Horror Movies To Watch In Theaters This Weekend

STOPMOTION hits the big screen, delivering nightmares to your local cineplex.

By Angel Melanson · @HorrorGirlProbs · February 22, 2024, 2:15 PM EST
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STOPMOTION (2023)

There aren't a ton of new horror movies pouring into theaters this weekend, but it's about quality, not quantity! And there is one hell of a gem joining the party. Robert Morgan's gorgeously grotesque Stopmotion hits theaters this weekend, joining Lisa Frankenstein and Out of Darkness at your local cinema. There is a feast of new horror movies coming out this year, and so far we are off to a strong start.

Here are all the new horror movies awaiting you in theaters this weekend.

1. Stopmotion

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Directed by Robert Morgan (who co-wrote the screenplay with Robin King), Stopmotion revolves around a stop-motion animator by the name of Ella whose latest project might just be driving her to the brink of madness.

We caught this one at Fantastic Fest and it is gorgeous and grotesque, and we can't wait for you all to see it!

Stopmotion is in theaters February 23 and VOD March 15.

2. Lisa Frankenstein

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Lisa Frankenstein blends and bends genres. Ultimately, it’s a unique mashup of dark comedy, rom-com, and horror. Despite the vibrant neon, the subject matter goes rather dark, and it’s all done in such a way that it results in some genuine laugh-out-loud moments of disbelief.

This is Heathers for goths who grew up reading Poe and Shelley. With that Heathers DNA pumping through its veins, Diablo Cody's writing is as bitingly hilarious as ever, and Kathryn Newton brings it all to life.

Cole Sprouse comes full circle from "Fwankenstein" to a Frankenstein-esque creature complete with clever costume nods, and the whole thing is a neon-soaked party. And perhaps the best part? It all gets incredibly darker than expected, in the most glorious way. I sincerely hope folks go all out with Barbie-esque watch parties, complete with extravagant outfits.

Lisa Frankenstein is now playing in theaters. Dig up some friends and check your local showtimes right here. For more, check out our interview with Kathryn Newton and Cole Sprouse and take an exclusive behind-the-scenes look with costume designer Meagan McLaughlin.

3. Out Of Darkness

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"A small boat reaches the shores of a raw and desolate landscape. A group of six have struggled across the narrow sea to find a new home. They are starving, desperate, and living 45,000 years ago. First they must find shelter, and they strike out across the tundra wastes towards the distant mountains that promise the abundant caves they need to survive.

But when night falls, anticipation turns to fear and doubt as they realize they are not alone. Terrifying sounds suggest something monstrous at large in this landscape, something that could kill or steal them away. As relationships in the group fracture, the determination of one young woman reveals the terrible actions taken to survive."

4. History Of Evil

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As a bonus treat, here's a new horror movie you can stream this weekend courtesy of Shudder.

In the near future, war and corruption have plagued America and turned it into a theocratic police state. Against the oppression, ordinary citizens have formed a group called The Resistance.

One such member, Alegre Dyer, breaks out of political prison and reunites with her husband Ron and daughter Daria. On the run from the militia, the family takes shelter in a remote safe house.

But their journey is far from over, as the house’s dark past begins to eat away at Ron, and his earnest desire to keep his family safe is overtaken by something much more sinister.

History Of Evil is streaming on Shudder February 23, check out an exclusive clip right here.