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List of the best 2004 horror movies, ranked by how many upvotes they've received by other fans of the genre. All types of scary movies are represented below, including thrillers, slashers, gore, psychological horror films and more. These are all the horror movies that defined the year 2004, so vote for your favorites and help them rise to the top. This poll is also a great resource for finding new movies that you haven't already seen, especially since you can watch trailers for each film right on this page. To make sure this list is as accurate as possible, please don't downvote a movie if you haven't seen it.

This list is made up of movies like Shaun of the Dead and Dawn of the Dead. This isn't necessarily a list of all horror movies from 2004, but it does contain all the ones worth watching.
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The Grudge Sarah Michelle Gellar, KaDee Strickland, Bill Pullman

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Tremors 4: The Legend Begins Michael Gross, Billy Drago, August Schellenberg

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Secret Window Johnny Depp, Maria Bello, John Turturro

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Breaking Dawn Jennette McCurdy, Kelly Overton, Kathryn Joosten

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

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Seed of Chucky Jennifer Tilly, Martha Stewart, Redman

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Resident Evil: Apocalypse Milla Jovovich, Iain Glen, Sienna Guillory

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Cube Zero David Huband, Terri Hawkes, Michael Riley

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Serial Killing 4 Dummys Corey Feldman, Lisa Loeb, Thomas Haden Church

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Cursed Christina Ricci, Shannon Elizabeth, Portia de Rossi

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The Hollow Kaley Cuoco, Nick Carter, Kevin Zegers

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Species III Natasha Henstridge, Robert Knepper, Kari Ann Peniche

The Scariest Demon Toys in Film History

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Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid Salli Richardson, KaDee Strickland, Morris Chestnut

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Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed Tatiana Maslany, Katharine Isabelle, Emily Perkins

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

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My Little Eye Bradley Cooper, Laura Regan, Jennifer Sky

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Hipnos Demián Bichir, Natalia Sánchez, Cristina Brondo

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Lust For Dracula Erin Brown, Julian Wells, Darian Caine

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Death Valley: The Revenge of Bloody Bill Denise Boutte, Kandis Erickson, Dean N. Arevalo

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In the Dark Sean Wing, Atom Gorelick, Matt Cinquanta

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SARS Wars Andrew Biggs, Supakorn Kitsuwon, Suthep Po-ngam

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John Johnson's Shadow Hunters John Johnson, Rebecca Taylor, Liam Smith

The Greatest Horror Films of All Time

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S.I.C.K. Ken Hebert, Amanda Watson

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Shark Attack in the Mediterranean Ralf Möller, Patriq Pinheiro, Oona-Devi Liebich

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The Phantom of the Opera Emmy Rossum, Gerard Butler, Minnie Driver

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Her Summer Shane Simmons, Christy Sullivan, Justin Marxen

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Adam and Evil Erica Cerra, James Clayton, Allison Warnyca

The Scariest Clown Movies in Film History

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Infection Yōko Maki, Kōichi Satō, Shirô Sano

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Malevolence Stevan Mena, R. Brandon Johnson, Keith Chambers

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Hell's Gate 11:11 Laura Mennell, Cathy Weseluck, Christie Will

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Zombie Planet Frank Farhat, Rebecca Minton, Mari Stamper

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Insight of Evil Charles Wahl, Anthony Cortese, Mike Bruce

The Most Horrifying Found-Footage Movies

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Eternal Kathleen Munroe, Liane Balaban, Arthur Holden

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White Skin Julie Le Breton, Marcel Sabourin, Ghyslaine Côté

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Club Dread Bill Paxton, Brittany Daniel, Lindsay Price

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So, You've Downloaded a Demon Xenia Seeberg, Todd Livingston, Casidee Riley

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Salem's Lot Rob Lowe, Donald Sutherland, James Cromwell

The Absolute Worst Things About the Holiday Season

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Face Shin Hyun-joon, Song Yun-ah, Ahn Suk-hwan

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12 Days of Terror Colin Egglesfield, Danny Keough, Jenna Harrison

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The Card Player Liam Cunningham, Claudio Santamaria, Stefania Rocca

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Three... Extremes Bai Ling, Lee Byung-hun, Miriam Yeung

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The Uninvited Guest Agustí Villaronga, Francesc Garrido, Pablo Derqui

10 Real People Who Survived Horror Movie Situations

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Dracula 3000 Erika Eleniak, Coolio, Tommy Lister

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Zombie Nation Ulli Lommel, David Hess, Günther Ziegler

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Night of the Living Dorks Collien Ulmen-Fernandes, Tino Mewes, Manuel Cortez

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Vampires vs. Zombies Brinke Stevens, Maratama Carlson, Bonny Giroux

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Van Helsing Kate Beckinsale, Hugh Jackman, Josie Maran

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The Doll Master Cheon Ho-Jin, Eun-kyeong Lim, Yu-mi Jeong

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The Halfway House: Director's Cut Mary Woronov, Janet Tracy Keijser, Cleve Hall

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55 29
Saw is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 2004
Saw Danny Glover, Monica Potter, Shawnee Smith