New horror movies 2022: every big scary film coming to theaters and streamers

Still image from Salem's Lot
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New horror movies were few and far between amid the pandemic-induced chaos of 2020, but last year offered up some genuinely brilliant scary flicks. 

We've already seen the release of new horror films Scream, Prey, Nope, Hellraiser, Halloween Ends and (depending on your tolerance for talking fetuses) Blonde in 2022, and in the below list, we've highlighted what's left of this year's (admittedly limited) new horror movie slate. 

We're regularly updating our picks with new entries and revised release dates whenever relevant – there's been a particularly large number of delays in the past few months – and we've also included the new horror movies hitting streamers like Netflix, Disney Plus, HBO Max and Hulu in 2022, too. 

For a roundup of this year's upcoming releases from other genres, check out our pick of the biggest new movies heading to theaters in 2022 and beyond.


Bones and All 

When? November 23, 2022

Where? Theaters

Timothée Chalamet reunites with Call Me by Your Name director Luca Guadagnino for Bones and All, a road movie with a twist that promises to move and shock in equal measure. Taylor Russell (Waves) stars alongside the Dune actor as a cannibalistic drifter who, while on the run across America, encounters equally troubled characters played by Mark Rylance and Michael Stuhlbarg. Judging by its trailer, we don't suggest watching this one on a full stomach. 

Salem's Lot

Still image from Salem's Lot

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When? April 21, 2023

Where? Theaters

Yet another Stephen King story is headed for the big screen. Having been adapted into a two-part television miniseries of the same name in 1979, Salem's Lot will hit theaters in April next year, having been originally slated for a September 2022 release. King's 1975 novel tells the tale of an author who, upon returning to his childhood home, discovers that his town is being haunted by a vampire. Top Gun: Maverick star Lewis Pullman is attached to lead the line alongside Bill Camp, William Sadler and Makenzie Leigh, with Annabelle Comes Home director Gary Dauberman on directing duties. 

Warner Bros. had originally planned to release Salem's Lot on HBO Max 45 days after its theatrical release in 2022, but the movie is now expected to hit theaters exclusively next year. 

Evil Dead Rise 

Evil Dead Rise

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When? April 21, 2023

Where? Theaters

As with Salem's Lot (above), Evil Dead Rise was originally slated to release in theaters (and later on HBO Max) in October of 2022, but the movie has now been pushed back until April 2023. The fifth instalment in the Evil Dead Franchise, it will follow two sisters trying to survive and save their family from demonic creatures. Alyssa Sutherland, Lily Sullivan, Gabrielle Echols, Morgan Davies, Nell Fisher and Mia Challis are all confirmed to star, while Spider-Man and Doctor Stranger in the Multiverse of Madness director Sam Raimi will serve as executive producer alongside Irish filmmaker Lee Cronin.

Axel Metz
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Axel studied for a degree in English Literature at the University of Warwick before joining TechRadar in 2020, where he then earned a gold standard NCTJ qualification as part of the company’s inaugural digital training scheme.