Horror movies we’re incredibly excited to watch in theaters in 2023

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 07: Actors are seen on the carpet during the Los Angeles Premiere Of Universal Pictures' "M3GAN" at TCL Chinese Theatre on December 07, 2022 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 07: Actors are seen on the carpet during the Los Angeles Premiere Of Universal Pictures' "M3GAN" at TCL Chinese Theatre on December 07, 2022 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images) /

It’s time to look forward to 2023, and that includes anticipating horror movies coming to the big screen in the new year. From Scream (2022) to The Black Phone to Barbarian to Pearl, 2022 was a terrific year for horror movies, with hit after hit coming out.  Let’s hope the trend of great horror movies will continue in 2023.

M3gan (Jan. 6)

It may have already taken social media by storm but M3gan hasn’t officially released yet, with the film coming to theaters right after the year begins. There are a few reasons to look forward to the movie, including the fact that it is produced by horror legends Jason Blum and James Wan, along with having its script written by Akela Cooper, who wrote Malignant. There is also the fact that Allison Williams stars in the movie. Fans should remember the actress, who played main characters in both Get Out and The Perfection. Hopefully M3gan will be able to live up to all the hype its presence on social media has gotten, which is a question that will thankfully be answered very soon.

Infinity Pool (Jan. 27)

A film that hardly anyone had on their radar until the fantastic trailer came out, Infinity Pool stars fantastic actors Alexander Skarsgard and Mia Goth. While Skarsgard may be an incredible actor, the real intrigue here is Mia Goth, who has really made a name for herself in the horror genre with movies like Suspiria (2018), X, and especially Pearl. This is all topped off with the fact that Infinity Pool is written and directed by Brandon Cronenberg, the man responsible for the films Antiviral and Possessor, the latter of which was incredibly well-received. It’ll be intriguing to see how the movie turns out, but from everything that has been shown thus far, Infinity Pool looks like it’ll be one hell of a ride.

Knock at the Cabin (Feb. 3)

M. Night Shyamalan might be wildly inconsistent in the quality of his movies; however, this doesn’t mean that his upcoming film Knock at the Cabin shouldn’t be anticipated. The excitement is in large part due to the source material that the film is based on: the novel The Cabin at the End of the World”,  written by Paul Tremblay. The book was well-received, with even horror icon Stephen King giving it his praise. The screenplay for the film adaptation of the novel was even included in The Black List, which is the survey that lists the “best” scripts that have yet to be produced. This means that Knock at the Cabin has a lot going for it and is certainly a movie to look out for in February, so here’s hoping that it is truly as good as these things are making it seem.

Sequels will still rule in 2023!

Scream 6 (March 10)

There may be a decade between Scream 4 and Scream (2022), but Scream 5 is already getting a follow-up just 14 months later, which is an exhilarating prospect. Scream (2022) did a fantastic job at updating the franchise while still feeling true to form, so hopefully Scream 6 will do just that. It may be on some rocky ground given that Neve Campbell isn’t returning, but the movie will have the return of both Gale Weathers and Kirby Reed, the latter being a character who fans heavily requested to return. Plus, while the first teaser doesn’t show much, the New York City setting looks to be giving the film a unique yet welcome change in scenery.

Evil Dead Rise (April 21)

The fifth Evil Dead installment, Evil Dead Rise, is set to terrify audiences in 2023, and the prospect of getting to see the Deadites once again is a thrilling one. It’s a mystery how exactly the film is planning on relating to the rest of the franchise besides the fact that the film has both Deadites and the Necronomicon. Luckily, this mystery should be answered relatively soon with either the trailer or the film itself, both of which will be released in the first third of 2023.

Evil Dead Rise, Warner Bros. Production released April 21, 2023 /

Insidious: Fear the Dark (July 7)

The Insidious franchise is finally releasing an installment that will be set after the events of the second film. The fifth Insidious movie, Insidious: Fear the Dark will follow the Lambert family once again as Dalton, the young kid from the first two films, is going off to college. It’s really exciting to get to see what precisely the Lamberts have been up to, and to finally get a movie that isn’t a prequel. Also, Insidious 5 is directed by Patrick Wilson, who played father Josh Lambert in the first two movies, so it should be fun to see what exactly he brings to the table, since he is also returning as his character for the movie.

The Last Voyage of the Demeter (Aug. 11)

A movie that is based on a chapter within Bram Stoker’s original novel “Dracula,” The Last Voyage of the Demeter seeks to explore the ship carrying Dracula across the ocean. Not much else is known about the movie, but it’s intriguing to have an adaptation of the famous book that only seeks to adapt a part of it. Whether or not this will be successful is up in the air, but from what has been revealed thus far, this should be an interesting and unique adaptation of the classic literary character.

Saw X (Oct. 27)

Another installment of the Saw franchise is set to release in 2023, which is currently known as Saw X, with Tobin Bell set to reprise the role of John Kramer aka Jigsaw once again. While it was fun to take a bit of a break with Spiral, it’ll be interesting to see what is going on in the Jigsaw side of the franchise once again. Plus, given that the director is the same director as Saw VI and Saw 3D and purely has the Saw title, it seems as though the franchise’s story will be moving forward more than the previous two films. The Saw movies may not be for everyone, but they tend to be a bloody fun time for horror fans, so it should be interesting to see what’s happening once the movie releases in theaters in 2023.

NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 06: Actor Tobin Bell attends Build to discuss ‘Jigsaw’ at Build Studio on October 6, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Desiree Navarro/WireImage) /

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Are you excited about any of the movies listed here? What horror films are you most looking forward to in 2023? Let us know down below!