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It was another banner year for genre fans, with much to appreciate, and we discussed the films that made our top ten 2023 horror lists.

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It’s the last day of 2023, and I roped Donna Tha Dead in to talk about our favorite horror movies of the last year. Hear what we shared on our lists, but most importantly, what we didn’t! What was your favorite horror movie of 2023?


2023 was another huge year for horror. While big-budget spectacles and previously untouchable profit powerhouses like Disney and Marvel struggled to put butts in the seats, horror audiences flocked to theaters in droves and tuned in to hours of streaming content on platforms like Hulu, Peacock, Prime Video, and Shudder. In total, horror brought in $900 million at the box office.

Adaptations were huge this year. The most profitable film of 2023 was a surprise mega-hit, its biggest to date, for the titan of terror Blumhouse. The long-awaited video game adaptation Five Nights at Freddy’s raked in $80M on opening seeking and has exceeded $127M in domestic earnings so far. It was followed closely by the Agatha Christie adaptation (and Death on the Nile sequel) and the horror-adjacent film A Haunting in Venice.

M3GAN was another huge hit for Blumhouse/Universal, garnering nearly $100M in North America on the strength of its great buzz.

It was also a big year for legacy franchises. Scream VI earned more than $100M, 32% more than 2022’s Scream. It boasted the highest opening weekend and the highest overall gross of the series domestically. The consistently reliable Conjuring franchise had another hit with The Nun II, which secured a strong opening weekend and secured over $80m in domestic box office. Meanwhile, Insidious: The Red Door surpassed $80M.

Rounding out the top ten were legacy entries Evil Dead Rise, The Exorcist: Believer, and the surprise sensation Saw X.

These were followed closely by an original screenplay and the biggest horror hit to date for arthouse studio A24, Talk to Me.

Finally, taking the tenth spot is the Stephen King adaptation, The Boogeyman.

Just missing the top ten was Eli Roth’s much-buzzed-about holiday slasher Thanksgiving. Also in the top twenty were The Pope’s Exorcist, The Blackening, The Last Voyage of the Demeter, Beau is Afraid — the polarizing third film from indie darling Ari Aster (Hereditary and Midsommar), Infinity Pool, It Lives Inside, Fear, Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey, and Skinamarink.


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