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Top Ten Horror Movies: 2000-2009

Updated on November 22, 2009

The Horror movie is considered one that will scare you in one way or another, either directly or by what if this happened kind of way. Sometimes they can teach us a lesson about life, like if you are being chased by a killer don't fall down. If you hear a weird sound don't go search for it. Now the horror movie is not my favorite type of movie but the genre has had a lot of great films made and I do enjoy a scaring once in a while. My favorite types of movies in order are comedies, action, and drama's, then horror.

Some of my favorite books are by Dean Koontz and Stephen King. If you enjoy stories as much as I do then you'll most definitely enjoy this series of top ten lists.

My comedy top ten lists cover the following years:

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

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2000

Final Destination 2000

Final Destination is the first of four movies of the same name.  I really liked this one because it started the whole thing.  The movie starts out as a high school student is bound for France with his French class.  The student then has a premonition that the plane is going to crash and flips out.  He gets kicked off the plane with some fellow students and one teacher.  Shortly after take off the plane explodes killing everyone on board.  The rest of the movie is about Death trying to get the survivors that were supposed to die.  The cool part of this movie is the gruesome ways the survivors die.  One of the survivors even gets decapitated…pretty gruesome.

2001

13 Ghosts 2001

Cyrus Kriticos dies and leaves everything to his nephew and his family.  Among the possessions are the house, money, and his collection of trapped ghosts.  When the nephew discovers a crazy machine in his new basement he is confused about what it is, so naturally, he turns it on.  When he turns the machine on he releases all of the thirteen ghosts from their trap.  The movie is about trying to get the ghosts back into the machine.  This movie is a fun trip and has many startling moments.

2002

The Ring 2002

When The Ring came out in 2002 it became an instant sensation.  The movie was originally a Japanese film that Hollywood successfully transformed into an American movie.  The basis of the movie revolves around a film that people watch.  When you watch the movie you see a ring at the end of it.  Then you get a phone call, and seven days later you will die.  One reporter finds this odd and watches the movie, then the phone rings.  During the seven days she must discover the secret of the movie and the ring to save herself and her new found lover.  The movie takes us on a scary adventure that is similar to a crime movie but much better.

2003

Freddy vs. Jason 2003

Horror genre lovers have anticipated this movie for a long time. There was just as much banter about who would win in a fight with Freddy and Jason as there is with Superman and Batman.

Throughout the course of the movie you constantly wonder who is going to win in the end. Jason is virtually indestructible in all of his previous movies as is Freddy. However, only one can win in this ultimate showdown. The story is told very well and the plot is very believable for a horror movie.

I will not tell you who wins in the battle but I will assure you that it is a fantastic fight until the very end.

2004

The Grudge 2004

The Grudge was a fantastic horror movie and was released in 2004. It instantly became a success. The story is about a Japanese girl that was murdered and she wants retribution from anyone. They say once you go into the house you will get the girls attention and she will start haunting you.

Because she is a ghost she can not actually kill you but she definitely scares the living crap out of you. The fear tactics of this ghost end up making you kill yourself. Overall I liked this movie quite a bit.

2005

Constantine 2005

Constantine stars Keanu Reeves as the title character.  In the movie Constantine has a gift of vision.  He can see angels, demons, and even ghosts.  The plot of the story is based around some people finding the spear that pierced Jesus.  Rachel Weisz is a detective that had a dream of her twin sister Isabel committing suicide.  There is only one man who can help her solve the case of her sister’s death…Constantine.  Together they embark on a journey of religious proportions that will cause Constantine to rethink his ways.  Altogether this is a great film which teeters more on the edge of suspense than horror but still great.

2006

The Hills Have Eyes 2006

The New Mexico desert was supposed to be vacant. The U.S government picked this site to test nuclear weapons thinking it would be deserted…it wasn’t. On a family vacation in a trailer to California the Carter’s got turned down the wrong road by a gas station attendant.

Along the route about 30 or 40 miles out of the way the Carter’s trailer breaks down in a seemingly innocent incident. The family is stranded out in the middle of nowhere when strange things begin to happen. Soon the family is hunted by mutant cannibals’ that finally escalates to a final showdown.

2007

1408 2007

This is a movie adapted from a Stephen King short story of the same name.  A ghost hunter who specializes in debunking stories of haunting across the nation, Mike Enslin, is writing a book about the haunting.  Mike’s publisher and friend recommends’ the permanently vacant hotel room at the Dolphin Hotel.  The room is 1408 and it is not haunted but evil.  The hotel manager played exquisitely well by Samuel L. Jackson tries to convince Mike not to rent the room.  Instead he offers a complete historical record of the room. 

