The Best Horror Movie of 2021 So Far, According to Critics

These are the top-rated scary movies released this year based on Rotten Tomatoes scores.

There's nothing like a great horror film, but the genre's gems can be few and far between. Thankfully, despite all the scary movie misses, there are standout horror films released all the time. In fact, this year has already seen several worthy entries into the canon. From spooky spoofs to psychological thrillers to classic haunted house horror, we scoured Rotten Tomatoes' list of this year's top-rated films, then focused solely on our favorite genre. Read on to discover the best horror films of 2021 so far.

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29
Spoor

still from spoor
Samuel Goldwyn Films

Rotten Tomatoes score: 76 percent

28
Shadow in the Cloud

shadow in the cloud
Vertical Entertainment

Rotten Tomatoes score: 77 percent

27
In the Earth

still from in the earth
Neon

Rotten Tomatoes score: 79 percent

26
Dementer

still from dementer
Dark Star Pictures

Rotten Tomatoes score: 80 percent

25
Gaia

still from gaia
Decal

Rotten Tomatoes score: 80 percent

24
The Night

still from the night
IFC Midnight

Rotten Tomatoes score: 80 percent

23
The Columnist

still from the columnist
Film Movement

Rotten Tomatoes score: 80 percent

22
Fear Street Part One: 1994

still from fear street one 1994
Netflix

Rotten Tomatoes score: 82 percent

21
Caveat

still from caveat
Shudder

Rotten Tomatoes score: 82 percent

20
Boys From County Hell

boys from county hell
Shudder

Rotten Tomatoes score: 83 percent

19
The Power

still from the power
Shudder

Rotten Tomatoes score: 83 percent

18
Bloodthirsty

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Brainstorm Media

Rotten Tomatoes score: 84 percent

17
Jakob's Wife

still from jakob's wife
RLJE Films

Rotten Tomatoes score: 84 percent

16
Come True

still from come true
IFC Midnight

Rotten Tomatoes score: 86 percent

15
Werewolves Within

werewolves within
IFC Films

Rotten Tomatoes score: 86 percent

14
The Djinn

still from the djinn
IFC Midnight

Rotten Tomatoes score: 87 percent

13
Oxygen

still from oxygen
Netflix

Rotten Tomatoes score: 88 percent

12
Violation

still from violation
Shudder

Rotten Tomatoes score: 88 percent

11
Censor

still from censor
Magnet Releasing

Rotten Tomatoes score: 88 percent

10
The Queen of Black Magic

the queen of black magic
Shudder

Rotten Tomatoes score: 89 percent

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9
Fear Street Part Two: 1978

fear street part two 1978
Netflix

Rotten Tomatoes score: 89 percent

8
The Oak Room

the oak room
Gravitas Ventures

Rotten Tomatoes score: 90 percent

7
I Blame Society

I blame society
Cranked Up Films

Rotten Tomatoes score: 90 percent

6
The Vigil

still from the vigil
IFC Midnight

Rotten Tomatoes score: 90 percent

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5
PG: Psycho Goreman

pg psycho goreman
RLJE Films

Rotten Tomatoes score: 91 percent

4
A Quiet Place Part II

a quiet place part ii
Paramount Pictures

Rotten Tomatoes score: 91 percent

3
Lucky

still from lucky
Shudder

Rotten Tomatoes score: 93 percent

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2
Saint Maud

still from saint maud
A24

Rotten Tomatoes score: 93 percent

1
Slaxx

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The Horror Collective

Rotten Tomatoes score: 97 percent

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