6 horror movies to watch in 2024 (and 4 to skip)

Abigail - Courtesy Universal Pictures
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WATCH! I remember seeing the trailer for this movie in theaters and immediately thinking that I had to see it. A bloodthirsty young vampire who performs ballerina numbers while killing her victims just seemed too interesting of a plot to pass up. It kind of reminded me of the horror flick M3GAN a bit with the random dance numbers, but darker.

Abigail is a monster horror film helmed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett from a screenplay written by Stephen Shields and Guy Busick. In addition, it's a reimagining of the 1936 film Dracula's Daughter.

The story follows a group of kidnappers who abduct the 12-year-old daughter of a powerful underworld figure, hoping for a large ransom of $50 million. They're instructed to hold the young ballerina hostage and watch over her in an isolated mansion overnight. While initially seeming like an easy job to do, things go terribly wrong for the kidnappers when the young ballerina reveals her true nature as a vampire and begins hunting them down one by one.

Mark your calendar because Abigail is scheduled to be released in theaters on April 19, 2024 by Universal Pictures!


SKIP! I went to see this movie in theaters on its debut weekend, and I'm sorry, but it was just so bad. I wouldn't even call it a horror film. The storyline was awful, all the jump scares were predictable, and the acting was questionable. If you have nothing else to do on the weekend and you've watched every movie possible in theaters, then go ahead and watch this movie. Just don't go in thinking it's going to be the horror film of the year because it's not. The negative critic reviews make sense.

Directed by Truth or Dare producer Jeff Wadlow, Imaginary follows a woman who moves back into her childhood home with her family only to soon be terrorized by a sinister force in the form of a stuffed bear named Chauncey. The cast is made up of actors such as DeWanda Wise, Tom Payne, Taegen Burns, Pyper Braun, Matthew Sato, Veronica Falcón, and Betty Buckley.