New horror movies 2023 – Get an overview of which horror movies will hit theaters in 2023. This list of scary movies includes thrillers, as the genres often overlap. Read more about some of the upcoming thrillers and horror movies coming out in 2023 right here!
Want to know which horror movies 2023 has to offer? Look no further, because we have made a list of the horror movies (and thrillers) that have been given release dates in 2023, so far.
The list of scary movies coming out in 2023 will no doubt be expanded though. From experience, we also know that some will be pulled and never see a theatrical release. That’s the true horror of making movies right now.
But hey, some genre films end up getting a lot more success from a digital or streaming release instead. Sure, it’s not as prestigious, but a filmmaker like Mike Flanagan has managed to build quite a career working both with streaming services (first Netflix, next Prime Video) and theatrical releases (i.e. Doctor Sleep)
As we know changes will happen, we will be updating the list of new horror movies in 2023 regularly. Both with date changes and possible release platform changes. In other words, be sure to bookmark this page to stay updated!
So, let’s get to it, shall we?! You’ll find the list featuring the upcoming thriller and horror movies coming out in 2023 below.
Horror Movies coming out in 2023
Below are the thrillers and horror movies that already have specific release dates in 2023. At the bottom of this list, you will also find those that have teased a 2023 release, but with no actual release date yet.
Get ready to plan your 2023 year of horror movies, because here we go:
Release date: January 6, 2023
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.
Release date: January 27, 2023
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. There they 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, 2023
While vacationing, a girl and her parents are taken hostage by armed strangers who demand that the family make a choice to avert the apocalypse.
Release date: March 10, 2023
In the next installment, the four survivors of the Ghostface killings leave Woodsboro behind and start a fresh chapter in New York City.
Release date: March 17, 2023
An astronaut crash lands on a mysterious planet only to discover he’s not alone.
65 is a science fiction thriller written & directed by Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, starring Adam Driver, Ariana Greenblatt, and Chloe Coleman.
The Pope’s Exorcist
Release date: April 14, 2023
Portrayal of a real-life figure Father Gabriele Amorth, a priest who acted as chief exorcist of the Vatican and who performed more than 100,000 exorcisms in his lifetime. (He passed away in 2016 at the age of 91.) Amorth wrote two memoirs — An Exorcist Tells His Story and An Exorcist: More Stories — and detailed his experiences battling Satan and demons that had clutched people in their evil.
Release date: April 14, 2023
Count Dracula’s lackey Renfield finds a new lease on life in modern-day New Orleans when he falls in love with Rebecca Quincy, a feisty but perennially aggressive traffic cop.
Evil Dead Rise
Release date: April 21, 2023
A twisted tale of two estranged sisters whose reunion is cut short by the rise of flesh-possessing demons, thrusting them into a primal battle for survival as they face the most nightmarish version of family imaginable.
Release date: June 2, 2023
Still reeling from the tragic death of their mother, a teenage girl and her little brother find themselves plagued by a sadistic presence in their house and struggle to get their grieving father to pay attention before it’s too late.
Insidious 5: The Red Door
Release date: July 5, 2023
Josh Lambert heads east to drop his son Dalton 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.
Release date: July 21, 2023
Eight-year-old Peter is plagued by a mysterious, constant tap, tap from inside his bedroom wall – a tapping that his parents insist is all in his imagination. As Peter’s fear intensifies, he believes that his parents (Lizzy Caplan and Antony Starr) could be hiding a terrible, dangerous secret and questions their trust. And for a child, what could be more frightening than that?
Talk to Me
Release date: July 28, 2023
Conjuring spirits has become the latest local party craze, and looking for a distraction on the anniversary of her mother’s death, teenage Mia (Sophie Wilde) is determined to get a piece of the otherworldly action. When her group of friends gathers for another unruly séance with the mysterious embalmed hand that promises a direct line to the spirits, they’re unprepared for the consequences of bending the rules through prolonged contact. As the boundary between worlds collapses and disturbing supernatural visions increasingly haunt Mia, she rushes to undo the horrific damage before it’s irreversible.
Meg 2: The Trench
Release date: August 4, 2023
Sequel to the 2018 film The Meg.
The Trench picks up a few years after the events from the first movie. A research team explores the Mariana Trench, where the megalodon was found, and discovers another prehistoric creature, the Kronosaurus.
Last Voyage of the Demeter
Release date: August 11, 2023
Last Voyage of the Demeter is based on a single chapter, the Captain’s Log, from Bram Stoker’s classic 1897 novel “Dracula”. The story is set aboard the Russian schooner Demeter, which was chartered to carry private cargo – twenty-four unmarked wooden crates – from Carpathia to London.
The horror movie will detail the strange events that befell the doomed crew as they attempt to survive the ocean voyage, stalked each night by a terrifying presence on board the ship. When it finally arrived near Whitby Harbour, it was derelict. There was no trace of the crew.
The Nun 2
Release date: September 8, 2023
France, 1956. A priest is murdered. An evil is spreading. The sequel to The Nun (2018) follows Sister Irene as she once again comes face to face with the demonic force Valak, the Nun.
A Haunting in Venice
Release date: September 14, 2023
In post-World War II Venice, Poirot, now retired and living in his own exile, reluctantly attends a seance. But when one of the guests is murdered, it is up to the former detective to once again uncover the killer.
Release date: September 29, 2023
John Kramer (Tobin Bell) is back. The most disturbing installment of the Saw franchise yet explores the untold chapter of Jigsaw’s most personal game. Set between the events of Saw I and II, a sick and desperate John travels to Mexico for a risky and experimental medical procedure in hopes of a miracle cure for his cancer – only to discover the entire operation is a scam to defraud the most vulnerable. Armed with a newfound purpose, the infamous serial killer returns to his work, turning the tables on the con artists in his signature visceral way through devious, deranged, and ingenious traps.
The Exorcist: Believer
Release date: October 6, 2023
Sequel to the 1973 film about a 12-year-old girl who is possessed by a mysterious demonic entity, forcing her mother to seek the help of two priests to save her.
Release date: October 11, 2023 (One Night Only)
In a cursed town, the annual harvest becomes a brutal battle for survival. On Halloween 1963, Sawtooth Jack, a terrifying legend, rises from the cornfields, threatening the town’s children. Groups of boys unite to defeat the murderous scarecrow before midnight. Richie, a rebellious outcast, joins the run, motivated by his brother’s previous victory. As the hunt progresses, Richie makes a shocking discovery and faces a pivotal choice to break the relentless cycle.
Five Nights at Freddy’s
Release date: October 27, 2023
Release date: November 17, 2023
A serial killer comes to a small town in Massachusetts with the intention of creating a Thanksgiving carving board out of the town’s inhabitants.
2023 Horror Movies still awaiting specific release dates
While all the movies above have specific release dates attached already, the movies below do not. Either they have been confirmed to be released during 2023 – or it’s very much expected that a release date will be in this year, so it’s basically a done deal.
Release date: 2023
Ben Mears, a writer who spent part of his childhood in Jerusalem’s Lot, Maine, also known as ‘Salem’s Lot, has returned after twenty-five years to write a book about the long-abandoned Marsten House, where he had a bad experience as a child. He soon discovers that an ancient evil has also come to town and its turning the residents into vampires. He vows to stop the plague of undead and save the town.