Every year movie buffs get to immerse themselves in a plethora of movie genres. While genres like a slice of life, drama, comedy, science fiction, and action are forever adored, the horror genre remains the most popular year after year. And like every other year, despite the restrictions COVID-19 has chained the Hollywood industry with, we still got to binge on noteworthy horror movies like The Invisible Man, La Llorona, and The Grudge.
However, 2020 has not ended yet and the movie industry has already begun prepping up for 2021. So which horror movie franchises are making a return next year? And what big Hollywood names will be starring in them? We have curated a list of some of the most anticipated horror movies of 2020/2021. Keep reading to find out which ones we have added to our list!
Horror genre fanatics should rejoice as Sarah Paulson, known as the front face of FX’s American Horror Story, is making a comeback in the horror scene with Run. The movie was initially greenlit for a theatrical release, however, it has now been scheduled to release exclusively for Hulu in the U.S.
As for Run’s plot, it is quite a grim one. Paulson stars as Diane Sherman, a doting mother who takes helicopter parenting to a new extreme. Chloe, Diane’s daughter, as uncomfortable as she already feels, musters up the courage to relay her apprehensions to her mother, but Diane brushes it off instead. Soon things take a dark turn when the unconvinced Chloe starts digging into her mother’s past.
Guillermo Del Toro is renowned for taking the conventional out of horror movies. Jumpscares, gore, and bloodlust are not entirely what brings together a good horror movie; there is a lot more to add and that is what Del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth and The Shape of Water brought forward. This time, Del Toro has joined the production team of Antlers as a producer. Directed by Scott Cooper, Antlers is not your typical horror movie.
Julia Meadows, a high-school teacher, and her brother Paul, the local police officer in a small Oregon town come across an uninviting secret. One of Julia’s students, Lucas Weaver, has kept a supernatural creature in his house. So what could go wrong?
Sequel to the 2018 horror big picture, A Quiet Place II is expected to hit the theatres on April 23, 2021. The movie was initially planned to release in September 2020 but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the release date was pushed to 2021. The movie’s plot continues from where the first part ended. The Abbott family is still stuck in the woods with hostile creatures lurking nearby. What should they do to get rid of these unknown creatures once and for all?
The ninth installment of the Saw film franchise stars two big Hollywood names, Chris Rock and Samuel L. Jackson. The film was originally greenlit for a release in May 2020 but now will be out in American theatres on May 15, 2021.
The Saw franchise has always centered on an antagonist who goes by the name Jigsaw but we are yet to see if Spiral does so, as well. Chris Rock as detective Zeke Banks and his partner William Schenk, played by Max Minghella both are working under Marcus Banks, a police veteran played by Samuel L. Jackson. Marcus instructs the pair of detectives to investigate murders surfacing in the city, but little do they know that the murders are connected to the city’s haunting past and they too can become a victim of Jigsaw’s deviously gruesome games.
The Conjuring franchise has become a household name in the horror movie scene. The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It is the third installment of the series with the 2013 movie, The Conjuring, acting as its setting stone. Like most horror movies scheduled for release in 2020, The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It was supposed to be released on September 11, 2020, but due to COVID-19, we have to wait for it to hit the cinemas on June 4, 2021. The third sequel revolves around the trial of Arne Cheyenne Johnson, who allegedly murdered his landlord, Alan Bono, in 1981. However, the trial is not as straight-forward. Arne claimed he was not the one who committed the heinous crime instead, a demonic possession made him do it. The Devil Made Me Do It reflects the same ghastly story but with more spine-chilling extras.
The summer season is not all about exciting Disney movies. The Forever Purge, directed by Everardo Gout is the fifth and final sequel of the Purge franchise. We are yet to get a teaser for the final installment but from what we know so far actors Josh Lucas, Ana de la Reguera, Cassidy Freeman, and a few other notable names have been cast in the movie. The Purge franchise is based on a dystopian world where crime and murder are legalized for 12-hours. We are hoping to see a similar pattern in the plot of The Forever Purge. However, the director might just have something more interesting and novel in store for viewers.
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