The guilty taste of moviegoers is horror movies. Although they scare us, they generate fear, we always want to see them, until the last popcorn runs out and until the last scream of the film’s final climax.
In 2021, notable productions such as Halloween Kills, Last Night in Soho, Candyman, Lamb, A Quiet Place Part II, Malignant, Spiral: From The Book of Saw, There Someone Inside Your House, and the Fear Street trilogy were released. While notdas were critical successes, they brought variety to the horror genre in times complicated by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic and its variants.
While it is true that this film genre has had gray years, in recent times it has raised its level with great feature films and stories, especially when it has been about relaunching franchises of the past. In fact, during this new year 2022, many of them return to the big screen with new works.
Here are the 12 most anticipated horror movies of this year:
Scream – January 14
Many call it Scream 5, but the return of the franchise was simply titled Scream and it will be the first major horror film to be released in 2021.
Directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, Scream is set 25 years after the events of the first movie, and now a new assassin in the Ghostface mask is terrorizing Woodsboro.
The killer targets a new group of teenagers and resurrects secrets from the city’s deadly past, leading to survivors of past massacres, Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell), Gale Weathers (Courteney Cox) and Dewey Riley (David Arquette). , to return to his hometown to save Ghostface’s new targets, who appear to be connected to assassins from the past.
Melissa Barrera, Jack Quaid, Mason Gooding, Jenna Ortega, Marley Shelton, Dylan Minnette, Jasmin Savoy Brown and Mikey Madison round out the cast.
Texas Chainsaw Massacre – February 18 (Netflix)
Texas Chainsaw Massacre is the return of the notorious Texas Chainsaw Massacre, returning with a direct sequel to the original 1974 film.
Directed by David Blue Garcia, the film follows Melody (Sarah Yarkin), her teenage sister Lila (Elsie Fisher) and their friends Dante (Jacob Latimore) and Ruth (Nell Hudson), as they head to the remote town of Harlow, Texas. , to start a new and idealistic business venture.
Their dream soon turns into a nightmare when they accidentally wake up the home of Leatherface, the deranged serial killer whose blood-soaked legacy continues to haunt the residents of the area, including Sally Hardesty (Olwen Fouéré), the sole survivor of his infamous massacre in 1973 who is hell-bent on seeking revenge.
Morbius – April 1
Morbius is a film from Sony’s Spider-Man universe in association with Marvel, and on this occasion, they were committed to combining the fantasy of their characters with the touch of terror that a doctor who becomes a vampire could give.
Directed by Daniel Espinosa, Morbius tells the story of Dr. Michael Morbius (Jared Leto), a man who suffers from a rare blood disease. In his search for a cure, he attempts a dangerous bat treatment that ends up afflicting him with a form of vampirism, giving him superhuman abilities but none of the superstitious weaknesses.
After several delays due to the pandemic, its launch was scheduled for April 1.
The Black Phone – June 24
The Black Phone is a supernatural horror film directed by Scott Derrickson, written by him and C. Robert Cargill, and based on the 2004 short story by Joe Hill. Everything indicates that it will be the most surprising in 2022.
The film takes viewers to Colorado in the 1970s, where five children go missing in a suburban city. Shortly after, Finney Shaw (Mason Thames) is kidnapped by a serial killer known as The Grabber (Ethan Hawke) and is trapped inside a soundproofed basement.
Upon finding a disconnected phone, Finney discovers his ability to convey the voices of the killer’s previous victims, who are trying to help him escape. Meanwhile, her sister discovers that she has recurring visions that may help her find Finney.
Nope – July 22
Nope is Jordan Peele’s new horror project, written and directed by him. It was revealed by Peele at San Diego Comic-Con 2021, but details about the story have not been revealed, although it is known that, like his previous horror works (Get Out, Us), it will have a social commentary angle. .
The cast of Nope is made up of Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer, Steven Yeun, Barbie Ferreira, Brandon Perea and Michael Wincott, and the only clues that the public has about the plot and its characters is the mysterious poster, which has passed through different theories about what this project will be about, making the anticipation even greater.
Salem’s Lot – September 9
This year is coming a new adaptation of Stephen King’s 1975 novel Salem’s Lot, directed by Gary Dauberman, which had a film version in 1979.
Salem’s Lot follows Ben Mears (Lewis Pullman), who returns to his childhood home to Jerusalem’s Lot for inspiration for his next book, only to find that his hometown is under attack by a vampire, leading him to the band, along with a heterogeneous group that will fight against the presence of evil.
Halloween Ends – October 14
The final entry in the Halloween reboot trilogy arrives this year, appropriately titled Halloween Ends and which is destined to be the final chapter in the story of Michael Myers and Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) after years of terror and much trauma.
The details of the Halloween Ends plot are still unknown, but director David Gordon Green has shared that it will take place four years after the events of Halloween Kills and will address the COVID pandemic, even calling it a “coming-of-age story.”
This year the premieres of Dark harvest, Evil Dead Rise from HBO Max, Hellraiser from Hulu, which will also launch Prey, from the Predator franchise and the return of Jeepers Creepers: Reborn, but they still do not have a confirmed release date, and due to the changes that the pandemic has generated, perhaps they may suffer an even more important delay.