Photo: Scream / Paramount Pictures

The Best New Horror Movies Of The Last Few Years

Voting Rules
Vote up your favorite scary movies released on or after January, 1 2019.

The best new horror films find a lot of different ways to scare audiences. They offer ghosts, witchcraft, creepy clowns, space aliens, mask-wearing psychopaths, animals coming back from the grave,  the devil himself, and a whole lot more. That's just scratching the surface. There's something in them to scare just about anyone, or get anyone hooked on the genre. No matter what sends shivers down your spine, you'll find it in recent horror movies.

The last few years have been an especially fruitful time for the genre. Major studios continue to produce new frighteningly good horror movies, but there's also a newly vibrant indie horror scene that is cranking out some groundbreaking stuff. If you like going to the cinema to be scared, then you're living in the right era because there's never been more diversity than there is right now. The top current horror films also take a varied approach in tone, with some going for outright shocks and others opting for more subtle slow-burns. 

As you can tell by now, this list of new horror movies looks at recently released horror films. But which one deserves the top spot? Vote up the latest modern horror films that you found most terrifying. Don't forget to check back to see how other users rank your picks. 


Photo: Scream / Paramount Pictures
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  • Ready or Not
    2,653 votes
    Samara Weaving, Adam Brody, Mark O'Brien
    Grace couldn't be happier after she marries the man of her dreams at his family's luxurious estate. There's just one catch -- she must now hide from midnight until dawn while her new in-laws hunt her ...more
  • Doctor Sleep
    2,223 votes
    Ewan McGregor, Rebecca Ferguson, Kyliegh Curran
    Struggling with alcoholism, Dan Torrance remains traumatized by the sinister events that occurred at the Overlook Hotel when he was a child. His hope for a peaceful existence soon becomes shattered ...more
  • It: Chapter Two
    3,991 votes

    It: Chapter Two

    Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Bill Hader
    Defeated by members of the Losers' Club, the evil clown Pennywise returns 27 years later to terrorize the town of Derry, Maine, once again. Now adults, the childhood friends have long since gone ...more
  • Midsommar
    3,251 votes
    Florence Pugh, Jack Reynor, William Jackson Harper
    A young American couple, their relationship foundering, travel to a fabled Swedish midsummer festival where a seemingly pastoral paradise transforms into a sinister, dread-soaked nightmare as the ...more
  • Us
    3,996 votes
    Lupita Nyong'o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss
    Accompanied by her husband, son and daughter, Adelaide Wilson returns to the beachfront home where she grew up as a child. Haunted by a traumatic experience from the past, Adelaide grows increasingly ...more
  • The Invisible Man
    2,291 votes

    The Invisible Man

    Elisabeth Moss, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Aldis Hodge
    After staging his own suicide, a crazed scientist uses his power to become invisible to stalk and terrorize his ex-girlfriend. When the police refuse to believe her story, she decides to take matters ...more