Here are the top 9 horror movies we are dying to see in 2018. Will they top 2017 hits like IT or Get Out? We will have to wait and see.
Insidious: The Last Key (January 5, 2018)
Slated for a January release, this will be the fourth movie of the beloved Insidious horror movie series, making it one of the more anticipated horror movies of 2018. This film will, once again, feature the popular parapsychologist Dr. Elise Ranier, so popular, in fact, that they figured out a way to bring her back, despite her demise in the first film. As with the third film, the story will be set in Dr. Ranier’s past, as she returns to her hometown to investigate a haunting in the house she was raised in. We’ll even get to see Elise as a teenager. Is the apparition haunting her house now the same one she faced as a teenager? Could this frightening figure of which the adult Elise has no memory be the reason she became a parapsychologist? It’ll be fun to find out as the saga of Dr. Elise Ranier continues.
Day of the Dead: Bloodline (January 5, 2018)
Horror movie fans were saddened by the death earlier this year of George Romero, the creator of the zombie “Dead” movie. So to honor his legacy comes this reboot of the beloved franchise, based on characters Romero created. That includes a reimagining of the popular zombie, Bub. Set in an underground bunker where the military and survivalists work together to find a cure for the zombie plague, this is the second remake of the third movie in Romero’s original trilogy (the first one was in 2008). One thing’s for sure: Day of the Dead: Bloodline, will have big shoes to fill.
The Strangers: Prey at Night (March 9, 2018)
It may have taken ten years, but the long-awaited sequel to The Strangers will finally be ready for release in 2018, making it one of the longest anticipated horror films. Bryan Bertino, who wrote and directed The Strangers, has supplied the screenplay for the follow-up, while Johannes Roberts, (who directed the underwater scare flick 47 Meters Down) takes the directing reins. Despite the ten-year gap, The Man in the Mask, Dollface, and Pin-Up Girl will be back to terrorize a new family, this time at a home trailer park. Or could there be different people behind the masks this time? After all, the masks were never removed from the attackers in the first film. After ten years, what’re a few more months to find out if the Strangers’ identities are finally revealed?
A Quiet Place (April 6, 2018)
Of all the horror films scheduled for release in 2018, this is the one may have the best hook. A family forced to live in silence. They communicate only by sign language. Any sound they make will cause whatever is “out there” to come after them. But what? Why? Nobody is letting the cat out of the bag on this one. We can tell you it stars husband and wife John Krasinski and Emily Blunt, and Krasinski is directing. And the trailer looks way cool. And scary. Our guess is you’ll want to see this as soon as possible after its release, so you won’t find out the secret ahead of time.
The Purge: The Island (July 4, 2018)
The infamous Purge lives on with this fourth film in the highly successful series. Once a year, for twelve hours, people are free to commit whatever crimes they want, including murder, without being arrested, so that the rest of the year can be crime-free. But how did the Purge first start? That’s what this prequel will address. The movie will, in fact, tell us what circumstances lead to the idea, as well as show us the first purge, held on Staten Island in New York as an experiment. Fans have probably had a lot of questions about the Purge’s history, and now James DeMonaco, who wrote (and directed) the first three films as well as this one, will answer many of those questions. Due out on the Fourth of July (of course), this prequel is directed by Gerard McMurray.
The Nun (July 13, 2018)
The Conjuring may be the most popular current horror movie series running. Four full-length films have been made, including The Conjuring, Annabelle, The Conjuring 2, and Annabelle: Creation. There has even been a short film made, called The Nurse, that won The Conjuring World Short Film Contest. Now comes the latest spinoff from the series, The Nun. Remember that frightening demon nun figure from The Conjuring 2? Guess we’ll learn more about her. There isn’t a lot available yet about the plot, but word is The Nun will have a different feel to the movie, more moody, than the earlier films, and it will tie in to ghost hunter Lorraine Warren’s past. No wonder this is one of the most anticipated horror films of 2018.
The Meg (August 10, 2018)
Jason Statham facing off against a giant 75-foot shark. What more could you ask for? That’s The Meg, based on the novel, Meg, by Steve Alten. Statham plays sea diver Captain Jonas Taylor, a man who lost his career, his marriage, and half his crew after a confrontation with a giant shark – a Carcharodon Megalodon, the largest predator to ever exist, and thought to be extinct. No one believes him, of course, but he will eventually have to face his fear to save the crew of a sunken submersible that includes his ex-wife. This looks like a film both Jason Statham and Jaws fans will enjoy.
Halloween (October 19, 2018)
A new Halloween movie is always exciting, but this one promises to be extra special as it stars Jamie Lee Curtis, the original heroine from the first two films, and has the creator of the successful Halloween franchise, John Carpenter, on board as creative consultant. Curtis also reprised her role of Laurie Strode in Halloween H20 and Halloween: Resurrection, but Halloween (2018) is said to be her final confrontation with the killer Michael Myers, forty years after that initial horror-filled Halloween night. And in case you’re wondering, not only will the film have nothing to do with the Rob Zombie-directed Halloween remakes, it will take place forty years after the first film and be set in a world in which all the other Halloween movies never happened. That’s a bold move!
The House with a Clock in its Walls (September 21, 2018)
With films such as Cabin Fever, Hostel, Hostel 2, The Green Inferno, and Knock Knock, Eli Roth has proven himself to be a major force in the horror genre. His latest, due out September 21 2018, features an impressive cast that includes Cate Blanchett, Jack Black, and Kyle MacLachlan. Based on the classic young adult novel written by John Bellairs, the movie focuses on a ten-year-old boy who goes to live with his mysterious uncle, who turns out to have magical powers. Witches and warlocks seem to be part of the story, as is a clock that has the power to destroy the world. Along with a script by Eric Kripke, who comes from the popular TV show Supernatural, this film has the potential to be a magical creep-filled delight.