The 24 Best Horror Movies of 2003

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1). Dead End (2003)

Score: 7.05/10 IMDB: 6.6/10 Trailer
For the past 20 years, Frank Harrington has grudgingly driven his family to celebrate Christmas with his mother-in-law. This year,…
Directors: Jean-Baptiste Andrea, Fabrice Canepa
Stars: Lin Shaye, Ray Wise, Jimmie F. Skaggs, Clement Blake, Karen S. Gregan

2). Open Water (2003)

Score: 6.96/10 IMDB: 5.7/10 Trailer Review
A couple on a holiday in the Caribbean decide to spend the day on a scuba diving trip. But was…
Director: Chris Kentis
Stars: Blanchard Ryan, Daniel Travis, Saul Stein, Michael E. Williamson, Cristina Zenato

3). A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)

Score: 6.91/10 IMDB: 7.2/10 Trailer Review
Two sisters who, after spending time in a mental institution, return to the home of their father and cruel stepmother.…
Directors: Kim Jee-woon, Jee-Woon Kim
Stars: Dae-yeon Lee, Jung-ah Yum, Kap-su Kim, Su-jeong Lim, Geun-Young Moon

4). Gozu (2003)

Score: 6.67/10 IMDB: 7.0/10 Trailer
Minami, a member of the Azamawari crew, highly respects his Aniki (brother) Ozaki who has saved his life in the…
Director: Takashi Miike
Stars: Sakichi Satô, Sakichi Satô, Renji Ishibashi, Ken'ichi Endô, Hitoshi Ozawa

5). Willard (2003)

Score: 6.5/10 IMDB: 6.2/10 Trailer Review
This is the story of Willard Stiles who is a social misfit taking care of his ill and fragile but…
Director: Glen Morgan
Stars: Ty Olsson, R. Lee Ermey, William S. Taylor, Kristen Cloke, Jackie Burroughs

6). Autopsy Room Four (2003)

Score: 6.26/10 IMDB: 7.2/10 Trailer
Autopsy Room Four, based on the first short story in Stephen King's bestselling novel, Everything's Eventual, tells of a man…
Director: Stephen Zakman
Stars: Torri Higginson, Michael Bergin, Stephen Furst, Sal Catalano, Eddie Ifft

7). Bhoot (2003)

Score: 6.16/10 IMDB: 6.5/10 Trailer Review
Vishal (Ajay Devgan), a stock analyst, and his wife Swati (Urmila Matondkar). The two are in search for a flat…
Director: Ram Gopal Varma
Stars: Ajay Devgn, Urmila Matondkar, Nana Patekar, Rekha, Fardeen Khan

8). Final Destination 2 (2003)

Score: 6.01/10 IMDB: 6.2/10 Trailer Review
Clear Rivers has been living life in a mental hospital after the bizarre events that lead to the deaths of…
Director: David R. Ellis
Stars: Tony Todd, Ali Larter, Aaron Douglas, Andrew Airlie, Roger Cross

9). Ju-on 2 (2003)

Score: 6/10 IMDB: 6.4/10 Trailer
While driving , the pregnant horror-movie actress Kyôko Harase and her fiancé are in a car crash caused by the…
Director: Takashi Shimizu
Stars: Takako Fuji, Yuya Ozeki, Ziko Uchiyama, Hidekazu Mashima, Yukizumi Itô

10). Fear of the Dark (2003)

Score: 5.96/10 IMDB: 5.4/10 Trailer Review
Twelve year old Ryan Billings has been diagnosed with an acute fear of the dark. He spends each night lying…
Director: K.C. Bascombe
Stars: Kevin Zegers, Jesse James, Derrick Damon Reeve, Daniel Rindress-Kay, Rachel Skarsten

11). Monster Man (2003)

Score: 5.95/10 IMDB: 5.9/10 Trailer
While driving in a highway to the wedding of his beloved Betty-Ann, Adam is surprised by his former schoolmate Harley…
Director: Michael Davis
Stars: Michael Bailey Smith, Justin Urich, Joe Goodrich, Robert R. Shafer, Eric Jungmann

12). The Last Horror Movie (2003)

Score: 5.6/10 IMDB: 5.6/10 Trailer
Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Watchlist and rate your favorite movies and TV shows on your phone…
Director: Julian Richards
Stars: Philip Harvey, Christopher Adamson, Henry Douthwaite, Philip Rosch, Duncan Holmes

13). The Ghosts of Edendale (2003)

Score: 5.51/10 IMDB: 3.8/10 Trailer
A young couple moves into a neighborhood obsessed with the frightening silent movie history that took place 80 years before.…
Director: Stefan Avalos
Stars: Jay Brown, Paula Ficara, Arthur Guzman, Conor McCarthy, Patrick Hasson

14). Beyond Re-Animator (2003)

Score: 5.48/10 IMDB: 5.9/10 Trailer Review
Everyone's favorite mad scientist Herbert West is currently in jail after having state's evidence turned against him by his former…
Director: Brian Yuzna
Stars: Jeffrey Combs, Santiago Segura, Alex Revan, Javier Sandoval, Ignasi Vidal

