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These 2023 Halloween Movies Will *Definitely* Get You In The Spooky Mood

Get your popcorn ready, besties! The new terrifying, thrilling, and hilarious movies are one of the best parts of the spooky season, and the lineup of movies coming to your screens in 2023 looks promising. Though I’ll always have the tried and true classics, like Hocus Pocus or Beetlejuice, to fall back on every Halloween season, having new movies to watch has a way of getting me in the spooky mood.

2023 has been an iconic year for movies with Barbie, The Little Mermaid, and The Super Mario Bros Movie releases taking over box offices. These heavy-hitting movies have been hard to beat this year, but with the spooky season right around the corner, we’re ushering in new films that will definitely create some buzz (and screams). So, if you’re looking for a new Halloween movie to watch, whether that’s a comedy or a straight-up horror film, 2023 is delivering something for everyone this season! Without further ado, here are 9 Halloween movies you’ll want to check out this season!  

The Blackening (jun. 16)

A group of friends get together for Juneteenth and find a board game that forces them to choose the blackest member of the group, or else! The film is a satire of horror movies that came long before it, but it encapsulates horror movie culture with witty dialogue.

Where to watch: Apple TV, Amazon 

Scream VI (Mar. 10)

Tara Carpenter (Jenna Ortega) and Sam Carpenter (Melissa Barrera) escaped 2022’s fifth Scream film alive. Unfortunately for them, the Ghostface killer soon finds the two sisters and the remaining survivors in New York City. 

Where to watch: Apple TV, Amazon, Paramount+ 

No One Will Save You (Sept. 22)

Brynn Adam (Kaitlyn Dever) is a true homebody who lives in a small town, but when an alien finds its way into her home, she must fight it herself.   

Where to watch: Hulu

Saw X (Sept. 29)

According to IMDb, in the untold chapter of Jigsaw’s most personal game, “a sick and desperate John Kramer (Tobin Bell) travels to Mexico for a risky and experimental medical procedure in hopes of a miracle cure for his cancer.” Kramer soon discovers the entire operation is a scam to defraud those most in need. Kramer returns to his work with a vengeance and turns the tables on the con artists in his signature way. 

Where to watch: In Theaters 

The Exorcist: Believer (Oct. 6)

You might know how terrifying this sequel will be if you’ve seen the original Exorcist, which came out 50 years ago. It follows two young friends, Katherine (Olivia Marcum) and Angela (Liyda Jewett), who show signs of demonic possession, leading to a series of unfortunate events and a call out to Chris MacNeil (Ellen Burstyn). 

Where to watch:  In Theaters 

The Piper (Oct. 6)

A young composer realizes the music she finished in honor of her late mentor’s concerto summons deadly consequences, leading her to discover the horrifying origins of the music and the evil that’s awakened. 

Where to watch: Prime Video 

totally Killer (Oct. 12)

An infamous murderer returns 35 years after killing three teens on Halloween night to claim their next victim. Jamie (Kiernan Shipka) meets with the killer and accidentally time-travels back to 1987. Forced to acclimate to a new culture, Jamie teams up with her teenage mom to fight the manic killer.  

Where to watch: Prime Video 

Dear David (Oct. 13)

Based on the Twitter Thread created by illustrator and former Buzzfeed employee Adam Ellis, Dear David follows the life of Adam Ellis (Augustus Prew), a comic artist with sleep paralysis who documents the terrifying occurrences in his apartment via tweets, as he believes a dead child’s ghost is haunting him. Ellis’ boss encourages him to continue the Twitter thread, even if it costs him his sanity.  

Where to watch:  In Theaters and Peacock 

Five Nights At Freddy’s (oct. 27)

IMDb states, “A troubled security guard begins working at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza. During his first night on the job, he realizes that the night shift won’t be easy to get through, and he’ll soon discover what happened at Freddy’s.”

Where to watch: In Theaters and Peacock 

Rachel is a contributing writer for Her Campus under the Culture and Entertainment verticle. Her articles cover trending topics, including new releases, fan theories, and pop culture news. She has been a part of the Her Campus community since 2019, when she started as a charting member of the Her Campus St. John's University chapter. Rachel was also the chapter's President from Fall 2020 to Spring 2021. As president, Rachel managed the divisions of the chapter, gave weekly updates on progress, and led chapter meetings and events. In 2021, Rachel graduated from St. John's with a Bachelor's degree in Journalism and a minor in Business Administration. Rachel has freelanced in Digital Marketing and Copywriting since graduating. As an aspiring multi-media journalist, Rachel enjoys exercising her writing skills on various digital platforms. You can catch Rachel trying out new makeup trends on TikTok, watching her favorite shows, or listening to music in her free time. She is passionate about connecting with people through music, lifestyle, and cultural conversations.