17 Horror Movies Coming Out in 2018 for When Real Life Isn't Scary Enough

Which, let's be real, it usually is.

Universal Pictures

The real world is pretty scary these days, but if you're craving some over-the-top horror to distract you from the terrors of your every day life, here are 17 nightmare-inducing movies coming out in 2018. Fun times!

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
1 'Winchester'

Release date: February 2, 2018.

Starring: Helen Mirren, Jason Clarke, and Sarah Snook

The Premise: Helen Mirren stars as Sarah Winchester in this movie based on the true story of the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, California. Sarah—the heir to the Winchester rifle fortune—builds a massive haunted mansion that's terrorized by the ghosts of people killed by Winchester rifles. Which is a lot of people.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
2 'Annihilation'

Release date: February 23, 2018.

Starring: Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny, and Oscar Isaac

The Premise: The movie follows a group of scientists who have to explore a mysterious disaster area where another group of scientists disappeared—except for one (played by Oscar Isaac), who came back horrifically injured.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
3 'The Strangers: Prey at Night'

Release date: March 9, 2018.

Starring: Christina Hendricks, Martin Henderson, Bailee Madison, and Lewis Pullman

The Premise: This sequel to 2008's The Strangers features a new family being terrorized by the same horrifying group from the first movie.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
4 'Unsane'

Release date: March 23, 2018.

Starring: Claire Foy, Joshua Leonard, Jay Pharoah, Juno Temple, Aimee Mullins, and Amy Irving

The Premise: This movie—shot by Steven Soderbergh on an iPhone (because why not?)—stars Claire Foy as a woman who is committed to a mental institution against her will.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
5 'A Quiet Place'

Release date: April 6, 2018.

Starring: Emily Blunt and John Krasinski

The Premise: This film, starring America's favorite couple Emily Blunt and John Krasinski (and directed by Krasinksi), is about a family hiding from a supernatural baddie that can only hunt them if it can hear them. As a means of survival, they've learned to live an entirely silent life.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
6 'Truth or Dare'

Release date: April 13, 2018.

Starring: Lucy Hale, Tyler Posey, Violett Beane, Nolan Gerard Funk, Hayden Szeto, Sophia Ali, Sam Lerner, and Landon Liboiron

The Premise: Every time you lie (or refuse a dare) in Truth or Dare, you die. Kind of like The Ring meets Final Destination meets the worst slumber party ever.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
7 'Slender Man'

Release date: May 18, 2018.

Starring: Jaz Sinclair, Joey King, Julia Goldani Telles, Annalise Basso, and Javier Botet

The Premise: The movie is very loosely based on the true story of two young girls who stabbed their friend to (near) death and claimed to have done so for internet boogie man Slender Man.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
8 'Hereditary'

Release date: June 8, 2018

Starring: Toni Collette, Alex Wolff, Milly Shapiro, Ann Dowd, and Gabriel Byrne

The Premise: When the family matriarch passes away, her daughter's family starts to unravel horrifying secrets about their ancestry and realize they've all inherited a terrible fate.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
9 'The First Purge'

Release date: July 4, 2018.

Starring: Y'Lan Noel, Lex Scott Davis, Joivan Wade, Luna Lauren Velez, and Marisa Tomei

The Premise: How did the Purge begin? This prequel (with a Make America Great Again knockoff hat as its logo) will tell us!

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
10 'The Nun'
Warner Bros.

Release date: July 13, 2018.

Starring: Taissa Farmiga, Demián Bichir, Charlotte Hope, Ingrid Bisu, Jonas Bloquet, and Bonnie Aarons

The Premise: The movie is a spin-off of The Conjuring 2, and focuses on a demon that has taken the form of a woman of the cloth. So terrifying.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
11 'The Predator'
Twitter

Release date: August 3, 2018.

Starring: Boyd Holbrook, Olivia Munn, Trevante Rhodes, Keegan-Michael Key, Sterling K. Brown, Jacob Tremblay, Yvonne Strahovski, Alfie Allen, Thomas Jane

The Premise: Despite appearances, this movie isn't a reboot. It fits into the existing franchise as a prequel to 2010's Predators, and the cast has us more than sold.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
12 'The Meg'
Getty Images

Release date: August 10, 2018.

Starring: Jason Statham, Jessica McNamee, Li Bingbing, Winston Chao, Ruby Rose, Rainn Wilson, Cliff Curtis, and Robert Taylor

The Premise: It's literally about Jason Statham battling a monster shark. You're welcome.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
13 'Cadaver'
Getty Images

Release date: August 24, 2018.

Starring: Shay Mitchell, Stana Katic, Grey Damon, and Nick Thune

The Premise: Anyone suffering Pretty Little Liars withdrawal should make a point to see this movie, which stars Shay Mitchell as an ex-cop starts working in a morgue and witnessing murders. It doesn't take place in Rosewood, but feels like it could.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
14 'The House with a Clock in Its Walls'

Release Date: September 21, 2018

Starring: Jack Black, Cate Blanchett, Owen Vaccaro, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Sunny Suljic, and Kyle MacLachlan

The Premise: In this family-friendly horror-comedy, a young orphan has to help his uncle and a witch ::shrug emoji:: find a magic clock with the power to end the world.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
15 'Halloween'
Twitter

Release date: October 19, 2018.

Starring: Jamie Lee Curtis

The Premise: Forty years after the original Halloween, Laurie Strode comes face-to-face with Michael Myers yet again.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
16 'Overlord'
IMDb

Release date: October 26, 2018

Starring: Jovan Adepo, Jacob Anderson, Pilou Asbæk, Iain De Caestecker, John Magaro, Wyatt Russell, and Bokeem Woodbine

The Premise: The film is rumored to be the fourth installment in the Cloverfield franchise, but producer J.J. Abrams denies that. All we know for sure about the plot is that it follows a group of U.S. paratroopers who drop behind enemy lines on the eve of D-day only to learn that the Nazis have been experimenting with some scary supernatural forces.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
17 'Suspiria'
Getty Images

Release date: November 2, 2018

Starring: Tilda Swinton, Dakota Johnson, Chloë Grace Moretz, Mia Goth, and Jessica Harper

The Premise: It's a remake of a 1977 film of the same name. It follows and aspiring American dancer who travels to Germany to train at a ballet school in Berlin. At the school, students start disappearing and she learns the school has a dark past.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
More From Culture