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List of the best 2005 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 2005, 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.

War of the Worlds and Hostel are included in this list. This isn't necessarily a list of all horror movies from 2005, but it does contain all the ones worth watching.
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Hellraiser: Hellworld Henry Cavill, Katheryn Winnick, Lance Henriksen

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Strange Circus Fujiko, Mai Takahashi, Masumi Miyazaki

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Hostel Eli Roth, Ashley Robbins, Jay Hernandez

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The Brotherhood IV: The Complex April Telek, Sebastian Gacki, Angelique Naude

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Saw II Emmanuelle Vaugier, Shawnee Smith, Dina Meyer

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Dead Men Walking Griff Furst, Leigh Scott, Chriss Anglin

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The Descent Shauna Macdonald, Natalie Mendoza, Alex Reid

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The Devil's Rejects Diamond Dallas Page, Danny Trejo, Ginger Lynn

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Dark Water Jennifer Connelly, Tim Roth, John C. Reilly

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Cry Wolf Jon Bon Jovi, Jared Padalecki, Lindy Booth

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BloodRayne Michelle Rodriguez, Ben Kingsley, Meat Loaf

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The Fog Maggie Grace, Selma Blair, Tom Welling

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Hide and Seek Robert De Niro, Dakota Fanning, Famke Janssen Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Boogeyman Emily Deschanel, Lucy Lawless, Barry Watson Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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All Souls Day Danny Trejo, Laura Harring, Mircea Monroe

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Study Hell Lindsay Dell, Michael Henry, Shaylyn Doyle

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

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The Amityville Horror is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 2005
The Amityville Horror Chloë Grace Moretz, Ryan Reynolds, Rachel Nichols

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Voice Ok-bin Kim, Seo Ji-hye, Jeon Ji-ae

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Komodo vs. Cobra Jerri Manthey, Michelle Borth, Michael Paré

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Killers by Nature Jason Contini, Alan Sciranko, Bryan Lane

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Doom Dwayne Johnson, Rosamund Pike, Karl Urban

The Greatest Horror Films of All Time

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Necromancer Akara Amarttayakul, Chatchai Plengpanich, Tom Dundee

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Wolf Creek Teresa Palmer, John Jarratt, Kestie Morassi

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Hellraiser: Deader Kari Wührer, Doug Bradley, Marc Warren

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Doll Graveyard Hannah Marks, Jared Kusnitz, Brian Lloyd

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The Cave Lena Headey, Piper Perabo, Morris Chestnut

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Die Zombiejäger Mads Koudal, Andreas Andersson, Aldo Cunei

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Land of the Dead Dennis Hopper, Simon Pegg, Simon Baker

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Constantine Rachel Weisz, Keanu Reeves, Shia LaBeouf

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Alien Apocalypse Bruce Campbell, Renee O'Connor, Peter Jason

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House of Wax Paris Hilton, Elisha Cuthbert, Jared Padalecki

The Most Horrifying Found-Footage Movies

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The Red Shoes Kim Hye-soo, Seong-su Kim, Go Su-Hee

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Cerberus Emmanuelle Vaugier, Greg Evigan, Sebastian Spence

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Dead Life Bruce Taylor, Dominic Koulianos, Ashleigh Holeman

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Trespassers Michelle Borth, Joleigh Fioravanti, Clayton Rohner

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Desperate Souls Benjamin McKenzie, Ryan Barrett, Pete Soltesz

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Homecoming Robert Picardo, Jon Tenney, Thea Gill Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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The Eye 10 Isabella Leong, Bongkoj Khongmalai, Chen Bolin

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Spring Break Shark Attack Kathy Baker, Bryan Brown, Shannon Lucio

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Rampo Noir Tadanobu Asano, Mikako Ichikawa, Nao Ōmori

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Return of the Living Dead: Necropolis Jana Kramer, Peter Coyote, Cory Hardrict

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Hammerhead: Shark Frenzy Hunter Tylo, William Forsythe, Jeffrey Combs

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Beneath Still Waters Charlotte Salt, Josep Maria Pou, Michael McKell

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H. G. Wells' War of the Worlds C. Thomas Howell, Peter Greene, Jake Busey

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Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist Stellan Skarsgård, Gabriel Mann, Mary Beth Hurt

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Bad Reputation Jeff Kueppers, Jerad Anderson, Mark Kunzman

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Return of the Living Dead: Rave from the Grave Peter Coyote, Jenny Mollen, Cory Hardrict

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The Ring Two Naomi Watts, Emily VanCamp, Mary Elizabeth Winstead

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One Missed Call Kou Shibasaki, Anna Nagata, Renji Ishibashi