Upcoming Horror Movies: All The Scary Movies Coming Out In 2024 And 2025

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 popular franchises like A Quiet Place and Alien 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 from 2024 onwards, with more to come that have 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:

Paul Wesley and Jackie Cruz in History Of Evil

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History Of Evil - February 23, 2024

The Vampire DiariesPaul Wesley is returning to the horror genre for History of Evil, which will be avaliable to stream with a Shudder subscription later this month. Per People, the movie takes place in an imagined future where America has become a theocratic police state after “war and corruption plagued” the nation. It follows Wesley as Ron, a husband and father who is on the run for the militia and takes shelter in a remote safe house. But the house’s “dark past” soon begins to eat at the family. 

Imaginary 2024 movie Bear

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Imaginary - March 8, 2024

Lionsgate and Blumhouse have teamed up to bring a movie called Imaginary to audiences in early 2024. Truth or Dare, Fantasy Island and The Curse of Bridge Hollow director Jeff Wadlow is helming the movie about a woman who returns to her childhood home to discover her imaginary friend was real all along, still there, left behind and quite unhappy about being abandoned by her. Oddly enough, a more family friendly exploration of imaginary friends is coming in May with John Krasinski’s IF

Sydney Sweeney in Immaculate

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Immaculate - March 20, 2024 

Euphoria star Sydney Sweeney is set to lead a horror movie called Immaculate, which will have her once again collaborating with Michael Mohan after starring in his 2021 movie, The Voyeurs. Immaculate will be about a devoutly religious woman fulfilling a new role in an Italian convent when she finds out her home has some “dark and horrifying secrets,” per Deadline. You can check out the Immaculate trailer ahead of checking it out. 

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Late Night With The Devil - March 22, 2024

Late Night With The Devil joins found-footage thrillers with a unique premise set on the set of a fictional 1970s variety and late-night talk show called Night Owls with Jack Delroy. David Dastmalchian plays the late night host as a broadcast from Halloween night in 1977 showcases some creepy occurrences when Delroy interviews a parapsychologist and the subject of her new book, who is the only survivor of a Satanic church’s mass suicide. The movie premiered a South by Southwest last spring to rave reviews, including from Stephen King

Craig David Dowsett in Winnie The Pooh: Blood and Honey

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Winnie-The-Pooh: Blood And Honey 2 - March 26, 2024

After one of the wildest concepts ever for a horror movie haunted 2023 with Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey, Hollywood is going to honor us with a second helping with a sequel. After the $100,000 British slasher turned a profit with a 5.2 million box office haul another movie is well on the way and expected to come out around one year after the first installment. Per the writer/director to THR, in the second movie Pooh and his friends will be “leaving the 100 Acre Wood to take their fight to the quiet community of Ashdown!”

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The First Omen - April 5, 2024 

It’s been over 30 years since a movie from The Omen franchise has been released in the form of the TV movie, Omen IV: The Awakening. After that film was not received well, it’s understandable why its studio took a break from the supernatural horror series, but it’s coming back this spring with The First Omen. The movie will serve as a prequel to the original 1976 The Omen as an American woman is sent to work at a church in Rome and comes across a disturbing conspiracy about the birth of an Antichrist. You can watch The First Omen trailer before checking it out. 

Melissa Barrera stand frightened while Kathryn Newton watches in Abigail.

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Abigail  - April 19, 2024

Scream has been revitalized in the past few years with the help of filmmakers, Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett. After making the fifth and sixth Scream installments, they are helming a previously untitled Universal monster movie starring Scream star Melissa Barrera along with Kathryn Newton, Dan Stevens, Kevin Durand and Angus Cloud. The movie is a reimagining of the 1936 Universal Classic Monsters movie Dracula’s Daughter. The spring horror release is about a group of kidnappers who are tasked with capturing and watching over the daughter of a powerful figure, Abigail. Little do they know, the girl is really a vampire child that will hunt them down one by one. 

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Sting - May 2, 2024

If you’re afraid of spiders, Sting might be the exposure therapy you need! The 2024 movie coming to theaters will confront arachnophobia as it follows a 12-year-old girl  named Charlotte who raises her own spider. But, unlike the beloved classic Charlotte’s Web, in Sting her spider becomes a flesh-eating monster.

Hunter Schafer in Cuckoo 2023 movie

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Cuckoo - May 3, 2024

Along with Sydney Sweeney and the late Angus Cloud starring in horror movies this year, Euphoria’s Hunter Schafer is also joining the genre for a movie of her own. Schafer stars in Cuckoo, which is about a teenager who is forced to move in with her family to a resort to unexpected terrors under the surface. The movie, which also stars Dan Stevens and Jessica Henwick, will premiere at this March’s South by Southwest before coming to theaters a couple months later. 

