Best Horror Movies of 2000

1.

Final Destination

5.4

After a teenager has a terrifying vision of him and his friends dying in a plane crash, he prevents the accident only to have Death hunt them down, one by one.

Starring: Devon Sawa, Ali Larter, Kerr Smith, Tony Todd, Seann William Scott
Directed by: James Wong
Release date: 2000-03-17
2.

Shadow of the Vampire

5.0
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Director F.W. Murnau (John Malkovich) makes a Faustian pact with a vampire (Willem Dafoe) to get him to star in his 1922 film "Nosferatu."
Starring: John Malkovich, Willem Dafoe, Udo Kier, Cary Elwes, Catherine McCormack
Directed by: E. Elias Merhige
Release date: 2000-05-15
3.

What Lies Beneath

4.9
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When Claire Spencer starts hearing ghostly voices and seeing spooky images, she wonders if an otherworldly spirit is trying to contact her. All the while, her husband tries to reassure her by telling her it's all in her head. But as Claire investigates, she discovers that the man she loves might know more than he's letting on.
Starring: Harrison Ford, Michelle Pfeiffer, Diana Scarwid, James Remar, Miranda Otto
Directed by: Robert Zemeckis
Release date: 2000-07-21
4.

Ginger Snaps

4.8

The story of two outcast sisters, Ginger (Katharine Isabelle) and Brigitte (Emily Perkins), in the mindless suburban town of Bailey Downs. On the night of Ginger's first period, she is savagely attacked by a wild creature. Ginger's wounds miraculously heal but something is not quite right. Now Brigitte must save her sister and save herself.

Starring: Emily Perkins, Katharine Isabelle, Kris Lemche, Mimi Rogers, Jesse Moss
Directed by: John Fawcett
Release date: 2000-08-01
5.

The Gift

4.8

When a local woman disappears and the police can't seem to find any leads, her father turns to a poor young woman with psychic powers. Slowly she starts having visions of the woman chained and in a pond. Her visions lead to the body and the arrest of an abusive husband, but did he really do it?

Starring: Cate Blanchett, Giovanni Ribisi, Keanu Reeves, Katie Holmes, Greg Kinnear
Directed by: Sam Raimi
Release date: 2000-12-22
6.

Blood: The Last Vampire

4.7

In Japan, the vampire-hunter Saya, who is a powerful original, is sent by her liaison with the government, David, posed as a teenage student to the Yokota High School on the eve of Halloween to hunt down vampires. Saya asks David to give a new katana to her. Soon she saves the school nurse Makiho Amano from two vampires disguised of classmates and Makiho witnesses her fight against the powerful demon.

Starring: Youki Kudoh, Saemi Nakamura, Joe Romersa, Rebecca Forstadt, Stuart Robinson
Directed by: Hiroyuki Kitakubo
Release date: 2000-11-18
7.

Scream 3

4.7

A murdering spree begins to happen again, this time its targeted toward the original Woodsboro survivors and those associated with the movie inside a movie, 'Stab 3'. Sydney must face the demons of her past to stop the killer.

Starring: Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Patrick Dempsey, Scott Foley
Directed by: Wes Craven
Release date: 2000-02-03
8.

Hellraiser: Inferno

3.9

A shady police detective becomes embroiled in a strange world of murder, sadism and madness after being assigned a murder investigation against a madman known only as "The Engineer".

Starring: Craig Sheffer, Nicholas Turturro, James Remar, Doug Bradley, Nicholas Sadler
Directed by: Scott Derrickson
Release date: 2000-10-03
9.

The Little Vampire

3.8
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Based on the popular books, the story tells of Tony who wants a friend to add some adventure to his life. What he gets is Rudolph, a vampire kid with a good appetite. The two end up inseparable, but their fun is cut short when all the hopes of the vampire race could be gone forever in single night. With Tony's access to the daytime world, he helps them to find what they've always wanted.
Starring: Jonathan Lipnicki, Richard E. Grant, Jim Carter, Alice Krige, Pamela Gidley
Directed by: Uli Edel
Release date: 2000-10-27
10.

Supernova

3.7

Set in the 22nd century, when a battered salvage ship sends out a distress signal, the seasoned crew of the rescue hospital ship Nova-17 responds. What they find is a black hole--that threatens to destroy both ships--and a mysterious survivor whose body quickly mutates into a monstrous and deadly form.

Starring: James Spader, Angela Bassett, Robert Forster, Lou Diamond Phillips, Peter Facinelli
Directed by: Walter Hill, Jack Sholder
Release date: 2000-01-14
11.

Bless the Child

3.6

When Maggie's sister Jenna saddles her with an autistic newborn named Cody she touches Maggie's heart and becomes the daughter she has always longed for. But six years later Jenna suddenly re-enters her life and, with her mysterious new husband, Eric Stark, abducts Cody. Despite the fact that Maggie has no legal rights to Cody, FBI agent John Travis, takes up her cause when he realizes that Cody shares the same birth date as several other recently missing children.

