Best Horror Movies of 2007

1.

I Am Legend

6.2
7.2/10

Robert Neville is a scientist who was unable to stop the spread of the terrible virus that was incurable and man-made. Immune, Neville is now the last human survivor in what is left of New York City and perhaps the world. For three years, Neville has faithfully sent out daily radio messages, desperate to find any other survivors who might be out there. But he is not alone.

Starring: Will Smith, Alice Braga, Charlie Tahan, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Willow Smith
Directed by: Francis Lawrence
Release date: 2007-12-14
2.

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

6.0
7.4/10

The infamous story of Benjamin Barker, a.k.a Sweeney Todd, who sets up a barber shop down in London which is the basis for a sinister partnership with his fellow tenant, Mrs. Lovett. Based on the hit Broadway musical.

Starring: Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman, Timothy Spall, Sacha Baron Cohen
Directed by: Tim Burton
Release date: 2007-12-20
3.

The Mist

5.7
7.1/10

After a violent storm, a dense cloud of mist envelops a small Maine town, trapping artist David Drayton and his five-year-old son in a local grocery store with other people. They soon discover that the mist conceals deadly horrors that threaten their lives, and worse, their sanity.

Starring: Thomas Jane, Marcia Gay Harden, Laurie Holden, Andre Braugher, Toby Jones
Directed by: Frank Darabont
Release date: 2007-11-21
4.

Planet Terror

5.6
7.1/10

Two doctors find their graveyard shift inundated with townspeople ravaged by sores. Among the wounded is Cherry, a dancer whose leg was ripped from her body. As the invalids quickly become enraged aggressors, Cherry and her ex-boyfriend Wray lead a team of accidental warriors into the night.

Starring: Rose McGowan, Freddy Rodríguez, Josh Brolin, Marley Shelton, Jeff Fahey
Directed by: Robert Rodriguez
Release date: 2007-04-06
5.

28 Weeks Later

5.5
7.0/10

In this chilling sequel to 28 Days Later, the inhabitants of the British Isles appear to have lost their battle against the onslaught of disease, as the deadly rage virus has killed every citizen there. Six months later, a group of Americans dare to set foot on the isles, convinced the danger has come and gone. But it soon becomes all too clear that the scourge continues to live, waiting to pounce on its next victims.

Starring: Imogen Poots, Robert Carlyle, Rose Byrne, Jeremy Renner, Harold Perrineau
Directed by: Juan Carlos Fresnadillo
Release date: 2007-04-26
6.

1408

5.5
6.8/10

A man who specializes in debunking paranormal occurrences checks into the fabled room 1408 in the Dolphin Hotel. Soon after settling in, he confronts genuine terror.

Starring: John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson, Mary McCormack, Jasmine Jessica Anthony, Tony Shalhoub
Directed by: Mikael Håfström
Release date: 2007-06-22
7.

Grindhouse

5.4
7.5/10

Two full-length feature horror movies written by Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez put together as a two-film feature. Including fake movie trailers in between both movies.

Starring: Kurt Russell, Zoë Bell, Rosario Dawson, Vanessa Ferlito, Sydney Tamiia Poitier
Directed by: Edgar Wright, Jason Eisener, Robert Rodriguez, Eli Roth, Quentin Tarantino, Rob Zombie
Release date: 2007-04-06
8.

Funny Games

5.3
6.5/10

When Ann, husband George, and son Georgie arrive at their holiday home they are visited by a pair of polite and seemingly pleasant young men. Armed with deceptively sweet smiles and some golf clubs, they proceed to terrorize and torture the tight-knit clan, giving them until the next day to survive.

Starring: Naomi Watts, Tim Roth, Michael Pitt, Brady Corbet, Devon Gearhart
Directed by: Michael Haneke
Release date: 2007-10-20
9.

30 Days of Night

5.3
6.6/10

This is the story of an isolated Alaskan town that is plunged into darkness for a month each year when the sun sinks below the horizon. As the last rays of light fade, the town is attacked by a bloodthirsty gang of vampires bent on an uninterrupted orgy of destruction. Only the small town's husband-and-wife Sheriff team stand between the survivors and certain destruction.

Starring: Josh Hartnett, Melissa George, Ben Foster, Danny Huston, Mark Boone Junior
Directed by: David Slade
Release date: 2007-10-17
10.

Resident Evil: Extinction

5.1
6.3/10

Years after the Racoon City catastrophe, survivors travel across the Nevada desert, hoping to make it to Alaska. Alice joins the caravan and their fight against hordes of zombies and the evil Umbrella Corp.

Starring: Milla Jovovich, Oded Fehr, Ali Larter, Iain Glen, Mike Epps
Directed by: Russell Mulcahy
Release date: 2007-09-20
11.

Hannibal Rising

5.1
6.2/10

The story of the early, murderous roots of the cannibalistic killer, Hannibal Lecter – from his hard-scrabble Lithuanian childhood, where he witnesses the repulsive lengths to which hungry soldiers will go to satiate themselves, through his sojourn in France, where as a med student he hones his appetite for the kill.

