Friday, December 31, 2010

Here is a Look Ahead to 2011 and Over Thirty-Five Upcoming Horror Films!

There are lots of films to get excited about, if you are horror fan in 2011. There will surely be hundreds of horror and thriller releases in 2011, with several more planned for 2012 and 2013. Here on 28DLA, we offer a solid intro' on what to expect from the coming year, as directors Eli Roth, Wes Craven, John Carpenter, J.J. Abrams bring new films, including Scream 4, Fangland, Thanksgiving, and Super 8. Also, the After Dark Originals will release early in the New Year and fans of horror sequels e.g. Hostel III, Jeepers Creepers: Cathedral will be able to whet their appetites with several follow ups to successful film franchises, here.

So, step inside this huge list of horror films, which focuses on over thirty of the biggest productions and a few indies, as well. Let us begin with this horror list for 2011 (titles listed alphabetically)!

51 by Jason Connery.

Status: Completed.

Release Date: January, 2011.

Budget: $1 million.

Cast: Bruce Boxleitner, Jason London, Rachel Miner, Vanessa Branch, John Shea, Jillian Batherson, and Beau Brasso.

Synopsis: "Long the basis for conspiracy and conjecture the secretive American air force base known as Area 51 is about to get its first civilian visitors. Two journalists have gained unprecedented access to the site and unwittingly provide an opportunity for the bases alien captives to stage an escape" (Suite 101).

Beetle Juice 2

Status: In talks.

More info' on this title is held at Cinema Blend:

Beetle Juice 2 and Michael Keaton at Cinema Blend

Cloverfield 2

Status: In discussions.

More details on this feature at Screen Rant:

Cloverfield 2 at Screen Rant

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark by Troy Nixey.

Status: Completed and releasing in some territories.

Release Date: 2011.

Budget: $12.5 million.

Cast: Katie Holmes, Guy Pearce, Bailee Madison, Alan Dale, Jack Thompson, Julia Blake, Eliza Taylor, Nicholas Bell, and Emelia Burns.

Synopsis: "A young girl sent to live with her father and his new girlfriend discovers creatures in her new home who want to claim her as one of their own" (IMDB).

Fangland by John Carpenter

Status: Pre-production.

Release Date: 2011.

Cast: Hilary Swank.

Synopsis: "A New York-based producer who travels to Romania for an interview with a notorious European arms dealer, who turns out to be a modern-day Dracula" (Collider).

More details on this vampire themed film are at

Fangland at Collider

Fertile Ground by Adam Gierasch.

Status: Completed

Release Date: January, 2011.

Budget: $1 million.

Cast: Gale Harold, Leisha Hailey, Jami Bassman, Ingrid Coree, Steve Janoussek, JoNell Kennedy, and James Stordahl.

Synopsis: "This is the tale of a young couple who escape the city and return to place where they seek only to find peace and reinvigoration. A rural haven in which there was once an ancestral family connection but where today an ancient evil instead resides. Minds are corroded and the binds of marriage are maniacally stretched, as gnarled fingers reach in and corrupt reality with visions of evil and bloody death" (Suite 101).

An early movie poster for Fertile Ground has been posted previously on 28DLA:

Fertile Ground's Synopsis and Poster at 28DLA

*Part of the After Dark Originals program.

Friday the 13th Part 2

Status: Writing stages.

Release Date: 2011-2012.

More news on this production is at Star Seeker, found here:

Friday the 13th 2 at Star Seeker

Fright Night by Craig Gillespie.

Status: Post-production.

Release Date: August 19th, 2011.

Budget: $17 million.

Cast: Colin Farrell, David Tennant, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots, Toni Collette, Dave Franco, Reid Ewing, Will Denton, and Sandra Vergara.

Synopsis: "A remake of the comedy-horror picture about a teenager who discovers his new next-door neighbor is a vampire" (IMDB).

Hostel Part 3 by Scott Spiegel.

Status: Post-production.

Release Date: 2011.

A few details on this title are available at

Hostel 3 Developments at Horror Movies

*Straight to DVD, Blu-ray.

