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39 New Horror Films You Need to See

Mayhem (2017)

Mayhem (2017)

Mayhem is everything you want from a horror movie. It’s scary, funny, and even has a little romance. This movie is about a virus that spreads through a large office that’s rife with inner-office conflicts. The virus encourages the person to act on their worst impulses. After the main character gets fired, he’s out to get his job back. Did we mention that it stars Steven Yeun of The Walking Dead? You can watch Mayhem on Shudder.

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Get Out (2017)

Get Out (2017)

Get Out was a surprising horror sci-fi film that blew audiences away. It’s about an African-American man who visits his white girlfriend’s family for the weekend. However, there’s something strange about the family and their friends. It’s one of the few horror movies that have won an Oscar – Best Original Screenplay by Jordan Peele.

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It Follows (2014)

It Follows (2014)

It Follows has a very unique premise. The movie is about a young woman, who is followed by a strange supernatural entity after a sexual encounter. Some have claimed that It Follows is a metaphor for sexual assault, which makes the film even more terrifying as this is a major social issue today.

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Mandy (2018)

Mandy (2018)

Typically, we wouldn’t recommend a film with Nicolas Cage, but Mandy breaks the mold. We can safely say that it’s unlike anything you’ve probably seen before. The cinematography is absolutely stunning, and the actors give us top-notch performances. Set in 1983, Red Miller and his girlfriend live in the Shadow Mountains. When a cult becomes obsessed with Miller’s girlfriend, all hell breaks loose. You can watch Mandy on Shudder as well as deleted scenes and behind-the-scenes commentary. 

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The Night Eats the World (2018)

The Night Eats the World (2018)

The Night Eats the World flew under the radar because it’s a foreign (French) film. Originally called La Nuit a Dévoré le Monde, this film is about a guy who wakes up following an intense party in Paris to find out that zombies are everywhere. He’s alone, scared, and has to figure out how to survive without any help.

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Green Room (2015)

Green Room (2015)

Green Room hits a little too close to home in this day and age for some, which makes it that much scarier. A punk rock band is desperately looking for a gig when they finally get one in a rural area. When they arrive, they find out they’re playing for neo-Nazis. What’s worse, the group witnesses a murder, and they have to figure out a way out without them becoming the hate group’s newest victims.

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Ruin Me (2017)

Ruin Me (2017)

Love slashers? Ruin Me is your next favorite movie. It’s about a group of friends who go on a trip that’s part camping, part haunted house, and part escape room. Things are all fun and games until people start to die. The only downside of this film is the fact that it’s low-budget and certainly feels like it. If you want to watch Ruin Me, it’s a Shudder exclusive but it’s worth it. Plus, you get tons of other horror classics. Win-win.

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Us (2019)

Us (2019)

Us is Jordan Peele’s newest film, and its release made a huge splash. It starts on a serene beach vacation, but things quickly turn to chaos when a family’s doppelgangers begin to terrorize everyone. Like Get Out, it makes you think about the world around you.

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A Quiet Place (2018)

A Quiet Place (2018)

Can you make a scary movie without any sound? A Quiet Place took this challenge to a new level. This is one of those flicks that you can hear a pin drop throughout most of it. It’s about two parents who try their hardest to keep their kids safe when there are creatures that hunt using sound. All it takes is one little noise, and everything can go wrong.

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Gerald’s Game (2017)

Gerald’s Game (2017)

Gerald’s Game is based on a Stephen King novel, so you know it’s going to be good. A couple visits a remote lake house as a way to rekindle a spark. To spice things up, the husband handcuffs his wife to the bedframe. Then, suddenly, he has a heart attack and dies. Now, she has to figure out how to escape while slowly losing her sanity.

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The Shallows (2016)

The Shallows (2016)

What’s in the deep, dark blues of the ocean? The Shallows plays on this fear by telling the story of a surfer who encounters what can happen when you’re out in the sea alone. If you’re a Jaws fan, this is a movie you really can’t miss. Rather than relying on excessive blood, this film causes you to think while you watch the surfer try and figure out how to survive.

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Don’t Leave Home (2018)

Don’t Leave Home (2018)

Don’t Leave Home is a slow-burn type of film, but it’s absolutely fantastic if you stick through it. It’s about an artist who focuses on urban legends. She leaves home to investigate the disappearance of an eight-year-old girl in the Irish countryside. There, she learns that some urban legends are real. You can watch this movie on Shudder.