Starring: Gaspard Ulliel, Aaran Thomas, Gong Li, Dominic West, Rhys Ifans
Directed by: Peter Webber
Release date: 2007-02-06
12.

Halloween

5.0
6.1/10

After being committed for 17 years, Michael Myers, now a grown man and still very dangerous, escapes from the mental institution (where he was committed as a 10 year old) and he immediately returns to Haddonfield, where he wants to find his baby sister, Laurie. Anyone who crosses his path is in mortal danger

Starring: Malcolm McDowell, Brad Dourif, Daeg Faerch, Tyler Mane, Scout Taylor-Compton
Directed by: Rob Zombie
Release date: 2007-08-31
13.

Saw IV

4.9
5.9/10

Jigsaw and his apprentice Amanda are dead. Now, upon the news of Detective Kerry's murder, two seasoned FBI profilers, Agent Strahm and Agent Perez, arrive in the terrified community to assist the veteran Detective Hoffman in sifting through Jigsaw's latest grisly remains and piecing together the puzzle. However, when SWAT Commander Rigg is abducted and thrust into a game, the last officer untouched by Jigsaw has but ninety minutes to overcome a series of demented traps and save an old friend...or face the deadly consequences.

Starring: Tobin Bell, Costas Mandylor, Scott Patterson, Betsy Russell, Lyriq Bent
Directed by: Darren Lynn Bousman
Release date: 2007-10-25
14.

Trick 'r Treat

4.8
6.8/10

Four interwoven stories that occur on Halloween: an everyday high school principal has a secret life as a serial killer; a college virgin might have just met the one guy for her; a group of teenagers pull a mean prank; a bitter old recluse receives an uninvited guest.

Starring: Anna Paquin, Brian Cox, Leslie Bibb, Rochelle Aytes, Quinn Lord
Directed by: Michael Dougherty
Release date: 2007-12-07
15.

The Girl Next Door

4.7
6.6/10

In a quiet suburban town in the summer of 1958, two recently orphaned sisters are placed in the care of their mentally unstable Aunt Ruth. But Ruth's depraved sense of discipline will soon lead to unspeakable acts of abuse and torture that involve her young sons, the neighborhood children, and one 12-year-old boy whose life will be changed forever.

Starring: Blythe Auffarth, Daniel Manche, Blanche Baker, Grant Show, Graham Patrick Martin
Directed by: Gregory Wilson
Release date: 2007-07-19
16.

Dead Silence

4.6
6.2/10

Jamie returns to his hometown in search of answers to his wife's murder, which occurred after receiving a weird package containing a ventriloquist dummy named Billy, which may be linked to the legend of ventriloquist Mary Shaw. Destined to find out the truth, Jamie goes to the town of Raven's Fair, where Shaw used to perform and is buried. But Jamie is in for more than he expected.

Starring: Ryan Kwanten, Donnie Wahlberg, Bob Gunton, Amber Valletta, Laura Regan
Directed by: James Wan
Release date: 2007-03-16
17.

Vacancy

4.5
6.2/10

A young married couple becomes stranded at an isolated motel and find hidden video cameras in their room. They realize that unless they escape, they'll be the next victims of a snuff film.

Starring: Kate Beckinsale, Luke Wilson, Ethan Embry, Scott G. Anderson, Frank Whaley
Directed by: Nimród Antal
Release date: 2007-04-20
18.

Ghost Rider

4.5
5.2/10

In order to save his dying father, young stunt cyclist Johnny Blaze sells his soul to Mephistopheles and sadly parts from the pure-hearted Roxanne Simpson, the love of his life. Years later, Johnny's path crosses again with Roxanne, now a go-getting reporter, and also with Mephistopheles, who offers to release Johnny's soul if Johnny becomes the fabled, fiery 'Ghost Rider'.

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Eva Mendes, Wes Bentley, Donal Logue, Sam Elliott
Directed by: Mark Steven Johnson
Release date: 2007-02-16
19.

My Name Is Bruce

4.5
6.2/10

B Movie Legend Bruce Campbell is mistaken for his character Ash from the Evil Dead trilogy and forced to fight a real monster in a small town in Oregon.

Starring: Bruce Campbell, Grace Thorsen, Ted Raimi, Mike Estes, Janelle Farber
Directed by: Bruce Campbell
Release date: 2007-10-01
20.

Rogue

4.5
6.2/10

From the director of Wolf Creek comes this terrifying look at nature's perfect killing machine. When a group of tourists stumble into the remote Australian river territory of an enormous crocodile, the deadly creature traps them on a tiny mud island with the tide quickly rising and darkness descending. As the hungry predator closes in, they must fight for survival against all odds.

Starring: Radha Mitchell, Michael Vartan, Sam Worthington, Mia Wasikowska, Caroline Brazier
Directed by: Greg McLean
Release date: 2007-11-08

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