Upcoming Horror Movie Releases (2021, 2022 & Beyond)

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Upcoming 2021 Horror Movie Releases

15 Things You Didn’t Know About BigFoot

Release Date: 5/7/2021
Director: Zach Lamplugh        
Format: Theatrical
As a millennial vlogger, Brian has it all – except happiness. He had always wanted to work in journalism, but found too many obstacles in his way. He had recently been denied a promotion, and now, a reluctant Brian has been sent on another waste of time story: Bigfoot. He needs do research for this latest project (“Is the term Bigfoot offensive to amputees?”), so, Brian must leave Brooklyn for the North Georgia mountains where he begins a nighttime exploration, with Rockstar Jeffrey Stephenson. But what Brian discovers, he cannot understand. Trying to come to terms with his own strange sighting, Brian realizes that, for the very first time in his career, this story might be true. What began as a fruitless search for Bigfoot turns into a once-in-a-lifetime story and adventure.

The Djinn

Release Date: 5/14/2021
Director: David Charbonier, Justin Powell        
Format: Theatrical
A mute boy makes a wish to fulfill his heart’s greatest desire while being trapped in his apartment with a creepy monster.

The Woman In The Window

Release Date: 5/14/2021
Director: Joe Wright
Format: VOD
In New York, an agoraphobic woman living alone starts spying on her new neighbors, only to witness a terrifying act of violence.

Those Who Wish Me Dead

Release Date: 5/17/2021
Director: Taylor Sheridan        
Format: Theatrical
In the Montana wilderness, a teenage murder witness is hunted by twin killers, with a survival specialist charged with guarding him — and a forest fire threatening to kill them all.

Army of the Dead

Release Date: 5/21/2021
Director: Matthijs van Heijningen Jr.
Format: VOD
A Las Vegas Heist by mercenaries during a Zombie outbreak.

Spiral

Release Date: 5/21/2021
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.

Godzilla vs. Kong

Release Date: 5/25/2021
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.

A Quiet Place Part II

Release Date: 5/28/2021
Director: John Krasinski        
Format: Theatrical
The Abbott family must now confront the outside world’s terrors while fighting to survive in silence. Left with no choice, they  venture  into the  unknown, and soon discover that the creatures that hunt by sound, are not the only dangers that await them beyond the sand path.

The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It

Release Date: 6/4/2021
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.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife

Release Date: 6/11/2021
Director: Jason Reitman        
Format: Theatrical
A single mother and her kids move to a new town, only to find out about the grandfather’s secret past as a Ghostbuster. Stars Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard, and Paul Rudd

Censor

Release Date: 6/11/2021
Director: Prano Bailey-Bond        
Format: Theatrical
Enid, a film censor, sets out to solve the mystery of her sister’s disappearance after seeing an oddly familiar video nasty. She embarks on a journey that blurs the line between fact and fiction.

False Positive

Release Date: 6/25/2021
Director: John H. Lee        
Format: Theatrical
Lucy and Adrian eventually find their dream fertility doctor in the esteemed Dr. Hindle, after months of trying and failing to conceive. But since becoming pregnant with a baby girl, Lucy begins to notice something unsettling behind Hindle’s glowing charm. She sets out to reveal the disturbing truth about him, as well as her own “birth story.”

Werewolves Within

Release Date: 7/2/2021
Director: Josh Ruben        
Format: Theatrical
After the plans to build a gas pipeline divides the small village of Beaverfield, a snow storm traps all the locals inside an inn. A new to the area forest ranger and postal worker have to keep the peace as they try to solve the mystery of some sort of creature terrorizing the town.

The Forever Purge

Release Date: 7/9/2021
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.

The Night House

Release Date: 7/16/2021
Director: David Bruckner        
Format: Theatrical
A widow begins to learn about her late husband’s disturbing and dark secrets.

Old

Release Date: 7/23/2021
Director: M. Night Shyamalan        
Format: Theatrical
While enjoying their tropical vacation, a family discovers that the isolated beach they had been relaxing on is making them age rapidly. So rapidly that their whole lives are reduced to one day.

The Green Knight

Release Date: 7/30/2021
Director: David Lowery        
Format: Theatrical
Sir, Gawain, King Arthur’s stubborn nephew, embarks on an adventure to meet a large, green-skinned, Green Knight.

