Horror is easily one of the most popular movie genres. It enjoys a cult-like following like no other genre does. But that doesn’t mean that all horror films are great. In fact, quite the opposite. Every year, there are tons of horror films that come out, but only a few make a good impression. That you can count great horror films of last few years on your fingers tells you the quality of filmmaking in the genre.
Having said that, we also have had some really good horror films come out this century. Below is the list of top scariest horror movies of the 21st century. These films are not only scary, but are also intelligent and intriguing–the hallmark of a good horror film.
10. It Follows (2015)
Plot: For nineteen-year-old Jay, Autumn should be about school, boys and week-ends out at the lake. But after a seemingly innocent sexual encounter, she finds herself plagued by strange visions and the inescapable sense that someone, something, is following her. Faced with this burden, Jay and her friends must find a way to escape the horrors, that seem to be only a few steps behind.
Why on the list? A smart film that doesn’t follow the conventional horror genre elements. And has one of the best background scores– for any film, leave alone a horror film.
9. The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
Plot: Five teenagers head off for a weekend at a secluded cabin in the woods. They arrive to find they are quite isolated with no means of communicating with the outside world. When the cellar door flings itself open, they of course go down to investigate. They find an odd assortment of relics and curios, but when one of the women, Dana, reads from a book, she awakens a family of deadly zombie killers. However, there’s far more going on than meets the eye.