A new horror movie is all that we want to race our adrenaline level. Recently the horror movie directors have created some phenomenal horror masterpieces. Being an avid horror film fan since I was a young boy, I have put together recommendations for a few horror movies that are sure to strike fear in you. I am sure that this list of 8 new horror movies to check out will surely give you a taste of mystery, thrill, and horror.
The definition of “horror” is a type of literature, film, television, or art in which the main character experiences a situation that exposes them to something frightening. It wasn’t always this way. Horror has been around since early religion and mythology, but it was made popular by sets of Gothic novels in the 18th century. Later on, horror became an important part of French literature with writers like Guy de Maupassant. It also grew to be a prominent part of American cinema.
Horror movies are some of the most popular films ever produced. They make up two-thirds of all box office sales, and everyone loves to watch them. The scary feeling you get when watching one is one not too many people would be able to stop themselves from experiencing.
Horror movies are based on feelings, not scares. They use different aspects like suspense, chilling sounds, and music, disturbing images or ideas that can disturb people in their personal space like bathrooms or kitchens.
Once more, welcome to the world of horror fanatics! It has long been said that true horror fans are those who willingly visit their darkest fantasies and turn them into reality. Those who do so, we believe, will find nothing but the splendor and glory of true experience. Horror films play upon our anxieties and fears and even inspire us to delve into our own darkness. When the films are done right, we feel not just entertained but also inspired to live a fuller life. Those films which inspire us to live a fuller life should be rewarded with the title of The Greats of Horror Cinema.
A new horror movie is all that we want to see when The horror movie directors from creating some horror masterpieces. Being an avid horror film fan since I was a young boy, I have put together recommendations for a few horror movies that are sure to strike fear in you. I am sure that this list of 8 new horror movies to check out will surely give you a taste of mystery, thrill, and horror.
1. Blood Red Sky
Directed by Peter Thorwart, blood red sky is a new horror movie that has a touch of the vampire universe. In this story, Nadja (Peri Baumeister), one mother, is traveling together with her son Elias (Carl Anton Koch) who is unfortunately hijacked by a gaggle of terrorists, which was a wrong turn for them. In a sharp turn of events, it turns out that Najda has a condition which she has been battling for some years, I would not say that this story turns into a drastic horror film with many scary dolls or poltergeist or many other ghosts but it will turn into one of the best horror movies that you are going to love watching.
Director Peter Thorwarth has taken this survival horror to a great new level. Blood Red Sky, very well acted with a touch of the real world will surely be one of the best horror movies of 2021.
It is not a ghost story but this movie will surely take you on a thrilling rollercoaster ride right from the beginning till the end credits roll and has several goosebumps through the ride.
Director: Peter Thorwarth
Writers: Stefan Holtz (scenario), Peter Thorwarth (scenario)
Stars: Peri Baumeister, Carl Anton Koch, Alexander Scheer
Release Date: 23rd July 2021
Where to watch: Netflix
Don’t Breathe 2
The events of “Don’t Breathe 2” take place eight years after the events of the first movie. Which puts it in the near future. House fire leaves a little girl orphaned and alone in the middle of the street. Norman Nordstorm takes her under his wing, takes her home, and has raised her as his own daughter. He also named her Phoenix. Norman has kept her confined in their run-down Detroit home, but now that Phoenix is a young woman (Madelyn Grace), she craves desperately to have a normal life, make friends and attend school. On one of her weekly field trips to run errands with a trusted friend, we see why the outside world is such a dangerous place.
When a group of idiot tweakers follows Phoenix back home, led by a scuzzy Brendan Sexton III, we eventually discover what they’re really doing there. The resulting twists go from exciting to insane, changing everything, turning a pretty standard home-invasion thriller into something wilder and weirder and—at times—darkly funny. Sayagues’ understated use of silence, creaking doors, and plodding footsteps in the film’s first half give way to gruesome, bloody violence and vivid sound design as Norman fights off and outsmarts his attackers. Not your everyday horror movie but still has enough jump scares and nail-biting moments to keep viewers on their feet.
