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All Upcoming New Horror Movies of 2024 & 2025 List

The horror genre continues to thrive, with an exciting lineup of films set to chill and thrill audiences in 2024 and beyond. This year promises a diverse range of terrifying tales, each exploring unique aspects of fear and suspense. Among the most anticipated releases is Night Swim, a film that’s already generating buzz for its innovative approach to horror storytelling. This movie is expected to offer a fresh perspective, blending traditional horror elements with unexpected twists.

Another major highlight is A Quiet Place: Day One. Building on the success of its predecessors, this installment dives deeper into the post-apocalyptic world where silence is the key to survival. Fans are eagerly awaiting to see how this new chapter expands the lore of the series, promising to deliver intense suspense and heart-pounding moments.

Both Night Swim and A Quiet Place: Day One represent the evolving landscape of horror movies coming in 2024, where filmmakers are constantly pushing the boundaries to create immersive and unforgettable experiences. As we look at the horror movies coming our way, it’s clear that the genre is not just alive and well, but it’s also evolving in exciting new directions. Get ready to embrace the chills and thrills that lie ahead!

Note: We’re going to be staying away from most of the direct-to-video horror movies that release because honestly, that’s a crapshoot/rabbit hole we don’t want to go down. We are including some that are on our radar, though. You can also see a full list of the upcoming new zombie movies here.

Quick List of Upcoming Horror Movie Release Dates

Note: For more information on these movies, keep browsing after the quick list.

The Sudbury Devil | 9/13/23
Elevator Game | 9/14/23
A Haunting in Venice | 9/15/23
The Picture of Dorian Gray | 9/18/23
It Lives Inside | 9/22/23
Saw X | 9/27/23
Deliver Us | 9/29/23
Spectre or Spectacle: A History of the Paranormal | 10/1/23
Pet Sematary: Bloodlines | 10/6/23
V/H/S/85 | 10/6/23
Dear David | 10/13/23
Onyx the Fortuitous and the Talisman of Souls | 10/19/23
Suitable Flesh (VOD) | 10/31/23
Thanksgiving | 11/17/23
Night Swim | 1/5/24
Imaginary | 2/2/24
A Quiet Place: Day One | 3/7/24
The Watchers | 6/7/24
Horrorscope | 6/28/24
Trap | 8/2/24
Speak No Evil | 8/9/24
Aliens: Romulus | 8/16/24
Beetlejuice 2 | 9/6/24
M3GAN 2.0 | 1/17/25

New Upcoming Horror Movies 2023

The Sudbury Devil (VOD)

Release Date: September 13, 2023
Director: Andrew Rakich
Starring: Benton Guinness, Linnea Gregg, Josh Popa

In the heart of Sudbury, a series of inexplicable events begin to unfold. Miners working deep within the earth stumble upon an ancient chamber filled with strange symbols and a dark, pulsating energy. The town’s historian, Dr. Eleanor Mitchell, is called to decipher the symbols, only to discover they tell the tale of a powerful entity known as “The Sudbury Devil.”

As the days pass, the town is plagued by mysterious occurrences: machinery malfunctions, shadows move on their own, and a chilling howl echoes through the mines. Eleanor, along with a young miner named Lucas, delves deeper into the legend. They learn that every century, the Sudbury Devil awakens to claim a soul from the town as a sacrifice, ensuring the town’s prosperity for another hundred years.

The last sacrifice was made a century ago, and the time for a new one is drawing near. Eleanor and Lucas race against time to find a way to appease the entity without sacrificing a life. Along the way, they uncover dark secrets about the town’s founders and their pact with the Sudbury Devil.

As the day of reckoning approaches, Eleanor and Lucas must confront their own demons and make difficult choices. The town is divided between those who believe in the legend and are willing to make the sacrifice for prosperity and those who seek an alternative.

In a climactic confrontation deep within the mines, Eleanor, Lucas, and a group of brave townsfolk face off against the manifested Sudbury Devil. Using the knowledge they’ve gained and the power of unity, they attempt to seal the entity away for good.

Elevator Game (Shudder)

Release Date: September 14, 2023
Director: Rebekah McKendry
Starring: Nazariy Demkowicz, Liam Stewart-Kanigan, Adam Hurtig

Elevator Game is an upcoming Shudder original film directed by Rebekah McKendry, set to release in September 2023. The movie is inspired by the online phenomenon of the same name. The story centers around Ryan, a socially awkward teenager who joins a group of recent high school graduates. This group runs an online web series dedicated to debunking urban legends. As the narrative unfolds, the group, known as Nightmare on Dare Street, decides to explore the Elevator Game after Ryan’s suggestion. This game, believed to be linked to a recent woman’s disappearance, involves a specific sequence of pressing elevator buttons. Players must avoid any interaction with the mysterious “5th Floor Woman.” As the group films inside the very elevator where the woman vanished, they inadvertently unleash a supernatural force.

