Horror cinema is tracing to have a banner year in 2021, mostly because so many promising genre films got pushed back for pandemic reasons, and also because let’s face it: When we’re living in scary times, filmmakers make scary films. And sometimes they’re really good films. So without further ado, let’s begin.
This March 12 release is a touch overlong and more than a little familiar, plot-wise, but there’s still something viscerally serious and memorably creepy about this one. It’s just an artsy take on the stuff we’ve glimpsed in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Wrong Turn franchises—clueless city folk arrogantly come across a small, frightening town deep in the woods—but there’s still something undeniably beneficial about its creepiest moments. The movie features Sawyer Spielberg, Malin Barr, Barbara Kingsley and is written by Devereux Milburn, Dan Kennedy. this movie is director by Devereux Milburn
There’s always room for another good absurdist
horror-comedy, and this unholy mixture of So Fine (1981) and Exte: Hair Extensions (2007) is continually a fast-paced, funny little scream of a movie. The plot is just a frame on which to hang the flick’s consciously silly premise—yes, it’s about denim jeans that kill lots of people—but the cast is game, the writing is fun, and the carnage is pretty kooky. The Cast comprises Romane Denis, Brett Donahue, Sehar Bhojani and is written by Elza Kephart, Patricia Gomez. It is directed by Elza Kephart.
3. Willy’s Wonderland
This was released on February 12. The cast for the movie featured Nicolas Cage, Beth Grant, Emily Tosta and was directed by Kevin Lewis. Nicolas Cage locked inside a deserted arcade with a menagerie of massive murderous monsters? Sign me up. There’s also an introductory slasher flick pattern tossed in to keep things moving, but this movie is at its best when it’s just Cage beating the holy hell out of Chuck E.
This was a March 1 release and had Brea Grant, Najarra Townsend, Laura Kirk as its actors. Written by Jill Gevargizian, Eric Stolze, and Eric Havens and was directed by Jill Gevargizian. There is no shortage of obliging horror films that are almost dark character studies of their main villain, and this nicely shot, dryly exciting slasher film is the latest addition to the canon. Imagine Maniac only this time around the killer is a highly troubled hairstylist who likes to collect various souvenirs from her victims. Benefits from a disconcertingly dapper visual motif as well as a fantastic lead performance from Najarra Townsend, whom horror fans will know from Contracted.
This January 22 realise is a gleefully goofy 1980s throwback film in which a pair of kids assist a monstrous alien killer. It’s all very gory and silly and fun. The cast here includes Nita-Josee Hanna, Owen Myre, Adam Brooks and is written and directed by Steven Kostanski
6.Prisoners of the Ghostland
Nicolas Cage leads a mixed international ensemble in an equally unusual casserole of sci-fi, western, horror, and dark comedy. Here, Cage is charged with speculating into a violent underworld to rescue an insane kingpin’s granddaughter. The cast for the movies has Nicolas Cage, Sofia Boutella, Nick Cassavetes and is written by Aaron Hendry & Reza Sixo Safai. The Director of the movie is Sion Sono
7.The Queen of Black Magic
This January 29 movie had, Ario Bayu, Hannah Al Rashid, Adhisty Zara as the main cast and was directed by Kimo Stamboel. Here A group of old friends gather at the strange old orphanage in which they were brought up, and all hell pretty much breaks loose from the jump. It’s a remake of a 1981 film, and one of the coolest, craziest Indonesian horror films of the all-time.
Why it’s good: This March 2 low-key shocker deals -Directed and written by Chad Crawford Kinkle-with a retired cult member who begins to worry that her troubled past is about to catch up with her and spill over into her new role as a caregiver. Backed by some excellent performances and some very disturbing themes, it’s one of the year’s strangest indie horror releases. The cast includes Brandy Edmiston, Larry Fessenden, Katie Groshong.
This April 23rd release shows the story of a talented young singer who gets the chance to work with a renowned producer, but of course, his studio is located someplace isolated and very creepy. And as it should be, she goes there anyway. But this woman is holding a secret of her own, and it might be even terrible than her new patron’s. Like lots of very clever horror movies, Bloodthirsty starts in one somewhat formal direction before heading off in some more creative ones. The cast here has Lauren Beatty, Greg Bryk, Katharine King So, Michael Ironside and is directed by Amelia Moses
You can call this January 29th released movie a low-key character study, a “slow burn” psychological thriller, or just a deeply intriguing tale of religious fervour, but there’s no denying that this debut feature from Rose Glass is something outstanding. It’s about a young caretaker who is going through a crisis of faith—and a crisis of mental health at the worst possible time. To say more would ruin the joy of discovery.