Upcoming Horror Movies 2012 - Part 3

Once again here are another 10 horror (well for the most part) films that you can expect to see sometime this year. Everything from sequels to remakes, 3D films, slashers, exorcisms and paranormal entities. I stuck the new Batman movie in here because I think it's one a lot of horror fans will enjoy. I know it's not horror, please don't feel the need to point that out.


One of the most anticipated movies of 2012. This will be the final piece in the Christopher Nolan/Christian Bale Batman trilogy. The previous film The Dark Knight grossed over $1 billion worldwide so expect this next one to be mega popular as well. Villains will include Bane and Catwoman.
Release is set for July 19th 2012.

Synopsis: Eight years after the events of The Dark Knight, the terrorist leader Bane arrives in Gotham City, pushing it and its police force to their limits, forcing its former hero Batman to resurface after taking the fall for Harvey Dent's crimes.


A remake of the 1989 movie of the same name, The Woman In Black stars Daniel Radcliffe. Although this is not his first non-Harry Potter role, it will be interesting to see how he does, because for a lot of people this will be the first time they will see him not playing the boy wizard. The movie hits theatres February 3rd 2012.

Synopsis: A young lawyer travels to a remote village where he discovers the vengeful ghost of a scorned woman is terrorizing the locals.


Exorcism movies in recent years (Exorcismus, The Rite, The Last Exorcism) have really sucked. Seeing the trailer for this new one though, has me actually looking forward to it. Release date is set for February 16th 2012.

Synopsis: In Italy, a woman becomes involved in a series of unauthorized exorcisms during her mission to discover what happened to her mother, who allegedly murdered three people during her own exorcism.


I love Edgar Allan Poe and I love John Cusack, so this one is definitely on my must-see list. Coming out January 5th 2012.

A fictionalized account of the last days of Edgar Allan Poe's life, in which the poet pursues a serial killer whose murders mirror those in the writer's stories.


A direct sequel to the original 1974 film. I'm not getting my hopes up for this one, but will probably check it out anyway. Comes out October 5th 2012.

Synopsis: A young woman travels to Texas to collect an inheritance; little does she know that an encounter with a chainsaw-yielding killer is part of the reward.


Originally titled Dibbuk Box. Another of those 'based on true events' horror films. Even though it's all bullshit, it is actually a pretty interesting story and if you want to read about it you can do so right here.
Release date is August 31st 2012.

Synopsis: A young girl buys an antique box at a yard sale, unaware that inside the collectible lives a malicious ancient spirit. The girl's father teams with his ex-wife to find a way to end the curse upon their child.


Haven't seen a trailer or poster for this yet, but some of the stills look pretty gory. No specific release date yet.

Synopsis: A disturbed and delusional high school student with aspirations of a career in medicine goes to extremes to earn the approval of her controlling mother.


An adaptation of the novel of the same name by Matthew J. Fougerousse. Sounds like an interesting one, but I think I'll reserve my judgement for when a trailer is finally released. Release date should be sometime this year.

Synopsis: September 15, 1965. A storm destroyed the dam of the quiet little town of Bright Star, which lay nestled in the valley of the great Tennessee mountains. It was not an accident. Six-hundred and fifty-three people lost their lives in the horrible flood. That was not an accident. Thirteen people survived. That was an accident. For forty years, the town of Bright Star lay hidden underneath the murky waters of Lake Natas. An unspeakable evil stood guard over the town from the hills above. Waiting. David Sinclair has been given a second chance to finish what he started forty years ago. David Sinclair has returned from Hell and he is not about to go back. He has a job to do. September 2005, a group of vacationing houseboaters take a cruise on Lake Natas for a week of relaxation and rest. They have no idea that they are embarking on a one-way cruise to Hell. The vacationers and locals quickly find themselves surrounded by the nightmares of the past...


A slasher featuring a killer with one of the most fucked up masks I've seen. Looks like this one could be good fun. Expect to see it some time this year.
Synopsis: After learning of an urban legend in which a demented serial killer named SMILEY can be summoned through the Internet, mentally fragile Ashley must decide whether she is losing her mind or becoming Smiley's next victim.


A 3D remake of the Japanese horror from 2007. Mishca Barton and Rebecca De Mornay star. Coming out later this year.

Synopsis: A modern ghost story which turns a love/hate relationship between mother and daughter into a tale of horror. Some rentals are too good to be true.


  1. This is an AWESOME list!! Update if you have more? Can't wait until these come out, especially Smiley and The Raven :)

    1. Thanks. I've just added a Part 6 to the list. You can find it here