Most Awaited Horror Movies of 2018

Sleepovers with friends, horror movies, and a tub of popcorn – the night cannot be more epic than this. Do you agree? But before we get into the details, let’s talk more about what category do you fall under? I secretly hope that you are like me. In any group of friends, we always have two categories of people – the ones that are nail-biting, hiding their face with the pillow, watching the movie in between their fingers and screaming their lungs out (I belong to this set). The other set of people in the same group are the ones who laugh at the former (I don’t like you) and have a great time. We all have at least one person, who laughs at us, don’t we? But despite whatever the reasons are, don’t we all just love watching these movies? Thanks for Netflix and Amazon Prime that we can re-watch the must-watch horror movies and have a spooky and freaky night yet again.

But don’t you agree that the real thrill of watching horror movies is at the theatres more than watching at home? Well, 2018 gives us a lot of chances to have freaky, creepy nights. Here are the most awaited horror movies of 2018. So mark your calendars for the year and get ready to watch the upcoming horror movies.

The Strangers: Prey At Night

Director: Johannes Roberts

Writers: Bryan Bertino, Ben Ketai

Stars: Christina Hendricks, Bailee Madison, Martin Henderson

Release Date: 9 March 2018

About the movie: Whenever we think of a horror movie, we think of The Strangers that released 10 years back when a couple went to a secluded house to spend some quality time and how it changed their life. Ever since then, I’m sure you wouldn’t have dared to go to creepy houses. Guess what? They are back with their sequel. Want to see what’s in store this time? This movie has already hit the theatres on the 9th March, if you haven’t yet watched it and if you are lucky enough it might just be still playing. If not you can always wait for Netflix to release it.

Truth or Dare

Director: Jeff Wadlow

Writers: Jillian Jacobs, Michael Reisz

Stars: Lucy Hale, Tyler Posey, Violett Beane

Release Date: 13 April 2018

About the movie: How many times have you played truth or dare with your friends for fun? Imagine a twist to this? That’s what Jeff Wadlow brings to us in Truth or Dare where a group of friends play this game harmlessly but then every person who lies or refuses a dare gets punished by you don’t know who. Hit the theatres on 13th April and join their journey.


Director: Sergio G. Sanchez

Writers: Sergio G. Sánchez

Stars: George MacKay, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton

Release Date: 13 April 2018

About the movie: Suppressing the truth of the death of the mother, this story is about three siblings and a young man. But life changes when their manor has a sinister presence in it. Watch the movie on 13th April and know their story.

The First Purge

Director: Gerard McMurray

Writers: James DeMonaco

Stars: Marisa Tomei, Lex Scott Davis, Luna Lauren Velez

Release Date: 4 July 2018

About the movie: Remember the first purge? This 4th of July, get ready to watch the prequel to the movie. It will show us the series of events that lead to the first purge.

Slender Man

Director: Sylvain White

Writers: David Birke, Victor Surge

Stars: Joey King, Annalise Basso, Javier Botet

Release Date: 24 August 2018

About the movie: After seeing the trailer, we can be sure that Sylvain White is going to give us sleepless nights with this movie. Slender Man is a story of a man who tells a story of an unnaturally long arm, thin, tall and featureless face and how he is also known to be responsible for haunting the kids.

The Nun

Director: Corin Hardy

Writers Gary Dauberman

Stars: Taissa Farmiga, Bonnie Aarons, Charlotte Hope

Release Date: 7 September 2018

About the movie: Remember the nun from Conjuring 2? The spin-off of the nun is back with The Nun. The story revolves around a priest and a nun like the Roman times as it is shot in Rome.


Director: David Gordon Green

Writers: John Carpenter, David Gordon Green

Stars: Judy Greer, Jamie Lee Curtis, Miles Robbins

Release Date: 19 October 2018

About the movie: This is going to be a nail-biting experience as this is her final confrontation with the masked figure. Will the Director pull this off by making us sit on the edge of our seats or is it going to be a disappointment? We need to find this out on October 19th as it hits the theatres that day, a perfect Halloween watch.

Apart from the above mentioned movies, there are still few more in the store like the house that built jack’, suspiria, tigers are not afraid, slice and more. The release dates for these are not decided as yet. Let’s wait for them to be announced and we could add that to our must watch movies.

So which ones do you think you are going to watch? If you leave it up to me, I’ll end up watching all the movies and also re-watch the previous parts to have a better time while the movie releases. Get ready to gear up and buckle up your seats to enjoy this year. Save your date and make plans to get scared this year. But hey, here is a tip, try eating your popcorn only at intervals as I’m sure you are going to jump off your seats many many times while watching. Don’t you agree?  

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