New Horror Movies to Watch Coming Out in 2024

New Horror Movies to Watch Coming Out in 2024

The past few years have seriously delivered for fans of the horror genre, and so far, 2024 has done pretty well for itself, too. After some seriously spooky hits from 2023 like Evil Dead Rise, When Evil Lurks and Talk to Me, what can fans look forward to going into the new year? Find out what new horror movies will be coming to your screen in 2024 with the list below. 


Whether you’re looking to be creeped out, freaked out or straight-up terrified, there’s something on this list of top new horror films for you. Find out when these films are being released and how you can watch them.

This list will be updated as more information about these movies and other new releases are announced. And while you wait, check out some of the suggested movies below!

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Release Date: March 22, 2024
Rating: R
Starring: Sydney Sweeney, Alvaro Morte, Benedetta Porcaroli, Simona Tabasco
Directed by: Michael Mohan
Where to Watch: In theaters

Sydney Sweeney has been tackling a wide range of projects over the last few years, and she’s finally back in the horror genre with this new film, Immaculate. Teaming back up with director Michael Mohan, Sweeney will lead as an extremely devout woman who moves to Italy for a position in a convent. Her new home, though, is not quite as welcoming as she would like.

Watch The Nun& The Nun II full movies while you wait for the release of Immaculate.


Release Date: April 19, 2024
Rating: R
Starring: Melissa Barrera, Dan Stevens, Alisha Weir, William Catlett, Angus Cloud
Directed by: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin
Where to Watch: In theaters

They say what goes around comes around, and that’s exactly the case for this upcoming horror movie. When a group of friends desperate for cash kidnap the daughter of one of the most powerful people in the city, they figure getting the $50 million in ransom will be a breeze. But as the night gets darker, and the abandoned mansion they’re staying in gets more ominous, whatever luck they thought they had goes out the window. Abigail is a horror movie that will teach you not to judge a sweet ballerina by her cover, that’s for certain.

Check out The Shining while you wait for the release of Abigail.


Release Date: May 3, 2024
Rating: PG-13
Starring: Harriet Slater, Adain Bradley, Avantika, Jacob Batalon
Directed by: Anna Halberg, Spenser Cohen
Where to Watch: In theaters

Anyone that’s seen a horror movie knows not to mess with spirits. Unfortunately for the group of friends in the upcoming horror movie, Tarot, they didn’t get the message. After violating one of the most sacred rules of Tarot readings, the group accidentally unleashes an evil spirit hell bent on revenge. What follows is a race to survive, as each of the friends must attempt to outsmart the demon attempting to end their futures early.

‘The Watchers’

Release Date: June 7, 2024
Rating: Not rated yet
Starring: Dakota Fanning, Olwen Fouéré, Georgina Campbell, Alistair Brammer
Directed by: Ishana Night Shyamalan
Where to Watch: In theaters

Move over, M. Night Shyamalan, we’ve got a new director in town! Just kidding, but Shyamalan’s daughter, Ishana Shyamalan, will be making her directorial debut with the 2024 horror mystery, The Watchers. Dakota Fanning will star as an artist that is stranded in the deep, unknowing forest, with seemingly no way out. And if that wasn’t scary enough, there are also mysterious creatures with their eyes on her, and they aren’t friendly.

Check out The Sixth Sense, M. Night Shyamalan’s first horror movie


Release Date: June 28, 2024
Rating: Not rated yet
Starring: Joseph Quinn, Alex Wolff, Lupita Nyong’o, Djimon Hounsou
Directed by: Michael Sarnoski
Where to Watch: In theaters

Another A Quiet Place movie will be released in the summer of 2024, and fans already can’t wait. Fans have become totally intrigued with the silent and horrifying world created by John Kasinski, and this spinoff will give us even more of a view into it. While not much has been revealed yet, we expect the film to get into how the aliens ended up wreaking horror and havoc on Earth in the first place.

To get excited for the new film, watch the original and sequel on DIRECTV!

Watch A Quiet Place &A Quiet Place Part II


Release Date: July 12, 2024
Rating: R
Starring: Nicolas Cage, Alicia Witt, Maika Monroe, Blair Underwood
Directed by: Oz Perkins
Where to Watch: In theaters

For anyone scared of spiders, the title of this movie alone will have you squirming. And while it’s unlikely this upcoming Nic Cage film will actually feature spiders, it will certainly have countless other horror elements to spook you. In an attempt to solve a seemingly unsolvable serial killer case, FBI Agent Lee Harker (Maika Monroe) uncovers something she never expected. This supernatural discovery is only the first of troubles to come, as Detective Harker soon realizes she is closer to the case than she ever realized.


Release Date: August 9, 2024 (moved from May 3)
Rating: R
Starring: Hunter Schafer, Dan Stevens, Jessica Henwick
Directed by: Tilman Singer
Where to Watch: In theaters

Moving across the world to a quaint town in the German Alps doesn’t sound too bad, right? Maybe not for some, but for 17-year-old Gretchen (Hunter Schafer), moving in with her somewhat estranged father is the last thing she wants to do. And as she settles in and begins noticing suspicious oddities, from strange noises to visions and dark realizations, it becomes even more clear that something isn’t right. Add in her father’s boss and his obsession with Gretchen’s nonverbal half-sister, and we’ve got a serious recipe for horror.

Watch the 2020 horror film, The Invisible Man,while you count down the days until Cuckoo hits theaters. 

Previously Released Horror Movies in 2024

Check out this list of already released horror movies from 2024 to make sure you’re up to date on all the horror there is to enjoy.


Release Date: January 5, 2024
Where to Watch: Exclusively in theaters (will be available stream on Peacock after theatrical release)
Rating: R 

If you loved starting 2023 off with the release of the hit horror flick, M3GAN, you’re in luck again this year. M3GAN producers Blumhouse and Atomic Monster have collaborated again to bring fans Night Swim, which will premiere on January 5, 2024. A retired athlete retreats to a suburban home with a beautiful backyard pool for his family and himself to enjoy. As horror fans can already guess, however, this pool has something lurking in its depths.

Check out Underwater full movie on DIRECTV in the meantime!


Release Date: January 19, 2024
Where to Watch: Limited Theatrical Release
Rating: R

Another early 2024 horror release is Founders Day, a slasher film with a twist directed by the talented Erik Bloomquist. A small town is preparing for its mayoral election when a series of mysterious killings takes place. Will the citizens be able to uncover the truth before the slasher gets to them? Based on the film’s plot summary, it’s giving a similar vibe as American Horror Story: Cult, which fantastically melds horror and politics into one.

Watch A Nightmare on Elm Street full movie & other slasher films on DIRECTV


Release Date: February 9, 2024
Where to Watch: Theatrical Release
Rating: PG-13

For fans of horror movies with a bit of comedy splashed in, Lisa Frankenstein is the new 2024 horror movie for you. The amazing Diablo Cody is back with a new twist on the classic Frankenstein, calling this horror rom com a “coming of RAGE story.” Not to mention, the late Robin Williams’ daughter, Zelda Williams, will be making her directorial debut with the release of this film. And it’s coming out just in time for Valentine’s Day!

Watch the original Frankenstein full movie on DIRECTV while you wait


While waiting for these new heart-pumping films to be released, check out DIRECTV’s catalog of horror movies to enjoy (or not) right now. From the Quiet Place franchise to the best 2023 horror releases, you’ll find more than enough content to keep you busy. 

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