Morbius, Halloween Ends and Scream will all debut / Picture Credits (l-r): Sony Pictures, Universal Pictures, Paramount Pictures
Morbius, Halloween Ends and Scream will all debut / Picture Credits (l-r): Sony Pictures, Universal Pictures, Paramount Pictures

Fans of the horror genre will be looking at the New Year with intrigue and excitement, as a whole host of exciting, spooky films are set to make their way to the big screen.

Here are seven of the most anticipated horror movies coming out in 2022 that we can’t wait to watch…

Scream - Released January 14th

Ghostface is making yet another return in the upcoming Scream sequel and this time, he’s targeting those who are related to the original Ghostface Woodsboro killers.

Though the psychotic murderer is now focused on a new group of potential victims, it doesn’t take long for Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell), Gale Weathers (Courteney Cox) and Dewey Riley (David Arquette) to get brought back into the fray, in a bid to bring the horrors to an end all over again.

This will be the first Scream instalment without iconic filmmaker Wes Craven at the helm following his passing in 2015, but original screenwriter Kevin Williamson is back to ensure the magic of the movies that made this franchise such a success can be replicated.

Morbius - Delayed until April

Jared Leto stars in the titular role in upcoming Marvel horror flick Morbius, from Sony Pictures. Also starring Matt Smith, Adria Arjona, Jared Harris, Al Madrigal and Tyrese GIbson, the movie follows antihero Michael Morbius who has fallen dangerously sick, with a rare blood disorder.

Determined to ensure others don't meet the same fate, he attempts a desperate, life-changing gamble which at first, appears to be a success. Before too long however, a darkness inside him is unleashed; will he succumb to the evil, or can good prevail?

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre - Released February 18th

This upcoming slasher from director David Blue Garcia and a screenplay by Chris Thomas Devlin is intended to be a direct sequel to the original movie of the same name, which released all the way back in 1974, disregarding all other films in the franchise, much like the release of Halloween in 2018.

Sarah Yarkin and Elsie Fisher play sisters Melody and Lila, who head to the remote town of Harlow in Texas alongside their friends Dante (Jacob Latimore) and Ruth (Nell Hudson), in the hopes of starting a new business.

Unfortunately for them, they disrupt the home of Leatherface and reawaken the nightmares that haunt the area's residents, including original sole survivor of his massacre, Sally Hardesty (Olwen Fouéré).

The Black Phone - Released June 24th

Set in the 1970s, The Black Phone sees Ethan Hawke step into the role of serial killer The Grabber, who's kidnapping children in a suburban Colorado town. Finney Shaw (Mason Thames) becomes one of the kidnapped, trapped inside a soundproof basement with a disconnected phone that transmits the voices of the killer's previous victims.

Hoping to escape with the help of the supernatural voices, Finney’s sister Gwen Shaw (Madeleine McGraw) feels at a loss as to how to help, but when she starts having recurring visions, she could come to the rescue after all.

Nope - Released July 22nd

Writer, director and producer Jordan Peele, best known for his work on projects including Get Out and Us, is making another return to horror with his latest project, called Nope. Jesse Plemons was originally offered the lead role, but had to turn down the opportunity due to scheduling conflicts.

Though we don't know too much about the plot, we do know that Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer and Steven Yeun will all star, so it has all the right ingredients to become a success.

Salem’s Lot - Released September 9th

Gary Dauberman steps into the director's chair for this remake of the Stephen King classic horror tale, Salem's Lot, which tells the story of a writer who returns to his hometown and discovers that the residents there are being turned into vampires.

Lewis Pullman is taking on the role of the aforementioned writer, Lewis Pullman, spearheading an all-star cast which also includes Makenzie Leigh, Bill Camp, Spencer Treat Clark, Alfre Woodard, William Sadler, Pilou Asbæk, and John Benjamin Hickey.

Halloween Ends - Released October 14th

Michael Myers was unstoppable in Halloween Kills / Picture Credit: Universal Studios
Michael Myers was unstoppable in Halloween Kills / Picture Credit: Universal Studios

Following the tragic events of Halloween Kills, the new trilogy will come to a close when Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) takes the fight to Michael Myers (James Jude Courtney/Nick Castle) one last time.

David Gordon Green rounds out his story - which is served up as a direct sequel to the original 1978 release - with Kyle Richards returning once more as original survivor Lindsey Wallace and Andi Matichak also back as Laurie’s granddaughter, Allyson.

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