The 24 Best Horror Movies of 2008

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1). Let the Right One in (Lat den ratte komma in) (2008)

Score: 8.06/10 IMDB: 7.9/10 Trailer Review
Oskar, a bullied 12-year old, dreams of revenge. He falls in love with Eli, a peculiar girl. She can't stand…
Director: Tomas Alfredson
Stars: Libby Brien, Philip Hersh, Adam Stone, Peter Carlberg, Sören Källstigen

2). Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)

Score: 7.8/10 IMDB: 7.0/10 Trailer
In this continuation to the adventure of the demon superhero, an evil elf breaks an ancient pact between humans and…
Director: Guillermo del Toro
Stars: Ron Perlman, Doug Jones, Brian Steele, John Hurt, Jeffrey Tambor

3). Lake Mungo (2008)

Score: 7.7/10 IMDB: 6.1/10 Trailer
Sixteen-year-old ALICE PALMER drowns while swimming in the local dam. When her body is recovered and a verdict of accidental…
Director: Joel Anderson
Stars: James Lawson, Tamara Donnellan, Judith Roberts, Simon Wilton, John Dunn

4). Eden Lake (2008)

Score: 7.13/10 IMDB: 6.8/10 Trailer
Nursery teacher Jenny and her boyfriend Steve, escape for a romantic weekend away. Steve, planning to propose, has found an…
Director: James Watkins
Stars: Michael Fassbender, Shaun Dooley, Bronson Webb, Alex Palmer, Kelly Reilly

5). Tokyo Gore Police (2008)

Score: 7.1/10 IMDB: 6.0/10 Trailer
Set in a future-world vision of Tokyo where the police have been privatized and bitter self-mutilation is so casual that…
Director: Yoshihiro Nishimura
Stars: Steve Kramer, Dorothy Elias-Fahn, Dan Woren, Shun Sugata, Jessica Gee-George

6). Pontypool (2008)

Score: 6.8/10 IMDB: 6.6/10 Trailer
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Director: Bruce McDonald
Stars: Stephen McHattie, Boyd Banks, Diane Gordon, Hannah Fleming, Lisa Houle

7). Baghead (2008)

Score: 6.7/10 IMDB: 6.0/10 Trailer
Four struggling actors retreat to a cabin in Big Bear, California in order to write a screenplay that will make…
Directors: Jay Duplass, Mark Duplass
Stars: Jennifer Lafleur, Steve Zissis, Vincent James Prendergast, Stephanie Huettner, Elise Muller

8). I Sell the Dead (2008)

Score: 6.7/10 IMDB: 6.1/10 Trailer Review
18th century justice catches up with a pair of grave robbers. With only a few hours to go before his…
Director: Glenn McQuaid
Stars: Ron Perlman, Larry Fessenden, Angus Scrimm, Martin Pfefferkorn, Dominic Monaghan

9). Cloverfield (2008)

Score: 6.67/10 IMDB: 7.0/10 Trailer Review
Cloverfield follows five New Yorkers from the perspective of a hand-held video camera. The movie is exactly the length of…
Director: Matt Reeves
Stars: Martin Pfefferkorn, Janis Jones, Chris Mulkey, Tim Griffin, Doby Daenger

10). The Cottage (2008)

Score: 6.65/10 IMDB: 6.1/10 Trailer
In a remote part of the countryside, a bungled kidnapping turns into a living nightmare for four central characters when…
Director: Paul Andrew Williams
Stars: Doug Bradley, Andy Serkis, Reece Shearsmith, Steven Berkoff, Dave Legeno

11). Dance of the Dead (2008)

Score: 6.59/10 IMDB: 5.8/10 Trailer Review
It is prom night in middle America. Tuxes have been rented and dresses have been bought. But when the dead…
Director: Gregg Bishop
Stars: Lucas Till, Justin Welborn, Randy McDowell, Mark Oliver, Blair Redford

12). The Midnight Meat Train (2008)

Score: 6.57/10 IMDB: 6.1/10 Trailer Review
The photographer Leon lives with his girlfriend and waitress Maya waiting for a chance to get in the photo business.…
Directors: Ryûhei Kitamura, Ryûhei Kitamura
Stars: Ted Raimi, Leslie Bibb, Tony Curran, Bradley Cooper, Greg Brown

13). Dead Space: Downfall (2008)

Score: 6.55/10 IMDB: 6.3/10 Trailer Review
The USG Ishimura, a miner spaceship, is transporting a strange artifact called the Red Marker. In the Aegis VII colony,…
Director: Chuck Patton
Stars: Kevin Michael Richardson, Jeff Bennett, Bob Neill, Kirk Baily, Grey Griffin

14). Quarantine (2008)

Score: 6.48/10 IMDB: 6.0/10 Trailer Review
A television reporter and her cameraman are assigned to spend the night shift with a Los Angeles fire crew. After…
Director: John Erick Dowdle
Stars: Doug Jones, Johnathon Schaech, Jay Hernandez, Rade Serbedzija, Joe Fria

