Psycho(1960)

Combined Rating:
89
Combined Critics Rating: 84

A Phoenix secretary embezzles $40,000 from her employer's client, goes on the run, and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother.



Zodiac(2007)

Combined Rating:
88
Combined Critics Rating: 84

In the late 1960s/early 1970s, a San Francisco cartoonist becomes an amateur detective obsessed with tracking down the Zodiac Killer, an unidentified individual who terrorizes Northern California with a killing spree.



The Silence of the Lambs(1991)

Combined Rating:
85
Combined Critics Rating: 77

A young F.B.I. cadet must confide in an incarcerated and manipulative killer to receive his help on catching another serial killer who skins his victims.



Monster(2003)

Combined Rating:
84
Combined Critics Rating: 79

Based on the life of Aileen Wuornos, a Daytona Beach prostitute who became a serial killer.



Halloween(2018)

Combined Rating:
83
Combined Critics Rating: 81

Laurie Strode confronts her long-time foe Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.



American Psycho(2000)

Combined Rating:
81
Combined Critics Rating: 72

A wealthy New York investment banking executive hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he delves deeper into his violent, hedonistic fantasies.



Identity(2003)

Combined Rating:
81
Combined Critics Rating: 73

Stranded at a desolate Nevada motel during a nasty rain-storm, ten strangers become acquainted with each other when they realize that they're being killed off one by one.



Scream(2022)

Combined Rating:
81
Combined Critics Rating: 76

25 years after a streak of brutal murders shocked the quiet town of Woodsboro, Calif., a new killer dons the Ghostface mask and begins targeting a group of teenagers to resurrect secrets from the town's deadly past.



Red Dragon(2002)

Combined Rating:
80
Combined Critics Rating: 72

A retired F.B.I. Agent with psychological gifts, is assigned to help track down "The Tooth Fairy", a mysterious serial killer. Aiding him, is imprisoned forensic psychiatrist Dr. Hannibal "The Cannibal" Lecter.



Disturbia(2007)

Combined Rating:
80
Combined Critics Rating: 72

A teen living under house arrest becomes convinced his neighbor is a serial killer.



Hannibal(2001)

Combined Rating:
79
Combined Critics Rating: 70

Living in exile, Hannibal Lecter tries to reconnect with now disgraced F.B.I. Agent Clarice Starling, and finds himself a target for revenge from a powerful victim.



The Little Things(2021)

Combined Rating:
79
Combined Critics Rating: 72

Kern County Deputy Sheriff Joe Deacon is sent to Los Angeles for what should have been a quick evidence-gathering assignment. Instead, he becomes embroiled in the search for a serial killer who is terrorizing the city.



Badlands(1973)

Combined Rating:
78
Combined Critics Rating: 72

An impressionable teenage girl from a dead-end town and her older greaser boyfriend embark on a killing spree in the South Dakota badlands.



A Perfect Getaway(2009)

Combined Rating:
77
Combined Critics Rating: 70

Two pairs of lovers on a Hawaiian vacation discover that psychopaths are stalking and murdering tourists on the islands.



Sinister(2012)

Combined Rating:
77
Combined Critics Rating: 67

Washed-up true-crime writer Ellison Oswalt finds a box of super 8 home movies that suggest the murder he is currently researching is the work of a serial killer whose work dates back to the 1960s.



From Hell(2001)

Combined Rating:
76
Combined Critics Rating: 67

In Victorian Era London, a troubled clairvoyant police detective investigates the murders by Jack The Ripper.



Blood Work(2002)

Combined Rating:
76
Combined Critics Rating: 72

Still recovering from a heart transplant, a retired FBI profiler returns to service when his own blood analysis offers clues to the identity of a serial killer.



Saw(2004)

Combined Rating:
76
Combined Critics Rating: 65

Two strangers awaken in a room with no recollection of how they got there or why, and soon discover they are pawns in a deadly game perpetrated by a notorious serial killer.



Perfume: The Story of a Murderer(2006)

Combined Rating:
76
Combined Critics Rating: 66

Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, born with a superior olfactory sense, creates the world's finest perfume. His work, however, takes a dark turn as he searches for the ultimate scent.



Happy Death Day(2017)

Combined Rating:
75
Combined Critics Rating: 69

A college student must relive the day of her murder over and over again, in a loop that will end only when she discovers her killer's identity.




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