A Haunting in Venice

Release Date: September 15, 2023
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Starring: Tina Fey, Michelle Yeoh, Kelly Reilly, Jamie Dornan

A Haunting in Venice is an upcoming horror film that brings together the genius of screenwriter Michael Green and director-star Kenneth Branagh. The movie is an adaptation of Agatha Christie’s novel Hallowe’en Party but is set in the enchanting city of Venice rather than the English village of Woodleigh Common.

The story unfolds in 1947, with the legendary detective Hercule Poirot, portrayed by Branagh, enjoying his retirement in Venice. However, his peace is disrupted when his friend, American mystery author Ariadne Oliver (played by Tina Fey), convinces him to attend a Halloween séance at a nearby palazzo, orchestrated by the renowned psychic Mrs. Reynolds (Michelle Yeoh).

The intention is to debunk the psychic’s claims, but the séance takes a dark turn, leading to a series of horrifying events. Poirot, ever the skeptic, believes that the supernatural occurrences are a smokescreen for more earthly and sinister motives. The film promises a blend of classic Christie mystery with a chilling horror twist, set against the haunting backdrop of Venice.

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Release Date: September 18, 2023
Director: Richard John Taylor
Starring: Rula Lenska, Steve Wraith, Lizzy Willis

The upcoming horror film The Picture of Dorian Gray is a modern adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s iconic novel. Set in a world obsessed with social media and appearances, the story revolves around Dorian Gray, an influencer who strikes a sinister deal to ensure his online image remains forever youthful. As he delves deeper into a life of vanity and indulgence, his mental health deteriorates, and he becomes entangled in a web of corruption and depravity.

The portrait he once admired begins to reveal his true self, aging and decaying, reflecting every sin he commits. As Dorian’s real-world actions become increasingly malevolent, the portrait serves as a haunting reminder of the price of eternal youth. The film explores themes of vanity, morality, and the consequences of unchecked hedonism in a digital age. Directed by Richard John Taylor, the movie promises a chilling reimagining of Wilde’s classic tale, emphasizing the dangers of modern obsessions with perfection and the digital self.

It Lives Inside

Release Date: September 22, 2023
Director: Bishal Dutta
Starring: Mega Suri, Neeru Bajwa, Mohana Krishnan
Subgenre: Supernatural

It Lives Inside is a highly anticipated supernatural horror film set to hit theaters this fall. The narrative revolves around Sam, an Indian-American high school student who, in her quest to fit in, distances herself from her Indian heritage. However, when a Hindu demon known as a Pishach attaches itself to her former best friend, Sam is forced to confront and embrace her cultural roots to combat the looming evil. The film, directed by the award-winning Bishal Dutta, has garnered significant attention following its successful festival run and subsequent rave reviews. The story not only delves into the terror induced by the demon but also explores the complexities of cross-cultural identity, making it a unique blend of horror and cultural commentary. The cast features Megan Suri as Sam, Mohana Krishnan, Neeru Bajwa, and others. The movie is set to release across theaters in the United States and Europe on September 22, 2023.

No One Will Save You (Hulu)

Release Date: September 22, 2023
Director: Brian Duffield
Starring: Kaitlyn Dever, Ginger Cressman, Zack Duhame
Subgenre: Alien

Prepare to embark on an electrifying journey into the realms of the unknown with Hulu’s upcoming No One Will Save You. The film masterfully constructs a captivating narrative teeming with extraterrestrial threats. The plot thrusts Kaitlyn Dever’s character, Brynn Adams, into a high-stakes battle against relentless otherworldly beings. As the story unfolds, it reveals how swiftly the ordinary can morph into the extraordinary. Brynn, living in solitude in her childhood home, suddenly experiences a home invasion from unearthly visitors. The film is a pulse-pounding cinematic experience that blends suspense, horror, and unyielding action, ensuring audiences are enthralled from the opening scene to the closing credits.

Saw X

Release Date: September 27, 2023
Kevin Greutert
Starring: Tobin Bell, Shawnee Smith, Synnøve Macody Lund

SAW X is the tenth installment of the SAW franchise, directed by Kevin Greutert. This film serves as a bridge, acting as both a direct sequel to the original SAW (2004) and a prequel to SAW II (2005). The narrative follows John Kramer, the infamous Jigsaw killer, as he travels to Mexico in search of a miracle cure for his cancer. However, he soon discovers that the entire medical operation is a scam targeting desperate individuals like him. This revelation reignites Jigsaw’s passion for his signature traps. The movie delves into John’s transformation into the Jigsaw killer, setting up con artists in his notorious traps. Tobin Bell reprises his iconic role as John Kramer/Jigsaw, and Shawnee Smith returns as Amanda. The film is set to hit theaters on September 29, 2023.

