The Best Horror Movies of 2011 Films

The Best Horror Movies of 2011

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List Criteria: Horror movies must have come out in 2011

The best horror movies of 2011 managed to scare moviegoers out of their wits. This isn't as easy to do as it seems: A great horror movie has to somehow tap into viewers' deepest fears with a great, creepy plot, killer special effects (so to speak) and a few "jump out at you" moments as well. Which horror movies were the best in 2011? I've listed several that I think deserve a spot on this list - but it's up to you guys, horror movie fans, to vote them up or down. And if I missed a great contender for best horror movie of the year, definitely add it!

I realize that not everyone is scared by the same things: Some might prefer the suspense of a 'Paranormal Activity 3' or 'Insidious' over the slasher horror (and yes, humor) of 'Fright Night' or 'Scream 4.' Did you love the campy scares in 'Shark Night 3D?' Did you cower in fear during 'Don't Be Afraid of the Dark' or 'Final Destination 5?' Or do your tastes run more towards the fantasy or science fiction horror films, like the 2011 remake of 'The Thing?' Or do you spill popcorn from your shaking hands just thinking about the post-apocalyptic scenes in 'Vanishing on 7th Street?'

This list offers you, Fearless Horror Movie Fanatic, the chance to change the ranking of these 2011 horror movies based solely on your votes. And, if you're interested, head over to vote for some of the other best movies of 2011 (only a handful of horror movies made the cut) and check out some of the best comedy movies of the year, too.


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  1. 1
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    Insidious

    Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey, Patrick Wilson

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  2. 2
    + 145
    - 58
    Tucker & Dale vs. Evil

    added by Randolph
    Katrina Bowden, Alan Tudyk, Chelan Simmons

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  3. 3
    + 89
    - 60
    Attack the Block

    added by LaurieM
    Nick Frost, John Boyega, Luke Treadaway

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  4. 4
    + 98
    - 72
    Fright Night

    Colin Farrell, David Tennant, Toni Collette

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  5. 5
    + 81
    - 56
    I Saw the Devil

    added by LaurieM
    Lee Byung-hun, Choi Min-sik, Cheon Ho-Jin

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  6. 6
    + 100
    - 76
    Scream 4

    Hayden Panettiere, Kristen Bell, Courteney Cox

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  7. 7
    + 89
    - 66
    Final Destination 5

    David Koechner, Tony Todd, Jacqueline MacInnes Wood

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  8. 8
    + 75
    - 55
    TrollHunter

    added by Randolph
    Knut Nærum, Otto Jespersen, Robert Stoltenberg

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  9. 9
    + 135
    - 120
    Paranormal Activity 3

    Sprague Grayden, Johanna Braddy, Meredith Eaton

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  10. 10
    + 90
    - 74
    The Thing

    Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Eric Christian Olsen, Joel Edgerton

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  11. 11
    + 68
    - 54
    Black Death

    added by Ron Mexico
    Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne, Carice van Houten

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  12. 12
    + 57
    - 44
    Stake Land

    added by Kel Varnsen
    Kevin Kline, Danielle Harris, Kelly McGillis

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  13. 13
    + 59
    - 57
    Don't Be Afraid of the Dark

    Katie Holmes, Guy Pearce, Guillermo del Toro

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  14. 14
    + 58
    - 57
    Red State

    added by LaurieM
    John Goodman, Melissa Leo, Anna Gunn

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  15. 15
    + 13
    - 7
    The Innkeepers

    added by AugustKnight
    Lena Dunham, Sara Paxton, Kelly McGillis

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  16. 16
    + 50
    - 55
    The Ward

    added by Kel Varnsen
    Amber Heard, Lyndsy Fonseca, Danielle Panabaker

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  17. 17
    + 9
    - 7

    added by AugustKnight
    Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly, Ezra Miller

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  18. 18
    + 32
    - 46
    Vanishing on 7th Street

    added by AugustKnight
    Hayden Christensen, Thandie Newton, John Leguizamo

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  19. 19
    + 46
    - 72
    Priest

    added by Randolph
    Maggie Q, Lily Collins, Christopher Plummer

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  20. 20
    + 45
    - 71
    The Rite

    added by Joanne
    Anthony Hopkins, Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Rutger Hauer

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  21. 21
    + 2
    - 7
    Snowtown

    added by AugustKnight
    Daniel Henshall, Louise Harris, David Walker

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  22. 22
    + 36
    - 63
    Quarantine 2: Terminal

    added by Randolph
    Mercedes Masöhn, Ignacio Serricchio, Josh Cooke

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  23. 23
    + 33
    - 61
    Rubber

    Haley Ramm, Jack Plotnick, David Bowe

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  24. 24
    + 17
    - 36
    The Senator Likes Women

    added by Milli
    Laura Antonelli, Lionel Stander, Arturo Dominici

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  25. 25
    + 26
    - 62
    The Roommate

    added by Joanne
    Nina Dobrev, Leighton Meester, Minka Kelly

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  26. 26
    + 32
    - 73
    Apollo 18

    added by Kel Varnsen
    Warren Christie, Michael Kopsa, Andrew Airlie

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  27. 27
    + 35
    - 80

    added by AugustKnight
    Amanda Seyfried, Gary Oldman, Julie Christie

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  28. 28
    + 24
    - 75
    Shark Night

    Katharine McPhee, Sara Paxton, Chris Carmack

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