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Best Horror Movies of 2022 Ranked: New Scary Movies Best to Worst

We’re ranking all the new horror movies of 2022 by Tomatometer, like Scream, X, Texas Chainsaw Massacre and more. (To recap 2021, see our best horror movies of 2021 list, or the Golden Tomato Awards, where A Quiet Place Part II took home the Best Horror Movie trophy.) We rank the movies Certified Fresh films first, followed by the Fresh and then Rotten. This list of best 2022 horror movies will update each week another genre entry arrives in theaters or streaming, so check back for all the new scary movies! —Alex Vo

Recently added: dark comedy The Menu, starring Anya Taylor-Joy; cannibal road movie Bones and All, starring Timothee Chalamet; The Retaliators, a yuletide action thriller (see the list of best and worst Christmas horror movies); V/H/S 99, the latest in the long-running anthology series.

#1

Hellbender (2021)
97%56%

#1
Adjusted Score: 98541%
Critics Consensus: Hellbender stirs a boiling cauldron of adolescent angst, serving up a coming-of-age story with dark horror overtones.
Synopsis: A teen and her mother live simply in a home in the woods, spending their time making metal music. A... [More]

#2

The Innocents (2021)
96%72%

#2
Adjusted Score: 99590%
Critics Consensus: The Innocents chillingly subverts the purity of youth in a powerfully acted thriller that lingers long after the credits roll.
Synopsis: During the bright Nordic summer, a group of children reveal mysterious powers. But what starts out innocent soon takes a... [More]
Directed By: Eskil Vogt

#3

Sissy (2022)
96%62%

#3
Adjusted Score: 97786%
Critics Consensus: Sissy weaves timely themes into its rich blend of horror and dark humor, topped off by terrific work from a talented cast led by Aisha Dee.
Synopsis: Cecilia and Emma were tween-age BFFs who were going to grow old together and never let anything come between them,... [More]
Directed By: Hannah Barlow, Kane Senes

#4

Saloum (2021)
96%67%

#4
Adjusted Score: 97083%
Critics Consensus: Smart, dynamic, and fast-paced, Saloum mixes tones and genres into a tart, smoothly blended treat.
Synopsis: Shot down after fleeing a coup and extracting a drug lord from Guinea-Bissau, the legendary mercenaries known as the Bangui... [More]
Directed By: Jean Luc Herbulot

#5

A Wounded Fawn (2022)
95%77%

#5
Adjusted Score: 95638%
Critics Consensus: Delightfully dark and impressively ambitious, A Wounded Fawn offers a grimly distinctive treat for slasher fans.
Synopsis: Inspired by surrealist art and Greek mythology, A Wounded Fawn follows the story of Meredith Tanning (Sarah Lind, Jakob's Wife),... [More]
Directed By: Travis Stevens

#6

X (2022)
94%75%

#6
Adjusted Score: 102620%
Critics Consensus: A fresh spin on the classic slasher formula, X marks the spot where Ti West gets resoundingly back to his horror roots.
Synopsis: In 1979, a group of young filmmakers set out to make an adult film in rural Texas, but when their... [More]
Directed By: Ti West

#7

Prey (2022)
93%73%

#7
Adjusted Score: 103025%
Critics Consensus: The rare action thriller that spikes adrenaline without skimping on character development, Prey is a Predator prequel done right.
Synopsis: Set in the Comanche Nation 300 years ago, "Prey" is the story of a young woman, Naru, a fierce and... [More]
Directed By: Dan Trachtenberg

#8

Mad God (2021)
93%67%

#8
Adjusted Score: 95269%
Critics Consensus: A rich visual treat for film fans, Mad God proves that even in the age of CGI, the cinematic allure of stop-motion animation remains strong.
Synopsis: Follow The Assassin through a forbidding world of tortured souls, decrepit bunkers, and wretched monstrosities forged from the most primordial... [More]
Directed By: Phil Tippett

