Summer Horror Preview 2024

Summer Horror Preview 2024

Our Summer Horror Preview 2024 is here! The upcoming summer promises a thrilling lineup of horror films, a welcome change after a slow start for the genre this year. With a packed schedule, horror enthusiasts will have plenty to keep them entertained until Halloween. This summer’s lineup includes some of the most anticipated titles, such as MaXXXine, Alien: Romulus, and Longlegs.

While this guide highlights the major releases, expect additional streaming, digital, and VOD surprises over the next few months. Here are 24 horror movies you won’t want to miss this summer:

Under Paris – June 5 (Netflix)
French director Xavier Gens brings shark horror to the Seine river during the World Triathlon Championships. A shark in Paris? Count us in.

Trim Season – June 7 (Theaters and VOD)
A job at a marijuana farm turns nightmarish in Ariel Vida’s Trim Season. The cast includes Bethlehem Million, Bex Taylor-Klaus, Alex Essoe, Ally Ioannides, Cory Hart, Ryan Donowho, Marc Senter, and Juliette Kenn De Balinthazy.

The Watchers – June 7 (Theaters)
Ishana Night Shyamalan’s feature debut stars Georgina Campbell and Dakota Fanning. The plot follows a woman trapped with three strangers, stalked by mysterious creatures every night.

Tiger Stripes – June 14 (Theaters)
Amanda Nell Eu’s directorial debut is a coming-of-age horror story about a young girl experiencing horrifying physical changes as she hits puberty.

The Exorcism – June 21 (Theaters)
Russell Crowe stars as Anthony Miller, a troubled actor unraveling while shooting a supernatural horror film. Written by M.A. Fortin and directed by Joshua John Miller.

Humanist Vampire Seeking Consenting Suicidal Person – June 21 (Limited Theaters)
A young vampire grapples with her need for blood and finds a potential solution in a young man with suicidal tendencies. Directed by Ariane Louis-Seize.

The Devil’s Bath – June 28 (Shudder)
Austrian filmmakers Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala present a period horror film set in 1750 Austria, where a newlywed woman feels trapped and prone to violent thoughts.

A Quiet Place: Day One – June 28 (Theaters)
The next installment in the A Quiet Place franchise takes place at the start of the invasion in New York City. Starring Lupita Nyong’o, Joseph Quinn, and Alex Wolff.

Kill – July 4 (Theaters)
Though not a horror film, Kill’s violent and bloody action will appeal to horror fans. Directed by Nikhil Nagesh Bhat, it follows an army commando on a kill spree aboard a New Delhi-bound train.

MaXXXine – July 5 (Theaters)
The third entry in Ti West’s slasher trilogy follows Maxine (Mia Goth) as she continues her journey towards fame in 1980s Los Angeles.

Longlegs – July 12 (Theaters)
Osgood Perkins’ Longlegs stars Nicolas Cage as a serial killer and Maika Monroe as the young FBI agent on his trail.

Oddity – July 19 (Theaters)
Damian Mc Carthy’s supernatural revenge tale features a sinister mannequin and a blind medium. Starring Gwilym Lee, Carolyn Bracken, and Tadhg Murphy.

Starve Acre – July 26 (Theaters)
Set in 1970s rural England, this folk horror film stars Matt Smith and Morfydd Clark. Directed by Daniel Kokotajlo and based on Andrew Michael Hurly’s book.

Cuckoo – August 2 (Theaters)
Tilman Singer’s horror film follows a teen who relocates to a strange resort in Germany. The cast includes Dan Stevens, Jessica Henwick, and Hunter Schafer.

Borderlands – August 9 (Theaters)
Eli Roth’s video game adaptation features an ensemble cast including Jack Black, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Cate Blanchett. The plot involves battling alien monsters and dangerous bandits.

Trap – August 9 (Theaters)
M. Night Shyamalan’s psychological thriller stars Josh Hartnett as a father who discovers a concert is an elaborate trap to catch a serial killer.

Alien: Romulus – August 16 (Theaters)
Directed by Fede Alvarez, this original Alien feature is set between the first two films. The cast includes Cailee Spaeny, Isabela Merced, and David Jonsson.

Blink Twice – August 23 (Theaters)
Directed by Zoë Kravitz, Blink Twice features a twisted, mind-bending plot set on a private island. Starring Naomi Ackie and Channing Tatum.

The Crow – August 23 (Theaters)
Rupert Sanders directs a new take on The Crow, starring Bill Skarsgård and FKA Twigs. The cast also includes Danny Huston and Laura Birn.

Hell Hole – August 23 (Shudder)
The Adams Family presents an indie rock-n-roll monster movie set at a fracking site. Expect weird and transgressive elements.

Strange Darling – August 23 (Theaters)
JT Mollner’s second feature stars Willa Fitzgerald and Kyle Gallner. The plot revolves around a twisted love life of a serial killer.

The Front Room – September 6 (Theaters)
Brandy Norwood returns to horror in A24’s The Front Room, directed by Max and Sam Eggers. The story follows a young couple forced to take in an estranged stepmother.

Beetlejuice Beetlejuice – September 6 (Theaters)
The long-awaited sequel brings back Michael Keaton, Winona Ryder, and introduces Jenna Ortega. A family tragedy summons the Ghost with the Most.

Speak No Evil – September 13 (Theaters)
An American family’s holiday with a British family turns into a nightmare. Directed by James Watkins and starring Mackenzie Davis and James McAvoy.

With such a diverse and exciting lineup, Summer 2024 is set to be a memorable season for horror fans. Keep an eye out for these releases and prepare for a summer filled with chills and thrills.

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