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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29. 'Antichrist' (2009)

Opening with a child falling out an open window and ending with a horde of faceless women marching ominously through barren woods, Lars von Trier's psychological horror film exudes plenty of slithering unease. But this portrait of grief and marital discord, starring Willem Dafoe and Charlotte Gainsbourg, also boasts sequences as bloodcurdling as any that you'd see in a conventional slasher film. Von Trier upends the hoary cabin-in-the-woods premise to chronicle his characters' mental deterioration, complete with graphic scenes of smashed penises and self-inflicted clitoral mutilation, turning sex itself into an act of violence. It's a haunted-house movie in which the demons are all in our protagonists' heads. TG

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