Upcoming Horror Movie Releases (2021, 2022 & Beyond)

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Upcoming 2021 Horror Movie Releases

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.

The Matrix Resurrections

Release Date: 12/22/2021
Director: Lana Wachowski        
Format: Theatrical
As of writing this, no synopsis or plot has been released.

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.

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.

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.

Aleister Arcane

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

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.

Demigod

Release Date: TBD (likely 2021)
Director: Miles Doleac
Format: Unknown
After her grandfather’s death, a woman and her husband return to her homeland in Germany’s Black Forest , only to discover a horrific secret awaits them.

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.

Home

Release Date: TBD (likely 2021)
Director: Adam O’Brien
Format: Unknown
In the aftermath of a family tragedy, Meredith, her husband Jared, and their son Alex, experience unimaginable horror.

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.

Lullaby

Release Date: TBD (likely 2021)
Director: John R. LeonettiDhun Sharma
Format: Unknown
A new mother finds a lullaby in an old book and quickly views the song as a blessing. But when the lullaby summons the ancient demon Lilith, her world becomes a nightmare.

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.”

Night Teeth

Release Date: TBD (likely 2021)
Director: Adam Randall
Format: VOD
A young chauffeur drives two stunning young ladies to separate parties. However, they aren’t who they claim to be, and he finds himself in struggle for his life.

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.

Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Release Date: TBD (likely 2021)
Director: David Blue Garcia
Format: Unknown
A sequel to the original

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 Reef: Stalked

Release Date: TBD (likely 2021)
Director: Andrew Traucki
Format: Unknown
Andrew Traucki returns to direct the sequel to the 2010 Australian shark film The Reef. Nic, her younger sister, and two friends seek peace on a Pacific island kayaking journey following the murder of her sister. But just hours into the trip, the group are stalked by a shark and  the women must come together, face their fears, and save each other.

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.

Vengeance

Release Date: TBD (likely 2021)
Director: B.J. Novak
Format: Unknown
A New York City radio host tries to solve his girlfriend’s murder by traveling down south to look into the circumstances of her death and learn what happened to her.

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.

The Black Phone

Release Date: 1/28/2022
Director: Scott Derrickson
Format: Unknown
Finney Shaw, a quiet but bright 13-year-old boy, is kidnapped by a vicious killer and imprisoned in a soundproof cellar where shouting is futile. But when a disconnected phone on the wall starts to ring , Finney realizes that he can hear the voices of the killer’s prior victims. And they are dead set on preventing Finney from suffering the same fate as them.

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.

Nope

Release Date: 7/22/2022
Director: Jordan Peele
Format: Theatrical
The synopsis is still under wraps for this one. We’ll keep checking and update this as soon as we know more.

Wolf Creek 3

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

‘Salem’s Lot

Release Date: 9/9/2022
Director: Gary Dauberman        
Format: Theatrical
Based on the Stephen King classic. Author Ben Mears returns to ‘Salem’s Lot to write a book about a house that has haunted him since childhood, only to discover that his isolated community has been overrun by vampires. While the vampires continue to claim more victims, Mears persuades a small number of believers to join him in the fight against the undead.

Dark Harvest

Release Date: 9/23/2022
Director: David Slade        
Format: Theatrical
Set on Halloween, 1963, Dark Harvest 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. But before the night is through, Pete will look into October Boy’s horrifying face, and discover his horrific true secret.

Halloween Ends

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

Bride of Frankenstein

Release Date: TBD (likely 2022)
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.

Evil Dead Rise

Release Date: TBD (likely 2022)
Director: Lee Cronin        
Format: Theatrical
As the Necronomicon unleashes its horror on a skyscraper in the metropolis, the deadites return, this time with a female heroine in an urban location. While exploring the dead-infested skyscraper, the heroine is intent on saving her family.

Firestarter

Release Date: TBD (likely 2022)
Director: Keith Thomas        
Format: Unknown
Based on the Stephen King classic. Charlie McGee inherited pyrokinetic abilities from her parents, who were given a low-grade psychedelic dubbed “Lot Six” while in college.  Now the government is attempting to catch young Charlie in order to use her tremendous fire-starting abilities as a weapon.

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.

Terrifier 2

Release Date: TBD (likely 2022)
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 2022)
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.

A Nightmare on Elm Street

Release Date: TBD (likely 2022)
Director: TBD
Format: Theatrical
This is rumored to be a remake of the 1984 film and the 2010 reboot.

Adrift

Release Date: TBD (likely 2022)
Director: Darren Aronofsky
Format: Unknown
An abandoned yacht with an unusual distress call is discovered by a fishing boat. A deckhand offers to take control of the vessel while it is towed into port, but he soon realizes why it is known as the “Ghost Ship.”

Anaconda

Release Date: TBD (likely 2022)
Director: TBD
Format: Unknown
A remake of the 1997 action-horror film about a team of documentary filmmakers searching the Amazon for a massive, deadly snake.

