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Upcoming Horror Movies: All The Scary Movies Coming Out In 2022 And Beyond

Keke Palmer in the trailer for Nope.
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Attention horror fans, we're walking through the terrifying but exhilarating revival of the genre at the moment. Supernatural ghost stories, fake blood, gore and jump scares are welcome all year round and thankfully there are a bunch of chilling horror movies planned to come our way within the next few years. Whether it's the return of popular franchises like Scream and The Exorcist or original scares from Jordan Peele and M. Night Shyamalan, there's a ton of upcoming horror movies to get ready for.

There's a solid line up of horror titles confirmed to be available to enter our eyeballs between today, the coming year and beyond. There's tons more to come that have yet to land on the calendar as well. Check the upcoming scary movies out here:

Steven Yeun in Nope.

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Nope - July 22, 2022

Since the release of Get Out back in 2017, Jordan Peele has established himself as a favorite name in the horror genre and he’s set to return for an original movie called Nope. The movie that will follow 2019’s Us and stars Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer and Steven Yeun. We don’t know much about the movie’s plot, and likely won’t until it gets released. However, the Nope trailer offers enough intrigue to get us interested. Is Peele diving into alien movies with his next flick? 

Amandla Stenberg, Maria Bakalova, Chase Sui Wonders and Rachel Sennott in Bodies Bodies Bodies

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Bodies Bodies Bodies - August 5, 2022

A24 has become a studio well known for its unique horror movies, between Midsommar to recently, X and Men. The studio’s next entry to the genre is Bodies Bodies Bodies starring The Hate U Give’s Amandla Stenberg, Borat’s Maria Bakalova, Shiva Baby’s Rachel Sennott, Lee Pace and Pete Davidson. Set for a theatrical release, the movie is about a group of 20-somethings who have a party at a remote family mansion and do a party game that turns deadly. 

Comanche Nation warrior holding bow and arrow in Prey

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Prey - August 5, 2022

The Predator franchise has 35 years of history under its belt. Coming up on Hulu this summer is a backdoor movie from the series called Prey. The movie will center on a young, Comanche female warrior named Naru, who is looking to prove herself to her tribe. It will serve as an origin story of the Predator 300 years before the 1987 movie. Prey was directed by 10 Cloverfield Lane’s Dan Trachtenberg and stars Roswell, New Mexico’s Amber Midthunder. You can check out the Prey trailer ahead of the movie. 

Kevin Bacon in They/Them at conversion camp

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They/Them - August 5, 2022

John Logan, the Oscar-nominated writer behind hit movies like Skyfall, Gladiator and The Aviator is the filmmaker at the center of Blumhouse’s horror movie, They/Them. The upcoming movie, which will premiere on Peacock stars Kevin Bacon as the leader of a LGBTQ+ conversion camp as a mysterious killer becomes on the loose. It’s being called a “queer empowerment story” as it will follow a number of stories about young people from different spectrums of the LGBTQ+ community along with it having slasher elements as well. 

Idris Elba retreats in fear in his car in Beast.

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Beast - August 19, 2022

In what looks like a fun, but suspenseful monster thriller, comes Beast. Idris Elba stars in the Universal flick as Dr. Nate Samuels, the recently widowed father of two daughters (Iyana Halley and Leah Jeffries) who he takes to the African Savanna on vacation. However, once the family gets to South Africa a ferocious man-hunting lion begins to attack them. Directed by Everest and Adrift director Baltasar Kormákur, the movie is expected in theaters this summer. 

Fear poster logo

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Don’t Fear - August 26, 2022

Director Deon Taylor has been consistently making movies as of late, such as with Fatale, Black and Blue and The Intruder. The filmmaker has returned to horror for an upcoming movie called Don’t Fear. It will be about some undisclosed characters who go on a getaway for a weekend of celebration until it turns into a “nightmare” when a contagious airborne threat ruins things, per Variety. The cast of the movie include T.I., Andrew Bachelor and Joseph Sikora and it was shot in 17 days during 2020 quarantine.

Kurt Barlow attacks in 1979's Salem's Lot

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Salem’s Lot - September 9, 2022

Another Stephen King book is being remade following the success of projects like the It movies. Annabelle Comes Home director Gary Dauberman is helming the adaptation of the 1975 novel Salem’s Lot with Lewis Pullman, Makenzie Leigh, Bill Camp, Spencer Treat Clark, Alfre Woodard, William Sadler and Pilou Asbæk starring. The story is about an author who returns home to his childhood home to search for inspiration, and finds out his hometown is being haunted by a vampire. 

