Upcoming Horror Movies – 2021, 2022 and Beyond

by jumiguel | created - 06 Aug 2013 | updated - 14 hours ago | Public

Home video releases in the United States – 2021

Son – March 5 (VOD) Phobias – March 19 (Digital/VOD) The Toll – March 26 (Digital/VOD); March 30 (DVD/Blu-ray) Things Heard & Seen – April 30 (Netflix) Army of the Dead – May 21 (Netflix) Run Sweetheart Run – TBA (Amazon Prime Video) False Positive – TBA (Hulu)

Wide theatrical releases in the United States – 2021 Spiral – May 21 A Quiet Place: Part II – May 28 The Forever Purge – July 9 The Night House – July 16 Don't Breathe 2 – August 13 Candyman – August 27 Resident Evil – September 3 Malignant – September 10 Halloween Kills – October 15 Last Night in Soho – October 22 Antlers – October 29

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1. Son (2021)

Not Rated | 98 min | Horror, Thriller

When a young boy contracts a mysterious illness, his mother must decide how far she will go to protect him from terrifying forces in her past.

Director: Ivan Kavanagh | Stars: Andi Matichak, Emile Hirsch, Luke David Blumm, Cranston Johnson

Votes: 541

2. A Head Full of Ghosts

Drama, Horror, Thriller | Pre-production

20 years after her family was publicly destroyed by her teenage sister's mysterious affliction, a young woman tells the story in her own words, revealing a far more terrifying version of what really happened in her childhood home.

Director: Scott Cooper | Star: Margaret Qualley

3. A Nightmare on Elm Street

Fantasy, Horror, Thriller | Pre-production

A reboot of the 1984 film and the 2010 remake.

Star: Dennyann Giambrone

4. A Quiet Place Part II (2020)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

Following the events at home, the Abbott family now face the terrors of the outside world. Forced to venture into the unknown, they realize the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats lurking beyond the sand path.

Director: John Krasinski | Stars: Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Cillian Murphy, Noah Jupe

5. Adrift (XII)

Horror | Pre-production

A fishing boat discovers an abandoned yacht with a strange distress call. A deckhand agrees to take lone control of it while it's towed into port, but soon he discovers why it is called it a "Ghost Ship."

Director: Darren Aronofsky | Star: Jared Leto

6. Anaconda (I)

Action, Horror | Announced

A re-imagining of the 1997 action-horror film about a crew of documentary filmmakers in search of a giant, deadly snake in the Amazon.

7. Antlers (2021)

R | 99 min | Horror, Mystery | Completed

In an isolated Oregon town, a middle-school teacher and her sheriff brother become embroiled with her enigmatic student, whose dark secrets lead to terrifying encounters with a legendary ancestral creature who came before them.

Director: Scott Cooper | Stars: Keri Russell, Jesse Plemons, Jeremy T. Thomas, Graham Greene

8. Army of the Dead (2021)

R | Action, Crime, Horror | Completed

Following a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas, a group of mercenaries take the ultimate gamble, venturing into the quarantine zone to pull off the greatest heist ever attempted.

Director: Zack Snyder | Stars: Dave Bautista, Ella Purnell, Ana de la Reguera, Hiroyuki Sanada

9. The Banishing (2020)

97 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

The Banishing tells the story of the most haunted house in England. In the 1930s, a young reverend, his wife and daughter move into a manor with a horrifying secret.

Director: Christopher Smith | Stars: Jessica Brown Findlay, Sean Harris, John Lynch, John Heffernan

Votes: 62

10. The Black Phone

Drama, Horror | Filming

An adaptation of a short story by New York Times Best Seller JOE HILL.

Director: Scott Derrickson | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Jeremy Davies, James Ransone, Madeleine McGraw

11. Candyman (2021)

R | Horror, Thriller | Completed

A "spiritual sequel" to the horror film Candyman (1992) that returns to the now-gentrified Chicago neighborhood where the legend began.

