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The 24 Best Horror Movies of 2005

1). The Call of Cthulhu (2005)


Score: 8.65/10
IMDB: 7.3/10
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A faithful rendition of H.P. Lovecraft's short story, presented in the style of a silent film from the 1920s. While…
Director: Andrew Leman
Stars: Mike Dalager, Erin Emmalee, Chad Fifer, John Klemantaski, Clarence Henry Hunt

2). The Batman vs. Dracula (2005)


Score: 7.51/10
IMDB: 6.7/10
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Gotham City is terrorized not only by recent escapees Joker and Penguin, but by the original creature of the night,…
Directors: Sam Liu, Michael Goguen, Seung Eun Kim …
Stars: Peter Stormare, Kevin Michael Richardson, Tom Kenny, Tara Strong, Jeff Bennett

3). The Descent (2005)


Score: 7.39/10
IMDB: 7.2/10
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A woman goes on vacation with her friends after her husband and daughter encounter a tragic accident. One year later…
Director: Neil Marshall
Stars: MyAnna Buring, Leslie Simpson, Shauna Macdonald, Craig Conway, Tristan Matthiae

4). Kakurenbo: Hide and Seek (2005)


Score: 7.22/10
IMDB: 6.8/10
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In a street where no one lives, there is a rumor saying that if you play the game 'Otokoyo', or…
Directors: Shuhei Morita, Shûhei Morita
Stars: Sean Schemmel, Tom Wayland, Dan Green, Mika Ishibashi, Akiko Kobayashi

5). Land of the Dead (2005)


Score: 6.91/10
IMDB: 6.2/10
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Now that zombies have taken over the world, the living have built a walled-in city to keep the dead out.…
Director: George A. Romero
Stars: Tom Savini, Shawn Roberts, Simon Pegg, Greg Nicotero, John Migliore

6). Lunacy (2005)


Score: 6.7/10
IMDB: 7.3/10
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A horror movie testing two approaches to running an insane asylum - absolute freedom versus control and punishment - within…
Director: Jan Svankmajer
Stars: Jan Tríska, Jirí Maria Sieber, Jirí Krytinár, Miroslav Navratil, Jirí Maria Sieber

7). The Jacket (2005)


Score: 6.6/10
IMDB: 7.1/10
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The film centers on a wounded Gulf war veteran who returns to his native Vermont suffering from bouts of amnesia.…
Director: John Maybury
Stars: Kerry Shale, Adrien Brody, Kris Kristofferson, Paul Birchard, Angus MacInnes

8). Noriko's Dinner Table (2005)


Score: 6.5/10
IMDB: 7.2/10
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A teenager called Noriko Shimabara runs away from her family in Tokoyama, to meet Kumiko, the leader of an Internet…
Director: Sion Sono
Stars: Ken Mitsuishi, Toru Tezuka, Shirô Namiki, Tôru Tezuka, Shirô Namiki

9). Constantine (2005)


Score: 6.4/10
IMDB: 7.0/10
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John Constantine is approached by Det. Angela Dodson who needs his help to prove that her twin sister Isabel's death…
Director: Francis Lawrence
Stars: Keanu Reeves, Peter Stormare, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Djimon Hounsou, Eileen Dietz

10). The Devil's Rejects (2005)


Score: 6.24/10
IMDB: 6.9/10
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In Ruggsville, Texas, the police under the command of Sheriff John Quincy Wydell attack the house of the sad**tic serial…
Director: Rob Zombie
Stars: Kane Hodder, Danny Trejo, Bill Moseley, Daniel Roebuck, Sid Haig

11). Zoo (2005)


Score: 6.09/10
IMDB: 6.9/10
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Directors: Ryu Kaneda, Masaki Adachi, Hiroshi Ando …
Stars: Miyuki Matsuda, Yui Ichikawa, Tetta Sugimoto, Kenta Suga, Patrick Harlan

12). The Dark Hours (2005)


Score: 6.07/10
IMDB: 6.1/10
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The thirty and something years old psychiatrist Dr. Samantha Goodman has an incurable brain tumor that has just started to…
Director: Paul Fox
Stars: Aidan Devine, Gordon Currie, Bruce McFee, Dov Tiefenbach, Iris Graham

13). Feast (2005)


Score: 6/10
IMDB: 6.4/10
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In a remote bar, a newcomer advises the customers to seal the place up, as hungry monsters will soon attack…
Director: John Gulager
Stars: Mike J. Regan, Duane Whitaker, Diane Ayala Goldner, Gary J. Tunnicliffe, Henry Rollins

14). Rampo Noir (2005)


Score: 5.8/10
IMDB: 6.4/10
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Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Watchlist and rate your favorite movies and TV shows on your phone…
Directors: Akio Jissôji, Atsushi Kaneko, Hisayasu Satô …
Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Tarô Suwa, Tarô Suwa, Ryûhei Matsuda, Ryûhei Matsuda

15). Isolation (2005)


Score: 5.8/10
IMDB: 5.6/10
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The broken farmer Dan rents his farm for the scientist John from the Bovine Genetics Technology that is researching genetic…
Director: Billy O'Brien
Stars: Essie Davis, Sean Harris, Ruth Negga, Stanley Townsend, Marcel Iures

