There is a certain pleasure in being scared out of your wits. Maybe it’s the adrenaline rush that we get without being in any real danger ourselves or the longing for a mystery that needs no logic or explanation. The psychology behind liking scary movies is a pretty intricate issue, but that’s not what we are here to discuss. 2018 has been a great year for films and it was full of great scary movies. While some of the most anticipated ones turned out to be an utter disappointment (looking towards ‘The Nun’!), there were others that dared to be different and ruled the box-office. In case you were wondering what were the best scary movies of 2018, worry not! Today, we are going to list down the top horror films of the year that we recommend you should not miss.
20. Ghostland (2018)
There are a lot of things that horror movies have taught us. One of them is that inheriting a house, or even a small box, from a distant relative, can be a cause of distress and, in severe cases, death! But, the characters in this film haven’t yet learnt that lesson. Colleen lives with her two daughters and life is difficult as it is. So, when her aunt dies and leaves her a house, it only feels logical for Colleen to instantly move into it to alleviate her financial troubles. But trouble ensues when some dangerous people find their way in, and Colleen has to fight for her life and that of her girls. They survive this, but the trauma of the incident doesn’t leave them. It only worsens when they reunite, years later, in the same house.
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19. Bad Samaritan (2018)
If you haven’t yet seen this film, let me mention beforehand, there are no ghosts in it. The villain of this story is worse than an evil entity haunting someone’s house. A rich, resourceful, menacing and ruthless serial killer. Sean Falco works as a valet at a restaurant where rich people dine. Knowing that people whose cars he is parking have lots of money, Sean, along with his friend, steals from them. He breaks into their homes to steal whatever he can get his hands on. On one such regular night, he breaks into the house of Cale Erendreich. But things turn around on him when he discovers a woman tortured and held captive in the house. On seeing her condition, Sean decides to do the right thing and reports to the police. However, Cale is one step ahead of Sean. He hides the woman in some other place, gets the police off his tail, and after the mess has been cleared, he sets his eyes on Sean.