Horror Releases 2024: Abigail, The First Omen, Infested, and More Stand Tall in Best Movies of the Year

Los Angeles, CA – The year 2024 has seen a surge in horror film releases, with a variety of chilling tales hitting the big screen. What sets these films apart is the unique approach they take to traditional horror tropes. From a slasher film infused with Terrence Malick’s style to a dystopian story focusing on a family’s implosion rather than global destruction, this year’s horror offerings are pushing boundaries and taking audiences to new, eerie places. Additionally, the indie box office has seen success with several of these unconventional horror films, highlighting audiences’ interest in fresh and innovative storytelling in the genre.

As we look ahead to the rest of the year, there are many highly anticipated horror titles to watch out for. From original works like “Trap” and “Longlegs” to sequels such as “MaXXXine” and “Alien: Romulus” to bone-chilling indies like “Terrifier 3” and “Oddity,” the horror genre is poised to deliver more scares and thrills to audiences.

Among the standout films already released in 2024, “Abigail” from directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett stands out for its blend of scares and comedy. The film follows a group of criminals who inadvertently kidnap a vampire who appears to be a young girl, leading to a gory and twisted caper. “The First Omen,” a moody prequel to a long-standing horror franchise, and “Infested,” a French spider-themed creature feature, have also garnered attention for their unique storytelling and chilling atmospheres.

In addition to these films, “Stopmotion,” “Immaculate,” and “I Saw the TV Glow” offer viewers a diverse range of horror experiences, from psychological and surreal to touching and poignant. Each film brings something different to the table, showcasing the depth and variety of the horror genre in 2024.

Looking ahead, “Humane,” “The Coffee Table,” “Late Night With the Devil,” and “In a Violent Nature” promise to deliver more frights and thrills to audiences with their innovative storytelling and unique perspectives on horror. With a mix of indie gems and mainstream hits, the horror genre in 2024 continues to evolve and captivate audiences with its diverse and engaging storytelling.