Director: Nia DaCosta | Stars: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Colman Domingo

12. Children of the Corn (2020)

R | Horror

The film describes the events leading up to, and including, the massacre of the adults of a small town in Nebraska by their children, after the adults' irresponsibility ruins the crop and the children's future.

Director: Kurt Wimmer | Stars: Elena Kampouris, Kate Moyer, Alyla Browne, Connor Burke

Votes: 32

13. Untitled Cloverfield Sequel

Horror | Announced

Plot unknown.

14. Cobweb

Horror | Filming

A boy who hears voices in his head decides to unleash them on his abusive parents.

Director: Samuel Bodin | Stars: Antony Starr, Lizzy Caplan, Cleopatra Coleman, Woody Norman

15. The Collected

Action, Adventure, Crime | Announced

This is the third film in The Collector film series. Follow up to 2012's "The Collection" by Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton.

Director: Marcus Dunstan | Stars: Josh Stewart, Navi Rawat, Dot-Marie Jones, Tom Atkins

16. The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021)

Horror, Mystery, Thriller | Post-production

A chilling story of terror, murder and unknown evil that shocked even experienced real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. One of the most sensational cases from their ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Chaves | Stars: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Julian Hilliard, Eugenie Bondurant

17. The Culling (2022)

Horror | Announced

A troubled priest confines himself to a remote cabin in the middle of the woods where he attempts to make a last stand against the demon that terrorized his family when he was a child.

Director: David F. Sandberg

18. Dark Harvest (II) (2021)

Horror | Announced

A legendary monster called October Boy terrorizes residents in a small Midwestern town when he rises from the cornfields every Halloween with his butcher knife and makes his way toward those who are brave enough to confront him.

Director: David Slade

19. The Deep House (2021)

Horror, Thriller | Post-production

A young and modern couple who go to France to explore an underwater house and share their findings on social media undergoes a serious change of plans when the couple enter the interior of ... See full summary »

Directors: Alexandre Bustillo, Julien Maury | Stars: James Jagger, Camille Rowe

20. Demonic (2021)

Horror | Post-production

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Director: Neill Blomkamp | Stars: Chris William Martin, Andrea Agur

21. The Devil's Light (2021)

Horror, Thriller | Post-production

A nun prepares to perform an exorcism and comes face to face with a demonic force with mysterious ties to her past.

Director: Daniel Stamm | Stars: Virginia Madsen, Nicholas Ralph, Colin Salmon, Jacqueline Byers

22. Don't Breathe Sequel (2021)

Crime, Horror, Thriller | Post-production

The Blind Man returns to terrorize more unsuspecting people.

Director: Rodo Sayagues | Stars: Stephen Lang, Stephanie Arcila, Bobby Schofield, Rocci Williams

23. Don't Worry Darling

Horror, Thriller | Post-production

A 1950's housewife living with her husband in a utopian experimental community begins to worry that his glamorous company may be hiding disturbing secrets.

Director: Olivia Wilde | Stars: Olivia Wilde, Florence Pugh, Chris Pine, Gemma Chan

24. Untitled Dracula Project (II)


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Director: Karyn Kusama

25. Dust (XVI)

Drama, Horror | Announced

Trapped by increasingly horrific dust storms, a young mother haunted by the past becomes convinced that a mysterious presence is threatening her family and takes extraordinary measures to protect them.

Directors: Karrie Crouse, William Joines | Star: Claire Foy

26. Eight for Silver (2021)

113 min | Horror

57 Metascore

In rural 19th-century France, a mysterious, possibly supernatural menace threatens a small village. John McBride, a pathologist, comes to town to investigate the danger -- and exorcise some of his own demons in the process.

Director: Sean Ellis | Stars: Boyd Holbrook, Kelly Reilly, Alistair Petrie, Roxane Duran

Votes: 147

27. The Elevator Game (IV)

Horror | Pre-production

Supernatural horror, based on the eponymous online phenomenon, a ritual conducted in an elevator, in which players attempt to travel to another dimension using a set of rules that can be found online.

