Do you know the reason why people love horror movies? In a 2004 article, Dr. Glenn Walters described that three primary factors make the horror films attracting people: tension, relevance, and unrealism. While suspense, shock, and terror of movies contribute to tension, the fear to death, cultural meaningfulness, and personal relevance contribute to relevance. Also, some people see it as an opportunity to boost their confidence to conquer something challenging and to deal with real-life situations better. Whatever is the reason, horror movies have a great fan following across the world; the recent list of successful films confirms the same. If you are a great horror movie fan, you can wait for the following upcoming movies.
- A Quiet Place (April 6)
This Paramount Pictures’ movie is one of the biggest expectations of 2018 as it already created quite a buzz with an amazing official trailer. It showcases the leading actors John Krasinski as well as Emily Blunt, husband and wife, communicate with their children using sign language. Interestingly, the movie is reportedly plotted as a world after an apocalyptic crisis period, and Krasinski and his family are the only survivors there. The first visuals and trailer of the movie promise a great journey towards a scary, thrilling, and mysterious world.
- Truth or Dare (April 13)
It is a supernatural horror film featuring Lucy Hale and Tyler Posey and produced by Blumhouse Productions. It depicts the story of a set of friends who play a game called Truth or Dare while they are on a vacation. The game turns deadly soon as some forces start punishing the participants who lied or not ready to a dare. The trailer is a great surprise for you as it filled with too many scary moments. If you experienced the golden era of horror movies of the 80s, this flick would remind you the same.
- The First Purge (July 4)
The movie is the prequel of the 2013’s thunderous success, The Purge, and the latest installment of The Purge Franchise. The dystopian action horror movie talks about NFFA and their attempt to test a sociological theory in an isolated community. Things go out of control when they face a strong reaction from the community and spread beyond the borders. Lex Scott Davis and Y’Lan Noel, both are newcomers, play the leading roles of the movie. Considering the grand success of the previous installments, The First Purge offers a lot of hope for horror movie fans.
- Halloween (October 19)
The upcoming movie from the Halloween franchise has created huge expectations as it plots developments after 40 years from the original Halloween. The film will give you another encounter between Laurie Strode and Michael Myers. The movie features Jamie Lee Curtis and Nick Castle as Strode and Myers, respectively. Since there is no trailer released and months for the release of the movie, it is difficult to make a conclusion about the film. However, the name of the franchise gives all the hype and expectation required for the movie. Do you know that online casinos around the globe use the popularity of the movie franchise by creating Halloween-themed online slots?
- The House That Jack Built (November 29)
It is a psychological horror-thriller movie starring Matt Dillon and Uma Thurman. The plot shows an intelligent serial killer named Jack and his killings over a period of 12 years. Interestingly, plot develops in Washington state in the 1970s and 80s. Matt Dillon acts as the central character of the movie, Jack. Lars von Trier, the director of the movie, described it a celebration of the idea of “life is soulless and evil.”
The year 2017 was one of the best years for horror movies in the recent times with Split, It, Annabelle: Creation, Get Out, and more. All of them generated excellent responses from the audience. The current developments assure another great year – 2018 – for horror movies.
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This post was written by Nadia Vella