The Best Horror Movies of 2018

At this point, it’s pretty much an indisputable fact that we’re living in a new golden age of horror cinema. 2016 was incredible, 2017 was even better, and 2018 has been a horror show through and through, with exceptional on-screen nightmares to match the real-life tumult and discord dominating the airwaves worldwide. It’s no secret that horror thrives during the dark times, offering people a safe outlet to hash out their anxieties and demons on screen, and this year, we saw some of the most vital creative voices in filmmaking turn their attention to the genre, from established industry heavy-hitters to extraordinary first-time directors.

We got witches, zombies, monsters, cults and Nazis. Hell, we even got the return of Michael Myers. And it was good! (More on that later.) There were historical ruminations and internet-age fables, big-budget and independent, cheeky B-movies and unapologetic art films. Regarding themes, it was a major year for family-fueled thrills — in particular, the horrors of parenting — and an even bigger year for women’s stories. The only bad thing about horror movies in 2018 is that the year has to end eventually. With that moment upon us, I’m looking back at the best of the best in a year that seemingly had a boundless wellspring to give.

Two obvious but necessary statements to get out of the way. 1) Horror is one of the most personal genres out there — everyone’s phobias and reactions are different when such primal matters are on the line, so obviously what works for me may not work for you and vice versa. 2) Ranking movies in inherently silly, but it’s just how these things are done darling, so as always, take them with a grain of salt. I’ve been working on this list for weeks and the rankings have shifted more times than I care to admit. Of course, none of that’s the point — the point is to put a spotlight on the best and scariest horror movies I loved this year.

But first, a few honorable mentions because I had to cap the list at a certain point: Apostle, Satan’s Slaves, The Clovehitch Killer, Tumbbad, The Ritual, and that one pool scene from The Strangers: Prey at Night are welcome in my home any time. Then there’s The House That Jack Built, which deserves its own category as a film that I respect almost as much as I dislike. Now, without further ado, the best horror movies of 2018.

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Horror’s 10 Most Disturbing Moments of 2018!

Horror films seek to evoke fear in a variety of ways; some opt for creeping dread, some for unbearable mounting tension, and others employ jump scares. And some decide to elicit a primal sense of revulsion, leaving viewers recoiling in their seats from disturbing imagery on screen. While horror tends to be subjective, not even the most hardened of horror fans are usually immune to this tactic. 2018 had no shortage of disturbing moments in horror, rendering audiences uncomfortable by getting up close and personal with taboo-breaking moments that left you feeling shook. From unrelenting torture and extreme horror to humanity at their most depraved, we look back at the year’s 10 most disturbing moments in horror. In case it’s not obvious, there will be spoilers.

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Top Christmas Slasher Films of All Time

Christmas. One of the most polarizing holidays of the year, with many loving the festivities and many hating their mere existence. What we can agree upon is that Christmas is an excellent opportunity for special holiday-themed horror movies. The art of the Christmas slasher is a complicated one, with filmmakers trying to create a balance between comedy, festivity and horror within their movies. It’s of no shock that there aren’t many horror movies based around the Christmas period which gained any traction or fanbases. However, there are plenty of horrors which did make the festive cut and so here’s a list of the top Christmas slasher movies of all time. You can expect many spoilers within the list.

Black Christmas 

Before even taking a look at this list, it’s very likely that if you had a particular Christmas slasher in mind, it was Black Christmas. Probably the greatest Christmas movie of all time (next to Die Hard, of course), Black Christmas is the perfect blend of mystery, horror and death. During the Christmas break, a sorority makes plans for the break, but a series of mysterious and peculiar phone calls starts to creep them out. Disappearances begin and after a 13-year-old girl is sadly found dead in a park, the police decide to intervene by wiretapping the house. Will this be enough to stop the killer or are the police too late? Are the sorority sisters the only ones inhabiting the house?

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