Best Horror Movies of 2014

1.

What We Do in the Shadows

6.2

Vampire housemates try to cope with the complexities of modern life and show a newly turned hipster some of the perks of being undead.

Starring: Taika Waititi, Jemaine Clement, Jonny Brugh, Cori Gonzalez-Macuer, Stuart Rutherford
Directed by: Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi
Release date: 2014-06-19
2.

It Follows

5.5

For 19-year-old Jay, fall should be about school, boys and weekends out at the lake. But a seemingly innocent physical encounter turns sour and gives her the inescapable sense that someone, or something, is following her. Faced with this burden, Jay and her teenage friends must find a way to escape the horror that seems to be only a few steps behind.

Starring: Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Daniel Zovatto, Olivia Luccardi, Lili Sepe
Directed by: David Robert Mitchell
Release date: 2014-11-13
3.

The Babadook

5.5

A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son's fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.

Starring: Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Hayley McElhinney, Daniel Henshall, Barbara West
Directed by: Jennifer Kent
Release date: 2014-05-22
4.

The Purge: Anarchy

5.4

One night per year, the government sanctions a 12-hour period in which citizens can commit any crime they wish -- including murder -- without fear of punishment or imprisonment. Leo, a sergeant who lost his son, plans a vigilante mission of revenge during the mayhem. However, instead of a death-dealing avenger, he becomes the unexpected protector of four innocent strangers who desperately need his help if they are to survive the night.

Starring: Frank Grillo, Carmen Ejogo, Zach Gilford, Kiele Sanchez, Zoë Borde
Directed by: James DeMonaco
Release date: 2014-07-17
5.

Oculus

5.3

A woman tries to exonerate her brother's murder conviction by proving that the crime was committed by a supernatural phenomenon.

Starring: Karen Gillan, Brenton Thwaites, Katee Sackhoff, Rory Cochrane, Annalise Basso
Directed by: Mike Flanagan
Release date: 2014-04-03
6.

Dracula Untold

5.2

Vlad Tepes is a great hero, but when he learns the Sultan is preparing for battle and needs to form an army of 1,000 boys, including Vlad's son, he vows to find a way to protect his family. Vlad turns to dark forces in order to get the power to destroy his enemies and agrees to go from hero to monster as he's turned into the mythological vampire Dracula.

Starring: Luke Evans, Sarah Gadon, Dominic Cooper, Art Parkinson, Charles Dance
Directed by: Gary Shore
Release date: 2014-10-01
7.

As Above, So Below

5.1

When a team of explorers ventures into the catacombs that lie beneath the streets of Paris, they uncover the dark secret that lies within this city of the dead.

Starring: Perdita Weeks, Ben Feldman, Edwin Hodge, François Civil, Marion Lambert
Directed by: John Erick Dowdle
Release date: 2014-08-14
8.

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

5.0

In the Iranian ghost-town Bad City, a place that reeks of death and loneliness, the townspeople are unaware they are being stalked by a lonesome vampire.

Starring: Sheila Vand, Arash Marandi, Marshall Manesh, Mozhan Marnò, Dominic Rains
Directed by: Ana Lily Amirpour
Release date: 2014-01-19
9.

Spring

4.9

A young man in a personal tailspin flees the US to Italy, where he sparks up a romance with a woman harboring a dark, primordial secret.

Starring: Lou Taylor Pucci, Nadia Hilker, Nick Nevern, Augie Duke, Jeremy Gardner
Directed by: Aaron Moorhead, Justin Benson
Release date: 2014-03-20
10.

Afflicted

4.6

Two friends' tour of Europe takes a dark turn when one of them contracts a mysterious illness. They race to find out what it is and how to cure it before the sickness consumes him completely.

Starring: Baya Rehaz, Derek Lee, Clif Prowse, Edo van Breemen, Zachary Gray
Directed by: Derek Lee, Clif Prowse
Release date: 2014-04-04
11.

13 Sins

4.6

A bright but meek salesman, drowning in debt as he's about to get married, receives a mysterious phone call informing him that he's on a hidden camera game show where he must execute 13 tasks to receive a multi-million dollar cash prize.

Starring: Mark Webber, Devon Graye, Rutina Wesley, Ron Perlman, Pruitt Taylor Vince
Directed by: Daniel Stamm
Release date: 2014-04-18
12.

Annabelle

4.6

John Form has found the perfect gift for his expectant wife, Mia - a beautiful, rare vintage doll in a pure white wedding dress. But Mia's delight with Annabelle doesn't last long. On one horrific night, their home is invaded by members of a satanic cult, who violently attack the couple. Spilled blood and terror are not all they leave behind. The cultists have conjured an entity so malevolent that nothing they did will compare to the sinister conduit to the damned that is now... Annabelle.

