Fans of theatrical frights will be overjoyed by the release of new horror movies in 2021. The release calendar was flipped upside down last year, resulting in 2021 being a boom year for new horror movies. There is already some change in terms of release dates, but most of them are now moving them forward rather than pushing them into 2022. As a result, we’ve had a fantastic year on streaming platforms as well as in theaters, and we’re all ready to head out.

Our strength does not need to rest until the spooky season in this ongoing renaissance of horror brilliance. Supernatural ghost stories, fake blood, vomit, and jump scares are always welcome, and luckily, a slew of chilling new horror movies are on the way in the coming year. A host of hotly awaited would-be frightening blockbusters, including A Quiet Place Part 2 and, most recently, Nia DaCosta’s Candyman, have had their release dates pushed back time and again.

Despite the complexities of these changes, we now have a decent lineup of new horror movies set to hit our screens between now and the end of the year.

Spiral: From The Book Of Saw

Spiral: From the Book of Saw, another major 2020 release, seems to be worth the wait. If you had to make a list of the actors you’d like to see in the *counts on bloodied fingers* the ninth installment of the franchise, Chris Rock and Samuel L. Jackson wouldn’t be the first names that come to mind. Nonetheless, here we are. It turns out that the multi-talented Rock enjoys the gory punish ’em up genre, and he has been the driving force behind this now-reboot in 2021.

Saw is now considered classic horror. Do you feel aged yet?

As seen in the sleek teaser above, we just get a peek of one of the pitfalls we’ll soon be wincing at. Still, there are plenty of sinister titular spirals that signify Jigsaw’s comeback as he clearly threatens cops. And, while the soundtrack will certainly get the heart rate going when you recall what it means for victims’ bodies, the teaser happily finds time to tell us what happens when Samuel L. Jackson takes on Jigsaw.

The acclaimed Saw franchise continues this year with a thrilling ninth installment titled Spiral, directed by Saw alum Darren Lynn Bousman. Spiral stars Chris Rock as detective “Zeke” Banks, The Handmaid’s Tale’s Max Minghella as his rookie partner, and THE Samuel L. Jackson as police veteran Marcus Banks. The two investigators are investigating an elusive serial killer that is leaving spiral marks and killing police. After the disappointment of Jigsaw in 2017, Spiral seems to be a promising path for the Saw franchise to proceed.

Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It

The Conjuring 3 has been pushed back to 2021, as we all anticipated. The Devil Made Me Do It, the next movie in Wan’s haunted world, stars Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson as Ed and Lorraine Warren. This time, a man on trial for murder claims he is innocent and was possessed by a ghost at the time of the crime. That’s exactly what happened when all of the chocolate bars mysteriously vanished from the freezer. To be honest…

The Conjuring franchise has come a long way since the first James Wan movie was released in 2013. The Annabelle movies, The Nun and The Curse of La Llorona are all part of the Warner Bros. horror universe. The core plot will conclude with The Devil Made Me Do So next year, which will accompany real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren once more (played by Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga). This time, they’re concerned with the actual 1981 “Devil Made Me Do It” court case, which was the first time in US history that a murder victim used demonic possession as a shield.

The Forever Purge

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This summer’s horror season will resume in July with the return of another franchise, The Forever Purge, the fifth and highly awaited sequel to the 2013 series. For the time being, the movie’s plot is unknown. Still, we do know that Josh Lucas, Cassidy Freeman, Leven Rambin, and Ana de la Reguera are among the cast members. The Forever Purge is directed by Everardo Gout. Keep an eye out for more information on this forthcoming release.

The fifth and anticipated sequel of the series that began in 2013. The story of the movie is being held under wraps for the time being. Still, we do know Josh Lucas, Cassidy Freeman, Leven Rambin, and Ana de la Reguera are among the cast members. The Forever Purge is directed by Everardo Gout. Stay tuned for more details on these new horror movies.

Don’t Breathe 2

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If all of these postponements until 2021 have left you worried about whether or not new horror movies will ever be made again, there is some positive news. Stephen Lang announced on Twitter that he had completed his Don’t Breathe 2 segments. The sequel to the original reverse home invasion movie, shot in Belgrade with “all health and safety protocols strictly adhered to.” Lang reprises his role as the notorious Blind Man. This ex-soldier doesn’t need his eyes to exact vengeance on a gang of burglars who break into his house.

