2005's Top Horror Films

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Ranking of the top horror films from 2005 based on critical reviews, user rantings, and personal rankings.

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1. Constantine (2005)

R | 121 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

50 Metascore

Supernatural exorcist and demonologist John Constantine helps a policewoman prove her sister's death was not a suicide, but something more.

Director: Francis Lawrence | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Rachel Weisz, Djimon Hounsou, Shia LaBeouf

Votes: 284,854 | Gross: $75.98M

2. 13 Tzameti (2005)

Not Rated | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

61 Metascore

A man takes over a dead man's task but doesn't realize the horror it entails.

Director: Géla Babluani | Stars: George Babluani, Aurélien Recoing, Pascal Bongard, Fred Ulysse

Votes: 16,231 | Gross: $0.12M

3. Antibodies (2005)

Not Rated | 127 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

57 Metascore

Wanted for a long time, serial killer Gabriel Engel gets arrested in a spectacular police raid. Small town cop Michael Martens travels to the big city to interrogate him and finds out more then he is looking for.

Director: Christian Alvart | Stars: Norman Reedus, Christian von Aster, André Hennicke, Waltraud Witte

Votes: 7,131

4. The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)

PG-13 | 119 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

46 Metascore

A lawyer takes on a negligent homicide case involving a priest who performed an exorcism on a young girl.

Director: Scott Derrickson | Stars: Laura Linney, Tom Wilkinson, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Campbell Scott

Votes: 112,633 | Gross: $75.07M

5. Noroi: The Curse (2005)

Not Rated | 115 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A documentary filmmaker explores seemingly unrelated paranormal incidents connected by the legend of an ancient demon called the "kagutaba."

Director: Kôji Shiraishi | Stars: Jin Muraki, Rio Kanno, Tomono Kuga, Marika Matsumoto

Votes: 8,523

6. The Dark Hours (2005)

R | 80 min | Horror, Thriller

63 Metascore

The thirty and something years old psychiatrist Dr. Samantha Goodman has an incurable brain tumor that has just started to grow. Felling totally stressed, she decides to spend the weekend ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Fox | Stars: Kate Greenhouse, Bruce McFee, Jeff Seymour, David Calderisi

Votes: 5,162

7. Wolf Creek (2005)

R | 99 min | Horror, Thriller

54 Metascore

Three backpackers stranded in the Australian outback are plunged in a hellish nightmare of insufferable torture by a sadistic psychopathic local.

Director: Greg McLean | Stars: Nathan Phillips, Cassandra Magrath, Kestie Morassi, John Jarratt

Votes: 64,289 | Gross: $16.19M

8. The Booth (2005)

Not Rated | 74 min | Horror, Thriller

Shogo (Ryuta Sato), the arrogant and condescending star of a popular call-in radio-show must temporarily broadcast out of Studio 6, a creepy and dilapidated booth abandoned since its last ... See full summary »

Director: Yoshihiro Nakamura | Stars: Maiko Asano, Makoto Ashikawa, Mansaku Ikeuchi, Seiko Iwaidô

Votes: 324

9. The Devil's Rejects (2005)

R | 107 min | Horror

53 Metascore

The murderous, backwoods Firefly family take to the road to escape a vengeful police force which is not afraid of being as ruthless as their target.

Director: Rob Zombie | Stars: Sid Haig, Sheri Moon Zombie, Bill Moseley, William Forsythe

Votes: 88,216 | Gross: $17.04M

10. Hostel (2005)

R | 94 min | Horror

55 Metascore

Three backpackers head to a Slovak city that promises to meet their hedonistic expectations, with no idea of the hell that awaits them.

Director: Eli Roth | Stars: Jay Hernandez, Derek Richardson, Eythor Gudjonsson, Barbara Nedeljakova

Votes: 161,349 | Gross: $47.33M

11. The Descent (2005)

R | 99 min | Adventure, Horror, Thriller

71 Metascore

A caving expedition goes horribly wrong, as the explorers become trapped and ultimately pursued by a strange breed of predators.