#9

You Won't Be Alone (2022)
93%--

#9
Adjusted Score: 97475%
Critics Consensus: Although it may strike some as too artsy for its own good, You Won't Be Alone puts a thoughtfully fresh spin on familiar horror tropes.
Synopsis: Set in an isolated mountain village in 19th century Macedonia, YOU WON'T BE ALONE follows a young girl who is... [More]
Directed By: Goran Stolevski

#10

Barbarian (2022)
92%71%

#10
Adjusted Score: 98913%
Critics Consensus: Smart, darkly humorous, and above all scary, Barbarian offers a chilling and consistently unpredictable thrill ride for horror fans.
Synopsis: Traveling to Detroit for a job interview, a young woman books a rental home. But when she arrives late at... [More]
Directed By: Zach Cregger

#11

Hatching (2022)
92%61%

#11
Adjusted Score: 96113%
Critics Consensus: A message movie in a hard horror shell, Hatching perches between beauty and revulsion -- and establishes director Hanna Bergholm as a bright new talent.
Synopsis: In HATCHING, 12-year-old gymnast, Tinja (Siiri Solalinna), is desperate to please her image-obsessed mother, whose popular blog 'Lovely Everyday Life'... [More]
Directed By: Hanna Bergholm

#12

Piggy (2022)
92%60%

#12
Adjusted Score: 94803%
Critics Consensus: Brought hauntingly to life by Laura Galán's committed performance, Piggy deftly deploys genre thrills in service of sharp social commentary.
Synopsis: With the summer sun beating down on her rural Spanish town, Sara hides away in her parent's butcher shop. A... [More]
Directed By: Carlota Pereda

#13

Deadstream (2022)
91%78%

#13
Adjusted Score: 92170%
Critics Consensus: Proof that there's still life in the found-footage gimmick, Deadstream is a scarily good bit of B-movie fun.
Synopsis: After a public controversy left him disgraced and demonetized, a washed up internet personality tries to win back his followers... [More]

#14
Adjusted Score: 95097%
Critics Consensus: Narratively challenging and visually haunting, We're All Going to the World's Fair adds a uniquely ambitious and unsettling entry to the crowded coming-of-age genre.
Synopsis: Late on a cold night somewhere in the U.S., teenage Casey (Anna Cobb in her feature debut) sits alone in... [More]
Directed By: Jane Schoenbrun

#15

Werewolf by Night (2022)
90%90%

#15
Adjusted Score: 93221%
Critics Consensus: A spooky yarn told with taut economy, Werewolf by Night is a standout Marvel entry that proves Michael Giacchino as atmospheric and skilled a director as he is a composer.
Synopsis: On a dark and somber night, a secret cabal of monster hunters emerge from the shadows and gather at the foreboding... [More]
Directed By: Michael Giacchino

#16

What Josiah Saw (2021)
90%60%

#16
Adjusted Score: 90721%
Critics Consensus: What Josiah Saw may be too unrelentingly unpleasant for some viewers, but this slow-burning look at generational trauma leaves a lingering, nightmarish impact.
Synopsis: Everyone in town knows about the haunted Graham Farm on Willow Road. You'll hear there's a bad history to it.... [More]
Directed By: Vincent Grashaw

#17

Pearl (2022)
90%82%

#17
Adjusted Score: 95013%
Critics Consensus: Pearl finds Ti West squeezing fresh gore out of the world he created with X -- and once again benefiting from a brilliant Mia Goth performance.
Synopsis: Filmmaker Ti West returns with another chapter from the twisted world of X, in this astonishing follow-up to the year's... [More]
Directed By: Ti West

#18

Something In The Dirt (2022)
90%46%

#18
Adjusted Score: 91993%
Critics Consensus: Something in the Dirt reaffirms Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead as sci-fi storytellers with a distinctive -- and darkly alluring -- vision.
Synopsis: When neighbors John and Levi witness supernatural events in their Los Angeles apartment building, they realize documenting the paranormal could... [More]

#19

The Menu (2022)
89%78%

#19
Adjusted Score: 99501%
Critics Consensus: While its social commentary relies on basic ingredients, The Menu serves up black comedy with plenty of flavor.
Synopsis: A couple (Anya Taylor-Joy and Nicholas Hoult) travels to a coastal island to eat at an exclusive restaurant where the... [More]
Directed By: Mark Mylod

