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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Dance of the Dead Carrie Keagan, Laura Slade Wiggins, Lucas Till
This film 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 Carissa ...more
Trick 'r Treat 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
Martyrs 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
While She Was Out 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
The Strangers 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
Pontypool 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.
Hot Rod Horror Willy Ortlieb, Brett Gipson, Matt Severson
Zombie Strippers 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
Let the Right One In 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
Starship Troopers 3: Marauder 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
The Midnight Meat Train 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
I Sell the Dead 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
Surviving Crooked Lake Alysha Aubin, Morgan McCunn, Candice Mausner
Quarantine 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
Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever 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
The Children 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.
The Cottage Andy Serkis, Jennifer Ellison, Doug Bradley
The Cottage is a 2008 British darkly comic horror film, written and directed by Paul Andrew Williams.
All the Boys Love Mandy Lane 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
Otis 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.
Vipers Tara Reid, Mercedes McNab, Corbin Bernsen
Vipers is a 2008 film directed by Bill Corcoran. It stars Tara Reid and Jonathan Scarfe. It premiered on the Syfy Channel on September 21, 2008, and was released on DVD on September 23, 2008. ...more
Amusement 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
Cloverfield 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
Flu Bird Horror 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
Eden Lake 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.