Best-Reviewed Horror Movies 2018

Horror wore many skins this year: It was an unlikely vehicle for real-life husband and wife (A Quiet Place); a bonkers comeback vehicle for Nic Cage (Mandy); and a decades-later sequel finally somewhat approaching the original in quality (Halloween). These films continued to prove the vitality and relevance of the genre, whatever its form.

The order of the rank below reflects the Adjusted Score as of December 31, 2018. Scores might change over time.


A Quiet Place (2018)

Adjusted Score: 112.75%
Critics Consensus: A Quiet Place artfully plays on elemental fears with a ruthlessly intelligent creature feature that's as original as it is scary -- and establishes director John Krasinski as a rising talent.
Synopsis: In the modern horror thriller A QUIET PLACE, a family of four must navigate their lives in silence after mysterious... [More]
Directed By: John Krasinski


Hereditary (2018)

Adjusted Score: 105.611%
Critics Consensus: Hereditary uses its classic setup as the framework for a harrowing, uncommonly unsettling horror film whose cold touch lingers long beyond the closing credits.
Synopsis: When Ellen, the matriarch of the Graham family, passes away, her daughter's family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying... [More]
Directed By: Ari Aster


Mandy (2018)

Adjusted Score: 100.341%
Critics Consensus: Mandy's gonzo violence is fueled by a gripping performance by Nicolas Cage -- and anchored with palpable emotion conveyed between his volcanic outbursts.
Synopsis: Pacific Northwest. 1983 AD. Outsiders Red Miller and Mandy Bloom lead a loving and peaceful existence. When their pine-scented haven... [More]
Directed By: Panos Cosmatos


Halloween (2018)

Adjusted Score: 95.427%
Critics Consensus: Halloween largely wipes the slate clean after decades of disappointing sequels, ignoring increasingly elaborate mythology in favor of basic - yet still effective - ingredients.
Synopsis: Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers,... [More]
Directed By: David Gordon Green


Overlord (2018)

Adjusted Score: 90.419%
Critics Consensus: Part revisionist war drama, part zombie thriller, and part all-out genre gorefest, Overlord offers A-level fun for B-movie fans of multiple persuasions.
Synopsis: With only hours until D-Day, a team of American paratroopers drop into Nazi-occupied France to carry out a mission that's... [More]
Directed By: Julius Avery

