Upcoming Horror Movie Releases (2020, 2021, 2022 & Beyond)

Upcoming 2020 Horror Movie Releases

Train to Busan 2: Peninsula

Release Date: 8/12/2020
Director: Yeon Sang-ho
Format: Unknown
The sequel to the South Korean zombie film, Train to Busan.

Malignant

Release Date: 8/14/2020
Director: James Wan
Format: Theatrical
James Wan will adapt his graphic novel Malignant Man which follows a man with a brain tumor that grants him special powers.

Antebellum

Release Date: 8/21/2020
Director: Gerard Bush, Christopher Renz
Format: Theatrical
A successful author finds herself transported to a different reality. Stars singer Janelle Monáe.

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: The Devil Made Me Do It

Release Date: 9/10/2020
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.

Candyman

Release Date: 9/25/2020
Director: Nia DaCosta
Format: Theatrical
Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions will produce a remake of the 1992 film.

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.

Marionette

Release Date: 10/1/2020
Director: Elbert van Strien (Two Eyes Staring)
Format: Theatrical
(Release Date for Netherlands only – Release outside Netherlands unknown) When a 10-year-old boy sees a therapist for thinking he can control the future, the therapist starts to lose all sense of reality. Starring Thekla Reuten (Red Sparrow), Peter Mullan (Children Of Men), Elijah Wolf (T2 Trainspotting), Rebecca Front (Transformers: The Last Knight), and Bill Paterson (The Witches)

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.

Godzilla vs. Kong

Release Date: 11/19/2020
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.

Upcoming 2021 Horror Movie Releases

Ghostbusters: Afterlife

Release Date: 3/5/2021
Director: Jason Reitman
Format: Theatrical
A single mother and her kids move to a new town, only to find out about the grandfather’s secret past as a Ghostbuster. Stars Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard, and Paul Rudd

Morbius

Release Date: 3/19/2021
Director: Daniel Espinosa
Format: Theatrical
Based on the Spider-man villain Morbius, Jared Leto will play the titular character.

Spiral

Release Date: 5/21/2021
Director: Darren Lynn Bousman
Format: Theatrical
Chris Rock and Samuel L. Jackson to star in what is said to be a fresh re-imagining of the original Saw movie.

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.

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.

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.

Don’t Breathe 2

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

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.

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.

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.

Nosferatu

Release Date: TBD (likely 2021)
Director: Robert Eggers
Format: Theatrical
The Witch and The Lighthouse director Robert Eggers’ next film is likely to be a remake of the classic silent horror movie Nosferatu.

Spawn

Release Date: TBD (likely 2021)
Director: Todd McFarlane
Format: Theatrical
Reboot of the 1997 film, rumored to be closer to a horror movie than a typical superhero movie. Todd McFarlane to write and direct while Jamie Foxx will play the title character while Jeremy Renner will also star. McFarlane is still reportedly raising money to get the project off the ground. Unlikely to hit before 2021.

Suffer the Little Children

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

The 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 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.

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.

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.