Attention horror fans, we’re walking through the terrifying but exhilarating revival of the genre at the moment. Supernatural ghost stories, fake blood, gore and jump scares are welcome all year round and, thankfully, there are a bunch of chilling horror movies planned to come our way within the next few years. Whether it’s the return of popular franchises like Saw and The Exorcist or original scares from new filmmakers, there are a ton of upcoming horror movies to get ready for.
We have a solid line up of horror titles confirmed to be available to enter our eyeballs throughout 2023 and beyond, with more to come that has yet to land a specific release date on the calendar, as well. While we wait to see if any of these titles find a spot on our list of the best horror movies of all time, check the upcoming scary movies out, here:
Run Rabbit Run – June 28, 2023
During 2023’s Sundance Film Festival, Netflix acquired this Australian horror film set to debut on the streaming platform this summer. The movie, starring Succession’s Sarah Snook, follows an infertility doctor who becomes haunted by the suddenly strange behavior of her young daughter. Check out CinemaBlend’s first reaction to Run Rabbit Run during the festival while we wait for the independent horror movie’s release.
Insidious: The Red Door – July 7, 2023
The fifth Insidious movie is on its way with Patrick Wilson reprising his role as Scott Teems along with directing the film itself, making for his first time helming a movie. The horror movie is based on an original story by 2020’s The Invisible Man filmmaker Leigh Whannell. Ty Simpkins will once again play Dalton Lambert as he goes off to college, with Rose Byrne once again playing Renai Lambert. You can look forward to seeing Insidious 5 in theaters.
Bird Box Barcelona – July 14, 2023
Five years after Bird Box broke some serious viewership records on Netflix, the story is set to continue on the streaming service with Bird Box Barcelona. Though the movie isn’t a direct sequel to the Sandra Bullock-led movie – it’s a Spanish-language spin-off that follows a father and daughter who unite to survive the dystopian future where humans must put on blindfolds to stay alive from deadly creatures that lurk.
Cobweb – July 21, 2023
In a packed horror movie season, fans of the genre can also look forward to Lionsgate’s Cobweb starring Lizzy Caplan and Antony Starr. The movie follows an eight-year-old boy who becomes haunted by a constant tapping coming from inside his bedroom wall. As the boy’s fear grows, he begins to suspect his parents (Caplan and Starr) could be the culprits behind the scary secret, perhaps living inside right next to him.
Talk To Me – July 28, 2023
During the 2023 Sundance Film Festival, the independent Australian horror movie, Talk To Me, premiered to high praise from festival goers. A24 acquired the movie during the fest before also making a huge splash at SXSW. The movie is about a group of teen friends who get hooked on their discovery of conjuring spirits using an ancient embalmed hand, and end up opening a backdoor into the spirit world. This film boasts a near perfect review score on Rotten Tomatoes ahead of its theatrical release.
Haunted Mansion – July 28, 2023
Alright, so obviously we don’t expect this to be a full-blown horror movie, considering it’s based on a Disneyland ride it’ll be more like “happy haunts,” but we had to include this one, especially after the Haunted Mansion trailer showed off some clear horror movie influences. With the upcoming Haunted Mansion, Disney is adapting the spooky favorite again for theaters with a star-studded cast including Jamie Lee Curtis as Madame Leota, Jared Leto as The Hat-Box Ghost and a host of other stars like Owen Wilson, Danny DeVito, Dan Levy, LaKeith Stanfield, Tiffany Haddish, Winona Ryder and Rosario Dawson.
Elevator Game – August 11, 2023
Coming to those with a Shudder subscription this summer is an adaptation of the online phenomenon that originated from South Korea of the same name. Elevator Game centers on a teen boy named Ryan who finds out that his sister played “The Elevator Game” on the very night she disappeared. Those who play the game complete certain rituals in an elevator in order to travel to another dimension. In the movie, the brother decides to try it out himself to find her.
Last Voyage Of The Demeter – August 11, 2023
André Øvredal, the director behind 2019’s Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark, is making another horror movie called Last Voyage of Demeter. The movie coming to theaters is based on a single chapter in Bram Stoker’s 1897 Dracula novel. It will be set on a Russian schooner called the Demeter and detail the events of its crew, who are stalked by a terrifying presence each night on the ship going from Carpathia to London. The movie stars In The Heights’ Corey Hawkins and The Suicide Squad’s David Dastmalchian.