Director: Rodo Sayagues
Writers: Fede Alvarez (based on characters created by), Rodo Sayagues (based on characters created by)
Stars Stephen Lang, Madelyn Grace, Brendan Sexton III
Release Date: 17th September 2021 (India)
Where to watch: Movie Theatre
Spiral: From the Book of Saw is Chris Rock’s original idea with which he tries to reboot the Saw franchise, originally launched in 2004 by James Wan. Spiral opens with a trap. A cop sees a person snatching a handbag from a lady and chases him into a tunnel, where he’s chloroformed. He awakens in a device that seems inspired by the now-deceased Jigsaw Killer, a man who relished to claim that he never actually murdered anyone, always giving them an easy way out of their dilemma. In this instance, the man is dangling by his tongue on a subway track. He’s informed by a character in a pig costume (which seems a bit too outstretched) that the train will be there in two minutes and turn him into mush. He can pull himself free from the device, splitting his tongue, but saving his life. It doesn’t end very well, and traumatizing a poor subway train driver for sure.
Detective Zeke Banks (Chris Rock) and his new partner (Max Minghella) get the case, quickly deciphering that there’s a Jigsaw impersonator in their midst. It seems that Banks isn’t particularly popular in his department due to some internal affairs problems with the past, and therefore the killer this point decides to figure his way through some of Zeke’s corrupt fellow officers, finishing them off in surprising ways. Although a bit mainstream for horror/thriller movie fans, still has enough juice to keep the viewers on their feet throughout.
Director: Darren Lynn Bousman
Writer: Josh Stolberg, Pete Goldfinger
Stars: Chris Rock, Samuel L. Jackson, Max Minghella, Marisol Nichols, Morgan David Jones, Frank Licari, John Tokatlidis
Release Date: 14th May 2021
Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video
The Wrong Turn movies are all about serial killers and cannibals who hunt and kill human beings in the woods. This horror movie serves as a reboot of the “Wrong Turn” movie series. This movie shares only the title from the original movie. A group of hip, diverse young hikers also make a bad choice here, this time in search of a rare Civil War fort off an Appalachian trail. The batch includes Jen (Charlotte Vega) and her boyfriend Darius (Adain Bradley), an outright socialist who works for a non-profit and openly dreams about an equal society. These hikers include a gay couple and also an interracial couple. They generally serve as disposable props, as they are picked off one by one, starting with the rogue tree trunk that suddenly barrels down the hill in an excellent, frantic sequence, killing one of them.
These outsiders were warned by the locals of the nearby small Virginia town to stay away. They soon discover that the woods were home to a cult known as The Foundation, who wear animal skulls as masks and moss as camouflage and have created a secluded civilization in the Appalachian Mountains since 1859. Adam (Dylan McTee), the hiking group’s hothead, is dragged into one of the traps set by members of The Foundation, sending the hikers into panic mode. Along with the figures Jen sees in the woods, and the traps that injure them around the mountain, they’re convinced it is they who are being hunted. One of the best thriller-horror movies of the year.
Director: Mike P. Nelson
Writer: Alan B. McElroy
Stars: Charlotte Vega, Adain Bradley, Bill Sage
Release Date: 26th January 2021
Where to watch: Not currently streaming on any OTT platforms
The 8th Night (2021)
Suffering is an essential part of all the living creatures on this planet; each and every creature is capable of suffering. Every culture has its own stories and myths as to how human suffering came to be and/or an explanation as to why it exists. In writer/director Kim Tae-Hyung ‘s supernatural horror, “THE 8TH NIGHT”, we see these ideas examined through a Buddhist lens. Where the notion of fate, karma, and eternity are intertwined with each character’s path. The film’s horror is supernatural, featuring possessed victims and the age-old story of defeating evil before it overcomes the world in everlasting darkness. However, the story captures the universal struggle of mankind to overcome suffering. Park Jin-Su’s character arc poignant upon the Four Noble Truths will give viewers ample to chew on past the film’s preliminary horror elements.