#20

The Sadness (2021)
89%61%

#20
Adjusted Score: 89841%
Critics Consensus: The Sadness lives up to its title with an unstintingly grim -- and overall effective -- slice of dystopian horror.
Synopsis: The city of Taipei suddenly erupts into bloody chaos as ordinary people are compulsively driven to enact the most cruel... [More]
Directed By: Rob Jabbaz

#21

Nanny (2022)
89%43%

#21
Adjusted Score: 92298%
Critics Consensus: Led by Anna Diop's strong central performance, the smartly disquieting Nanny is a promising debut for writer-director Nikyatu Jusu.
Synopsis: In this psychological horror fable of displacement, Aisha (Anna Diop), a woman who recently emigrated from Senegal, is hired to... [More]
Directed By: Nikyatu Jusu

#22

Soft & Quiet (2022)
86%58%

#22
Adjusted Score: 87005%
Critics Consensus: A painfully timely horror-fueled thriller, Soft & Quiet forces the viewer to confront the ugly underbelly of modern American race relations.
Synopsis: Playing out in real time, SOFT & QUIET is a runaway train that follows a single afternoon in the life... [More]
Directed By: Beth de Araújo

#23

You Are Not My Mother (2021)
88%50%

#23
Adjusted Score: 90112%
Critics Consensus: Smartly creepy, You Are Not My Mother engages with a number of thought-provoking themes without sacrificing chills.
Synopsis: It's the week before Halloween. Char's bedridden mother, Angela, has mysteriously gone missing. All that remains is her abandoned car... [More]
Directed By: Kate Dolan

#24

Watcher (2022)
87%67%

#24
Adjusted Score: 91767%
Critics Consensus: Although its story may lack surprises, Watcher benefits from director Chloe Okuno's chilling grip on the material -- and Maika Monroe's terrific work in the leading role.
Synopsis: As a serial killer stalks the city, Julia -- a young actress who just moved to town with her boyfriend... [More]
Directed By: Chloe Okuno

#25

Glorious (2022)
86%54%

#25
Adjusted Score: 87549%
Critics Consensus: With thought-provoking themes lurking beneath its absurd premise, Glorious is a brightly blood-spattered genre treat from director Rebekah McKendry.
Synopsis: A heartbroken man finds himself trapped in a bathroom with a strange voice who says he may be the only... [More]
Directed By: Rebekah McKendry

#26

Bodies Bodies Bodies (2022)
86%69%

#26
Adjusted Score: 94664%
Critics Consensus: Impeccably cast and smartly written, Bodies Bodies Bodies is an uncommonly well-done whodunit.
Synopsis: When a group of rich 20-somethings plan a hurricane party at a remote family mansion, a party game goes awry... [More]
Directed By: Halina Reijn

#27

Terrifier 2 (2022)
86%80%

#27
Adjusted Score: 87619%
Critics Consensus: Terrifier 2 outdoes the original in every way -- which makes it bad news for the squeamish, but a bloody good time for genre enthusiasts.
Synopsis: After being resurrected by a sinister entity, Art the Clown returns to the timid town of Miles County where he... [More]
Directed By: Damien Leone

#28

Speak No Evil (2022)
85%59%

#28
Adjusted Score: 88071%
Critics Consensus: A social satire with razor-sharp teeth, Speak No Evil offers a darkly delicious treat for fans of misanthropic thrillers.
Synopsis: On a vacation in Tuscany, two families -- one Danish, one Dutch -- meet and become fast friends. Months later,... [More]
Directed By: Christian Tafdrup

#29

Medusa (2021)
83%23%

#29
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: A stylish and well-acted tonal blend, Medusa confronts religious hypocrisy and sexism with invigorating anger.
Synopsis: Mari and her friends broadcast their spiritual devotion through pastel pinks and catchy evangelical songs about purity and perfection, but... [More]

