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The Best New Horror Movies of the Last Few Years  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite scary movies released on or after January, 1 2015.

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. 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 frightening films, but there's also a 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. 

This list of new horror movies looks at releases that came out from 2015 until now. Vote up the modern horror films that you found most terrifying. If your favorite isn't here, add it to the list. Don't forget to check back to see how other users rank it. 

 

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It is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New Horror Movies of the Last Few Years
Jaeden Lieberher, Bill Skarsgård, Jeremy Ray Taylor
It (also known as It: Chapter One) is a 2017 American supernatural horror film directed by Andy Muschietti, based on the 1986 novel by Stephen King. In the summer of 1989, a group of bullied ...more
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Get Out is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Horror Movies of the Last Few Years
Daniel Kaluuya, Catherine Keener, Allison Williams
Get Out is a 2017 American horror film directed by Jordan Peele. A young African-American (Daniel Kaluuya) visits his white girlfriend's parents for the weekend, where his simmering uneasiness ...more
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The Conjuring 2: The Enfield P... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Horror Movies of the Last Few Years
Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Frances O'Connor
The Conjuring 2 is a 2016 American supernatural horror film, directed by James Wan. It is the sequel to 2013's The Conjuring and the third installment in The Conjuring series. Ed and Lorraine ...more
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A Quiet Place is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Horror Movies of the Last Few Years
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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Halloween is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Horror Movies of the Last Few Years
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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Hereditary is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Horror Movies of the Last Few Years
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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Us is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Horror Movies of the Last Few Years
Lupita Nyong'o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss
Us is a 2019 American horror film directed by Jordan Peele. A mother (Lupita Nyong'o) and a father (Winston Duke) take their children to their beach house expecting to unplug and unwind with ...more
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Split is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Horror Movies of the Last Few Years
James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Betty Buckley
Split is a 2016 American psychological horror thriller film directed and written by M. Night Shyamalan. After a wholesome teen birthday party, three girls are taken in broad daylight: friends ...more
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It: Chapter Two is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Horror Movies of the Last Few Years
Bill Skarsgård, James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain
It: Chapter Two is a 2019 American horror film directed by Andy Muschietti, based on the 1986 novel by Stephen King. 27 years later, the Losers Club have grown up and moved away, until a ...more
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Dont Breathe is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Horror Movies of the Last Few Years
Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette, Daniel Zovatto
Rocky (Jane Levy), Alex and Money are three Detroit thieves who get their kicks by breaking into the houses of wealthy people. Money gets word about a blind veteran who won a major cash ...more
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It Follows is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Horror Movies of the Last Few Years
Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Linda Boston
It Follows is a 2014 supernatural psychological horror film written and directed by David Robert Mitchell. After carefree teenager Jay (Maika Monroe) sleeps with her new boyfriend, Hugh (Jake ...more
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Hush is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Horror Movies of the Last Few Years
Kate Siegel, John Gallagher Jr., Michael Trucco
Hush is a 2016 American horror thriller film directed by Mike Flanagan. A deaf writer (Kate Siegel) must fight for her life in silence when a masked killer (John Gallagher Jr.) appears at her
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The Witch is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Horror Movies of the Last Few Years
Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie
The Witch (stylized as The VVitch, subtitled A New-England Folktale) is a 2015 historical period supernatural horror film written and directed by Robert Eggers in his directorial debut and stars ...more
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Midsommar is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Horror Movies of the Last Few Years
Florence Pugh, Jack Reynor, Will Poulter
Midsommar (Swedish for "Midsummer") is a 2019 American horror film written and directed by Ari Aster. A couple travels to Sweden to visit their friend's rural hometown for its fabled ...more
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Lights Out is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Horror Movies of the Last Few Years
Teresa Palmer, Gabriel Bateman, Alexander DiPersia
Lights Out is a 2016 American supernatural horror film directed by David F. Sandberg. It stars Teresa Palmer, Gabriel Bateman, Alexander DiPersia, Billy Burke and Maria Bello. It is based on ...more
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Happy Death Day is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Horror Movies of the Last Few Years
Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Ruby Modine
Happy Death Day is a 2017 American slasher film directed by Christopher B. Landon. A college student (Jessica Rothe) relives the day of her murder with both its unexceptional details and ...more
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Child's Play is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Horror Movies of the Last Few Years
Gabriel Bateman, Aubrey Plaza, Brian Tyree Henry
Child's Play is a 2019 American horror film directed by Lars Klevberg, and a reboot of the 1988 film. A mother (Aubrey Plaza) gives her son (Gabriel Bateman) a toy doll for his birthday, unaware ...more
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10 Cloverfield Lane is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Horror Movies of the Last Few Years
MIKEBTM added John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Gallagher
10 Cloverfield Lane is a 2016 American science fiction psychological thriller film directed by Dan Trachtenberg. The film was developed from a script titled The Cellar, but under production by ...more
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Insidious: Chapter 3 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Horror Movies of the Last Few Years
Stefanie Scott, Dermot Mulroney, Lin Shaye
Insidious: Chapter 3 is a 2015 supernatural horror film directed by Leigh Whannell, and a prequel to the Insidious movies. Gifted psychic Elise Rainier (Lin Shaye) reluctantly agrees to use her ...more
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The Visit is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Horror Movies of the Last Few Years
Olivia DeJonge, Ed Oxenbould, Deanna Dunagan
The Visit is a 2015 American found footage horror film directed by M. Night Shyamalan. Two siblings become increasingly frightened by their grandparents' disturbing behavior while visiting them ...more
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Annabelle: Creation is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Horror Movies of the Last Few Years
Talitha Bateman, Stephanie Sigman, Anthony LaPaglia
Annabelle: Creation is a 2017 American supernatural horror film directed by David F. Sandberg. It is a prequel to 2014's Annabelle and the fourth film in The Conjuring franchise. It tells the ...more
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Crawl is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Horror Movies of the Last Few Years
Kaya Scodelario, Barry Pepper, Ross Anderson
Crawl is a 2019 American horror film directed by Alexandre Aja. A young woman (Kaya Scodelario) becomes trapped in a flooding house trying to save her father (Barry Pepper) during a Category 5 ...more
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Ready or Not is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Horror Movies of the Last Few Years
Samara Weaving, Adam Brody, Mark O'Brien
Ready or Not is a 2019 American thriller film, directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett. On the night of her wedding, a young bride (Samara Weaving) joins her new husband’s (Mark ...more
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Pet Sematary is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Horror Movies of the Last Few Years
Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz, John Lithgow
Pet Sematary is a 2019 American supernatural horror film directed by Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer, based on the novel by Stephen King. When his toddler son is killed in an auto accident, ...more
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Annihilation is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Horror Movies of the Last Few Years
Scott Merritt added 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