Graveyard Shift 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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Anna Paquin, Leslie Bibb, Brian Cox Trick 'r Treat is a 2007 American-Canadian anthology horror film written and directed by Michael Dougherty. The film stars Dylan Baker, Brian Cox and Anna Paquin, and centers on four ...more

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Bradley Cooper, Brooke Shields, Leslie Bibb The Midnight Meat Train is a 2008 mystery horror-thriller film based on Clive Barker's 1984 short story of the same name, which can be found in Volume One of Barker's collection Books of Blood. ...more

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Jolene Blalock, Catherine Oxenberg, Boris Kodjoe Starship Troopers 3: Marauder is an American military science fiction film, written and directed by Ed Neumeier and starring Casper Van Dien from the original movie and Jolene Blalock. The film ...more

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Mylène Jampanoï, Morjana El Alaoui, Xavier Dolan Martyrs is a 2008 horror film written and directed by Pascal Laugier. It was first screened during the 2008 Cannes Film Festival at the Marché du Film, and the film's French release was ...more

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Carrie Keagan, Laura Slade Wiggins, Lucas Till Dance of the Dead is a 2008 American independent zombie comedy, directed by Gregg Bishop and written by Joe Ballarini. The film featured Jared Kusnitz, Greyson Chadwick, Chandler Darby, and ...more

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Stephen McHattie, Daniel Fathers, Boyd Banks Pontypool is a 2008 horror film directed by Bruce McDonald and adapted by Tony Burgess from Burgess' novel Pontypool Changes Everything.

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Sarah Butler, Clare Carey, Rebekah Kochan Flu Bird Horror is a 2008 television horror Sci Fi Pictures original film written by Tony Daniel and Brian D. Smith, and directed by Leigh Scott. It first aired on The Sci-Fi Channel on August ...more

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Ashley Greene, Kevin Pollak, Tracy Scoggins Otis is a 2008 direct-to-DVD comedy horror film directed by Tony Krantz. It is the fourth Raw Feed horror film from Warner Home Video.

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Amber Heard, Anson Mount, Robert Earl Keen All the Boys Love Mandy Lane is a 2006 American slasher film directed by Jonathan Levine, and starring Amber Heard, Michael Welch, Whitney Able and Anson Mount. The plot centers on a group of ...more

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Liv Tyler, Gemma Ward, Scott Speedman The Strangers is a 2008 American horror film written and directed by Bryan Bertino and starring Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman as a young couple who are terrorized by three masked assailants, who ...more

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Jenna Jameson, Tito Ortiz, John Hawkes Zombie Strippers is a 2008 American zombie comedy film written and directed by Jay Lee, starring Robert Englund, Jenna Jameson, and Tito Ortiz and distributed by Sony Pictures Home ...more

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Ron Perlman, Dominic Monaghan, Larry Fessenden I Sell the Dead is a 2008 comedy horror film, the feature film debut from Irish director Glenn McQuaid. The film is a period horror comedy about grave robbing and stars Dominic Monaghan, Ron ...more

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Dania Ramirez, Jennifer Carpenter, Doug Jones Quarantine is a 2008 American science fiction horror film directed by John Erick Dowdle and starring Jennifer Carpenter, Jay Hernandez, Columbus Short, Greg Germann, Steve Harris, Dania Ramirez, ...more

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Meagan Good, Ariel Winter, Margaret Cho One Missed Call is a 2008 American supernatural horror film and remake of Takashi Miike's 2003 Japanese film One Missed Call, which itself was based on the Yasushi Akimoto novel Chakushin Ari. ...more

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Christian Anderson, Hallie Bird, Monique Barajas

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Andy Serkis, Jennifer Ellison, Doug Bradley The Cottage is a 2008 British darkly comic horror film, written and directed by Paul Andrew Williams.

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Alysha Aubin, Morgan McCunn, Candice Mausner

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Allison Hensel, Alexandra Andrews, Del Jenkins Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Grave Mistake is a 2008 American horror film directed by Shawn Darling. A young boy Alex goes on a journey to find his lost mother during an attack by zombies on his hometown.

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Rider Strong, Gabrielle Tuite, Judah Friedlander Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever is an 2009 American horror film about a high school prom that descends into sheer panic when a deadly flesh-eating virus spreads via a popular brand of bottled water. ...more

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Jessica Lucas, Katheryn Winnick, Laura Breckenridge Amusement is a 2008 American horror film directed by John Simpson and starring Katheryn Winnick, Laura Breckenridge and Jessica Lucas. The film went direct-to-video in January 2009. It was the ...more

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Cloverfield is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 2008
Odette Annable, Lizzy Caplan, Jessica Lucas Cloverfield is a 2008 American science fiction found footage monster film directed by Matt Reeves, produced by J. J. Abrams & Bryan Burk, and written by Drew Goddard. Before settling on an ...more

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Corey Feldman, Corey Haim, Autumn Reeser Lost Boys: The Tribe is a 2008 horror film and the sequel to the successful 1987 American vampire horror film, The Lost Boys, directed by P. J. Pesce. It stars Tad Hilgenbrink, Autumn Reeser, ...more

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Zooey Deschanel, Mark Wahlberg, M. Night Shyamalan The Happening is a 2008 American supernatural thriller film written, co-produced, and directed by M. Night Shyamalan that follows a man, his wife, his best friend, and his friend's daughter as ...more

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Kim Basinger, Lukas Haas, Craig Sheffer While She Was Out is a 2008 American thriller horror film starring Kim Basinger and Lukas Haas. Basinger plays a suburban housewife who is forced to fend for herself when she becomes stranded in ...more

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Jill Wagner, Paulo Costanzo, Shea Whigham Splinter is a 2008 horror film directed by Toby Wilkins. It had a limited theatrical release on October 31, 2008 and stars Shea Whigham, Paulo Costanzo, and Jill Wagner. It was filmed near ...more

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Julie Mond, Steve Railsback, Diane Salinger Rest Stop: Don't Look Back is a 2008 horror film directed by Shawn Papazian.

