Great new Horror and Thriller films 2018 / 2019 / 2020

by oriente385 | created - 25 Oct 2018 | updated - 1 week ago | Public

Some hidden gems here. (Starting with the ones I've rated 10, then 9, and then 8.)

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1. Bad Samaritan (2018)

R | 110 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

42 Metascore

A pair of burglars stumble upon a woman being held captive in a home they intended to rob.

Director: Dean Devlin | Stars: David Tennant, Robert Sheehan, Kerry Condon, Carlito Olivero

Votes: 20,078 | Gross: $3.44M

2. Boarding School (2018)

R | 111 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

45 Metascore

A young boy becomes fascinated with the persona of his dead grandmother and is sent to an isolated boarding school for misfits run by a mysterious headmaster and his wife.

Director: Boaz Yakin | Stars: Luke Prael, Samantha Mathis, David Aaron Baker, Michael Wikes

Votes: 3,122

Original. Unexpectedly good.

3. The Nun (2018)

R | 96 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

46 Metascore

A priest with a haunted past and a novice on the threshold of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate the death of a young nun in Romania and confront a malevolent force in the form of a demonic nun.

Director: Corin Hardy | Stars: Demián Bichir, Taissa Farmiga, Jonas Bloquet, Bonnie Aarons

Votes: 121,108 | Gross: $117.45M

They've connected to The Conjuring really well. They got lucky with Farmiga sisters.

4. The Commuter (I) (2018)

PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller

56 Metascore

An action-thriller in which an insurance salesman/ex-cop is caught up in a life-threatening conspiracy during his daily commute home.

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra | Stars: Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Jonathan Banks

Votes: 105,327 | Gross: $36.34M

5. Head Count (2018)

Not Rated | 90 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

48 Metascore

A group of college students on a weekend getaway accidentally summon a supernatural entity intent on using them for its deadly ritual.

Director: Elle Callahan | Stars: Isaac Jay, Jay Lee, Ashleigh Morghan, Bevin Bru

Votes: 3,479

6. Office Uprising (2018)

92 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

An employee at a weapons factory discovers that an energy drink turns his co-workers into zombies

Director: Lin Oeding | Stars: Brenton Thwaites, Jane Levy, Karan Soni, Zachary Levi

Votes: 7,683

7. Hereditary (2018)

R | 127 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

87 Metascore

A grieving family is haunted by tragic and disturbing occurrences.

Director: Ari Aster | Stars: Toni Collette, Milly Shapiro, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff

Votes: 248,639 | Gross: $44.07M

8. A Quiet Place (2018)

PG-13 | 90 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

82 Metascore

In a post-apocalyptic world, a family is forced to live in silence while hiding from monsters with ultra-sensitive hearing.

Director: John Krasinski | Stars: Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe

Votes: 415,329 | Gross: $188.02M

9. The Hole in the Ground (2019)

R | 90 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

63 Metascore

A single mother living in the Irish countryside with her son begins to suspect he may not be her son at all, and fears his increasingly disturbing behavior is linked to a mysterious sinkhole in the forest behind their house.

Director: Lee Cronin | Stars: Seána Kerslake, James Quinn Markey, Kati Outinen, David Crowley

Votes: 16,157 | Gross: $0.02M

10. The Wind (II) (2018)

R | 88 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

66 Metascore

A plains-woman faces the harshness and isolation of the untamed land in the Western frontier of the late 1800s.

Director: Emma Tammi | Stars: Caitlin Gerard, Julia Goldani Telles, Ashley Zukerman, Dylan McTee

Votes: 6,297 | Gross: $0.03M

11. It Chapter Two (2019)

R | 169 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

58 Metascore

Twenty-seven years after their first encounter with the terrifying Pennywise, the Losers Club have grown up and moved away, until a devastating phone call brings them back.

Director: Andy Muschietti | Stars: Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Bill Hader, Isaiah Mustafa

Votes: 213,156 | Gross: $211.59M

12. Cam (2018)

TV-MA | 94 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

71 Metascore

Alice, an ambitious camgirl, wakes up one day to discover she's been replaced on her show with an exact replica of herself.

Director: Daniel Goldhaber | Stars: Madeline Brewer, Patch Darragh, Melora Walters, Devin Druid

Votes: 27,613

13. Unfriended: Dark Web (2018)

R | 92 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

53 Metascore

A teen comes into possession of a new laptop and soon discovers that the previous owner is not only watching him, but will also do anything to get it back.

Director: Stephen Susco | Stars: Colin Woodell, Stephanie Nogueras, Betty Gabriel, Rebecca Rittenhouse

Votes: 27,989 | Gross: $8.78M

14. Tumbbad (2018)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

A mythological story about a goddess who created the entire universe. The plot revolves around the consequences when humans build a temple for her first-born.

Directors: Rahi Anil Barve, Anand Gandhi, Adesh Prasad | Stars: Sohum Shah, Jyoti Malshe, Anita Date, Ronjini Chakraborty

Votes: 29,365

15. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019)

PG-13 | 108 min | Adventure, Horror, Mystery

61 Metascore

On Halloween 1968, Stella and her two friends meet a mysterious drifter, Ramón, and uncover a sinister notebook of stories.

Director: André Øvredal | Stars: Zoe Margaret Colletti, Michael Garza, Gabriel Rush, Austin Abrams

Votes: 63,299 | Gross: $62.74M

16. Tales from the Lodge (2019)

93 min | Comedy, Horror

Friends gather at a lodge to commemorate a friend, who drowned in a lake nearby 3 years ago. They tell each other scary stories and suddenly find themselves in one.

