Best-Reviewed Horror Movies 2014

 

#1

The Babadook (2014)
98%

#1
Adjusted Score: 107.1%
Critics Consensus: The Babadook relies on real horror rather than cheap jump scares -- and boasts a heartfelt, genuinely moving story to boot.
Synopsis: Six years after the violent death of her husband, Amelia (Essie Davis) is at a loss. She struggles to discipline... [More]
Directed By: Jennifer Kent

#2

Willow Creek (2014)
81%

#2
Adjusted Score: 82.45%
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: Described by Jimmy Kimmel as "Scary and the Hendersons" and by writer-director Bobcat Goldthwait himself as "The Blair-Squatch Project," found... [More]
Directed By: Bobcat Goldthwait

#3

In Fear (2014)
81%

#3
Adjusted Score: 82.493%
Critics Consensus: Compact and effective, In Fear offers discerning horror fans a smart and disturbing plunge into the depths of cinematic anxiety.
Synopsis: In Fear is a tense psychological horror about a young couple's fight to make it through the night. Home invasion... [More]
Directed By: Jeremy Lovering

#4

Oculus (2014)
75%

#4
Adjusted Score: 80.49%
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: Ten years ago, tragedy struck the Russell family, leaving the lives of teenage siblings Tim and Kaylie forever changed when... [More]
Directed By: Mike Flanagan

#5

Honeymoon (2014)
75%

#5
Adjusted Score: 76.407%
Critics Consensus: Smart, stylish, and nail-bitingly tense, Honeymoon packs more slow-building horror than many bigger-budget productions.
Synopsis: Young newlyweds Paul (Harry Treadaway) and Bea (Rose Leslie) travel to remote lake country for their honeymoon, where the promise... [More]
Directed By: Leigh Janiak

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