Upcoming Horror Movies: All The New 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 Saw and Alien or original scares from new and favored 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:

Josh Harnett at concert in Trap

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Trap - August 2, 2024

M. Night Shyamalan’s next feature after A Knock at the Cabin awaits with Trap. The movie will be Shyamalan’s first collaboration with Warner Bros. in some time after partnering with Universal on his last five movies. It is a psychological thriller set at a pop singer’s concert that starts by following a father and daughter attending the stadium show of a fictional artist named Lady Raven before some horrifying details are revealed about what’s set to go down at the show. The Trap release date is set for August and will star Josh Hartnett and iconic 77-year-old Hollywood actress, Hayley Mills. Check out the Trap trailer, which seems to give away an intriguing twist. 

Hunter Schafer in Cuckoo 2023 movie

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Cuckoo - August 9, 2024

Along with Sydney Sweeney and the late Angus Cloud already starring in horror movies earlier this year, Euphoria’s Hunter Schafer is also joining the genre for a movie of her own. Schafer stars in Cuckoo, alongside Dan Stevens and Jessica Henwick, which is about a teenager who is forced to move in with her family to a resort to unexpected terrors under the surface. 

Alien: Romulus

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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 this August. 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!! Check out the Alien: Romulus trailer now. 

Channing Tatum looking bloodied up by the fire with a drink in Blink Twice.

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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. You can check out the Blink Twice trailer ahead of its summer release. 

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 found success by helming commercial hit, Five Nights At Freddy’s

AfrAId cast

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AfrAId - August 30, 2024

Blumhouse and Sony Pictures have teamed up for a horror movie called AfrAId, set to be released this summer. AfrAId stars Katherine Waterston of the Alien and Fantastic Beasts movies along with Star Trek’s John Cho and was previously called They Listen. The movie is written and directed by John Weitz, who is known for making 2002’s About A Boy, 2007’s The Golden Compass, along with having writing credits on Disney’s live-action Cinderella, Rogue One and The Mountain Between Us among many projects over the years. It's about a family who is chosen to test out a new smart home device. 

The Deliverance

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The Deliverance - August 30, 2024 

Director Lee Daniels, who famously helmed movies like Precious and The Butler is venturing into the world of horror for The Deliverance. The movie follows struggling single mother Ebony Jackson (played by Andra Day) as she moves into a new home with her family and “finds herself locked in a battle for her life and souls of her children,” per Netflix. The movie inspired by a true story also stars Glenn Close, Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor, and Mo’Nique.

Michael Keaton returns in the Beetlejuice Beetlejuice trailer.

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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 the first trailer for Beetlejuice Beetlejuice as we wait for September. 

Brandy Norwood in The Front Room

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The Front Room - September 6, 2024

Following MaXXXine, another horror movie is among upcoming A24 movies with The Front Room. The movie stars Brandy as one-half of an expecting couple who reluctantly take in an estranged family member (played by Kathryn Hunter). The movie was written and directed by Max and Sam Eggers, who have collaborated with their brother Robert Eggers on projects like The Lighthouse and The Witch

James McAvoy and Aisling Franciosi in Speak No Evil

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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 has already remade 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 and is produced by Blumhouse Take a look at the trailer for Speak No Evil

Demi Moore looking stoic starring in the body horror flick "The Substance."

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The Substance - September 20, 2024 

The Substance is an upcoming body horror movie about the star of an aerobics show who gets suddenly fired due to her age. Demi Moore plays the lead, Elisabeth Sparkle, as the character is given the chance to take a mysterious “substance” that will make her look younger and more beautiful. The movie – also starring Margaret Qualley, Dennis Quaid and Hugo Diego Garcia – premiered at the 2024 Cannes Film Festival to rave reviews. 

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!! 

