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Scary Movies of 2017 by Tomatometer

#25
#25
Adjusted Score: 51272%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: During a zombie apocalypse, a Las Vegas woman becomes stranded in the desert with a ravenous zombie in pursuit.... [More]
Directed By: Colin Minihan

#24
#24
Adjusted Score: 58456%
Critics Consensus: The Belko Experiment offers a few moments of lurid fun for genre enthusiasts, but lacks enough subversive smarts to consistently engage once the carnage kicks in.
Synopsis: An ordinary day at the office becomes a horrific quest for survival when 80 employees (John Gallagher Jr., Tony Goldwyn,... [More]
Directed By: Greg McLean

#23

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#23

#22
Adjusted Score: 30852%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Three young snowboarders find themselves in an epic battle for survival when a scientific experiment unleashes a horde of zombies... [More]
Directed By: Dominik Hartl

#21
#21
Adjusted Score: 50170%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: On March 13, 1997, several mysterious lights appeared over Phoenix. Three teens went into the desert shortly after the incident,... [More]
Directed By: Justin Barber

#20

Red Christmas (2016)
48%

#20
Adjusted Score: 48072%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A widow and her bickering family gather at her remote estate on Christmas Eve. She must soon protect them all... [More]
Directed By: Craig Anderson

#19
#19
Adjusted Score: 51811%
Critics Consensus: A Cure for Wellness boasts a surfeit of visual style, but it's wasted on a derivative and predictable story whose twists, turns, and frights have all been more effectively dealt before.
Synopsis: A Wall Street stockbroker (Dane DeHaan) travels to a remote location in the Swiss Alps to retrieve his company's CEO... [More]
Directed By: Gore Verbinski

#18

Nails (2017)
40%

#18
Adjusted Score: 35096%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A paralyzed woman desperately tries to get her family and doctors to believe that she is being terrorized by a... [More]
Directed By: Dennis Bartok

#17

Death Note (2017)
36%

#17
Adjusted Score: 39504%
Critics Consensus: Death Note benefits from director Adam Wingard's distinctive eye and a talented cast, but they aren't enough to overcome a fatally overcrowded canvas.
Synopsis: A high school student discovers a supernatural notebook that has deadly powers. He can kill anyone he wishes simply by... [More]
Directed By: Adam Wingard

#16

Jackals (2016)
40%

#16
Adjusted Score: 30603%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: After the Powells hire a cult deprogrammer to take back their teenage son from a murderous cult, they find themselves... [More]
Directed By: Kevin Greutert

#15
Adjusted Score: 42252%
Critics Consensus: Resident Evil: The Final Chapter may prove mind-numbingly chaotic for the unconverted, but for fans of the venerable franchise, it offers a fittingly kinetic conclusion to its violent post-apocalyptic saga.
Synopsis: The T-virus unleashed by the evil Umbrella Corp. has spread to every corner of the globe, infesting the planet with... [More]
Directed By: Paul W.S. Anderson

#14

Jigsaw (2017)
33%

#14
Adjusted Score: 37206%
Critics Consensus: Jigsaw definitely won't win many converts to the Saw franchise, but for longtime fans, it should prove a respectably revolting -- if rarely scary -- diversion.
Synopsis: After a series of murders bearing all the markings of the Jigsaw killer, law enforcement officials find themselves chasing the... [More]

#13

Leatherface (2017)
27%

#13
Adjusted Score: 28574%
Critics Consensus: Leatherface may wear the skin of a Texas Chainsaw Massacre prequel, but it proves gutless as an origin story and finds little invention in the horror tropes it's cannibalizing.
Synopsis: A violent teen and three others kidnap a young nurse while escaping from a Texas mental institution. Pursued by a... [More]

#12

Havenhurst (2016)
27%

#12
Adjusted Score: 15152%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Strange events plague a troubled alcoholic (Julie Benz) after she moves into a gothic New York apartment complex where one... [More]
Directed By: Andrew C. Erin

#11

The Vault (2017)
28%

#11
Adjusted Score: 28694%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Two estranged sisters hatch a scheme to rob a bank to save their brother. The heist begins smoothly, but mayhem... [More]
Directed By: Dan Bush

#10

Camera Obscura (2017)
26%

#10
Adjusted Score: 26110%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Jack Zeller is an intelligent, solitary man who continues to struggle with the horrors he witnessed as a war photographer.... [More]
Directed By: Aaron B. Koontz

#9
#9
Adjusted Score: 27326%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A mother looking to reconnect with her estranged daughter attracts the attention of a demonic witch.... [More]
Directed By: Caradog W. James

#8

Don't Hang Up (2016)
33%

#8
Adjusted Score: 30304%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Drunken teenagers making prank calls have their game turned against them by someone with deadly intentions.... [More]

#7

The Bye Bye Man (2017)
18%

#7
Adjusted Score: 22440%
Critics Consensus: The Bye Bye Man clumsily mashes together elements from better horror films, adding up to a derivative effort as short on originality as it is on narrative coherency or satisfying scares.
Synopsis: People commit unthinkable acts every day. Time and again, we grapple to understand what drives a person to do such... [More]
Directed By: Stacy Title

#6

Wish Upon (2017)
20%

#6
Adjusted Score: 24381%
Critics Consensus: Wish Upon is neither scary nor original, but its fundamental flaws as a horror movie may make it destination viewing for after-midnight camp genre enthusiasts.
Synopsis: Jonathan Shannon (Ryan Phillippe) gives his 17-year-old daughter Clare (Joey King) an old music box that promises to grant its... [More]
Directed By: John R. Leonetti

#5
Adjusted Score: 29228%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A mother moves with her three children into the notorious, supposedly haunted Amityville house to try using its dark powers... [More]
Directed By: Franck Khalfoun

#4

Unfriend (2016)
17%

#4
Adjusted Score: 19927%
Critics Consensus: Friend Request's attempts to update old-school teen horror for the digital age do not, sadly, include memorable characters, fresh scares, or novel storytelling twists.
Synopsis: Laura is a popular college student who graciously accepts an online friend request from Marina, a young social outcast. To... [More]
Directed By: Simon Verhoeven

#3

Rings (2017)
8%

#3
Adjusted Score: 13844%
Critics Consensus: Rings may offer ardent fans of the franchise a few threadbare thrills, but for everyone else, it may feel like an endless loop of muddled mythology and rehashed plot points.
Synopsis: A young woman (Matilda Lutz) becomes worried about her boyfriend (Alex Roe) when he explores a dark subculture surrounding a... [More]
Directed By: F. Javier Gutiérrez

#2
Adjusted Score: 5287%
Critics Consensus: Tyler Perry's Boo 2! A Madea Halloween is an affront to comedy — and the audience.
Synopsis: Tiffany travels to Derrick Lake to celebrate her 18th birthday at a Halloween frat party in the middle of the... [More]
Directed By: Tyler Perry

#1

Flatliners (2017)
4%

#1
Adjusted Score: 7562%
Critics Consensus: Flatliners falls flat as a horror movie and fails to improve upon its source material, rendering this reboot dead on arrival.
Synopsis: Five medical students embark on a daring and dangerous experiment to gain insight into the mystery of what lies beyond... [More]
Directed By: Niels Arden Oplev

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