scary movies The Best Horror Movies of 2008  

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List of the best 2008 horror movies, ranked by how many upvotes they've received by other fans of the genre. All types of scary movies are represented below, including thrillers, slashers, gore, psychological horror films and more. These are all the horror movies that defined the year 2008, so vote for your favorites and help them rise to the top. This poll is also a great resource for finding movies that you haven't seen before, especially since you can watch trailers for each film right on this page.

These movies, like Let the Right One In and Cloverfield include images when available. If you're looking for a list of all horror movies from 2008 then you've found the right page. Order the list alphabetically by clicking on "Sort Alphabetically" in the options dropdown.
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Let the Right One In Lina Leandersson, Tom Ljungman, Philip Hersh

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Trick 'r Treat Anna Paquin, Leslie Bibb, Brian Cox

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Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever Rider Strong, Gabrielle Tuite, Judah Friedlander

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Dance of the Dead Carrie Keagan, Laura Slade Wiggins, Lucas Till

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Splinter Jill Wagner, Paulo Costanzo, Shea Whigham

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Starship Troopers 3: Marauder Jolene Blalock, Catherine Oxenberg, Boris Kodjoe

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Otis Ashley Greene, Kevin Pollak, Tracy Scoggins

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Surviving Crooked Lake Alysha Aubin, Morgan McCunn, Candice Mausner

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R.O.T.: Reunion of Terror Christian Anderson, Hallie Bird, Monique Barajas

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All the Boys Love Mandy Lane Amber Heard, Anson Mount, Robert Earl Keen

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One Missed Call Meagan Good, Ariel Winter, Margaret Cho

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Don't Look in the Cellar Jed Rowen, Anya Benton, Meghan Falcone

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Lake Mungo Steve Jodrell, Talia Zucker, Tamara Donnellan

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Hot Rod Horror Willy Ortlieb, Brett Gipson, Matt Severson

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The Midnight Meat Train Bradley Cooper, Brooke Shields, Leslie Bibb

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The Cottage Andy Serkis, Jennifer Ellison, Doug Bradley

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The Happening Zooey Deschanel, Mark Wahlberg, M. Night Shyamalan

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I Sell the Dead Ron Perlman, Dominic Monaghan, Larry Fessenden

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Mirrors Kiefer Sutherland, Paula Patton, Amy Smart

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Pontypool Stephen McHattie, Daniel Fathers, Boyd Banks

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Kill Theory Taryn Manning, Agnes Bruckner, Theo Rossi

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The Strangers Liv Tyler, Gemma Ward, Scott Speedman

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The Children Jeremy Sheffield, Hannah Tointon, Rachel Shelley

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Lost Boys: The Tribe Corey Feldman, Corey Haim, Autumn Reeser

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Prom Night Idris Elba, Brittany Snow, Jana Kramer

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Eden Lake Michael Fassbender, Kelly Reilly, Jack O'Connell

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Martyrs Mylène Jampanoï, Morjana El Alaoui, Xavier Dolan

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Zombie Strippers Jenna Jameson, Tito Ortiz, John Hawkes

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Birdemic: Shock and Terror is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 2008
Birdemic: Shock and Terror Tippi Hedren, Alan Bagh, James Nguyen

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The Eye Jessica Alba, Chloë Grace Moretz, Parker Posey

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Repo! The Genetic Opera Paris Hilton, Alexa Vega, Sarah Brightman

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Quarantine Dania Ramirez, Jennifer Carpenter, Doug Jones

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While She Was Out Kim Basinger, Lukas Haas, Craig Sheffer

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Boogeyman 2 Renee O'Connor, Mae Whitman, Tobin Bell

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April Fool's Day Taylor Cole, Scout Taylor-Compton, Josh Henderson

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The Caretaker Jennifer Tilly, Judd Nelson, Jennifer Freeman

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Amusement Jessica Lucas, Katheryn Winnick, Laura Breckenridge

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Gingerdead Man 2: Passion of the Crust Parker Young, Michelle Bauer, Michael Deak

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Saw V Julie Benz, Meagan Good, Betsy Russell

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Flu Bird Horror Sarah Butler, Clare Carey, Rebekah Kochan

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Trailer Park of Terror Trace Adkins, Priscilla Barnes, Nichole Hiltz

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Shark Swarm Daryl Hannah, June Squibb, John Schneider

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Day of the Dead Mena Suvari, AnnaLynne McCord, Nick Cannon

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Vipers Tara Reid, Mercedes McNab, Corbin Bernsen

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Resident Evil: Degeneration Laura Bailey, Johnny Yong Bosch, Kari Wahlgren

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Never Cry Werewolf Nina Dobrev, Kevin Sorbo, Peter Stebbings

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Cloverfield is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 2008
Cloverfield Odette Annable, Lizzy Caplan, Jessica Lucas

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Feast 2: Sloppy Seconds Jenny Wade, Clu Gulager, Judah Friedlander

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The Guard Post Jo Hyun-jae, Cheon Ho-Jin, Park Won-sang - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial