Upcoming Horror

Upcoming Horror Movies August 2023 - January 2025

M3GAN 2.0 (January 17th, 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.




Beetlejuice 2 (9/6/24)

Beetlejuice 2 is an upcoming American fantasy comedy film directed by Tim Burton from a screenplay by Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, based on a story by Seth Grahame-Smith. The film is the sequel to Beetlejuice and stars Michael Keaton, Winona Ryder, Catherine O’Hara, Jenna Ortega, Monica Bellucci, and Willem Dafoe. Director: Tim Burton

Alien: Romulus (August 16, 2024)

The filmmaker behind the Don’t Breathe movies, Fede Alvarez, is set to put his mark on the Alien franchise next with Alien: Romulus, coming next fall. While we don’t know much about the plot, it’s reportedly a standalone Alien movie that will not be directly connected to the other films. The cast includes Mare of Easttown’s Cailee Spaeny, Dora and the Lost City of Gold’s Isabela Merced and Shadow & Bone’s Archie Renaux.



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 get their horoscopes read and then begin dying off 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



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. 



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. 




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. 



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. 



The Exorcist: Believer (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 Halloween festivities. You can check out The Exorcist: Believer trailer ahead of its release.



Pet Sematary: Bloodlines (October 6, 2023)

Stephen King’s 1983 horror novel has once again inspired a new movie coming to Paramount+ this fall. Pet Sematary: Bloodlines will be a prequel to the 2019 adaptation of the story. Set in 1969, the movie follows a young Jud Crandall as he finds a local cemetery where everything that dies can be alive again. The movie stars Jackson White, Pam Grier, Henry Thomas and David Duchovny and is written and directed by Sierra Burgess is a Loser’s Lindsey Beer. 



Saw X (September 29, 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 trailer has been released, and it’s leaving us with questions. 



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.



All Fun And Games (September 1, 2023)

Stranger Things’ Natalia Dyer and Hugo’s Asa Butterfield star in the supernatural horror movie, All Fun And Games. The movie is about a group of Salem teens who discover a cursed knife that unleashes a demon that forces them to play some horrific and violent versions of childhood games. The movie from writer/directors Ari Costa and Eren Celeboglu is the filmmakers’ feature debut.



Slotherhouse (August 30, 2023)

You’ve heard of Cocaine Bear, but what about the upcoming horror comedy, Slotherhouse? As the title suggests, centers on a killer sloth of all things. It all occurs on a college campus after a senior adopts a sloth to serve as a mascot to her sorority house. The movie is coming to select theaters this summer and is expected to have a digital release sometime in September. 


Upcoming Horror Movies With No Release Date Set

Below is a list of movies that are expected or have reportedly been filmed, but does not have a release date as of yet.

I will update this list as these movies find a place on theatrical and streaming calendars.

  • Cuckoo
  • I Saw The TV Glow
  • MaXXXine
  • Nightbitch
  • Nosferatu
  • Salem’s Lot
  • Terrifier 3
  • Time Cut
  • The First Omen
  • The Strangers
  • They Listen
  • True Haunting
  • Untitled Universal Monster Movie (Tentative April 19th, 2024 release date)