 

Mike refuses the offer and rents the room anyway.  At first it seems that Mike will get to prove wrong the theory of this particular room.  Suddenly, weird things start to happen and a whole slew of visions and other terrifying events occur.  Stephen King delivers on the story and personally, the movie is just as good as the story which can be found in Stephen King’s collection of short stories in “Everything’s Eventual.”

2008

The Eye 2008

A blind but still gorgeous Jessica Alba plays the main character in this movie about cellular memory. Being blind from an early age, Sydney Wells has found success as a violinist. Her sister, who blinded her by accident when Sydney was five, encourages her to get a cornea transplant.

The transplant was a success and Sydney is starting to see things…too many things. She sees dead people and other visions of horrifying circumstances. She soon finds out who donated the eyes and goes on a journey to Mexico to learn about the donor.

What she discovers will set the stage for the ending of the movie. This is a great movie and not just because Jessica Alba is in it, though it does help.

 

2009

My Bloody Valentine 2009

Ten years ago a vicious murder spree took the lives of many people, it happened on Valentines Day.  Tom Hanniger accidently caused a drilling accident in his fathers mine trapping six miners. Harry Warden is the only survivor but is in a coma.  It is assumed that Harry killed the others with his pickax to save oxygen for himself.  On Valentines Day Harry awakens from his coma and kills 22 people with his pick ax.  The deputy kills him and leaves Tom and his girlfriend as survivors.  Ten years later Tom returns for his father’s funeral and finds that his ex-girlfriend married and had kids with his friend, Harry returns also.  Harry comes back seeking revenge on those that survived his pick ax.  Axel blames Tom for the murders, but will soon find out the horrible truth.  A great scary movie.

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      Yangtze 7 years ago

      I am so scared that I seldom watch horror movies. But your descriptions are pretty good.

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      suziecat7 7 years ago from Asheville, NC

      I've seen all these and thought The Grudge was particularly creepy. I'm looking forward to watching A Haunting In Connecticut".

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      Bail Up ! 7 years ago

      The Hills Have Eyes left me pretty disturbed. Good horror picks!

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      Janetta 7 years ago

      I'm glad you included the first Final Destination! It was sooo good :)

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      wesleycox 7 years ago from Back in Texas, at least until August 2012

      Suzie, the very first second you have an opportunity to watch "A Haunting in Connecticut" take it. It is a very good movie, especially for a horror flick.

      BailUp: That movie was creepy but have you seen the sequel? That one is a good sequel.

      Janetta: I liked the Final Destinations very much because for a moment you believe you can cheat death. Great film.

      Thank you all for reading through my personal list of favorite horror movies.

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      Dame Scribe 7 years ago from Canada

      My sons and I couldn't quite figure out what The Grudge was about, lol

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      wesleycox 7 years ago from Back in Texas, at least until August 2012

      I hope this helped you discover a long hidden secret. Thanks for stopping by and visiting my hubs.

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      jellydonut25 7 years ago from Buffalo, NY

      Going to have to take MAJOR issue with this list (sorry).

      In 2000, Ginger Snaps is a much better film than Final Destination

      2001’s The Others blows a LOT of horror films out of the water, let alone Thir13en Ghosts.

      In 2005, the fact that you put a Keanu Reeves film on this list while passing over The Descent BAFFLES me. Also, LAND OF THE DEAD!

      2006 the award should easily have gone to The Host.

      1408 is not a TERRIBLE choice for ’07 but what about 30 Days of Night? THE MIST?!?!

      In 2008, I would have picked Diary of the Dead, it’s not popular, but I thought it was VINTAGE Romero zombie-awesomeness. But at least you didn’t pick The Happening (as I was expecting from the rest of your list).

      I’m not trying to pick on you, just let you (and the readers of the hub) know that there is other stuff out there besides what ‘mainstream’ cinema tries to cram down our throats…

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      wesleycox 7 years ago from Back in Texas, at least until August 2012

      Wow, JellyDonut25 how do you really feel? I guess that it's a good thing that this is a list of MY favorites. Thank you for pointing out other good horror films, and I'm sure that readers know there are many, many more horror movies out there that didn't make my list. Maybe you'll be inspired to create a list of your own and again thanks for reading.

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      jellydonut25 7 years ago from Buffalo, NY

      again, I wasn't trying to pick on the list, it's a good read, and the hub is well-written and well-designed...

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      Wayne Tully 7 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      I almost forgot about 13 ghosts, what a classic film, nice list, but Constantine, I read the comic book and I'm sure that Keanu should have put on a scouse Liverpool accent, but no he acts the same in every film, good film, just Keanu irritates me somewhat for his robotic acting....

