There is something about horror movies that simply draws us towards them. I mean, think about it. All these movies do, or at least attempt to get us scared. But there is something about that scary experience that makes us glued to the edge of our seats.
Although, it can often get boring. The same old ugly faces and the jump scares; they all get predictable. That being said, horror is a gift that keeps on giving as filmmakers find new ways to weave stories that would scare the shit out of us.
While Bollywood does come up with horror movies from time to time, it is no surprise that the industry is far behind the world in matters of good storytelling. However, if anything could be concluded from the recently released trailer of Pari, it is that there is definitely more than just some stupid jump scares in the film. The trailer looks intriguing and having a good actor as it’s lead will only help the film.The film is slated to release on March 2, 2018.
2. The Nun
If you have watched The Conjuring 2, then you are aware of the demonic nun that haunted the Hodgson family in London. The Nun is a spin-off of the Conjuring series and apparently focusses on the origins of the evil sister. It releases on July 13, 2018.
3. A Quiet Place
Just watch the damn trailer. Slated to be released on 5 April 2018. the movie looks like it doesn’t cater to the traditional biblical horror but a deeper story with intriguing characters and unknown forces that follow and attack anything which makes a sound.
The legend of the Slender-Man is extremely old and popular. So much so that four teenage girls try to perform a ritual to debunk the myth of a tall terrifying figure. The only problem is that in their attempts, they have managed to summon the evil. The movie will be initially released in Germany on 17 May 2018.
5. Mama 2
Mama 2 is a sequel to the 2013 horror drama Mama. While the plot of the film hasn’t been made known to the public, it is one of the most anticipated horror movies of the year. And if the first film was any indication, this will be one hell of a story to watch.
When Ellen Graham dies, her daughter’s family takes over her belongings and gradually discovers the cryptic and increasingly disturbing secrets about their ancestry. The more they unravel, the worse they get, trying to outrun the evil they seem to have inherited. The film will see the light on the day on June 8 2018.
7. World War Z 2
The plot of the movie is unknown. The first film ended with Brad Pitt’s characters being able to find a camouflage to fight the zombie apocalypse. With David Fincher at the helm and Brad Pitt as the protagonist, one can only expect two hours of brilliance.
This science fiction horror film boasts of a star cast that includes, Natalie Portman, Oscar Isaac and Tessa Thompson among others. The story revolves around a group of soldiers who enter a disaster zone and only one comes out alive. His wife, a biologist, played by Natalie Portman volunteers to enter the zone and figure out what happened to him. The movie is reported to have an early release in Brazil on Fenruary 22 this year.
9. Primal Rage
A newlywed couple drives through the Pacific Northwest where they find themselves trapped in a nightmare comprising of wild beasts, unsavoury locals and an unknown monstrous entity known to the Native Americans as Oh-Mah. Primal Rage will be hitting the screen on Fenruary 27.
10. The Predator
You have of course seen Arnold’s Predator (1997). Well, this film is a direct sequel to the 1997 hit. A group of men find themselves stranded in a jungle with a monster they never speak of. Shit goes south when one by one they go missing and skinned bodies are found hanging on trees. They realise they are in worse trouble than they thought when they encounter a survivor from the previous encounter. The movie is slated for a release on 14th September.
11. The First Purge
The film is set in a dystopian world and serves as a prequel to The Purge (2013). The film is set in 2018, where in order to push the crime rate below one percent, the leaders of the country test a sociological theory that lets people vent out their aggression for one night in an isolated community. The filmmakers have decided to relase the film on the 4th of July in the USA.
Laurie Strode comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked psychopath who has been hunting her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree some 40 years ago. You can watch the movie in theatres on October 19.
13. The Strangers: Prey At Night
A family that lives in a mobile home park realises that their lives at are stake when they are visited by 3 masked psychopaths who test their limits. The horror drama will see the light of the day on 9th March this year.
So strap on your seatbelts and pee before you start. We are in for a ride.