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Sunday Scaries: What Are the Remaining Horror Titles on the Horizon for 2023?

The Sunday Scaries are upon us once again! Yes, as the weekend concludes, most of us feel an oncoming sense of anticipatory dread about the week ahead. Anxiety about work manifests itself into a feeling that’s known as the Sunday Scaries. However, we at Awards Radar are here to combat that, by taking back the name. Now, we want you think about a horror-centric piece on the site when you hear the term. So, let us continue on with another installment of the Awards Radar Sunday Scaries! Today, we’re going to be looking at what the rest of the year has in store for us, horror-wise…

2023 has not been an incredible year for horror…so far. While the first half of the year was hit or miss (as depicted here), there’s still some interesting fright flicks coming down the pike. In particular, there’s three big titles that horror buffs should be very excited for.


The big one for me is, obviously, Saw X. This latest Saw sequel is going back to basics, bringing back Tobin Bell as John Kramer / Jigsaw. The trailer caught my attention here, as it appears to be everything a fan wants from this franchise. Ten installments in, that probably isn’t a bad tactic to take, especially after a bigger swing last time out with Spiral: From the Book of Saw (which I notably loved).

As a reminder, we’ll once again be planning some varied Saw coverage. Look for my Saw X review, as well as a Saw-centric podcast episode, likely bringing back Kendall to gush about the series with Myles and I. Oh yes, there will be blood…

Universal Pictures

The other big one, franchise-wise, is The Exorcist: Believer. David Gordon Green moves over from the Halloween movies to give The Exorcist new life. The degree of difficulty here is going to be decently high, though Green is a talented enough filmmaker to make it work. Having Ellen Burstyn back certainly doesn’t hurt.

We shall see what the quality is, but Universal already has a sequel planned, actually the second part of a new trilogy. They seem to be all in on The Exorcist being a thing again. If the film is good, they’re likely to be very right.

TriStar Pictures

Myles and I are also probably the two most excited folks for Eli Roth‘s Thanksgiving. It’s a bit smaller and gnarlier than the other options, but it could have the most devoted, if slight fanbase. If it’s good, it’s going to delight us to no end!

There’s also smaller horror flicks coming this year, including horror adjacent works like Dream Scenario. This isn’t an all-inclusive rundown, obviously, so there could be other options you’re partial to. These are just some that have caught my eye. Stay tuned to see how these and other still to be released 2023 horror films end up faring…

Stay tuned for another Sunday Scaries installment next weekend!


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Richard Green
Richard Green
6 days ago

Hi Joey,
I’m very much looking forward to all three although I was underwhelmed a little by Exorcist: Believers’s trailer but I liked overall what David Gordon Green did with his Halloween trilogy so I live in hope. Interestingly, Saw X is meant to be two minutes short of two hours long which makes it easily the longest entry in the franchise so far, hopefully that means there’s going to be some storytelling and character development.



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