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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    Insidious is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 2011

    Insidious Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey, Patrick Wilson

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    Tucker & Dale vs. Evil is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 2011

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    Tucker & Dale vs. Evil Katrina Bowden, Alan Tudyk, Chelan Simmons

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    Attack the Block is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 2011

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    Attack the Block Nick Frost, John Boyega, Luke Treadaway

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    Fright Night is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 2011

    Fright Night Colin Farrell, David Tennant, Toni Collette

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    I Saw the Devil is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 2011

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    I Saw the Devil Lee Byung-hun, Choi Min-sik, Cheon Ho-Jin

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    Scream 4 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 2011

    Scream 4 Hayden Panettiere, Kristen Bell, Courteney Cox

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    Final Destination 5 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 2011

    Final Destination 5 David Koechner, Tony Todd, Jacqueline MacInnes Wood

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    TrollHunter is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 2011

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    TrollHunter Knut Nærum, Otto Jespersen, Robert Stoltenberg

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    The Thing is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 2011

    The Thing Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Eric Christian Olsen, Joel Edgerton

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    Paranormal Activity 3 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 2011

    Paranormal Activity 3 Sprague Grayden, Johanna Braddy, Meredith Eaton

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    Black Death is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 2011

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    Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne, Carice van Houten

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    Stake Land is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 2011

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    Stake Land Kevin Kline, Danielle Harris, Kelly McGillis

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    Don't Be Afraid of the Dark is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 2011

    Don't Be Afraid of the Dark Katie Holmes, Guy Pearce, Guillermo del Toro

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    Red State is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 2011

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    Red State John Goodman, Melissa Leo, Anna Gunn

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    The Innkeepers is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 2011

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    The Innkeepers Lena Dunham, Sara Paxton, Kelly McGillis

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    The Ward is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 2011

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    Amber Heard, Lyndsy Fonseca, Danielle Panabaker

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    We Need to Talk About Kevin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 2011

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    We Need to Talk About Kevin Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly, Ezra Miller

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    Vanishing on 7th Street is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 2011

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    Hayden Christensen, Thandie Newton, John Leguizamo

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    Priest is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 2011

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    Maggie Q, Lily Collins, Christopher Plummer

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    The Rite is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 2011

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    Anthony Hopkins, Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Rutger Hauer

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    Snowtown is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 2011

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    Daniel Henshall, Louise Harris, David Walker

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    Quarantine 2: Terminal is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 2011

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    Quarantine 2: Terminal Mercedes Masöhn, Ignacio Serricchio, Josh Cooke

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    Rubber is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 2011

    Rubber Haley Ramm, Jack Plotnick, David Bowe

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    The Senator Likes Women is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 2011

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    Laura Antonelli, Lionel Stander, Arturo Dominici

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    Apollo 18 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 2011

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    Apollo 18 Warren Christie, Michael Kopsa, Andrew Airlie

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    The Roommate is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 2011

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    Nina Dobrev, Leighton Meester, Minka Kelly

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    Red Riding Hood is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 2011

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    Red Riding Hood Amanda Seyfried, Gary Oldman, Julie Christie

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    Shark Night is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 2011

    Shark Night Katharine McPhee, Sara Paxton, Chris Carmack

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