2018 Horror Movies

Venom (2018)

  • Rating: Not Yet Rated
  • -Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

This plot is unknown. The film is based on the Spider-Man villain Venom and is believed to be part of Sony’s plan to build a cinematic universe around the Web Head’s iconic rogues gallery.

Venom’s first full appearance in the comics happened in 1988’s The Amazing Spider-Man #300 and he quickly became one of Spider-Man’s most popular foes. The character was part of Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 3 in 2007, but the portrayal was widely criticized by fans. A spinoff starring Venom has been in development for quite some time, with first word about the project happening in 2007. Venom finally gained traction again in March 2016 and was surprisingly confirmed in 2017. Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer will helm, with Oscar nominee Tom Hardy portraying the title role. Principal photography began in October 2017 and wrapped in January 2018. Sony is going for an R rating after Fox experience success with adult-orientated comic book adaptations.

It is unknown if this is part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe following Marvel’s deal with Sony to use Spider-Man in the MCU. Kevin Feige says it is separate, but Amy Pascal referred to Venom as an adjunct of the MCU. New Spidey Tom Holland is rumored to cameo, though that has not been confirmed.

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Halloween (2018)

  • Genre: Horror

A continuation of the Halloween movie property that maintains continuity with the first two installments in the series.

The Cloverfield Paradox/Cloverfield 3 (2018)

  • Rating: Not Yet Rated
  • -Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

In the near future, a group of international astronauts on a space station are working to solve a massive energy crisis on Earth. The experimental technology aboard the station has an unexpected result, leaving the team isolated and fighting for their survival.

The Cloverfield Paradox stars David Oyelowo (Selma, Interstellar), John Ortiz (Fast & Furious films, Kong: Skull Island), Elizabeth Debicki (The Night Manager, The Man From U.N.C.L.E.), Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Concussion, Beyond the Lights), Chris O’Dowd (The IT Crowd, Moone Boy, Thor: The Dark World), Ziyi Zhang (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) and Daniel Bruhl (Captain America: Civil War, Rush).

Directed by Julius Onah (The Girl is in Trouble). Originally scripted by Freaks of Nature and 22 Jump Street scribe Oren Uziel, the project was rewritten by Star Beyond‘s Doug Jung.

A Quiet Place (2018)

  • Rating: PG-13
  • -Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller

A family lives an isolated existence in utter silence, for fear of an unknown threat that follows and attacks at any sound.

Director John Krasinski got a hold of the script in 2016, finding the concept appealing since he and wife Emily Blunt (who stars opposite him in the film) just had their second child. A key component of the plot is parents protecting their children from a mysterious threat. It was Blunt who encouraged Krasinski to direct the project, making this his third feature film – and first for a major studio. Paramount acquired the rights in 2017 and had Krasinksi work on a script rewrite before production. Principal photography ran from May to November 2017. Krasinski cited films like Don’t Breathe and Get Out as part of his research during development.

A Quiet Place premiered at the SXSW 2018 festival, where it received rave reviews for Krasinski’s prowess behind the camera and the story.

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Insidious: The Last Key (2018)

  • Rating: PG-13
  • -Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller

The creative minds behind the hit Insidious trilogy return for Insidious: The Last Key. The franchise welcomes back standout Lin Shaye as Dr. Elise Rainier, the brilliant parapsychologist who faces her most fearsome and personal haunting yet: in her own family home.

This film is the fourth overall installment in the Insidious horror film franchise, which began with the original movie back in 2011. The previous three films have all been moderate box office successes, with the property peaking in 2013 with Insidious: Chapter 2 ($83.5 million). The Last Key is second in regards to the in-universe chronology, following the events of Insidious: Chapter 3. It was originally going to be released in October 2017 for Halloween, but studio Blumhouse Productions pushed it back for Happy Death Day instead. Principal photography took place in 2016.

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The Nun (2018)

  • Genre: Horror

When a young nun at a cloistered abbey in Romania takes her own life, a priest with a haunted past and a novitiate on the threshold of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate. Together they uncover the order’s unholy secret. Risking not only their lives but their faith and their very souls, they confront a malevolent force in the form of the same demonic nun that first terrorized audiences in “The Conjuring 2,” as the abbey becomes a horrific battleground between the living and the damned.

The Meg (2018)

  • Rating: PG-13
  • -Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

After escaping an attack by what he claims was by a 70-foot shark, Jonas Taylor must confront his fears to save those trapped in a sunken submersible.

Truth or Dare (2018)

  • Rating: PG-13
  • -Genre: Horror, Thriller

A harmless game of “Truth or Dare” among friends turns deadly when someone – or something – begins to punish those who tell a lie – or refuse the dare.