The Suicide Squad

Release Date: 8/6/2021
Director: James Gunn        
Format: Theatrical
The super-secret, super-shady Task Force X  and it’s new members of crazed criminals from Belle Rave prison, along with Harley Quinn, Bloodsport and Peacemaker, is dropped off at the remote, enemy-infested island of Corto Maltese.

Don’t Breathe 2

Release Date: 8/13/2021
Director: Fede Alvarez        
Format: Theatrical
Stephen Lang will likely return as The Blind Man to terrorize another group of would be burglars.

Candyman

Release Date: 8/21/2021
Director: Nia DaCosta        
Format: Theatrical
Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions will produce a remake of the 1992 film.

Malignant

Release Date: 9/10/2021
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.

Venom: Let There Be Carnage

Release Date: 9/17/2021
Director: Andy Serkis        
Format: Theatrical
A sequel to the 2018 movie “Venom”. The plot is unknown at this time.

Dark Harvest

Release Date: 9/24/2021
Director: David Slade        
Format: Theatrical
Set on Halloween, 1963, Dark Harvest, based on Norman Partridge’s book, focuses on the October Boy aka Ol’ Hacksaw Face aka Sawtooth Jack. He is extremely well known in this small Midwestern town. Every Halloween, he emerges from the cornfields wielding a butcher knife, and makes his way into town, where gangs of adolescent boys anxiously anticipate their chance to face the legendary nightmare. The reward in this annual rite of life and death is the October Boy, who is both the hunter and the hunted. Pete McCormick realizes that killing the October Boy is his only chance to escape a bleak future in this going nowhere, worthless town. He’s willing to put everything on the line, including his life, in order to succeed and finally be a winner. But before the night is through, Pete will look into October Boy’s horrifying, face, and discover his horrific true secret.

Halloween Kills

Release Date: 10/15/2021
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.

Last Night in Soho

Release Date: 10/22/2021
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.

Antlers

Release Date: 10/29/2021
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.

Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City

Release Date: 11/24/2021
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.

Nightmare Alley

Release Date: 12/3/2021
Director: Guillermo del Toro        
Format: Theatrical
With a skill of deceiving and manipulating people with only a few words, an enterprising carny hooks up with a female psychiatrist who he soon realizes is more dangerous than he is.

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.

Till Death

Release Date: TBD (likely 2021)
Director: Scott Dale
Format: Theatrical
As part of a sick revenge scheme, a woman is left handcuffed to her dead husband. Unable to get free, she must fend for herself when two murderers arrive to kill her.

Beyond The Green Inferno

Release Date: TBD (likely 2021)
Director: Nicolás López
Format: VOD
Sequel to Eli Roth’s The Green Inferno with Roth producing and writing the script.

An American Werewolf in London

Release Date: TBD (likely 2021)
Director: Max Landis
Format: 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.

Fear Street

Release Date: TBD (likely 2021)
Director: Leigh Janiak
Format: VOD
The town of Shadyside, Ohio, is shaken by a murder mystery. This is an adaptation of R.L. Stine’s book series.

Aleister Arcane

Release Date: TBD (likely 2021)
Director: Eli Roth
Format: VOD
Horror comic adaptation starring Jim Carey.

Firestarter

Release Date: TBD (likely 2021)
Director: Fatih Akin
Format: Unknown
Based on the Stephen King book about a boy born with pyrokinetic powers. To be produced by Blumhouse Productions.

The Deep House

Release Date: TBD (likely 2021)
Director: Alexandre Bustillo, Julien Maury
Format: Unknown
A young and progressive couple travel to France to explore an underwater house and post their discoveries on social media. But their plans are drastically altered when they reach the interior of a mysterious house at the bottom of the sea, where their presence awakens a sinister spirit that haunts the house.

Terrifier 2

Release Date: TBD (likely 2021)
Director: Damien Leone
Format: Theatrical
Art the Clown returns to Miles County, where he targets a teenage girl and her younger brother on Halloween night, after being revived by a mysterious force.

A Head Full Of Ghosts

Release Date: TBD (likely 2021)
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.

Black Hole

Release Date: TBD (likely 2021)
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.

Abruptio

Release Date: TBD (likely 2021)
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.

Freak Shift

Release Date: TBD (likely 2021)
Director: Ben Wheatley
Format: Theatrical
Alicia Vikander to star in this action thriller about a group of misfits who hunt nocturnal underground monsters.

