2004 - Top 40 Horror Movies

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1. Helter Skelter (2004 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 180 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

A new take on the Manson Family murders, with a keen focus on Charles Manson himself.

Director: John Gray | Stars: Jeremy Davies, Clea DuVall, Allison Smith, Eric Dane

Votes: 3,184

2. Exorcist: The Beginning (2004)

R | 114 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

30 Metascore

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

Director: Renny Harlin | Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Izabella Scorupco, James D'Arcy, Remy Sweeney

Votes: 32,359 | Gross: $41.82M

3. Saw (2004)

R | 103 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

46 Metascore

Two strangers, who awaken in a room with no recollection of how they got there, soon discover they're pawns in a deadly game perpetrated by a notorious serial killer.

Director: James Wan | Stars: Cary Elwes, Leigh Whannell, Danny Glover, Ken Leung

Votes: 362,922 | Gross: $56.00M

4. Hellboy (2004)

PG-13 | 122 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

72 Metascore

A demon, raised from infancy after being conjured by and rescued from the Nazis, grows up to become a defender against the forces of darkness.

Director: Guillermo del Toro | Stars: Ron Perlman, Doug Jones, Selma Blair, John Hurt

Votes: 297,875 | Gross: $59.62M

5. The Uninvited Guest (2004)

R | 90 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

In the dark corridors of Félix's house, an intruder is hiding. Is he real, or is he a manifestation inside the obscure maze of his mind?

Director: Guillem Morales | Stars: Andoni Gracia, Mónica López, Francesc Garrido, Agustí Villaronga

Votes: 5,244

6. Night Watch (2004)

R | 114 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

58 Metascore

A fantasy-thriller set in present-day Moscow where the respective forces that control daytime and nighttime do battle.

Director: Timur Bekmambetov | Stars: Konstantin Khabenskiy, Vladimir Menshov, Mariya Poroshina, Valeriy Zolotukhin

Votes: 51,216 | Gross: $1.49M

7. Dead & Breakfast (2004)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

34 Metascore

A night at a local bed and breakfast turns into a bloody supernatural fight to the death.

Director: Matthew Leutwyler | Stars: Jeremy Sisto, Erik Palladino, Bianca Lawson, Oz Perkins

Votes: 5,690

8. 12 Days of Terror (2004 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 87 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

For twelve days in July, 1916, a shark patrolled the waterways of northern New Jersey. This docudrama is based on Richard Fernicola's account of those days.

Director: Jack Sholder | Stars: Colin Egglesfield, Mark Dexter, Jenna Harrison, John Rhys-Davies

Votes: 1,611

9. Art of the Devil (2004)

100 min | Horror, Mystery

Boom, pregnant from an affair, is told by her lover to leave him and his family alone. Enraged, she goes to a witch doctor and has him use black magic against her ex-lover and his family. ... See full summary »

Director: Tanit Jitnukul | Stars: Arisa Wills, Supakson Chaimongkol, Krongthong Rachatawan, Tin Settachoke

Votes: 1,328

10. Frankenfish (2004 TV Movie)

R | 84 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A genetically-altered fish wreaks havoc on a small fishing town.

Director: Mark A.Z. Dippé | Stars: Tory Kittles, K.D. Aubert, China Chow, Matthew Rauch

Votes: 4,770

11. Trees 2: The Root of All Evil (2004)

101 min | Comedy, Horror

Having already faced the Great White Pine in TREES, Ranger Cody is now faced with the task of battling an entire feeding frenzy of geneticly enhanced trees created by the government.

Director: Michael Pleckaitis | Stars: Ron Palillo, Brandi Coppock, Kevin McCauley, Philip M. Gardiner

Votes: 111

12. Shaun of the Dead (2004)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Horror

76 Metascore

A man's uneventful life is disrupted by the zombie apocalypse.

