Most Anticipated Horror Movies of 2018

Most Anticipated Horror Movies of 2018

Horrorific content by Yo Adrian on May 14th, 2018 | Horror News |

2017 horror had a great slate with the It remake, Jordan Peele’s Get Out, A24’s It Comes at Night, and Gore Verbinski’s path back to horror with A Cure for Wellness. Horror fans were rolling in the releases. While we’re a few months and more than a few movies into 2018, there’s still plenty to look forward to this year. Let’s rewind and see what’s been released so far these past few months. There’s always time to catch up.

The fourth film in the Insidious franchise from Blumhouse, Insidious: The Last Key, came out early this year in January, promising spooky scares for all who dared to follow Elise Rainier’s story further. Rainier has been the staple character in all Insidious movies, with both 3 and 4 focusing on her before she came into the first film’s story. In this year's film, she investigates her own childhood home and we for one love Lin Shaye in the role, proving you can bust ghosts at any age.

Day of the Dead: Bloodline, from the director of the Spanish horror film The Corpse of Anna Fritz, also came out in January. It’s a re-imagining of George Romero’s original gory and violent affair, sure to please zombie fans. (Heads up: It’s now streaming on Netflix!)

The Strangers in 2008 scared the pants off people home alone when it first came on the scene with the suspenseful plot and disturbing premise. Who would have thought it would take ten years before we’d get to see the same three maniacs in masks have another eventful night out? The Strangers: Prey at Night came out in early March and it’s perfect for a simple and shocking night alone.

A Quiet Place from John Krasinski came out early April to positive reviews as a family lives in a post-apocalyptic world ravaged by sound-attacking monsters.

Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare recently had its premiere, hoping to fill the same genre and tonal space as last year’s Happy Death Day. It didn’t particularly wow audiences, but as fans of the genre know, sometimes you just gotta take what they give you.

Out recently on DVD is another long-awaited sequel, this time to the 1999 film Deep Blue Sea. Though we’re not sure a direct-to-DVD stand-alone sequel to a smart shark movie from the 90s was necessary, it’s sure to have those of us afraid of sharks quaking in our boots.

There’s a few more that have been released already, ( The Open House, Demon House, The Ritual, Winchester, Unsane, The Cloverfield Paradox) but we can’t tell you about all of them. Now here are the most exciting releases slotted for the rest of 2018.

July 4th fans of the Purge series can rejoice as the 4th film in the franchise get its release. The First Purge goes back in time and functions as a prequel, telling the story of how the Purge came to be.

Itching for the next The Witch? Apparently, A24 wants to scare us to death with their upcoming summer release, Hereditary. Just the trailer is enough to frighten the bejesus out of us and we figure it’s better to go in blind.

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Late this summer Slender Man, the tall, thin, many-tentacled being obsessed with kids who started as a CreepyPasta story, will be coming to the big screen. He’s got pages upon pages of internet and real-life lore behind him, so we’ll just have to see whether he shapes up to be more like Pennywise or The Bye Bye Man.

This September the next film in the Conjuring Universe comes to haunt us as Corin Hardy’s The Nun makes it to the silver screen. Following a priest named Father Burke as he investigates the strange death of a young Romanian nun, this movie is sure to be just as scary as the films before it. It also stars the young scream queen Taissa Farmiga. (Might be keeping a low bet that they’ll connect the two Farming girl’s characters somehow.)

This fall is going to be chock-full of interesting releases as September also features The House with a Clock in Its Walls, a more fanciful and child-friendly entry by… Eli Roth? With Cate Blanchett and Jack Black, it’s sure to be a fun ride. Who doesn’t love a creepy magic mansion that comes to life?

All the horror fans are going to turn out for this one. John Carpenter is back, producing and scoring the newest and final Halloween movie. Ignoring all but the original film Jamie Leigh Curtis is back, forty years later, as Laurie Strode. Audiences saw a trailer for it recently Cinema Con and it wowed the audience.

What small or big releases did we miss? What do you think will be the best film this year? Any more Oscar contenders in our midst?

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