There are a ton of new and terrifying stories, as well as the return of some of the scariest horror movie series, slated to be released in 2024. Hollywood’s desire to get these compelling stories into theaters and on streaming platforms has only strengthened the prominence of the new horror movies in the studio’s annual release calendar. As the 2023 horror movies are usually proven, they might deliver among the year’s best surprise box hits.
There will be a vast range of possibilities for entertainment in 2024, from fresh new stories to remakes and sequels. The likes of M. Night Shyamalan, Jordan Peele, Tim Burton, the Radio Silence crew, and Ti West all have brand-new horror movies here. At the same time, new episodes of both revived classics like Alien and popular newcomers like A Quiet Place are published. The following is a schedule for upcoming horror movies in 2024:
Table of Contents
Top Upcoming Horror Movies Coming Out In 2024
Night Swim – January 5, 2024
Night Swim is the first of the upcoming horror movies to be released in cinemas in 2024. It is based on Bryce McGuire’s 2014 short film of the same name. The plot of Night Swim centers on a lady, portrayed by Oscar candidate Kery Condon, who goes swimming at night and is haunted by a ghost. In supporting roles, Wyatt Russell, Nancy Lenehan, and Ben Sinclair appear. Night Swim will be released in cinemas on January 5, 2024.
Imaginary — February 2, 2024
Jeff Wadlow, who has previously worked on movies like Fantasy Island and Truth or Dare, is the director of the brand-new horror movie Imaginary. Wadlow is back with another Blumhouse production. The plot of Imaginary revolves around a lady who returns to her childhood home and discovers that her imaginary buddy is real. Betty Buckley plays a woman who runs into her dejected friend after all these years. The cast also features Veronica Falcón, Dane DiLiegro, and Matthew Sato. The film Imaginary will be released in cinemas on February 2, 2024.
A Quiet Place: Day One — March 8, 2024
The A Quiet Place series returns in 2024 with A Quiet Place: Day One. The movie comes before the first two and takes place on the first day that the alien monsters start to hurt people. This time, Pig director Michael Sarnoski replaces John Krasinski behind the camera. Lupita Nyong’o, Joseph Quinn from Stranger Things, and Alex Wolff make up nearly the entire new cast of A Quiet Place: Day One. Djimon Hounsou returns after appearing in A Quiet Place, Part II.
Untitled Universal Monsters Movie (April 19 – 2024)
From a script by Stephen Shields and Guy Busick, Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett are directing the upcoming American monster horror movie Universal Monsters. It stars Melissa Barrera, Alisha Weir, Dan Stevens, Kevin Durand, Kathryn Newton, Angus Cloud (in a posthumous cinematic cameo), Will Catlett, and Giancarlo Esposito. Universal Pictures will release the picture on April 19, 2024.
Return to Silent Hill – April 26, 2024
Return to Silent Hill, the first new Silent Hill film in almost a decade, will be released in 2024. Return to Silent Hill is based on the iconic video game series, notably Silent Hill 2, and follows James Sunderland (Jeremy Irvine), who returns to the town in pursuit of his lost love after receiving a cryptic letter. Alongside Irvine, Hannah Emily Anderson (Jigsaw) plays James’s long-lost romantic interest. The film Return to Silent Hill will be released in cinemas on April 26, 2024.
The Watchers – June 7, 2024
Ishana Shyamalan, M. Night Shyamalan’s daughter, will make her directorial debut with a 2024 horror film. The Watchers stars Dakota Fanning as Mina, a teenage artist who is stranded in the woods with three strangers as mysterious monsters follow them. Georgina Campbell from Barbarian is also on the cast list. The Watchers, directed by Ishana Shyamalan, will be released in cinemas on June 7, 2024.
Horrorscope — June 28, 2024
In 2024, Jacob Batalon returns to the genre with a new horror movie. Batalon, who co-starred with Tom Holland in the three Marvel Cinematic Universe Spider-Man films, now takes the stage in a film about friends who begin to die according to the fates of their horoscopes. Writers Spenser Cohen (Expend4bles) and Anna Helberg make their directing debuts. The cast of Horrorscope also includes Humberly González, Olwen Fouéré, Alana Boden, and others.
