The Best of 2018 The Best Horror Movies Of 2018  

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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. 

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Ryan Oliveira added John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Noah Jupe A Quiet Place is a 2018 American supernatural horror film directed by John Krasinski. A family living on a farm hides from a supernatural evil attracted to sound by avoiding making sound and ...more

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Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff Hereditary is a 2018 American horror film directed by Ari Aster. As an overwhelming terror takes over their household, the Graham family's peaceful existence is ripped apart, forcing their ...more

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Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak Halloween is a 2018 horror film directed by David Gordon Green, and the 11th film in the Halloween franchise. Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers ...more

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Lin Shaye, Angus Sampson, Leigh Whannell Insidious: The Last Key is a 2018 American supernatural horror film directed by Adam Robitel, and the fourth installment in the Insidious franchise. Elise Rainier (Lin Shaye) goes on to ...more

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Rafe Spall, Arsher Ali, Robert James-Collier The Ritual is a 2017 British horror film directed by David Bruckner, based on the novel by Adam Nevill. A group of college friends reunite for a trip to the forest, but encounter a menacing ...more

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Taissa Farmiga, Demián Bichir, Charlotte Hope The Nun is a 2018 American horror film directed by Corin Hardy, and the fifth installment in The Conjuring series. In 1952 at the Cârța Monastery in Romania, a nun (Charlotte Hope), a ...more

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Christina Hendricks, Martin Henderson, Bailee Madison The Strangers: Prey at Night is a 2018 American horror film directed by Johannes Roberts, and the sequel to the 2008 film. A family staying in a secluded mobile home park for the night are ...more

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Helen Mirren, Jason Clarke, Sarah Snook Winchester is a 2018 American-Australian supernatural horror film directed by Michael and Peter Spierig. Sarah Winchester (Helen Mirren), whose husband William and their child died suddenly, is ...more

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Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez Annihilation is a 2018 science fantasy action horror film directed by Alex Garland, based on the novel by Jeff VanderMeer. A biologist (Natalie Portman) signs up for a dangerous, secret ...more

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Lucy Hale, Tyler Posey, Violett Beane Truth or Dare is a 2018 American supernatural horror film directed by Jeff Wadlow. College students are haunted by spirits after playing the supernatural version of Truth or Dare.

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Claire Foy, Joshua Leonard, Jay Pharoah Unsane is a 2018 American psychological horror-thriller film directed by Steven Soderbergh. A young woman (Claire Foy) is involuntarily committed to a mental institution where she is then ...more

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Y'Lan Noel, Lex Scott Davis, Joivan Wade The First Purge is a 2018 American dystopian action horror film directed by Gerard McMurray, and the fourth installment in the series. To push the crime rate below one percent for the rest of ...more

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Jason Statham, Jessica McNamee, Li Bingbing The Meg is a 2018 American science fiction action horror film directed by Jon Turteltaub, based on the book by Steve Alten. Former Naval captain and expert diver Jonas Taylor (Jason Statham) is ...more

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Logan Marshall-Green, Betty Gabriel, Harrison Gilbertson Upgrade is a 2018 Australian science fiction action horror film directed by Leigh Whannell. A self-identified technophobe (Logan Marshall-Green) in a near-future world uses an experimental ...more

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Boyd Holbrook, Olivia Munn, Trevante Rhodes The Predator is a 2018 American science-fiction action horror film directed by Shane Black. It is the fourth installment in the Predator film series, set to take place between Predator 2 (1990) ...more

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Nicolas Cage, Andrea Riseborough, Linus Roache Mandy is a 2018 American action horror film directed by Panos Cosmatos. When a vile band of ravaging cultists and supernatural creatures desecrate his idyllic home with vicious fury, Red ...more

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Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, Mia Goth Suspiria is a 2018 horror film directed by Luca Guadagnino, and a remake of the 1977 film. A young American aspiring dancer (Dakota Johnson) begins attending a prestigious dance academy, only to ...more

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Midnight Cookie Special added Terrifier Katie Maguire, Catherine Corcoran, Jenna Kanell Terrifier is a 2016 horror film directed by Damien Leone, based on Leone's short film which was featured in his anthology All Hallows' Eve. A maniacal clown named Art terrorizes two young women ...more

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Dan Stevens, Michael Sheen, Lucy Boynton Apostle is a 2018 period thriller film directed by Gareth Evans. When his sister is kidnapped by a religious cult, a mysterious man (Dan Stevens) travels to the remote island where he digs ...more

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Graham Verchere, Judah Lewis, Caleb Emery Summer of 84 is a 2018 horror film directed by François Simard, Anouk Whissell and Yoann-Karl Whissell. After suspecting that their police officer neighbor (Rich Sommer) is a serial ...more

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Madeline Brewer, Patch Darragh, Melora Walters Cam is a 2018 American psychological horror-thriller film directed by Daniel Goldhaber. A young camgirl (Madeline Brewer) discovers that she’s inexplicably been replaced on her site with an ...more

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Wyatt Russell, Jacob Anderson, Iain De Caestecker Overlord is a 2018 American horror film directed by Julius Avery, and the fourth installment in the Cloverfield series. In 1944, two American paratroopers are shot down over Normandy in the ...more