Director: Edgar Wright | Stars: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Kate Ashfield, Lucy Davis

Votes: 487,294 | Gross: $13.54M

13. Dawn of the Dead (2004)

R | 101 min | Action, Horror

59 Metascore

A nurse, a policeman, a young married couple, a salesman and other survivors of a worldwide plague that is producing aggressive, flesh-eating zombies, take refuge in a mega Midwestern shopping mall.

Director: Zack Snyder | Stars: Sarah Polley, Ving Rhames, Mekhi Phifer, Jake Weber

Votes: 225,664 | Gross: $59.02M

14. Spider Forest (2004)

R | 112 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

A recently widowed TV producer is drawn to an isolated cabin in a mysterious woods.

Director: Il-gon Song | Stars: Woo-seong Kam, Jung Suh, Kyung-hun Kang, Hyun-Sung Jang

Votes: 2,009

15. To Catch a Virgin Ghost (2004)

109 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror

(Korean with English subtitles) Seok-tae runs away with a huge diamond that his dad's gang has just stolen in a heist. He runs and hides in what appears to be a sleepy little village called... See full summary »

Director: Jeong-won Shin | Stars: Chang Jung Lim, Oh-jung Kwon, Yi Shin, Eun-kyeong Lim

Votes: 559

16. Asylum Night (2004 TV Movie)

119 min | Comedy, Horror

When Ellen Cole goes undercover at a mental asylum to rescue her brother, she is unaware that she is about to encounter her worst nightmares, for St. Mariahs Hospital for the criminally ... See full summary »

Director: Brad Watson | Stars: Adrienne Carlyle, Michelle Esclapez, David Horton, Elliot Hill

Votes: 85

17. Mindhunters (2004)

R | 106 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

33 Metascore

Trainees in the FBI's psychological profiling program must put their training into practice when they discover a killer in their midst.

Director: Renny Harlin | Stars: Val Kilmer, LL Cool J, Christian Slater, Eion Bailey

Votes: 56,180 | Gross: $4.48M

18. Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed (2004)

R | 94 min | Horror, Thriller

Ginger's sister Brigitte, now a werewolf herself, must try to find a cure for her blood lust before the next full moon while hiding out in a rehab clinic from a relentless werewolf.

Director: Brett Sullivan | Stars: Emily Perkins, Brendan Fletcher, Katharine Isabelle, Tatiana Maslany

Votes: 12,205

19. Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004)

R | 94 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

35 Metascore

Alice wakes up in Racoon city hospital after the city has been overrun by zombies. Alice must now make it out of the city before a mucilage bomb is dropped on the city.

Director: Alexander Witt | Stars: Milla Jovovich, Sienna Guillory, Eric Mabius, Oded Fehr

Votes: 179,496 | Gross: $51.20M

20. Calvaire (2004)

Not Rated | 88 min | Horror

52 Metascore

Marc, a traveling entertainer, is on his way home for Christmas when his van brakes in the middle of a jerkwater town with some strange inhabitans.

Director: Fabrice du Welz | Stars: Laurent Lucas, Brigitte Lahaie, Gigi Coursigny, Jean-Luc Couchard

Votes: 11,158 | Gross: $0.00M

21. Salem's Lot (2004)

TV-14 | 181 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

Writer Ben Mears returns to his childhood home of Jerusalem's Lot and discovers that it is being terrorized by vampires.

Stars: Rob Lowe, Andre Braugher, Donald Sutherland, Samantha Mathis

Votes: 9,334

22. Infection (2004)

R | 98 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

INFECTION takes place in a dark, isolated hospital, where one doctors mistake has led to dire consequences for a patient.

Director: Masayuki Ochiai | Stars: Michiko Hada, Mari Hoshino, Tae Kimura, Yôko Maki

Votes: 5,080

23. Blade: Trinity (2004)

R | 113 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

38 Metascore

Blade, now a wanted man by the FBI, must join forces with the Nightstalkers to face his most challenging enemy yet: Dracula.

Director: David S. Goyer | Stars: Wesley Snipes, Kris Kristofferson, Parker Posey, Ryan Reynolds

Votes: 160,210 | Gross: $52.41M

24. The Grudge (2004)

PG-13 | 91 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

49 Metascore

An American nurse living and working in Tokyo is exposed to a mysterious supernatural curse, one that locks a person in a powerful rage before claiming their life and spreading to another victim.

