The Watchers and the 7 best horror movies coming to theaters in 2024


Oh yes, there will be blood. The year 2024 is going to be a fruitful one when it comes to the horror genre. From a new frightening Jordan Peele flick to a highly anticipated prequel in A Quiet Place: Day One, we’re sharing the horror movies coming to theaters in 2024 that we’re looking forward to the most.

Whether due to the strikes, unexpected delays, or a controversy, a lot of movie release dates were pushed to 2024 (some even to 2025). But now that we are so close to the new year, it’s time to get excited! Here are some upcoming horror pictures not to miss.

These are the 7 best horror movies coming to theaters in 2024

The year 2023 was very generous with us horror fans, giving us Hulu’s No One Will Save You, A24’s Talk To Me, Scream 6, and many more! Let’s see what we are in for this coming year. The following horror movies are in order of release date.

Night Swim
Night Swim /

Night Swim

  • Release date: Jan. 5, 2024
  • Directed by: Bryce McGuire
  • Cast: The main cast includes Wyatt Russell and Kerry Condon
  • Rating: Night Swim is rated PG-13

The Night Swim trailer isn’t mind-blowing, and I know January is a horrible month for movies, it gets a bad rep! And yes, I see that it is only rated PG-13. But hear me out! I’m still very excited about Bryce McGuire’s Night Swim. Produced by James Wan and Jason Blum, this horror movie asks you to let go and not think too hard. It’s a movie that takes you back to your childhood fears of swimming pools and warnings to not go swimming at night.

Night Swim follows a young woman who goes for a swim in the middle of the night and ends up being haunted by an evil spirit. Even if jump scares is all there is, it’s going to be a fun time.

A Quiet Place: Day One

  • Release date: March 8, 2024
  • Directed by: Michael Sarnoski (Story by John Krasinski, who also produces)
  • Cast: The main cast is set to include Lupita Nyong’o, Joseph Quinn, Alex Wolff, Denis O’Hare
  • Rating: A Quiet Place: Day One has not yet released its rating. The first two movies received a PG-13 rating.

Why we’re excited about it? Why wouldn’t we be excited, is a better question! First, we have Lupita Nyong’o, enough said, right? Not only is Nyong’o a brilliant actress, but she’s no stranger when it comes to the horror genre. In fact, Nyongo’o’s chilling performance in Jordan Peele’s Us is the best part about the movie.

Another reason is that John Krasinski’s A Quiet Place is revolutionary. Krasinski’s sequel A Quiet Place Part II didn’t disappoint, either. But now, the Quiet Place is taking us out of the small towns and placing us in the middle of New York City, where new characters struggle to survive the alien invasion. Watch the first two movies on Paramount+.

(Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Universal)
(Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Universal) /

The Watchers

  • Release date: June 7, 2024
  • Directed by: Ishana Shyamalan
  • Cast: Dakota Fanning, Georgina Campbell, Olwen Fouere
  • Rating: The Watchers has not yet released its rating.

Yes, you absolutely read that correctly. This movie is directed by Ishana Night Shyamalan, but not the Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, Signs) you’re thinking about. Ishana Shyamalan is M. Night’s daughter. To be honest, that’s all I need to know for this movie to capture my full attention! Sure, M. Night’s movies are very hit and miss (with more of the latter in recent years), but when there’s a hit, it’s a big one. I, for one, can’t wait to see what Ishana has to bring to the horror table.

The Watchers is based A. M. Shine’s novel of the same name. The story follows Mina (Fanning) after finds herself stranded in a forest in western Ireland. Mina manages to find shelter alongside three strangers, but they quickly learn they are being watched by mysterious, unknown creatures.

2024 horror movies with unconfirmed release dates

The following movies have been confirmed to be coming in the year 2024, but no official release date has been shared. Of course, as soon as we learn more details, we’ll update this post — stay tuned! In the meantime, here they are so you can start looking forward to them.


  • Release date: TBD
  • Directed by: Alberto Corredor
  • Cast: Freya Allan, Jeremy Irvine, Julika Jenkins, and others
  • Rating: A rating for Baghead has not yet been released.

You don’t have to see as many horror movies as I have to know that wanting to communicate with the dead is never a clever idea. But, in Baghead, a grieving man is willing to risk it all, reaching out to a shape-shifting witch for help. This is Corredor’s directorial debut. Other than these details, we don’t know much about the movie, but we’ll update this post as soon as we do! At the very least, we do have a trailer (shared above).


Release date: TBD
Directed by: Ti West
Cast: Mia Goth, Elizabeth Debicki, Moses Sumney, Michelle Monaghan and others.
Rating: MaXXXine has not yet been released, but it’ll more than likely be an R rating like the other movies in the franchise.

Ti West is back to bless movie theaters with another chapter in the franchise. In MaXXXine, Mia Goth returns as Maxine after the events of X, determined to become famous and moving to Los Angeles. Though there’s no release date, we believe the movie will premiere in theaters early 2024 — we’ll keep you posted!


Release date: TBD
Directed by: Chuck Russell
Cast: Madison Iseman, Jamie Campbell Bower, Charlie Tahan
Rating: The upcoming movie Witchboard is not yet rated.

The movie is a reimagining of the 1986 horror of the same name. The story follows Emily (Madison Iseman) after she finds a pendulum board used to summon spirits. Soon, it is learned that Emily has a connection with an ancient coven, and it may be too late for an occult expert to help Emily.


Release date: TBD
Directed by: Zach Cregger
Cast: Pedro Pascal
Rating: The movie Weapons has not revealed its rating.

Did we save the best for last? Absolutely! Warner Bros. is keeping fans in the dark when it comes to their upcoming movie Weapons, starring Pedro Pascal. But, here at Hidden Remote, if we hear Pedro Pascal, we come running! If you’re the same, we’ll keep you posted on any details we learn.

Which movie from this list are you the most excited about?

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