Screenit: Frightening/Tense Scenes - Average Critic Ratings
(with number of films per category)

All films

RatingMetacritic Score (/100)Rotten Tomatoes Percent FreshHalliwell Rating (0-4)Leonard Maltin Rating (0-4)VideoHound Rating (0-4)
None49.9 (154)47.9 (154)0.5 (98)2.2 (127)2.2 (147)
Minor48.8 (228)43.9 (228)0.6 (140)2.2 (173)2.1 (225)
Mild51.9 (194)49.0 (193)0.7 (129)2.3 (151)2.2 (191)
Moderate52.8 (338)49.1 (339)0.7 (244)2.4 (267)2.4 (332)
Heavy52.5 (172)50.1 (172)0.9 (121)2.4 (133)2.3 (171)
Extreme52.8 (74)50.9 (74)0.6 (53)2.3 (58)2.2 (74)

Fiction films, animated and live

RatingMetacritic Score (/100)Rotten Tomatoes Percent FreshHalliwell Rating (0-4)Leonard Maltin Rating (0-4)VideoHound Rating (0-4)
None48.5 (140)45.5 (140)0.4 (95)2.2 (125)2.2 (139)
Minor48.3 (221)43.0 (221)0.6 (140)2.2 (173)2.1 (220)
Mild51.4 (188)48.1 (187)0.7 (128)2.3 (150)2.2 (186)
Moderate52.5 (332)48.6 (333)0.7 (242)2.4 (266)2.4 (326)
Heavy52.4 (171)49.8 (171)0.8 (120)2.4 (133)2.3 (170)
Extreme52.8 (74)50.9 (74)0.6 (53)2.3 (58)2.2 (74)

Animated fiction films

RatingMetacritic Score (/100)Rotten Tomatoes Percent FreshHalliwell Rating (0-4)Leonard Maltin Rating (0-4)VideoHound Rating (0-4)
None23.0 (1)12.0 (1)0.0 (1)1.0 (1)2.0 (1)
Minor64.0 (1)76.0 (1)2.0 (1)1.5 (1)3.0 (1)
Mild61.4 (14)61.0 (14)0.9 (7)2.5 (7)2.7 (14)
Moderate55.8 (32)55.7 (32)1.0 (25)2.6 (26)2.6 (28)
Heavy57.3 (11)56.7 (11)1.0 (7)2.9 (7)2.6 (11)
Extreme68.0 (1)74.0 (1) (0) (0)3.0 (1)

Live action fiction films

RatingMetacritic Score (/100)Rotten Tomatoes Percent FreshHalliwell Rating (0-4)Leonard Maltin Rating (0-4)VideoHound Rating (0-4)
None48.7 (139)45.7 (139)0.4 (94)2.2 (124)2.2 (138)
Minor48.2 (220)42.8 (220)0.6 (139)2.2 (172)2.1 (219)
Mild50.6 (174)47.1 (173)0.7 (121)2.3 (143)2.2 (172)
Moderate52.1 (300)47.8 (301)0.7 (217)2.4 (240)2.3 (298)
Heavy52.0 (160)49.4 (160)0.8 (113)2.4 (126)2.3 (159)
Extreme52.6 (73)50.6 (73)0.6 (53)2.3 (58)2.2 (73)

Documentaries and other nonfiction films

RatingMetacritic Score (/100)Rotten Tomatoes Percent FreshHalliwell Rating (0-4)Leonard Maltin Rating (0-4)VideoHound Rating (0-4)
None63.3 (14)72.5 (14)1.3 (3)2.5 (2)2.9 (8)
Minor64.9 (7)74.6 (7) (0) (0)3.1 (5)
Mild66.3 (6)75.3 (6)0.0 (1)2.0 (1)2.5 (5)
Moderate71.3 (6)80.7 (6)2.0 (2)2.0 (1)2.9 (6)
Heavy72.0 (1)96.0 (1)3.0 (1) (0)3.0 (1)

Cerridwen & Simonton (2009) data

RatingMetacritic Score (/100)Halliwell Rating (0-4)Leonard Maltin Rating (0-4)VideoHound Rating (0-4)
None48.1 (125)0.4 (95)2.2 (125)2.2 (124)
Minor48.0 (175)0.6 (140)2.2 (173)2.2 (175)
Mild50.3 (153)0.7 (128)2.3 (150)2.2 (152)
Moderate52.3 (270)0.7 (242)2.4 (266)2.4 (265)
Heavy52.3 (133)0.8 (120)2.4 (133)2.3 (133)
Extreme51.7 (58)0.6 (53)2.3 (58)2.2 (57)