Jacob Batalon in Tarot

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Tarot - May 10, 2024 

Horror fans can also look forward to Screen Gems’ Tarot this May, starring Spider-Man actor Jacob Batalon, Alana Boden, Adain Bradley and Avantika. Previously titled Horrorscope, the film 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. It’s based on the 1992 novel by Nicholas Adams and serves as a feature film debut for writer/directors Anna Halberg and Spenser Cohen, per Deadline

Madelaine Petsch in The Strangers

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The Strangers: Chapter 1 - May 17, 2024 

Renny Harlin, the filmmaker who has been behind movies like The Long Kiss Goodnight, Die Hard 2 and A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: A Dream Master, has apparently crafted a horror trilogy for The Strangers after two prior films were made in the franchise. He plans to release three “chapters” of the story starring Madelaine Petsch and Froy Gutierrez. The Strangers will bring back the three murderous masked strangers when a couple’s car breaks down in Oregon and they are forced to spend the night in a desolate Airbnb. 

Dakota Fanning on The First Lady

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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 of the same name by A.M. Shine. Plus, her famed father is producing the film and New Line won a bidding war to back the movie. 

Lupita Nyong'o in A Quiet Place: Day One

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A Quiet Place: Day One - June 28, 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 with the Quiet Place movies. After A Quiet Place Part II became a theatrical hit, amidst pandemic challenges, the next Quiet Place movie is on the way in 2024. This one will be a standalone Quiet Place spinoff that is 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 still expected to come after this movie, as well, but currently remains in development. You can check out the first A Quiet Place: Day One trailer ahead of its summer release. 

Maika Monroe in Longlegs

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Longlegs - July 12, 2024

Longlegs looks like it could be one of the best and most terrifying movies of 2024. Along with starring two actors who have a knack for starring in great horror movies, Maika Monroe and Nicolas Cage, the movie is about a new FBI agent (Monroe) living in 1974 who is assigned to solve the case of a serial killer (Cage). As she follows the clues, she finds out a personal link to the killer that must aid her in stopping him from slaying again. The images of the film thus far make the movie look stylish, yet horrifying. 

M. Night Shyamalan in Old

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Trap - August 2, 2024

M. Night Shyamalan’s next feature after A Knock at the Cabin awaits with Trap. Per The Sixth Sense filmmaker, the movie is a “psychological thriller set at a concert,” according to Deadline. While other details are thin, the movie will be Shyamalan’s first collaboration with Warner Bros. in some time after partnering with Universal on his last five movies. The Trap release date is set for August and will star Josh Hartnett and iconic 77-year-old Hollywood actress, Hayley Mills.

The Queen Mother in Alien.

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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. Original Alien filmmaker Ridley Scott has already seen the movie, per the film’s director, and apparently told him it’s “fucking great.” So, it’s time to get excited!! 

Channing Tatum looking fierce in Magic Mike's Last Dance

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Zoë Kravitz’s directorial debut is coming this summer in the form of Blink Twice, which was originally called Pussy Island. The movie stars Channing Tatum, Naomi Ackie, Christian Slater, Geena Davis, Haley Joel Osment, Kyle MacLachlan and Alia Shawkat. It’s about a cocktail waitress who becomes obsessed with a tech mogul before traveling with him to his private island, where all the red flags (and more) start to reveal themselves. 

Selena Gomez in Season 3 of Only Murders in the Building sitting on a couch.

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Dollhouse - August 30, 2024

Selena Gomez is getting into the horror genre as producer of STXfilms’ Dollhouse alongside 21 Laps’ Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen, as reported by Deadline. The movie is a psychological thriller that takes place in the world of New York City’s fashion scene. Dollhouse is set to be directed by Emma Tammi, who just found success by helming commercial hit, Five Night At Freddy’s

Michael Keaton as Beetlejuice

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Beetlejuice Beetlejuice - September 6, 2024

Tim Burton’s classic 1988 movie is finally getting a sequel starring Michael Keaton as you guessed it, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice! The horror comedy also set to be helmed by Burton will also see the return of Winona Ryder and Catherine O’Hara as Lydia and Delia Deetz. Plus, Wednesday’s Jenna Ortega, Justin Theroux, Monica Bellucci and Willem Dafoe have joined the cast of Beetlejuice 2 as well. The movie wrapped filming in late November. We can’t wait to spend the next spooky season with this franchise! You can check out Beetlejuice 2’s first poster as we wait for the trailer!  

Speak No Evil 2022 movie

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Speak No Evil - September 13, 2024

One of the most messed up horror movies of 2022 was Danish film Speak No Evil, which debuted at Sundance before landing on Shudder. Now, Hollywood is already remaking the movie about a family’s weekend vacation gone terribly wrong. The upcoming film will star Mackenzie Davis and James McAvoy and is being helmed by James Watkins. 

John Kramer in dark room in Saw X

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Saw XI - September 27, 2024

After the Saw franchise made a comeback in 2023 with Saw X, Jigsaw is already ready for another round in the form of Saw XI. Just a couple months after the tenth installment hit theaters and was not only met with positive reception, but did well commercially, the eleventh movie was announced by Lionsgate alongside its fall 2024 release date. While we don’t know a ton about where the franchise will go next, we won’t have to wait too long to find out!! 