“THE 8TH NIGHT” starts its audience with the legend of two demonic beings that the plot revolves around. Nearly 2000 years ago, these two beings plagued humanity viciously, and it was through the interference of Buddha that the human race was relieved. But there is always a catch.
These beings were locked away in extensive, nearly uncongenial places. Nevertheless, the red being (seen in the form of an eye) could be reunified with its counterpart if it fulfilled certain conditions. Through the possession of seven weak humans over seven days, and matching other circumstances, it could then succeed in bringing pain and suffering to both the living and the dead. Needless to say, when the story jumps forward to 2019 on the eve of a blood moon, shenanigans are afoot. Time is the one and the most important essence of everything, and those who have their part to play do so because of their actions and the karma those actions have manifested. Easily one of the best supernatural thrillers of the year.
Director: Kim Tae-Hyung
Writer: Kim Tae-Hyung
Stars: Lee Sung-min, Park Hae-Joon, Kim Yoo-Jeong
Release Date: 2nd July 2021
Where to watch: Netflix
The Unholy (2021)
This movie follows journalist Gerry Fenn (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) through a small town in Massachusetts as he investigates a case of “cattle mutilation”. That is when he trips over another even bigger story. The rumor is a hearing-impaired teenage girl who sees the Virgin Mary in the trunk of a tree. Overwhelmed with her newfound powers, she performs a couple of miracle cures. As the word spreads —thanks to Fenn’s stories— her small town turns into a modern-day Lourdes.
The question that looms is, is the Virgin Mary who she claims to be? This movie is based on James Herbert’s 1983 novel Shrine, “The Unholy” which is a gruesome religious horror. It has some excellent jump-scares and some gritty scenes. The main question however lies ahead “what happens when the unholy masks itself as holy?” As the age-old saying goes, “Wherever God goes, the unholy follows.”. The devil definitely doesn’t walk into town cackling with evil glee. The devil is always a smooth-talking charmer hiding in plain sight. “The Unholy” is not supposed to be a multilayered movie, but since glimmers of depth are present in parts, the lack of any follow-up makes this a bit disappointing to watch. Still a great watch for horror movie enthusiasts.
Director: Evan Spiliotopoulos
Writers: Evan Spiliotopoulos (written for the screen by), James Herbert (based upon the book Shrine by)
Stars: Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Cricket Brown, William Sadler
Release Date: 2nd July 2021 (USA)
Where to watch: Available for Pay per view on YouTube
Fear Street Part 1: 1994 (2021)
In the 1990s, R.L. Stine created a series of children’s horror novels that have been adapted into a television show and film. The books are called “Fear Street” and they tell twisted stories of horrific murders, curses, and chilling mysteries that lurk behind your everyday world. These novels are sometimes compared to the Goosebumps series because of their similar themes, but Fear Street is different from Goosebumps in that there is a much more dark tone and the lead characters (teenagers) are more often than not the victims and not the heroes.
“Fear Street: Turned On:” Is a terrifying novel about an evil man who lives in his mother’s basement and demonstrates to Sally how he did away with her family. “Fear Street: New Year’s Evil:” Is a story about a disturbed young man named Jeff who is obsessed with death and becomes possessed by an evil spirit. R.L. Stine has written many books in this series but the one thing that all of these books have in common is that they paint a grim picture of teenage life that shows that teenagers can be vulnerable and at risk for harm just like anyone else, even from the everyday world around them.
The Fear Street trilogy, Fear Street Part 1: 1994(2021), Fear Street Part 2:1978(2021), Fear Street Part 3:1666(2021) is sure to achieve new heights in the horror genre. These three scary movies will surely keep your adrenaline going.
