Upcoming Horror Movies: All The Scary Movies Coming Out In 2023 And Beyond

Attention horror fans, we're walking through the terrifying but exhilarating revival of the genre at the moment. Supernatural ghost stories, fake blood, gore and jump scares are welcome all year round and, thankfully, there are a bunch of chilling horror movies planned to come our way within the next few years. Whether it's the return of several of the best horror franchises like Saw and The Exorcist reboot or original scares from new filmmakers, there are a ton of upcoming horror movies to get ready for.

We have a solid line up of horror titles confirmed to be available to enter our eyeballs throughout 2023 and beyond, with more to come that has yet to land a specific release date on the calendar, as well. While we wait to see if any of these titles find a spot on our list of the best horror movies of all time, check the upcoming scary movies out, here:

Vivien Lyra Blair as The Boogeyman

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The Boogeyman - June 2, 2023

Another Stephen King adaptation is coming our way, this time with the 1973 short story, The Boogeyman. It’s about two sisters who become enamored with an evil presence in their home following the tragic death of their mother as simultaneously, their father struggles to deal with the loss. The 20th Century Studios film is being produced by Shawn Levy, and stars Bizaardvark’s Madison Hu along with David Dastmalchian and Chris Messina. It will come to theaters this summer.  

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Jagged Mind - June 15, 2023

An upcoming horror movie coming this summer for those with a Hulu subscription, is Jagged Mind. Per Variety, the movie follows a woman who is dealing with unexplained blackouts, strange visions and finds herself with a new girlfriend, leading her to learn she’s stuck in a series of time loops. Jagged Mind stars Maisie Richardson-Sellers of Legends of Tomorrow, and Westworld’s Shannon Woodward. 

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The Blackening - June 16, 2023

The Blackening is a comedy slasher film directed by Tim Story, the man who helmed Barbershop, Taxi and Ride Along. The movie premiered at 2022’s Toronto International Film Festival to praise from film fans. The movie examines the Black Dude Dies First trope in horror movies by having an all-Black group of friends at a cabin in the woods. When a masked killer appears, he demands they rank their degrees of blackness so he can determine who to kill first. Check out the history of Black characters surviving horror movies before seeing this film in theaters. 

Lily LaTorre wearing a rabbit mask in Run Rabbit Run

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Run Rabbit Run - July 6, 2023

During 2023’s Sundance Film Festival, Netflix acquired this Australian horror film set to debut on the streaming platform this summer. The movie, starring Succession’s Sarah Snook, follows an infertility doctor who becomes haunted by the suddenly strange behavior of her young daughter. Check out CinemaBlend’s first reaction to Run Rabbit Run during the festival while we wait for the independent horror movie’s release.

Ty Simpkins in Insidious: the Red Door

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Insidious: The Red Door - July 7, 2023

The fifth Insidious movie is on its way with Patrick Wilson reprising his role as Scott Teems along with directing the film itself, making for his first time helming a movie. The horror movie is based on an original story by 2020’s The Invisible Man filmmaker Leigh Whannell. Ty Simpkins will once again play Dalton Lambert as he goes off to college, with Rose Byrne once again playing Renai Lambert. You can look forward to seeing Insidious 5 in theaters

Woody Norman in Cobweb

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Cobweb - July 21, 2023

In a packed horror movie season, fans of the genre can also look forward to Lionsgate’s Cobweb starring Lizzy Caplan and Antony Starr. The movie follows an eight-year-old boy who becomes haunted by a constant tapping coming from inside his bedroom wall. As the boy’s fear grows, he begins to suspect his parents (Caplan and Starr) could be the culprits behind the scary secret, perhaps living inside right next to him. 

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Talk To Me - July 28, 2023

During the 2023 Sundance Film Festival, the independent Australian horror movie, Talk To Me, premiered to high praise from festival goers. A24 acquired the movie during the fest before also making a huge splash at SXSW. The movie is about a group of teen friends who get hooked on their discovery of conjuring spirits using an ancient embalmed hand, and end up opening a backdoor into the spirit world. This film boasts a near perfect review score on Rotten Tomatoes ahead of its theatrical release. 

Chase W. Dillon screaming in the dark mansion in Haunted Mansion.

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Haunted Mansion - July 28, 2023

Alright, so obviously we don’t expect this to be a full-blown horror movie, considering it’s based on a Disneyland ride it’ll be more like “happy haunts,” but we had to include this one, especially after the Haunted Mansion trailer showed off some clear horror movie influences. With the upcoming Haunted Mansion, Disney is adapting the spooky favorite again for theaters with a star-studded cast including Jamie Lee Curtis as Madame Leota, Jared Leto as The Hat-Box Ghost and a host of other stars like Owen Wilson, Danny DeVito, Dan Levy, LaKeith Stanfield, Tiffany Haddish, Winona Ryder and Rosario Dawson. 

