If you are a fan of horror, then check out this list of the Best and Scariest Horror Movies of 2023. This list will be updated frequently over the year.
Who doesn’t love a good scary movie? Nothing is better than heading to a theater when it’s pitch dark outside, knowing that you are about to spend the next two hours on the edge of your seat, worried about what might jump at you. Throughout the year, we will use Rotten Tomatoes to rank the best horror movies of 2023. We will update the list until the end of the year when we crown the no. 1 Horror movie of 2023.
If you map out the rest of the year, 2023 looks to be another excellent time for the horror genre. From the latest installment of Scream, Evil Dead Rise, Insidious, and Saw to The Boogeman and the sequel of The Exorcist (the No. 1 Horror movie of all time), I can’t wait to see what ends up at the top of this list.
Last Updated: March 3rd, 2023.
Best and Scariest Horror Movies of 2023 so far
6. Knock At The Cabin
The return of twisted horror genius M. Night Shyamalan hit theaters early in 2023 with mixed reviews. RSC critic M.N. Miller says Knock at the Cabin is an exceptionally made thriller with satisfying flaws to pick at and debate.
Official Premise: While vacationing, a girl and her parents are taken hostage by armed strangers who demand that the family choose to avert the apocalypse.
Cast: Dave Bautista, Jonathan Groff, Ben Aldridge, Nikki Amuka-Bird
The most controversial film of 2023 comes in the form of Skinamarink. While critics have it sitting at a 71% score, audiences aren’t as fond of the film giving it only a 44% score. It seems to be one of those horror movies that you either love or hate.
Official Premise: Two children wake up in the middle of the night to find their father is missing, and all the windows and doors in their home have vanished.
Cast: Lucas Paul, Dali Rose Tetreault, Ross Paul, Jaime Hill
Written by Kevin Williamson, the man who wrote the original Scream, came a brand new psychological horror film centered around the pandemic. The film garnered a massive 86% score on Rotten Tomatoes, with Williamson scaring up a new audience.
Official Premise: Due to the pandemic, Parker and her best friend decide to quarantine at the family lake house alone – or so they think.
Cast: Gideon Adlon, Dylan Sprayberry, Bethlehem Million, Jane Adams
3. Infinity Pool
From the twisted mind of Brandon Cronenberg, Infinity Pool broke onto the scene at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival. The film was so twisted, scary, and weird that they had to edit it down from an NC-17 rating to be able to release it in theaters.
Official Premise: James and Em Foster enjoy an all-inclusive beach vacation on the fictional island of La Tolqa when a fatal accident exposes the resort’s perverse subculture of hedonistic tourism, reckless violence, and surreal horrors.
Cast: Alexander Skarsgård, Mia Goth, Cleopatra Coleman, Thomas Kretschmann
2023’s version of Chucky, M3GAN, danced onto the scene to kick off the year. The movie was so successful that it was greenlit for a sequel shortly after its huge box-office debut. It’s crazy to think that a doll can still conjure up the scares, but many people were afraid to check this out in theaters.
Official Premise: M3GAN is a marvel of artificial intelligence, a life-like doll programmed to be a child’s greatest companion and a parent’s greatest ally.
Cast: Allison Williams, Violet McGraw, Ronny Chieng, Brian Jordan Alvarez
1. Huesera: The Bone Woman
Huesera: The Bone Woman is currently the No. 1 Horror Movie of the year so far. What’s exciting about these lists is finding hidden gems that you (or I) might not know about that.
Official Premise: Valeria has long dreamed about becoming a mother. After learning she’s pregnant, she expects to feel happy, yet something’s off.
Cast: Natalie Solian, Alfonso Dosal, Mayra Batalla, Mercedes Hernandez
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