Halle Berry's mother character inside a greenhouse talking to her sons in Never Let Go

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Never Let Go - September 27, 2024

The director behind The Hills Have Eyes and Crawl is back to haunt us even further with this fall’s Never Let Go, starring Halle Berry. The movie follows the Oscar winner as a mother who keeps her twin children in a house in the woods for a decade due to them being haunted by an evil spirit. But when one of the kids starts to question if the evil is real, the horrors really begin. When CinemaBlend attended the Lionsgate panel at CinemaCon, our own Sean O’Connell said the movie looks “disturbing as hell.” Check out the Never Let Go trailer… if you dare. 

David Howard Thornton in Terrifier 3 trailer

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Terrifier 3 - October 11, 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!?! 

Naomi Scott looking concerned in Smile 2

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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. As the trailer teases, the second Smile movie stars Naomi Scott as a Lady Gaga-esque pop star who looks to be the latest final girl to be haunted by those creepy smiles.  

a deer and headlights at night in Bambi: The Reckoning teaser trailer

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Bambi: The Reckoning - October 31, 2024

Following the horror genre having success with turning Winnie The Pooh into a creepy villain, Bambi is next. Yes, Bambi. The upcoming movie will be about a mother and son who get into a car wreck and then must face the wrath of a mutated deer hellbent on getting revenge for his mother. 

Hugh Grant in Heretic

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Heretic - November 15, 2024 

Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, who are the filmmakers behind A Quiet Place, have made their latest horror movie with Heretic. The A24 movie that stars Hugh Grant, Chloe East and Sophie Thatcher is about two Mormon missionaries who end up in a “deadly game of cat-and-mouse” (per Bloody Disgusting) after they knock on one man’s door in hopes of spreading their faith. 

Amy Adams in Nightbitch poster

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Nightbitch - December 6, 2024

Rachel Yoder’s novel Nightbitch is about a newly stay-at-home mother who becomes convinced she’s turning into a dog at night. The book has been adapted into a horror movie from Can You Ever Forgive Me? and A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood filmmaker, Marielle Heller. Amy Adams stars in and produced Nightbitch

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. 

Christopher Abbott on The Crowded Room.

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Wolf Man - January 17, 2025

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. Check out CinemaBlend’s reaction to the first Wolfman footage we saw at CinemaCon

Michael B. Jordan in Just Mercy

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Untitled Ryan Coogler Horror Movie - March 7, 2025

Ryan Coogler famously made both Black Panther movies and the first Creed. Next, he’s venturing into the world of horror, alongside returning collaborator Michael B. Jordan! The movie is rumored to be a vampire movie set in the South during America’s Jim Crow-era. We don’t know the title yet, but reports have already dated the Warner Bros flick for this spring along with news that Delroy Lindo is part of the cast

Danielle Deadwyler holding up a glass of wine as Miranda Carroll in Station Eleven

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The Woman In The Yard - March 28, 2025

Following Jaume Collet-Serra directing movies like Jungle Cruise and Black Adam, he is returning to his roots in horror (most notably with 2005’s House of Wax and 2009’s Orphan) with Blumhouse movie, The Woman In The Yard. The movie starring Danielle Deadwyler has a mysterious plotline for the time being. 

Cillian Murphy in 28 Days Later.

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28 Years Later - June 20, 2025

As Danny Boyle and Alex Garland’s 28 Days Later remains as one of the great zombie horror films, both filmmakers are set to return to the storyline with an exciting sequel called 28 Years Later. The movie will star Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Jodie Comer, Ralph Fiennes and Jack O’Connell and will reportedly be the start of a new trilogy of movies, and Cillian Murphy is on board as an executive producer. 

M3GAN preparing for her next kill in M3GAN

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M3GAN 2.0 - June 27, 2025 

M3GAN plans ahead. 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.

Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe and Freddie Prinze Jr in I Know What You Did Last Summer

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I Know What You Did Last Summer - July 18, 2025

Over 20 years after the original I Know What You Did Last Summer movie, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Freddie Prinze Jr. and Sarah Michelle Gellar expected to return to Sony’s horror franchise. It is said to be similar to the recent Scream movie, where its original cast are joined by a new young cast. The movie is being helmed by Do Revenge director Jennifer Kaytin Robinson. It’s great to see another ‘90s franchise get a revival! 

