Upcoming 2018 Horror Releases

The House That Jack Built
Release Date: 12/14/2018
Director: Lars von Trier
Format: Theatrical & VOD
Follows a serial killer over a period of 12 years. To star Matt Dillon and Uma Thurman. The film polarized critics when it screened at Cannes.

Herbert West: Reanimator
Release Date: 12/15/2018
Director: Serge Levin
Format: Likely VOD
A modern rendition of Re-Animator that will be much darker and more grounded in science than the original. Stars Brad Dourif and Lin Shaye.

Bird Box
Release Date: 12/21/2018
Director: Susanne Bier
Format: VOD (Netflix)
Post-apocalyptic horror movie where a woman must navigate herself and her two children to safety while blindfolded. Stars Sandra Bullock and Sarah Paulson.

Nightmare Cinema
Release Date: TBD (2018)
Director: Alejandro Brugués, Joe Dante, Mick Garris, Ryûhei Kitamura, David Slade
Format: Likely VOD
Horror anthology consisting of 5 segments linked by a common theme. Mickey Rourke to star.

Little Monsters
Release Date: TBD (2018)
Director: Abe Forsythe
Format: Likely VOD
Australian zombie horror/comedy starring Lupita Nyong’o and Josh Gad.

We Have Always Lived in the Castle
Release Date: TBD (2018)
Director: Stacie Passon
Format: Likely Theatrical
Film adaptation of the 1962 novel by Shirley Jackson. To star Alexandra Daddario, Sebastian Stan, Crispin Glover, and Taissa Farmiga.

The Gallows: Act 2
Release Date: TBD (2018)
Director: Travis Cluff, Chris Lofing
Format: Likely VOD
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

The Silence
Release Date: TBD (2018)
Director: John Leonetti
Format: Likely theatrical
Based on a best selling novel about a young deaf girl and her family trying to survive in a world overrun by killer bats. To star Stanley Tucci.

 

Upcoming 2019 Horror Releases

Eli
Release Date: 1/4/2019
Director: Ciaran Foy
Format: Theatrical
A young boy undergoing treatment at a secluded clinic finds himself trapped in the haunted building. Stars Sadie Sink and Kelly Reilly.

Escape Room
Release Date: 1/4/2019
Director: Adam Robitel
Format: Theatrical
Six strangers are invited to compete in a series of immersive escape rooms for the chance to win a million dollars while those who fail to escape die.

Glass
Release Date: 1/18/2019
Director: M. Night Shyamalan
Format: Theatrical
A sequel to Unbreakable and Split with Bruce Willis, Anya Taylor-Joy, James McAvoy, and Samuel L. Jackson to return.

Jacob’s Ladder
Release Date: 2/1/2019
Director: David M. Rosenthal
Format: Theatrical
A modern day re-imagining of the 1990 cult classic. Michael Ealy and Jesse Williams to star.

The Prodigy
Release Date: 2/8/2019
Director: Nicholas McCarthy
Format: Theatrical
A gifted young boy begins to show disturbing tendencies leading his mother to believe something supernatural is affecting him. Directed by Nicholas McCarthy of The Pact and Holidays.

Happy Death Day 2U
Release Date: 2/14/2019
Director: Christopher B. Landon
Format: Theatrical
The sequel to Happy Death Day will see the original director returning to write and direct. This is rumored to be a “Back to the Future” type film that picks up after the events of the first. Both Jessica Rothe and Israel Broussard will be returning.

The Turning
Release Date: 2/22/2019
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.

Us
Release Date: 3/15/2019
Director: Jordan Peele
Format: Theatrical
Peele’s second directorial effort after the highly acclaimed Get Out will be a horror movie that centers on two couples, one white and one black.

Pet Sematary
Release Date: 4/5/2019
Director: Kevin Kolsch & Dennis Widmyer
Format: Likely Theatrical
Starry Eyes directors Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer tackle the 1983 Stephen King book that was first made into a movie in 1989. John Lithgow and Jason Clarke will star.

Hellboy
Release Date: 4/12/2019
Director: Neil Marshall
Format: Theatrical
Reboot of the original Hellboy film series. Neil Marshall of The Descent to direct. David Harbour will replace Ron Perlman as the titular superhero.

The Curse of La Llorona
Release Date: 4/19/2019
Director: Michael Chaves
Format: Theatrical
James Wan to produce this horror film centering on the Mexican legend of La Llorona, the ghost of a woman who drowned her children and now spends eternity searching the river for them while bringing misfortune to those nearby.

