2020 has been a terrifying year — to say the least — but that doesn't mean horror fans aren't clamoring for some more enjoyable scares in the near future. Well, they're in luck. From high-impact sequels to chilling originals, these are the creepiest movies due for release in 2021.
Directed by Nia DaCosta and co-written by horror legend Jordan Peele, Candyman is a sequel to the original 1992 horror classic — one that picks up in real time, decades after the events of the first movie. The film follows multimedia artist Anthony McCoy, whose obsession with the now fully gentrified site of the infamous Candyman murders begins to take on an entire life of its own.
The new Candyman trailer offers up a whole lot of hints about what might go down in the movie, including a number of callbacks to the original, such as the presence of an overwhelming number of bees and the iconic imagery of Candyman himself.
However, the movie looks like it's diverging from the original by suggesting that Anthony might actually be getting possessed by the spirit of Candyman, as opposed to simply being haunted by him, taking things to an entirely new level of scary. And yeah, Tony Todd, who played the original bee-loving slasher, is returning to the franchise, too. Candyman is set for release in August 2021.
Watch the video for the most anticipated 2021 horror movies that will scare everyone.
Candyman | 0:00
A Quiet Place Part II | 1:03
Spiral: From the Book of Saw | 1:54
The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It | 2:42
Morbius | 3:32
Don't Breathe 2 | 4:20
The Forever Purge | 5:22
Escape Room 2 | 6:10
Paranormal Activity 7 | 7:04
Run Sweetheart Run | 7:48
Halloween Kills | 8:44