#30

The Black Phone (2021)
83%88%

#30
Adjusted Score: 92326%
Critics Consensus: The Black Phone might have been even more frightening, but it remains an entertaining, well-acted adaptation of scarily good source material.
Synopsis: Finney, a shy but clever 13-year-old boy, is abducted by a sadistic killer and trapped in a soundproof basement where... [More]
Directed By: Scott Derrickson

#31

Bones and All (2022)
82%60%

#31
Adjusted Score: 90897%
Critics Consensus: Although its subject matter may be hard to stomach, Bones and All proves a deeply romantic and thought-provoking treat.
Synopsis: BONES AND ALL is a story of first love between Maren, a young woman learning how to survive on the... [More]
Directed By: Luca Guadagnino

#32

Nope (2022)
82%69%

#32
Adjusted Score: 98767%
Critics Consensus: Admirable for its originality and ambition even when its reach exceeds its grasp, Nope adds Spielbergian spectacle to Jordan Peele's growing arsenal.
Synopsis: A man and his sister discover something sinister in the skies above their California horse ranch, while the owner of... [More]
Directed By: Jordan Peele

#33

Resurrection (2022)
82%46%

#33
Adjusted Score: 88319%
Critics Consensus: Uneven yet steadily absorbing, Resurrection benefits greatly from Rebecca Hall's outstanding work in the leading role.
Synopsis: Margaret’s life is in order. She is capable, disciplined, and successful. Soon, her teenage daughter, who Margaret raised by herself,... [More]
Directed By: Andrew Semans

#34

Crimes of the Future (2022)
80%50%

#34
Adjusted Score: 90004%
Critics Consensus: Quintessential if not classic Cronenberg, Crimes of the Future finds the director revisiting familiar themes with typically unsettling flair.
Synopsis: As the human species adapts to a synthetic environment, the body undergoes new transformations and mutations. With his partner Caprice... [More]
Directed By: David Cronenberg

#35

Smile (2022)
79%77%

#35
Adjusted Score: 86055%
Critics Consensus: Deeply creepy visuals and a standout Sosie Bacon further elevate Smile's unsettling exploration of trauma, adding up to the rare feature that satisfyingly expands on a short.
Synopsis: After witnessing a bizarre, traumatic incident involving a patient, Dr. Rose Cotter (Sosie Bacon) starts experiencing frightening occurrences that she... [More]
Directed By: Parker Finn

#36

Scream (2022)
76%82%

#36
Adjusted Score: 86944%
Critics Consensus: The fifth Scream finds the franchise working harder than ever to maintain its meta edge -- and succeeding surprisingly often.
Synopsis: Twenty-five years after a streak of brutal murders shocked the quiet town of Woodsboro, a new killer has donned the... [More]

#37

V/H/S/99 (2022)
76%40%

#37
Adjusted Score: 77083%
Critics Consensus: Like most anthologies, V/H/S/99 has its ups and downs -- but more often than not, this collection of shorts continues the franchise's recent creative rebound.
Synopsis: V/H/S/99 harkens back to the final punk rock analog days of VHS, while taking one giant leap forward into the... [More]

#38

Master (2022)
74%37%

#38
Adjusted Score: 79781%
Critics Consensus: It can be didactic rather than truly suspenseful, but Master is an impressively well-crafted horror outing with a lot on its mind.
Synopsis: At an elite New England university built on the site of a Salem-era gallows hill, three women strive to find... [More]
Directed By: Mariama Diallo

#39
#39
Adjusted Score: 79097%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Margo, who comes from a noble family, inherited a castle that she inspects with her ill-tempered husband Dieter. When they... [More]
Directed By: Kevin Kopacka

#40

Some Like It Rare (2021)
100%72%

#40
Adjusted Score: 65519%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Butchers Vincent and Sophie's business is going under and their relationship is on the rocks. But their lives are changed... [More]
Directed By: Fabrice Éboué

#41

Luzifer (2021)
100%59%

#41
Adjusted Score: 24520%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Johannes, an innocent, Kaspar Hauser-like man with the heart of a child, lives secluded in an alpine hut together with... [More]
Directed By: Peter Brunner

