Horror Movies We Can’t Wait To See In 2024

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December 30, 2023

Written by Kelli Marchman McNeely

Kelli Marchman McNeely is the owner of HorrorFuel.com. She is an Executive Producer of "13 Slays Till Christmas" which is out on Digital and DVD and now streaming on Tubi. She has several other films in the works. Kelli is an animal lover and a true horror addict since the age of 9 when she saw Friday the 13th. Email: horrorfuelinfo@gmail.com

Horror hounds, prepare to unleash your inner scream queens and kings because 2024 promises a year of chills, thrills, and bloodcurdling delights! From gripping originals to bone-chilling sequels, the calendar is packed with cinematic nightmares guaranteed to send shivers down your spine and make you sleep with the lights on. We’re talking about the top 10 horror movies we can’t wait to see in 2024.

M. Night Shyamalan is returning with a mysterious new opus titled Trap, set to twist your mind like a haunted pretzel. Crave cosmic terror? Dive into the depths of space with Alien: Romulus, where Ridley Scott’s iconic Xenomorphs unleash fresh carnage on an unsuspecting crew. Want psychological chills? Brace yourself for Imaginary, a mind-bending tale of childhood fears coming to life with horrifying consequences. And for those who like their scares served with a side of nostalgia, prepare for the return of Beetlejuice in a long-awaited sequel. Then there’s the terrifying reimagining of Winnie-the-Pooh in Blood and Honey 2.

But that’s just the tip of the iceberg! Familiar faces also return to haunt our screens. A Quiet Place: Day One delves into the origins of the sound-sensitive creatures that terrorized the Abbott family. Saw XI promises to crank up the torture dial once again. Jordan Peele, the maestro of modern horror, keeps his secrets close, but his untitled 2024 project is sure to leave us gasping for air and questioning our sanity. And for those who like their chills served bloody and brutal, the legendary slasher Terrifier returns for a third round of skin-crawling mayhem.

So, whether you’re a seasoned scream machine or a curious newcomer to the horror genre, 2024 has something for everyone. Grab your popcorn, dim the lights, and prepare to face your fears as the silver screen unleashes a monstrously delicious feast of terror. Tell us, fiends, which films have you already marked on your calendar? Let the bloodcurdling anticipation begin!

The Watchers

M. Night Shaymalan’s daughter, Ishana, is making her directorial debut with the film starring Academy Award nominee Dakota Fanning. The film follows Mina, a 28-year-old artist who finds herself inexplicably stranded in a vast, untouched forest in western Ireland. Seeking shelter, she stumbles upon a group of strangers who are forced to confront a terrifying reality: they are being watched and stalked by unseen creatures each night.

Based on the gripping novel of the same name by A.M. Shine, The Watchers promises a suspenseful and chilling experience. The involvement of Shyamalan, a name synonymous with suspense and unexpected twists, will further amplify it.

A Quiet Place: Day 1

Described as a “prequel spin-off,” A Quiet Place: Day One is directed by Michael Sarnoski, who recently directed the Nicolas Cage movie Pig. Michael Sarnoski and Jeff Nichols penned the script for Day One.



In Imaginary, “When Jessica (DeWanda Wise) moves back into her childhood home with her family, her youngest stepdaughter Alice (Pyper Braun) develops an eerie attachment to a stuffed bear named Chauncey that she finds in the basement. Alice starts playing games with Chauncey that begin playfully and become increasingly sinister. 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.


Night Swim

Wyatt Russell (“Monarch”) stars as Ray Waller, a former major league baseball player forced into early retirement by a degenerative illness. He moves into a new home with his wife Eve (Kerry Condon, The Banshees of Inisherin), their teenage daughter Izzy (Amélie Hoeferle, The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes), and young son Elliot (Gavin Warren, “Fear the Walking Dead”).

Secretly hoping, against the odds, to return to pro ball, Ray persuades Eve that the new home’s shimmering backyard swimming pool will be fun for the kids and provide physical therapy for him. However, a dark secret in the home’s past will unleash a malevolent force. And drag the family under into the depths of inescapable terror.


Five Nights At Freddy’s 2

Five Nights at Freddy’s 2 promises to build on the success of its predecessor, offering another adrenaline-pumping tale of robotic terror. While details about the plot and cast remain under wraps, you can expect more chilling encounters with Freddy, Bonnie, Chica, and Foxy and the potential for new animatronic nightmares to join the party.


Lisa Frankenstein

Diablo Cody, who penned this darkly comedic tale, is the mind behind the movie. with a serious 80s feel. Zelda Williams is making her feature film debut, promising a hilarious and heartwarming twist on the traditional Frankenstein narrative. Lisa, the ultimate misunderstood high schooler, stumbles upon an unusual solution to her love life – reanimating the perfect boyfriend from beyond the grave. It features a playful blend of morbid humor, teenage angst, and a dash of the macabre.



Smile 2

In the first film, “Sosie Bacon stars as Dr. Rose Cotter, who, after witnessing a bizarre, traumatic incident involving a patient, starts experiencing frightening occurrences that she can’t explain. As an overwhelming terror begins taking over her life, Rose must confront her troubling past in order to survive and escape her horrifying new reality.”


Smile was a box office hit, bringing in over $217 million at boxes. The sequel is part of a multi-year first-look deal between Finn and Paramount Pictures.


The Strangers

 The chilling masked figures from 2008’s cult classic The Strangers are back, ready to haunt a new generation. The Strangers: Chapter 1 starts a brand new reboot trilogy from Lionsgate and director Renny Harlin with a fresh new take on the terrifying home invasion franchise.

While details remain shrouded in mystery, whispers suggest Chapter 1 will reimagine the original film, exploring familiar themes of isolation and vulnerability with a modern twist.

Get ready for a cross-country road trip gone wrong as Madelaine Petsch (“Riverdale”) and Froy Gutierrez (Hocus Pocus 2) find themselves stranded in a secluded Airbnb. Their idyllic escape takes a horrifying turn when they become the targets of three masked strangers with an insatiable thirst for terror.

Beetlejuice 2

The Tim Burton-directed sequel sees Burton reunite with his “Wednesday” star Jenna Ortega, who will play the role of Winona Ryder’s daughter. Ryder returns along with her fellow original cast members Michael Keaton, who stars as Beetlejuice, and Catherine O’Hara. The sequel will also introduce new characters from stars Justin Theroux, Monica Bellucci, and Dafoe.



Fans of director Robert Eggers, behind films such as The Witch, The Northman, and The Lighthouse, are eagerly waiting to sink their teeth into his new film Nosferatu, based on the classic 1922 silent film directed by F.W. Murnau. The release date has been announced today, revealing that the film will bear its fangs in theaters in 2024.

Nosferatu is a gothic tale of obsession between a haunted young woman in 19th-century Germany and the ancient Transylvanian vampire who stalks her, bringing untold horrors with him.

Lily-Rose Depp stars alongside IT and Barbarian star Bill Skarsgård, who plays the vampire Count Orlok. The film sees Eggers reunite with actors from his previous films, including Willem Dafoe (The Lighthouse), Skarsgård (The Norseman), Anya Taylor-Johnson (The Witch), and Ralph Ineson (The Witch). Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Kraven the Hunter) and Simon McBurney (The Conjuring 2) also join the cast.


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What horror movie are you most excited about? Let us know in the comments. Looking for something to watch now? Check out our Top 10 Horror Movies of 2023, The Top 10 Almost Horror Movies, and our Top 10 Shows of 2023 list.

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