Top Ten ‘Horror’ Films of the 21st Century – So Far

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Since we just celebrated Halloween, I thought I should do a list about horror films. I thought it’d be a good idea to name my top ten favorite horror films from the 21st century (so far). Now, I’m using a somewhat loose interpretation of horror. I do think both horror comedies and psychological thrillers should count. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at some of my favorite ‘new’ horror films.

#10 – The Descent – 2005 – Neil Marshall

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Criminally underrated and ‘underseen.’ The Descent is a great adventure horror film about a group of women stuck in a cave system.

#9 – The Cabin in the Woods – 2012 – Drew Goddard

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One of the funniest horror films. You’ve seen so many stories like it before, or so you think. This is not just another regular story about teenagers in the woods. A must watch for horror fans.

#8 – It Follows – 2014 – David Robert Mitchell

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I know that a lot of people think It Follows is overrated, and if that’s the case then I probably won’t win you over on my side of the argument in this list. But if you haven’t seen the film yet, then I highly recommend it. A terrifying concept.

#7 – The Witch – 2016 – Robert Eggers

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The Witch – an extremely impressive feature film debut for Eggers – it managed to make me scared of witches again. Just like that the woods are scary again.

#6 – Shutter Island – 2010 – Martin Scorsese

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Sure, Shutter Island isn’t Martin Scorsese’s best film – or his best reviewed film – but it is very memorable. DiCaprio is flawless, and the mystery itself works well.

#5 – Shaun of the Dead – 2004 – Edgar Wright

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I had to have this film on the list. It may be a comedy, it may not be a Romero film, but I do think it is one of the best zombie films of all-time.

#4 – The Gift – 2015 – Joel Edgerton

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The Gift was one of my favorite films from last year, and it is another directorial debut. Joel Edgerton is a truly fantastic actor, but who knew he had this kind of talent behind the camera? If you missed this last year, then please check it out.

#3 – The Conjuring – 2013 – James Wan

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James Wan is one of the current masters of horror, and his finest work so far has to be The Conjuring. It has become a franchise with a sequel, a spin-off, and there are more films coming down the pipeline. The Conjuring is a new classic horror film.

#2 – The Guest – 2014 – Adam Wingard

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Some of you might’ve seen an earlier version of this list, in which The Babadook was number ten. But then I saw Adam Wingard’s action horror-thriller The Guest, which, frankly, blew me away.

#1 – Zodiac – 2007 – David Fincher

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One of the best films of the 2000s. One of the best films from 2007. I don’t know if this will make any sense, but I remember when I saw it for the first time. I was so terrified by some of the scenes that I just had to restart the film. I couldn’t move.

What is your favorite horror film from the 21st century? Sound off in the comments.

– Jeffrey Rex

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