17 Most Anticipated Horror Movies of 2022


A new year means new movies. Specifically, that means new horror movies, which let’s be real, are some of the most exciting releases. We all know what we’re going to get from a Marvel movie, or an Oscar-bait drama like, say, Spencer (although it deserves the praise). But horror is a genre where some truly weird stuff can happen. Who doesn’t want to see, say, Sebastian Stan play a charming cannibal, or the meta-filled murder spree in the fifth scream movie?

With the year already halfway through, 2022 already has some strong additions to the growing catalog of modern horror, plus a few misses (ahem, morbius for one). And there’s still exciting releases to come. Jordan Peele’s nope is easily the most anticipated movie of the year, let alone the most awaited horror film. The South by Southwest darling Bodies Bodies Bodies is sure to bring a little humor and lot scares from upcoming stars (such as Rachel Sennott and Chase Sui Wonders) and established names (Lee Pace, Amandla Stenberg, and Pete Davidson).Plus later this year, Jamie Lee Curtis will reprise her role as Laurie Strode one last time in the final installment of the newest Halloween trilogy. So grab your popcorn and your nightlight—it’s about to get spooky.

One final note: most of these movies are already out, or went to theaters and have yet to hit streaming services. But don’t worry, we’ll keep you updated throughout the year as to where you can get your scare on.

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Fresh

Taking a break from his Marvel Cinematic Universe role (and his recent stint on Pam and Tommy), Sebastian Stan stars opposite Daisy Edgar-Jones as a boyfriend with a peculiar appetite…

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X

Mia Goth, Brittany Snow, Kid Cudi, and Jenna Ortega (who also appears in scream, and will lead Netflix’s upcoming Wednesday Addams series) star in this raunchy A24 horror film about a group who rent a cabin from a mysterious old man to film an adult movie.

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Umma

Sandra Oh (Killing Eve) stars in this upcoming horror about a woman who has to grapple with a spirit attached to her estranged mother’s ashes. Iris K. Shim wrote and directed, while Sam Raimi produced the film.

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morbius

Jared Leto stars in the Sony-produced adaptation of the Marvel anti-hero Morbius. Suffering from a lifelong blood disease, a doctor goes on a harrowing journey to find a cure and suddenly finds himself transformed into a powerful vampire. For better or worse, morbius is one of the most talked about movies of the year. It’s, uh, not great but if you want to see what all the fuss is about, here’s where you can stream it now.

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fire starter

Based on a Stephen King novel, and rebooting the original 1984 adaptation, fire starter stars Zac Efron as a father trying to protect his daughter from a shady government group when she gains pyrokinetic powers.

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Jessie Buckley stars in this upcoming horror movie directed by Alex Garland (Ex Machina, Annihilation). We don’t want to spoil too much about the film, but it’s about grief, and well…a lot of creepy men.

There’s no place to stream Men yet, but we’ll update this space when it becomes available.

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watcher

When an American woman moves with her boyfriend to Bucharest, she begins to suspect a man who lives in a nearby apartment building is a serial killer.

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Crimes of the Future

Lea Seydoux, Kristen Stewart and Viggo Mortenson star in this gory horror sci-fi Crimes of the Future. When humans gain the ability to transform their bodies, an avant-garde artist showcases the manipulation of his body for audiences. Be warned: this one isn’t for the faint of heart.

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The Black Phone

Ethan Hawke stars in this dark thriller adapted from a story by horror and writer Joe Hill (of Locke and Key and NOS4A2). Hawke plays a kidnapper and serial killer who terrorizes a town. But his newest victim has the chance to get away when he discovers he can hear the kidnapper’s past victims through an unplugged black phone in the room.

The Black Phone is in theaters now.

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nope

Jordan Peele is back with another horror movie that’s sure to be the talk of the year. nope stars Steven Yeun, Keke Palmer, Daniel Kaluuya, and Euphorias Barbie Ferriera. There’s not much information about the movie yet, but from the cryptic trailer, we can make a decent guess it’s alien-related.

Nope will premiere in theaters on July 22, 2022.

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Bodies, Bodies, Bodies

Starring Amandla Stenberg, Pete Davidson, Lee Pace and others, this upcoming slasher film debuted at South by Southwest in March. When a group of friends take a vacation, they realize one of them is trying to kill the rest of the group off.

Bodies, Bodies, Bodies is set to premiere in theaters on August 5, 2022.

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Orphan: First Kill

Orphan premiered back in 2009, but over a decade later, a prequel is in the works. With Isabella Furhman reprising her role as the murderess Esther, the new movie will also star Julia Stiles as a woman who has to fight to save her family from Esther’s wrath.

Orphan: First Kill will premiere in theaters and stream on Paramount+ on August 19, 2022.

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Halloween Ends

Jamie Lee Curtis is set to reprise her role in the third and final installation of the newest Halloween trilogy, where she’ll (hopefully) kill Michael Myers once and for all. according to peoplefilming has already wrapped, and Curtis has said goodbye to final girl Laurie Strode for good.

Halloween Ends is set to premiere in theaters on Oct. 14, 2022.

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Evil Dead Rise

Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell (otherwise known as Ash of the Evil Dead franchise), are co-executive producing the fifth installation of the popular Evil Dead franchise. Rather than focus on Ash, the newest film will follow two sisters who encounter a mysterious book (you know the one) that makes them fight for their lives. according to The Hollywood Reporter, the movie will go straight to HBO Max for streaming.

Evil Dead Rise will premiere on HBO Max sometime in 2022.

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Hellraiser

A reboot of the 1987 film of the same name, and the eleventh installation of the Hellraiser franchise, the newest movie will star Jamie Clayton (Sense8, The L Word: Generation Q) as the villain Pinhead. There’s not much more info about the film, but according to varietythe movie will debut sometime this year on Hulu.

Hellraiser will premiere on Hulu sometime in 2022.

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Disappointment Blvd.

Director Ari Aster, who also helmed hereditary and Midsommaris back with Disappointment BLVD, a horror-comedy starring Joaquin Phoenix, Nathan Lane, Patti LuPone, and others. There’s not much besides a logline, courtesy of variety: “An intimate, decades-spanning portrait of one of the most successful entrepreneurs of all time.”

Disappointment BLVD has no official release date yet.

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