15). Splinter (2008)

Score: 6.43/10 IMDB: 6.1/10 Trailer
While camping in the woods, Polly Watt and her clumsy boyfriend Seth Belzer damage their tent. They decide to spend…
Director: Toby Wilkins
Stars: Shea Whigham, Charles Baker, Jill Wagner, Paulo Costanzo, Rachel Kerbs

16). The Burrowers (2008)

Score: 6.36/10 IMDB: 5.8/10 Trailer Review
A band of courageous men sets out to find and recover a family of settlers that has mysteriously vanished from…
Director: J.T. Petty
Stars: Clancy Brown, Bonnie Morgan, William Mapother, David Midthunder, Jocelin Donahue

17). Martyrs (2008)

Score: 6.3/10 IMDB: 7.1/10 Trailer
Fifteen years after a horrifying experience of abduction and prolonged torture, Lucie embarks on a bloody quest for revenge against…
Director: Pascal Laugier
Stars: Tony Robinow, Robert Toupin, Mike Chute, Gaëlle Cohen, Gaëlle Cohen

18). The Disappeared (2008)

Score: 6.15/10 IMDB: 5.9/10 Trailer
Matthew Ryan's life is devastated after the disappearance of his younger brother, Tom. Matthew's father had left him to look…
Director: Johnny Kevorkian
Stars: Bronson Webb, Tom Felton, Harry Treadaway, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Jefferson Hall

19). The Lazarus Project (2008)

Score: 6.1/10 IMDB: 6.2/10 Trailer
A harrowing and frightening thriller about a man who has everything he's ever loved stripped away from him; and to…
Director: John Glenn
Stars: Tony Curran, Piper Perabo, Richard Thomas, Bob Gunton, Paul Walker

20). The Machine Girl (2008)

Score: 6.1/10 IMDB: 5.9/10 Trailer
Ami is a typical college girl. She's bright, friendly, popular and athletic, with nothing to set her apart from other…
Director: Noboru Iguchi
Stars: Tarô Suwa, Mike Pollock, Nahana, Tarô Suwa, Hiroko Yashiki

21). The Ruins (2008)

Score: 6.07/10 IMDB: 5.9/10 Trailer Review
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Director: Carter Smith
Stars: Karen Strassman, Jena Malone, Shawn Ashmore, Joe Anderson, Laura Ramsey

22). Rule Number One (2008)

Score: 5.8/10 IMDB: 6.4/10 Trailer
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Director: Kelvin Tong
Stars: Ben Yuen, Ekin Cheng, Shawn Yue, Stephanie Che, Renee Lee

23). 4bia (2008)

Score: 5.52/10 IMDB: 6.7/10 Trailer
4BIA is a Horror Anthology. The first segment, "Happiness" is about a lonely girl who corresponded with a stranger over…
Directors: Banjong Pisanthanakun, Parkpoom Wongpoom, Paween Purikitpanya …
Stars: Wiwat Kongrasri, Saranthorn Chalinthong, Nattapong Chartpong, Shindanai Kanoksrithaworn, Pongsatorn Jongwilak

24). The Scissors Massacre (2008)

Score: 5.51/10 IMDB: 5.9/10 Trailer
Three sisters grow up on a chicken farm in a small town of Gifu. The oldest sister, Yukie Sawada, is…
Directors: Kôtarô Terauchi, Kôtarô Terauchi
Stars: Masashi Taniguchi, Kotori Ishii, Ai Hazuki, Kôta Kusano, Megumi Katsunori

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24 List of 2008 Horror Films Worth Watching!

Best Horror Movies of 2008

Looking for the best 2008 horror movies? At the top of our list of the best horror movies of 2008 are "Let the Right One in (Lat den ratte komma in) (2008), Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008), Lake Mungo (2008), Eden Lake (2008), and Tokyo Gore Police (2008)." Our top list is an average of our review scores, Hell Horror viewers, and a few other sources.

The best horror film of 2008 is Let the Right One in (Lat den ratte komma in) (2008) scoring 8.06/10 stars with our combined scores. IMDB already has over 191,240 votes for this movie. Starring in Let the Right One in (Lat den ratte komma in) (2008) is Libby Brien, Philip Hersh, Adam Stone, Peter Carlberg, and Sören Källstigen. Director Tomas Alfredson did a phenomenal job treating us with this 2008 best horror film which was remarkable.Let the Right One in (Lat den ratte komma in) (2008) is in Horror, Drama, and Romance movie genres.

Next Best Horror Movies of 2008 The next best 2008 horror movie is Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008) with a score of 7.8/10 stars. Ron Perlman, Doug Jones, Brian Steele, John Hurt, and Jeffrey Tambor star in "Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)". Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008) is directed by Guillermo del Toro and has over 232,850 IMDB votes. You can find Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008) in Horror, Sci-Fi, Action, Fantasy, and Adventure movie genres.

These are the best horror films of 2008, and we hope you enjoy the 121 movies on our list of good 2008 horror movies sorted best to worst.

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