Horror and suspense was talk of the town, as the year 2009 witnessed major releases in horror and thriller categories. Blood, disgust and terror took toll on the audience as the screenplay became sharper and in line with the unnatural flare.
Have a look at the list of top 10 horror movies of the year 2009.
- Director – Richard Kelly
- Star Cast – Cameron Diaz, James Marsden and Frank Langella
Norma and Arthur Lewis find a strange box at their doorstep covered in a package. Out of curiosity, both decide to open it to know that it contains a red button and a note with writing that they would receive a call from Mr. Steward at 5 pm. Next Day, a mysterious man arrives at their house to tell that if the red button is pressed by them, they would receive $1 million but in exchange, someone, somewhere will die. The film follows the conflict between morality, ethics and money and surely makes the mind boggle on what would happen next.
The House of The Devil
- Director – Ti West
- Star Cast – Jocelin Donahue, Tom Noonan, Mary Woronov
The House Of The Devil
This film is set up in the 80’s, where a college going young girl Samantha Hughes ends up accepting the baby sitting as her part time job to pay rent of her apartment. One day, the baby sitting job coincides with a lunar eclipse, she finds out that this family is strange in different ways and later reveals that the sole purpose of calling her was to use her in their satanic ritual.
- Director – Tommy Wirkola
- Star Cast – Jeppe Beck Laursen, Charlotte Frogner, Jenny Skavlan
Peace and enjoyment of a group of friends, who have come to the mountains, is disrupted by an old shabby man. He makes them aware of the dark history of the region during the World War II that Nazis tortured and abused the local people and after getting defeated by Germany, local residents protested against them and killed many Nazis. As they ran for their lives towards the mountains in extreme cold conditions, they eventually froze to death and became zombies. Then the film elevates to the killing of each of them one by one by Nazi zombies.
Drag Me To Hell
- Director – Sam Raimi
- Star Cast – Alison Lohman, Justin Long, Ruth Livier
Drag Me To Hell
For taking revenge after getting rejected a loan extension appeal by the loan officer Christine Brown, a gypsy woman Mrs. Ganush curses the loan officer. Christine is tormented by the curse from the very first day as she comes to her office. Her world goes upside down and she is followed by an evil spirit everywhere she goes. She is slapped, dragged and gagged by the curse throughout the movie. She desperately attempts to come out of the curse which increases its power with every coming day until she is dragged to hell.
A Perfect Getaway
- Director – David Twohy
- Star Cast – Milla Jovovich, Steve Zahn, Timothy Olyphant
A Perfect Getaway
On their honeymoon at the tropical island at Hawaii, Cliff and Cydney meet more couples; Kale and Cleo, hitchhikers and Nick and Gina, wild and free spirited pairs all-together start their exploration of the forests. The tour abruptly takes weird turn as they find out a gruesome murder that happens near them. To add more to their apathy, the killers have the same description as their acquaintances that suspiciously follow them throughout.
Friday, the 13th
- Director – Marcus Nispel
- Star Cast – Jared Padalecki, Amanda Righetti, Derek Mears
Friday The 13th
An abandoned summer camp near the Crystal Lake is chosen by a group of young adults Whitney, Amanda, Mike, Richie and Wade for tenting. Spine chilling murders were done by a mother of Jason, a child who died of drowning by negligence of the counselors in 1980 at the same place. Soon, the group goes out missing near that area. Six months later, another couple comes to visit the place and have fun. They are later joined by brother of one of the girls who had gone missing. The situation turns tragic and horrendous when they encounter Jason as more evil and revengeful as ever!
My Bloody Valentine
- Director – Patrick Lussier
- Star Cast – Jensen Ackles, Jaime King, Kerr Smith
My Bloody Valentine
One man out of the six miners survives a cave-in on the north side of a Hanninger mine, owned by Tom’s father. It is later known that Harry Warden, the lone survivor, had killed the other five miners with a pickaxe in order to make himself breathe. A year later, Harry goes on a murderous spree killing a nurse and many others. When Harry approaches Tom, he gets shot by the sheriff. 10 years later, when Tom comes back to the town to inherit the mine, he is followed by a masked man with a pickaxe in order to kill him and others.
- Director – Jaume Collet – Serra
- Star Cast – Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard, Isabelle Fuhrman
As a positive gesture to save their troubled married life, Kate and John Coleman decide to adopt a child. As they look for child at St. Marina Orphanage, they agree to take home a nine year old Russian girl, Esther. But, eventually they get to know that this child face has a tainted and untold history to it.
The Haunting in Connecticut
- Director – Peter Cornwell
- Star Cast – Virginia Madsen, Martin Donovan, Elias Koteas
The Haunting Connecticut
A family shifts to a house near a clinic, where their son is being treated for terminal cancer. As soon as they move to their new house, they start experiencing supernatural events which eventually become violent. The family does not react at first thinking that it might be a stress hangover, but later they get to know that the house was a former mortuary with an evil spirit trapped in it.
Last House On The Left
- Director – Dennis Iliadas
- Star Cast – Garret Dillahunt, Monica Potter, Tony Goldwyn
The Last House On The Left
A gang finds refuge in a vacation home after abducting and severely assaulting two women Paige and Mari, but they are unknown of the fact that the vacation home is owned by parents of one of the victims, Mari. After coming to know about the ill happening with their daughter, the parents use all the tactics to take revenge from the gang!