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8 Best Horror Movies In 2024: Dive Into The Spine-Tingling World Of Fright

As the clock strike­s midnight and shadows move on the­ walls – this is the perfect mome­nt to explore horror.

The year 2024 brings new scary movies, ones that’ll haunt your dreams and have you glancing be­hind you.

Step into the shadows of your fears as we unveil the chilling spectacles that will haunt your dreams in 2024.

So, dim the lights, and prepare to be thrilled, for these are the 8 best horror movies to watch in 2024 – if you can handle­ the fright.

1. Immaculate

Release DateMarch 22, 2024
DirectorMichael Mohan
CastSydney Sweeney, Álvaro Morte, Simona Tabasco
Running Time1h 29m

Immaculate is a psychological horror movie directed by Michael Mohan and written by Andrew Lobel. 

The plot follows Sister Cecilia, who, after a near-death experience as a child, dedicates her life to religion. 

She then joins an exclusive convent in Italy that tends to dying nuns. While Cecilia is there, she uncovers dark secrets and experiences horrifying events.

Cecilia’s world is turned upside down when she discovers she’s pregnant despite being a virgin.

Moreover, the film dwells on the themes of faith and the supernatural with horrifying elements.

2. Lisa Frankenstein

Release DateFebruary 9, 2024
DirectorZelda Williams
CastCole Sprouse, Kathryn Newton, Liza Soberano
Running Time1h 41m

Lisa Frankenstein is a 2024 American comedy horror film directed by Zelda Williams in her feature-length directorial debut and written by Diablo Cody.

Lisa Swallows, around which the plot centers, is a lonely teenage goth girl who develops a relationship with a reanimated Victorian-era corpse.

Set in 1989, Lisa is still grappling with the loss of her mother, whom an axe murderer killed.

Moreover, Lisa frequently visits the local Bachelor’s Grove Cemetery, where she speaks to the grave of a young Victorian man who died in 1837.

After a bolt of green lightning strikes the grave, the young man is brought back to life as a lovesick zombie.

The film received mixed reviews from critics and has got IMDB rating of 6.1/10.

3. Late Night With The Devil

Release DateMarch 22, 2024
DirectorsCameron Cairnes, Colin Cairnes
CastDavid Dastmalchian, Ingrid Torelli, Laura Gordon
Running Time1h 26m

Late Night with the Devil is a found-footage horror film directed by Australian siblings Cameron and Colin Cairnes.

It stars David Dastmalchian as Jack Delroy, the host of a fictional 1970s variety and late-night talk show.

Additionally, Laura Gordon also has a significant role in the movie as Dr. June Ross-Mitchell.

The plot revolves around a live television broadcast on Halloween 1977 that goes awry, leading to supernatural events.

4. The First Omen

Release DateApril 5, 2024
DirectorsArkasha Stevenson
CastNell Tiger Free, Bill Nighy, Sonia Braga
Running Time2h

The First Omen is an upcoming American supernatural horror film that is a prequel to the classic The Omen (1976).

The plot centers around a young American woman who is sent to Rome to work at a church.

While there, she uncovers a sinister conspiracy to bring about the birth of the Antichrist.

Moreover, it is the sixth installment in The Omen franchise and promises to delve into the origins of the series’ chilling narrative.

5. Abigail

Release DateApril 19, 2024
DirectorMatt Bettinelli-Olpin
CastAngus Cloud, Alisha Weir, Melissa Barrera
Running Time1h 30m

Abigail is an upcoming American monster horror film set to be released in 2024. 

Directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, it reimagines the 1936 Universal Classic Monsters film “Dracula’s Daughter.”

The story follows kidnappers who seize­ Abigail, the child of an influential criminal figure, demanding $50 million ransom.

However, the­y find Abigail is no regular kid—she’s a vampire hunting the­m down one by one.

The film’s cast includes Melissa Barrera, Dan Stevens, Kathryn Newton, William Catlett, Kevin Durand, Angus Cloud, Alisha Weir, and Giancarlo Esposito. 

It’s scheduled to have its world premiere at the Overlook Film Festival on April 7, 2024, before its release in the United States on April 19, 2024

6. Beetlejuice Beetlejuice

Release DateSeptember 5, 2024
DirectorTim Burton
CastJenna Ortega, Winona Ryder, Michael Keaton
Running Time

Beetlejuice Beetlejuice is a sequel to a classic 1988 American fantasy horror comedy film, Beetlejuice.

Like the original, this sequel revolves around a ghost recruited to help haunt a house.

Moreover, the Deetz family, who are no strangers to the paranormal, find themselves entangled in more otherworldly antics.

7. The Strangers: Chapter 1

Release DateMay 17, 2024
DirectorRenny Harlin
CastMadelaine Petsch, Froy Gutierrez, Gabriel Basso, Ema Horvath
Running Time

The Strangers: Chapter 1 is an upcoming horror film that promises to send shivers down your spine.

The film is about a young couple embarking on a cross-country journey, seeking a fresh start in the Pacific Northwest.

As darkness descends, they are mercilessly hunted by three masked strangers who strike without reason or mercy.

The movie is just beginning, as the director plans to expand the story in new and unexpected ways with sequels, including Chapters 2 and 3.

8. Tarot

Release DateMay 3, 2024
DirectorAnna Halberg, Spenser Cohen
CastAvantika Vandanapu, Jacob Batalon, Wolfgang Novogratz
Running Time

Tarot is an upcoming supernatural horror film about evil trapped within a cursed deck of tarot cards.

The film’s exciting plot includes a group of college friends who recklessly violate the sacred rule of Tarot readings by using someone else’s Tarot deck.

Unknowingly, they unleash an unspeakable evil trapped within the cursed cards.

Then, they come face-to-face with their fates one by one, and a race against death ensues.

As dark forces close in, they must work together to uncover the mystery behind their impending doom.

Prakriti Paudel
Prakriti Paudel
Prakriti Paudel is a storyteller in the world of movies, known for painting vivid tales about the big screen. With a passion for cinema, she brings stories to life that captivate audiences. She invites viewers on an unforgettable journey with her articles, blending fantasy and reality to craft literary wonders.
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