Best Horror Movies, Sssshhhhh, they are here!!
Horror genre is the only genre in the movies, which demands for variety, because in all other genres like comedy, drama, fantasy, action and adventure it is quite easy to satisfy fans. But in horror movies, we fan demands for new content, which should prove sufficient to increase our adrenaline. So, here we have bring for you the best horror movies of this running session 2017-18.
In some previous years, we have seen a drastic change in horror movies. There was an era, when horror movies consist only some orthodox content and puppet like ghosts, which often seems like comedy.
But after the use of VFX and technology, we got to see more horror and surprising moment, which really makes a movie horrible. This is how, we get best out of best horror movies.
Today, we are going to discuss about best horror movies, which are set to be released in the year 2017 and 2018. Here we have the list of top upcoming horror movies, which are going to scared us.
|Amityville: The Awakening||Cameron Monaghan, Bella Thorne and Jennifer Morrison||NA|
|Saw 8: Jigsaw||Tobin Bell, Laura Vendervoot and Hannah Emily Anderson||27 October, 2017|
|Mother!||Jennifer Lawrence, Ed Harris and Kristen Wiig||13 October, 2017|
|Insidious Chapter 4||Javier Botet, Caitlin Gerard and Josh Stewart||5 January, 2018|
|The Nun||Bonnie Aarons, Taissa Farmiga and Charlotte Hope||13 July, 2018|
|Meg||Jason Statham, Ruby Rose and Jessica McNamee||10 August, 2018|
|Patient Zero||Natalie Dromer, Clive Standen and Stanley Tucci||NA|
1. Amityville: The Awakening
One of the most horrible franchise of the Hollywood, Amityville, are now they are preparing themselves to give their next horror movie, which is going to be named as Amityville: The Awakening.
We have listed this movie, at the top of our list of best horror movies, because this is one of the most horrible franchise among all the horror franchise of the world. Till now this franchise has given total eighteen movies from 1979.
Now, they are ready to give their next movie, which is named as Amityville: The Awakening. This is an upcoming horror and drama movie, which is going to be directed by Franck Khalfoun. Jason Blum, Daniel Ferrands and Casey La Scala are going to invest their money as producers.
The production of this movie is taking place under the banners of Blumhouse Productions, Panic Ventures and Baron Films.
Amityville: The Awakening Cast
All the main cast of this movie has been finalized after completing the casting schedule, which was started in March 2014. Bella Thorne and Jennifer Jason Leigh was signed as the first stars of this movie as lead. Here we have the name of all the signed actors, with their respective character names: –
- Cameron Monaghan – James
- Bella Thorne – Belle
- Jennifer Morrison – Candice
- Jennifer Jason Leigh – Joan
- Tylor Spreitler – Marissa
- Mckenna Grace – Juliet
- Kurtwood Smith – Dr. Milton
- Thomas Mann – Terrence
- Hunter Goligoski – Justin
- Dan Martino – Paramedic and many more.
Amityville: The Awakening Plot
We have watched many horror movies and mostly their stories are common. Their plot includes a family and they got trapped in a haunted house. And this story also follows the footprint of such kind of story.
This is a story of a family of two sisters Bella and Juliet and their twin brother James. They all live with their single mother Joan. She was looking for a home at an affordable price. So, she moves in a house, which they get very easily. Joan was saving money to meet the expenses for James treatment.
After moving to this new house, they experience some paranormal activities. James suddenly recovers from his illness and Belle notice the increased level of nightmares. After feeling all these odd activities in her home, Joan came to know that, they have moved to a most famous haunted villa, Amityville and their struggle against evil begins.
Now, it will be interesting to see that, what else its production house will bring to this movie to make it suitable for best horror movies.
Current Updates of Amityville: The Awakening
This movie has been completed in year 2015 and now it is ready to be released. The first trailer of Amityville: The Awakening was released on 22 August 2014 and after some time its second trailer, along with a new poster was released on 16 February, 2016.
