So far, the slate of 2015 horror movies has been – similar to a nice sunny day before foreboding evening falls – relatively uneventful.
A Poltergeist reboot leads the list of top horror films released in 2015, but the Spielberg supernatural flick hasn’t captured the public imagination in the way it intended. Nor has The Lazarus Effect, despite its life after death theme, been able to stave off box office death.
Horror fans need not be worried that 2015 will be a lackluster year, though, as the best is yet to come! Indeed, the upcoming releases are not only promising but downright exciting.
Leading the pack is Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak (due out Oct. 16) whose plot has been kept very hush-hush. Still, anything from the director of Mama (and starring Tom Hiddleston!) is going to be worthwhile.
Meanwhile, the Jack Black vehicle Goosebumps could cater to a certain swath of the population looking to recapture its youth.
Other upcoming horror flicks of note include Insidious: Chapter 3 (but, if Chapter 2 taught us anything, it’s that we need to really lower our expectations), as well as the star-studded Victor Frankenstein (which, unfortunately, looks as mish-mashed as the monster it stars).
There’s also the Christmas-themed Krampus, which revolves around a monster-demon that is nothing to ho-ho-ho about.
Finally, if there’s one film that could sneak up on the rest to become the horror movie of 2015, it’s Sinister 2 (due out Aug. 21). Ethan Hawke may be gone from the project, but the audience knows what to expect.
All of the above are set for a spectral skirmish to become the 2015’s No. 1 horror flick. Which one will take the cake? (And by “cake”, we mean “slab of meat that slides eerily across the counter”.) Here are the odds of the top-five highest grossing horror movies of 2015:
Odds to be the highest grossing horror movie of 2015:
Crimson Peak: 3/1
Sinister 2: 8/1