ByJancy Richardson, writer at Creators.co
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Jancy Richardson

What is the greatest horror movie of the 21st Century so far? That's a pretty big question, and one that's guaranteed to cause a few arguments in the fan community.

Still, film buff mhofmeyer has gamely taken on the challenge. Using a pretty fair analysis of user and critic generated ratings from IMDB, Metacritic and Rotten Tomatoes, he's compiled a list of what are - statistically speaking - the most popular, best ranked horror movies of the 21st Century so far.

Do you agree with the selection?

10. Zombieland

Year of Release: 2009

Aggregated score: 81.8

Other Genres? Comedy

9. Black Swan

Year of Release: 2010

Aggregated score: 82.2

Other Genres? Drama


8. The Loved Ones

Year of Release: 2009

Aggregated score: 82.25

Other Genres? Nope, pure horror!

7. The Gift

Year of Release: 2015

Aggregated score: 83.2

Other Genres? Nope, pure horror!

6. What We Do in the Shadows

Year of Release: 2014

Aggregated score: 83.6

Other Genres? Comedy, Mockumentary


5. [REC]

Year of Release: 2007

Aggregated score: 84

Other Genres? Nope, pure horror!

4. The Devil's Backbone

Year of Release: 2001

Aggregated score: 84.6

Other Genres? Fantasy

3. Shaun of the Dead

Year of Release: 2004

Aggregated score: 85.4

Other Genres? Comedy


2. Let the Right One In

Year of Release: 2008

Aggregated score: 87.6

Other Genres? Drama / Fantasy

1. Pan's Labyrinth

Year of Release: 2006

Aggregated score: 90.4

Other Genres? Fantasy

Pan's Labyrinth is the best horror movie of the 21st Century? Hmmm, it's an awesome movie, but certainly not my personal choice... I don't even see it as a true 'horror movie' despite it being wonderfully creepy; my main problem with this list - fair and excellent in its approach as it is - is that there are only three movies on it that I would count as purely horror movies.

What do you think, horror fans?

Read moviesfilmsandflix.com's full article on this subject here!

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Source: Reddit, Metacritic, Imdb, Rotten Tomatoes, Youtube, MFF

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