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List Rules Scary movies released between the year 2000 and 2009.

The 2000s were some of the best years in movie history – and the scariest. As far as horror movies go, this decade produced some of the greatest scary movies of all time. What is it about the thought of a madman with a saw attacking a bunch of teenagers and hacking at them that interests us? We may never know. We do know that with the advent of computer graphics, filmmakers could take their frights to new, even scarier levels. But what are the scariest movies of the 2000s?
 
The movies on this list have been ranked by user votes as the absolute scariest movies from 2000 – 2009. There’s sure to be a flick featured here to satisfy your specific horror cravings!
 
This list has the scariest classic horror movies from the 2000s, including: American Psycho, The Ring, Saw, Jeepers Creepers, and Gothika. Vote up the scariest movies below, vote down those you can watch with nary a fright, or add one you love that isn't already on the list.
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The Ring is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s
The Ring Naomi Watts, Pauley Perrette, Brian Cox

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28 Days Later Cillian Murphy, Christopher Eccleston, Naomie Harris

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The Others Nicole Kidman, Christopher Eccleston, Michelle Fairley

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Saw Danny Glover, Monica Potter, Shawnee Smith

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The Grudge Sarah Michelle Gellar, KaDee Strickland, Bill Pullman

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Jeepers Creepers Justin Long, Eileen Brennan, Victor Salva

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30 Days of Night Josh Hartnett, Melissa George, Ben Foster

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Sinister Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio, Fred Thompson

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The Strangers Liv Tyler, Gemma Ward, Scott Speedman

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Paranormal Activity Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat, Randy McDowell

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Descent Rosario Dawson, Spencer Grammer, Vanessa Ferlito

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Final Destination Ali Larter, Seann William Scott, Devon Sawa

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The Hills Have Eyes Emilie de Ravin, Vinessa Shaw, Ted Levine

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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Jessica Biel, R. Lee Ermey, Mike Vogel

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28 Weeks Later Rose Byrne, Idris Elba, Jeremy Renner

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The Mist is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s
The Mist Thomas Jane, Marcia Gay Harden, Laurie Holden

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The Exorcism of Emily Rose Laura Linney, Jennifer Carpenter, Tom Wilkinson

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Hostel Eli Roth, Ashley Robbins, Jay Hernandez

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American Psycho is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s
American Psycho Reese Witherspoon, Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe

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Dawn of the Dead Ving Rhames, Ty Burrell, Kevin Zegers

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Drag Me to Hell Octavia Spencer, Justin Long, Lia Johnson

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Let the Right One In Lina Leandersson, Tom Ljungman, Philip Hersh

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The Orphanage Geraldine Chaplin, Belén Rueda, Édgar Vivar

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Orphan Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard, Margo Martindale

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REC Manuela Velasco, Javier Botet, Ana Isabel Velásquez

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Joy Ride Paul Walker, Leelee Sobieski, Walton Goggins

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Signs Mel Gibson, Joaquin Phoenix, Abigail Breslin

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Wolf Creek Teresa Palmer, John Jarratt, Kestie Morassi

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Jeepers Creepers 2 Justin Long, Nicki Aycox, Ray Wise

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Thirteen Ghosts Shannon Elizabeth, Tony Shalhoub, Matthew Lillard

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Cloverfield is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s
Cloverfield Odette Annable, Lizzy Caplan, Jessica Lucas

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Cabin Fever Eli Roth, Cerina Vincent, Jordan Ladd

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Wrong Turn Eliza Dushku, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Kevin Zegers

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Hannibal Julianne Moore, Gary Oldman, Anthony Hopkins

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Secret Window Johnny Depp, Maria Bello, John Turturro

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The Blair Witch Project is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s
The Blair Witch Project Heather Donahue, Joshua Leonard, Michael C. Williams

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Red Dragon Anthony Hopkins, Ralph Fiennes, Edward Norton

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Darkness Falls Emily Browning, Emma Caulfield, Sullivan Stapleton

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Scream 3 Courteney Cox, Jenny McCarthy, Carrie Fisher

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Identity Amanda Peet, John Cusack, Alfred Molina

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House of 1000 Corpses Rob Zombie, Chris Hardwick, Karen Black

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Ju-on: The Curse Chiaki Kuriyama, Takashi Matsuyama, Taro Suwa

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The Machinist Christian Bale, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Michael Ironside

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Freddy vs. Jason Evangeline Lilly, Kelly Rowland, Monica Keena

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Alien vs. Predator Sanaa Lathan, Lance Henriksen, Tommy Flanagan

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From Hell Heather Graham, Ian Holm, Robbie Coltrane

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Ginger Snaps Lucy Lawless, Mimi Rogers, Katharine Isabelle

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Ju-on: The Grudge Itou Misaki, Megumi Okina, Takashi Matsuyama

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What Lies Beneath Michelle Pfeiffer, Harrison Ford, Amber Valletta

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Ju-on: The Grudge 2 Noriko Sakai, Yui Ichikawa, Ayumu Saito