Horror had one incredible ride in 2017, with films like Split, Get Out, and the remake of IT – all proving that audiences want smart, engaging stories out of the genre. Let’s see what scares 2018 has in store for us. We may even see some familiar faces along the way.
Insidious: The Last Key
Once again going back in time, the latest entry to the successful franchise follows a younger Elise Rainier (Lin Shaye), whose home is overcome with a demonic spirit.
Day of the Dead: Bloodline
A different take on George A. Romero’s classic 1985 film, Bloodline is set in the midst of a full-on zombie outbreak. Finding a med student targeted by a human/zombie hybrid. The film will simultaneously be released on VOD and Digital HD.
Untitled Cloverfield Film
(rumored title The God Particle)
Like the previous two Cloverfield films, this one is shrouded in total mystery. Originally poised for an October 2017 premiere, the film is said to take place aboard a space station that finds itself within the Clover-universe. Starring Elizabeth Debicki, David Oyelowo and Chris O’Dowd, we can expect to see it early in 2018.
Winchester: The House That Ghosts Built
The story behind one of America’s most haunted houses, the Winchester Mystery House, is finally coming to the big screen. Starring Helen Mirren as Sarah Winchester, the woman who believed herself to be cursed by the spirits of those killed by her husbands guns. So convinced, she continuously built a maze of a home for nearly 40 years to please the ghosts haunting her.
The Strangers: Prey at Night
The long awaited sequel to 2008’s The Strangers is finally arriving. Martin Henderson, Christina Hendricks, Bailee Madison and Lewis Pullman star as a family who finds themselves lost while taking a road trip. Staying in a trailer park for the night, they come face-to-face with the menacing masked killers from the first film.
A Quiet Place
Directed by and starring John Krasinski, this mysterious supernatural horror finds a family living in total silence – fearing something might hurt them if they make their presence known. The film also costars Krasinski’s real-life wife Emily Blunt.
The controversial fictional character will be brought to theaters starring Joey King.
The fifth installment in the successful Conjuring franchise will bring to life the story of that terrifying nun featured in The Conjuring 2, and briefly mentioned in Annabelle: Creation. Set in Romania during 1952, a mysterious death of a nun finds Father Burke traveling to Rome to investigate. Taissa Farmiga joins big sister Vera Farmiga (Lorraine Warren) in the series, portraying Sister Irene.
Starring former Castle star Stana Katic, this film follows a fresh-out-of-rehab cop who takes the night shift at a city morgue. Soon discovering a violent entity has possessed one of the deceased.
Blumhouse Productions is currently working on a reboot of the popular horror franchise, Halloween. The film will take place after the second film from 1981, ignoring the sequels, and remakes, that followed. Fans were happy to hear that Jamie Lee Curtis will return as Laurie Strode to battle Michael Meyers once again.
Truth or Dare
Another Blumhouse Production slated for release in 2018, this film follows a college student who, after a game of Truth or Dare, finds herself plagued with a supernatural presence. Starring Pretty Little Liars star Lucy Hale and Teen Wolf‘s Tyler Posey.
Original Release Date: February 17, 2017
Matt Smith stars in this zombie-outbreak film as mankind’s only hope for a cure. After being bitten, he does not change, but can instead communicate with the infected and sets out to find patient zero.
The films release has been rescheduled, although a new date has not yet been announced.
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