8 new horror movies and thrillers and TV shows to watch in December 2021

This December may be short on horror, but there are still plenty of thrillers for those looking for something beyond the traditional holiday promotions.

It’s holiday season, and there are plenty of romantic comedies, baking contests, and seasonal promotions on the way to the public; Not everyone is looking for this in December, however. For some moviegoers, they need a good fear or thrill rider. There might not be many in the horror department in December, but there are plenty of thrillers for both big and small screen, with the next eight being that some viewers may experience this month.

Silent Night – Theaters, December 3

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While this December is a light month on horror movies, there is a new horror comedy for those who need something a little scary, as well as funny. Silent night stars Keira Knightley, as well as Roman Griffin Davis (Jojo rabbit), and the movie is about friends and family getting together for the holidays; however, the world around them is far from the happiness of the holidays.

Meeting – Theaters, December 3, 2021

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The Encounter isn’t the usual psychological thriller, as it mixes elements of sci-fi to deliver its story. Starring Riz Ahmed, Octavia Spencer and Misha Collins, this film sees the character of Ahmed, a Marine and his father, on a rescue mission while trying to protect his children; however, something mysterious is brewing that interests the government. During theatrical screenings, Meet will also be available on Amazon on December 10.

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Impasse – Salles, December 3, 2021

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For a classic action thriller, Dead end is marketed as such. This holiday season, Bruce Willis is once again in an action flick; However, instead of being the hero, it looks like Willis plays the villain, as he embarks on a mission of revenge for his son that threatens many lives, including passers-by.

Money Heist Season 5, Vol. 2 – Netflix, December 3, 2021

Netflix's Money Heist Season 5

While the first half of Season 5 is already available, Money theft will finish its race with the second half of this season. The Spanish series has found fans internationally as it captures what so many people love about the heist genre. After years of thrilling thrills, the game is finally over, and fans can see if it all comes together on this latest installment in the Netflix series.

Don’t Look – Netflix, December 10, 2021

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Do not seek generated a lot of buzz thanks to its solid cast, which includes Timothée Chalamet, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Cate Blanchett, Jonah Hill, Meryl Streep, Ron Perlman, Ariana Grande, Tyler Perry and more. Written and directed by Adam McKay, this film follows two astronomers trying to warn humanity of their impending doom.

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Nightmare Alley – Theaters, December 17, 2021

Rooney Mara and Bradley Cooper in Nightmare Alley

Guillermo del Toro made a name for himself because of his love for genre films, like fantasy, horror, and noir. His latest film, Alley of nightmares, is the proof, because it is about a modern film noir with a carnival touch. In this film, a crook learns to be a mentalist after spending time with the circus; However, his newfound skills come with serious consequences when he crosses a moral line, leading to this vintage thriller.

The Lost Girl – Netflix, December 17, 2021

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Maggie Gyllenhaal challenges herself with The lost girl, as she takes on the roles of director, screenwriter and actress in this thriller. Join her as Dakota Johnson and Olivia Colman join in on this film about a professor meeting a woman and her daughter, which leads to an obsession and the professor confronted with his uncomfortable past.

The King’s Man – Salles, December 22, 2021

Ralph Fiennes in The King's Man

After two Kingsman movies, the series now gets a prequel that goes way beyond Harry’s origin. Instead, audiences return to the start of The Kingsman, following the titular spy, Orland Oxford (Ralph Fiennes), as he confronts a global threat that could spark a war.

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