The Best Horror Films of the 21st Century, As Decided by The Internet

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Mulholland Drive is a horror movie? Sure it had that sorta jump scared and it went bizzare in the end but still.

I don't know if this counts but I would definitely add The Gift to that list

karloss01:

Makabriel:
No Event Horizon? This list fails..

Not a film made in the 21st century; if it was a 20th century list then it maybe there along with Alien.

Damnit, now I feel old...

I love me some Shaun of the Dead, but a horror movie...

Also, no Wolf Creek?

I know to never expect much from lists like this, but seriously? Two parodies, a David Lynch mindfunk and a Del Toro fantasy? That'd be like voting Minecraft one of the top ten first person shooters of all time. (And that's before we even get into the back-and-fourth on whether or not Let The Right One In is "horror" or just a supernatural drama.)

The Descent made it, at least. Got a poster signed by Marshall, and I've loved him for years. I'd say he's wasted as the "battle guy" on Game of Thrones, but seeing what happens when you let him do whatever he likes... I mean, sure, I love John Carpenter, but that still doesn't fully excuse Doomsday just being his filmography on fast-forward.

Even ignoring films I didn't like (or haven't seen yet) - where the hell is You're Next? Berberian Sound Studio? Martyrs? House of the Devil? Human Centipede 2? Maniac? Children of Sorrow? Tokyo Gore Police? Grim Love? Even Beyond the Black Rainbow - while technically a Science Fiction film - is closer to being a horror movie than half of these titles listed!

I'm not expecting Gozu or A Serbian Film front and center, but come on.

Half of these aren't actually horror movies and where the fuck is Session 9? Well, at least there is no "found footage" bullshit. Or torture porn.

Pretty sure at least half of those aren't even horror.

Scarim Coral:
Mulholland Drive is a horror movie? Sure it had that sorta jump scared and it went bizzare in the end but still.

I mean, the Robert Blake scene is especially scary in retrospect, but yeah -- as much as I love that movie, it ain't a horror flick.

Major_Tom:
Half of these aren't actually horror movies and where the fuck is Session 9? Well, at least there is no "found footage" bullshit. Or torture porn.

Session 9 is brilliant. Just a half a step behind The Descent and 28 Days Later on my list. I was also surprised that the Dawn of the Dead and Evil Dead remakes didn't get a lot of nominations. They may not be top 10, but I thought they were pretty damn good movies.

Exley97:
Session 9 is brilliant. Just a half a step behind The Descent and 28 Days Later on my list. I was also surprised that the Dawn of the Dead and Evil Dead remakes didn't get a lot of nominations. They may not be top 10, but I thought they were pretty damn good movies.

Oh, I forgot about Dawn of the Dead remake, it was the best non-Romero "of the Dead" movie (better than even some later Romero ones). I checked the full list, Session 9 is in the 21st place. The fuck? Drag me to jump scare gets place 10, but Session 9 is tied with some Rob Zombie bullshit? Pfff...

Those are horror movies? Where's The Mist? No Woman in Black? No Session 9? This list in disappointing at best; null and void at worst.

karloss01:

Makabriel:
No Event Horizon? This list fails..

Not a film made in the 21st century; if it was a 20th century list then it maybe there along with Alien.

I came bounding in here to shout out "Alien" and maybe "Event horizon" too before the date part caught up with my brain.

Good to see Pans Labyrinth on there.
Speaking of Del boy...

The only thing I can think of adding would be "Mama" presented by Del Toro himself.
I'm not sure what that means, whether it's produced, helped out or just that he thought it was pretty awesome.
Anyway.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2nwknMmvdc
Trailer there.

Major_Tom:

Exley97:
Session 9 is brilliant. Just a half a step behind The Descent and 28 Days Later on my list. I was also surprised that the Dawn of the Dead and Evil Dead remakes didn't get a lot of nominations. They may not be top 10, but I thought they were pretty damn good movies.

Oh, I forgot about Dawn of the Dead remake, it was the best non-Romero "of the Dead" movie (batter than even some later Romero ones). I checked the full list, Session 9 is in the 21st place. The fuck? Drag me to jump scare gets place 10, but Session 9 is tied with some Rob Zombie bullshit? Pfff...

Yeah, I love the original Dawn, and I even like Diary of the Dead, but Romero's other recent stuff (Land, Survival) ain't so good. Zack Snyder's remake (running zombies aside, of course) is pretty damn good. And I like Drag Me to Hell, especially the ending, but jeez....it can't even read the back of Session 9's jersey in this race.

A few others that I love:
The Last Exorcism (probably the best acting of any recent horror film)
The Crazies (arguably THE best horror remake yet)
The Orphanage (holy shit, I did not see THAT coming...)
Eden Lake (never camping again, ever)

Pan's Labyrinth? Sure, it was a good movie, but I'd hardly call it horror.

People who are saying that Pan's Labirynth isnt horror probably never seen it. That is nightmare-inducing material. It may not be classified as horror as such, but it is more scary than most of pure horror movies out there. Its that "spychological horror" category that is less about jump scares and more about you pulling your hair out after watching.

I don't know how people can enjoy Badabook with that kid. It completely killed the movie. It was way too much. I think this was intended, but after a while, I couldn't help but to root for the antagonist later on.

It was so horrendous, maybe the kid was the real antagonist and by this gave the movie that perfection I assumably missed according to the movie's fans.

It was shit.

Strazdas:
People who are saying that Pan's Labirynth isnt horror probably never seen it. That is nightmare-inducing material. It may not be classified as horror as such, but it is more scary than most of pure horror movies out there. Its that "spychological horror" category that is less about jump scares and more about you pulling your hair out after watching.

This ties in with my opinion on Badabook. Pan's Labirynth had visually nothing in terms of inducing horror. I watched Pan's Labirynth a few weeks ago for the first time, and it had no horror for me. It was dramatic and full of fantasy, backed up by the background of the movie (what I've read on Wikipedia). Maybe, because my definition of horror is always tied to evil and gruesome visualisation, and my differentiation between good and evil is too nuanced and thin, but defined, I couldn't experience the horror so many people feel when watching that movie.

Strazdas:
People who are saying that Pan's Labirynth isnt horror probably never seen it.

Or, they have seen it, and didn't find it horrifying.

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