As the spooky season approaches, the annual crop of fall fright flicks is beginning to roll out. In a year that’s already seen the release of massive hits, the final quarter of 2023 has a lot to live up to! Here is a list of the latest horror movies that will have you eagerly awaiting the next jump scare, supernatural encounter, or psychological mind-bender. Here are some of the most chilling and must-watch horror films released this year!
The Nun 2
Five years after The Nun became the highest-grossing entry in The Conjuring universe with a global box office total of over $365 million, everyone’s favorite evil-banishing nun, Sister Irene (Taissa Farmiga), is back to once again take on the demon Valak (Bonnie Aarons). Directed by Conjuring veteran Michael Chaves, The Nun II builds on the first movie’s cliffhanger ending, with Valak using Maurice (Jonas Bloquet) as a vessel to wreak havoc after escaping the Abbey of St. Carta in Romania.
A Haunting In Venice
Based on Agatha Christie’s chilling 1969 novel Hallowe’en Party, A Haunting in Venice marks Kenneth Branagh’s third outing as Christie’s famed Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. Set in post-World War II Venice, the supernatural mystery, also directed by Branagh, will see a now-retired Poirot attempting to solve the murder of a guest at a séance he attends on All Hallows’ Eve. The adaptation serves as a sequel to 2022’s Death on the Nile and features a star-studded ensemble, with cast members including Michelle Yeoh, Tina Fey, and Jamie Dornan.
Hitting cinemas on September 29th, SAW X is set between the events of Saw I and II, the latest Saw installment brings back Tobin Bell as Jigsaw Killer John Kramer for a sequel that takes viewers on a blood-soaked journey into the past. Directed by franchise veteran Kevin Greutert, Saw X follows a terminally-ill Kramer as he journeys to Mexico for an experimental medical procedure—only to realize the entire operation is a scam. This bone-chilling gory thriller is bound to keep you on the edge of your seat!
The Exorcist: Believer
Fifty years after The Exorcist launched an entirely new subgenre of horror films, director David Gordon Green is revisiting the terrifying franchise for a new tale of demonic possession. The Exorcist: Believer serves as a direct sequel to William Friedkin’s 1973 classic and sees Ellen Burstyn return in the iconic role of Chris MacNeil. It’s intended to be the first entry in a new Exorcist trilogy, with the second film, The Exorcist: Deceiver, currently set for release on April 18, 2025. The much anticipated movie is set to be released in cinemas on October 6th.