Upcoming Horror Movie Releases (2020, 2021, 2022 & Beyond)

Upcoming 2020 Horror Releases

Antebellum
Release Date: 4/24/2020
Director: Gerard Bush, Christopher Renz
Format: Theatrical
A successful author finds herself transported to a different reality. Stars singer Janelle Monáe.

Saw
Release Date: 5/15/2020
Director: Darren Lynn Bousman
Format: Theatrical
Chris Rock and Samuel L. Jackson to star in what is said to be a fresh re-imagining of the original Saw movie.

Candyman
Release Date: 6/12/2020
Director: Nia DaCosta
Format: Theatrical
Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions will produce a remake of the 1992 film.

The Purge 5
Release Date: 7/10/2020
Director: Everardo Gout
Format: Theatrical
Very few details known at this stage but it is rumored to be the concluding installment of The Purge franchise.

Ghostbusters 2020
Release Date: 7/10/2020
Director: Jason Reitman
Format: Theatrical
To serve as a sequel to the original movies. Stars Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard, and Paul Rudd

Morbius
Release Date: 7/31/2020
Director: Daniel Espinosa
Format: Theatrical
Based on the Spider-man villain Morbius, Jared Leto will play the titular character.

Malignant
Release Date: 8/14/2020
Director: James Wan
Format: Theatrical
James Wan will adapt his graphic novel Malignant Man which follows a man with a brain tumor that grants him special powers.

Monster Hunter
Release Date: 9/4/2020
Director: Paul W. S. Anderson
Format: Theatrical
Paul W. S. Anderson, who adapted the Resident Evil games into a movie franchise, takes on the Monster Hunter video game series with Milla Jovovich and Ron Perlman set to star.

The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It
Release Date: 9/11/2020
Director: Michael Chaves
Format: Theatrical
Few details are known at this point although it is likely to be set in the 1980s and center on a man on trial for murder who claims to have been possessed by a demon. Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson will return.

Last Night in Soho
Release Date: 9/25/2020
Director: Edgar Wright
Format: Theatrical
Wright moves away from horror comedy into psychological horror in this London set movie with Anya Taylor-Joy taking the lead role.

Halloween Kills
Release Date: 10/16/2020
Director: David Gordon Green
Format: Theatrical
After the success of the 2018 movie, David Gordon Green returns to direct with Judy Greer, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Andi Matichak reprising their roles.

Godzilla vs. Kong
Release Date: 11/20/2020
Director: Adam Wingard
Format: Theatrical
Adam Wingard (Blair Witch, The Guest, You’re Next) will direct while Alexander Skarsgård and Millie Bobby Brown will star. This makes the fourth installment of Legendary’s MonsterVerse.

The Tommyknockers
Release Date: (TBD likely 2020)
Director: Unknown
Format: Theatrical
Universal will move forward with the movie adaptation of Stephen King’s The Tommyknockers about a small town in Maine that falls under the influence of a mysterious gas that gives the residents enhanced abilities but also makes them prone to violent outbursts. No cast announced as of yet. James Wan will be producing but not directing.

Abruptio
Release Date: TBD (likely 2020)
Director: Evan Marlowe
Format: Theatrical
A man must commit various crimes in order to stay alive after an explosive device is implanted in his neck. The film will be performed by life-like puppets. Features the voices of James Marsters, Robert Englund, and Jordan Peele.

Aleister Arcane
Release Date: TBD (likely 2020)
Director: Eli Roth
Format: Likely VOD
Horror comic adaptation starring Jim Carey.

Trick ‘r Treat 2
Release Date: TBD (likely 2020)
Director: Michael Dougherty
Format: Likely VOD
Sequel to the cult classic horror anthology centered on Halloween. Has reportedly been in development for several years.

The Nun 2
Release Date: TBD (likely 2020)
Director: Unknown
Format: Theatrical
Despite mediocre reviews and box office returns, a sequel to The Nun has been announced with Akela Cooper writing the script and Bonnie Aarons likely to return in the title role.

Freak Shift
Release Date: TBD (likely 2020)
Director: Ben Wheatley
Format: Theatrical
Alicia Vikander to star in this action thriller about a group of misfits who hunt nocturnal underground monsters.

