Horror movies with far too kind critic reviews on Rotten Tomatoes
RT score: 86%
My score: 40%
Critic consensus: “Though it deviates from Stephen King’s novel, Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining is a chilling, often baroque journey into madness – exemplified by an unforgettable turn from Jack Nicholson.”
My consensus: The Shining doesn’t just differ from King’s masterpiece, it disgraces it – offering too little scares and too many moments of Nicholson looking stupid.”
RT score: 79%
My score: 0%
Critic Consensus: “It doesn’t break any rules of the genre, but The Innkeepers serves as additional proof that Ti West is a young director that discriminating horror fans can trust.”
My consensus: The Innkeepers is pointless, cliched, badly acted and boring movie that most horror fans should avoid like the plague.
Night of The Living Dead
RT score: 97%
My score: 57%
Critic consensus: “George A. Romero’s debut set the template for the zombie film, and features tight editing, realistic gore, and a sly political undercurrent.”
My consensus: Despite the fact NOTLD is highly influential and covers appropriate racial themes, it’s incredibly hard to ignore that it is just a low-key rip-off to Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds.
Texas Chainsaw Massacre
RT score: 88%
My score: 31%
Critic consensus: “Thanks to a smart script and documentary-style camera-work, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre achieves start-to-finish suspense, making it a classic in low-budget exploitation cinema.”
My consensus: Friday the 13th is fun, Halloween is scary but the Texas Chainsaw Massacre is nothing – it is a shameless, shallow and ugly slasher that deserves to be forgotten by everyone.
A Nightmare on Elm Street
RT score: 94%
My score: 33%
Critic consensus: Wes Craven’s intelligent premise, combined with the horrifying visual appearance of Freddy Krueger, still causes nightmares to this day.
My consensus: Despite a brilliant premise, ANOES only offers unlikable characters, terrible dialogue and laughable effects and does little to distinguish itself from slashers that came before it.