16). Wolf Creek (2005)


Score: 5.76/10
IMDB: 6.3/10
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Three backpackers travel into the Australian Outback only to find themselves stranded at Wolf Creek crater. Once there, they are…
Director: Greg Mclean
Stars: Teresa Palmer, John Jarratt, Eddie White, Greg Mclean, Aaron Sterns

17). Kimyo na sakasu (2005)


Score: 5.7/10
IMDB: 7.1/10
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In Tokyo, the twelve year-old girl Mitsuko accidentally sees her parents having sex in their bedroom and her dysfunctional and…
Director: Sion Sono
Stars: Daiki Ôyama, Kazuma Honda, Houron Rei, Vivian Satô, Junko Emoto

18). Noroi: The Curse (2005)


Score: 5.65/10
IMDB: 7.0/10
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A documentary filmmaker explores seemingly unrelated paranormal incidents connected by the legend of an ancient demon called the "kagutaba."
Directors: Kôji Shiraishi, Kôji Shiraishi
Stars: Yôichi Okamura, Yôichi Okamura, Yôko Chôsokabe, Duncan, Yôko Chôsokabe

19). Haze (2005)


Score: 5.47/10
IMDB: 6.6/10
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A man wakes up to find himself locked in a very tiny, cramped concrete corridor, in which he can barely…
Director: Shin'ya Tsukamoto
Stars: Shin'ya Tsukamoto, Kaori Fujii, Masato Tsujioka, Takahiro Murase, Takahiro Kandaka

20). Next Door (2005)


Score: 5.43/10
IMDB: 6.5/10
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A psychological thriller, where the main character, John, have recently been dumped by his girlfriend, Ingrid. He is seduced by…
Directors: Pål Sletaune, Pål Sletaune
Stars: Michael Nyqvist, Kristoffer Joner, Cecilie A. Mosli, Julia Schacht, Anna Bache-Wiig

21). Voice (2005)


Score: 5.43/10
IMDB: 6.5/10
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While training after hours in her high-school, the aspiring singer Park Young-Eon is mysteriously killed and her body vanishes. Her…
Director: Equan Choi
Stars: Ok-bin Kim, Ye-ryeon Cha, Seo-hyeong Kim, Hyeon-kyeong Lim, Eun-kyeong Na

22). Boy Eats Girl (2005)


Score: 5.42/10
IMDB: 5.1/10
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The restorer and single mother Grace is working in an ancient church and she finds a hidden crypt with a…
Director: Stephen Bradley
Stars: Lalor Roddy, Domhnall Gleeson, Gary Lydon, Mark Huberman, Katie Kirby

23). The Skeleton Key (2005)


Score: 5.35/10
IMDB: 6.5/10
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A young hospice worker helping care for an invalid who lives in a remote mansion in the Louisiana bayous finds…
Director: Iain Softley
Stars: David Jensen, John Hurt, Joe Chrest, Deneen Tyler, Andreas Beckett

24). The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)


Score: 5.33/10
IMDB: 6.7/10
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When a younger girl called Emily Rose dies, everyone puts blame on the exorcism which was performed on her by…
Director: Scott Derrickson
Stars: Aaron Douglas, Kenneth Welsh, Lorena Gale, Mary Black, Tom Wilkinson

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24+ List of 2005 Horror Films Worth Watching!

Best Horror Movies of 2005

Looking for the best 2005 horror movies? At the top of our list of the best horror movies of 2005 are "The Call of Cthulhu (2005), The Batman vs. Dracula (2005), The Descent (2005), Kakurenbo: Hide and Seek (2005), and Land of the Dead (2005)." Our top list is an average of our review scores, Hell Horror viewers, and a few other sources.

The best horror film of 2005 is The Call of Cthulhu (2005) scoring 8.65/10 stars with our combined scores. IMDB already has over 7,040+ votes for this movie. Starring in The Call of Cthulhu (2005) is Mike Dalager, Erin Emmalee, Chad Fifer, John Klemantaski, and Clarence Henry Hunt. Director Andrew Leman did a phenomenal job treating us with this 2005 best horror film which was remarkable.The Call of Cthulhu (2005) is in Horror, Thriller, Mystery, and Fantasy movie genres.

Next Best Horror Movies of 2005 The next best 2005 horror movie is The Batman vs. Dracula (2005) with a score of 7.51/10 stars. Peter Stormare, Kevin Michael Richardson, Tom Kenny, Tara Strong, and Jeff Bennett star in "The Batman vs. Dracula (2005)". The Batman vs. Dracula (2005) is directed by Sam Liu, Michael Goguen, Seung Eun Kim, and Brandon Vietti and has over 7,080+ IMDB votes. You can find The Batman vs. Dracula (2005) in Horror, Thriller, Action, and Animation movie genres.

These are the best horror films of 2005, and we hope you enjoy the 116 movies on our list of good 2005 horror movies sorted best to worst.

Please let us know if there is a movie that you think belongs on our list that we missed.

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