After completing this Amityville: The Awakening the lead star of this movie Jennifer Jason Leigh is currently busy in the shooting of her two upcoming movies. Her movies are White Boy Rick an Annihilation, both of these movies are set to be released till the end of 2018.
Amityville: The Awakening Release Date
The release date of this movie is still under consideration from long duration of almost two years. Firstly, this movie was scheduled to be released on 2 January, 2015, but in September 2014 it was cancelled.
Again, in May of 2015 it was rescheduled to be released on 15 April, 2016 but once again it was removed from the schedule. Then again it was announced on 1 April, 2016 that this movie, will hit the silver screen on 6 January, 2017, but due to some reasons again it was removed from the schedule.
Now there is no any news regarding the release date of this movie, but there is a prediction that this movie is likely to fall till in December 2017. If there will be any confirmation regarding the release date, then we will make you an update about it.
2. Saw 8: Jigsaw
One of the most horrible, most anticipated and one of the best horror movies Saw is going to release their eighth instalment as Saw 8: Jigsaw. This franchise was begun on 19 January, 2004 and challenged the new limits of horror movies, with its deadly games. This series is based on the stories of James Wan and Whannell. Now, this time for another horror blockbuster Saw 8: Jigsaw, which is going to be directed by The Spierig Brothers. Gregg Hoffman, Mark Burg and Oren Koules are going to produce this movie.
The script of this movie has been penned by Josh Stolberg and Pete Goldfinger. Likewise, all the previous parts of this series, this movie will also be based on the stories of James Wan and Leigh Whannell.
Saw 8: Jigsaw Cast
Complete star cast of this movie has been revealed with some rumoured stars. Till now, the character names of some stars are kept under curtains. Here we have the list of all the confirmed stars: –
- Tobin Bell – John Karmer or Jigsaw
- Laura Vandervoort
- Hannah Emily Anderson
- Matt Passmore
- Callum Keith Rennie
- Sonia Dhillon Tully
- Brittany Allen
- Mandela Van Peebles
- Bonnie Siu
- Tina Jung
Saw 8: Jigsaw Plot
Likewise, all the previous movies of this series, this movie will also include slaughtering and will also consist all those horrible game with the dead end.
Its plot has been set in an unknown city, where slaughtered dead bodies are started appearing and each of the death has been occurred with a cruel method. In order to caught the main victim behind these murders and investigating team was installed in the city.
This investigation led to a surprising end, they found new name behind those murders Jigsaw or John Karmer. This story took a new turn, when investigating team came to know that Jigsaw (John Karmer) was died before few years.
Current updates of Saw 8: Jigsaw
The shooting of this movie has been started in October, 2016. The production of this movie is taking place under the banners of Twisted Pictures.
Previously this movie was announced to be released with the title Saw: Legacy, but finally in June 2017 its title was re-announced as Jigsaw by Motion Pictures Association of America and now this movie will released as Saw 8: Jigsaw.
To know more about this movie, here we have a video regarding this movie with all the exclusive news right from Release Date Portal.
With the completion of this movie one of the main stars of this movie Hannah Emily Anderson is currently completing a short movie, which is titled as Sweet Potato. This movie is set to be released in 2017.
Saw 8: Jigsaw Release Date
So, finally the release date of this movie has been officially announced by its distributors Lionsgate Films. This movie is going to be released on 27 October, 2017.
The touch of psychological thriller in horror movies, is like garnishing in a special dish. And yes, we are going to watch, one of the best horror movies of this upcoming year 2017.
Mother! is an upcoming psychological, thriller and horror movie, which is going to be directed, produced and written by Darren Aronofsky. Scott Franklin and Ari Handel are also attach to this movie as producer. Main reason behind including this movie in our list of best horror movies is that, from the years psychological horror movies are always loved by the audience and probably this time also this movie will get the same appreciation and love by the horror movie lovers.
The production of this movie is taking place under the banners of Paramount Pictures and Protozoa Pictures.
