Top 8 Horror Movies of 2018 That Will Blow Your Mind
While I am not a big fan of horror movies in general, there are days where I need to have my soul shocked and mind blown. And October is just the right month to embark on my horror-film-binge-watching journey.
I have been saving all the best horror movies for this month, actually. For no other reason than it syncs well with the Halloween vibe. I know, I know, I’m geeky that way sometimes.
So for those of you who are also looking for some good horror flicks to binge watch on, don’t just stand there. Come, hop on in on The Flying Dutchman and we shall plunge into the world of horror films.
1. A Quiet Place
Starring : John Krasinski, Scott Beck, Bryan Woods
Director : John Krasinski
Country : USA
Release Date : 6 April 2018
Two parents do what it takes to keep their children safe in a world full of creatures hunting every sound they can hear. Not a sound can be heard from the family hiding in silence, but all it takes is one noise and everything can go wrong.
Starring : Toni Collette, Milly Shapiro, Gabriel Byrne
Director : Ari Aster
Country : USA
Release Date : 7 June 2018
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. 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.
Starring : Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tessa Thompson
Director : Alex Garland
Country : USA/ UK
Release Date : 23 February 2018
It’s been already twelve months since his last covert operation, and the rugged military, Kane, is still missing in action, presumed dead. With his wife–the successful academic biology professor, Lena–still grieving him, an unprecedented phenomenon in the swamplands of Florida will soon have her following in Kane’s footsteps, as a member of a strong all-women team.
So many theories try to explain the mysterious ever-expanding iridescent membrane which swallows the area; however, none was able to yield facts. What kind of startling biological transmutations lurk behind this bright and colourful kaleidoscope of horrors? In the end, what did Kane see?
4. Gonjiam : Haunted Asylum
Starring : Lee Seung-Wook, Mun Ye-Won, Park Ji-Hyun
Director : Jung Bum-Sik
Country : South Korea
Release Date : 28 March 2018
In 1979, 42 patients at Gonjiam Psychiatric Hospital killed themselves and the hospital director went missing. Rumors and strange stories about the now abandoned Gonjiam Mental Hospital abound. An internet broadcaster and 6 other people decide to enter the abandoned hospital to experience unbridled fear. They begin to stream live video from inside the hospital.
Starring : John Cho, Debra Messing, Joseph Lee
Director : Aneesh Chaganty
Country : USA
Release Date : 24 August 2018
After David Kim (John Cho)’s 16-year-old daughter goes missing, a local investigation is opened and a detective is assigned to the case. But 37 hours later and without a single lead, David decides to search the one place no one has looked yet, where all secrets are kept today: his daughter’s laptop. In a hyper-modern thriller told via the technology devices we use every day to communicate, David must trace his daughter’s digital footprints before she disappears forever.
Starring : Sofia Boutella, Romain Guillermic, Souheila Yacoub
Director : Gaspar Noé
Country : France
Release Date : 19 September 2018
In the mid 1990’s, 20 French urban dancers join together for a three-day rehearsal in a closed-down boarding school located at the heart of a forest to share one last dance. They then make one last party around a large sangria bowl. Quickly, the atmosphere becomes charged and a strange madness will seize them the whole night. If it seems obvious to them that they have been drugged, they neither know by who nor why. And it’s soon impossible for them to resist to their neuroses and psychoses, numbed by the hypnotic and the increasing electric rhythm of the music. While some feel in paradise, most of them plunge into hell.
7. The Little Stranger
Starring : Domhnall Gleeson, Ruth Wilson, Will Poulter
Director : Lenny Abrahamson
Country : Ireland / UK / France
Release Date : 30 August 2018
Dr Faraday, the son of a housemaid, who has built a life of quiet respectability as a country doctor. During the long hot summer of 1948, he is called to a patient at Hundreds Hall, where his mother once worked. The Hall has been home to the Ayres family for more than two centuries. But it is now in decline and its inhabitants – mother, son and daughter – are haunted by something more ominous than a dying way of life. When he takes on his new patient, Faraday has no idea how closely, and how disturbingly, the family’s story is about to become entwined with his own.
Starring : Claire Foy, Joshua Leonard, Jay Pharoah
Director : Steven Soderbergh
Country : US
Release Date : 21 March 2018
A young woman is involuntarily committed to a mental institution, where she is confronted by her greatest fear–but is it real or a product of her delusion?