Come on Summer!

American cinema in the summertime means blockbusters are just waiting to suck the money out of your cargo shorts. It’s as American as $12 refillable popcorn buckets and $8 soft drinks.

Although this year’s seasonal blockbuster docket includes non-horror sequels Incredibles 2, Equalizer 2 and another Mission Impossible, horror fans are the ones who may come away with the most receipts in 2018.

The season officially starts on June 21 in the U.S. and ends on September 22, but studios got a head start with Infinity Wars and Solo.

Taking that lead the always-busy House of Blum releases one of its own on June 1.

Here is a list of mainstream horror films scheduled to eat up your Movie Pass days between June 1 and September 7:

June 1:

Upgrade

This one’s creating a lot of buzz already. Our very own Trey Hilburn gave it 5 stars, calling it a “Searingly-cool, brutal Sci-fi gorefest.” If that doesn’t sound like something you want to check out you’re at the wrong website.

June 8:

Hereditary

Toni Colette’s terrified face seems to be all the tease you need to make this a must-see. Fans are avoiding the trailer like crazy to go in cold, but even if you got a little curious and watched it anyway you weren’t given much as far as plot details.

June 22:

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

More of the same you might say. Yeah, more of the same bloodshed from cloned man-eating dinosaurs who infiltrate what seems to be suburbia against Chris Pratt’s arsenal of trained velociraptors. In this case, more of the same is actually a good thing.

Under the Silver Lake

We have been wondering what It Follows director David Robert Mitchell has been working on as a follow-up to his 2014 supernatural STD sleeper. Well, here it is:

July 4:

The First Purge

Why do we keep going back to see these sequels? Probably because we are enamored by the concept while shocked at it too. Especially during these divisive political times, we need to have some sort of catharsis. These films sometimes say what we are actually thinking.

August 10:

The Meg

We’ve seen the stills. We’ve seen the awesome trailer (if you haven’t see below). Fans want a serious shark movie, but if that’s not what we get with The Meg, I’m sure all will be forgiven if the energy, and scope is as kinetic as the trailer implies.

August 23:

The Cadaver

Not much to say about this one yet: here’s the synopsis according to IMDb. “When a cop who is just out of rehab takes the graveyard shift in a city hospital morgue, she faces a series of bizarre, violent events caused by an evil entity in one of the corpses.”

August 24:

Slender Man

Here’s one that one of our astute readers pointed out. As if our beach bodies weren’t good enough, here comes this guy bragging about his.

August 31:

The Little Stranger

Same as above, but this time we have a production still and again the synopsis from IMdb.

The Little Stranger tells the story of Dr Faraday, the son of a housemaid, who has built a life of quiet respectability as a country doctor. During the long hot summer of 1947, he is called to a patient at Hundreds Hall, where his mother once worked. The Hall has been home to the Ayres family for more than two centuries. But it is now in decline and its inhabitants – mother, son and daughter – are haunted by something more ominous than a dying way of life. When he takes on his new patient, Faraday has no idea how closely, and how terrifyingly, the family’s story is about to become entwined with his own.

September 7:

The Nun

Finally, the scariest thing to come out of Catechism since wooden rulers.

September 7:

Slaughterhouse Rulez

Here’s a little something for our U.K. fans. Our own Kelly McNeely wrote an article on this Pegg and Frost collab. Imdb says this title will get a U.K release on September 7 which will make us Yankees jealous if it’s not a global sweep at least reaching to the states at the same time.

Said Pegg of the film:

“It’s about a private school in the U.K. which sells off parts of its land to a fracking company, and the fracking company then unleashes a subterranean monster that terrorizes the school. It’s a big metaphor for the U.K. privatizing things, and it’s mixed up with some ridiculous, sloppy horror. So it’s right up our street.”

Keep checking back with us to find out what else is coming out that is not listed here.