RT's Top 50 Horror Movie List Unmasked

Check out the best-reviewed horror movies of all time!

by | October 10, 2007 | Comments

Halloween is a great time for three of life’s essential pleasures — pigging out on candy, dressing up in a fun costume, and watching an obscene amount of horror movies. Thankfully, Rotten Tomatoes’ Top 50 Horror Movies list has arrived, showcasing the best-reviewed horror movies of all time!

Although our list has scares galore, plenty of our picks do much more than cause nightmares. Some will make you laugh (Shaun of the Dead), jump out of your seat (Carrie), be amazed by breathtaking cinematography (28 Days Later), and bear witness to some great performances (Kathy Bates in Misery and Anthony Hopkins in Silence of the Lambs).

I made the RT Top 50 Horror Movie List! And I only had to sacrifice a dozen online critics!

Our list will hopefully inspire you to check out those classic horror flicks you may not have seen in a while, like the original A Nightmare on Elm Street, where a young Johnny Depp meets his maker. There are also plenty of lesser known horror gems for you to discover, like Canada’s teen werewolf tale, Ginger Snaps. Although some horror fan favorites (The Shining and Scream) didn’t make the cut, we’ve still got zombie flesh-fests (Dawn of the Dead), some German expressionism (The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari) and bizarre off-kilter thrills (Cat People).

So get on your costume, munch on a candy apple, and brace yourself. Rotten Tomatoes’ Top 50 Horror Movie list is here!


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