Beyond The Green Inferno
Release Date: TBD (likely 2020)
Director: Nicolás López
Format: Likely VOD
Sequel to Eli Roth’s The Green Inferno with Roth producing and writing the script.

Antlers
Release Date: TBD (likely 2020)
Director: Scott Cooper
Format: Theatrical
Guillermo del Toro produces this supernatural horror about a young boy harboring a terrifying secret. Starring Keri Russell and Jesse Plemons.

Meet The Blacks 2: The House Next Door
Release Date: TBD (likely 2020)
Director: Deon Taylor
Format: Theatrical
Sequel to the financially successful 2016 horror/comedy. Danny Trejo to star.

You Should Have Left
Release Date: TBD (likely 2020)
Director: David Koepp
Format: Theatrical
Kevin Bacon and Amanda Seyfried to star in this book adaptation about a screenwriter who loses his mind after moving into an isolated house in the Alps with his wife and young daughter.

The Changeling
Release Date: TBD (likely 2020)
Director: Mark Steven Johnson
Format: Theatrical
The remake of the cult 1980 supernatural horror movie will follow a man who returns to his childhood home in Italy after the death of his daughter where he discovers a dark secret about the spirit that haunts the home.

Little Shop of Horrors
Release Date: TBD (likely 2020)
Director: Greg Berlanti
Format: Theatrical
Remake of the 1960 cult horror comedy. Will follow the musical format of the 1986 remake. Rebel Wilson and Josh Gad reportedly being eyed for the film.

An American Werewolf in London
Release Date: TBD (likely 2020)
Director: Max Landis
Format: Likely VOD
Remake of the 1981 classic. To be written and directed by the son of John Landis who directed the original. John is reportedly unhappy that the project is going ahead.

Lights Out 2
Release Date: TBD (likely 2020)
Director: David F. Sandberg
Format: Theatrical
David F. Sandberg will return to direct the sequel to the 2016 horror hit.

Untitled Wizard of Oz Movie
Release Date: TBD (likely 2020)
Director: Unknown
Format: Unknown
Details are few at this stage however New Line Cinema have acquired the rights to a horror movie that takes place in the Wizard of Oz world.

A Head Full Of Ghosts
Release Date: TBD (likely 2020)
Director: Osgood Perkins
Format: Theatrical
Oz Perkins (The Blackcoat’s Daughter, I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House) will direct this adaptation of the 2015 book about a family torn apart when their 15 year old daughter begins to exhibit signs of acute schizophrenia.

Body Cam
Release Date: TBD (likely 2020)
Director: Malik Vitthal
Format: Theatrical
Several LAPD officers are haunted by a malevolent spirit after the murder of a black youth is covered up through the disposal of body cam footage. To star Mary J. Blige.

Don’t Breathe 2
Release Date: TBD (likely 2020)
Director: Fede Alvarez
Format: Theatrical
Stephen Lang will likely return as The Blind Man to terrorize another group of would be burglars.

Gremlins 3
Release Date: TBD (likely 2020)
Director: Unknown
Format: Theatrical
Little is known about this Warner Brothers project at this stage although filmmaker Chris Columbus is reported to have written a “dark and twisted” script for the film. More likely to be a reboot than a sequel.

Black Hole
Release Date: TBD (likely 2020)
Director: Rick Famuyiwa
Format: Theatrical
Dope director Rick Famuyiwa will adapt the cult comic book series about a group of teenagers growing up in Seattle in the 1970s where a new STD causes those infected to develop grotesque physical mutations.

Firestarter
Release Date: TBD (likely 2020)
Director: Fatih Akin
Format: Unknown
Based on the Stephen King book about a boy born with pyrokinetic powers. To be produced by Blumhouse Productions.

Jekyll
Release Date: TBD (likely 2020)
Director: Ruben Fleischer
Format: Theatrical
Follows a modern day descendant of Dr. Jekyll who begins to show his trademark split personality. To star Chris Evans.

Resident Evil
Release Date: (TBD likely 2020)
Director: Johannes Roberts
Format: Theatrical
A reboot of the Resident Evil film franchise will likely see a completely new cast with James Wan producing under his Atomic Monster banner. Rumored to return to the survival horror roots of the franchise.

