Which horror film has the best opener? Photo credits: Shuttershock.

Best horror movies: 10 of the best scariest opening scenes, as per Rotten Tomatoes

The release of the latest film in the Scream franchise has provoked debate on what is the best horror movie opening ever. Here are 10 of the scariest opening scenes in horror film history, as per Rotten Tomatoes.

Halloween may be over, but as the latest release in the Scream franchise gets set to hit cinemas across the globe, horror fanatics are in a frenzy as scary movies once again become the talk of the big screen.

But what makes the perfect horror flick? Is it perfecting the iconic villain like Freddy Krueger or Michael Myers? Is it the suspenseful soundtrack? The amount of gore and the kills that come with it? Or is it as simple as having characters that you identify with, relate to, believe in and care about?

Whatever you believe, it is hard to deny that a killer opening scene can often be the precursor for a perfect horror film. It can set the tone for the whole plot and is an essential part of any self respecting horror.

But which scary films have the best opening scenes?

Here are 10 of the best opening scenes from horror movies, as ranked by respected film review site Rotten Tomatoes.

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