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The Best Horror Movies Of 2018

Updated January 9, 2020 40.2k votes 6.4k voters 131.1k 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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of 2018
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    A Quiet Place

    John Krasinski, Emily Blunt

    Released2018

    Directed byJohn Krasinski

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    Halloween is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of 2018
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    Halloween

    Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer

    Released2018

    Directed byDavid Gordon Green

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    Hereditary is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of 2018
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    Hereditary

    Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne

    Released2018

    Directed byAri Aster

    Hereditary is a 2018 American horror film directed by Ari Aster. As an overwhelming terror... more on Wikipedia

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    Overlord is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of 2018
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    Overlord

    Wyatt Russell, Jacob Anderson

    Released2018

    Directed byJulius Avery

    Overlord is a 2018 American horror film directed by Julius Avery. In 1944, two American... more on Wikipedia

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    The Ritual is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of 2018
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    The Ritual

    Rafe Spall, Arsher Ali

    Released2018

    Directed byDavid Bruckner

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    Bird Box is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of 2018
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    Bird Box

    Sandra Bullock, Sarah Paulson

    Released2018

    Directed bySusanne Bier

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    Insidious: The Last Key is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of 2018
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    Insidious: The Last Key

    Lin Shaye, Angus Sampson

    Released2018

    Directed byAdam Robitel

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    Suspiria is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of 2018
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    Suspiria

    Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton

    Released2018

    Directed byLuca Guadagnino

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    Upgrade is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of 2018
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    Upgrade

    Logan Marshall-Green, Betty Gabriel

    Released2018

    Directed byLeigh Whannell

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    The Nun is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of 2018
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    The Nun

    Taissa Farmiga, Demián Bichir

    Released2018

    Directed byCorin Hardy

    The Nun is a 2018 American horror film directed by Corin Hardy, and the fifth installment in... more on Wikipedia

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    The Possession of Hannah Grace is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of 2018
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    The Possession of Hannah Grace

    Shay Mitchell, Stana Katic

    Released2018

    Directed byDiederik Van Rooijen

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    The House That Jack Built is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of 2018
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    The House That Jack Built

    Matt Dillon, Bruno Ganz

    Released2018

    Directed byLars von Trier

    The House That Jack Built is a 2018 psychological horror-thriller film directed by Lars von... more on Wikipedia

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    Apostle is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of 2018
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    Apostle

    Dan Stevens, Michael Sheen

    Released2018

    Directed byGareth Evans

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    Summer Of 84 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of 2018
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    Summer Of 84

    Graham Verchere, Judah Lewis

    Directed byFrançois Simard, Anouk Whissell, Yoann-Karl Whissell

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    Mandy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of 2018
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    Mandy

    Nicolas Cage, Andrea Riseborough

    Released2018

    Directed byPanos Cosmatos

    Mandy is a 2018 American action horror film directed by Panos Cosmatos. When a vile band of... more on Wikipedia

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    Extinction is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of 2018
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    Extinction

    Lizzy Caplan, Michael Peña

    Released2018

    Directed byBen Young

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    Annihilation is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of 2018
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    Annihilation

    Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh

    Released2018

    Directed byAlex Garland

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    Hell Fest is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of 2018
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    Hell Fest

    Amy Forsyth, Reign Edwards

    Released2018

    Directed byGregory Plotkin

    Hellfest is a 2018 American horror film directed by Gregory Plotkin. A masked serial killer...
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    Cam is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of 2018
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    Cam

    Madeline Brewer, Patch Darragh

    Released2018

    Directed byDaniel Goldhaber

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    The Strangers: Prey At Night is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of 2018
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    The Strangers: Prey At Night

    Christina Hendricks, Martin Henderson

    Released2018

    Directed byJohannes Roberts

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    Unsane is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of 2018
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    Unsane

    Claire Foy, Joshua Leonard

    Released2018

    Directed bySteven Soderbergh

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    The Meg is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of 2018
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    The Meg

    Jason Statham, Jessica McNamee

    Released2018

    Directed byJon Turteltaub

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    The First Purge is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of 2018
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    The First Purge

    Y'Lan Noel, Lex Scott Davis

    Released2018

    Directed byGerard McMurray

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    Winchester is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of 2018
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    Winchester

    Helen Mirren, Jason Clarke

    Released2018

    Directed byThe Spierig Brothers

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    The Predator is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Horror Movies Of 2018
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    The Predator

    Boyd Holbrook, Olivia Munn

    Directed byShane Black

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