Halloween Top 13: Favorite Horror Flicks of the 2000s
October 31, 2010
RevolutionSF Review: The Mist
What kind of decade would it have been without a Stephen King adaption?
RevolutionSF Review: Quarantine
One of a bazillion foreign horror flicks remade in the last few years. The U.S. version Quarantine was nowhere near as good.
11. Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon
A horror mockumentary following Vernon as he plans to follow in the footsteps of his heroes Freddy and Jason, who in this world are very real.
RevolutionSF Review: Slither
From IMDB: "A small town is taken over by an alien plague, turning residents into zombies and all forms of mutant monsters."
What else could I add?
RevolutionSF Review: Drag Me To Hell
"I don't want your cat, you dirty pork queen!"
RevolutionSF Review: The Descent
Claustrophobia! Mole people!
Creepy, creepy, creepy.
RevolutionSF Review: Dawn of the Dead
Pretty much every horror movie has been remade in the last 10 years, but this was the best. Fast zombies!
RevolutionSF Review: Shaun of the Dead
The rom-zom-com holds up through many a viewing.
Rob Zombie broke our hearts with the craptastic Halloween
remakes, but this flick and Devil's Rejects
were tons of fun.
Eli Roth's first flick tackled the then-timely fear of flesh eating viruses and contained the greatest scene in cinema history.
Bill Paxton waking up his kids to explain the bloody mission an "angel" has given him was terrifying.
RevolutionSF Review: Trick R Treat
This shoulda been a big screen release, but went straight to DVD. It's a new classic.
Yes, YES, YESSS! on Session 9, in spite of the presence of David Caruso. Ghost Ship is a guilty pleasure; truly more fun than it had any right to be. I wanted Drag Me to Hell to be better than it was. How about a weird little flick called The Signal? Funny, yet disturbing, I think it gets even better with repeat viewings.
-- GlassSpider, 9:23 PM, November 11, 2010
I second Ghost Ship, House of Wax(which was more a remake of Tourist Trap than of HoW), the remake of Friday the 13th, and Wind Chill...also, I would add Session 9, Dead Silence, and Dead End. All were a blast to watch, while most horror films these days lack in fun and creativity.
-- LeisSuit, 4:37 PM, November 10, 2010
I obviously loved Trick R Treat, and I've seen Quarantine but not Rec. The Host was a good Korean flick, and a direct to video release called Autopsy did pretty well, too.
-- The Mattwolf, 12:06 PM, November 07, 2010
The first Saw movie should definitely be on this list. I also like the films Creep and Hard Candy.
-- wgk333, 12:21 PM, November 06, 2010
I didn't really care for either Trick R Treat or Drag Me to Hell and kinda despised The Descent. On the other hand, I loved The Orphanage and enjoyed Frailty quite a bit despite it's relative predictability. The ones that didn't hit your list that would have made mine are "Ghost Ship" and the remakes of "House of Wax" and "Friday the 13th", all of which I thought were great fun; and "The Uninvited," "The Messengers" and "Wind Chill," all of which I thought were flat-out awesome.
-- Dodger, 10:32 PM, November 05, 2010
When I watched Trick R Treat, I kept asking myself, "Why is this not on the big screen while Saw is."
The Mist is on my worst horror movies list. The changed the ending too much, and in a way that served the story not at all
-- Daran, 8:24 PM, November 05, 2010
Yeah. The Mist, REC, Frailty, Descent, The Orphanage are all great. I have not seen some the other ones. I also liked room 1408. There was a ton of great J-Horror this decade: Battle Royal, Pulse, Uzumaki, Ju-on: The Grudge. And the Korean monster movie The Host was excellent.
-- moonglum, 5:57 PM, November 05, 2010
I'm going to chase down "Trick R Treat". If it doesn't measure up to this scale, I'm bringing back thirst. "Frailty" had me sleepless for two nights.
-- Martin Baxter, 3:50 PM, November 05, 2010
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