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Richard Scheib's Highest-Rated Horror Films

Richard Scheib runs an excellent website devoted to rating and reviewing science fiction, horror, and fantasy films, which can be found at http://www.moria.co.nz/.

He rates films on a scale of zero to five stars, with five being the best and zero being the worst. Presented here is a list of the horror films he has given five stars, which are "masterpieces," four stars, which are "very good," and four and a half stars, which are in-between.

 

5 Stars

Audition (1999)
Beloved (1998)
Dead Ringers (1988)
Diabolique (1955)
Duel (1971)
A Ghost Story (2017)
The Haunting (1963)
The Hitcher (1986)
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939)
Jaws (1975)
King Kong (1933)
King Kong (2005)
Martin (1977)
The Night of the Hunter (1955)
Nosferatu (1922)
Psycho (1960)
Repulsion (1965)
Rosemary's Baby (1968)
Salo, Or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975)
Saw (2004)
Seven (1995)
Sin City (2005)
Taxi Driver (1976)
Tetsuo: The Iron Man (1989)
The Thing (1982)
The Well (1997)

4.5 Stars

Anna M. (2007)
The Birds (1963)
Cape Fear (1962)
Carnival of Souls (1962)
Cat People (1942)
Day of the Dead (1985)
Don't Look Now (1973)
Eraserhead (1977)
Halloween (1978)
Ichi the Killer (2001)
The Innocents (1961)
Nekromantik (1987)
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
Poltergeist (1982)
Sea of Love (1989)
The Sixth Sense (1999)
Twin Peaks (1990)
Ultraviolet (1998)
Vampyr (1932)
The Vanishing (1988)
Videodrome (1983)

