Best Horror Movies of 2001

1.

Hannibal

5.6

After having successfully eluded the authorities for years, Hannibal peacefully lives in Italy in disguise as an art scholar. Trouble strikes again when he's discovered leaving a deserving few dead in the process. He returns to America to make contact with now disgraced Agent Clarice Starling, who is suffering the wrath of a malicious FBI rival as well as the media.

Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Julianne Moore, Gary Oldman, Ray Liotta, Frankie Faison
Directed by: Ridley Scott
Release date: 2001-02-08
2.

From Hell

5.5

Frederick Abberline is an opium-huffing inspector from Scotland Yard who falls for one of Jack the Ripper's prostitute targets in this Hughes brothers adaption of a graphic novel that posits the Ripper's true identity.

Starring: Johnny Depp, Heather Graham, Ian Holm, Robbie Coltrane, Ian Richardson
Directed by: Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes
Release date: 2001-10-19
3.

Jeepers Creepers

5.1

A college-age brother and sister get more than they bargained for on their road trip home from spring break. When the bickering siblings witness a creepy truck driver tossing body bags into a sewer near an abandoned church, they investigate. Bad move! Opening a Pandora's Box of unspeakable evil, the pair must flee for their lives -- with a monstrous "shape" in hot pursuit.

Starring: Gina Philips, Justin Long, Jonathan Breck, Patricia Belcher, Eileen Brennan
Directed by: Victor Salva
Release date: 2001-07-01
4.

Session 9

4.7

Tensions rise within an asbestos cleaning crew as they work in an abandoned mental hospital with a horrific past that seems to be coming back.

Starring: Peter Mullan, David Caruso, Stephen Gevedon, Josh Lucas, Brendan Sexton III
Directed by: Brad Anderson
Release date: 2001-08-10
5.

Dagon

4.5

A boating accident off the coast of Spain sends Paul and his girlfriend Barbara to the decrepit fishing village of Imboca. As night falls, people start to disappear and things not quite human start to appear. Paul is pursued by the entire town. Running for his life, he uncovers Imboca's secret..they worship Dagon, a monstrous god of the sea...and Dagon's unholy offspring are on the loose...

Starring: Ezra Godden, Francisco Rabal, Raquel Meroño, Macarena Gómez, Brendan Price
Directed by: Stuart Gordon
Release date: 2001-10-12
6.

The Hole

4.5
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Four teenagers at a British private school secretly uncover and explore the depths of a sealed underground hole created decades ago as a possible bomb shelter.
Starring: Thora Birch, Desmond Harrington, Keira Knightley, Laurence Fox, Daniel Brocklebank
Directed by: Nick Hamm
Release date: 2001-04-20
7.

Thir13en Ghosts

4.1

Arthur and his two children, Kathy and Bobby, inherit his Uncle Cyrus's estate: a glass house that serves as a prison to 12 ghosts. When the family, accompanied by Bobby's Nanny and an attorney, enter the house they find themselves trapped inside an evil machine "designed by the devil and powered by the dead" to open the Eye of Hell. Aided by Dennis, a ghost hunter, and his rival Kalina, a ghost rights activist out to set the ghosts free, the group must do what they can to get out of the house alive.

Starring: Tony Shalhoub, Embeth Davidtz, Matthew Lillard, Shannon Elizabeth, Matthew Harrison
Directed by: Steve Beck
Release date: 2001-10-26
8.

Tremors 3: Back to Perfection

3.9

Burt Gummer returns home to Perfection, Nev., to find that the town of terror has become a theme park, and when the simulated giant worm attacks turn real, the survivalist must battle the creatures once again. Gummer pits his impressive knowledge of weaponry against the newest and deadliest generation of flesh-eating graboids, with help from two young entrepreneurs.

Starring: Michael Gross, Shawn Christian, Susan Chuang, Charlotte Stewart, Ariana Richards
Directed by: Brent Maddock
Release date: 2001-10-02
9.

The Cat with Hands

3.7
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The story of a cat who, legend has it, longs to become human.
Starring: Livy Armstrong, Victoria Hayes, Daniel Hogwood-Kane
Directed by: Robert Morgan
Release date: 2001-01-01
10.

Valentine

3.7

Five friends are stalked and murdered by a masked assailant while preparing for Valentine's Day.

Starring: Denise Richards, David Boreanaz, Marley Shelton, Jessica Capshaw, Jessica Cauffiel
Directed by: Jamie Blanks
Release date: 2001-02-01
11.

