Best horror films of 2011/2012

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1. Dream House (2011)

PG-13 | 84 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

35 Metascore

Soon after moving into their seemingly idyllic new home, a family learns of a brutal crime committed against former residents of the dwelling.

Director: Jim Sheridan | Stars: Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz, Naomi Watts, Elias Koteas

Votes: 60,240 | Gross: $21.28M

2. Dead Season (2012)

Unrated | 85 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

When a worldwide viral outbreak leads to a plague of zombies scouring the earth for the living, two survivors flee the chaos of America to a remote island, hoping for a chance to start a ... See full summary »

Director: Adam Deyoe | Stars: Scott Peat, Marissa Merrill, James C. Burns, Corsica Wilson

Votes: 2,978

3. Husk (2011)

R | 83 min | Horror, Thriller

A group of friends stranded near a desolate cornfield find shelter in an old farmhouse, though they soon discover the dwelling is the center of a supernatural ritual.

Director: Brett Simmons | Stars: Devon Graye, Wes Chatham, C.J. Thomason, Tammin Sursok

Votes: 9,045

4. Quarantine 2: Terminal (2011)

R | 86 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

A plane is taken over by a mysterious virus. When the plane lands it is placed under quarantine. Now a group of survivors must band together to survive the quarantine.

Director: John Pogue | Stars: Mercedes Mason, Josh Cooke, Mattie Liptak, Ignacio Serricchio

Votes: 17,507

5. Drive Angry (2011)

R | 104 min | Action, Crime, Fantasy

44 Metascore

A vengeful father escapes from hell and chases after the men who killed his daughter and kidnapped his granddaughter.

Director: Patrick Lussier | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Amber Heard, William Fichtner, Billy Burke

Votes: 90,901 | Gross: $10.71M

6. Twixt (2011)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

40 Metascore

A writer with a declining career arrives in a small town as part of his book tour and gets caught up in a murder mystery involving a young girl. That night in a dream, he is approached by a... See full summary »

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Val Kilmer, Bruce Dern, Elle Fanning, Ben Chaplin

Votes: 9,880

7. Cowboys & Aliens (2011)

PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

50 Metascore

A spaceship arrives in Arizona, 1873, to take over the Earth, starting with the Wild West region. A posse of cowboys and natives are all that stand in their way.

Director: Jon Favreau | Stars: Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde, Abigail Spencer

Votes: 197,632 | Gross: $100.24M

8. The Tall Man (2012)

R | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

52 Metascore

When her child goes missing, a mother looks to unravel the legend of the Tall Man, an entity who allegedly abducts children.

Director: Pascal Laugier | Stars: Jessica Biel, Jodelle Ferland, William B. Davis, Stephen McHattie

Votes: 36,796

9. Battleship (2012)

PG-13 | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

41 Metascore

A fleet of ships is forced to do battle with an armada of unknown origins in order to discover and thwart their destructive goals.

Director: Peter Berg | Stars: Alexander Skarsgård, Brooklyn Decker, Liam Neeson, Rihanna

Votes: 226,886 | Gross: $65.42M

10. The Howling: Reborn (2011 Video)

R | 88 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

A teenage outcast discovers he is a werewolf, and must battle a pack of the brutal creatures when they threaten him and his new girlfriend.

Director: Joe Nimziki | Stars: Landon Liboiron, Lindsey Shaw, Ivana Milicevic, Jesse Rath

Votes: 3,232

11. We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)

R | 112 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

68 Metascore

Kevin's mother struggles to love her strange child, despite the increasingly dangerous things he says and does as he grows up. But Kevin is just getting started, and his final act will be beyond anything anyone imagined.

Director: Lynne Ramsay | Stars: Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly, Ezra Miller, Jasper Newell

Votes: 125,525 | Gross: $1.74M

12. Claustrofobia (2011)

Not Rated | 94 min | Horror, Thriller

When Eva opens her eyes the young girl finds herself chained terrified for being abused. Her fears become reality in a way no one could ever imagine.

Director: Bobby Boermans | Stars: Carolien Spoor, Dragan Bakema, Thijs Römer, Rogier Philipoom

Votes: 948

13. Red Riding Hood (2011)

PG-13 | 100 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

29 Metascore

Set in a medieval village that is haunted by a werewolf, a young girl falls for an orphaned woodcutter, much to her family's displeasure.