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Cam (2018)

Cam (2018)

Cam was a surprising release in 2018, and it is pretty underrated. The movie is about a girl, Alice, who makes a career being a camgirl. She’s close to reaching Top 50, but something strange suddenly happens. She’s live, but it isn’t her – it’s a girl that looks exactly like her. It’s identity theft of a supernatural kind.

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The Endless (2017)

The Endless (2017)

The Endless won a few awards, but it’s relatively unknown. It’s about two brothers who escaped a cult as kids. Years later, they receive a video of someone they know, and that causes them to visit the place they fled ages ago. There’s something odd going on – namely, everyone is older, but they look super young. The brothers want to know why.

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Pontypool (2008)

Pontypool (2008)

Pontypool is the oldest movie on this list, but it flew under the radar. It’s a zombie film, but it features an extremely unique transmission method – sound. The film follows a radio talk show host and his two co-workers, who begin to realize something is wrong when the Canadian government shuts down their transmission. It’s definitely worth a watch.

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Revenge (2017)

Revenge (2017)

Revenge is about a woman who goes on vacation with her boyfriend, but she quickly finds out something is up when his two sleazy friends arrive. It suddenly turns into a hunting trip where she’s the prey. After they leave her for dead, she comes back and shows them that hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. You can watch Revenge on Shudder if you want to watch it right now!

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The Witch (2015)

The Witch (2015)

Witchcraft is often a subject of many horror films, and it can be a theme that’s hit or miss. The Witch is one of the few that made a fantastic, horrifying film. It’s a New England folktale about a family in the 1630s who are terrorized by witchcraft and Satan. The makers really focused on the atmosphere and authenticity, and this focus makes it even better.

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Are We Not Cats (2016)

Are We Not Cats (2016)

Not really a title you’d expect from a horror movie but stay with us. It’s a comedy horror that follows a boy named Eli as he begins to fall in love with a girl. This romance gets a little stranger when you find out they're both plagued by illnesses. It’s gross, emotional, and gritty in all the best ways.

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Hereditary (2018)

Hereditary (2018)

Hereditary isn’t horror because it has tons of blood and gore. Instead, it touches on the scariest parts of humanity and leaves you thinking about what it all means. There are some definite parts in this film where you’ll feel grossed out and disgusted. After their grandmother passes away, a family must deal with grief while digging into their ancestry in a supernatural way.

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The Wailing (2016)

The Wailing (2016)

This South Korean film dives into something we’re familiar with – shamans, curses, possession, and evil spirits. The biggest difference between The Wailing and other movies of this type is that it handles it in a way that only South Korea can. It’s about a police detective who has to solve the mystery of a deadly disease that’s supernatural in nature.

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Possum (2018)

Possum (2018)

Possum’s visuals will haunt your dreams. This movie is an indie horror film from the UK about a man who returns to his childhood home and is forced to confront his stepfather. At the same time, he also has to deal with all the abuse and secrets that have haunted him since he was last in his childhood home.

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Upgrade (2018)

Upgrade (2018)

If you could upgrade your body, would you? Well, the main character of Upgrade did. He wanted to find and kill the people who murdered his wife. It’s set in the near-future where technology controls all aspects of life including the human body. It’s gory, it’s funny, and it’s a movie you’ll never forget.

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The Voices (2014)

The Voices (2014)

Somehow, The Voices didn’t get much publicity. It stars Ryan Reynolds as a likable guy who has a little office crush. With the help of his talking pets, he works up the courage to ask the girl out. Well, one thing leads to another, and he ends up with some heads in his refrigerator. It’s a classic love story!

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The Girl with All the Gifts (2016)

The Girl with All the Gifts (2016)

The Girl with All the Gifts is a British film set in a dystopian future where humanity fights to survive against zombies that have taken over. Not only is the transmission unique, but scientists have also figured out how to make hybrid children that may be a way to learn about the world they live in. When the base is overrun, a small group flee and try to survive with their only help being a single hybrid child.

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It (2017)

It (2017)

If you haven’t seen the new Stephen King’s It, you’re missing out. Remakes can be tricky, but this one was done with such skill that it’ll give you nightmares in ways that the original could not. It follows the same premise as the original but has a terrifying clown played by Bill Skarsgard, who was basically made for the role.

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mother! (2017)

mother! (2017)

Mother! was extremely controversial when it released, and Paramount was forced to defend the film by releasing a statement saying that it is “very audacious and brave.” The issues arise with the last scene, although we’re not going to spoil that for you. The premise is about a couple’s relationship, which is tested when uninvited guests arrive into their home.

