Everyone loves a good scare and horror movies can either sometimes succeed or leave the audience feeling unimpressed. For audiences, we want to be captivated by the characters, their motivations, and, ultimately, the long-awaited battle of seeing good versus evil. For 2022, we have some unique horror movies due to release and we are excited to see if our expectations will be rewarded by these five horror films that we are patiently awaiting.
The Ghostface killer is back and the town of Woodsboro is not safe again. Sidney Prescott, Dewey Riley, and Gale Weathers must face the horrors that have gripped this town. A new killer has emerged and has started to target teenagers once again. It appears that Sidney, Dewey, and Gale will have to reemerge to bring this killer down and learn the secrets of this once quiet community. This will be the first Scream movie not to be directed by the legendary Wes Craven who sadly passed away in 2015. Scream creator Kevin Williamson will serve as Executive Producer and the film itself will be directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olin and Tyler Gillet (both of whom directed 2019’s Ready or Not). The fifth installment of the Scream franchise will arrive in theaters on January 14.
Texas Chainsaw Massacre
The story of Leatherface and his deranged family has seen their fair share of success, but the chronology and story itself are a largely complicated one. This upcoming film will serve as a direct sequel to the original 1974 horror classic that was directed by Tobe Hooper and will ignore the events of the entire franchise. This isn’t to be confused with Texas Chainsaw 3D from 2013. This movie will tell the story of a group of young people who unknowingly cross paths with the chainsaw-wielding killer while meeting up with the sole survivor Sally Hardesty who is seeking revenge for what she incurred. The screenplay was originally written by Fede Alvarez and Rodo Sayagues (both of whom wrote Evil Dead and Don’t Breathe). The film will be directed by David Blue Garcia and is scheduled to be released on February 18 via Netflix.
Jordan Peele has certainly made a profound impact. From his comedic writing and acting talents in Key and Peele to his directorial debut with the Oscar-Winning Get Out, Peele is a recognizable name in the horror industry. His latest film Us was another entry that enthralled fans and, while it wasn’t as memorable as Get Out, it was still an interesting horror film nonetheless. With the announcement of his third film as director titled Nope, there isn’t much information that we know about. The plot is unknown at this time but we do know that Daniel Kaluuya has been cast in this film. He previously worked with Peele on Get Out. All we do know is that Peele revealed the poster for his film via his Instagram. The film is due to release on July 22. His poster does raise questions as we have yet to see a trailer or even a teaser for this movie.
Michael Myers is seemingly an unstoppable killing machine. Even though he’s most likely in his mid-sixties, Michael is refusing to go down without a fight. While Halloween from 2018, was a fresh idea that was a joy to watch for fans of the Halloween franchise, the second entry, Halloween Kills, was not. Fans were disappointed by the plot, the idiotic characters, and the lack of a coherent ending left audiences frustrated. According to co-writer and director David Gordon Green, the third and final entry will take place four years after the events of the previous two films and will address the Covid-19 Pandemic. We wonder if we will see Laurie and Michael face off again pitting good against evil in the ultimate fight, or if Michael Myers himself will finally die. All of our questions will have to wait until October 14.
Stephen King is not just a good horror writer, but he has created a world of wonder, mystery and keeps us awake at night and we love him for that. Following the success of It, it was announced that Salem’s Lot will be remade for the first time to show in movie theaters. The adaptation will be directed by Gary Dauberman (who co-wrote both It chapters and made his directorial debut with Annabelle Comes Home). Salem’s Lot is based on the 1975 novel of the same name and tells the story of a young man who returns to his childhood home only to discover that the residents are turning into vampires. The story itself has been adapted several times into television movies with the most notable being the 1979 miniseries that was directed by Tobe Hooper. Still regarded as the best version, we are anxious to see how Dauberman and his team will handle the source material and if the film itself can deliver the scares much like the 1979 miniseries. The film adaptation of Salem’s Lot will arrive in theaters on September 9. James Wan, longtime horror producer will serve as Executive Producer.
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