#42

The Harbinger (2022)
92%--

#42
Adjusted Score: 92163%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Plagued by horrific nightmares, a woman enters a hellish dreamscape to confront her greatest fears.... [More]
Directed By: Andy Mitton

#43

Let the Wrong One In (2021)
92%50%

#43
Adjusted Score: 48918%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Let the Wrong One In follows young supermarket worker Matt, who is a little too nice for his own good.... [More]
Directed By: Conor McMahon

#44

To the Moon (2021)
92%74%

#44
Adjusted Score: 48969%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A weekend of healing for Dennis and Mia becomes a hallucinatory nightmare when Dennis' estranged brother arrives and begins to... [More]
Directed By: Scott Friend

#45

Deep Fear (2022)
91%--

#45
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Paris, the Eighties. Three students decide to celebrate their graduation with a visit of Paris catacombs. When they discover the... [More]
Directed By: Gregory Beghin

#46

Torn Hearts (2022)
89%40%

#46
Adjusted Score: 89147%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Blumhouse Television and EPIX present the cautionary tale of a rise to stardom set in the iconic Nashville Country Music... [More]
Directed By: Brea Grant

#47

The Retaliators (2021)
88%89%

#47
Adjusted Score: 88716%
Critics Consensus: It may not offer much they haven't seen before, but strong-stomached exploitation enthusiasts will savor The Retaliators.
Synopsis: In THE RETALIATORS, an upstanding pastor uncovers a dark and twisted underworld as he searches for answers surrounding his daughter's... [More]

#48

Kratt (2020)
87%--

#48
Adjusted Score: 86687%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Children are left to grandma's without smartphones. Real life seems boring until they find instructions for kratt -- magical creature... [More]
Directed By: Rasmus Merivoo

#49

The Changed (2021)
82%81%

#49
Adjusted Score: 36933%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Something has taken possession of the hearts and minds of the populace. Kim (Clare Foley), Mac (Jason Alan Smith), and... [More]
Directed By: Michael Mongillo

#50

Gatlopp (2022)
80%74%

#50
Adjusted Score: 49117%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A group of old friends reunites for a nostalgic evening of fun and games after a decade apart. After one... [More]
Directed By: Alberto Belli

#51

Shapeless (2021)
75%40%

#51
Adjusted Score: 61311%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Ivy, a struggling singer in New Orleans trapped in the hidden underworld of her eating disorder, must face her addiction... [More]
Directed By: Samantha Aldana

#52

Kicking Blood (2021)
74%58%

#52
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Kicking Blood overcomes evident budget limitations with solid acting and a vampire story that has an emotionally impactful twist.
Synopsis: After falling for a charming recovering alcoholic, modern vampire Anna sets her mind, and heart, on quitting blood and becoming... [More]
Directed By: Blaine Thurier

#53

The Cursed (2021)
73%54%

#53
Adjusted Score: 77075%
Critics Consensus: For a werewolf movie, The Cursed is frustratingly lacking in killer instinct -- but its intriguing additions to well-worn mythology add some necessary bite.
Synopsis: In the late 1800s, a once-peaceful remote country village is under attack--but by who or what, no one knows. Villagers... [More]
Directed By: Sean Ellis

#54

Orphan: First Kill (2022)
72%77%

#54
Adjusted Score: 76861%
Critics Consensus: Leaning into its ludicrous premise, Orphan: First Kill is a sequel that holds its own -- and for fans of campy horror, may even represent an improvement on the original.
Synopsis: Esther's terrifying saga continues in this thrilling prequel to the original and shocking horror hit "Orphan." After orchestrating a brilliant... [More]
Directed By: William Brent Bell

#55
#55
Adjusted Score: 40659%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: After a mysterious girl emerges as the sole survivor of a bloody raid on the research facility behind the top-secret... [More]
Directed By: Park Hoon-jung

#56

Homebound (2021)
70%21%

#56
Adjusted Score: 57243%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A twisted psychological thriller, Homebound follows Holly (Aisling Loftus), a young woman who travels with her new husband (Tom Goodman-Hill)... [More]
Directed By: Sebastian Godwin

