Finding decent horror films can feel like looking for a needle in a haystack. As one of the most popular genres of all time, there's an abundance of films available, most of which aren't up to scratch and only a handful of which get two bloody thumbs up.
In the 1980s the straight-to-video market flooded the market with cheap and nasty fare; nowadays the streaming services are where bad movies go to die. Combined with Hollywood's desire to get ever more bums on seats in movie theatres with the increasing number of PG-13 horror movie releases (surely an oxymoron of sorts), it's no wonder many old school horror fans are of the opinion that the genre is dying a slow and unfortunate death.
But dig a little deeper and there are plenty of great horror gems still being produced. Just when you think a horror concept - found footage, anthologies, vampires and zombies - have been exploited as much as is humanly possible, a smart and innovative film comes along which proves there's still plenty of life left in the old beast.
Here are the twenty best horror movies released since 2000, proving that, if anything, horror is going from strength to strength.