The 24 Best Horror Movies of 2012

1). Frankenweenie (2012)

Score: 7.7/10 IMDB: 7.0/10 Trailer
When young Victor's pet dog Sparky (who stars in Victor's home-made monster movies) is hit by a car, Victor decides…
Director: Tim Burton
Stars: Frank Welker, Christopher Lee, Winona Ryder, Tom Kenny, Dee Bradley Baker

2). The Conspiracy (2012)

Score: 7.55/10 IMDB: 6.3/10 Trailer
A documentary about conspiracy theories takes a horrific turn after the filmmakers uncover an ancient and dangerous secret society.
Director: Christopher MacBride
Stars: Julian Richings, R.D. Reid, Melanie Scrofano, Laura de Carteret, Simon Reynolds

3). Resolution (2012)

Score: 7.54/10 IMDB: 6.3/10 Trailer Review
Soon-to-be-a-dad Michael makes a last ditch effort to save his longtime but addicted friend Chris from a foreseeable drug related…
Directors: Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead
Stars: Bill Oberst Jr., Aaron Moorhead, Justin Benson, Peter Cilella, Vinny Curran

4). Berberian Sound Studio (2012)

Score: 7.53/10 IMDB: 6.2/10 Trailer
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Director: Peter Strickland
Stars: Toby Jones, Justin Turner, Kata Bartsch, Cosimo Fusco, Miklos Kemecsi

5). Excision (2012)

Score: 7.15/10 IMDB: 6.1/10 Trailer
This film is about Pauline, a young woman (18yo) who lives with her family and her younger sister Grace who…
Director: Richard Bates Jr.
Stars: Ray Wise, Bill Oberst Jr., Malcolm McDowell, Traci Lords, Jeremy Sumpter

6). The Cabin in the Woods (2012)

Score: 7.15/10 IMDB: 7.0/10 Trailer Review
Five teenagers head off for a weekend at a secluded cabin in the woods. They arrive to find they are…
Director: Drew Goddard
Stars: Luke Burnyeat, Sigourney Weaver, Patrick Sabongui, Terry Notary, Chris Hemsworth

7). The Battery (2012)

Score: 6.96/10 IMDB: 6.4/10 Trailer Review
Two former baseball players, Ben (Jeremy Gardner) and Mickey (Adam Cronheim), cut an aimless path across a desolate New England.…
Director: Jeremy Gardner
Stars: Larry Fessenden, Sarah Allen, Jeremy Gardner, Adam Cronheim, Niels Bolle

8). 100 Bloody Acres (2012)

Score: 6.91/10 IMDB: 6.0/10 Trailer Review
The use of dead car crash victims in the Morgan Brothers' "Blood and Bone" fertiliser has been a huge boon…
Directors: Cameron Cairnes, Colin Cairnes
Stars: Angus Sampson, John Jarratt, Damon Herriman, Paul Blackwell, Anna McGahan

9). Grabbers (2012)

Score: 6.74/10 IMDB: 6.3/10 Trailer Review
Police officer Lisa Nolan comes to Aran Island, Ireland, to take charge during a colleague's two-week holiday. Simultaneously, blood-thirsty, sea-dwelling…
Director: Jon Wright
Stars: Lalor Roddy, Laurence Doherty, Ned Dennehy, Roz McCutcheon, Ruth Bradley

10). Byzantium (2012)

Score: 6.68/10 IMDB: 6.5/10 Trailer Review
Two mysterious women seek refuge in a run-down coastal resort. Clara meets lonely Noel, who provides shelter in his deserted…
Director: Neil Jordan
Stars: Caleb Landry Jones, Gemma Arterton, Jonny Lee Miller, Peter Stacey, Sam Riley

11). Chained (2012)

Score: 6.65/10 IMDB: 6.4/10 Trailer
This movie is about A cab driver called Bob (Vincent D'Onofrio) who picks up women and takes them to his…
Directors: Jennifer Chambers Lynch, Jennifer Lynch
Stars: Vincent D'Onofrio, Jake Weber, Gina Philips, Amy Matysio, Lyndon Bray

12). The Woman in Black (2012)

Score: 6.61/10 IMDB: 6.4/10 Trailer Review
In London, solicitor Arthur Kipps still grieves the death of his beloved wife Stella on the delivery of their son…
Director: James Watkins
Stars: Mary Stockley, Victor McGuire, Jonathan Taylor, Patricia Winker, Daniel Radcliffe

13). The Bay (2012)

Score: 6.57/10 IMDB: 5.6/10 Trailer
This "found-footage" film is set in 2009 in the town of Claridge, Maryland on the Chesapeake Bay. During the town's…
Director: Barry Levinson
Stars: Justin Welborn, Anthony Reynolds, Robert C. Treveiler, Jody Thompson, Andrew R. Kaplan

14). John Dies at the End (2012)

Score: 6.33/10 IMDB: 6.4/10 Trailer Review
It's a drug that promises an out-of-body experience with each hit. On the street they call it Soy Sauce, and…
Director: Don Coscarelli
Stars: Doug Jones, Daniel Roebuck, Angus Scrimm, Clancy Brown, Kevin Michael Richardson

