50 Greatest Horror Movies of the 21st Century

From topical zombie apocalypses to retro-slasher flicks, the best scary movies since the turn of the millennium

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47. 'May' (2002)

If you took the best parts of your pals and put them together, you could make the perfect friend, right? That's literally what the titular character of May attempts to do to cure her crushing loneliness. Angela Bettis channels her heroine's inner Carrie White, evoking empathy as her character's metal state deteriorates. With each rejection, the audience becomes more complicit in her craziness as May kills and dismembers people in an attempt to achieve the impossible: finding someone to have and to hold. Mad props to director Lucky McKee for creating a character so relatable that we want nothing more than for her to succeed. JV

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