There is just something exciting about watching the suspenseful and scary action of a great horror movie. This is why horror has quickly developed into one of the most popular film genres in the world. This mainstream popularity has helped rejuvenate a genre that was struggling not too long ago. It has also helped some amazing movies get released in the last few years. These are the four best horror films that released in 2018.

A Quiet Place

“A Quiet Place” stars John Krasinski and Emily Blunt as a married couple living with their two kids in a post-apocalyptic world that is overrun by creatures with extraordinary hearing. They must remain completely quiet in order to survive. The lack of dialogue adds an extra layer of suspense and tension that is rarely utilized in horror films. Just be prepared to be startled by every loud noise for the next few days after watching “A Quiet Place.”


“Hereditary” stars Toni Collette as an unhinged woman that starts to discover dangerous secrets about her family after the death of her mother. The films takes dozens of twists and turns that has the audience questioning their own sanity. “Hereditary” also has several amazing images and scenes that will stay with you for days. Collette gives the best performance of her career in this psychological horror masterpiece.

Bird Box

“Bird Box” became a worldwide sensation within a few days of its release in December 2018. The film stars Sandra Bullock as a mother trying to escort her two children to safety in a dangerous post-apocalyptic world that harms anyone that opens their eyes. The film expertly shares the family’s current struggles while slowly revealing their backstory with flashback scenes.


“Halloween” is a direct sequel to the horror classic of the same name that was released in 1978. Jamie Lee Curtis returns to the role that made her a household name as she finally tries to stop Michael Myers for good. The slasher genre has waned in popularity recently, but “Halloween” proves that the classic horror formula can still provide plenty of scares. The 2018 version can easily give the original a run for its money as the best film in the iconic franchise.