Best of the Decade 2000 – 2009

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Despite me hating the thankfully underused decade coinage “The Noughties”, I have noticed this period of time is coming to a close as 2010 quickly approaches (next decade: “The Tennies”?), and we’re all knocking out the usual clichés, like “where the hell did this year go?” and “next year is the year I definitely make a horror film”.

In 2000 I was still at University, for some reason studying Drama and Theatre Studies, but during that drink-fuelled memory-buggering time I watched a thousand more films than I did plays. Especially horror films.

Hindsight is a beautiful thing, though, and here at Gorepress we’d like to take the opportunity to reminisce on the best (and worst) horror films of the past ten years that we’ve laughed at, cried at, yelled at and shat our pants at. Perhaps it’ll inspire future viewing choices, or perhaps it’ll just make you realise how awesome our tastes are. Whatever the case, these are the films you all should’ve watched in… “The Noughties” for entertainment, quality and just pure brilliance.

Boston’s Top 10 Horror Movies Of The Decade

  • Dog Soldiers (2002)
  • The Eye (Gin gwai) (2002)
  • Beyond Reanimator (2003)
  • 28 Days Later (2003)
  • Dawn of the Dead (2004)
  • Shaun of the Dead (2004)
  • The Descent (2005)
  • Severance (2006)
  • The Mist (2007)
  • Doghouse (2009)

Sarah’s Top 10 Horror Movies Of The Decade

  • Ginger Snaps (2000)
  • Battle Royale (2000)
  • May (2002)
  • 28 Days Later (2003)
  • Shaun Of The Dead (2004)
  • Dawn Of The Dead (2004)
  • The Descent (2005)
  • Feast (2005)
  • Slither (2006)
  • [REC] (2007)

Matt’s Top 10 Horror Movies Of The Decade

  • Battle Royale (2000)
  • Visitor Q (2001)
  • Jason X (2001)
  • Freddy Vs. Jason (2003)
  • Dawn Of The Dead (2004)
  • Shaun of the Dead (2004)
  • Feast (2005)
  • Saw 2 (2005)
  • Hatchet (2006)
  • Wrong Turn 2 (2007)

Jamie’s Top 10 Horror Movies Of The Decade

The first two years failed to inspire me (despite Ginger Snaps and Pitch Black pleasing the pallet), and as for 2008… well… 2008 was not a good year for horror films (I’m looking at you Doomsday, Mirrors, The Happening, Boogeyman 2 and Prom Night). It was bastard terrible, in fact.

Despite 2008’s shocking lack of decent horror, the winner of the prestigious title of ‘suckiest horror movie of the decade’ has to go to a 2009 entry:

Gorepress’s Worst Horror Movie Of The Decade

Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus

The much-loved Eden Lake almost made it here, because it genuinely filled me with uncontrollable anger (I think I need to re-watch it…), as did Lesbian Vampire Killers for being so horrifically offensive on every level imaginable, and I Am Legend for vigorously raping the intelligence out of Matheson’s brilliant and original concept, but Mega Shark Versus Giant Octopus grabs the turd-scooping wooden spoon as one of the most boring, confused, shoddy, exploitative, appallingly made bag of donkey bollocks I’ve ever had the misfortune of watching. Don’t buy if for someone, even as a joke. Buy it for your enemy and Clockwork Orange the shit out of their eyes. They deserve to drown in its utterly dull brain-fisting crappery.

Hope you had a nice decade!

2010 here we come…

4 Comments on “Best of the Decade 2000 – 2009”

  1. Sarah Law says:

    So, does that mean Shaun Of The Dead is officially the Best Horror Of The Decade since it made it onto everyone’s list? :)

  2. Scullion says:

    And deservedly so! It was lovingly crafted, for the right reasons and by the right guys.

    Shaun of the Dead is a brilliant film – although perhaps not my personal best of the decade (mine might just have to be, rather shamefully, the remake of Dawn of the Dead – the rewatch value on that is endless!).

    But looking at it, it hasn’t been a bad 10 years for horror. I wonder what the next ten will give us…

  3. The Scullion says:


    Rock on 2010.

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