Top 10 Modern Horror Movies

Top 10 lists will be a list of 10 movies that will be published once a week and will either have to do with a movie coming out that week or just what I want to do at the time. 

Since it’s Halloween week, I figured there was no better time to return to horror movies. I’ve already done Top 10 all time horror movies and top 10 slasher movies, so this time I’m turning my sights on modern horror movies (after 2000).  There are a lot more bad ones than good ones (always remember that The Devil Inside somehow exists) but there are more good ones than you would think.

10. Orphan

– I’m really only including it for the really cool twist at the end.  Worth a watch if you haven’t seen it.

9. The Ring

– It’s a little long and boring at times but has a really creepy story and imagery.

8. The Babadook

– Despite really good reviews, I didn’t really like this one when I first watched it.  But after thinking about it more and rewatching it, it’s actually really good.  It’s more of a psychological movie that is also scary at times.

7. Paranormal Activity

– With how terrible the sequels are I sometimes forget that the first movie is actually really good.  It does some inventive things and builds good tension throughout.

6. You’re Next

– I rewatched this last night and I highly recommend it.  It’s a self aware modern slasher/ home invasion movie that is really entertaining.  IT’s a bit violent and gory but if you can get past that, you’ll have a good time with it.

5. 28 Weeks Later

– I personally like this one a touch more than 28 Days Later but they are both really good zombie movies.

4. Sinister

– I really enjoyed the premise and mythology behind this movie, that also happens to be incredibly scary.  It’s a shame that the second movie apparently sucks (I never saw it) because it could have done some good things.

3. It Follows

– I caught this one recently and really liked it.  You can find my review here.

2. Insidious

– I was torn whether to put the first or second movie at this spot.  I’m going with the first because I think it’s a better movie.  I think the second is a little scarier throughout because the first gets a little cheesy at the end in my opinion.  But overall the first is better.  The first half of the third movie is also really good but that film falls apart halfway through.  I’ve also reviewed that one and you can find it here.

1. The Conjuring

– The obvious choice.  I think it will go down as a classic horror movie from this time period.  I’ve seen it at least 5  times and it still manages to scare the crap out of me.

Honorable Mentions: Devil, The Haunting in Connecticut, Final Destination, Dawn of the Dead, The Crazies

What are your favorite modern horror movies? Let me know in the comments.

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