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Scary Movies of 2017 by Tomatometer

The last few years have been banner times for the horror genre and 2017 continues the ghoulish trend with full-throated effort. See this year’s significant and underground horror films (each must have at least 10 reviews) sorted by Tomatometer! Alex Vo

#56

Creep 2 (2017)
100%

#56
Adjusted Score: 101089%
Critics Consensus: Creep 2 has everything that made the original work and more -- more laughs, more awkwardness, more unsettling terror.
Synopsis: A video artist quickly realizes she has made a mistake when she meets a serial killer in a cabin.... [More]
Directed By: Patrick Brice

#55

Lowlife (2017)
91%

#55
Adjusted Score: 92275%
Critics Consensus: A darkly funny crime chronicle, Lowlife presents a Los Angeles teeming with memorable characters and propulsive style.
Synopsis: The lives of a luchador, an ex-con and an addict collide when an organ harvesting scheme goes awry.... [More]
Directed By: Ryan Prows

#54

Get Out (2017)
98%

#54
Adjusted Score: 129137%
Critics Consensus: Funny, scary, and thought-provoking, Get Out seamlessly weaves its trenchant social critiques into a brilliantly effective and entertaining horror/comedy thrill ride.
Synopsis: Now that Chris and his girlfriend, Rose, have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend... [More]
Directed By: Jordan Peele

#53
#53
Adjusted Score: 95258%
Critics Consensus: The Devil's Candy playfully subverts horror tropes while serving up more than enough stylish thrills to satisfy genre enthusiasts.
Synopsis: A struggling painter is possessed by satanic forces after he and his family move into their dream home.... [More]
Directed By: Sean Byrne

#52
#52
Adjusted Score: 83059%
Critics Consensus: Anna and the Apocalypse finds fresh brains and a lot of heart in the crowded zombie genre - not to mention a fun genre mashup populated by rootable characters.
Synopsis: A zombie apocalypse threatens the sleepy town of Little Haven - at Christmas - forcing Anna and her friends to... [More]
Directed By: John McPhail

#51

Replace (2017)
83%

#51
Adjusted Score: 83189%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: When a young woman who has a disease that makes her skin crumble away discovers that she can replace the... [More]
Directed By: Norbert Keil

#50

Raw (2016)
93%

#50
Adjusted Score: 107067%
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: Stringent vegetarian Justine (Garance Marillier) encounters a decadent, merciless and dangerously seductive world during her first week at veterinary school.... [More]
Directed By: Julia Ducournau

#49

A Dark Song (2016)
90%

#49
Adjusted Score: 92374%
Critics Consensus: A Dark Song offers atmospheric, unsettling horror -- and marks writer-director Liam Gavin as one to watch.
Synopsis: A young woman and a damaged occultist risk their souls to perform a ritual.... [More]
Directed By: Liam Gavin

#48

Gerald's Game (2017)
91%

#48
Adjusted Score: 96507%
Critics Consensus: Carla Gugino carries Gerald's Game's small-scale suspense with a career-defining performance.
Synopsis: A woman accidentally kills her husband during a kinky game. Handcuffed to her bed with no hope of rescue, she... [More]
Directed By: Mike Flanagan

#47

Better Watch Out (2016)
89%

#47
Adjusted Score: 93222%
Critics Consensus: Carried by its charismatic young cast, Better Watch Out is an adorably sinister holiday horror film.
Synopsis: Ashley travels to the suburban home of the Lerners to baby-sit their 12-year-old son Luke at Christmastime. She must soon... [More]
Directed By: Chris Peckover

#46
#46
Adjusted Score: 106726%
Critics Consensus: It Comes at Night makes lethally effective use of its bare-bones trappings while proving once again that what's left unseen can be just as horrifying as anything on the screen.
Synopsis: After a mysterious apocalypse leaves the world with few survivors, two families are forced to share a home in an... [More]
Directed By: Trey Edward Shults

#45

1922 (2017)
91%

#45
Adjusted Score: 93615%
Critics Consensus: Thanks to director Zak Hilditch's patient storytelling and strong work from lead Thomas Jane, 1922 ranks among the more satisfying Stephen King adaptations.
Synopsis: A rancher conspires to murder his wife for financial gain and convinces his teenage son to participate.... [More]
Directed By: Zak Hilditch

#44

The Lure (2015)
89%

#44
Adjusted Score: 93865%
Critics Consensus: The Lure adds a sexually charged, genre-defying twist to well-established mermaid lore, more than overpowering its flaws through sheer variety and wild ambition.
Synopsis: Two mermaid sisters become caught in a love triangle when they fall for the same man.... [More]
Directed By: Agnieszka Smoczynska

#43
#43
Adjusted Score: 89463%
Critics Consensus: The Transfiguration tells a quieter, more deliberately paced tale than genre fans might expect, but for those with the patience to let it sink in, it offers its own rewards.
Synopsis: Troubled teen Milo (Eric Ruffin) hides behind his fascination with vampire lore. When he meets the equally alienated Sophie (Chloe... [More]
Directed By: Michael O'Shea

#42

It (2017)
86%

#42
Adjusted Score: 115330%
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: Seven young outcasts in Derry, Maine, are about to face their worst nightmare -- an ancient, shape-shifting evil that emerges... [More]
Directed By: Andy Muschietti

