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There has been a boom of original spooky films and series coming to the horror world, and to fans, it is a welcomed sight among the numerous remakes, prequels, and sequels based on existing IP that also hit the big and small screens this year.

Prepare yourself for some of the standout original features and television series of 2022, coming from all over the globe and surely set to give you some chills this spooky season.

The list covers everything from art houses films to gory revenge thrillers, comedic bloodbaths to bleakest of the bleak that may leave you unsettled for days.

Only the most daring horror fans will be able to stomach all of them, but if you’re up to the challenge there are some promised nightmares and gruesomely adventurous sights for you below.

Trailers are linked in the titles of the movies and series. 

2022 Spooky Season Selections

Saturday, October 1st

Double Feature: Pearl and

Pearl is currently in theaters and X is available on Amazon Prime.

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Director Ti West hits us with an original slasher that pays homage to the classics, and then followed it up within the same year with a daring prequel. Watch them in order and prepare yourself for some blood-soaked Mia Goth greatness!

Sunday, October 2nd

Double Feature: Bodies, Bodies, Bodies and Barbarian

Bodies, Bodies, Bodies is available on VOD and Barbarian is currently in theatres 

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Expect the unexpected from this pair of Gen Z horror films that keep you guessing until the final frame, and additionally throw in some anxious laughs along the way.

Monday, October 3rd

Watcher

Available on Amazon Prime

The Sweetest Tongue has Sharpest Tooth — Watcher (2022) dir. Chloe Okuno

Maika Monroe stakes her claim as the next big scream queen as she absolutely owns every single scene in this gripping thriller that will bend your mind into a pretzel and steal your breath with a daring final act.

Tuesday, October 4th

Sissy 

Available on Shudder

Sissy Review

Hannah Barlow pulls off an impressive triple duty as writer, director, and co-lead in this pandemic-shot social media horror film, that does not miss a single beat and moves at an anxiously quick pace.

Actor Aisha Dee devours this role as the titular character and you will absolutely want to see her in A LOT more after this stunning performance!

Wednesday, October 5th

Speak No Evil 

Available on Shudder

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Parents be warned, you will NEVER forget this movie experience. Watch with caution and do not take your eyes off the screen for even a second.

Thursday, October 6th

Resurrection 

Available on VOD 

I dare you to love me

Rebecca Hall is in this movie. Enough said.

Friday, October 7th

Master

Available on Amazon Prime

Watch: 'Master' - Official Horror Movie Trailer Starring Regina Hall – RFM | RatchetFridayMedia | Headline News & Entertainment

Regina Hall will leave you breathless in this killer campus psychological thriller.

Saturday, October 8th

 Double Feature: Fresh and Some Like It Rare

Fresh is available on Hulu or Disney Plus and Some Like It Rare is available on VOD 

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After this double feature, you may truly consider going vegan if you aren’t already 🥩

Sunday, October 9th

The Imperfects (TV Series)

Available on Netflix

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Sci-fi hijinks, murderous monsters, rogue scientists, and creative kills. You’ll be addicted from the first episode and you’ll beg for a second season, in this is original Canadian series set in the Pacific Northwest.

Monday, October 10th

Slash/Back

Available on Amazon Prime or VOD 

Slash/Back' Review: 'Attack the Block' Meets 'The Thing' - Variety

Director Nyla Innuksuk pits aliens against a group of teenage girls living in Nunavut, in this sci-fi horror that was shot in Pangnirtung and features the debut roles of many of the cast.

Tuesday, October 11th

Grimcutty

Available on Hulu or Disney Plus October 10th

Hulu Will Drop 'Grimcutty' Another Film For This Halloween

Killer internet memes wreak havoc on a small town and nobody is safe in this frightening creature feature.

Wednesday, October 12th

Hatching

Available on VOD 

That's some bad hat Harry — Hatching (2022)

Finnish director Hanna Bergholm feature film debut eggcellent creature feature/mother-daughter story that is possibly one of the best of the year in the horror genre 🥚

Thursday, October 13th

The Cursed

Available on Amazon Prime

The Cursed (2022) - Movie | MoviefoneThis twist on the werewolf subgenre is a supernatural slow-burn that delivers with both its gothic setting and deadly serious approach to the lore and paranoia of a frightened mob.

Friday, October 14th

Saloum

Available on Shudder 

That's some bad hat Harry — Saloum (2021)

Congolese director Jean Luc Herrbulot drops you straight into the midst of a trio of mercenaries forcefully hiding out in a small Senegalese community on the shores of Saloum river, but just when you think you’re figuring out where the story is going, a malicious supernatural element pushes the film into another level.

Saturday, October 15th

All of Us Are Dead (TV Series)

Available on Netflix

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This is the best zombie horror series ever created. That’s it, that is your reason to watch it. Season two has been confirmed by Netflix, so binge the Hell out of this because more is coming sometime next year.

