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The Best Horror Movies of 2009 

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Updated September 23, 2019 740 votes 76 voters 1.4k views 50 items

List of the best 2009 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 2009, so vote for your favorites and help them rise to the top. This poll is also a great resource for finding movies that you haven't seen before, especially since you can watch trailers for each film right on this page.

These movies, like Zombieland and Halloween II include images when available. If you're looking for a list of all horror movies from 2009 then you've found the right page. Order the list alphabetically by clicking on "Sort Alphabetically" in the options dropdown.
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Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard, Margo Martindale

Released: 2009

Directed by: Jaume Collet-Serra

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Zombieland is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 2009
Emma Stone, Amber Heard, Bill Murray

Released: 2009

Directed by: Ruben Fleischer

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Megan Fox, Amanda Seyfried, Chris Pratt

Released: 2009

Directed by: Karyn Kusama

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Octavia Spencer, Justin Long, Lia Johnson

Released: 2009

Directed by: Sam Raimi

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Virginia Madsen, Amanda Crew, Elias Koteas

Released: 2009

Directed by: Peter Cornwell

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Liam Hemsworth, Melissa George, Cha Tae-hyun

Released: 2009

Directed by: Christopher Smith, Ji Young-Su

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Daniella Alonso, Madeline Zima, Andrea Roth

Released: 2009

Directed by: Marcus Dunstan

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Xavier Samuel, Robin McLeavy, Gulliver McGrath

Released: 2009

Directed by: Sean Byrne

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Jared Padalecki, Danielle Panabaker, Amanda Righetti

Released: 2009

Directed by: Marcus Nispel

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Jessica-Jane Clement, Stephen Graham, Danny Dyer

Released: 2009

Directed by: Jake West

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Ashley C. Williams, Dieter Laser, Akihiro Kitamura

Released: 2009

Directed by: Tom Six

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Manuela Velasco, Albert Grabuleda Capdevila, Javier Botet

Released: 2009

Directed by: Paco Plaza, Jaume Balagueró

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Dennis Quaid, Norman Reedus, Ben Foster

Released: 2009

Directed by: Christian Alvart

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Jackson Rathbone, Paloma Faith, Iga Wyrwał

Released: 2009

Directed by: Anthony DiBlasi

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Alex Pettyfer, Georgia King, Tuppence Middleton

Released: 2009

Directed by: Jon Wright

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Bruce Dern, Teri Polo, Chord Overstreet

Released: 2009

Directed by: Joe Dante

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Ane Dahl Torp, Bjørn Sundquist, Vegar Hoel

Released: 2009

Directed by: Tommy Wirkola

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Chuck Lamb, Jordan Downey, Natasha Cordova

Released: 2009

Directed by: Jordan Downey

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Willem Dafoe, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Storm Acheche Sahlstrøm

Released: 2009

Directed by: Lars von Trier

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Jensen Ackles, Jaime King, Megan Boone

Released: 2009

Directed by: Patrick Lussier

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Elizabeth Banks, Emily Browning, Arielle Kebbel

Released: 2009

Directed by: Thomas Guard, Charles Guard

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Song Kang-Ho, Ok-bin Kim, Shin Ha-kyun

Released: 2009

Directed by: Park Chan-wook

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Willem Dafoe, Ethan Hawke, Sam Neill

Released: 2009

Directed by: Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig

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Sachin Khedekar, R. Madhavan, Poonam Dhillon

Released: 2009

Directed by: Vikram Kumar