2021 was a good year for horror movies but as far as returning franchises go 2022 has 2021 beat by a mile as many beloved horror franchise movies are coming this year. So, we made a list of the 10 most anticipated horror which are coming in 2022. The list only has ten movies so obviously, we won’t be able to include many greatly anticipated movies like Dark Harvest.
Release Date: January 14
Synopsis: Twenty-five years after a streak of brutal murders shocked the quiet town of Woodsboro, a new killer has donned the Ghostface mask and begins targeting a group of teenagers to resurrect secrets from the town’s deadly past. Neve Campbell (“Sidney Prescott”), Courteney Cox (“Gale Weathers”) and David Arquette (“Dewey Riley”) return to their iconic roles in Scream alongside Melissa Barrera, Kyle Gallner, Mason Gooding, Mikey Madison, Dylan Minnette, Jenna Ortega, Jack Quaid, Marley Shelton, Jasmin Savoy Brown, and Sonia Ammar.
Texas Chainsaw Massacre (Netflix)
Release Date: February 18
Synopsis: Melody (Sarah Yarkin), her teenage sister Lila (Elsie Fisher), and their friends Dante (Jacob Latimore) and Ruth (Nell Hudson), head to the remote town of Harlow, Texas to start an idealistic new business venture. But their dream soon turns into a waking nightmare when they accidentally disrupt the home of Leatherface, the deranged serial killer whose blood-soaked legacy continues to haunt the area’s residents — including Sally Hardesty (Olwen Fouéré), the sole survivor of his infamous 1973 massacre who’s hell-bent on seeking revenge.
The Black Phone
Release Date: June 24
Synopsis: Director Scott Derrickson returns to his terror roots and partners again with the foremost brand in the genre, Blumhouse, with a new horror thriller. Finney Shaw, a shy but clever 13-year-old boy, is abducted by a sadistic killer and trapped in a soundproof basement where screaming is of little use. When a disconnected phone on the wall begins to ring, Finney discovers that he can hear the voices of the killer’s previous victims. And they are dead set on making sure that what happened to them doesn’t happen to Finney. Starring four-time Oscar® nominee Ethan Hawke in the most terrifying role of his career and introducing Mason Thames in his first ever film role, The Black Phone is produced, directed, and co-written by Scott Derrickson, the writer-director of Sinister, The Exorcism of Emily Rose and Marvel’s Doctor Strange.
Release Date: July 2022
Jordan Peele is reuniting with Daniel Kaluuya after Get Out, for the upcoming horror movie Nope. The film was announced by Peele at San Diego Comic-Con 2021, but no details about the story of the film have been revealed but we do know that the story will include some kind of social commentary. The cast for Nope also includes Keke Palmer, Steven Yeun, Barbie Ferreira, Brandon Perea, and Michael Wincott.
Release Date: September 9
Salem’s Lot is based on a novel by Stephen King of the same name. Salem’s Lot tells the story of Ben Mears (Lewis Pullman), a writer who is currently suffering from writer’s block. To get out of the rut and find some inspiration, he goes back to his hometown of Jerusalem’s Lot, which is in Maine. But when he reaches his hometown he notices that a mysterious man has been turning the residents of the town into blood-thirsty vampires. That’s when Ben decides to band together with a group of residents to stop the ancient evil from bringing catastrophe to their town.
Release Date: October 14
The final installment of the Halloween reboot trilogy is set to hit theaters this year, and it is rightly named Halloween Ends. This film will finally conclude the story of Michael Myers and Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) after the sh*t show everybody has been going through. Even though no details about the plot of the film have been revealed we do know that Halloween Ends will be set four years after the events of Halloween Kills. The film will be directed by David Gordon Green.
Evil Dead Rise (HBO Max)
Release Date: TBA
The fifth installment in the Evil Dead franchise is coming this year, the fifth film titled Evil Dead Rise will be coming after the 2013 soft reboot directed by Fede Álvarez. The upcoming is directed by Lee Cronin and executive produced by Bruce Campbell and Sam Raimi. The upcoming fill won’t see the return of iconic Ash Williams (Campbell). Evil Dead Rise will focus on the relationship of two estranged sisters whose reunion is disrupted by the rise of undead monsters, pressuring them into a life or death battle.
Release Date: TBA
Hellraiser franchise is also coming back with a new film in 2022 and it is set four years after the events of Hellraiser: Judgement. Hellraiser is supposed to serve as a reboot of the movie franchise. The film is directed by David Bruckner, and it will reportedly be pretty close to the source novella The Hellhound Heart.
Release Date: TBA
Prey will be the fifth installment in the Predator franchise and it will be directed by Dan Trachtenberg. Amber Midthunder will star as the lead of the film and she will be playing a female hero named Naru in Prey. The film will be set during the Predators’ first visit to Earth. There is no information on which role will Beavers and DiLiegro will be playing.
Jeepers Creepers: Reborn
Release Date: TBA
Jeepers Creepers: Reborn is the first film in the reboot trilogy to the Jeepers Creepers franchise and it will be separate from the first three Jeepers Creepers films. The upcoming film will see the Horror Hound Festival hosted for the first time in Louisiana, and Chase (Imran Adams) and his girlfriend Laine (Sydney Craven) will be attending the festival, where many weird and unexplainable things start to happen, hinting the return of the Creeper.