Netflix has an enviable collection of horror films and TV shows that have managed to carve out its own set of fan following. 2022 seems to be a pretty good year as Netflix is set to release a whole new set of horror titles besides other genre additions.
From Stranger Things season four scheduled for a 2022 release to various other Mike Flanagan projects, the year seems to be prepared for a whole set of new releases throughout the year that are ominous enough to terrify the audience and horror enthusiasts.
Here is the comprehensive list of horror films and shows coming to Netflix in 2022:
A complete list of horror films coming to Netflix in 2022:
Mr. Harrigan’s Phone
Based on Stephen King’s novel, Mr. Harrigan’s Phone is a Ryan Murphy production that is set to make a debut in 2022. It will focus on an unlikely friendship that blossoms between a young boy and a billionaire as the former get to understand how to communicate with the dead using the voicemail option on the phone.
The Pale Blue Eye
This gothic crime flick will see a young Edgar Allan Poe amidst a string of murderers that will add to the heightening tension. Based on Louis Bayard’s 2006 novel, the film will be directed by Scott Cooper and will feature a huge ensemble, including Christian Bale, Gillian Anderson, Harry melling, Robert Duvall and others.
Based on Cullen Bunn’s graphic novel, this David F. Samberg production will see a nurse’s life turn topsy turvy when she faces the various monsters lurking within the hospital chambers, with the latter being a den of horrific scientific experiments and evil practices. Having created horror classics like Annabelle: Creation and Lights Out, Samberg is expected to deliver a lot of jumpscares to the audience.
Untitled Bird Box 2 spin-off
After Sandra Bullock’s 2018 film, Bird Box, proved to be a major hit, becoming one of Netflix’s most-watched films for nearly three years, the horror hit is set to get an untitled Spanish spin-off. The original producers will be collaborating with Spanish filmmakers, the pastor brothers, as they try to recreate the ominous atmosphere and tension that was a characteristic of the English original.
Headlined by Asa Butterfield – also seen in Sex Education – the film will see a broke student trying to play a survival game with their life. A part of Toby Meakins’ directorial debut, the film will serve as a subversive and dark critique of the gaming obsession in the 1980s.
Every House is Haunted
Directed by Corin Hardy and produced by Evil Dead filmmaker Sam Raimi, the upcoming film will be based on Ian Rogers’ eponymous horror short stories collection that will see an insurance investigator butting heads with a psychic. As he faces more occult occurrences, he begins to believe in the supernatural finally.
Untitled horror film by Lee Daniels
At the beginning of 2022, Netflix acquired the rights to the untitled horror film by Lee Daniels, who made his name with Monster’s Ball. The film is based on the real-life story of Latoya Amons and her family in Indiana, who are afflicted by a dangerous demonic possession.
The talented ensemble cast will see Glenn Close, Octavia Spencer, Caleb McLaughlin, Rob Morgan and more.
Directed by Guillermo del Toro, the upcoming Netflix Original film will feature the voices of a large and talented ensemble, including Gregory Mann, David Bradley, Ewan McGregor, Tilda Swinton, Christoph Waltz, Cate Blanchett, Finn Wolfhard, and Ron Pearlman.
The film will follow the bizarre journey of a wooden puppet as it comes to life with magic during Mussolini’s regime in a Fascist Italy and spins a tale of love, discipline and faith.
Directed by Noah Baumbach, the upcoming film is set to be adapted from Don DeLillos’ eponymous novel that revolves around a widespread evacuation of a small town following a chemical disaster. Starring Greta Gerwig, Adam Driver, Don Cheadle and others, the film is set to be a horror-comedy.
A full list of horror series coming to Netflix in 2022:
Created by the co-creators of the popular German-language series, Dark, Baran bo Odar and Janje Friese, the upcoming series will see the nightmarish anguish faced by various immigrants as they face a sudden occult disturbance onboard a ship. It is one of the most-anticipated releases of the year.
Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities
Directed by the horror maestro himself, Guillermo del Toro’s Netflix series will see a group of directors directing eight stories, two of which are original creations by del Toro.
Starring the likes of Andrew Lincoln, Rupert Grint, Ben Barnes, David Hewlett, Essie Davis, Luke Roberts and several others in important roles across the episodes, the series will contain elements that range from “macabre to magical, gothic to grotesque or classically creepy.”
The Midnight Club
One of the many Mike Flanagan productions coming to Netflix as a part of his multi-year deal with the streamer, this upcoming series will see the filmmaker adapting Christopher Pike’s eponymous novel into a ten-episode series that will be set in a hospice for the terminally ill where sick teenagers get together to share horror stories till one of them dies.
The Fall of the House of Usher
Yet another Mike Flanagan production based on Edgar Allan Poe’s short story, the series will show the unnamed narrator getting involved in a set of sinister events that follow the death of the Usher sister.
With elements of gothic horror, including madness, isolation and other metaphysical forces, the series will have eight episodes that will star Mark Hamill, Kate Siegel, Frank Langella, Carla Gugino, Zach Gilford, Rahul Kohli and others.
Directed by the master of macabre horror, Tim Burton himself, the upcoming Netflix series has a huge ensemble cast, including Jenna Ortega, Gwendoline Christie, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Luiz Guzman, Victor Dorbantu etc. this live-action coming-of-age series will have eight episodes to focus on Wednesday Addams’ formative years in high school while showing her morbid obsession with death.
Much to the delight of video game aficionados, the live-action adaptation of the cult-favourite Resident Evil gameverse will take place over two different timelines that will explore the secrets of the Umbrella Corporation, besides examining the deadly effects of the T-Virus outbreak. With eight-hour-long episodes, the series will star the likes of Lance Riccick, Ella Balinska, Tamara Smart and Siena Agudong among others.