Best Horror Movies (2012 Update)!

You got your costume. Pumpkins all carved up. Disco ball of doom, check. Next up: Picking the night's feature creature attractions. We submit to you then Best Horror Movies: (2012 Update)! 'Tis a grimoire (or, if you will, an evil binder) full of women on the run, vampires and zombies, and night-stalking psycho killers.

However! May we have a word before you turn the page? To calculate Best Horror, we used a special mathematical formula, forged in the very depths of hell by Hollywood accountants. This formula considers a movie's Tomatometer, its number of reviews (requiring at least 20) and release year, delivering a unique weighted ranking for each.

Better put on your Gloves of Evil Handling: Here comes the Best Horror Movies (2012 Update)!

Comments

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

Obvious quibbles. But "Nosferatu" is the grandaddy of horror. I will be reading whatever jerkoff critic hated "King Kong".

Oct 18 - 12:01 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

William Troy of The Nation, decries the humanity in "Kong". He must be one of these PETA-ELF type of misanthropes. Does he not even have the imagination to devise a colonial subtext? Boo.

Oct 18 - 12:04 PM

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Will Sharville

Will Sharville

Hey babe, heard you like to bike?

Oct 28 - 01:38 PM

Linda B.

Linda Burke

I hate King Kong. It wasn't realistic or gritty enough ;)

Oct 18 - 02:32 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

Yeah. Kong's got nothing on Troll and Leprechaun. Their grit is truly horrifying!

Oct 19 - 08:20 AM

Linda B.

Linda Burke

Exactly. I don't know about you, Janson, but I like my giant monkey movies gritty and realistic.

Oct 19 - 05:14 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

OK. It could have used more flying feces.

Oct 20 - 10:31 AM

George Patchell

George Patchell

how great would it be to see King Kong in a suit? Then cut to see like 200 tailors making it in a warehouse.

Oct 21 - 12:59 AM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

William Troy of The Nation, decries the humanity in "Kong". He must be one of these PETA-ELF type of misanthropes. Does he not even have the imagination to devise a colonial subtext? Boo.

Oct 18 - 12:04 PM

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Will Sharville

Will Sharville

Hey babe, heard you like to bike?

Oct 28 - 01:38 PM

Dave J

Dave J

This is a still solid list but it's too bad as a result of this new list, it may have bumped other classics as "Dead Alive", "The Sixth Sense" and "American Werewolf In London"!

Oct 18 - 01:37 PM

Alan Smithee

Alan Smithee

I stopped reading when I saw The Shining at the paltry 68 spot. Formula be damned.

Oct 18 - 01:52 PM

Linda B.

Linda Burke

I hate King Kong. It wasn't realistic or gritty enough ;)

Oct 18 - 02:32 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

Yeah. Kong's got nothing on Troll and Leprechaun. Their grit is truly horrifying!

Oct 19 - 08:20 AM

Linda B.

Linda Burke

Exactly. I don't know about you, Janson, but I like my giant monkey movies gritty and realistic.

Oct 19 - 05:14 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

OK. It could have used more flying feces.

Oct 20 - 10:31 AM

George Patchell

George Patchell

how great would it be to see King Kong in a suit? Then cut to see like 200 tailors making it in a warehouse.

Oct 21 - 12:59 AM

ap sirius

karl anderson

nice to see a lot of old faves and some new faves joining the list...Cabin in the Woods and Shawn of the Dead, even though they are more comedy, definately deserve to be on the list..... Nice to see The Dead Zone there as well. Highly underappreciated

Oct 18 - 03:48 PM

Christopher Kulik

Christopher Kulik

I may be in the minority, but I think it's awesome that Roman Polanski's REPULSION made the top 5. I saw that movie when I was fourteen and it seriously did freak me out, so much so I nearly lost control of my bodily functions. With all due respect to the horror genre and it's fans, the scariest movie I've ever seen is THE CHINA SYNDROME. Producer Micheal Douglas once touted it as a monster movie, and he's right if you think about it.

Oct 18 - 10:18 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

"Repulsion" has the classic mirror trick shot. It deserves 100% for that alone.

Oct 19 - 08:29 AM

Frisby2007

Frisby 2007

Why do I feel like the only person in RT that wonders why Shaun of the Dead is considered an actual horror movie?

Oct 18 - 11:29 PM

Valmordas

Val Mordas

Well, there were some pretty gory effects in it... Scary, no.

Oct 20 - 06:05 PM

Chris Dunn

Chris Dunn

I love lists like this! You get to sit around and say "watched that, hated it" "oh, yeah, I remember that one" and so on.

Oct 19 - 08:03 AM

Sir Phobos

Sir Phobos

Any list that doesn't have Halloween as #1 is garbage. Also no Friday the 13th 1 or 2? They are classics. Bad calculation they used here, might as well have thrown darts to determine the order.

Oct 19 - 08:20 AM

Sam Spade

Sam Spade

that is an objectively terrible opinion

Oct 19 - 09:37 AM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

Yeah. Kong's got nothing on Troll and Leprechaun. Their grit is truly horrifying!

Oct 19 - 08:20 AM

Linda B.

Linda Burke

Exactly. I don't know about you, Janson, but I like my giant monkey movies gritty and realistic.

Oct 19 - 05:14 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

OK. It could have used more flying feces.

Oct 20 - 10:31 AM

George Patchell

George Patchell

how great would it be to see King Kong in a suit? Then cut to see like 200 tailors making it in a warehouse.

Oct 21 - 12:59 AM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

"Repulsion" has the classic mirror trick shot. It deserves 100% for that alone.

Oct 19 - 08:29 AM

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