Despite being filled with remakes and reboots, the last decade did bring us some horror gems, and some game changers in the horror genre. We’ve done our best to pick the top 13 for this list, but as always, we’d love to hear what you think were some of the best this past decade.

Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Lakeith Stanfield, and Catherine Keener star in Get Out
  1. Get Out

Released: 2017

Written By: Jordan Peele

Directed By: Jordan Peele

Starring: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford, Caleb Landry Jones

Chris, a young African-American man, uncovers a disturbing secret involving the family of his white girlfriend, Rose.

Carel Struycken and Carla Gugino star in Gerald’s Game
  1. Gerald’s Game

Released: 2017

Written By: Mike Flanagan, Jeff Howard

Directed By: Mike Flanagan

Starring: Carla Gugino, Bruce Greenwood 

Based on the Stephen King novel of the same name, a married couple go for a kinky getaway at an isolated house, but when Gerald dies from a sudden heart attack, Jessie is left handcuffed to the bed with little hope of rescue. She must find a way to survive, and escape, whilst also battling her inner demons.

Judy Greer, Jamie Lee Curtis, Toby Huss, and Jibrail Nantambu star in Halloween
  1. Halloween

Released: 2018

Written By: Jeff Fradley, Danny McBride, David Gordon Green

Directed By: David Gordon Green

Starring: Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, Will Patton

A sequel of 1978’s Halloween which retcons all previous sequels. A PTSD ridden Laurie Strode hears of Michael Myers’ escape, and prepares for another showdown on Halloween night – forty years after his original killing spree.

Toni Collette, Milly Shapiro, and Alex Wolff star in Hereditary
  1. Hereditary

Released: 2018

Written By: Ari Aster

Directed By: Ari Aster

Starring: Toni Collette, Alex Wolff, Milly Shapiro, Ann Dowd

A grieving family is haunted by a mysterious and dark presence after the death of their secretive grandmother.

Olwen Kelly, Brian Cox, Emile Hirsch, and Ophelia Lovibond star in The Autopsy Of Jane Doe
  1. The Autopsy Of Jane Doe

Released: 2016

Written By: Ian Goldberg, Richard Naing

Directed By: Andre Ovredal

Starring: Emile Hirsch, Brian Cox, Olwen Catherine Kelly

Father and son coroners experience strange, supernatural phenomena whilst performing an autopsy on an unidentified woman.

Bill Skarsgard, Jaeden Martell, Wyatt Oleff, Sophia Lillis, and Finn Wolfhard star in It
  1. It

Released: 2017

Written By: Chase Palmer, Corey Fukunaga, Gary Dauberman

Directed By: Andy Muschietti

Starring: James Lieberher, Bill Skarsgard

Based on the 1986 Stephen King novel of the same name. Seven children are terrorized by a shapeshifting monster, whilst also fighting their own personal demons.

Bella Thorne, Samara Weaving, Judah Lewis, and Emily Alyn Lind star in The Babysitter
  1. The Babysitter

Released: 2017

Written By: Brian Duffield

Directed By: McG

Starring: Samara Weaving, Judah Lewis, Hana Mae Lee, Robbie Amell

After witnessing his babysitter and her friends murder someone for a cult sacrifice, a young teenage boy must now fight for his own survival, because they need one more sacrifice…

Logan Browning and Alison Williams star in The Perfection
  1. The Perfection

Released: 2018

Written By: Richard Shepard, Eric Chamello, Nicole Snyder

Directed By: Richard Shepard 

Starring: Allison Williams, Logan Browning, Steven Weber, Alaina Huffman

Charlotte and Lizzie are both talented cello players, but Charlotte’s jealousy of Lizzie paves the way for one of the twistiest tales you’ll ever see.

Shiloh Fernandez, Jessica Lucas, Lou Taylor Pucci, and Jane Levy star in Evil Dead
  1. Evil Dead

Released: 2013

Written By: Fede Alvarez, Rodo Sayagues

Directed By: Fede Alvarez

Starring: Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci, Jessica Lucas

Five friends head to a remote cabin to help one of them to battle their inner demons, but the discovery of the Book of the Dead leads them to accidently summoning even worse demons they will all have to face.

Teresa Palmer and Alexander DiPersia star in Lights Out
  1. Lights Out

Released: 2016

Written By: Eric Heisserer

Directed By: David F. Sandberg

Starring: Teresa Palmer, Gabriel Bateman, Billy Burke, Maria Bello

A family is plagued by an entity that lurks in the darkness, and will do whatever it takes to keep the lights out…

Ty Simpkins, Joseph Bishara, Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, and Lin Shaye star in Insidious
  1. Insidious

Released: 2010

Written By: Leigh Whannell 

Directed By: James Wan

Starring: Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey 

After their son unexplainably enters a coma, Renai and Josh Lambert come to learn that their son has a special ability to astral project to the spirit world, now sinister entities are looking to inhabit his body.

Anna Paquin, Emma Roberts, Mary McDonnell, and Neve Campbell star in Scream 4
  1. Scream 4

Released: 2011

Written By: Kevin Williamson

Directed By: Wes Craven

Starring: David Arquette, Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, Emma Roberts 

Sidney Prescott returns to Woodsboro hoping to put her gruesome past to rest, but on the fifteenth anniversary of the infamous murders, Ghostface begins killing the teenagers of Woodsboro once again.

Rose Byrne, Danielle Bisutti, Patrick Wilson, and Ty Simpkins star in Insidious: Chapter 2
  1. Insidious: Chapter 2

Released: 2013

Written By: Leigh Whannell

Directed By: James Wan

Starring: Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Lin Shaye, Ty Simpkins

In this sequel to 2010’s Insidious, the Lambert family, along with a team of ghost experts, scramble to uncover the mystery that keeps them dangerously connected to the spirit world.

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