13 Best Horror Movies of 2021 (So Far)

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While we can probably say that 2020 was living in our own personal horror film, there’s still no greater feeling than sitting on the couch with some popcorn and getting your scare on. Whether you prefer a psychological horror film that will leave you thinking long and hard after the credits roll, or a slasher film that will make you scream so loud your neighbors might be concerned, there’s plenty of new movies to pick from. And yes, there’s even a horror comedy in here if you’re looking something different. So turn off all your lights (or, maybe don’t) and grab some cozy blankets to hide under for the super scary scenes. Here are the best horror films of 2021.

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Willy’s Wonderland

If you’re a Five Nights at Freddy’s fan, then you’re definitely in for a treat. After his car breaks down, a man agrees to be a janitor for a night at an indoor amusement park in exchange for getting it repaired. However, little does he known that the park’s animatronic characters come alive at night and they have a different idea of fun.

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The Vigil

After agreeing to look after a dead body overnight a part of Jewish tradition, a young man suddenly finds himself against an evil spirit who has his sights set on him as his target.

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Spiral continues the Saw franchise as the ninth movie in the series. A police detective starts searching for a mysterious killer who is targeting cops and playing a mysterious and deadly game. Watch in theaters or online.

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A Quiet Place Part II

The Abbott family are forced to leave their home for good and start to venture out into the world, but they soon find out that the monsters they’re used to dealing with aren’t the only ones that are out to get them. Watch in theaters or online.

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The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It

Ed and Lorraine Warren are back and on their toughest case yet. A murder suspect is using demonic possession as his defense in his trail case and the couple must find out the truth behind his story. Watch in theaters or online.

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The Forever Purge

Say goodbye to the Purge franchise with the series’ fifth and final movie. Following the events of The Purge: Election Year, a young couple flees Mexico after going on the run from a drug cartel. But while in Texas, they find themselves stuck in another Purge by some people who hope to continue the tradition even if it’s now illegal.

Release date: July 2


The Night House

A young widow spends her time mourning her husband inside the special house he built her. However, ghostly dreams start to haunt her at night and she believes it’s him. As she goes through his stuff to find answers, she discovers some hidden secrets that were better left dead.

Release date: July 16


Don’t Breathe 2

Stephen Lang returns as The Blind Man in this highlight anticipated sequel. After locking himself in a cabin and raising an orphaned girl, The Blind Man must head out into the world to rescue her after she’s kidnapped.

Release date: August 13


candy man

The Candyman is officially back in this brand new film co-written by Jordan Peele, director Nia DaCosta, and producer Win Rosenfeld. Even though the Cabrini Green Housing Projects are gone due to gentrification, that doesn’t mean that the Candyman doesn’t live on.

Release date: August 27


Dark Harvest

Based off of Norman Partridge’s 2007 novel of the same name, a small town’s Halloween tradition of tracking down the killer known as October Boy continues for another year. But, Pete McCormick, who feels stuck in his current life situation, hopes to capture him once and for all to turn it all around.

Release date: September 24


Last Night in Soho

Follow The Queen’s Gambit star in this psychological thriller that follows a wannabe fashion designer who mysteriously gets transported to the 1960s. She gets the chance to meet her fashion hero, but you know what they say about doing that. Sometimes, you’re better off not.

Release date: October 22



Kerri Russell stars as a small-town teacher who tries to help out one of her students with her brother by her side. But when they find out the kid’s dark secret, they end up with a problem darker than anything they’ve ever faced before.

Release date: October 29


There’s Someone Inside Your House

Based off the novel of the same name by Stephanie Perkins, Makani Young moves to Nebraska to live with her grandmother and is forced to start her life all over again. However, when a serial killer starts exposing everyone’s secrets, she must work together with her new classmates to figure out who is behind it.

Release date: 2021

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