Happy Halloween season! It’s once again the most wonderful time of the year, with the end of summer this week ushering in spooky season. And it should surprise no one that the horror has planned accordingly; this fall brings a lineup packed with genre offerings.
Fall is peak horror season, of course, and the 2022 release slate ensures that no Halloween horror watchlist will go empty this year. This is just the tip of the iceberg of what’s to come in the coming months, so stay tuned for updates and more in the coming weeks.
To help you get ready for a Happy Halloween, here are 30 horror movies coming soon…
Saloum – September 8 (Shudder)
Three legendary mercenaries seek refuge in the mystical region of Saloum, Senegal, after their latest mission. Someone’s past comes back to haunt them there, unleashing hell on everyone.
Barbarian – September 9 (Theaters)
Written and directed by Zach Cregger, Barbarian sees a woman’s rental nightmare come true when she discovers she’s booked twice. Despite her concerns, she decides to stay the night. But the stranger could be the least of her fears.
Margaux – September 9 (VOD)
DirectorSteven C. Miller (Silent night, first murder, escape plan 2) returns to the horror genre. A smart home’s AI system develops a mind of its own and turns a holiday weekend into a deadly nightmare for its new tenants.
don’t say bad things – September 15 (Shudder)
A Danish family visits a Dutch family they met on vacation. They try to maintain courtesy as the weekend gets increasingly awkward.
Good night mom – September 16 (Prime Video)
A remake of the 2014 horror film by Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala. The twin brothers do not recognize their mother’s bandaged face when they arrive at their country house. The erratic behavior soon convinces them that she is not even their mother.
Pearl – September 16 (Theaters)
Mia Goth reprises her role as Pearl in this Ti West prequel X. She sees Pearl as a farm girl with star ambition and a murderous short fuse on her youth.
when the screaming starts – September 20 (Screambox)
An aspiring documentarian thinks he’s finally found the perfect subject with would-be serial killer Aidan Mendle. But when Aidan and his newly recruited assassin cult embark on a blood-soaked rampage, Norman’s dream of becoming a renowned documentarian turns into a nightmare.
do not worry honey – September 23 (Theaters)
Florence Pugh plays a 1950s housewife who lives with her husband in a utopian experimental community. As the cracks begin to show in idyllic perfection, she suspects something much more sinister is at work.
the monsters – September 27 (Netflix, Blu-ray, VOD)
Rob Zombie reinvents the monsters in a cute encounter between Lily and Herman. Their courtship will take them from Transylvania to Hollywood.
exorcism of my best friend – September 30 (Prime Video)
In this 1980s adaptation of the Grady Hendrix novel, two best friends clash when one begins to behave cruelly. The other soon suspects that demonic possession may be to blame.
Hocus Pocus 2 – September 30 (Disney+)
The Sanderson sisters are back and they want revenge. It’s up to a trio of high school students to stop them on Halloween.
Smile – September 30 (Theaters)
Dr. Rose Cotter begins to experience horrifying events after witnessing a traumatic event at work. Creepy smiles follow her everywhere.
dead stream – October 6 (Shudder)
A disgraced and demonetized internet personality tries to win back his fans and patrons with a Livestream event where he spends the night in a haunted house. What can go wrong? All.
scary 2 – October 6 (Theaters)
Arte the Clown is back! This time he is targeting a teenage girl and her younger brother on Halloween night. It’s going to be incredibly violent and messy, and it’s coming to theaters, unrated by the MPA! – from Bloody Disgusting, Cinedigm and SCREAMBOX.
hellraiser – October 7 (Hulu)
David Bruckner has those sights to show us with this new twist on the Clive Barker classic. “A young woman must confront the sadistic and supernatural forces behind an enigmatic puzzle box responsible for the disappearance of her brother.” Jamie Clayton plays the Priest of Hell.
The visitor – October 7 (Digital and VOD)
“When Robert and his wife Maia move into their childhood home, he discovers an old portrait of his likeness in the attic, a man referred to only as ‘The Visitor.’ He soon finds himself descending a terrifying rabbit hole in an attempt to discover the true identity of his mysterious doppelgänger, only to realize that each family has its own terrifying secrets.”
deep fear – October 11 (Screambox)
Directed by Gregory Beghin (revolution of losers) and set in the 1980s, three students embark on the adventure of a lifetime when they decide to celebrate their recent graduation in Paris. Eager to do something more exciting than visit the local tourist spots, they choose to descend into the cryptic catacombs of the capital city. They are not alone…
Ghost Halloween: The Movie – October 11 (VOD)
“Three high school friends who think they’re over trick-or-treating dare to spend the night locked inside a Spirit Halloween store on Halloween night. But they soon discover that the store is haunted by an angry evil spirit that has possessed the creepy animatronic characters.”
end halloween – October 14 (Theaters and Pavo Real)
Four years have passed since the events of halloween kills, and Michael Myers has not been seen since. But when a young man is accused of killing a child he was babysitting, the violence ignites, forcing Laurie Strode to face evil once and for all.
Little pig – October 14 (VOD)
A harassed teenager witnesses the brutal kidnapping of one of her tormentors. When the police question her, she remains silent. As the body count mounts, the teen must decide between speaking up or protecting the stranger.
V/H/S/99 – October 20 (Shudder)
Party like it’s 1999. Set at the dawn of a new millennium, the perennial horror anthology series returns with its most groundbreaking mixtape of found footage thrills.
slash/back – October 21 (Theaters, VOD, Digital)
Teenage Maika and her friends discover an alien invasion in their small arctic community, and it’s up to them to fight back.
assassins – October 21 (Digital and VOD)
A seasoned vampire hunter recruits social media influencers to help him get revenge on the bloodsuckers who murdered his daughter. Thomas Jane, Abigail Breslin and Malin Akerman star.
devil’s prey – October 28 (Theaters)
The Catholic Church reopens exorcism schools to train priests in the Rite of Exorcism. Sister Ann finds herself in a battle for a young woman’s soul, forcing her to confront her horrible past in the process.
run darling run – October 28 (Prime Video)
“After what starts out as a dinner with a client, a single mother (Ella Balinska) finds herself on the hunt for a monstrous and seemingly unstoppable assailant (Pilou Asbæk) in this terrifying thriller.”
wendell and wild – October (Netflix)
the nightmare before christmas Y coralline director henry selick returns this October with a new stop-motion film. The exact date has yet to be set, so stay tuned. Key Keegan-Michael and Jordan Peele star in a story of “the hellishly funny demons of a teenage girl named Kat.”
something in the dirt – November 4 (VOD)
The latest from Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead sees them star as neighbors who witness supernatural events in their apartment building. Deciding to document it for the sake of fame sends them down the rabbit hole.
The menu – November 18 (Theaters)
A young couple travels to a remote island for a luxurious dining experience, only to discover something much stranger on the menu.
bones and all – November 23 (Theaters)
by Luca Guadagninosigh) The upcoming film is an adaptation of the novel by Camille DeAngelis. Timothée Chalamet and Taylor Russell (escape room) play lonely young men who embark on a road trip. It is a cannibal love story.
Baby sister – November 23 (Prime Video)
Anna Diop (U.S) plays a Senegalese immigrant nanny who works for a privileged couple in New York. As she prepares for the arrival of the son she left behind in West Africa, a violent presence invades her reality, threatening the American Dream she is working so hard to build.”