Netflix’s 2021 horror movie lineup boasts an impressive range of releases in numerous different sub-genres — here’s what to expect in the year ahead.
A new year means all new Netflix original horror movies that will join the streaming platform’s already expansive lineup of content in 2021. The streaming service has approximately 70 movies set to release in 2021, with only a fraction including the horrifying, bizarre, and supernatural. Regardless of quantity, Netflix proved that they can provide quality horror entertainment in 2020 with impressive releases; this trend will continue throughout this brand new year.
In 2020, Netflix original movies in the horror genre ranged from zombie flicks to gothic horror adaptations. While they did lose a few titles, including Slasher – which is now owned by Shudder – they made up for it by expanding with Joe Hill’s Locke & Key and Remi Weekes’s His House. Netflix even added the highly anticipated follow-up to Mike Flanagan’s The Haunting Of Hill House titled The Haunting Of Bly Manor in October 2020, which broke streaming records. As the new year drew closer, more horror movies were announced that would join Netflix’s lineup in 2021 and beyond.
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This year, Netflix has something for every horror fan. Whether it’s a slasher movie or a Reddit story come to life, the upcoming 2021 titles are sure to appeal to an expansive audience. While some of Netflix’s upcoming horror movies do have concrete release dates, others do not. Without further ado, here’s everything we know about the horror movies coming to Netflix in 2021.
There’s Someone Inside Your House – February 2021
The first original horror movie coming to Netflix is There’s Someone Inside Your House. The slasher flick is directed by Patrick Brice of the Creep movie series, and adapted from Stephanie Perkins’s novel of the same name. It stars Sydney Park as Makani Young, a young woman who has recently relocated from Hawaii to Nebraska to complete her high school degree. As graduation draws near, a nefarious killer threatens to expose her and her friends’ deepest, darkest secrets. The plot resembles horror movies such as Assassination Nation and Tragedy Girls, with an added twist pertaining to the slasher killer’s appearance. There’s Someone Inside Your House is set to hit the streaming service in February 2021.
Things Heard And Seen – April 30, 2021
Things Heard And Seen will be available on April 30, 2021. It stars Amanda Seyfried (Jennifer’s Body) as Catherine Clare and James Norton (Little Women) as George Clare. Alongside the pair is Stranger Things’ Natalie Dyer (Willis), Rhea Seehorn as Justine (The Twilight Zone), Alex Neustaedter as Eddy, and F. Murray Abraham as Floyd DeBeers. The horror thriller is based on Elizabeth Brundage’s All Things Cease To Appear. It follows the Clares after they’ve arrived in a brand-new town with neighbors who aren’t the most welcoming.
Army Of The Dead – Summer 2021
Zack Snyder’s Army Of The Dead is set for a summer release, but the exact date has yet to be announced by Netflix. Army Of The Dead follows a group of mercenaries as the zombie virus sweeps across the nation. Their casino heist quickly turns into a fight for survival against the undead. Snyder’s Army Of The Dead pays homage to George A. Romero, the creator of the modern zombie movie. Like Romero and others have done before him, Snyder’s movie features practical effects that are regarded as a classic element of the late director’s Living Dead series.
The Fear Street Trilogy – Mid-2021
Leigh Janiak’s Fear Street trilogy is finally coming to Netflix in mid-2021 after years of going in and out of development. Based on R. L. Stine’s young adult horror series of the same name, the trilogy will utilize its most popular works. Gillian Jacobs (Love) and Sadie Sink (Stranger Things) will star in Fear Street. Set in Shadyside, Ohio, the first installment takes place during 1994 after a brutal tragedy poses a threat to a group of teenagers. Fear Street’s second movie will take place at Camp Nightwing during 1978. It follows a group of camp counselors who set out to solve the mysteries of Shadyside’s horrors. The third feature delves into the dark history of the town. A witch hunt in 1666 led to the town’s curse, forcing the teenagers of 1994 to figure out how to end it once and for all before it’s too late. It is likely that each installment will arrive monthly during summer 2021.
O2 – TBA
Alexandre Aja’s O2 will hit Netflix at an unspecified date in 2021. The upcoming movie stars Mélanie Laurent (Now You See Me) as the lead alongside Mathieu Amalric, Malik Zidi, Marc Saez, and Eric Herson-Macarel. O2 follows Laurent’s character after waking up in a cryo unit when her oxygen levels begin to deplete. As she struggles to escape the unit, she is faced with the realization that her memory is coming back to her in fragments.
My Wife And I Bought A Ranch – TBA
What originated as a Reddit horror story became one of the most anticipated Netflix original horror movies of 2021. As of this writing, My Wife And I Bought A Ranch‘s crew includes James Wan, Harrison Query, Michael Clear, Shawn Levy, and Dan Cohen. The original story was written by Matt Query and follows Harry and Sasha, a young couple who have found their dream house in Idaho. After purchasing the home, they are informed by their neighbors that there is a malevolent spirit they must appease by following very specific steps, which become increasingly gory as time goes on. My Wife And I Bought A Ranch does not have a specified release date in 2021, but it’s likely it will arrive just in time for Halloween.
Nightbooks – TBA
David Yarovesky’s Nightbooks stars Krysten Ritter (Jessica Jones, Breaking Bad) as an evil witch. Alongside her is Winslow Fegley as a young boy named Alex, who has an affinity for scary stories, and Lidya Jewett as Yasmin, who is trapped in the witch’s New York apartment. Sam Raimi and Robert Tepert of The Evil Dead fame are attached to the feature as producers as well as Mason Novick and Michelle Knudsen. It has yet to receive an official release date, but it is likely that Nightbooks will arrive during the latter half of 2021.
No One Gets Out Alive – TBA
Adam Nevill’s horror novel No One Gets Out Alive will premiere as a feature-length movie on Netflix in 2021. Cristina Rodlo and Marc Menchaca are attached to the project as lead characters, which likely means Rodlo will portray Stephanie Booth, the novel’s main character. As of this writing, Menchaca’s character has not been revealed. No One Gets Out Alive follows Stephanie after she moves to the United States. Having little to no resources, she takes a room in a boarding house. While the positive aspects seem to outweigh all of the issues with her new lodgings, it doesn’t take long for her to realize that there is something particularly dangerous and hostile that grows more intense with each passing night. Netflix‘s horror movie release schedule for 2021 boasts several impressive titles with names attached to the projects that only heighten the anticipation for their arrival.
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