#41

Mom and Dad (2017)
75%

#41
Adjusted Score: 82034%
Critics Consensus: Mom and Dad's gonzo premise serves as an effective springboard for a wickedly dark, bloody comedy - and an appropriately over-the-top performance from Nicolas Cage.
Synopsis: A teenage girl and her little brother try to survive a wild 24 hours during which a mass hysteria of... [More]
Directed By: Brian Taylor

#40

Cult of Chucky (2017)
77%

#40
Adjusted Score: 77089%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Chucky returns to terrorize his human victim, Nica, who is confined to an asylum for the criminally insane. Meanwhile, the... [More]
Directed By: Don Mancini

#39

Dig Two Graves (2014)
71%

#39
Adjusted Score: 72249%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: After 13-year-old Jacqueline Mather (Samantha Isler) loses her brother in a mysterious drowning accident, she is soon visited by three... [More]
Directed By: Hunter Adams

#38

Tragedy Girls (2017)
84%

#38
Adjusted Score: 86809%
Critics Consensus: Tragedy Girls injects familiar teen tropes with just enough up-to-the-minute commentary -- and pitch-black humor -- to work as an irreverently entertaining diversion.
Synopsis: Teenage crime reporters Sadie and McKayla are hot on the trail of a crazed serial killer. After capturing the maniac... [More]
Directed By: Tyler MacIntyre

#37

Tokyo Ghoul (2017)
82%

#37
Adjusted Score: 82105%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A college student is attacked by a ghoul, a being that feeds on human flesh. He later receives an organ... [More]
Directed By: Kentarô Hagiwara

#36

Dave Made a Maze (2017)
86%

#36
Adjusted Score: 89660%
Critics Consensus: Dave Made a Maze offers decent storytelling but plunges deep into bold stylistic waters, establishing director Bill Watterson as a fresh and inventive filmmaker.
Synopsis: Dave, a frustrated artist who has yet to accomplish anything significant in his career, builds a fort out of cardboard... [More]
Directed By: Bill Watterson

#35

We Are the Flesh (2016)
74%

#35
Adjusted Score: 76776%
Critics Consensus: Visually striking and aggressively confrontational, We are the Flesh may prove as difficult to watch as it ultimately is to forget.
Synopsis: After wandering a ruined city for years, two siblings enter a building and find a man who makes them a... [More]
Directed By: Emiliano Rocha Minter

#34
#34
Adjusted Score: 79267%
Critics Consensus: The Limehouse Golem offers old-school Hammer-style horror anchored by rich period detail and strong work from a solid cast.
Synopsis: Victorian London is gripped with fear as a serial killer is on the loose and leaving cryptic messages written in... [More]
Directed By: Juan Carlos Medina

#33

Split (2016)
78%

#33
Adjusted Score: 101064%
Critics Consensus: Split serves as a dramatic tour de force for James McAvoy in multiple roles -- and finds writer-director M. Night Shyamalan returning resoundingly to thrilling form.
Synopsis: Though Kevin (James McAvoy) has evidenced 23 personalities to his trusted psychiatrist, Dr. Fletcher (Betty Buckley), there remains one still... [More]
Directed By: M. Night Shyamalan

#32

The Void (2016)
78%

#32
Adjusted Score: 82106%
Critics Consensus: The Void offers a nostalgic rush for fans of low-budget 1980s horror -- and legitimate thrills for hardcore genre enthusiasts of all ages.
Synopsis: Cloaked, cult-like figures trap a police officer (Aaron Poole), patients and staffers inside a hospital that is a gateway to... [More]

#31
#31
Adjusted Score: 77864%
Critics Consensus: Slow-building and atmospheric, The Blackcoat's Daughter resists girls-in-peril clichés in a supernatural thriller that serves as a strong calling card for debuting writer-director Oz Perkins.
Synopsis: During the dead of winter, a troubled young woman (Emma Roberts) embarks on a mysterious journey to an isolated prep... [More]
Directed By: Osgood Perkins

#30

XX (2017)
69%

#30
Adjusted Score: 72142%
Critics Consensus: XX's array of distinct female filmmaking voices -- and the empowerment their collection represents -- offer enough thrills to make up for the overall uneven quality that plagues most anthology projects.
Synopsis: Filmmakers Jovanka Vuckovic, Annie Clark, Roxanne Benjamin and Karyn Kusama present four horrific tales of terror. In "The Box," a... [More]

#29
#29
Adjusted Score: 84503%
Critics Consensus: Annabelle: Creation adds another strong chapter to the Conjuring franchise - and offers further proof that freaky-looking dolls remain reliably terrifying.
Synopsis: Former toy maker Sam Mullins and his wife, Esther, are happy to welcome a nun and six orphaned girls into... [More]
Directed By: David F. Sandberg

#28

Alien: Covenant (2017)
65%

#28
Adjusted Score: 96776%
Critics Consensus: Alien: Covenant delivers another satisfying round of close-quarters deep-space terror, even if it doesn't take the saga in any new directions.
Synopsis: Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, members (Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup) of the colony... [More]
Directed By: Ridley Scott

#27

mother! (2017)
68%

#27
Adjusted Score: 97446%
Critics Consensus: There's no denying that mother! is the thought-provoking product of a singularly ambitious artistic vision, though it may be too unwieldy for mainstream tastes.
Synopsis: A young woman spends her days renovating the Victorian mansion that she lives in with her husband in the countryside.... [More]
Directed By: Darren Aronofsky

#26
#26
Adjusted Score: 70607%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: When a local ice cream man who has a love for nostalgia starts to kill some of her neighbors, Mary... [More]
Directed By: Megan Freels Johnston

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