January Horror Releases
Night Swim is the first horror movie of 2024, releasing on January 5. It is based on a short film by director Bryce McGuire, who also helms the feature-length version. The film follows a woman (Kerry Condon) who goes for a swim in her pool at night and is terrorized by an evil spirit. Wyatt Russell, Nancy Lenehan, and Ben Sinclair co-star in this supernatural thriller.
February Horror Releases
Imaginary is another Blumhouse production from director Jeff Wadlow, who previously made Truth or Dare and Fantasy Island. The film is released on February 2 and stars DeWanda Wise as a woman who returns to her childhood home and discovers that her imaginary friend is very real and unhappy that she abandoned him. Tom Payne, Betty Buckley, and Veronica Falcón also star in this horror movie about the power of imagination.
Lisa Frankenstein is a horror comedy that will be released on February 9. It is directed by Zelda Williams, the daughter of the late Robin Williams, and stars Carla Gugino, Kathryn Newton, and Cole Sprouse. The film is a coming-of-age love story about a teenager and her crush, who happens to be a corpse. After a set of horrific circumstances bring him back to life, the two embark on a journey to find love, happiness, and a few missing body parts.
Winnie-The-Pooh: Blood and Honey 2
Winnie-The-Pooh: Blood and Honey 2 is the sequel to the 2023 horror film that reimagines the beloved childhood characters as slasher-flick murderers. The film releases on February 16 and is directed by Rhys Frake-Waterfield, who also co-wrote and edited the film. The film stars Scott Chambers as Christopher Robin, Ryan Oliva as Winnie-The-Pooh, Eddy MacKenzie as Piglet, and Simon Callow as Cavendish. The film follows Christopher Robin as he returns to the Ashdown community, where he is reunited with his old friends Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, and Owl. However, he soon realizes that they are not the same as he remembers and that they have a sinister plan to unleash a bloodbath on the town. The film features a chainsaw-wielding Pooh, a count of 30 kills, and new characters like Rabbit and Kanga.
April Horror Releases
The First Omen
The First Omen is a prequel to the classic horror film The Omen, which was released in 1976. The film is directed by Arkasha Stevenson and releases on April 5. It stars Bill Nighy, Ralph Ineson, Nell Tiger Free, and Sonia Braga. The film follows a young American woman who 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.
Untitled Monster Thriller for Universal Pictures Project
This untitled monster movie is directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, the duo behind Ready or Not and Scream 5. The film releases on April 19 and stars Melissa Barrera, Dan Stevens, Kathryn Newton, and Kevin Durand. The plot is under wraps, but it is said to be a monster thriller for Universal Pictures, which has been reviving its classic monsters with films like The Invisible Man and The Wolfman.
Immaculate is a terrifying horror movie directed by Michael Mohan and releases on April 25. It stars Sydney Sweeney, Simona Tabasco, Álvaro Morte, and Benedetta Porcaroli. The film follows Cecilia, a woman of devout faith who is welcomed to the picture-perfect Italian countryside where she is offered a new role at an illustrious convent. But it becomes clearer to Cecilia that her new home harbors dark and horrifying secrets.
June Horror Releases
The Watchers is a sure-to-be shocker directed by Ishana Shyamalan, the daughter of M. Night Shyamalan. The film releases on June 7 and stars Dakota Fanning, Georgina Campbell, Olwen Fouéré, and Siobhan Hewlett. The film follows Mina, a 28-year-old artist, as she gets stranded in an extensive, immaculate forest in western Ireland. After finding shelter, she becomes trapped alongside three strangers, stalked by mysterious creatures each night.
Horrorscope is a horror flick directed by Spenser Cohen and Anna Halberg and hits theaters on June 14. It stars Avantika, Jacob Batalon, Humberly González, and Alana Boden. The film follows a group of college friends who begin dying in ways connected to their fortunes after getting their horoscopes read.
A Quiet Place: Day One
A Quiet Place: Day One is a spin-off prequel to the acclaimed horror film series A Quiet Place, directed by Michael Sarnoski and based on a story by John Krasinski. The film releases on June 28 and stars Lupita Nyong’o, Joseph Quinn, Alex Wolff, and Djimon Hounsou. The film explores the origins of the deadly creatures that hunt by sound, and the first days of the apocalypse that forced the survivors to live in silence. The film follows a group of characters who witness the arrival of the monsters and struggle to stay alive in a world that has gone quiet.
July Horror Releases
Beetlejuice 2 is the long-awaited sequel to the 1988 cult classic Beetlejuice, directed by Tim Burton. The film releases on July 12 and stars Michael Keaton, Winona Ryder, and Catherine O’Hara reprising their roles as the mischievous ghost, the goth girl, and the eccentric mother, respectively. The film follows the characters 36 years later, as they face new challenges and adventures in the afterlife and the real world.
