2023 promises many scares with franchise sequels and new stories.
Despite its popularity, horror movies have seen a revival in recent years, with some classics being revisited. In addition to separate stories in the most diverse horror subgenres, from bloody and graphic slashers to terrifying suspense, new franchises have emerged that are pleasant surprises.
In 2023, with the exception of pandemics, there will be a number of good horror films premiering in theatres. There will be a continuation of very successful recent franchises, as well as a reboot of classics from the perspective of great directors of the new generation. Check out the list of horror movies we prepared for you this year.
If a doll like Chucky scares many people, an ultra-tech robot scares even more. “M3GAN” tells the story of roboticist Gemma (Allison Williams), who creates toys using artificial intelligence. In order to raise her niece, she uses a robot still in the testing phase, but the story takes on disturbing undertones.
“M3GAN” is one of the most anticipated horror films of 2023. Directed by Gerard Johnstone, it hits theatres in USA on January 6th.
Ghost Face Killer returns to theaters in 2023 after gaining some fresh air with the 2022 film. Hollywood’s new darling, Jenna Ortega, from Netflix’s “Wandinha”, stars in “Scream VI”. The film narrates the murderer’s pursuit of the Carpenter family, the new protagonists of the franchise, in New York. The film opens March 9.
The Nun 2
“The Conjuring ” is certainly the biggest horror film franchise of the second half of the 2010s. “The Nun 2” is the sequel to the 2018 spin-off and is set in the south of France in the late 1950s. Corin Hardy passes the baton to Michael Chaves at the helm, and Bonnie Aarons and Taissa Farmiga return in the cast. The film opens in USA on September 8.
Winnie The Pooh: Blood and Honey
This last one is the most “different” on the list. In 2022, the “Winnie the Pooh” gang have fallen into the public domain. What could be better than a bloody slasher featuring characters beloved from childhood? “Winnie The Pooh: Blood and Honey” premieres in the US on February 13.
Speaking of James Wan, another franchise he idealised will be released in horror in 2023. Kevin Greutert, who was responsible for Saw VI (2009) and Saw – The Finale (2010), will give the Saw saga an unprecedented title. As the antagonist and creator of the games, John Kramer, or “Jigsaw”, will return to the plot. Scheduled to premiere in October this year, Saw 10 is a feature film from Lionsgate Studios.