Given everything that's happening in the world, you would be forgiven for thinking the nightly news is all the horror you need in 2018. But if you're in the mood to get real scared, we've assembled 21 of the best horror movies of 2018 for your consideration. (But I won't tell anyone if you need to cover your eyes for the scary parts.)
Helen Mirren stars as Sarah Winchester in this movie based on the true story of the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, California. Sarah—the heir to the Winchester rifle fortune—builds a massive haunted mansion that's terrorized by the ghosts of people killed by Winchester rifles. Which is a lot of people.
The movie follows a group of scientists who have to explore a mysterious disaster area where another group of scientists disappeared—except for one (played by Oscar Isaac), who came back horrifically injured.
3 The Strangers: Prey at Night
This sequel to 2008's The Strangers features a new family being terrorized by the same horrifying group from the first movie.
This movie—shot by Steven Soderbergh on an iPhone (because why not?)—stars Claire Foy as a woman who is committed to a mental institution against her will.
5 A Quiet Place
This film, starring America's favorite couple Emily Blunt and John Krasinski (and directed by Krasinksi), is about a family hiding from a supernatural baddie that can only hunt them if it can hear them. As a means of survival, they've learned to live an entirely silent life.
6 Truth or Dare
Every time you lie (or refuse a dare) in Truth or Dare, you die. Kind of like The Ring meets Final Destination meets the worst slumber party ever.
Belonging to the elusive "science fiction action body horror" genre, this gorefest is about a guy who gets "upgraded" into a killing machine as part of a secret government experiment and then goes on a revenge quest to figure out who killed his wife.
A man who was recently released from a psychiatric hospital decides to recuperate in a mansion he inherits a mansion from his dead father. But—surprise!—there might be ghosts living there. Gee thanks, Dad.
When the family matriarch passes away, her daughter's family starts to unravel horrifying secrets about their ancestry and realize they've all inherited a terrible fate.
10 The First Purge
How did the Purge begin? This prequel (with a Make America Great Again knockoff hat as its logo) will tell us!