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The 7 best horror movies

Here’s our countdown of the best horror movies ever, whether you want your scares ghostly, gory, or goofy

It doesn’t matter what your non-scare loving friends say, you need the best horror movies and you need them faster than a James Wan jump scare. Thanks to some horror heavy hitters such as the It movieA Quiet Place, and aforementioned Mr. Wan’s Conjuring Universe making serious bloody waves at the box office, there’s never been a better time to enjoy a good scary movie. It’s also never been quite this easy to get your horror fix. Sure, you could always invest in a Blu-Ray of Texas Chain Saw Massacre for a full disturbing HD experience, but it’s even simpler to log into one of your many streaming services to mainline the terror that way. But, what do you watch when you get there?

Well, this list of sheer terror is here to help you out. Sure, they’re ranked in an order with 1 as the pinnacle of cinematic scare-excellence, but this list of the very best horror movies of all time is guaranteed to unnerve from the get-go. There’s horror comedy, creature features, buckets of gore, and the true historical heavy hitters, as well as a few that you might not be expecting. It’s time to grab your remote and biggest cushion. I’ll be right back..

Hot damn, 2018 is shaping up to be a hell of a year for horror. By this time last year, Blumhouse had already delivered the one-two punch of Split and Get Out, and that was only the start of a string of horror hits that culminated in IT becoming the highest-grossing horror movie of all time. So it’s safe to say this year sure has a lot to live up to, but with some of the most anticipated title of the year still on the docket, it’s already easy to see that this is one of the most exciting and successful years in horror history. Horror Movies

The lineup has run the gamut from artsy and existential terrors to gory revenge thrillers and exploitation-bent horror comedy. We’ve debated “elevated horror,” did the quietest popcorn munching of all time in A Quiet Place, remembered how much we love Nicolas Cage, and dug deep into debates over challenging films like Annihilation and Hereditary. It’s been a very healthy year for the genre, indeed.

We’re keeping this list confined to films that have been released in 2018 — be it theatrically, digitally or on a streaming service — so you won’t see any unreleased festival favorites on here, but we’ll be updating the list throughout the year. And with films like Halloween and Suspiria on the docket, we’ve got a whole lot to look forward to,

 THE CONJURING

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Inspired by true events (and starring Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga as real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren), James Wan’s horror thriller takes a familiar trope—a family moves into old farmhouse, only to discover it’s haunted—and ups the ante with edge-of-your-seat thrills and deeply unsettling frights.

 SLENDER MAN

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Inspired by true events (and a creepy Internet meme), four teenage girls perform a ritual ceremony to prove the sinister Slender Man doesn’t exist. Whoops: It turns out he does.

 THE NUN

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The latest entry into the Conjuring cinematic universe sees Taissa Farmiga playing a young novitiate (who strangely is not the younger version of her sister Vera’s character in the series) who investigates a spooky convent that is haunted by that evil nun.

 

 UNSANE

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Steven Soderbergh refuses to follow through on his retirement, this time bringing us the story of a woman (Claire Foy) who finds herself held against her will in an insane asylum.

 

A QUIET PLACE

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A family (led by John Krasinski and Emily Blunt) silently navigate a post-apocalyptic world, stalked at every turn by monsters that hunt their prey with a supercharged sense of hearing.

Lights out 

A terrific piece of work in the horror genre. This movie will surely keep you glued to the story irrespective to the horror that it creates at every instance. A supernatural power Diana starts killing her friend Sophie’s near and dear ones so that she doesn’t have to share Sophie with anyone. Diana has no existence in the world full of light. Will Sophie’s daughter and her son manage to save their mom from this evil spirit? Just a piece of advice if you dare to watch it alone that too with lights off, be it at our own risk.Horror Movies

 

Annabelle (2014)

The creepy porcelain doll from The Conjuring gets her terror on in this spin-off of The Conjuring. The ghost-hunting Warrens have claimed that there was a real Raggedy Ann doll that moved by itself and wrote creepy-ass notes saying things like, “Help us.” The woman who owned it contacted a medium, who claimed that it was possessed by a seven-year-old girl named Annabelle who had died there.

 

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