As we all know too well and good by this point, movies are getting delayed like hotcakes due to this COVID-19. And, dammit, Dune was just about the last straw. So while this list might be more than a little bit melancholic, we wanted to take a moment and see which horror movies we should have already seen this year.
Brace yourself and then check ’em out below!
A QUIET PLACE PART II (March 20th)
Written and directed by John Krasinski, A Quiet Place Part II with Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe, Cillian Murphy, and Djimon Hounsou was set to hit theaters on back in March. It will now be released on April 23, 2021.
ANTLERS (April 17th)
Antlers with Keri Russell and Jesse Plemons follows a school teacher and her police officer brother in a small town, who become convinced one of her students is concealing a supernatural creature. It will now be released on February 19, 2021.
SPIRAL: FROM THE BOOK OF SAW (May 15th)
Darren Lynn Bousman’s Spiral: From the Book of Saw with Chris Rock and Samuel L. Jackson is the ninth entry in the Saw series. Written by Josh Stolberg and Peter Goldfinger, it was set to hit back in May. It will now open on May 21, 2021.
CANDYMAN (June 12th)
Director Nia DaCosta’s spiritual sequel to Clive Barker’s Candyman is written by Jordan Peele, Win Rosenfeld, and DaCosta. Yahya Abdul-Mateen II stars with Teyonah Parris, and Tony Todd and Vanessa Estelle Williams reprising their roles from the original. It will now be released … oh, yeah. Weak. “Sometime in 2021.”
THE FOREVER PURGE (July 10th)
Directed by Everardo Gout from a script written by franchise creator James DeMonaco, The Forever Purge is the fifth and final (yeah, right) installment of the franchise. Ana de la Reguera stars with Josh Lucas, Tenoch Huerta, Leven Rambin, Will Patton, and Cassidy Freeman. It will now be released on July 9, 2021.
GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE (July 10th)
Jason Reitman’s Ghostbusters: Afterlife stars Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace, Paul Rudd, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver, and Annie Potts. Written by Reitman and Gil Kenan, it’s set thirty years after the second film and will be released in IMAX, RealD 3D, and Dolby Cinema on March 5, 2021.
MORBIUS (July 31st)
Daniel Espinosa’s Morbius with Jared Leto is part of Sony’s shared Spider-Man universe with Venom. Written by Matt Sazama, Burk Sharpless, Art Marcum and Matt Holloway, the film follows Morbius who becomes a vampire after attempting to cure himself of a rare blood disease. It will now be released on March 19, 2021.
ESCAPE ROOM 2 (August 14th)
Adam Robitel’s Escape Room 2 stars Taylor Russell, Logan Miller, Isabelle Fuhrman, Thomas Cocquerel, Holland Roden, Carlito Olivero, and Indya Moore. Written by Bragi F. Schut and Maria Melnik, the sequel will hit sometime in 2021.
MALIGNANT (August 14th)
James Wan’s Malignant stars Annabelle Wallis, George Young, Maddie Hasson, Michole Briana White, Jacqueline McKenzie, and Mckenna Grace. Written by Akela Cooper and J. T. Petty, based on a story by Wan and Ingrid Bisu, its listed TBA.
MONSTER HUNTER (September 4th)
Paul W. S. Anderson’s adaptation of Monster Hunter with Milla Jovovich, Tony Jaa, T.I., Ron Perlman, Meagan Good, and Diego Boneta is based on the video game series and has been in the works since 2012. It will now hit on December 30, 2020.
THE CONJURING III (September 11th)
The Conjuring 3 aka The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It sees Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga return as Ed and Lorraine Warren. Directed by Michael Chaves it’s based on the murder trial of Arne Cheyenne Johnson in 1981. The eighth entry in the Conjuring Universe will now be unleashed in theaters on June 4, 2021.
LAST NIGHT IN SOHO (September 25th)
Edgar Wright’s psychological horror film Last Night in Soho stars Anya Taylor-Joy, Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie, and Matt Smith. Written by Wright and Krysty Wilson-Cairns, it focuses on a young wannabe fashion designer girl who mysteriously enters the 1960s to encounter her idol. It hits on April 23, 2021.
VENOM: LET THERE BE CARNAGE (October 2nd)
Director Andy Serkis’ Venom: Let There Be Carnage will see Tom Hardy’s Eddie Brock / Venom face-off with Woody Harrelson’s Cletus Kasady / Carnage. Written by Kelly Marcel and co-starring Michelle Williams, Reid Scott, and Naomie Harris, Venom: Let There Be Carnage will now be unleashed on June 25, 2021.
So there you have it, folks. Those are the horror movies we should have already seen this year. Not to mention the fact that Halloween Kills was set to hit next Friday but has been delayed until next October. But we don’t like to talk about that.