Director: Michael Goi

28. Elijah (II)

Horror | Announced

Plot is kept underwraps.

Director: Alexandre Aja

29. The Exorcist (2021)

Horror | Pre-production

Sequel to the 1973 film about a 12-year-old girl who is possessed by a mysterious demonic entity, forcing her mother to seek the help of two priests to save her.

Director: David Gordon Green

30. False Positive (2021)

Horror | Post-production

The plot is currently unknown.

Director: John Lee | Stars: Justin Theroux, Sophia Bush, Pierce Brosnan, Gretchen Mol

31. Fear Street (2021)

Horror, Mystery | Post-production

A murder mystery shakes up the town of Shadyside, Ohio. Feature adaptation of R.L. Stine's book series.

Director: Leigh Janiak | Stars: Gillian Jacobs, Sadie Sink, Darrell Britt-Gibson, Ashley Zukerman

32. Final Destination 6

Horror | Announced

Plot unknown. Sixth installment of the 'Final Destination' franchise.

33. The Forever Purge (2021)

Action, Horror, Sci-Fi | Post-production

Plot unknown. The fifth and final installment of 'The Purge' film series.

Director: Everardo Gout | Stars: Ana de la Reguera, Will Patton, Josh Lucas, Cassidy Freeman

34. Gaia (2021)

96 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror | Completed

On a surveillance mission in a primordial forest, a park ranger encounters two survivalists following a post-apocalyptic lifestyle. The boy and his philosophical father seem to have their ... See full summary »

Director: Jaco Bouwer | Stars: Monique Rockman, Carel Nel, Alex van Dyk, Anthony Oseyemi

35. Great White (2021)

100 min | Horror, Thriller | Completed

A fun filled flight to a remote atoll turns into a nightmare for five passengers when their seaplane is destroyed in a freak accident and they are trapped on a raft, 100 miles from shore with man-eating sharks lurking beneath the surface.

Director: Martin Wilson | Stars: Katrina Bowden, Aaron Jakubenko, Kimie Tsukakoshi, Tatjana Marjanovic

36. Halloween Kills (2021)

R | Horror, Thriller | Completed

The saga of Michael Myers and Laurie Strode continues in the next thrilling chapter of the Halloween series.

Director: David Gordon Green | Stars: Anthony Michael Hall, Judy Greer, Jamie Lee Curtis, Andi Matichak

37. Halloween Ends (2022)

Horror, Thriller | Announced

The saga of Michael Myers and Laurie Strode ends.

Director: David Gordon Green | Stars: Judy Greer, Jamie Lee Curtis, Andi Matichak, Nick Castle

38. Hellraiser

Horror | Pre-production

Reboot of the 1987 horror film about an evil creature who is summoned from another dimension.

Director: David Bruckner

39. Home (II) (2021)

Horror, Mystery, Thriller | Post-production

Meredith, her husband Jared and son Alex face unspeakable terror in the wake of a family tragedy.

Director: Adam O'Brien | Stars: Emily Hampshire, François Arnaud, Christian Convery, Erika Rosenbaum

40. The Howling

Horror | Announced

A reboot of the 1981 horror film 'The Howling'.

Director: Andy Muschietti

41. Hurt (2018)

93 min | Horror, Thriller

Rose moves into a house in the woods close to her sister after her boyfriend gets deployed and things don't go right when Halloween night arrives.

Director: Sonny Mallhi | Stars: Emily Van Raay, Andrew Creer, Bradley Hamilton, Stephanie Moran

Votes: 74

42. Insidious 5

Horror | Announced

The Lamberts 10 years after the last installment, as Dalton begins college.

