Best Horror Movies of 2009

1.

Zombieland

6.1

Columbus has made a habit of running from what scares him. Tallahassee doesn't have fears. If he did, he'd kick their ever-living ass. In a world overrun by zombies, these two are perfectly evolved survivors. But now, they're about to stare down the most terrifying prospect of all: each other.

Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin, Amber Heard
Directed by: Ruben Fleischer
Release date: 2009-10-07
2.

Orphan

5.7

A married couple with a rocky past adopt 9-year old, Esther to fill the void created by a recently-stillborn baby. However, Esther is not quite who she seems.

Starring: Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard, Isabelle Fuhrman, CCH Pounder, Jimmy Bennett
Directed by: Jaume Collet-Serra
Release date: 2009-07-24
3.

Pandorum

5.5

Two crew members wake up on an abandoned spacecraft with no idea who they are, how long they've been asleep, or what their mission is. The two soon discover they're actually not alone – and the reality of their situation is more horrifying than they could have imagined.

Starring: Ben Foster, Dennis Quaid, Cam Gigandet, Antje Traue, Cung Le
Directed by: Christian Alvart
Release date: 2009-09-08
4.

Antichrist

5.4

A grieving couple retreats to their cabin 'Eden' in the woods, hoping to repair their broken hearts and troubled marriage. But nature takes its course and things go from bad to worse.

Starring: Willem Dafoe, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Storm Acheche Sahlstrøm
Directed by: Lars von Trier
Release date: 2009-05-18
5.

Drag Me to Hell

5.3

After denying a woman the extension she needs to keep her home, loan officer Christine Brown sees her once-promising life take a startling turn for the worse. Christine is convinced she's been cursed by a Gypsy, but her boyfriend is skeptical. Her only hope seems to lie in a psychic who claims he can help her lift the curse and keep her soul from being dragged straight to hell.

Starring: Alison Lohman, Justin Long, Lorna Raver, Dileep Rao, David Paymer
Directed by: Sam Raimi
Release date: 2009-03-15
6.

Triangle

5.0

The story revolves around the passengers of a yachting trip in the Atlantic Ocean who, when struck by mysterious weather conditions, jump to another ship only to experience greater havoc on the open seas.

Starring: Melissa George, Liam Hemsworth, Emma Lung, Rachael Carpani, Michael Dorman
Directed by: Christopher Smith
Release date: 2009-10-16
7.

Saw VI

5.0

Special Agent Strahm is dead, and Detective Hoffman has emerged as the unchallenged successor to Jigsaw's legacy. However, when the FBI draws closer to Hoffman, he is forced to set a game into motion, and Jigsaw's grand scheme is finally understood.

Starring: Tobin Bell, Costas Mandylor, Betsy Russell, Mark Rolston, Peter Outerbridge
Directed by: Kevin Greutert
Release date: 2009-10-22
8.

Pontypool

4.8

When disc jockey Grant Mazzy reports to his basement radio station in the Canadian town of Pontypool, he thinks it's just another day at work. But when he hears reports of a virus that turns people into zombies, Mazzy barricades himself in the radio booth and tries to figure out a way to warn his listeners about the virus and its unlikely mode of transmission.

Starring: Stephen McHattie, Lisa Houle, Georgina Reilly, Hrant Alianak, Rick Roberts
Directed by: Bruce McDonald
Release date: 2009-03-06
9.

The Loved Ones

4.8

Lola Stone asked Brent Mitchell to the prom, but Brent said no, and now he's screwed. What happens when Lola doesn't get what she wants? She enlists Daddy's help to throw a prom of her own, where she is queen and Brent is king -- whether he likes it or not. THE LOVED ONES is what happens when puppy love goes horribly, violently wrong. Brent should have said yes...

Starring: Xavier Samuel, Robin McLeavy, Victoria Thaine, Jessica McNamee, Richard Wilson
Directed by: Sean Byrne
Release date: 2009-09-13
10.

The Last House on the Left

4.7

A group of teenage girls heading into the city hook up with a gang of drug-addled ne'er-do-wells and are brutally murdered. The killers find their way to the home of one of their victim's parents, where both father and mother exact a horrible revenge.

Starring: Garret Dillahunt, Michael Bowen, Joshua Cox, Riki Lindhome, Aaron Paul
Directed by: Dennis Iliadis
Release date: 2009-03-13
11.

Daybreakers

4.7

In the year 2019, a plague has transformed almost every human into vampires. Faced with a dwindling blood supply, the fractured dominant race plots their survival; meanwhile, a researcher works with a covert band of vampires on a way to save humankind.

