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The Most Anticipated Horror Movies Of 2018 

Jason Bancroft
Updated November 5, 2019 1.6k votes 311 voters 5.7k views 18 items

List Rules Only 2018 upcoming horror films.

Fans of the genre are already marking their calendars in anticipation of horror movies coming out in 2018. As with every year, there's a long list of releases of both original films and reboots, sequels, and prequels. Which 2018 horror movies are you most looking forward to? Cast your vote below! 

Some of the most anticipated horror movies of 2018 continue established franchises. The Halloween series - which seems to have an unending shelf life in the horror world - is seeing a reboot overseen by the original creator. However, there's always room for new material as well. Polarizing filmmaker Lars von Trier is releasing The House That Jack Built, which chronicles 12 years in the life of a serial killer and is supposedly going to be one of Von Trier's bloodiest films to date. Other good 2018 upcoming horror films include Slender Man, The First Purge, Hereditary, Venom, and The Predator.

For more recommendations, browse this list of 2018 scary movies. When the films are released, see if they meet your expectations. 

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Halloween is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Anticipated Horror Movies Of 2018
Halloween
October 19
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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The Nun is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Anticipated Horror Movies Of 2018
voting closed at #2 The Nun
September 7
The Nun is a 2018 American horror film directed by Corin Hardy, and the fifth installment in The Conjuring series. In 1952 at the Cârța Monastery in Romania, a nun (Charlotte Hope), a ...more

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June 8
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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Slice is a 2018 American horror comedy film directed by Austin Vesely. When a pizza delivery driver is murdered on the job, the city searches for someone to blame: ghosts? drug dealers? a ...more
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August 24
Slender Man is a 2018 American horror film directed by Sylvain White, based on the myth created by Eric Knudsen. Terror strikes when unsuspecting victims cross paths with a tall, thin, ...more
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October 5
Venom is a 2018 American superhero film directed by Ruben Fleischer, based on the Marvel Comics character. The origin story of how reporter Eddie Brock transformed into Venom.
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voting closed at #7 The Predator
September 14
The Predator is a 2018 American science-fiction action horror film directed by Shane Black. It is the fourth installment in the Predator film series, set to take place between Predator 2 (1990) ...more
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voting closed at #6 The First Purge
July 4
The First Purge is a 2018 American dystopian action horror film directed by Gerard McMurray, and the fourth installment in the series. To push the crime rate below one percent for the rest of ...more
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The House with a Clock in Its Walls
September 21
The House with a Clock in Its Walls is a 2018 American fantasy horror film directed by Eli Roth, based on the novel by John Bellairs. A young orphan named Lewis Barnavelt (Owen Vaccaro) aids his ...more
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Goosebumps 2: Haunted Ha... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Anticipated Horror Movies Of 2018
October 12
Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween is a 2018 American horror comedy film directed by Ari Sandel, based on the children's book series by R. L. Stine. After accidentally releasing Slappy (Jack Black) ...more
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August 10
The Meg is a 2018 American science fiction action horror film directed by Jon Turteltaub, based on the book by Steve Alten. Former Naval captain and expert diver Jonas Taylor (Jason Statham) is ...more

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The House That Jack Built
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The House That Jack Built is a 2018 psychological horror-thriller film directed by Lars von Trier. The story follows Jack (Matt Dillon), a highly intelligent serial killer over the course of 12 ...more

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Hell Fest is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Anticipated Horror Movies Of 2018
October 12
Hellfest is a 2018 American horror film directed by Gregory Plotkin. A masked serial killer turns a horror themed amusement park into his own personal playground, terrorizing a group of friends ...more
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June 1
Upgrade is a 2018 Australian science fiction action horror film directed by Leigh Whannell. A self-identified technophobe (Logan Marshall-Green) in a near-future world uses an experimental ...more

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The Little Stranger is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Anticipated Horror Movies Of 2018
voting closed at #14 The Little Stranger
August 31
The Little Stranger is a 2018 British supernatural horror film directed by Lenny Abrahamson, based on the novel by Sarah Waters. During one summer in 1947, a country doctor (Domhnall Gleeson) is ...more

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voting closed at #15 Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation
July 13
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation is a 2018 American 3D computer-animated fantasy-comedy film directed by Genndy Tartakovsky. Dracula (Adam Sandler), Mavis (Selena Gomez), Johnny (Andy ...more

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Overlord is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Anticipated Horror Movies Of 2018
October 26
Overlord is a 2018 American horror film directed by Julius Avery. In 1944, two American paratroopers are going down over Normandy in the midst of the D-Day invasion, and they soon discover that ...more

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December 7
Anna and the Apocalypse is a 2017 British Christmas zombie musical film directed by John McPhail. When the zombie apocalypse hits the sleepy town of Little Haven at Christmas, teenager Anna ...more