A new year brings so much new: new calendar, new goals and of course, new movies. 2018 is going to be huge when it comes to new horror and sci-fi movies, including some additions to our favorite franchises. Check out this list of highly anticipated films to look forward to in the upcoming year, in order of release:
Insidious: The Last Key
Throughout the Insidious franchise, Dr. Elise Rainier has helped people battle some serious demonic forces, but this time the person she will have to protect is herself as she deals with some of the most evil entities yet in her own childhood home. You can catch this in theaters starting January 5, 2018.
Winchester: The House That Ghosts Built
Sarah Winchester is the heiress of the Winchester Repeating Arms Company and she is convinced she is being haunted by the souls of those who fell to her family’s firearms and despite his skepticism, psychiatrist Eric Price will soon realize there may truly be a paranormal force at hand. This film will be released February 2, 2018.
The Strangers: Prey at Night
The follow-up film to the 2008 slasher film will feature the same group of masked murderers but this time they’re terrorizing a new family. You’ll never want to take a family road trip again after seeing this film. The release date is March 9, 2018.
A Quiet Place
This family appears to be living a quiet, simple life in the woods, but their reasoning is more than just preference: their silence is a method to protect them from a looming force that acts on even the slightest sound. The tagline for this film is “If they can’t hear you, they can’t hunt you.” This film will be released April 6, 2018.
Its about time! This spring the infamous Slender Man, a fictional boogeyman-like creature that went viral on the Internet, will finally hit the big screen. Details are scarce on the upcoming film, but we know we’ll definitely be in that theater when it premieres May 18, 2018.
The Purge: The Island
This summer will see the release of the 4th installment of the Purge franchise. Despite being the 4th film to be released, it will be a prequel to the other movies by depicting the very first Purge night. Given the political content of the film, its fitting that it will premiere on July 4, 2018.
Move over, Annabelle! Valak, the demon nun from the Conjuring 2, proved to be such an iconic horror character that she will be featured in her own spinoff this upcoming summer. The film’s plot is focused on a priest’s journey to investigate the mysterious suicide of a young nun. The film will be released July 13, 2018.
Predator is back! In the newest addition to this classic franchise, a military leader commands what he assumes is a typical rescue mission, but he and his unit soon realize it is anything but as an otherwordly creature begins to pick them off one by one. This film will hit theaters August 3, 2018.
It looks like Laurie Strode managed to somehow survive her apparent death in the 8th installment of the Halloween franchise, Halloween: Resurrection, as Jamie Lee Curtis has confirmed she will return for a final confrontation with the infamous Michael Myers in franchise’s next film. The film will include John Carpenter as an executive producer and creative consultant. Arguably the most anticipated horror film of the new year, it will hit theaters October 19, 2018.