Best Horror Movies 2021 is the annual Heaven of Horror list and it’s finally here. Want to make sure you don’t miss out on the best horror movies of the past year? We’ve got you covered. Here’s our list featuring the best releases we watched and reviewed this past year. Check out our “Best of 2021” list right here!
Best Horror Movies 2021 is a list we almost didn’t make for this past year. Simply because we had too many new movies, we needed to watch and review for the beginning of 2022.
However, to our very pleasant surprise, several readers started contacting us and requesting a “Best Horror Movies” for the past year. Obviously, we can’t resist that kind of flattery, so here we go!
In 2021, we reviewed more genre movies and series than ever before: A whopping 340 titles!
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Since we do have so many great genre movies to choose from in 2021, we’ve split them up into sub-genres. All of which we’ve invented for the very purpose of making this list. In other words; Same procedure as every year!
Let’s begin this “Best of 2021” with our top-rated horror movies of 2021.
The very Best Horror Movies of 2021
Let’s start with the movies we gave a top rating in 2021. That means 5 out of 5 blood splatters. These are movies we loved, would recommend, and watch again ourselves!
Best Feel-bad Horror Movie
Best Family Horror Movie
Best Genre Bender Movie
Best low budget horror movie
Best Horror Movies 2021 with 4 splatters
Not every movie can get a top rating, but getting 4 out of 5 is pretty damn good too. That’s why we’re also including the movies that managed to get this rating from Heaven of Horror.
We’re covering the Horror, Thriller, and Sci-Fi genres on this website, so these genres are included on the list at the very end. Also, these genres do tend to overlap quite a lot.
Horror Movies released on Shudder in 2021
Best Foreign Horror Movie
Best Christmas Horror
Best Creepy Horror Movie
Best LGBTQ Horror Movie
Best Ghost Horror Movie
Best Slow-burn Slasher Movie
Best Creepy-Crawly Horror Movie
Best Horror Niche movies of 2021
There are so many amazing indie and low-budget horror movies. Often, they are found in niches and may run mostly at film festivals. However, you should still seek these out as soon as you can. Also, hopefully, most of them will be picked up by one of the streaming giants at some point.
You can find so many brilliant horror treats in the below horror niche movies.
Best Occult Horror Movie
Best Pandemic Horror Movie
Best Eco Horror Movie
Best Exorcism Horror Movie
Best Vampire Movie
Best Horror Mystery
Best Low-Budget Horror Mystery
Best Horror Reboot
Best Psychological Horror Movie
Best Slow-burn Horror Movie
Best Thrillers of 2021
Just as we love our horror movies, we do also love a good thriller. Let’s face it, a good thriller has wide appeal and can tell some amazing and important stories. Here’s our best thrillers of 2021: