2018 in Film: the 15 best movies of the year


(United States, directed by Ari Aster)

We tend to be skeptical when we read about ‘this year’s most frightening movie’. In the world of horror movies, everyone is screaming for your attention. Hereditary is both a harrowing account of loss and mourning AND a visually overwhelming horror psychosis in the best thinkable ‘Rosemary’s Baby’ tradition. This isn’t the best horror movie of the year; it’s most likely the best of the decade.