I randomly started wondering today about horror movies and the performances within. Specifically horror films from this past decade. I've got a couple of ideas of how to do rundowns of the '00s and this wasn't one of them, it was just a spur of the moment thing. Here for no reason whatsoever - although Halloween is coming up so let's take that and run with it - are my ten favourite horror movie performances of the decade. I've decided to include films that are on the edge as to whether they are classified as horror or not, but they're impressive and any chance to mention them I'll take.
Bare in mind that this is in no way some "official" list. It's just ten performances I like for the sake of doing a list (and who doesn't love a list?) And I am aware that I haven't seen every horror movie that has come out this decade (far from it) and that some of the notable exceptions probably include some fine performances.
In alphabetical order:
as "Patrick Bateman"
"You're a fucking ugly bitch. I want to stab you to death, and then play around with your blood."
as "May Canady"
"It was sweet... I don't think she could've got his finger off in one bite, though. That part seemed a little far fetched."
as "Angela Vidal"
"THE LIGHT! THE LIGHT! THE LIGHT! THE LIGHT!!"
"It's not gonna leave us alone, is it? We're gonna die, aren't we?"
as a"Nikki Grace / Susan Blue"
"Damn! This sounds like a dialogue from our script!"
as "Mick Taylor"
"How 'bout I cut ya fuckin' tits off?"
as "Agnes White"
"I am the mother queen."
as "Grace Stewart"
"Where's my daughter? What have you done with my daughter?"
as "Jennifer Jolie"
"...someone wants to kill you. So now, starting now, I go where you go. That way, if someone wants to kill me, I'll be with you, and since he really wants to kill you, he won't kill me, he'll kill you. Make sense?"
as "Jennifer Tily" (and "Tiffany")
Seed of Chucky
"I'm an Oscar-nominee, for God's sake. Now look at me, I'm fucking a puppet."