The Top 25 Horror Films of the Decade

Through the process of creating this list, the one thing that impressed me the most was the depth of quality to be found over the last decade in the horror genre. We had over 100 films receive votes -- a testament to that depth -- but the final 25 films that emerged from the process represent a level of quality that I'd be willing to stack up against nearly any other decade in film history.

When you're purchasing your ticket for the 30th horror remake of the decade or sitting through a studio-mangled thriller, it's easy to lose sight of how good things have been. The number of foreign, independent or otherwise neglected films on this list speaks to the way that horror -- good horror, the kind worth celebrating -- can often get overlooked. But we here at BGH are happy to report that things have been, indeed are, quite good. Savor it.

Some notes on the process:
Nine BGH contributors submitted ballots. Each voted on 25 films, in order. I then retired to the nerdery with my calculator, and scientifically combined those nine lists into the uber-list you'll find below. Many thanks to Eric, Mark, Casey, Joe, John, Tor, Todd and of course Louis.

The Top 25

25. Drag Me to Hell (2009)

Directed by Sam Raimi
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24. Grindhouse (2007)

Directed by Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino
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23. Jason X (2001)

Directed by James Isaac
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22. The Strangers (2008)

Directed by Bryan Bertino
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21. Pan's Labyrinth (2006)

Directed by Guillermo Del Toro
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20. Freddy Vs. Jason (2003)

Directed by Ronny Yu
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19. Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead (2006)

Directed by Lloyd Kaufman
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18. The Devil's Rejects (2005)

Directed by Rob Zombie
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17. The Ring (2002)

Directed by Gore Verbinski
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16. Black Sheep (2006)

Directed by Jonathan King
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