15). Into the Mirror (2003)

Score: 5.43/10 IMDB: 6.5/10 Trailer
After the accidental death of his partner Young-ho in a hostage situation, the former detective of the Seoul Special Operations…
Director: Sung-ho Kim
Stars: Ji-tae Yu, Myung-min Kim, Hye-na Kim, Ju-bong Gi, Myoeng-su Kim

16). Freddy vs. Jason (2003)

Score: 5.4/10 IMDB: 5.8/10 Trailer Review
It's been nearly ten years since Freddy Krueger terrorized people in the dreams, and the towns folk want to keep…
Director: Ronny Yu
Stars: Robert Englund, Katharine Isabelle, Garry Chalk, Robert Shaye, Zack Ward

17). Wrong Turn (2003)

Score: 5.35/10 IMDB: 6.1/10 Trailer Review
Chris Flynn is driving his car for a job interview in another city. However, an accident with a trunk transporting…
Director: Rob Schmidt
Stars: Julian Richings, Kevin Zegers, Wayne Robson, Lindy Booth, Desmond Harrington

18). The Unborn (2003)

Score: 5.34/10 IMDB: 5.6/10 Trailer
Por is beaten up by her drug dealer and wakes up in a hospital to discover that she is pregnant.…
Director: Bhandit Thongdee
Stars: Inthira Charoenpura, Prangthong Changthom, Karunpon Thieansuwan, Aranya Namwong, Wannakit Sirioput

19). One Missed Call (2003)

Score: 5.27/10 IMDB: 6.2/10 Trailer
People mysteriously start receiving voicemail messages from their future selves, in the form of the sound of them reacting to…
Director: Takashi Miike
Stars: Karen Strassman, Michael McConnohie, Doug Stone, Steve Staley, Barbara Goodson

20). Lost Things (2003)

Score: 5.23/10 IMDB: 5.4/10 Trailer
The teenagers Gary (Leon Ford), Brad (Chalie Garber), Emily (Lenka Kripac) and Tracey (Alex Vaughan) travel in a Kombi to…
Director: Martin Murphy
Stars: Charlie Garber, Steve Le Marquand, Leon Ford, Lenka Kripac, Alexandra Vaughan

21). Wishing Stars (2003)

Score: 5.2/10 IMDB: 6.0/10 Trailer
In a Korean boarding school, there is a legend about its twenty-eight steps stairway: when the twentieth-ninth step appears, the…
Director: Jae-yeon Yun
Stars: Jung-Hee Moon, Ji-hyo Song, Han-byeol Park, An Jo, Ji-Yeon Park

22). Midsummer (2003)

Score: 5.11/10 IMDB: 5.8/10 Trailer
It's the last day of school. Christian (19) and his younger sister Sofie are on their way to a party…
Director: Carsten Myllerup
Stars: Laura Christensen, Tuva Novotny, Kristian Leth, Jon Lange, Nicolai Jandorf Klok

23). Acacia (2003)

Score: 5.11/10 IMDB: 5.8/10 Trailer
After unsuccessfully trying to have a baby of their own, Dr. Kim Do-il and his father convince his wife Choi…
Director: Ki-hyeong Park
Stars: Hye-jin Shim, Jin-geun Kim, Oh-bin Mun, Na-yoon Jeong, Hee-tae Jeong

24). The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)

Score: 5.07/10 IMDB: 6.2/10 Trailer Review
Driving through the backwoods of Texas, five youths pick up a traumatized hitchhiker, who shoots herself in their van. Shaken…
Director: Marcus Nispel
Stars: John Larroquette, R. Lee Ermey, Erica Leerhsen, David Dorfman, Harry Jay Knowles

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24 List of 2003 Horror Films Worth Watching!

Best Horror Movies of 2003

Looking for the best 2003 horror movies? At the top of our list of the best horror movies of 2003 are "Dead End (2003), Open Water (2003), A Tale of Two Sisters (2003), Gozu (2003), and Willard (2003)." Our top list is an average of our review scores, Hell Horror viewers, and a few other sources.

The best horror film of 2003 is Dead End (2003) scoring 7.05/10 stars with our combined scores. IMDB already has over 22,890 votes for this movie. Starring in Dead End (2003) is Lin Shaye, Ray Wise, Jimmie F. Skaggs, Clement Blake, and Karen S. Gregan. Co-directors Jean-Baptiste Andrea, and Fabrice Canepa did a phenomenal job treating us with this 2003 best horror film which was remarkable.Dead End (2003) is in Horror, Thriller, Mystery, Comedy, and Adventure movie genres.

Next Best Horror Movies of 2003 The next best 2003 horror movie is Open Water (2003) with a score of 6.96/10 stars. Blanchard Ryan, Daniel Travis, Saul Stein, Michael E. Williamson, and Cristina Zenato star in "Open Water (2003)". Open Water (2003) is directed by Chris Kentis and has over 47,150 IMDB votes. You can find Open Water (2003) in Horror, Thriller, Drama, Adventure, Romance, and Biography movie genres.

These are the best horror films of 2003, and we hope you enjoy the 69 movies on our list of good 2003 horror movies sorted best to worst.

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