Screenit: Music (Scary/Tense) - 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)
None53.4 (339)51.5 (339)0.8 (208)2.4 (254)2.3 (330)
Minor49.5 (171)45.1 (171)0.6 (109)2.2 (137)2.2 (168)
Mild55.1 (146)54.1 (145)0.9 (101)2.4 (117)2.4 (144)
Moderate50.4 (148)46.0 (148)0.5 (104)2.2 (114)2.2 (144)
Heavy51.1 (132)47.6 (133)0.6 (96)2.3 (107)2.3 (131)
Extreme48.3 (224)43.4 (224)0.6 (167)2.2 (180)2.1 (223)

Fiction films, animated and live

RatingMetacritic Score (/100)Rotten Tomatoes Percent FreshHalliwell Rating (0-4)Leonard Maltin Rating (0-4)VideoHound Rating (0-4)
None52.6 (315)49.8 (315)0.8 (205)2.4 (252)2.3 (313)
Minor48.9 (165)44.0 (165)0.6 (107)2.2 (136)2.2 (164)
Mild54.6 (143)53.3 (142)0.9 (100)2.4 (116)2.4 (141)
Moderate50.3 (147)45.8 (147)0.5 (103)2.2 (114)2.2 (143)
Heavy51.1 (132)47.6 (133)0.6 (96)2.3 (107)2.3 (131)
Extreme48.3 (224)43.4 (224)0.6 (167)2.2 (180)2.1 (223)

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)
Minor73.0 (1)74.0 (1) (0) (0)3.0 (1)
Mild62.7 (11)66.9 (11)0.9 (7)2.6 (8)2.7 (11)
Moderate53.6 (17)54.5 (17)0.9 (13)2.6 (13)2.6 (14)
Heavy58.8 (22)57.3 (22)1.2 (15)2.6 (15)2.6 (21)
Extreme55.0 (8)51.9 (8)0.8 (5)2.6 (5)2.5 (8)

Live action fiction films

RatingMetacritic Score (/100)Rotten Tomatoes Percent FreshHalliwell Rating (0-4)Leonard Maltin Rating (0-4)VideoHound Rating (0-4)
None52.7 (314)50.0 (314)0.8 (204)2.4 (251)2.3 (312)
Minor48.8 (164)43.8 (164)0.6 (107)2.2 (136)2.2 (163)
Mild54.0 (132)52.2 (131)0.9 (93)2.4 (108)2.4 (130)
Moderate49.9 (130)44.7 (130)0.5 (90)2.2 (101)2.2 (129)
Heavy49.6 (110)45.6 (111)0.5 (81)2.3 (92)2.3 (110)
Extreme48.1 (216)43.1 (216)0.6 (162)2.2 (175)2.1 (215)

Documentaries and other nonfiction films

RatingMetacritic Score (/100)Rotten Tomatoes Percent FreshHalliwell Rating (0-4)Leonard Maltin Rating (0-4)VideoHound Rating (0-4)
None64.5 (24)73.8 (24)1.3 (3)2.5 (2)2.9 (17)
Minor64.3 (6)75.2 (6)1.5 (2)2.0 (1)2.9 (4)
Mild78.0 (3)93.0 (3)2.0 (1)2.0 (1)2.7 (3)
Moderate71.0 (1)67.0 (1)2.0 (1) (0)3.5 (1)

Cerridwen & Simonton (2009) data

RatingMetacritic Score (/100)Halliwell Rating (0-4)Leonard Maltin Rating (0-4)VideoHound Rating (0-4)
None52.1 (255)0.8 (205)2.4 (252)2.3 (253)
Minor49.3 (137)0.5 (108)2.2 (137)2.2 (137)
Mild53.6 (116)0.9 (99)2.4 (115)2.4 (115)
Moderate48.8 (118)0.5 (103)2.2 (114)2.2 (115)
Heavy50.9 (108)0.6 (96)2.3 (107)2.3 (107)
Extreme48.2 (180)0.6 (167)2.2 (180)2.1 (179)