Upcoming Horror Movies 2012 - Part 1

2011 is almost over and it's time to start looking forward. After a lot of research I've compiled a list of well over 100 films coming out (or rumoured to be coming out) in 2012. I won't be posting them all but I will be posting some, and they won't all be straight up horror but will all be somewhere within the realm. I'll be doing a few list of around 10 movies each. There are plenty of remakes of course, plenty of 3D films, sequels and a few 'originals' on the way. Here are the first 10, a bit or a mixed bag but hopefully you'll find something worth looking forward to.


Synopsis: Ridley Scott, director of 'Alien' and 'Blade Runner,' returns to the genre he helped define. With 'Prometheus' he creates a groundbreaking mythology in which a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.

One of the most anticipated movies will finally hit theatres on June 8th 2012. Apparently not an Alien sequel as a lot of people suspected but still clearly linked to Ridley Scott's Alien franchise. After seeing the stills and the leaked trailer this is definitely a must-see for me.


Synopsis: After the events at Lake Victoria, the prehistoric school of bloodthirsty piranhas make their way into a newly opened waterpark.

Get ready for more blood, breasts and bite than ever before when this 3D sequel hits theatres next year.
The release date only says 2012 currently, but keep checking for a more specific date in the near future.
This sequel stars Christopher Lloyd, Ving Rhames, Danielle Panabaker, Gary Busey and of course David Hasselhoff. See the teaser trailer below.


Synopsis: Heidi, a blond rock chick, DJs at a local radio station, and together with the two Hermans (Whitey and Munster) forms part of the "Big H Radio Team." A mysterious wooden box containing a vinyl record arrives for Heidi, a gift of the Lords. She assumes it's a rock band on a mission to spread to spread their word. As Heidi and Whitey play the Lords' record, it starts to play backwards, and Heidi experiences a flashback to a past trauma. Later, Whitey plays the Lords' record, dubbing them the Lords of Salem, and to his surprise, the record plays normally and is a massive hit with his listeners. The arrival of another wooden box from the Lords presents the Big H team with free tickets, posters and records to host a gig in Salem. Soon, Heidi and her cohorts are far from the rock spectacle they're expecting. The original Lords of Salem are returning and they're out for blood.

Rob Zombie's movies have been a bit of a mixed bag in my opinion. I think he did a better job on his originals rather than the remakes so let's hope this one turns out good. Stars Clint Howard, Sheri Moon Zombie, Maria Conchita Alonso & Sid Haig. Coming some time in 2012.


Synopsis: In Alaska, an oil drilling team struggle to survive after a plane crash strands them in the wild. Hunting the humans are a pack of wolves who see them as intruders.

Liam Neeson stars in this isolation/survival film which pits man against beast. I don't know about you, but I like Liam Neeson and I like these type of survival movies so suffice to say I'm looking forward to this one.


Synopsis: Three kids release a horde of demons from a hole in their backyard. What follows is a battle between good and evil as the kids struggle to overcome a hell that is literally taking over the Earth.

A 3D remake of the 1987 film which was one of my favorites when I was a kid along with Monster Squad and The Goonies. Alex Winter is directing from a script by Kerric MacDonald and H.R Geiger will be designing creatures for the remake. It's said to be keeping faithful to the original, while bringing the script and fx in line with 21st century sensibilities. Expect a release sometime in 2012.
Here's some of the early concept art.


Synopsis: The year 1695. A young maiden by the name Johanne Nilsdotter is accused of witchcraft. Her persecutors end her life in the bottomless pits of the remote Djupkista waters in the Dunderland valley. In the years to follow, numerous horrendous events and tragedies strike the valley. More than three century's later, the young, aspiring theater director Laura arrives in the Dunderland valley. Together with an ensemble of Norways premier actors she will put up a play on the witch-processes.

This Norwegian film is 'inspired by true events' which probably means that around 5% of it will be true and the rest will be fiction. But from the trailers I've seen it looks pretty cool and creepy so let's hope it's another film to join the ranks of some of the great horror coming out of Europe. Release is set for February 2012.


The synopsis for this film is like a fucking novel, so I won't post it but you can read it here.
Horror legend Dario Argento is directing this 3D take on the classic vampire tale. Rutger Hauer,Asia Argento and Thomas Kretschmann star. No trailer yet but there are plenty of still shots here.
Closest thing to a release date I can find currently is sometime in 2012.


Synopsis: Five friends go to a remote cabin in the woods. Bad things happen.

The premise is one that's been told over and over, but this movie promises to be a 'game changer' so let's just hope it can stay true to its word. The trailer has me convinced that maybe it can. Release date is April 13 2012.


Synopsis: The MIB duo of Agent Jay (Will Smith) and Agent Kay (Tommy Lee Jones) are back in action. When the world is threatened by an evil alien, Agent Jay travels back in time to 1969, where he teams up with the younger Agent Kay to stop an evil villain named Boris (Jemaine Clement) from destroying the world in the future. Emma Thompson will play take-charge MIB operative Agent Oh, who is monitoring a prison breakout.

I really enjoyed the first MIB, but I thought the second one was a bit of a stinker. Hopefully the third instalment will be a step up. Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, the film will star Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Emma Thompson and Josh Brolin. Release date is set for May 25th 2012.


Synopsis: Young Christians Beth and Steve, a gospel singer and her cowboy boyfriend, leave Texas to preach door-to-door in Scotland . When, after initial abuse, they are welcomed with joy and elation to Tressock, the border fiefdom of Sir Lachlan Morrison, they assume their hosts simply want to hear more about Jesus. How innocent and wrong they are.

Robin Hardy's companion piece to his cult classic The Wicker Man. THE WICKER TREE stars Sir Christopher Lee, Graham McTavish, Clive Russell & Honeysuckle Weeks. It is set for a January 27th 2012 release from Anchor Bay.


  1. So basically they wanted to do another MIB but realized that Jones was too old.

    "Let's make him time travel"

    That's some team of writers they got going over there...

  2. Time travel fixes everything.