Things were a little calm on the horror front in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but 2021 has seen the genre come to life in cinema – much like Michael Myers himself. Thus, there are a number of new Halloween Movies for you to bite your teeth this year.
If you still haven’t made it back to the movies, don’t worry – we’ve compiled the best Halloween movies of the year, and we’ll also tell you where to watch them. And luckily there have been some really good ones this year too, which you can’t always say when it comes to horror.
So here are the best new Halloween movies of 2021.
Director James Wan has certainly proven himself in the horror realm with films like ‘Insidious‘ and ‘Conspiracy‘, that’s what his latest film gives’Smart‘such a wide appeal. That said, this movie is nothing like these other two franchises, despite having an equally odd setup. A woman who experiences terrifying visions of murdered people learns that her dreams come true in this supernatural horror thriller.
While reviews have been slightly mixed, make no mistake – ‘Smart‘is a lot of fun and it’s the first’ campy ‘horror we’ve seen in quite some time. But that doesn’t make it any less terrifying – James Wan’s latest effort is far more effective than some of ‘Conjuring‘ and ‘Insidious‘suites, and Annabelle Wallis’ performance is formidable. The films also feature McKenna Grace, who will appear in ‘Ghostbusters: the afterlife‘ in November.
‘Smart‘is available for rental on several platforms.
Spiral: From the Book of Saw
There is something slightly depressing about the ‘Seen‘the franchise continues to torture moviegoers. The original 2004 film was a tense, claustrophobic thriller, and to date has spawned eight sequels, most of which were pretty bad, offering nothing but trap after trap, with nothing but crude storytelling. . In 2017, the franchise relaunched after a seven-year hiatus, but ‘Jigsaw’ turned out to be as pedestrian as any of the sequels that came before it.
But now, ‘Seen‘was once again given new life, this time with megastars Chris Rock and Samuel L Jackson in the mix, as two detectives working for a corrupt police department, who learn that a new copier from Jigsaw is on the run . It sounds pretty trite, but at the same time, this sequel feels less mediocre than its predecessors. Maybe it’s best executed, or maybe “Spiral” cares less about senseless violence and more about keeping viewers on the edge of their seats.
‘Spiral: From the Book of Saw‘is available to watch on STARZ.
The purge forever
Don’t be put off by the fact that another multi-movie horror franchise is on our list. The Purge series isn’t even that old, but since the first movie came out in 2012, there have been two TV shows and now four sequels. While 2018The first purge‘has been the subject of strong criticism,’The purge forever‘finally takes the series out of the previous territory, continuing the overall story of the Purge and how it divided the entire country.
‘The purge foreverThis is perhaps the most significant sequel to date, as the Purgers decide to continue their purge after the national event ends, plunging the entire country into a state of chaos, and this time with no end in sight. Our team of survivors must reach the Mexican border, but time is not on their side – and neither are most of the civilians around them. ‘The purge forever‘seems to mark the end of the series, but it’s a pretty exciting entry nonetheless.
‘The purge foreveris available on Prime Video.
Don’t breathe 2
‘Don’t breathe 2‘is the sequel to 2016’Don’t breathe‘, and sees the return of Stephen Lang’s terrifying Norman Nordstrom, also known as’ The Blind Man’. In the original film, Norman was the main antagonist, brutally chasing a group of teenagers after they barged into his home in the middle of the night. The film was a critical and financial success, so it’s hardly surprising that a sequel was immediately lit.
Now things are a little different, as Norman is, in many ways, the protagonist – but we won’t spoil the movie for you, as it’s such an exciting ride as its predecessor, although things are somewhat overturned. . Nonetheless, Lang is excellent again as The Blind Man and has the same stamina as some of the iconic slashers we’ve grown used to over the decades.
‘Don’t breathe 2‘can be streamed on Prime Video.
a quiet place part 2
that of John KrasinskiA quiet place‘was a huge success, so it was no surprise that he already had his own sequel. However, as the original film ended on a major cliffhanger, we eagerly awaited “Part 2” – which has been repeatedly delayed due to the ongoing pandemic. Now, we can finally catch up with the Abbott family as they try to navigate a post-apocalyptic world where horrific alien creatures that rely on sound to hunt dominate the landscape.
Unlike many suites, ‘A quiet place: part 2‘isn’t trying to be what he’s not, and is far more interested in being nothing more than an honest follow-up to his predecessor, continuing the story of the Abbotts as they desperately try to outsmart their alien enemies while coming to the realization that humans have become just as much of an obstacle in their struggle for survival. Once again, Emily Blunt shines as a helpless mother who fights tooth and claw to keep her family together.
‘A quiet place: part 2‘is available to watch on Paramount +.
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‘Halloween kills‘ is the twelfth entry in the long run ‘Halloween‘which began in 1978 with the terrifying John Carpenter classic. Since then, there have been sequels, spinoffs, reboots and comebacks, with David Gordon Green’s vision falling into the latter category, which began with ‘Halloween (2018) ‘, a direct sequel to the first film, bypassing everything that has happened since. Now, ‘Halloween kills‘picks up right where the 2018 film ended.
As Halloween night continues, Laurie Strode, daughter Karen and granddaughter Allyson find themselves caught between the people of Haddonfield and the unstoppable Michael Myers, as 1978 survivor Tommy Doyle stages a violent crowd to stop the masked killer. The 2018 hit sequel suffers in part from the “average movie” syndrome – being the second chapter in a trilogy – but if you’re looking for Michael Myers chaos on the surface level, it’s quite the treat.
‘Halloween kills‘is currently in theaters.
If you only have time to watch one of the movies on this list, we highly recommend ‘Halloween kills‘. It’s not without its flaws, but considering it’s set on the night of October 31, it couldn’t be more perfect. But if you’re planning on watching everything we’ve been talking about, you’ll be treated to a few tips and treats. Just be sure to leave the lights on when you go to bed …