We know, we know: there are still a handful of months in 2017. But it’s never too soon to look ahead. Especially since, you know, this 12-month cycle has been a pretty big garbage party all around. For horror fans, it’s always exciting to see what’s to come with the fresh slate of a new calendar year. Once you’ve watched all the good horror movies on Netflix and consumed the remaining horror movies of 2017, you’re going to want to see what the future holds. Luckily, there’s tons of good stuff coming. There’s a new Insidious film, another Purge movie, and even another killer shark movie! Buy those nightlights now, folks.
Insidious: The Last Key
- What It’s About: Dr. Elise Rainier (from all the previous Insidious films) faces down some of the worst demons yet . . . in her own childhood home.
- Who’s Starring: Lin Shaye
- Release Date: Jan. 5, 2018
- What It’s About: While details aren’t exactly clear, the film is based on the viral internet monster that is known by the same name.
- Who’s Starring: Joey King (Wish Upon) and Julia Goldani Telles (The Affair).
- Release Date: May 18, 2018
- What It’s About: The prequel film will follow the events surrounding the very first “purge” night, which happens on Staten Island.
- Who’s Starring: While no official casting announcements have been made, Y’Lan Noel (Insecure) and Lex Scott David (Training Day) are the two rumored stars.
- Release Date: July 4, 2018
- What It’s About: Based on the terrifying entity from The Conjuring 2, we will once again come in contact with an ancient and demonic spirit.
- Who’s Starring: Taissa Farmiga and Demian Bichir.
- Release Date: Friday, July 13, 2018
- What It’s About: Based on the 1997 novel Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror, the events involve a gigantic prehistoric shark that terrorizes a submarine crew trapped at the bottom of the Mariana Trench.
- Who’s Starring: Jason Statham.
- Release Date: Aug. 10, 2018
- What It’s About: The film is neither a sequel, a prequel, or a reboot. Details are being kept under wraps, but it’s an entirely new story that “lives in the universe of the five films that were made,” as Keegan-Michael Key put it.
- Who’s Starring: Keegan-Michael Key, Sterling K. Brown, Trevante Rhodes, Jacob Tremblay, and Olivia Munn.
- Release Date: August 2018
- What It’s About: Laurie faces down her brother Michael Myers during one final bloody confrontation.
- Who’s Starring: Jamie Lee Curtis.
- Release Date: Oct. 19, 2018
- What It’s About: Set in a world where society has found a cure for an apocalyptic zombie virus, the previously infected try to assimilate back into society.
- Who’s Starring: Ellen Page.
- Release Date: TBA
The Strangers 2
- What It’s About: Much like the original, the film will follow a family who is terrorized by three strangers, all wearing masks. This story is set in a trailer park during a cross-country trip that’s ripe with misfortune.
- Who’s Starring: Christina Hendricks, Bailee Madison, and Lewis Pullman.
- Release Date: TBA