Post-2000 Horror/Thriller Gemsby charismeladonee | created - 11 Aug 2019 | updated - 14 Nov 2019 | Public
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1. The Last House on the Left (2009)
R | 110 min | Horror, Thriller
After kidnapping and brutally assaulting two young women, a gang unknowingly finds refuge at a vacation home belonging to the parents of one of the victims: a mother and father who devise an increasingly gruesome series of revenge tactics.
Votes: 88,950 | Gross: $32.75M
A splendid remake of a Wes Craven classic—and it does not repeat the original too much, which makes it even more intriguing.
2. Eden Lake (2008)
R | 91 min | Horror, Thriller
Refusing to let anything spoil their romantic weekend break, a young couple confront a gang of loutish youths with terrifyingly brutal consequences.
Votes: 80,489 | Gross: $0.01M
A moderately violent, unusual thriller, one of the best modern examples of the genre.
3. The Hills Have Eyes (2006)
R | 107 min | Horror, Thriller
A family falls victim to a group of mutated cannibals in a desert far away from civilization.
Votes: 163,721 | Gross: $41.78M
A great remake of a Wes Craven classic—with excellent atmosphere, but far less memorable, erm, "bad guys."
4. Vacancy (2007)
R | 85 min | Horror, Thriller
A married couple becomes stranded at an isolated motel and finds hidden video cameras in their room. They soon realize that unless they escape, they'll be the next victims of a snuff film.
Votes: 97,378 | Gross: $19.36M
Not too gory for an average viewer, yet suspenseful.
5. Cold Prey (2006)
Not Rated | 97 min | Horror, Thriller
5 young Norwegians head up to the mountains to snowboard. One breaks his leg and it's getting dark soon, so they spend the night in a big, abandoned hotel, closed 30 years ago. They are not alone.
The single most atmospheric slasher, set in wintry locations. It might be my favourite on this list.
6. Funny Games (2007)
R | 111 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Two psychopathic young men take a family hostage in their cabin.
Votes: 93,763 | Gross: $1.29M
A good if unnecessary remake of an eponymous 1997 film, made by the same director. Be sure to watch the original first—it packs fifty times the punch of this one.
7. You're Next (2011)
R | 95 min | Horror, Thriller
When the Davison family comes under attack during their wedding anniversary getaway, the gang of mysterious killers soon learns that one of the victims harbors a secret talent for fighting back.
Votes: 93,418 | Gross: $18.47M
An excellent slasher, I could even call it original.
8. I Spit on Your Grave (2010)
R | 108 min | Horror, Thriller
A writer who is brutalized during her cabin retreat seeks revenge on her attackers, who left her for dead.
Votes: 80,089 | Gross: $0.09M
A great remake of a 1978 cult classic. I'd call it even more violent because the protagonist is much younger.
9. Evil Dead (2013)
R | 91 min | Horror
Five friends head to a remote cabin, where the discovery of a Book of the Dead leads them to unwittingly summon up demons living in the nearby woods.
Votes: 162,458 | Gross: $54.24M
Even without Ash, you can make a crazy, gripping Evil Dead movie.
10. When a Stranger Calls (2006)
PG-13 | 87 min | Horror, Thriller
During a babysitting gig, a high-school student is harassed by an increasingly threatening prank caller.
Votes: 44,495 | Gross: $47.86M
A suspenseful, non-idiotic "teenage thriller", which is a rarity. Additionally, it's sort of a remake of the eponymous 1979 film.
11. Hush (I) (2016)
R | 82 min | Horror, Thriller
A deaf and mute writer who retreated into the woods to live a solitary life must fight for her life in silence when a masked killer appears at her window.
Hush. Just watch it.
12. Identity (2003)
R | 90 min | Mystery, Thriller
Stranded at a desolate Nevada motel during a nasty rain storm, ten strangers become acquainted with each other when they realize that they're being killed off one by one.