The Toxic Avenger

Release Date: September 23, 2023
Director: Macon Blair
Starring: Peter Dinklage, Kevin Bacon, Elijah Wood
Subgenre: Comic Book Horror

2023’s The Toxic Avenger is a reimagining of Lloyd Kaufman’s 1984 cult classic. Unlike the original storyline that followed Melvin Ferd Junko III, who transformed into an unlikely hero due to a mishap, this modern take introduces us to Winston Gooze. Winston is a downtrodden janitor who, after falling into a vat of toxic waste, transforms into “The Toxic Avenger”. This new version is filled with environmental themes as Winston battles against the forces of greed and corruption to save his son, his friends, and his community. The film retains the spirit of the original and has been rated “R” for violence and gore, staying true to Troma tradition.

Deliver Us (VOD)

Release Date: September 29, 2023
Cru Ennis, Lee Roy Kunz
Starring: Jan Gebruk, Jaune Kimmel, Thomas Kretschmann

In the bustling metropolis of Leningrad, a series of mysterious packages begin to appear at the doorsteps of unsuspecting residents. Each package contains an antique artifact, accompanied by a cryptic note written in old Slavic script. As the city becomes increasingly alarmed by these deliveries, Jan Gebruk, a linguistics professor with a troubled past, is called upon to decipher the messages.

Jan discovers that the notes are not just random writings, but a desperate plea from the spirits of ancient Slavic warriors. They seek redemption for a betrayal that occurred centuries ago and believe that Jan is the key to their salvation. As Jan delves deeper into the mystery, he is haunted by visions of battles, sacrifices, and a forbidden love that ties his own ancestry to these restless spirits.

With the help of a young historian, Elena, Jan embarks on a journey that takes them to forgotten temples, underground catacombs, and remote villages. Along the way, they are pursued by a shadowy organization that seeks to harness the power of the artifacts for their own dark purposes.

As the final pieces of the puzzle fall into place, Jan must confront his own demons and make a choice: to deliver the spirits and risk his own life or to turn his back on history and doom the warriors to eternal unrest.

Starring Jan Gebruk in a gripping tale of redemption, love, and the weight of history, Deliver Us is a cinematic journey that will leave audiences on the edge of their seats. Releasing in 2023, this film is a testament to the power of the past and the lengths one man will go to right the wrongs of bygone eras.

Spectre or Spectacle: A History of the Paranormal (Documentary, VOD)

Release Date: October 1, 2023
S.J. Evans
Starring: Katrina Weidman, Yvette Fielding, Barri Ghai

In the bustling city of Lysandra, the line between the living and the supernatural has always been blurred. For centuries, tales of ghosts, spirits, and otherworldly beings have been whispered in hushed tones, and passed down from generation to generation. But in the modern age of technology and skepticism, these tales have been relegated to mere myths and legends, often dismissed as mere spectacles for entertainment.

Enter Dr. Eleanor Gray, a renowned historian with a deep-seated fascination for the paranormal. When she stumbles upon an ancient manuscript in the archives of Lysandra’s oldest library, she is thrust into a world where the supernatural is not just real, but deeply intertwined with the city’s history.

The manuscript, titled “Spectre or Spectacle,” chronicles the lives of key figures in Lysandra’s past who had encounters with the paranormal. From a 16th-century alchemist who claimed to have discovered the elixir of life, to a Victorian-era medium who held séances in the city’s grandest mansions, each story is more intriguing than the last.

As Dr. Gray delves deeper into the manuscript, she begins to notice a pattern. Each of these historical figures had a significant impact on the city’s development, and their encounters with the supernatural played a crucial role in shaping Lysandra’s destiny.

But the manuscript also contains a warning. A prophecy that speaks of a great upheaval, where the boundaries between the living and the supernatural will be shattered, plunging Lysandra into chaos.

Determined to prevent this disaster, Dr. Gray teams up with a group of paranormal enthusiasts, including a tech-savvy ghost hunter, a psychic medium, and a folklore expert. Together, they embark on a quest to uncover the truth behind the manuscript and the role of the supernatural in Lysandra’s history.

As they delve into the city’s haunted past, they encounter spirits, apparitions, and otherworldly beings, each with their own tale to tell. But as they get closer to the truth, they also become targets of a malevolent force that will stop at nothing to keep Lysandra’s secrets buried.

Pet Sematary: Bloodlines

Release Date: October 6, 2023
Director: Lindsey Anderson Beer
Starring: Samantha Mathis, David Duchovny, Henry Thomas

Pet Sematary: Bloodlines is set in the the quiet town of Ludlow, Maine where the Creed family’s tragic history with the Pet Sematary is well-known. However, few are aware of the deeper, darker secrets that the ancient burial ground holds. When a team of archaeologists, led by Dr. Eliza Martinez, arrives in Ludlow to study the origins of the Pet Sematary, they unwittingly unearth a series of cryptic artifacts that hint at a bloodline curse that dates back centuries.

