Upcoming Horror Movie Releases (2022, 2023 & Beyond)

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Upcoming 2022 Horror Movie Releases

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.

Bodies Bodies Bodies

Release Date: TBD (likely 2022)
Director: Halina Reijn
Format: Unknown
An upcoming “plot kept under wraps” American slasher film.

My Best Friend’s Exorcism

Release Date: TBD (likely 2022)
Director: Damon Thomas
Format: Unknown
It is the year 1988. Abby and Gretchen, both sophomores in high school, have been best friends since fourth grade. Gretchen begins to act…different after a night of skinny-dipping goes horribly wrong. She’s a sourpuss. She’s agitated. And strange things keep happening anytime she’s in the vicinity. Abby’s investigation leads her to some unexpected revelations—and by the time their tale reaches its horrific conclusion, Abby and Gretchen’s fate will be determined by a simple question: will their friendship be strong enough to defeat the devil?

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.

Prey

Release Date: TBD (likely 2022)
Director: Dan Trachtenberg
Format: VOD
The Predator’s origin story takes place 300 years ago in the realm of the Comanche Nation. Naru, a skilled female warrior, battles one of the first highly evolved Predators to settle on Earth to protect her tribe.

Aleister Arcane

Release Date: TBD (likely 2022)
Director: Eli Roth
Format: VOD
Staring Jim Carrey as Aleister Green, a Los Angeles weathercaster who returns to his hometown of Jackson, Oklahoma to broadcast a late-night television horror program. However, Jackson is not as receptive as he had planned, and he is forced to retire. His spirit is entirely crushed when he is placed on trial for an event involving two children, sending him to an early death. Then strange, macabre incidents started to occur all throughout town, as Green’s farewell gift to Jackson, the town he once adored. Only the two children have the power to reverse the curse before the village falls into complete chaos.

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.

Black Hole

Release Date: TBD (likely 2022)
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 2022)
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.

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.

CURS>R

Release Date: TBD (likely 2022)
Director: Toby Meakins
Format: VOD
A broke student plays an obscure 1980s survival computer game in the hopes of winning a $100,000 prize that has gone unclaimed. She quickly learns she’s no longer playing for the money, but for her own life, after a sequence of surprisingly scary incidents.

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.

Gremlins 3

Release Date: TBD (likely 2022)
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.

Hell House

Release Date: TBD (likely 2022)
Director: Andrew Gori
Format: Unknown
Just before a religious-themed Halloween attraction or “hell house” grand opening, the film explores the delicate relationship between small town high school contemporaries Dawn and Makayla in the Deep South, as well as the many residents who strive to keep the two apart, with disastrous consequences.

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.

Hocus Pocus 2

Release Date: TBD (likely 2022)
Director: Anne Fletcher
Format: Theatrical
Three high school students must band together twenty-nine years after the events of Hocus Pocus (1993), to stop the Sanderson sisters from returning to modern-day Salem.

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.

Inherit The Earth

Release Date: TBD (likely 2022)
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 2022)
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 2022)
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 2022)
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 2022)
Director: Greg Berlanti
Format: Theatrical
Remake of the 1960 cult horror comedy. An exotic plant in a downtown flower shop persuades the shopkeeper’s timid apprentice to use horrific methods to keep it alive and growing.

M3GAN

Release Date: TBD (likely 2022)
Director: Gerard Johnstone
Format: Unknown
A toy company’s robotics engineer creates a life-like doll that takes on a life of its own.

Moose Jaws

Release Date: TBD (likely 2022)
Director: Kevin Smith
Format: VOD
The final installment of Kevin Smith’s True North trilogy. Marketed as being “like Jaws but with a moose.”

Orphan: First Kill

Release Date: TBD (likely 2022)
Director: William Brent Bell
Format: Unknown
Leena, a deadly sociopath who, due to a medical issue, has the appearance of a child, escapes from an Estonian psychiatric facility. She  impersonates an affluent family’s missing daughter, but she is pitted against a relentless mother.

Outpost

Release Date: TBD (likely 2022)
Director: Joe Lo Truglio
Format: Unknown
Set high on a mountain, a women is fighting demons – and the demons are winning.

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.

She Came from the Woods

Release Date: TBD (likely 2022)
Director: Erik Bloomquist
Format: Unknown
On the last day of the summer of 1987, the staff of an overnight camp conjures up an old legend.

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.”

Spawn

Release Date: TBD (likely 2022)
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 2022)
Director: Sean Carter
Format: Unknown
Sean Carter, director of Keep Watching, tackles this Stephen King short story.

Summoning Sylvia

Release Date: TBD (likely 2022)
Director: Wesley Taylor, Alex Wyse
Format: Unknown
When evil forces are suddenly summoned, a gay bachelor celebration turns terrifying in this comedy horror.

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.

Tattered Hearts

Release Date: TBD (likely 2022)
Director: Brea Grant
Format: Unknown
Follows a country music duo as they seek out their idol’s exclusive estate and become entangled in a twisted series of horrors that force them to confront the lengths to which they will go to achieve their goals.

The Bothy

Release Date: TBD (likely 2022)
Director: Myles Clohessy
Format: Unknown
Two couples, linked by friendship and unsuspecting infidelity, go on a hiking trek into the Scottish Highlands, from which they may never return.

The Bride

Release Date: TBD (likely 2022)
Director: Jessica M. Thompson
Format: Unknown
A young woman is courted and carried off her feet, only to discover a gothic conspiracy is underway.

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 Collected

Release Date: TBD (likely 2022)
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 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 Menu

Release Date: TBD (likely 2022)
Director: Mark Mylod
Format: Unknown
A young couple visits an expensive destination restaurant on a secluded island where the famed chef has prepared a luxurious tasting meal, coupled with some unsettling surprises, set in the world of high-end culinary culture.

The Nun 2

Release Date: TBD (likely 2022)
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 2022)
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 2022)
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.

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.

This Beast

Release Date: TBD (likely 2022)
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.

Trick ‘r Treat 2

Release Date: TBD (likely 2022)
Director: Michael Dougherty
Format: VOD
Sequel to the cult classic horror anthology centered on Halloween. Has reportedly been in development for several years.

Umma

Release Date: TBD (likely 2022)
Director: Hannah Macpherson
Format: Unknown
Plot Unknown at this time.

Urban Legend

Release Date: TBD (likely 2022)
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.

Vengeance

Release Date: TBD (likely 2022)
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.

Violent Night

Release Date: TBD (likely 2022)
Director: Tommy Wirkola
Format: Unknown
“Violent Night” is described only as a “coal-dark holiday thriller that says you should always bet on red.”

White Smoke

Release Date: TBD (likely 2022)
Director: Nicholas McCarthy
Format: Unknown
An inner circle of cardinals summons a prominent neuroscientist to diagnose a strange occurrence of possession within the Vatican.

World War Z 2

Release Date: TBD (likely 2022)
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 2023 Horror Movie Releases

Knock at the Cabin

Release Date: TBD (likely 2/2023)
Director: M. Night Shyamalan
Format: Theatrical
Plot Unknown at this time.

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.

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.

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.