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Kiefer Sutherland, Paula Patton, Amy Smart Mirrors is a 2008 supernatural horror film directed by Alexandre Aja, and stars Kiefer Sutherland. The film was first titled Into the Mirror, but the name was later changed to Mirrors. Filming ...more

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Lina Leandersson, Tom Ljungman, Philip Hersh Let the Right One In is a 2008 Swedish romantic horror film directed by Tomas Alfredson. A 12-year-old boy (Kåre Hedebrant) develops a friendship with a vampire child (Lina Leandersson) in ...more

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Willy Ortlieb, Brett Gipson, Matt Severson

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Jena Malone, Bar Paly, Laura Ramsey The Ruins is a 2008 horror film directed by Carter Smith which stars Jonathan Tucker, Shawn Ashmore, Jena Malone, Laura Ramsey, and Joe Anderson. Released in 2008, the American-Australian ...more

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Paris Hilton, Alexa Vega, Sarah Brightman Repo! The Genetic Opera is a 2008 American rock opera musical horror film directed by Darren Lynn Bousman. Based on the 2002 musical of the same name, which was written and composed by Darren ...more

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Alastair Gamble, Nathan Dashwood, Mihola Terzic Gutterballs is a 2008 horror film written and directed by Ryan Nicholson.

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Jed Rowen, Anya Benton, Meghan Falcone

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Joshua Jackson, Rachael Taylor, Daisy Betts Shutter is a 2008 American remake of the 2004 Thai horror film of the same name. The remake was directed by Masayuki Ochiai, and was released on March 21, 2008.

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Michael Fassbender, Kelly Reilly, Jack O'Connell Eden Lake is a 2008 British thriller film written and directed by James Watkins and starring Kelly Reilly, Michael Fassbender and Jack O'Connell.

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Idris Elba, Brittany Snow, Jana Kramer Prom Night is a 2008 American slasher film from Screen Gems directed by Nelson McCormick. The film is primarily a remake of the 1980 Canadian slasher film of the same name which starred scream ...more

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Birdemic: Shock and Terror is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 2008
Tippi Hedren, Alan Bagh, James Nguyen Birdemic: Shock and Terror is a 2008 American independent romantic horror film written, directed, and produced by James Nguyen. The film stars Alan Bagh and Whitney Moore. Inspired by Alfred ...more

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Taryn Manning, Agnes Bruckner, Theo Rossi Kill Theory is a 2009 horror film written by Kelly C. Palmer and directed by Chris Moore.

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Julie Benz, Meagan Good, Betsy Russell Saw V is a 2008 Canadian-American horror film directed by David Hackl and written by Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan and stars Tobin Bell, Costas Mandylor, Scott Patterson, Betsy Russell, Mark ...more

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Jeremy Sheffield, Hannah Tointon, Rachel Shelley The Children is a 2008 British horror film directed by Tom Shankland and starring Eva Birthistle and Hannah Tointon.

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Laura Bailey, Johnny Yong Bosch, Kari Wahlgren Resident Evil: Degeneration, known in Japan as Biohazard: Degeneration, is the first full-length motion capture CG animation feature in Capcom's Resident Evil franchise. The film was made by ...more

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Jo Hyun-jae, Cheon Ho-Jin, Park Won-sang Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial The Guard Post is a 2008 Korean horror film written and directed by Kong Su-chang.

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Brendan Fraser, Maria Bello, Michelle Yeoh The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, is a 2008 American dark fantasy adventure film and is the third and final installment in the Mummy trilogy. The film stars Brendan Fraser, Jet Li, Maria ...more

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Natalie Bassingthwaighte, Nicholas Bell, Christian Clark Prey is a 2009 Australian supernatural horror film directed by George T. Miller, written by Miller and John V. Soto, and starring former Neighbours actress and Rogue Traders lead singer Natalie ...more

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Nina Dobrev, Kevin Sorbo, Peter Stebbings Never Cry Werewolf is a Canadian 2008 television film starring Kevin Sorbo and Nina Dobrev.

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Jessica Alba, Chloë Grace Moretz, Parker Posey The Eye is a 2008 American supernatural horror film directed by David Moreau and Xavier Palud, scripted by Sebastian Gutierrez, and starring Jessica Alba. Parker Posey, Alessandro Nivola and ...more

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Rami Hilmi, Clare-Louise English, Dominic Burgess Colin is a 2008 British zombie film written and directed by Marc Price. After a successful run in a number of film festivals, it went on to be shown at Cannes in 2009. Applauded for its success ...more

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Trace Adkins, Priscilla Barnes, Nichole Hiltz Trailer Park of Terror is a 2008 American direct-to-video horror film directed by Steven Goldmann and written by Timothy Dolan.

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Steve Jodrell, Talia Zucker, Tamara Donnellan Lake Mungo is a 2008 Australian psychological horror mockumentary film directed by filmmaker Joel Anderson and stars Talia Zucker.

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Jennifer Tilly, Judd Nelson, Jennifer Freeman The Caretaker is a 2008 horror comedy film written by Jackie Olson and directed by Bryce Olson.