Doom
Release Date: 5/17/2019
Director: Tony Giglio
Format: Likely VOD
Universal will make a second attempt to adapt the classic first person horror video game into an action movie. The 2005 release starred Karl Urban, Rosamund Pike, and Dwayne Johnson but struggled to make a dent at the box office.

BrightBurn
Release Date: 5/24/2019
Director: James Gunn
Format: Theatrical
Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn’s next film will be a horror movie although few plot details are known as of yet. Elizabeth Banks to star.

Godzilla: King of Monsters
Release Date: 5/31/2019
Director: Michael Dougherty
Format: Theatrical
To be directed by Michael Dougherty of Krampus and Trick ‘r Treat fame. Kyle Chandler, Millie Bobby Brown, & Vera Farmiga to star.

Grudge
Release Date: 6/21/2019
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 will produce.

Child’s Play
Release Date: 6/21/2019
Director: Lars Klevberg
Format: Theatrical
After years of uncertainty, it appears a Child’s Play reboot is moving forward and will likely see a completely new, more technologically advanced version of Chucky. Aubrey Plaza will play the mother in this film.

47 Meters Down: The Next Chapter
Release Date: 6/28/2019
Director: Johannes Roberts
Format: Theatrical
The sequel to 47 Meters Down follows a group of divers who encounter a shark while exploring an underwater city.

Annabelle 3
Release Date: 7/3/2019
Director: Gary Dauberman
Format: Theatrical
Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga will both star while Gary Dauberman will make his directorial debut.

The New Mutants
Release Date: 8/2/2019
Director: Josh Boone
Format: Theatrical
The next installment of the X-Men franchise follows 5 young mutants who are just discovering their abilities while being held against their will. Appears to be an action/horror hybrid.

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
Release Date: 8/9/2019
Director: André Øvredal
Format: Theatrical
Guillermo del Toro will produce and co-write this adaptation of the popular children’s book series by Alvin Schwartz.

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.

Are You Afraid of the Dark?
Release Date: 10/11/2019
Director: Unknown
Format: Theatrical
An adaptation of the hit 1990’s Nickelodeon series with the same name. Little is known about the project however It screenwriter Gary Dauberman will produce the script.

Zombieland 2
Release Date: 10/11/2019
Director: Ruben Fleischer
Format: Theatrical
The original cast, director, and writers will return 10 years after the release of the original film.

I Know What You Did Last Summer
Release Date: TBD (2019)
Director: Unknown
Format: Unknown
Remake of the 1997 slasher flick. Has not entered production as of yet but Oculus and Ouija: Origin of Evil writers Mike Flanagan and Jeff Howard penned a script that is now in the hands of producer Neal Moritz.

Monster Hunter
Release Date: TBD (2019)
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 set to star.

Abruptio
Release Date: TBD (2019)
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 (2019)
Director: Eli Roth
Format: Likely VOD
Horror comic adaptation starring Jim Carey.

Polaroid
Release Date: TBD (2019)
Director: Lars Klevberg
Format: Theatrical
A high school loner discovers a polaroid camera that leads to the violent deaths of people who are snapped by it. Has been in limbo for more than a year now with an original release date of mid-2017.

Jekyll
Release Date: TBD (2019)
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.

Midsommar
Release Date: TBD (2019)
Director: Ari Aster
Format: Theatrical
Hereditary director Ari Aster’s next feature film is about a young couple who fall prey to a pagan cult while on a summer road trip. To star Florence Pugh, Will Poulter, and Jack Reynor.

The Return of the Killer Klowns from Outer Space in 3D
Release Date: TBD (2019)
Director: The Chiodo Brothers
Format: Unknown
Sequel to the cult classic Killer Clowns from Outer Space. Grant Cramer will reprise his role as Mike Tobacco.

Moose Jaws
Release Date: TBD (2019)
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”.

Trick ‘r Treat 2
Release Date: TBD (2019)
Director: Michael Dougherty
Format: Likely VOD
Sequel to the cult classic horror anthology centered on Halloween.

Pumpkinhead
Release Date: TBD (2019)
Director: Unknown
Format: Likely VOD
Reboot of the 80s horror classic about a vengeful demon called Pumpkinhead.

Freak Shift
Release Date: TBD (2019)
Director: Ben Wheatley
Format: Theatrical
Alicia Vikander to star in this action thriller about a group of misfits who hunt nocturnal underground monsters.

Climax
Release Date: TBD (2019)
Director: Gaspar Noé
Format: Likely theatrical
Horror musical from the director of I Stand Alone, Irreversible, and Enter The Void. The plot centers on a group of hip-hop dancers who experience a bad trip after consuming psychedelic drugs.