Moose Jaws
Release Date: TBD (likely 2020)
Director: Kevin Smith
Format: Likely VOD
The final installment of Kevin Smith’s True North trilogy. Marketed as being “like Jaws but with a moose”.

Wrong Turn
Release Date: (TBD likely 2020)
Director: Mike P. Nelson
Format: Likely VOD
The cult horror franchise gets a remake with Spanish born actress and model Charlotte Vega to star. Original writer Alan B.McElroy with pen the script.

Train to Busan
Release Date: TBD (likely 2020)
Director: Unknown
Format: Unknown
James Wan will co-produce this remake of the South-Korean hit zombie film. Will likely take place in the USA.

They Hear It
Release Date: (TBD likely 2020)
Director: Julian Terry
Format: Theatrical
It Follows director David Robert Mitchell will adapt a script from the horror short about a mysterious noise that has dark consequences for those who hear it.

Vivarium
Release Date: (TBD likely 2020)
Director: Lorcan Finnegan
Format: Theatrical
A young couple find themselves trapped in a terrifying suburban neighborhood where all the houses look identical. Stars Jesse Eisenberg and Imogen Poots.

 

Upcoming 2021 Horror Releases

Five Nights at Freddy’s
Release Date: TBD (likely 2021)
Director: Chris Columbus
Format: Theatrical
Chris Columbus will likely direct this live action video game adaptation and Blumhouse will produce. The movie was delayed after FNAF creator Scott Cawthon reworked the original script. Unlikely to arrive before 2021.

Spawn
Release Date: TBD (likely 2021)
Director: Todd McFarlane
Format: Theatrical
Reboot of the 1997 film, rumored to be closer to a horror movie than a typical superhero movie. Todd McFarlane to write and direct while Jamie Foxx will play the title character while Jeremy Renner will also star. McFarlane is still reportedly raising money to get the project off the ground. Unlikely to hit before 2021.

Suffer the Little Children
Release Date: TBD (2021)
Director: Sean Carter
Format: Unknown
Sean Carter, director of Keep Watching, tackles this Stephen King short story.

Inherit The Earth
Release Date: TBD (likely 2021)
Director: Kornél Mundruczó
Format: Likely theatrical
Loosely based on the comic Zombies vs. Robots, a robot must protect a young girl during a zombie apocalypse. Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes will produce this sci-fi/action spectacle.

Bride of Frankenstein
Release Date: TBD (likely 2021)
Director: Bill Condon
Format: Theatrical
A continuation of Universal’s Dark Universe, was initially put on hold indefinitely but appears to be going ahead with a different production team. Javier Bardem set to star as Frankenstein’s monster.

Bermuda Triangle
Release Date: TBD (likely 2021)
Director: Sam Raimi
Format: Theatrical
Ryan Reynolds is set to battle Sharks, Nazis, and Vikings, in this over the top mystery thriller.

The Collected
Release Date: TBD (likely 2021)
Director: Marcus Dunstan
Format: Theatrical
Main characters Arkin (Josh Stewart) and Elena (Emma Fitzpatrick) will return in the third installment of The Collector franchise.

World War Z 2
Release Date: TBD ( likely 2021)
Director: David Fincher
Format: Theatrical
Brad Pitt returns in the sequel to World War Z. Originally set for release in mid-2017 Paramount removed the movie from their schedule and put the movie on hold.

The Crooked Man
Release Date: TBD (Likely 2021)
Director: Unknown
Format: Theatrical
Few details are known about this spinoff of The Conjuring 2. The project was put on hold in favor of another Conjuring spinoff: The Nun. This may well see a release in 2021 or beyond.

Nosferatu
Release Date: TBD (likely 2021)
Director: Robert Eggers
Format: Theatrical
The Witch and The Lighthouse director Robert Eggers’ next film is likely to be a remake of the classic silent horror movie Nosferatu.

We’re Wolves
Release Date: TBD (likely 2021)
Director: Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi
Format: Theatrical
Sequel to the wildly popular horror/comedy mockumentary What We Do In The Shadows. Taika Waititi has been busy with other projects so this probably won’t be released in the near future.