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Every New & Upcoming Horror Movie of 2024 & 2025

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.

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).

The Omicron Killer

Release Date: February 22, 2024
Director: Jeff Knite
Writers: Johnny Careccia, Jeff Knite, Paugh Shadow
Starring: Bai Ling, Felissa Rose, Lynn Lowry

A Copycat Serial Killer goes on a rampage to prove he’s even more deadly than the original. The media redubs him The Omicron Killer.

History of Evil

Release Date: February 23, 2024
Director: Bo Mirhosseni
Writers: Bo Mirhosseni
Starring: Paul Wesley, Jackie Cruz, Tordy Clark

A family on the run from a corrupt state takes refuge in a safe house with an evil past.

Camp Pleasant Lake

Release Date: February 27, 2024
Director: Thomas Walton
Writers: Thomas Walton
Starring: Jonathan Lipnicki, Michael Pae, Bonnie Aarons

A couple breathes life into a new camp on an old campsite, connecting them to a chilling past that unravels a 20-year-old mystery involving a missing young girl. As eerie events unfold, they must confront forces tied to a brutal crime.

Mickey’s Mouse Trap

Release Date: March 1, 2024
Director: Jamie Bailey
Writers: Simon Phillips
Starring: Simon Phillips, Nick Biskupek, Sophie McIntosh

It’s Alex’s 21st Birthday, but she’s stuck at the amusement arcade on a late shift so her friends decide to surprise her, but a masked killer dressed as Mickey Mouse decides to play a game of his own with them which she must survive.


Release Date: March 8, 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 that’s tentatively set to launch on March 8, 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

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.

I Don’t Understand You

i don't understand you

Release Date: March 8, 2024
Director: David Joseph Craig, Brian Crano
Writers: David Joseph Craig, Brian Crano
Starring: Nick Kroll, Andrew Rannells, Morgan Spector

Stranded in rural Italy without transportation or language skills, an American couple on the verge of adopting tries to reconnect during a disastrous vacation, as their fears and relationship problems threaten to boil over.

Nick Kroll is in an upcoming sci-fi comedy film directed by David Joseph Craig and Brian Crano.


Mom 2024 movie

Release Date: March 9, 2024
Director: Adam O’Brien
Writers: Philip Kalin-Hajdu, Albert I Melamed, Adam O’Brien
Starring: Emily Hampshire, François Arnaud, Christian Convery

Meredith, abandoned by her family after a horrific incident at home, is left alone to relive – and relive – the darkest moments of her past but a sinister entity, born from the tragedy, is determined to keep them apart.


Release Date: March 12, 2024
Director: Michael Mohan
Writers: Andrew Lobel
Starring: Sydney Sweeney, Simona Tabsco, Álvaro Morte

Cecilia, a woman of devout faith, is warmly welcomed to the picture-perfect Italian countryside where she is offered a new role at an illustrious convent. But it becomes clear to Cecilia that her new home harbors dark and horrifying secrets.

The Woods Are Real

Release Date: March 12, 2024
Director: Alix Lambert
Writers: Matt Dellapina, Sean Christopher Lewis
Starring: Matt Dellapina, Chinasa Ogbuagu, Campbell Scott

Joba and Quincy are a wealthy Brooklyn couple who value charity above all. But when a friend returns from a country pilgrimage to challenge their bleeding hearts, they accept an invitation that will change their lives forever.

The First Omen

Release Date: April 5, 2024
Writers: Tim Smith, Arkasha Stevenson, Keith Thomas
Starring: Bill Nighy, Charles Dance, Ralph Ineson

A young American woman is sent to Rome to begin a life of service to the church, but encounters a darkness that causes her to question her faith and uncovers a terrifying conspiracy that hopes to bring about the birth of evil incarnate.


Release Date: April 19, 2024
Director: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett
Writers: Guy Busick, Stephen Shields
Starring: Kathryn Newton, Dan Stevens, Giancarlo Esposito

After a group of criminals kidnap the ballerina daughter of a powerful underworld figure, they retreat to an isolated mansion, unaware that they’re locked inside with no normal little girl.