Director: Catherine Hardwicke | Stars: Amanda Seyfried, Lukas Haas, Gary Oldman, Billy Burke

Votes: 103,258 | Gross: $37.66M

14. Lizzie (2012)

Not Rated | 86 min | Horror, Thriller

A young woman reawakens evil forces in a house a notorious crime occurred.

Director: David Dunn Jr. | Stars: Caitlin Carmichael, Amanda Baker, Corbin Bernsen, Don Swayze

Votes: 768

15. Gone (I) (2012)

PG-13 | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

36 Metascore

A woman is convinced her kidnapper has returned when her sister goes missing.

Director: Heitor Dhalia | Stars: Amanda Seyfried, Jennifer Carpenter, Wes Bentley, Daniel Sunjata

Votes: 39,819 | Gross: $11.65M

16. The Three Musketeers (2011)

PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

35 Metascore

The hot-headed young D'Artagnan along with three former legendary but now down on their luck Musketeers must unite and defeat a beautiful double agent and her villainous employer from seizing the French throne and engulfing Europe in war.

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson | Stars: Logan Lerman, Matthew Macfadyen, Ray Stevenson, Milla Jovovich

Votes: 99,123 | Gross: $20.38M

17. The Thing (I) (2011)

R | 103 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

49 Metascore

At an Antarctica research site, the discovery of an alien craft leads to a confrontation between graduate student Kate Lloyd and scientist Dr. Sander Halvorson.

Director: Matthijs van Heijningen Jr. | Stars: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Joel Edgerton, Ulrich Thomsen, Eric Christian Olsen

Votes: 113,220 | Gross: $16.93M

18. This Must Be the Place (2011)

R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama

61 Metascore

Cheyenne, a retired rock star living off his royalties in Dublin, returns to New York City to find the man responsible for a humiliation suffered by his recently deceased father during W.W.II.

Director: Paolo Sorrentino | Stars: Sean Penn, Frances McDormand, Judd Hirsch, Eve Hewson

Votes: 30,756 | Gross: $0.14M

19. Don't Let Him In (2011)

Not Rated | 80 min | Horror, Thriller

Two couples spend a weekend in the country, only to cross paths with a brutal serial killer. As the body count rises, suspicion spirals into paranoia, climaxing in a terrifying battle for survival.

Director: Kelly Smith | Stars: Sophie Linfield, Sam Hazeldine, Gordon Alexander, Gemma Harvey

Votes: 1,719

20. Children of the Corn: Genesis (2011)

R | 80 min | Horror, Thriller

A young couple try to free an imprisoned child with catastrophic results.

Director: Joel Soisson | Stars: J.J. Banicki, Diane Peterson, Kai Caster, Kelen Coleman

Votes: 2,882

21. Blood Runs Cold (2011)

Not Rated | 80 min | Horror

Winona, a successful artist looking to get away from her stressful life. Her manager rents her a house in her home town where she runs in to an old boyfriend. They go back to the house, only to find out it is not as empty as they assumed.

Director: Sonny Laguna | Stars: Ralf Beck, Elin Hugoson, Hanna Oldenburg, Andreas Rylander

Votes: 1,227

22. Detention (2011)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

45 Metascore

As a copycat killer named after movie villain Cinderhella stalks the student body at Grizzly Lake High School, a group of co-eds band together to survive while serving detention.

Director: Joseph Kahn | Stars: Josh Hutcherson, Shanley Caswell, Spencer Locke, Dane Cook

Votes: 14,335

23. The Awakening (I) (2011)

R | 102 min | Horror, Thriller

53 Metascore

In 1921, England is overwhelmed by the loss and grief of World War I. Hoax exposer Florence Cathcart visits a boarding school to explain sightings of a child ghost. Everything she believes unravels as the 'missing' begin to show themselves.

Director: Nick Murphy | Stars: Rebecca Hall, Dominic West, Imelda Staunton, Lucy Cohu

Votes: 60,733

24. Final Destination 5 (2011)

R | 92 min | Horror

50 Metascore

Survivors of a suspension-bridge collapse learn there's no way you can cheat Death.

Director: Steven Quale | Stars: Nicholas D'Agosto, Emma Bell, Arlen Escarpeta, Miles Fisher

Votes: 99,520 | Gross: $42.59M



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