The 9 biggest horror movies still to come in 2018

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With the fall season fast approaching, studios are getting set to release some of the year’s most anticipated horror movies. Here are the nine biggest horror movies still to come in 2018!

It’s never too early to celebrate Halloween. If you are like most horror fanatics, you probably celebrate all year round. Thankfully, the horror genre has been very prominent in TV and film throughout the year. Gone are the days where September and October were the only months dedicated to horror. But that doesn’t mean that some studios saved some of their best for last.

2018 has already featured a few standout horror films earlier this year. The buzz surrounding A Quiet Place lasted all spring making it one of the must-see movies of the year which isn’t common for a horror movie. Hereditary stunned viewers with its unsettling tale about a family haunted by the death of the matriarch. With a lot of horror movies still to come this year, there will surely be more standouts on the list.

Check out some of the biggest horror movies set to premiere before the end of the year!

1. The Nun

Release Date: September 7, 2018
Director: Corin Hardy
Cast: Demián Bichir, Taissa Farmiga, Jonas Bloquet, Bonnie Aarons, Charlotte Hope

The Nun will mark the fifth installment to The Conjuring movie franchise. The movie also happens to be a spinoff of The Conjuring 2 as it features the origin story of the menacing spirit known as Valek. Set in 1952, twenty-five years before the events of Conjuring 2, a Catholic Priest and a novice are sent by the Vatican to investigate a suspicious suicide of a nun at the Carta Monastery. The film stars Taissa Farmiga in a lead role while her sister, Vera Farmiga, portrayed Lorraine Warren in both Conjuring films. Based on the other films in the shared universe and the trailer footage, The Nun will take supernatural horror to a new terrifying level.

2. Mandy

Release Date: September 14, 2018
Director: Panos Cosmatos
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Andrea Riseborough, Linus Roache, Bill Duke, Richard Brake, Ned Dennehy, Olwen Fouere

Fans of retro horror will get a kick out of Mandy which is set in 1983 and mirrors the films from that decade. The movie centers on a couple, Red and Mandy, living peacefully in the isolated wilderness. That is until a group of sadistic cultists destroys their home and turns their lives upside down. Now, Red Miller (Cage) is on the hunt to get back Mandy (Riseborough) and act revenge on the cult members. Based on film festival premieres, Cage is being praised for his emotional performance in this psychedelic old-school take on horror.

3. Hell Fest

Release Date: September 28, 2018
Director: Gregory Plotkin
Cast: Bex Taylor-Klaus, Amy Forsyth, Reign Edwards, Christian James, Matt Mercurio, Roby Attal

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If you love amusement parks and Halloween, Hell Fest might be the perfect movie for you. Set on Halloween night, a group of young women and their boyfriends decide to attend Hell Fest, a horror-themed carnival featuring rides, games, and mazes. The fun turns deadly when they encounter a masked serial killer using the horror theme park to pick off his next victims.

The film is produced by Gale Anne Hurd, who is no stranger to horror considering she has produced a number of horror project, most recently AMC’s The Walking Dead and Amazon’s Lore.

4. Venom

Release Date: October 5, 2017
Director: Ruben Fleischer
Cast: Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Scott Haze, Reid Scott

Based on the Marvel comic book character, Venom is set to be the first film in Sony’s Spider-Man film universe. This will be a much darker look into the superhero film genre considering the character’s background. After journalist Eddie Brock (Hardy) comes in contact with an alien symbiote, he becomes its new host as the two now share the same body. Brock’s alter-ego Venom is a deadly lizard-like killing machine which he will battle for control. Director Ruben Fleischer has noted that An American Werewolf in London inspired Venom as well as the story of Jekyll and Hyde.

5. Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween

Release Date: October 12, 2018
Director: Ari Sandel
Cast: Wendi McLendon-Covey, Madison Iseman, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Caleel Harris, Chris Parnell, Ken Jeong

Technically not the scariest movie on the list, but fun nonetheless. The beloved children’s book series by R. L. Stein will get another movie treatment with a sequel to the 2015 film starring Jack Black. This time around, two young boys find a manuscript titled “Haunted Halloween” in the old home owned by Stein. After they open it, Slappy is released and he sets out to conjure up a Halloween Apocalypse with his monster friends. The boys will encounter a number of well-known Goosebumps characters as they set out to stop Slappy.

6. Halloween

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

Probably the most-anticipated title on the list, Halloween is back and looking deadlier than ever. Once the movie was announced, fans were surprised that it would serve as a direct sequel to the 1978 original film and it plans to ignore all subsequent sequels. Halloween is going back to its roots with Laurie Strode (Curtis) and the infamous shape, Michael Myers. Strode has been waiting four decades for the return of her attacker but this time she is ready. Also notable is the return of Jamie Lee Curtis, Nick Castle, and John Carpenter to the franchise.

7. Suspiria

Release Date: October 26, 2018 (limited), November 2, 2018 (wide)
Director: Luca Guadagnino
Cast: Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, Mia Goth, Lutz Ebersdorf, Chloë Grace Moretz, Angela Winkler, Ingrid Caven

Suspiria is a remake of the 1977 film of the same name which went on to become a cult classic. Director Luca Guadagnino is hoping for the same type of luck as he attempts an even darker take on the original. Johnson portrays Susie Bannion, an American ballet dancer who travels to a dance academy in Berlin. After some of the fellow students start to disappear, Susie sets out to investigate some of the academy’s dark and hidden secrets.

8. Overlord

Release Date: November 9, 2018
Director: Julius Avery
Cast: Jovan Adepo, Jacob Anderson, Pilou Asbæk, Iain De Caestecker, John Magaro, Wyatt Russell

Overlord has been in development for over a decade but the project finally came into fruition last year. The American war film is set during WWII on the eve of D-Day when a group of paratroopers finds themselves stuck behind enemy lines after a plane crash. The survivors try to carry out their mission but they soon realize they aren’t just fighting Nazi soldiers. There have been a series of Nazi experiments resulting in violent creatures that the American soldiers must also face off against. There was a rumor that Overlord was a new installment of the Cloverfield franchise but producer J.J. Abrams has clarified that it is a separate entity.

9. Slice

Release Date: TBA
Director: Austin Vesely
Cast: Chance the Rapper, Zazie Beetz, Joe Keery, Chris Parnell, Paul Scheer, Will Brill, Y’lan Noel, Hannibal Buress

From the studio behind Eighth Grade and Hereditary comes an upcoming horror-comedy involving werewolves, a serial killer, and a pizza place that sits on the gateway to hell. Chance the Rapper and Zazie Beetz star as two pizza delivery boys hunting down the killer who has slain the town’s fellow delivery boys. With a mix of gore, humor, and a popular cast, Slice will look to be the latest hit for A24. So far, no exact release date has been announced but the trailer confirmed it will be sometime this year.

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