Whole star cast of this movie has been revealed after completing its casting. To increase the anticipation, the character names and their role are still kept secret. Here we have the name of the complete star cast: –
- Jennifer Lawrence
- Ed Harris
- Kristen Wiig
- Michelle Pfeiffer
- Javier Bardem
- Donhnall Gleeson
- Brian Gleeson
- Amanda Warren
- Jovan Adepo
- Stefan Simchowitz and many more.
The title of this movie is completely different from its expected storyline. As the title of this movie is Mother!, but there is nothing link between its title and story.
This story revolves around a family, which is happily living at their home. Their life gets changed, when some uninvited guests come to their and works as a disturbing element in the relations of that family.
So, probably in order to eliminate those uninvited guests, that mother (Jennifer Lawrence), will take some psychological steps, which will create a kind of mystery.
Current updates of Mother!
Shooting of this movie has been started on 25 May, 2016 and most of its schedules are taking on some beautiful locations of Montreal. Production of this movie is taking place under the banners of Paramount Pictures and Protozoa Pictures.
The title of this was finally got the confirmation from their production houses on 27 October, 2016.
After the completion of this movie, the lead star Jennifer Lawrence has two more projects in her pipeline. Her movies are X-Men: Dark Phoenix and Red Sparrow, both of this movie is set to be released till the end of 2018.
Mother! Release Date
Lastly, the release date of this movie has been officially announced by its distributors. Mother! is scheduled to be released on 13 October, 2017 and it will be distributed by Paramount Pictures.
4. Insidious Chapter 4
Another name in our list of best horror movies is Insidious Chapter 4. This is the fourth instalment of one of best horror movies Insidious, which was debuted in 2010. Till now its all the three parts have done a brilliant job on box office.
Insidious Chapter 4 is an upcoming supernatural horror movie, which is going to be directed by Adam Robitel. Jason Blum, Oren Peli, Steven Schneider and James Wan is going to produce this movie. The script of this has been penned by Leigh Whannell.
Insidious Chapter 4 Cast
Complete star cast of this movie has been revealed after conducting the schedules of casting and now they have begun this project with all of the revealed stars. Currently their character names are still under curtain. Here we have all the names of revealed stars: –
- Javier Botet
- Caitlin Gerard
- Josh Stewart
- Lin Shaye
- Kirk Acevedo
- Spencer Locke
- Bruce Davison
- Hana Hayes
- Angus Sampson
- Leigh Whannell and many more.
Insidious Chapter 4 Plot
To make this movie more interesting and horrible then its previous parts, its developers is doing hard work on its plot. The plot of this is set to crafted between the plots of previous parts of this franchise.
Story of this movie is revolving around the life of Elise Rainer (Lin Shaye). Although, in this movie she is too old, so here they have shown her young life period, when she used to live in New Mexico.
In this movie, they will show that, how Elise got captured by an evil spirit. And also about the story behind her haunted house.
Insidious Franchise Performance on Box Office
The name of the movies of this franchise is listed in the list of best horror movies and this franchise also have done a great job in scaring people worldwide.
With its performance, it has got success in impressing audience as well as critics. This franchise has been appreciated by almost everyone and because of which, it has got positive and good reviews form them.
IMDb has given it 6.8 rating points out of 10, 66% fresh tomatoes by Rotten Tomatoes and 52% meta score by Metacritic.
This franchise has earned $357.7 million against the small budget of $16.5 million, which shows that it has done a fabulous collection against very small budget and this time it is the possibility that, it will break all the previous records of earnings for sure.
Insidious Chapter 4 Release Date
Release date of Insidious Chapter 4 has been officially announced by its production house. This movie is set to be released on 5 January, 2018 and it will be distributed by Universal Pictures.
5. The Nun
There was a time, when nuns have a different image in the society but after the release of Conjuring 2, their image has been totally changed. Now they are the best elements to give a horrible touch to any movie.
