Best Horror Movies of 2010

1.

Tucker and Dale vs. Evil

6.0
7.5/10

Two hillbillies are suspected of being killers by a group of paranoid college kids camping near the duo's West Virginian cabin. As the body count climbs, so does the fear and confusion as the college kids try to seek revenge against the pair.

Starring: Alan Tudyk, Tyler Labine, Katrina Bowden, Jesse Moss, Philip Granger
Directed by: Eli Craig
Release date: 2010-01-22
2.

Let Me In

5.7
7.1/10

A bullied young boy befriends a young female vampire who lives in secrecy with her guardian. A remake of the movie “Let The Right One In” which was an adaptation of a book.

Starring: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Chloë Grace Moretz, Richard Jenkins, Elias Koteas, Sasha Barrese
Directed by: Matt Reeves
Release date: 2010-10-01
3.

Insidious

5.6
6.8/10

A family discovers that dark spirits have invaded their home after their son inexplicably falls into an endless sleep. When they reach out to a professional for help, they learn things are a lot more personal than they thought.

Starring: Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Ty Simpkins, Lin Shaye, Barbara Hershey
Directed by: James Wan
Release date: 2010-09-13
4.

Days Gone Bye (The Walking Dead)

5.2
9.2/10
Days Gone Bye (The Walking Dead)
Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman, this gritty drama portrays life in the months and years that follow a zombie apocalypse. Led by former police officer Rick Grimes, his family and a group of other survivors find themselves constantly on the move in search of a safe and secure home. But the pressure each day to stay alive sends many in the group to the deepest depths of human cruelty, and Rick discovers that the overwhelming fear of the survivors can be more deadly than the zombies walking among them.
Starring: Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies, Steven Yeun, Chandler Riggs
Release date: 2010-11-05
5.

The Crazies

5.2
6.5/10

Four friends find themselves trapped in their small hometown after they discover their friends and neighbors going quickly and horrifically insane.

Starring: Timothy Olyphant, Radha Mitchell, Joe Anderson, Danielle Panabaker, Christie Lynn Smith
Directed by: Breck Eisner
Release date: 2010-02-26
6.

I Spit on Your Grave

5.2
6.3/10

Jennifer is a writer working on a new novel and, needing to get out of the city to finish it, hires a riverside apartment in upstate New York to finish her book—attracting the attention of a number of rowdy male locals.

Starring: Sarah Butler, Daniel Franzese, Chad Lindberg, Jeff Branson, Rodney Eastman
Directed by: Steven R. Monroe
Release date: 2010-06-17
7.

Resident Evil: Afterlife

5.0
5.9/10

In a world ravaged by a virus infection, turning its victims into the Undead, Alice continues on her journey to find survivors and lead them to safety. Her deadly battle with the Umbrella Corporation reaches new heights, but Alice gets some unexpected help from an old friend. A new lead that promises a safe haven from the Undead takes them to Los Angeles, but when they arrive the city is overrun by thousands of Undead - and Alice and her comrades are about to step into a deadly trap.

Starring: Milla Jovovich, Wentworth Miller, Ali Larter, Kim Coates, Kacey Clarke
Directed by: Paul W.S. Anderson
Release date: 2010-09-09
8.

Devil

5.0
6.2/10

A group of people are trapped in an elevator high above Philadelphia, and one of them is the devil.

Starring: Chris Messina, Jacob Vargas, Bojana Novakovi?, Logan Marshall-Green, Bokeem Woodbine
Directed by: John Erick Dowdle
Release date: 2010-01-13
9.

The Wolfman

4.8
5.8/10

Lawrence Talbot, an American man on a visit to Victorian London to make amends with his estranged father, gets bitten by a werewolf and, after a moonlight transformation, leaves him with a savage hunger for flesh.

Starring: Benicio del Toro, Anthony Hopkins, Emily Blunt, Hugo Weaving, Cristina Contes
Directed by: Joe Johnston
Release date: 2010-02-11
10.

Saw 3D

4.8
5.6/10

As a deadly battle rages over Jigsaw's brutal legacy, a group of Jigsaw survivors gathers to seek the support of self-help guru and fellow survivor Bobby Dagen, a man whose own dark secrets unleash a new wave of terror.

Starring: Tobin Bell, Costas Mandylor, Betsy Russell, Cary Elwes, Sean Patrick Flanery
Directed by: Kevin Greutert
Release date: 2010-10-21
11.

