New Horror Movies Coming Soon: 2021, 2022 Release Dates
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People love scary movies and the rush that comes with feeling super-freaked-out. If you’ve been in the mood for a good scare, you’re in luck! Some of 2021 and 2022’s most highly anticipated movies just happen to be horror films.

From fright franchise sequels to new takes on the genre, these are the most anticipated and best new horror movies coming out soon, plus a full release schedule of upcoming horror movies.

Best new horror movies 2021

Horror movies coming out in October 2021

There’s Someone Inside Your House

Release Date: Oct. 6

Graduating high school is stressful enough without being stalked by a serial killer, and that’s exactly what happens in There’s Someone in Your House. Everyone is hiding something in this film, where a killer uses a 3-D mask to terrorize and hunt down teens in an uncommonly diverse Nebraska town. Also uncommon: the film stars a biracial actress, Sydney Park, who is best known for her roles on The Walking Dead and Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists

The movie looks to be a blend of high school flicks like The Breakfast Club and teen slasher films like Scream. Based on a novel of the same name (written by Stephanie Perkins) and co-produced by James Wan (who co-created the Saw franchise), this movie is bound to please Netflix viewers when it hits the streaming service on October 6.

Halloween Kills

Release Date: Oct. 15

The penultimate offering in Halloween franchise, this film continues the “Reinvention” timeline of the series as a sequel to the 2018 film. Michael Myers and Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) will no doubt face off again and set up the final Halloween film, which is set to arrive on October 14, 2022. 

If you’re a fan of the original Halloween, you’re in for some treats. Nancy Stephens will be back as Nurse Marion and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kyle Richards will be back again to reprise her role as Lindsey, one of the kids that Laurie used to babysit. While Paul Rudd won’t be back as Tommy, one of the other kids, Anthony Michael Hall will play him.

Last Night in Soho

Release Date: Oct. 22

A young fashion designer goes back in time to the swinging ‘60s in this film from Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Baby Driver). She idolizes a gorgeous singer and falls in love with a dashing fella, but soon things take a horrifying turn for the worse.

The film stars relative newcomer Thomasin McKenzie and also features Anya Taylor-Joy, best known for The Queen’s Gambit, and Matt Smith, former co-star in The Crown and Dr. Who. The recently deceased Dame Diana Rigg, everyone’s favorite Queen of Thorns from Game of Thrones, also makes an appearance. 

Jeepers Creepers: Reborn

Release Date: Oct. 28

It’s not just the Fyre Festival that’s a complete nightmare; the Horror Hound Festival in Jeepers Creepers: Reborn is a horror show. The fourth film in the franchise, this go-round features a young couple on their way to a Louisiana festival. Along the way, the girlfriend starts to have premonitions which connect her to “The Creeper”, and if you haven’t seen the other Jeepers Creepers films, here’s a warning: he’s not a nice guy.

This movie might serve as a rebirth for the series in a way; the writer and director of the first three films, convicted child abuser Victor Salvo–somehow allowed to do the films after serving time in prison for child molestation among other crimes–isn’t involved with the new film. 

Antlers

Release Date: Oct. 29

It’s not just Grandma who can get run over by an animal with antlers; this horror flick takes you to a lonely Oregon town where a creature (or creatures) with antlers mows down plenty of people. Antlers stars Keri Russell of The Americans and Felicity fame, playing a teacher who thinks her student is hiding something. Good thing her brother’s a cop.

This one might have a twist you don’t see coming. It’s based on the short story The Quiet Boy, written by Nick Antosca and is directed by Oscar winning director Guillermo del Toro, whose monsters tend to be misunderstood. Is “the creature” really the baddie in this film? Find out on October 29. 

Horror movies coming out in November 2021

Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City

Release Date: Nov. 24

This reboot of the Resident Evil franchise will arrive just before Thanksgiving. In this film, survivors fight zombies in the remnants of the once booming metropolis Raccoon City, which was the former headquarters of the sinister Umbrella Corporation.  The film will cover ground revealed in the first two Capcom Resident Evil videogames.

The movie stars Kaya Scodelario from Maze Runner, and fans of Nickelodeon’s Victorious can rejoice: Avan Jogia turns up here, as does Ant-Man and the Wasp’s “Ghost,” Hannah John-Kamen.

Horror movies coming out in December 2021

Nightmare Alley

Release Date: Dec. 3

This one’s another adaptation by del Toro, but the only monsters in it seem to be human..at least for a while. Based on William Lindsay Gresham’s 1946 novel about “carnies,” a hustler gets what’s coming to him when he pretends to be a spiritualist.

This film boasts some serious star power. Grammy winner (yes, really) and Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper plays the hustler, and Oscar winner Cate Blanchett plays a psychiatrist. Between them and del Toro, there’s a good chance that this film could be Oscar gold.

Related: Disney Plus Release Schedule

Full release schedule of upcoming horror movies

New horror movies coming out in October 2021

There’s Someone Inside Your House
Release Date: Oct. 6

Halloween Kills
Release Date: Oct. 15

Last Night in Soho
Release Date: Oct. 22

Jeepers Creepers: Reborn
Release Date: Oct. 28

Antlers
Release Date: Oct. 29

New horror movies coming out in November 2021

Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City
Release Date: Nov. 24

New horror movies coming out in December 2021

Nightmare Alley
Release Date: Dec. 3

Upcoming horror movies with no release date yet

Terrifier 2

Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Bride of Frankenstein

Bermuda Triangle

Beyond the Green Inferno

An American Werewolf in London

Firestarter

Aleister Arcane

The Deep House

A Head Full of Ghosts

Black Hole

Abruptio

Freak Shift

Inherit The Earth

Jekyll

Lights Out 2

Little Shop of Horrors

Moose Jaws

Nosferatu

Spawn

Suffer the Little Children

The Changeling

The Collected

The Nun 2

The Tommyknockers

Additional reporting by Kai Green

Next up, here’s a comprehensive list of all the most anticipated comedies of 2021.

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