Here are the top 5 best horror movies on Netflix 2022 

Looking for something to watch not for the faint of heart? If so, this list of best horror movies on Netflix 2022 will satisfy you. 

Netflix is home to pretty much every kind of film genre one can think of, but when your cinematic hunger is only satiated by ghost stories and slashers, rest assured that the platform’s collection of horror films is a hellishly delightful curation that we wholeheartedly recommend. We hand-picked you the top 5 most popular horror movies on Netflix 2022. Let’s go and discover!

Best horror movies on Netflix 2022

1. The Invitation

  • Genre: Horror, Mystery & Thriller
  • Director: Jessica M. Thompson
  • Stars: Nathalie Emmanuel, Thomas Doherty, Sean Pertwee

After the death of her mother and having no other known relatives, Evie (Nathalie Emmanuel) takes a DNA test… and discovers a long-lost cousin she never knew she had. Invited by her newfound family to a lavish wedding in the English countryside, she’s at first seduced by the sexy aristocrat host but is soon thrust into a nightmare of survival as she uncovers twisted secrets in her family’s history and the unsettling intentions behind their sinful generosity.

2. Incantation

  • Genre: Horror, Thriller
  • Director: Eric Gibson
  • Stars: Elise Berggreen, Kellan Rhude, Dylan Pierce

Which is the No 1 horror movie 2022? The best answer is Incantation. Since its premiere in March, the movie has become the highest-grossing Taiwanese horror film of all time, and Taiwan’s highest-grossing film of 2022. Incantation also finds itself at the center of a debate on the Chinese social media platform Weibo. The hashtag “Is Incantation scary?” has garnered millions of views.

In this Taiwanese horror film, Li Ronan (Tsai Hsuan-yen) is one of three videographers who use film to bust paranormal myths. But when the group encounters a mysterious cult guarding a secret tunnel, their exploration has dangerous ramifications for those close to Ronan–especially her daughter, Dodo (Huang Sin-ting).

3. The Stranger

  • Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery & Thriller
  • Director: Thomas Wright
  • Stars: Joel Edgerton, Sean Harris, Jada Alberts

A friendship forms between two strangers. For Henry Teague (Sean Harris), worn down by a lifetime of physical labor, this is a dream come true. His new friend Mark (Joel Edgerton) becomes his savior and ally. However, neither is who they appear to be, each carry secrets that threaten to ruin them — and in the background, one of the nation’s largest police operations is closing in.

4. The Pale Blue Eye

  • Genre: Mystery & Thriller, Drama
  • Director: Scott Cooper
  • Stars: Christian Bale, Harry Melling, Simon McBurney

West Point, 1830. In the early hours of a gray winter morning, a cadet is found dead. But after the body arrives at the morgue, tragedy becomes savagery when it’s discovered that the young man’s heart has been skillfully removed. Fearing irreparable damage to the fledgling military academy, its leaders turn to a local detective, Augustus Landor (Christian Bale), to solve the murder. Stymied by the cadets’ code of silence, Landor enlists the help of one of their own to pursue the case, an eccentric cadet with a disdain for the rigors of the military and a penchant for poetry — a young man named Edgar Allan Poe (Harry Melling).

5. Old People

  • Genre: Horror
  • Director: Andy Fetscher
  • Stars: Adolfo Assor, Louie Betton, Gerhard Bös

This list of best horror movies on Netflix 2022 couldn’t be complete without Old People. 

Old People is an interesting name for a horror movie, especially one filled with violence. The film has one hell of a violent opening and plays with expectations on what we expect from the elderly while also offering a fairly on-the-nose commentary on how the older you get, the more you’re forgotten and pushed away. 

Our point of view in this story is Ella, who is on the way back to her hometown with her kids for her sister’s wedding. The remote little village has changed a lot since she left, and not for the better. The village’s young people have long moved away, with the nursery home retirement staff the only ones left behind. Now the village looks cold and sad as only old folks walk the streets or live forgotten by the rest of the world in the nursing home. When a huge thunderstorm hits the little town the night of the wedding, the residents of a retirement home start behaving strangely and the violence wreaks havoc across the village.

That brings us to the end of this best horror movies on Netflix 2022 list. What do you think of this list? Have you watched them or do you have any other recommendations? Please let us know in the comment section below. 

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