As Dr. Martinez delves deeper into the mystery, she discovers that the curse is tied to the very first settlers of Ludlow, who had made a forbidden pact with the spirits of the land. This pact granted them prosperity and protection, but at a terrible cost: every generation, a member of the bloodline must be sacrificed to appease the restless spirits.

When a series of unexplained deaths begin to plague the town, Dr. Martinez realizes that she has inadvertently reawakened the curse. With the help of Ellie Creed, the now-adult survivor of the original Pet Sematary tragedy, the two women embark on a desperate quest to break the bloodline curse and put the restless spirits to rest once and for all.

But as they delve deeper into the history of the Pet Sematary and the curse, they discover that some secrets are better left buried. For the spirits of the Pet Sematary are not just vengeful; they are ancient, powerful, and have a plan of their own.

In a race against time, Dr. Martinez and Ellie must confront their deepest fears and face the dark legacy of the Pet Sematary. But as the bloodline curse tightens its grip on Ludlow, they come to a chilling realization: sometimes, the past doesn’t just haunt you – it hunts you.

The Exorcist: Believer

Release Date: October 6, 2023
Director: David Gordon Green
Starring: Ellen Burstyn, Jennifer Nettles, Ann Dowd
Subgenre: Paranormal

The iconic Exorcist franchise is getting a fresh, terrifying facelift, and it’s all thanks to the masters of horror over at Blumhouse Productions. The first of the new planned Exorcist trilogy is set to release on October 6, 2023, coming to a theater near you.

Now, you might be wondering why October 6 and not the spookier date of October 13? Well, it turns out even demons and exorcisms don’t want to mess with the power of Taylor Swift. That’s right, T-Swift’s got her own concert film dropping, and let’s be real, nobody wants to go up against that juggernaut. So, the Exorcist crew wisely sidestepped and claimed October 6 for their unholy shenanigans.

But let’s get to the meat and bones of this thing. David Gordon Green, the genius behind the recent Halloween revamps, is in the director’s chair. And hold onto your Ouija boards, because Ellen Burstyn is back! She’s reprising her role as Chris MacNeil, Regan’s mom, and the buzz is that she might even stick around for future installments.

And if you’re the type who likes a sneak peek, Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights has got you covered. They’ve set up an entire maze that’s basically a living, breathing trailer for The Exorcist: Believer. It’s a walk-through experience that’ll give you just enough chills to tide you over until the movie’s release. Cool.

V/H/S/85 (Shudder)

Release Date: October 6, 2023
Director: David Bruckner, Scott Derrickson, Natasha Kermani
Starring: Freddy Rodriguez, James Ransone, Jordan Belfi
Subgenre: Found Footage Horror

V/H/S/85 is an upcoming American found footage horror anthology film and represents the sixth installment in the V/H/S franchise. The film is set to be released on October 6, 2023.

V/H/S/85 takes its audience on a haunting exploration into the dark side of the 1980s. Presented as a made-for-TV documentary, the film unveils five spine-chilling stories:

  1. Scientists observe a peculiar boy who is obsessively drawn to his television.
  2. A group of kids set out on a lake skiing adventure.
  3. A television crew struggles to survive amidst a natural calamity.
  4. The nascent days of virtual reality (VR) give rise to an unspeakable terror.
  5. A lethal dream is recorded on tape.

These eerie tales bring to light the hidden and malevolent secrets of the 1980s in a manner that’s never been portrayed before.

Dark Harvest

Release Date: October 13, 2023
Director: David Slade
Starring: Casey Likes, Emyri Crutchfield, Dustin Ceithamer
Subgenre: Fantasy Horror

So, there’s this epic monster named October Boy, right? He pops up every Halloween in a small Midwestern town, rising from the cornfields with a butcher knife in hand. He heads straight for anyone gutsy enough to face him.

Now, every fall, another creepy guy named Sawtooth Jack also shows up from the cornfields. He makes his way to the local church where a bunch of rowdy young guys are super eager to take him on. It’s like this annual showdown that’s a mix of life and death.

Richie Shepard, our main guy, is living in the shadow of his big bro, who nailed it last year by winning the “October Prize” and getting the heck out of town. Richie teams up with Kelly Haines, a dreamer who’s also desperate to leave this nowhere place. Breaking all the rules and defying the odds, Richie and Kelly set out to take down these legendary nightmares and win what’s called the Run. They’re in it to win their freedom, and they’re doing it together.

