2023 was a decent year for horror. Evil Dead made a strong comeback. A robotic doll became a TikTok sensation. Scream had another strong outing…..possibly it’s last outing. When it comes to 2024, horror fans seem to have a lot to look forward to. We have some original films, remakes, sequels, and all kinds of things. Here is your horror movie guide to 2024
Night Swim (January 5th)
A family moves into a new house that comes with a swimming pool in the back. Everything seems to be going well until the house’s dark secrets begin to show up and an evil force is unleashed.
A haunted swimming pool? Admittingly it sounds kind of odd but with James Wan’s name attached as well as actors such as Wyatt Russell and Kerry Condon, this could be one to look out for.
Founders Day (January 19th)
A series of ominous murders rocks a small town just days before a heated mayoral election. As accusations fly and the threat of a masked killer darkens every corner, residents must race against time to uncover the truth.
With the success of Thanksgiving, it is fun to see more holiday-themed horror films and this one looks deliciously twisted.
Lisa Frankenstein (February 9th)
A misunderstood teenager and a reanimated corpse embark on a murderous journey to find love, happiness, and a few missing body parts.
This is the exciting feature-length debut of Zelda Williams, the daughter of Robin Williams. With a script written by Diablo Cody, this one seems exciting. The movie stars Kathyrn Newton, Cole Sprouse, and Carla Gugino.
Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey 2 (February 14th)
There isn’t too much information on this one. It seems like Pooh and friends will be out hunting down Christopher Robin once again. Despite receiving horrible reviews, the movie was a financial success so it is no surprise a sequel is on the way.
Imaginary (March 8th)
When Jessica moves back into her childhood home with her family, her youngest stepdaughter Alice develops an eerie attachment to a stuffed bear named Chauncey she finds in the basement. As Alice’s behavior becomes more and more concerning, Jessica intervenes only to realize Chauncey is much more than the stuffed toy bear she believed him to be.
Director Jeff Wadlow doesn’t have the best track record when it comes to horror but a house where imaginary friends can cause you harm sounds intriguing.
The First Omen (April 5th)
A woman starts to question her faith when she uncovers a terrifying conspiracy to bring about the birth of evil incarnate in Rome.
This is supposed to be a prequel to The Omen and not much is known about the film yet. It does have a good cast attached though so all there is left to hope for is that the script is good.
Untitled Radio Silence Monster Film (April 19th)
Even though we do not have an official title for this one yet, it is still very exciting. The team known as Radio Silence who have previously directed Scream 5 and 6 are behind this and the plot sounds like a lot of fun.
A group of kidnappers abduct a group of young people but they might have made a huge mistake as one of the abductees just might be the daughter of Dracula. We don’t know much else yet but it has been hinted that Alisha Weir who previously played Matilda will be Dracula’s daughter and Melissa Barrera will portray one of the kidnappers.
The movie is also set to star Dan Stevens, Angus Cloud, and Giancarlo Esposito.
Horrorscope (May 10th)
A group of college friends begin dying in ways connected to their fortunes after getting their horoscopes read. Jacob Batalon. star of the Tom Holland-led Spiderman films stars in this and it sounds like a fun concept. Something similar to Final Destination perhaps. The movie is based on a 90’s book written by James D. Macdonald.
The Strangers: Chapter 1 (May 17th)
A young couple drives 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 Strangers has become somewhat of a cult classic in the horror world over the years. This is the start of a planned trilogy. More background information will be given about our masked killers. This could be a toss-up as it’s more scary that we don’t know why these people do these bad things.
The Watchers (June 7th)
Mysterious creatures stalk a young artist and three strangers in an Irish forest where they must survive every night.
This is a very interesting one as it is the daughter of M. Night Shyamalan’s directorial debut. Ishana Night Shyamalan wrote and directed this film and it sounds like it is right out of one of her father’s scripts. M Night has been very hit-and-miss throughout his career but here’s hoping we get a captivating story with good acting and a surprising twist from some new blood. The movie stars Dakota Fanning and Georgina Campbell.
A Quiet Place: Day One ( June 28th)
A woman fights for survival during an alien invasion in New York City. This is supposed to be a spinoff/prequel in the Quiet Place franchise.
The first two installments were directed by John Krasinski but this one will be helmed by Michael Sarnoski who previously directed the fantastic film Pig starring Nicolas Cage. This movie will star Lupita Nyong’o (Us) and Joseph Quinn (Stranger Things).
Trap ( August 2nd)
Woah, we get two Shyamalan films this year. The Watchers is supposed to come out earlier directed by Shyamalan’s daughter in her debut. Papa Shyamalan has his very own movie coming out called Trap.
Not much is known so far about the film. All we know is that it is possibly about a group of people trapped in a concert starring Josh Hartnett. This could be exciting as Shyamalan stated that it is something new from him. We could most likely still expect a wild twist.
Speak No Evil (August 9th)
This is a remake of the 2022 Danish film of the same name, Speak No Evil was one of the best films of that year and one of the most shocking. It left a mark with Jason Blum as Blumhouse Studios will be releasing the remake.
The story is about a family who meets another family while on vacation. Everything seems okay at first but the newly met family might have sinister motives. The film is set to star James McAvoy and Mackenzie Davis.
Alien: Romulus (August 16th)
Super excited about this one. It has been a while since we have had a good scary Alien film. The Xenomorph is one of the scariest creatures ever put to screen and we deserve a good Alien movie again. This one is a stand-alone film that is set to take place between Alien and Aliens.
A lot of the plot is not known as of yet but what is very intriguing is the new movie will be directed by Fede Alvarez. He has previously directed Evil Dead (2013) and Dont Breathe. The man knows horror and that has been missing greatly in the franchise.
Saw XI (September 27th)
Less than 2 months after Saw X was released, it was announced that an eleventh film would be released just nine months later. This is nothing new for Saw as a new Saw film was released every year when the original movies were coming out.
Saw X was a hit at the box office and with good reviews from critics and audiences alike, it isn’t much of a surprise that we are getting another film. Here is hoping we also get a return from Tobin Bell and Shawnee Smith.
Smile 2 (October 18th)
Smile was a huge success and was one of the most profitable horror films of 2022. No surprise that a sequel was greenlit. Plot details are under wraps for now but we do know that Naomi Scott is set to star.
Terrifier 3 (October 25th)
Man, these movies became huge quickly. Art is back again and this time he plans to cause chaos during the Christmas season. Terrifier 2 was a hit even though released limitedly. It was bigger, crazier, and better than the first one. This time around it is safe to expect they are going to push the envelope even further.
Nosferatu (December 25th)
Robert Eggers has made a name for himself directing movies like The Witch, The Lighthouse, and The Northman. Now he is tackling what is probably one of the most famous and most influential horror films of all time.
After over 100 years since the original came out, we are getting a new Nosferatu film. The plot seems to be the same with an ancient Transylvanian vampire stalking a haunted young woman in 19th-century Germany.
Eggers will bring his unique flair to the film and the cast is phenomenal. Bill Skarsgard is playing Count Orlok. The cast also includes Lily-Rose Depp, Willem Dafoe, Nicholas Hoult, and Aaron Taylor-Johnson.
There will no doubt be even more horror announced as the year goes on. There are still plenty of interesting horror films coming out with dates that are yet to be determined such as Maxxxine (the sequel to X and Pearl), a new Silent Hill film, a new Jordan Peele movie, and much more.
Which horror film are you looking forward to the most in 2024? Let us know in the comments below.