Ty Simpkins in Insidious: The Red Door

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Insidious 6 - August 29, 2025 

Blumhouse’s Insidious franchise is set to keep going next summer with a sixth installment, about two years after the last installment, The Red Door, per Variety. At this time, we don’t have many details about who will be in the sequel and what it will be about, but the franchise has consistently been a hit among audiences so it’s no surprise another Insidious movie has been fast-tracked. 

Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson as Ed and Lorraine Warren in The Conjuring

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Conjuring 4 - September 5, 2025

The reported finale of The Conjuring franchise has been in the works with Michael Chaves helming the horror movie. Chaves previously directed the previously movie in the series, 2021's The Devil Made Me Do It along with last year's The Nun II. While the final title is unlikely to be Conjuring 4, Warner Bros. has officially dated the project for next fall. 

Christian Bale in The Bride!

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The Bride! - September 26, 2025 

It feels like more than ever, filmmakers are getting inspired to adapt Frankenstein in new ways. After Poor Things and Lisa Frankenstein came out in the past few months, Guillermo Del Toro is making his own Frankenstein vision, but so is Maggie Gyllenhaal for The Bride of Frankenstein. The Bride! stars Jessie Buckley, Christian Bale, Peter Sarsgaard, Annette Bening and Penelope Cruz and takes place in 1930s Chicago as Bale’s Frankenstein seeks the help of a mad scientist to create a companion for him.

Ethan Hawke in mask in The Black Phone

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The Black Phone 2 - October 17, 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, including the latest one, which has Lovecraft Country’s Yann Demange out as director. Alongside Ali, the movie has been expected to star Mia Goth, Aaron Pierre and Delroy Lindo. 

Freddy, Bonnie and Chica in Five Nights at Freddy's

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Five Nights At Freddy’s 2 - December 5, 2025 

In the fall of 2023, the adaptation of the popular video game Five Nights At Freddy’s became a massive commercial hit for Blumhouse. After Josh Hutcherson, Matthew Lillard and company lead the movie, the studio has announced a Five Nights sequel  that will revive Freddy Fazbear’s house of horrors. 

Cady, Gemma and M3GAN in M3GAN

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SOULM8TE - January 2, 2026

Atomic Monster and Blumhouse are also working on a M3GAN spinoff called SOULM8TE, per The Hollywood Reporter.  The movie coming at the top of 2026 has been described as an “erotic thriller” set in the same universe and will be about a man who uses the same technology to create his own soulmate after losing his wife. The movie will be directed by Kate Dolan of 2021’s You Are Not My Mother

Regan tied to bed in The Exorcist

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Mike Flanagan’s Exorcist Movie - March 13, 2026

After the latest Exorcist movie, Believer flopped at the box office, Universal and Blumhouse have pivoted away from its original Exorcist: Deceiver plans with David Gordon Green, and are instead handing the keys of the franchise over to Mike Flanagan. The filmmaker who famously made The Haunting Of Hill House, Doctor Sleep among other great horror projects, has a new take on the title coming in 2026!  

Jordan Peele on the set of Nope

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Untitled Jordan Peele Movie - October 23, 2026

Following Nope, Jordan Peele is working on his next movie, and while we don’t know for sure whether it’s horror, the release date seems to point in that direction. In mid June, Jordan Peele posted on his Instagram “10.23.26” in anticipation for the title. That’s just days before Halloween!! 

Craig David Dowsett as Winnie the Pooh in Winnie The Pooh: Blood and Honey

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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 Bunny
  • Fear Street: Prom Queen 
  • Final Destination: Bloodlines
  • Guillermo Del Toro’s Frankenstein 
  • Hell Of A Summer
  • House of Spoils 
  • Please Don’t Feed the Children 
  • Rabbit Trap 
  • Return to Silent Hill
  • Salem’s Lot 
  • Scream 7
  • Time Cut 
  • The Last Train To New York
  • The Monkey
  • They Follow 
  • The Haunting in Wicker Park 
  • Your Monster 
  • Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey 3
  • Witchboard
  • Y2K

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.