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The Most Anticipated Horror Movies Of 2018

Updated November 5, 2019 3.6k votes 312 voters 5.8k views18 items

List RulesOnly 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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    Venom
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    Venom

    October 5

    ActorsTom Hardy, Riz Ahmed, Michelle Williams, Jenny Slate, Reid Scott

    Directed byRuben Fleischer

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    The Nun
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    The Nun

    September 7

    ActorsTaissa Farmiga, Demián Bichir, Charlotte Hope, Ingrid Bisu, Bonnie Aarons

    Directed byCorin Hardy

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    Halloween
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    Halloween

    October 19

    ActorsJamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, Nick Castle

    Directed byDavid Gordon Green

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    Hereditary
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    Hereditary

    June 8

    ActorsToni Collette, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff, Ann Dowd, Milly Shapiro

    Directed byAri Aster

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    Slender Man
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    Slender Man

    August 24

    ActorsJaz Sinclair, Joey King, Julia Goldani Telles, Annalise Basso, Alex Fitzalan

    Directed bySylvain White

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    Slice
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    Slice

    2018

    ActorsChance the Rapper, Joe Keery, Zazie Beetz, Will Brill

    Directed byAustin Vesely

    Slice is a 2018 American horror comedy film directed by Austin Vesely. When a pizza delivery...
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    The Predator
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    The Predator

    September 14

    ActorsBoyd Holbrook, Olivia Munn, Trevante Rhodes, Keegan-Michael Key, Sterling K. Brown

    Directed byShane Black

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    The First Purge
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    The First Purge

    July 4

    ActorsY'Lan Noel, Lex Scott Davis, Joivan Wade, Luna Lauren Velez, Marisa Tomei

    Directed byGerard McMurray

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    The House with a Clock in Its Walls
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    The House with a Clock in Its Walls

    September 21

    ActorsJack Black, Cate Blanchett, Kyle McLachlan, Owen Vaccaro, Colleen Camp

    Directed byEli Roth

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    Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween

    ActorsJack Black, Madison Iseman, Ben O'Brien, Caleel Harris, Jeremy Ray Taylor

    Directed byAri Sandel

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    The Meg
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    The Meg

    August 10

    ActorsJason Statham, Jessica McNamee, Li Bingbing, Winston Chao, Ruby Rose

    Directed byJon Turteltaub

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    The House That Jack Built
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    The House That Jack Built

    TBA

    ActorsMatt Dillon, Bruno Ganz, Uma Thurman, Siobhan Fallon Hogan, Sofie Gråbøl

    Directed byLars von Trier

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    Hell Fest
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    Hell Fest

    October 12

    ActorsAmy Forsyth, Reign Edwards, Bex Taylor-Klaus, Christian James, Roby Attal

    Directed byGregory Plotkin

    Hellfest is a 2018 American horror film directed by Gregory Plotkin. A masked serial killer...
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    Upgrade
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    Upgrade

    June 1

    ActorsLogan Marshall-Green, Betty Gabriel, Harrison Gilbertson, Benedict Hardie, Christopher Kirby

    Directed byLeigh Whannell

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    The Little Stranger
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    The Little Stranger

    August 31

    ActorsDomhnall Gleeson, Ruth Wilson, Will Poulter, Charlotte Rampling, Alison Pargeter

    Directed byLenny Abrahamson

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    Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation
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    Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation

    July 13

    ActorsAdam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, David Spade, Steve Buscemi

    Directed byGenndy Tartakovsky

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    Overlord
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    Overlord

    October 26

    ActorsWyatt Russell, Jacob Anderson, Iain De Caestecker, Jovan Adepo, Bokeem Woodbine

    Directed byJulius Avery

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    Anna and the Apocalypse

    ActorsElla Hunt, Malcolm Cumming, Mark Benton, Sarah Swire, Christopher Leveaux

    Directed byJohn McPhail

    Anna and the Apocalypse is a 2017 British Christmas zombie musical film directed by John... more on Wikipedia