#57

Men (2022)
68%39%

#57
Adjusted Score: 77595%
Critics Consensus: If its narrative and thematic reach sometimes exceeds its grasp, magnetic performances from a stellar cast help Men make the most of its horror provocations.
Synopsis: In the aftermath of a personal tragedy, Harper (Jessie Buckley) retreats alone to the beautiful English countryside, hoping to have... [More]
Directed By: Alex Garland

#58

Hellraiser (2022)
66%59%

#58
Adjusted Score: 71176%
Critics Consensus: A gift for long-suffering fans after numerous subpar sequels, David Bruckner's Hellraiser unlocks the puzzle box for getting this franchise back on the right track.
Synopsis: A new take on Clive Barker's 1987 horror classic in which a young woman struggling with addiction comes into possession... [More]
Directed By: David Bruckner

#59

Hocus Pocus 2 (2022)
64%51%

#59
Adjusted Score: 69470%
Critics Consensus: Hocus Pocus 2 is basically a boiling cauldron of nostalgia, but that's just enough for this belated sequel to cast a reasonably effective spell.
Synopsis: It's been 29 years since someone lit the Black Flame Candle and resurrected the 17th-century sisters, and they are looking... [More]
Directed By: Anne Fletcher

#60

Room 203 (2022)
64%47%

#60
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: When best friends Kim and Izzy move into a dark and mysterious apartment known as Room 203, they become convinced... [More]
Directed By: Ben Jagger

#61
Adjusted Score: 61387%
Critics Consensus: For better or worse depending on your taste, All Jacked Up and Full of Worms is just as grimy and transgressive as one might expect given its title.
Synopsis: Roscoe, a janitor for a scuzzy love motel, whose girlfriend has brought another man home for strange rituals, drifts through... [More]
Directed By: Alex Phillips

#62

Ghosts of the Ozarks (2021)
63%57%

#62
Adjusted Score: 41426%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Tim Blake Nelson, David Arquette, Angela Bettis, Thomas Hobson, Phil Morris and Tara Perry star in this exciting new take... [More]

#63

Mosquito State (2020)
62%36%

#63
Adjusted Score: 62189%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: August 2007. Isolated in his austere penthouse overlooking Central Park, obsessive Wall Street data analyst Richard Boca (Beau Knapp) sees... [More]
Directed By: Filip Jan Rymsza

#64

Old Man (2022)
62%60%

#64
Adjusted Score: 62163%
Critics Consensus: Stephen Lang is as magnetic as ever, but his finely layered performance isn't quite enough to distract from Old Man's predictable story.
Synopsis: When a lost traveler stumbles upon an old man living in a remote cabin in the woods, the two engage... [More]
Directed By: Lucky McKee

#65

House of Darkness (2022)
60%24%

#65
Adjusted Score: 61372%
Critics Consensus: House of Darkness finds writer-director Neil LaBute just as acerbic as ever, although he's made more compelling statements on sexual mores.
Synopsis: Justin Long and Kate Bosworth star in this seductive thriller from director Neil LaBute (The Wicker Man). Driving home to... [More]
Directed By: Neil LaBute

#66

The Harbinger (2022)
60%87%

#66
Adjusted Score: 12281%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Hoping to escape their past, Daniel and Theresa Snyder move their troubled young daughter Rosalie to a quaint Midwestern town,... [More]
Directed By: Will Klipstine

#67

No Exit (2022)
59%50%

#67
Adjusted Score: 61178%
Critics Consensus: No Exit isn't quite a white-knuckle ride, but it may provide just enough mileage for viewers seeking reasonably diverting popcorn thrills.
Synopsis: In "No Exit," Havana Rose Liu ("Mayday") makes her feature film leading role debut as Darby, a young woman en... [More]
Directed By: Damien Power

#68

Studio 666 (2022)
56%80%

#68
Adjusted Score: 60157%
Critics Consensus: Studio 666 doesn't quite take its horror-comedy hybrid to 11, but if you're in the mood, this cheerfully over-the-top outing is a lot of fun.
Synopsis: In STUDIO 666, Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Foo Fighters move into an Encino mansion steeped in grisly rock... [More]
Directed By: BJ McDonnell

#69

A Banquet (2021)
56%37%

#69
Adjusted Score: 57615%
Critics Consensus: If it isn't without its share of empty calories, A Banquet remains a lavishly appointed treat for fans of slow-burning horror.
Synopsis: Widowed mother Holly (Sienna Guillory) is radically tested when her teenage daughter Betsey (Jessica Alexander) experiences a profound enlightenment and... [More]
Directed By: Ruth Paxton

#70

Day Shift (2022)
56%76%

#70
Adjusted Score: 60359%
Critics Consensus: Game stars and an appealingly goofy premise aren't enough to make up for Day Shift's uninspired action-comedy hijinks.
Synopsis: Jamie Foxx stars as a hard working blue collar dad who just wants to provide a good life for his... [More]
Directed By: J.J. Perry

#71

Dark Glasses (2022)
52%41%

#71
Adjusted Score: 53130%
Critics Consensus: While it's far from Dario Argento's best, Dark Glasses may be worth a look for fans hungry for another horrific helping from a master of his craft.
Synopsis: Rome. A serial killer has killed three prostitutes, strangling them with cello ropes. The last rope of the "Cellist" is... [More]
Directed By: Dario Argento

#72
#72
Adjusted Score: 53059%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: The year is 1988. High school sophomores Abby and Gretchen have been best friends since fourth grade. But after an... [More]
Directed By: Damon Thomas

#73

DASHCAM (2021)
48%35%

#73
Adjusted Score: 50848%
Critics Consensus: DASHCAM is visually and thematically provocative, although the film's grating protagonist undercuts its effectiveness.
Synopsis: At the start of the pandemic, an indulgent and self-deluded livestreaming improv musician abandons L.A. for London, steals her ex-band... [More]
Directed By: Rob Savage

#74
#74
Adjusted Score: 46111%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A father (Marlon Wayans) and his teenage daughter (Priah Ferguson) are forced to team up and save their town after... [More]
Directed By: Jeff Wadlow

#75

Mr. Harrigan's Phone (2022)
44%50%

#75
Adjusted Score: 45492%
Critics Consensus: Despite a pair of layered performances from its talented leads, Mr. Harrigan's Phone never quite connects with the source material's intriguing themes.
Synopsis: When Craig, a young boy living in a small town (Jaeden Martell) befriends Mr. Harrigan, an older, reclusive billionaire (Donald... [More]
Directed By: John Lee Hancock

#76

Halloween Ends (2022)
40%57%

#76
Adjusted Score: 49062%
Critics Consensus: Halloween Ends -- for now, anyway -- with a frequently befuddling installment that's stabbed, slashed, and beaten by a series of frustrating missed opportunities.
Synopsis: This is Laurie Strode's last stand. After 45 years, the most acclaimed, revered horror franchise in film history reaches its... [More]
Directed By: David Gordon Green

#77

The Long Night (2022)
35%24%

#77
Adjusted Score: 35073%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: While searching for the parents she's never known, New York transplant Grace (Scout Taylor-Compton) returns to her childhood southern stomping... [More]
Directed By: Rich Ragsdale

#78

Those Who Walk Away (2022)
33%94%

#78
Adjusted Score: 12144%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: After Max and Avery meet on a social media app for a first date, their evening takes a perilous turn... [More]
Directed By: Robert Rippberger

#79

They/Them (2022)
33%23%

#79
Adjusted Score: 34866%
Critics Consensus: Although it deserves credit for its strong cast and inclusive premise, They/Them is too tonally messy to cut more than skin deep.
Synopsis: Kevin Bacon plays Owen Whistler in this slasher horror film set at an LGBTQIA+ conversion camp. Several queer campers join... [More]
Directed By: John Logan

