Halloween is just around the corner and the latest Halloween movie sequel is scaring up receipts at the box office. Horror movies have always thrilled movie going audiences since the days of the silent film. After all, who doesn’t like a good scare, especially around all-hallows eve. So many great horror movies have been made over the course of movie making history, that it is difficult to pick the best ones of all time. However, we’re going to attempt this frightening task and rank the top 25 horror movies of all time.
Unlike many other movie genres, horror flicks cover a wide array of subject matter, settings, time periods and plots to scare up audiences and make the hair on the back of their neck stick up. You’ve got movies with demons, ghouls, ghosts, vampires, werewolves, re-animated monsters, living dead, sharks, mutated beasts, sociopaths and more. The horror landscape is fertile ground for things that go bump in the night and live just beyond the shadows and the people who made the top 25 horror movies know what scares you.
In the spirit of Halloween, and because horror movies are so fun, here is our list of the top 25 horror movies based on Rotten Tomato adjusted critic scores.
25. The Witch – Adjusted Score: 102.849%
Directed By: Robert Eggers
Starring: Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Harvey Scrimshaw
In 1630 New England, panic and despair envelops a farmer, his wife and their children when youngest son Samuel suddenly vanishes. The family blames Thomasin, the oldest daughter who was watching the boy at the time of his disappearance. With suspicion and paranoia mounting, twin siblings Mercy and Jonas suspect Thomasin of witchcraft, testing the clan’s faith, loyalty and love to one another.