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List Rules Scary movies released between the year 2000 and 2009.

The 2000s were some of the best years in movie history – and the scariest. As far as horror movies go, this decade produced some of the greatest scary movies of all time. What is it about the thought of a madman with a saw attacking a bunch of teenagers and hacking at them that interests us? We may never know. We do know that with the advent of computer graphics, filmmakers could take their frights to new, even scarier levels. But what are the scariest movies of the 2000s?
 
The movies on this list have been ranked by user votes as the absolute scariest movies from 2000 – 2009. There’s sure to be a flick featured here to satisfy your specific horror cravings!
 
This list has the scariest classic horror movies from the 2000s, including: American Psycho, The Ring, Saw, Jeepers Creepers, and Gothika. Vote up the scariest movies below, vote down those you can watch with nary a fright, or add one you love that isn't already on the list.
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The Ring is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s
The Ring Naomi Watts, Pauley Perrette, Brian Cox

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The Grudge Sarah Michelle Gellar, KaDee Strickland, Bill Pullman

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28 Days Later Cillian Murphy, Christopher Eccleston, Naomie Harris

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Saw Danny Glover, Monica Potter, Shawnee Smith

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The Others Nicole Kidman, Christopher Eccleston, Michelle Fairley

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Jeepers Creepers Justin Long, Eileen Brennan, Victor Salva

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dee123 added The Strangers Liv Tyler, Gemma Ward, Scott Speedman

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JoshuaWynn added Sinister Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio, Fred Thompson

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Descent Rosario Dawson, Spencer Grammer, Vanessa Ferlito

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Paranormal Activity Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat, Randy McDowell

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Final Destination Ali Larter, Seann William Scott, Devon Sawa

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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Jessica Biel, R. Lee Ermey, Mike Vogel

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The Hills Have Eyes Emilie de Ravin, Vinessa Shaw, Ted Levine

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The Mist is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s
The Mist Thomas Jane, Marcia Gay Harden, Laurie Holden

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Arthur Williams added 30 Days of Night Josh Hartnett, Melissa George, Ben Foster

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dee123 added 28 Weeks Later Rose Byrne, Idris Elba, Jeremy Renner

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dee123 added The Exorcism of Emily Rose Laura Linney, Jennifer Carpenter, Tom Wilkinson

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Hostel Eli Roth, Ashley Robbins, Jay Hernandez

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American Psycho is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s
American Psycho Reese Witherspoon, Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe

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

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Let the Right One In Lina Leandersson, Tom Ljungman, Philip Hersh

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Drag Me to Hell Octavia Spencer, Justin Long, Lia Johnson

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dee123 added The Orphanage Geraldine Chaplin, Belén Rueda, Édgar Vivar

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dee123 added Wolf Creek Teresa Palmer, John Jarratt, Kestie Morassi

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Joy Ride Paul Walker, Leelee Sobieski, Walton Goggins

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Orphan Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard, Margo Martindale

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REC Manuela Velasco, Javier Botet, Ana Isabel Velásquez

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Jeepers Creepers 2 Justin Long, Nicki Aycox, Ray Wise

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Thirteen Ghosts Shannon Elizabeth, Tony Shalhoub, Matthew Lillard

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Signs Mel Gibson, Joaquin Phoenix, Abigail Breslin

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Cabin Fever Eli Roth, Cerina Vincent, Jordan Ladd

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70 53
Cloverfield is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s
Cloverfield Odette Annable, Lizzy Caplan, Jessica Lucas

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Wrong Turn Eliza Dushku, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Kevin Zegers

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Hannibal Julianne Moore, Gary Oldman, Anthony Hopkins

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Darkness Falls Emily Browning, Emma Caulfield, Sullivan Stapleton

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dee123 added Scream 3 Courteney Cox, Jenny McCarthy, Carrie Fisher

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The Blair Witch Project is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s
abarton added The Blair Witch Project Heather Donahue, Joshua Leonard, Michael C. Williams

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House of 1000 Corpses Rob Zombie, Chris Hardwick, Karen Black

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Secret Window Johnny Depp, Maria Bello, John Turturro

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Red Dragon Anthony Hopkins, Ralph Fiennes, Edward Norton

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Identity Amanda Peet, John Cusack, Alfred Molina

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Ju-on: The Curse Chiaki Kuriyama, Takashi Matsuyama, Taro Suwa

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Ju-on: The Grudge Itou Misaki, Megumi Okina, Takashi Matsuyama

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Freddy vs. Jason Evangeline Lilly, Kelly Rowland, Monica Keena

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dee123 added Ginger Snaps Lucy Lawless, Mimi Rogers, Katharine Isabelle

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The Machinist Christian Bale, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Michael Ironside

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

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From Hell Heather Graham, Ian Holm, Robbie Coltrane

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Ju-on: The Grudge 2 Noriko Sakai, Yui Ichikawa, Ayumu Saito

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Ju-on: The Curse 2 Takashi Matsuyama, Yui Ichikawa, Taro Suwa