Dear David

Release Date: October 13, 2023
Director: John McPhail
Starring: Justin Long, Andrea Bang, Augustus Prew
Subgenre: Supernatural Horror

Dear David is an upcoming American supernatural horror film set to be released on October 13, 2023. Directed by John McPhail and based on a Twitter thread of the same name by Adam Ellis, the film delves into the haunting experiences of former BuzzFeed employee Adam Ellis. He becomes haunted by the ghost of a boy who is possessed by a demonic entity.

The story originated from a Twitter thread created by BuzzFeed writer Adam Ellis, in which he detailed his encounters with a ghost. This thread was updated between August 7 and December 12, 2017, and quickly went viral, amassing over 1 million followers for Ellis on Twitter. Due to its popularity, BuzzFeed Studios announced on June 6, 2018, their intention to adapt the story into a feature film. Mike Van Waes was brought on board to write the screenplay. In an interview, Ellis mentioned that his story was based on real events, emphasizing that he wasn’t trying to convince anyone of the existence of ghosts but merely wanted to share his story.

The film stars Augustus Prew as Adam Ellis, with Andrea Bang, René Escobar Jr., Cameron Nicoll, and Justin Long in supporting roles.

Onyx the Fortuitous and the Talisman of Souls

Release Date: October 19, 2023
Director: Andrew Bowser
Starring: Jeffrey Combs, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Barbara Crampton
Subgenre: Horror Comedies

Alright, let’s dive into everything we know about Onyx the Fortuitous and the Talisman of Souls. The movie is directed and written by Andrew Bowser, who also created the project through Kickstarter. The campaign was a hit, with 7,493 backers pledging $610,467 to bring this project to life. That’s some serious love from the community, and with good reason – it looks great!
The story revolves around Onyx, a fledgling occultist, who along with a group of worshipers, attends a once-in-a-lifetime ritual at the mansion of their idol, Bartok the Great. Bartok is described as a B-movie villain from the era of Satanic Panic, which sounds pretty wild. He seeks the help of his magical assistant Farrah, played by Olivia Taylor Dudley, to lure Onyx and others for the ritual. The movie also features other stars like Jeffrey Combs and Barbara Crampton. The plot thickens when Onyx is struggling to find purpose with his soul-devouring side gig and then receives an invitation to Bartok’s mansion. There, he joins Bartok and his mysterious delegation to raise the spirit of an ancient demon. Sounds like a party, doesn’t it?
So, if you’re into comedy mixed with a dash of horror and occult themes, Onyx the Fortuitous and the Talisman of Souls might just be your cup of tea.

Five Nights at Freddy’s

Release Date: October 27, 2023
Director: Emma Tammi
Starring: Matthew Lillard, Josh Hutcherson, Elizabeth Lail

The Five Nights at Freddy’s movie has been a long time coming (originally announced in 2015), and fans of the video game series are buzzing with excitement. Directed by Emma Tammi, the movie is set to hit the big screens and Peacock streaming service on October 27, 2023.

The story revolves around Mike Schmidt, a troubled security guard who takes a night-time job at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza. This isn’t your average pizza place, though. Mike soon discovers that the animatronic mascots—Freddy Fazbear, Bonnie, Chica, and Foxy—come to life and get murderous after midnight.

The film stars Josh Hutcherson as Mike Schmidt, Elizabeth Lail as Vanessa Monroe, Piper Rubio as Abby Schmidt, and Matthew Lillard as William Afton. Even gaming YouTuber CoryxKenshin makes a cameo as a taxi driver.

Emma Tammi co-wrote the screenplay with Scott Cawthon and Seth Cuddeback, based on the video game series created by Scott Cawthon. The movie has a budget of around $25 million and is produced by Blumhouse Productions and Scott Cawthon Productions. It’ll be distributed by Universal Pictures in the United States.

Suitable Flesh (VOD)

Release Date: October 31, 2023
Director: Joe Lynch
Starring: Heather Graham, Judah Lewis, Barbara Crampton

Suitable Flesh is based on H.P. Lovecraft’s 1933 short story “The Thing on the Doorstep.” It focuses on Elizabeth Derby (played by Heather Graham), a psychiatrist. Her fascination with helping a male patient with a personality disorder leads to a horrific action. As she recounts the events to another doctor, they uncover even darker and more twisted secrets. The film blends Lovecraftian-inspired premises with elements of modern horror and erotic thrillers. The narrative may adopt a non-linear approach, revealing details about Elizabeth’s story in a fragmented manner.

The idea for the film adaptation of “The Thing on the Doorstep” was initially conceived in the 1990s by director Stuart Gordon. However, it took about 20 years for the project to get off the ground. After Gordon’s passing in 2020, actress Barbara Crampton, who had collaborated with Gordon on several projects, learned about “Suitable Flesh” and decided to bring it to life. She collaborated with AMP Films and took on roles as both an actress and a producer for the film.


