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

Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode being attacked by Michael Myers in Halloween Ends
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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 rest of the 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:

Florence Pugh looking confused 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.  

Elsie Fisher and Amiah Miller in My Best Friend's Exorcism movie

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My Best Friend’s Exorcism - September 30, 2022

Based on the bestselling 2016 book of the same name by Grady Hendrix, Eighth Grade’s Elsie Fisher stars in My Best Friend’s Exorcism. The movie takes place in 1988 where Abby’s (Fisher) best friend Gretchen (Amiah Miller) becomes possessed by a demon. Determined to help her friend out, Abby finds assistance in a mall exorcist (Christopher Lowell) to get the demon out. The dark comedy / horror film will be available to stream with an Amazon Prime subscription

Caitlin Stasey in Smile

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Smile - September 30, 2022

As spooky season gets underway, 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. 

Donald Sutherland as Mr. Harrigan in Mr. Harrigan's Phone

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Mr. Harrigan’s Phone - October 5, 2022

A new Stephen King adaptation is on the way in the form of Mr. Harrigan’s Phone, which is one of four novellas the author published in 2020 in a collection called If It Bleeds. The Netflix movie will center on a boy named Craig (played by It’s Jaeden Martell), who befriends an elderly man, Mr. Harrigan (Donald Sutherland), who gives him a cell phone right before his death. After leaving voicemails on Mr. Harrigan’s old phone about a bully, some supernatural occurrences begin to take place. 

Art the Clown in Terrifier 2

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Terrifier 2 - October 6, 2022 

Following the 2016 film Terrifier, a slasher sequel is set to see the return of Art the Clown. In Terrifier 2, the demonic killer clown is resurrected a year following the events of the first film and begins to hunt two siblings on Halloween night. 

Jamie Clayton as Pinhead in Hellraiser

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Hellraiser - October 7, 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 star 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. 

Laura Galán as Sara in Piggy

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Piggy - October 7, 2022

Following its premiere at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival, the Spanish-French indie horror film is coming to theaters and on demand just in time for Halloween season. The movie set in the Spanish countryside follows Sara (Laura Galán), an overweight girl who is often tormented by other girls in her village. When her bullies are kidnapped, Sara has to make a difficult decision about whether to help them or get some vengeance. 

Maika Monroe in Significant Other 2022 horror movie

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Significant Other - October 7, 2022

Modern scream queen Maika Monroe stars with Jake Lacy in a horror movie called Significant Other, streaming exclusively with a Paramount+ subscription this October. The movie will follow a couple who take a remote backpacking trip through the Pacific Northwest when “sinister” events begin to turn their vacation around. The movie comes from the filmmakers of 2015’s Body and 2019’s Villains

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Werewolf By Night - October 7, 2022

As announced during the Marvel panel at the D23 Expo, Disney+ and Marvel Studio is getting in on spooky season with a “special presentation” called Werewolf By Night. The movie will be a black and white horror comedy film introducing Gael García Bernal’s Werewolf By Night, which is Marvel Comics’ own take on the classic monster. 

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Grimcutty - October 10, 2022

Along with Hellraiser, Hulu has a couple more “Huluween” original films in their October lineup including a film called Grimcutty. The modern creature feature is about a scary internet meme called “Grimcutty” that comes to life and begins coming after a teen named Asha (Sara Wolfkind), she must take it into her own hands to stop the monster. 

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Spirit Halloween: The Movie - October 11, 2022

Every Halloween, Spirit Halloween stores pop up all over the country to provide a place for all who participate in the festivities to stock up on costumes, decorations and so forth. In what is a more family-friendly horror title, Spirit Halloween: The Movie is coming out this spooky season. The movie, which is about a group of young friends who decide to spend the night locked inside a Spirit Halloween store that turns into an actually frightening evening, also stars Rachael Leigh Cook and Christopher Lloyd. 

Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode in Halloween Ends

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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. 

Jemima Rooper in Matriarch

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Matriarch - October 21, 2022

Also among Hulu’s Halloween originals is a movie called Matriarch. The movie is about a woman named Laura (Jemima Rooper) who has recently both survived a drug overdose and become afflicted with a mysterious disease. Laura returns to her childhood home following these events to confront her personal demons, but when she gets there, she meets an actual demon. 

