Upcoming 2019 Horror Releases

Ready or Not
Release Date: 8/21/2019
Director: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett
Format: Theatrical
Devil’s Due directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett take on this class-warfare satire about a young bride who finds herself in a game of life and death when she is hunted by her wealthy in-laws. Stars Samara Weaving, Andie MacDowell, and Adam Brody.

Jacob’s Ladder
Release Date: 8/23/2019
Director: David M. Rosenthal
Format: VOD & Limited Theatrical
Rosenthal’s remake of the 1990 cult classic features an all black cast and a modern day setting. Stars Michael Ealy of The Prefect Guy and Think Like a Man.

It: Chapter 2
Release Date: 9/6/2019
Director: Andy Muschietti
Format: Theatrical
Will be set 27 years after the events of the first film with the children returning to Derry as adults to confront Pennywise once more. Filming to begin early next year with a likely 2019 release date. Jessica Chastain is confirmed to be playing Beverly while Bill Skarsgard will return as the title character.

Freaks
Release Date: 9/13/2019
Director: Adam Stein, Zach Lipovsky
Format: Theatrical
Horror/sci-fi about a girl who discovers a bizarre dangerous new world, after escaping the control of her over-protective father. Stars Emile Hirsch and Bruce Dern.

3 From Hell
Release Date: 9/16/2019
Director: Rob Zombie
Format: VOD & Limited Theatrical
Sequel to The Devil’s Rejects, plot details are currently unknown. Will receive a limited theatrical release during a 3 night event between September 16 and 18.

Mary
Release Date: 10/11/2019
Director: Michael Goi
Format: VOD
Gary Oldman will star in this supernatural thriller about a family who set off on a trip in a boat that turns out to be haunted.

Zombieland: Double Tap
Release Date: 10/18/2019
Director: Ruben Fleischer
Format: Theatrical
The original cast, director, and writers will return 10 years after the release of the original film.

The Lighthouse
Release Date: 10/18/2019
Director: Robert Eggers
Format: Theatrical
Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe star in this black and white horror fantasy about an ageing lighthouse keeper. Robert Eggers (The Witch) directs. Received overwhelming critical acclaim upon release at Cannes Film Festival.

Doctor Sleep
Release Date: 11/8/2019
Director: Mike Flanagan
Format: Theatrical
The sequel to The Shining follows Danny Torrance’s character as an adult who uses his unique abilities to help others. Warner Bros. have hired Mike Flanagan to rewrite the script and direct but few other details are known. Ewan McGregor will play Danny Torrance.

The Lodge
Release Date: 11/15/2019
Director: Veronika Franz, Severin Fiala
Format: Theatrical
The duo behind cult German film Goodnight Mommy release this slow-burn psychological horror about a young woman and her new step-children who find themselves trapped together in a remote holiday lodge during a winter storm.

Brahms: The Boy 2
Release Date: 12/6/2019
Director: William Brent Bell
Format: Theatrical
Another family move into the Heelshire Mansion unaware of its dark history. Stars Katie Holmes.

I See You
Release Date: 12/6/2019
Director: Adam Randall
Format: VOD
Helen Hunt stars in this horror thriller. Adam Randall (iBoy) to direct.

We Summon the Darkness
Release Date: 12/6/2019
Director: Marc Meyers
Format: Theatrical
Three friends are set upon by murderous satanists in this horror thriller directed by Marc Meyers (My Friend Dahmer) and starring Alexandra Daddario, Keean Johnson, and Johnny Knoxville.

Black Christmas
Release Date: 12/13/2019
Director: Adam Randall
Format: Theatrical
Filmed in New Zealand, this marks the second remake of the Canadian slasher. Sophia Takal (Always Shine) directs.

Wounds
Release Date: TBD (2019)
Director: Babak Anvari
Format: VOD (Netflix)
Babak Anvari (Under the Shadow), directs this horror film about a bartender haunted by a supernatural force after he brings home a cellphone left at a bar. Stars Dakota Johnson and Armie Hammer.

Eli
Release Date: TBD (2019)
Director: Ciaran Foy
Format: VOD (Netflix)
A young boy undergoing treatment at a secluded clinic finds himself trapped in the haunted building. Stars Sadie Sink and Kelly Reilly. Originally planned for an early 2019 theatrical release, Paramount sold distribution rights to Netflix.

Little Monsters
Release Date: TBD (2019)
Director: Abe Forsythe
Format: Likely VOD
Australian zombie horror/comedy starring Lupita Nyong’o and Josh Gad. Premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival to positive reviews.

She Never Died
Release Date: TBD (2019)
Director: Audrey Cummings
Format: VOD
Originally slated as a sequel to He Never Died, this will now be more of a companion piece with Olunike Adeliyi starring as an immortal cannibal who saves a woman from a grizzly death. Jason Krawczyk writes the script but doesn’t return to direct.

 

Upcoming 2020 Horror Releases

Grudge
Release Date: 1/3/2020
Director: Nicolas Pesce
Format: Theatrical
A reboot of the 2004 US film which itself was a remake of the Japanese horror film Ju-on: The Grudge. Director Nicolas Pesce scored an indie hit in 2016 with The Eyes of My Mother. Demian Bichir, Andrea Riseborough, and Lin Shaye to star while Sam Raimi’s Ghost House Pictures will produce.

The Turning
Release Date: 1/24/2020
Director: Floria Sigismondi
Format: Theatrical
Haunted house movie loosely based on the gothic novella The Turn of the Screw. Finn Wolfhard of Stranger Things to star alongside Mackenzie Davis.

Gretel and Hansel
Release Date: 1/31/2020
Director: Oz Perkins
Format: Theatrical
Based on the German folktale and to star Sophia Lillis of It fame.

Godzilla vs. Kong
Release Date: 3/13/2020
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 Invisible Man
Release Date: 3/13/2020
Director: Leigh Whannell
Format: Theatrical
Originally slated to be part of Universal’s Dark Universe, this is now a lower budget, stand alone film that will be largely character driven rather than relying on special effects. Oliver Jackson-Cohen will play the title character while Elisabeth Moss will also star.

A Quiet Place 2
Release Date: 3/20/2020
Director: John Krasinski
Format: Theatrical
Paramount have green-lit a sequel to the hit film but few other details are known. Emily Blunt will likely return and Cillian Murphy has also been attached to the project.

The New Mutants
Release Date: 4/3/2020
Director: Josh Boone
Format: Theatrical
The 13th and possibly final installment of the X-Men film series. It is believed to be darker and focus more on horror aspects than previous titles in the series. Anya Taylor-Joy and Maisie Williams to star.

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.

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 3
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.

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 Gallows: Act 2
Release Date: TBD (likely 2020)
Director: Travis Cluff, Chris Lofing
Format: Likely Theatrical
Despite poor reviews and middling box office returns, a sequel to The Gallows was filmed secretly in California late 2016. The film centers on teenage Ana who has recently transferred to a prestigious acting school where she is pursued by a demonic entity after participating in a viral challenge Rated R and will likely be released sometime in 2020.

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.

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.

 

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.

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.