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The Best Horror Movies Of 2018

Updated January 9, 2020 36.2k votes 6.4k voters 131.4k views41 items

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If you're looking for a good scare, why not check out some of the best horror movies of 2018? Scary movies have the ability to get under a person's skin, and the creepiest stories often stick with audiences for months. This is why horror films have remained a staple of the film industry. The best new horror movies of this year are the ones that terrified viewers on a deep psychological level. 

Good 2018 horror movies include Insidious: The Last Key, A Quiet Place, The Strangers: Prey at Night, and The Cloverfield Paradox

What were the scariest movies of 2018? Consider which 2018 horror films left you checking under your bed and sleeping with the lights on for months on end. Which movies made you think, bothered you in a very fundamental way, and made you scream in the theater? Browse this list of 2018 horror movies and vote up your favorites.

Can't get enough horror? Check out this list of 2020 horror movies.

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    A Quiet Place

    John Krasinski, Emily Blunt
    A Quiet Place is a 2018 American supernatural horror film directed by John Krasinski. A family...  more

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    Halloween

    Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer
    Halloween is a 2018 horror film directed by David Gordon Green, and the 11th film in the...  more

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    Hereditary

    Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne
    Hereditary is a 2018 American horror film directed by Ari Aster. As an overwhelming terror...  more

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    Overlord

    Wyatt Russell, Jacob Anderson
    Overlord is a 2018 American horror film directed by Julius Avery. In 1944, two American...  more

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    The Ritual

    Rafe Spall, Arsher Ali
    The Ritual is a 2017 British horror film directed by David Bruckner, based on the novel by...  more

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    Bird Box

    Sandra Bullock, Sarah Paulson
    Bird Box is a 2018 American post-apocalyptic film directed by Susanne Bier, based on the novel...  more

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    Insidious: The Last Key

    Lin Shaye, Angus Sampson
    Insidious: The Last Key is a 2018 American supernatural horror film directed by Adam Robitel,...  more

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    Suspiria

    Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton
    Suspiria is a 2018 horror film directed by Luca Guadagnino, and a remake of the 1977 film. A...  more

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    The Nun

    Taissa Farmiga, Demián Bichir
    The Nun is a 2018 American horror film directed by Corin Hardy, and the fifth installment in...  more

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    Apostle

    Dan Stevens, Michael Sheen
    Apostle is a 2018 period thriller film directed by Gareth Evans. When his sister is kidnapped...  more

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    Upgrade

    Logan Marshall-Green, Betty Gabriel
    Upgrade is a 2018 Australian science fiction action horror film directed by Leigh Whannell. A...  more

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    Extinction

    Lizzy Caplan, Michael Peña
    Extinction is a 2018 American science-fiction horror thriller film directed by Ben Young. When...  more

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    The Possession of Hannah Grace

    Shay Mitchell, Stana Katic
    The Possession of Hannah Grace is a 2018 American horror thriller film directed by Diederik...  more

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    The House That Jack Built

    Matt Dillon, Bruno Ganz
    The House That Jack Built is a 2018 psychological horror-thriller film directed by Lars von...  more

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    Summer Of 84

    Graham Verchere, Judah Lewis
    Summer of 84 is a 2018 horror film directed by François Simard, Anouk Whissell and Yoann-Karl...  more
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    Mandy

    Nicolas Cage, Andrea Riseborough
    Mandy is a 2018 American action horror film directed by Panos Cosmatos. When a vile band of...  more

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    Annihilation

    Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh
    Annihilation is a 2018 science fantasy action horror film directed by Alex Garland, based on...  more

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    Cam

    Madeline Brewer, Patch Darragh
    Cam is a 2018 American psychological horror-thriller film directed by Daniel Goldhaber. A...  more
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    The Strangers: Prey At Night

    Christina Hendricks, Martin Henderson
    The Strangers: Prey at Night is a 2018 American horror film directed by Johannes Roberts, and...  more

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    Hell Fest

    Amy Forsyth, Reign Edwards
    Hellfest is a 2018 American horror film directed by Gregory Plotkin. A masked serial killer...  more
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    Unsane

    Claire Foy, Joshua Leonard
    Unsane is a 2018 American psychological horror-thriller film directed by Steven Soderbergh. A...  more

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    The Meg

    Jason Statham, Jessica McNamee
    The Meg is a 2018 American science fiction action horror film directed by Jon Turteltaub,...  more

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    The First Purge

    Y'Lan Noel, Lex Scott Davis
    The First Purge is a 2018 American dystopian action horror film directed by Gerard McMurray,...  more
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    Winchester

    Helen Mirren, Jason Clarke
    Winchester is a 2018 American-Australian supernatural horror film directed by Michael and...  more
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    Truth Or Dare

    Lucy Hale, Tyler Posey
    Truth or Dare is a 2018 American supernatural horror film directed by Jeff Wadlow. College...  more