Horror Sequels Coming Out In 2021 To Really Get Excited About
Quite a few films that were supposed to come out over the past year were pushed back to 2021. As a result, a new horror film is expected to release nearly every month this year. Many are sequels to horror movies we all know and love! Of course, these release dates could change again, but if everything goes smoothly, this will be an exciting year for horror fans! Here’s what you can expect:
Spiral: From the Book of Saw
Release date: May 21, 2021
Directed by: Darren Lynn Bousman (“Saw II,” “Saw III,” “Saw IV”)
Written by: Josh Stolberg (“Jigsaw”), Peter Goldfinger (“Jigsaw”)
With murders taking place similar to the “Jigsaw” killings, police veteran Marcus Banks (Samuel L. Jackson), Detective Ezekiel Banks (Chris Rock), and his partner Detective William Schenk (Max Minghella) investigate the murders. As the investigation plays out, Detective Zeke finds himself stuck in the game.
The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It
Release date: June 4, 2021
Directed by: Michael Chaves (“The Curse of La Llorona”)
Written by: David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick (“Orphan,” “The Conjuring 2”)
This film is based on the 1981 trial of Arne Cheyenne Johnson, a case in which the defense attempted to prove his innocence by arguing his actions were a result of demonic possession. In this sequel, Paranormal investigators and authors Lorraine Warren (Vera Farmiga) and Ed Warren (Patrick Wilson) will seek out the truth.
The Forever Purge
Release date: July 9, 2021
Directed by: Everardo Gout (“Days of Grace”)
Written by: James DeMonaco (the entire purge series)
While this fifth Purge film should finally conclude the series, the plot is still unknown.
Don’t Breathe 2
Release date: August 13, 2021
Directed by: Rodo Sayagues (“Evil Dead (2013),” “Don’t Breathe”)
Written by: Fede Álvarez (“Evil Dead (2013),” “Don’t Breathe”), Rodo Sayagues
The blind man has been hiding out for years meanwhile raising a young orphan girl. After a group of criminals suddenly kidnap the little girl, the blind man must leave the comfort of their cabin in an attempt to rescue her.
Release date: August 27, 2021
Directed by: Nia DaCosta (“Little Woods”)
Written by: Jordan Peele (“Get Out,” “Us”), Nia DaCosta, Win Rosenfeld (“BlacKkKlansman”)
This is a sequel to the 1992 film Candyman, set years later in the present. Anthony McCoy and his girlfriend Brianna Cartwright move into a loft in Cabrini. Soon after, Anthony meets someone who tells him the Candyman story. This supernatural killer has a hook for a hand and is summoned when his name is said five times in a mirror. Anthony explores the story through his art which drives him insane and leads to many violent acts.
A Quiet Place Part II
Release date: September 17, 2021
Directed by: John Krasinski
Written by: John Krasinski
The Abbott family continues to fight for their survival in this new world of silence. They venture past the comfort of their home into the unknown world. They must face threats beyond the creatures from the first film.
Release date: October 15, 2021
Directed by: David Gordon Green (“Halloween”)
Written by: Scott Teems (“The Quarry”), Danny McBride (“Underworld”), David Gordon Green
Directly following the events in the Halloween movie from 2018, Michael Myers continues to be a threat in Haddonfield. Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) works with her family and others, hoping to form a group of people willing to fight back against him.
Beyond sequels, other horror movies are coming out this year with high expectations, so be on the lookout for those as well.
“Spiral” Official Trailer