19 Best Horror Movies of 2011

  • 1. The Thing

    Suspense: 84% | Jump scares: 56% | Gore: 60% Genre: Horror, Thriller, Mystery Release date: Oct. 14, 2011 | Country: USA, Canada

    At an Antarctica research site, the discovery of an alien craft leads to a confrontation between graduate student Kate Lloyd and scientist Dr. Sander Halvorson.

  • 2. La piel que habito

    Suspense: 84% | Jump scares: 10% | Gore: 30% Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller Release date: Sept. 2, 2011 | Country: Spain

    A brilliant plastic surgeon, haunted by past tragedies, creates a type of synthetic skin that withstands any kind of damage. His guinea pig: a mysterious and volatile woman who ...

  • 3. I Spit on Your Grave

    Suspense: 84% | Jump scares: 16% | Gore: 76% Genre: Horror, Thriller, Psychological Release date: Jan. 20, 2011 | Country: USA

    A writer who is brutalized during her cabin retreat seeks revenge on her attackers, who left her for dead.

  • 4. The Rite

    Suspense: 80% | Jump scares: 10% | Gore: 20% Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller Release date: Jan. 28, 2011 | Country: USA, Hungary, Italy

    An American seminary student travels to Italy to take an exorcism course.

  • 5. Don't Be Afraid of the Dark

    Suspense: 70% | Jump scares: 40% | Gore: 40% Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller Release date: Aug. 26, 2011 | Country: USA, Australia, Mexico

    A young girl sent to live with her father and his new girlfriend believes that she has released creatures from a sealed ash pit in the basement of her new home.

  • 6. Final Destination 5

    Suspense: 70% | Jump scares: 40% | Gore: 40% Genre: Horror, Thriller, Slasher Release date: Aug. 12, 2011 | Country: USA, Canada, Singapore

    Survivors of a suspension-bridge collapse learn there's no way you can cheat Death.

  • 7. Scream 4

    Suspense: 70% | Jump scares: 100% | Gore: 70% Genre: Horror, Mystery, Slasher Release date: April 15, 2011 | Country: USA

    Ten years have passed, and Sidney Prescott, who has put herself back together thanks in part to her writing, is visited by the Ghostface Killer.

  • 8. Insidious

    Suspense: 70% | Jump scares: 20% | Gore: 20% Genre: Horror, Thriller, Mystery Release date: April 1, 2011 | Country: USA, Canada, UK

    A family looks to prevent evil spirits from trapping their comatose child in a realm called The Further.

  • 9. Grave Encounters

    Suspense: 60% | Jump scares: 70% | Gore: 30% Genre: Horror, Found Footage Release date: Sept. 9, 2011 | Country: Canada

    For their ghost hunting reality show, a production crew locks themselves inside an abandoned mental hospital that's supposedly haunted - and it might prove to be all too true.

  • 10. Fright Night

    Suspense: 60% | Jump scares: 60% | Gore: 30% Genre: Horror, Comedy Release date: Aug. 19, 2011 | Country: USA

    After a new neighbor moved into the house next door, Charley discovers that he is an ancient vampire and goes in search for the help of Peter Vincent, a famous "vampire killer" ...

  • 11. Take Shelter

    Suspense: | Jump scares: | Gore: Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller Release date: Nov. 10, 2011 | Country: USA

    Plagued by a series of apocalyptic visions, a young husband and father questions whether to shelter his family from a coming storm, or from himself.

  • 12. The Awakening

    Suspense: | Jump scares: | Gore: Genre: Horror, Thriller Release date: Nov. 11, 2011 | Country: UK

    In 1921, England is overwhelmed by the loss and grief of World War I. Hoax exposer Florence Cathcart visits a boarding school to explain sightings of a child ghost. Everything s...

  • 13. Red State

    Suspense: | Jump scares: | Gore: Genre: Horror, Thriller, Action Release date: Sept. 30, 2011 | Country: USA

    Set in Middle America, a group of teens receive an online invitation for sex, though they soon encounter fundamentalists with a much more sinister agenda.

  • 14. Hobo with a Shotgun

    Suspense: | Jump scares: | Gore: Genre: Horror, Thriller, Action Release date: May 12, 2011 | Country: Canada

    A homeless vigilante blows away crooked cops, pedophile Santas, and other scumbags with his trusty pump-action shotgun.

  • 15. Paranormal Activity 3

    Suspense: | Jump scares: | Gore: Genre: Horror, Found Footage Release date: Oct. 21, 2011 | Country: USA

    In 1988, young sisters Katie and Kristi befriend an invisible entity who resides in their home.

  • 16. Priest

    Suspense: | Jump scares: | Gore: Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller Release date: May 13, 2011 | Country: USA

    A priest disobeys church law to track down the vampires who kidnapped his niece.

  • 17. Red Riding Hood

    Suspense: | Jump scares: | Gore: Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Romance Release date: March 11, 2011 | Country: USA, Canada

    Set in a medieval village that is haunted by a werewolf, a young girl falls for an orphaned woodcutter, much to her family's displeasure.

  • 18. Apollo 18

    Suspense: | Jump scares: | Gore: Genre: Horror, Thriller, Mystery Release date: Sept. 2, 2011 | Country: USA, Canada

    Decades-old found footage from NASA's abandoned Apollo 18 mission, where two American astronauts were sent on a secret expedition, reveals the reason the U.S. has never returned...

  • 19. The Darkest Hour

    Suspense: | Jump scares: | Gore: Genre: Adventure, Horror, Thriller Release date: Dec. 25, 2011 | Country: USA

    In Moscow, five young people lead the charge against an alien race who have attacked Earth via our power supply.