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Best horror movie of 2018: 'A Quiet Place' or 'Halloween'?

"A Quiet Place" and "Halloween" kept horror alive in 2018, well, while everyone died in each movie. "Halloween" holds the record for second-best October opening weekend ever, right behind "Venom," bringing back a convoluted franchise from the grave. "A Quiet Place" was no quiet hit. A low-budget and unique take on an old concept, "A Quiet Place" was a commercial and critical success for actor-turned-director John Krasinski. Which film was the best horror movie of the year?

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Below is the synopsis of "A Quiet Place," per Rotten Tomatoes

In the modern horror thriller A QUIET PLACE, a family of four must navigate their lives in silence after mysterious creatures that hunt by sound threaten their survival. If they hear you, they hunt you.

"A Quiet Place" definitely took horror to the next level in 2018. Not being the same ol' ghost story, satanic nonsense, torture porn or formulaic slasher—the film gave us a unique and suspenseful story about a family trying to survive a post-apocalyptic world where creatures hunt humans by sound. Whew! 

"A Quiet Place" took no time to build up the suspense or the stakes, leaving the audience gasping for air from the get-go. This was a world where characters had little chance of surviving, yet you don't see the creatures coming! 

"A Quiet Place" was not directed by a horror auteur, but comedic actor John Krasinski. The film holds a fresh rating of 95 percent on Rotten Tomatoes and brought in $340 million at the global box office.

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Below is the synopsis of "Halloween," per Rotten Tomatoes

Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.

Who would have thought that the convoluted "Halloween" franchise, or multi-verse at this point, would make such a strong comeback at the box office? Made by the right people at the right time, Jamie Lee Curtis reprised her role as Laurie Strode and original director John Carpenter returned as executive producer and composer. 

"Halloween" (2018) retconned everything after the original 1978 "Halloween," a bold but necessary move that makes this film work. Sequels can over-explain and make origins too complicated, and ruin what people originally enjoyed about the characters. This is true for the imperfect "Halloween" franchise, but the 2018 film fixed all of that by leaving all the familial nonsense and curses on the cutting room floor. 

The instant horror classic holds a fresh rating of 79 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, arguably the best sequel in the franchise. The film also made $77.5 million at the box office opening weekend. It was the second-biggest October opening weekend ever behind "Venom," the biggest October opening weekend for a female-led movie, the biggest opening weekend with a female lead over 55, and the biggest "Halloween" opening weekend ever. Jamie Lee Curtis boasted the details. So far, "Halloween" (2018) has made over $246 million at the global box office. 

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