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2024 is setting the stage for a dreadful yet exciting year for horror fans because of many highly anticipated new horror movies that would not only give you goosebumps but also make your heart skip several beats. The horror genre, coming back with the old slashers and scares of supernatural thrillers, seems to be on the top of its game now more than ever.

Whether you’re a die hard horror buff or a moviegoer merely looking for a scare, these are the horror movies to watch out for in 2024. Starting with the spine-tingling terror of “Sting” to the psychological thrillers like “Longlegs”, there’s something here for every horror-lover’s taste. Please shut the lights, get some popcorn, and be ready to scream – here are the top 2024 horror movies everybody should watch.

Imaginary:

Imaginary

“Imaginary” is an upcoming movie in the horror genre directed by Jeff Wadlow and produced by Blumhouse Productions. DeWanda Wise, Tom Payne, Taegen Burns and Pyper Braun starred in this film.

The inception of the story Imaginary reveals the fact that Jessica (DeWanda Wise) together with her family return to their childhood home and her youngest stepdaughter Alice (Pyper Braun) falls in love with a minutely bear that she finds in the basement. With each passing day, Alice continues to engage in more and more sinister and vicious games with Chauncey, Jessica comes to the realization that this toy bear may be much more than just an ordinary childhood imaginary friend.

Instep, Imaginary has rich reviews in which the film has 56% of Rotten Tomatoes rating and 4.7/10 on IMDb. The critics gave credit to the film’s competent editing, average acting skills and the few weird attempts at scares, but they felt that in the end it was just another run-of-the-mill horror movie with the regular clichés, that lost its way amidst the pile of other movies with the same plot.

Abigail:

Abigail

“Abigail” is the 2024 horror comedy movie by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett which was set in America. The movie tells the story of a gang of kidnappers who have captured the daughter of a very influential enterprise. They are demanding a $50 million bounty in return for her release, completely unaware that the young girl they’re being asked to save is actually a vampire.

Among others, the movie ensemble will include Alisha Weir, who features as Abigail, Melissa Barrera, Dan Stevens, Kathryn Newton, Will Catlett, Kevin Durand, Angus Cloud and Giancarlo Esposito. On April 7, 2024, the world premiere of Abigail occurred at the Overlook Film Festival, and Universal Pictures in the United States later acquired it for release on April 19, 2024. Critics and audiences have well received the movie, commending the cast, humor, twists, and action sequences. The film indeed proved to be one of the scariest movies of the year.

Tarot:

Tarot 

“Tarot” is a spine-chilling horror movie that runs on the dark themes of wizardry and stuff of nightmares. The plot happens in a small and the-mist town where a group of youths bumps into an old deck of tarot that has a shady past. Startled at first, but soon they get used to the cards and even start playing with them. However, an evil force lurks, unbeknownst to them, chasing them wherever they plug their feet. This unseen menace has skipped their fun game, turning it into a sinister pursuit.

The movie loads suspenseful scenarios, spine-chilling visuals, and a twist that keeps the audience on the edge of their seats until the end. Their friends’ confrontation with the hidden secrets of the tarot cards makes them fight with their deepest fears and the darkest wishes. A group battle with an ancient evil sets out to take over them all. Tarot is supposed to be out on the 3rd of May.

A Quiet Place:

A quiet place 

Cinemas across the United States will screen the much-awaited horror movie ‘A Quiet Place: ‘Day One’ on June 28, 2024. This movie which comes under the guidance of Michael Sarnoski is a prequel to the successful “A Quiet Place” movie franchise. The movie plot covers the start of the monsters’ invasion in New York City which takes place about 500 days after the other movie had ended. We expect the movie to explore the root causes of the monsters and the complete chaos they create during the assault. We play characters Djimon Hounsou as “Man on the Island” and others.

Sting:

Sting

The movie “Sting” is a horrific story about a young girl named Charlotte who adopts a spider as a pet. The spider, named Sting, grows to an abnormal size and develops an appetite for human flesh, posing a direct threat to Charlotte’s family and the other tenants in their building. The film explores the dangerous consequences of this unusual pet-owner relationship. The film is directed by Kiah Roache-Turner. It features a cast including Alyla Browne as Charlotte, alongside Jermaine Fowler and Penelope Mitchell. The movie boasts a talented ensemble of actors. The stars include Ryan Corr, Silvia Colloca, Noni Hazlehurst, Robyn Nevin, Danny Kim, and Tony J Black.

Sting was in cinemas on May 3 in the UK. and will be on May 16 in the rest of the world. This feature film, however, will, to start with, have a theatrical release and is anticipated to be out later on VOD platforms.

