best horror movies of 2018

Horror had a great year in 2018, perhaps because our everyday lives have morphed into an on-going horror story. But while the real world offers no clear conclusion to our current nightmare, horror movies provide a kind of catharsis, because they always draw to an end. Sure, sometimes evil wins in these films, but sometimes, good prevails. The major themes of horror movies in 2018 revolved around revenge, regret, and reflection. So many films on this list are about characters ruminating on the horrors of the past, and coming out a different person in the present. The message seems to be that we all crave change, but we realize we’re going to have to go through hell to achieve it. These are the 20 best horror movies of 2018.

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the witch in the window review

Andy Mitton might be without frequent behind-the-scenes partner Jesse Holland (YellowBrickRoad/We Go On) for The Witch In The Window, but separation anxiety is handily staved. As sole writer and director, Mitton embraces parenthood paranoias of this very instant by furthering his obsession with heavyweight thematic manipulations in genre fare. His ghost story chases compassion, unnerves come nightfall, and rattles your insides, but also spins the gears of terror until a full rotation completes what hath started. Storytelling with a completionist attitude, enviable when compared to lesser “look over there!’ haunts. All in under 80 golden minutes.

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