Horror movies are in a world of their own and 2018 has so far provided very interesting flicks for lovers of this movie genre. Writers and directors of horror flicks are doing their best to outdo one another this year and the competition has produced some great movies.
Here are five great horror movies released in the first half of the year that will really be worth your time.
Budding director, Ari Aster makes an unforgettable debut with Hereditary, a movie that takes a different direction with its portrayal of family dysfunction.
The story follows Annie Graham (Toni Collette) who after the death of her reclusive grandmother, starts to see her family unravel as their mysterious past meshes with their chaotic present.
What stands Hereditary out is the fact that it is unpredictable, despite starting like any horror movie with a haunted house.
A Quiet Place
This menacing horror movie is set in a silent world but does so much to capture your attention. In a not-too-distant future a race of mean, massive, unmanageable, multi-appendaged spider-like monsters have appeared. In this bleak tomorrow, the scant survivors have to adapt to a world of deliberate silences.
Here, the Abbott family, Lee (John Krasinski) and Evelyn (Emily Blunt), who along with their three young children — sons Marcus (Noah Jupe) and Beau (Cade Woodward), and deaf daughter Regan (Millicent Simmonds) — have turned their remote farmhouse and environs into a survivalist ranch.
Based on Adam Nevill’s frightening 2011 novel of the same name, this psychological movie is bound to scare you to your bones.
Rafe Spall stars as Luke, one of four college pals who’ve reunited several months after the tragic death of their friend, Robert (Paul Reid).
The group have decided to take Robert’s ashes with them on a trek through the Scandinavian wilderness, not just as an act of catharsis and tribute, but also for their own healing. But soon the men find themselves in a deep, dark forest where an ancient evil known as a Jötunn is following them.
This is one horror flick you’d be glad you watched if you are one of those that loves to get a bit of fright from movies.
Starring a dazzling Claire Foy as Sawyer Valentini, a thirtysomething urban professional who has had to go to great lengths to avoid her persistent stalker, David Strine (Joshua Leonard), Unsane should have you scared to your pants.
Sawyer had hoped that, having relocated from Boston to a more tranquil and mundane Pennsylvania would vanquish Strine from her thoughts and improve her mental health, but Strine seems to be everywhere.
To gain better focus of her fears, Sawyer sees a counsellor at the Highland Creek Behavioural Center, but before you can say “a better bottom line for the insurance companies” Sawyer is being incarcerated over some suggestive (and innocuous) comments.
Things go from bad to worse as the mixed ward Sawyer is stuck in contains the verbally abusive Violet (Juno Temple), a secretive and potential ally in Nate (Jay Pharoah), and a few Nurse Ratched-level healthcare “professionals”, and worst of all, a suspicious orderly named George Shaw, who reminds her of Strine.
Lena (Natalie Portman), a grieving biology professor and former U.S. Army soldier, is part of an all-female reconnaissance outfit sent into a top secret stretch of North American coast where something alien has altered the environment, causing nature to go berserk.
The resultant effect of the alien invasion sees plantlife growing into gorgeous and sinister floral forms and humanlike shapes.
Lena and the rest of her unit, not at all the first reconnaissance team to lose their way trying to penetrate this strange southern zone, startlingly realize that their mental and emotional faculties are gradually being sacked in by the uncertainties of the environment.