Ghosts of Mars

3.6

Melanie Ballard (Natasha Henstridge) is a hard nosed police chief in the year 2025. She and a police snatch squad are sent to Mars to apprehend a dangerous criminal James Williams (Ice Cube). Mars has been occupied by humans for some time and they have set up mining facilities. The mining activities on Mars have unleashed the spirits of alien beings who gradually possess the bodies of the workers. It soon turns out that catching the dangerous fugitive takes a back seat as the alien spirits begin to rid their planet of the 'invaders'.

Starring: Natasha Henstridge, Ice Cube, Jason Statham, Clea DuVall, Pam Grier
Directed by: John Carpenter
Release date: 2001-08-24
12.

Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV

3.4

When the notorious Diaper Mafia take hostage the Tromaville School for the Very Special, only the Toxic Avenger and his morbidly obese sidekick Lardass can save Tromaville.

Starring: David Mattey, Clyde Lewis, Heidi Sjursen, Paul Kyrmse, Joe Fleishaker
Directed by: Lloyd Kaufman
Release date: 2001-11-01
13.

Sweeney Todd: In Concert with the New York Philharmonic

3.3
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Starring Broadway legends Patti LuPone and George Hearn with the San Francisco Symphony under Rob Fisher. Sondheim's Sweeney is based on playwright Christopher Bond’s stage thriller Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. The music and lyrics for Sweeney are by Stephen Sondheim and the book is by Hugh Wheeler. Adapted by Christopher Bond and originally directed by Harold Prince, the Philharmonic performances of Sweeney was directed by Lonny Price and conducted by Andrew Litton. The New York Choral Artists also participated in the program.
Starring: Patti LuPone, George Hearn, Neil Patrick Harris, Victoria Clark, Davis Gaines
Directed by: Lonny Price
Release date: 2001-01-01
14.

Jason X

3.3

In the year 2455, Old Earth is now a contaminated planet abandoned for centuries -- a brown world of violent storms, toxic landmasses and poisonous seas. Yet humans have returned to the deadly place that they once fled, not to live, but to research the ancient, rusting artifacts of the long-gone civilizations. But it's not the harmful environment that could prove fatal to the intrepid, young explorers who have just landed on Old Earth. For them, it's Friday the 13th, and Jason lives!

Starring: Kane Hodder, Lexa Doig, Chuck Campbell, Lisa Ryder, David Cronenberg
Directed by: James Isaac
Release date: 2001-07-24
15.

Mermaid Chronicles Part 1: She Creature

3.1

Two carnies (Sewell and Gugino) abduct a mermaid in Ireland, circa 1900, and decide to transport her to America. As their ship loses its way and heads towards the mythical Forbidden Islands, the mermaid begins to display its deadly side.

Starring: Rufus Sewell, Carla Gugino, Reno Wilson, Mark Aiken, Fintan McKeown
Directed by: Sebastián Gutiérrez
Release date: 2001-12-20
16.

Slashers

3.1
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Starring: Sarah Joslyn Crowder, Tony Curtis Blondell, Kieran Keller, Jerry Sprio, Carolina Pla
Directed by: Maurice Devereaux
Release date: 2001-01-01
17.

The Bunker

3.0

In 1944, in the Belgian - German border, seven German soldiers survive an American attack in the front and lock themselves in a bunker to protect the position. Under siege by the enemy and with little ammunition, they decide to explore underground tunnels to seek supplies and find an escape route. While in the tunnel, weird things happen with the group.

Starring: Jason Flemyng, Andrew Tiernan, Christopher Fairbank, Simon Kunz, Andrew-Lee Potts
Directed by: Rob Green
Release date: 2001-09-14
18.

The Barber

3.0

In the small town of Revelstoke, Alaska, local barber Dexter is surprised to learn that the body of Lucy Waters has been discovered. Having killed this woman, days ago, he hoped her body wouldn't be found until spring. Through the eyes of a serial killer, we discover the chilling layer of a weary town whose only concern is another long, dark winter.

Starring: Malcolm McDowell, Jeremy Ratchford, Garwin Sanford, Brenda James, Paul Jarrett
Directed by: Michael Bafaro
Release date: 2001-08-01
19.

Subconscious Cruelty

2.8

A surrealistic anthology of horror films; four segments structured as an intense fever dream...

Starring: Mitch Davis, Christopher Piggins, Sophie Lauzière, Anne-Marie Belley, Brea Asher
Directed by: Karim Hussain
Release date: 2001-04-13
20.

Soft for Digging

2.7
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A man wanders into the woods in search of his cat and witnesses a murder
Starring: Edmond Mercier, Sarah Ingerson, Kate Petty, Andrew Hewitt
Directed by: J.T. Petty
Release date: 2001-07-01

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