The 20 Best Horror Films of the Last 20 Years

1. American Psycho.

A wealthy New York investment banking executivestalks, murders, and causes mayhem while keeping up his yuppie lifestyle. Christian Bale creates the ultimate psychopath with his ice-cold portrayal of Patrick Bateman.

2. The Mist.

Bloodthirsty creatures terrorize a small town, where a small band of citizens hole up in a supermarket and fight for their lives. The end will make you weep like nothing has in ages.

3. Eden Lake.

A young couple on a romantic weekend are targeted by a gang of loudmouthed youths. The escalating confrontations are painful to witness, and end with brutal consequences.

4. 28 Days Later.

Four weeks after a mysterious, incurable virus spreads throughout the UK, society completely breaks down. A handful of survivors struggle to cope.

5. Shutter.

After the accidental death of a young woman, a photographer and his girlfriend discover mysterious shadows in their photographs. The images begin to reveal the past – particularly a terrible secret.

6. The Last House On The Left.

Two friends meet a blood-thirsty gang of psychopaths and encounter their wrath. The gang then seeks refuge at a vacation home belonging to the parents of one of the victims, a mother and father who get revenge on behalf of their daughter.

7. Dead End.

Driving on Christmas Eve with his family, Frank Harrington decides to try a shortcut through the woods on the way to his in-law’s house. It turns out to be a mistake.

8. The Strangers.

A young couple staying in an isolated vacation home are terrorized by three unknown people. You will never trust human beings again.

9. The Cabin In The Woods.

This clever and sometimes humorous flick focuses on five friends who go for a break at a remote cabinwhere they are attacked by zombies – or zombie actors.

10. From Hell.

In Victorian Era London, a troubled clairvoyant police detective investigates the murders by Jack The Ripper.

11. The Babadook.

A widow tries to cope with her young son who believes there are monsters in the house. She discovers a creature called the Babadook who terrorizes her until she admits he’s real.

12. Wrong Turn.

Six people are trapped in the West Virginia woods,being hauntedby cannibals.

13. The Devil’s Backbone.

A young boy who lost his father in the Spanish Civil War in 1939lives in an orphanage haunted by ghosts. Directed by Guillermo Del Toro, it’s supremely good.

14.Get Out.

Chris, a young black man meeting his white girlfriend’s parents for the first time, realizes that something is seriously wrong with the family and everyone in the circle of friends.

15. Identity.

While a convicted murderer awaits execution, ten strangers are stranded at a desolate Nevada motel during a nasty rain-storm. They soon realize they’re being killed off one by one.

16. The Hills Have Eyes.

A family road trip becomes a nightmare when they stumble upon an abandoned atomic testing area in the desert, far from civilization. The family soon realizes they are the prey of a mutant species.

17. Triangle.

A single mother joins a group of friends on a yacht, but is forced to abandon ship. The group take refuge on a cruise drifting on the open sea, but soon realize they are being stalked.

18. The Descent.

A group of adventurous friends set out to search an uncharted cave system, where they discover monsters hunting them down one by one. Prepare to feel claustrophobic.

19. The Uninvited.

After the tragic death of her mother, Anna returns home after a stint in a mental hospital and learns that her father is engaged to her mother’s former nurse. Anna and her sister try to warn her father that the nurse is not what she seems – but she discovers that she, herself, is not what she seems.

20. Vacancy.

A married couple becomes stranded at an isolated motel and finds hidden video cameras in their room. They realize that the slasher movies they’ve been watching have been actual films from previous guests at the motel, and unless they escape, they’ll be the next victims of a snuff film.

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