Husk by Brett Simmons.

Status: Completed.

Release Date: January, 2011.

Cast: Devon Graye, Wes Chatham, C.J. Thomason, Tammin Sursok, and Ben Easter.

Synopsis: "What set out to be a simple weekend away instead finds five friends stranded in the very back of nowhere. Venturing through a secluded cornfield in search of help they discover a realm in which the dead are cruelly coaxed back from their slumber. It is here that the deceased become legion, reaching beyond their cloth and straw they reanimate transforming into homicidal scarecrows born of ritual" (Suite 101).

Into the Darkness by Zachary Hopkins.

Status: Pre-production.

Release Date: 2011.

Budget: $2 million.

Cast: Mischa Barton, Toby Hemingway, John Schneider, Joe Slaughter, Alexa Nikolas, Kiowa Gordon, Russ Russo, Kayla Perkins, Byron Cherry, and Jessica Andres.

Synopsis: "A group of friends descend upon a remote wilderness area in celebration of Ridge and Allie's return after a year spent out west. Their decision to embark on a short exploration of a nearby cave turns into a horrific struggle for survival" (IMDB).

A trailer for this feature can be seen at IMDB:

Four Movie Clips for this Feature at IMDB

Invasion of the Not Quite Dead by Tony Lane.

Status: Pre-production.

Release Date: 2011.

Budget: $2 million.

Cast: Kim Sonderholm, Ken Russell, Leslie Simpson, Ajay Nayyar, Frank Jakeman, Thomas Fisher, Tony Lane, Rich Knight, Luke Cameron, and Efisia Fele.

Synopsis: "In 1978 a deadly virus is contained... Thirty years later the virus is released on an unsuspecting island off the coast of England in this very unique take on the zombie genre" (IMDB).

Jaws 3D

Status: Conjecture.

A few vague details on this film from Cinema Blend:

Jaws 3D Announcement at Cinema Blend

Jeepers Creepers 3: Cathedral by Victor Salva.

Status: In Development.

Release Date: 2011-2012.

Cast: Gina Philips, Jonathan Breck, Ray Wise, Luke Edwards, Brandon Smith, Marieh Delfino, Lo Bosworth and Kevon Kane.

Synopsis: "The film will begin with a prologue set in the Old West, giving a back-story on what The Creeper (Jonathan Breck) really is, who he was and how he came to be the Creeper. Flash forwarding to 2024, 23 years after the first and second films, Trish Jenner (Gina Philips) is suffering from horrible nightmares. She fears that her son will suffer a similar fate as her brother Darry. Teaming up with Jack Taggart Jr. and Sr., Trish looks to take down The Creeper for the last time" (Wikipedia).

*The film studio producing this title, MGM, announced bankruptcy in November, 2010. So, this film might be pushed back to 2012.

More details on this title are on Wikipedia:

Cast and Crew Details on Jeepers Creepers 3: Cathedral at Wiki

Killing Pablo by Jo Carnahan.

Status: In Development.

Release Date: 2011.

Cast: Edgar Ramirez, and Christian Bale.

Synopsis: "The true story of how the Colombian gangster and terrorist, Pablo Escobar, was assassinated and his Medellin cocaine cartel dismantled by US Army Delta Force and intelligence operatives, the Colombian military, and a vigilante gang controlled by the Cali cartel" (Wiki).

*In development for several years.

Paranormal Activity 3 by Tod Williams.

Status: Pre-production.

Release Date: October 21st, 2011.

Budget: Likely between $2 million to $3 million.

Cast: Katie Featherson.

Priest by Scott Charles Stewart.

Status: Post-production.

Release Date: May 13, 2011 (Theatres).

Cast: Paul Bettany, Cam Gigandet, Maggie Q, Karl Urban, Lily Collins, Stephen Moyer, Madchen Amick, Christopher Plummer, Brad Dourif, and Bill Oberst Jr.

Synopsis: "A priest disobeys church law to track down the vampires who kidnapped his niece" (IMDB).

