The past couple of years have been pretty sensational for the horror genre, with exceptional features flooding in from all corners of the globe, giving audiences the thrill of their lives. And while 2017 is looking to be another stellar year for horror, it appears that the upcoming movies scheduled for 2018 might just top that.
Prepare yourselves for epic remakes of classic movies, sci-fi horrors featuring horrendous monstrosities, and blood-curling collisions with the supernatural by picking a category below. Then, head on over to the respective numbers to check out what terrors are in store for you in 2018.
- Classic remakes — numbers 1 to 4
- Sci-fi horror — numbers 5 to 7
- Supernatural thrillers — numbers 8 to 9
1. A Nightmare On Elm Street
- Release: TBC
No matter how hard we try, that pesky Freddy Krueger just won't die. That's because New Line Cinema is currently slaving away to make sure that our childhood nightmare comes back from the dead for a second time.
It appears that the 2010 remake didn't go down as well with hardcore horror fans as hoped, so the studio is determined to try again by clawing our eyes out with a new reboot of the dream demon in 2018.
2. The Wolf Man
Release: March 30, 2018
Another classic monster that's also stirring from its slumber comes in the shape of Universal's The Wolf Man reboot. Set for release in 2018, the horror juggernaut sees Lawrence Talbot howling into the present day, uniting a number of monsters in a way that's very Marvel.
You might remember that Benicio del Toro played the character in the 2010 remake — here's the trailer:
3. Interview With The Vampire
Director: Josh Boone
For the past few years, there's been a low hum regarding a possible re-adaptation of Anne Rice's The Vampire Chronicles. Now, it appears that a reboot of the 1994 movie is definitely in the works and it seems that Jared Leto might well be donning those infamous Lestat fangs in the leading role:
4. The Invisible Man
- Release: April 13, 2018
Universal is rumored to be bringing in Hollywood stalwart Johnny Depp to breathe life into another iconic character. The new feature will be a new take on the H.G. Wells masterpiece, centering on the nephew of the mentally unstable protagonist who terrorizes the countryside as an invisible killer.
5. The Predator
Director: Shane Black
Release: February 9, 2016
Prepare to be hunted down by another predator in 2018. Although there aren't many details surrounding the sequel to the 1987 sci-fi blockbuster quite yet, we do know that Iron Man 3 director Shane Black and Robocop 3 writer Fred Dekker are working on the ambitious project. And, judging by the snippets of information Black has been dropping, it's going to be impressive. Speaking at a Q&A in May, he said he hoped to achieve:
"The same sense of wonderment and newness that Close Encounters had when that came out. That's what we want. It's very impossible. But we're gonna try [...] It doesn't have to be 50 Predators riding motorcycles. It just has to feel like a powerful story that has a lot of flavours and textures.”
Count us in!
Director: Jon Turteltaub
- Release: March 2, 2018
Action star Jason Statham is making his way into the horror genre in 2018 after landing the leading role in Jon Turteltaub's Meg. Based on a novel by Steve Alten called Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror, it sees the British actor step into the shoes of former Naval Captain and expert deep sea diver Jonas Taylor and embark on what appears to be a suicide mission to the bottom of the ocean.
There, shit gets real as Statham collides with an enormous Megalodon, the largest marine predator that ever existed.
7. The Third Wave
Director: David Freyne
With a completely fresh perspective on the zombie genre, director David Freyne has recently cast actress Ellen Page in the main role in The Third Wave. Focusing on a time period following a zombie apocalypse in which many of the once-infected people have become shunned by society. This is a terrifying vision into a future society gone awry.
8. The Nun
- Release: TBC
Horror legend James Wan came out with The Conjuring 2 last June, which opened with tremendous success at the box office. Riding on that wave, the studio is now developing another spinoff about the demon nun character.
Currently, it's still all hush-hush on The Nun front, but we do know that David Leslie Johnson (who wrote The Conjuring 2) is onboard to write the script, with James Wan returning to produce. Watch this space.
Directors: Kerry and Evan Marlowe
- Release: May 31, 2018
Another genre icon will also be appearing in an upcoming horror movie in 2018. Sid Haig will bring to life a puppet in Abruptio, the third feature film from Kerry and Evan Marlow. The thriller will follow the story of a guy who wakes up to find an explosive device implanted into his body. To stay alive, he must carry out horrendous crimes in order to find out who exactly is behind the strange series of events haunting him.
Which upcoming horror movie are you most looking forward to in 2018?