7 Promising New Genre Films You Need To Know About

As long as these movies keep getting announced, I will try my hardest to keep you all up to date with all the new genre films coming your way. Here’s another 7 flicks! Enjoy

A lot of these new genre films are currently playing at festivals so we may be waiting a while before we see a release. At least my lovely readers will know about these before a lot of the world does.


The Substance recently played at the Cannes Film Festival and has received outstanding reviews across the board. This is the new film from Coralie Fargeat who gave us the fantastic, yet slightly far-fetched Revenge in 2017.

Demi Moore, Margaret Qualley and Dennis Quaid star in what is being described as an intensely gross, full-on body horror. It deals with an ageing actress who starts taking a new experimental drug, a cell-replicating substance that temporarily generates a younger version of herself.

I’m already sold. I loved Revenge, it was raw and had moments of beautiful extremity. This seems like a completely different genre and seems to be channelling some major Cronenberg vibes. 


OK, folks, WTF!? We have a new Deathstalker movie. Ain’t this some unexpected but welcomed genre movie news!?

The plot is still being kept secret but I can tell you that the new Deathstalker movie is from…are you ready? Steven Kostanski, make-up FX maestro and co-director of the great Lovecraftian tentacled horror The Void.

The first image was just released so I’d guess we will be hearing some plot details and a teaser very soon. Stay tuned!


The Surfer stars Nicolas Cage in what seems like another great role for the man. Directed by Irish filmmaker Lorcan Finnegan who gave us the (in my opinion) awesome Vivarium which starred Jesse Eisenberg and Imogen Poots.

Cage plays a father who gets humiliated in front of his son by a group of surfer thugs when he returns to his childhood beach where he once was the surf king. Unable to get over the embarrassment he decides to take matters into his own hands to make sure this never happens again. 


Halle Berry makes a welcomed return in Never Let Go. I did a reaction video the other day to the trailer and this one definitely looks good.

Never Let Go is being described as having A Quiet Place vibes but to be honest, I felt it was more along the lines of Bird Box.

A post-apocalyptic sci-fi horror about a family who must never untie themselves from a rope that connects their home to the outside world where strange creatures now lay waiting to manipulate them, manifest their fears and kill them.


In The Hermit, Lou Ferrigno (aka the OG Incredible Hulk) takes on probably his darkest role to fate, a cannibalistic pig farmer.

The film follows two teams as they get lost and end up in the sights of the cannibal pig farmer. The teens must work together 


David Cronenberg returns with The Shrouds, starring Vincent Cassell, Guy Pearce and Diane Kruger. The reviews have started to surface after the premiere in Cannes…and, folks, the reviews have not been great but this is Mr David Cronenberg, and even if The Shrouds isn’t that great then he still deserves to be on this list.

In Cronenberg’s new mind-melter, a wealthy widowed businessman who is mourning the loss of his wife designs a device that lets him connect with the dead through a burial shroud.


A group of amateur filmmakers and actors decide to make a low-budget horror movie using the cabin in the woods horror trope. But during shooting, their lives are thrown into danger when the director of the movie starts to show his true killing side of directing a horror movie were the kills might be a little too real.

Okay, folks, that is it for this new list of genre films. I have no doubt in my mind that will be back with another one soon. Stay tuned.

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