Get ready to face your deepest fears with our list of the top upcoming horror movies of 2023. From bone-chilling thrillers to gory slashers, these films are sure to keep you on the edge of your seat. As the countdown to horror begins, we’ve curated a selection of the most anticipated films that will leave you petrified. Whether you’re a fan of supernatural hauntings, psychological terror, or blood-curdling screams, our lineup has something for every horror enthusiast.
Four survivors of the Ghostface murders leave Woodsboro behind for a fresh start in New York City. However, they soon find themselves in a fight for their lives when a new killer embarks on a bloody rampage.
The film combines the violence of the slasher genre with elements of black comedy and a “whodunit” mystery, and satirizes the trends of film franchises and subversion of audience expectations. Film series star Neve Campbell announced she would not be returning as Sidney Prescott because she felt the offer presented to her was unacceptable, making this the first film in the series not to feature the character.
Scream VI premiered at the AMC Lincoln Square Theater in Manhattan on March 6, 2023, and was theatrically released in the United States on March 10 by Paramount Pictures. The film received generally positive reviews from critics, who praised the kills and performances.
Release date: March 10, 2023
Directors: Tyler Gillett, Matt Bettinelli-Olpin
INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 5
Josh Lambert heads east to drop his son, Dalton, off at school. However, Dalton’s college dream soon becomes a living nightmare when the repressed demons of his past suddenly return to haunt them both.
The film is a direct sequel to Insidious (2010) and Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013), and serves as both the fifth installment in the Insidious franchise and the fifth installment in terms of chronology. Wilson, Rose Byrne, Ty Simpkins and Andrew Astor reprise their roles from the films.
Release date: July 7, 2023
Director: Patrick Wilson
THE NUN 2
In 1956 France, a priest is murdered, and it seems an evil is spreading. Sister Irene once again comes face to face with a demonic force.
It serves as the sequel to The Nun (2018) and the ninth installment in The Conjuring Universe franchise. The film stars Storm Reid, Taissa Farmiga, and Anna Popplewell. Wan and Peter Safran return as co-producers, with Judson Scott also serving as a producer.
Release date: September 8, 2023
Director: Michael Chaves
There is no official trailer for nun 2
EVIL DEAD RISE
A woman finds herself in a fight for her life when an ancient book gives birth to bloodthirsty demons that run amok in a Los Angeles apartment building.
It is the fifth installment of the Evil Dead film series. The film stars Lily Sullivan and Alyssa Sutherland as two estranged sisters trying to survive and save their family from demonic creatures. Morgan Davies, Gabrielle Echols, and Nell Fisher appear in supporting roles.
The film’s development was preceded by scrapped plans for sequels to Evil Dead (2013) and Army of Darkness (1992), and a fourth season of Ash vs Evil Dead (2015–2018).
Release date: April 21, 2023
Director: Lee Cronin
WINNIE THE POOH: Blood And Honey
Now feral and bloodthirsty, Winnie-the-Pooh and Piglet terrorize Christopher Robin and a group of young women at a remote house.
It follows Pooh and Piglet, who have now become feral and bloodthirsty murderers, as they terrorise a group of young university women and an adult Christopher Robin when he returns to the Hundred Acre Wood many years later after leaving for college.
Release date: March 10, 2023
Director: Rhys Waterfield
Saw X is an upcoming American horror film directed by Kevin Greutert and written by Josh Stolberg and Peter Goldfinger. The film is the tenth installment overall in the Saw film series, and stars Tobin Bell, Shawnee Smith, Synnøve Macody Lund, Steven Brand, and Michael Beach.
Release date: October 27, 2023
Director: Kevin Greutert
There is no official trailer for Saw X
THE POPE’S EXORCIST
Father Gabriele Amorth, chief exorcist for the Vatican, battles Satan and innocent-possessing demons. A detailed portrait of a priest who performed more than 100,000 exorcisms in his lifetime.