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

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Beetlejuice Beetlejuice

WATCH! We're finally getting a Beetlejuice 2 after over 30 years since the first film came out, and three of the original actors are reprising their roles! We're talking about Stranger Things star Winona Ryder as Lydia Deetz, Emmy winner Michael Keaton as Betelgeuse, and Home Alone's Catherine O'Hara as Delia Deetz. Joining them in the cast are Jenna Ortega, Justin Theroux, Monica Bellucci, Willem Dafoe, Arthur Conti, Burn Gorman, and Filipe Cates.

Officially titled Beetlejuice Beetlejuice, plot details are being kept under wraps. However, it'll likely revolve around an adult Lydia and her younger daughter Astrid (played by Jenna Ortega) as they encounter Beetlejuice and the world of the dead.

Beetlejuice Beetlejuice hits theaters on Sept. 6, 2024. Don't forget to save the date!

Bambi: The Reckoning

SKIP! I love me some horror content, but directors need to leave these Disney characters that are catered to kids alone! First, it was Winnie-the-Pooh with the horror flick Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey. Now it's the beloved Disney character, Bambi, in the upcoming horror movie Bambi: The Reckoning. Enough is enough! To make matters worse, a sequel to Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey is scheduled to be released on March 26, 2024. But like Bambi: The Reckoning, you can skip right over Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey 2 as well.

Inspired by the 1942 kid animated film Bambi, Bambi: The Reckoning sees the innocent deer that we all know and love transformed into a vicious killing machine. Roxanne McKee, Tom Mulheron, and Nicola Wright star. A release date hasn't been revealed yet, but it's expected to come out in fall 2024.

Smile sequel

WATCH! If you watched Smile, you'd know why watching the upcoming sequel is imperative. The first film was entertaining from start to finish. The jump scares were on point and executed in a way that left me unsettled and with my heart thumping. The script was well-written, and the acting wasn't bad at all. That's why I'm confident the untitled Smile sequel will be just as entertaining to watch. Plus, Parker Finn returns to write and direct with Temple Hill Entertainment back to produce. I sense another hit horror movie in the making. I'm just saying!

Unfortunately, plot details are being kept secret, but we do know that it's scheduled to be released in theaters on Oct. 18, 2024. Kyle Gallner returns from the first film as Joel in the sequel. Additionally, Naomi Scott, Lukas Gage, Rosemarie DeWitt, Dylan Gelula, Raúl Castillo, and Miles Gutierrez-Riley join him in the cast.

Will you be watching any of these horror movies?

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