We had a cracking year for horror in 2017 with Get Out winning an Oscar, It: Chapter 1 smashing box-office records left right and centre, and a whole heap of quality indies including Raw, The Killing of a Sacred Deer and It Comes at Night giving us chills throughout the year.
And fortunately 2018 isn’t letting up. We’ve already had A Quiet Place which scared the bejesus out of us, and there’s a load more where that came from.
Here are all the horror movies coming to get you in 2018 and beyond.
Wildling – release date April 20
Bel Powley, Liv Tyler and Brad Dourif star in this coming-of-age horror about a girl uncovering the secrets of her past. Premiered at SXSW to positive reviews. Heading to cinemas but should be on streaming services soon too.
The Strangers: Prey at Night – release date May 4
Sequel to the 2008 home invasion movie, this time starring Christina Hendricks as part of a family terrorised by a gang of psychopaths – presumably “because she was in”. Directed by Johannes Roberts who made 47 Meters Down.
Revenge – release date May 11
Violent rape-revenge movie from French director Coralie Fargeat, which attempts to put a different spin on the genre.
The Cured – release date May 11
Political take on the zombie genre which imagines a post-infection world where a cure has been found which reverts the infected back to health. Ellen Page stars.
My Friend Dahmer – release date June 1
Biography of the school days of a young Jeffrey Dahmer before he became a notorious serial killer who admitted to killing 17 men. It’s based on a graphic novel by John ‘Derf’ Backderf, who went to school with Dahmer – it’s a drama with horror undertones rather than an out-and-out chiller.
Hereditary – release date June 15
Utterly, cripplingly terrifying supernatural horror about a family who suffers an unbearable tragedy which kicks off a series of horrific events. Toni Colette and Gabriel Byrne star as the anguished parents with Alex Wolff and Milly Shapiro as their equally plagued offspring.
The Endless – release date June 29
Sci-fi horror about two brothers who return to a cult to discover its believers might have been more on the money than they thought. This is from Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead who made the excellent Spring and Resolution so expect genre-bending strangeness.
The First Purge – release date July 6
Prequel to the Purge series (now getting a TV show) which explores how the tradition began. Marisa Tomei stars, while Gerard McMurray takes over from series regular director James DeMonaco.
The Secret Of Marrowbone – release date July 13
Slow-burn ghost story from Sergio G Sánchez, who wrote The Orphanage. A family of kids is left alone in a creepy old house after their mother dies. But is their abusive, estranged father haunting them, or is something else going on here? Stars queen of the mopey-looking scream-teens, Anya Taylor-Joy. (That wasn’t fair. She’s also a very good actress.)
The Meg – release date August 10
Jason Statham fights an enormous shark. Nuff said.
Slender Man – release date August 24
Supernatural horror based on the ‘creepy pasta’ (made up viral urban myth) of the long-armed, faceless creature who haunts children. Directed by Sylvain White, who made The Losers.
Slaughterhouse Rulez – release date September 7
Comedy-horror starring Simon Pegg, where a sinkhole near a posh boarding school unleashes unspeakable horror. Directed by Kula Shaker frontman Crispian Mills.
The Nun – release date September 7
Spin-off to The Conjuring 2, set before the events on Annabelle: Creation (pay attention) and featuring the origins of the scary nun. The Hallows man Corin Hardy directs.
The House with a Clock in its Walls – release date September 28
Family-friendly fantasy horror from Eli Roth (weird as that sounds) starring Cate Blanchett and Jack Black. It’s based on a novel which sees an orphan help his uncle to search for a clock with the power to bring about the end of the world.
Halloween – release date October 19
Long-rumoured to be the next instalment in the Cloverfield franchise, Overlord is somewhat shrouded in secrecy but appears to be a wartime zombie movie (of sorts) which sees two soldiers stuck behind enemy lines on D-Day.
The Evil Dead – release date October 26
Re-release of Sam Raimi’s 1981 classic starring Bruce Campbell as Ash battling Deadites.
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