Whispers – New Horror Movies on the Way!


Thas right. Grab a pillow and relax. Lets throw down some treats and rumors about some upcoming horror movies.

All of you already know the BIG news of Jamie Lee Curtis returning to the Halloween franchise — again — but did anyone stop and wonder how this will happen since Laurie Strode was killed off in Halloween: Resurrection? Sigh. I guess with the state of movies now-a-days we can expect studios to forget about the histories of these films.  Good for us, bad for continuity. I guess the directors are going for a “stand alone” film in the series to introduce new kiddies to classic horror — OK so then why not just have a bizarre sequel where Michael goes to space? Huh?

The new Halloween movie is being billed as “Laurie Strode’s FINAL confrontation with Michael Myers.  Whichever way you slice it, it will be super cute to see these two back together, especially with Curtis’ salt and pepper hair. The new Halloween film will be directed by Marcus Dustan (WHO THE F) with a working title of Halloween Returns — I preferred Halloween: The Next Chapter but it’s cool if they go to the Batman route.

Other things to look out for:

Amityville: The Awakening Sorry this won’t be like the second Halloween series reboot attempt with bringing back juicy Ryan Reynolds — sorry to kill your boner. I guess the production of this movie had complications because of hauntings — stupid gimmick– and for the love of god stop making these movies as this will be the NINETEENTH film based on the alleged poltergeist activity of the Lutz.  

Annabelle: Creation Are these movies good? Literally have no idea.  Annabelle came about with that new spawn of horror movies that are trying to become modern classics like Insidious, The Conjuring etc.  Probably won’t see this but I know people like updates on freaky dolls.  Should be hitting the theaters in 2017 

The Purge: The Island Will have a summer 2018 release date. This franchise is quickly becoming the next horror faction. Joy.  Rumors are that it will be a prequel that focuses on the very first purge which was conducted as an experiment on an Island. The film will be all about the rising of the politics around the purge event.  Staten Island will be the setting basically confirming the sub title as The Purge: Guido Mafia take down. 

The Predator Another Predator movie. OK, I could be down, maybe.  I guess it will be directed by Shane Black ( SERIOUSLY WHO ARE THESE DIRECTORS) The film will be released in Februrary of 2018 and has an impressive cast — I guess — of people like Edward James Olmos, Oliva Munn ( no idea) and Thomas Jane (who is like the go to for any action film now-a days). Impressive would have been the return of Arnold. But I guess only Jamie Lee Curtis is into reprising her typecasting roles.  What could make this film REALLY good is that it will be set in suburbia. 

Seems like there are a lot of revivals of horror franchises with the approaching films: Cult Of Chucky, Jigsaw, the new teenage Leatherface movie (huge eye roll) and that new Insidious sequel. The Current state of horror movies is reviving  and continuing brand names that work with fans.  Expect to be disappointed with some of new offerings and also pleasantly surprised.

More to come later as always. Let me know if you have any juice on the latest Horror Movie buzz!




Author: Gerald Blanchard

Writer, filmmaker, daily food eater, gay horror blogger.

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