2018 was another banner for the horror genre!! Horror hounds as we were treated once again with a plethora of outstanding, thought provoking and truly terrifying movies to watch! There was so much great films that I thought I died and gone to Hell! Now this was really a daunting task, due to the fact that there were some truly incredible and remarkable films that I saw in theaters, Blu-Ray, DVD as well as on VOD and streaming services like Shudder and Netflix. So boils and ghouls, here is my Top Ten Horror Films of 2018!
9) THE BABYSITTER: Cole (Judah Lewis) loves his babysitter (Samara Weaving) Bee. She's hot,
funny, and popular. One night, in a moment of defiance, Cole secretly
stays up past his bedtime to discover she's actually a cold-blooded
killer who's in league with the Devil. He now must spend his night
evading Bee's band of killers who will stop at nothing to prevent Cole
from spilling their dark secret. It's up to Cole to survive the night
(and blow up a few people along the way). The
characters are very relatable and sympathetic. I mean, c'mon, who
didn't have a crush on their super hot babysitter when they were kids?!?
Now, add in some awesome gore, bloodshed, and hysterical hijinks and
you have yourself on hell of a film!! It follows along the lines of
recent horror comedies like SHAUN OF THE DEAD, TUCKER AND DALE VS. EVIL, and BETTER WATCH OUT.One of the most outrageous, blood stained, batshit crazy, bonkers as
hell, flat out gross out horror comedies of all time!! I freaking loved
7) CULT OF CHUCKY: After accused of murdering her family, Nica (Fiona Dourif) is taken to an asylum and
thinks that she's the cause of the deaths of her family. However, when
grizzly deaths start to occur, she then realizes that Chucky (Brad Dourif), her
illusion might not be make believe. She also finds out that the doll is
slowly starting to possess anyone or anything to join a huge cult to
kill off Chucky's victims, but things don't go to well in the asylum,
including for Chucky's long lost friend Andy Barcley (Alex Vincent) who tries to stop
the cult from getting bigger while also trying to get past Chucky's
wife, Tiffany (Jennifer Tilly). I am so impressed with Mancini's
directing. He clearly has a vision and, despite its very low budget, he
is able to capture some outstanding sweeps, compositions, and gore
galore. He finds the balance of scares and drama, with a little bit of
humor for good measure. You can also see how much confident he gains
from each film. I cannot wait to see what he does in his next film!
they hear you, they hunt you. In this terrifyingly suspenseful
thriller, a family must navigate their lives in silence to avoid
mysterious creatures that hunt by sound. Knowing that even the slightest
whisper or footstep can bring death, Evelyn (Emily Blunt) and Lee (John
Krasinski) Abbott are determined to find a way to protect their
children at all costs while they desperately search for a way to fight
back. Holy shit was this an intense, nail biter of a horror flick!! Emily Blunt is absolutely amazing!! Actor/director John Krasinski crafted one of the finest horror films of the year! And having deaf actress Millicent Simmonds gave the film more credibility, as it brought the world of ASL (American Sign Language) to the forefront. And since my girlfriend is an ASL Interpreter, this brought it closer to the world that she lives in. One of the most frightening horror flicks of 2018!!
1) HEREDITARY: When the matriarch of the Graham family passes away, her
daughter's family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying
secrets about their ancestry. Actress Toni Collette gives one of her greatest performances of all time!! Actor Gabriel Byrne is the world's biggest asshole in cinema history!! The film was written and directed by Ari Aster, who before this film several short indie films. This was his feature full length debut and he knocked it out of the mother fucking park!! If there was one film that talked about more than any other film of 2018, it was this film!!
that, my fellow children of the night, is a wrap! I sincerely hope you
enjoyed my Top Ten Horror Films of 2018 and I really hope this encourages
you all to check out these incredible fright flicks! Remember, if you
get scared from watching these cinematic nightmares, keep repeating
yourself: It's only a movie...only a movie...only a movie...only a
Thanks for reading, and enjoy the screaming!