The 5 Most Anticipated Horror Movies This Year
2022 is more than halfway there, but there are still a ton of new horror movies waiting for fans of the macabre.
So far this year, Sam Raimi delighted horror fans with his new film, Ouma (March 18), and infamous horror movie characters have been reintroduced into Scream (January 14)and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (February 18). Scary movie fans around the world certainly have high expectations for the rest of the year.
‘No’ (July 22)
Nope is a sci-fi horror film written, directed and co-produced by Jordan Pelescary movie director, get out and the psychological thriller, We. It features Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmerand steven yeun. The promotion for this film has been careful not to reveal too much, which makes fans even more eager to see it this summer. A dark, swirling cloud spotted in the trailer suggests there’s some kind of evil otherworldly presence wreaking havoc on the farm where Nope takes place. The film’s description reads, “Keepers of a California ranch encounter a mysterious force that affects human and animal behavior.”
The most recent trailer confirmed one thing for sure, the movie will feature a big, shiny UFO. It’s unclear exactly who will pilot the spacecraft, but Peele said that Nope is “the great American UFO story.” According to Peele, the film will be a show fans should see in IMAX for the best possible experience.
‘Smile’ (September 30)
Smile is a psychological horror film written and directed by Parker Finn based on his 2020 short film Laura has not slept. After witnessing a strange and traumatic incident involving a patient, Dr. Rose Cotter (Look-a-like Bacon) finds his mind starting to turn to her. She begins to experience a series of inexplicable terrifying events. As fear begins to take over her life, she discovers that she must confront her troubling past in order to survive.
A trailer shows a woman walking past a hospital room where a man sits, completely still, with an abnormally wide smile. The man seems unresponsive as the creepy smile seems to spread to more people. Smile looks like it’s going to be an unsettling start to the Halloween season.
“Don’t Worry Honey” (September 23)
Harry Styles and Florence Poug play husband and wife in this psychological suspense thriller from the director Olivia Wilde. don’t worry darling is set in the 1950s in a seemingly perfect utopian village created and funded by the mysterious corporation that Jack (Styles) works for. The company is called “The Victory Project” and all that’s been revealed about it so far is that its mission is to “change the world”. Alice (Pugh) fears their true purpose is far more sinister.
The trailer shows several quick snippets of the psychological horror viewers can expect from the film. One of the women is seen standing on top of a building, looking like she is about to jump, and the same figure is also seen smashing her head against a mirror. Someone is dragged away and Alice’s reflection turns towards her. She is also seen being chased and grabbed by people dressed in red. The movie seems to dissect the traditional housewife role and everything you might not know about your spouse.
‘Dark Harvest’ (September 9)
Based on a 2007 novel of the same name by Norman Partridge, dark harvest takes place in a small Midwestern village on Halloween in 1963. “October Boy” is a creature that comes out of the cornfields every year on Halloween and heads into town with a butcher knife. The townspeople then hunt him down in an annual event called “Run” and whoever kills him wins a prize. Women are not allowed to participate and must stay indoors during the hunt.
The winner of the race is given the opportunity to leave the village – which he couldn’t do otherwise – and his family receives a new house, a car and a year without bills. The winners are idolized, but the rest of the town doesn’t really know what happens to each year’s winner.
“Halloween Ends” (October 14)
Michael Myers and Laurie Strode face off for one last fight in the final chapter of this reboot trilogy. The next slasher movie will star Jamie Lee Curtis reprising her role as Laurie in the thirteenth episode of the Halloween franchise. James Jude Courtney and Nick’s Castle stars as Michael Myers, the masked murderer who carried out a gruesome Halloween massacre in 1978 and returns to Haddonfield once again for another killing spree.
Before the release of the film 2018 Halloweenone of the screenwriters of the film, Danny McBride confirmed that he and the director David Gordon Green originally planned that the next two films would be shot back-to-back. They decided to wait and see the audience’s reaction to the first film. This will be the final installment in a franchise with eight episodes spanning 1978 to 2002, two remakes of Rob Zombie in 2009 & 2009, and three new remakes.
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