21 new 2024 horror movies to watch at home this holiday weekend

Catch up with any horror movies you might have missed in theaters from the comfort of your own home.
I Saw the TV Glow - A24
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With so many movies releasing in theaters and on streaming it can be hard to keep up with everything. The Fourth of July is not just a holiday, but a chance for most Americans to take a few days off of work and relax.

If there are any horror movies you missed in theaters over the past six months, the following list will provide an updated guide to where you can watch most of them right now, at home!

The Strangers: Chapter 1

The first film in a new trilogy based on Bryan Bertino's 2008 home invasion slasher, The Strangers: Chapter 1 stars Madelaine Petsch and Froy Gutierrez as a couple terrorized by a trio of merciless strangers during a night in a remote cabin.

Despite being one of the highest-grossing horror movies of the year so far, The Strangers: Chapter 1 is also one of the most poorly reviewed. Currently, you can rent the film for $19.99 on demand or purchase it for $24.99. Chapter 2 is expected later this year.

Night Swim

A dull Blumhouse release, Night Swim is a mediocre horror film about a family dealing with a haunted swimming pool. It is now streaming on Peacock, so if you already have a subscription, you can give it a shot, but I wouldn't recommend paying extra for it.


One of this year's best new horror comedies, Abigail is the latest from Radio Silence duo Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett.

With a cast that includes Melissa Barrera, Kathryn Newton, Dan Stevens, Giancarlo Esposito, and more, Abigail is an absolute blast and a must-watch for fans of the genre. It isn't yet on streaming, but if you don't mind splurging, it's worth buying or renting for $19.99 on demand.


Night Swim was Blumhouse's haunted swimming pool story and Imaginary is the studio's haunted/evil teddy bear story. Now available to rent for $5.99 or you can buy it digitally for $14.99.

The First Omen

My favorite horror movie of the year so far, The First Omen is a devilishly incredible prequel story to the iconic Omen franchise. Nell Tiger Free nails her performance as a nun who travels to Rome to start her life in service to the church, only to later stumble upon a sinister conspiracy.

What makes The First Omen such a standout film is Arkasha Stevenson's direction and surprising brutality for a big studio horror film. It really swings for the fences. The film is now available to watch on Hulu or digitally for $19.99.

The Watchers

While I found The Watchers rather underwhelming, it is one of the newest horror movie releases on this list, having just come to theaters on June 7. But it is already out to rent or buy on demand, currently priced at $19.99 to rent or $24.99 to buy.

The Watchers is based on the book of the same name by A.M. Shine, and marks the directorial debut of M. Night Shyamalan's daughter Ishana Night Shyamalan.


Another one of the top-earning horror films of the year despite poor reviews, Tarot is a good flick to watch with the family if you're into these sorts of PG-13 scares.

It follows a group of friends who find an ancient deck of Tarot cards, and after doing readings, they start getting killed off in ways eerily similar to what was depicted on the sinister cards. Rent or buy for $9.99.

I Saw the TV Glow

Another excellent film in a year already packed with great horror films, I Saw the TV Glow is the latest feature from We're All Going to the World's Fair director Jane Schoenbrun.

Justice Smith stars as teenage Owen, who is navigating the daily rigors of teenage life when his friend introduces him to a late-night television show that proves to be a window to a secret supernatural world. Rent for $19.99 or purchase for $24.99.

More 2024 horror and thriller films available to watch at home

  • Godzilla vs. Kong: The New Empire - The latest in the popular saga, rent for $5.99 or buy for $19.99
  • Handling the Undead - Norwegian horror mystery about grief, $6.99 to rent/$14.99 to buy
  • Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire - Sequel to Ghostbusters: Afterlife, $6.99 to rent/$14.99 to buy
  • Immaculate - Sydney Sweeney stars in this religious horror film, $4.99 to rent/$14.99 to buy
  • Lisa Frankenstein - Charming horror comedy starring Kathryn Newton and Cole Sprouse, now on Peacock
  • Under Paris - French shark movie on Netflix
  • Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey 2 - Slasher film exclusively available to rent or buy on Amazon

With MaXXXine in theaters this week now might be a good time to revisit the X trilogy. X is now available to stream on Paramount+ with Showtime and Pearl is on Prime Video. Terrifier 3 releases this October and the first two films, Terrifier and Terrifier 2, are streaming on Peacock and for free on Tubi. Russell Crowe's latest horror film The Exorcism will be out on demand on July 9.

What's on Shudder?

In addition to the above films now streaming at home, Shudder boasts a robust library of new horror movies, with a few more on the way this month. For now, you can watch the following horror movies on the service if you missed them.

  • Stopmotion
  • Late Night with the Devil
  • Exhuma
  • Destroy All Neighbors
  • Infested
  • The Devil's Bath

Arcadian starring Nicolas Cage arrives on July 12 followed by Caitlin Cronenberg's film Humane on July 26. In a Violent Nature will also be on Shudder later this year.

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