15 Hollywood Horror and Suspense Hollywood Movies 2021 that release in this year. Throughout the nightmare fever dream of 2020, we at least experienced some escapism through a handful of hair-raising horror movies that came out, from the chilling encounters of Elisabeth Moss in The Invisible Man to the antics of Kristen’s trippy sea monster.
Stewart in Underwater. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many scheduled movies were understandably left in the background, such as Candyman, A Quiet Place Part II, and Halloween Kills. Right now, it looks like we’re going to have a lot of scares in 2021, so we’re keeping our fingers crossed and the holy water ready.
We’ve rounded up all the new horror movies coming out in 2021 below, from the third Conjuring movie to the Fear Street adaptation!
15 Horror Hollywood movies 2021 list
1. The devil’s light
In The Light of the Devil, Sister Ann (Jacqueline Byers) has a call to exorcise demons, but the sisters cannot exorcise demons at her institution. Only when she comes face to face with a mysterious new demonic force with a connection to her past is she able to fully realize her powers.
Release date: January 8
2. The Vigil
In the supernatural horror The Vigil, a young man (Dave Davis) must keep an eye on a recently deceased member of his former Orthodox Jewish community. While he watches, an evil spirit named dybbuk lurks.
Release date: February 26
Based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, the movie Morbius features Jared Leto as Michael Morbius, a scientist with a rare blood disease who tries to heal himself and ends up becoming a vampire. The supporting cast includes Jared Harris, Matt Smith, Adria Arjona.
Release date: March 19
4. A Quiet Place Part II
The surviving Abbotts (Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, and Noah Jupe) are back in A Quiet Place Part II, inhabiting their sad post-apocalyptic world where sound-sensitive monsters wreak havoc. Exploring beyond the confines of their once safe home, they discover that monsters are not their only threat.
Release date: April 23
5. Last night in Soho
This psychological thriller features a young woman who loves fashion design and somehow finds herself stepping back in time to the 1960s. During this blast into the past, she meets her idol and discovers that things are not as they seem. The film features Anya Taylor-Joy, Thomasin McKenzie, and Matt Smith.
Release date: April 23
The ninth film in the Saw franchise, Spiral stars Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Rock and Max Minghella as officers investigating a series of horrific murders. Rock’s character Zeke ends up in a dangerous game of cat and mouse with the killer.
Release date: May 21
7. The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It
We’ve had quite a few movies with Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga as the paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren, but this installation is technically the third in the Conjuring series. The next film follows how a murder suspect, Arne Cheyenne Johnson (Ruairi O’Connor), becomes the first person to claim demonic possession as a defense.
Release date: June 4
8. The Forever Purge
The latest addition to the Purge franchise, The Forever Purge once again takes us back to the annual Purge, during which all crimes are legal in America within a 12-hour window. Among the cast are Ana de la Reguera, Josh Lucas, Tenoch Huerta, Leven Rambin and more.
Release date: July 9
We don’t know much about M. Night Shyamalan’s upcoming thriller, which was created on 35mm film rather than digital. We know the cast is packed, with players like Gael García Bernal, Alex Wolff, Eliza Scanlen, Thomasin McKenzie, and Ken Leung.
Release date: July 23
10. Don’t Breathe 2
Release date: August 13
11. Deep water
Real-life couple Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas portray a husband and wife who start playing dangerous games with each other in Deep Water. The erotic thriller is based on the homonymous novel by Patricia Highsmith in which a couple’s open marriage takes a turn when some of the wife’s lovers disappear. Its supporting cast includes Tracy Letts, Finn Wittrock, Jacob Elordi, Lil Rel Howery, and more.
Release date: August 13
In Nia DaCosta’s direct sequel to 1992’s Candyman, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II plays Anthony McCoy, a visual artist and the former baby Helen Lyle (Cassie Kramer) rescued 28 years ago. Supporting players include Tony Todd, who reprises his role as Candyman, and Dear White People’s Teyonah Parris as Brianna, Anthony’s girlfriend who works as an art gallery director.
Release date: August 27
13. Resident Evil
Set in 1998 in Raccoon City, this upcoming film is a reboot of the Resident Evil franchise. It will be an origin story based on the first and second installments of the classic survival horror game series.
Release date: September 9
14. Halloween Kills
Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) and Michael Myers (Nick Castle and James Jude Courtney) are back in Halloween Kills, with the added help of some new cast members. This time, Laurie will lead a mob to take on Michael. Given that the movie is part of a reboot trilogy, it probably won’t be the last time we see Michael!
Release date: October 15
15. Willy’s Wonderland
Nicolas Cage plays a janitor who gets stuck at an amusement park with Willy, the animatronic weasel in this horror comedy. Director Kevin Lewis called it a “throwback to the 80s” so it already looks like it’s going to be a fun time!
Release Date: TBA