And now the nun from Conjuring 2 is coming to us alone to scare us. The Nun is an upcoming supernatural, horror and drama movie, which is going to be directed by Corin Hardy.
This movie is going to be produced by James Wan and Peter Safran. Its script and screenplay has been written by Gary Dauberman and its some of the writing credits goes to James Wan also.
We have included this movie in our list of best horror movies, because Conjuring 2 has already scared us too much and there was also a news that many of the people has been died after watching this movie. So, it was kind of compulsion for us to include this movie in our list.
The Nun Cast
Casting of this movie was begun on 5 April, 2017 and Demian Bichir was the first actor to join this movie as priest. Till now all the major roles have been distributed to the selected actors and here we have all the names of revealed actors with their character names: –
- Bonnie Aarons – Demon Nun
- Taissa Farmiga – Sister Irene
- Charlotte Hope – Sister Victoria
- Ingrid Bisu – Sister Oana
- Jonas Bloquet – Frenchie
- Demian Bichir – Father Burke
- Jared Morgan – Marquis
- Jonny Coyne – Gregoro
The Nun Plot
Plot of this movie is quite simple but full of mystery and thriller. We have already seen the scary nun in Conjuring 2 and nun the mystery behind her murder is going to be resolved.
We can say that this movie as the prequel of Conjuring 2, because in that movie it was not disclosed that how this nun became an evil spirit.
In this movie Father Bruke (Demian Bichir) has been handed over a haunted case of resolving the mystery of Nun’s death.
Conjuring 2 Critical Response
The prequel of The Nun, Conjuring 2 was released on 10 June, 2016 and also succeed in scaring the audience worldwide. Because of its thrashing performance it attracts the critics towards themselves and impressed them too.
Placement of dialogues, scenes and location was perfect and because of it this movie is known as the one of the best horror movies of all time.
This movie got almost positive and good reviews form the critics. IMDb has given it 7.4 rating point out of 10, 80% fresh tomatoes by Rotten Tomato and 65% of meta score out of 100 by Metacritic.
If we talk about its earnings then, this movie has earned $320.3 million against the budget of $40 million, which itself a huge achievement for a horror movie.
Current Updates of The Nun
This movie was announced by Warner Brothers and New Line Cinema on 15 June, 2016 and after completing the casting schedules in April, 2017 the shooting of this movie has been started on 3 May, 2017.
The shooting of this movie is taking place in the studious of Castel Film. Most interesting thing about this movie is that one of its schedule have been completed in Palace of the Parliament and for this shoot they have given a huge amount of fee around €5000 for an hour.
With the completion of The Nun, one of its main stars Charlotte Hope is busy in completing the schedules of her two other upcoming movies, which are Diana and I and Three Christs. Both of these movies are scheduled to be released till the mid of 2018.
The Nun Release Date
This movie is scheduled to be released on 13 July, 2018 and it is going to be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures.
The touch of technology in horror movies enhances the beauty of horror movies. And now this is the time to reveal about another horror movie of our list of best horror movies, which is titled as Meg.
Meg is an upcoming Sci-Fi, factious horror movie, which is going to be directed by Jon Turteltaub. Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Colin Wilson and Belle Avery are attached to this movie as the producers.
The screenplay of this movie has been written by Jon Hoeber, Erich Hoeber and Dean Georgaris. Meg is based on a novel with title Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror, which has been written by Steve Alten.
It is a high budget movie, which is estimated to be of approx. $150 million.
The list of its star cast is decorated with some of the best stars of Hollywood like Jason Statham, who was signed on 14 April, 2016. After him many of the other stars joined Meg. Here we have the names of all the revealed star names: –
- Jason Statham – Jonas Taylor
- Ruby Rose – Jaxx
- Jessica McNamee – Celeste
- Cliff Curtis – James ‘Mac’ Mackreides
- Rainn Wilson – Jack Morris
- Bingbing Li – Suyin
- Masi Oka – Toshi
- Winston Chao – Dr. Minway Zhang
- Robert Taylor – Dr. Heller
- Page Kennedy – DJ and many more.
