This category of how to text is for horror movies. We’re ranking all the new horror movies of 2022 by Tomatometer, like Scream and Texas Chainsaw Massacre. (To recap 2021, see our best horror movies of 2021 list or the Golden Tomato Awards, where A Quiet Place Part II took home the Best Horror Movie trophy.) We rank the movies Certified Fresh films first, followed by Fresh. This list of best 2022 will update each week another genre entry arrives in theaters or streaming, so check back for all the new scary movies!
Recently there were a few new releases, such as Pearl, the newest book in the X series. There was also Barbarian, a Certified Fresh movie directed by Zach Cregger from The Whitest Kids U’ Know. Speak No Evil is a satire between Dutch and Danes with razor-sharp teeth. Saloum is also a comedy mixed in with heist and action genres starring Nathalie Emmanuel. The Invitation is the Gothic vampire thriller starring Ryan Kwanten and Nathalie Emmanuel. There was also Orphan: First Kill, which was a decent prequel to Orphan. Finally, Glorious stars Ryan Kwanten and J-K Simmons with cosmic horror elements mixed in.
Critics have unanimously praised The Innocents for its chilling portrayal of the innocence of youth and how the film lingers in one’s mind long after it ends.
A group of children discover that they posses mysterious powers in the summer. Their adventure starts out innocently but soon takes a sinister turn.
Starring: Rakel Lenora Fløttum, Alva Brynsmo Ramstad, Sam Ashraf, Mina Yasmin Bremseth Asheim
In Hellbender, a boy in his early teens struggles to make sense of social pressure and bullying, while also struggling to maintain his individuality.
A music-loving teen and her metal band mother live in a house with no real electricity.
Starring: Zelda Adams, Toby Poser, Lulu Adams, John Adams
Directed by John Adams, Zelda Adams, Toby Poser
The film Scream, the fifth installment of the horror franchise, is set to be released in 2022. The film finds a new Ghostface killer hunting down victims with ties to the OG and is set twenty-five years after the original.
A few of the original cast are coming back to star in the thriller, but we’ll also meet new residents in Woodsboro. There will be Melissa Barrera, Mason Gooding, Dylan Minette, Jack Quaid, and Jenna Ortega.
Release date: January 14, 2022
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