A sequel in which Stephen Lang’s Blind Man makes a reappearance Lang’s character in the new horror movies will reportedly be locked away in an abandoned cabin and taken in by a teenage orphan girl rescued from a house fire. The triggering incident will be when she is abducted, and the Blind Man is forced to leave his home to assist her. According to IGN, Evil Dead director Sam Raimi is a producer of the movie and called it “the best concept for a sequel” he’d ever seen.

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You already know the rules: repeat the name five times in front of a mirror, and a Jordan Peele-produced version of the nearly legendary horror Candyman will emerge in front of you. We’ll just have to wait a bit while for him to arrive because of the pandemic. Nia DaCosta directs this spiritual sequel’ to the 1992 original tour de force of a slasher, and it’s time to be scared, really afraid. As you can see in the trailer above, things are slightly different this time around as Candyman lurks in mirrors. Still, Yahya Abdul Mateen II is Anthony McCoy, the kid for use as a lure in the original movie.

Nia DaCosta’s Candyman, which was previously slated for a summer 2020 date, is now one of the most intriguing summer 2021 contenders. The movie is a spiritual homage to the 1990s franchise, with Tony Todd reprising his role as the Candyman. It can transport fans to Chicago’s Cabrini-Green public housing estate, which has since been gentrified. Anthony (Abdul-Mateen) and his gallery owner GF Brianna (Teyonah Parris), relocate there to see the horrors of the slasher tale firsthand. Jordan Peele produces and co-writes Candyman, which is directed by the future Captain Marvel 2 creator.

Last Night in Soho

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What do you mean? Is it just a new horror movie from Edgar Wright? Yes, Mr. Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz himself is launching an new horror movie, this time starring Anya Taylor Joy from The Queen’s Gambit (who is happily popping up everywhere these days) ex-doctor Who Matt Smith. Last Night in Soho is a psychological horror movie that follows a passionate young want to be fashion designer played by Thomasin McKenzie, who can move back in time to the 1960s. This vividly colored journey through time seems to go horribly wrong. It was supposed to be released earlier this year, but hopefully, it can hold this latest Halloween date.

Throughout his career, Edgar Wright has experimented with the genre, creating movies such as Shaun of the Dead, Baby Driver, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, and Hot Fuzz. Last Night in Soho is the filmmaker’s first true horror movie. This time-bending thriller alternates between 1960s London and the present day. Anya Taylor-Joy, Jojo Rabbit’s Thomasin McKenzie, Matt Smith, Terence Stamp, and the late Diana Rigg star in the movie. We’re really looking forward to this filmmaker-driven horror title, which will be Wright’s first movie in four years.

Till Death

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Megan Fox will return to the horror genre in 2021 with Till Death, a movie about a woman who becomes handcuffed to her deceased husband due to a “sick revenge scheme” and must find out how to survive and stop the murderers who are on their way to kill her as well. The screenplay is written by Jason Carvey and directed by Scott Dale, both of whom are outsiders to a feature movie with a star known as Jennifer’s Body. The movie’s shooting began in Bulgaria last summer, and it is scheduled to be released in 2021.

Halloween Kills

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The Shape has returned. Since, indeed, he is. And, sadly, due to the present global crisis, we would have to wait an extra year to see him. The good news is that, after the success of the most recent Jamie Lee Curtis movie, we can only expect more of the same. Now, a year later than expected, the third installment of the trilogy, Halloween Ends, will conclude on October 14, 2022. At the very least, it’s not just Marvel that will make you wish your life away with a set of release dates, eh?

This Halloween reunion is planned to be a trilogy, with Halloween Ends following one year after Halloween Kills in October 2022. The 2021 movie will pick up the previous movie left off, with Laurie, her daughter Karen, and granddaughter Allyson.

The Unholy

If you don’t want the whole shiny demonic storyline ruined for you, don’t watch the video above. Still, The Unholy wouldn’t be on this list if Alice, the miraculous healer of the ill, didn’t have a darker hand. The Unholy is based on James Herbert’s novel Shrine. Jeffrey Dean Morgan stars as a disgraced journalist on the lookout for official supernatural events. When he comes across Alice, a hearing-impaired child who claims to have been visited by the Virgin Mary, resurrected, and can now perform miracles, he realizes that not everything is as it seems.