10 Horror Films from 2022 to Watch on Shudder

Shudder has so many great movies on its streaming service. You’ll find classic horror films we’ve all seen many times, Italian gore and giallo films, but there are more. Over the last few years Shudder has become a place for new horror movies to premiere as Shudder originals and this helps them to not get lost in the shuffle. At the same time, many don’t get seen by the masses because not everyone has a Shudder account. Hopefully that changes for anyone reading this.

Between horror film originals and shows like 101 Scariest Movie Moments of All-time, which you should 100% check out, Shudder has it all. It’s streaming service isn’t expensive and you can see some of it on Amazon Prime or download the app to your Roku or Fire stick.

This article or list will highlight some of the movies you likely haven’t seen or won’t see. 2021 had a bunch of great movies on premiere on Shudder and 2022 has been no different. I have not seen them all, but between myself, Jared Letourneau, Seth T. Miller and Nathan Thomas Milliner, we’ve seen a bunch of them. I do believe some will end up on our Top 25 of 2022 list when we do that episode in December.

So let’s do this!

The Innocents

During the bright Nordic summer, a group of children reveal mysterious powers. But what starts out innocent soon takes a dark and violent turn in this gripping supernatural thriller. 

Moloch

MOLOCH tells the story of Betriek who lives a quiet life with her family at the edge of a peat bog. When they are attacked by a random stranger one night, Betriek sets out to find an explanation. But the deeper she digs, the more she becomes convinced something ancient is after her and her loved ones.

The Seed

Three friends, Deidre, Charlotte, and Heather, have travelled to the Mojave Desert in order to livestream a meteor shower while staying at a palatial home owned by Heather’s father. Deidre is frustrated when their phones stop working, as she had hoped to use the event to further increase her standing as a social media influencer. A meteor crash lands on the property, and the women retrieve it, only to discover that it’s a strange creature.

Watcher

As a serial killer stalks the city, a young actress who just moved to town with her boyfriend notices a mysterious stranger watching her from across the street in this terrifying thriller.

Glorious 

A heartbroken man finds himself trapped in a bathroom with a strange voice who says he may be the only hope in stopping a terrible event.

What Josiah Saw

A family with buried secrets reunite at a farmhouse to pay for their past sins. Josiah and his youngest son, Thomas, are all that remain of an estranged family. But after experiencing terrifying visions from beyond, Josiah decides they must change their ways to right a great wrong.  After being away for over two decades, Eli and Mary, Josiah’s eldest children, are enticed to sell the property and reunite at the old farmhouse in hopes of closing this haunting chapter of their lives for good. Sins of the past will be paid in full.

Hellbender

16 year-old Izzy leads an isolated life on a lonely mountaintop. All she’s learned is from her protective mom and the wilderness that swallows them. Questioning her illness and starved for companionship, Izzy sneaks down the mountain where she befriends brazen Amber. Izzy is in heaven, until a cruel drinking game with a live worm unleashes a new kind of hunger. Confused and scared, Izzy appeals to Mom for answers. But Mom’s secrets are as old and dark as the bloodline from which they’re born, and her grip is tight. Nature can only sleep for so long though, and when it wakes, it’s hungry as hell.

Who Invited Them

Adam and Margo’s housewarming party goes well enough… except there’s this one mysterious couple (Tom and Sasha) lingering after the other guests have left. The cool couple reveals themselves to be their wealthy neighbors but as one nightcap leads to another, Adam and Margo start to suspect their new friends are actually duplicitous strangers with a dark secret.

Offseason

Marie becomes stranded on the island where her mother is buried and must unveil the mystery behind her mother’s troubled past to make it out alive.

Speak No Evil

One family accepts an invitation to the rural home of another they met on holiday, only to find their lives altered in unexpected, deeply horrifying ways. From director Christian Tafdrup, SPEAK NO EVIL glides from from “squirmy to sinister to full-on shocking” (NY Times). 

There are so many more films on Shudder.  Especially from the last few years.  I think most have not heard of, most of these movies.  That’s why we are here.  I have personally seen all of these but 2.  By the end of the year we will do a Top 10 Horror on Shudder 2022 list along with our Top 25 of 2022.  This has been a good and very busy year for horror.  Enjoy!

Don’t forget Shudder’s 101 Scariest Movie Moments of All Time is now streaming, with new episodes every Wednesday.

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I have been watching horror films since I was 6 years old. The story, one Saturday night, my mom and I were watching movies and she fell asleep on the couch. We had the channel set on HBO and the movie we were watching ended and the next one, A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge. This was some time in 1986. I watched then entire film, I was sitting on the edge of my seat. When my mom woke, she asked me what just ended and I told her, “Freddy”. That was all I talked about for weeks and finally she broke down and rented more horror films for me. She rented, the Texas Chainsaw Massacre part 2, Re-Animator, Friday the 13th VI: Jason Lives and Halloween II. I watched all and fell in love with horror films forever. 5 Horror Films to Watch Inferno (1980) A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) The Beyond (1981) Friday the 13th VI: Jason Lives (1986) Horror of Dracula (1958)