4 Stars

10 Rillington Place (1971)
1408 (2007)
28 Weeks Later (2007)
The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)
Afraid of the Dark (1991)
Alone With a Stranger (2000)
Amateur Porn Star Killer (2006)
Amer (2009)
American Movie (1999)
American Perfekt (1997)
American Psycho (2000)
Anatomy (2000)
Angel Heart (1987)
Assault On Precinct 13 (1976)
The Babadook (2014)
Bad Influence (1990)
Bad Taste (1987)
Badlands (1973)
Baise-Moi (2000)
Barton Fink (1991)
The Bat Whispers (1930)
Bedlam (1946)
The Beguiled (1971)
Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006)
Bellflower (2011)
Big Bad Wolves (2013)
The Black Cat (1968)
Black Death (2010)
Black Sabbath (1963)
Black Sunday (1960)
Black Water (2007)
Blade II (2002)
Blood (2000)
Blood: The Last Vampire (2000)
Blood and Black Lace (1964)
Bloody Party (2010)
Blue Velvet (1986)
The Body Snatcher (1945)
Brain Damage (1988)
Braindead (1992)
Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
The Brides of Dracula (1960)
Broken (2006)
The Brood (1979)
Bubba Ho-Tep (2002)
Bullet Ballet (1998)
Bunny Lake Is Missing (1965)
Butterfly Kiss (1995)
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)
Cannibal Holocaust (1980)
Carrie (1976)
The Cat and the Canary (1927)
Chained (2012)
Clownhouse (1989)
Cobra (1986)
Cold Blood (2005)
The Company of Wolves (1984)
Copycat (1995)
Count Dracula (1977)
The Crazies (1973)
Creature From the Black Lagoon (1954)
Creep (2004)
Creepshow (1982)
Crimes of Passion (1984)
The Crow (1994)
Cujo (1983)
The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)
The Curse of the Cat People (1944)
Diary of the Dead (2007)
Dawn of the Dead (1978)
Day of the Woman (1978)
De Palma (2015)
Dead of Night (1945)
Dead Man's Shoes (2004)
Death Note: The Last Name (2006)
Deliverance (1972)
Deranged (1974)
The Descent (2005)
Detention (2011)
The Devil Rides Out (1968)
The Devils (1971)
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (2002)
Doctor X (1932)
Dogtooth (2009)
Dracula (1992)
Dracula: Pages From a Virgin's Diary (2002)
Dressed To Kill (1980)
Ed Wood (1994)
The Evil Dead (1981)
Evil Dead II (1987)
The Evil of Frankenstein (1964)
The Evil Within (2017)
Evilenko (2004)
The Exorcist III (1990)
The Eye (2002)
The Eye 2 (2004)
The Eyes of My Mother (2016)
Eyes Without a Face (1960)
The Fades (2011)
The Final Girls (2015)
The Fly (1958)
The Fly (1986)
Frankenstein (1931)
Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1969)
Freaked (1993)
Freaks (1932)
Freeway II: Confessions of a Trickbaby (1999)
Frenzy (1972)
From a Whisper To a Scream (1987)
Funny Games (1997)
Gemini (1999)
The Ghost Ship (1943)
The Girl With All the Gifts (2016)
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2009)
Gods and Monsters (1998)
The Gorgon (1964)
Grace (2009)
The Great American Snuff Film (2003)
The Hands of Orlac (1924)
Hard Candy (2005)
Hellraiser (1987)
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1990)
Hitchcock (2012)
Honeymoon Killers (1969)
House of Usher (1960)
Horror of Dracula (1958)
The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959)
The Hound of the Baskervilles (2002)
The Human Centipede (First Sequence) (2009)
The Human Centipede II (Complete Sequence) (2011)
The Hunger (1983)
Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964)
I Bury the Living (1958)
I Walked With a Zombie (1943)
Immoral Tales (1974)
In My Skin (2002)
In the Cut (2003)
Inferno (1980)
The Innkeepers (2011)
Interview With the Vampire (1994)
Island of Lost Souls (1932)
It Lives By Night (1974)
It Stains the Sands Red (2016)
It's Alive (1974)
Jekyll (2007)
John Dies At the End (2012)
Ju-On: The Grudge (2002)
Kichiku (1997)
Kwaidan (1964)
The Kingdom (1994)
Lady In White (1988)
The Last Exorcism (2010)
The Last House On the Left (1972)
The Legend of Hell House (1973)
Legend of the Overfiend (1989)
Let the Right One In (2008)
Let's Scare Jessica To Death (1971)
Lisa and the Devil (1974)
The Little Shop of Horrors (1960)
Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
The Lodger (1927)
Long Weekend (1978)
Love & Human Remains (1993)
M (1931)
Mad Love (1935)
Man Bites Dog (1992)
The Man Who Laughs (1928)
Martyrs (2008)
Mary Reilly (1996)
The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932)
Michael (2011)
The Midnight Meat Train (2008)
The Minus Man (1999)
Ms. 45 (1981)
The Mist (2007)
Mr. Brooks (2007)
Mr. Vampire (1985)
Monster (2003)
The Most Dangerous Game (1932)
The Mothman Prophecies (2002)
The Mummy (1932)
Murders In the Zoo (1933)
My Little Eye (2002)
The Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933)
The Naked Jungle (1954)
National Theatre Live: Frankenstein (2011)
Natural Born Killers (1994)
The Nature of the Beast (1995)
Next Door (2005)
Night Must Fall (1937)
Night of the Demon (1957)
Night of the Eagle (1962)
The Night Strangler (1973)
Night Watch (2004)
A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)
Nightwatch (1994)
Nightwatch (1997)
Nina Forever (2015)
Nomads (1986)
Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979)
The Old Dark House (1932)
Oldboy (2003)
Onibaba (1964)
Open Water (2003)
Opera (1987)
The Ordeal (2004)
The Others (2001)
Outcast (2010)
Paranormal Activity (2009)
Peeping Tom (1960)
The People Under the Stairs (1991)
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)
Phantasm (1979)
Phantom of the Paradise (1974)
Phantoms (1998)
The Piper (2015)
Planet Terror (2007)
Pontypool (2008)
The Prophecy (1995)
Psycho II (1983)
Q: The Winged Serpent (1982)
Rampo Noir (2005)
Rasputin: The Mad Monk (1966)
Razorback (1984)
Re-Animator (1985)
Red State (2011)
The Reflecting Skin (1990)
Requiem (2006)
The Return of the Living Dead (1985)
The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958)
The Ring (2002)
River's Edge (1986)
Roadgames (1981)
Rogue (2007)
Romasanta: The Werewolf Hunt (2004)
Rope (1948)
The Rosary Murders (1987)
Rubber (2010)
Salem's Lot (1979)
Santa Sangre (1989)
Scanners (1981)
Scream (1996)
The Sender (1982)
The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988)
Session 9 (2001)
The Seventh Victim (1943)
Shadow of the Vampire (2000)
Lost Vacation (2016)  The Shallows
She Kills (2016)
The Shining (1980)
Shivers (1975)
The Skin I Live In (2011)
Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983)
Southern Comfort (1981)
Spring (2014)
Stake Land (2010)
The Stepfather (1987)
Stir of Echoes (1999)
Storm of the Century (1999)
Story of Ricky (1991)
Strangers On a Train (1951)
Targets (1968)
Ted Bundy (2002)
The Tenant (1976)
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)
Thanatomorphose (2012)
There's Something About Mary (1998)
Thirst (2009)
Three... Extremes (2004)
The Tingler (1959)
Train To Busan (2016)
The Unknown (1927)
Vampire (2011)
The Virgin Spring (1960)
Viva La Muerte (1971)
Waxworks (1924)
We Need To Talk About Kevin (2011)
Wes Craven's New Nightmare (1994)
What Ever Happened To Aunt Alice? (1969)
What Ever Happened To Baby Jane? (1962)
What We Do In the Shadows (2014)
White of the Eye (1987)
Who Can Kill a Child? (1976)
Wicked City (1987)
The Wicker Man (1973)
The Witch (2015)
The Woman (2011)
Young Frankenstein (1974)
Zodiac (2007)

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