Horror movies can be a lot of fun and usually when they are good, a sequel is a sure thing. A number of horror sequels were subsequently delayed in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic but are slated to roll out in theaters and on demand this year. We are excited for these films mainly due to the what came prior and these sequels look to offer audiences the same amount of fun and thrills that we’ve come to expect. So, let’s see what memorable horror flicks will be arriving soon.
Horror Movies Sequels – Spiral
The game was just the beginning and John Kramer (The Jigsaw Killer) introduced us into a world of barbaric violence, torture and lessons to be learned. This film will venture into the world of Jigsaw once again but appears to add a different spin to the mix. Comedic legend Chris Rock assisted in writing the script and stars in the film as a detective who’s caught in a deadly game of grisly murders that are eerily similar to the city’s past. Darren Lynn Bousman (director of Saw II, III and IV) returns to the director’s seat again with the next installment of the Saw Franchise. Note, this will not serve as a reboot or a sequel to Jigsaw but remains in the same canon as the franchise that was spawned in 2003. Spiral is due to release in theaters on May 21, 2021. The game is far from over.
Horror Movies Sequels – Escape Room 2
In speaking of the Saw franchise, did anyone see Escape Room back in 2019? Taking advantage of the growing trend of figuring out clues to escape a room, a popular attraction for an evening night out, this movie capitalized on that very idea and made it into a very unique thriller. While the movie itself could’ve been better, it was a real treat to see a film that urged the audience to figure out the clues just as the characters were. With an ending that promised a sequel, Escape Room 2 is confirmed to be released sometime in 2021 with no exact date confirmed as of yet. Adam Robitel is returning to direct the film while Bragi Schut is back to pen the script once again. Both Taylor Russell and Logan Miller are returning for the sequel and we can only hope that the game is just as exciting and thrilling as it was the first time.
The legend is real and if you say his name five times in the mirror you may be in for the shock of your life. Based on the short story titled The Forbidden that was written by horror legend Clive Barker, Candyman tells the story of an urban legend who may or may not be in fact real. This 1992 film was an instant hit and served as a unique horror film. Tony Todd (who portrayed the infamous Candyman) reprised his role in the direct-to-DVD sequels and is back in this long-awaited sequel. This iteration will serve as a sequel to the 1992 original film and sees the return of Tony Todd and Vanessa Estelle Williams back together in the remains of Cabrini Green, which looks far different than it did nearly thirty years ago. Jordan Peele (Get Out and Us) wrote the script for this film and serves as an executive producer. Nia DaCosta (Little Woods) is the director of this highly anticipated sequel that is due to release on August 27 2021. The man with a hook for a hand is back and I’m sure that the bees will be alongside him as well.
A Quiet Place Part II
A silent horror film if you will, A Quiet Place was an interesting ride that required the characters to not speak or utter a sound to ensure their own survival. It was an experience that kept audiences on edge and when the monsters did appear, it was quite a shock. This sequel will focus on the family from the first film but the monsters aren’t the only thing that pose a threat this time around. John Krasinski (who starred in the previous film and directed it) writes and directs this time around and sees the return of Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe. Silence may not be enough to save this family but I’m sure that we’ll be in for one hell of ride when this sequel arrives in theaters on April 23 2020.
You know his name. You know what he’s capable of and yet Michael Myers refuses to go down without a fight. Halloween was released in 2018 and served as a direct sequel to the 1978 horror classic by John Carpenter. Jamie Lee Curtis reprised her role as Laurie Strode, the woman whose life was changed forever one fateful night on Halloween. Hell-bent on killing him for all these years, Laurie and Michael fought each other once more in Halloween that resulted in her house being burned to the ground with Michael still inside. But we all know, that Michael has a few tricks up his sleeve and this sequel shows that Michael still has plenty of fight left in him. David Gordon Green returns to direct this sequel and assists in writing the script along with Danny McBride. Once again, it’s the showdown that horror fans were waiting for and now round two will be here on October 15 2021. Halloween will never be same when Michael is roaming the streets. How many will die at the hands of Michael this time and will Laurie finally get the revenge she so desperately wants? Wait and find out because Michael has unfinished business and Haddonfield is the place you don’t want to be on Halloween night!