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Upcoming Horror Movies Release Dates from 2018 to 2019

There are few things which we are afraid of doing but we also love them the most and in that category lies the Horror movies. The horror movies genre has always remained the most loved one over the decades and nowadays when superhero movies are going rampant there is still a craze for a good scary movie in all of us. It was one of the reasons that ‘IT‘ had a solid opening over the weekend and went on to become highest-grossing R-rated movie until Deadpool 2 came and took that title back. However, the main point is that horror movies are always loved and a fan of these is always on a lookout to find that perfect movie that will give him heebie-jeebies. So, to help you in that search and keep you updated regarding the upcoming horror movies we have put together a list, with the release dates of these films.

Quickly, take out your calendars and mark these dates on them and be ready for the scary rides. The list of the upcoming horror movies will be updated as we get more details on these projects along with the newly announced ones. So, be sure to check this list frequently and stay updated.


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Release Date: June 8, 2018
Director: Ari Aster
Cast: Toni Collette, Zachary Arthur, Mallory Bechtel, Gabriel Byrne, Ann Dowd

Updates Till Now: Hereditary made a spectacle at the recently concluded Sundance festival where it gave audiences a scare of their lifetime. The trailer is enough to provide you with scares and mess with your mind. The story revolves around the family who is dealing with the grief after the death of a grandmother. The family starts getting some disturbing signals, and then things take a terrible turn. Ari Aster’s debut movie is creating a lot of buzz and we hope it delivers on all the fronts.

The First Purge

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Release Date: July 4, 2018
Director: Gerard McMurray
Cast: Marisa Tomei, Luna Lauren Velez, Melonie Diaz, Mo McRae

Updates Till Now: The Purge franchise began in 2013 and creator James DeMonaco has given home invasion thrillers a horror twist. There are dedicated fans of this franchise and that list is growing day by day. This will be a prequel to all three purge movies and the trailer released last month makes it one of the most sort out upcoming horror movies in 2018.

The Nun

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Release Date: July 13, 2018
Director: Corin Hardy
Cast: Demien Bichir, Taissa Farmiga, Charlotte Hope

Updates Till Now: Conjuring movies have become most loved and horrifying scary movie franchise in the recent times. Director, James Wan gave two frightening films one after another and now the Warner Bros. is developing on the success by presenting us a Conjuring spinoff. The movie will tell the origin story of the Nun that tormented Lorraine Warren in The Conjuring 2. Gary Dauberman and James Wan write the script.

The Predator

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Release Date: August 13, 2018
Director: Shane Black
Cast: Boyd Holbrook, Olivia Munn, Jacob Tremblay, Keegan-Michael Key, Thomas Jane, Alfie Allen, Trevante Rhodes, Sterling K. Brown, Yvonne Strahovski

Updates Till Now: The Predator franchise is ready to return with full power with the director, Shane Black (Iron Man 3) at the helm. The trailer for this highly anticipated bloody and scary movie was released a few weeks back and it sure gave us some goosebumps. With a stellar cast and a script that can give you sleepless nights, this one is inevitably one of the top upcoming horror movies.

Slender Man

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Release Date: August 24, 2018
Director: Sylvain White
Cast: Joey King, Annalise Basso, Javier Botet, Julia Goldani Telles, Kevin Chapman

Updates Till Now: Slender Man is a fictional supernatural character created by Eric Knudsen as a creepypasta Internet Meme. The figure came into limelight when the readers of Slender Man were involved in violent crimes, leading to frightening around it. There are a lot of hopes riding on the shoulders of Sylvain White as fans are anticipating a good movie based on the various stories that have been developed by multiple people which made the monster more realistic and terrifying.


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Release Date: October 19, 2018
Director: David Gordon Green
Cast: Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, Nick Castle, Virginia Gardner

Updates Till Now: The Halloween is returning almost after 40 years and will be the sequel to Halloween 2. The movie will bring back the killer Michael Myers and Jamie Lee Curtis reprises her role as Laurie Strode. David Gordon Green, known for ‘Stronger’ is directing the movie with a script by Danny McBride and Jeff Fradley. It will be interesting to see Jamie Curtis back in the Halloween franchise which could be one of the scariest upcoming horror movies.


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Release Date: TBD
Director: Luca Guadagnino
Cast: Tilda Swinton, Dakota Johnson, Chloe Grace Moretz, Mia Goth, Jessica Harper

Updates Till Now: Luca Guadagnini of ‘Call Me by Your Name’ fame is directing this movie and his presence has spiked an interest in the remake. Along with him, he has got an excellent cast that includes Tilda Swinton and Dakota Johnson. Another spectacular thing about this upcoming horror movies is that Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke to compose the score, his first time writing music for a film. His psychedelic music will surely add another layer to this scary movie.

IT: Chapter 2

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Release Date: September 16, 2019
Director: Andy Muschietti
Cast: James McAvoy, Bill Hader, Jessica Chastain, along with the kids from IT

Updates Till Now: Pennywise, the clown, will be returning to terrify the residents of Derry Maine after 27 years of the last incident. The sequel will be based on the second chapter of the Stephen King’s novel when all the kids are now adults and how they come back to their town to again face the clown. Till now the developments in IT: Chapter 2 have been staggering with the casting of actors like James McAvoy, Bill Hader, and Jessica Chastain. The sequel can easily shatter the records set by its predecessor.

World War Z 2

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Release Date: TBD
Director: David Fincher
Cast: Brad Pitt

Updates Till Now: Are you shocked after reading the name of the director of this zombie flick? We were also shocked when the news broke out that David Fincher will be at the helm of World War Z sequel starring Brad Pitt in the titular role. Earlier, the sequel seemed to be off the tracks as many of the production issues plagued the project. Now with Fincher attached, it has become one of the most awaited upcoming horror movies.

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