Trap — August 2, 2024
M. Night Shyamalan will also be back in cinemas in 2024 with a new horror film. There is little information available about Trap, other than the fact that it will be a psychological thriller set during a performance. Based on the history of M. Night Shyamalan’s films, audiences might anticipate a surprise at some point. Warner Bros. has already set the release date for Trap for August 2, 2024, despite the absence of any cast members announcements.
Speak No Evil — August 9, 2024
One of the scariest movies of 2024 is an American remake of the Danish film Speak No Evil, which was released in 2022. James Watkins, who also directed “Shut Up and Dance” on Black Mirror, is in charge of the remake, which tells the story of a family’s weekend rural excursion that turns terrifying. Speak No Evil 2024 stars James McAvoy, Mackenzie Davis, and Scott McNairy in the key roles. The psychological thriller horror movie is scheduled to hit cinemas on August 9, 2024.
Alien: Romulus (Working Title) (August 16 – 2024)
The Alien franchise makes a major comeback in 2024. The seventh installment of the live-action series takes place in the same universe as its predecessors, but it is not explicitly connected to them via recurring characters. Isabela Merced (Transformers: The Last Knight) and Cailee Spaeny (Bad Times at the El Royale) feature in Fede lvarez’s film Alien: Romulus. Disney and 20th Century have set the August 16th theatrical release date, but there are no plot details yet.
Beetlejuice 2 — September 6, 2024
The long-awaited sequel, Beetlejuice, will finally be released in 2024. Michael Keaton is set to reprise his role as the main character, and director Tim Burton has been working on the sequel for over 30 years. Winona Ryder, Catherine O’Hara, Jenna Ortega, Monica Belluci, Willem Dafoe, and Justin Theroux all reprise their roles from the first Beetlejuice in the sequel. Warner Bros. announced the September 6, 2024, release date.
Terrifier 3 (October 25 – 2024)
Terrifier 3 marks the return of Art the Clown in the Terrifier series in 2024. Although plot details remain unknown, Damien Leone, the franchise’s director, has returned to direct the film. The only confirmed cast members for Terrifier 3 are David Howard Thornton as Art and Lauren LaVera as Sienna, who returns from Terrifier 2. While it is clear that the third movie in the series will be released in theaters in 2024, the specific date is unknown.
Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey 2 (February 14 – 2024)
Winnie-the-Poh and the gang return to the Hundred Acre Woods in 2024 for the sequel to the dark, twisted, and violent film Winnie-the-Poh: Blood and Honey. Written and directed by Rhys Frake-Waterfield, the 2023 sequel to the first horror film was released. In addition to Tigger and Owl, the following episode will include the reappearance of Christopher Robin, Piglet, and Winnie the Pooh. Unconfirmed reports put the publication of Winnie the Pooh and the sequel, Blood and Honey, in 2024.
Five Nights At Freddy’s (October 27 – 2023)
Fans of the video game franchise are giddy with anticipation for the long-awaited Five Nights at Freddy’s movie, which was first revealed in 2015. On October 27, 2023, the movie under Emma Tammi’s direction will be available in theaters and on the Peacock streaming service.
The protagonist of the tale is Mike Schmidt, a troubled security guard who works nights at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza. But this isn’t your typical pizza joint. Mike quickly finds that the animatronic mascots—Freddy Fazbear, Bonnie, Chica, and Foxy—come to life and become cruel after midnight. The cast includes Josh Hutcherson as Mike Schmidt, Elizabeth Lail as Vanessa Monroe, Piper Rubio as Abby Schmidt, and Matthew Lillard as William Afton.
Based on the Scott Cawthon-produced video game franchise, Emma Tammi and Seth Cuddeback wrote the script together. Blumhouse Productions and Scott Cawthon Productions are in charge of producing the movie, which has a $25 million budget. Universal Pictures will distribute it in the United States.
Thanksgiving (November 17 – 2023)
Eli Roth is developing a new Christmas film based on the spoof trailer from the 2007 film Grindhouse. It’s about a serial killer who flies to a community that celebrates Thanksgiving and carves them up like a Thanksgiving turkey. It will feature well-known performers such as Patrick Dempsey (Grey’s Anatomy), Addison Rae (He’s All That), Rick Hoffman (Suits), and Gina Gershon (Bound).