Sunday, October 16th

Double Feature: Men and You Won’t Be Alone

Both avaialble on VOD 

The Fundamental Truths and Phantasmagoric Horror of “Men” - NAB Amplify

A double feature that will make you say “What the Hell is going?!”, probably 100x.

Monday, October 17th

Hellbender

Available on Shudder

That's some bad hat Harry — Hellbender (2021)

Rock out to this witchy tale that will eat you alive and ask for seconds, in this coming-of-rage indie horror that goes hard and rips into the audience as viciously as it does its characters.

Tuesday, October 18th

What Josiah Saw

Available on Shudder

What Josiah Saw (2021) Review - Brooklyn Horror Film Festival - Voices From The Balcony

Ready for some dysfunctional family drama that hits you with some seriously brutal moments when you least expect them? Of course, you are! As the secrets unfold and the tension builds, expect to be haunted to your utter soul as this slow-burn gothic film picks away at your sense of safety scene-by-scene.

Wednesday, October 19th

You Are Not My Mother

Available on VOD 

You Are Not My Mother' an impressive dark horror treat from Ireland

Director Kate Dolan delivers a daring mind-fuck of a win in the Irish horror genre, facing a daughter against her own mind trying to figure out what happened to her mother. Reminiscent of the 2019 Irish horror film The Hole in the Ground, and definitely a film you’ll want to watch more than once.

Thursday, October 20th

The Innocents 

Available on VOD 

theinnocents's GIFs on TenorA chilling Norwegian genre film that may seem a bit tame from the trailer, but easily earns its ranking as Rotten Tomatoes’ number horror film of the year.

Friday, October 21st

Smile

In theatres as of Sept 30th

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The marketing campaign for this movie alone should earn its viewing in theaters. A simple premise, but the story is brazen with its delivery of carved kills that will leave genre fans with a… okay, you know what I’m going to say next. Just go see it in theaters. 🙂

Saturday, October 22nd

Archive 81 (TV Series)

Available on Netflix 

12 Scariest Moments From Netflix's Archive 81

Fair warning, this gripping mystery is sadly left unsolved due to a Netflix canceling the series but is still well worth the viewing for a terrifying first season that provides nightmares to even the bravest viewers.

Sunday, October 23rd

Double Feature: Dashcam and Deadstream

Both available on VOD 

Review: Dashcam • Flixist

Scream your way through a double-header of modern horror that moves at 100 mph and slams its way harshly into your senses!

Monday, October 24th

Crimes of the Future

Available on VOD

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A movie by David Cronenberg. Canada’s best genre director returns to body horror after a decades-long wait and its as weird as you’d expect it.

Tuesday, October 25th

Glorious 

Available on Shudder

Glorious Review: A Crude Cosmic Horror Experience

A movie about a glory hole in a truck stop bathroom should really not be this deep and introspective, but here we are. Twists, cosmic epicness, and an ending that will make you scream out “holy shit” and that’s if you’re able to form the words at all.

Wednesday, October 26th

Revealer

Available on Shudder

Revealer (Review): Charmingly Wonky Apocalyptic B-Movie - Loud And Clear Reviews

Sinner vs saint vs the apocalypse. Shudder hits us with yet another weird as Hell indie that is partially campy, while sticking to its ’80s homage premise.

Thursday, October 27th

The Sadness

Available on Shudder

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You absolutely never forgot that you watched this movie, it’s impossible. Without a doubt, this is the scariest zombie movie of all time, so prepare yourself for all of the gore imaginable and some things you probably never thought could be shown on screen. You have been warned.

Friday, October 28th

Dark Glasses 

Available on Shudder Oct 13th 

Dark Glasses (2022) – The EOFFTV Review

Master of horror Dario Argento makes its way to Shudder and based on the trailer, it looks like we’re all in for a return to his classic form of beautifully shot stylized terrors.

Saturday, October 29th

Double Feature: Nope and Wendell & Wild

Nope is currently in theatres and Wendell & Wild is available on Netflix October 28th

Jordan Peele's “Nope” is Super Just Okay☁️ – On the Screen Reviews

Jordan Peele giving us two horror films in a year is beyond a treat, and one of them being a reuniting animation film with Keegan-Michael Key makes this all that much sweeter.

Sunday, October 30th

Double Feature: Day Shift and Night Shift 

Day Shift is available on Netflix and Night Shift is available on VOD 

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Vampire killing in the daytime and surviving a stalker by night, brace yourself for a day of tense action filled with fatal resolutions.

HALLOWEEN 🎃

Incantation

Available on Netflix 

Peering into Darkness: Must Watch Korean Horror Movies — PanChan

Taiwan gave horror audiences the scariest zombie movie of the year with The Sadness and the most terrifying found footage film of the decade.

You won’t just be haunted by this movie, you’ll be convinced it actually brought ghosts into your damn house. If you’re really wanting to kick it up a notch for Halloween, there is no better movie to watch on Netflix to give you an unshakable feeling of discomfort and an anxious sense of pure dread around every corner.

Happy Halloween and Happy Viewing!

 

 

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