Best 2010s Horror Movies in GIFs

Top 25 Horror Movies since 2010

It’s OCTOBER! (Duh) and with the new month comes a new top 10, a special top 10. My favorite horror movies of the last 10 years. 25 scary movies (I’ve seen more) of the past ten years, ranked from hella scary to just creepy (only a handful of these movies actually scared the sh*t out of me).

Now, I should say, this is not a list of the best movies that happen to be horror, nor my favorite, but this is a list (from 25 to 1) of the movies that I found to be the most frightening. Also,  I love horror movies, but I would never claim to be this all-knowing genius that you should come to for recommendations lol. I hate zombie flicks and not a fan of slasher movies like Halloween or Jason. So, yeah…

Enjoy, and stay tuned for a bonus list of the movies I haven’t seen (but intend to), for those of you who are gonna be “what about-ing” by the time I get to number 1.

Wow (I’m doing too much with the parentheses) lol. 

Honorable Mentions 

 25. The Open House (2018)
Horror Grade: Not badopen house

24. Apollo 18 (2011)
Horror Grade: Not badapollo 18

23. The Last Days on Mars (2013)
Horror Grade: Not badlast days on mars

22. Insidious: The Last Key (2018)
Horror Grade: Creepyinsidious last key

21. The Visit (2015)
Horror Grade: CreepyThe visit

20. Oculus (2013)
Horror Grade: Creepyoculus

19. The Rite (2011)
Horror Grade: Creepythe rite

18. The Woman in Black (2012)
Horror Grade: Creepywoman in black

17. 1922 (2017)
Horror Grade: Creepy1922

16. The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016)
Horror Grade: CreepyAutopsy of Jane Doe

15. Red State (2011)
Horror Grade: ScaryRed State

14. The Ritual (2017)
Horror Grade: ScaryThe Ritual

13. Sinister (2012)
Horror Grade: Scarysinister

12. Life (2017)
Horror Grade: Scarylife

11. Gerald’s Game (2017)
Horror Grade: ScaryGeralds game

10. Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)
Directed by: James Wan
Horror Grade: Scary

There may be an odd, weird time travel element that I didn’t really care for that much, but doesn’t take away from the performance by Patrick Wilson. Dude is a natural when it comes to playing a bad guy–no, EVIL. The camera work too was just phenomenal…felt like it represented a member of the audience; moving, jumping, shifting in its seat with suspense. Never disappointed with James Wan.

9. Us (2019)
Directed by: Jordan Peele
Horror Grade: Scary

Flat out wild!!! Not as good as Get Out, which was incredible but didn’t make the list because it didn’t haunt me like these ones do, but it was a great tale. I feel like I need to watch it four or five more times to fully absorb its greatness. *Note to other me, somewhere out there. We cool, right?

8. Hereditary (2018)
Directed by: Ari Aster
Horror Grade: Scary

They hyped this movie so much. And by they, I mean you guys lol. Other than the very few jump scares, the story itself was chilling and actually really good (other than the ending).

7. A Quiet Place (2018)
Directed by: John Krasinsk
Horror Grade: Scary

90 lines of spoken dialogue in this movie!!! So I won’t say much else. lol

6. The Witch (2015)
Directed by: Robert Eggers
Horror Grade: Scary

It slowly builds into something tragic and horrific. It’s sad and scary and just a wonderfully made film from the performances by the young cast, the location–everything. I won’t say this movie is the GOAT, but–nevermind. lol

5. The Conjuring 2 (2016)
Directed by: James Wan
Horror Grade: Scary

The only thing ‘true story’ about this is that it scared the crap out of me. The movie is two stories in one, the nun and the creepy old man, battling for the crown and honestly you could stretch each of them out and they could stand on their own – as long as James Wan is directing. Dude is a wonderful filmmaker and I wish he’d return to the genre. Please, pretty please.

4. It (2017)
Directed by: Andy Muschietti
Horror Grade: Horrifying

I don’t remember the old-school Tim Curry version and am currently in the middle of the ocean which is the paperback book this movie is based on, so I won’t compare it to either. But by itself, as it is, IT is scary as shit. Pennywise’s face, his voice, the way he walks, all of it, the stuff of nightmares.

3. The Babadook (2014)
Directed by: Jennifer Kent
Horror Grade: Horrifying

I know this list is full of main-stream movies that you’ve seen multiple times or at least heard of it. This is one of those hidden gems that I found on Netflix one boring night. And shit, I was not prepared for this.

“If it’s in a word, or it’s in a look, you can’t get rid of The Babadook.”

2. Insidious (2010)
Directed by: James Wan
Horror Grade: Horrifying

Whaaaat? Another James Wan? Um, yeah. Maybe I’m biased.

It’s not the house that’s haunted. It’s the boy.

1. The Conjuring (2013)
Directed by: James Wan
Horror Grade: Holy Shit!

To me, The Conjuring is the scariest movie of all time. Not just this decade–all decades. Yeah, I said it. Fight me.

Yo, like 5 seconds into the film, the haunting begins… And I’m not talking about the doll in the first scene, no, no, no… the opening music that crawls up your skin and squeezes your spine. I’m like, dang, let me finish my popcorn, get comfortable in my seat… Nah, not happening.

Horrifying movie. Excellent film.

The ‘What about’ movies you were thinking about

on my watch-list

  • It: Chapter Two (2019)
  • Don’t Breathe (2016)
  • Suspiria (2018)
  • Evil Dead (2013)
  • It Follows (2014)
  • Pet Semetary (2019)
  • Cabin in the Woods (2011)
  • Terrifier (2016)
  • I Saw the Devil (2010)

If you are reading this, thank you for reading my horror movie post. Happy Halloween from 20 days out lol.

Check out my other top ten lists here.



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