Horror Fuel’s Top 13 Horror Films Of 2018

There were a lot of great horror films released this year. We’ve gathered the best of the best. Enjoy our Top 13 Horror Movie of 2018. To learn more aout the film or to watch the trailer please click on the film’s title.



Annihilation (review)

Natalie Portman, Tessa Thompson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Oscar Isaac, and Gina Rodriguez star in the film that centers on a biologist who has signed up for a dangerous, secret expedition where the laws of nature no longer apply in an attempt to save her husband.



The Meg (review)

From director Jon Turteltaub, based on novel series by Steve Alten, The Meg follows “A deep-sea submersible—part of an international undersea observation program—has been attacked by a massive creature, previously thought to be extinct, and now lies disabled at the bottom of the deepest trench in the Pacific…with its crew trapped inside. With time running out, expert deep-sea rescue diver Jonas Taylor (Jason Statham) is recruited by a visionary Chinese oceanographer (Winston Chao), against the wishes of his daughter Suyin (Li Bingbing), to save the crew—and the ocean itself—from this unstoppable threat: a pre-historic 75-foot-long shark known as the Megalodon. What no one could have imagined is that years before, Taylor had encountered this same terrifying creature. Now, teamed with Suyin, he must confront his fears and risk his own life to save everyone trapped below…bringing him face to face once more with the greatest and largest predator of all time.



Mandy (review)

Nicolas Cage stars as a man whose peaceful woodland existence with his wife is brutally shattered by a nightmarish religious cult and their demon-biker henchmen, propelling him into a spiraling, surreal rampage of vengeance. 




Searching (review)

John Cho stars as a father whose daughter mysteriously disappears. During his desperate hunt for her, he turns to her computer and social media to attempt to find answers.




Summer of 84′ (review)

Summer, 1984: The perfect time to be 15 years old and carefree. But when neighborhood conspiracy theorist Davey Armstrong begins to suspect his police officer neighbor might be the serial killer all over the local news, he and his three best friends begin an investigation that soon turns dangerous.




Strangers: Prey at Night (review)

Directed by Johannes Roberts (47 Meters Down) (interview), the film centers on a family whose road trip takes a dangerous turn when they arrive at a secluded mobile home park to stay with some relatives and find it mysteriously deserted. Under the cover of darkness, three masked psychopaths pay them a visit to test the family’s every limit as they struggle to survive.




The Ritual (review)

In the film, four friends from college head off into the Scandinavian wild in an effort to get away from it all and reconnect with each other. Soon the trip turns into a nightmare when they take a shortcut and end up lost. While trying to find their way back to civilization, they come across what seems to be an abandoned cottage. Inside they discover ancient artifacts on the wall and bones scattered on the floor and what looks like a sacrifice. Soon the men discover that something is stalking them.




The Endless (review)

Following their Lovecraftian modern cult classic Spring, acclaimed filmmakers Moorhead and Benson return with this mind-bending thriller that follows two brothers who receive a cryptic video message inspiring them to revisit the UFO death cult they escaped a decade earlier. Hoping to find the closure that they couldn’t as young men, they’re forced to reconsider the cult’s beliefs when confronted with unexplainable phenomena surrounding the camp. As the members prepare for the coming of a mysterious event, the brothers race to unravel the seemingly impossible truth before their lives become permanently entangled with the cult.



The Nun (review)

Father Burke (Demián Bichir) is tasked by the Vatican with investigating the suicide of a nun and the dark goings-on at a remote abbey in Romania. Father Burke is assigned a companion for his journey, young Sister Irene (Taissa Farmiga). Once they arrive they are taken to the abbey by the young man (Jonas Bloquet) who discovered the sister’s decaying body, still hanging by the neck. The three set out to uncover the secrets that the ancient convent holds




Hereditary (review)

In the film, Ellen, the matriarch of the Graham family, passes away and her daughter’s family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry. The more they discover, the more they find themselves trying to outrun the sinister fate they seem to have inherited.




Apostle (review)

Set in London, 1905, “Prodigal son Thomas Richardson (Dan Stevens) has returned home, only to learn that his sister is being held for ransom by a religious cult. Determined to get her back at any cost, Thomas travels to the idyllic island where the cult lives under the leadership of the charismatic Prophet Malcolm (Michael Sheen). As Thomas infiltrates the island’s community, he learns that the corruption of mainland society that they claim to reject has infested the cult’s ranks nonetheless – and uncovers a secret far more evil than he could have imagined. Apostle is a harrowing occult fable where the only thing more horrifying than madness is the sinister reality behind it.




A Quiet Place (review)

The film centers on a family who lives an isolated existence in utter silence, for fear of an unknown threat that follows and attacks at any sound,” stars John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Noah Jupe, and Millicent Simmonds. Michael Bay, Brad Fuller, and Andrew Form produced.




Halloween (review)

Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.




If you liked this list you should check out our list of the Top 10 Indie Films of 2018.


Editor’s Note: All films and their rank were voted on by the staff of Horror Fuel.

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