A trailer for this feature has previously been posted on 28DLA, here:

Priest Trailer on 28DLA

Prowl by Patrik Syversen.

Status: Completed.

Release Date: January 10th, 2011.

Cast: Ruta Gedmintas, Joshua Bowman, Courtney Hope, Bruce Payne, Jamie Blackley, and George Oliver.

Synopsis: "Amber (Courtney Hope) is leaving her old life behind and heading off in search bigger and better things in the city. Whilst in transit her vehicle breaks down and along with her accompanying friends she decides to accept a ride from a passing truck driver. But this is to be a trip directly into a living hell and they soon become the hunted. Pawns set into motion as prey for a horde of inhuman beasts as they seek out their bloody sustenance" (Suite 101).

The first movie still for this feature has been posted previously:

Prowl Movie Still on 28DLA

Quarantine 2: Terminal by John Progue.

Status: Post-production.

Release Date: 2011.

Budget: $6 million.

Cast: Josh Cooke, Bre Blair, Ignacio Serricchio, Mercedes Masohn, Keith Allen Hayes, Michael L. Covington, Sandra Ellis Lafferty, and Tyler Kunkle.

Synopsis: "A follow up to 2008's Quarantine, this entry was directed by John Pogue and picks up later that night at LAX"( IMDB).

[Rec] Genesis by Paco Plaza

Status: Pre-production.

Release Date: Late 2011 (IMDB).

Synopsis: "The action now takes place miles away from the original location and partly in broad daylight, giving the film an entirely fresh yet disturbing new reality. The infection has left the building" (

Re-Kill by Valeri Milev

Status: Completed.

Release Date: January, 2011.

Cast: Scott Adkins, Daniella Alonso, Bruce Payne, Roger R. Cross, Angelena Swords, and Layke Anderson.

Synopsis: "It’s been 5 years since the outbreak that wiped out 85% of the world’s population, but the war between Re-Animates (Re-Ans) and Humans wages on. Most of the major cities are still uninhabitable. Within the few surviving cities, the Re-Ans have been segregated into zones and are policed by the R-Division of the QUASI S.W.A.T. Unit who hunt to re-kill the Re-Ans in the hope of quelling a second outbreak" (28DLA).

A film poster for this film has been previously posted:

One Sheet Poster for Re-Kill Here

Scream 4 by Wes Craven

Status: Post-production.

Release Date: April 15, 2011 (Canada).

Budget: $40 million.

Cast: Neve Campbell, David Arquette, Courteney Cox Arquette, Emma Roberts, Rory Culkin, and Hayden Panettiere.

Synopsis: "Ten years have passed, and Sidney Prescott, who has put herself back together thanks in part to her writing, is visited by the Ghostface Killer" (IMDB).

Scream of the Banshee by Steven C. Miller.

Status: Completed.

Release Date: January, 2011.

Budget: $2 million.

Cast: Monica Acosta, Eric F. Adams, Marcelle Baer, Edrick Browne, Leanne Cochran, Thomas C. Daniel, Kasey Emas, Todd Haberkorn, Lance Henriksen, Garrett Hines, and Lauren Holly.

Synopsis: "Lost and forgotten in a University basement storage room is a mysterious and ornately inscribed box. It is a thing best left un-found for it contains an evil, a guttural and disembodied scream that upon release seeks only to corrupt and infest. But uncaged it is and the seething whisper of the Banshee is fatally set free to relentlessly ensnare and devour its unsuspecting victims" (Suite 101).

Seconds Apart by Antonio Negret.

Status: Completed.

Release Date: January, 2011.

Cast: Orlando Jones, Courtney J. Clark, Samantha Droke, Monica Acosta, Louis Herthum, Marc Macaulay, Beau Brasso, Shanna Forrestall, and David Jensen.