Starring: Ethan Hawke, Sam Neill, Willem Dafoe, Claudia Karvan, Isabel Lucas
Directed by: Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig
Release date: 2009-09-11
12.

The Collector

4.7

Desperate to repay his debt to his ex-wife, an ex-con plots a heist at his new employer's country home, unaware that a second criminal has also targeted the property, and rigged it with a series of deadly traps.

Starring: Josh Stewart, Michael Reilly Burke, Andrea Roth, Juan Fernández, Madeline Zima
Directed by: Marcus Dunstan
Release date: 2009-07-09
13.

The Uninvited

4.7

Anna returns home after spending time in a psychiatric facility following her mother's tragic death and discovers that her mother's former nurse, Rachel, has moved into their house and become engaged to her father. Soon after she learns this shocking news, Anna is visited by her mother's ghost, who warns her that Rachel has evil intentions.

Starring: Emily Browning, Arielle Kebbel, David Strathairn, Elizabeth Banks, Maya Massar
Directed by: Charles Guard, Thomas Guard
Release date: 2009-01-30
14.

Friday the 13th

4.7

Ignoring the warnings of the locals, a group of teenage camp counselors takes on the job of reopening Camp Crystal Lake — on Friday the 13th no less, and raise the ire of Jason Voorhees, a masked, homicidal maniac.

Starring: Derek Mears, Jared Padalecki, Danielle Panabaker, Amanda Righetti, Travis Van Winkle
Directed by: Marcus Nispel
Release date: 2009-02-11
15.

Case 39

4.5

In her many years as a social worker, Emily Jenkins believes she has seen it all, until she meets 10-year-old Lilith and the girl's cruel parents. Emily's worst fears are confirmed when the parents try to harm the child, and so Emily assumes custody of Lilith while she looks for a foster family. However, Emily soon finds that dark forces surround the seemingly innocent girl, and the more she tries to protect Lilith, the more horrors she encounters.

Starring: Renée Zellweger, Jodelle Ferland, Ian McShane, Kerry O'Malley, Callum Keith Rennie
Directed by: Christian Alvart
Release date: 2009-08-13
16.

The Final Destination

4.5

After a young man's premonition of a deadly race-car crash helps saves the lives of his peers, Death sets out to collect those who evaded their end.

Starring: Bobby Campo, Shantel VanSanten, Nick Zano, Haley Webb, Krista Allen
Directed by: David R. Ellis
Release date: 2009-08-26
17.

The House of the Devil

4.5

In the 1980s, college student Samantha Hughes takes a strange babysitting job that coincides with a full lunar eclipse. She slowly realizes her clients harbor a terrifying secret.

Starring: Jocelin Donahue, Mary Woronov, Greta Gerwig, AJ Bowen, Heather Robb
Directed by: Ti West
Release date: 2009-04-25
18.

The Haunting in Connecticut

4.4

When the Campbell family moves to upstate Connecticut, they soon learn that their charming Victorian home has a disturbing history: not only was the house a transformed funeral parlor where inconceivable acts occurred, but the owner's clairvoyant son Jonah served as a demonic messenger, providing a gateway for spiritual entities to crossover.

Starring: Virginia Madsen, Kyle Gallner, Martin Donovan, Amanda Crew, Elias Koteas
Directed by: Peter Cornwell
Release date: 2009-03-27
19.

Jennifer's Body

4.4

A newly possessed cheerleader turns into a killer who specializes in offing her male classmates. Can her best friend put an end to the horror?

Starring: Amanda Seyfried, Megan Fox, Johnny Simmons, Amy Sedaris, J.K. Simmons
Directed by: Karyn Kusama
Release date: 2009-09-18
20.

Carriers

4.3

Four friends fleeing a viral pandemic soon learn they are more dangerous than any virus. A deadly virus has spread across the globe. Contagion is everywhere, no one is safe and no one can be trusted. Four young attractive people race through the back roads of the American West to the pounding beat of a vacation soundtrack. Their aim is to retreat to secluded utopian beach in the Gulf of Mexico, where they could peacefully wait out the pandemic and survive the apocalyptic disease. Their plans take a grim turn when their car breaks down on an isolated road starting a chain of events that will seal the fate of each of them in an inexorable and horrifying voyage of hell through a western landscape populated by only the hideous dead or the twisted living.

Starring: Lou Taylor Pucci, Chris Pine, Piper Perabo, Emily VanCamp, Christopher Meloni
Directed by: David Pastor, Àlex Pastor
Release date: 2009-09-04

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