2023 is barely in the rearview mirror and you may still have a to-watch list a mile long. But that doesn't stop us from getting excited about the tantalizing horror movies 2024 has in store.
After all, the winter nights are long and we’re almost out of leftovers, so it’s time we started finding things to look forward to in the New Year. And boy, does 2024 promise to be a horror delight.
There are sequels, spin-offs, and new franchises—OH MY! Here are (lucky number) thirteen of the most anticipated horror movies we can’t wait to watch in 2024.
Night Swim | January 5
One of the first horror movies of the year promises to be a good one. When the Waller family movies into a new house, one of the best features is the swimming pool. But as they use the pool more, they discover there may be an evil spirit swimming with them.
I Saw the TV Glow | January 18
Starring Justice Smith and Bridgett Lundy-Paine, I Saw the TV Glow is about two teenagers who bond over a television show. But as their love brought them together, it also threatens to destroy them. Because when the show is mysteriously cancelled, their reality starts to blur.
Lisa Frankenstein | February 9
A hilarious reimagining of the classic horror story, Lisa Frankenstein follows a misunderstood teenage goth girl who reanimates a Victorian era corpse and then rebuilds him into the man of her dreams. Is it true love? The two are determined to find out. Even if that means a little murder, mayhem, and a few missing body parts along the way.
Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey 2 | February 14
If there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s that taking beloved childhood characters and putting them in a slasher is something we want more of. Even though it’s a new cast, we’re assured that the sequel will have more gore, more torture, and way more slashing. With a confirmed kill count of over 30 and more characters from Thousand Acre Woods, this is one slasher that promises to be a violently good time.
Imaginary | March 8
One thing Jessica never expected after she returned home was to find her old stuffed bear Chauncey. Even more surprising is that her stepdaughter Alice has grown fond of it. But as the games Alice and Chauncey play start to take a sinister edge and her behavior changes, Jessica realizes Chauncey is more than just a toy.
The First Omen | April 5
A prequel of the 1976 film, The First Omen takes us to events that took place in The Omen. An American woman is sent to work in a church in Rome. The last thing she expects to find is a terrifying plan to ensure that the Antichrist is born.
The Strangers: Chapter 1 | May 17
The first film in a new trilogy of standalones in the Stranger franchise, Chapter 1 expands on the original premise. Maya and her longtime boyfriend, Ryan, are driving across the country to start their life in the Pacific Northwest. But when their car breaks down in a small town, they terrorized by three masked strangers in an isolated Airbnb.
The Watchers | June 7
Based on the novel of the same name by A.M. Shine and directed by Ishana Night Shyamalan, The Watchers follows an artist who is stranded in an untouched forest in Western Ireland. She finds shelter with three strangers only to discover they are being watched—and stalked—by mysterious creatures every night.
A Quiet Place: Day One | June 28
A spin-off based on an original story by John Krasinski and Michael Sarnoski and the third film in the series, Day One will function as a prequel. Expanding on the Abbott family’s story, the movie will focus on the beginning of the invasion through each character’s eyes.
Alien: Romulus | August 16
Not a lot has been released about the new Alien movie. But when we heard it was a standalone movie set for the first time between the events that occurred in the first two films, we were all in. Based on the cast, screenwriters, and director, all signs point to a return to the incredible claustrophobic horror of the original movies, taking it back to the franchise’s roots.
Beetlejuice 2 | September 6
Maybe the original was more comedy than horror. And maybe this one will be too. But there’s no way we were leaving it off the list. With Michael Keaton, Winona Ryder, and Catherine O’Hara coming back to their original roles, and adding the thrilling talent of Jenna Ortega and William Dafoe, Beetlejuice 2 promises to be the nostalgic update we all desperately need.
Terrifier 3 | October 15
The third installment in the Terrifier franchise, Terrifier 3 reintroduces survivor Victoria Heyes and brings back Art the Clown. Several actors, including Lauren LaVera and Elliot Fullman, will reprise their original roles.
Nosferatu | December 25
An unofficial and unauthorized remake of the beloved Bram Stoker’s Dracula is probably enough to perk any vampire lover’s ear. But then you hear that Bill Skarsgård is playing Dracula and Lily-Rose Depp will play the haunted woman the vampire is obsessed with, and we probably have your full attention. With filming wrapped, the film is expected to be released in late December.