Director: Patrick Wilson | Stars: Patrick Wilson, Ty Simpkins, Lin Shaye

43. Killroy Was Here

Comedy, Horror | Post-production

A horror anthology centred around the phenomenon of the "Kilroy Was Here" graffiti.

Director: Kevin Smith | Stars: Azita Ghanizada, Ryan O'Nan, Betty Aberlin, Chris Jericho

44. The Lair

Horror | Announced

When Royal Air Force pilot Lt. Kate Sinclair is shot down over Afghanistan, she finds refuge in an abandoned underground bunker where deadly man-made biological weapons - half human, half alien - are awakened.

Director: Neil Marshall | Star: Charlotte Kirk

45. Last Night in Soho (2021)

Drama, Horror, Thriller | Post-production

A young girl, passionate about fashion design, is mysteriously able to enter the 1960s where she encounters her idol, a dazzling wannabe singer. But 1960s London is not what it seems, and time seems to fall apart with shady consequences.

Director: Edgar Wright | Stars: Anya Taylor-Joy, Thomasin McKenzie, Diana Rigg, Matt Smith

46. Last Voyage of the Demeter

Horror | Pre-production

Based on a single chapter, the Captain's Log, from Bram Stoker's classic 1897 novel Dracula, the story is set aboard the Russian schooner, Demeter, which was chartered to carry private ... See full summary »

Director: André Øvredal | Star: Corey Hawkins

47. Lights Out 2

Horror | Announced

Plot unknown. A sequel to the 2016 film, 'Lights Out'.

Director: David F. Sandberg

48. Lullaby (2021)

Horror | Post-production

A new mother who discovers a lullaby in an ancient book and soon regards the song as a blessing. But her world transforms into a nightmare when the lullaby brings forth the ancient demon Lilith.

Director: John R. Leonetti | Stars: Oona Chaplin, Ramon Rodriguez, Liane Balaban, Mary Ann Stevens

49. Malignant (I) (2021)

R | Horror | Completed

Original horror thriller from director James Wan.

Director: James Wan | Stars: Annabelle Wallis, Maddie Hasson, George Young, Michole Briana White

50. Mother Nature (II)

Horror | Pre-production

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Director: Jamie Lee Curtis

51. My Last Halloween

Horror | Announced

A sixteen year-old boy is abducted and held captive on Halloween by a sadistic killer whose wife is sleeping with the boy's brother.

Director: Jeff Gress | Stars: Shawnee Smith, Robert Crayton, Erika Smith, Kaye L. Morris

52. The Night House (2020)

R | 108 min | Horror, Thriller

62 Metascore

A widow begins to uncover her recently deceased husband's disturbing secrets.

Director: David Bruckner | Stars: Rebecca Hall, Stacy Martin, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Sarah Goldberg

Votes: 176

53. Orphan: First Kill

Crime, Drama, Horror | Post-production

A prequel to the 2009 movie "Orphan".

Director: William Brent Bell | Stars: Isabelle Fuhrman, Julia Stiles, Rossif Sutherland, Hiro Kanagawa

54. Untitled Paranormal Activity Sequel (2022)

Horror, Mystery | Announced

Plot kept under wraps. Next chapter in the 'Paranormal Activity' film franchise.

Director: William Eubank

55. Phobias (2021)

R | 85 min | Horror, Thriller | Completed

Five dangerous patients, suffering from extreme phobias at a government testing facility, are put to the ultimate test under the supervision of a crazed doctor and his quest to weaponize fear.

Directors: Camilla Belle, Maritte Lee Go, Joe Sill, Jess Varley, Chris von Hoffmann | Stars: Leonardo Nam, Alexis Knapp, Charlotte McKinney, Lauren Miller Rogen

56. Prisoners of the Ghostland (2021)

100 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

54 Metascore

A notorious criminal must break an evil curse in order to rescue an abducted girl who has mysteriously disappeared.

