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

Upcoming 2020 Horror Movie Releases

Marionette

Release Date: 9/28/2020
Director: Elbert van Strien (Two Eyes Staring)
Format: Theatrical
(UK Release Date) 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)

Upcoming 2021 Horror Movie Releases

Antlers

Release Date: 2/19/2021
Director: Scott Cooper
Format: Theatrical
Guillermo del Toro produces this supernatural horror about a young boy harboring a terrifying secret. Starring Keri Russell and Jesse Plemons.

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.

Last Night in Soho

Release Date: 4/23/2021
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.

Monster Hunter

Release Date: 4/23/2021
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.

Wrong Turn: The Foundation

Release Date: 5/7/2021
Director: Mike P. Nelson
Format: 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.

Godzilla vs. Kong

Release Date: 5/21/2021
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.

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.

The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It

Release Date: 6/4/2021
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.

The Forever Purge

Release Date: 7/9/2021
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.

Halloween Kills

Release Date: 10/15/2021
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.

A Head Full Of Ghosts

Release Date: TBD (likely 2021)
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.

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.

Aleister Arcane

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

An American Werewolf in London

Release Date: TBD (likely 2021)
Director: Max Landis
Format: 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Candyman

Release Date: TBD (likely 2021)
Director: Nia DaCosta
Format: Theatrical
Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions will produce a remake of the 1992 film.

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.

Firestarter

Release Date: TBD (likely 2021)
Director: Fatih Akin
Format: Unknown
Based on the Stephen King book about a boy born with pyrokinetic powers. To be produced by Blumhouse Productions.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.”

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.

Resident Evil

Release Date: TBD (likely 2021)
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.

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 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 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.

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.

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.

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

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.