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For me, 2018 has been a decent year for horror all around. We had some fantastic flicks at the theaters along with an array of original programming on our various streaming services, and not to mention some pretty damn good television. Picking only five films out of the many films that deserve to be on a list proved to be slightly more difficult than anticipated.

I am very enthusiastic to see what 2019 has in store for horror fans.

Here are my fiver personal favorite horror films of 2018!

#5 Truth or Dare

Synopsis: Olivia, Lucas and a group of their college friends travel to Mexico for one last getaway before graduation. While there, a stranger convinces one of the students to play a seemingly harmless game of truth or dare with the others. Once the game starts, it awakens something evil — a demon which forces the friends to share dark secrets and confront their deepest fears. The rules are simple but wicked — tell the truth or die, do the dare or die, and if you stop playing, you die.

For only receiving a PG-13 rating, Truth or Dare is a clever fun movie containing a twist for an ending. A film meant to be seen with a group of friends with a few drinks of course. Blumhouse once again does a splendid job of taking a game that we all know and transforming the innocence into something quite sinister and deadly.

#4 The Strangers: Prey At Night.

Synopsis: Mike and his wife Cindy take their son and daughter on a road trip that becomes their worst nightmare. The family members soon find themselves in a desperate fight for survival when they arrive at a secluded mobile home park that’s mysteriously deserted — until three masked psychopaths show up to satisfy their thirst for blood.

Another movie I had been greatly anticipating was the sequel to 2008’s The Strangers. The Strangers: Prey At Night was your typical cookie cutter of a movie but a top-notch score, soundtrack and some downright brutal creative kill scenes, placed this film on my top five list!

#3 The Meg.

Synopsis: Previously thought to be extinct, a massive creature attacks a deep-sea submersible, leaving it disabled and trapping the crew at the bottom of the Pacific. With time running out, a visionary oceanographer recruits rescue diver Jonas Taylor to save the crew and the sea itself from an unimaginable threat — a 75-foot-long prehistoric shark known as the Megalodon.

What can I say, I love shark films! The Meg was not Jaws and really didn’t try to be Jaws (which saved the film for me). The Meg was full of action, adventure and was just downright fun. With just a stint or horror, this film will still have you questioning if you should step foot into the Ocean.

#2 Cam.

Synopsis: A camgirl has her principles until a mysterious woman who looks just like her takes over her channel.

Blumhouse never ceases to amaze me! I heard the hype surrounding this film and to find out that it was exclusive to Netflix and a Blumhouse, nothing was going to stop me from checking out this gem. CAM’s uniqueness and the use of the internet shocked me in every way possible and I do hope a sequel is in the works.

#1 Halloween (2018).

Synopsis: It’s been 40 years since Laurie Strode survived a vicious attack from crazed killer Michael Myers on Halloween night. Locked up in an institution, Myers manages to escape when his bus transfer goes horribly wrong. Laurie now faces a terrifying showdown when the masked madman returns to Haddonfield, Ill. — but this time, she’s ready for him.

Choosing my top horror film wasn’t easy, at all. I had been anticipating Halloween for a very long time, and when the film was released I saw it three times in theaters (including IMAX), trying to absorb every ounce of this film as it displayed on screen. Halloween exceeded my expectations, however, I often wonder if the anticipation of seeing Myers and Laurie Strode together was enough for me, I guess only time will tell. 2019 will start off well with the Ultra 4K releasing in at the start of the new year.