Top of the most anticipated horror films in 2023

A very rich year for all thrill seekers. All horror genres are represented in this 2023 vintage, starting with Terrifier 2, a sadistic and comic show, which turned the stomachs of American spectators.

Terrify 2by Damien Leone

Released January 11, 2023

If you’ve been following horror news, Terrify 2 is expected to be the most unsettling and confusing horror movie of all time, just that! Already screened in the United States in 2022, it quickly made a name for itself, not by the quality of its execution, but by the number of people fainting and vomiting in the room during its screening. Curious to discover this horror, I watched the first part also directed by Damien Leone (2016), and the conclusion is clear, there is nothing surprising or terrifying or good in this film, straight out of an ultra-restricted budget that we feel every second of the film. Three actors, a single facial expression and a single scene that we will remember from this nanar that we believe straight out of the 80s. The only effect that the first part provides is a desire to laugh that today, movies like these dare to come out and get so much attention. But curiosity and media hype mean that we will go see this second to see whether or not the truth of the facts is true.

Knock at the Cabinby M. Night Shyamalan

Released February 1, 2023

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Mr. Night Shyamalan is an up and down director. He is capable of the best (Sixth Sense, Eastrail Trilogy 117) like the worst (Old, after-earth, Phenomena). It is once again a film adapted from the novel The Cabin at the End of the Worldof Paul Tremblay released in 2018. In the trend of quotas in today’s cinema (for once, we’re not going to complain about it), and its cinema in general, a couple of men and their daughter find themselves trapped in inside their cabin in the middle of the woods. A background that already respects the most popular horror films. Four people who have obviously created their family come knocking on their door and announce that they have been chosen as the ransom of the apocalypse. There is a small side Us of Jordan Peele in the duality of the characters that we can see in the trailer. Both are also two directors in constant psychological reflection. Hoping that Knock at the Cabinreconnects with what he does best.

Scream VIby Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett

Released March 8, 2023

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As for the previous part (Scream 5 called Scream) released at the beginning of 2022, Scream VI is also awaited by all fans (like me) of the franchise. Always by the directors Tyler Gillet and Matt Bettinelli, and with the survivors of the previous massacre. We can’t wait to find Ghostface, who this time has put his knife down in New York. A bigger and more attractive playground than the small town of Woodsboro, which the last part had brilliantly sealed off. Unfortunately, we know that neve campbell will not be part of the story, the actress having refused to return to her iconic role which she has held since 1996 for pay issues. But then, what will become of this saga without its main character? This is also why the last part put more emphasis on the next generation, the new generation of Scream, so that the transition without the headliners goes more serenely. This is an opportunity to find Jenna Ortegain full growing and deserved success of Wednesday on Netflix, who resumes her role from the fifth installment, and also to find a certain survivor of the fourth installment, seen as an eatser egg in the 5th… As well as new characters. New directors, new franchise, new beginning, it all makes sense. And if the result is as satisfying, violent and moving as for the 5, then the bet will be successful.

Renfieldby Chris McKay

Released May 31, 2023

Because there is not only horror in horror, Renfieldcomedy horror Chris McKaywhich literally changes register (lego batman), is there to prove it to us. Nicholas Cagewho scatters in his roles in the cinema, finds himself this time in the skin of Dracula. Attention, not just any version of the smartest vampire of Transylvania, this is an adaptation, very very liberated of the count of bram stoker. A version that was already more fictionalized, and less creepy, but this time, the vampire takes a whole new pose, more dandy, more funky. We therefore follow the course of Renfield (Nicholas Hoult already connoisseur of the genre with Warm Bodies), obsessed with blood that could make him immortal, and ends up being committed to an asylum. There he meets Dracula to become his servant. It is no coincidence that the first genre of the film is not horrifying but rather comical and it is for this wacky, burlesque and completely offbeat side of one of the pioneers of horror cinema that we will go to see him.

Evil Dead Riseby Lee Cronin

Released April 19, 2023

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Evil Dead, a name that sounds like an anthology, a bible of horror film and its comic subgenre, made up of three first films: evil Dead (nineteen eighty one), Evil Dead 2 (1987) and Evil Dead 3 (1992), all of Sam Raimifeaturing Ash (Bruce Campbell) who discovers and has fun with the book of the dead. The remake, simply called evil Dead in 2013, did not leave a very good memory. Also a TV series Ash vs. Dead in 2015 created by Sam Raimi, and it’s the turn ofEvil Dead Rise to take its place as the fifth installment and thereby continue this 42-year-old franchise. Produced by the two emblematic figures of the saga (Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell), the film tells the story of two sisters who in turn will put their lives in the hands of the book of the dead and try to escape hell. who comes out. The film should have been released on the HBO Max platform but it is without counting on the power of persuasion of Bruce Campbell, to believe that this book has some benefits finally.

