12 Best 2018 Monster Movies to Watch Right Now

2018 Monster Movies

Ever considered watching any of the 2018 monster movies? If not, maybe you didn’t know about the film until now, or you probably have heard of them, but you would like to know what the movie is about to spark your interest in watching it.

These 2018 monster movies are packed with lots of thrilling and action scenes, ranging from people fighting dangerous creatures and monsters to survive to movies where humans bond with these creatures to stop more prominent threats.

Below is a list of the 2018 monster movies with a brief description of what to expect while watching the movie.

1. A Quiet Place (2018)

  • Directed by: John Krasinski
  • Casts: Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Noah Jupe, Millicent Simmonds, Cade Woodward, and Leon Russom.
  • IMDb Rating: 7.5/10
  • Running Time: 1hr 30mins

A quiet place is first on our list and is one of the 2018 monster movies. It features the lives of Lee and Evelyn Abbott and their three children, Reagan, their deaf daughter, Marcus, and Beau, their sons.

They strive to survive after the Death Angels (blind but sensitive to sound alien monsters) invade the earth and slaughter many humans.

Eventually, Beau is killed by this creature after making some noise using a toy space shuttle. About a year later, Evelyn is pregnant with another child, and the family lives together in a house in the middle of the forest, using sign language to communicate.

However, during events nearing the birth of the child, Evelyn is attacked in the house, and at the same time, Reagan and Marcus are attacked somewhere else. 

This leads to the death of Lee as he tries to save his kids’ lives, and then the survivors figure out a way to fight off these monsters.

2. The Meg (2018)

  • Directed by: Jon Turteltaub
  • Casts: Jason Statham, Li Bingbing, Rainn Wilson, Ruby Rose, Winston Chao, Cliff Curtis, Page Kennedy, Masi Oka, Sophia Cali, Jessica McNamee, and Robert Taylor.
  • IMDb Rating: 5.6/10
  • Running Time: 1hr 53mins

The Meg is a short form for the name Megalodon, a 75-foot ancient shark featured in this movie. This is one of the 2018 monster movies filmed underwater and has the sea creatures as the antagonists in the movie.

The film highlights an underwater research station as they dispatch a crew to explore a particular underwater trench and discover new things about it. Still, then they are attacked by Meg, a gigantic shark. 

Deep-sea diver Jonas Taylor is recruited and hired to rescue the dispatched crew. The rescue mission was successful, but a crew member died. 

And then, as they returned to the facility to analyze the situation, they discovered that the shark had followed them from the trench to the upper parts of the water and started causing havoc, destroying ships nearby and killing people.

They successfully kill that one, but then they discover that there are probably other Megalodons that escaped from the trench, and in the fight to kill it, other crew members lose their lives too.

3. Annihilation (2018)

  • Directed by: Alex Garland
  • Casts: Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny, Oscar Isaac, Benedict Wong, David Gyasi, Josh Danford, Sammy Hayman, and Sonoya Mizuno.
  • IMDb Rating: 6.8/10
  • Running Time: 2 hours

Annihilation is another thrilling science fiction movie, and as one of the 2018 monster movies, it sure is one of a kind. 

The movie tells the story of A biologist and former soldier named Lena who joins a team of investigators to learn what happened to Kane, her husband, inside ‘The Shimmer,’ a confined area of weird morphing plants and mutating creatures.

Inside the shimmer, the team loses track of time and is attacked by various mutant species, some of which turn into humanoids.

They face life and sanity-threatening situations in which Lena manages to be the only survivor and escapes from the shimmer. However, it is revealed that she also has been affected by the mysterious effect of the shimmer.

4. The Nun (2018)

  • Directed by: Corin Hardy.
  • Casts: Demián Bichir, Taissa Farmiga, Jonas Bloquet, Bonnie Aarons, Charlotte Hope, Ingrid Bisu, Sandra Teles, Mark Steger, Jack Falk, Jonny Coyne, Ani Sava, Jared Morgan, Michael Smiley, and Joseph Bishara.
  • IMDb Rating: 5.3/10
  • Running Time: 1hr 36mins

Talking about paranormal 2018 monster movies, The Nun is one of them. This movie is also one of the films in the conjuring universe series, and the movie’s setting took place in Romania in 1952.

