Three Horror Films Scare Up 2012 Release Dates

2012 is shaping up to be one of the most “horrific” years in recent member. There are currently 11 horror films with release dates sometime next year. Bloody Disgusting reported today that three more will also be added to the list. Moving from it’s previous February 3 release date, Relativity Media’s House at the End of the Street is now set to bow on April 20. The Mark Tonderai helmed film, which centers on a teen girl (Jennifer Lawrence) who moves with her mom to a new town and learns that their home is across the street from a house where a double murder took place, will now go head to head with Dimension’s Scary Movie 5.

Scary Movie 5 has been rumored to be in preproduction since mid 2006, after its predecessor took in a solid $91 million at the U.S. box office. The Weinstein Company has announced that the next chapter in the Scary Movie franchise will be released in theaters on April 20, 2012. With the series beginning back in 2000 and Scary Movie 4 being released five years ago, a solid fan base will be excited to see what the filmmakers have in store for number 5. With a long list of possible horror movies to spoof in this upcoming film, Scary Movie 5 has much potential. No word yet on casting, but fingers are crossed for the return of Anna Faris and Regina Hall. The two actors have been in all four previous films and have become the faces of the franchise.

Speaking of films stuck in development hell, looks like Dimension is fast-tracking Halloween 3D with a release date of October 26 (finally a Halloween film around Halloween!). Patrick Lussier and Todd Farmer are currently working on the Hellraiser reboot for the Weinsteins. There is no word whether or not they are still on board to make this film as well.