The first film of the three movies franchise based on the R.L Stine series, Fear Street. The movie promises to be packed with, 90s nostalgia, fountains of blood, dangerous twists, and a great promise for the next installment. Our heroes live in “Shadyside”, also known as “Shittyside”, a town infamously known for different murders across decades. A group of teens unintentionally disturb the latent spot of a witch and find themselves in a hot fuzz. She is said to have created, a cult of killers over the centuries.
Deena (Kiana Madeira) could already see someone like the mall murderer out in the distance. She thought that she was the target of a humorless prank. But her brother Josh (Benjamin Flores Jr.), who knows quite well about the town’s history of violence, starts to connect the dots about how the ghost-like figures are part of a very dangerous pattern. They receive help from their classmates’ Kate (Julia Rehwald) and Simon (Fred Hechinger), as they look to solve the mystery behind the killers, who seem to be materializing out of thin air. Over time everyone in the group is terrorized by killers who look as if they dropped by on their way to a Halloween party, and for some reason, the killers have a special interest in Sam (Olivia Scott Welch), Deena’s ex-partner.
The movie ends with a teaser/trailer for “Fear Street part Two: 1978”. Headed to set in a Crystal Lake-like setting. Horror fans are in for a treat given the next two installments will be coming to Netflix in a quick succession of three weeks. So buckle your seat belts and get ready for a blast to the past.
Director: Leigh Janiak
Writers: R.L. Stine (based upon the Fear Street books by), Kyle Killen (story by), Phil Graziadei (story by)
Stars: Kiana Madeira, Olivia Scott Welch, Benjamin Flores Jr.
Release Date: Fear Street Part 1: 1994 – 28th June 2021
Release Date: Fear Street Part 2:1978 – 8th July 2021
Release Date: Fear Street Part 3:1666 – 16th July 2021
Where to watch: Netflix
The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It
The third film of the Conjuring Universe sees Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga as they once again portray paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren wrapped up in a gritty case (based on a true story). Up till now, we are very much aware that the Conjuring Universe doesn’t fail to keep its mark in keeping up with the other scream franchise and they have yet again proved that why they are the no one in horror cinema.
The prologue here takes place in 1981 when the exorcism of the young David Glatzel (Julian Hilliard) leaves Arne Johnson, a good-spirited young man in a loving relationship with Debbie (Sarah Catherine Hook), David’s Sister, a caring young woman, haunted by the grip of an evil force. It is only after Arne commits a horrific murder (while being possessed), the Warrens slowly begin to unearth similar crimes that took place in the area over the days. So, they begin their investigation to probe to the court and Arne’s Lawyer, that Arne was possessed while committing the crime. (His real-life case apparently marks the first time in the US where demonic possession was used as a defense in a court case.) As the movie unfolds, we find many twists in the plot that will surely blow your mind up.
A promising, visually striking premise and a lot of jump-scares ensure horror fans remain on their toes throughout the movie. Although not a classic horror movie but sure sends a chill down the spine when the words pop up on the screen “Based on a true story”. I would personally recommend you to check this movie out.
Director: Michael Chaves
Writers: David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick (screenplay by), James Wan (story by), Chad Hayes(based on characters created by)
Stars: Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Ruairi O’Connor
Release Date: 13th August 2021 (supposed to)
Where to watch: Not currently streaming on any OTT platform
So, there you have it! Horror movies are one of the most highly regarded genres of film because they offer a unique form of storytelling that is captivating and enthralling. As well as being an incredibly popular genre, horror also offers up some incredible toolbox characters that can lead to interesting conversations. I am sure that these horror movies will surely take you on a scary rollercoaster ride from psychological horror to dark comedy from sudden scare to prolonged scare.
If you are among the horror genre fans this list of 8 new horror movies to check out should be on your bucket list for this year. After checking out these movies I am sure that you would totally love and appreciate these amazing pieces of work. Each and every of these horror films stands out on their own terms. Each and every one of the movies is very well scripted, and well-directed best of luck to anyone planning to watch these movies alone.
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