Are you looking for a comprehensive list of all the new horror movies and shows releasing in December 2021? We’ve got you covered with a complete guide.
For clarity’s sake, the following list combines all of the new horror, thrillers and science fiction content to be released in December 2021 (movies and television shows). Trying to cram all of that into the headline is a little challenging.
Even though it’s December and most people are watching more light-hearted, holiday-themed content, there are still some new horror movies and darker content coming out for those craving holiday horror or something scary.
16 horror movies, shows, and more content releasing in December 2021
THE ADVENT CALENDAR
Streaming December 2 on Shudder
As always Shudder is releasing a few horror movies. Ex-dancer Eva has been a paraplegic for three years. When she receives a mysterious advent calendar that could change all that, she jumps at the opportunity. But every gift comes with a price.
THE WHOLE TRUTH
Streaming December 2 on Netflix
It might not be Halloween, but Netflix has a couple of horror movies releasing in December. This Thai horror movie centers on two siblings who find a strange hole in the wall of their grandparent’s house. Sinister incidents related to the hole and what they see when they look through it lead to unraveling dark secrets.
Streaming December 9 on Shudder
Death Valley is a gory new monster movie coming to Shudder very soon. When Chloe, a bioengineer, gets trapped in an underground facility after an experiment goes horribly wrong, a team is tasked with extracting her before a fatal decontamination protocol destroys the lab and everything inside. She manages to trigger a distress signal before a horrifying creature of unknown origin begins stalking her through the lab.
Streaming December 10 on Netflix
Two strangers wake up and are horrified to find that their abdomens have been sewn together. They become even more frightened when they realize who was behind the decision.
Streaming December 16 on Hulu
Hulu’s new true-crime documentary film explores the story of Randy Herman Jr. and whether or not he really did commit a brutal murder in his sleep or just used that as a convenient cover story. Pulse Films has secured exclusive access to Herman and his family, along with the many other people involved with the case.
THE WITCHER SEASON 2
Streaming December 17 on Netflix
The dark fantasy series finally returns for its second season this month! All episodes of season 2 drop on Friday, December 17, exclusively on Netflix. Convinced Yennefer is dead, Geralt does whatever he can to keep Ciri safe. To start, he takes her to the safest place he knows: Kaer Morhen.
JOE BOB RUINS CHRISTMAS
December 17 at 9 p.m. ET on Shudder TV
Make sure you tune in to watch the latest Joe Bob Briggs special this December. Joe Bob promises “a major distortion of what Christmas is all about” in the epic movie marathon/telethon. You won’t want to miss out.
CRIME SCENE: THE TIMES SQUARE KILLER
Streaming December 29 on Netflix
Following up on the successful Cecil Hotel docuseries that aired earlier this year, the second edition of Crime Scene investigates the danger and depravity of the NYC Times Square during the 70s and 80s.
LOST IN SPACE SEASON 3
Streaming December 1 on Netflix
The third and final season of this Netflix series sees the Robinsons’ survival instincts kick into high gear as they race to reunite and protect Alpha Centauri from an impending robot invasion.
THE EXPANSE SEASON 6
Streaming December 10 on Prime Video
The Expanse returns for its final season in December, although showrunner Naren Shankar has said there is more story to tell regarding the franchise in the future. For now, you’ll want to watch what is sure to be an epic finale with Holden and the Rocinante crew fighting alongside the Combined Fleet of Earth and Mars to protect the Inner Planets.
Streaming December 17 on Hulu
Chloë Grace Moretz and Algee Smith star in this sci-fi thriller about a couple forced to run through a war-torn country ravaged by dangerous androids. Adding to the danger is that Moretz’s character, Georgia, is pregnant.
THE MATRIX RESURRECTIONS
Streaming December 22 on HBO Max and in theaters
The long-awaited fourth film in this groundbreaking franchise finally debuts on December 22 on both HBO Max and in cinemas. Neo’s (Keanu Reeves) life takes an unexpected turn when he finds himself back inside the Matrix.
THE SILENT SEA
Streaming December 24 on Netflix
After the global success of Squid Games, expect to see even more South Korean shows on Netflix, starting with The Silent Sea, a highly-anticipated new sci-fi thriller show that takes place during a perilous 24-hour mission on the moon as space explorers try to retrieve samples from an abandoned research facility.
Releases on AMC+ on December 3
This upcoming comedy horror film will stream exclusively on AMC+ this Friday. Perfect for a dose of holiday horror, Silent Night (which stars Kiera Knightley and Matthew Goode) is about an extended family coming together at Christmas dinner on the eve of an apocalypse.
Releases in theaters on December 17
Guillermo del Toro’s latest project is a neo-noir psychological thriller film based on the 1946 novel of the same name. Manipulative psychiatrist Dr. Lilth Ritter teams up with an ambitious carny named Stan Carlisle with a talent for getting people to do what he wants with a few well-chosen words. Nightmare Alley stars Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett, Toni Collette, Willem Dafoe, Richard Jenkins, Rooney Mara, Ron Perlman, Mary Steenburgen and David Strathairn.
Streaming December 31 on Netflix
If you’re a fan of Harlan Coben adaptations, then you’ll be thrilled to know that another one is coming to Netflix on December 31. Based on another of Coben’s best-selling novels, Stay Close revolves around the lives of a photojournalist, a soccer mom and a homicide detective who are disturbed by a terrible event from the past.