Updated: Jan 16, 2018 11:22 am
When you think of Halloween you might think of scary movies, but the best horror movies are actually released throughout the year, scaring the crap out of you when you least expect it. And not surprisingly, 2018 is not going to be any different, with a bunch of movie terrors on the way. If you're anxiously awaiting The Conjuring 3, then check out the spin-off film, The Nun. Or if you love the Halloween movies, there's a reboot being unleashed in October. Added to that, we're going to be terrorized again by new installments of The Purge (and its presentation of a world where, one night a year, anything goes), and the Predator (who Arnold Schwarzenegger once referred to as "one ugly MF").
From there, we've got an assortment of mansion-haunting ghosts, possessed people, serial killers, creatures that are drawn in by sound, so shut the hell up (the creepy A Quiet Place); and a new man vs shark adventure with The Meg. But this isn't Roy Scheider or Blake Lively dealing with your average great white in Jaws or The Shallows, instead it's Jason Statham taking on a 70-foot prehistoric shark that can take down a T-Rex.
Skeptical? Check out this guide for yourself. But don't say we didn't warn you.
The Meg (Aug. 8, 2018)
This is one of those films that's going to go either way in the sense it's going to be great fun or a complete disaster. In development for near 20 years, it focuses on Jonas Taylor (Jason Statham), a former Naval captain and expert diver, who becomes part of a deep sea mission to rescue Chinese scientists who are being attacked by what is essentially a prehistoric shark, the Carcharodon megalodon (it's about 70-feet long!). The novel, written by Steve Alten, opens in prehistoric times where a T-Rex, wandering too close to the ocean's edge in pursuit of prey, finds itself attacked and killed by Meg. Let's hope that sequence makes it way into the film!
The Little Stranger (Aug. 31, 2018)
Describes Focus Features, the film "tells the story of Dr Faraday, the son of a housemaid, who has built a life of quiet respectability as a country doctor. During the long hot summer of 1947, he is called to a patient at Hundreds Hall, where his mother once worked. The Hall has been home to the Ayres family for more than two centuries. But it is now in decline and its inhabitants — mother, son and daughter - are haunted by something more ominous than a dying way of life. When he takes on his new patient, Faraday has no idea how closely, and how terrifyingly, the family's story is about to become entwined with his own." Interesting that so many of the horror films in 2018 are period pieces. Well, it was interesting to us, anyway.