Are you a horror film junkie? I am! I love the suspense and eerie aspect of the twists and turns in movies! I love to sit on the edge of my seat and jump into my boyfriend’s lap when something startles me. Since 2000, a few horror movies have made their debut, some were good and some were not so good. I have chosen my personal top five movies that were released in the past decade. Will they scare you?
Saw: Released in 2004, this movie is one of my all time favorites! Why? It has such a strong villain with a great plot twist! Movie was directed by James Wan and came out with mixed reviews. The one thing I completely love about this movie is the genius that Jigsaw really is. Who else can torture people and actually make them cause their own demise? It sounds sick and twisted, but I would have to say its pure genius! While it is admittedly a little on the gruesome side, it is definitely worth watching!
Freddy Vs Jason: Released in 2003, this film was directed by Ronny Yu. Two of horror movies most famous villains, Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees are set for a showdown. This movie made my list because if you have ever seen the Friday the 13th or A Nightmare on Elm Street series, this was a must see as well. This movie was suspenseful and incorporated many things from each series respectively. Whether you’re a Freddy or Jason fan, this movie is one you can’t miss!
The Others: Released in 2001, this film was directed by Alejandro Amenabar. This is one for the people who like the aspect of hauntings and the paranormal. This made my list for its great portrayal about a haunting! It wasn’t your typical gore and blood horror movie. The suspense is definitely in the movie and will keep you on the edge of your seat until the end. If you haven’t seen this movie yet, you need to rent it for sure!
The Ring: Released in 2002, this film was directed by Gore Verbinski. It is a remake of a Japanese horror film called Ringu. While people have mixed feelings on whether it was a good movie or it wasn’t, I fall into the people who liked it category. The suspense is there, even if the common blood and murdering is not. The whole concept of a video that will cause death to you if watched was a new concept for horror movies. If you haven’t seen it, you should check it out!
Hannibal: Released in 2001, this film was directed by Ridley Scott. This is a sequel to Silence of the Lambs but most definitely holds its own. I chose this because I love the whole plot and I enjoyed the reconnection of Hannibal and Clarice. I enjoyed the gore from the end dinner seen as well. Brain anyone? If you enjoy a little gore and some good acting, then this is a must see movie for you as well!