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The Best New Horror Movies Of The Last Few Years

Updated October 13, 2020 103.1k votes 6.0k voters 75.1k views117 items

List RulesVote 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 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. 

 

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    It is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New Horror Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    It

    Jaeden Lieberher, Bill Skarsgård

    Released2017

    Directed byAndy Muschietti

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    Get Out is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Horror Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    Get Out

    Daniel Kaluuya, Catherine Keener

    Released2017

    Directed byJordan Peele

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    A Quiet Place is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Horror Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    A Quiet Place

    John Krasinski, Emily Blunt

    Released2018

    Directed byJohn Krasinski

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    Ready or Not is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Horror Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    Ready or Not

    Samara Weaving, Adam Brody

    Released2019

    Directed byMatt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett

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    Doctor Sleep is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Horror Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    Doctor Sleep

    Ewan McGregor, Rebecca Ferguson

    Released2019

    Directed byMike Flanagan

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    The Invisible Man is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Horror Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    The Invisible Man

    Elisabeth Moss, Oliver Jackson-Cohen

    Released2020

    Directed byLeigh Whannell

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    Dont Breathe is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Horror Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    Dont Breathe

    Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette

    Directed byFede Alvarez

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    Hereditary is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Horror Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    Hereditary

    Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne

    Released2018

    Directed byAri Aster

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  • 9
    Split is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Horror Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    Split

    James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy

    Released2016

    Directed byM. Night Shyamalan

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  • 10
    Hush is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Horror Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    Hush

    Kate Siegel, John Gallagher Jr.

    Released2016

    Directed byMike Flanagan

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    Halloween is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Horror Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    Halloween

    Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer

    Released2018

    Directed byDavid Gordon Green

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    It: Chapter Two is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Horror Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    It: Chapter Two

    Bill Skarsgård, James McAvoy

    Released2019

    Directed byAndy Muschietti

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    The Visit is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Horror Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    The Visit

    Olivia DeJonge, Ed Oxenbould

    Released2015

    Directed byM. Night Shyamalan

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    Midsommar is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Horror Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    Midsommar

    Florence Pugh, Jack Reynor

    Released2019

    Directed byAri Aster

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    Us is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Horror Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    Us

    Lupita Nyong'o, Winston Duke

    Released2019

    Directed byJordan Peele

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    10 Cloverfield Lane is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Horror Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead

    Released2016

    Directed byDan Trachtenberg

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    Lights Out is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Horror Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    Lights Out

    Teresa Palmer, Gabriel Bateman

    Released2016

    Directed byDavid F. Sandberg

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    Happy Death Day is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Horror Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    Happy Death Day

    Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard

    Released2017

    Directed byChristopher B. Landon

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    Annabelle: Creation is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Horror Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    Annabelle: Creation

    Talitha Bateman, Stephanie Sigman

    Released2017

    Directed byDavid F. Sandberg

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    Scary Stories to Tell in the D is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Horror Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

    Zoe Colletti, Michael Garza

    Released2019

    Directed byAndré Øvredal

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    Green Room is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Horror Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    Green Room

    Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots

    Released2015

    Directed byJeremy Saulnier

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    Bird Box is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Horror Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    Sandra Bullock, Sarah Paulson

    Released2018

    Directed bySusanne Bier

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    Annabelle Comes Home is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Horror Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    Mckenna Grace, Madison Iseman

    Released2019

    Directed byGary Dauberman

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    Brightburn is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Horror Movies Of The Last Few Years
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    Elizabeth Banks, David Denman

    Released2019

    Directed byDavid Yarovesky

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    Elizabeth Reaser, Annalise Basso

    Released2016

    Directed byMike Flanagan

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