Halloween is a fun festival for all age groups. It is that time of year when one has the chance to dress up as their favorite character; it can be scary or any other character. And one can watch their favorite movies and hang out with friends. Many horror movies are perfect for watching in the Halloween season. This article will try to list some best horror movies and rank them according to the ratings on Rotten Tomatoes.
The Loved Ones in 2012 (rating 98%)
The Loved Ones is an Australian horror movie directed and written by Sean Byrne. It stars Xavier Samuel, Victoria Thaine, Jessica McNamee, John Brumpton, Robin McLeavy, and Richard Wilson. The plot of the story starts with a high school boy, Brent, driving with his father. And suddenly, an injured man filled with blood appears in front of the car to avoid him; their car crashes into a tree causing his father’s death. The story grows, and it revolves around a teenager (played by Samuel), who is in the center of his classmate’s (played by McLeavy) party and declines her offer to go for a school dance with her in favor of his girlfriend for prom, the situation starts to take a wrong turn.
The Loved Ones is the first feature film of director Sean Byrne. The film is shot under the Ambience Entertainment production in Melbourne, Victoria. The Australian Classification Board gave it a rating of R18+ due to the sadistic aspect and impact of violence on the audience.
The Vanishing (Spoorloos) in 1988 (rating 98%)
The Vanishing is a Dutch thriller movie directed by George Sluizer. The story is an adaptation of the novel The Golden Egg in 1984, written by author Tim Krabbe. The plot starts with a young Dutch couple, Saskia and Rex, on their vacation in France. Saskia shared a dream of drifting through space in a golden egg, and she feels the collision of two eggs, which signify the end of something. They stop at a rest area as they are running out of petrol. Saskia goes to the petrol station to buy some drinks, but she does not return. The screenplay then further follows Rex obsessively searching for his girlfriend after the disappearance at a rest area. The Vanishing received an approval rate of 98% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 46 reviews, with an average rating of 8.4/10. The movie is known for its unique film structure, which is interesting for filmmaking in general.
Eyes Without A Face in 1960 (rating 98%)
Eyes Without A Face is a French horror movie originally titled Les Yeux sans directed and co-written by Georges Franju. It stars Alida Valli and Pierre Brasseur. The film is based on the novel of the same name written by author Jean Redon. The movie revolves around a plastic surgeon named Brasseur, who performed a face transplant on his daughter. His daughter’s face was disfigured in an accident. The film received an American debut and dubbed form in 1962 under the title of The Horror Chamber of Dr. Faustus. Eyes Without A Face has not received positive reviews from critics. Although, according to modern critics, the film has a poetic nature that influences other filmmakers.
Let The Right One In in 2008 (rating 98%)
Let the Right One In is a Swedish romantic horror movie titled initially as Lat den Ratte directed by Tomas Alfredson. The movie is based on the novel of the same name written by author John Ajvide Lindqvist, who is also the film’s screenplay writer, published in 2004. The screenplay plot follows a 12-year-old bullied boy who developed a friendship with a vampire child in Blackberg set in the early 1980s. Filmmaker Alfredson decided to tone down many elements and focuses more on the relationship between the two characters and explores humanity’s darker side.
Let the Right One In is critically acclaimed and has won several awards, including Best European Fantastic Feature Film in European Fantastic Film Festival Federation in 2008, Founders Award for Best Narrative Feature in Tribeca Film Festival, four Guldbagge Awards from the Swedish Film Institute and the Saturn Awards for Best International Film. The film got an approval rating of 98% on Rotten Tomatoes, with an average rating of 8.29/10. Additionally, the movie scored an average of 82 out of 100 based on 30 reviewers on Metacritic.
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Das Cabinet Des Dr. Caligari) in 1920 (rating 100%)
The Cabinet of Dr. Cagliari is a German silent horror movie titled initially, as Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari, written by Carl Mayer and Hans Janowitz, and directed by Robert Wiene. The story is about an insane hypnotist played by Werner Krauss, who uses a somnambulist (sleepwalking) on a man played by Conrad Veidt to commit murders. The movie features a twisted and dark visual style, with oblique, curving lines and structure, landscapes that are twisted in unusual angles. It was widely received and accepted by critics and was a commercial hit. Modern film critics paused it as a revolutionary movie and tilted it as “the first true horror film.”
The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari is a uniquely directed movie; it uses silence as the theme’s advantage and creates a groundwork for cult films and future horror movies.
These are some of the best horror movies to spend your Halloween with family and friends. I hope you enjoyed the article.