Starring: Annabelle Wallis, Ward Horton, Tony Amendola, Alfre Woodard, Eric Ladin
Directed by: John R. Leonetti
Release date: 2014-10-02
13.

The Voices

4.5

A mentally unhinged factory worker must decide whether to listen to his talking cat and become a killer, or follow his dog's advice to keep striving for normalcy.

Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Gemma Arterton, Anna Kendrick, Jacki Weaver, Ella Smith
Directed by: Marjane Satrapi
Release date: 2014-01-19
14.

Creep

4.5

Looking for work, Aaron comes across a cryptic online ad: “$1,000 for the day. Filming service. Discretion is appreciated.” Low on cash and full of naiveté, he decides to go for it. He drives to a cabin in a remote mountain town where he meets Josef, his cinematic subject for the day. Josef is sincere and the project seems heartfelt, so Aaron begins to film. But as the day goes on, it becomes clear that Josef is not who he says, and his intentions are not at all pure.

Starring: Mark Duplass, Patrick Brice, Katie Aselton
Directed by: Patrick Brice
Release date: 2014-06-23
15.

Deliver Us from Evil

4.4

When a frightening wave of violence sweeps through New York City, troubled cop Sarchie fails to find a rational explanation for the bizarre crimes. However, his eyes are opened to a frightening alternate reality when renegade Jesuit priest, Mendoza convinces him that demonic possession may be to blame for the gruesome murders. Together, they wage a valiant supernatural struggle to rid the city of an otherworldly evil.

Starring: Eric Bana, Edgar Ramírez, Olivia Munn, Joel McHale, Sean Harris
Directed by: Scott Derrickson
Release date: 2014-07-01
16.

The Taking of Deborah Logan

4.3

What starts as a poignant medical documentary about Deborah Logan's descent into Alzheimer's disease and her daughter's struggles as caregiver degenerates into a maddening portrayal of dementia at its most frightening, as hair-raising events begin to plague the family and crew and an unspeakable malevolence threatens to tear the very fabric of sanity from them all.

Starring: Jill Larson, Anne Ramsay, Michelle Ang, Ryan Cutrona, Brett Gentile
Directed by: Adam Robitel
Release date: 2014-10-21
17.

Starry Eyes

4.3

A hopeful young starlet uncovers the ominous origins of the Hollywood elite and enters into a deadly agreement in exchange for fame and fortune.

Starring: Alex Essoe, Amanda Fuller, Noah Segan, Fabianne Therese, Pat Healy
Directed by: Kevin Kolsch, Dennis Widmyer
Release date: 2014-07-29
18.

The Canal

4.2

Film archivist David and his wife are perfectly happy or so he believes. When a looming secret shatters their marriage at the same time as a turn-of-the-century film reel he is studying reveals their house to be the site of a 1902 multiple-murder, David begins to unravel, and the house’s eerie history threatens to repeat itself. Dripping with tension and chilling to the core, this visceral Irish ghost story is a visually arresting and genuinely shocking journey into the darkness within.

Starring: Rupert Evans, Antonia Campbell-Hughes, Hannah Hoekstra, Steve Oram, Kelly Byrne
Directed by: Ivan Kavanagh
Release date: 2014-10-10
19.

Cooties

4.1

A mysterious virus hits an isolated elementary school, transforming the kids into a feral swarm of mass savages. An unlikely hero must lead a motley band of teachers in the fight of their lives.

Starring: Elijah Wood, Alison Pill, Rainn Wilson, Jack McBrayer, Nasim Pedrad
Directed by: Cary Murnion, Jonathan Milott
Release date: 2014-10-10
20.

The Possession of Michael King

4.1

The film tells the story of documentary filmmaker Michael King (Shane Johnson), who doesn’t believe in God or the Devil. Following the sudden death of his wife, Michael decides to make his next film about the search for the existence of the supernatural, making himself the center of the experiment – allowing demonologists, necromancers, and various practitioners of the occult to try the deepest and darkest spells and rituals they can find on him – in the hopes that when they fail, he’ll once and for all have proof that religion, spiritualism, and the paranormal are nothing more than myth. But something does happen. An evil and horrifying force has taken over Michael King. And it will not let him go.

Starring: Shane Johnson, Dale Dickey, Julie McNiven, Tomas Arana, Ella Anderson
Directed by: David Jung
Release date: 2014-08-22

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