Director: Abigail Blackmore | Stars: Mackenzie Crook, Dustin Demri-Burns, Laura Fraser, Sophie Thompson

Votes: 678

17. I See You (II) (2019)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

65 Metascore

Strange occurrences plague a small town detective and his family as he investigates the disappearance of a young boy.

Director: Adam Randall | Stars: Helen Hunt, Jon Tenney, Owen Teague, Judah Lewis

Votes: 33,351

18. Room for Rent (2019)

81 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

Lonely widow Joyce rents out a room in her house and becomes dangerously obsessed with one of her guests.

Director: Tommy Stovall | Stars: Lin Shaye, Oliver Rayon, Valeska Miller, Ryan Ochoa

Votes: 1,986

One of the cringiest films..

19. In Fabric (2018)

R | 118 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

81 Metascore

In Fabric is a haunting ghost story set against the backdrop of a busy winter sales period in a department store and follows the life of a cursed dress as it passes from person to person, with devastating consequences.

Director: Peter Strickland | Stars: Sidse Babett Knudsen, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Julian Barratt, Steve Oram

Votes: 9,237

Very strange, very stylish, but not for everyone...

20. Into the Dark (2018– )
Episode: Pooka Lives! (2020)

TV-MA | 80 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

A group of thirty-something friends from high school create their own Creepypasta about Pooka for laughs, but are shocked when it becomes so viral on the Internet that it actually manifests more murderous versions of the creature.

Director: Alejandro Brugués | Stars: Malcolm Barrett, Lyndie Greenwood, Felicia Day, Jonah Ray

Votes: 692

21. Malasaña 32 (2020)

104 min | Horror, Mystery

A family moving to a new house to live the dream of the big city. A house where dreams turn in nightmares.

Director: Albert Pintó | Stars: Begoña Vargas, Iván Marcos, Bea Segura, Sergio Castellanos

Votes: 2,759

22. Host (II) (2020)

Not Rated | 57 min | Horror, Mystery

73 Metascore

Six friends hire a medium to hold a seance via Zoom during lockdown, but they get far more than they bargained for as things quickly go wrong.

Director: Rob Savage | Stars: Haley Bishop, Jemma Moore, Emma Louise Webb, Radina Drandova

Votes: 19,011

23. You Should Have Left (2020)

R | 93 min | Horror, Thriller

46 Metascore

A former banker, his actress wife, and their spirited daughter book a vacation at an isolated modern home in the Welsh countryside where nothing is quite as it seems.

Director: David Koepp | Stars: Kevin Bacon, Amanda Seyfried, Avery Tiiu Essex, Colin Blumenau

Votes: 15,957

24. The Wretched (2019)

Not Rated | 95 min | Horror, Mystery

61 Metascore

A defiant teenage boy, struggling with his parents' imminent divorce, faces off with a thousand year-old witch, who is living beneath the skin of and posing as the woman next door.

Directors: Brett Pierce, Drew T. Pierce | Stars: John-Paul Howard, Piper Curda, Jamison Jones, Azie Tesfai

Votes: 11,845

25. The Empty Man (2020)

R | 137 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

On the trail of a missing girl, an ex-cop comes across a secretive group attempting to summon a terrifying supernatural entity.

Director: David Prior | Stars: James Badge Dale, Marin Ireland, Sasha Frolova, Samantha Logan

Votes: 7,932

26. The Dark and the Wicked (2020)

Not Rated | 95 min | Horror

72 Metascore

On a secluded farm in a nondescript rural town, a man is slowly dying. His family gathers to mourn, and soon a darkness grows, marked by waking nightmares and a growing sense that something evil is taking over the family.

Director: Bryan Bertino | Stars: Marin Ireland, Michael Abbott Jr., Julie Oliver-Touchstone, Lynn Andrews

Votes: 9,778

27. Anything for Jackson (2020)

Not Rated | 97 min | Horror

A bereaved Satanist couple kidnap a pregnant woman so they can use an ancient spellbook to put their dead grandson's spirit into her unborn child but end up summoning more than they bargained for.

Director: Justin G. Dyck | Stars: Sheila McCarthy, Julian Richings, Konstantina Mantelos, Josh Cruddas

Votes: 3,795

28. Come Play (2020)

PG-13 | 96 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

58 Metascore

A monster named Larry manifests itself through smart phones and mobile devices. Feature film version of the 2017 short film.

Director: Jacob Chase | Stars: Azhy Robertson, Gillian Jacobs, John Gallagher Jr., Winslow Fegley

Votes: 8,455

29. Run (I) (2020)

PG-13 | 90 min | Mystery, Thriller

67 Metascore

A homeschooled teenager begins to suspect her mother is keeping a dark secret from her.

Director: Aneesh Chaganty | Stars: Sarah Paulson, Kiera Allen, Sara Sohn, Pat Healy

Votes: 40,896

30. The Hunt (II) (2020)

R | 90 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

50 Metascore

Twelve strangers wake up in a clearing. They don't know where they are, or how they got there. They don't know they've been chosen - for a very specific purpose - The Hunt.

Director: Craig Zobel | Stars: Betty Gilpin, Hilary Swank, Ike Barinholtz, Wayne Duvall

Votes: 74,319



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