When you think of summer, the first things that come to mind are probably sunshine, beaches, beer gardens, and festivals. It doesn’t have to be gruesome murders, supernatural abilities, or alien landings – we tend to leave those for October.
But there’s some exciting new horror movies coming our way in the next few months, and it looks like we’d love to have them too: this week, the creepy trailer for Paramount’s Smile was released and just Within a few days, it racked up sales of more than five million views.
So with that in mind, if you enjoy your Aperol Spritz with horror, here’s our roundup of the best horror movies coming out in the next few months.
Gone in the night
Winona Ryder’s new movie Gone in the Night is everyone’s worst nightmare: you go on a little getaway with your partner. They disappeared. Have they gone with a handsome woman who is staying in a log cabin in the woods? Or – and you feel crazy thinking about it – they were kidnapped, or even, murdered?
Ryder recently found a new audience while starring in Netflix’s hit teen drama Stranger Things. For those who enjoy watching her investigate matters as Joyce Byers, you can also appreciate this thriller, as she tries to thread the mystery around her boyfriend’s disappearance. me.
Released in the US on July 15; UK release date still TBC
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A24 is the most exciting studio in operation today. Past films include Midsommar, Uncut Gems, Lady Bird, and Moonlight. Now it brings us Bodies Bodies – they’re in the whodunnit category.
A group of rich young men play a game horribly wrong. Starring Shiva Baby’s Rachel Sennott and Pete Davidson along with Lee Pace (The Hobbit) and Amandla Stenberg (Dear Evan Hansen), the film promises to be fun, scary, and a bit creepy.
August 5, in cinemas
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Kevin Bacon plays Owen Whistler, the leader of an LGBTQIA+ conversion therapy camp. A horrifying premise even at the start, tone will be everything here.
It was written and directed by John Logan, whose previous credits include Gladiator, The Aviator, Skyfall and Specter, and features Jason Blum – who has worked on The Purge, Get Out and Us – on board. producer.
The trailer has it all: a camp in the woods, a strange smiling woman, weird dolls, old photos, a knife, a ticking clock, blindfold, handcuffs, and finally a strange masked man. It’s all familiar horror material, but it’s still pretty scary.
August 5, Peacock
Only a few weeks left until the arrival of Jordan Peele’s latest movie. It stars Daniel Kaluuya and Keke Palmer (Hustlers, Alice) as Jill and James Haywood, a couple who witness aliens landing and attempt to capture events on camera.
Looking through the trailer, it’s an extraterrestrial movie unlike anything we’ve seen before. Spooky, eerie, exciting – we expect no less from the director of Get Out and Us.
August 12, in the cinema
Prey, the latest installment in the Predator franchise, takes audiences back to 1719. The film tells the story of Naru, a warrior of the Comanche Nation Native American tribe, who senses danger and goes out. protect its people. But, of course, danger comes from terrifying, invisible, and super-fast aliens.
The film was directed by Dan Trachtenberg, who was behind the camera for 10 Cloverfield Lane in 2016 and stars Amber Midthunder, a Native American actor. Prey’s producers said they were “committed to creating a film that provides an accurate portrayal of the Comanche and delivers a level of realism befitting its indigenous peoples”.
August 5, Disney +
The trailer for Smile was just released a few days ago and it has already racked up over 5 million views. It’s easy to see why: it’s absolutely terrifying. When asked, “What makes you smile?”, the Trailer is a good reminder that there is nothing scarier than having someone wince, or flash a grin with deathly cold eyes. . Eek.
The story is about a doctor who begins to see things after witnessing a traumatic event with a patient. Is she going crazy or is there something more sinister going on here? There’s still a bit of time to wait to see the movie, but we think it’s too good not to be on the list. And it’s worth watching the trailer to the end.
September 30 at the cinema