Longlegs:

Lonlegs 

The horror flick “Longlegs” is a highly-acclaimed movie scheduled to be screened on July 12, 2024. Oz Perkin directs the movie “The Occult Killer” and it revolves around FBI Agent Lee Harker.. Lee Harker, a skilled professional, tackles a case involving a serial killer with occult interests. As she delves deeper into the case, she discovers a connection to the killer and must act quickly to protect other lives.The film is a remake of classic psychological thrillers from the 1980s, renowned for their chilling and suspenseful storylines. Moreover, the film pays homage to the iconic thrillers of that era, capturing the same sense of unease and tension that made them so captivating. The cast includes Nicolas Cage as the serial killer and Maika Monroe as FBI Agent Lee Harker.

Immaculate:

Immaculate

 “Immaculate” is a horror film. This film is based on the young conversion of the American nun of deep faith, Cecilia. Cecilia devotes herself to undertaking a challenge in Italy, in a religious community that is far apart. At the beginning, Cecilia received a sweetened welcome from Caelia. However, the vile demon seems to blink from behind the terrifying mystery threatening to spread the sin and horror over the town.

The film tells the story of Sydney, the leading character, portrayed by Sweeney. From Álvaro Morte to Benedetta Porcaroli, Dora Romano, Giorgio Colangeli, and Simona Tabasco, the cast of three actors offers solid support.

Speak No Evil:

Speak no evil 

The movie “Speak No Evil” is an upcoming Danish psychological horror-thriller directed by Christian Tafdrup, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2022 and is currently streaming on Shudder. The movie, a directorial work of James Watkins is a remake of the 2022 Danish film of the same title. It then follows Ben and Louise Dalton, a married couple, and their daughter Agnes as they meet another family while on holidays. The other family invites the Daltons to their estate. Firstly, the hosts’ twisted hospitality appearance forces the visitors to go through a psychological complex.

The cast of Speak No Evil includes James McAvoy as Paddy, Mackenzie Davis as Louise Dalton, Aisling Franciosi as Ciara, Alix West Lefler as Agnes Dalton, Dan Hough as Ant, and Scoot McNairy as Ben Dalton. The filmmakers aim to create an unsettling sense of anxiety for viewers. The narration will build tension as it reveals the events that occurred during the characters’ stay at the remote house. The movie promises to be a suspenseful and thrilling experience. Additionally, audiences can expect a gripping and unsettling storyline from Speak No Evil.

Beetlejuice:

Beetlejuice 

The horror-comedy “Beetlejuice” is sequel of the movie Beetlejuice from the year 1988. The Deetz family moves to their summer house in Winter River after the unexpected death of a family member. The ghost Beetlejuice is still lurking around the family home.

Bobby, their uncle, discovers a town model in the attic and, suddenly, accidentally opens the door to the Afterlife. However, as soon as he does this, he is surprised to find himself transported to a mysterious realm beyond the mortal world. However, as soon as he does this, he finds that the model has come to life, surprising him. Beetlejuice returns to create more mischief. The family struggles to deal with the disorder that follows. Tim Burton directed this film himself.

The horror film Beetlejuice premieres on September 6, 2024, in US and UK theaters. The cast includes Michael Keaton, Jenna Ortega, Winona Ryder, Catherine O’Hara, Monica Bellucci, Willem Dafoe, and Justin Theroux. Michael Keaton stars as Beetlejuice alongside a talented ensemble in this highly anticipated movie.

Terrifier 3:

Terrifier 3 

Terrifier Movie 3″ is a Christmas time slasher film directed by Damien Leone who also served as the writer of the screenplay. The movie is the third installment of the Terrifier series, featuring the original cast including Lauren LaVera, Elliott Fullam, David Howard Thornton, and Samantha Scaffidi. It centers around the infamous character Art the Clown, known for his chilling and twisted antics. Scheduled for release on October 11, 2024, fans can anticipate a continuation of the terrifying and suspenseful narrative. With its iconic cast and eerie storyline, this film promises to deliver another thrilling chapter in the Terrifier saga.

Conclusion:

Finally, scanning the 2024 horror movies lineup reveals a mix of chilling classics, innovative strides, and enigmatic narratives. While some films stick to traditional tropes, others venture into uncharted territory, offering fresh perspectives on the genre. As a horror enthusiast, the diverse themes and styles of upcoming releases hold a strong allure for me. The upcoming horror slate promises to deliver a thrilling and diverse cinematic experience for fans of the genre. Be it a supernatural thriller or a psychological horror, you have a wide spectrum to choose from and derive pleasure from whatever genre appeals you.

Nevertheless, the special category of the genre requires not only the idea but also the implementation. That is why I excitedly look forward to the way in which these films fulfill their promises of horror and suspense. Going by that, horror movies of 2024 would turn out to be a thriller year. I can’t wait to watch the spooky moments unfold behind the screens. Familiar franchises will return, offering audiences the comfort of the known. Innovative new visions will challenge and captivate, pushing the boundaries of the genre. Whether you prefer the supernatural or the psychological, there will be something to suit every horror fan’s taste. The successful execution of these horror movies will be key to their impact and enjoyment.

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