Van Helsing
Release Date: TBD (2019)
Director: Unknown
Format: Theatrical
No director or stars attached however it will likely be set in present times.

Beyond The Green Inferno
Release Date: TBD (2019)
Director: Nicolás López
Format: Likely VOD
Sequel to Eli Roth’s The Green Inferno

Meet The Blacks 2
Release Date: TBD (2019)
Director: Deon Taylor
Format: Theatrical
Sequel to the financially successful 2016 horror/comedy.

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

Crawl
Release Date: TBD (2019)
Director: Alexandre Aja
Format: Theatrical
Low budget horror/thriller about a woman who must fight off an alligator while trapped inside a flooded house following a hurricane. Sam Raimi to produce while Aja (High Tension, The Hills Have Eyes, Piranha 3D) will write and direct.

Rock Paper Dead
Release Date: TBD (2019)
Director: Tom Holland
Format: VOD
Tells the story of Peter “The Doll Maker” Harris who returns to his home town “cured” after a lengthy stay in a mental institution. Directed by Tom Holland of Fright Night and Child’s Play.

Firestarter
Release Date: TBD (2019)
Director: Fatih Akin
Format: Unknown
Based on the Stephen King book about a boy born with pyrokinetic powers. To be produced by Blumhouse Productions.

Bed Rest
Release Date: TBD (2019)
Director: Brad Parker
Format: Likely VOD
Horror movie about a pregnant woman put on bed rest who begins to notice strange events occurring around the house. Parker directed the 2012 film Chernobyl Diaries.

Sweet Tooth
Release Date: TBD (2019)
Director: Unknown
Format: Unknown
James Wan will help produce the Hollywood adaptation of this Dutch short film.

Mary
Release Date: TBD (2019)
Director: Michael Goi
Format: Likely VOD
Gary Oldman will star in this supernatural thriller set on an old ship.

An American Werewolf in London
Release Date: TBD (2019)
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.

Ma
Release Date: TBD (2019)
Director: Tate Taylor
Format: Theatrical
Blumouse will produce this dark psychological thriller about a group of teenagers invited to party at a lonely woman’s house who begin to question the motives of their host.

Mama 2
Release Date: TBD (2019)
Director: Dennis Widmyer, Kevin Kolsch
Format: Theatrical
Jessica Chastain won’t return in the sequel to the 2013 box office hit.

The Dead Don’t Die
Release Date: TBD (2019)
Director: Jim Jarmusch
Format: Theatrical
Zombie comedy starring Bill Murray, Selena Gomez, Adam Driver, Tilda Swinton, Steve Buscemi, and Chloe Sevigny.

The Stand
Release Date: TBD (2019)
Director: Josh Boone
Format: Likely VOD
Initially an 8 part mini series was envisioned to come before the film however that has been scrapped and the project is currently on hold as producers determine the best way forward for the project.

The Invisible Man
Release Date: TBD (2019)
Director: Unknown
Format: Theatrical
Johnny Depp will star in this remake of the 1933 horror classic.

Lights Out 2
Release Date: TBD (2019)
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 (2019)
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.

Don’t Breathe 2
Release Date: TBD (2019)
Director: Fede Alvarez
Format: Theatrical
Stephen Lang will likely return as The Blind Man to terrorize another group of would be burglars.

3 From Hell
Release Date: TBD (2019)
Director: Rob Zombie
Format: Likely VOD
Sequel to The Devil’s Rejects, plot details are currently unknown.

Gremlins 3
Release Date: TBD (2019)
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.

The Conjuring 3
Release Date: TBD (2019)
Director: Michael Chaves
Format: Theatrical
Very little known about the project as of yet although it is expected to be set in the 1980s. James Wan to produce and co-write but won’t return as director.

Black Hole
Release Date: TBD (2019)
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.

The Wolf Man
Release Date: TBD (2019)
Director: Unknown
Format: Theatrical
Remake of the original 1941 film and part of Universal’s Dark Universe. The Rock is rumored to be in line for the title role.

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile
Release Date: TBD (2019)
Director: Joe Berlinger
Format: Theatrical
A look at the infamous serial killer Ted Bundy through the lens of his long time girlfriend Elizabeth Kloepfer. Zac Efron to play Bundy while Lily Collins will play Kloepfer.