The Strangers – August 17, 2023
Just as many of us get our vacation time in at the end of the year, comes an especially chilling concept in the form of The Strangers. Starring Riverdale’s Madelaine Petsch as one half of a couple who drive cross-country and stop at an Airbnb in Oregon, it unfortunately leads to a night of terror regarding three masked strangers. If it’s anything like 2022’s Barbarian, we’ll be shaking in our seats.
Bad Things – August 25, 2023
Another new and original horror title heading to Shudder is Bad Things, which will find its debut at the Tribeca Film Festival in June. The movie is about a weekend getaway among a group of friends gone wrong. Writer/director Stewart Thorndike has shared that Bad Things is a “dark celebration of motherhood and all its splendid viscera” and a “tale of female rage,” per Variety. The movie stars Gayle Rankin, Hari Nef, Rad Pereira, Annabelle Dexter-Jones and Molly Ringwald.
The Nun II – September 8, 2023
2018’s The Nun is getting a sequel in 2023, from The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It director Michael Chaves, with a script by Malignant and M3GAN’s Akela Cooper. The movie will see the return of Taissa Farmiga as Sister Irene, Bonnie Aarons as The Nun and Storm Reid as a newcomer in the cast. The Nun 2 is hitting theaters this fall, and will reportedly take place in 1956 France, when a priest is murdered and Sister Irene once again must face a demonic force.
The Exorcist – October 13, 2023
David Gordon Green, Universal and Blumhouse Productions are teaming up again after the Halloween trilogy to return to the famed Exorcist movies. Much like Halloween, the Exorcist reboot will serve as a direct sequel to the original 1973 movie. It will star Ellen Burstyn once again, along with Hamilton’s Leslie Odom Jr., and will reportedly be the first act of another horror trilogy and is heading to theaters just in time for spooky season.
Five Nights At Freddy’s – October 27, 2023
Universal Pictures and Blumhouse are adapting the video game franchise Five Nights At Freddy’s into a 2023 movie reportedly coming to theaters and Peacock the week of Halloween. The movie will star Josh Hutcherson as a security guard who begins a regular night shift at a family entertainment center called Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza and soon discovers its four animatronic mascots kill anyone in sight after midnight.
Saw X – October 27, 2023
While details are very thin on this project, Lionsgate has announced that a tenth Saw film has also been slated for October 2023. Kevin Greutert, who previously directed Saw VI and Saw 3D, along with serving as the editor on numerous installments of the franchise, will helm this movie. Tobin Bell is also set to return after memorably playing Jigsaw throughout the franchise.
The First Omen – October 31, 2023
2023’s Halloween season will be stacked with returning franchises, with The Omen movies also coming back in the form of a mysterious prequel from filmmaker Arkasha Stevenson, who notably directed an episode of Legion. The movie will star Oscar-nominated actor Bill Nighy and hit theaters on All Hallows Eve.
Thanksgiving – November 17, 2023
Over 15 years following Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez’s Grindhouse, it has inspired the premise of the upcoming slasher, Thanksgiving. It’s based on the fake trailer directed by Eli Roth that was part of Grindhouse about a serial killer who ventures to a small town in Massachusetts to create a Thanksgiving carving board out of the townspeople. The movie from TriStar Pictures is set to star Addison Rae, Patrick Dempsey, Jalen Thomas Brooks and Milo Manheim, among others.
Cuckoo -TBD, 2023
The plot for Cuckoo is currently remaining a secret, along with an official release date, but we’re intrigued for this mysterious horror movie full of talent. The movie stars Euphoria’s breakout star, Hunter Schafer, alongside Dan Stevens and Jessica Henwick. The first look image shows a frightened Schafer in a cast and bandages hiding from someone in a coat.
True Haunting – TBD, 2023
Also expected for 2023 is True Haunting, which tells the story of the first televised exorcism on NBC in 1971. It’s about a couple, Ed and Marsha Becker (played by Stranger Things actor Jamie Campbell Bower and The Boys’ Starlight actress Erin Moriarty) who buy a house that’s haunted by the family who lived and died there. They agree to have the exorcism be televised, but while the broadcast is a success, the haunting doesn’t end with it, only getting worse.