Tag Cloud

cooking Nickelodeon unscripted rotten movies we love Music MTV Spring TV Bravo The Witch psychological thriller 71st Emmy Awards Creative Arts Emmys nfl 2019 Epix A24 Marvel Television Academy ID social media FXX spinoff AMC Television Critics Association E3 Adult Swim Amazon LGBTQ trailers casting mission: impossible scorecard dramedy transformers History medical drama Sci-Fi anthology DirecTV SXSW ghosts worst Mary Tyler Moore south america Logo Spectrum Originals TNT Netflix Christmas movies Classic Film WarnerMedia Polls and Games indie VOD CBS All Access strong female leads First Look versus sequel Pirates critics Elton John stop motion TCA Awards Marathons doctor who Star Wars Broadway hidden camera child's play boxoffice Hear Us Out The Walt Disney Company Red Carpet satire Sundance Now hispanic universal monsters Pet Sematary Travel Channel documentaries Women's History Month Disney+ Disney Plus Paramount Plus jurassic park Comics on TV kong Apple Chilling Adventures of Sabrina movies natural history video nature Comedy Central Lucasfilm FOX Premiere Dates fresh TCA Country crime thriller Animation Starz Ovation spain king kong YA cars talk show anime MSNBC Syfy directors Mystery National Geographic First Reviews richard e. Grant docuseries Anna Paquin Drama halloween Tarantino CMT twilight Pop TV The Academy cinemax Amazon Studios boxing Box Office Paramount Kids & Family APB reviews Comic Book Tubi obituary Infographic Song of Ice and Fire true crime science fiction Rocky Apple TV+ scary movies Comedy heist movie El Rey Character Guide discovery Esquire RT History cancelled TV shows FX on Hulu screen actors guild breaking bad disaster TCA Winter 2020 Interview cancelled kids IFC Writers Guild of America VH1 Brie Larson Rock reboot Awards Tour Mindy Kaling concert toronto pirates of the caribbean war festivals GoT Holiday worst movies asian-american rt archives italian See It Skip It based on movie Emmy Nominations diversity 4/20 australia Captain marvel YouTube Grammys Stephen King Extras 45 Summer video on demand aliens Star Trek mockumentary biography book adaptation Avengers tv talk venice ABC batman canceled 99% Photos Lifetime Christmas movies werewolf Trailer Western Toys singing competition theme song TV renewals animated slashers Ghostbusters indiana jones comic ESPN cults japanese 2015 mutant 72 Emmy Awards Fantasy quibi HBO Go TIFF foreign Binge Guide comics harry potter comiccon Cosplay Freeform TV docudrama Alien Black History Month Lionsgate dceu Countdown Film witnail NYCC ABC Family Chernobyl razzies Superheroes adaptation Disney The Arrangement 2021 Tomatazos Awards travel miniseries TCA 2017 blockbuster Winners television spider-man SundanceTV Martial Arts BBC One blockbusters game show deadpool Nat Geo Shondaland TV Land Endgame Universal Nominations zero dark thirty canceled TV shows Funimation supernatural stoner YouTube Red crime Mary poppins Action OWN facebook series Reality Competition Biopics romance Walt Disney Pictures space Rom-Com zombie Election green book DC Universe Ellie Kemper USA cancelled television toy story serial killer monster movies Hallmark Christmas movies TBS streaming stand-up comedy cartoon Podcast Year in Review ratings politics Musical YouTube Premium spy thriller Cannes die hard superman thriller 2016 TCM Crunchyroll BBC America sequels cancelled TV series Food Network comic books 21st Century Fox 2020 dc Exclusive Video San Diego Comic-Con 93rd Oscars popular Marvel Studios Pixar Rocketman festival E! SDCC elevated horror Certified Fresh HBO Max TV One Quiz Peacock teaser DGA Pride Month The Purge HBO Turner Classic Movies President Oscars PlayStation Sundance WGN Reality dark crime drama psycho classics Video Games franchise Best and Worst Thanksgiving cats screenings new star wars movies black Fox Searchlight GLAAD dragons Acorn TV Vudu Arrowverse Mary Poppins Returns Valentine's Day Pop 007 romantic comedy renewed TV shows ITV Opinion The Walking Dead Sundance TV CW Seed Fall TV Fox News comedies fast and furious Disney streaming service technology archives Set visit book Holidays New York Comic Con American Society of Cinematographers films A&E criterion remakes Turner cops BET dogs james bond blaxploitation Heroines news rotten MCU DC Comics TruTV police drama Showtime Warner Bros. 2017 Calendar NBC superhero Hulu joker sag awards godzilla zombies political drama football FX vampires Sneak Peek Dark Horse Comics Disney Channel PBS Superheroe Baby Yoda hist telelvision Watching Series adventure USA Network Musicals latino Columbia Pictures Cartoon Network golden globe awards 2018 Film Festival hollywood documentary Paramount Network women 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards Teen nbcuniversal Amazon Prime Video Schedule independent 20th Century Fox Apple TV Plus TLC Trivia Spike jamie lee curtis golden globes spanish BBC Britbox Christmas children's TV Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Family Horror finale Tumblr halloween tv PaleyFest movie BAFTA Lifetime french Netflix Disney Plus Masterpiece Academy Awards sitcom Shudder a nightmare on elm street robots all-time Super Bowl Emmys CNN binge Marvel Television spanish language what to watch award winner VICE rom-coms kaiju Mudbound chucky Winter TV OneApp period drama prank BET Awards Crackle Trophy Talk Amazon Prime best GIFs RT21 Legendary X-Men revenge Sony Pictures emmy awards sports LGBT christmas movies name the review game of thrones crossover CBS IFC Films Discovery Channel Hallmark ViacomCBS The CW justice league laika ABC Signature historical drama composers Black Mirror parents DC streaming service free movies 24 frames