A dead nun’s body is found by a villager named Frenchie, and the Vatican is alerted about the mysterious discovery.

The Vatican then sends a priest, Father Burke, and Sister Irene, a novitiate about to take her final vows, to investigate the incident. 

Together with Frenchie, they learn the order’s evil secret and face a vicious monster in the form of a demonic nun whom they later identify as the entity to be Valek. 

They risk not only their lives but also their beliefs and very souls as they fight to seal the demon away in a rift.

5. Rampage (2018)

  • Directed by: Brad Peyton
  • Casts: Dwayne Johnson, Naomie Harris, Malin Åkerman, Joe Manganiello, Jake Lacy, Marley Shelton, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Matt Gerald, Will Yun Lee, Jack Quaid, and Breanne Hill.
  • IMDb Rating: 6.1/10
  • Running Time: 1hr 47mins 

The Rampage is one of the 2018 monster movies produced during that period. It highlights the events that follow the failure of a gene mutation experiment that causes havoc to the facility where the investigation occurred.

 This kills the team and people there and leads to the mutation of a wolf, a crocodile, and a rare albino gorilla named George, who is friends with Mr. Davis Okoye, a primatologist.

The mutation causes the animals to grow at a high-speed rate and become aggressive; they are lured to Chicago by Claire and her team to capture the animals, which causes wreaks throughout the city.

Davis, with Dr. Kate’s help, manages to return George, the albino gorilla, to its normal state of mind and kill Claire; George now battles with the other mutant species to save Chicago, and Davis helps him out at some point.

6. Blood Fest (2018)

  • Directed by: Owen Egerton
  • Casts: Robbie Kay, Jacob Batalon, Seychelle Gabriel, Barbara Dunkelman, Nick Rutherford, Tate Donovan, Will Hyde, Paul Ogola, and Adam Ellis.
  • IMDb Rating: 5.4/10
  • Running Time: 1hr 33mins

Three teenagers’ best friends, Dax, Sam, and Krill, plan to attend an upcoming horror movie-themed festival called Blood Fest.

Even though Dax’s father is against him attending the festival because he blames horror movies for causing the death of his beloved wife, Dax disobeys him and still manages to go with the help of his best friends.

On reaching the festival venue, they meet famous movie stars and are excited not until the festival turns into a blood bath after the organizer and director give their opening speech and descend the stage. 

The Terrified Trio finds a way to escape the venue with some other persons and ends up in more terrifying and life-threatening situations with monsters like zombies, vampires, etc.

Dax is among the survivors, and he later discovers that his father and sister are partners with the organizer of the horror film festival, leaving him devastated and confessing to his father. 

This thriller movie is one of the 2018 monster movies, and it sure deserves to be called a horror movie.

7. Slender Man (2018)

  • Directed by: Sylvain White
  • Casts: Joey King, Julia Goldani Telles, Jaz Sinclair, Annalise Basso, Taylor Richardson, Javier Botet, Kevin Chapman, David Morse, and Samra Lee.
  • IMDb Rating: 3.2/10
  • Running Time: 1hr 40mins

This is one of the 2018 monster movies that features the monster Slenderman, a tall, thin, terrifying monster with no distinguishable features on his face.

The movie features the story of Katie, Wren, Hallie, and Chloe, who try to connect with and summon the fabled Slenderman.

About a week later, Katie inexplicably vanishes, and the girls set out to try and find her, only to discover that in an attempt to go away from her father, who is an alcoholic, Katie made contact with the Slenderman.

The girls try to exchange their valuable items with the Slenderman to get Katie back, but the process and the encounter leave them traumatized as time goes on.

Lizzy, Hallie’s younger sibling, is being attacked by the monster, and Hallie sacrifices herself to save her.

8. Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (2018)

  • Directed by: Ari Sandel.
  • Casts: Wendi McLendon-Covey, Madison Iseman, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Caleel Harris, Chris Parnell, Ken Jeong, Barry Jerald, Alex Hill, and Scott Millican.
  • IMDb Rating: 5.6/10
  • Running Time: 1hr 40mins

The plot takes place during Halloween and tells the story of Best friends Sonny and Sam, who encounter Slappy, a cheeky talking dummy from an unreleased “Goosebumps” book by R.L. Stine, while they are cleaning an abandoned house.