Director: Neil Marshall | Stars: Shauna Macdonald, Natalie Mendoza, Alex Reid, Saskia Mulder

Votes: 188,082 | Gross: $26.02M

12. Land of the Dead (2005)

R | 93 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

71 Metascore

The living dead have taken over the world, and the last humans live in a walled city to protect themselves as they come to grips with the situation.

Director: George A. Romero | Stars: John Leguizamo, Asia Argento, Simon Baker, Dennis Hopper

Votes: 88,094 | Gross: $20.70M

13. The Amityville Horror (2005)

R | 90 min | Horror

33 Metascore

Newlyweds are terrorized by demonic forces after moving into a large house that was the site of a grisly mass murder a year before.

Director: Andrew Douglas | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Melissa George, Jimmy Bennett, Jesse James

Votes: 100,595 | Gross: $65.23M

14. Cry Wolf (2005)

PG-13 | 90 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

39 Metascore

Eight unsuspecting high school seniors at a posh boarding school, who delight themselves on playing games of lies, come face-to-face with terror and learn that nobody believes a liar - even when they're telling the truth.

Director: Jeff Wadlow | Stars: Julian Morris, Lindy Booth, Jared Padalecki, Erica Yates

Votes: 25,202 | Gross: $10.05M

15. Feast (2005)

R | 95 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

43 Metascore

Patrons locked inside a bar are forced to fight monsters.

Director: John Gulager | Stars: Navi Rawat, Krista Allen, Balthazar Getty, Judah Friedlander

Votes: 28,463 | Gross: $0.05M

16. The Skeleton Key (2005)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

47 Metascore

A hospice nurse working at a spooky New Orleans plantation home finds herself entangled in a mystery involving the house's dark past.

Director: Iain Softley | Stars: Kate Hudson, Peter Sarsgaard, Joy Bryant, Gena Rowlands

Votes: 101,225 | Gross: $47.81M

17. Saw II (2005)

R | 93 min | Horror, Mystery

40 Metascore

A detective and his team must rescue 8 people trapped in a factory by the twisted serial killer known as Jigsaw.

Director: Darren Lynn Bousman | Stars: Donnie Wahlberg, Beverley Mitchell, Franky G, Emmanuelle Vaugier

Votes: 220,916 | Gross: $87.04M

18. Feed (2005)

Not Rated | 101 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

A cybercrime investigator tracks a man suspected of force-feeding women to death.

Director: Brett Leonard | Stars: Alex O'Loughlin, Patrick Thompson, Gabby Millgate, Jack Thompson

Votes: 5,399

19. Devour (2005 Video)

R | 90 min | Horror

Revolves around a character named Jake Gray and his friends that have been playing a deadly game called "The Pathway", which eventually spirals out of control and threatens a worldwide epidemic of violence.

Director: David Winkler | Stars: Jensen Ackles, Shannyn Sossamon, Dominique Swain, William Sadler

Votes: 4,444

20. An American Haunting (2005)

PG-13 | 83 min | Drama, History, Horror

38 Metascore

Based on the true events of the only case in US History where a spirit caused the death of a man.

Director: Courtney Solomon | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Sissy Spacek, Rachel Hurd-Wood, James D'Arcy

Votes: 23,970 | Gross: $16.30M

21. The Dark (2005)

R | 93 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

In mourning over the tragic drowning of their daughter Sarah, James and Adèle are visited by Ebrill, a young girl who claims she died 60 years ago - and bears a startling resemblance to Sarah.

Director: John Fawcett | Stars: Sean Bean, Maria Bello, Sophie Stuckey, Abigail Stone

Votes: 10,104

22. The Beast of Bray Road (2005)

R | 80 min | Horror

Based on actual accounts of werewolf sightings in Walworth County, Wisconsin, the film follows a local sheriff who is finally forced to accept that a string of horrifying deaths is linked ... See full summary »

Director: Leigh Scott | Stars: Jeff Denton, Thomas Downey, Sarah Lieving, Joel Ezra Hebner

Votes: 1,110

23. Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist (2005)

R | 117 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

55 Metascore

Years before Father Lankester Merrin helped save Regan MacNeil's soul, he first encounters the demon Pazuzu in East Africa. Merrin's initial battle with Pazuzu leads to the rediscovery of his faith.

Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Gabriel Mann, Clara Bellar, Billy Crawford

Votes: 9,880 | Gross: $0.25M

24. The Cave (2005)

PG-13 | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

30 Metascore

Bloodthirsty creatures await a pack of divers who become trapped in an underwater cave network.

Director: Bruce Hunt | Stars: Piper Perabo, Morris Chestnut, Cole Hauser, Eddie Cibrian

Votes: 33,546 | Gross: $15.01M

25. Cursed (2005)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Horror

31 Metascore

A werewolf loose in Los Angeles changes the lives of three young adults who, after being mauled by the beast, learn they must kill it in order to avoid becoming werewolves themselves.

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Christina Ricci, Jesse Eisenberg, Portia de Rossi, Mya

Votes: 29,270 | Gross: $19.30M

26. House of Wax (2005)

R | 108 min | Horror

41 Metascore

A group of unwitting teens are stranded near a strange wax museum and soon must fight to survive and keep from becoming the next exhibit.

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra | Stars: Chad Michael Murray, Paris Hilton, Elisha Cuthbert, Brian Van Holt

Votes: 109,642 | Gross: $32.06M

27. The Ring Two (2005)

PG-13 | 110 min | Horror, Mystery

44 Metascore

6 months after the incidents involving the lethal videotape, new clues prove that there is a new evil lurking in the darkness.

Director: Hideo Nakata | Stars: Naomi Watts, David Dorfman, Sissy Spacek, Simon Baker

Votes: 87,335 | Gross: $76.23M

28. Isolation (2005)

R | 95 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

On a remote Irish farm, five people become unwilling participants in an experiment that goes nightmarishly wrong.

Director: Billy O'Brien | Stars: Essie Davis, Sean Harris, Marcel Iures, Crispin Letts

Votes: 6,380

29. Boogeyman (2005)

PG-13 | 89 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

32 Metascore

A young man tries to deal with the childhood terror that has never stopped haunting him.

Director: Stephen Kay | Stars: Barry Watson, Emily Deschanel, Lucy Lawless, Skye McCole Bartusiak

Votes: 28,819 | Gross: $46.75M

30. Fragile (2005)

PG-13 | 101 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

At her new job in a rundown children's hospital, a nurse desperately tries to keep her patients safe from a plague of random, mysterious attacks.

Director: Jaume Balagueró | Stars: Calista Flockhart, Richard Roxburgh, Elena Anaya, Gemma Jones

Votes: 14,981

31. House of 9 (2005)

R | 86 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

Nine strangers, with no apparent connection between them are abducted: drugged, kidnapped and sealed in a house together.

Director: Steven R. Monroe | Stars: Kelly Brook, Dennis Hopper, Hippolyte Girardot, Ashley Walters

Votes: 8,728

32. Dark Water (2005)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

52 Metascore

A mother and daughter, still wounded from a bitter custody dispute, hole up in a run-down apartment building. Adding further drama to their plight, they are targeted by the ghost of former resident.

Director: Walter Salles | Stars: Jennifer Connelly, Ariel Gade, John C. Reilly, Tim Roth

Votes: 57,731 | Gross: $25.47M

33. White Noise (I) (2005)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

30 Metascore

An architect's desire to speak with his wife from beyond the grave becomes an obsession with supernatural repercussions.

Director: Geoffrey Sax | Stars: Michael Keaton, Deborah Kara Unger, Ian McNeice, Chandra West

Votes: 45,760 | Gross: $56.39M

34. Hide and Seek (2005)

R | 101 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

35 Metascore

As a widower tries to piece together his life in the wake of his wife's suicide, his daughter finds solace, at first, in her imaginary friend.

Director: John Polson | Stars: Robert De Niro, Dakota Fanning, Famke Janssen, Elisabeth Shue

Votes: 78,774 | Gross: $51.10M

35. Boo (2005)

R | 94 min | Horror

A handful of college students get trapped in a haunted hospital on Halloween.