      There are so many horror films that I own and like...so good list!

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      wesleycox 7 years ago from Back in Texas, at least until August 2012

      Jellydonut25: Again thank you for coming by this hub, reading it, and making some strong contributions to the list of horror films.

      Waynet: Yeah Thir13en ghosts scared me, and constantinte was a good story for me. Keanu Reeves acts a lot differently now than back in the bill and ted days. Thank you for commenting on my list.

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      Charlie01 7 years ago

      I think the grudge (Japanese version) was very scary!

      good list by the way.

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      wesleycox 7 years ago from Back in Texas, at least until August 2012

      Thank you Charlie, yes it was pretty spooky.

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      poetlorraine 7 years ago

      wow you worked so hard on this one, not in to horror movies, my dad would not let me watch them, then as i got older i just cant, i am such a baby

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      wesleycox 7 years ago from Back in Texas, at least until August 2012

      I used to be scared of them too, then I started to realize that they're fake, but every now and then one will spoke me. So the horror genre of films is my least favorite but I still like an occasional scare.

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      enm415 7 years ago

      very great list. The scariest I would say would have to b e 1408 for me. Could sleep alone that day.lol

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      wesleycox 7 years ago from Back in Texas, at least until August 2012

      Stephen King wrote that story in Everything Eventual a collection of short stories. He is the master of scary so yes this movie was very spooky. Thanks for reading enm415.

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      Coach Albert 7 years ago from San Francisco

      My comment didn't seem to have posted. I'd like to hear your opinion on my hub about Constantine. Cheers, -Coach Albert

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      wesleycox 7 years ago from Back in Texas, at least until August 2012

      Sure, be right over.

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      tony0724 7 years ago from san diego calif

      I liked the Japanese version of the Grudge better . I am surprised you did not have "Saw " in here somewhere .

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      wesleycox 7 years ago from Back in Texas, at least until August 2012

      I saw Saw and liked it. It was a very good mystery self mutilation film but I liked these ones better. Thanks for reading Tony.

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      MixtapeChick 7 years ago from Rialto, California

      That was an alright list... though I must admit. More than one of those were in my Hub about the Worst Horror Movie Remakes ever haha!

      https://hubpages.com/entertainment/Just-Eat-My-Bra...

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      wesleycox 7 years ago from Back in Texas, at least until August 2012

      Well alrighty then Mixtapechick, glad you enjoyed most of the movies I put on this list. 3 out of ten isn't bad, it is a seventy percent, a passing grade. Thanks for reading, and posting your link in my hub, really appreciate that. Next time though, try to earn your traffic some other way.

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      MixtapeChick 7 years ago from Rialto, California

      Sorry about that.. :/

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      wesleycox 7 years ago from Back in Texas, at least until August 2012

      Its ok, I forgive you. I read a few of your reviews, excellent work.

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      articleposter 7 years ago

      Good collection this is

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      wesleycox 7 years ago from Back in Texas, at least until August 2012

      Thank you articleposter, I'm glad you like it.

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      novijgodskoro 7 years ago

      Really horror movies brrrr....

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      wesleycox 7 years ago from Back in Texas, at least until August 2012

      Thank you for visiting.

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      wesleycox 7 years ago from Back in Texas, at least until August 2012

      Comments are not for promoting your own hubs or other sites Adam B. See below the post comment button.

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      askjanbrass 7 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      The shining anyone? Shelley Duvall is perfect for the role, not to mention it's one of Jack Nicholson's best performances (in my humble opinion)! Moreover, one of Stanley Kubrick's greatest achievements. SUPER CREEPY.

      "All work and no play make Jack a dull boy."

      Fun hub. Thanks for sharing.

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      jellydonut25 7 years ago from Buffalo, NY

      askjan, the Shining is not a movie released in the past 10 years...

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      wesleycox 7 years ago from Back in Texas, at least until August 2012

      Askjanbrass: I completely agree with you about the "Shining" it is a great horror film and book, however it was released on film way more than ten years ago and did not make this list.

      Jellydonut: Thank you for your comment as you are right.

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      optimus grimlock 7 years ago

      30 days of night was horrible, so was ginger snaps!!! the descent was good,1408 was alright the rest are good. the 1st jeepers creepers was erie and should be on the list! nice list tho

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      wesleycox 7 years ago from Back in Texas, at least until August 2012

      Optimus: Thank you for your comments, I greatly appreciate your input.

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      Adam B 7 years ago

      So...why was my comment unapproved? I didn't say anything bad in it; I just listed ten movies I thought were great.

