Prepare for the shocks & chills with a list of release dates for upcoming horror, horror-comedy, thriller, sci-fi, indie, and genre-adjacent movies and TV series. All dates subject to change, of course.

Movies & Series Calendar

JANUARY 2021

1 - Shadow in the Cloud (VOD)

4 - Fingers (Shudder)

4 - 30 Coins (Series, HBO Max)

5 - Sorry I Killed You (VOD)

6 - Surviving Death (Series, Netflix)

8 - The Devil’s Light (VOD)

9 - A Discovery of Witches, Season 2 (Series, Shudder)

11 - Before the Fire (Shudder)

12 - Butchers (VOD)

12 - Skyfire (VOD)

12 - Two Sentence Horror Story, Season 2 (Series, CW)

12 - Go/Don't Go (VOD)

12 - Curse of Aurore (VOD)

13 - Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer (Docuseries, Netflix)

14  - Hunted (Shudder)

15 - Promising Young Woman (VOD)

15 - Incision (VOD)

15 - The Empty Man (VOD)

15 - Servant, Season 2 (Apple TV+)

15 - Don't Tell a Soul (VOD) 

19 - Bloody Hell (VOD)

19 - The Village in the Woods (VOD)

19 - Ten Minutes to Midnight (VOD)

19 - The Wolf House (Shudder)

19 - Clapboard Jungle (Documentary, VOD)

19 - La Casa (VOD) 

21 - The Walking Dead: World Beyond (Series, Shudder)

22 - Psycho Goreman (VOD)

25 - Snowpiercer, Season 2 (Series, TNT) 

28 - The Queen of Black Magic (Shudder)

29 - The Night (VOD)

29 - Saint Maud (Theaters)

29 - The Fall of the House of Usher (Boston Lyric Opera's film version of Philip Glass opera)

FEBRUARY 2021

2 - 4x4 (VOD)

2 - The Funeral Home (VOD)

4 - A Nightmare Wakes (Shudder)

5 - The Reckoning (VOD)

5 - Reunion (VOD)

5 - A Glitch in the Matrix (Documentary, VOD)

5 - Bliss (Amazon Prime) 

9 - Sator (VOD)

9 - Sacrifice (VOD)

10 - Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel (Docuseries, Netflix)

11 - Clarice (Series, CBS)

12 - Are You Afraid of the Dark: Curse of the Shadows (Series, Nickelodeon)

12 - Fear the Rain (VOD)

12 - Saint Maud (Epix)

12 - Tentacles (Hulu)

12 - Paradise Cove (VOD)

12 - Willy's Wonderland (VOD) 

18 - Shook (Shudder)

19 - Tell Me Your Secrets (Series, Amazon Prime)

19 - The Sinners (VOD)

19 - Blithe Spirit (VOD)

19 - Paranormal Prison (VOD)

23 - The Pond (VOD)

26 - The Vigil (VOD)*

26 - Wrong Turn (VOD)

26 - Safer at Home (VOD)

26 - The Resonator: Miskatonic U (VOD)

MARCH 2021

1 - The Stylist (VOD)

2 - Monster Hunter (VOD release)

2 - Undertow (VOD)

2 - Dementer (VOD)

2 - Buoyancy (VOD)

3 - Murder Among the Mormons (Docuseries, Netflix)

4 - Lucky (Shudder)

4 - Pacific Rim: The Black (Animated series, Netflix) 

4 - Mr. Mercedes, Season 3 (Series, Peacock)

5 - Chaos Walking (VOD)

5 - The Canyonlands (VOD)

5 - Son (VOD)

5 - Concrete Plans (VOD)

5 - The Winter Lake (VOD)

9 - Crucified (VOD)

11 - Stay Out of the Attic (Shudder)

11 - The Block Island Sound (Netflix)

12 - Come True (VOD)

12 - Honeydew (Theaters)

12 - Know Fear (VOD)

12 - Cosmic Sin (Theaters/VOD)

16 - The Parish (VOD)

16 - Hawk & Rev: Vampire Slayers (VOD)

16 - Sacrilege (VOD)

16 - Todd (VOD)

16 - I Am Lisa (VOD) 

18 - Slaxx (Shudder)

19 - Phobias (VOD)

19 - Calls (Series, Apple+)

23 - Doors (VOD)

