Best Horror Movies of 2013

1.

The Conjuring

6.2

Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse. Forced to confront a powerful entity, the Warrens find themselves caught in the most terrifying case of their lives.

Starring: Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Lili Taylor, Ron Livingston, Mackenzie Foy
Directed by: James Wan
Release date: 2013-07-18
2.

World War Z

5.9

Life for former United Nations investigator Gerry Lane and his family seems content. Suddenly, the world is plagued by a mysterious infection turning whole human populations into rampaging mindless zombies. After barely escaping the chaos, Lane is persuaded to go on a mission to investigate this disease. What follows is a perilous trek around the world where Lane must brave horrific dangers and long odds to find answers before human civilization falls.

Starring: Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Abigail Hargrove, Sterling Jerins, James Badge Dale
Directed by: Marc Forster
Release date: 2013-06-20
3.

Stoker

5.5

After India's father dies, her Uncle Charlie, who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her unstable mother. She comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives and becomes increasingly infatuated with him.

Starring: Mia Wasikowska, Nicole Kidman, Matthew Goode, Dermot Mulroney, Jacki Weaver
Directed by: Park Chan-wook
Release date: 2013-02-28
4.

Warm Bodies

5.5

After a zombie becomes involved with the girlfriend of one of his victims, their romance sets in motion a sequence of events that might transform the entire lifeless world.

Starring: Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, Analeigh Tipton, Rob Corddry, Dave Franco
Directed by: Jonathan Levine
Release date: 2013-01-31
5.

Insidious: Chapter 2

5.4

The haunted Lambert family seeks to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world.

Starring: Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Ty Simpkins, Lin Shaye, Barbara Hershey
Directed by: James Wan
Release date: 2013-09-12
6.

Toy Story of Terror!

5.3

What starts out as a fun road trip for the Toy Story gang takes an unexpected turn for the worse when the trip detours to a roadside motel. After one of the toys goes missing, the others find themselves caught up in a mysterious sequence of events that must be solved before they all suffer the same fate in this Toy Story of Terror.

Starring: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Kristen Schaal, Carl Weathers, Wallace Shawn
Directed by: Angus MacLane
Release date: 2013-10-16
7.

Evil Dead

5.3

The fourth installment of the Evil Dead franchise, serving as both a reboot and as a loose continuation of the series. Mia, a young woman struggling with sobriety, heads to a remote cabin with a group of friends where the discovery of a Book of the Dead unwittingly summon up dormant demons which possess the youngsters one by one.

Starring: Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci, Jessica Lucas, Elizabeth Blackmore
Directed by: Fede Alvarez
Release date: 2013-04-05
8.

Horns

5.2

In the aftermath of his girlfriend's mysterious death, a young man awakens to strange horns sprouting from his temples.

Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Juno Temple, Kelli Garner, James Remar, Max Minghella
Directed by: Alexandre Aja
Release date: 2013-09-06
9.

Mama

5.1

Guillermo del Toro presents Mama, a supernatural thriller that tells the haunting tale of two little girls who disappeared into the woods the day that their parents were killed. When they are rescued years later and begin a new life, they find that someone or something still wants to come tuck them in at night.

Starring: Jessica Chastain, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Megan Charpentier, Isabelle Nélisse, Daniel Kash
Directed by: Andy Muschietti
Release date: 2013-01-17
10.

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters

5.0

After getting a taste for blood as children, Hansel and Gretel have become the ultimate vigilantes, hell-bent on retribution. Now, unbeknownst to them, Hansel and Gretel have become the hunted, and must face an evil far greater than witches... their past.

Starring: Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, Famke Janssen, Pihla Viitala, Derek Mears
Directed by: Tommy Wirkola
Release date: 2013-01-17
11.

The Purge

4.9

Given the country's overcrowded prisons, the U.S. government begins to allow 12-hour periods of time in which all illegal activity is legal. During one of these free-for-alls, a family must protect themselves from a home invasion.

Starring: Lena Headey, Ethan Hawke, Max Burkholder, Adelaide Kane, Rhys Wakefield
Directed by: James DeMonaco
Release date: 2013-05-31
12.

Carrie

4.9

A reimagining of the classic horror tale about Carrie White, a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother, who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom.

