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Sequels & Remakes Will Dominate Horror Cinema in 2024

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I hope you loved the original horror movies that came out in 2023 because 2024 looks like it’s going to be filled with many sequels and remakes.

Of the original 2023 fare, we got M3GAN, When Evil Lurks, Cobweb, Thanksgiving, Totally Killer, and Last Voyage of the Demeter (technically a prequel?). Sequels included Exorcist Believer, Evil Dead Rise, Scream VI, and Insidious: The Red Door. Not a bad mix, right?

But 2024 already looks like sequels and remakes are going to be the dominant theme, at least according to the Facebook page What to Watch. They posted a list of horror movies they see as coming out in 2024 –some confirmed, some not. Although the list is a little flawed as some of the movies aren’t even listed on IMDb yet (Arachnophobia remake) it is still an encouraging omen of what’s ahead.

They also listed mock-up movie posters, but even though they are fake, we can appreciate the artist’s concepts nonetheless.

Below are the films they list and their respective posters. We only included movies that are actually listed on IMDb, and we added The Strangers.

Keep in mind what COVID didn’t push back in production, the actors’ and writers’ strike did. So expect release dates to change, maybe even into 2025. Note that the phony Scream 7 one-sheet says 2025, but the official IMDb page says 2024.

Scream 7

The Strangers Chapter 1

Final Destination 6

Beetlejuice 2

The Crow

The Conjuring Last Rites

Smile 2

Constantine 2

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Bloody Valentines: Date Movies for the Horror Loving Couple

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Valentine’s Day is upon us, and stores are dripping red with candy filled hearts and teddy bears of every shape and size.  It’s a great night to curl up on the couch and watch a movie with the one you love.  If you’re hanging out on iHorror.com, though, I have a feeling the regular regime of romantic comedies just might not be for you.  So, in the spirit of the season, We’ve put together a list of flicks that just might be perfect for the horror lover’s Valentine’s Day.  This is by no means a comprehensive list, but they’re some of my favorites and I hope they’ll be added to yours.

Bram Stoker’s Dracula

Though problematic in places, this is certainly one of the most opulent versions of the classic tale to ever grace the screen.  Oldman’s Dracula oozes sex appeal and as one of my close friend’s once said it, “If any man ever looked at me the way he looks at Winona Ryder in that movie, he could have my blood, land, life, whatever.  Just keep looking.”  Available for purchase here.

Bram Stoker’s Dracula

Warm Bodies

Does love really conquer all?  In Warm Bodies it does.  Not only is love capable of taming a zombie’s hunger, it also has the power to restore his humanity.  Nicholas Hoult is at his charming best as the zombie in question and Teresa Palmer only slightly softens the badass appeal that made her a scene stealer in I am Number Four.  This is probably the “cutest” movie on the list, but it’s perfect for the YA fiction horror set and certainly fits the bill of putting a twist on Valentine’s Day romance.  If you don’t have a copy, you can pick it up here.

Warm Bodies Trailer

Phantom of the Opera

A genius composer with a murderous obsession, a promising ingenue, a wealthy patron, and the glorious setting of a French opera house…what could go wrong?  If you’re familiar with the tale of The Phantom of the Opera, you know exactly what could and does go wrong and you love it anyway.  Brought to life by a brilliant cast, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s version of the tale is perfect viewing for Valentine’s Day.  Available for purchase here.

The Phantom of the Opera

Carrie

Carrie is going to the prom, and her school will never be the same again.  We all know the story of Carrie and her awesome telekinetic powers.  Her apocalyptic revenge on the fellow students who abused and bullied her for years is legend in the genre, but the story also has elements of the Cinderella story as Carrie dons her prom gown and shares a dance with the coolest, cutest guy in school.  With romance, the dance, a crazy mother and buckets of blood, this is a movie with everything you need for a romantic evening with your horror honey.  Get it here!

Carrie

My Bloody Valentine 3D

Oh come on…you knew this was going to be on the list.  This remake of the 1981 original stars Jensen Ackles and puts an interesting twist on the plot of the original, and the only film on the list that actually centers around Valentine’s Day and all the trappings that go with it.  Get your copy here.

My Bloody Valentine 3D

An American Werewolf in London

A movie that’s all about letting the beast out in all the right ways, John Landis’ classic werewolf tale is not only a highly entertaining film filled with the restless undead and an unlikely werewolf terrorizing London, but it also contains a sensual love story brought to life by David Naughton and Jenny Agutter.  And, let’s not forget that awesome scene in the porn theater with the hilariously polite British porn playing in the background.  Get your copy here.

An American Werewolf in London

The Strangers

A  young couple tormented through the night by a trio of sadistic, mask wearing psychopaths?  What’s not romantic about that?  Seriously though, Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman are electric as the couple in question and if tension is an aphrodisiac for you and your sweetheart, this is the film for you.  Get it here.  You won’t be disappointed!