Paranormal Activity 2

4.7
5.6/10

Just as Dan and Kristi welcome a newborn baby into their home, a demonic presence begins terrorizing them, tearing apart their perfect world and turning it into an inescapable nightmare. Security cameras capture the torment, making every minute horrifyingly real.

Starring: Katie Featherston, David Bierend, Brian Boland, Molly Ephraim, Seth Ginsberg
Directed by: Tod Williams
Release date: 2010-10-20
12.

Stake Land

4.7
6.5/10

Martin was a normal teenage boy before the country collapsed in an empty pit of economic and political disaster. A vampire epidemic has swept across what is left of the nation's abandoned towns and cities, and it's up to Mister, a death dealing, rogue vampire hunter, to get Martin safely north to Canada, the continent's New Eden.

Starring: Danielle Harris, Kelly McGillis, Nick Damici, Connor Paolo, Gregory Jones
Directed by: Jim Mickle
Release date: 2010-09-30
13.

Black Death

4.6
6.4/10

As the plague decimates medieval Europe, rumours circulate of a village immune from the plague. There is talk of a necromancer who leads the village and is able to raise the dead. A fearsome knight joined by a cohort of soldiers and a young monk are charged by the church to investigate. Their journey is filled with danger, but it's upon entering the village that their true horror begins.

Starring: Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne, Carice van Houten, Kimberley Nixon, John Lynch
Directed by: Christopher Smith
Release date: 2010-06-07
14.

Piranha 3D

4.4
5.4/10

Each year the population of sleepy Lake Victoria, Arizona explodes from 5,000 to 50,000 residents for the annual Spring Break celebration. But then, an earthquake opens an underwater chasm, releasing an enormous swarm of ancient Piranha that have been dormant for thousands of years, now with a taste for human flesh. This year, there's something more to worry about than the usual hangovers and complaints from locals, a new type of terror is about to be cut loose on Lake Victoria.

Starring: Elisabeth Shue, Adam Scott, Jerry O'Connell, Steven R. McQueen, Jessica Szohr
Directed by: Alexandre Aja
Release date: 2010-08-20
15.

Shelter

4.4
6.1/10

A female forensic psychiatrist discovers that all of one of her patient's multiple personalities are murder victims. She will have to find out what's happening before her time is finished.

Starring: Julianne Moore, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Jeffrey DeMunn, Frances Conroy, Nate Corddry
Directed by: Björn Stein, Måns Mårlind
Release date: 2010-03-27
16.

A Nightmare on Elm Street

4.4
5.2/10

The film that brings back horror icon Freddy Krueger as a darker and more sinister character than ever before. While Freddy is on the prowl a group of teenagers being stalked soon learn they all have a common factor making them targets for this twisted killer.

Starring: Rooney Mara, Jackie Earle Haley, Kyle Gallner, Katie Cassidy, Kellan Lutz
Directed by: Samuel Bayer
Release date: 2010-04-30
17.

Legion

4.4
5.2/10

When God loses faith in humankind, he sends his legion of angels to bring on the Apocalypse. Humanity's only hope for survival lies in a group of strangers trapped in an out-of-the-way, desert diner with the Archangel Michael.

Starring: Paul Bettany, Dennis Quaid, Kevin Durand, Kate Walsh, Doug Jones
Directed by: Scott Stewart
Release date: 2010-01-21
18.

Rubber

4.3
5.8/10

In the California desert, the adventures of a telepathic killer-tire, mysteriously attracted by a very pretty girl, as witnessed by incredulous onlookers.

Starring: Thomas F. Duffy, David Bowe, Stephen Spinella, Roxane Mesquida, Jack Plotnick
Directed by: Quentin Dupieux
Release date: 2010-07-09
19.

The Ward

4.2
5.6/10

A thriller centered on an institutionalized young woman who becomes terrorized by a ghost.

Starring: Amber Heard, Mamie Gummer, Danielle Panabaker, Jared Harris, Laura-Leigh
Directed by: John Carpenter
Release date: 2010-09-13
20.

The Reef

4.1
5.8/10

A great white shark hunts the crew of a capsized sailboat along the Great Barrier Reef.

Starring: Adrienne Pickering, Zoe Naylor, Gyton Grantley, Damian Walshe-Howling, Kieran Darcy-Smith
Directed by: Andrew Traucki
Release date: 2010-05-15

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