Dark Harvest book cover

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Dark Harvest - September 9, 2022

David Slade is adapting the 2007 novel Dark Harvest, following his work on the groundbreaking choose-your-own-adventure Black Mirror episode, Bandersnatch. The Norman Partridge book is set on Halloween in 1963 and follows the October Boy, Ol’ Hacksaw Face or also known as Sawtooth Jack. Just like every year, he rises from the cornfield in a midwestern town with a butcher knife to a gang of teen boys who seek to confront him. The movie stars Jeremy Davies, Elizabeth Reaser and Luke Kirby. 

Florence Pugh in Don't Worry Darling

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Don’t Worry Darling - September 23, 2022

Following Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut Booksmart, the actress is back behind the camera for a thriller starring Florence Pugh, Harry Styles, Chris Pine, Gemma Chan and Nick Kroll. The movie follows a 1950s housewife (Pugh) who finds out her husband (Styles) is hiding that she is part of a utopian experimental community. After Pugh’s memorable performance in Midsommar, we can’t wait to see her contribute to the genre further along with Wilde’s burgeoning and exciting directorial career. 

Caitlin Stasey in Smile

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Smile - September 30, 2022

As spooky season approaches this fall, Paramount is releasing the horror movie Smile starring As We See It’s Sosie Bacon as a doctor who starts experiencing frightening occurrences including seeing people all around her flash creepy smiles at her following a traumatic incident involving a patient. Smile comes from new filmmaker Parker Finn and also stars Kyle Gallner and Kal Penn. 

Michael Myers in Halloween

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Halloween Ends - October 14, 2022

The Halloween trilogy from David Gordon Green will conclude during the 2022’s spooky season with Halloween Ends. Jamie Lee Curtis will return as Laurie Strode after the violent events of Halloween Kills to face Michael Myers one last time. The movie will reportedly take place four years after the end of Halloween Kills and deliver a conclusion to the scream queen’s iconic saga. 

The Devil's Light poster, eye being pulled by a string

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The Devil’s Light - October 28, 2022

This supernatural horror movie will follow a 25-year-old nun who believes performing exorcisms are her higher calling. Unfortunately for her, sisters are not allowed to perform them herself. She decides to take her desires into her own hands when she finds someone to exorcise but ends up facing a demonic force with mysterious ties to her own past. Jacqueline Byers, Virginia Madsen and Ben Cross star in this terrifying film, per ScreenRant, coming this spooky season instead of its previous early 2022 release.

Hannah John-Kamen and Douglas Booth in Unwelcome

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Unwelcome - October 28, 2022 

Irish filmmaker Jon Wright is bringing the haunts to his region with Unwelcome. Ant-Man and the Wasp’s Hannah John-Kamen and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ Douglas Booth star as Londoners who decide to escape city life to rural Ireland. However, in the forests surrounding them lurk murderous goblins and so forth. Unwelcome looks like a fun, yet scary horror movie to look forward to. 

Keegan Michael Key and Jordan Peele Wendell and Wild characters, stop motion animation

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Wendell & Wild - October, 2022

Jordan Peele has an additional horror project in the works called Wendell & Wild, set to arrive  this October, per Netflix. This time Peele has brought along his longtime Key & Peele partner Keegan-Michael Key wrote the screenplay and is starring with him. Wendell & Wild is a stop-motion animation project that will be about two demon brothers who must face off against their arch-nemesis, a nun named Sister Helly and her two goth teens Kat and Raoul. 

Ralph Fiennes in The Menu

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The Menu - November, 18, 2022

This fall, The Menu, a horror comedy starring the likes of Anya Taylor-Joy, Nicholas Hoult, Ralph Fiennes and John Leguizamo will be released in theaters. The movie is about a young couple (Taylor-Joy and Hoult) who travel to a remote island to eat at an exclusive restaurant run by a celebrity chef (Fiennes) and treat his food like conceptual art. As the couple stay on the island, they learn surprises behind the culinary experience. 

Pinhead in Hellraiser

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Hellraiser - TBA, 2022

Another exciting reboot coming to the horror space is one for Hellraiser starring Sense8’s Jamie Clayton as Pinhead, the evil creature who is summoned from another dimension. The movie following the 1987 cult classic will premiere on Hulu sometime this year, with Hiam Abbass, Goran Visnjic and Brandon Flynn among the cast. This Hellraiser has its original writer/director Clive Barker as a producer with direction from The Night House and The Ritual’s David Bruckner.

