Drag Me to Hell - Sam Raimi's return to horror was a glorious one. This summer hit was not only a crowd-pleaser, but critics ate it up, comparing it to the old days of Evil Dead. After directing the Spiderman movies, Raimi seemed to be itching to go back to horror, and his return was triumphant.
Paranormal Activity - The buzz for this movie exploded, taking an $11,000 movie and making it gross almost $85 million dollars to date, and rising. I personally found it fascinating and scary, and it definitely deserves any recognition it gets.
The House of the Devil - This 70's cliche movie is getting a lot of warm critical reception, and is RT's Guaranteed Fresh Pick. Unlike many unsuccessful attempts in this last decade to recapture the 70's B-rated horror glory, this one apparently is an exception in the sense that it rises above the mundane and is scary, convincing, and (Shock!) actually has a plot and characters that are interesting enough to sustain a story without the chopping up of body parts.