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Nicolas Cage, Selma Blair, Anne Winters Mom and Dad is a 2017 American horror comedy film directed by Brian Taylor. A teenage girl and her little brother must survive a wild 24 hours during which a mass hysteria of unknown origins ...more

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Shay Mitchell, Stana Katic, Grey Damon The Possession of Hannah Grace is a 2018 American horror thriller film directed by Diederik Van Rooijen. When a cop (Shay Mitchell) who is just out of rehab takes the graveyard shift in a city ...more

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Amy Forsyth, Reign Edwards, Bex Taylor-Klaus Hellfest is a 2018 American horror film directed by Gregory Plotkin. A masked serial killer turns a horror themed amusement park into his own personal playground, terrorizing a group of friends ...more

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Colin Woodell, Betty Gabriel, Rebecca Rittenhouse Unfriended: Dark Web is a 2018 American found footage horror film directed by Stephen Susco. A teen (Colin Woodell) comes into possession of a new laptop and soon discovers that the previous ...more

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Jack Black, Madison Iseman, Ben O'Brien Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween is a 2018 American horror comedy film directed by Ari Sandel, based on the children's book series by R. L. Stine. After accidentally releasing Slappy (Jack Black) ...more

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Daniel Brühl, Elizabeth Debicki, Aksel Hennie The Cloverfield Paradox is a 2018 American science fiction horror film directed by Julius Onah, and is the third installment in the Cloverfield franchise. After using a particle accelerator, a ...more

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Ella Hunt, Malcolm Cumming, Mark Benton Anna and the Apocalypse is a 2017 British Christmas zombie musical film directed by John McPhail. When the zombie apocalypse hits the sleepy town of Little Haven at Christmas, teenager Anna ...more

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Paula Niedert Elliott, Chris Elliott, Abby Elliott Clara's Ghost is a 2018 horror comedy-drama film directed Bridey Elliott. Fed up with constant ribbing from her self-absorbed showbiz family, Clara (Paula Niedert Elliott) finds solace in and ...more

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The Cured Ellen Page, Sam Keeley, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor The Cured is a 2017 Irish horror film directed by David Freyne. After a disease that turned people into zombies is cured, the once-infected zombies are discriminated against by society and their ...more

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Matt Smith, Natalie Dormer, Stanley Tucci Patient Zero is a 2017 British-American action horror film directed by Stefan Ruzowitzky. After a pandemic outbreak turned most humans into a new species known as "the Infected," a ...more

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Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead, Callie Hernandez The Endless is a 2017 American horror film directed by Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead. Two brothers return to the cult they fled from years ago to discover that the group's beliefs may be more ...more

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Lizzy Caplan, Michael Peña, Mike Colter Extinction is a 2018 American science-fiction horror thriller film directed by Ben Young. When the planet is invaded by a force bent on destruction, a father (Michael Peña) fighting for ...more

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David Tennant, Robert Sheehan, Kerry Condon Bad Samaritan is a 2018 American horror-thriller film directed by Dean Devlin. A valet (Robert Sheehan) who burglarizes the houses of the people he services discovers a woman (Kerry Condon) ...more

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Maika Monroe, Ed Skrein, Gary Oldman Tau is a 2018 American sci-fi thriller film directed by Federico D'Alessandro. A woman (Maika Monroe) is held captive in a futuristic smart house and hopes to escape by breaking into the ...more

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AnnaSophia Robb, Uma Thurman, Isabelle Fuhrman Down a Dark Hall is a 2018 American supernatural horror film directed by Rodrigo Cortés, based on the novel by Lois Duncan. When her heated temper becomes too much for her mother to ...more

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Jaz Sinclair, Joey King, Julia Goldani Telles Slender Man is a 2018 American horror film directed by Sylvain White, based on the myth created by Eric Knudsen. Terror strikes when unsuspecting victims cross paths with a tall, thin, ...more

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Tyler Hoechlin, Kate Bosworth, Lance Reddick The Domestics is a 2018 American post-apocalyptic thriller film directed by Mike P. Nelson. In a terrifying post-apocalyptic world inhabited by gangs divided into deadly factions, a husband ...more

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Yvonne Strahovski, Anna Pniowsky, Abigail Pniowsky He's Out There is a 2018 American horror film directed by Quinn Lasher. A mother (Yvonne Strahovski) with her two young daughters take a break at a house on a lake - unfortunately they must deal ...more

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Olga Kurylenko, Craig Conway, Javier Botet Mara is a 2018 supernatural horror film directed by Clive Tonge. Criminal psychologist Kate Fuller (Olga Kurylenko) investigates the murder of a man and is subsequently followed by an ancient ...more

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Domhnall Gleeson, Ruth Wilson, Will Poulter The Little Stranger is a 2018 British supernatural horror film directed by Lenny Abrahamson, based on the novel by Sarah Waters. During one summer in 1947, a country doctor (Domhnall Gleeson) is ...more

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The Lodgers Charlotte Vega, Bill Milner, Eugene Simon The Lodgers is a gothic horror film directed by Brian O'Malley. In 1920s rural Ireland, twins Rachel (Charlotte Vega) and Edward (Bill Milner) are bound to their estate by three rules set by a ...more