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Jeepers Creepers: Reborn - TBA, 2022

Another horror franchise reportedly coming back this year is Jeepers Creepers with a movie called Jeepers Creepers: Reborn. The movie that has been filmed and is awaiting a release date follows a woman named Laine dragged by her boyfriend to go to a HorrorHound festival in Louisiana. She begins to experience premonitions associated with the urban myth that is The Creeper. The movie is said to be the beginning of an all new trilogy for the Jeepers Creepers franchise, and is directed by Timo Vuorensola.

M3gan doll

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M3GAN - January 13, 2023

James Wan is well known for contributing to modern horror hits within the Conjuring universe and most recently with Malignant. Early in 2023, M3GAN, uses the filmmaker’s original story and a screenplay by Akela Cooper. The science fiction horror movie is about a roboticist named Gemma (played by Get Out’s Allison Williams), who develops a life-like doll to be a kid’s greatest companion and parent’s greatest ally. When Gemma gains custody of her orphaned niece, she decides to activate her M3GAN prototype. The movie will come to theaters. 

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Last Voyage Of The Demeter - January 27, 2023 

André Øvredal, the director behind 2019’s Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark, is making another horror movie called Last Voyage of Demeter. The movie is based on a single chapter in Bram Stoker’s 1897 Dracula novel. It will be set on a Russian schooner called the Demeter and detail the events of its crew, who are stalked by a terrifying presence each night on the ship going from Carpathia to London. The movie stars In The Heights' Corey Hawkins and The Suicide Squad’s David Dastmalchian.

Dave Bautista as Sapper Morton in Blade Runner 2049

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Knock At The Cabin - February 3, 2023

M. Night Shyamalan has another movie in the works following Old’s release in summer 2021. What has been described as a home invasion horror movie that takes place during the apocalypse will star Guardian of the Galaxy's Dave Bautista, Mindhunter's Jonathan Groff and Harry Potter's Rupert Grint. Knock At The Cabin will be another original from the filmmaker behind The Sixth Sense and Glass trilogy.

Ghostface is shown on the 2022 movie Scream.

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Scream 6 - March 31, 2023

The Scream franchise finally returned in a big way in early 2022 with Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette among the cast that also included a number of fresh faces as well. After Scream was well received and a huge box office draw, the movies will continue with the same filmmaking team, directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett and writers James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick. It will pick up where the recent Scream movie left off and follow the Carpenter sisters, played by Melissa Barrera and Jenna Ortega as they leave Woodsboro alongside Mason Gooding and Jasmin Savoy Brown’s characters. Neve Campbell is not expected to return.

Nicolas Cage with vampire teeth in 1989's Vampire's Kiss

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Renfield - April 14, 2023

Nicolas Cage will portray Count Dracula in dark comedic horror film Renfield. The titular character is a henchman to the vampire who will be played by Nicolas Hoult. The movie will be about Renfield getting a new lease on life when he falls in love with a traffic officer named Rebecca Quincy (Awkwafina). Also among the cast is Ben Schwartz, Adrian Martinez, Shohreh Aghdashloo and Bess Rous. The movie will be directed by The Tomorrow War’s Chris McKay. 

Linda Blair, Max von Sydow, and Jason Miller

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The Exorcist - September 15, 2023

David Gordon Green, Universal and Blumhouse Productions are teaming up again after the Halloween trilogy to return to the famed Exorcist movies. Much like Halloween, this film will serve as a direct sequel to the original 1973 movie. It will star Ellen Burstyn once again along with Hamilton’s Leslie Odom Jr. It will reportedly be the first act of another horror trilogy. 

Emily Blunt in A Quiet Place Part II

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A Quiet Place: Day One - September 22, 2023

John Krasinski has successfully created an intriguing and scary world where humanity must stay silent in order to survive the aliens who have inhabited Earth. After A Quiet Place Part II became a theatrical hit, amidst pandemic challenges, another Quiet Place movie is on the way in 2023. This movie will be a standalone Quiet Place spinoff that is being directed by Pig’s Michael Sarnoski based on an idea by Krasinski, to what we imagine will dive into the invasion’s origins. The third Quiet Place film from the core franchise is expected for 2025. 

So many horror movies to be excited for this year and beyond! Stay tuned here on CinemaBlend for more 2022 movie premiere dates, along with news and updates on these coming titles. 

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