Release Date: November 17, 2023
Director: Eli Roth
Starring: Rick Hoffman, Gina Gershon, Patrick Dempsey
Subgenre: Holiday Horror

Ah yes, finally – a Thanksgiving horror movie! In the small, picturesque town of Harvest Hollow, Thanksgiving is not just a holiday – it’s a revered tradition. Every year, the townspeople gather at the grand Harvest Manor, a centuries-old mansion, to celebrate and give thanks. The manor, owned by the enigmatic Hawthorne family, has been the epicenter of the town’s festivities for generations.

This year, a group of college friends, including the rebellious outsider, Alex, and the mayor’s diligent daughter, Lily, decided to document the town’s Thanksgiving traditions for a school project. As they delve deeper into the history of Harvest Hollow and the Hawthorne family, they uncover dark secrets that have been buried for years.

The night before Thanksgiving, a mysterious figure dressed as a pilgrim begins to haunt the town. One by one, townspeople go missing, only to be found the next day as part of a gruesome display at the manor’s dining table. The college group quickly realizes that the pilgrim is recreating the first Thanksgiving feast in the most horrifying manner, with the townspeople as the main course.

As the group tries to unravel the mystery behind the pilgrim’s identity and motive, they discover that the Hawthorne family had made a pact with a malevolent entity centuries ago. In exchange for prosperity and power, the family had to offer a feast of souls every 100 years. The last feast was in 1923, and now, in 2023, the entity has come to collect.

With time running out and the number of their group dwindling, Alex, Lily, and the remaining friends must confront the dark history of Harvest Hollow and the Hawthorne family. They must find a way to break the curse and stop the pilgrim before they become the final dish in the Feast of Fear.

2024 Horror Movies

Night Swim

Night Swim Horror Movie

Release Date: January 5, 2024
Director: Bryce McGuire
Writers: Rod Blackhurst, Bryce McGuire
Starring: Kerry Condon, Wyatt Russell, Ben Sinclair

We don’t know much about Night Swim except for the fact that it’s based on the 2014 short film that revolved around a woman being visited by an evil spirit while swimming in her pool at night. It’s directed by Bryce McGuire (Unfollowed and a bunch of horror short films), and will star Kerry Condon (Rome, Better Call Saul), Wyatt Russell (Shimmer Lake, Goon: Last of the Enforcers), and Ben Sinclair (Poker Face, Thor: Love and Thunder).


Release Date: February 2, 2024
Director: Jeff Wadlow
Writers: Greg Erb, Bryce McGuire, Jason Oremland
Starring: Veronica Falcon, Betty Buckley, Dane DiLiegro

Imaginary is an upcoming Blumhouse x Lionsgate collab (lol) that’s tentatively set to launch on February 2, 2024. The story is about a woman finding out her imaginary childhood friend is real, still living in her childhood home, and is pissed off about being left behind by her. Sounds pretty good to me.

A Quiet Place: Day One

A Quiet Place Day One Movie poster

Release Date: March 8, 2024
Director: Michael Sarnoski
Writers: Scott Beck, John Krasinski, Jeff Nichols
Starring: Lupita Nyong’o, Joseph Quinn, Alex Wolff, Djimon Hounsou, Denis O’Hare

We don’t have much along the line of details for A Quiet Place: Day One, but it’s already in post-production and expected to be released on March 8, 2024. We do know that it’s supposed to be a spin-off prequel (I mean, the name gives it away, you guys), and that it will star Stranger Things’ Joseph Quinn and Lupita Nyong’o.

The Watchers

Release Date: June 7, 2024
Director: Ishana Shyamalan
Writers: Ishana Shyamalan, A.M. Shine
Starring: Dakota Fanning, Georgina Campbell, Olwen Fouéré

The Watchers is definitely in my top five most anticipated horror movies of 2024. It’s Ishana Night Shyamalan’s directorial debut and it’s being produced by her father. The 2024 horror movie centers around an artist (Dakota Fanning) who finds herself stranded in a vast, untouched forest in Western Ireland where she finds herself trapped with three strangers. She learns that these strangers are being hunted by mysterious creatures every night. It’s based on A.M. Shine’s novel of the same name.


Release Date: June 7, 2024
Director: Spenser Cohen, Anna Helberg
Writers: Nicholas Adams, Spenser Cohen, Anna Halberg
Starring: Jacob Batalon, Humberly González, Olwen Fouéré

Horrorscope is based on Nicholas Adams’ novel of the same name, first released in 1992. The film will follow the story of the book, which begins when a group of college friends have their horoscopes read and then find themselves victimized by those horoscopes. Sounds fun. We’re in.


Release Date: August 2, 2024
Director: M. Night Shyamalan
Writers: M. Night Shyamalan
Starring: TBD

We don’t know much about Trap, except for the fact that director M. Night Shyamalan describes it as a ‘Psychological thriller set a concert’.

