Who doesn’t love a good horror movie? From some unexpected but spine chilling flicks to a new conjuring universe movie that reveals the origins of Valak, take a look at the movies releasing this year to scare the shit out of you
WheeBuzz brings you the most spine-chilling horror movies of 2018
1. Strangers: Prey at Night
The first movie in 2008 was a runaway hit due to its classy direction and a great plot line. Now, Director Johannes Roberts and writer Bryan Bertino makes what may be a great sequel that takes place in the same environment, which is the all familiar creepy trailer park in the middle of nowhere where all hell breaks loose for the victims. Release date is March 2018
2. A Quiet Place
This movie might be the top grossing horror flick of the year, with Hollywood A-listers like Emily Blunt and John Krasinski as part of the cast. Rumor has it, that the script was so good that Paramount purchased it as a blind write deal (without even reading it.). The plot hasn’t been revealed yet but Emily Blunt and John Krasinski are in the cast. Release date. April 2018.
3. Anders Manor
Now this movie can really be called “different” than all the traditional horror flicks because of its plot line. It is Amy’s 18th Birthday and unlike other girls her age who are wildly partying, Amy has just left a mental asylum. A family get-together then turns out to be the most horrific one you will ever see in film history. Release date 18 May, 2018.
Steven Soderberg has an impressive resume of filmography and is ready to scare you with a horror movie, shot entirely using his iPhone! Well this makes the movie much more real, grittier, spookier and thrilling to the audiences to conceptualize. The simple plot is of a woman who incarcerated in a mental asylum and forced to face her worst nightmares. The cast includes Alum Jay Pharoh, Claire Foy, Juno Temple and Amy Irving. Release date: 23rd March 2018.
5. The First Purge
In 2016, the purge series raked in $315 million worldwide! This was a good reason to make a sequel where director James Demonaco takes the audience to the beginning of the whole “Purge “phenomenon. The conception of how a night’s violence affects a community failing to contain it is epic. Releasing on 4th July 2018.
6. The Meg
A joint Chinese-American cinematic venture based on a 1997 Novel of Deep Terror, in which MEG is the short form of Megalodon, a giant, prehistoric shark. The plot depicts a deep sea research team, which comes nose to nose with this monster who wreaks havoc, Jaws is a teddy bear compared to this. The Cast includes Jason Statham a navy captain, Rainn Wilson and Ruby Rose and Chinese star Li Bingbing. This shark story is waiting to bite on 10th August 2018.
This one is a truly ambitious process taken on by Director Robert Eggers, to remake the seminal classic of 1922 Nosferatu. Eggers is credited with the scariest movie of 2015 “The Witch”. He has a style of his own to create a dense atmosphere, which helps out any good horror movie. This would be his tribute and a mark of respect for the original one. The release date is not yet announced but is expected in 2018.
8. The Nun
After the smash hit of Annabelle, the Conjuring franchise brings yet another horror flick to chill your bones- “The NUN”. Yes, this would be the prequel to the terrifying story of the nun “Valak” of conjuring 2 fame. The story depicts a young nun who has committed suicide in a claustrophobic abbey in Romania. A Novitiate nun and a priest is sent by the Vatican to investigate. Together they uncover all the unholy secrets and finally confront a malevolent force. The cast includes Taissa Farmiga (the younger sister of Vera) and Bonnie Aarons who relives her role as a demonic nun. Release date- 13th July 2018.
In the recent years, almost all ambitious remakes or reboots of classic horror movies have bitten the dust! But this one might be an exception because of its fantastic plot, which is obviously a closely guarded secret. But to have a slight idea about the sheer magnitude of terror in this movie is confirmed by the original director John Carpenter himself, who finds the new story simply awesome! This is going to be a sequel to the first story, continuing in a much-grounded manner. Of course, Laurie has her final confrontation with the masked figure Michel Myers, who has haunted her since the first Halloween night 40 years ago! Release date 19th October 2018.
This J.J Abrams Bad Robot Company production is full of promises and pure horror! Set on the eve of the D Day, a group of American Paratroopers are dropped behind enemy lines to carry out crucial missions to make the invasion a success. But as they approach this small Nazi-occupied French village, they realize they have much more to fear from, than just German enemies! Release date 26th Oct 2018.
11. The House with a Clock in Its Walls
Although this movie has slight similarity to the Harry Potter plot line with a 10 year child prodigy moving in with his uncle in a huge spooky mansion with secret halls and passageways, but that’s where the similarity ends as his uncle is a warlock who shares his neighborhood with a deadly witch and the house itself is a conduit for all black magic rituals. The movie is based upon a 1973 gothic horror novel with the same name. This Eli Roth directed movie has Kyle Maclachlan, Cate Blanchett, Jack Black and Renee Elise Goldsberry. Release date-21st September 2018.
This is probably the bloodiest movie ever directed by Jennifer Lynch. This movie has all the ingredients for a perfect Halloween themed movie. It has all the right amounts of gore, guts, and blood to make it an amusing as well as creepy watch.
The story revolves around an amusement park whose patrons do not realize anything uncanny about it (but naturally) till a psycho slasher decides to have fun of his own. The producer Gale Ann Hurd states that this movie has the potential to repeat the fame of the “The Purge “Series. Release date, 12th October 2018.
Veteran Dutch TV director Diedrik Van Roojen brings a surprise cast- Shay Mitchell of Pretty Little Liar’s fame to this horror genre smoothly. She stars as a morgue technician and a disgraced former cop with a drug problem, whose late night shifts in the morgue take a sinister turn when she receives a brutalized corpse. Release date is 23rd August 2018.