The Strangers

Horns

Horns is everything.  Love story, horror, mystery, thriller… everything rolled into one tight package.  Ig and Merrin, played expertly by Daniel Radcliffe and Juno Temple, have the kind of love that most people only dream of, so of course it’s doomed from the start.  I won’t give away more, but you have to see it.  Get a copy here and enjoy it with your favorite love!

Horns

Odd Thomas

Odd Thomas sees spirits everywhere he goes.  He helps them bring justice to the people who murdered them.  He helps them move on and find peace.  Odd also has a sweet girlfriend who gets him and even helps him when the need arises.  There’s so much more to this film and the ending?  Heart wrenching springs to mind, but it’s totally worth the ride and it’s a perfect blend of comedy, horror and romance for any Valentine’s Day date.  You can get a copy here.

Odd Thomas

Candyman

A love that lasts beyond death?  An obsession that cannot be denied?  And all you have to do is say his name five times…”Sweets for the sweet” has never been so insidious as it was in Candyman.  This one’s a heavy hitter for the horror couple who doesn’t mind some gore with their romance, but I highly recommend it for your Valentine’s day celebration.  Get your copy here and enjoy!

Candyman

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7 Horror Movies Releasing Before Valentine’s Day 2024

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The year has barely started and we are already getting a slew of new horror titles — that’s an observation, not a complaint. But as much as people love horror movies, they also (hopefully) love their significant others, and if both of those things are in sync then there is no other month like February to celebrate them together.

Yes, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and along with it comes candy, flowers, and perhaps a night out on the town. But until then, you are in for a treat because we have sifted out seven upcoming titles to enjoy before the big day, starting with a doc on one of the greatest pulp horror movie directors of all time.

So whether you celebrate Valentine’s Day or not, get ready for two weeks of slashers, monsters and other nasty things. Here is a list of upcoming horror movies for the week of February 1 through February 14.

Dario Argento Panico (documentary) (Shudder Feb. 2)

Dario Argento Panico

Even in his eighties prolific director Dario Argento is keeping busy behind the camera. His most recent movie was 2022’s Dark Glasses. But most people know his prolific work from the ’70s. Taking a cue from director Mario Bava, Argento created some of the most revered Giallo movies to ever exist. From The Bird With the Crystal Plumage to Susperia to Demons, Argento’s oeuvre contains films that still influence the filmmakers of today.

Synopsis: Experience the world of Dario Argento like never before in Simone Scafidi’s documentary, Dario Argento Panico. It offers an intimate look at Argento’s creative journey and impact on horror, with insights from icons like del Toro and Noé.

Departing Seniors (VOD/PVOD Feb. 2)

Departing Seniors

If you’re slasher craving wasn’t satisfied with last month’s Founders Day, perhaps Departing Seniors will meet your needs. Billed as a horror-comedy, this one looks promising for a genre that is undeniably shop-worn.

Synopsis: Mexican-American and queer, high school student Javier doesn’t exactly fit in with the popular kids. But he might be the only one who can save them. After an act of bullying sends Javier to the hospital, he begins experiencing visions that foresee glimpses of shocking murders at his school right before they happen. Now, in between navigating the social hierarchies and prejudices of clique culture, Javier (Primo’s Ignacio Diaz-Silverio) and his best friend Bianca (Candyman’s Ireon Roach) must try to unmask a serial killer before he strikes again.

Departing Seniors puts a fresh spin on teen slasher movies like Scream and Freaky, updating them by putting its queer protagonist and characters of color front and center. It’s a horror-comedy with a sarcastic, whip-smart edge and appealingly complex characters.

Lisa Frankenstein (In theaters Feb. 9)

Lisa Frankenstein

Writer Diablo Cody is back with her brand of social commentary. This time the monster isn’t Megan Fox (Jennifer’s Body), but Cole Sprouse as a re-animated corpse. This is a highly anticipated film from director Zelda Williams (Jane the Virgin, Criminal Minds).

Synopsis: A coming of rage love story from acclaimed writer Diablo Cody (Jennifer’s Body) about a misunderstood teenager and her high school crush, who happens to be a handsome corpse. After a set of playfully horrific circumstances bring him back to life, the two embark on a murderous journey to find love, happiness… and a few missing body parts along the way.

Out of Darkness (In theaters Feb. 9)

Out of Darkness

Monsters existed 45,000 years ago and Out of Darkness proves that point. This is what they call a “survival horror film” which is to say that several people are running from something big enough to block out the sun.

