Halloween is finally here, and so are countless new horror films available to stream on platforms like Netflix, Hulu, and HBO Max. 2022 has been a great year for the horror genre, with many films breaking streaming and box office records and being met with high praise from critics and fans alike. Take a break from raking leaves or hitting the woods with your Outdoor Solutions hunting equipment and curl up with a blanket for a spooky night in with these horror movies.
Barbarian (HBO Max)
One of the best and most successful horror films of the year is coming to HBO Max on October 25th, just in time for Halloween. If you missed the theatrical release of this critically acclaimed, box-office hit, you’re in for a treat. Barbarian tells the tale of 2 travelers who double-booked the same Airbnb in rural Michigan and the horror that ensues once they both arrive.
X pays homage to 1970’s slasher films and tells the story of a group of friends who are trapped on a remote farm after a film shoot goes wrong. This is the perfect film to watch this Halloween; plus, for fans of X, the movie’s prequel “Pearl” is already in theaters, and the franchise’s third film is confirmed for release next year.
Let The Right One In (Showtime)
This newly released horror film puts a twist on a classic vampire story; a preteen vampire navigating life alongside the challenges that come with being a vampire. This movie might be more silly than scary but is spooky enough to be categorized as a horror film, making it the perfect option for anyone wanting to get into the Halloween spirit without being too terrified to sleep.
Halloween Ends (Peacock)
The newest (and maybe final?) addition to the classic Halloween franchise starring Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode, a woman who must once again come face to face with masked serial killer Michael Meyers.
Viewers wanting a classic scare with a modern twist are sure to love Creep, an instant classic horror film that follows Josef, a man with a cancer diagnosis who hires a cameraman to shoot a documentary about his final days on earth to show his unborn son. With plenty of jump scares and a plot twist that will leave viewers shocked, Creep (and the subsequent Creep 2, for fans who find themselves wanting more of Josef) is the perfect film to watch this Halloween.