Dread Central’s Most Anticipated Horror Movies for Fall 2022

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There’s a chill in thair, or at least I’m pretending there is because I am so ready for the spooky season. Between my impending nuptials and the slew of incredible horror releases coming this fall, Halloween 2022 is shaping up to be one for the ages. We’re getting a new Hellraiser. The decades-long fight between Michael Myers and Laurie Strode is finally coming to a close in Halloween Ends. The witches are back in Hocus Pocus 2. Rob Zombie gets wholesome with The Munsters!

And that doesn’t account for all the other original horror we’re getting, from the wild Barbarian to Ti West’s Pearl to the new film from Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead. The number of new horror movies coming in the next few months is enough to make your head spin ala Regan from The Exorcist. Thankfully, we’re here with a list of our most anticipated releases, their release dates, and where you can watch them.

Barbarian

Release Date: September 9, 2022 (theaters)

Traveling to Detroit for a job interview, a young woman books a rental home. But when she arrives late at night, she discovers that the house is double booked and a strange man is already staying there. Against her better judgment, she decides to spend the evening, but
soon discovers that there’s a lot more to fear than just an unexpected house guest.

House of Darkness

Release Date: September 9, 2022

Justin Long and Kate Bosworth star in this seductive thriller from director Neil LaBute (The Wicker Man). Driving home to her secluded estate after meeting at a local bar, a player out to score thinks his beautiful, mysterious date will be another casual hook-up. While getting acquainted, their flirtation turns playful, sexy, and sinister. Hoping to get lucky, his luck may have just run out.

Speak No Evil

Release Date: September 9, 2022 (theaters), September 15, 2022 (Shudder)

On a vacation in Tuscany, a Danish family instantly becomes friends with a Dutch family. Months later the Danish couple receives an unexpected invitation to visit the Dutch in their house. So, they decide to go for the weekend. However, it doesn’t take long before the joy of reunion is replaced with misunderstandings. Things gradually get out of hand, as the Dutch turn out to be something very else than what they have pretended to be. The small Danish family now find themselves trapped in a house, that they wish they had never entered. 

Goodnight Mommy

Release Date: September 16, 2022 (Prime Video)

When twin brothers arrive home to find their mother’s demeanor altered and face covered in surgical bandages, they begin to suspect the woman beneath the gauze might not be their mother. 

Pearl

Release Date: September 16, 2022 (in theaters)

Filmmaker Ti West returns with another chapter from the twisted world of X, in this astonishing follow-up to the year’s most acclaimed horror film. Trapped on her family’s isolated farm, Pearl must tend to her ailing father under the bitter and overbearing watch of her devout mother. Lusting for a glamorous life like she’s seen in the movies, Pearl’s ambitions, temptations, and repressions all collide, in the stunning, technicolor-inspired origin story of X’s iconic villain.

The Munsters

Release Date: September 27, 2022 (Blu-ray, DVD, and digital)

From writer/director Rob Zombie comes the strangest horror love story ever told. Lily is just your typical 150-year-old, lovelorn vampire looking for the man of her nightmares. That is until she lays eyes on Herman, a seven-foot-tall, green experiment with a heart of gold. It’s love at first shock as these two ghouls fall fangs over feet in this crazy Transylvanian romance. Unfortunately, it’s not all smooth sailing in the cemetery. Lily’s father The Count has other plans for his beloved daughter’s future, and they don’t involve her bumbling beau, Herman. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll howl at the moon as The Munsters make their way to Mockingbird Lane!

Hocus Pocus 2

Release Date: September 30, 2022 (Disney+)

It’s been 29 years since someone lit the Black Flame Candle and resurrected the 17th-century sisters. Now they are looking for revenge. It’s up to three high-school students to stop the ravenous witches from wreaking a new kind of havoc on Salem before dawn on All Hallow’s Eve.

My Best Friend’s Exorcism

Release Date: September 30, 2022 (Prime Video)

The year is 1988. High school sophomores Abby and Gretchen have been best friends since fourth grade. But after an evening of skinny-dipping goes disastrously wrong, Gretchen begins to act…different. She’s moody. She’s irritable. And bizarre incidents keep happening whenever she’s nearby. Abby’s investigation leads her to some startling discoveries— and by the time their story reaches its terrifying conclusion, the fate of Abby and Gretchen will be determined by a single question: Is their friendship powerful enough to beat the devil? 

