Best Horror Movies of 2013

1.

The Conjuring

6.2
7.5/10

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.

Stoker

5.5
6.8/10

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
3.

Warm Bodies

5.4
6.9/10

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
4.

Insidious: Chapter 2

5.4
6.6/10

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
5.

Toy Story of Terror!

5.3
7.6/10

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
6.

Evil Dead

5.3
6.5/10

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
7.

Horns

5.2
6.5/10

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
8.

Dark Skies

5.1
6.3/10

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
9.

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters

5.1
6.1/10

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
10.

The Purge

4.9
5.7/10

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
11.

Wolf Creek 2

4.5
6.1/10

Lured by the promise of an Australian holiday, backpackers Rutger, Katarina, and Paul visit the notorious Wolf Creek Crater. Their dream Outback adventure soon becomes a horrific reality when they encounter the site's most infamous local, the last man any traveler to the region ever wants to meet; Mick Taylor. As the backpackers flee, Mick pursues them on an epic white knuckled rampage across hostile wasteland...

Starring: John Jarratt, Ryan Corr, Shannon Ashlyn, Philippe Klaus, Gerard Kennedy
Directed by: Greg McLean
Release date: 2013-08-30
12.

The Den

4.4
6.0/10

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
13.

The Sacrament

4.4
6.1/10

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
14.

Haunter

4.3
5.9/10

A teenager is stuck in a time loop that is not quite the same each time. She must uncover the truth but her actions have consequences for herself and others.

Starring: Abigail Breslin, Stephen McHattie, David Hewlett, David Knoll, Peter Outerbridge
Directed by: Vincenzo Natali
Release date: 2013-10-25
15.

A Field in England

4.1
6.3/10

During the Civil War in 17th-Century England, a small group of deserters flee from a raging battle through an overgrown field. They are captured by an alchemist, who forces the group to aid him in his search to find a hidden treasure that he believes is buried in the field. Crossing a vast mushroom circle, which provides their first meal, the group quickly descend into a chaos of arguments, fighting and paranoia, and, as it becomes clear that the treasure might be something other than gold, they slowly become victim to the terrifying energies trapped inside the field.

Starring: Julian Barratt, Peter Ferdinando, Richard Glover, Ryan Pope, Reece Shearsmith
Directed by: Ben Wheatley
Release date: 2013-07-05
16.

Knights of Badassdom

4.0
5.7/10

Three best friends and dedicated roleplayers take to the woods to reenact a dungeons and dragons-like scenario as a live action role-playing game. Trouble arises when a prop spellbook purchased from the internet ends up being a genuine grimoire and they unwittingly conjure up a blood-lusting succubus from hell.

Starring: Peter Dinklage, Ryan Kwanten, Summer Glau, Steve Zahn, Margarita Levieva
Directed by: Joe Lynch
Release date: 2013-01-21
17.

The Last Days on Mars

4.0
5.5/10

On the last day of the first manned mission to Mars, a crew member of Tantalus Base believes he has made an astounding discovery – fossilized evidence of bacterial life. Unwilling to let the relief crew claims all the glory, he disobeys orders to pack up and goes out on an unauthorized expedition to collect further samples. But a routine excavation turns to disaster when the porous ground collapses and he falls into a deep crevice and near certain death. His devastated colleagues attempt to recover his body. However, when another vanishes, they start to suspect that the life-form they have discovered is not without danger.

Starring: Liev Schreiber, Romola Garai, Elias Koteas, Olivia Williams, Johnny Harris
Directed by: Ruairi Robinson
Release date: 2013-08-11
18.

The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia

3.9
5.3/10

A young family moves into a historic home in Georgia, only to learn they are not the house's only inhabitants. Soon they find themselves in the presence of a secret rising from underground and threatening to bring down anyone in its path.

Starring: Chad Michael Murray, Katee Sackhoff, Abigail Spencer, Cicely Tyson, Emily Alyn Lind
Directed by: Tom Elkins
Release date: 2013-02-01
19.

A Haunted House

3.9
5.1/10

A spoof of all the "found-footage/documentary style" films released in recent years.

Starring: Marlon Wayans, Essence Atkins, Nick Swardson, Cedric the Entertainer, David Koechner
Directed by: Michael Tiddes
Release date: 2013-01-11
20.

Contracted

3.9
5.3/10

A young girl contracts what she thinks is a sexually-transmitted disease - but is actually something much worse.

Starring: Najarra Townsend, Caroline Williams, Katie Stegeman, Alice Macdonald, Matt Mercer
Directed by: Eric England
Release date: 2013-07-07

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