As this movie is based on the novel of same name so, probably its story will the footprints of novel. This is a story of Ex-Naval officer, who has an amazing hand in driving as well.
In this movie, he stands up against his fear of a giant shark nearly around 70 feet and also have to save the people, who got trapped in that shark’s trap.
Current Updates of Meg
Shooting of this movie has been started on 13 October, 2016 in the beautiful locations of Whangaparaoa, which is situated in New Zeeland.
The production of this one of the best horror movies is taking place under the banners of Warner Bros. Pictures, Flagship Entertainment, Di Bonaventura Pictures, Gravity Pictures, Apelles Entertainment and Maeday Productions.
After the completion of this movie the action star Jason Statham has three more projects in his pipeline. His upcoming movies are Viva La Madness, Spy 2 and Untitled Action Thriller of Honk Kong. All these movies are estimated to be released till the mid of 2018.
Meg Release Date
Finally, the release date of this movies has been officially announced. This movie is going hit the silver screen on 10 August, 2018 and it will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures.
7. Patient Zero
The next name or we can say the last name of our list of best horror movies is Patient Zero. This is a fantasy, horror and thriller movie, which is going to be directed by Stefan Ruzowitzky.
Patient Zero is going to be produced by Vincent Newman and its script has been penned by Mike Le. The production of this movie is taking place under the banners of Vincent Newman Entertainment.
Patient Zero Cast
The star cast of this movie was finally announced after completing the casting schedules, which was started in 3 March, 2015. Here we have all the major cast of this movie with their character names.
- Natalie Dromer – Dr. Gina Rose
- Clive Standen – Knox
- Stanley Tucci – NA
- Evie Wray – Student
- Matt Smith – Morgan
- Agyness Deyn – Janet
- John Bradley – Scooter
- Pippa Bennett-Warner – Linda
- James Northcote – Staff Sergeant
- Frederick Schmidt – Joe Cocker and many more.
Patient Zero Plot
This story of Patient Zero revolves around the horrible scenario, which comes in view when it was at its last stage. When this infection acquires almost half of the population that time a new mutated form of this infection generates, which is named as “The Infected”.
These infected was spread all over the city and one day the lead of this movie Morgan (Matt Smith), attacked by a mutated infected and a new power generates in him. Now, he has the power to communicate with all the Infected. In order to save mankind and his own wife, Morgan teams up with Dr. Gina Rose and Colonel. Knox to find the antidote of this virus.
Current Updates of Patient Zero
The shooting of this movie was started on 3 March, 2015, which extended upto 9 March. This first schedule was completed in England. Some of its schedules also have taken place in Welwyn Garden City.
With completion of this movie, its main actress Natalie Dromer is also busy in the shooting of her two upcoming movies. Her movies are In Darkness and The Professor and the Madman, both of this will hit the silver screen till the end of 2017.
Patient Zero Release Date
Previously this movie was scheduled to be released on 2 September, 2016 but in August 2015, this date was postponed to 17 February, 2017 by Sony Pictures Entertainment.
In January, 2017, this date was removed from its schedule and now this has no release date and there is also no news regarding its new release date, but we can expect it to be released till the end of 2017.
If there will be any new regarding its release date, then we will make you an update about it. With this last movie Patient Zero, we wraps up our list of best horror movies 2017-18.
In today’s world, many horror movies are release, but only few of them are able to stand in the list of best horror movies, because this is kind of genre, which demands for versatility in story.
We have many examples, which shows that slight change in story and locations can bring a big difference in complete movie. That is why, we have selected only seven movies form the heap of horror movies and prepared a complete list of best horror movies so that, you can entertain yourself as best as you can.
This is all for now about our list of best horror movies, we have several other collections of best comedy movies, best TV shows to be watched in upcoming year and many more on our Release Date Portal.
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