Best Horror Movies of All Time

#70
Adjusted Score: 95.426%
Critics Consensus: Deliciously campy and wonderfully funny, Theater of Blood features Vincent Price at his melodramatic best.
Synopsis: A Shakespearean actor becomes enraged after losing a prominent acting award and decides to seek revenge on the critics responsible,... [More]
Directed By: Douglas Hickox

#69

The Fly (1986)
91%

#69
Adjusted Score: 95.986%
Critics Consensus: David Cronenberg combines his trademark affinity for gore and horror with strongly developed characters, making The Fly a surprisingly affecting tragedy.
Synopsis: Considered fairly gruesome in its day, the original 1958 The Fly looks like Mister Rogers' Neighborhood compared to this 1986... [More]
Directed By: David Cronenberg

#68
#68
Adjusted Score: 96.035%
Critics Consensus: Decades later, it still retains its ability to scare -- and Lon Chaney's performance remains one of the benchmarks of the horror genre.
Synopsis: Lon Chaney stars as Erik, the Phantom, in what is probably his most famous and certainly his most horrifying role.... [More]

#67

Nina Forever (2016)
97%

#67
Adjusted Score: 97.221%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Holly wants to save Rob and has fallen in love with him. She is training to be a paramedic and... [More]
Directed By: Ben Blaine, Chris Blaine

#66

Raw (2017)
90%

#66
Adjusted Score: 96.325%
Critics Consensus: Raw's lurid violence and sexuality live up to its title, but they're anchored with an immersive atmosphere and deep symbolism that linger long after the provocative visuals fade.
Synopsis: Everyone in Justine's family is a vet. And a vegetarian. At sixteen she's a brilliant student starting out at veterinary... [More]
Directed By: Julia Ducournau

#65

Dawn of the Dead (1979)
93%

#65
Adjusted Score: 96.231%
Critics Consensus: One of the most compelling and entertaining zombie films ever, Dawn of the Dead perfectly blends pure horror and gore with social commentary on material society.
Synopsis: Viewers who haven't seen George Romero's low-budget horror masterpiece Night of the Living Dead, might be at a loss during... [More]
Directed By: George A. Romero

#64
#64
Adjusted Score: 96.32%
Critics Consensus: A classic. The definitive version of the Robert Louis Stevenson novella from 1931, with innovative special effects, atmospheric cinematography and deranged overacting.
Synopsis: The good Doctor Jekyll invents a drug that unleashes Mr. Hyde, the incarnation of his uncontrollable evil side, with devastating... [More]
Directed By: Rouben Mamoulian

#63

Eraserhead (1977)
91%

#63
Adjusted Score: 96.478%
Critics Consensus: David Lynch's surreal Eraserhead uses detailed visuals and a creepy score to create a bizarre and disturbing look into a man's fear of parenthood.
Synopsis: This surreal nightmare examines male paranoia. Our hero and title character, Henry, faces a number of horrifying obstacles in meeting... [More]
Directed By: David Lynch

#62
#62
Adjusted Score: 96.763%
Critics Consensus: The kinetic camerawork and brutal over-the-top gore that made Dario Argento famous is on full display, but the addition of a compelling, complex story makes Deep Red a masterpiece.
Synopsis: The film that has become the master work in Italian horror maestro Dario Argento's canon, Deep Red holds up brilliantly... [More]
Directed By: Dario Argento

#61

It (2017)
85%

#61
Adjusted Score: 98.453%
Critics Consensus: Well-acted and fiendishly frightening with an emotionally affecting story at its core, It amplifies the horror in Stephen King's classic story without losing touch with its heart.
Synopsis: New Line Cinema's horror thriller "IT," directed by Andy Muschietti ("Mama"), is based on the hugely popular Stephen King novel... [More]
Directed By: Andy Muschietti

#60

Suspiria (1977)
93%

#60
Adjusted Score: 97.321%
Critics Consensus: The blood pours freely in Argento's classic Suspiria, a giallo horror as grandiose and glossy as it is gory.
Synopsis: A candy-colored nightmare from Italian terror maestro Dario Argento, Suspiria weaves a menacing tale of witchcraft as a fairy tale... [More]
Directed By: Dario Argento

#59

Zombieland (2009)
90%

#59
Adjusted Score: 97.31%
Critics Consensus: Wickedly funny and featuring plenty of gore, Zombieland is proof that the zombie subgenre is far from dead.
Synopsis: A cowardly shut-in named Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg) is forced to join up with a seasoned zombie slayer named Tallahassee (Woody... [More]
Directed By: Ruben Fleischer

#58

Dracula (1931)
91%

#58
Adjusted Score: 97.36%
Critics Consensus: Bela Lugosi's timeless portrayal of Dracula in this creepy and atmospheric 1931 film has set the standard for major vampiric roles since.
Synopsis: "I am....Drac-u-la. I bid you velcome." Thus does Bela Lugosi declare his presence in the 1931 screen version of Bram... [More]
Directed By: Tod Browning

#57
#57
Adjusted Score: 97.385%
Critics Consensus: Shaun of the Dead cleverly balances scares and witty satire, making for a bloody good zombie movie with loads of wit.
Synopsis: It's often said that the true character of a man is only revealed in times of dire crisis, and for... [More]
Directed By: Edgar Wright

#56
Adjusted Score: 97.537%
Critics Consensus: Train to Busan delivers a thrillingly unique -- and purely entertaining -- take on the zombie genre, with fully realized characters and plenty of social commentary to underscore the bursts of skillfully staged action.
Synopsis: TRAIN TO BUSAN is a harrowing zombie horror-thriller that follows a group of terrified passengers fighting their way through a... [More]
Directed By: Sang-ho Yeon

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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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