Welcome to RT's 50 Best-Reviewed Horror Movies
By Christina Troup
Halloween is on the horizon and it's time to celebrate cinema's creepiest offerings. OK, so maybe some of the flicks -- think Shaun of the Dead and The Bride of Frankenstein -- are far more likely to make you keel over with laughter than sleep with one eye open, but that doesn't mean there aren't any fear-inducing fright fests on the list.
Using a weighted formula combining a movie's Tomatometer with the number of reviews it has accumulated, we've assembled a list of the top 50 best-reviewed horror films deemed worthy of your late-night viewing, popcorn-consuming time. While classics from legends like Hitchcock, Polanski, and Romero have found homes in the top 20, this list isn't solely about eye-pecking birds and sluggish zombies. The list spans cinematic history to showcase everything from early expressionist thrillers to modern slashers and all the good, gory stuff in-between.
Whether you're itching to give your brain matter some serious psychological trauma or just hungry for a gruesome, blood-soaked slapstick comedy, you're sure to find something to satiate your appetite for thrills, chills, or gore. Trick or treat!