Caitlin Stasey in Smile

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Smile 2 - October 18, 2024

Smile told the story of Sosie Bacon’s Dr. Rose Cutter, a therapist working at a psychiatric ward who becomes terrorized by a mysterious entity that takes over human bodies and makes them smirk as they get violent. After Parker Finn’s Smile was a huge success during the 2022 Halloween season, Paramount set an official release date for a sequel for the next spooky season. Details are thin about how the second Smile movie will be approached, including casting, but it’s great to see this original horror concept getting a sequel! 

David Howard Thornton in Terrifier 3 trailer

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Terrifier 3 - October 25, 2024 

After 2022’s Terrifier 2 went viral for fans vomiting in theaters, Art the Clown is set to haunt audiences in 2024 with a third installment coming just in time for Halloween. However, this Terrifier movie will be a Christmas horror movie, with one teaser already having the clown in Santa’s costume. Terrifier 3’s director has already teased that the first five minutes of the movie is going to be “very controversial,” so bring the barf bags just in case!?! 

Christopher Abbott on The Crowded Room.

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The Wolf Man - October 25, 2024

Following the success of 2020’s The Invisible Man, director Leigh Whannell has been hard at work on reviving another classic Universal Monsters character and this year it will finally come to fruition. While The Wolf Man originally was going to be led by Ryan Gosling when it was announced years ago, the titular role has since been filled by Christopher Abbott, but he will reportedly not be playing the werewolf, but a “a man whose family is being terrorized by a lethal predator.” Ozark’s Julia Garner is also in the cast as well. 

Lily-Rose Depp in Nosferatu

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Nosferatu - December 25, 2024 

Robert Eggers, the filmmaker behind movies like The Witch and The Lighthouse, is reimagining a horror classic with his take on Nosferatu this Christmas. The movie that draws from the German expressional vampire film of 1922 stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Emma Corrin, Willem Dafoe, Nicholas Hoult, Bill Skarsgard and Lily-Rose Depp. Nosferatu is described as a gothic tale between a “haunted young woman” and the vampire who is infatuated by her. 

M3GAN preparing for her next kill in M3GAN

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M3GAN 2.0 - May 16, 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, this time with a release date more central to the 2025 release calendar.

Ethan Hawke in mask in The Black Phone

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The Black Phone 2 - June 27, 2025 

After Joe Hill’s story story was successfully adapted in summer 2022 with Ethan Hawke as “The Grabber,” a sequel is on the way for 2025. It was announced that Blumhouse and Universal are teaming back up for The Black Phone 2 in October 2023, before it was then revealed that Ethan Hawke, Mason Thames, Madeleine McGraw, Jeremy Davies and Miguel Mora are returning as the characters they played in the first film

Mahershala Ali in Alita: Battle Angel

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Blade - November 7, 2025

For years, Marvel has been preparing to bring vampires into the MCU with a new Blade movie starring Mahershala Ali. The movie has faced numerous setbacks and delays since it was announced, but appears to be on track now with Lovecraft Country’s Yann Demange directing from a script by Logan’s Michael Green. The movie is also expected to star Mia Goth, Aaron Pierre and Delroy Lindo. 

Mia Goth looking over her shoulder in front of a makeup mirror in X.

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Upcoming Horror Movies With No Release Date Set

Below is a list of movies that are expected or have reportedly been filmed, but we have yet to hear word regarding a release date. We’ll update this list as these movies find a place on theatrical and streaming calendars. 

  • Death of a Unicorn 
  • Dust
  • Exorcist: Deceiver 
  • Guillermo Del Toro’s Frankenstein 
  • Hell Of A Summer
  • House of Spoils 
  • I Saw The TV Glow 
  • MaXXXine
  • Never Let Go
  • Nightbitch
  • Please Don’t Feed the Children 
  • Rabbit Trap 
  • Return to Silent Hill
  • Salem’s Lot 
  • Scream 7
  • Time Cut 
  • The Deliverance
  • The Front Room
  • The Last Train To New York
  • They Follow 
  • They Listen 
  • The Haunting in Wicker Park 
  • Your Monster 
  • Witchboard

So many horror movies to be excited for in 2024 and beyond! We’ll keep you in the loop on news and updates on these coming titles as the new year unfolds. 

Sarah El-Mahmoud
Staff Writer

Sarah El-Mahmoud has been with CinemaBlend since 2018 after graduating from Cal State Fullerton with a degree in Journalism. In college, she was the Managing Editor of the award-winning college paper, The Daily Titan, where she specialized in writing/editing long-form features, profiles and arts & entertainment coverage, including her first run-in with movie reporting, with a phone interview with Guillermo del Toro for Best Picture winner, The Shape of Water. Now she's into covering YA television and movies, and plenty of horror. Word webslinger. All her writing should be read in Sarah Connor’s Terminator 2 voice over.