The Best Horror Movies Of 2023

Over 100 Ranker voters have come together to rank this list of The Best Horror Movies Of 2023

This year is already proving to be horrifying with terrifyingly good horror movies. M3GAN kicked off the year after a buzzworthy ad campaign that had TikTokers dancing down hallways, but it's not the only 2023 horror film fans should see. There are plenty out already, and certainly more to come. Scream VI, Evil Dead Rise, and Saw X are among some of the 2023 horror sequels that every scary movie fan is looking forward to catching in theaters. Regardless of the movies being an entirely new idea, a reboot, or a sequel - we've taken all the best horror movies from this year and ranked them from best to worst using votes from cinephiles like you.

Now it's time to vote up all the horror movies you've seen and would recommend to your friends to get them to the top of the list. Then don't hesitate to vote down the ones you think other fans should skip. Check back as upcoming and new horror movies are added once released. Also, look for the Netflix, Hulu, Shudder, Apple TV+, Paramount+, Peacock, Amazon Prime, and HBO Max buttons below each film to stream them whenever you want.

Photo: M3GAN

  • Evil Dead Rise
    Video: YouTube
    A reunion between two estranged sisters gets cut short by the rise of flesh-possessing demons, thrusting them into a primal battle for survival as they face the most nightmarish version of family imaginable.
    • Actors: Lily Sullivan, Alyssa Sutherland, Morgan Davies, Gabrielle Echols, Nell Fisher
    • Released: 2023
    • Directed by: Lee Cronin

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  • M3GAN
    Video: YouTube
    2
    144 votes

    Here it is, the film that inspired a TikTok challenge by showing an AI doll dancing in a hallway. This funny horror movie will delight you with its quirky approach to terror.

    M3GAN is a marvel of artificial intelligence, a lifelike doll that's programmed to be a child's greatest companion and a parent's greatest ally. Designed by Gemma, a brilliant roboticist, M3GAN can listen, watch and learn as it plays the role of friend and teacher, playmate and protector. When Gemma becomes the unexpected caretaker of her 8-year-old niece, she decides to give the girl an M3GAN prototype, a decision that leads to unimaginable consequences.
    • Actors: Allison Williams, Violet McGraw, Ronny Chieng, Amie Donald, Jenna Davis
    • Released: 2022
    • Directed by: Gerard Johnstone

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  • Scream 6
    Video: YouTube
    3
    50 votes
    Four survivors of the Ghostface murders leave Woodsboro behind for a fresh start in New York City. However, they soon find themselves in a fight for their lives when a new killer embarks on a bloody rampage.
    • Actors: Melissa Barrera, Jenna Ortega, Courteney Cox, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Mason Gooding
    • Released: 2023
    • Directed by: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett

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  • Sick
    Video: YouTube
    4
    63 votes

    The early stages of COVID-19 were scary enough, but this film answers the question of what it would be like to quarantine in a remote cabin while there's a psychotic killer on the loose.

    • Actors: Gideon Adlon, Bethlehem Million, Marc Menchaca, Jane Adams
    • Released: 2023
    • Directed by: John Hyams

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  • Infinity Pool
    Video: YouTube
    5
    58 votes
    Guided by a seductive and mysterious woman, a couple on vacation venture outside the resort grounds and find themselves in a culture filled with violence, hedonism and untold horror. A tragic accident soon leaves them facing a zero tolerance policy for crime: either you'll be executed, or, if you're rich enough to afford it, you can watch yourself die instead.
    • Actors: Alexander Skarsgård, Mia Goth, Cleopatra Coleman, Thomas Kretschmann, Amanda Brugel
    • Released: 2023
    • Directed by: Brandon Cronenberg

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  • The Pope's Exorcist
    Video: YouTube
    Father Gabriele Amorth, chief exorcist of the Vatican, uncovers a centuries-old conspiracy while investigating a young boy's terrifying possession.
    • Actors: Russell Crowe, Daniel Zovatto, Alex Essoe, Peter DeSouza-Feighoney, Laurel Marsden
    • Released: 2023
    • Directed by: Julius Avery

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