Upcoming Horror Movies to Watch in 2024

Venom: The Last Dance (October 25)

Yes, Venom: The Last Dance is a superhero movie, the next in Sony’s desperate attempts to squeeze the most possible money from a contract to produce Spider-Man movies, without actually featuring Spider-Man. Where Morbius and Madame Web failed, Venom connected with viewers, thanks to Tom Hardy’s outrageous performance as reporter Eddie Brock and brain-eating symbiote Venom. Kelly Marcel, who wrote the previous entries, takes the director’s chair for The Last Dance, which will see Eddie encounter new characters played by Juno Temple and Chiwetel Ejiofor.

Nosferatu (December 25)

Director Robert Eggers isn’t the first person to remake Nosferatu: Symphony of Horror, the influential 1922 silent film. But after unique movies such as The Witch and The Northman, Eggers has earned our attention. Bill Skarsgård plays the vampire Count Orlock, whom Eggers has hyped up as completely “transformed.” He’ll be joined by Nicholas Hoult as Jonathan Harker stand-in Thomas Hutter and Willem Dafoe as the vampire hunter Professor Albin Eberhart Von Franz.

Adrift (TBA)

Here’s what we know about Adrift: it’s made by Darren Aronofsky. And, that’s about it. Okay, we know that it takes place on a boat and that Jared Leto’s in it. Aronofsky doesn’t always hit for everyone, but his films are usually worth watching. Right now, it’s scheduled for a 2024.

Dust Bunny (TBA)

Bryan Fuller has worked in television for decades, making some of the most beloved series of all time (Pushing Daisies, Hannibal) and others that didn’t hit as well (Star Trek: Discovery, American Gods). With Dusty Bunny, Fuller makes the jump to the big screen. Dust Bunny continues this year’s apparent trend of killer imaginary friends, with a young girl who asks neighbors to kill the monster who escaped from under her bed to eat her family. That might sound corny, but Fuller always surprises and he’s got Mads Mikkelsen, Sigourney Weaver, and David Dastmalchian on board.

Faces of Death (TBA)

Anyone old enough to have an opinion about the aforementioned Crow remake probably recalls Faces of Death, a series of direct-to-video movies that became the stuff of playground legend for its disturbing (and often staged) content. and, you know, the rest of the internet rendered Faces of Death unnecessary, but director Daniel Goldhaber has never been one to back down from a challenge. Goldhaber turned the non-fiction book How to Blow Up a Pipeline into one of last year’s best movies, and he’s got a hip young cast for Faces of Death, including Barbie Ferreira, Dacre Montgomery, and Charli XCX.

Return to Silent Hill (TBA)

Between The Last of Us and Fallout, video game adaptations have earned mainstream success. But back when Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was fighting space demons in Doom, 2006’s Silent Hill stood out as the quality exception. Silent Hill director Christophe Gans has mostly struggled since then, spending a lot of time on projects that never came to be. But now he’s back with Return to Silent Hill, but he’s not bringing back Roger Avery to write this version, nor anyone from the first cast. Instead, Gans co-writes Return to Silent Hill with Sandra Vo-Anh and Will Schneider, and the movie stars Jeremy Irvine as a man who comes home to the titular town in search of a lost love.


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