Most Anticipated Horror Movies In Theaters For Halloween
There has been no shortage of new horror films to be released in 2021. With many notable horror films having suffered delays and setbacks from the previous year, there has not been. lots of Halloween hits worthy of frenzy in 2020. However, 2021 has already seen the rebirth of a few big horror series like Seen and Candy, and, with theaters reopening for many in the United States, now is the perfect time for fans of anything to do with fear to make a pilgrimage to the pictures.
While some of the most anticipated horror releases of the year have already come and gone, there is still a lot to come before Halloween arrives. This means there is still a chance to see some of the best horror movies of 2021 in theaters.
Updated October 11, 2021 by Tanner Fox: There’s no denying that Halloween Kills is the titular movie event of the season, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t other interesting films to release both before and after the Jamie Lee Curtis-directed slasher.
Although primarily run by independent filmmakers, the Halloween season isn’t limited to Michael Myers; From the uncompromising beginnings of the A24 to the unsettling tales of the terror of the deep woods, October’s horror movie lineup isn’t just what it seems.
Lamb (October 8)
The next Icelandic horror film A24 Lamb seems to have been torn from the mind of cerebral author Robert Eggers; With a heavy emphasis on the stunning yet oppressive and barren Icelandic countryside, the trailer makes it both wonderfully atmospheric and still eerie.
Telling the story of a childless couple who fill a void in their life with a newborn lamb, their happiness vanishes as the repercussions of their actions intensify. Audiences will certainly have a hard time interpreting what they witnessed, and this seems like the kind of film that demands unmitigated attention.
Detention (October 8)
While screenings in the United States are probably hard to find, this adaptation of a psychological horror video game from 2017 is worth mentioning. Set during the White Terror, an incredibly dark period of authoritarian rule in Taiwan, a student-run book club group must fight oppressive forces both on land and elsewhere.
Those familiar with the horror tropes of the East will be at home in Detentionreal and fantasy realms of horror, and parts of the movie look like other famous horror video games like silent Hill and Mermaid.
Hit (October 8)
A foreign language film that will debut in select theaters on October 8, Knock is a psychological thriller which features a woman tormented by a noise apparently coming from neighboring apartments. However, things get weirder over time, and as psychosis seems to set in, the woman is made to wonder if her senses are cheating on her.
Similar to Horror Tales like the Stephen King film adaptation 1408 or the Konami video game Silent Hill 4, Knock plays on the paranoia often felt in confined or unwelcoming spaces.
Demi-god (October 15)
After the death of her grandfather, a woman and her husband go to his childhood home in the Black Forest in Germany. Remember for telling great stories of terror, the couple soon discover that not all of Grandpa’s scary stories were completely fictional.
Draw elements from German culture and folklore, demigod seems like an interesting exploration of settings and storylines not often seen in the genre. What could possibly be the German version of Environment, a horror film steeped in Swedish culture, perhaps it is a film fans should keep an eye out for.
Halloween Kills (October 15)
What new horrors are brewing for Laurie Strode and her daughter Karen? Discover the latest Halloween the franchise will be released on October 15 in theaters around the world.
Originally slated for release in 2020, the 12th film in the franchise, Halloween kills, stars Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, and Anthony Michael Hall and is directed by David Gordon Green (who also directed 2018’s Halloween restart).
13 Fanboy (October 22)
Having spent his childhood addicted to classic horror films like Halloween and Friday 13, a mysterious assailant is searching for blood, hunting down actors who have appeared in his favorite movies.
A strange meta slasher, 13 Fanboy features real-world actress Dee Wallace playing herself. Having played in all of HEY To Cujo, this weird setup seems to have a lot of potential, and many fans of classic horror movies will likely appreciate all the jokes and references poking fun at established horror tropes.
Wood (October 29)
“Once upon a time there were three bears that lived in a dark and damp cave above a small town […] Big Bear got angrier and meaner, because they had no food, no meat. But they had each other. “
A small town teacher (Keri Russell) worries about the family life of a student (Jeremy T. Thomas) in this original and disturbing folk horror story directed by Scott Cooper (Black Mass). It is full of dark secrets and legendary creatures. After several delays, Drink releases on October 29, just in time for Halloween.
Last night in Soho (October 29)
Best known for his contributions to the Three Flavors Cornetto comedy trilogy, director Edgar Wright tries his hand at horror with the upcoming Last night in Soho. Starring an aspiring fashion designer who can see tragic past events in her dreams, it’s kind of a new take on the setup established in the 1999s. The sixth sense.
Starring Anya Taylor-Joy and Thomasin McKenzie, the film seems to switch between a chic period piece and a surreal thriller. Plus, with such a complex concept and wordy cinematography like this, it feels like a movie best seen on the big screen.
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