I did the same post last year (you can check that out here) and unfortunately, only 2/5 were actually released. This time – unless there are circumstances beyond control – the movies listed below will air in 2023. 2022 gave us some outstanding spooky films, but I think the new year will outdo itself. Without further ado, here are my most anticipated horrors for the next twelve months!
We are kicking off 2023 with my two favourite things: 1.) a horror film about creepy dolls and 2.) a horror film about creepy dolls, directed by James Wan. M3GAN will be released in cinemas the first week of January and you best believe, I will be seeing it on the big screen and reviewing it on this blog. It follows a woman named Gemma, who finds herself the unexpected caregiver of her young niece. Having designed an AI prototype that resembles a human girl, she decides to gift her creation in the hopes that it will comfort little Cady. As expected, that decision leads to unimaginable consequences. The trailer looks insanely good. I love how lifelike they’ve made the doll. She’s beautiful but unsettling. I cannot wait to watch her dance and wreak havoc!
2.) Insidious: Fear The Dark
I mentioned Insidious: The Dark Realm in last year’s post. Sadly, it needed a little bit more time to cook before it could be released. Thankfully, it will now hit cinemas July 7th, 2023. Please note, it is no longer titled The Dark Realm but rather, Fear The Dark. Set ten years after the first two films, Josh Lambert (played by Patrick Wilson), heads east to drop his son Dalton off at an idyllic, ivy-covered university. However, Dalton’s college dream becomes a nightmare when the repressed demons of his past suddenly return to haunt them both. The story is directed by Patrick, written by Leigh Whannell and produced by James Wan, alongside Jason Blum and Oren Peli, the creator of Paranormal Activity. Words cannot express the excitement I feel. It’s finally going to happen, and I know it won’t disappoint! If you want to check out my ranking of the franchise, click here.
3.) Saw X
Saw X is undoubtedly my most anticipated release for 2023. You all know I love this franchise with every fibre of my being. You can check out my ranking of the films here and my five favourite traps here. I also mentioned this movie in last year’s post but it’s official now. We can expect it to hit cinemas October 27, 2023. What a Halloween season it will be! I haven’t seen a trailer yet, but it has been confirmed that Tobin Bell will reprise his role as Jigsaw and Shawnee Smith as Amanda Young. I cannot wait for more inventive traps, John Kramer backstory and epic twist reveals.
4.) Knock At The Cabin
M. Night Shyamalan returns with Knock at the Cabin, hitting cinemas February 3rd, 2023. This is based off of Paul Tremblay’s novel: The Cabin at the End of the World. While vacationing at a remote cabin in the woods, a young girl and her parents are taken hostage by four armed strangers who demand they make an unthinkable choice to avert the apocalypse. Confused, scared and with limited access to the outside world, the family must decide what they believe before all is lost. I will absolutely be seeing this film at the cinemas and reviewing it on the blog. The trailer looks excellent! I am a huge fan of the talented director and the cast, which includes Rupert Grint. Don’t miss this one!
5.) Evil Dead Rise
Last but certainly not least, we have Evil Dead Rise. I will be ranking the entire franchise once this film hits cinemas April 21st, 2023. It follows two sisters who find themselves in a fight for their lives when an ancient book gives birth to bloodthirsty demons that run amok in a Los Angeles apartment building. It’s going to be graphic, violent and full of gore. I’m excited. Who else feels the same?
Thank you so much for reading! Which horror movies are you most excited to see in 2023? Do you agree with my list? It’s going to be a hell of a year!
Peace & Love xoxo