Cobweb

Release Date: TBD (likely 2022)
Director: Samuel Bodin
Format: Unknown
A boy who hears voices in his head decides to unleash them on his abusive parents.

Don’t Worry Darling

Release Date: TBD (likely 2022)
Director: Olivia Wilde
Format: Theatrical
A 1950s housewife living in a utopian experimental community with her husband, begins to suspect that his flashy company is concealing frightening secrets.

Dust

Release Date: TBD (likely 2022)
Director: Karrie Crouse
Format: Theatrical
A young mother, tormented by her past and trapped by progressively worst dust storms, becomes increasingly convinced that a strange entity is jeopardizing her family and takes remarkable measures to protect them.

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.

Hellraiser

Release Date: TBD (likely 2022)
Director: David Bruckner
Format: VOD
An evil monster is called from another realm in this remake of the 1987 horror thriller.

Hypnotic

Release Date: TBD (likely 2022)
Director: Matt Angel, Suzanne Coote
Format: Unknown
A young woman seeks the services of a well-known hypnotherapist for  some self-improvement. However, after a few rigorous sessions, she realizes that there are unintended and catastrophic consequences.

Paranormal Activity Sequel

Release Date: TBD (likely 2022)
Director: William Eubank
Format: Unknown
The synopsis is still under wraps for this one. We’ll keep checking and update this as soon as we know more.

Skull

Release Date: TBD (likely 2022)
Director: Dan Trachtenberg
Format: Theatrical
Skull is a 2022 science fiction horror movie prequel that serves as “an origin story about the Predator’s first journey to this planet.”

Swallowed

Release Date: TBD (likely 2022)
Director: Carter Smith
Format: Unknown
The synopsis is still under wraps for this one. We’ll keep checking and update this as soon as we know more.

The Cellar

Release Date: TBD (likely 2022)
Director: Brendan Muldowney
Format: Unknown
Keira Woods daughter’ inexplicably vanishes in the cellar of their new home. She quickly realizes that their home is under the grip of an ancient and powerful entity, which she must confront or risk losing her family’s souls forever.

The Culling

Release Date: TBD (likely 2022)
Director: David F. Sandberg
Format: Unknown
A tormented priest secludes himself in an isolated cabin deep in the woods, attempting to make a final stand against the demon that tormented his family during his childhood.

The Elevator Game

Release Date: TBD (likely 2022)
Director: Michael Goi
Format: Theatrical
Based on the eponymous online phenomena, a ritual performed in an elevator in which players attempt to travel to another dimension by following a set of rules obtained online. The story follows Dale, a kid who discovers that his sister had played The Elevator Game the night she went missing. Dale decides to pursue her despite the numerous online warnings. However, he discovers the hard way that the warnings are for a reason.

The Lair

Release Date: TBD (likely 2022)
Director: Neil Marshall
Format: Unknown
When Lt. Kate Sinclair of the Royal Air Force is shot down over Afghanistan, she seeks refuge in an abandoned underground bunker where horrific man-made biological weapons – part human, part alien – start to awake.

The Twin

Release Date: TBD (likely 2022)
Director: Taneli Mustonen
Format: Unknown
A mother must face the unthinkable reality about her surviving twin son.

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.

Upcoming 2023 Horror Movie Releases

The Exorcist

Release Date: 10/13/2023
Director: David Gordon Green
Format: Theatrical
A sequel to the 1973 film about a 12-year-old girl who is possessed by a frightening demonic entity, leaving her mother no choice but to seek the assistance of two priests in order to save her.

Last Voyage of the Demeter

Release Date: TBD (likely 2023)
Director: André Øvredal
Format: Unknown
The story is set onboard the Russian schooner Demeter, which was contracted to transport private goods – twenty four unmarked wooden crates – from Carpathia to London, and is based on a single chapter, the Captain’s Log, from Bram Stoker’s iconic 1897 book Dracula. The film will depict the unusual circumstances that befell the fateful crew as they try to survive the ocean voyage while being haunted every night by a sinister presence on board the ship. But when it finally arrived near Whitby Harbor, the crew was nowhere to be found.

10-31

Release Date: TBD (likely 2023)
Director: Gigi Saul Guerrero
Format: Unknown
A young woman’s Halloween night turns into a nightmare when she takes her niece and nephew trick-or-treating, only to find a letter put in their candy warning that there is a killer on her block.

A Quiet Place Part III

Release Date: TBD (likely 2023)
Director: Jeff Nichols
Format: Theatrical
The synopsis is still under wraps for this one. We’ll keep checking and update this as soon as we know more.

Bad Bloom

Release Date: TBD (likely 2023)
Director: Bryce Maguire
Format: Unknown
Bad Bloom is a horror story about a family who lives alone on a remote island in order to keep a mysterious creature at bay. When one of the children discovers that the monster they feared is not the monster they imagined, their carefully controlled world begins to crumble.

Bodies Bodies Bodies

Release Date: TBD (likely 2023)
Director: Halina Reijn
Format: Unknown
The synopsis is still under wraps for this one. We’ll keep checking and update this as soon as we know more.

