Horror movies are gradually improving year by year. Nowadays, horror movies are earning millions of dollars at the international box office and also have a million-dollar production cost. Franchises like Insidious and The Conjuring, which is very successful for its horror movies, collected a gross of nearly $2 billion and have proved how profitable horror movies can be. And the 2017 film “It” broke all records and changed the view towards the success of the horror genre. The year 2020 is a challenging year for all of us and especially for the movie industry. Therefore, many films have been rescheduled to release in 2021, some have been delayed indefinitely, and some are planning to release online. In this article, we will try to list down some upcoming horror movies of 2021.
Escape Room 2
Release date- 1st January 2021
Escape Room 2 is an upcoming American psychological horror, directed by the director of Insidious: The Last Key, Adam Robitel, and written by Bragi F. Schut and Maria Melnik. The film will be a sequel to the movie Escape Room in 2019. The film stars Logan Miller, Taylor Russell, Thomas Cocquerel, Isabelle Fuhrman, Carlito Olivero, Holland Roden, and Indya Moore. Escape Room 2 is scheduled to be released on 1st January 2021 and distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing.
The plot revolves around six people with varied backgrounds namely, Zoey (physics student), Jason (wealthy daytrader), Ben (stock boy), Mike (truck driver), Amanda (Iraq War veteran), and Danny (escape room enthusiast). They were invited to participate in the escape room with prize money of $10,000. And they are tricked into solving the game riddle with the maze to survive.
The twisted game was organized by Gamemaster, which brings rich people together to bet on the result of the game. They did significant business with the first release, and the sequel of the franchise, the second movie is coming out on the first day of 2021.
Release Date- 19th February 2021
Antlers is an upcoming supernatural horror movie directed by Scott Cooper. The film stars Jesse Plemons, Keri Russell, Graham Greene, Scott Haze, Jeremy T. Thomas, Amy Madigan, and Rory Cochrane. The story follows a school teacher and her brother, who is a police officer in Oregon town. And they become convinced one of her students is hiding a supernatural creature. The screenplay of the film is written by Nick Antosca, Henry Chaisson, and Cooper. The story is adapted from a short novel titled, “The Quiet Boy”, written by Antosca. The brief was originally published in Guernica magazine in January 2019.
The antler is a horror movie that is not a remake or reboot of any previous franchise that is releasing in 2021.
A Quiet Place Part II
Release Date- 8th March 2021
A Quiet Place Part II is an upcoming American film, which is a sequel of the 2018 horror film A Quiet Place. The sequel is directed and written by “The Office” star John Krasinski. The movie stars Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe, Djimon Hounsou, Cillian Murphy, and Emily Blunt. The film premiered in New York City on 8th March 2020 and is scheduled to be released on 8th March 2021. A Quiet Place was produced by Paramount Pictures, with a budget of $17 million. The filming of part 2 started in June 2019. The team shot the film in 47 days of production including the locations Dunkirk, Lackawanna, Akron, Olcott, and Buffalo. A Quiet Place Part II is a continuation story of the Abbott family as they have to leave their family after losing a loved one. Polly Morgan handled the cinematography of the movie, who also replaced the DOP of the first sequel Charlotte Bruus Christensen. He used 35mm film and described the film as horror, yet pretty and engaging.
Paranormal Activity 7
Release Date- 19th March 2021
Paranormal Activity is an American supernatural horror series with six films. Oren Peli created the movie, and the first film was released in 2007. Paranormal Activity 7 is based on the “found footage” genre of horror. The films revolve around a family who is haunted by a demon that terrifies and ultimately murders the family member. The series set up their cameras that were used like security cameras or other recording devices to represent the movie as found footage. The series received mixed reviews from critics and audiences. On 19th March 2021, the franchise is presenting the seventh installment.
Release Date- 21st May 2021
Spiral: From The Book of Saw is an upcoming American horror film written by Peter Goldfinger and Josh Stolberg; and directed by Darren Lynn Bousman. The film is the ninth installment of the franchise Saw film series, starring Samuel L. Jackson and Chris Rock. Spiral was scheduled to be released on 15th May 2020, but due to the COVID-19, it was delayed and rescheduled on 21st May 2021. The story revolves around an esteemed police veteran, played by Samuel L. Jackson. And brash detective Ezekiel “Zeke” Banks, played by Chris Rock, along with his rookie partner William Schenk, played by Max Minghella. Zeke found himself trapped in a deepening mystery and at the center of the killer’s morbid game.
The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It
Release Date- 4th June 2021
The Conjuring series is directed by the director of Fast and Furious and Saw, James Wan. The film revolves around the paranormal investigator couple Edward and Lorraine Warren. The movie was a significant hit and widely accepted by audiences and critics, who praised its writing and the atmosphere of the movie. The movie did fantastic at the box office. The film created new records for the horror genre. The Conjuring: The Devil Made Do It is the third film of the series and will be the focus on the murder trial of Arne Cheyenne Johnson, in which a man confessed his crime of murdering demonic possession.
The Forever Purge
Release Date- 9th July 2021
The Forever Purge is an upcoming American science fiction action horror movie directed by Everardo Gout and co-produced and written by James DeMonaco. The movie stars Josh Lucas, Tenoch Huerta, Ana de la Reguera, Leven Rambin, Cassidy Freeman, and Will Patton. The film is the final and fifth installment of the franchise “Purge”. The filming of the movie took place in California, which started in November 2019 to February 2020. Forever Purge is scheduled to be released on 9th July 2021 by Universal Pictures. The movie was initially planned to release on 10th July 2020 but got delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although the film is not well received by the critics, Purge movie did well in the box office because of its exciting and unique socio horror concept.
The Forever Purge is the final film in the franchise. The film revolves around the premise of “Purge Day”, which is a fictional dystopian holiday in America when people can commit any crime they want for 12 hours.
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