia town that experienced a series of paranormal events. The Conjuring (2013) is a paranormal thriller which tells the true story of an evil haunting that takes place at a family’s home in Rhode Island.
Some of the best ghost stories and top scariest films since 2000 were supernatural. The Others (2001) is a story about a mother and two children who take residence in a dark and gloomy old house that could be haunted in this film starring Nicole Kidman. The Orphanage (2007) directed by J. A. Bayona and produced by Guillermo del Toro is a supernatural gothic thriller about a long time abandoned orphanage with a particularly troubling and eerie past. The Woman in Black (2012) takes Daniel Radcliff to a remote village where he meets the ghost of a vengeful woman in this supernatural story. Possession films such as; Insidious (2010), Oculus (2013) and the mega-terrifying film Sinister (2012) made the best horror movies list.
There could not be a list of good scary movies without a classic gem from horror writer master Stephen King. In the film 1408 (2007) John Cusack is a man who specializes in exposing false claims of the paranormal kind. He soon confronts something horrible in room 1408 at the Dolphin Hotel.
Some of the all-time best horror movies were remade and equally frightening in a new modern sadistic way. The 1981 Sam Raimi remake of the Evil Dead (2013) and George A. Romero’s 1978 remake of Dawn of the Dead (2004) both brought new terror to these classics. A unique and clever film, Let Me In (2010) is the story about a bullied young boy who befriends a young female vampire who lives in secrecy with her guardian. This film is a remake of the Swedish film Let the Right One In (Låt den Rätte Komma In – 2008). The Ring (2002) is a crazy-terrifying remake of the Japanese horror film Ring (1998).
A healthy dose of gore and terror helps to add Rob Zombie’s the Devil’s Rejects (2005), 28 Days Later (2003) and Saw (2004) to the list of the best horror movies since 2000. Haute Tension (High Tension-2003) is a French horror flick that takes place on a family farm in the country with a twisted killer and shocking ending.
Mental asylums and psychiatric hospitals were the subjects of two dark and eerie thrillers. Gothika (2003) with Halle Berry and Robert Downey Jr., and Session 9 (2001) starring David Caruso were both super creepy. Madness and mayhem are two words to describe the film Trick ‘r’ Treat (2007) which has four interwoven horrifying stories that occur on Halloween. The French film, The Martyrs (2008) tells the story of a woman’s plan for revenge that leads to a journey into a living hell.
There is the classic “friends get together to get slaughtered while away on vacation” film that made the list of the best horror movies in the past 15 years. The Cabin in the Woods (2012) mixes twisted reality TV and evil when five friends head out to an isolated cabin in this twisted film. The Descent (2005) is a story about a group of explorers become trapped and pursued by a strange breed of predators. In the film V/H/S (2012) a group of misfits is hired by a mysterious third party to burglarize a desolate house and take a rare VHS tape where they get more than what they bargained for. In Rec (2007) a television reporter and cameraman follow emergency workers into a dark apartment building and find themselves trapped inside with something terrifying.
Some of the best horror movies are a mix of remakes, ghost stories, psychological terror, creatures and serial killers. Horror films will never die and as the technology and digital age evolve so will new ideas that will keep audiences scared and wanting more.
The list of Films used in this video are:
The Conjuring The Descent Saw Sinister
The Others Sessions 9 Evil Dead The Woman in Black
Trick R Treat Insidious High Tension 28 Days Later
The Orphanage The Ring Gothica Martyrs
Dawn of the Dead The Devils Rejects 1408 REC
Let Me In V/H/S Oculus The Cabin in the Woods
The Mothman Prophecies