2025 is officially a big year for horror as Five Nights at Freddy’s, Insidious, and M3GAN sequels all get new release dates

 Five Nights at Freddy's.
Five Nights at Freddy's.

Horror fans, it’s time to put some dates in your diary. Yep, 2025 is going to be a big year for those who like to be scared silly as multiple popular horror sequels have been dated.

As per Variety, Five Nights at Freddy’s 2, the horror sequel to the hit video game adaptation that grossed almost $300 million at the box office, is hitting cinemas on December 5, 2025.

Earlier in the year, M3GAN 2.0 is set to doll up the summer schedule on June 27, 2025, a date previously occupied by another horror sequel in The Black Phone 2. That’s now shifted to be closer in proximity to Halloween with a new landing spot of October 17, 2025.

It doesn’t end there. The sixth Insidious movie follows up on the relative success on The Red Door with a new title on August 29, 2025 (via Deadline).

Need more? Blumhouse, best known for its horror output, is delivering – with two original thrillers. The Woman in the Yard and Drop are coming on March 28, 2025 and April 11, 2025 respectively.

Before then, this year has the Fede Alvarez-directed Alien: Romulus bursting into cinemas on August 16. A movie inspired by Alien – spider horror Sting – is out in UK cinemas on May 31, with writer-director Kiah Roache-Turner talking in the new issue of SFX magazine about how he’s "kind of remaking" the 1979 classic.

For more, check out the full list of new horror movies coming your way. Then dive into our ranking of the best horror movies ever made.