Gremlins 3

Release Date: TBD (likely 2021)
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.

Inherit The Earth

Release Date: TBD (likely 2021)
Director: Kornél Mundruczó
Format: 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.

Jeepers Creepers: Reborn

Release Date: TBD (likely 2021)
Director: Timo Vuorensola
Format: Theatrical
The first ever Horror Hound Festival in Louisiana is fast approaching. Chaise, a big fan of the festival has urged his reluctant girlfriend, Chaise, to Come along as well. But as the event draws near, Laine begins to experience disturbing premonitions and visions about the town’s history. She soon realizes that something out of this world was being summoned, and she was at the center of it all.

Jekyll

Release Date: TBD (likely 2021)
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.

Lights Out 2

Release Date: TBD (likely 2021)
Director: David F. Sandberg
Format: Theatrical
David F. Sandberg will return to direct the sequel to the 2016 horror hit.

Little Shop of Horrors

Release Date: TBD (likely 2021)
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.

Meet The Blacks 2: The House Next Door

Release Date: TBD (likely 2021)
Director: Deon Taylor
Format: Theatrical
Sequel to the financially successful 2016 horror/comedy. Danny Trejo to star.

Moose Jaws

Release Date: TBD (likely 2021)
Director: Kevin Smith
Format: VOD
The final installment of Kevin Smith’s True North trilogy. Marketed as being “like Jaws but with a moose.”

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.

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 (likely 2021)
Director: Sean Carter
Format: Unknown
Sean Carter, director of Keep Watching, tackles this Stephen King short story.

The Changeling

Release Date: TBD (likely 2021)
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.

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.

The Nun 2

Release Date: TBD (likely 2021)
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.

The Tommyknockers

Release Date: TBD (likely 2021)
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.

There’s Someone Inside Your house

Release Date: TBD (likely 2021)
Director: Patrick Brice
Format: VOD
A teen girl moves from Hawaii to a peaceful, small-town in Nebraska to live with her grandmother as she finishes high school, but as graduation approaches, her classmates are stalked by a murderer bent on revealing their deepest secrets to the entire town, tormenting victims while wearing a life-like mask of their own face. They all must figure out who the murderer is before they become victims themselves, as she has a dark history of her own.

Trick ‘r Treat 2

Release Date: TBD (likely 2021)
Director: Michael Dougherty
Format: VOD
Sequel to the cult classic horror anthology centered on Halloween. Has reportedly been in development for several years.

Untitled Wizard of Oz Movie

Release Date: TBD (likely 2021)
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.

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.

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.

Upcoming 2022 Horror Movie Releases

Scream 5

Release Date: 1/14/2022
Director: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin
Format: Theatrical
The 5th slasher movie in the Scream franchise. After a series of heinous crimes in her home town, a woman returns to find out who is behind this violence.

Morbius

Release Date: 1/21/2022
Director: Daniel Espinosa
Format: Theatrical
Based on the Spider-man villain Morbius, Jared Leto will play the titular character.

Escape Room 2

Release Date: 1/27/2022
Director: Adam Robitel
Format: Theatrical
A sequel to the hit 2019 movie, Escape Room.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Release Date: 3/25/2022
Director: Sam Raimi
Format: Theatrical
This movie is a sequel to the Marvel movie “Dr. Strange”. Dr. Stephen Strange continues his study on the Time Stone after the events of Avengers: Endgame. But Strange’s scheme is thwarted when an old friend turned foe tries to eliminate all the sorcerers on Earth, forcing Strange to unleash an unspeakable horror.

Jurassic World: Dominion

Release Date: 6/10/2022
Director: Colin Trevorrow
Format: Theatrical
A decidedly odd couple with ulterior motives convince Dr. Grant to go to Isla Sorna for a holiday, but their unexpected landing startles the island’s new inhabitants.

Wolf Creek 3

Release Date: 9/8/2022
Director: Greg McLean
Format: Theatrical
A synopsis for this movie has not been released yet.

Halloween Ends

Release Date: 10/14/2022
Director: David Gordon Green
Format: Theatrical
Michael Myers and Laurie Strode’s story comes to a end.

The Crooked Man

Release Date: TBD (likely 2022)
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.

Five Nights at Freddy’s

Release Date: TBD (likely 2022)
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.

They Hear It

Release Date: TBD (likely 2022)
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.