Best Horror Movies of 2006

1.

Silent Hill

5.4

The eerie and deserted ghost town of Silent Hill draws a young mother desperate to find a cure for her only child's illness. Unable to accept the doctor's diagnosis that her daughter should be permanently institutionalized for psychiatric care, Rose flees with her child, heading for the abandoned town in search of answers – and ignoring the protests of her husband. It's soon clear this place is unlike anywhere she's ever been. It's smothered by fog, inhabited by a variety of strange beings and periodically overcome by a living 'darkness' that literally transforms everything it touches. As Rose searches for her little girl, she begins to learn the history of the strange town and realizes that her daughter is just a pawn in a larger game.

Starring: Radha Mitchell, Sean Bean, Jodelle Ferland, Laurie Holden, Deborah Kara Unger
Directed by: Christophe Gans
Release date: 2006-04-21
2.

The Hills Have Eyes

5.2

Based on Wes Craven's 1977 suspenseful cult classic, The Hills Have Eyes is the story of a family road trip that goes terrifyingly awry when the travelers become stranded in a government atomic zone. Miles from nowhere, the Carter family soon realizes the seemingly uninhabited wasteland is actually the breeding ground of a blood-thirsty mutant family...and they are the prey.

Starring: Aaron Stanford, Kathleen Quinlan, Vinessa Shaw, Emilie de Ravin, Dan Byrd
Directed by: Alexandre Aja
Release date: 2006-03-10
3.

Inland Empire

5.1

An actress's perception of reality becomes increasingly distorted as she finds herself falling for her co-star in a remake of an unfinished Polish production that was supposedly cursed.

Starring: Laura Dern, Jeremy Irons, Justin Theroux, Karolina Gruszka, Krzysztof Majchrzak
Directed by: David Lynch
Release date: 2006-09-06
4.

Saw III

5.1

Jigsaw has disappeared. Along with his new apprentice Amanda, the puppet-master behind the cruel, intricate games that have terrified a community and baffled police has once again eluded capture and vanished. While city detective scramble to locate him, Doctor Lynn Denlon and Jeff Reinhart are unaware that they are about to become the latest pawns on his vicious chessboard.

Starring: Tobin Bell, Shawnee Smith, Angus Macfadyen, Bahar Soomekh, Dina Meyer
Directed by: Darren Lynn Bousman
Release date: 2006-10-27
5.

Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon

4.9

The next great psycho horror slasher has given a documentary crew exclusive access to his life as he plans his reign of terror over the sleepy town of Glen Echo, all the while deconstructing the conventions and archetypes of the horror genre for them.

Starring: Nathan Baesel, Angela Goethals, Robert Englund, Scott Wilson, Zelda Rubinstein
Directed by: Scott Glosserman
Release date: 2006-10-13
6.

Fido

4.9

Timmy Robinson's best friend in the whole wide world is a six-foot tall rotting zombie named Fido. But when Fido eats the next-door neighbor, Mom and Dad hit the roof, and Timmy has to go to the ends of the earth to keep Fido a part of the family. A boy-and-his-dog movie for grown ups, "Fido" will rip your heart out.

Starring: Billy Connolly, Carrie-Anne Moss, Dylan Baker, Kesun Loder, Henry Czerny
Directed by: Andrew Currie
Release date: 2006-09-07
7.

Final Destination 3

4.8

A student's premonition of a deadly rollercoaster ride saves her life and a lucky few, but not from death itself – which seeks out those who escaped their fate.

Starring: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ryan Merriman, Kris Lemche, Alexz Johnson, Sam Easton
Directed by: James Wong
Release date: 2006-02-09
8.

Hostel

4.8

Three backpackers head to a Slovakian city that promises to meet their hedonistic expectations, with no idea of the hell that awaits them.

Starring: Jay Hernandez, Derek Richardson, Eythor Gudjonsson, Barbara Nedeljáková, Jana Kaderabkova
Directed by: Eli Roth
Release date: 2006-01-06
9.

Slither

4.7

A small town is taken over by an alien plague, turning residents into zombies and all forms of mutant monsters.

Starring: Nathan Fillion, Don Thompson, Elizabeth Banks, Gregg Henry, Xantha Radley
Directed by: James Gunn
Release date: 2006-03-31
10.

Severance

4.6

Members (Danny Dyer, Laura Harris, Tim McInnerny) of the Palisades Defense Corp. sales group arrive in Europe for a team-building exercise. A fallen tree blocks the route, and they must hike to their destination. However, a psychotic killer lurks in the woods, and he has a horrible fate in mind for each of the co-workers.

Starring: Danny Dyer, Laura Harris, Tim McInnerny, Toby Stephens, Claudie Blakley
Directed by: Christopher Smith
Release date: 2006-05-19
11.