The Night of the Harvest

Release Date: April 12, 2024
Director: Ryan Callaway
Writers: Ryan Callaway
Starring: Ella Bennett, Kristin Macke, Brianna Hauser

Aubrey and her friends go geocaching in the woods behind an old cornfield where they are trapped and hunted by a masked woman in white.


Release Date: May 3, 2024
Director: Tilman Singer
Writers:Tilman Singer
Starring: Hunter Schafer, Jessica Henwick, Dan Stevens

A 17-year old girl is forced to move with her family to a resort where things are not what they seem.


Release Date: May 8, 2024
Director: Spenser Cohen, Anna Halberg
Writers: Nicholas Adams, Spenser Cohen, Anna Halberg
Starring: Avantika, Olwen Fouéré, Jacob Batalon

When a group of friends recklessly violates the sacred rule of Tarot readings they unknowingly unleash an unspeakable evil trapped within the cursed cards. One by one, they come face to face with fate and end up in a race against death.

The Strangers: Chapter 1

Release Date: May 17, 2024
Director: Renny Harlin
Writers: Alan R. Cohen, Alan Freedland
Starring: Madelaine Petsch, Rachel Shenton, Gabriel Basso

A young couple drive cross-country toward a new beginning; unfortunately they have no choice but to stop in a secluded Airbnb in Oregon–and endure a night of terror against three masked strangers.

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: July 12, 2024
Director: Oz Perkins
Writers: Oz Perkins
Starring: Nicolas Cage, Maika Monroe, Alicia Witt

FBI Agent Lee Harker is assigned to an unsolved serial killer case that takes unexpected turns, revealing evidence of the occult. Harker discovers a personal connection to the killer and must stop him before he strikes again.


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’.

Alien: Romulus

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


Release Date: August 19, 2024
Director: L.C. Holt
L.C. Holt
Starring: Felissa Rose, Chaney Morrow, Mark Patton

After narrowly surviving a violent mugging, Travis Wilkes invites the drifter who saved him back to the isolated home where he and his girlfriend resides, not realizing that he’s opened the door to a night of terror and bloody revenge.

Beetlejuice Beetlejuice

Release Date: September 6, 2024
Director: Tim Burton
Alfred Gough, Seteh Grahame-Smith, David Katzenberg
Jenna Ortega, Willem Dafoe, Monica Bellucci, Michael Keaton, Winona Ryder

Beetlejuice sequel.

Speak No Evil Remake

Release Date: September 13, 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.


Release Date: September 27, 2024
Director: Kevin Greutert

The 11th installment of the SAW film series.


Crawlers 2024

Director: Gisyerg Bermudez
Release Date: 
October 10, 2024
Starring: Richard Ryan, Anniette Sharai Calderon, Steve Silverie
Current Status: Pre-Production

Crawlers is an upcoming zombie movie set in the near future of 2030, where a zombie pandemic of ‘biblical proportions’ wipes out the population in the U.S. The movie will follow a group of American survivors who make their way to Mexico, a southern sanctuary believed to be zombie free.

Smile 2

Director: Parker Finn
Release Date: 
October 18, 2024
Starring: Kyle Gallner, Naomi Scott, Lukas Gage
Current Status: Post-Production

Detour 95

Director: James Twyman
Release Date: 
October 18, 2024
Starring: Danny Trejo, Clifton Powell, Emily Rose Hernandez
Current Status: Post-Production

Candace leaves northern New Jersey for Miami, Florida, to escape the violence and poverty; she quickly finds herself fighting for her life in a redneck nightmare.

Terrifier 3

Director: Damien Leone
Release Date: 
October 25, 2024
Starring: Lauren LaVera, David Howard Thornton, Chris Jericho
Current Status: In Production

Art the Clown is set to unleash chaos on the unsuspecting residents of Miles County as they peacefully drift off to sleep on Christmas Eve.

The Wolf Man

Director: Leigh Whannell
Release Date: 
October 25, 2024
Starring: Julia Garner, Christopher Abbott
Current Status: Pre-Production


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

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