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5 Upcoming Horror Movies You Need to Know About

Check out some of the most-anticipated fright-fests coming to the big-screen this year.

Jeremy Proome



The horror genre is set to explode in 2024 with some truly terrifying and interesting entries on the horizon. We’ve rounded up some of the biggest and most exciting releases that are set to test your tension-meter:


Release date: 12 April 2024

Nicholas Cage has done a few horrors in his time, and is back again for another interesting-looking horror outing called Arcadian. The film takes place on a devastated Earth, where a father and his twin sons find tranquility by day but terror by night when ferocious creatures awaken and consume all living souls in their path.

A Quiet Place: Day One

Release date: 28 June 2024

John Krasinski’s 2018 horror film A Quiet Place was a breath of fresh air in the genre, telling the story of a family desperate to survive in a world invaded by a blind alien race that only reacts to sound. The film picked up a few years into the ordeal, and the sequel, A Quiet Place Part II expanded the story and had quick flashbacks of the day the aliens arrived, but we’re finally getting to see what actually happened the day that the invasion went down with the prequel A Quiet Place: Day One. The film stars Lupita Nyong’o, Joseph Quinn, Alex Wolff and Djimon Hounsou, and is written by Krasinski and Michael Sarnoski, with Sarnoski stepping into the director’s chair for this one.

The Watchers

Release date: 5 June 2024

The Watchers is directed by Ishana Shyamalan, who is the daughter of The Sixth Sense, Signs, and The Village director M. Night Shyamalan, who also serves as producer on the film. The Watchers follows Mina (Dakatoa Fanning), a 28-year-old artist who gets stranded in an expansive, untouched forest in western Ireland. When Mina finds shelter, she unknowingly becomes trapped alongside three strangers who are watched and stalked by mysterious creatures each night. The cast also includes Georgina Campbell, Oliver Finnegan, and Olwen Fouéré.

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The Strangers: Chapter 1

Release date: 17 May 2024

2008’s The Strangers left quite an impression on the horror world, and the third film in the series, Chapter 1, will be a prequel to the original entry. Madelaine Petsch and Froy Gutierrez star as a couple who come into contact with three psychopathic masked strangers while on a roadtrip. While acting as a prequel, this film is the first installment of a new trilogy of standalone films.


Release date: 19 April 2024

Starring Giancarlo Esposito, Kathryn Newton, and Alisha Weir, Abigail is an interesting twist on the vampire genre. After a group of criminals kidnap the ballerina daughter of a powerful underworld figure, they retreat to an isolated mansion, unaware that they’re locked inside with no normal little girl.

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