Our top 25 horror films since 2000

Many people say that the best horror films came out in the 1970s and 1980s, but that simply is not the case. While there are definitely a number of classic flicks there were released during these two decades, the past 15 years have yielded a number of quality horror films that are just as good or even superior to their predecessors.

Since today is Halloween, we thought it would be festive to list our top 25 horror movies since 2000. We haven’t given any details about each film because you should be checking them out for yourselves and making your own judgments. For the fun of it, we included the “Tomatometer” from Rotten Tomatoes to see how the films rate from critics nationwide. Interestingly, only three of the films (i.e. High Tension, Saw and Tusk) fell below 50%. One film is currently tracking at 100%.

It should also be noted that we have not seen every horror film of the past 15 years, but have done our best to see as many as possible. This list will be revised if we find more flicks that are worthy of adding. We realize a list like this will trigger differing opinions so we welcome all of your comments.

  1. It Follows (2015)   [Tomatometer = 96% fresh]

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2. The Babadook (2014)   [Tomatometer = 98% fresh]

The Babadook

3. Martyrs (2008)   [Tomatometer = 50% fresh]

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4. Tusk (2014)   [Tomatometer = 40% fresh]

Tusk

5. Let Me In (2010)   [Tomatometer = 88% fresh]

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6. [Rec] 2 (2009)   [Tomatometer = 70% fresh]

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7. The Orphanage (2007)   [Tomatometer = 87% fresh]

The Orphanage

8. The Orphan (2009)   [Tomatometer = 55% fresh]

The Orphan

9. Inside (2007)   [Tomatometer = 83% fresh]

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10. The Invitation (2015)   [Tomatometer = 100% fresh]

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11.House of the Devil (2009)   [Tomatometer = 86% fresh]

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12. Saw (2004)   [Tomatometer = 48% fresh]

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13. Behind the Mask (2006)   [Tomatometer = 74% fresh]

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14. High Tension (2003)  [Tomatometer = 41% fresh]

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15. The Conjuring (2013)   [Tomatometer = 86% fresh]

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16. Rec (2007)   [Tomatometer = 90% fresh]

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17. Starry Eyes (2014)   [Tomatometer = 74% fresh]

Starry Eyes

18. The Children (2008)   [Tomatometer = 73% fresh]

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19. Cold Prey (2006)   [Tomatometer = No Score]

Cold Prey

20. Session 9 (2001)   [Tomatometer = 63% fresh]

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21. Sleep Tight (2012)   [Tomatometer = 93% fresh]

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22. Afflicted (2014)   [Tomatometer = 79% fresh]

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23. The Mind’s Eye (2015)   [Tomatometer = No Score]

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24. Them (2006)   [Tomatometer = 61% fresh]

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25. Ginger Snaps (2000)   [Tomatometer = 89% fresh]

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Honorable Mentions: Frontier(s), The Hills Have Eyes, Hostel, May, Maniac, Midnight Meat Train, The Sacrament, Saw IV and Saw VI.

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