15). Maniac (2012)

Score: 6.25/10 IMDB: 6.1/10 Trailer Review
Just when the streets seemed safe, a serial killer with a fetish for scalps is back and on the hunt.…
Director: Franck Khalfoun
Stars: Elijah Wood, America Olivo, Brittani Cox, Jan Broberg, Megan Duffy

16). Cockneys vs Zombies (2012)

Score: 6.2/10 IMDB: 5.9/10 Trailer
This British movie is about a group of inept criminals who decide to rob a bank so they can save…
Director: Matthias Hoene
Stars: Philip Harvey, Lee Asquith-Coe, Tony Gardner, Lee Nicholas Harris, Johnny Lynch

17). Sightseers (2012)

Score: 6.15/10 IMDB: 6.5/10 Trailer Review
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Director: Ben Wheatley
Stars: John Hurt, Tony Way, Lucy Russell, Steve Oram, Sara Stewart

18). Sinister (2012)

Score: 6.09/10 IMDB: 6.8/10 Trailer Review
True-crime writer Ellison Oswalt moves himself and his family into a house where a horrific crime took place earlier, but…
Director: Scott Derrickson
Stars: Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio, Vincent Hogarth, Chester the Chihuahua, James Ransone

19). Kiss of the Damned (2012)

Score: 6.03/10 IMDB: 5.6/10 Trailer Review
In the countryside near to New York, Djuna lives alone with her housemaid Irene in a manor that belongs to…
Director: Xan Cassavetes
Stars: Riley Keough, Milo Ventimiglia, Chris Meyer, Michael Rapaport, Jonathan Caouette

20). The Pact (2012)

Score: 5.9/10 IMDB: 5.8/10 Trailer
Nichole Barlow comes to San Pedro with her daughter Eva to attend the funeral of her mother. She calls her…
Director: Nicholas McCarthy
Stars: Mark Steger, Casper Van Dien, Santiago Segura, Boriana Williams, Caity Lotz

21). Antiviral (2012)

Score: 5.87/10 IMDB: 5.7/10 Trailer
Syd March is an employee at a clinic that sells injections of live viruses harvested from sick celebrities to obsessed…
Director: Brandon Cronenberg
Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Caleb Landry Jones, Joe Pingue, Wendy Crewson, Douglas Smith

22). The Healing (2012)

Score: 5.8/10 IMDB: 6.4/10 Trailer
Seth (Vilma Santos) and a group of people are talked into visiting a mysterious healer due to all of them…
Directors: Chito S. Roño, Chito S. Roño
Stars: Mercedes Cabral, John Gabriel, Ces Quesada, Ynez Veneracion, Amante Pulido

23). V/H/S aka VHS (2012)

Score: 5.76/10 IMDB: 5.8/10 Trailer Review
A POV, found footage horror film from the perspective of America's top genre filmmakers. A group of misfits are hired…
Directors: Adam Wingard, Ti West, Glenn McQuaid …
Stars: Simon Barrett, Joe Swanberg, Graham Reznick, Elizabeth Davidovich, Helen Rogers

24). American Mary (2012)

Score: 5.76/10 IMDB: 6.3/10 Trailer Review
The allure of easy money sends Mary Mason, a medical student, into the world of underground surgeries which ends up…
Directors: Jen Soska, Sylvia Soska
Stars: Katharine Isabelle, Paul Anthony, Tristan Risk, Sylvia Soska, Jen Soska

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24 List of 2012 Horror Films Worth Watching!

Best Horror Movies of 2012

Looking for the best 2012 horror movies? At the top of our list of the best horror movies of 2012 are "Frankenweenie (2012), The Conspiracy (2012), Resolution (2012), Berberian Sound Studio (2012), and Excision (2012)." Our top list is an average of our review scores, Hell Horror viewers, and a few other sources.

The best horror film of 2012 is Frankenweenie (2012) scoring 7.7/10 stars with our combined scores. IMDB already has over 86,340 votes for this movie. Starring in Frankenweenie (2012) is Frank Welker, Christopher Lee, Winona Ryder, Tom Kenny, and Dee Bradley Baker. Director Tim Burton did a phenomenal job treating us with this 2012 best horror film which was remarkable.Frankenweenie (2012) is in Horror, Sci-Fi, Comedy, Family, and Animation movie genres.

Next Best Horror Movies of 2012 The next best 2012 horror movie is The Conspiracy (2012) with a score of 7.55/10 stars. Julian Richings, R.D. Reid, Melanie Scrofano, Laura de Carteret, and Simon Reynolds star in "The Conspiracy (2012)". The Conspiracy (2012) is directed by Christopher MacBride and has over 8,920 IMDB votes. You can find The Conspiracy (2012) in Horror, and Thriller movie genres.

These are the best horror films of 2012, and we hope you enjoy the 161 movies on our list of good 2012 horror movies sorted best to worst.

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