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The most anticipated horror movies of 2021

Posted on: August 13th, 2020

Given how 2020 has been passing, one would think that there is no need for a horror movie at the moment – actual life is not too far from a scary movie at this point. But of course, horror remains one of the most popular movie genres, and it is natural that fans of the genre will be looking out for some of the most anticipated horror movies in the near future. Horror movies have always drawn audiences to theatres, and they have a special place in popular culture as well. We have seen numerous references to famous horror movies from the past in other movies, TV shows, video games and even online slot machines – casino game developers consider horror movies to be a very popular theme for their games, and there have been many slot games, both physical and online, which have been inspired by these movies. At the moment, the prospect of visiting a theatre to watch any movie is unlikely, and so we will now look at some of the most eagerly awaited horror movies that were due out this year and have now been pushed back to 2021.

James Wan seems to have become the poster boy for horror movies, as Malignant is set to be his latest offering in the genre, even as he helms the Conjuring franchise as producer as well. There is not too much known about the movie so far, other than a production shot shared on Instagram by Wan. What is known so far is that Malignant has been written by Wan and his fiance Ingrid Bisu, and stars Annabelle Wallis from Annabelle. Wan has a comic book called Malignant Man, but the director took to Facebook to clarify that this movie is not based in any way on that comic. We will have to wait and see if there are more details released about this flick in the near future.

The original Candyman is a classic of the slasher genre, and this upcoming movie, set for an October release date and directed by Nia DaCosta, is supposed to be is ‘spiritual sequel’. There is continuity, with the trailer showing Yahya Abdul Mateen II playing the role of an older Anthony McCoy, the baby who played a significant role in the original film. The movie will also have the racial elements that were so important to the original movie, and of course, with Jordan Peele involved, that is no surprise.

A Quiet Place Part II
John Krasinski’s original was a masterpiece, with the movie becoming one of the most popular movies of 2018, and the follow-up promises to be no less terrifying. It will apparently begin right from where the first movie left off, with Emily Blunt’s character and her three children attempting to stay alive in the world where noise-sensitive monsters lurk. Djimon Honsou and Cillian Murphy join the cast to give it some added star power and acting chops, and with a March 2021 release date scheduled for now, there is just enough time for the anticipation to grow for this movie.

The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It
The latest instalment in the Conjuring franchise was set for a September release (but has now been pushed back to June 2021), with Ed and Lorraine Warren returning for their trysts with the occult and the supernatural. There are still doubts as to whether this movie is based on the real-life couple’s notes and adventures, as the first two movies were, but nevertheless, it is still a very eagerly awaited movie.


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