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The Best New Horror Movies Of The Last Few Years

Updated November 2, 2020 61.3k votes 6.2k voters 76.5k views126 items

List RulesVote up your favorite scary movies released on or after January, 1 2018.

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 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. 

 

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    A Quiet Place
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    John Krasinski, Emily Blunt

    Released2018

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    The Invisible Man
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    Elisabeth Moss, Oliver Jackson-Cohen

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    Directed byLeigh Whannell

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    Ready or Not
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    Samara Weaving, Adam Brody

    Released2019

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    Doctor Sleep
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    Ewan McGregor, Rebecca Ferguson

    Released2019

    Directed byMike Flanagan

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    Hereditary
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    Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne

    Released2018

    Directed byAri Aster

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    Halloween
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    Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer

    Released2018

    Directed byDavid Gordon Green

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    It: Chapter Two
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    Directed byAndy Muschietti

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    Midsommar
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    Florence Pugh, Jack Reynor

    Released2019

    Directed byAri Aster

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    Us
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    Lupita Nyong'o, Winston Duke

    Released2019

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    Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
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    Bird Box
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    Sandra Bullock, Sarah Paulson

    Released2018

    Directed bySusanne Bier

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    Brightburn
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    Elizabeth Banks, David Denman

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    Annabelle Comes Home
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    Mckenna Grace, Madison Iseman

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    Crawl
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    Kaya Scodelario, Barry Pepper

    Released2019

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    Insidious: The Last Key
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    Lin Shaye, Angus Sampson

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    Escape Room
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    Logan Miller, Deborah Ann Woll

    Released2019

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    The Lighthouse
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    Willem Dafoe, Robert Pattinson

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    Annihilation
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    Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh

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    Pet Sematary
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    Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz

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    Christina Hendricks, Martin Henderson

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    Ivan Massagué, Zorion Eguileor

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    Ma
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    Octavia Spencer, Luke Evans

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    Child's Play
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    Gabriel Bateman, Aubrey Plaza

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