Best Horror Movies of 2018 – Good manners, Overlord, Unfriended, Unsane

Horror isn’t just confined to an uncanny small section of the audience, it has made its reach to the mainstream audience. With each passing year, the charm for horror as a genre is witnessing an upward trend. You might argue that horror has its boundaries very less wide open. That there isn’t much to offer to this genre as far as new stories are concerned. This doubt of your will be eradicated once you go through this list of Best Horror movies 2018.

The year 2018 saw some extremely out of the box films making their way to the silver screen. At the same time, there were a lot of films with the same classic notorious horror theme.

The year 2018 saw some extremely out of the box films making their way to the silver screen. At the same time, there were a lot of films with the same classic notorious horror theme.

We have hand-picked some of the ace films released in 2018 which added to the glorified streak of horror films. I will honestly suggest you have a bite of these Best horror movies 2018 at least once if you follow the horror genre.

Good manners:

Initial release: 21 March 2018
Directors: Juliana Rojas, Marco Dutra
The film begins on a very simple note with Ana, a pregnant lady hiring Clara played by IsabĂ©l Zuma as a nanny. Eventually they two gel quite wonderfully. Soon Clara comes to know about Ana’s sinister connection with the full moon. Consequently, Ana turns into a werewolf on the full moon and hunts for blood madly. Clara takes hold of the baby named Joel and takes him to safety. Only to realize that he too turns into a werewolf on the full moon. In the final half of the film, we witness a never-ending attempt of Clara in hiding Joel’s real identity from the rest of the world. However, she was forced by circumstances to kill him with her own hands.

Overlord:


Initial release: 3 November 2018
Director: Julius Avery
You cannot ask for a more prolific combination than horror and war setting. The name Nazi itself sends people into thoughts of trauma. It was the occasion of DDay when a pack of American soldiers was deployed to demolish a German radio tower. Moreover, The movie Overlord turns on its head from being a war movie to a zombie movie in minutes. The American soldiers are confronted by a large pack of corpses turned into zombies on account of some crazy experiment. Soldiers are largely outnumbered and are exposed from all fronts. Later what follows is a brutal assault by the soldiers making the war ground into a complete bloodbath.

Unfriended: Dark Web


Initial release: 19 July 2018
Director: Stephen Susco
This film is the official sequel of the 2015 movie Unfriended. How will you react if I say these films manage to present some serious horror quotient from a computer screen? In addition to it the film stars Colin Woodell, Rebecca Rittenhouse, and Betty Gabriel. Matias buys a second-hand MacBook and is shocked to find that the previous owner had some serious links to the dark web. The dark web named “the river” starts sending him threat notes on messenger. The laptop had some clips in which they saw people dying out of thirst, burned with acid and other stuff that blew their minds into pieces. This film tries to tell us that we don’t need ghosts, the internet is far more capable of making our lives hell.

Cam:


Initial release: 18 July 2018
Director: Daniel Goldhaber
2018 was the year of computer-based horror films, we have just talked about Unfriended now we have Cam was based on the life of a girl selling her services online as Lola. Alice the protagonist is rattled to discover that her online name Lola has impersonated her and is pretending to be her. However, Alice finds herself in deeper and creepier troubles when Lola refuses to leave her identity. She resorts to all possible ways to make viewers believe that there’s something wrong but miserably fails each time. The makers have ensured to keep it strictly as a feminist side film where most of the horror films bash the female characters for their gender.

Unsane:


Initial release: 21 March 2018
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Unsane not insane, yes the title beautifully gives us a gist of the movie. Sawyer Valentini played by Claire Foy believes that she is suffering from PTSD. Which is an outcome of her being stalked by David. For a consultation, she visits a psychiatric facility and gets admitted there. For what was supposed to be a treatment facility for her turns into mental torture. She soon finds that David has made his way into the facility as a worker and is behind her. She now has to find her way out of the facility by proving herself mentally fit when she, in reality, isn’t. David only adds up to her fear and PTSD condition while she stays.

A quiet place:

Release date: 6 April 2018
Director: John Krasinski
This film had an amazing concept taking the theme of zombies a class ahead. John Krasinski and Emily Blunt are playing the lead couple in the film and they are real-life couples too. In the movie, Earth is attacked by alien creatures who kill anyone who makes noise. Most of the humans in the vicinity are killed before anyone could discover that the killer invaders are blind but sensitive to sound. The Krasinski family must resort to sign language to communicate and find a way to get past the deadly killers. The film was a masterpiece with tension, uncertainty, and suspense, taking command and staying till the very end. Visit here for more information.

Suspiria:


Initial release: 2 November 2018 (USA)
Director: Luca Guadagnino
The film finds its setting at the Markos Dance Academy in Berlin, the 1970s theme makes the film even more intense. Susie Bannion played by Dakota Johnson when she arrives at the studio sees a psychotherapist member of the group discovering the dark world connection of the studio. Soon troubles start coming their way thick and fast, from the hidden underground chambers. The sinister women are so horrifying that they will surely surge into your thoughts.

Hereditary:


Initial release: 7 June 2018
Director: Ari Aster
A hardcore horror film that servers more than sufficient horror elements. It will make you so relentless that you will want to flee, but at the same time, the content won’t allow you. Charlie was the closest to the deceased Ellen. Peter, who unwillingly witnesses Charlie’s demise, believes that she is coming for him. The ancestry connection of Ellen with a ghost named Paimon and the sketchbook makes the life of the family hell. Paimon keeps changing bodies and killing the family members one by one. A film for brute horror lovers that will keep you at the edge of your seats.

Halloween:

Director: David Gordon Green

The streets of Haddonfield are once again under turmoil and a great deal of eerie after Michael Myer has returned from captivity. Captivity of 40 years indeed where he was nurturing his demonic thoughts. Laurie Strode who was the prime force behind Michael being held captive must confront him. She has to bring about his downfall before he does the same. Halloween has some unsettling scenes with bloodshed a common feature.