Synopsis: Out of Darkness is a survival horror film following a group of six who have struggled across the narrow sea to find a new home. They are starving, desperate, and living 45,000 years ago. First they must find shelter, and they strike out across the tundra wastes towards the distant mountains that promise the abundant caves they need to survive. But when night falls, anticipation turns to fear and doubt as they realize they are not alone. As relationships in the group fracture, the determination of one young woman reveals the terrible actions taken to survive. Adding to the film’s authenticity, Out of Darkness is shot on location in the Scottish Highlands with the use of a bespoke language called “Tola,” which was developed specifically for the project by a linguist and an archaeologist. 

Skeletons in the Closet (Shudder Feb. 9)

Skeletons in the Closet

Terrance Howard and Cuba Gooding Jr. star in this possession movie-with-a-twist. This is getting a Shudder release so keep a look out for it on the platform.

Synopsis: Follows Olivia and her friends as they go to a vacation. After Olivia nearly drowned with a slit wrist in her bathtub after her fiancé’s funeral, her friends suspect that she killed herself, but she believes someone attacked her.

Double Blind (VOD/PVOD Feb. 13)

Double Blind (2024)

Big Pharma is making a killing off prescription drugs. But before they can get approved by the Food & Drug Administration they have to be tested. In Double Blind, one such test has very weird results.

Synopsis: After an experimental drug trial goes awry, the test subjects face a terrifying side effect: if you fall asleep you die. Trapped in an isolated facility, panic ensues as they try to escape and somehow stay awake

Stranger in the Woods (VOD/PVOD Feb. 14)

Stranger in the Woods

Do taxidermists scare you? Remember Norman Bates stuffed his own dead mother and propped her up in a rocking chair in Psycho. In this movie, a creepy guy may or may not have done the same thing to a dog that belongs to vacationers renting a cabin next door. Who’s next?

Synopsis: Follows Olivia and her friends as they go on a vacation. After Olivia nearly drowned with a slit wrist in her bathtub after her fiancé’s funeral, her friends suspect that she killed herself, but she believes someone attacked her.

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10 Horror and Thriller Releases Coming To Netflix This February 2024

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Netflix Horror February 2024

As February approaches, Netflix is set to spice up its catalog with a collection of gripping horror and thriller titles. Ranging from classic horror adventures to contemporary psychological thrillers, this month’s selection promises to deliver a blend of chills and thrills to viewers. Here’s a rundown of the top 10 spine-tingling films and series making their way to the streaming platform this February, complete with release dates and synopses to help you plan your next binge-watch session.

Anaconda (1997): February 1st

Anaconda Official Trailer

In this horror-adventure film, a film crew headed by Jennifer Lopez and Ice Cube journey into the Amazon jungle only to be hunted by a giant, monstrous anaconda. The suspense intensifies as they encounter not only the deadly snake but also a mysterious hunter who knows more than he reveals.


It (2017): February 1st

IT Official Trailer

Adapted from Stephen King’s novel, this horror film follows a group of children in Derry, Maine, who face their biggest fears when they confront an evil clown named Pennywise. The movie delves into themes of childhood trauma, unity, and overcoming fear.


Resident Evil (2002): February 1st

Resident Evil: Retribution (2012): February 1st

Resident Evil (2002) Trailer
Resident Evil: Retribution (2012) Trailer

These installments of the Resident Evil series follow Alice, played by Milla Jovovich, as she battles the Umbrella Corporation and the zombie apocalypse they’ve unleashed. The films combine horror with action-packed sequences, set in a dystopian world overrun by the undead.


X (2022): February 1st

X Trailer

An A24 horror film set in rural Texas, where a group of young filmmakers set out to create an adult film. Their project takes a terrifying turn when they become the targets of the reclusive, twisted couple whose guesthouse they’re using.


Home for Rent (2023): February 10th

Home For Rent Official Trailer

This international horror story revolves around a landlord who unwittingly rents out a house to a cult. The plot thickens as eerie events unfold, leading to a shocking revelation about the true nature of the tenants.


Lost in the Night (2023): February 10th

Lost In The Night Official Trailer

A Spanish mystery thriller that centers on unexpected events during a night out in Madrid. The story weaves through twists and turns, as secrets are revealed and the characters’ lives are changed forever.


The Abyss (2024): February 16th

The Abyss Official Trailer

Nope, it’s not The Abyss you were thinking of. This Swedish horror/thriller explores the unsettling events in the town of Kiruna, which is literally sinking. The plot follows Frigga, who finds herself torn between her family and her duty as a security chief in an underground mine, as the town faces inexplicable threats.


Can I Tell You A Secret? (Season 1): February 21st

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A gripping documentary series that delves into the lives of women affected by a stalker who infiltrates their social media accounts. The series sheds light on the broader issue of online harassment and its real-life implications.


American Conspiracy: The Octopus Murders (2024): February 28th

No trailer at this time, but you can read our article about this Netflix docuseries here.

This true-crime documentary explores the mysterious and controversial case known as “The Octopus Murders.” The series investigates a web of conspiracy theories, delving into various accounts and evidence to uncover the truth behind these chilling crimes.

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