Director: Anthony C. Ferrante | Stars: Trish Coren, Rachel Harland, Jilon VanOver, Happy Mahaney

Votes: 4,524

36. Mortuary (I) (2005)

R | 94 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A family moves to a small town in California where they plan on starting a new life while running a long-abandoned funeral home. The locals fear the place, which is suspected to be on haunted ground.

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Dan Byrd, Denise Crosby, Stephanie Patton, Alexandra Adi

Votes: 5,146

37. Reeker (2005)

Unrated | 90 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Strangers trapped at an eerie travel oasis in the desert must unravel the mystery behind their visions of dying people while they are preyed upon by a decaying creature.

Director: Dave Payne | Stars: Devon Gummersall, Derek Richardson, Tina Illman, Scott Whyte

Votes: 9,528

38. Tamara (2005)

R | 98 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

34 Metascore

Tamara, an unattractive girl, who is picked on by her peers returns after her death as a sexy seductress to exact revenge.

Director: Jeremy Haft | Stars: Jenna Dewan, Katie Stuart, Chad Faust, Bryan Clark

Votes: 9,314 | Gross: $0.17M

39. Venom (2005)

R | 87 min | Horror

25 Metascore

A group of teenagers fear for their lives in the swamps of Louisiana, chased by Mr. Jangles, a man possessed by 13 evil souls, and now relentless in his pursuit of new victims.

Director: Jim Gillespie | Stars: Agnes Bruckner, Jonathan Jackson, Meagan Good, Bijou Phillips

Votes: 9,299 | Gross: $0.88M

40. The Nun (2005)

R | 101 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

A group of teenage girls are terrorized by Sister Ursula, a nun that believes she must rid the world of all sin. After Sister Ursula mysteriously disappears, the Catholic school is shut ... See full summary »

Director: Luis de la Madrid | Stars: Anita Briem, Belén Blanco, Manu Fullola, Alistair Freeland

Votes: 3,058

41. The Fog (2005)

PG-13 | 100 min | Horror

27 Metascore

A thick mist full of vengeful spirits haunts a prosperous island town off the coast of Oregon, as its inhabitants try to learn their town's dark secret in order to stop it.

Director: Rupert Wainwright | Stars: Tom Welling, Maggie Grace, Selma Blair, DeRay Davis

Votes: 33,527 | Gross: $29.51M

42. The Red Shoes (2005)

Not Rated | 103 min | Horror, Thriller

A woman who finds a pair of pink high heels on a subway platform soon realizes that jealousy, greed, and death follow them wherever they go.

Director: Yong-gyun Kim | Stars: Hye-su Kim, Seong-su Kim, Yeon-ah Park, Su-hee Go

Votes: 2,663

43. Reincarnation (2005)

R | 96 min | Horror, Mystery

A Japanese actress begins having strange visions and experiences after landing a role in a horror film about a real-life murder spree that took place over forty years ago.

Director: Takashi Shimizu | Stars: Yûka, Karina, Kippei Shîna, Tetta Sugimoto

Votes: 5,892

44. The Eye 3 (2005)

PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

Ted, his cousin May, her best friend April and April's boyfriend, Kofei take a vacation to Thailand to visit their Thai buddy, Chongkwai, who shows them a book of ten ways to see ghosts. And the game begins...

Directors: Danny Pang, Oxide Chun Pang | Stars: Bo-lin Chen, Yan Kam Ching, Ng Wing Chuen, Leung Cjun Fai

Votes: 1,762

45. Return of the Living Dead: Rave to the Grave (2005)

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

A college student creates a drug called "Z" and sells it on campus, inadvertently resurrecting the living dead, who wreak havoc at a Halloween rave.

Director: Ellory Elkayem | Stars: Peter Coyote, Aimee-Lynn Chadwick, Cory Hardrict, John Keefe

Votes: 3,863

46. Alone in the Dark (2005)

R | 96 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

9 Metascore

A detective of the paranormal slowly unravels mysterious events with deadly results.

Director: Uwe Boll | Stars: Christian Slater, Tara Reid, Stephen Dorff, Frank C. Turner

Votes: 40,702 | Gross: $5.18M



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