It Comes at Night shrugs off traditional horror beats and embraces the extended discourse of a nightmare. Dark, suspenseful, and original. It was unfortunately overlooked by many when it came out, but is easily one of the best horror films of last year.
"Secure within a desolate home as an unnatural threat terrorizes the world, a man has established a tenuous domestic order with his wife and son. Then a desperate young family arrives seeking refuge."
2. Verónica (2017)
Billed as the Spanish version of The Conjuring, Verónica may not quite live up to that, but it's still a very enjoyable movie if you don't mind subtitles. Based on "true events" that occurred in Spain in 1991. Verónica is not the most original movie, but it is a quality movie and well worth a watch.
"Madrid, 1991. A teen girl finds herself besieged by an evil supernatural force after she played Ouija with two classmates."
3. The Void (2016)
If you're looking for some originality, look no further than The Void. In a world of CG, The Void is a welcome throwback to the practical effect, creature features of the 80's. The science fiction/horror aspects and the effects of the film, make this movie what it is. The acting is a little bit lacking, but the rest of the movie easily makes up for it.
"Shortly after delivering a patient to an understaffed hospital, a police officer experiences strange and violent occurrences seemingly linked to a group of mysterious hooded figures."
4. Hell House LLC (2016)
I'm not a huge fan of the "found footage genre" with only a few exceptions. The biggest one being Hell House LLC. This is truly a fantastic movie that kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time. With a sequel on the way, this is one not to be missed for every horror fan.
"Five years after an unexplained malfunction causes the death of 15 tour-goers and staff on the opening night of a Halloween haunted house tour, a documentary crew travels back to the scene of the tragedy to find out what really happened."
5. Green Room (2016)
Who knew Patrick Stewart could be such a convincingly good villain? Green Room is like getting a shot of adrenaline that doesn't let up until the very end. It's a very tense and entertaining ride. Violence at its most chilling and effective. A must watch.
"A punk rock band is forced to fight for survival after witnessing a murder at a neo-Nazi skinhead bar."
6. Wildling (2018)
While being pretty predictable and definitely not groundbreaking, Wilding is a solid thriller. In essence its a coming of age movie about a young girl discovering herself and adapting to the world she finds herself in, after being locked away her whole life because of who and what she is.
"A blossoming teenager uncovers the dark secret behind her traumatic childhood."