Top 10 recent and upcoming horror movies


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10. Flatliners

Release Date: September 29, 2017

Cast: Diego Luna, Ellen Page, Nina Dobrev, James Norton, and Kiersey Clemons

The remake of the 1990’s classic, Flatliners details the adventure of five medical students who embark on a dangerous experiment to learn about what lies beyond the confined life. Director Niels Arden Oplev of the critically acclaimed The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo promises to leave audiences in suspense until the very end.


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9. Cult of Chucky

Release Date: October 20, 2017

Cast: Jennifer Tilly, Brad Dourif, Fiona Dourif, Alex Vincent, Grace Lynn Kung, Elisabeth Rosen

“Cult of Chucky” is a frightening and borderline parody of the other Chucky movies. A group of poor folk are locked in a mental hospital with Chucky, and the chaos begins. This remake promises self-aware humor and scarring scenes that will leave a mark on the viewer.


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8. Insidious: The Last Key

Release Date: January 5, 2018

Cast: Lin Shaye

Director Adam Robitel is taking on the fourth installment of the Insidious franchise scripted by Leigh Whannell. This film will bring back the paranormal investigator Dr. Elise Rainier, who will be investigating a haunting of her own family.

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7. The Nun

Release Date: July 13, 2018

Cast: Demian Bichir, Taissa Farmiga, Charlotte Hope

New Line and Warner Bros. are working on a third film for the Conjuring franchise. The film addresses and explores the origin of the nun that terrified Lorraine Warren in the Conjuring 2.


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6. Leatherface

Release Date: October 20, 2017

Cast: Finn Jones, Lili Taylor, Stephen Dorff, James Bloor, Nicole Andrews, Vanessa Grasse, Sam Coleman

Directors Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo created a spinoff of The Chainsaw Massacre by exploring the infamous serial killer Leatherface’s dark and bloody past.


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5. Jigsaw

Release Date: October 27, 2017

Cast: Laura Vandervoort, Tobin Bell, Mandela Van Peebles, Hannah Anderson, Brittany Allen, Callum Keith Rennie

The sadistic and brutal Saw franchise is returning to theatres in 2017. Directors Michael and Peter Spierig appear to be taking a comedic outlook on the film franchise, resulting in a unique creative push that will help the Saw regain its place amongst its classic horror series contemporaries.


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4. Happy Death Day

Release Date: October 13, 2017

Cast: Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Ruby Modine, Rachel Matthews

Director of Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse, Christopher Landon creates a creative and original film that details the day that a student dies. This college student keeps reliving her death day, which also happens to be her birthday, until she is able to find out who her killer is.


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3. The Purge 4

Release Date: July 4, 2018

Cast: TBD

The director of all three Purge films, James Demonaco, is passing the film over to Gerald McMurray. The film details an experimental night of the Purge where all crime is once again legal but this time it is set on Staten Island. This film has much to live up to based on the success of the previous three films and should leave the audiences thoroughly spooked (and probably disgusted).


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2. Strangers 2

Release Date: TBD in 2018

Cast: Christina Hendricks, Bailee Madison, Martin Henderson, Lewis Pullman

The film is directed by Johannes Roberts who also directed 47 Meters Down. It is about a family staying at a mobile home park which is visited by the three masked strangers. The second installment of the Strangers series is likely to gain more interest than the first film because the audience is thinking that the film will be more suspenseful than the first.


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1. Halloween 

Release Date: October 19, 2018

Cast: TBD

Director David Gordon Green has taken up this reboot of the classic film Halloween. Co-writers Danny Mcbride and David Gordon Green of action comedy stardom are likely to produce a hilarious and terrifying of portrayal of Michael Myers 40 years after the original.

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