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Elevator Game - August 11, 2023

Coming to Shudder this summer is an adaptation of the online phenomenon that originated from South Korea of the same name. Elevator Game centers on a teen boy named Ryan who finds out that his sister played “The Elevator Game” on the very night she disappeared. Those who play the game complete certain rituals in an elevator in order to travel to another dimension. In the movie, the brother decides to try it out himself to find her. 

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Last Voyage Of The Demeter - August 11, 2023 

André Øvredal, the director behind 2019’s Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark, is making another horror movie called Last Voyage of Demeter. The movie coming to theaters is based on a single chapter in Bram Stoker’s 1897 Dracula novel. It will be set on a Russian schooner called the Demeter and detail the events of its crew, who are stalked by a terrifying presence each night on the ship going from Carpathia to London. The movie stars In The Heights' Corey Hawkins and The Suicide Squad’s David Dastmalchian.

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The Strangers - August 13, 2023 

Just as many of us get our vacation time in at the end of the year, comes an especially chilling concept in the form of The Strangers. Starring Riverdale’s Madelaine Petsch as one half of a couple who drive cross-country and stop at an Airbnb in Oregon, it unfortunately leads to a night of terror regarding three masked strangers. If it’s anything like 2022’s Barbarian, we’ll be shaking in our seats. 

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Bad Things - August 25, 2023 

Another new and original horror title heading to Shudder is Bad Things, which will find its debut at the Tribeca Film Festival in June. The movie is about a weekend getaway among a group of friends gone wrong. Writer/director Stewart Thorndike has shared that Bad Things is a “dark celebration of motherhood and all its splendid viscera” and a “tale of female rage,” per Variety.  The movie stars Gayle Rankin, Hari Nef, Rad Pereira, Annabelle Dexter-Jones and Molly Ringwald. 

Taissa Farmiga in The Nun

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The Nun 2 - 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. 

Regan in The Exorcist.

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The Exorcist - 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 spooky season.

Freddy Fazbear in Five Nights at Freddy's

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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. 

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Saw X - October 27, 2023

While details are very thin on this project, Lionsgate has announced that the highly anticipated Saw X 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.

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The First Omen - October 31, 2023 

2023’s Halloween season will be stacked with returning franchises, with The Omen movies also coming back in the form of a mysterious prequel from filmmaker Arkasha Stevenson, who notably directed an episode of Legion. The movie will star Oscar-nominated actor Bill Nighy and hit theaters on All Hallows Eve. 

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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. 

Hunter Schafer in Cuckoo 2023 movie

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Cuckoo -TBD, 2023

The plot for Cuckoo is currently remaining a secret, along with an official release date, but we’re intrigued for this mysterious horror movie full of talent. The movie stars Euphoria’s breakout star, Hunter Schafer, alongside Dan Stevens and Jessica Henwick. The first look image shows a frightened Schafer in a cast and bandages hiding from someone in a coat. 

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True Haunting - TBD, 2023

Also expected for 2023 is True Haunting, which tells the story of the first televised exorcism on NBC in 1971. It’s about a couple, Ed and Marsha Becker (played by Stranger Things actor Jamie Campbell Bower and The Boys’ Starlight actress Erin Moriarty) who buy a house that’s haunted by the family who lived and died there. They agree to have the exorcism be televised, but while the broadcast is a success, the haunting doesn’t end with it, only getting worse. 

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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. 

Lupita Nyong'o in Us

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A Quiet Place: Day One - March 8, 2024 

John Krasinski has successfully created an intriguing and scary world where humanity must stay silent in order to survive the aliens who have inhabited Earth. After A Quiet Place Part II became a theatrical hit, amidst pandemic challenges, another Quiet Place movie is on the way in 2024. This movie will be a standalone Quiet Place spinoff that is being directed by Pig’s Michael Sarnoski based on an idea by Krasinski, to what we imagine will dive into the invasion’s origins. The third Quiet Place film from the core franchise is expected to come after this movie as well. 

M3GAN preparing for her next kill in M3GAN

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M3GAN 2.0 - January 17, 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. 

So many horror movies to be excited for in 2023 and beyond! We’ll let you know about more 2023 movie premiere dates, along with news and updates on these coming titles. 

Sarah El-Mahmoud
Staff Writer

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