Director: Sion Sono | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Sofia Boutella, Nick Cassavetes, Bill Moseley

Votes: 176

57. The Reef: Stalked

Thriller | Announced

After her sister's murder, Nic, her younger sister and two friends seek solace through a Pacific island kayaking adventure. Hours into the trip the women are stalked by a shark and must band together, face their fears and save each other.

Director: Andrew Traucki

58. Resident Evil (2021)

Action, Horror, Mystery | Post-production

The plot is being kept under wraps. A reboot of the 'Resident Evil' films based on the popular horror video game series by the same name.

Director: Johannes Roberts | Stars: Hannah John-Kamen, Kaya Scodelario, Neal McDonough, Tom Hopper

59. The River at Night

Drama | Announced

Stifled by a soul-crushing job, devastated by the death of her beloved brother, and lonely after the end of a 15-year marriage, Wini is feeling vulnerable. So when her three best friends ... See full summary »

60. Run Sweetheart Run (2020)

R | 98 min | Horror, Thriller

A woman tries to get home alive after her blind date turns violent.

Director: Shana Feste | Stars: Ella Balinska, Pilou Asbæk, Clark Gregg, Shohreh Aghdashloo

Votes: 75

61. Salem's Lot

Horror | Announced

A writer travels to a town where the people become vampires.

Director: Gary Dauberman

62. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark 2

Adventure, Family, Horror | Pre-production

Sequel to the 2019 film 'Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark'.

Director: André Øvredal | Stars: Dean Norris, Zoe Margaret Colletti, Michael Garza

63. Scream (2022)

Horror, Mystery, Thriller | Post-production

A new installment of the 'Scream' horror franchise will follow a woman returning to her home town to try to find out who has been committing a series of vicious crimes.

Directors: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett | Stars: Courteney Cox, Jack Quaid, Jenna Ortega, Neve Campbell

64. Separation (2021)

Horror | Post-production

A young girl finds solace in her artist father and the ghost of her dead mother.

Director: William Brent Bell | Stars: Rupert Friend, Brian Cox, Madeline Brewer, Mamie Gummer

65. The Seventh Day (2021)

R | 87 min | Horror | Completed

A renowned exorcist who teams up with a rookie priest for his first day of training. As they plunge deeper into hell on earth, the lines between good and evil blur, and their own demons emerge.

Director: Justin P. Lange | Stars: Guy Pearce, Keith David, Stephen Lang, Robin Bartlett

66. Shell (IV)


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Director: Max Minghella

67. Silent Night, Deadly Night

Horror | Announced

Reboot of the 1984 horror classic SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT.

68. Spiral (2021)

R | Crime, Horror, Mystery | Completed

A sadistic mastermind unleashes a twisted form of justice in Spiral, the terrifying new chapter from the book of Saw.

Director: Darren Lynn Bousman | Stars: Morgan David Jones, Samuel L. Jackson, Ali Johnson, Dan Petronijevic

69. Shrine

Horror | Post-production

A struggling journalist stumbles upon a series of strange events in a small New England town and uses them to salvage his career.

Director: Evan Spiliotopoulos | Stars: Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Cary Elwes, William Sadler, Katie Aselton

70. Shut In

Horror | Pre-production

A single mom does everything she can to save her children after she is held captive.

Director: Jason Bateman

71. Spawn (II)

Action, Adventure, Drama | Announced

The new Spawn movie will be a R-rated supernatural horror film.

Director: Todd McFarlane | Stars: Jeremy Renner, Jamie Foxx

72. Switchboard

Horror, Thriller | Announced

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73. Taste (III)

Horror, Thriller | Pre-production

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74. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2021)

Horror | Post-production

Another sequel to the original, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.

Director: David Blue Garcia | Stars: Alice Krige, Nell Hudson, Elsie Fisher, Moe Dunford

75. There's Someone Inside Your House (2021)

Horror, Thriller | Post-production

The graduating class at Osborne High is being targeted by a masked assailant, intent on exposing the darkest secret of each victim, and only a group of misfit outsiders can stop the killings.