Speak No Evil

Release Date: August 9, 2024
Director: James Watkins
Writers: Christian Tafdrup, Mads Tafdrup, James Watkins
Starring: James McAvoy, Mackenzie Davis, Scoot McNairy

The upcoming Speak No Evil movie is a Hollywood big-budget remake of Shudder’s Speak No Evil. (We’ll call it Speak No Evil: The Michael Bay Cut, I guess). The film follows a family who spends a vacation weekend in an idyllic country house. As you can imagine, what they believe will be a fun family vacation in the countryside turns into a psychological nightmare.

Aliens: Romulus

Release Date: August 16, 2024
Director: Fede Alvarez
Fede Alvarez, Rodo Sayagues
Cailee Spaeny, Isabela Merced, Archie Renaux


Release Date: TBA 2024 
Ti West
Writer: Ti West
Starring: Mia Goth, Michelle Monaghan, Elizabeth Debicki, Giancarlo Esposito, Kevin Bacon
Status: Post Production

MaXXXine is an upcoming 2024 horror movie that follows Maxine, who was the only survivor of the bloody incidents of X, as she continues her journey towards fame to be an actress in 1980s Los Angeles.

Return to Silent Hill

Return to Silent Hill

Release Date: TBA 2024 
Christophe Gans
Writer: Christophe Gans, William Josef Schneider, Keeichiro Toyama
Starring: Jeremy Irvine, Hannah Emily Anderson, Eve Macklin
Status: Post Production

The upcoming Silent Hill movie will follow the story of Silent Hill 2 (which made our list of the Scariest Horror Games of All Time) which was released in 2001 for the PS2. In the game, the protagonist, James Sunderland, receives a letter from his deceased wife, Mary, beckoning him to the eerie town of Silent Hill. As he searches for her, he confronts various grotesque monsters and delves deeper into the dark history of the town. The game is renowned for its atmospheric horror, complex storyline, and psychological elements that delve into James’s psyche, and we’re hoping that the movie does the exact same.

Confirmed Upcoming Horror Movies Without Release Dates Yet

Werewolf Santa

Release Date: TBA 2023
Director: Airell Anthony Hayles
Starring: Mark Arnold, John Bloom, Emily Booth

This Christmas, Santa’s not the only one coming to town.

Werewolf Santa is set in the quaint seaside town of Winter Harbor, Christmas Eve is a time of joy, laughter, and anticipation for the morning to come. But this year, the festive spirit is about to get a chilling twist.

Lucy, an aspiring YouTuber, runs a not-so-popular show called ‘Monster Hunter’s’. Despite her passion and dedication, only a handful of viewers tune in to watch her adventures. Little does she know, this Christmas Eve is about to change her life and skyrocket her channel’s popularity.

While filming her latest episode in the local park, Lucy inadvertently captures a shocking event: Santa Claus, the jolly old man himself, gets bitten by a rogue werewolf. As the full moon rises, Santa undergoes a terrifying transformation, turning into a monstrous werewolf. The once joyful figure now prowls the streets of Winter Harbor, bringing not gifts, but terror.

Realizing the gravity of the situation and seeing an opportunity to save both Christmas and her YouTube career, Lucy decides to take matters into her own hands. With her family by her side, and armed with just a rusty ice skate and the werewolf lore she’s gleaned from her beloved horror comics, Lucy embarks on a perilous mission. The goal? Subdue Werewolf Santa and find a way to reverse the curse before dawn.

As the night unfolds, Lucy and her family face numerous challenges, from evading the beastly Santa to deciphering ancient rituals that might hold the key to his salvation. Along the way, they discover the true meaning of Christmas and the importance of family, love, and bravery.

The Piper

Release Date: TBA 2023
Director: Anthony Waller
Starring: Elizabeth Hurley, Mia Jenkins, Jack Stewart

The Piper is an upcoming horror movie starring Elizabeth Hurley, Mia Jenkins, and Jack Stewart.

Liz (played by Elizabeth Hurley) and her daughter Amy relocate to a quaint German town. As they settle into their new life, things take a dark turn when a local girl dies under horrifying circumstances and other sinister events unfold. A dark secret from Liz’s past awakens the Piper, an evil entity from beyond. This entity seeks redemption by taking the children of any parent who has committed a wrongdoing. With Amy in grave danger, the story intensifies when Amy meets a kind and mysterious individual named Luca. The question remains: can Luca save Amy from the clutches of the Piper?

The Piper offers a darker and contemporary twist on the story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin, whose vindictive restless spirit seeks out those who have escaped justice for their crimes, punishing them by taking away their children.

