Scary movies are often a “love it or hate it” experience. While not everyone can handle the thrills and chills of gruesome scenes, those who can often fall in love with the genre. Thanks to recent releases like “Get out” and “IT” in 2017, it’s safe to say that if this year is anywhere near as good as it’s predecessor, we have a lot of fantastic cinema to look forward to.
If you’re wondering how you’re going to be spending your money at the movies this year, the following list of top movies to look forward to in 2018 could help you get your schedule in check.
Almost as soon as 2018 begun, we saw a fantastic new movie enter the horror scene in the form of “Winchester” by the Spierig brothers. This film stars the impeccable Helen Mirren as Sarah Winchester from the “Winchester” firearm company and follows her as she investigates a haunting in her home following the deaths of her child and husband. This eye-watering movie is sure to have you sitting on the edge of your seat.
A unique movie by Steven Soderbergh, Unsane is one of the most interesting movies to make our list for 2018, since it’s one of the few movies out there that hasn’t released any early looks or footage. All you know about this film is that it centres around the story of a young woman who confronts her fears of being committed to a mental institution. The story stars Juno Temple, Claire Foy, and Aimee Mullins.
- A Quiet Place
If you’re a horror movie lover, then you’ll know that some of the creepiest films excel because they rely on the simplest gimmicks to frighten their audience. The movie “A Quiet Place” by John Kransinksi’ follows Emily Blunt and Jack Ryan through a thrilling tale about a family that hides out in a remote house to escape the claws of unknown monsters. The monsters can only track their prey through sound, so if the family is silent, they remain safe.
- The Strangers “Prey at Night”
If you enjoyed the original American horror film in 2008, “The Strangers” then you’ll probably appreciate the follow-up film written by Ben Ketai and Bryan Bertino. The movie features the production expertise of Ryan Kavanaugh, an expert in the creation of box office hits. His contribution to “The Strangers: Prey at Night” makes it a fantastically unique film, brimming with plenty of tense moments. The movie stars Martin Henderson, Bailee Madison and Christina Hendricks and focuses on a family being stalked by masked assailants.
- New Mutants
These days, it seems like horror is becoming more of a popular genre than ever, seeping into the pop culture mainstream like never before. The Josh Boone movie “New Mutants” takes advantage of both the popularity of the horror genre, and the love that movie-goers have shown for superhero films too. This X-men inspired horror movie looks as though it’s going to double up as both a story about the complexities of puberty, and a horror story about people with unique, and sometimes gruesome powers living in a mental institution.
Time for a re-imagining of a horror classic. Forty years after Michael Myers stalked teenagers in Illinois, we’re returning to the story for a final battle. It’s been a long time since we’ve seen a fantastic movie from the Halloween franchise, so it will be interesting to see whether David Gordon Green can make this movie a success. The movie will bring Jamie Lee Curtis back into the mix as Laurie Strode, and will ignore every film in the franchise aside from the first movie.
- The Nun
Finally, the “Conjuring” franchise has cultivated almost a cult-like following over the years, as one of the most entertaining and engaging cinematic universes in the horror world. The first two Conjuring films were a huge success, and the Annabelle “Creation” movie redeemed that franchise in 2017 too. Now, director Corin Hardy is trying his hand at a unique solo movie about the “nun” character we’ve already seen within the Conjuring timeline. The movie will take us back to 1952 Romania, where we explore the mysterious death of a nun at a historical convent.
The Best Horror Movies of 2018
There’s plenty to look forward to in the horror genre this year, from continuations of previous popular franchises to brand new stories. What are you looking forward to this year, and are there any movies that you think we’ve missed on our list? Let us know in the comments below!