Synopsis: "Possessed with the joint gift of telekinesis twins Seth and Jonah conspire to corrupt and share their talent with horrific and deadly affect. With a relentless lawman edging ever closer to revealing their complicity in a series of murders they are forced toward an escalating final conflict. Though it is not with the law enforcement scratching at their door that they will ultimately clash. Two far more powerful foes are at hand – for it is here, as evil swirls to fever pitch that the brothers are set to redefine their sibling rivalry" (Suite 101).

The first photo released by After Dark Films has been posted here:

Seconds Apart Photo on 28DLA

Silent Hill: Revelation 3D aka Silent Hill 2 by Michael J. Bassett.

Status: Pre-production.

Release Date: 2011.

Synopsis: "Heather Mason and her father have been on the run, always one step ahead of dangerous forces that she doesn't fully understand, Now on the eve of her 18th birthday, plagued by horrific nightmares and the disappearance of her father, Heather discovers she's not who she thinks she is. The revelation leads her deeper into a demonic world that threatens to trap her forever" (IMDB).

Super 8 by J.J. Abrams.

Status: Filming.

Release Date: June 10, 2011.

Budget: $45 million.

Cast: Elle Fanning, Amanda Michalka, Noah Emmerich, Kyle Chandler, Ron Edlard, Zach Mills, Gabriel Basso and Ryan Lee.

Synopsis: "Otherworldly creatures captured on film by amateur cinematographers" (Ace).

More details on this secreted project at Ace Show Biz:

Super 8 at Ace Show Biz

The Fields by Tom Mattera and David Mazzoni.

Status: Post-production.

Release Date: 2011.

Cast: Tara Reid, Cloris Leachman, Brian Anthony Wilson, Karen Ludwig, Miles Williams, Max Antisell, Laurel Bryce, Tom Mattera, and Susan Moses.

"A psychological thriller based on true events that took place in a small Pennsylvania town in 1973. It tells the story of a young boy and his family who are terrorized by an unseen presence" (28DLA).

The film's teaser trailer can be seen here on 28DLA:

The Field's Teaser on 28DLA

The Cabin in the Woods by Drew Goddard.

Status: Completed.

Release Date: 2011.

Budget: $30 million.

Cast: Richard Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Jesse Williams, Chris Hemsworth, Fran Kranz, Kristen Connolly, Anna Hutchison, Brian J. White, and Amy Acker.

Synopsis: "A twisted and unusual take on the familiar 'cabin in the woods' formula" (IMDB).

*This is another MGM holding, which declared bankruptcy in late 2010.

The Task by Alex Orwell.

Status: Completed.

Release Date: January, 2011.

Cast: Alexandra Staden, Victor McGuire, Adam Rayner, Antonia Campbell-Hughes, Ashely Mulheron, Amara Karan, Tom Payne, Marc Pickering, and Texas Battle.

Synopsis: "The ghost-infested interior of a disused prison provides the playing field for The Task, a televised show that sets the premise for this horrifying new slant on reality television. Here six players delve into their deepest fears in search of the chance of winning a fortune in cash prizes. Oblivious, their greatest obstacle will be nothing crafted by the hand of man, but an intangible evil. Bloodier and more powerful than any inmate these eternally imprisoned souls are in need of little provocation when it comes to the art of slowly tearing the contestant’s sanity apart" (Suite 101).

*The film's one sheet poster can be found here:

The Task on 28DLA

Thanksgiving by Eli Roth.

Status: Pre-production.

Release Date: 2011-2012.

More details on this feature film can be found at

Early Details on Thanksgiving at

Zombieland 2 by Ruben Fleisher.

Release Date: 2011-2012.

Likely cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone, and Abagail Breslin.

More details on this title can be found at Slash Film:

Zombieland 2 News at Slash Film

Also upcoming in 2012, Frankenweenie will be directed by Tim Burton and Ghostbusters 3 will be made. The former is a remake and the second film will bring back many members of the original cast, including: Bill Murray and Ernie Hudson.

One year farther ahead, 2013 will bring at least one videogame adaption with Bioshock. Stay tuned for more upcoming films in 2011, 2012 and 2013, as details become available.


The 2011 After Dark Originals at Suite 101

Some of the directors mentioned here have produced the following films:

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