Best Horror Movies From 2022 To Watch This Holiday Break

Best Horror Movies From 2022 To Watch This Holiday Break

By Sarah Ramirez, Staff Writer

Nothing beats making hot chocolate on Christmas Eve after a tumultuous day of decorations and wrapping, your sore paper-cut hands clutch around the piping hot cup as you sit in front of the tv. ready to finally rest and wake up to plenty of presents to indulge in. But until then you flip on the tv, the scene blaring to life as you wonder what to watch. And nothing is more filled with Christmas joy than a gore filled – mind slashing – high-pitched screaming horror movie.


 X (Ti West)  X | Official Trailer HD | A24YouTube · A24 2 minutes, 25 seconds Jan 12, 2022

 1979, a group of young filmmakers set out to make an adult film in rural Texas, but when their reclusive, elderly hosts catch them in the act, the cast finds themselves fighting for their lives. In which X reanimates perennial fears of aging, older women, and one’s fading relevance. -Candice Fredrick (rotten tomatoes)


NOPE (Jordan Peele) NOPE | Official Trailer 2:05


  • Brimming with tension but laced with gaiety so as to never feel hostile, Nope is an operatic and sweeping thriller that celebrates cinema and simultaneously condemns it as an industry built on obscured violence. – Eric Francisco (Rotten Tomatoes)  
  • This is a film full of symbolic exhortations, which is as much a part of the goals of science fiction as it is essential to Peele’s cinematic oeuvre. – Wesley Lovell (rotten tomatoes) 


Bones and All (David Kajganich)BONES AND ALL | Official Trailer | MGM Studios – YouTube

  • A love story about two pretty young cannibals won’t strike everyone as an appetizing dish. But you won’t be able to take your eyes off Timothée Chalamet and Taylor Russell as they try to reconcile romance with killer impulses on a road trip through hell.- Peter Travers (ABC news) 

Smile (Parker Finn)Smile | Official Trailer (2022 Movie)

  •  Smile is an intense horror film dealing with survivor’s guilt that exceeds all expectations. By the film’s end, I found my palms sweating — something I’d never experienced.- Johnathan Sim (Rotten Tomatoes)

Prey for the devil (Daniel Stamm)Prey for the Devil (2022 Movie) Official Trailer – YouTube

  • The Roman Catholic Church combats a global rise in demonic possessions by reopening schools to train priests to perform exorcisms. Although nuns are forbidden to perform this ritual, a professor recognizes Sister Ann’s gifts and agrees to train her. Thrusting onto the spiritual frontline, she soon finds herself in a battle for the soul of a young girl who’s possessed by the same demon that tormented her own mother years earlier.

FRESH (Mimi Cave) FRESH | Official Trailer | Searchlight Pictures

  • Daisy Edgar-Jones, Sebastian Stan, and Jojo T. Gibbs all turn in solid performances in this unique, wonderfully weird, slightly repulsive, and entrancing horror comedy (with a fantastic payoff) that is perfect for fans of fellow Searchlight release, Ready or Not- JoBloTheMovieCritic(IMDB)

Pearl (Ti West) Pearl | Official Trailer HD | A24

  • A candy-colored, nightmarish dream world of lofty ambitions, brutal violence, and bloody murder creates a Golden Age of Hollywood horror movies that’s unlike any other. – Louisa Moore (rotten tomatoes)
  • It was very well done and creative, as many directors tend to over-saturate slasher horror movies. But this wasn’t one and was really polished and well done. – Anzor Mustafa, Junoir

Piggy (Carlota Martínez Pereda) Piggy Trailer #1 (2022)

  • this is not a film in the business of offering comfort. It bleakly suggests that we’re on our own, and maybe need the push that a glimpse at the alternative provides- Luke Y. Thompson (Rotten Tomatoes)