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Downright Creepy Staff Picks Their Five Most Anticipated Films in 2022

Another year is coming to an end and it was a pretty good year for horror but 2022 is shaping up to be even better. Continuing with the theme of everything old is new again, and again and again there is no shortage of nostalgic properties that will see a sequel or reimagining in 2022. But there are plenty of original films that have us sitting on the edge of our seat to check them out. We compiled a list of our staff’s most anticipated film of 2022. Sound off on our social channels to let us know what you are most excited for.

 

Evil Dead Rise  (Tim KC Canton)

Credit: Ghost House Pictures / Warner Bros. / New Line Cinema

The new twisted tale focuses on two estranged sisters whose reunion is cut short by the rise of flesh-possessing demons, thrusting them into a primal battle for survival as they face the most nightmarish version of family imaginable. I also cannot wait for the Evil Dead video game coming out in early 2022 on HBO Max. We can only hope is gets a dual release in theaters as well. Evil Dead 2013 was a brutal take from director Fede Alvarez . ‘Evil Dead Rise’ has a lot to live up to in order to continue the badass legacy Alvarez’s fingerprint left behind. The film is currently in post-production.

Other Picks:
– Scream
– Black Phone
– Salem’s Lot
– The Northman

 

 

My Best Friend’s Exorcism (Kelly Powell)

Based on the 2017 novel from  Grady Hendrix, ‘My Best Friend’s Exorcism’ is set in the year is 1988. High school sophomores Abby and Gretchen have been best friends since fourth grade. But after an evening of skinny-dipping goes disastrously wrong, Gretchen begins to act…different. She’s moody. She’s irritable. And bizarre incidents keep happening whenever she’s nearby. Abby’s investigation leads her to some startling discoveries—and by the time their story reaches its terrifying conclusion, the fate of Abby and Gretchen will be determined by a single question: Is their friendship powerful enough to beat the devil? The film is currently in production under the helm of Director

Other Picks: 
– The Northman
– Nope
– Moonfall
– Salem’s Lot

 

 

Nope (Adam Roberts)

Nope
Credit: Moneypaw Productions

The newest tale from Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions is ‘NOPE.’ While we don’t know much about the plot details just yet we do know from Variety that the film, which recently wrapped principal photography, was shot on KODAK film, including 65mm film in IMAX format. The film is set to hit theaters in July of 2022.

Other Picks: 
– Evil Dead Rise
– Hellraiser
– Black Phone
– Halloween Ends

 

 

 

Black Phone (Danielle Gutierrez)

Black Phone
Credit: Universal Pictures / Blumhouse

Early buzz of ‘s performance in the ‘Black Phone’ rose from Fantastic Fest during the World Premiere. Audiences that were lucky enough to attend fest got a very early sneak peek as the film is not slated to release in theaters until June of 2022. We have seen a creepy trailer and cant’ wait to check it out for ourselves.

The synopsis is as follows: After being abducted by a child killer and locked in a soundproof basement, a 13-year-old boy starts receiving calls on a disconnected phone from the killer’s previous victims.

Other Picks: 
– The Northman
– Nope
– The Batman
– Don’t Worry Darling

 

 

Firestarter (Julie Holland)

Firestarter
Credit: © Blumhouse Productions

A young girl tries to understand how she mysteriously gained the power to set things on fire with her mind. No release date has been set as the film is currently in post-production.

Other Picks:
– Scream
– The Black Phone
– Hellraiser
– Nope

 

 

Scream  (Bailee Gilbert)

Credit: Paramount Pictures

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Other Picks:
– The Black Phone
– My Best Friend’s Exorcism
– Evil Dead Rise
– Nope

 

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