Ana (itspokerface) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,

The 15 (5) Best Horror Films of the New Millenium

What makes a great horror film, anyway? Sure, they share common elements like relentless pacing, unexpected twists and moments that make you jump out of your seat, but these 15 classic fright flicks of the new millennium all share one major quality: They’re all totally unique.

Even if they’ve been inspired by horror of the past, even if they’re a sequel or a remake, these movies scared the bejeezus out of us and they did so in the coolest, classiest way possible. These are 15 shrilling thrillers that not only spooked us, but challenged us and raised the genre standard just a little higher.

5. '28 Days Later' (2002)

Danny Boyle’s zombie tale isn’t your typical flesh-eating fare. Audiences never saw zombies move so freakin’ fast before and the notion that the virus could infect anyone, anywhere was at times more terrifying than the wild, infected corpses chasing poor Cillian Murphy.

4. 'Saw' (2004)

James Wan, the same mind behind The Conjuring and Insidious, first turned horror on its head with Saw, a disturbing twist on the serial killer horror subgenre. Wan’s use of torture became a character all in itself; each obstacle, puzzle, escape route more terrifying than the last. It wasn’t until the later franchise additions did things get a tad tacky, but the first is a classic. And that ending? Oh me, oh my.

3. 'Drag Me to Hell' (2009)

Sam Raimi’s totally off-the-wall comedy horror is the perfect combination of the ingenious of Evil Dead and Army of Darkness with a unique spin on the cursed damsel we see in horror all too often. Drag Me to Hell became an instant classic upon release because of the laugh-out-loud, almost feel-good comedy it offers while still keeping you very much on edge with jumpy moments that make your stomach turn.

2. 'The Ring' (2002)

That face in the closet will haunt us forever and so will unlabeled VHS tapes. Thank goodness those went out of style. What’s so brilliant about The Ring, aside from the direction by one hit horror wonder-Gore Verbinski, is that the excessive use of technology — VHS tapes, box TVs, phones with cords — doesn’t feel the slightest bit dated. Why? Because as you’re watching the harrowing tale of Samara unfold, all you care about is the driving story that doesn’t stop, even at the end, where we’re left with a cliffhanger for the sequel.

1. 'The Others' (2001)

A single mother (Nicole Kidman) cares for her two children while her husband is away at war. Their countryside mansion’s massive floor to ceiling windows aren’t as luxurious as they sound, especially since the children share a fatal allergy to light. Kidman’s manic performance kept us on edge the entire film, which gave us one hell of a twist, and by the end we weren’t just scared silly, but also heartbroken.

What are some of your favourite horror movies from this millenium, ontd? What are you doing this Halloween? What's gonna be your costume? Anything creepy has happened to you lately? Share tbh

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Tags: 2000s, cillian murphy, creepy post, list, nicole kidman

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