The horror genre has produced some of the most fascinating movies of all time and in this genre, we normally see the kind of films that are hard to shake off. There are many horror movies that follow you even after the credits roll and today we will look at some of the most highly anticipated horror films that will be released in the upcoming year. So, here are the highly anticipated horror movies coming in 2023.
Release Date: January 6
Synopsis: M3GAN is a marvel of artificial intelligence, a life-like doll programmed to be a child’s greatest companion and a parent’s greatest ally. Designed by brilliant toy-company roboticist Gemma (Get Out’s Allison Williams), M3GAN can listen and watch and learn as she becomes friend and teacher, playmate and protector, for the child she is bonded to. When Gemma suddenly becomes the caretaker of her orphaned 8-year-old niece, Cady (Violet McGraw, The Haunting of Hill House), Gemma’s unsure and unprepared to be a parent. Under intense pressure at work, Gemma decides to pair her M3GAN prototype with Cady in an attempt to resolve both problems—a decision that will have unimaginable consequences.
Release Date: January 17
Synopsis: This terrifying wintertime horror tale will chill you to the bone. As med student Eden joins four friends at a remote cabin to celebrate New Year’s, party time quickly turns serious when a brutal winter storm isolates the kids and knocks out the power. After making frozen cocktails with the snow, Eden and her friends start acting strangely. Convinced that the flakes have infected them with an evil virus, they struggle to stay awake to avoid freezing to death. Who will survive this icy ordeal?
Release Date: January 22
Synopsis: While staying at an isolated island resort, James (Alexander Skarsgård) and Em (Cleopatra Coleman) are enjoying a perfect vacation of pristine beaches, exceptional staff, and soaking up the sun. But guided by the seductive and mysterious Gabi (Mia Goth), they venture outside the resort grounds and find themselves in a culture filled with violence, hedonism, and untold horror. A tragic accident leaves them facing a zero tolerance policy for crime: either you’ll be executed, or, if you’re rich enough to afford it, you can watch yourself die instead.
Knock at the Cabin
Release Date: February 3
Synopsis: While vacationing at a remote cabin, a young girl and her parents are taken hostage by four armed strangers who demand that the family make an unthinkable choice to avert the apocalypse. With limited access to the outside world, the family must decide what they believe before all is lost. From visionary filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan, Knock at the Cabin stars Dave Bautista (Dune, Guardians of the Galaxy franchise), Tony award and Emmy nominee Jonathan Groff (Hamilton, Mindhunter), Ben Aldridge (Pennyworth, Fleabag), BAFTA nominee Nikki Amuka-Bird (Persuasion, Old), newcomer Kristen Cui, Abby Quinn (Little Women, Landline) and Rupert Grint (Servant, Harry Potter franchise).
Release Date: March 10
Synopsis: Following the latest Ghostface killings, the four survivors leave Woodsboro behind and start a fresh chapter. In Scream VI, Melissa Barrera (“Sam Carpenter”), Jasmin Savoy Brown (“Mindy Meeks-Martin”), Mason Gooding (“Chad Meeks-Martin”), Jenna Ortega (“Tara Carpenter”), Hayden Panettiere (“Kirby Reed”) and Courteney Cox (“Gale Weathers”) return to their roles in the franchise alongside Jack Champion, Henry Czerny, Liana Liberato, Dermot Mulroney, Devyn Nekoda, Tony Revolori, Josh Segarra, and Samara Weaving.
Release Date: March 17
Synopsis: After a catastrophic crash on an unknown planet, pilot Mills (Adam Driver) quickly discovers he’s actually stranded on Earth…65 million years ago. Now, with only one chance at rescue, Mills and the only other survivor, Koa (Ariana Greenblatt), must make their way across an unknown terrain riddled with dangerous prehistoric creatures in an epic fight to survive. From the writers of A Quiet Place and producer Sam Raimi comes 65, a sci-fi thriller starring Adam Driver, Ariana Greenblatt, and Chloe Coleman. Written, directed, and produced by Scott Beck & Bryan Woods – the film is also produced by Sam Raimi, Deborah Liebling and Zainab Azizi.
Release Date: April 14
The upcoming horror monster film will star Nicholas Holt as the titular character, while Nicolas Cage plays the iconic role of Count Dracula. In the lore, Renfield is Dracula’s lackey. He first made his appearance in Bram Stoker‘s 1897 novel Dracula, who was a patient in an asylum as he was obsessed with drinking blood because he thought drinking blood will give him immortality. Then he finds Dracula and surrenders himself to him, in turn, Dracula feeds him insects and rats and dangles the immortality Renfield is craving in front of him.
Evil Dead Rise
Release Date: April 21
The upcoming Evil Dead film will be the fifth entry in Sam Raimi‘s horror comedy franchise. Evil Dead Rise will follow two sisters, Beth (Lily Sullivan) and Ellie (Alyssa Sutherland), as their already tension-filled reunion gets turned into a gorefest because of a certain book being reawakened in Ellie’s apartment building.
Insidious: Fear the Dark
Release Date: July 7
According to Deadline, the premise for the upcoming Insidious film is:
Set ten years after the end of Insidious 2, Josh Lambert (Patrick Wilson) heads east to drop his son Dalton (Ty Simpkins) off at an idyllic, ivy-covered university. However, Dalton’s college dream becomes a nightmare when the repressed demons of his past suddenly return to haunt them both.
The Nun 2
Release Date: September 8
The next entry in The Conjuring Universe will be the much-anticipated sequel to the 2018 film The Nun. The sequel will be directed by The Curse of La Llorona and The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It famed director Michael Chaves. The Nun 2 will see the return of fan-favorite Bonnie Aarons as the demon Valak and the sequel will be led by Euphoria amed actor Storm Reid.
The first synopsis for the upcoming sequel has been released and it reads: “1956 – France. A priest is murdered. Evil is spreading. The sequel to the worldwide smash hit THE NUN follows SISTER IRENE as she once again comes face to face with the demonic force VALAK – THE DEMON NUN.”
Release Date: October 13
If you are a horror fan there is no way you haven’t heard of The Exorcist, and nearly 50 years later we are getting a direct sequel to it. The upcoming horror film will be directed by David Gordon Green. A new trilogy of The Exorcist has already been renewed and the plot as we know so far is that a father of a possessed child tries to find someone who has gone through the same experience and that another someone is none other than Chris MacNeil.
Release Date: October 27
The never-ending Saw franchise will see its tenth film with Tobin Bell returning as the world’s worst psychologist. While there is no word on the plot of the upcoming film yet, but as we are inching toward the release date we will get more information about the film.