23 - The Winter Lake (VOD)

25 - Violation (Shudder)

26 - The Irregulars (Series, Netflix)

26 - The Seventh Day (VOD)

26 - The Toll (VOD)

26 - Blood Moon (Hulu)

26 - Nobody (Theaters)

26 - The Arbors (VOD) 

26 - Making Monsters (VOD)

30 - The Widow (VOD) 

31 - Godzilla Vs. Kong (Theaters, HBO Max)

 

APRIL 2021

1 - Creepshow, Season 2 (Series, Shudder)

2 - The Unholy (VOD)

2 - The Believer (VOD) 

6 - Embryo (VOD)

6 - Dawn of the Beast (VOD)

8 - The Power (Shudder)

9 - Them (Series, Amazon Prime)

9 - Held (VOD)

9 - Ed Gein: The Read Psycho (Shock Doc series, Discovery+)

11 - Fear the Walking Dead, Season 6 (Series, AMC/AMC+)

13 - Honeydew (VOD)

14 - The Woman in the Window (Netflix)

15 - The Banishing (Shudder)

16 - In The Earth (Theaters)

16 - Jakob's Wife (VOD)

16 - Sensation (VOD) 

16 - Van Helsing, Season 5 (Series, SyFy)

17 - The Ghost Brothers: Lights Out (Series, Discovery+) 

20 - Interviewing Monsters and Bigfoot (VOD)

20 - Sasquatch (Docuseries, Hulu)

20 - For the Sake of Vicious (VOD) 

20 - At Night Comes Wolves (VOD)

20 - Death Ranch (VOD)

22 - Boys from County Hell (Shudder) 3

22 - Unearth

23 - Mortal Kombat (Theaters, HBO Max)

23 - Shadow and Bone (Series, Netflix)

23 - Bloodthirsty (VOD)

23 - Sweet River (VOD)

27 - Murder Bury Win (VOD)

27 - An American Satan (Documentary, VOD)

29 - Deadhouse Dark (Shudder)

30 - Separation (Theaters) 

30 - The Resort

 

MAY 2021

6 - Fried Barry (Shudder)

7 - Initiation (VOD)

7 - In The Earth (VOD Debut)

7 - The Devil's Child (VOD)

7 - The Water Man (VOD)

11 - Scavenger (VOD)

11 - Morgue (VOD)

11 - Benny Loves You

12 - Oxygen (Dir: Alexandre Aja, Netflix)

14 - The Djinn (Theaters/VOD)

14 - Spiral: From the Book of Saw (Theaters)

14 - Love Death + Robots S2 (Series, Netflix)

16 - Fall River (Docuseries, EPIX)

18 - The Mad Hatter (VOD)

21 - Army of the Dead (Dir: Zack Snyder, Netflix)

21 - Seance (VOD)

21 - The Retreat (Queer Horror)

21 - Sound of Violence

28 - A Quiet Place: Part II (Theaters, Paramount+ in 45 days)

28 - Funhouse

28 - Endangered Species

 

JUNE 2021

3 - Caveat (Shudder)

4 - The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (Theaters, HBO Max)

4 - Lisey's Story (Based on Stephen King book, Apple TV+)

4 - The Carnivores (VOD)

8 - The Unhealer (VOD)

8 - Terror Eyes (VOD)

11- The House Next Door: Meet the Blacks 2 (VOD)

12 - Baphomet (VOD)

15 - Queen of Spades (VOD)

15 - The Darkness (VOD)

17 - Black Summer S2 (Series, Netflix)

18 - Censor (VOD)

18 - Siberia (with Williem Dafoe)

22 - Babysitter Must Die (VOD)

22 - Miranda Veil (VOD)

23 - An Unquiet Grave (Shudder) 

25 - Werewolves Within (Theater, VOD on July 2)

25 - My Heart Can't Beat Unless You Tell It To (VOD)

25 - False Positive (Studio: A24, Hulu)

25 - The Evil Next Door (VOD)

25 - Etheria 2021 Short Films (Shudder)

25 - Gaia (VOD)

25 - Too Late (VOD)

28 - Scare Us (VOD)

JULY 2021

1 - Till Death (VOD)

2 - The Tomorrow War (with Chris Pratt, Amazon Prime)

2 - The Forever Purge (Theaters)

2 - Fear Street: 1994 (Netflix)