Director: Takashi Shimizu | Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jason Behr, Clea DuVall, William Mapother

Votes: 134,997 | Gross: $110.36M

25. The Forgotten (2004)

PG-13 | 91 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

43 Metascore

After being told that their children never existed, a man and woman soon discover there is a much bigger enemy at work.

Director: Joseph Ruben | Stars: Julianne Moore, Dominic West, Christopher Kovaleski, Matthew Pleszewicz

Votes: 62,560 | Gross: $66.64M

26. Cube Zero (2004)

R | 97 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

A young programmer whose job is to watch over the reality-warping Cube defies orders to rescue an innocent mother trapped in one of its rooms.

Director: Ernie Barbarash | Stars: Zachary Bennett, Stephanie Moore, Martin Roach, Michael Riley

Votes: 34,903

27. Ouija Board (2004)

R | 92 min | Horror, Thriller

A high school girl moves from Seoul to a small remote village, where she is constantly harassed and bullied by the jealous common village girls. In a desperate bid to get back at her classmates, she tries to conjure a ghost to haunt them.

Director: Byeong-ki Ahn | Stars: Gyu-ri Kim, Se-eun Lee, Yu-ri Lee, Seong-min Choi

Votes: 1,334

28. Creep (I) (2004)

R | 85 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Trapped in a London subway station, a woman who's being pursued by a potential attacker heads into the unknown labyrinth of tunnels beneath the city's streets.

Director: Christopher Smith | Stars: Franka Potente, Sean Harris, Vas Blackwood, Ken Campbell

Votes: 27,155

29. Breaking Dawn (2004)

R | 87 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A medical student is assigned to a psychiatric patient to discover the truth about a brutal murder, but he instead rants about danger in the outside world. The student dismisses his claims as paranoia - until someone begins.

Director: Mark Edwin Robinson | Stars: Kelly Overton, James Haven, Jennette McCurdy, Joe Morton

Votes: 1,494

30. Tears of Kali (2004)

Unrated | 106 min | Fantasy, Horror

A creepy three-part anthology which is actually constructed from a trio of German-produced independent short films that form a narrative around a mysterious cult in 1983 India as a ... See full summary »

Director: Andreas Marschall | Stars: Pietro Martellanza, Anja Gebel, Magdalena Ritter, Nicole Ludwig

Votes: 774

31. The Stepford Wives (2004)

PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

42 Metascore

The secret to a Stepford wife lies behind the doors of the Men's Association.

Director: Frank Oz | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Bette Midler, Matthew Broderick, Glenn Close

Votes: 58,098 | Gross: $59.48M

32. Tremors 4: The Legend Begins (2004 Video)

PG-13 | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A prequel to Tremors (1990), this movie tells us about how the town of Perfection, Nevada became founded and how they defended it against the Graboids with the help of Burt Gummer's ancestor, Hiram.

Director: S.S. Wilson | Stars: Michael Gross, Sara Botsford, Billy Drago, Brent Roam

Votes: 10,986

33. Satan's Little Helper (2004)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Horror

A naive young boy unknowingly becomes the pawn of a serial killer.

Director: Jeff Lieberman | Stars: Alexander Brickel, Katheryn Winnick, Stephen Graham, Amanda Plummer

Votes: 5,492

34. Romasanta: The Werewolf Hunt (2004)

R | 90 min | Drama, Horror

An uproar is caused when some mutilated cadavers are discovered, giving way to the legend of the "Werewolf of Allariz". A traveling vendor rolls through the forest in his old wagon. A woman... See full summary »

Director: Paco Plaza | Stars: Julian Sands, Elsa Pataky, John Sharian, Gary Piquer

Votes: 3,241

35. The Hillside Strangler (2004)

R | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

19 Metascore

In the end of the 70's, the dysfunctional Kenneth Bianchi lives with his mother and is obsessed with joining the police force. When his application is refused, his mother sends him to Los ... See full summary »

Director: Chuck Parello | Stars: C. Thomas Howell, Nicholas Turturro, Allison Lange, Marisol Padilla Sánchez

Votes: 1,717 | Gross: $0.00M

36. Riding the Bullet (2004)

R | 98 min | Horror, Thriller

37 Metascore

When a man finds out his mother is dying and tries to hitchike his way to the hospital, he is picked up by a stranger with a deadly secret.

