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Best Horror Movies of All Time

We went down into the crypt, opened the coffin, and summoned the 75 best-reviewed horror films of all time. Behold — it’s RT’s Horror Countdown, a compendium of horror shows to keep your spine tingling!

 

#75

The Exorcist (1973)
86%

#75
Critics Consensus: The Exorcist rides its supernatural theme to magical effect, with remarkable special effects and an eerie atmosphere, resulting in one of the scariest films of all time.
Synopsis: Novelist William Peter Blatty based his best-seller on the last known Catholic-sanctioned exorcism in the United States. Blatty transformed the... [More]
Directed By: William Friedkin

#74

The Shining (1980)
87%

#74
Critics Consensus: Though it deviates from Stephen King's novel, Stanley Kubrick's The Shining is a chilling, often baroque journey into madness -- exemplified by an unforgettable turn from Jack Nicholson
Synopsis: "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy" -- or, rather, a homicidal boy in Stanley Kubrick's eerie... [More]
Directed By: Stanley Kubrick

#73

Don't Breathe (2016)
87%

#73
Critics Consensus: Don't Breathe smartly twists its sturdy premise to offer a satisfyingly tense, chilling addition to the home invasion genre that's all the more effective for its simplicity.
Synopsis: A trio of reckless thieves breaks into the house of a wealthy blind man, thinking they'll get away with the... [More]
Directed By: Fede Alvarez

#72

Let Me In (2010)
88%

#72
Critics Consensus: Similar to the original in all the right ways -- but with enough changes to stand on its own -- Let Me In is the rare Hollywood remake that doesn't add insult to inspiration.
Synopsis: Twelve-year old Owen is viciously bullied by his classmates and neglected by his divorcing parents. Achingly lonely, Owen spends his... [More]
Directed By: Matt Reeves

#71

Attack the Block (2011)
90%

#71
Critics Consensus: Effortlessly mixing scares, laughs, and social commentary, Attack the Block is a thrilling, brisky-paced sci-fi yarn with a distinctly British flavor.
Synopsis: From the producers of Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, Attack the Block follows a gang of tough inner-city... [More]
Directed By: Joe Cornish

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  • DANIELL LEE

    TRUMP 2016.

    • doofy216

      Fuck you

      • Corps I Am (MSgt Retired)

        Doesn’t your reply make you as ignorant as he?

    • Dizz

      HILLARY FOR PRISON 2016!

  • PresentlyInTheFuture

    What a Horror-ible list.

  • ScrewBot

    What a pathetic list. Has the writer just finished Film Studies at university? Oh, it’s a list of the “best reviewed” horror movies? Well, there sure are a lot of idiots out there.

  • Michael Rowland

    Whoever made this list is an idiot.

  • SanKa G.

    Seriously….Zombieland a horror movie? And it’s above The Exorcist which is a genre defining horror… Are you fucking kidding me?

  • SanKa G.

    wow…. this list is UTTER SHIT…. Let the right one in two times on the list ?!?? King Kong in TOP 10 and it’s not even a horror movie !

  • Mathew W. Steele

    I understand that this list is based on critic ratings, but it still sucks. Many of these movies aren’t even horror, like King Kong, Attack the Block and Aliens, and some of them are painfully overrated, like It Follows, Don’t Look Now and The Loved Ones. No The Thing (1982) in the top 20 but the atrocious Let Me In (2010)? Please… *blech*

    • James Reyes

      ” The loves ones ” painfully overrated really? brad, did you even watched this movie or you just hate rotten top movies. for me, to be honest, i’m not a fan of rotten tomatoes film because lot of their top and highest rating movies are completely worst than the worst movie ever made. i know lot of rotten critics are insane and idiot because they gave highest score to those garbage’s movies! but this one ( the love ones) i completely disagree with you in this film. ” The loves ones ” is one of those movies like alien, aliens, the conjuring, the thing – that gives thrilling and exciting moments. but the rest and movies you had been mention except ” the love ones”, are worst than worst film’s ever made !

  • James Reyes

    alien, aliens, conjuring and the love ones are only movies in this list that gives excitement and thrill other than that, the rest are totally garbage as hell !

  • Hisham Jalal

    what kind of horror movie list is this? so freaking stupid.

  • Pennydreadfull9732

    Where the hell were the grudge movies on this list? Great horror movies haunt you days after you’ve watched them, I have been traumatized by the grudge for years now. it haunts my imagination nearly every time im alone in the dark. Also, maybe more diversity with the release dates – like I come from a generation that cannot appreciate black and white films, im sorry, I apologize, im young and stupid and I live in color. (like I way prefer bram stokers Dracula to nosfuratu)

  • Olena Esparza

    what kind of horror movie list is this it didn’t even include any of the friday the 13th movies and obviously the conjuring, poltergeist, and texas chainsaw massacre should be closer to the top and not the bottom of the list

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