2 - Let Us In (VOD)

6 - Unearth (VOD)

6 - Dark Spell (VOD)

6 - Rock, Paper, Scissors (VOD)

9 - Meander (VOD)

9 - Dachra

9 - Fear Street: 1978 (Netflix)

9 - Scales

11 - Wellington Paranormal (Series, CW/HBO Max) 

12 - Separation (VOD)

13 - Fin (VOD, Documentary by Eli Roth)

13 - Ghost Master (VOD)

13 - The Green Sea (VOD)

14 - Nebulous Dark (VOD)

15 - American Horror Stories (Hulu)

16 - Escape Room: Tournament of Champions

16 - Fear Street: 1666 (Netflix)

16 - The Sleepless Unrest: The Real Conjuring Home (VOD)

20 - The Nest (VOD)

20 - Room 9 (VOD)

20 - Rot (Shudder)

22 - Kandisha (Shudder)

23 - Old (Dir: M. Night Shyamalan, Theaters)

23 - Holy Beasts

23 - Blood Red Sky (Netflix)

23 - Mandibles (VOD)

27 - Hail to the Deadites (Evil Dead Doc, VOD)

29 - The Boy Behind the Door (Shudder)

30 - The Green Knight (Studio: A24)

30 - Masquerade (VOD)

30 - The Maid (VOD)

31 - The Possessed (VOD)

 

AUGUST 2021

3 - Destination Marfa

3 - The Cage (Venezuela, VOD)

3 - A Savage Nature (VOD)

3 - Pig (VOD)

5 - The Old Ways (Netflix)

6 - High Strangeness (Doc, VOD)

6 - John and the Hole (VOD)

6 - Night Drive (VOD)

10 - Dark Stories (VOD)

10 - Eye Without a Face (VOD)

12 - Slasher: Flesh & Blood (Series, Shudder)

13 - Don't Breathe 2 (Theaters)

13 - 13 Minutes of Horror (Shudder)

13 - 10/31 Part II (VOD)

13 - Brand New Cherry Flavor (Series, Netflix)

15 - Alien Invasion: Hudson Valley (Shock Doc Series, Discovery+)

17 - Howling Village (VOD)

19 - Jakob's Wife (Shudder premiere)

20 - The Night House (Theaters)

20 - Demonic (Dir: Neill Blomkamp)

20 - The Girl Who Got Away (VOD)

20 - Risen (VOD)

20 - Blood Conscious (VOD)

23 - Chapelwaite (Series, EPIX)

24 - The Last Matinee (VOD)

25 - American Horror Story: Double Feature (FX)

25 - Clickbait (Netflix)

26 - Mosquito State (Shudder)

27 - Candyman

27 - The Stairs (VOD)

27 - No Man of God (VOD)

 

SEPTEMBER 2021

2 - What We Do In The Shadows S3 (Series, FX)

2 - Superhost (Shudder)

3 - We Need To Do Something (VOD)

9 - Martyrs Lane (Shudder)

9 - Death Drop Gorgeous (VOD)

10 - Malignant  (Dir: James Wan, HBO Max)

10 - The Manson Brothers Midnight Zombie Massacre (VOD)

10 - Kate (Netflix)

13 - Shelter in Place (VOD)

14 - Lady Usher (VOD)

14 - Bad Candy (VOD)

15 - Nightbooks (Netflix)

15 - The Evil Next Door (VOD)

17 - Prisoners of the Ghostland (VOD)

17 - Boris Karloff: The Man Behind the Monster

21 - The Night of the Animated Dead (VOD)

23 - Creepshow S3 (Series, Shudder)

24 - Midnight Mass (Series, Netflix)

24 - Venom: Let There Be Carnage  

24 - Dark Harvest

24 - The Curse of the Chippendales (Docu-series, Discovery+)

25 - Eli Roth's History of Horror S3 (Docu-series, AMC+)

25 - Elvira’s 40th Anniversary, Very Scary, Very Special Special (Shudder)

29 - Séance (Shudder premiere)

OCTOBER 2021

1 - Dune (Theaters, HBO Max)

1 - Titane (Theaters)

1 - Bingo Hell (Amazon Prime)
1 - Black as Night (Amazon Prime)

1 - Coming Home in the Dark (VOD)

1 - Witch Hunt (VOD)

