The Most Anticipated Horrors Hitting Theaters in Summer 2023

With Summer 2023 just around the corner, it looks to be brimming with chilling delights. Highly-anticipated releases such as “The Boogeyman,” “Insidious: The Red Door,” and “Meg 2: The Trench” are coming to an array of streaming, digital, and VOD horror offerings. This summer is set to be a scream-fest.

With such an extensive and varied line-up, horror fans can be sure that there will be no shortage of scares throughout the summer months. Keep your eyes peeled for what’s to come:

“Meg 2: The Trench” – August 4th
Jason Statham is set to reprise his role as Jonas Taylor in the upcoming sequel to the 2018 action-horror film, “The Meg,” directed by the acclaimed filmmaker Ben Wheatley. Fans are eagerly anticipating whether the ferocious megalodon shark will finally satisfy its hunger in this new installment.

With Wheatley’s impressive track record, including films such as “Kill List,” “Sightseers,” “A Field in England,” “High-Rise,” “Rebecca,” and “In the Earth,” it’s safe to say that the sequel will be a thrilling and entertaining summer experience. Get ready to brace yourself for an adventure packed with suspense and action.

“Talk to Me” – July 28th
A24, the iconic horror production company known for its hits such as “Hereditary” and “Midsommar,” is introducing a new occult party game that promises to be a bone-chilling experience. In this creepy tale, a group of teens discovers the horrifying consequences of meddling with the dead after playing a game involving a questionable embalmed hand.

The film premiered at Sundance, where it received high praise from critics, including a review that described it as a thrilling and ruthless horror movie that delivers an adrenaline-fueled ride. Get ready for a hair-raising experience that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

“Insidious: The Red Door” – July 7th
The entire Lambert family is returning for the fifth installment of the well-loved “Insidious” franchise. Josh (Patrick Wilson) and an all-grown-up Dalton must travel deeper than ever before into The Further, bringing this franchise full circle from its initial release in 2010.

“The Nun 2” – September 8th
The demonic presence of Valak, played by Bonnie Aarons, will once again haunt audiences in “The Nun 2,” with Taissa Farmiga returning as Sister Irene. This time, it will take place in France in 1956, with Michael Chaves taking over as director and Akela Cooper, the writer of “Malignant,” penning the script.

“The Wrath of Becky” – May 26th
Lulu Wilson’s badass Becky is making a comeback, and this time she’s more ruthless than ever. In the upcoming film, written and directed by Matt Angel and Suzanne Coote, a fascist organization learns the hard way that they should not mess with Becky.

With Wilson reprising her role as the fierce and determined protagonist, viewers can expect to be on the edge of their seats as Becky unleashes her fury. Get ready for a wild ride that will leave the audience breathless.

“The Boogeyman” – June 2nd
Rob Savage, the director of the hit horror film Host, brings Stephen King’s chilling short story to life on the big screen. Fans of the renowned author can expect plenty of scares and suspense as Savage takes the helm of this supernatural thriller. The film stars Sophie Thatcher (Yellowjackets) as Sadie, a high school student who must confront a malevolent entity that feeds on suffering. With Savage’s expertise in crafting terrifying horror and Thatcher’s talent for portraying complex and nuanced characters, this movie looks to be a terrifying journey into the unknown.

“The Blackening” – June 16th
This upcoming slasher comedy takes on genre tropes and turns them on their heads. The film takes a humorous approach, delivering plenty of fun and slapstick violence, as well as lovable and relatable characters. The Blackening skewers conventional horror, presenting us with fresh perspectives and an irreverent tone that promises to entertain audiences. With a talented cast and a sharp script, this movie is set to offer a unique and entertaining take on the horror genre.

“Cobweb” – July 21st
Samuel Bodin, creator of the Netflix series “Marianne,” returns to the horror genre with his upcoming movie, Cobweb. The narrative follows a young boy who is disturbed by mysterious tapping sounds and becomes convinced that his parents are hiding a sinister secret. Starring Lizzy Caplan (Castle Rock) and Antony Starr (The Boys), Cobweb promises to be a spine-chilling viewing experience.

“Haunted Mansion” – July 28th
In this live-action adaptation of Disney’s story, a mother and her son embark on an adventure as they move into their new home in the heart of New Orleans. LaKeith Stanfield, Tiffany Haddish, Owen Wilson, Rosario Dawson, and Danny DeVito make up the star-studded cast, while the fabulous Jamie Lee Curtis brings Madame Leota to life, and Jared Leto mesmerizes as the Hatbox Ghost.

“birth/rebirth” – August 18th
Marin Ireland (The Dark and the Wicked) and Judy Reyes (Smile) deliver powerful performances in Laura Moss’s latest film about reanimating the dead. In this anticipated horror, the lines between life and death blur as a mother seeks to bring her child back to life.

“They Listen” – August 25th
This highly anticipated horror film from Blumhouse and Sony is shrouded in mystery, with plot details kept tightly under wraps. However, the stellar cast alone makes it a must-see. John Cho and Katherine Waterston lead an impressive ensemble cast that includes Greg Hill, Riki Lindhome, Lukita Maxwell, Keith Carradine, Havana Rose Liu, and Ben Youcef.

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