2018s Supreme Selection of Horror, Thriller, and Sci-Fi Films

The Best Genre Movies of 2018

As passionate movie enthusiasts, we at Heaven of Horror have compiled a list of the best genre movies from 2018. This list encompasses the Horror, Thriller, and Sci-fi genres and includes the absolute gems that stood out to us during the year. With over 139 reviews written by our dedicated team, we’ve carefully selected the movies that truly captivated our attention and earned our highest ratings. Let’s dive into the world of these incredible films and discover why they deserve to be on this prestigious list.

The Best Genre Movies of 2018 with 5 out of 5 Stars

Starting off with the cream of the crop, we present to you the movies that received a perfect score of 5 out of 5 stars on our website. These exceptional films left us awe-inspired and craving for more. Click on the movie titles to read our detailed reviews and explore why each one has won its respective subgenre title.

  • Best Horror Movie: Hereditary
  • Best War-themed Zombie Movie: Overlord
  • Best Shapeshifter Movie: Lifechanger
  • Best Foreign Horror Movie: Satan’s Slaves
  • Best Slow-Burn Thriller: You Were Never Really Here
  • Best Zombie Drama: The Night Eats the World
  • Best Foreign Low Budget Thriller: The Guilty
  • Best Revenge Thriller: Revenge
  • Best Netflix Horror Movie: The Ritual
  • Best Low Budget Horror Movie: Still/Born

The Best Genre Movies of 2018 with 4 out of 5 Stars

While not achieving a perfect rating, these films still managed to impress us and earn an impressive 4 out of 5 stars. Each one offers a unique cinematic experience that will leave you on the edge of your seat. From apocalyptic tales to mind-bending mysteries, these films showcase the versatility and creativity within the Horror, Thriller, and Sci-fi genres.

  • Best Apocalyptic Netflix Movie: Bird Box
  • Best French Horror Movie: Knife+Heart
  • Best Netflix Mindf*ck: Cam
  • Best Serial Killer Movie: The Clovehitch Killer
  • Best Kinky Thriller: Piercing
  • Best Slow-Burn Mystery Thriller: Wrath of Silence
  • Best Low Budget Netflix Movie: Malevolent
  • Best Fantasy Horror: Tumbbad
  • Best 80s Throwback Slasher: Hell Fest
  • Best Whodunit: Stillwater
  • Best LGBTQ Thriller: What Keeps You Alive
  • Best Korean Mystery: The Vanished
  • Best Netflix Thriller: Calibre
  • Best Fantasy Sci-Fi: The Endless
  • Best Low Budget Mystery: Inheritance
  • Best Monster Movie: Jurassic World 2: Fallen Kingdom
  • Best Low-Budget Zombie Movie: Feral
  • Best Sci-fi Horror: Stephanie

More Unforgettable Films of 2018

But wait, there’s more! Our journey through the best genre movies of 2018 doesn’t end there. We have compiled an extensive list of additional films that deserve your attention. Many of these hidden gems are low-budget wonders that can be easily found on popular streaming platforms such as VOD or Netflix. Don’t miss out on these remarkable cinematic experiences.

  • Best Horror Comedy Anthology: Dead List
  • Best Home Invasion Thriller: Knuckleball
  • Best Survival Horror Mystery: Ghostland (Incident in a Ghostland)
  • Best Horror Anthology: Ghost Stories
  • Best Supernatural Thriller: Marrowbone
  • Best Werewolf Movie: Wildling
  • Best Film Noir: Pickings
  • Best Crime Thriller: Midnighters
  • Best Asian Mystery: Forgotten
  • Best Alternative Zombie Movie: The Cured
  • Best Low Budget Slasher: Ruin Me
  • Best Slow Burn Thriller: Super Dark Times
  • Best Low Budget Revenge Movie: M.F.A.
  • Best Netflix Sci-Fi Horror: The Cloverfield Paradox
  • Best Netflix Home Invasion Thriller: The Open House
  • Best Netflix Serial Killer Movie: Creep 2


In 2018, the world of cinema delivered a plethora of outstanding genre movies that captured our imaginations and kept us at the edge of our seats. From spine-chilling horrors to mind-bending thrillers, these films offered an escape into worlds of mystery, terror, and excitement. It was a year filled with cinematic excellence and creativity that truly showcased the diversity and brilliance of the Horror, Thriller, and Sci-fi genres.

As we eagerly await what the future holds for the world of film, let’s remember the incredible experiences we had through these handpicked movies. Whether you’re a fan of heart-pounding scares, gripping suspense, or mind-bending tales, 2018 had something remarkable for everyone.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How were these movies selected?

The movies on this list were carefully selected based on our extensive reviews and ratings throughout 2018. We considered various factors such as the overall quality of the film, its impact on the genre, and the level of enjoyment it provided to viewers.

2. Can I find these movies on popular streaming platforms?

Absolutely! Many of the movies on this list can be found on popular streaming platforms like VOD or Netflix. They are easily accessible for you to enjoy at your convenience.

3. Are there any foreign language films on this list?

Yes! We have included various foreign language films that have made a significant impact in the genre. These movies showcase the talent and creativity from different parts of the world.

4. Are there any recommendations for low-budget films?

Definitely! We understand the appeal and brilliance of low-budget films that exceed expectations. Our list includes several low-budget films that deliver exceptional storytelling and cinematic experiences on a limited budget.

5. What can I expect from these genre movies?

Each movie on this list offers a unique experience within its respective genre. From heart-stopping scares to intricate mysteries, these films will immerse you in captivating narratives, unforgettable characters, and thrilling plot twists.