Looking for a spine-chilling thrill in 2023? Prepare yourself for the most hair-raising indie horror movies hitting the big screen this year! Brace yourself for a rollercoaster ride of eerie psychological thrillers, supernatural forces, slashers, and body horrors that will leave you on the edge of your seat. We’ve got the inside scoop on the most buzz-worthy independent scary films, so get ready to have a frightfully good time!
One of the absolute must-watch indie horror movies of the year is the mind-bending, low-budget Canadian film, Skinamarink. But hold on tight because there are plenty more exciting releases coming your way as the year unfolds.
If you’re a die-hard fan of indie horror, make sure to share your love for your favorite 2023 films so that others can join in on the thrills. And don’t hesitate to veto any spine-tingling flicks you believe should be left in the shadows, all in the spirit of helping fellow horror enthusiasts. Keep an eye out for the Shudder, Hulu, and Netflix buttons beneath each film, making it easy to stream them whenever you crave a good scare.
But before you embark on your horror-filled journey, let us introduce you to the newest additions to the indie horror lineup: My Animal, Mother May I?, and Big Shark. Get ready for some heart-pounding movie nights ahead that will have you jumping out of your seat!
1. Infinity Pool
Starring: Alexander Skarsgård, Mia Goth, Cleopatra Coleman, Thomas Kretschmann, Amanda Brugel
Directed by: Brandon Cronenberg
Skinamarink is an experimental horror film straight out of Canada. It puts two children right in the middle of a nightmarish situation where they find themselves waking up alone, with not a single adult in sight. But that’s not all – brace yourself, because all the doors and windows in their house have mysteriously vanished. Prepare to be thoroughly creeped out by the incredible cinematography and the deeply unsettling atmosphere that this film creates.
Actors: Lucas Paul, Dali Rose Tetreault, Ross Paul, Jaime Hill
Directed by: Kyle Edward Ball
3. The Price We Pay
So, there are these small-time crooks who really messed up a pawn shop robbery. Things got pretty intense, and they ended up taking a hostage. Now, they’re on the run and they’ve somehow found their way to a remote farmhouse. But here’s the thing, it’s hard to say who should really be scared of who in this situation. Time will be the ultimate judge of that.
Actors: Emile Hirsch, Gigi Zumbado, Eleanor Burke, Stephen Dorff, Erika Ervin
Directed by: Ryûhei Kitamura
4. The Offering
The Offering is a spine-chilling religious horror flick that delves into the realm of ancient evil, an unborn child, and a son’s quest to make amends with his father. Brace yourself as The Offering takes you on a hair-raising journey, tapping into our deepest fears of long-forgotten Jewish legends and malevolent demons. Get ready to be thoroughly terrified!
Actors: Nick Blood, Emm Wiseman, Allan Corduner, Paul Kaye, Jonathan Yunger
Directed by: Oliver Park
5. The Devil Conspiracy
Science and religion come together in this thrilling action horror movie. Brace yourself for an abundance of mind-blowing special effects and heart-stopping jump scares. If you’re a fan of spine-chilling religious films, this is definitely one you shouldn’t pass up.
Actors: Alice Orr-Ewing, Joe Doyle, Eveline Hall, Peter Mensah, Joe Anderson
Directed by: Nathan Frankowski
6. Mother May I?
Actors: Holland Roden, Kyle Gallner, Daphne Gaines
Directed by: Laurence Vannicelli
7. Enys Men
Actors: Mary Woodvine, John Woodvine, Edward Rowe, Callum Mitchell, Joe Gray
Directed by: Mark Jenkin
Actors: Joseph Sikora, King Bach, Annie Ilonzeh, Ruby Modine, Iddo Goldberg
Directed by: Deon Taylor
9. Kids vs. Aliens
If you’re a fan of campy horror films that are just as cringe-worthy as they are hilarious, then this is an absolute must-watch. Brace yourself for some extraterrestrial butt-kicking in this entertaining flick.
Actors: Dominic Mariche, Phoebe Rex, Calem MacDonald, Asher Grayson Percival, Ben Tector
Directed by: Jason Eisener
10. Alone at Night
This unique collaboration between the U.S. and Finland brings together a bunch of well-known stars for an intriguing slasher movie that will leave you guessing until the very end. Get ready to spot Pamela Anderson, Luis Guzmán, Paris Hilton, G-Eazy, and Winnie Harlow as they make surprise appearances in this chilling indie flick.
Actors: Ashley Benson, Pamela Anderson, Jake Weary, Luis Guzmán, Paris Hilton
Directed by: Jimmy Giannopoulos
11. Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey
– Nikolai Leon
– Maria Taylor
– Craig David Dowsett
– Chris Cordell
– Natasha Rose Mills
Directed by: Rhys Frake-Waterfield