Your top horror film of the 21st Century.

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  1. Paff

    Paff Super Moderator

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    I can't speak for the original poster (who didn't even follow his own construct), but I do believe it's your top horror film, and not filmS of the new millenium. Narrow it down to one. It's a lot harder, and really makes you think about how you appreciate a movie. Commit, people.
     
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    In no particular order (except maybe chronologically), these are the strictly horror films from the last 16 years that have stuck with me:

    American Psycho
    The Devil's Backbone
    28 Days Later
    House of 1000 Corpses
    A Tale of Two Sisters
    High Tension
    The Manson Family
    The Devil's Rejects
    Silent Hill
    Bug
    La nuit des horloges
    Death Proof
    Hell's Ground
    REC
    Martyrs
    Pontypool
    Let the Right One In
    Thirst
    REC 2
    The House of the Devil
    Antichrist
    Black Swan
    Rabies
    Sennentuntschi
    Red, White & Blue
    Kill List
    Berberian Sound Studio
    Antiviral
    Sinister
    The Strange Color of My Body's Tears
    It Follows
    The Witch

    Some honorable mentions that might exist in slightly different genres (ie. thriller/sci-fi/comedy/drama) yet contain horror elements:

    The Cell
    Shadow of the Vampire
    Irreversible
    Bubba Ho-Tep
    Mothman Prophecies
    Save the Green Planet
    The Machinist
    Hard Candy
    Monster House
    Mullholand Drive
    Slither
    The Book of Revelations
    Time Crimes
    Hot Fuzz
    Zodiac
    Murder Party
    Dogtooth
    The Secret in Their Eyes
    Mother
    Rubber
    Buried
    The Corridor
    The Skin I Live In
    Attack the Block
    Hobo with a Shotgun
    Pieta
    Moebius
    Stoker
    A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
    Housebound
    Green Room
     
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    The Descent.
     
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    Having to pin point down just one horror film that, to me, would define the last decade and a half is a tough one. So, just for the time being, I will list off my favorites from each year.

    American Psycho (2000)
    Session 9 (2001)
    28 Days Later (2002)
    A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)
    Shaun of the Dead (2004)
    The Devil's Rejects (2005)
    Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006)
    [REC] (2007)
    Martyrs (2008)
    Thirst (2009)
    I Saw the Devil (2010)
    Attack the Block (2011)
    Kill List (2012)
    Stoker (2013)
    The Battery (2014)
    What We Do in the Shadows (2015)
     
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    Top 5

    Let The Right One In
    Martyrs
    Maniac
    Ginger Snaps
    Trick 'r Treat
     
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    Find me a harder hitting horror film than that. (And it has to have a brain, so that instantly cancels out anything French.)
     
  7. buck135

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    I just thought it felt it was worthy to mention.
     
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    Okay - if I had to pick just one - Jeepers Creepers.
     
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    my man! hell yes.

    One of the most memorable theater going experiences ever for me. I was a junior in high school. Went and caught this with two good buddies of mine. Back then you saw a trailer but that's pretty much it as far as prior knowledge about a film goes. I wasn't expecting a throw back, bad ass horror flick. Fucking love me some Jeeps Creeps, mayne.
     
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    I was totally stunned when I first saw Jeepers Creepers. When it opens on a lonely country road and you see the car far in the distance coming ever so close to the screen, I got an instant feeling of dread. I just knew from that point on that it wasn't going to be your typical horror film. It was too quiet and it starts very under the radar, and by the end of the film and it's downer ending, as a viewer, I was just left speechless. It's an outstanding horror film.
     
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    Couldn't agree more. Justin Long turned into one of my favorite actors ever......and I absolutely love Gina Phillips. The whole movie feels like a throwback creature feature. Has drive in movie written all over it. I'm looking forward to the 3rd installment coming soon.......the sequel was rubbish.
     
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    Hear, hear.

    Ginger Snaps.

    Immediately fell in love with its tone, characters, actors, and style.
     
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    If I had to pick just one: Cabin in the Woods. It just hit all the right notes for me. I'm no longer particularly interested in the nihilistic bleekness of modern horror filmmaking, and definitely not when combined with the tired shaky cam/found footage trope. Even when well shot, very little of it is fun or rewatchable. Cabin in the Woods is both of these things.

    Runners up:
    Woman in Black. Nearly pitch perfect example of what I look for in a ghost story.
    The Descent: creative creature design and fantastic use of claustrophobia.
     
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    Agreed with Cabin in the Woods and The Descent being contenders. I wavered between those two as well. Honestly cannot remember if I saw WiB, however.
     
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    The Woman in Black was OK. I caught it in the theaters. It had a lot of cool things going for it, but I just couldn't get that into it to be honest. I typically don't care for movies taking place in that time period (It's the 19th century, if my memory is serving me properly?) I'm sure there are many exceptions however..... but from a side from a few cool sequences, I was rather bored. My buddy who I saw it with loved it though, it's one of those films we've debated quite a bit.
     
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    Cabin in the Woods and The Descent are to horror what The Boondock Saints and The Usual Suspects are to drama. Or, what Road Runner is to Wyle E. Coyote.
     
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    And I didn't even find Suicide Club even worth remembering. To each his own.
     
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    Haha- I think you mean The Eye. Or Shutter. Or Dream Home.
     
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    The only thing I recall about Suicide Club are the sillier aspects like that it had musical numbers from a teeny bopper band. At least Killer Tomatoes had more than Puberty Love going for it.
     
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    DVD-fanatic-9 And the Next Morning, When the Campers Woke Up...

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    The point of the story was to suggest those songs were filled with subliminal messages, the messages encouraging the huge widespread rash of suicides.

    Ya know... the point of the whole movie. Commentary on the attitudes in consumer culture and the nation's growing problem with feelings of depression, loneliness, the stuff that Pulse was talking about. Which both films suggested were contagious. And traveled through the nation's media.
     

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