2000s Horror Flicks
Halloween is just around the corner. It is the best time of the year to enjoy some scary movies with a bunch of friends. Talking about best horror movie of the last decade, you will get a variety of names. No matter from what era you are, you will eventually agree with the statement that ‘horror movies present a great form of entertainment.’ Horror movies can make you doubtful about real things around you. Here is the list of my own favorite top 10 horror movies of 2000s.
28 Days Later (2003)
- Director – Danny Boyle
- Star Cast – Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris, Christopher Eccleston, Megan Burns
28 Days Later
The plot rotates around the activists who went to set lab animals free from cages but end up getting infected with a virus. 28 days later, Jim awakes from coma in the empty ICU of London. After walking outside, he found deserted streets. Overall, this tough zombie movie leads the characters in to such situations where everything depends upon their understanding of human nature.
Drag Me To Hell (2009)
- Director – Sam Raimi
- Star Cast – Jessica Lucas, Alison Lohman, Justin Long, David Paymer, Reggie Lee, Lorna Raver
Drag Me To Hell
The story revolves around a loan officer, Christian Brown, who expels an old woman from her home by refusing to grant extension on the home loan. The old woman places a curse on the officer (Alison) that will plunge her into the depths of hell to burn for eternity after three days of torment.
- Director – Alexandre Bustillo, Julien Maury
- Star Cast – Alysson Paradis, Beatrice Dalle, Nathalie Roussel
This French horror movie features the attack and home-invasions of a young pregnant widow, Sarah, by a mysterious stranger who plans to take her unborn baby. Being suspicious of the stranger women, Sarah calls the police. Policemen were unable to find any trace of the mysterious women, the story ends with the death of Sarah and many blood-drenched scenes.
The Mist (2007)
- Director – Frank Darabont
- Star Cast – Thomas Jane, Nathan Gamble, Andre Braugher, Toby Jones, Laurie Holden, William Sadler, Sam Witwer, Alexa Davalos
This science fiction horror movie is based on novella of the same name by Stephen King. This pure horror story features a small town engulfed thick fog, which forces a small band of survivors to seek refuge in a local store. The theme of story describes the action of ordinary people in extraordinary conditions.
Let Me In (2010)
- Director – Matt Reeves
- Star Cast – Kodi Smit-McPhee, Chloe Grace Moretz, Elias Koteas, Richard Jenkins
Let Me In
The story revolves around a young ‘bullied’ boy, named as Owen, who befriends a vampire girl, Abby. Owen, the neglected child of divorcing parents, forms a unique bond with Abby. This beautiful story of friendship will give you chills with some blood-sucking scenes.
The House of The Devil (2009)
- Director – Ti West
- Stars – Jocelin Donahue, Tom Noonan, A.J. Bowen, Mary Woronov, Greta Gerwig, Dee Wallace
The House Of The Devil
It is the story of a young college going student, Samantha, with basically ‘no money’. She is desperate to pay for an apartment and hence ends up accepting a babysitting job. Sam and her friend Megan suspect something strange about the house. Entering the house of the devil, Sam ends the night in a bloody fight.
Ginger Snaps (2000)
- Director – John Fawcett
- Star Cast – Katherine Isabelle, Emily Perkins, Kris Lemche, Mimi Rogers, Jesse Moss
A complete package of painful teenage drama, including drugs, rebellion, alienation and sexual promiscuity, the movie is considered as one of the best werewolf movies. After being attacked by a wolf, Ginger starts behaving abnormally. Her sister, Brigitte, needs to make a choice between joining Ginger or saving herself.
Land of The Dead (2005)
- Director – George A. Romero
- Star Cast – Simon Baker, Dennis Hopper, Asia Argento, Robert Joy, Eugene Clark
- Land Of The Dead
The movie deals with a zombie assault on Pittsburgh. The scenario presented is of the world overrun with zombies, but some surviving humans have created a safe place in Fiddler’s Green. Everything turns bad when zombies get hungrier and attack rest of the humans.
The Others (2001)
- Director – Alejandro Amenabar
- Star Cast – Nicole Kidman, Finnoula Flanagan, Eric Sykes, Elaine Cassidy, James Bentley
Grace, a war widow, is struggling to raise her two children alone. Three new servants arrive and make the conditions complicated. This movie succeeds in raising the terror and mystery level with the audience.
The Eye (2002)
- Director – Danny Pang, Oxide Pang Chun (Pang Brothers)
- Star Cast – Angelica Lee, Lawrence Chou, Chutcha Rujinanon
The original Chinese/Thai version is known to be one of the most chilling movies. A blind woman, Mann, reclaims her sense of sight after a corneal transplant only to find out later that the complete package includes horrific vision of dead people, as seen by the previous owner. Later, she uses this supernatural gift to change the future.