From classics like “Psycho” to modern masterpieces like “Hereditary” and “Get Out,” horror movies are a popular part of popular culture. And while not every spooky film is well-received, some, like “The Birds” and “A Nightmare on Elm Street,” have garnered lots of critical acclaim and still hold up even years after their original releases. Recent years have also seen standout films like “The Conjuring” make waves in Hollywood and beyond. Here are the best horror movies of all time, ranked by critics.Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories.
Recent years have seen standout horror films like “Hereditary” and “Get Out” make waves in Hollywood and beyond, but they’re not the only movies to be universally adored by critics. Classic horror flicks like “A Nightmare on Elm Street” and “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” also received mostly positive reviews from critics. Even though not every spooky film is well-received, some have received critical acclaim and are still just as great years after they were originally released.Here are the best horror movies of all time, ranked by critics.