10 Best Horror Films of 1998

Another relatively weak year in a decade that was very hit and miss, or at least one that does not seem to have much consensus on what good films horror had to offer.

Notable Films sometimes labelled as horror:
Dark City, Pi, I Stand Alone

Notable Films that didn't make the cut:
Halloween H20: 20 Years Later, Bio-Zombie, Deep Rising, Sphere, Disturbing Behaviour, Whispering Corridors, The Last Broadcast, Alien Abduction: Incident in Lake County, Genesis, The Prophecy II, Phantasm IV: Oblivion, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer, Psycho, Urban Legend, Species II, Beloved, Godzilla, Phantom, Dead Man's Curve

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1.
Ringu (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A reporter and her ex-husband investigate a cursed video tape that is rumored to kill the viewer seven days after watching it. (96 mins.)
Director: Hideo Nakata
 
2.
Blade (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A half-vampire, half-mortal man becomes a protector of the mortal race, while slaying evil vampires. (120 mins.)
 
3.
The Quiet Family (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A family opens a mountain inn where their first guest commits suicide. Suddenly all their guests befall horrible fates. (101 mins.)
Director: Kim Jee-woon
 
4.
Fallen (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Homicide detective John Hobbes witnesses the execution of serial killer Edgar Reese. Soon after the execution the killings start again, and they are very similar to Reese's style. (124 mins.)
Director: Gregory Hoblit
 
5.
Ultraviolet (1998 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Michael Colefield is unwillingly thrust into the nightmarish world of vampires when he discovers a secret... (300 mins.)
 
6.
The X Files (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Mulder and Scully must fight the government in a conspiracy and find the truth about an alien colonization of Earth. (121 mins.)
Director: Rob Bowman
 
7.
Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island (1998 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The Mystery Gang reunite and visit Moonscar Island, a remote island with a dark secret. Daphne wants more than just a villain in a costume, and they get more than they ever expected. (77 mins.)
 
8.
Apt Pupil (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A boy blackmails his neighbor after suspecting him to be a Nazi war criminal. (111 mins.)
Director: Bryan Singer
 
9.
The Faculty (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Students suspect that their teachers are aliens after bizarre occurrences. (104 mins.)
 
10.
Vampires (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Recovering from an ambush that killed his entire team, a vengeful vampire slayer must retrieve an ancient Catholic relic that, should it be acquired by vampires, will allow them to walk in sunlight. (108 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter