Best Horror Movies 2022 is the annual Heaven of Horror list. Want to make sure you don’t miss out on the best horror movies of the past year? We’ve got you covered. Here’s our list featuring the best releases we’ve reviewed this past year. Check out our “Best of 2022” list right here!

Best Horror Movies 2022 is a list we almost didn’t make for this past year. Simply because we had too many new movies, we needed to watch and review for the end of this year and didn’t want to miss out on including any of these late-comers to be released in the year 2022.

In 2022, we reviewed more genre movies and series than ever before: A whopping 350 titles!


To check out our “Best of 2021”-list as well? Click here to read that one as well >

Since we do have so many great genre movies to choose from in 2022, we’ve split them up into sub-genres. All of which we’ve invented for the very purpose of making this list.

Let’s begin this “Best of 2022” with our top-rated horror movies of 2022.

The very Best Horror Movies & Thrillers of 2022

Let’s start with the movies we gave a top rating in 2022. That means 5 out of 5 blood splatters. These are movies we loved, would recommend, and watch again ourselves!

Best Serial Killer Horror Movie

The Black Phone – Movie Review (5/5)

Best Foreign Horror Movie

Speak No Evil – Shudder Review (5/5)

Best Cannibal Love Movie

Bones and All – Movie Review (5/5)

Best Cannibal Horror-Comedy

Fresh – Hulu/Disney+ Review (5/5)

Best Realistic Horror-Thriller

Soft & Quiet – Movie Review (5/5)

Best Psychological Thriller

Resurrection – Movie Review (5/5)

Best Netflix Thriller

I Came By – Netflix Review (5/5)

Best Horror Movies 2022 with 4 splatters

Not every movie can get a top rating, but getting 4 out of 5 is pretty damn good too. That’s why we’re also including the movies that managed to get this rating from Heaven of Horror. Whenever we give 4 out of 5 ratings, it’s still a movie we highly recommend. 

We’re covering the Horror, Thriller, and Sci-Fi genres on this website, so these genres are included on the list at the very end. Also, these genres do tend to overlap quite a lot.

Horror Movies released on Shudder in 2022

Best Foreign Shudder Horror Movie

Satan’s Slaves 2: Communion – Shudder Review (4/5)

Best Shudder Horror-Comedy

Deadstream – Shudder Review (4/5)

Best Asian-American Shudder Horror Movie

They Live In The Grey – Shudder Review (4/5)

Best Shudder Psychological Thriller

The Apology – Shudder Review (4/5)

Best Psychological Shudder Horror Movie

Who Invited Them – Shudder Review (4/5)

Best Shudder Psycho Horror-Drama

A Banquet – Movie Review (4/5)

Best Creepy Kids Shudder Horror Movie

The Innocents – Movie Review (4/5)

Best 2022 Mainstream Horror Movies

The mainstream horror movies released in 2022 set a pretty high bar!

Best Shocking Horror Movie

Barbarian [2022] – Movie Review (4/5)

Best Jumpscare Horror Movie

Smile – Movie Review (4/5)

Best subgenre and niche Horror movies of 2022

You can find so many brilliant horror treats in the below horror niche movies.

Best Survival Horror Movie

Run Sweetheart Run – Movie Review [Prime Video] (4/5)

Best Revenge Slasher Movie

Piggy – Movie Review (4/5)

Best Creature Feature Horror Movie

Hatching – Movie Review (4/5)

Best Folklore Horror Movie

You Are Not My Mother – Movie Review (4/5)

Best Werewolf Horror Movie

The Cursed – Movie Review (4/5)

Best Old School Monster Movie

Werewolf by Night – Disney+ Review (4/5)

Best Netflix Horror Movie

Incantation – Netflix Review (4/5)

Best Thrillers of 2022

Just as we love horror movies, we do also love a good thriller. Let’s face it, a good thriller has wide appeal and can tell some amazing and important stories. Here are our best thrillers of 2022:

Best Asian Thriller

Missing – Fantasia Review (4/5)

Best Mystery Thriller on Netflix

God’s Crooked Lines – Netflix Review (4/5)

Best Netflix Thriller-Mystery based on a true story

The Chalk Line – Netflix Review (4/5)

I usually keep up-to-date with all the horror news, and make sure Heaven of Horror share the best and latest trailers for upcoming horror movies. I love all kinds of horror. My love affair started when I watched 'Poltergeist' alone around the age of 10. I slept like a baby that night and I haven't stopped watching horror movies since. The crazy slasher stuff isn't really for me, but hey, to each their own. I guess I just like to be scared and get jump scares, more than being disgusted and laughing at the grotesque. Also, Korean and Spanish horror movies made within the past 10-15 years are among my absolute favorites.
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