#80

Umma (2022)
32%51%

#80
Adjusted Score: 32677%
Critics Consensus: Despite Sandra Oh's typically strong performance and glimmers of potential from writer-director Iris K. Shim, Umma is a cliché-ridden missed opportunity.
Synopsis: Umma, which is the Korean word for "mother," follows Amanda (Sandra Oh) and her daughter (Fivel Stewart) living a quiet... [More]
Directed By: Iris K. Shim

#81
#81
Adjusted Score: 36348%
Critics Consensus: Texas Chainsaw Massacre doesn't skimp on the gore, but Leatherface may have irrevocably lost his ability to terrify.
Synopsis: Melody (Sarah Yarkin), her teenage sister Lila (Elsie Fisher), and their friends Dante (Jacob Latimore) and Ruth (Nell Hudson), head... [More]
Directed By: David Blue Garcia

#82

The Cellar (2022)
31%35%

#82
Adjusted Score: 32539%
Critics Consensus: Although it doesn't tumble to The Cellar of the haunted house genre, this is a mostly musty exercise in second-rate supernatural horror.
Synopsis: Keira Woods' (Elisha Cuthbert) daughter mysteriously vanishes in the cellar of their new house. She soon discovers there is an... [More]
Directed By: Brendan Muldowney

#83

Choose or Die (2022)
30%24%

#83
Adjusted Score: 30761%
Critics Consensus: Flickers of frightening promise are muffled by an excessively franchise-focused story in Choose or Die, with frustratingly forgettable results.
Synopsis: After firing up a lost 80s survival horror game, a young coder unleashes a hidden curse that tears reality apart,... [More]
Directed By: Toby Meakins

#84

The Invitation (2022)
25%60%

#84
Adjusted Score: 26582%
Critics Consensus: Despite a very likable lead and a refreshingly light touch, The Invitation is ultimately too predictable to thrill as either a romance or a horror story.
Synopsis: After the death of her mother and having no other known relatives, Evie (Nathalie Emmanuel) takes a DNA test... and... [More]
Directed By: Jessica M. Thompson

#85

WarHunt (2022)
21%36%

#85
Adjusted Score: 16339%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: 1945. A US military cargo plane loses control and violently crashes behind enemy lines in the middle of the German... [More]
Directed By: Mauro Borrelli

#86

Abandoned (2022)
20%26%

#86
Adjusted Score: 20027%
Critics Consensus: Horror fans seeking effective frights will almost certainly feel Abandoned by this well-cast but deeply disappointing haunted house story.
Synopsis: Abandoned follows the sharply intense lives of Sara (Emma Roberts), her husband Alex (John Gallagher Jr.), and their infant son... [More]
Directed By: Spencer Squire

#87

The Accursed (2022)
20%27%

#87
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Elly is asked by a family friend to spend a few days looking after an elderly woman living in a... [More]
Directed By: Kevin Lewis

#88

The Requin (2022)
19%7%

#88
Adjusted Score: 12421%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: There's terror in paradise when Jaelyn (Alicia Silverstone) and Kyle (James Tupper) arrive at a remote seaside villa in Vietnam... [More]
Directed By: Le-Van Kiet

#89

Prey for the Devil (2022)
16%69%

#89
Adjusted Score: 16432%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Sister Ann (Jacqueline Byers) believes she is answering a calling to be the first female exorcist... but who, or what,... [More]
Directed By: Daniel Stamm

#90

Firestarter (2022)
10%47%

#90
Adjusted Score: 15425%
Critics Consensus: There was plenty of room to improve on the original, but Firestarter trips over that low bar and tumbles toward the bottom of the long list of Stephen King adaptations.
Synopsis: For more than a decade, parents Andy (Zac Efron; Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile; The Greatest Showman) and Vicky... [More]
Directed By: Keith Thomas

#91
#91
Adjusted Score: 4290%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A malevolent spirit bent on vengeance, stalks a young family visiting Mexico. Andrew, Carly and their son Danny travel to... [More]

#92
#92
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Chase and Laine head to the Horror Hound festival where Laine begins to experience unexplained premonitions and disturbing visions associated... [More]
Directed By: Timo Vuorensola