Bug

4.5

A lonely waitress with a tragic past, Agnes rooms in a run-down motel, living in fear of her abusive, recently paroled ex-husband. But when Agnes begins a tentative romance with Peter, an eccentric, nervous drifter, she starts to feel hopeful again - until the first bugs arrive...

Starring: Ashley Judd, Michael Shannon, Harry Connick Jr., Lynn Collins, Brían F. O'Byrne
Directed by: William Friedkin
Release date: 2006-05-19
12.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning

4.4

Chrissie and her friends set out on a road trip for a final fling before one is shipped off to Vietnam. Along the way, bikers harass the foursome and cause an accident that throws Chrissie from the vehicle. The lawman who arrives on the scene kills one of the bikers and brings Chrissie's friends to the Hewitt homestead, where young Leatherface is learning the tools of terror.

Starring: Jordana Brewster, Taylor Handley, Diora Baird, Matt Bomer, R. Lee Ermey
Directed by: Jonathan Liebesman
Release date: 2006-10-06
13.

Half Light

4.3

Rachel Carson, a best-selling crime novelist, is devastated and filled with guilt over the accidental death of her son. Hoping that a change of scenery will help alleviate her suffering, she leaves her home in the city and moves into a vacant country house owned by a friend and begins a relationship with charming local Angus. But, just as her life is taking a turn for the better, Rachel realizes she's being romanced by a ghost, leading her to doubt her own sanity.

Starring: Demi Moore, Henry Ian Cusick, Beans El-Balawi, Kate Isitt, Nicholas Gleaves
Directed by: Craig Rosenberg
Release date: 2006-01-17
14.

Population 436

4.1
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A census-taker (Sisto) is sent to investigate why a certain small town has had the same population -- 436 residents -- for the last 100 years.
Starring: Jeremy Sisto, James Blicq, Cory Cassidy, Fred Durst, Leigh Enns
Directed by: Michelle MacLaren
Release date: 2006-07-04
15.

Hatchet

4.1

When a group of tourists on a New Orleans haunted swamp tour find themselves stranded in the wilderness, their evening of fun and spooks turns into a horrific nightmare.

Starring: Joel David Moore, Tamara Feldman, Deon Richmond, Kane Hodder, Mercedes McNab
Directed by: Adam Green
Release date: 2006-04-27
16.

The Omen

4.0

A diplomatic couple adopts the son of the devil without knowing it. A remake of the classic horror film of the same name from 1976.

Starring: Liev Schreiber, Julia Stiles, Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick, David Thewlis, Pete Postlethwaite
Directed by: John Moore
Release date: 2006-06-06
17.

Snakes on a Plane

4.0

America is on the search for the murderer Eddie Kim. Sean Jones must fly to L.A. to testify in a hearing against Kim. Accompanied by FBI agent Neville Flynn, the flight receives some unexpected visitors.

Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Julianna Margulies, Kenan Thompson, Nathan Phillips, Rachel Blanchard
Directed by: David R. Ellis
Release date: 2006-08-06
18.

The Covenant

3.9

Four young men who belong to a supernatural legacy are forced to battle a fifth power long thought to have died out. Another great force they must contend with is the jealousy and suspicion that threatens to tear them apart.

Starring: Steven Strait, Laura Ramsey, Jessica Lucas, Taylor Kitsch, Sebastian Stan
Directed by: Renny Harlin
Release date: 2006-09-08
19.

When a Stranger Calls

3.9

Far away from the site of a gruesome murder, a teenager named Jill Johnson arrives at a luxurious home for a baby-sitting job. With the children fast asleep, she settles in for what she expects to be an ordinary evening. Soon, the ringing of a phone and the frightening words of a sadistic caller turn Jill's routine experience into a night of terror.

Starring: Camilla Belle, Katie Cassidy, Tommy Flanagan, Brian Geraghty, Clark Gregg
Directed by: Simon West
Release date: 2006-02-03
20.

Stay Alive

3.8

After the mysterious, brutal death of an old friend, a group of teenagers find themselves in possession of "Stay Alive," an ultra-realistic 3-D videogame based on the spine-chilling true story of a 17th century noblewoman, known as "The Blood Countess." The gamers don't know anything about the game other than they're not supposed to have it... and they're dying to play it. Not able to resist temptation, the kids begin to play the grisly game but soon make a chilling connection -- they are each being murdered one-by-one in the same way as the characters they played in the game. As the line between the game world and the real world disappears, the teens must find a way to defeat the vicious and merciless Blood Countess, all the while trying to... stay alive.

Starring: Jon Foster, Samaire Armstrong, Frankie Muniz, Jimmi Simpson, Wendell Pierce
Directed by: William Brent Bell
Release date: 2006-03-24

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