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Best Horror Movies 2022

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Horror movies, the stories of cinematic terror that send chills up your spine as you look behind you to check that there’s no one, or, no thing…. behind you.

With the nights now longer and falling sooner, is there any more appropriate way to celebrate than with a selection of some of the best horror movies of 2022 so far.

So join us and see our picks for some of the most chilling horror movies to watch this year, and remember, they’re only movies, right…

What are the best horror movies of 2022 so far?

Below is VideoGamer’s selection of some of the best horror movies released in 2022 that you can enjoy right now in the comfort of your home or coming soon to your local movie theatre.

There’s something for everyone in this list of best 2022 horror movies. From body horror, to psychological horror, to supernatural horror, to slasher movies, to extra-terrestrial horror.

They’re all here and all waiting for you to dive in and find your next favourite:

‘Orphan: First Kill’

Story: Leena, a psych ward escapee from Estonia finds out she bears a striking resemblance with a little girl named Esther who has recently gone missing. Leena then proceeds to Impersonate Esther and fool her grieving family into welcoming her into their life thinking their beloved Esther has returned.

Verdict: Although some parts of it may be underwhelming to a hardcore horror fan, the overwhelming consensus is that the acting is top-tier and the story is unnerving. So, if you’re looking for a satisfying plot twist, this is the movie for you.

Where to watch: Paramount+

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‘Choose or Die’

Story: A retro videogame forces its players to engage in torturous challenges in order to survive. We follow Kayla, a young coder who struggles to make ends meet, as the game terrorizes her and her loved ones through a variety of supernatural means. Forcing Kayla to discover the secret behind the mysterious entity.

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Verdict: While it may not be as gory as some people expect it to be, ‘Choose or Die’ has an entertainment factor far outweighs any of its negatives. Watching it may even spark nostalgia for some viewers of gaming days gone past. Quirky and original, this movie is sure to create a spooky, yet chill atmosphere anytime you watch it.

Where to watch: Netflix

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‘Nope!’

If you’re a fan of Jordan Peele, it should come as no surprise that his third feature length movie as director made waves across the world upon its release.

Story: ‘Nope!’ follows two siblings, OJ and Em, as they attempt to obtain proof of a UFO. And, that’s about all I can say about this movie I’m afraid without spoiling it.

Verdict: Featuring breathtaking acting, incredible cinematography, and of course, a thrilling story. ‘Nope!’ is a must-watch not only for Jordan Peele fans but for everyone who enjoys a thrilling, scary story full of supernatural elements.

Where to watch: Prime Video


‘Hatching’

Next up, and especially for body horror fans, we have Finnish film, ‘Hatching’.

Story: Centering on Tinja, a young girl who finds a mysterious egg in the woods, which she then takes care of until it hatches. Except, what hatches is utterly creepy and terrifying.

Verdict: Interesting, well-made, ambitious, and creative. ‘Hatching’ is perfect for people who crave an unsettling experience.

Although, be warned, if you’re sensitive to extreme depictions of body horror, your maybe better sitting this one out.

Where to watch: Hulu

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‘You Won’t Be Alone’

Story: When a witch threatens a mother and her newborn daughter. The frightened mother pleads with the witch that if she spares her daughter’s life, she will give the child to her when she turns 16.

Agreeing to the mother’s desperate bargain, the witch leaves, but not before robbing the child of her voice.

Verdict: ‘You Won’t Be Alone’ is a movie perfect for seasoned horror fans. As it is bizarre, unconventional, and refreshing.

If you’re in a contemplative mood, this is a soulful, dark drama that is sure to satisfy you.

Where to watch: Prime Video


‘The Menu’

Story: Following a young couple as they dine at an exclusive restaurant run by celebrity chef, Slowik. But, little do they know that behind the restaurant’s closed doors lie a grisly and grotesque secret.

Verdict: Features amazing performance from its cast that really help carry the movie, along with a story that is sure to not only disturb but linger in your mind long after the movie has ended.

Where to watch: Currently screening at several film festivals globally, and then in cinemas worldwide from 18th November 2022


‘Room 203’

Story: After two best friends move into the titular room, supernatural occurrences spread throughout the apartment. As they then slowly begin to unravel a murder mystery, the two friends set out to discover the room’s secret.

Verdict: If you’re into lore-building and clever storytelling, then this is the movie for you.

Where to watch: Hulu


‘Bodies Bodies Bodies’

Story: As a party rages in a remote mansion during a hurricane. Little do the revellers know that this night of their lives is about to turn into the worst nightmare of their lives as the corpses start to pile up.

Verdict: While the movie is more fun than scary, it still guarantees an entertaining watch for its run time.

Where to watch: Prime Video


‘Scream’

Story: 25 years after a streak of brutal murders shocked the quiet town of Woodsboro, California. A new killer has donned the infamous “Ghostface” mask and targets a new group of Woodsboro teenagers with ties to the town’s horrific past, risking long buried secrets being revealed as the body count builds.

Verdict: Sadly, the 2022 ‘Scream’ is more ‘Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the 13th’ than the movie it seeks to pay homage to. As although the directors are seeking to kickstart a new trilogy.

Attempting to wholesale remake the superior original movie is not the way to honour it and move its legacy forward.

Where to watch: Paramount+

‘Prey’

Story: A young Comanche warrior seeking to prove her prowess as a hunter and warrior to her tribe, discovers a deadly alien predator stalking the tribal lands around her home. Tracking the lethal alien warrior, she finds herself in the fight of her life as the roles of predator and prey shift back and forth.

Verdict: At long last, after almost 40 years and 5 other sequels, we finally have a Predator movie worthy of the name, even though, ironically, the movie doesn’t use the ‘Predator’ name anywhere in it’s title.

As the movie takes the series back to the core concept that made us fall in love with the original.

Namely, a skilled warrior watches as their fellow warriors are cut down one by one by the Predator and so must learn how to outsmart and overcome the deadly adversary.

Where to watch: Hulu, Disney+


‘X’

Story: Set in 1979, ‘X’ follows a group of filmmakers as they try to shoot an adult film on a farm in rural Texas. However, when their elderly and reclusive hosts walk in on the production while filming a scene, nothing will ever be the same for the film crew and cast as they find themselves fighting for their lives.

Verdict: Coming from celebrated horror director, Ti West. ‘X’ is very much a tribute to the 70’s heyday of psychological slashers. Featuring a slow build story, filled with plenty of gory of scenes.

It is a must watch for Ti West fans as well as for everyone seeking a break from the usual scare every five minutes horror movies.

Where to watch: Prime Video

Best Horror Movies 2022 FAQ

What makes a horror movie?

To be considered a horror movie, it has to create an on screen atmosphere terror and horror.

What was the first horror movie?

1896’s Le Manoir du Diable (1896) by pioneering film director, Georges Méliès.