Insidious 5, by Patrick Wilson

Released July 5, 2023

In the universe of the paranormal subgenre there are two teams, that of Conjuring and that ofInsidious (which I am part of). A very successful franchise started in 2010 with Insidious 1realized by James Wan who continues with Insidious 2 in 2013, then Insidious 3 in 2015 by Leigh Whannell (Wan’s sidekick who also stars in the first one) and Insidious 4, the last key in 2018 by Adam Robitel (Escape game). The third part is very apart in the history of the saga since none of the actors of the main plot play in it and The fourth part focuses on the youth of Elise, the psychic clairvoyant of the other films. It is natural that this fifth part of the saga is a direct sequel to the first two and that is Patrick Wilson, the main hero who, by resuming his role as Josh Lambert, is also working on the production of this part for the very first time. We find the original cast, with Rose Byrne, Lin Shaye, Ty Simpkins. It is this same child, Dalton, a teenager entering university who will again find himself confronting the forces of evil, 10 years after his first fears of the first part. A saga which has not said its last word, and which it would be wrong not to listen to.

The Exorcistby David Gordon Green

Released October 13, 2023

Nothing like celebrating 50 years ofExorcist, or of one of the most recognized films in the world, than to do something else with it. And it’s on David GordonGreen that all our expectations are based. But because he is a regular in the month of Halloween for having made the very good last trilogy Halloween (2018-2022) lately, it was obvious to find him again this month for a new trilogy. It is therefore a first part for this Exorcist which follows directly on that of William Friedkinwhere as Jamie Lee Curtis who reprized her role as Laurie Strode on Halloween, Ellen Burstyn reprises his original role of Chris MacNeil. The story remains unchanged, at the same time everything is in the title of the film… A young girl possessed by a mysterious demonic entity will seek help from those who have already experienced it. If the result is as well respected as the original as this director knows how to do so well then there is nothing to fear on this side of the screen.

Saw Xby Kevin Greutert

Released October 25, 2023

Whether you like this saga or not, the first part in 2004 was able to mark the minds of spectators, surprised at the novelty of the genre. It was only after this franchise, already rich with 9 films, quietly intruded into our homes, moving from thoughtful and daring porn torture, to simple gore spectacle. We’re not going to lie to each other, not everything is good in the boar, but a few opuses stand out, I’m obviously thinking of the first Saw realized by James Wanwhich no longer needs to be presented, but also Saw 2 (2005), Saw 4 (2007) and the most recent, yet very different, Saw Spiral (2021) by Darren Lynn Bousman. And it’s Kevin Greutert who knows his subject since he has already made the 6 and the 7, who again holds the camera for this tenth. Not necessarily the best shutters but which had an essential framework with the heritage bequeathed to the appalling Mark Hoffman. Rumors are circulating that Tobin Bell is set to reprise his iconic role as Jigsaw but for now we can only guess as to the plot. In any case, the curiosity is there.

Beau is Afraid

Exit in the year

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Next feature filmAri Aster which already in 2 films, has turned our body and mind upside down. After Heredity (2018) and Midsommar (2019) so it’s the turn of Beau is Afraid, inspired by an 11-year-old first short film, titled Beau, to take its place in the director’s small but already very impactful filmography. All we know for now is that Joaquin Phoenix will play the main role, accompanied by Parker Posey (who we haven’t seen for a long time) and Michael Gandolfini, son of the famous Tony Soprano. No information on the synopsis other than a portrait through the ages of an entrepreneur. I really hope that this third film will live up to the other two, as disturbing as it is relevant. Not like Jordan Peeleanother director of the genre, to whom we are almost obliged to compare him, who disappointed us with his last film Boop (2022). While waiting to find out what Beau is afraid of, I strongly suggest you watch or discover the first 2 feature films, to give you an idea of ​​what to expect for this one.

Top of the most anticipated horror films in 2023 – L’Éclaireur Fnac