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Best Horror Movies of 2022: A Heaven of Horror List

Welcome to the annual Heaven of Horror list of the Best Horror Movies 2022. If you don’t want to miss out on the top releases from the past year, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve compiled a list of the best movies we reviewed in 2022 that will send chills down your spine. Check out our “Best of 2022” list below!


Creating the Best Horror Movies 2022 list proved to be quite a challenge this year. With an abundance of new movies to watch and review, we made sure not to overlook any of the latecomers released in 2022.

Throughout the year, we had the privilege of reviewing an astonishing 350 genre movies and series. This diverse selection allowed us to explore a wide range of thrilling narratives and atmospheric scares.

For those who are interested, we also have a “Best of 2021” list. Feel free to check it out here.

Top-Rated Horror Movies of 2022

The following movies topped our charts in 2022, receiving a perfect rating of 5 out of 5 blood splatters. These are the films we wholeheartedly loved, wholeheartedly recommend, and would happily 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)

These exceptional movies captivated us with their gripping narratives, atmospheric tension, and spine-chilling moments. They truly represent the cream of the crop when it comes to horror cinema in 2022.

Best Horror Movies 2022: 4 Splatters

While not every film can achieve a top rating, a score of 4 out of 5 is still an impressive feat. Movies that receive this rating from Heaven of Horror are highly recommended choices for horror enthusiasts.

As our website covers horror, thriller, and sci-fi genres, we have included films from each category on our list. These genres often intertwine, offering unique and thrilling experiences.

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)

These Shudder releases left us on the edge of our seats, offering a wide range of terrifying experiences from diverse corners of the horror genre. From psychological thrills to spine-chilling drama, these films showcase the dark art of horror storytelling.

Best Mainstream Horror Movies of 2022

The mainstream horror movies released in 2022 raised the bar with their captivating narratives and unforgettable scares. We highly recommend checking out these exceptional films:

Best Shocking Horror Movie

Barbarian [2022] – Movie Review (4/5)

Best Jumpscare Horror Movie

Smile – Movie Review (4/5)

These mainstream horror movies delivered the shocks and scares that fans crave, leaving a lasting impression on audiences. Prepare yourself for intense thrills and terrifying surprises!

Best Subgenre and Niche Horror Movies of 2022

If you’re in the mood for something more specific and niche, these horror treats will cater to your darkest desires:

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)

These subgenre and niche horror movies offer unique takes on familiar themes, satisfying fans of specific horror subcategories. From survival horrors to supernatural tales, these films provide a fresh and twisted perspective on terror.

Best Thrillers of 2022

Thrillers have a special place in our hearts, as they tell gripping and captivating stories that keep us on the edge of our seats. Here are the 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)

These thrilling films provide heart-pounding suspense and thought-provoking narratives that will leave you craving for more. From Asian masterpieces to gripping mysteries, these thrillers deliver an unforgettable experience.


In conclusion, the horror movies of 2022 truly mesmerized us with their terrifying tales and spine-chilling moments. From the top-rated films that received a perfect 5 out of 5 blood splatters to the noteworthy entries that scored 4 splatters, this year proved to be a memorable one for horror enthusiasts.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What criteria did you use to select the best horror movies of 2022?

Our selection was based on thorough reviews, considering factors such as storytelling, atmosphere, scares, and overall impact. We aimed to curate a diverse list that showcases the best of what the horror genre had to offer in 2022.

2. Can I find these movies on popular streaming platforms?

Yes, many of these movies are available on popular streaming platforms such as Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, and Shudder. However, availability might vary depending on your location and the platforms you have access to.

3. Are these horror movies suitable for all audiences?

While horror movies are known for their ability to scare and thrill, it’s important to consider your personal preferences and sensibilities. Some movies on our list may contain intense scenes, violence, or mature themes. We recommend checking parental guidance or content ratings before watching.

4. Are there any upcoming horror movies we should look out for in 2023?

Yes, the horror genre continues to thrive, and there are already exciting releases slated for 2023. Stay tuned to Heaven of Horror for updates on upcoming horror movies and our future lists.

5. How can I stay informed about the latest horror news and releases?

To stay up-to-date with the latest horror news, trailers, and reviews, be sure to follow Heaven of Horror. We pride ourselves on keeping horror enthusiasts informed about all things macabre and thrilling.

We hope you enjoy your horrifying journey through the best horror movies of 2022. Prepare to immerse yourself in terrifying tales and experience the adrenaline rush that only the horror genre can provide. Happy watching!