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Underrated But Amazing Horror Movies From The 2000s Every Horror Fan Should See 

Jacob Shelton
Updated October 4, 2019 8.3k votes 1.5k voters 52.7k views 25 items

List Rules Vote up your favorite, underrated horror movies from the 2000s.

The 2000s aren't remembered for having a lot of good horror movies, but you'd be surprised how many gems flew under the radar. The aughts had some very good horror movies, but they just happened to fall through the cracks a lot of the time. A couple of big horror franchises that have become classics had their start at the beginning of the century, but this list is concerned with the underrated horror movies from the 2000s – the films that didn't get their due at the time, but definitely deserve your attention.

Some of these 2000s horror movies you forgot existed could go toe-to-toe (or machete to machete as it may be) with the greatest horror films ever made. Many of these films set visual and storytelling standards that are only now coming into fashion, while the rest are just great horror flicks. Read on to find out which of the best horror movies from the 2000s deserve a second look, vote up your favorites, and definitely check out the ones you missed the first time around.

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The Devil's Rejects is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Underrated But Amazing Horror Movies From The 2000s Every Horror Fan Should See
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Actors: Diamond Dallas Page, Danny Trejo, Ginger Lynn, E.G. Daily, Brian Posehn, + more

Released: 2005

Directed by: Rob Zombie

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Wrong Turn is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Underrated But Amazing Horror Movies From The 2000s Every Horror Fan Should See
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Actors: Eliza Dushku, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Kevin Zegers, Lindy Booth, Jeremy Sisto, + more

Released: 2003

Directed by: Rob Schmidt

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Ginger Snaps is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Underrated But Amazing Horror Movies From The 2000s Every Horror Fan Should See
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Actors: Lucy Lawless, Mimi Rogers, Katharine Isabelle, Emily Perkins, Peter Keleghan, + more

Released: 2000

Directed by: John Fawcett

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Cabin Fever is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Underrated But Amazing Horror Movies From The 2000s Every Horror Fan Should See
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Actors: Eli Roth, Cerina Vincent, Jordan Ladd, Rider Strong, James DeBello, + more

Released: 2002

Directed by: Eli Roth

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