Ah yes, we are once again at the year’s end and with that comes a look back at the year that was, or at least the movies that was. It’s time to take a look at both the 10 worst and best horror movies of 2018 as far as I’m concerned.
And before we get started here, no, Heredity won’t be on either list. I liked it overall but wasn’t crazy about it as everyone else seems to be. While enjoyable, I found it way too jumbled up and smashed together plot-wise for me to put it on the list. Now here’s the worst and best with some honorable and dishonorable mentions.
THE 10 WORST HORROR FILMS OF 2018
Do you know what the problem with The Nun was? Well, besides the fact it’s just your typical jumpscares movie? It was just boring.
Truth or Dare (The Blumhouse One)
If you’ve seen this one, then I don’t think I have to really give a reason.
10: Day of the Dead: Bloodline
What’s worse than yet another take on Romero’s classic? Doing it making a mess of the best zombie ever.
09: All the Creature Were Stirring
Look, we all love the Shock Waves podcast, but that doesn’t give anyone a pass for this mess.
08: Red Eye
It’s good to have a lot of heart when making a movie. It’s even better to have a good plot.
07: Deep Blue Sea 2
Nobody needed Deep Blue Sea 2 and from the looks of this nobody in it wanted to make it.
06: Lake Placid: Legacy
See the above reason and add in “Nobody needed yet another Lake Placid movie”.
05: Cannibal Farm
Not only did it rip off The Texas Chainsaw Massacre but it ripped off the quality of the last couple films as well.
04: Death House
If you ever wanted to know what would happen if some of the biggest horror legends ever made a movie together you now have your answer…It would make a big ol’ mess.
03: The Row
How bad must Lyoto Machida have knocked out Randy Couture in 2011 for him to think this movie was a good idea?
02: Slender Man
The only harm The Slender Man can do to you is apparently bore you to death.
01: Slay Belles
Three of the most annoying characters ever set out to rid the world of a child eating Krampus. You root for Krampus.
THE 10 BEST HORROR FILMS OF 2018
Proof that nor all Tarantino rip-offs are bad.
Creative and packs a good story…Believe it or not.
10: The Strangers: Prey at Night
Prey at Night was nothing like The Strangers and I’m very happy with the fact.
I don’t think anyone expected this one to be as solid as it is, but it’s worth watching for sure.
08: The House that Jack Built
Goes out of its way to shock and appall…I like it.
While nowhere near perfect, it hits you where your nostalgic slasher loving heart is.
06: Monster Party
Blood and good characters drive this one from the depths of straight to disc hell.
Great lead and very violent…just don’t think about logic too much.
04: The Endless
A trippy flick that is creative and very much worth seeing.
03: Summer ’84
Kind of like Stranger Things but with more balls behind it.
It makes one misstep that knocks it out of the top spot but still the best slasher in ages.
01: Incident at a Ghostland
One of the most well put together horror films in years that takes you on a rollercoaster of twists and turns…And it sadly has no North American Blu-ray.