5 - Val (VOD)

5 - Behind the Monsters (Docu-series, Shudder)

6 - V/H/S/94 (Shudder)

8 - The Addams Family 2 (Theaters)

8 - Lamb (Theaters)

8 - Madres (Amazon Prime)
8 - The Manor (Amazon Prime)

12 - Chucky (Series, SyFy)

12 - Dwellers (VOD)

14 - Snoop And Martha’s Very Tasty Halloween (Peacock)

15 - Halloween Kills (Theaters & Peacock)

15 - I Know What You Did Last Summer (Series, Amazon)

19 - Knocking (VOD)

19 - The Boulet Brothers' Dragula S4 (Series, Shudder)

22 - Last Night in Soho (Theaters)

22 - Invasion (Apple TV+)

29 - Antlers (Theaters)

29 - Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin (Paramount+)

31 - Muppets Haunted Mansion

NOVEMBER 2021

7 - Dexter: New Blood (Series, Showtime)

11 - Insidious: The Dark Realm

11 - Ghostbusters: Afterlife (Theaters)

24 - Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City (Theaters)

24 - The Feast (VOD)

DECEMBER 2021

17 - Nightmare Alley (Dir: Guillermo del Toro) (Theaters)

22 - The Matrix Resurrections (Theaters, HBO Max)

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2022 Release Dates

JANUARY 2022

14 - Scream

21 - Morbius  

28 - The Black Phone (based on Joe Hill short story)

FEBRUARY 2022

11- Fear

MARCH 2022

4 - Paranormal Activity (Paramount+)

APRIL 2022

8 - The Northman (Dir: Robert Eggers)

JUNE 2022

10 - Jurassic World: Dominion

JULY 2022

22 - Nope (Dir: Jordan Peele)

 

OCTOBER 2022

14 - Halloween Ends

Announced & Pending Release Date

Adrift (Dir: Darren Aronofsky)

Alien (FX Series)

Anonymous Animals  (French horror)

The Beast Must Die (Series, AMC)

The Blazing World (Sundance Film Festival)

Bloody Summer Camp

Coming Home in the Dark (Sundance Film Festival)

Christine (Dir: Brian Fuller)

The Deep House

Eight for Silver (Sundance Film Festival)

The Eternal Daughter (A24) 

Event Horizon (Series, Amazon Prime)

Evil Dead Rise

The Final Girl Support Group (dir. Andy Muschietti, HBO Max)

Firestarter (based on Stephen King book)

The Future (Series, HBO Max)

Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai (Animated Series, HBO Max)

Hide and Seek

Hocus Pocus 2 (Disney+)

Hotel Transylvania: Transformania (Amazon Prime)

I Know What You Did Last Summer (Series, Amazon Prime)

Killroy Was Here  (Dir: Kevin Smith)

The Last of Us (Series, HBO)

Los Espookys, Season 2 (Series, HBO)

The Last Will and Testament of Charles Abernathy

The Midnight Club (Dir: Mike Flanagan, series, Netflix)

Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story (Dir: Ryan Murphy, Netflix)

The Munsters (Dir: Rob Zombie)

My Best Friend's Exorcism

Offseason (Shudder)

The Pale Blue Eye (Netflix)

Paranormal Activity 2021 (Paramount+)

Point Horror (Series, HBO Max)

Reunion (Dir: Radio Silence)

Run Sweetheart Run (Amazon Prime)

The Sandman (Series, Netflix)

The Season of Passage (Dir: Mike Flanagan)

Shepherd

Shinning Vale (Series, Starz)

Ten After Midnight (Netflix)

Terrifier 2

Texas Chainsaw Begins

There's Someone Inside Your House (Netflix)

The Tourist (Series, HBO Max) 

Toxic Avenger (Remake)

Truth Seekers  (Seires, Amazon Prime)

The Vampire Chronicles (Series, Hulu)

Wednesday (Series, Netflix)

Release dates are subject to change. Many movies premiere at film festivals or limited regional engagements but they are not listed above until they are readily available to U.S. theaters, video on demand (VOD), streaminag services, or blu-ray/dvd.  This list is compiled by posts from Dread CentralBloody DisgustingRue MorgueHorror Buzz, Upcoming Horror MoviesIMDB, Variety, and movies I happen to find on Apple TV, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, and, Twitter.