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New horror movies 2022: every big scary film coming to theaters and streamers

We highlight the new horror movies heading to theaters and streamers in 2022....
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New horror movies weren’t exactly forthcoming amid the pandemic-induced chaos of 2020, but last year offered up some genuinely brilliant scary flicks. 

In the below list, we’ve highlighted the biggest new horror movies worth looking out for as we move through 2022 – from returning franchises like Jeepers Creepers, Halloween and Predator to mysterious original projects like Jordan Peele’s Nope. 

We’re regularly updating our picks with new entries and revised release dates whenever relevant, and we’ve also included the new horror movies hitting streamers like Netflix, HBO Max, Disney Plus and Hulu in 2022, too. 

Here’s a roundup of the biggest new movies coming in 2022


When? April 1, 2022

Where? Theaters

Marvel fans, fear not – horror cinema has not left you behind. Morbius – which has been delayed by Sony an almighty six times – will see Jared Leto’s titular biochemist forced to face the consequences of a blood experiment gone wrong, which infects him with a vampiric mutation. Our hopes aren’t too high for this one, but Venom fans might find something to enjoy here.


When? May 20, 2022

Where? Theaters

Okay, this one might not technically turn out to be a horror movie, per se, but Alex Garland’s upcoming psychological thriller, Men, still looks like it bears the hallmarks of a typical freaky flick. Not much is known about the premise of the A24-produced project, though newly anointed Oscar nominee Jessie Buckley (The Lost Daughter) leads its cast as a widow on vacation in the English countryside who encounters an unwanted pursuer. 

Judging by the director’s previous work (Ex Machina, Annihilation) film fans are in for a head-spinning (albeit beautifully shot) journey into the human psyche with this one, which looks like the lovechild of Hereditary and The Green Knight.

Jeepers Creepers: Reborn

When? TBA, early 2022

Where? Theaters

After Scream and Texas Chainsaw Massacre, another reboot – though perhaps from a less well-known horror franchise – is hitting theatres in 2022 in the form of Jeepers Creepers: Reborn. It’s being directed by Timo Vuorensola from a screenplay by Sean Michael Argo, and is intended as the first in a planned trilogy set apart from the first three movies of director Victor Salva. We’re expecting its “early 2022” release date to mean sometime between March and May. 


When? July 22, 2022

Where? Theaters

Get Out and Us director Jordan Peele’s next movie stars Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer and Steven Yeun as “residents in a lonely gulch of inland California who bear witness to an uncanny and chilling discovery.” The movie’s first trailer – which features horses, aliens and Yeun in a cowboy hat – gave us a better understanding of that premise, though we’re still relatively in the dark as to what strange (and inevitably terrifying) story Nope will tell. Expect the unexpected from this one. 

Salem’s Lot

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When? September 9, 2022

Where? Theaters

Yet another Stephen King story is headed for the big screen. Having been adapted into a two-part television miniseries of the same name in 1979, Salem’s Lot will hit theaters this October. King’s 1975 novel tells the tale of an author who, upon returning to his childhood home, discovers that his hometown is being haunted by a vampire. Bill Camp, William Sadler, Lewis Pullman and Makenzie Leigh are all attached to star in the movie, which is being helmed by Annabelle Comes Home director Gary Dauberman. Warner Bros. has also confirmed that Salem’s Lot will hit HBO Max 45 days after its theatrical release.

Halloween Ends

(Image credit: Miramax / Blumhouse Productions)

When? October 14, 2022

Where? Theaters

A direct sequel to Halloween Kills – which arrived in October 2021 – Halloween Ends will (supposedly) end the long-running franchise almost exactly a year later. We expect Michael Myers and Laurie Strode to both return, though, which begs the question: was Halloween Kills actually necessary? Expect some near-misses and (another) cliff-hanger ending.


A still from Hellraiser, 1987 (Image credit: Future Features)

When? TBA, 2022

Where? Hulu

One movie we didn’t expect to get a reboot in 2022 was Clive Barker’s 1987 British supernatural horror, Hellraiser. This updated version will again be based on Barker’s novella, The Hellbound Heart, and its existing film adaptation, so will almost definitely see the return of Pinhead and his group of sadomasochistic beings known as the Cenobites.


A still from Predator, 1987 (Image credit: 20th Century Studios)

When? TBA, 2022

Where? Hulu, Disney Plus

Expected to be the fifth instalment of, and prequel to, the Predator franchise, Prey will follow the famous creature’s first journey to Earth. 10 Cloverfield Lane director Dan Trachtenberg has signed on to direct, while Amber Midthunder, Dakota Beavers and Dane DiLiegro are all confirmed to star. No Arnie, though, unfortunately. Original titled Skulls, Prey will be coming to Hulu and Disney Plus exclusively, and 20th Century Studios has set a provisional “summer 2022” release date (that’s between June and September, for our Australian readers).

Evil Dead Rise 

(Image credit: Warner Bros.)

When? TBA, 2022

Where? Theaters, HBO Max

One more reboot? Sure, why not. Evil Dead Rise will become the fifth instalment in the Evil Dead franchise, and will follow two sisters trying to survive and save their family from demonic creatures. Alyssa Sutherland, Lily Sullivan, Gabrielle Echols, Morgan Davies, Nell Fisher and Mia Challis are all confirmed to star, while Spider-Man director Sam Raimi will serve as executive producer alongside Irish filmmaker Lee Cronin.

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