The Top 15 New Horror Movies in 2022

Now that the year 2022 has arrived, there are plenty of new horror films to look forward to. Horror movies in 2021, had us shivering in our seats despite theaters closing and film schedules being pushed back.

While Scream reintroduced one of the most notorious characters in horror film history, Fresh has raised concerns about modern dating and s*xuality. It goes without saying that horror movie fans around the world have high hopes for the remainder of 2022.

For those who haven’t had enough, there are plenty of new films to watch in theaters and on streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, and Disney+. Everything from Jordan Peele’s latest thriller to the final chapter in this year’s reboot of Halloween is almost guaranteed to make your hair stand on end. Still not convinced?

Do you have no idea what other suspenseful films are on the way this year? A look at the most anticipated horror films of the year so far, as well as what you can watch right now.

Scream

Scream will be one of the first horror films to be released in 2022. Twenty-five years after the events of the first film, a new Ghostface assassin hunts down victims with ties to the original.

Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, and David Arquette are among the original cast members returning. In addition, Melissa Barrera, Mason Gooding, Dylan Minette, Jack Quaid, and Jenna Ortega will portray a number of new Woodsboro residents.

Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Return of the classic slasher series However, it will only be available to watch on Netflix this time around. Following in the footsteps of its predecessor, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Leatherface and a new group of victims find themselves in the middle of a bloodbath. Elsie Fisher, Sarah Yarkin, and Nell Hudson are among the cast members.

Fresh

 In the grocery store, Noa (played by Daisy Edgar-Jones) finally meets Steve (played by Gossip Girl’s Sebastian Stan) after being fed up with the state of online dating services. Noa gives Steve her number, goes on a date with him, and quickly becomes infatuated with him.

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A weekend getaway with Steve’s wild appetite soon puts an end to the idyllic scene they had just painted. “What it’s all about is self-sacrifice, surrender, and becoming one with someone forever. That’s what love looks like, “Steve’s narration creeps up on you as you watch the trailer.

Hulu subscribers will be able to watch Fresh.

Umma

Sandra Oh and Fivel Stewart star in Iris Shim’s supernatural thriller, which was written and directed by Shim. The two actresses portray a mother and daughter who work as beekeepers on a farm and have a peaceful existence. As a result of Oh’s character Amanda’s receipt of her mother’s remains from South Korea, she is warned that “her anger will grow as long she remains in the box.”

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Amanda’s life is soon tormented by the spirit of her mother, as her daughter wonders what other lies and secrets she’s withheld from her mother. Warning: “Don’t turn into your mother” is uttered by the trailer.

Sam Raimi, the director of the first Spider-Man trilogy, is the producer of Umma.

Morbius

Marvel’s Morbius features House of Gucci’s Jared Leto as biochemist Michael Morbius in a spine-chilling story. It all goes wrong when he attempts to cure a rare blood disorder, only to discover that it has turned him into a living, breathing, vampire. There will be no line between hero and villain, according to the trailer description.

On January 28, Sony announced that Morbius would be delayed until April 1, three months after the original release date. The official reason for the delay has not been given, but it is widely believed that the COVID-19 surge is to blame.

The Black Phone

Ethan Hawke returns to Sinister director Scott Derrickson for The Black Phone, a supernatural thriller based on the Marvel Comics series Moon Knight. Here we have a kid who has been abducted and is aided in his escape by a mysterious phone that allows him to hear the voices of other kidnapping victims.

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As far as we’re concerned, we’re intrigued, especially given the involvement of Jason Blum, one of the world’s most prolific producers of horror films (The Purge, Get Out, Happy Death Day).

Nope

For his next film, Jordan Peele turns his attention to a group of people “in a lonely gulch of inland California who bears witness to an uncanny and chilling discovery” with Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer, and Steven Yeun.

Although we have a better idea of the movie’s premise from the first trailer, which features horses, aliens, and Yeun dressed in a cowboy hat, we still don’t know exactly what Nope’s story will be. This one is sure to surprise you.

Prey

Prey, the fifth and prequel to the Predator series, follows the famous creature’s first trip to Earth. Amber Midthunder, Dakota Beavers, and Dane DiLiegro have all been cast in the film, which will be directed by 10 Cloverfield Lane’s Dan Trachtenberg (no Arnie, though, unfortunately). On August 5, Hulu and Disney Plus will exclusively release the original title Skulls, Prey.

Salem’s Lot

Stephen King’s latest novel is being made into a film for the first time. For the first time since 1979, Salem’s Lot, a two-part television miniseries, will be released in theaters this October. An author who returns to his childhood home discovers that the town he grew up in is being terrorized by a vampire

The cast includes Bill Camp, William Sadler, Lewis Pullman, and Makenzie Leigh, with director Gary Dauberman (Annabelle Comes Home) set to helm the project. Salem’s Lot will air on HBO Max 45 days after its theatrical debut, according to Warner Bros.

Halloween Ends

Halloween Ends, a direct sequel to Halloween Kills, is expected to be released in October 2022, almost exactly one year after Halloween Kills. The question of whether Halloween Kills was necessary arises because Michael Myers and Laurie Strode are both expected to return. Expect a cliffhanger ending and some near misses.

You Won’t Be Alone

You Won’t Be Alone occurs in the 1800s in a rural village in Macedonia, a small country in southeastern Europe’s Balkan Peninsula. The film follows the disturbing events that unfold after a young girl, Novena, is kidnapped by a mythical, bloodthirsty figure known as Old Maid Maria, also known as the Wolf-Eateress.

When Old Maid Maria transforms Nevena into a shape-shifting witch, she begins killing villagers and quickly discovers that she has the ability to assume the identity of her victims once they succumb to her horrifying abilities.

Choose or Die

Can video games kill? Choose or Die, a horror film set to premiere exclusively on Netflix, follows Kayla, a young student who has recently been fired and comes across an old video game from the 1980s — a seemingly insignificant find, until she realizes it comes with a $125,000 cash prize promised to the winner.

Kayla begins playing a “Choose Your Own Adventure“-style game with the help of her friend Isaac. However, after a series of terrifying events occur and reality begins to unravel, Kayla and Isaac realize that what they’re playing isn’t a game at all.

Firestarter

Based on Stephen King’s 1980 novel of the same name, Firestarter tells the story of 11-year-old Charlie (Ryan Kiera Armstrong), who has the ability to start fires with her mind. Her parents, Andy (Zac Efron) and Vicky (Sydney Lemmon), have taught her ways to control her abilities, but as she grows older, it becomes nearly too dominant to control — or keep hidden from suspicious government organizations.

Men

The latest A24 film, directed by Alex Garland and starring Jessie Buckley (I’m Thinking of Ending Things), introduces a new haunted house. Harper (Buckley) retracts to a secluded cottage in the English countryside to recover after her husband’s untimely death. After a single walk in the woods, Harper discovers that a man has accompanied her out and is now seemingly stalking her every move.

Dark Harvest

Dark Harvest is a horror film based on the same-named horror novel published in 2007. It takes place on Halloween, 1963, in a small Midwestern town.

“Boy” (also known as “Ol’ Hacksaw Face” and “Sawtooth Jack”) is an apparition who emerges from the cornfields each year and travels to town with a butcher knife. There, he is pursued by the locals in an annual event known as the “Run.”

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