After Slappy causes havoc, Sam, Sonny, and Sarah try to dispose of Slappy. Still, he escapes and kidnaps Katie, Sonny’s mother, to start his own family while also resurrecting all of his ghoulish companions and monsters. 

To save his mother and thwart Slappy’s scheme, Sonny teams up with his sister, Sam, a friendly neighbor, and other family members as the tranquil village are overtaken by monsters, witches, and other scary monsters.

They successfully eradicate the monsters from the town, but somehow, Slappy still survives. Goosebumps 2 is enlisted as one of the 2018 monster movies and is a Halloween-themed horror movie.

9. Bird Box (2018)

  • Directed by: Susanne Bier.
  • Casts: Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes, John Malkovich, Danielle Macdonald, Sarah Paulson, BD Wong, Pruitt Taylor, Julian Edwards, and Tom Hollander.
  • IMDb Rating: 6.6/10
  • Running Time: 2hrs 4mins

After an evil and mysterious presence causes a global pandemic by making people go crazy and commit suicide which happens when anyone looks at the mysterious monster/entity, Malorie Hayes, Tom, and two children survive the attack, and they live together for five years.

However, during the post-apocalyptic period, they leave their house blindfolded to travel in search of a supposed haven that isn’t affected by this creature but then attacked by survivors who are blindfolded and try to kill them. 

Tom sacrifices himself to enable  Malorie and the kids to escape, and they are eventually successful.

Still, as they travel by boat along a river, they face difficulties as they are being attacked by this evil entity and the unblindfolded persons, and they must find a way to survive to reach their destination.

This thriller American post-apocalyptic movie is one of the 2018 monster movies released, and it also follows the happening events based on the novel of the same name.

10. Venom (2018)

  • Directed by: Ruben Fleischer.
  • Casts: Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Scott Haze, Reid Scott, Jenny Slate, John Jameson, Melora Walters, Peggy Lu, Michelle Lee, Supe Aluko, Ron Jones, and Stan Lee.
  • IMDb Rating: 6.6/10
  • Running Time: 1hr 52mins

Venom is a marvel superhero movie that is one of the 2018 monster movies as it features Eddie Brock, a journalist, attempting to discredit Carlton Drake, the infamous and brilliant founder of the Life Foundation. 

He fuses his body with an alien symbiote who later reveals himself as Venom when looking into one of Drake’s experiments, giving him incredible strength and power. It turns Brock into a monstrous black entity when Drake’s men attack them.

A Series of events led to Weying, Brock’s former lover, who bonds with venom to assist Brock in escaping after being abducted. 

The movie also highlights Riot, a symbiote-like venom who connects with Drake and plans to bring other symbiotes to invade earth, but their plans fail as Venom stops and destroy their programs leading to their deaths.

11. Living Among Us (2018)

  • Directed by: Brian Metcalf
  • Casts: John Heard, William Sadler, Thomas Ian Nicholas, James Russo, Andrew Keegan, Esme Bianco, Bobby Block, Chris Kos, Hunter Gomez, Amanda Rau, and Brian Metcalf.
  • IMDb Rating: 5.2/10
  • Running Time: 1hr 28mins

Living among us is a documentary movie about vampires and is enlisted as one of the 2018 monster movies released that year.

It features the story of a news crew dispatched and sent to investigate and interview a family made up of supposed vampires. Still, they soon find themselves in an unanticipated situation of trying to survive.

12. Primal Rage: The Legend Of Konga (2018)

  • Directed by: Patrick Magee
  • Casts: Casey Gagliardi, Andrew Joseph Montgomery, Jameson Pazak, Marshal Hilton, Jim Roof, Blake Johnson, Brandon Gibson, Terry Peay, Tim Martin, and Trevor Wright.
  • IMDb Rating: 4.9/10
  • Running Time: 1hr 46mins

Ashley and Max Carr are a couple who just reunited, but during a trip, they lost their way and became trapped in a forest home to a mysterious species deep in the Pacific Northwest. 

They soon find themselves engaged in a bloody battle for their lives with a fearsome beast that might be the fabled American creature named Bigfoot.

Primal rage is an American thriller and horror film and is also listed as one of the 2018 monster movies released.


The movies listed in this article are the 2018 monster movies that are entertaining and action-filled. If you haven’t seen any of the films yet, you can pick one from the list above and enjoy it.

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