• Angela H.

Upcoming Horror Movies (2021-2022) | Random Thoughts



I am a big fan of movies. I have seen thousands of movies at this point in my life and although I like all types of films, I get especially excited about horror films. There are a few horror movies that are coming to theaters and streaming services in 2021 through 2022. I thought I'd talk about them in case you hadn't heard of them.


Here is the list:


Last Night in Soho (October 29, 2021):


Last Night in Soho (2021) is a film about a woman (Eloise) who rents an apartment and finds herself connected to a former tenant (Sandy), who lived in the same apartment in the 1960's. Eloise discovers herself transported back to the 1960's in the body of the mysterious Sandy, who begins a relationship with a man that seems to end in Sandy's demise. Eloise struggles to find out what happened to Sandy and solve the mystery of how they are connected.


This film looks really interesting and I am excited to see how it turns out. This film will be released on October 29, 2021 in theaters.



Antlers (October 29, 2021):


Antlers (2020) is an interesting film because it is based on an excellent short story called "The Quiet Boy" by Nick Antosca, which I have read. The short story follows a teacher who becomes concerned about a boy in her class. She suspects the boy is being abused and goes to his house to figure out what is actually going on, but the truth she discovers is more horrifying than she could ever believe.


I'm not sure how different the film will be from the short story, but I am excited to see what they do with it. This film will be released on October 29, 2021 in theaters.



Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City (November 24, 2021):


Resident Evil: Welcome to Racoon City (2021) is a reboot of the Resident Evil film series, which are based on video games created by Capcom. The film follows Claire and Chris Redfield, who are siblings that work for S.T.A.R.S..


In the first game, the two main characters are Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine. Jill Valentine is in the film, but is featured as a supporting character. In the first game, Chris and Jill are investigating the disappearance of members of S.T.A.R.S. (a type of elite law enforcement squad) and several residents of Raccoon City, which are all centrally located around Spencer Mansion. Upon entering Spencer Mansion, they discover a viral outbreak has occurred and they have to try to contain it before it contaminates the entire city and beyond.


I'm not sure what to think about this film yet. When watching the trailer, some parts looked exactly like the remake of Resident Evil 2 and even though some of the zombies and mutated creatures looked scary, I wasn't that excited about it. It seems like they are following some parts of the games and some parts are original. I'll definitely watch it, because I love the games and the other films, but I kind of wish they had done a film version of Resident Evil 7: Biohazard instead. This film will be released on November 24, 2021 in theaters.



Scream (January 14, 2022):


Scream (2021) is the fifth installment in the horror film series, Scream. This film follows the some of the surviving members of the original cast, Sidney, Gale and Dewey. All three come back to the town of Woodsboro, when murders start occurring again. It is up to them to discover who is behind the murders and if they can stop the person or people before they kill again.


I'll watch this film, but I'm not sure if I'm that excited about it. I really didn't care for the fourth film, although I liked the others. One thing I am excited about is one of the directors for Scream (2021), Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, also directed the horror-comedy film, Ready or Not (2019), and I love that film, so we'll see how this turns out. Guy Busick, one of the screenplay writers, also wrote the screenplay for Ready or Not (2019), so I'm hopeful for this one. This film releases on January 14, 2022 in theaters.



The Black Phone (February 4, 2022):


The Black Phone (2021) is based on a short story of the same name by Joe Hill. In case you didn't know, Joe Hill is one of Stephen King's sons and he also writes short stories, novellas, graphic novels and novels, which are for the most part, horror. The Black Phone is one of my favorite short stories by Joe Hill and it can be found in his first book, 20th Century Ghosts (2005).


The short story follows a boy named Finney Shaw. In the story, Finney is aware of several children who have gone missing in his neighborhood and worries that there is a predator in his town. One day, Finney sees a man who appears to be injured, struggling to get some furniture into his van. Finney offers to help after seeing the man struggle and the man asks Finney to grab part of the furniture and back in to the van (um...how about no? I'd be like, nice try Chester Molester, ain't falling for that one).


Finney, being naive, agrees to help and once in the van, notices some creepy black balloons inside. He begins to feel frightened and starts to leave, but the man sprays wasp killer in his face and blinds him, locks him in the van and drives away. Finney passes out and finds himself in a basement of a house. The only thing in his room are a black phone and a mattress. He struggles to find a way out, knowing that the man who kidnapped him is going to murder him, just like the other children. He begins to hear the black phone ring and answers it, discovering the other children giving him advice about how to escape.


I don't know exactly how the film will depict and/or change the story, but it seems from the trailer it is slightly different, but still very creepy. Some of the same people who made Sinister (2012) are involved (another super creepy movie), so I am excited to see how this turns out. This film will be released February 4, 2022 in theaters.



Final Thoughts:


Are you going to watch any of these films? Are you going to read any of the short stories? Are you excited about any of these films? What are you going to see and what are you going to pass on seeing? Please share your thoughts below!




Thanks,

A

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