RT's Top 50 Horror Movie List Unmasked

Check out the best-reviewed horror movies of all time!

by | October 10, 2007 | Comments

Halloween is a great time for three of life’s essential pleasures — pigging out on candy, dressing up in a fun costume, and watching an obscene amount of horror movies. Thankfully, Rotten Tomatoes’ Top 50 Horror Movies list has arrived, showcasing the best-reviewed horror movies of all time!

Although our list has scares galore, plenty of our picks do much more than cause nightmares. Some will make you laugh (Shaun of the Dead), jump out of your seat (Carrie), be amazed by breathtaking cinematography (28 Days Later), and bear witness to some great performances (Kathy Bates in Misery and Anthony Hopkins in Silence of the Lambs).




I made the RT Top 50 Horror Movie List! And I only had to sacrifice a dozen online critics!


Our list will hopefully inspire you to check out those classic horror flicks you may not have seen in a while, like the original A Nightmare on Elm Street, where a young Johnny Depp meets his maker. There are also plenty of lesser known horror gems for you to discover, like Canada’s teen werewolf tale, Ginger Snaps. Although some horror fan favorites (The Shining and Scream) didn’t make the cut, we’ve still got zombie flesh-fests (Dawn of the Dead), some German expressionism (The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari) and bizarre off-kilter thrills (Cat People).

So get on your costume, munch on a candy apple, and brace yourself. Rotten Tomatoes’ Top 50 Horror Movie list is here!

CHECK OUT THE FULL LIST HERE!

Tag Cloud

Nickelodeon NBC Syfy OWN cancelled LGBTQ Infographic Trophy Talk Classic Film Biopics teaser CMT YouTube Red A&E Quiz biography crime thriller politics batman spy thriller MSNBC Cannes Netflix Christmas movies The CW Sundance Now Mary Tyler Moore dragons dc Spring TV renewed TV shows Disney Plus thriller OneApp Drama cancelled television GoT Video Games Hallmark Fall TV Extras video cults singing competition Logo book canceled BET Comics on TV 24 frames Set visit streaming Pop Disney+ Disney Plus Interview Opinion 20th Century Fox 21st Century Fox robots CNN stand-up comedy hist HBO festivals Calendar social media Women's History Month Amazon Prime Video Turner diversity Tarantino Christmas YouTube Premium The Walking Dead Podcast miniseries justice league Mindy Kaling independent doctor who documentary Kids & Family Star Wars Box Office Martial Arts Rom-Com binge transformers E3 directors children's TV Hallmark Christmas movies cooking Chernobyl Super Bowl slashers canceled TV shows Sundance TV IFC ESPN Apple TV Plus BBC America supernatural screenings dogs television SXSW TCA Shondaland Chilling Adventures of Sabrina war Academy Awards Vudu IFC Films Apple TV+ sag awards Tomatazos TCA 2017 Musicals richard e. Grant zombies dceu Marvel Studios The Witch DC Universe docudrama Animation NYCC TV renewals game show zero dark thirty Western Musical Oscars FX police drama Pixar X-Men PaleyFest Walt Disney Pictures SundanceTV ITV Superheroe Music cars Holidays USA Network Lionsgate mutant Marvel 2015 2016 Avengers Ovation werewolf Columbia Pictures talk show Horror casting The Purge crime drama TIFF Marathons what to watch American Society of Cinematographers blaxploitation movie Dark Horse Comics revenge Holiday Ellie Kemper Nominations anthology MTV Netflix Elton John Spectrum Originals award winner Stephen King jamie lee curtis blockbuster New York Comic Con science fiction 45 RT History Writers Guild of America See It Skip It National Geographic indie halloween Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt hispanic E! Photos FOX Arrowverse Film theme song travel Year in Review First Reviews Superheroes Ghostbusters Red Carpet Lifetime Schedule versus kids cartoon true crime Cosplay YA PBS Pet Sematary TV Land Paramount Network Rocketman Trailer cats Lucasfilm TBS Family discovery rotten movies we love Country Sneak Peek TV Nat Geo Song of Ice and Fire finale sports Peacock series Bravo GIFs comics christmas movies Action Emmy Nominations animated spinoff BBC sitcom golden globes DirecTV Brie Larson Creative Arts Emmys aliens adaptation serial killer Pride Month Grammys quibi Certified Fresh Countdown SDCC Rock Lifetime Christmas movies President technology Captain marvel DC streaming service 2020 latino elevated horror nature AMC ABC Family based on movie facebook Apple CW Seed CBS All Access Trivia Baby Yoda DC Comics Paramount Britbox Disney Spike ghosts Epix Star Trek TCA Winter 2020 Emmys Reality VH1 cancelled TV shows space Disney streaming service HBO Max Universal VICE TruTV disaster TCM historical drama sequel Mudbound Esquire Sundance WarnerMedia Heroines Tubi Television Academy dramedy RT21 CBS Valentine's Day medical drama Disney Channel adventure TLC ABC mockumentary Comedy Central romance Marvel Television San Diego Comic-Con movies Freeform Shudder Film Festival spider-man Crackle Sony Pictures name the review 007 green book comic ratings Adult Swim Mary Poppins Returns Amazon Prime Awards Tour 2019 First Look witnail harry potter Anna Paquin APB Pirates DGA spain Black Mirror 2017 Character Guide Tumblr natural history Amazon Studios boxoffice Acorn TV Food Network anime screen actors guild Showtime vampires Fox News Comedy Winners Polls and Games political drama Fantasy Comic Book unscripted breaking bad Premiere Dates 2018 LGBT Sci-Fi A24 Thanksgiving crossover TNT Toys FXX Masterpiece romantic comedy free movies Amazon Election reboot toy story WGN period drama Starz Best and Worst Teen Mystery Hulu Awards Cartoon Network comiccon Watching Series cancelled TV series History Winter TV Reality Competition south america tv talk zombie 71st Emmy Awards game of thrones Mary poppins Crunchyroll spanish language Warner Bros. YouTube composers GLAAD USA Binge Guide The Arrangement Rocky MCU psychological thriller cops psycho Discovery Channel El Rey Endgame Turner Classic Movies joker cinemax foreign crime Summer strong female leads