Many news outlets are reporting the potential for a decline in ticket sales at the summer box office due to sequel fatigue, competition from streaming services, and an overall lower quality of blockbuster this summer. While the tales of streaming killing the box office are a bit over-rated (and over-reported), the first major flop of the summer season, Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur movie (which could only draw $15 million dollars in its opening weekend, carrying a $175 million dollar budget price tag), has some studios “quaking in their boots”. Will it be up to horror films to once again save the summer?
Coming off of an unusually busy (and profitable) winter season, this summer’s slate of horror films brings some well-known franchises, properties, and directors, as well as some expensive and inexpensive gambles to your local multiplex. These films will not only be competing with each other for horror fans’ dollars, but they will naturally also have to contend with the usual high profile tent-pole action and super hero films. Let’s take a look at the upcoming releases and trailers below and please use this as your Horror News Network guide for the summer season: read more