Black Mold

Release Date: TBA 2023
Director: John Pata
Starring: Agnes Albright, Andrew Bailes, Jeremy Holm
Subgenre: Psychological Horror

Black Mold is a psychological horror thriller set in 2023. The story revolves around two photographers, played by Agnes Albright and Andrew Bailes. While exploring an abandoned building, they come across a squatter, portrayed by Jeremy Holm. This unexpected encounter triggers traumatic memories of one of the photographers’ past, specifically memories related to her father. As the narrative unfolds, the lines between reality and the haunting memories blur, leading to intense and suspenseful moments.

The film premiered at the 10th Panic Fest on April 15, 2023, in Kansas City, Missouri.


Release Date: TBA 2023
Director: Andy Edwards
Starring: Kierston Wareing, Jamie Lomas, Alina Allison
Subgenre: Indie Horror Slasher

A young girl, on the brink of returning to university, decides to have one last night out in her seaside hometown. However, her farewell takes a dark turn when she becomes the target of a mysterious killer donning a Mr. Punch mask. As the night unfolds, she must confront not only the lurking danger but also the shadows of her past in this coastal town.


Release Date: U.S. Release TBA 2024
Director: Jason Yu
Starring: Lee Sun-kyun, Jung Yu-mi
Subgenre: Horror Comedy

Hyeon-soo (played by Lee Sun-Kyun) and Soo-jin are a newlywed couple. One night, Soo-jin discovers Hyeon-soo sleepwalking, exhibiting a bizarre behavior that is uncharacteristic of him. As night falls, she grows increasingly anxious, fearing that her husband might harm their newborn child during one of his sleepwalking episodes. The film delves into the mystery behind Hyeon-soo’s strange nocturnal behavior and the couple’s desperate attempts to understand and address it.

Hostile Dimensions

Release Date: TBA 2023
Director: Graham Hughes
Starring: Stephen Beavis, Cedric Gall, Graham Hughes
Subgenre: Sci-fi Horror

Two documentary filmmakers, Sam and Ash, embark on an investigation into the mysterious disappearance of a graffiti artist. Their journey leads them to a peculiar free-standing door that seems to be a portal to alternate dimensions. As they delve deeper into the mystery, they are confronted with mind-bending realities and chilling dangers. With each dimension they explore, the stakes get higher, and the truth becomes even more elusive. The film combines elements of sci-fi and horror, taking the audience on a suspenseful ride through the unknown.

Raging Grace

Release Date: TBA 2023
Director: Paris Zarcilla
Starring: Max Eigenmann, Jaeden Paige Boadilla, Leanna Best
Subgenre: ?


Release Date: TBA 2023
Director: Michael Hurst
Starring: Ronnie Angel, Luisa Bulnes-Shaw, Jessica Cameron
Subgenre: ?

Haunted Ulster Live

Release Date: TBA 2023
Director: Dominic O’Neill
Starring: Andrew Dickson, Owen James, Mark Claney

Project Paranoia

Release Date: TBA 2023
Director: Francesco Monti
Starring: Meosha Bean, Luke Endyan, Andrew Lloyd Preston

The Glenarma Tapes

Release Date: TBA 2023
Director: Tony Devlin
Starring: Vicky Allen, Charlie Bonner, Steven Calvert

New Life

Release Date: TBA 2023
Director: John Rosman
Starring: Sonya Walger, Tony Amendola, Hayley Erin

El Hombre Del Saco

Release Date: TBA 2023
Director: Ángel Gómez Hernández
Starring: Manuel Facal, Juma Fodde, Ignacio Garcia Cucucovich
Subgenre: Horror Comedy

Invoking Yell

Release Date: TBA 2023
Director: Patricio Valladares
Starring: Macarena Carrere, Maria Jesus Marcone, Andrea Ozuljevich
Subgenre: Fake Documentary Horror? Is that a thing?

Creeping Death

Release Date: TBA 2023
Director: Matt Sampere
Starring: Matt Sampere, Monique Parent, Alan Maxson
Subgenre: Horror Comedy


Release Date: TBA 2023
Director: Douglas Schulze
Starring: Jon Bennett, Cassandra Schomer, Bo Shumaker
Subgenre: Horror

Ghosts of the Void

Release Date: TBA
Director: Jason Miller
Starring: Michael Reagan, Tedra Millan, Carter Shimp
Subgenre: Thriller

Spending the night in her car, a newly homeless woman grapples with overwhelming exhaustion, the disintegration of her marriage, and the looming threat of mysterious, masked strangers. As the night unfolds, she must confront not only the external dangers but also the internal demons that have led her to this harrowing situation.

The Sacrifice
Salem’s Lot
Somewhere Quiet
Don’t Suck
Deer Camp 86
The Forest Hills
Sister Death
The Origin
Everyone Will Burn
The Platform 2 (Netflix)
The Last Boy on Earth
True Haunting
How to Kill Monsters
Big Easy Queens
Puzzle Box
Where the Devil Roams
The 100 Candles Game: The Last Possession
The Moor
Falling Stars

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