Five Nights at Freddy’s
Release Date: TBD (2019)
Director: Chris Columbus
Format: Theatrical
Chris Columbus will write and direct this video game adaptation and Blumhouse will produce. This will likely hit screens in 2019 or 2020.

Spawn
Release Date: TBD (2019)
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.

He Never Died 2
Release Date: TBD (2019)
Director: Jason Krawczyk
Format: VOD
Sequel to the Canadian comedy/horror movie about an immortal cannibal who tries to keep his compulsions in check. Henry Rollins will return in the leading role.

Suffer the Little Children
Release Date: TBD (2019)
Director: Sean Carter
Format: Likely VOD
Sean Carter, director of Keep Watching, tackles this Stephen King short story.

You Should Have Left
Release Date: TBD (2019)
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.

Charlie Says
Release Date: TBD (2019)
Director: Mary Harron
Format: Theatrical
American Psycho director Mary Harron to direct this film about the crimes of Charles Manson and his followers. Matt Smith will play Manson while Sosie Bacon, Merritt Wever, and Suki Waterhouse will also star.

The Changeling
Release Date: TBD (2019)
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 Blob
Release Date: TBD (2019)
Director: Simon West
Format: Likely VOD
Samuel L. Jackson and Halle Berry to star in the remake of this 1958 classic.

The Lighthouse
Release Date: TBD (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) to direct.

I Saw The Devil
Release Date: TBD (2019)
Director: Simon Barrett, Adam Wingard
Format: Theatrical
Remake of the classic South Korean film by the director of The Guest and You’re Next.

Velvet Buzzsaw
Release Date: TBD (2019)
Director: Dan Gilroy
Format: VOD (Netflix)
Nightcrawler director Dan Gilroy’s highly anticipated third feature film is a horror/thriller centering on the art world. Jake Gyllenhaal and Rene Russo will star.

Little Shop of Horrors
Release Date: TBD (2019)
Director: Greg Berlanti
Format: Theatrical
Remake of the 1960 cult horror comedy. Will follow the musical format of the 1986 remake.

Inherit The Earth
Release Date: TBD (2019)
Director: Mike Flanagan
Format: Likely theatrical
Based on the comic Zombies vs. Robots, a robot must protect a young girl during a zombie apocalypse. Mike Flanagan of Hush, Oculus, and Ouija: Origin of Evil to write and direct. Flanagan has a lot on his plate so this might not land until 2019.

Bride of Frankenstein
Release Date: TBD (2019)
Director: Bill Condon
Format: Theatrical
A continuation of Universal’s Dark Universe. Javier Bardem to star as Frankenstein’s monster.

A Head Full Of Ghosts
Release Date: TBD (2019)
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 (2019)
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.

Bermuda Triangle
Release Date: TBD (2019)
Director: Sam Raimi
Format: Theatrical
Ryan Reynolds is set to battle Sharks, Nazis, and Vikings, in this over the top mystery thriller.

 

Upcoming 2020 Horror Releases

Doctor Sleep
Release Date: 1/24/2020
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.

A Quiet Place 2
Release Date: 5/15/2020
Director: Unknown
Format: Theatrical
Paramount have green-lit a sequel to the hit film but no further details are known and a script is yet to be written.

Godzilla vs. Kong
Release Date: 5/29/2020
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 up the fourth installment of Legendary’s MonsterVerse.

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

Friday the 13th
Release Date: 11/13/2020
Director: Unknown
Format: Theatrical
New Line are reportedly working on the 13th installment of the franchise with a release date to coincide with the 40 year anniversary of the original film.

The Tommyknockers
Release Date: (TBD likely 2020)
Director: James Wan
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.

World War Z 2
Release Date: TBD ( likely 2020)
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 2020)
Director: Unknown
Format: Theatrical
Few details are known about this spinoff of The Conjuring 2.

We’re Wolves
Release Date: TBD (likely 2020)
Director: Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi
Format: Theatrical
Sequel to the wildly popular horror/comedy mockumentary What We Do In The Shadows.

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.

Wrong Turn
Release Date: (TBD likely 2020)
Director: Mike P. Nelson
Format: Likely VOD
The cult horror franchise gets a remake.

Pontypool Changes
Release Date: (TBD likely 2020)
Director: Bruce McDonald
Format: Theatrical
A sequel to the cult hit has been in the works for some time with filming likely to begin later this year. The sequel will reportedly show the infection on a wider-scale.

Nosferatu
Release Date: TBD (likely 2020)
Director: Robert Eggers
Format: Theatrical
The Witch director Robert Eggers next film will be a remake of the classic silent horror movie Nosferatu.

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.