Top 10 Scary Movies Coming Out In 2021 In Cinemas


A significant number of the most anticipated premieres of 2021 are the films that were not released in 2020 because of the coronavirus. We hope in 2021, they all will be released at last, and that nothing will stop us from visiting cinema halls safely. In this article, HowAndWhys has collected the best scary movies coming in 2021.

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1) Antlers

“Antlers” is an upcoming sci-fi horror film based on the short story “The Quiet Boy” by Nick Antosca, which was published in the online magazine Guernica.

Julia Meadows (Keri Russell), a schoolteacher in a small town in Oregon, and her brother Paul (Jesse Plemons), who is a local sheriff, are worried about one of her students (Jeremy T. Thomas). The boy obviously has something strange in his house.

The only thing that indicates the problem is the strange drawings and stories of the buy. He does not want to tell others about this, and the teacher begins to suspect that her student, who is hiding a terrible secret about his family, is in danger. Julia and her brother decide to sort out the situation.

Antlers (2021)
Keri Russell’s next Sci-FI horror film Antlers (2021)

Gradually, they realize that this is not about harmless children’s fears: something sinister, a supernatural creature lurks within the walls of the old house. Nevertheless, they will have to solve this problem and save the local residents from the approaching horror. The thing they see in the student’s house will change their understanding of the scope of evil in our world forever.

In 2017, it was announced that Guillermo del Toro would be the producer of “Antlers.” This scary movie 2021 was directed by Scott Cooper, who has starred in 14 films and TV shows. It is his fifth work as a director. The main filming took place in Vancouver, Canada, in the fall of 2018.

The film was scheduled to be released on April 17, 2020, by Searchlight Pictures. However, the release of the film was canceled in March 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic with the intention to release it later in 2020. As for now, it is on the list of 2021 scary movies and is slated to be released on February 19.

2) A Quiet Place Part II

“A Quiet Place Part II” is the scariest movie of 2021 that was directed by John Krasinski, whose credits include “A Quiet Place” (2018).

The world will never be the same as it was before. Now the life of people can hardly be called happy: they are trying in every possible way to simply survive.

The Abbott family has existed in this new terrible world for several years, where they can be attacked by monsters that react to loud sounds. The heroes continue to fight for life in complete silence. Following the deadly threat they face in their own home, they will have to experience the horrors of the outside world.

A Quiet Place Part II
Emily Blunt as Evelyn Abbott in the 2021 Scary/Thriller film A Quiet Place Part II

In the previous part, they had a sandy path near their house, which helped to hide any sounds, but now, they are forced to go out, where there are many other dangers.

The Abbotts have to travel into the unknown, where they find out that the monsters are not the only enemies outside. Other people who are also trying to survive are very dangerous. Someone is ready to unite efforts, while others believe that the fewer people are left, the easier it is.

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3) Wrong Turn: The Foundation

“Wrong Turn: The Foundation” is a German-American scary movie 2021 directed by Mike P. Nelson and written by Alan McElroy. This is the seventh part of the “Wrong Turn” series. It is an international co-production of the USA, Germany, and Canada.

Wrong Turn: The Foundation
Screenshot from Wrong Turn 2003

Like many other 2021 scary movies, “Wrong Turn: The Foundation” was originally slated for release in 2020. The movie release was delayed to 2021 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. On December 16, 2020, it was announced that the film would premiere in American theaters for one night on January 26, 2021, via Saban Films.

A group of friends travel to Harpers Ferry and hike along the Appalachian Trail, where they encounter “The Foundation,” a community of people who have lived in the mountains for hundreds of years and are hostile to strangers. Tourists quickly realize that local laws will not protect them and they are now destined for the role of victims.

4) The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It

One of the highly anticipated 2021 scary movies is “The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It,” which is set to be released on 2-4 June.

This is the third chapter of the acclaimed horror franchise from producer James Wan. “The Conjuring” highlights the story of a married couple, who are world-famous detectives that investigate paranormal activities.

The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It
Vera Farmiga & Patrick Wilson in the 2021 Horror film The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It

The new scary movie is about a horrific murder and evil beyond the reach of the human mind, which in real life amazed even the experienced paranormal researchers, Ed and Lorraine Warren.

One of their most sensational cases began with a fight for the soul of the ordinary guy named Arne Cheyenne Johnson. It led to something that they have never seen in their practice: for the first time in US history, a murder suspect declared in his defense that he was possessed by a demon.