Cloverfield (4th movie in series)

Release Date: TBD (likely 2023)
Director: TBD
Format: Unknown
The synopsis is still under wraps for this one. We’ll keep checking and update this as soon as we know more.

Final Destination 6

Release Date: TBD (likely 2023)
Director: TBD
Format: Theatrical
A team of first responders, having already escaped death once, start to be killed off in increasingly horrific ways.

Hound

Release Date: TBD (likely 2023)
Director: TBD
Format: Unknown
Callie, a timid dog groomer, is forced to struggle with dark, new urges as her body undergoes unforeseen changes after being bitten by a mysterious stray dog.

Insidious 5

Release Date: TBD (likely 2023)
Director: Patrick Wilson
Format: Theatrical
The Lamberts, 10 years after the previous installment, and Dalton is about to start college.

Mother Land

Release Date: TBD (likely 2023)
Director: Mark Romanek
Format: Unknown
For years a family has been haunted by an evil spirit. But w hen one of the children wonders if the evil is genuine, their safety and surroundings are called into question.

My Last Halloween

Release Date: TBD (likely 2023)
Director: Jeff Gress
Format: Unknown
On Halloween, a sixteen-year-old boy is kidnapped and held captive by a sadistic killer whose wife is having an affair with the teenager’s brother.

Pet Sematary Related Project

Release Date: TBD (likely 2023)
Director: Lindsey Beer
Format: Unknown
The synopsis is still under wraps for this one. We’ll keep checking and update this as soon as we know more.

Salem’s Lot

Release Date: TBD (likely 2023)
Director: Gary Dauberman
Format: Theatrical
After twenty-five years, Ben Mears, a writer who spent part of his youth in Jerusalem’s Lot, Maine, often known as “Salem’s Lot,” has returned to write a book on the long-abandoned Marsten House, where he had a traumatic experience as a youngster. He quickly learns that an ancient evil has also arrived in town, turning the locals into vampires. He pledges to put an end to the undead epidemic and save the community.

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark 2

Release Date: TBD (likely 2023)
Director: André Øvredall
Format: Unknown
A sequel to the 2019 film ‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’. The synopsis is still under wraps for this one. We’ll keep checking and update this as soon as we know more.

Shell

Release Date: TBD (likely 2023)
Director: Max Minghella
Format: Unknown
The synopsis is still under wraps for this one. We’ll keep checking and update this as soon as we know more.

Shut In

Release Date: TBD (likely 2023)
Director: TBD
Format: Unknown
After being kidnapped, a single mother does everything she can to save her children.

Silent Night, Deadly Night

Release Date: TBD (likely 2023)
Director: TBD
Format: Unknown
A remake of the 1984 horror classic SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT.

Switchboard

Release Date: TBD (likely 2023)
Director: TBD
Format: Unknown
The synopsis is still under wraps for this one. We’ll keep checking and update this as soon as we know more.

Taste

Release Date: TBD (likely 2023)
Director: TBD
Format: Unknown
The synopsis is still under wraps for this one. We’ll keep checking and update this as soon as we know more.

The Howling

Release Date: TBD (likely 2023)
Director: Andy Muschietti
Format: Theatrical
A remake of the 1981 horror film ‘The Howling’.

The River at Night

Release Date: TBD (likely 2023)
Director: TBD
Format: Unknown
Wini is feeling vulnerable, suffocated by a soul-crushing job, distraught by the death of her beloved brother, and lonely after the breakup of a 15-year marriage. So, despite her reservations, she agrees to a high-energy, adventurous retreat with her three best friends for their annual ladies’ trip. What begins as an exciting hiking and rafting trip in the isolated Allagash Wilderness quickly turns into a nightmare when due to a freak accident, the women are separated from their raft, their supplies, and everything needed to survive.

The Thing (Remake)

Release Date: TBD (likely 2023)
Director: TBD
Format: Unknown
This time, a fresh adaptation of John W. Campbell Jr.’s classic novella is based on the author’s long-lost original novel-length work.

This Beast

Release Date: TBD (likely 2023)
Director: Kurt Sutter
Format: Unknown
A humble trapper is tasked with slaying a strange beast that is ravaging an English community in the 18th century, slaughtering innocent people and driving mayhem to puritanical heights. However, the trapper’s hunt appears to be more personal.

Urban Legend

Release Date: TBD (likely 2023)
Director: Colin Minihan
Format: Unknown
A varied group of college students faces a sequence of strange deaths that resemble urban legends related to the darkest areas of social media.

Whistler Camp

Release Date: TBD (likely 2023)
Director: John Logan
Format: Unknown
Set in a gay conversion camp.

Wolfman

Release Date: TBD (likely 2023)
Director: Leigh Whannell
Format: Unknown
After being bitten by a werewolf, a man gets stricken by an ancient curse.

X

Release Date: TBD (likely 2023)
Director: Ti West
Format: Unknown
The synopsis is still under wraps for this one. We’ll keep checking and update this as soon as we know more.