Votes: 234,903 | Gross: $52.16M
An atmospheric thriller with several well-known faces.
13. REC (2007)
R | 78 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A television reporter and cameraman follow emergency workers into a dark apartment building and are quickly locked inside with something terrifying.
One of the best works in its worn-out genre. Manuela <3
14. The Mist (2007)
R | 126 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A freak storm unleashes a species of bloodthirsty creatures on a small town, where a small band of citizens hole up in a supermarket and fight for their lives.
Votes: 290,622 | Gross: $25.59M
A terrific Stephen King adaptation with one of the strongest endings in film history.
15. Silent Hill (2006)
R | 125 min | Horror, Mystery
A woman, Rose, goes in search for her adopted daughter within the confines of a strange, desolate town called Silent Hill.
Votes: 221,032 | Gross: $46.98M
As a game adaptation, it's a sacrilege. As an atmospheric horror film, it's a win.
16. King of the Hill (2007)
R | 90 min | Thriller
Two strangers run from unknown assailants that stalk them through the woods.
Probably the most obscure entry on this list. Watch out for the ending.
17. Ginger Snaps (2000)
Not Rated | 108 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Two death-obsessed sisters, outcasts in their suburban neighborhood, must deal with the tragic consequences when one of them is bitten by a deadly werewolf.
Votes: 44,303 | Gross: $0.00M
A grim teen horror film, uncharacteristically great for the genre.
18. The Ruins (2008)
R | 90 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror
A leisurely Mexican holiday takes a turn for the worse when a group of friends and a fellow tourist embark on a remote archaeological dig in the jungle, where something evil lives among the ruins.
Votes: 72,964 | Gross: $17.43M
Arguably the weakest entry on the list, yet it's worth watching if you're into the genre. At least it's far better than dozens of similar films I've watched.
19. Mother of Tears (2007)
R | 102 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
An American art student in Rome accidentally triggers the return of Mater Lachrymarum--the last surviving member of The Three Mothers--and must use her newfound magical powers to end the witch's campaign of violence and death.
Votes: 9,814 | Gross: $0.06M
A violent supernatural horror by one of my most revered filmmakers. A belated sequel to "Suspiria" (1977) and "Inferno" (1980).
20. Red Eye (2005)
PG-13 | 85 min | Thriller
A woman is kidnapped by a stranger on a routine flight. Threatened by the potential murder of her father, she is pulled into a plot to assist her captor in a political assassination.
Votes: 115,923 | Gross: $57.89M
My fave post-2000 Wes Craven film.
21. Toolbox Murders (2004)
R | 95 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A historic Hollywood hotel houses a supernatural evil. It's been subdued for decades, but when renovations start, a series of murders take place.
Tobe Hooper's comeback, a darn fine if slightly chaotically executed slasher.
22. Dog Soldiers (2002)
R | 105 min | Action, Horror, Thriller
A routine military exercise turns into a nightmare in the Scotland wilderness.
It's flawed, but its gruesome atmosphere makes up for it.
23. 13 Sins (2014)
R | 93 min | Horror, Thriller
A cryptic phone call sets off a dangerous game of risks for Elliot, a down-on-his-luck salesman. The game promises increasing rewards for completing 13 tasks, each more sinister than the last.
Votes: 35,145 | Gross: $0.01M
A surprisingly strong remake of a just-as-great Thai film, effectively combining thrills and comedy.
24. Sleepless (2001)
R | 117 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A retired police detective and a young amateur sleuth team up to find a serial killer who's resumed a killing spree in Turin, Italy after a 17-year period.
My favourite late-period Argento slasher.
25. Doctor Sleep (2019)
R | 152 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Years following the events of The Shining (1980), a now-adult Dan Torrance must protect a young girl with similar powers from a cult known as The True Knot, who prey on children with powers to remain immortal.
This immersive, nearly perfectly executed sequel to Kubrick's "The Shining" is my vote for the best film of 2019. Worth every second.