The horror movie genre always works on a hit-and-miss technique. It always depends on whether or not the movie makes you sit at the edge of your seat through its scare tactics or just makes you yawn instead. This year, we had some good horror to delve into and we were super stoked eagerly awaiting some good movies that released this year.
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Horror as a genre has always intrigued us enough to give us some great cinematic experience. Horror movies are bringing about some great show and talk about different experimental ideas, better visual and sound effects and characters you cannot forget easily, unfortunately. It's quickly becoming the highest grossing story-telling genre and we're loving the enthusiasm with which Hollywood is releasing more and more horror movies every year.
Here are 10 best horror movies that released in 2018 that sent a chill down our spine and scared the bejesus out of us!(1) Hereditary
Released on: 08 June
The film was very well received at the Sundance Film festival a few months ago and was termed as 'one of the scariest movies to be screened ever'. The movie revolves around the passing away of the matriarch of the Graham family, after which the daughter of the family begins to unravel cryptic and terrifying secrets about their ancestry. The more they discover, the chaotic it gets.
There is overindulgence in the plot for sure and it can confuse you a tad bit, but the movie is scary regardless.
Watch the trailer here(2) The Predator
Released on: 14 September
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This may not classify as pure horror as much as it would fit the 'alien movie' genre but it still made me scream ever so often. Remember Arnold's 'Predator' from back in 1987? Well, it was remade and it's here to give us more creeps than the one before. Obviously nothing beats watching Arnold in action.
Watch the trailer here(3) Truth Or Dare
Released on: 08 October
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It's the teeny-bopper kinda horror but it's still scary AF! A group of students rent a house on Halloween which is supposedly haunted by a vengeful spirit who lost a deadly game of truth or dare several years prior. The group gets lured into performing acts of dare which are violent in nature and if they fail to do so, they're eventually haunted and killed by the evil spirit.
Watch the trailer here(4) Halloween
Released on: 19 October
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Remember the creepy Micheal Myers? Well he's back! One of the few slasher films that came out this year, 'Halloween' is the eleventh installment in the Halloween franchise, picking up 40 years after the events of the previous film. This was one gut-wrenching watch for sure.
Watch the trailer here(5) Slender Man
Released on: 24 August
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Unfortunately, this movie didn't make it here but we still saw it, thanks to the WWW. 'Slender Man' is believed to be a popular and an old legend and the movie revolves around four teenagers who try to break the myth by bringing him to life. Of course, they summon evil instead and that's where it gets nerve wrecking.
Watch the trailer here(6) The Clover field Paradox
Released On: 04 February
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The Netflix original is a science fiction horror and was one of the first scary movies to have released this year. Scientists are orbiting above the planet to test a device that'll solve an energy crisis and prevent a war from breaking out but they unfortunately encounter a dark alternate-reality instead.
Watch the trailer here(7) Slice
Released on: 10 September
This one was as funny as it was scary. All I am going to say is that the movie stars Chance the rapper and is about a pizza place, a gateway to hell and werewolves!
Watch the trailer here(8) A Quiet Place
Released on: 9 March
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This one too should classify under a Sci-Fi horror but it was so darn scary i had to include it here. Interestingly enough the film has a twisted plot. Mysterious supernatural forces, attracted to sound have surfaced all over the world and a family tries its best to live in a quiet secluded farm away from any noise whatsoever. Dare they make a sound!
Watch the trailer here(9) Suspiria
Released on: 02 November
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'Suspiria' didn't release in India but was a well received horror regardless. The movie revolves around a renowned dance company in Berlin which is also accused of witchcraft. As the movie goes on, dark secrets start to reveal themselves which will probably find you sitting at the edge of your seat.
Watch the trailer here(10) Mandy
Released on: 19 January
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This unusual psychedelic horror will give you a good amount of scare and action by Nicolas Cage. Apparently, it's one of his finest work till date, so watch it for that and of course, for the daring psychedelic visuals and the action.
Watch the trailer here
So, find your perfect horror movie buddy and shortlist the ones you want to watch because we can assure you, this year was one hell of a ride for the horror genre lovers.