Smile

Release Date: September 30, 2022 (theaters)

After witnessing a bizarre, traumatic incident involving a patient, Dr. Rose Cotter (Sosie Bacon) starts experiencing frightening occurrences that she can’t explain. As an overwhelming horror begins taking over her life, Rose must confront her troubling past in order to survive and escape her terrifying new reality.

Deadstream

Release Date: October 6, 2022 (Shudder)

A disgraced and demonetized Internet personality (Joseph Winter) tries to win back his fans by live streaming himself, spending a night alone in an abandoned haunted house. However, when he accidentally unleashes a vengeful spirit, his big comeback event becomes a real-time fight for his life (and social relevance) as he faces off with the sinister spirit of the house and her powerful following.

Hellraiser

Release Date: October 7, 2022 (Hulu)

A young woman struggling with addiction comes into possession of an ancient puzzle box, unaware that its purpose is to summon the Cenobites, a group of sadistic supernatural beings from another dimension.

Terrifier 2

Release Date: October 6, 2022 (in theaters)

After being resurrected by a sinister entity, Art the Clown returns to the timid town of Miles County where he targets a teenage girl and her younger brother on Halloween night.

Piggy

Release Date: October 14, 2022

With the summer sun beating down on her rural Spanish town, Sara hides away in her parent’s butcher shop. A teenager whose excess weight makes her the target of incessant bullying, she flees a clique of capricious girls who torment her at the town pool, only to stumble upon them being brutally kidnapped by a stranger, who drives off with them in his van. When the police begin asking questions, Sara keeps quiet. Intrigued by the stranger — an interest that’s mutual — she’s torn between revealing the truth and protecting the man who saved her.

Slash/Back

Release Date: October 21, 2022

Set in Pangnirtung, Nunavut, a sleepy hamlet nestled in the majestic mountains of Baffin Island in the Arctic Ocean, Slash/Back opens as the village wakes up to a typical summer day. No School, no cool boys (well… except one), and 24-hour sunlight.  But for Maika and her ragtag friends, the usual summer is suddenly not in the cards when they discover an alien invasion threatening their hometown. These teenagers have been underestimated their whole lives but, using makeshift weapons and their horror movie knowledge, they show the aliens you don’t f*** with the girls from Pang.

Halloween Ends

Release Date: October 14, 2022 (in theaters and streaming on Peacock)

Four years after the events of last year’s Halloween Kills, Laurie is living with her granddaughter Allyson and is finishing writing her memoir. Michael Myers hasn’t been seen since. Laurie, after allowing the specter of Michael to determine and drive her reality for decades, has decided to liberate herself from fear and rage and embrace life. But when a young man, Corey Cunningham, is accused of killing a boy he was babysitting, it ignites a cascade of violence and terror that will force Laurie to finally confront the evil she can’t control, once and for all. 

V/H/S/99

Release Date: October 20, 2022 (Shudder)

V/H/S/99 marks the return of the acclaimed found footage horror anthology franchise and the sequel to Shudder’s most-watched premiere of 2021. A thirsty teenager’s home video leads to a series of horrifying revelations. Featuring five new stories from filmmakers Maggie Levin (Into The Dark: My Valentine), Johannes Roberts (47 Meters Down, Resident Evil: Welcome To Raccoon City), Flying Lotus (Kuso), Tyler MacIntyre (Tragedy Girls), and Joseph & Vanessa Winter (Deadstream), V/H/S/99 harkens back to the final punk rock analog days of VHS, while taking one giant leap forward into the hellish new millennium. 

Something In The Dirt

Release Date: November 3, 2022

Two new neighbors witness what seems to be a supernatural event in one of their apartments. At first terrified, they realize that documenting this phenomenon could provide them the lives they’ve always dreamed of.

The Menu

Release Date: November 18, 2022 (in theaters)

A couple (Anya Taylor-Joy and Nicholas Hoult) travels to a coastal island to eat at an exclusive restaurant where the chef (Ralph Fiennes) has prepared a lavish menu, with some shocking surprises.

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