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The Best New Horror Movies To Watch This Winter

As we near the end of the year, IT'S A WONDERFUL KNIFE and Eli Roth's THANKSGIVING lead the pack of the winter horrors awaiting us.


BY ANGEL MELANSON·@HORRORGIRLPROBS· NOVEMBER 13, 2023, 6:14 PM EST


October has come and gone, but there are plenty of horror movies still on the horizon. From holiday horror and beyond, we have lots to look forward to for the end of the year. Here's a list of all the new horror movies we are most looking forward to. Some of these will be in theaters, some will have limited theatrical release and a few of these titles will be exclusively streaming, so you can watch right from home.


The list runs the gamut from independent horrors like Where The Devil Roams and The Sacrifice Game to the long-awaited Thanksgiving from Eli Roth. We have a decent-sized collection of brand-new horror movies coming out between now and the end of 2023. We'll update and add more as they come in, but for now, we'd say there's plenty of new horror to look forward to as we make our way to the end of the year!


We've also made you this handy dandy Letterboxd list with the movies (not the series!) listed below to help you track your way outta 2022. Happy viewing!


Where The Devil Roams - November 3

The Adams family (Hellbender) returns with their tale of a family of murderous sideshow performers traveling the world on the dying carnival circuit. John Adams, Zelda Adams, and Toby Poser are back in front of and behind the camera for perhaps their most gruesome stab at the big screen yet! Support indie horror and watch Where The Devil Roams during its limited theatrical release and read more about it in the upcoming FANGORIA Issue #22. You can also watch it On Demand.


It's A Wonderful Knife - November 10

A year after saving her town from a psychotic killer on Christmas Eve, Winnie Carruthers’ life is less than wonderful — but when she wishes she’d never been born, she finds herself in a nightmare parallel universe and discovers that without her, things could be much, much worse. Now the killer is back, and she must team up with the town misfit to identify the killer and get back to her own reality. It's A Wonderful Knife by way of Scream. And check out our It's A Wonderful Knife set visit in the upcoming FANGORIA Issue #22.


Walden - November 10

Walden Dean is a stenographer, whose mind witnessed all types of injustices in the courtroom. After discovering he has a terminal illness, repressed anger deep within him surfaces - taking justice into his own hands in the most gruesome ways imaginable.


Thanksgiving - November 17

John Carver is coming to town, and there will be no leftovers! Eli Roth brings a new meaning to "a Thanksgiving feast" after a serial killer descends upon Plymouth, Massachusetts after a Black Friday riot ends in tragedy. This slasher is an expansion of the faux trailer seen in 2007's Grindhouse. Starring Rick Hoffman, Gina Gershon, and Patrick Dempsey.


The Georgetown Project - November 30

While filming a horror movie, a troubled actor (Russell Crowe) begins to meltdown, leading those around him to wonder if he's relapsing or if something far more insidious is taking place. Also starring Sam Worthington, Samantha Mathis, Chloe Bailey, and Adam Goldberg. Scream scribe Kevin Williamson is a producer on this one,and our curiosity is piqued!


Godzilla Minus One - December 1

In the bleak aftermath of World War II, Japan reels from the atomic bombings of Nagasaki and Hiroshima. As the country grapples with recovering from the devastation of war, the titan Godzilla is awakened, unleashing a new wave of chaos and destruction on the country.


The Sacrifice Game - December 8

The Blackvale School for Girls, 1971. It's bad enough that students Samantha (Madison Baines) and Clara (Georgia Acken) can't go home for the holidays, but things take a deadly turn when a gang of cult killers arrives at their doorstep—just in time for Christmas.


Lord of Misrule - December 8

We shared the trailer for William Brent Bell's (The Boy, Orphan: First Kill) latest feature, drawing heavily on '70s folk horror vibes. The tale follows Rebecca Holland (Tuppence Middleton), who has recently taken over as a small-town priest. When her young daughter Grace (Evie Templeton) goes missing at the local harvest festival, a desperate search begins. The closer they edge towards finding Grace, the more secrets emerge from the town’s dark past. Soon, Rebecca must decide just how much she is willing to sacrifice to rescue her daughter from the grip of evil.


The Cello - December 8

An aspiring cellist (Jeremy Irons) learns that the cost of his cello is a lot more insidious than he thought. Directed by Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw II-IV); Starring Tobin Bell. Our friends over at Bloody Disgusting previewed some exclusive images following the film's September premiere in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.


Hazbin Hotel - January 2024

This animated series for adults follows Charlie, the princess of Hell, as she pursues her seemingly impossible goal of rehabilitating demons to reduce overpopulation in her kingdom. Based on Vivienne Medrano's popular animated pilot released on YouTube in 2019, which quickly gained over 89 million views and a global fan base. The series blends adult humor, unforgettable characters, and catchy musical numbers.


Starring Disney and Broadway heavy-hitters Erika Henningsen (Mean Girls), Stephanie Beatriz (Encanto), Keith David (The Princess and the Frog), Alex Brightman (School of Rock, Beetlejuice), two-time Tony winner Christian Borle (Some Like it Hot, Smash) and Kimiko Glenn (Waitress, Orange is the New Black), and more to be announced. Coming to Prime Video January 2024.

We'll update this list as new titles come in!


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