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V/H/S/99 - October 20, 2022 

The fifth installment of the V/H/S horror anthology, V/H/S 99 is coming exclusively to Shudder this Halloween season. The found footage film is a set of short films directed by directors Johannes Roberts, Flying Lotus, Maggie Levin, Joseph and Vanessa Winter, and Tyler McIntyre. The movie set in 1999  has been described as a “thirsty teenager's home video leads to a series of horrifying revelations.”

Jacqueline Byers in Prey for the Devil

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Prey For The Devil - October 28, 2022

This supernatural horror movie, Prey For The Devil, previously called The Devil’s Light,  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 themselves. 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, coming this spooky season instead of its previous early 2022 release.

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Run Sweetheart Run - October 28, 2022

After previously finding its world premiere at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, Blumhouse’s Run Sweetheart Run is finally set to premiere on Amazon Prime this fall. The movie stars Charlie’s Angels and Resident Evil’s Ella Balinska as a single mother named Cherie who goes on a blind date with a man named Ethan (Game Of Thrones’  Pilou Asbæk) that goes sour. Cherie must escape the date through the streets of Los Angeles on foot. The movie will be available on Amazon Prime.  

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

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Wendell & Wild - October 28, 2022

Following the summer release of Nope, Jordan Peele has an additional horror project in the works for 2022 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. 

Anya Taylor-Joy in The Menu

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The Menu - November, 18, 2022

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. 

Anna Diop in Nanny

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Nanny - November 23, 2022

Following its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival early this year where it won the Grand Jury Prize, the Amazon Studios and Blumhouse film is coming to theaters and Amazon Prime this fall. The movie follows an undocumented Senegalese nanny Aisha (Anna Diop) working in Manhattan for an affluent couple. However, Aisha’s past comes to the surface as something unsettling begins to invade her dreams and reality. 

Timothée Chalamet in Bones & All

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Bones And All - November 23, 2022 

Following its glitzy premiere at the Venice Film Festival, Call Me By Your Name’s director Luca Guadagnino and Timothée Chalamet re-team for a coming-of-age romance and horror film called Bones And All. The movie follows young cannibalistic lovers named Maren (Taylor Russell) and Lee (Chalamet) as they go on a road trip across America in the ‘80s. 

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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.

Hannah John-Kamen and Douglas Booth in Unwelcome

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Unwelcome - January 27, 2023 

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. 

Abby Quinn, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Dave Bautista, and Rupert Grint stand in a line in the cabin in Knock at the Cabin.

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Knock At The Cabin - February 3, 2023

M. Night Shyamalan’s next film 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. Check out the Knock At The Cabin trailer ahead of its release. 

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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. 

Jane Levy in Evil Dead

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Evil Dead Rise - April 21, 2023

Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead franchise is set to live on with the upcoming Evil Dead Rise, written and directed by newcomer director Lee Cronin. The movie is reportedly about two estranged sisters who reunite, but are then quickly greeted with flesh-possessing demons, which they must survive against. It will be the fifth Evil Dead film and hit theaters in spring 2023. 

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Salem’s Lot - April 21, 2023 

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. 

Joseph Bishara and Patrick Wilson in Insidious

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Insidious 5 - July 7, 2023

The fifth Insidious movie is on its way with Patrick Wilson reprising his role as Scott Teems along with directing the film itself, making for his first time helming a movie. The horror movie is based on an original story by 2020’s The Invisible Man filmmaker Leigh Whannell. Ty Simpkins will once again play Dalton Lambert as he goes off to college, with Rose Byrne once again playing Renai Lambert. 

Bonnie Aarons stands menacingly behind Taissa Farmiga in the mirror in The Nun.

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The Nun 2 - September 8, 2023

2018’s The Nun is getting a sequel in 2023 from The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It director Michael Chaves from a script by Malignant’s Akela Cooper. While it has not been revealed who will star in the film, it’s exciting to hear James Wan’s Conjuring universe is continuing to expand. 

Regan in The Exorcist.

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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. 

Tobin Bell Doll in Saw

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Saw 10 - October 27, 2023

While details are very thin on this project, Lionsgate has announced that a tenth Saw film has been slated for October 2023. Kevin Greutert, who previously directed Saw VI, Saw 3D along with serving as the editor on numerous installments of the franchise, will helm this movie. 

So many horror movies to be excited for this year and beyond! Stay tuned here on CinemaBlend for more 2022 movie premiere dates and the upcoming 2023 movies ahead, along with news and updates on these coming titles.