Night Swim – January 5, 2024
Following the success of M3GAN in 2023 in January, Blumhouse and Atomic Monster have set up another scary movie for early next year with Night Swim. The thriller will be about a hidden terror in the depths of a backyard swimming pool. The movie is set to star 2023 Oscar nominee Kerry Condon along with Falcon and the Winter Soldier’s Wyatt Russell.
Imaginary – February 2, 2024
Lionsgate and Blumhouse have teamed up to bring a movie called Imaginary to audiences in early 2024. Truth or Dare, Fantasy Island and The Curse of Bridge Hollow director Jeff Wadlow is helming the movie that is about a woman who returns to her childhood home to discover her imaginary friend was real all along, still there, left behind and quite unhappy about being abandoned by her.
Untitled Universal Monster Movie – April 19, 2024
Scream has been revitalized in the past few years with the help of filmmakers, Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett. After making the fifth and sixth Scream installments, they are helming an untitled Universal monster movie starring Scream star Melissa Barrera along with Kathryn Newton, Dan Stevens, Kevin Durand and Angus Cloud. Plot details for the upcoming movie are being kept under the wraps right now, but given the release date we imagine we’ll find out sooner than later.
A Quiet Place: Day One – March 8, 2024
John Krasinski has successfully created an intriguing and scary world where humanity must stay silent in order to survive the aliens who have inhabited Earth. After A Quiet Place Part II became a theatrical hit, amidst pandemic challenges, another Quiet Place movie is on the way in 2024. This movie will be a standalone Quiet Place spinoff that is being directed by Pig’s Michael Sarnoski based on an idea by Krasinski, to what we imagine will dive into the invasion’s origins. The third Quiet Place film from the core franchise is expected to come after this movie as well.
The Watchers – June 7, 2024
M. Night Shyamalan’s daughter, Ishana Night Shyamalan has her directorial debut lined up with The Watchers. Per The Hollywood Reporter, Dakota Fanning will star as an artist who gets stranded in an “expansive, untouched forest” in western Ireland and unknowingly becomes trapped with three strangers that are being “watched and stalked by mysterious creatures at night.” Ishana wrote the film based on a novel by A.M. Shine of the same name. Plus, her famed father is producing the film and New Line won a bidding war to back the film.
Horrorscope – June 28, 2024
Horror fans can also look forward to Screen Gems’ Horrorscope next summer starring Spider-Man actor Jacob Batalon, Alana Boden, Adain Bradley and Avantika. The movie is about a group of college friends who begin dying off after getting their horoscopes read in ways that are connected to their readings. The movie is based on the 1992 novel by Nicholas Adams and serves as a feature film debut for writer/directors Anna Halberg and Spenser Cohen, per Deadline.
They Listen – August 30, 2024
Blumhouse and Sony Pictures are working together on a mysterious horror movie called They Listen, set to be released next summer. The movie stars Katherine Waterston of the Alien and Fantastic Beasts movies along with Star Trek’s John Cho. The movie is written and directed by John Weitz, who is known for making 2002’s About A Boy, 2007’s The Golden Compass, along with having writing credits on Disney’s live-action Cinderella, Rogue One and The Mountain Between Us among many projects over the years.
Beetlejuice 2 – September 6, 2024
Tim Burton’s classic 1988 movie is finally getting a sequel starring Michael Keaton as you guessed it, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice! The horror comedy also set to be helmed by Burton will also see the return of Winona Ryder and Catherine O’Hara as Lydia and Delia Deetz. Plus, Wednesday’s Jenna Ortega, Justin Theroux, Monica Bellucci and Willem Dafoe have joined the cast of Beetlejuice 2 as well. We can’t wait to spend the next spooky season with this franchise!
M3GAN 2.0 – January 17, 2025
M3GAN plans ahead. Not soon after the box office success of M3GAN in early 2023, it was announced that a sequel is in the works with the title M3GAN 2.0 and a set theatrical date. The screenwriter of the original, Akela Cooper, will write the script and Allison Williams and M3GAN herself, Violet McGraw, will be back.
So many horror movies to be excited for in 2023 and beyond! We’ll let you know about more 2023 movie release schedule and 2024 movies, along with news and updates on these coming titles.