It’s that time again! As we approach the end of 2017, it’s time to take a look at what next year promises to bring for us horror fans. Here’s a quick list of 5 must-see horror films in 2018
Director: Corin Hardy
After a Romanian nun mysteriously takes her own life, priest Father Burke and a novitiate are sent to investigate the enigmatic circumstances. Imperilling their lives, the two confront the same force that terrorized audiences in previous instalments of The Conjuring series.
The screenwriter Gary Dauberman explains in an interview with Collider that ‘It’s very atmospheric, it’s very moody. We talked a lot about the Hammer movies and stuff like that as sort of an influence. So it’s got that kind of vibe to it that I think it’s just different and sets it apart.’
Starring Taissa Farmiga, Demián Bichir and Bonnie Aarons, The Nun is a spin-off of The Conjuring 2, and is set to terrify the masses.
Director: David Gordon Green
As you’ve no doubt heard by now, this 1978 classic is set for a remake in 2018. Halloween will act as both a reboot and a sequel to the original. In an interview with StereoGum, Carpenter spoke about what we can expect from the new film: ‘It’s gonna be fun. There’s a really talented director and it was well-written. I’m impressed.’
This may be the tenth sequel in the franchise, with the Halloween empire being pulled in many different directions, yet we hope that the next instalment will chill us to the bone.
The film will star Jamie Lee Curtis and Judy Greer.
Director: B. Harrison Smith
During a tour of a maximum security prison known as the Death House, the power cuts out. Two agents are caught in a maze of terror, whilst being un-pityingly pursued by raging inmates.
The original concept of Death House was to gather together as many horror legends in one production, and it looks like they may have succeesed… Death House’s cast includes Kane Hodder, Camille Keaton, Bill Moseley, Tony Todd, Barbara Crampton and Dee Wallace.
The First Omen
Director: Antonio Campos
A prequel to The Omen, moviegoers were first spooked by Damian Thorn in 1976 – not just a little boy, but the Antichrist. The first film took over £41 million, and the franchise now includes a remake, three sequels and a television show.
Little is known about the plot of the film, yet The First Omen will showcase events prior to Damian’s birth. The film is currently in development, with no set release date.
Winchester: The House that Ghosts Built
Directors: Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig
Inspired by real events, Winchester: The House that Ghosts Built follows the traumatic story of Sarah Winchester. After her husband and child suddenly pass away, Winchester believes she is cursed and seeks the advice of a medium.
Starring Helen Mirren, Jason Clarke and Sarah Snook, this film is set in a haunted house in San Jose, California, which is open to the public. The real-life Sarah Winchester continually built, and re-built, the house around her over 38 years. She believed that if she stopped, the ghosts would mercilessly end her life.