Starring: Chloë Grace Moretz, Julianne Moore, Judy Greer, Alex Russell, Portia Doubleday
Directed by: Kimberly Peirce
Release date: 2013-10-16
13.

Dark Skies

4.6

From the producers of Paranormal Activity, Insidious, and Sinister comes Dark Skies: a supernatural thriller that follows a young family living in the suburbs. As husband and wife Daniel and Lacey Barret witness an escalating series of disturbing events involving their family, their safe and peaceful home quickly unravels. When it becomes clear that the Barret family is being targeted by an unimaginably terrifying and deadly force, Daniel and Lacey take matters in their own hands to solve the mystery of what is after their family.

Starring: Keri Russell, Josh Hamilton, Dakota Goyo, J.K. Simmons, Trevor St. John
Directed by: Scott Stewart
Release date: 2013-02-21
14.

V/H/S/2

4.5

Inside a darkened house looms a column of TVs littered with VHS tapes, a pagan shrine to forgotten analog gods. The screens crackle and pop endlessly with monochrome vistas of static white noise permeating the brain and fogging concentration. But you must fight the urge to relax: this is no mere movie night. Those obsolete spools contain more than just magnetic tape. They are imprinted with the very soul of evil.

Starring: Adam Wingard, Lawrence Michael Levine, Kelsy Abbott, Hannah Hughes, L.C. Holt
Directed by: Eduardo Sánchez, Gregg Hale, Simon Barrett, Adam Wingard, Timo Tjahjanto, Gareth Evans, Jason Eisener
Release date: 2013-06-06
15.

Open Grave

4.4

A man awakes-- without memory -- in a pit full of bodies and must figure out if the people who rescued him are the killers, or if he is the murderer.

Starring: Sharlto Copley, Joseph Morgan, Thomas Kretschmann, Erin Richards, Josie Ho
Directed by: Gonzalo López-Gallego
Release date: 2013-08-13
16.

The Den

4.4

A young woman studying the habits of webcam chat users from the apparent safety of her apartment witnesses a brutal murder online and is quickly immersed in a nightmare in which she and her loved ones are targeted for the same grisly fate as the first victim.

Starring: Melanie Papalia, Matt Riedy, David Schlachtenhaufen, Adam Shapiro, Matt Lasky
Directed by: Zachary Donohue
Release date: 2013-12-12
17.

The Sacrament

4.4

A fashion photographer is traveling to meet his sister at Eden Parish. Once there, his friends begin to film interviews with the Eden Parish inhabitants, all of whom speak of the commune in glowing terms. However, they soon discover that there is a sinister edge to the commune that belies the seemingly peaceful setting.

Starring: Joe Swanberg, AJ Bowen, Kentucker Audley, Gene Jones, Amy Seimetz
Directed by: Ti West
Release date: 2013-09-02
18.

I Spit on Your Grave 2

4.3

Naturally beautiful, Katie has just settled into New York where she, like many other young women, is trying to make it as a model. But what starts out as an innocent and simple photo shoot soon turns into something disturbingly unthinkable! Raped, tortured and kidnapped to a foreign country, Jessica is buried alive and left to die. Against all odds, she manages to escape. Severely injured, she will have to tap into the darkest places of the human psyche to not only survive, but to exact her revenge…

Starring: Jemma Dallender, Joe Absolom, Yavor Baharov, Aleksandar Aleksiev, Mary Stockley
Directed by: Steven R. Monroe
Release date: 2013-08-25
19.

No One Lives

4.3

A gang of ruthless highway killers kidnap a wealthy couple traveling cross country only to shockingly discover that things are not what they seem.

Starring: Luke Evans, Adelaide Clemens, Lee Tergesen, Derek Magyar, America Olivo
Directed by: Ryûhei Kitamura
Release date: 2013-03-09
20.

We Are What We Are

4.3

In this reimagining of the 2010 Mexican film of the same name, director Jim Mickle paints a gruesome portrait of an introverted family struggling to keep their macabre traditions alive, giving us something we can really sink our teeth into.

Starring: Bill Sage, Ambyr Childers, Julia Garner, Michael Parks, Wyatt Russell
Directed by: Jim Mickle
Release date: 2013-09-27

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