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)

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) 

22 - Stowaway (Netflix)

23 - Mortal Kombat (Theaters, HBO Max)

23 - Shadow and Bone (Series, Netflix)

23 - Bloodthirsty (VOD)

27 - Murder Bury Win (VOD) 

29 - Deadhouse Dark (Shudder)

30 - Separation (VOD) 

 

MAY 2021

6 - Fried Barry (Shudder)

7 - Initiation (VOD)

11 - Scavenger (VOD)

11 - Morgue (VOD) 

12 - Oxygen (Dir: Alexandre Aja, Netflix)

14 - The Djinn (Theaters/VOD)*

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

16 - Fall River (Docuseries, EPIX)

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

21 - Seance (VOD)*

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

 

JUNE 2021

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

8 - The Unhealer (VOD) 

11 - Ghostbusters: Afterlife (Theaters)* 

11 - Censor (VOD)

12 - Baphomet (VOD)

25 - Werewolves Within (Theater, VOD in 7 days)

25 - False Positive (Hulu)
 

JULY 2021

9 - The Forever Purge (Theaters)

16 - The Night House*

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

31 - The Green Knight*

31 - The Possessed (VOD)

 

AUGUST 2021

13 - Old Man (Don't Breathe 2?)

27 - Candyman*

 

SEPTEMBER 2021

3 - Resident Evi 

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

17 - Venom: Let There Be Carnage  

24 - Dark Harvest
 

OCTOBER 2021

1 - Dune (Theaters, HBO Max)

8 - The Addams Family 2 (Theaters)

12 - Dwellers (VOD)

15 - Halloween Kills (Theaters)*

22 - Last Night in Soho (Theaters)*

29 - Antlers (Theaters)*

 

DECEMBER 2021

3 - Nightmare Alley (Dir: Guillermo del Toro) (Theaters)*

22 - The Matrix 4 (Theaters, HBO Max)

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2022 Release Dates

JANUARY 2022

7 - Escape Room 2

14 - Scream

21 - Morbius  

 

MARCH 2022

4 - Paranormal Activity (Paramount+)

 

JUNE 2022

10 - Jurassic World: Dominion

 

OCTOBER 2022

14 - Halloween Ends

Announced & Pending Release Date

Adrift (Dir: Darren Aronofsky)

Alien (FX Series)

American Horror Story: Double Feature (Series, FX)

American Horror Stories (Series)

Anonymous Animals  (French horror) 

Bacurau (Brazilian)

The Beast Must Die (Series, AMC) 

The Black Phone (based on Joe Hill short story)

The Blazing World (Sundance Film Festival)

Bloody Summer Camp

Boris Karloff: The Man Behind  the Monster (Documentary) 

Censor (Sundance Film Festival)

Chucky (Series, SyFy)

Coming Home in the Dark (Sundance Film Festival)

The Deep House 

Demimonde (HBO series)

Dexter (Series revival, Showtime)

Eight for Silver (Sundance Film Festival)

The Eternal Daughter (A24) 

Event Horizon (Series, Amazon Prime)

Evil Dead Rise

Fear Street 1994/1978/1666 (Netflix)

The Future (Series, HBO Max)

Gaia (SXSW)

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

Hide and Seek

Hocus Pocus 2 (Disney+)

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

Killroy Was Here  (Dir: Kevin Smith)

Knocking (Sundance Film Festival)

The Last of Us (Series, HBO)

Los Espookys, Season 2 (Series, HBO)

Lisey's Story (Series, Apple TV+)

The Lost Boys (CW Series)

Mandibles  (French horror comedy) 

Midnight Mass (Dir: Mike Flanagan, series, Netflix)

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

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

The Northman (Dir: Robert Eggers)

The Pale Blue Eye (Netflix)

Point Horror (Series, HBO Max)

Prisoners of the Ghostland (Sundance Film Festival)

Reunion (Dir: Radio Silence)

Run Sweetheart Run (Amazon Prime)

The Sandman (Series, Netflix)

Sasquatch (Docuseries, Hulu) 

The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch (Docuseries, History Channel)

Shepherd

Skull Island (Animated series, Netflix) 

Ten After Midnight (Netflix)

Terrifier 2

There's Someone Inside Your House (Netflix) 

Things Heard and Seen (Netflix) 

The Tomorrow War  

The Tourist (Series, HBO Max) 

Truth Seekers  (Seires, Amazon Prime)

The Vampire Chronicles (Series, Hulu)

Violation (Sundance Film Festival)

Wednesday (Series, Netflix)

Wellington Paranormal (Series, CW/HBO Max) 

Willow (Disney+)The Woman in the Window (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.