This film was first announced in March 2017, with Blumhouse and Universal announcing Jeff Wadlow as director. Wadlow previously made the comic book adaptation Kick-Ass 2. Principal photography began in June 2017 after the cast was assembled. Blumhouse, who had a banner 2017, is hoping this film continues their hot streak into the next year.

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The Strangers: Prey at Night (2018)

  • Rating: R
  • -Genre: Horror, Thriller

A family’s 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.

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Winchester (2018)

  • Rating: PG-13
  • -Genre: Biography, Horror, Mystery

Inspired by true events. On an isolated stretch of land 50 miles outside of San Francisco sits the most haunted house in the world. Built by Sarah Winchester, (Academy Award®-winner Helen Mirren) heiress to the Winchester fortune, it is a house that knows no end. Constructed in an incessant twenty-four hour a day, seven day a week mania for decades, it stands seven stories tall and contains hundreds of rooms. To the outsider it looks like a monstrous monument to a disturbed woman’s madness. But Sarah is not building for herself, for her niece (Sarah Snook) or for the brilliant Doctor Eric Price (Jason Clarke) whom she has summoned to the house. She is building a prison, an asylum for hundreds of vengeful ghosts, and the most terrifying among them have a score to settle with the Winchesters…

The film is based on the true story of Sarah Winchester, who used her immense fortune for the perpetual construction of the Winchester mansion, which went on for 38 straight years. She firmly believed her house was cursed by evil spirits, and adding to the mansion was the only way to deal with the situation. In the years following her death, the mansion has become a tourist attraction. The Spierig brothers signed on to direct the movie in May 2016, and Mirren was cast shortly after. Principal photography began in March 2017.

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The First Purge/The Purge 4 (2018)

  • Genre: Horror, Thriller

Behind every tradition lies a revolution. Next Independence Day, witness the rise of our country’s 12 hours of annual lawlessness. Welcome to the movement that began as a simple experiment: The First Purge.

To push the crime rate below one percent for the rest of the year, the New Founding Fathers of America (NFFA) test a sociological theory that vents aggression for one night in one isolated community. But when the violence of oppressors meets the rage of the marginalized, the contagion will explode from the trial-city borders and spread across the nation.

Coming off the most successful film in the series, The Purge: Election Year, creator James DeMonaco (writer/director of The Purge, The Purge: Anarchy and The Purge: Election Year) returns alongside the producers of this worldwide phenomenon: Blumhouse Productions’ Jason Blum (Insidious series, Get Out, Split), Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Ouija series, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre), and DeMonaco’s longtime production partner, Sébastien K. Lemercier (Assault on Precinct 13, Four Lovers).

The First Purge is directed by Gerard McMurray (Burning Sands), working from a screenplay once again written by DeMonaco.

Slender Man (2018)

  • Genre: Horror

In a small town in Massachusetts, four high school girls perform a ritual in an attempt to debunk the lore of SLENDER MAN. When one of the girls goes mysteriously missing, they begin to suspect that she is, in fact, HIS latest victim.

Unsane (2018)

  • Rating: R
  • -Genre: Horror, Thriller

A young woman is involuntarily committed to a mental institution where she is confronted by her greatest fear–but is it real or is it a product of her delusion?

The is the latest movie from Oscar-winning director Steven Soderbergh, who returned last year after a brief retirement from feature filmmaking. Unsane was first revealed in July 2017, when it was announced Soderbergh had shot the film in secret. The project generated headlines for Soderbergh shooting the picture on an iPhone.

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The House with a Clock in its Walls (2018)

  • Genre: Fantasy, Horror

10-year-old Lewis goes to live with his uncle in a creaky old house with a mysterious tick-tocking heart. His new home’s sleepy facade then comes to life with a secret world of warlocks and witches, when Lewis accidentally awakens the dead. Based on the John Bellairs novel of the same name.

Hereditary (2018)

  • Rating: Not Yet Rated
  • -Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery

When Ellen, the matriarch of the Graham family, passes away, 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 as it slowly destroys everything they know. Making his feature debut, writer-director Ari Aster unleashes a nightmare vision of a domestic breakdown that exhibits the craft and precision of a nascent auteur, transforming a familial tragedy into something ominous and deeply disquieting, and pushing the horror movie into chilling new terrain with its shattering portrait of heritage gone to hell.

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The Cured (2018)

  • Rating: R
  • -Genre: Horror

A disease that turned people into zombies has been cured. The once-infected zombies are discriminated against by society and their own families, which causes social issues to arise. This leads to militant government interference.