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10 upcoming horror movies to look forward to

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2024 is shaping up to be a thrilling year for horror lovers, with some decent releases already out and some seriously good ones on their way to our cinemas. From blood-sucking creatures to chilling mysteries, there’s something to get every horror fan excited. Let’s delve into some of the most intriguing movies of the upcoming lineup and discover what awaits us.

1- Immaculate – March 22

Sydney Sweeney of Euphoria and Anyone But You makes a bold return to horror in NEON‘s latest release Immaculate. Sweeney portrays Cecilia, a devoted Christian woman who joins an Italian convent and discovers dark secrets within its walls. Joining her is Álvaro Morte from Money Heist, adding to the intrigue of the movie. Despite its familiar premise, the talented cast and NEON’s involvement are enough to spark excitement among audiences.

2- Late Night with the Devil – March 22

Set in the creepy ambiance of a 1970s late-night talk show, Late Night with the Devil was acclaimed at its Sundance Festival premiere, earning praise for its innovative approach, thrilling entertainment, and engaging suspense. With the talented David Dastmalchian in the lead role, the late-night talk show takes a sinister turn when a girl who claims to be possessed becomes a surprise guest. The combination of 70s aesthetics and horror offers a perfect mix, as evident from the trailer. 

3- Abigail – April 19

Directed by Radio Silence, the team behind movies such as Scream (2022) and Ready or Not, Abigail is highly anticipated among horror fans. The movie offers a modern take on the classic horror movie Dracula’s Daughter. A group of kidnappers find themselves trapped with their young victim, Abigail, who harbors a chilling secret – she’s a vampire. It will be interesting to see how Radio Silence interprets this classic tale. 

4- Cuckoo – May 3

Cuckoo is another movie by NEON that features a star from Euphoria in the lead role. Starring Hunter Schafer, the movie follows rebellious teen Gretchen, who moves with her father’s new family to a German mountain resort managed by a mysterious caretaker. Plagued by strange noises and frightening visions, Gretchen uncovers sinister secrets lurking in the town. 

5- I Saw The TV Glow – May 3

I Saw The TV Glow has been making waves since its Sundance Festival premiere. The movie follows teenager Owen, who’s introduced to a mysterious late-night TV show by a classmate. As Owen’s perception of reality begins to crack under the supernatural glow of the television, original music by artists like Alex G and Snail Mail adds to the eerie atmosphere. Produced by Emma Stone and Dave McCary’s production company Fruit Tree and released by A24, this movie is sure to create excitement among A24 and horror fans.

6- The Watchers – June 7

Ishana Night Shyamalan, the daughter of renowned filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan makes her directorial debut in The Watchers, crafting a chilling tale of survival. Dakota Fanning stars as a young artist trapped in an Irish forest with three strangers, where they must fend off mysterious creatures each night. With suspenseful twists and haunting scenery, The Watchers promises a horrifying cinematic experience (in a good way).

7- A Quiet Place: Day One – June 28

The prequel to the global phenomenon, A Quiet Place invites audiences to witness the origins of the silence that gripped the world. Departing from the Abbott family’s narrative, A Quiet Place: Day One explores the initial days of the alien invasion. Featuring an impressive cast led by Lupita Nyong’o and Joseph Quinn, Day One will showcase the chaos that ensues when humanity faces an unknown enemy with no clear strategy for survival. Directed by Michael Sarnoski, anticipation runs high for this promising addition to the Quiet Place universe.

8- Maxxxine – July 5

MaXXXine, the latest installment in the Ti West horror franchise promises to be another spine-chilling addition to the series. Mia Goth reprises her role as Maxine, the sole survivor of the events in X, as she goes on a journey toward fame in 1980s Los Angeles. Produced by A24 and featuring a stellar cast including Elizabeth Debicki, Lily Collins, Giancarlo Esposito, and singer Halsey, MaXXXine is anticipated to continue the success of the first two movies in the franchise. This is a must-watch for fans of the slasher genre.

9- Longlegs – July 12

Another upcoming movie by NEON, Longlegs follows an FBI agent as she uncovers an unsolved serial killer case from 1974 and discovers a disturbing personal connection to the murders. With Nicolas Cage portraying the ruthless killer, the movie is sure to keep viewers on edge. This is undeniably one of the most highly anticipated movies of the year, owing to its intriguing premise, genius marketing strategy, and Nicolas Cage.

10- Nosferatu – December 25

Although it doesn’t have a trailer yet, anticipation for Nosferatu is high among horror fans. Robert Eggers, known for his work on The Northman and The Lighthouse, brings his visionary storytelling to this highly anticipated movie. Set to be one of the biggest releases of 2024, Eggers blends horror and gothic elements in a captivating reimagining of the classic 1922 movie. With a star-studded cast including Bill Skarsgård as the blood-sucking Count Orlok, alongside Nicholas Hoult, Lily-Rose Depp, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and Willem Dafoe, fans eagerly await Eggers’ signature dark and atmospheric storytelling, making Nosferatu a must-watch.

With so many thrilling movies ahead, it’s clear that 2024 will be an exceptional year for horror fans. Whether you’re a fan of supernatural hauntings, gruesome creatures, or psychological terror, there’s something for everyone on the horizon. So mark your calendars, get your popcorn ready, and make sure not to miss out on these thrilling movies. Don’t forget to let me know which movies you’re the most excited about!

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