Starring: Kim Basinger, Angela Bettis, Holliston Coleman, Rufus Sewell, Christina Ricci
Directed by: Chuck Russell
Release date: 2000-08-11
12.

Dracula 2000

3.6

In the millenium version of this classic Gothic horror we find Abraham Van Helsing, who has tangled with Count Dracula in the past, working as an English antiques dealer. Simon is a vampire hunter in training under his apprenticeship.

Starring: Gerard Butler, Christopher Plummer, Jonny Lee Miller, Justine Waddell, Jennifer Esposito
Directed by: Patrick Lussier
Release date: 2000-12-22
13.

Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman

3.5

It's the Chipmunks' third and final full-length feature! Alvin is struggling with nightmares of werewolves. Alvin believes that the new next-door neighbor Mr. Talbot is a werewolf. Of course, no one believes him. Meanwhile, the boys are working on the school production of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde. When Alvin blows up the school auditorium, he is expelled from the production. Theodore is put in to rise his lack of confidence. Alvin and Simon are trying to discover the secret of Mr. Talbot. Will the play go as planned or will the Chipmunks mess it up?!

Starring: Ross Bagdasarian, Jr., Janice Karman, Maurice LaMarche, Miriam Flynn, Rob Paulsen
Directed by: Kathi Castillo
Release date: 2000-08-29
14.

Chasing Sleep

3.4

A college professor wakes up to find his wife has not returned home, then struggles to understand her disappearance.

Starring: Jeff Daniels, Molly Price, Ben Shenkman, Gil Bellows, Emily Bergl
Directed by: Michael Walker
Release date: 2000-09-08
15.

Dark Prince: The True Story of Dracula

3.4
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Meet the man behind the legend in this true story of Vlad the Impaler, whose vicious and cruel reputation as a bloodthirsty warlord became the basis for the myth of Dracula.
Starring: Rudolf Martin, Jane March, Christopher Brand, Peter Weller, Roger Daltrey
Directed by: Joe Chappelle
Release date: 2000-10-31
16.

Urban Legends: Final Cut

3.3

The making of a horror movie takes on a terrifying reality for students at the most prestigious film school in the country. At Alpine University, someone is determined to win the best film award at any cost - even if it means eliminating the competition. No one is safe and everyone is a suspect.

Starring: Jennifer Morrison, Matthew Davis, Loretta Devine, Hart Bochner, Anthony Anderson
Directed by: John Ottman
Release date: 2000-09-22
17.

Psycho Beach Party

3.2

Spoof of 1960's Beach Party/Gidget surfing movies mixed with slasher horror films. A not-so-innocent girl in 1960's Malibu becomes the first girl surfer at Malibu Beach, only she suffers from dissociative identity disorder and occasionally her alter ego, a sexually aggressive, foul-speaking girl, comes out. During her "episodes" several beach goers are found murdered.

Starring: Lauren Ambrose, Nicholas Brendon, Amy Adams, Charles Busch, Thomas Gibson
Directed by: Robert Lee King
Release date: 2000-08-06
18.

The Sight

3.2
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The American successful architect Michael Lewis travels to London with his partner and friend, the builder Jake, to refurbish an old hotel. Michael is having successive nightmares, and once in London, he realizes that twenty-one spirits are trying to contact him to solve murders of a serial killer. Michael, with the support of Jake, Detective Pryce and the ghosts, try to avoid the ninth crime and find the serial-killer.
Starring: Andrew McCarthy, Kevin Tighe, Amanda Redman, Jessica Oyelowo, David Roper
Directed by: Paul W.S. Anderson
Release date: 2000-10-29
19.

Ed Gein

3.1

The true story of Edward Gein, the farmer whose horrific crimes inspired Psycho, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and The Silence of the Lambs. This is the first film to Gein's tormented upbringing, his adored but domineering mother, and the 1957 arrest uncovered the most bizarre series of murders America has ever seen

Starring: Steve Railsback, Carrie Snodgress, Carol Mansell, Sally Champlin, Steve Blackwood
Directed by: Chuck Parello
Release date: 2000-11-17
20.

The Irrefutable Truth About Demons

3.0

In the place between what you know, and what you fear, demons rule. All hope is stripped away as demonic forces overcome you. Dr. Harry Ballard has just unearthed the essence of evil. He’s a marked man, a living sacrifice, thrown to the depths of the demon world. At his side is a beautiful young woman – an ex-cult member who’s experienced their immeasurable power.

Starring: Karl Urban, Katie Wolfe, Jonathon Hendry, Sally Stockwell, Tony MacIver
Directed by: Glenn Standring
Release date: 2000-05-01

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