Summer of Scares: ten sci-fi/horror films coming out this summer

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Summer of Scares: ten sci-fi/horror films coming out this summer

Many of these are likely going to digital distribution, so you can stay scared at home!

The COVID-19 crisis has affected the release dates for several upcoming horror and science fiction films, but there are several promising movies still expected to come out. After the success of indie horror film The Wretched, more studios are seeing digital distribution as a viable way to release anticipated films.

Here are some exciting titles coming out this summer.

A Quiet Place Part II (September 4th)

This sequel to a surprise hit horror film brings Emily Blunt, Noah Jupe, and Millicent Simmonds back for another round of being very, very quiet while the monsters ravage the land.

The New Mutants (August 28th)

This often-delayed superhero horror film set in the X-Men universe features a set of kids residing in a sinister asylum where their mutant powers are tortured out of them.

Tenet (July 17th)

Christopher Nolan's new film is a sci-fi espionage thriller about agents trying to prevent World War 3. The film stars Robert Pattinson, Kenneth Branagh, Michael Caine, Elizabeth Debicki, John David Washington, and others.

The Empty Man (August 7th)

A chilling horror tale of secret cults based on the graphic novel by Collen Bunn, this movie tells the tale of a former cop hired to find a missing girl and running afoul of a supernatural conspiracy.

Train To Busan: Peninsula (August 6th)

The sequel to the Korean zombie film Train to Busan, this film is set farther into the future when the last vestiges of humanity struggle to survive in a ruined city.

Exit Plan (June 12th)

The Scandanavian thriller stars Game of Thrones actor Nicolaj Coster-Waldau as an insurance investigator who chases a man into a hotel where the lines between reality and illusion becomes dangerously thin.

Relic (July 10th)

A gothic horror film that has been gathering great reviews in the film festival circuit, this film stars Emily Mortimer and Bella Heathcote as a mother and daughter who are either suffering from mental degeneration or are being haunted by a malevolent presence.

The Rental (July 24th)

A couple of couples rent out a vacation home after a successful business venture, but a boozy weekend leads to secrets being unearthed and blood being shed.

Unhinged (July 1st)

Upon running late for work, Rachel (Caren Pistorius) has an unpleasant encounter with The Man (Crowe) at a stoplight. The man becomes fixated on her, stalking and tormenting her on his way to ending her life.

Becky (June 5th)

A neo-Nazi on the run fro the law takes a family hostage at a lakeshore cabin. During the chaos, the family's teenage daughter slips away and begins to cut a bloody swath through her family's captors.

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