As we bid farewell to the lingering gloom of the COVID-19 pandemic, the film industry is experiencing a resurgence, offering a wide array of genres to cinephiles worldwide. Among the cinematic treats waiting for you in 2023, the horror genre promises spine-tingling chills, heart-pounding suspense, and hair-raising thrills. Whether you’re a horror aficionado or just looking for a good scare, here are five new horror movies to watch in the coming year:
1. “M3gan” – Premiering on January 6, 2023
“M3gan” delves into the unsettling world of a lethal AI-driven doll named M3gan. Programmed to mimic human behavior, M3gan is assigned the role of a companion for a child. However, something goes terribly wrong, and M3gan defies its directives, leading to horrifying consequences. Directed by Gerard Johnstone and written by James Wan, “M3gan” promises to blur the lines between technology and terror, making it a must-watch for fans of chilling AI horror.
2. “Scream 6” – Releasing on March 10, 2023
The “Scream” franchise returns with its sixth installment, and Ghostface is back with a vengeance. After the events in Woodsboro, survivors attempt to start anew in New York City. However, their hopes for a fresh start are dashed when the iconic masked killer resurfaces. “Scream 6” continues the franchise’s tradition of keeping audiences on the edge of their seats with suspenseful and adrenaline-pumping moments.
3. “Salem’s Lot” – Releases on April 21, 2023
A remake of the 1979 and 2004 adaptations, “Salem’s Lot” is based on Stephen King’s 1975 novel. The film follows Ben Mears, a writer seeking inspiration in his hometown, only to discover that it’s plagued by a bloodthirsty vampire and his loyal minions. With a fresh take on the classic tale, “Salem’s Lot” promises to deliver a fresh wave of horror that will keep you enthralled.
4. “Insidious 5: The Dark Realm” – Releasing on July 7, 2023
A decade after the events of “Insidious 2,” the Lambert family faces a new supernatural threat. This time, Josh Lambert’s son is targeted by a malevolent entity, plunging the family into a nightmarish struggle. As they confront terrifying phenomena, they turn to paranormal experts Elise Rainier, Specs, and Tucker for help. “Insidious 5: The Dark Realm” continues the franchise’s tradition of spine-tingling terror and suspense.
5. “The Exorcist” – Releasing on October 13, 2023
“The Exorcist” returns as a reboot of the iconic 1973 horror classic. The story revolves around a 12-year-old girl possessed by a malevolent demon, prompting her desperate mother to seek the aid of two priests. The film promises to maintain the tension and terror of the original, making it a must-see for horror enthusiasts and fans of the original masterpiece.
In conclusion, 2023 is set to be a thrilling year for horror cinema. These five films offer a diverse range of horror experiences, from AI-driven nightmares to supernatural encounters. Get ready to be scared, thrilled, and thoroughly entertained as you immerse yourself in these spine-chilling stories. Enjoy the adrenaline rush, and may your courage hold strong as you venture into the world of horror on the silver screen.