We’re barely past the midpoint and it’s already been a great year for horror movies. A Quiet Place pleased critics and genre aficionados in droves, Hereditary left audiences shocked and gasping, Upgrade delivered unprecedented ultraviolence, and Annihilation found an unlikely yet enthralling intersect between fantasy and body horror. We’ve also seen solid sequels in Insidious: The Last Key, The First Purge, and Hellraiser: Judgment. And the best may be yet to come, with The Nun, The Predator, and Halloween all coming down the pike when it comes to 2018 horror Movies.
Sure, there have been some disappointments as well (I’m looking at you The Cloverfield Paradox, The Strangers: Prey at Night, and Winchester) but there’ve also been some incredible genre offerings that have fallen through the cracks. If you’re one of those cinephiles who complains there’s nothing new or original horror movies being produced these days, you simply aren’t looking hard enough.
But hey, that’s what I’m here for: To separate the wheat from the chaff so you don’t have to. In order to maintain my reputation as an expert in modern horror, I see just about everything released, be they on big screens, Blu-ray/DVD, or VOD. As such, I’m in a position to direct genre fans (or mainstream moviegoers looking for some thrills off the beaten path) to films that are definitely worthy of your time and attention.
Below, in no particular order, are my picks for the 10 best horror movies of 2018that you’ve (probably) already missed. All of them are available on VOD and most have been released on Blu-ray/DVD (meaning they’d definitely enhance any media collector’s horde). Happy hunting!