August Horror Releases
MaXXXine is a horror comedy that releases on August 9. It is directed by Ti West, who previously made The House of the Devil and The Innkeepers. The film stars Aubrey Plaza, Alison Brie, and Dave Franco as three friends who discover a mysterious sex toy that grants them their wildest fantasies but also unleashes a deadly curse. The film is a parody of the erotic thriller genre, with references to movies like Basic Instinct and Fatal Attraction.
September Horror Releases
The much anticipated They Follow is a horror movie directed by David Robert Mitchell, who previously made It Follows and Under the Silver Lake. The film releases on September 13 and stars Anya Taylor-Joy, Bill Skarsgård, and Zazie Beetz as three strangers who are haunted by a mysterious entity that can take the form of anyone they know. The film is a psychological thriller that explores the themes of identity, paranoia, and trust.
Salem’s Lot is Gary Dauberman’s horror film adaptation of Stephen King’s 1975 novel ‘Salem’s Lot. The film stars Lewis Pullman as Ben Mears, a writer who returns to his hometown of Jerusalem’s Lot, Maine, only to find that it has been overrun by vampires. Along with a few other survivors, he tries to stop the evil mastermind behind the bloodsucking plague, Kurt Barlow. The film is a remake of the 1979 miniseries, which is considered one of the scariest adaptations of King’s work. The film is set to be released on September 9 but it has been delayed several times. Rumor has it, that Salem’s Lot has been moved to Max.
October Horror Releases
Untitled Jordan Peele Movie
And just in time for Halloween, Jordan Peele, who previously made Get Out and Us, will release his new untitled horror movie. The film comes to theaters on October 25 and stars Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer, Steven Yeun, and Jesse Plemons. The plot is under wraps, but it is said to be a social thriller that tackles the issues of race, class, and gender in America. Peele has described the film as his most ambitious and personal project yet.
Smile 2 is the sequel to the 2022 horror film that introduced a curse that kills anyone who sees a smile on someone’s face. The film releases on October 18 and is directed by Parker Finn, who also wrote and directed the first film. The film stars Kyle Gallner as Joel, the ex-boyfriend of Rose Cotter, the protagonist of the first film who died by the curse. The film follows Joel as he tries to cope with the trauma of losing Rose and witnessing the smile curse. However, he soon realizes that the curse is not over yet, and that it has spread to him and others around him. The film features more gruesome deaths, more twists and turns, and a shocking revelation about the origin of the curse.
Terrifier 3 is an upcoming horror film that is a sequel to Terrifier 2 and the fourth film in the Terrifier franchise. It is written and directed by Damien Leone and stars David Howard Thornton as Art the Clown, a sadistic killer who terrorizes people on Christmas Eve. The film also features Lauren LaVera, Elliott Fullam, and Samantha Scaffidi, who reprise their roles from the previous films. The film is scheduled to be released on October 25. Christmas movie? Nice!
November Horror Releases
Return to Silent Hill
Return to Silent Hill is a horror film directed by Christophe Gans, co-written with Sandra Vo-Anh and Will Schneider. It stars Jeremy Irvine and Hannah Emily Anderson and is based on the video game Silent Hill 2 by Konami. The film releases on November 8 and serves as the third installment in the Silent Hill film series, as well as a reboot. The film follows James, who receives a mysterious letter from his deceased wife, urging him to return to the town of Silent Hill, where he hopes to find her. However, he soon discovers that the town is a twisted nightmare, populated by horrific creatures and dark secrets. The film features a new aesthetic for the monsters, inspired by P.T., the playable teaser for the canceled game Silent Hills.
December Horror Films
Nosferatu 2024 is a horror film written and directed by Robert Eggers, who previously made The Witch and The Lighthouse. The film releases on December 25 and stars Bill Skarsgård as Count Orlok, a vampire who falls in love with the wife of his estate agent. The film is a remake of the 1922 silent classic Nosferatu, which was based on Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula. The film promises to be a faithful and terrifying adaptation of the original, with a new aesthetic and a stellar cast.
The Conjuring: Last Rites
The Conjuring: Last Rites is the fourth installment in the popular horror franchise that follows the paranormal investigations of Ed and Lorraine Warren. The film franchise has come a long way since the Conjuring House hauntings in Rhode Island. The film will be released on December 25, 2024, and is written by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, who also co-wrote the previous two films. The film stars Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson reprising their roles as the Warrens, as well as Taissa Farmiga as Sister Irene, a character from The Nun spin-off. The film is based on one of the Warrens’ most terrifying and controversial cases, involving demonic possession, an exorcism, and a shocking twist. The film promises to be the darkest and most intense chapter in the series.
In 2024, horror fans will witness a terrifying array of films that will test their limits, haunt their nightmares, and thrill their senses. From demonic possessions to bloody massacres, from twisted tales to horrifying visions, there is no escape from the horror movies coming out in 2024. Whether you dare to watch them with your friends, your partner, or alone, you will find a horror movie that will make you scream, shiver, and beg for mercy in 2024.