5) Army of the Dead

“Army of the Dead” is one of the new scary movies 2021 in the genre of horror and robbery. It is a feature film directed by Zach Snyder and written by Shay Hatten, Joby Harold, and Snyder himself.

Army of the Dead has been in development since 2007. The Warner studio began work on the film that was originally supposed to be directed by Matthis van Heinigen Jr. with Snyder as a producer. For a long time, the project could not get off the ground. As a result, it was taken by Netflix, which invested about $ 90 million in production.

Army of the Dead
Dave Bautista in Army of the Dead (2021)

In Las Vegas, there was a zombie invasion due to a virus outbreak. There are almost no survivors in the city, which pushes the protagonist to the idea of a major robbery. He gathers a team of mercenaries and goes to one of the most dangerous places on earth, the quarantine zone where the casinos are located. The gang hopes to hit the jackpot.

6) The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

This is a restarting of the horror franchise “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” and a continuation of the famous scary movie of 1974.

“Texas Chainsaw Massacre” is an American series. In the center of the plot of each film, there is the confrontation of a group of young people with a maniac-murderer nicknamed Leatherface and his family of cannibals.

The image of Leatherface and the plot of the first film were based in part on the murders of the maniac named Ed Gein.

The movie is based on Chris Devlin’s script and directed by David Blue Garcia.

7) Morbius

Morbius is an upcoming American superhero scary movie based on Marvel Comics, directed by Daniel Espinosa and starring Jared Leto. This is the second film in the Marvel universe from Sony Pictures.

The original release date for “Morbius” was scheduled for July 10, 2020. In March 2020, the release of the film was postponed to March 19, 2021, due to the pandemic.

Jared Leto playing the role of the Living Vampire in the 2021 Horror/Fantasy: Morbius

The action is concentrated on a scientist named Michael Morbius, who suffered from a rare blood disease since his childhood and devoted his entire adult life to finding a cure. At some point, Michael sees possible salvation in the blood of bats and decides on a risky experiment.

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The experience causes an unexpected reaction: it changes Morbius’s body, turning him into a vampire. He feels a strong disgust for the thirst for human blood that has appeared in him, so he decides to hunt only for criminals.

8) There’s Someone Inside Your House

Netflix's 2021 Horror film:
Netflix’s 2021 Horror film: There’s Someone Inside Your House

This new scary movie coming in 2021 from Netflix is based on the novel of the same name by Stephanie Perkins, released in 2017.

Makani Young is the main character, she is half Hawaiian and half African-American. The girl moves to Nebraska from Hawaii a year before the story begins and joins Osborne High School. Makani was forced to leave after an incident in her hometown.

The girl is worried about a series of murders that occurred in her high school. She becomes the target of a masked assailant, seeking to uncover each victim’s darkest secret. And only a group of outsiders can stop the murders before their own secrets are revealed to the world.

9) The Nun 2

The release date of the scary movie “The Nun 2” is set for the fall of 2021. This is a continuation of the story about the evil demon that takes on human form, which was told in the movie “The Nun” (2018).

In the 1950s, a terrible misfortune occurs in Romania: two nuns died. Two young girls, novices of the Saint-Kara nunnery, went in search of an ancient relic to deliver it to the temple. The girls did not know that this adventure would turn into a terrible tragedy.

During the search, a demon attacked them. One girl was killed on the spot, and the second one managed to escape. However, after this event, visions began to haunt her, and the nun committed suicide. The church leadership is confident that supernatural forces are involved. It was decided to involve a priest in the investigation.

Father Burke is asked to go with the young novice Irene to Romania to investigate the situation.

10) Don’t Breathe 2

Sony and its subsidiary Screen Gems have announced that the 2021 scary movie “Don’t Breathe 2” will hit cinemas on August 13, 2021. The filming took place in Belgrade. The sequel was directed by the debutant and screenwriter of the first part, Rodolfo Sayagues. The original director Fede Alvarez helped with the plot and production.

This is a continuation of the story told in the first part of the film “Don’t Breathe” in 2016, when an elderly Vietnam war veteran, being completely blind, brutally dealt with the thieves who broke into his house.

Little is known about the plot of the sequel “Don’t Breathe.” The events of the film will take place several years after the first story. The blind man will go to the wilderness and will raise an orphan in a hut in the forest. But a group of unknown people will kidnap the protagonist’s adopted daughter, and he will leave his hideout to save the girl and take revenge on the criminals.

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