Best-Reviewed Horror Movies 2014

 

#1

The Babadook (2014)
98%

#1
Adjusted Score: 107113%
Critics Consensus: The Babadook relies on real horror rather than cheap jump scares -- and boasts a heartfelt, genuinely moving story to boot.
Synopsis: A troubled widow (Essie Davis) discovers that her son is telling the truth about a monster that entered their home... [More]
Directed By: Jennifer Kent

#2

Willow Creek (2013)
80%

#2
Adjusted Score: 81881%
Critics Consensus: Writer-director Bobcat Goldthwait's first foray into horror doesn't break any new ground, but it does wring fresh terror from a well-worn genre formula -- and offers a few nasty laughs in the bargain.
Synopsis: A man (Bryce Johnson) and his girlfriend (Alexie Gilmore) camp in the woods to capture firsthand evidence of Bigfoot.... [More]
Directed By: Bobcat Goldthwait

#3

In Fear (2013)
81%

#3
Adjusted Score: 82785%
Critics Consensus: Compact and effective, In Fear offers discerning horror fans a smart and disturbing plunge into the depths of cinematic anxiety.
Synopsis: A young couple gets lost in a maze of country roads and becomes the target of a mysterious tormentor.... [More]
Directed By: Jeremy Lovering

#4

Oculus (2013)
75%

#4
Adjusted Score: 80535%
Critics Consensus: With an emphasis on dread over gore and an ending that leaves the door wide open for sequels, Oculus could be just the first spine-tingling chapter in a new franchise for discerning horror fans.
Synopsis: Haunted by the violent demise of their parents 10 years earlier, adult siblings Kaylie (Karen Gillan) and Tim (Brenton Thwaites)... [More]
Directed By: Mike Flanagan

#5

Honeymoon (2014)
76%

#5
Adjusted Score: 76653%
Critics Consensus: Smart, stylish, and nail-bitingly tense, Honeymoon packs more slow-building horror than many bigger-budget productions.
Synopsis: A honeymooning bride (Rose Leslie) goes sleepwalking into the woods surrounding a secluded cabin. When she returns she looks the... [More]
Directed By: Leigh Janiak