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Lights Out (2016)

Lights Out (2016)

Lights Out was originally a short that can still be found on YouTube today. Due to its success, it was made into a full-length film. If you weren’t afraid of the dark, you will be after this movie. Two siblings are forced to deal with the past as they are terrorized by a mysterious entity that’s attached itself to their mother. Once the lights go out, you know things are about to go down.

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Train to Busan (2016)

Train to Busan (2016)

Train to Busan is a South Korean film that blew other zombie movies out of the water. It fits the horror genre, but that isn’t to say you won’t get emotional when watching it. The story is about a group of passengers that have to survive the zombie apocalypse long enough to get to Busan. Overall, it’s won tons of awards including winner of Best Foreign-Language Film in the Fangoria Chainsaw Awards. 

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Ghost Stories (2018)

Ghost Stories (2018)

Nothing is better than hearing ghost stories that send chills up your spine. As an ode to classic British horror, this film is about a professor who recounts three hauntings as he attempts to debunk each one with something rational. Each story is scarier than the last, so if you can stay until the end, you’re stronger than most. 

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Raw (2017)

Raw (2017)

Raw isn’t a film for everyone. It’s deeply graphic and disturbing in a way that recalls movies like Cannibal Holocaust and Hostel. This horror movie touches on social issues like gender politics and family dynamics as it tells the story of two sisters at a French veterinary school, who begin to get hungry in a way they’ve never experienced before. Human flesh is the only thing that will satiate them.

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Don’t Breathe (2016)

Don’t Breathe (2016)

Don’t Breathe is absolutely chilling. It’s the same old story about a home invasion, but that’s where the cliché parts conclude. Some moments will have you turning away in disgust while other times you’re actually rooting for the invaders. The tables certainly turn when the criminals realize a blind man isn’t as defenseless as he seems.

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The Eyes of My Mother (2016)

The Eyes of My Mother (2016)

The Eyes of My Mother is about a young woman who has to face her deepest and darkest desires following a tragedy in her life. The whole film is in black and white, but don’t let that deter you. In many ways, it makes the movie feel like an old horror film from the ‘20s sprinkled in with a little bit of modern nightmares.

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Overlord (2018)

Overlord (2018)

Overlord is the perfect film for people who love gore and horrific places. It’s about a group of American soldiers who are dropped behind enemies lines the night before D-Day. They’re ordered to destroy a communications tower that’s essential to the enemy. They find themselves in a fortress where horrible experiments haunt the halls.

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Halloween (2018)

Halloween (2018)

Halloween is one of those movies that are borderline sacred, but the 2018 version brings new life to the series. This version follows Laurie Strode (played by Jamie Lee Curtis) as she confronts Michael Myers. Now, we’re actually excited to see the future installments.

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It Comes at Night (2017)

It Comes at Night (2017)

This movie didn’t do too well upon release, but it’s an often-overlooked gem. Unlike other post-apocalyptic films, It Comes at Night doesn’t care how or why it all happened. Instead, it’s just about survival, or rather, how it becomes less and less likely. Part of that makes it all-the-more realistic and terrifying.

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Under the Shadow (2016)

Under the Shadow (2016)

Under the Shadow is an Iranian movie set in 1980s Tehran during the brutal war between Iran and Iraq. It follows mother and daughter as they attempt to deal with the world they live in coupled with a mysterious evil that’s beginning to haunt their home. It’s a slower movie, but by the end, you’ll be scared out of your pants.

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The Invitation (2016)

The Invitation (2016)

The Invitation is a horror/thriller that you’ll never forget. From the moment the film starts, you can feel something off about it – something that makes the hair stand up on your arms. It’s about a man who is invited to a dinner party hosted by his ex-wife (red flag). When he gets there, it opens old wounds, but that isn’t the only thing he needs to worry about.

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The Babadook (2014)

The Babadook (2014)

The Babadook has layers upon layers of plot that make it terrifying. It’s about a single mother who is grieving over the loss of her husband while also dealing with her child’s behavior issues. When she finds out the problems stem from a monster that’s lurking in the house, she also has to battle that. It’s a metaphor for the internal struggle between grieving and being there for her son, but it’ll still scare the crap out of you.

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Oculus (2014)

Oculus (2014)

Oculus is a supernatural horror that will make you think throughout the whole thing. A woman has the goal to exonerate her brother of a murder charge by proving it was a supernatural entity. To do this, she has to confront her childhood abuse, the possession of her mother, and an entity that haunted the siblings for too long.

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