Director: Mick Garris | Stars: Jonathan Jackson, David Arquette, Barbara Hershey, Cliff Robertson

Votes: 8,872 | Gross: $0.10M

37. House of Voices (2004)

R | 98 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

In 1958, in the French Alps, a young servant, Anna Jurin, arrives at Saint Ange Orphanage to work with Helena while the orphans are moved to new families. Anna, who is secretly pregnant, ... See full summary »

Director: Pascal Laugier | Stars: Virginie Ledoyen, Lou Doillon, Catriona MacColl, Dorina Lazar

Votes: 4,241

38. Godsend (2004)

PG-13 | 102 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

24 Metascore

A couple agree to have their deceased son cloned, under the supervision of an enigmatic doctor, but bizarre things start to happen several years after his rebirth.

Director: Nick Hamm | Stars: Robert De Niro, Greg Kinnear, Rebecca Romijn, Cameron Bright

Votes: 24,334 | Gross: $14.38M

39. Eternal (2004)

R | 107 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

43 Metascore

Detective Raymond Pope is a detective of questionable morals, searching for his missing wife. His investigation leads him to the wealthy estate of the enigmatic Elizabeth Kane and her young maid Irina.

Directors: Wilhelm Liebenberg, Federico Sanchez | Stars: Caroline Néron, Sarah Manninen, Victoria Sanchez, Conrad Pla

Votes: 1,258 | Gross: $0.03M

40. Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid (2004)

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

40 Metascore

A scientific expedition sets out for Borneo to seek a flower called the Blood Orchid, which could grant longer life. Meanwhile, they run afoul of snakes and each other.

Director: Dwight H. Little | Stars: Morris Chestnut, KaDee Strickland, Eugene Byrd, Johnny Messner

Votes: 27,401 | Gross: $32.24M

41. Decoys (2004)

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

Luke and Roger are just another couple of college guys trying to lose their virginity. But when Luke sees something unusual, he begins to suspect that the girls on campus aren't exactly human.

Director: Matthew Hastings | Stars: Corey Sevier, Stefanie von Pfetten, Kim Poirier, Elias Toufexis

Votes: 4,436

42. Species III (2004 Video)

R | 111 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

As her species decays succumbing to infections and illnesses, an alien seductress immunologically stronger becomes the only hope for them to live on.

Director: Brad Turner | Stars: Robin Dunne, Robert Knepper, Sunny Mabrey, Amelia Cooke

Votes: 8,543

43. Blessed (2004)

R | 98 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

A fertility clinic visit becomes an unfathomable nightmare for a woman who's impregnated with the devil's DNA.

Director: Simon Fellows | Stars: Heather Graham, James Purefoy, Fionnula Flanagan, Alan McKenna

Votes: 2,066

44. Puppet Master vs Demonic Toys (2004 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 88 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

A group of toymakers seek to use Andre Toulon's formula, now in the hands of Toulon's great-nephew Robert, to give life to a line of killer toys that they plan to unleash on Christmas Eve.

Director: Ted Nicolaou | Stars: Corey Feldman, Vanessa Angel, Danielle Keaton, Silvia Suvadová

Votes: 1,978

45. London Voodoo (2004)

Not Rated | 99 min | Horror, Thriller

When a young man relocates his family from New York to London his wife discovers a new sexuality and power that threatens to tear the family apart. As his wife's behaviour becomes more ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Pratten | Stars: Doug Cockle, Sara Stewart, Grace Sprott, Vonda Barnes

Votes: 388

46. Devilman (2004)

112 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror