2022 is coming to an end and, as always, our specials dedicated to next year’s most anticipated films arrive, divided by genre.
We start with the most anticipated horror and thriller films of 2023 (we specify that in some cases only the US release date is currently available).
So let’s try to understand what awaits us in terms of thrills…
M3GAN (from January 4 in Italian cinemas)
The futuristic horror produced by Jason Blum and James Wan and centered on a high-tech doll with killer instincts.
The film tells the story of a brilliant robotics expert employed by a toy company, played by Allison Williams , who uses an artificial intelligence to develop M3GAN, a hyper-realistic doll, programmed to be the best possible playmate for a child and the best ally for his parents. The woman unexpectedly gains custody of an orphaned niece, and she takes the opportunity to experiment with the help of M3GAN. A decision that will have terrible consequences…
The cast also includes Ronny Chieng (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings ), Brian Jordan Alvarez ( Will & Grace ), Jen Van Epps ( Cowboy Bebop ), Lori Dungey ( The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Extended Edition ), and Stephane Garneau-Monten ( Straight forward ).
M3GAN is directed by Gerard Johnstone ( Housebound ). Akela Cooper ( Malignant, The Nun 2 ) handled the screenplay, based on a story by Akela Cooper and James Wan .
Knocking at the door (from February 2 in Italian cinemas)
M. Night Shyamalan ‘s new film , based on Paul Tremblay ‘s House at World ‘s End . Jonathan Groff and Ben Aldridge play a couple who, together with their little daughter Wen ( Kristen Cui ), go to an isolated cottage to spend a few days on vacation. This quiet corner, without internet or cell phones, soon turns into a nightmare when a kind-looking, burly man ( Dave Bautista ) bursts into the house along with three other people, all armed. After immobilizing the family, the man confronts them with a terrifying choice… yet necessary – according to him – to save the world.
The cast also includes Dave Bautista , Rupert Grint , Nikki Amuka-Bird and Ali Asghar Shah .
Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey (February 15 in US theaters)
The slasher film in which the lovable yellow bear is actually a ruthless serial killer. Directed by Rhys Frake-Waterfield , the film stars Amber Doig-Thorne, Maria Taylor and Danielle Scott .
Scream 6 (from March 9 in Italian cinemas)
The new chapter of the famous horror saga, which moves the action from Woodsboro to New York.
The cast includes Courteney Cox ( Gale Weathers ), Melissa Barrera ( Sam Carpenter ), Jenna Ortega ( Tara Carpenter ), Mason Gooding ( Chad Meeks-Martin ), Jasmin Savoy Brown ( Mindy Meeks-Martin ), Hayden Panettiere ( Kirby Reed ), Dermot Mulroney , Jack Champion , Liana Liberato , Devyn Nekoda , Josh Segarra ,Henry Czerny , Samara Weaving and Tony Revolori .
Renfield (April 14 in US theaters)
A horror comedy about Dracula ‘s familiar , starring Nicolas Cage as the vampire, the brainchild of Robert “ The Walking Dead ” Kirkman . Need anything else?
Evil Dead Rise (April 21 in US theaters)
The new chapter in the horror saga launched in the 80s by Sam Raimi . The film will move the action from the houses lost in the woods to the city:
In the fifth installment of the Evil Dead saga, a weary Beth pays a belated visit to her older sister Ellie, who is raising three children alone in a small Los Angeles apartment. This sibling reunion is interrupted by the discovery of a mysterious book deep inside Ellie’s building, which unleashes a host of demons and forces Beth into a primal battle for survival as she faces a nightmarish version of motherhood beyond beyond all imagination.
The leads are played by Alyssa Sutherland and Lily Sullivan , seen in Vikings and Picnic at Hanging Rock , respectively . Gabrielle Echols, Morgan Davies, Nell Fisher and Mia Challis also star in the cast .
Insidious 5 (July 7 in US theaters)
The new chapter of the horror saga launched in 2010 by James Wan . Patrick Wilson stars in and directs the film, which marks his debut behind the camera.
Alongside Wilson, also Rose Byrne and Ty Simpkins , Sinclair Daniel ( The Good Fight ), Peter Dager and Hiam Abbass ( Munich, Succession ) will also be seen.
Set ten years after the events of Insidious 2, the new film will return to follow the story of the Lambert family. Dalton (Ty Simpkins) leaves for college, accompanied by his father Josh (Patrick Wilson). But Dalton’s dreams of glory turn into nightmares when demons from his past come back to haunt him and his father.
The Nun 2 (September 8)
The sequel to the 2018 horror that will see the return of Taissa Farmiga in the role of sister Irene. The cast will also include Anna Popplewell (Susan in The Chronicles of Narnia ), Katelyn Rose Downey ( The Princess ) and Storm Reid ( Euphoria ), while Michael Chaves , author of La Llorona and The Conjuring, will direct. By order of the devil .
The film will be set in France in 1956. The murder of a priest will be followed by the spread of an evil. Sister Irene will then be forced to confront the demonic force once again known as the Valak.