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!

#56

Creep 2 (2017)
100%

#56
Adjusted Score: 100.052%
Critics Consensus: Creep 2 has everything that made the original work and more -- more laughs, more awkwardness, more unsettling terror.
Synopsis: Desiree Akhavan ("Girls", APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR) stars as Sara, a video artist whose primary focus is creating intimacy with lonely men.... [More]
Directed By: Patrick Brice

#55

Lowlife (2018)
91%

#55
Adjusted Score: 91.64%
Critics Consensus: A darkly funny crime chronicle, Lowlife presents a Los Angeles teeming with memorable characters and propulsive style.
Synopsis: What happens when you throw together a fallen Mexican wrestler with serious rage issues, a just-out-of-prison ex-con with a regrettable... [More]
Directed By: Ryan Prows

#54

Get Out (2017)
98%

#54
Adjusted Score: 114.476%
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: 93.333%
Critics Consensus: The Devil's Candy playfully subverts horror tropes while serving up more than enough stylish thrills to satisfy genre enthusiasts.
Synopsis: An artist and his family think they've moved into the house of their dreams, but when he is possessed by... [More]
Directed By: Sean Byrne

#52
#52
Adjusted Score: 82.624%
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)
88%

#51
Adjusted Score: 68.44%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: From first-time German director Norbert Keil and the visionary mind of Richard Stanley (HARDWARE, DUST DEVIL), featuring horror diva Barbara... [More]
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Directed By:

#50

Raw (2017)
92%

#50
Adjusted Score: 99.646%
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

#49

A Dark Song (2017)
92%

#49
Adjusted Score: 92.738%
Critics Consensus: A Dark Song offers atmospheric, unsettling horror -- and marks writer-director Liam Gavin as one to watch.
Synopsis: A bereaved mother (Catherine Walker) and an occultist (Steve Oram) retreat to an isolated house in Northern Wales to practice... [More]
Directed By: Liam Gavin

#48

Gerald's Game (2017)
91%

#48
Adjusted Score: 93.477%
Critics Consensus: Carla Gugino carries Gerald's Game's small-scale suspense with a career-defining performance.
Synopsis: When her husband's sex game goes wrong, Jessie (Carla Gugino) -- handcuffed to a bed in a remote lake house... [More]
Directed By: Mike Flanagan

#47

Better Watch Out (2017)
89%

#47
Adjusted Score: 90.928%
Critics Consensus: Carried by its charismatic young cast, Better Watch Out is an adorably sinister holiday horror film.
Synopsis: This holiday season, you may be home, but you're not alone... In this fresh and gleefully twisted spin on home-invasion... [More]
Directed By: Chris Peckover

#46
#46
Adjusted Score: 98.346%
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: Imagine the end of the world. Now imagine something worse. Award-winning filmmaker Trey Edward Shults follows his incredible debut feature... [More]
Directed By: Trey Edward Shults

#45

1922 (2017)
91%

#45
Adjusted Score: 91.967%
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: 1922 is based on Stephen King's 131-page story telling of a man's confession of his wife's murder. The tale is... [More]
Directed By: Zak Hilditch

#44
Adjusted Score: 90.111%
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: Agnieszka Smoczynska directed this off-beat horror comedy about two mermaid sisters who fall for the same man on dry land.... [More]
Directed By: Agnieszka Smoczynska

#43
#43
Adjusted Score: 87.065%
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: An official selection at the Cannes Film Festival, writer/director Michael O'Shea's debut feature The Transfiguration follows troubled teen Milo who... [More]
Directed By: Michael O'Shea

#42

It (2017)
86%

#42
Adjusted Score: 102.11%
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

#41

Mom and Dad (2018)
75%

#41
Adjusted Score: 80.233%
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 strange disorder suddenly causes parents to violently turn against their own children, forcing a suburban teen (Anne Winters) and... [More]
Directed By: Brian Taylor

#40

Cult of Chucky (2017)
78%

#40
Adjusted Score: 78.052%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Chucky returns to prey upon Nica (Fiona Dourif), who's been confined to an asylum for four years. Chucky's nemesis from... [More]
Directed By: Don Mancini

#39

Dig Two Graves (2017)
71%

#39
Adjusted Score: 71.281%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: The story centers on Jacqueline, a 14-year-old girl nicknamed "Jake" by her older brother Sean. After Sean mysteriously disappears at... [More]
Directed By: Hunter Adams

#38

Tragedy Girls (2017)
83%

#38
Adjusted Score: 85.202%
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: Best friends Sadie and McKayla are on a mission to boost their social media fandom as amateur crime reporters hot... [More]
Directed By: Tyler Macintyre

#37
Adjusted Score: 54.898%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Buried in books and a quiet life, Ken Kaneki is all but dead to the world in an age where... [More]
Directed By: Kentarô Hagiwara

#36

Dave Made a Maze (2017)
85%

#36
Adjusted Score: 86.516%
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, an artist who has yet to complete anything significant in his career, builds a fort in his living room... [More]
Directed By: Bill Watterson

#35
Adjusted Score: 75.104%
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 the end of the world, a young brother and sister roam an apocalyptic city looking for food and shelter.... [More]
Directed By:

#34
#34
Adjusted Score: 76.477%
Critics Consensus: The Limehouse Golem offers old-school Hammer-style horror anchored by rich period detail and strong work from a solid cast.
Synopsis: The city of London is gripped with fear as a serial killer - dubbed The Limehouse Golem - is on... [More]
Directed By: Juan Carlos Medina

#33

Split (2017)
76%

#33
Adjusted Score: 88.816%
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: While the mental divisions of those with dissociative identity disorder have long fascinated and eluded science, it is believed that... [More]
Directed By: M. Night Shyamalan

#32

The Void (2017)
78%

#32
Adjusted Score: 80.385%
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: When police officer Carter (Aaron Poole) discovers a blood-soaked man limping down a deserted road, he rushes him to a... [More]

#31
Adjusted Score: 74.065%
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: A deeply atmospheric and terrifying new horror film, The Blackcoat's Daughter centers on Kat (Kiernan Shipka) and Rose (Lucy Boynton),... [More]
Directed By: Oz Perkins

#30

XX (2017)
70%

#30
Adjusted Score: 71.791%
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: XX is a new all-female helmed horror anthology featuring four dark tales written and directed by fiercely talented women: Annie... [More]

#29
#29
Adjusted Score: 78.509%
Critics Consensus: Annabelle: Creation adds another strong chapter to the Conjuring franchise - and offers further proof that freaky-looking dolls remain reliably terrifying.
Synopsis: A couple still grieving the death of their daughter take in children from a local orphanage, but the family are... [More]
Directed By: David F. Sandberg

#28

Alien: Covenant (2017)
65%

#28
Adjusted Score: 82.254%
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: Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created, with ALIEN: COVENANT, a new chapter in his groundbreaking ALIEN franchise. The... [More]
Directed By: Ridley Scott

#27

mother! (2017)
69%

#27
Adjusted Score: 85.018%
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 couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence. From filmmaker Darren Aronofsky... [More]
Directed By: Darren Aronofsky

#26
#26
Adjusted Score: 55.218%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Mary's husband gets relocated for work which allows her to move back to her suburban hometown. As her family ties... [More]
Directed By: Megan Freels Johnston

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