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Graveyard Shift The Best Horror Movies of 2011  

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List Rules Horror movies must have come out in 2011

The best horror movies of 2011 managed to scare moviegoers out of their wits. This isn't as easy to do as it seems: A great horror movie has to somehow tap into viewers' deepest fears with a great, creepy plot, killer special effects (so to speak) and a few "jump out at you" moments as well. Which horror movies were the best in 2011? I've listed several that I think deserve a spot on this list - but it's up to you guys, horror movie fans, to vote them up or down. And if I missed a great contender for best horror movie of the year, definitely add it!

I realize that not everyone is scared by the same things: Some might prefer the suspense of a 'Paranormal Activity 3' or 'Insidious' over the slasher horror (and yes, humor) of 'Fright Night' or 'Scream 4.' Did you love the campy scares in 'Shark Night 3D?' Did you cower in fear during 'Don't Be Afraid of the Dark' or 'Final Destination 5?' Or do your tastes run more towards the fantasy or science fiction horror films, like the 2011 remake of 'The Thing?' Or do you spill popcorn from your shaking hands just thinking about the post-apocalyptic scenes in 'Vanishing on 7th Street?'

This list offers you, Fearless Horror Movie Fanatic, the chance to change the ranking of these 2011 horror movies based solely on your votes. And, if you're interested, head over to vote for some of the other best movies of 2011 (only a handful of horror movies made the cut) and check out some of the best comedy movies of the year, too.
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Insidious Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey, Patrick Wilson

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153 59
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Randolph Strauss added Tucker & Dale vs. Evil Katrina Bowden, Alan Tudyk, Chelan Simmons

93 61
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LaurieM added Attack the Block Nick Frost, John Boyega, Luke Treadaway

103 73
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Fright Night Colin Farrell, David Tennant, Toni Collette

84 57
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LaurieM added I Saw the Devil Lee Byung-hun, Choi Min-sik, Cheon Ho-Jin

106 80
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Scream 4 Hayden Panettiere, Kristen Bell, Courteney Cox

96 74
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The Thing Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Eric Christian Olsen, Joel Edgerton

78 56
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Randolph Strauss added TrollHunter Knut Nærum, Otto Jespersen, Robert Stoltenberg

92 71
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Final Destination 5 David Koechner, Tony Todd, Jacqueline MacInnes Wood

138 126
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Paranormal Activity 3 Sprague Grayden, Johanna Braddy, Meredith Eaton

71 55
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Ron Mexico added Black Death Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne, Carice van Houten

61 45
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Kel Varnsen added Stake Land Kevin Kline, Danielle Harris, Kelly McGillis

62 58
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LaurieM added Red State John Goodman, Melissa Leo, Anna Gunn

61 60
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Don't Be Afraid of the Dark Katie Holmes, Guy Pearce, Guillermo del Toro

14 9
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AugustKnight added The Innkeepers Lena Dunham, Sara Paxton, Kelly McGillis

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50 56
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Kel Varnsen added The Ward Amber Heard, Lyndsy Fonseca, Danielle Panabaker

10 8
We Need to Talk About Kevin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 2011
AugustKnight added We Need to Talk About Kevin Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly, Ezra Miller

32 47
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AugustKnight added Vanishing on 7th Street Hayden Christensen, Thandie Newton, John Leguizamo

47 72
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Joanne Phillips added The Rite Anthony Hopkins, Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Rutger Hauer

46 73
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Randolph Strauss added Priest Maggie Q, Lily Collins, Christopher Plummer

2 8
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AugustKnight added Snowtown Daniel Henshall, Louise Harris, David Walker

36 65
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Randolph Strauss added Quarantine 2: Terminal Mercedes Masöhn, Ignacio Serricchio, Josh Cooke

33 62
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Rubber Haley Ramm, Jack Plotnick, David Bowe

18 38
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Milli added The Senator Likes Women Laura Antonelli, Lionel Stander, Arturo Dominici

33 76
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Kel Varnsen added Apollo 18 Warren Christie, Michael Kopsa, Andrew Airlie

26 65
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Joanne Phillips added The Roommate Nina Dobrev, Leighton Meester, Minka Kelly

35 83
Red Riding Hood is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 2011
AugustKnight added Red Riding Hood Amanda Seyfried, Gary Oldman, Julie Christie

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Shark Night Katharine McPhee, Sara Paxton, Chris Carmack