10 Horror Movies to That'll Satisfy Your Need for Spookiness in 2022

Get ready to scream!

Since the disappointment that was the year 2020, people have stopped claiming that the new year is going to be the year. We're all just hoping for a nice, quiet, normal, okay 2022. We don't need any more shocking events, bombshells, and plot twists. The most excitement and scares I want to get are from the horror movies coming out in next year. And the lineup's already shaping up to be quite awesome.

IDK about you, but sometimes scary movies can help distract me from the terrifying thoughts and events that haunt me IRL. A solid hour and a half of focusing on trying to prepare and predict when the next jump scare is coming is a nice—albeit stressful, but also thrilling—break from reality. This year we're getting a really good roster, which includes a number of big film franchise revivals and sequels, a new dark turn for Marvel, a star-studded thriller headlined by Harry Styles and Florence Pugh, another much-anticipated Jordan Peele masterpiece, and so many more hair-raisingly, nail-bitingly good flicks that'll definitely keep you on your toes. There's no need to wait for Halloween. Just look at the list below, mark your calendars, set a movie date with your friend or S.O. for as early as January, and get ready for the best horror movies you can look forward to in 2022.

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Scream

This movie is the fifth installment of the iconic Scream movie franchise. But instead of calling it Scream 5, it's just Scream.

It's set 25 years after the original film, and there's a new Ghostface killer hunting down victims who are somehow tied to the original victims from the 1996 films. And, yes, some of the original cast members are coming back for this one, including Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, and David Arquette.

Premiere date: January 14, 2022

Morbius

Jared Leto plays biochemist Michael Morbius who is suffering from a rare blood disease. He tries to cure himself with some success. But he pays the price with a terrible side effect that proves to be a danger to himself and the people around him: he becomes a vampire.

Premiere date: January 28, 2022

Orphan: First Kill

There isn't a trailer for this film just yet, but we know that it's going to be a prequel to the 2009 instant classic. Leena, a murderous sociopath, looks like a child due to a rare medical condition. She escapes from a psychiatric facility and impersonates the daughter of a wealthy family.

Premieres date: January 28, 2022

The Black Phone

Thirteen-year-old Finney (Mason Thames) gets kidnapped by a sadistic masked killer called "The Grabber," and is being kept in a soundproof basement. He thinks all hope is lost, until a disconnected phone rings, and he hears the voices of The Grabber's previous dead victims on the other line. They tell him their stories and tactics in the hopes of helping him survive to see life outside of the basement again.

Premiere date: February 4, 2022

Texas Chainsaw Massacre

This film is a sequel to the 1974 classic horror film, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. After 50 years of hiding, Leatherface is back, and with a new batch of young victims—a group of friends who accidentally disrupt his life in his own little world that he built for himself in a remote Texas town.

Premiere date: February 18, 2022

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
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Disney

Horror is definitely not what Marvel usually serves up, but here we are. Reports are saying that the superhero movie is going to be the darkest film the Marvel Cinematic Universe has ever seen so far. And, yes, it's going to be some spine-chilling scary movie elements.

Not many details have been revealed about it just yet, but prepare for more dizzying multiverse madness, and Wanda Maximoff's (Elizabeth Olsen) dark magic in action.

Premiere date: May 6, 2022

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Monkeypaw Productions

Jordan Peele is back with what is bound to be another mind-blowing horror film. And though few details are known about the actual plot of this movie, people are already excited after seeing the headlining cast members Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer, and Steven Yeun.

Premiere date: July 22, 2022

Don't Worry Darling

Florence Pugh and Harry Styles are playing a married couple in this Olivia Wilde-directed psychological thriller. Need I say more? The film is set in the 1950s, and centers on the couple as Pugh's housewife character becomes suspicious of her husband and his possibly dark and dangerous secrets.

Premiere date: September 23, 2022

Hocus Pocus 2
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Disney+

This highly-anticipated sequel to the Halloween classic is going to bring back all three Sanderson Sisters (Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy, Sarah Jessica Parker) after 29 years. An aspiring witch named Becca accidentally summons them back on Halloween, and now they're seeking revenge. It's up to Becca and two other students from her high school to stop them.

Premiere date: Fall 2022

Halloween Ends
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Universal

Halloween Ends marks, well, the end of this legendary horror movie series. Laurie Strode, played by Jamie Lee Curtis, and Michael Myers face off one last time. And Strode will hopefully bring an end to the murderer's reign of evil. But, of course, nothing is for certain since the masked killer's been able to come back from the dead several times before.

Premiere date: October 14, 2022

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