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Horror Fuel’s Top 10 Indie Horror Films Of 2018

It’s that time again, the end of the year is here and it is time for us to share with you the best films that we’ve seen in 2018. To learn more about the film and to watch the trailer click on the film’s title.

Set in 2245, the Earth’s sun has dwindled and no longer provides the energy needed to sustain human life. Five hired mercenaries travel to an uncharted planet to collect a rare mineral known as stardust to replenish the dying star. After their spaceship crashes on the alien planet, they are stalked and hunted by a creature far more advanced than anything they have ever encountered before.
 A disgraced children’s puppeteer must confront his sinister stepfather and a hideous puppet he keeps hidden in a brown leather bag in order to escape the dark horrors of his past.
In the film, a mother and daughter escaping an abusive relationship run into something even more sinister on Bonehill Road.
High school students Eric Carter and Johnny Grissom are best friends. Johnny is a heavy metal rebel nicknamed “Johnny Gruesome” by his classmates. When Johnny is murdered while on a drunken joyride, his killer persuades Eric and Johnny’s girlfriend to help him make the murder look like an accidental death but Johnny returns from the grave as a murderous, wisecracking zombie hell-bent on revenge.
Alone, and targeted on an isolated farm, 12-year-old Henry finds himself at the center of a maelstrom of terror, and a dark family legacy, when his secretive grandfather dies suddenly in the night.
5. Unsane (review)
Claire Foy, Juno Temple, Aimee Mullins, Amy Irving, Erin Wilhelmi, Joshua Leonard, Jay Pharoah, and Colin Woodell star in this horror thriller that centers on a young woman who is involuntarily committed to a mental institution, where she is confronted by her greatest fear – but is it really happening or a product of her imagination?
The festival favorite, which premiered at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival,  follows a group of young punks who are forced to flee the city to lay low, only to run into a park ranger who shares a mysterious past with one of their own.
On Christmas day, “the Milgram family wake to find a mysterious black substance surrounding their house. Something monumental is clearly happening right outside their door, but what exactly – an industrial accident, a terrorist attack, nuclear war? Descending into terrified arguments, they turn on the television, desperate for any information. On screen, a message glows ominously: ‘Stay Indoors and Await Further Instructions’. As the television exerts an ever more sinister grip, their paranoia escalates into bloody carnage.

Based on a true unsolved outbreaks of wildlife mutations,  Strange Nature marks the directorial debut of fx master James Ojala (Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Thor, Tron: Legacy). In the film, “a children’s hiking group in rural Minnesota discover several live, mutated frogs along a pond. In the same area, a single mother, Kim, and her 11-year-old son, Brody, have just moved in with her estranged father, Chuck. It’s not long before they too start witnessing strange occurrences including a disemboweled deer and the family dog’s deformed puppies.

As the fear rises the rumors begin to fly. Some blame the intimidating disfigured hermit father and daughter who live on a surrounding lake. Environmental science points to the water sources. Possibly causes are pesticides, parasites or both. As the chaos spreads it becomes clear that Chuck’s cabin is a hotspot ground zero for these mutations.

 

 

 

Starring none other than Sam Elliot, this epic tale written and directed by Robert D. Krzykowski and follows Calvin Barr who has lived with the secret since WWII, that he was responsible for the assassination of Adolf Hitler. Now, decades later, the US government has called on him again for a new top-secret mission. Bigfoot has been living deep in the Canadian wilderness and is carrying a deadly plague that is now threatening to spread to the general population. Relying on the same skills that he honed during the war, Calvin must set out to save the free world yet again.
Be sure to check out our Top 13 Horror Movie of 2018 list!
Editor’s note:
All films and ranking were voted on by the staff of Horror Fuel

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