Director: Patrick Brice | Stars: Emilija Baranac, Sarah Dugdale, Andrew Dunbar, Sydney Park

76. Untitled the Thing Remake

Horror, Sci-Fi | Announced

A new adaptation of John W. Campbell Jr.'s classic novella but this time based on the long lost original novel-length work from the author.

77. Things Heard & Seen (2021)

119 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller | Post-production

An artist relocates to the Hudson Valley and begins to suspect that her marriage has a sinister darkness, one that rivals her new home's history.

Directors: Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini | Stars: Amanda Seyfried, Karen Allen, Natalia Dyer, Rhea Seehorn

78. Till Death (I) (2021)

Horror, Thriller | Post-production

A woman is left handcuffed to her dead husband as part of a sick revenge plot. Unable to unshackle, she has to survive as two killers arrive to finish her off.

Director: S.K. Dale | Stars: Megan Fox, Callan Mulvey, Eoin Macken, Aml Ameen

79. The Toll (2020)

R | 78 min | Thriller

A socially awkward driver and a weary passenger they try to make it to their destination while being haunted by a supernatural threat.

Director: Michael Nader | Stars: Jordan Hayes, Max Topplin, James McGowan, Rosemary Dunsmore

Votes: 17

80. Trick 'r Treat 2

Horror | Announced

Plot unknown. A sequel to the 2007 film 'Trick 'r Treat'.

Director: Michael Dougherty

81. Urban Legend

Horror, Thriller | Pre-production

A diverse cast of college students as they navigate a series of bizarre deaths that resemble urban legends linked to the darkest corners of social media.

Director: Colin Minihan | Stars: Katherine McNamara, Rebecca Gayheart, Loretta Devine

82. Vengeance (II) (2021)

Horror, Mystery, Thriller | Post-production

A radio host from New York City attempts to solve the murder of his girlfriend and travels down south to investigate the circumstances of her death and discover what happened to her.

Director: B.J. Novak | Stars: Dove Cameron, Ashton Kutcher, Boyd Holbrook, Analeigh Tipton

83. Wolf Creek 3

Action, Horror, Thriller | Announced

Third installment of the 'Wolf Creek' franchise centering on Australian serial killer Mick Taylor.

84. Wolfman (II)

Horror | Pre-production

A man becomes afflicted by an ancient curse after he is bitten by a werewolf.

Director: Leigh Whannell | Star: Ryan Gosling

85. Milk (II)

Horror | Announced

When a teenager goes into the kitchen for a glass of milk he notices that his sleepless mother isn't quite what she seems.

Director: Santiago Menghini

86. Terrified

88 min | Horror | Announced

When strange events occur in a neighborhood in Buenos Aires, a doctor specializing in the paranormal, her colleague, and an ex-police officer investigate further. The results are horrifying and the evil must be stopped before it spreads.

Director: Demián Rugna

87. Untitled Sam Raimi Project

Horror, Thriller | Announced

Plot kept under wraps. Described as a horror thriller set on an island that is a combination of Misery and Castaway.

Director: Sam Raimi

88. 10-31

Horror | Pre-production

Halloween night becomes a terrifying ordeal for a young woman who takes her niece and nephew out trick-or-treating, only to discover a note hidden in their candy saying there's a killer on her block.

Director: Gigi Saul Guerrero

89. Kandisha (2020)


It is summer break and best friends Amélie, Bintou and Morjana hang together with the neighborhood teenagers. At night, they have fun sharing goosebumps stories and urban legends. But when ... See full summary »

Directors: Alexandre Bustillo, Julien Maury | Stars: Walid Afkir, Suzy Bemba, Bakary Diombera, Sandor Funtek

90. Untitled Jordan Peele Horror Event (2022)

Horror | Pre-production

Plot kept under wraps.

Director: Jordan Peele | Stars: Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer

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