Best Horror Movies of 2004

1.

Shaun of the Dead

6.3
7.9/10 IMDB

Shaun lives a supremely uneventful life, which revolves around his girlfriend, his mother, and, above all, his local pub. This gentle routine is threatened when the dead return to life and make strenuous attempts to snack on ordinary Londoners.

Starring: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Kate Ashfield, Lucy Davis, Dylan Moran, Peter Serafinowicz, Rafe Spall, Penelope Wilton, Bill Nighy, Reece Shearsmith ..
Directed by: Edgar Wright
Release date: 2004-04-09
2.

Saw

6.1
7.6/10 IMDB

Obsessed with teaching his victims the value of life, a deranged, sadistic serial killer abducts the morally wayward. Once captured, they must face impossible choices in a horrific game of survival. The victims must fight to win their lives back, or die trying...

Starring: Cary Elwes, Danny Glover, Monica Potter, Michael Emerson, Ken Leung, Tobin Bell, Leigh Whannell, Dina Meyer, Mike Butters, Paul Gutrecht ..
Directed by: James Wan
Release date: 2004-10-01
3.

Dawn of the Dead

5.9
7.3/10 IMDB

A group of survivors take refuge in a shopping mall after the world is taken over by aggressive, flesh-eating zombies.

Starring: Sarah Polley, Ving Rhames, Jake Weber, Mekhi Phifer, Ty Burrell, Matt Frewer, Michael Kelly, Kevin Zegers, Lindy Booth, Jayne Eastwood ..
Directed by: Zack Snyder
Release date: 2004-03-19
4.

Van Helsing

5.3
6.1/10 IMDB

Famed monster slayer Gabriel Van Helsing is dispatched to Transylvania to assist the last of the Valerious bloodline in defeating Count Dracula. Anna Valerious reveals that Dracula has formed an unholy alliance with Dr. Frankenstein's monster and is hell-bent on exacting a centuries-old curse on her family.

Starring: Hugh Jackman, Kate Beckinsale, Richard Roxburgh, David Wenham, Shuler Hensley, Elena Anaya, Will Kemp, Kevin J. O'Connor, Alun Armstrong, Silvia Colloca ..
Directed by: Stephen Sommers
Release date: 2004-05-05
5.

Resident Evil: Apocalypse

5.1
6.2/10 IMDB

As the city is locked down under quarantine, Alice joins a small band of elite soldiers, enlisted to rescue the missing daughter of the creator of the mutating T-virus. It's a heart-pounding race against time as the group faces off against hordes of blood- thirsty zombies, stealthy Lickers, mutant canines and the most sinister foe yet.

Starring: Milla Jovovich, Sienna Guillory, Oded Fehr, Thomas Kretschmann, Sophie Vavasseur, Razaaq Adoti, Jared Harris, Mike Epps, Sandrine Holt, Matthew G. Taylor ..
Directed by: Alexander Witt
Release date: 2004-09-10
6.

Garth Marenghi's Darkplace

5.1
8.5/10 IMDB

In the 1980s horror writer Garth Marenghi wrote, produced, directed and starred in Darkplace, a groundbreaking series set in a hospital and exploring the depths of the author's imagination. At least that's what Marenghi and his publicist/co-star, Dean Learner, claim in modern-day interviews which both bookend and interrupt the episodes. In fact the show is cheap, clichéd, full of gaping plot holes and startlingly misogynist. Garth Marenghi is a creation of comedian Matthew Holness, who won a Perrier award with the character at the 2001 Edinburgh festival.

Starring: Richard Ayoade, Matt Berry, Matthew Holness, Alice Lowe, Kim Noble, Julian Barratt ..
Directed by: Richard Ayoade
Release date: 2004-01-29
7.

Blade: Trinity

4.9
5.9/10 IMDB

For years, Blade has fought against the vampires in the cover of the night. But now, after falling into the crosshairs of the FBI, he is forced out into the daylight, where he is driven to join forces with a clan of human vampire hunters he never knew existed—The Nightstalkers. Together with Abigail and Hannibal, two deftly trained Nightstalkers, Blade follows a trail of blood to the ancient creature that is also hunting him—the original vampire, Dracula.

Starring: Wesley Snipes, Kris Kristofferson, Dominic Purcell, Jessica Biel, Ryan Reynolds, Parker Posey, Mark Berry, John Michael Higgins, Callum Keith Rennie, Paul Michael Lévesque ..
Directed by: David S. Goyer
Release date: 2004-12-08
8.

AVP: Alien vs. Predator

4.8
5.6/10 IMDB

When scientists discover something in the Arctic that appears to be a buried Pyramid, they send a research team out to investigate. Little do they know that they are about to step into a hunting ground where Aliens are grown as sport for the Predator race.

Starring: Sanaa Lathan, Raoul Bova, Ewen Bremner, Colin Salmon, Tommy Flanagan, Joseph Rye, Agathe de La Boulaye, Carsten Norgaard, Sam Troughton, Lance Henriksen ..
Directed by: Paul W. S. Anderson
Release date: 2004-08-12
9.

Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed

4.6
6.4/10 IMDB

Brigitte has escaped the confines of Bailey Downs but she's not alone. Another werewolf is tailing her closely and her sister's specter haunts her. An overdose of Monkshood - the poison that is keeping her transformation at bay - leads to her being incarcerated in a rehabilitation clinic for drug addicts where her only friend is an eccentric young girl by the name of Ghost.

Starring: Emily Perkins, Tatiana Maslany, Eric Johnson, Janet Kidder, Brendan Fletcher, Katharine Isabelle, Pascale Hutton, Patricia Idlette, Michelle Beaudoin ..
Directed by: Brett Sullivan
Release date: 2004-01-30
10.

The Forgotten

4.3
5.8/10 IMDB

Telly Paretta is a grieving mother struggling to cope with the loss of her 8-year-old son. She is stunned when her psychiatrist reveals that she has created eight years of memories about a son she never had. But when she meets a man who has had a similar experience, Telly embarks on a search to prove her son's existence, and her sanity.

Starring: Julianne Moore, Anthony Edwards, Jessica Hecht, Christopher Kovaleski, Dominic West, Tim Kang, Gary Sinise, Lee Tergesen, Robert Wisdom, Kathryn Faughnan ..
Directed by: Joseph Ruben
Release date: 2004-09-24

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