      Weird.

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      Brian 7 years ago from Northern Michigan

      I only saw 2 movies on this list, and those are The Ring, and Freddy Vs. Jason. I thought the ring was pretty stupid.

      But, I'm not a big fan of horror movies. I do like the Scary Movie spoof franchise though. Their take-off on the ring was halarious.

      I did like Freddy Vs. Jason. I thought it had a great story, and some of it was even funny! It wasn't really scarey at all, but, it sure was fun watching them kick eachothers ass. But, they both finally got the whooping they deserved. I think it is the only movie with either character that I liked. But, I still think Freddy is the creepier monster, because he can be anything he wants.

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      wesleycox 7 years ago from Back in Texas, at least until August 2012

      Thank you for visiting and commenting Brimancandy.

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      suhel 7 years ago

      you havnt mention WRONG TURN anywher.!!! its all time scary movie..

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      wesleycox 7 years ago from Back in Texas, at least until August 2012

      Suhel: Thank you for visiting

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      basilisk 7 years ago from Southern California

      I liked The "Grudge" and "Ringu" but now I'll have to check out "The Eye" with Jessica Alba.

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      rabaduz 7 years ago

      this list sucked these movies arent scary at all!!!!!!

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      wesleycox 7 years ago from Back in Texas, at least until August 2012

      Basilisk and radaduz: thanks for visiting.

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      Crazdwriter 7 years ago

      Horror movie fan right here baby! lol And I have yet to see The Eye but the rest I have seen. and eh...wasn't a fan of The Ring or the Grudge but will watch them anyways as background noise as I write. Great list, Wesley. I'll check out The Eye soon. and heck yes all of the Final Destination movies scared me half to death! *shudder* lol

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      ilovedidi 7 years ago

      I have seen at least 50 "Best Horror Movies of the Decade" lists... This is the worst one. 28 Days Later. Let the Right One In. American Psycho. Saw. Martyrs. Inside. Trick R' Treat. REC. The list goes on

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      sathesh 7 years ago

      realy super.........

      my family members r realy njoy this film....

      such a comedy collection.......

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      MrMidNight 6 years ago

      Yeah i seen all on your list, i just remembered a scene from the 09 my bloody valentine. Which i think was the best part in the movie, when that chick ran out in the hotel parking lot butt naked, then got pursued to the front office. Trapped under the bed and then killed thru a box spring, truly classic death, HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!

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      wesleycox 6 years ago from Back in Texas, at least until August 2012

      MrMidNight: Yes that was a classic kill scene.

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      Gary 6 years ago

      Nice list here. The hills have eyes would have to be one of my favourites. Check out my list of 80's horror movies

      https://hubpages.com/entertainment/horrorof80s

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      bb123 6 years ago

      ya your list is pretty good especial the grudge!! i absolutely love that movie (all 3 of them) and i didn't think 1408 was that scary i just thought it was kinda...i dont know..weird maby?

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      wesleycox 6 years ago from Back in Texas, at least until August 2012

      bb123 Thank you for reading and thank you for commenting, I also enjoyed those movies. I really liked 1408 as it was interesting.

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      fleur9586 6 years ago from PH

      Wow you got a lot of good movies here!try this site http://www.freemoviehub.org

      you can watch all your favorite movies for free.

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      What's News 6 years ago

      Great list. I have seen most of these already. As for the ones I have not I think I might check them out. Thanks for the info.

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      wesleycox 6 years ago from Back in Texas, at least until August 2012

      fleur: thanks for commenting and for the tip, will check it out.

      What's News: Thank you for reading and commenting.

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      Jake Ryan 6 years ago

      Try the Thai version of The Eye. 1000% better than the J.Alba rehash.

      Otherwise, you have a nice list.

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      wesleycox 6 years ago from Back in Texas, at least until August 2012

      Thanks for reading Jake. Glad you liked the list.

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      mrcubes 6 years ago

      hills have eyes

      was pity sick !!

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      trish 6 years ago

      can n e 1 help remember a movie where a couple n two friends go to a party and the boyfriend goes and looks for her friend and while his girlfriend waits in the car with a guy they kiss then he dies in a car accident but she sees him in the end??

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      duneworm 5 years ago

      Have more than half of the movies on the list. Gotta say, the US remakes of the ring, the grudge, and the eye, wasn't as scary as the japanese versions. Well, very interesting choices wesleycox.

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      4SCMWR 5 years ago

      I don't really think final destination is scary....even orphan is scarier than that, you should watch it! thank you anyway~~

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      wesleycox 5 years ago from Back in Texas, at least until August 2012

      I definitely will thanks for the heads up.

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