8 Upcoming Horror Movies To Look Forward To
Clowns and psychopaths who can't wear hats make up our list for upcoming horror movies to keep an eye out for.
Can you feel the fear slowly creeping up behind you? If you’re a die-hard horror fan, there’s an exciting time ahead for new releases going as far in as 2018. Take our advice and start stockpiling popcorn. Here’s our look at the most-anticipated upcoming horror movies.
Stephen King’s IT
Release Date: 8 September 2017
The original adaptation of Stephen King’s IT back in 1990 was technically a miniseries and not a movie, but everyone was too terrified by Tim Curry’s portrayal of Pennywise to notice. The cast also included Annette O’Toole, Harry Anderson, Richard Thomas, John Ritter and a very young Seth Green – yes, Chris Griffin in Family Guy. That also technically means that the upcoming IT film is the first movie. The upcoming flick stars Bill Skarsgård in the iconic role of Pennywise the Dancing Clown.
Release Date: 27 October 2017
The first movie in the Saw-series was released in 2004, followed by II to IV, then Saw 3D in 2010. The series also spawned two video games and a line of merchandise and clothing. That brings us to now, with Saw: Legacy scheduled for release in October 2017. Apparently, it takes place ten years after *spoiler* the events that ended the last movie. (Well, we can’t give away everything) – and Tobin Bell will be reprising his role as the Jigsaw killer.
Release Date: 9 August 2017
Creepy dolls are a horror staple: Just think back to Chucky. Next, we’ve got Annabelle: The haunted Raggedy Ann doll which spawned the first movie in the series back in 2014. Unfortunately, Annabelle is based around a supposed real-life haunted doll owned by “demonologists” Ed and Lorraine Warren – the same ones that were connected to the Amityville haunting. Annabelle: Creation is the prequel, focusing on how the girl’s spirit got into the doll in the first place. Lights on for this one, then?
Half to Death
Release Date: 13 October 2017
According to the blurbs that have already been released, you can expect Half to Death to be Groundhog Day for horror fans: Directed (and written) by Christopher B. Landon – who you might already know as the writer of Disturbia – this follows a character known as Theresa who is forced to relive one day in her life over and over again until she can figure out the mystery of her would-be killer. Not much else is known about the movie so far, except that it stars Jessica Roth, Israel Broussard and Ruby Modine.
Halloween: The Night the Evil Died
Release Date: 13 October 2017
Not surprisingly, the next instalment in the Halloween series is another flick set for release in October. So far, the series has seen ten movies –that would be excluding this one– and several books and comics. According to online blurbs, this one picks off where Halloween: Resurrected took off, and it stars Tony Moran (one of the original actors to play Myers) reprising his role.
Release Date: 2017
Hellraiser: Judgment is the tenth movie in the Hellraiser-franchise, and stars Gary J. Tunnicliffe, Paul T. Taylor and Heather Langenkamp. If you’re at all a fan of the series – be it any of the movies or the original The Hellbound Heart by Clive Barker, which is what the series was based on – this should be one for your movie wish-list before the year is over.
Release Date: Somewhere in 2018
Slenderman has become somewhat of an urban legend since reports of sightings first started appearing on the internet in 2009 thanks to Victor Surge. Since his creation, he’s been referenced in places like Minecraft and there’s even been an HBO documentary called Beware the Slenderman in 2016 focusing on unfortunately real events that had also been inspired by the character. It’s only natural that Hollywood caught on eventually, and Slenderman is set to be written by David Burke and starring Joey King, Jaz Sinclair and Julia Goldani Telles. That’s about all we know – at least for now.
Release Date: September 21, 2018
A hell of a lot of horror fans started out their obsessions with the Goosebumps-series by RL Stine: Fans of the first movie, starring Jack Black as a fictionalization of the author, should be looking forward to the second one. So far, all we know is that the title is set to be Goosebumps: HorrorLand and that Jack Black will be returning for the role. Fans of the book series should already know HorrorLand and what just might be hiding within.
Stay scared, folks.