Upcoming Horror Movies: Horror Movies Being Released in 2018
We’re just barely over the hump of 2017 but some uber-eager horror aficionados like myself are already eyeing 2018 with greedy glee! It’s not that 2017 has been a bad year for our beloved genre; quite the contrary in fact. And we still have films like Annabelle: Creation, Jigsaw, and IT coming down the pike. Still, the number of major horror releases stacking up in 2018 is already substantial; in fact, there are already 20 we’re dying to see!
Below, in chronological order (to the best of our knowledge) are the Top 20 Horror Movies Being Released in 2018! Bookmark this page and check back often as we’ll keep a fluid tally of what we consider the most hotly anticipated. We’ll also be adding trailers as they are released. When possible, we’ve included the pertinent information we know at this time.
Insidious Chapter 4 (Adam Robitel)
January 5, 2018
Official Synopsis: Lin Shaye will reprise her role as Elise Rainier while other cast members are unknown at this stage.
The fourth installment in Blumhouse’s wildly successful Insidious franchise is being postponed until 2018 after originally shooting for an October 20th release date. Fans of the series’ hallmark supernatural metaphysics will have to wait until January 5th to see astral projectionist Elise Rainier (Lin Shaye) reteaming with her ghost-busting sidekicks Tucker and Specs (played by Angus Sampson and franchise co-creator Leigh Whannell respectively).
Related Article: “Insidious: Chapter 4” Gets New Release Date
2018 Cloverfield Movie aka God Particle (Julius Onah)
February 2, 2018
God Particle lead actor David Oyelowo recently sat down with the good folks at The Wrap to discuss what it’s like working on a film with such a rich and complicated backstory:
“Every single day we were on that set we were agog with the inventiveness and innovation, between the technology, the story and the audacity of what we were trying to accomplish. It’s an incredibly exciting and innovative piece of storytelling. It’s incredibly surprising.”
The Purge 4 (Gerard McMurray)
The Purge is a series of American dystopian action horror films written and directed by James DeMonaco. It currently consists of three films: The Purge (2013), The Purge: Anarchy (2014) and The Purge: Election Year (2016). It is based on a future dystopic America where every year there is a 12-hour period during which all crime, including murder, is legal.
Related Article: “The Purge” TV Series to Coincide with “The Purge 4” in 2018
The Nun (Corin Hardy)
The Nun is being directed by Corin Hardy from a script penned by IT scribe Gary Dauberman and franchise creator James Wan. The film is set to being filming in Romania this week with a target release date of Friday, July 18th, 2018. Currently in pre-production, is filling out nicely; we previously announced that Bonnie Aarons, who played the shocking demon nun Valak in 2016’s The Conjuring 2 is bringing the unholy terror back, along with franchise newcomers Taissa Farmiga, Demián Bichir. Charlotte Hope, and Jonas Bloquet.
Related Article: More Casting News for “Conjuring” Spinoff “The Nun”
The Predator (Shane Black)
We’ve been following Shane Black’s The Predator, which just wrapped filming in Vancouver since the project was first announced in 2016. While we first described the film as a reboot, Black was quick to correct everyone, insisting his chapter in the franchise launched in 1987 was a continuation of the original. But hold the phone; in a recent interview with EW, Keegan-Michael Key (a member of the sizable ensemble cast) threw everything we thought we knew overboard [Follow Link Below].
And Then It Goes Dark
Actors Austin Cook and Abbi Butler move to a historic Civil War Plantation in order to rehearse for their upcoming film. A cinematographer was hired to document the film making process. All was calm during the day…and then it goes dark. This is a true story and all footage is authentic.
Goosebumps: Horrorland (Rob Letterman)
Goosebumps HorrorLand is the upcoming sequel to the 2015 Goosebumps film, coming to theaters September 21, 2018 by Columbia Pictures. Rob Letterman (director of the first film), Darren Lemke (screenwriter of the first film) are returning for the sequel, along with the producers of the first film, Deborah Forte and Neal H. Moritz. Jack Black is also set to respire his role as R.L. Stine. The film is currently in pre-production.(Source)
The Return of the Killer Klowns from Outer Space in 3D (Stephen Chiodo)
The Return of the Killer Klowns from Outer Space is the upcoming sequel to the 1988 film that will also be directed, produced and written by the Chiodo Brothers. It will be released in 3D. IMDB confirmed that the film will come out September 28th, 2018, which is slightly longer than 30 years after the first film’s release date. (Source)
Halloween (David Gordon Green)
Per Dread Central:
“It’s not a reboot; it’s not gonna be a rehash,” said writer [Danny] McBride. “It’s a continuation of Michael Myers – where we’re choosing to continue it from, you’ll have to see when the movie comes out. I’d already seen all these movies, but I’ve really been studying them now and just thinking about all the people that have been hired to make a Michael Myers movie. Just trying to avoid any mistakes that those people might’ve made. The first Halloween is scary as shit. And the second Halloween is scary, but not as scary. And then from there, it isn’t as scary. And I really think that what happens with it is that he basically becomes Frankenstein. No matter what anyone hits him with, he’s not gonna die. There’s no suspense.”
Related Article: “Halloween” 2018 Filming This Fall; McBride Says “No Crazy Backstory” for Michael Myers
Overlord (Julius Avery)
The Strangers 2 (Johannes Roberts)
The Strangers 2 stars Christina Hendricks, Martin Henderson, Bailee Madison, and Lewis Pullman.
Related Article: The New “Strangers” Revealed! Find Out Who’s Behind the Masks
Nosferatu (Robert Eggers)
The film is currently untitled and will be based on F.W. Murnau’s 1922 silent film, which followed the vampire Count Orlok of Transylvania, who wants to buy a house in Germany and becomes enamored of the real-estate agent’s wife. It was an unofficial adaptation of Bram Stoker’s “Dracula,” and Werner Herzog directed a 1979 remake.
The Grudge (Nicolas Pesce)
Some grudges never die; Ju-On aka The Grudge franchise is one of Japan’s most enduring horror series with 9 films total, not to mention a gaggle of comics, shorts, and even novels. An American remake launched during the J-Horror craze of the early 2000s was stretched into a trilogy; the first installment was very true to its source material, but the films were never as popular as their Japanese inspirations.
Related Article: No End to “The Grudge” with New Reboot from Sam Raimi & Ghost House