It's hard to believe, but we're already 3/4 of the way through 2018. In the dog days of heat and sun, January and its promise of an entire year's worth of anticipated films seems so very long ago, but there's no need to despair — there are plenty more movie nights coming up. And for those who want to get a jump on fall's chills, there's no better way than with some icy horror films to send shivers down your spine. Here are the 17 scariest movies out in 2018 so far and where to stream them, for your blood-curdling convenience.
It's a pleasant change to see that even the most slasher-centric offerings are becoming more female-driven, as shown with films like Hereditary and A Quiet Place. There's still a lot of work to be done in terms of equality on-screen, but just having more parity in seeing women on both sides of the knife is certainlya worthy development. For those unfamiliar with Men, Women, and Chain Saws, a book examining gender in horror films, it looks at the idea that horror is truly a women's genre because, not in spite of, women frequently being the victims, or in the case of Revenge, victims-turned-victimizers. That just makes the movies below all the more worth watching.