[Best of 2022] @KimmiKillZombie’s 10 Best Horror Movies of 2022

Another year of horror movies has passed. As we prepare to ring in 2023, let’s take a look back at the best horror movies 2022 had to offer. We were spoiled fiends this year; featuring terrifying clowns, action-packed dead vampires and cloud-covered UFOs, we got not one but TWO scares from indie horror darling Ti West, Rob Zombie’s return to his monster-loving roots and some real delights of found footage.

What are the 10 horror movies that made my list of the best horror movies of 2022? Let’s see…

ten. pearl + X

Trapped on her family’s secluded farm, Pearl must care for her ailing father under the bitter, overbearing watch of her devout mother. Desiring a glamorous life like she’s seen in the movies, Pearl’s ambitions, temptations, and repressions all collide in the stunning, color-inspired origin story of X’s iconic villain.


3 good things about X+pearl
  1. They exude retro style
  2. Clean cinematography that only Ti West can deliver
  3. Two exceptionally twisted performances from Mia Goth

More great stuff in the full Nightmare on Film Street review at X HERE and pearl HERE

9. Prey

On the Great Plains in 1719, Naru, a fierce and highly skilled Comanche warrior, sets out to protect her people when an unknown danger threatens them. But the prey she stalks turns out to be a highly evolved alien predator with a technically advanced arsenal.


3 good things about Prey
  1. The Predator fights a bear
  2. Beautifully shot, for such a gory action-horror hybrid
  3. Led by a captivating heroine and her adorable dog

8. Nope

Residents of a lonely interior California ravine bear witness to a strange and chilling discovery.

3 good things about Nope

  1. Best epic cinematic experience for genre fans this year
  2. Genre-bending in the best way, combining sci-fi, action, horror and drama
  3. Creep Corey Hart (I wear my sunglasses to niiiiiiiighttt)

More good things about Nope in our full review HEREand in our podcast review HERE


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7. The Munsters

Lily is a typical 150-year-old vampire in love who searches for the man of her nightmares – until she lays eyes on Herman, a 7-foot-tall green experiment with a heart of gold. It’s love at first shock as these two ghouls drop their fangs into each other in a Transylvanian romance. Unfortunately, all does not go well at the cemetery, as Lily’s father has other plans for his beloved daughter’s future, and they don’t involve her clumsy new beau.

3 good things about The Munsters
  1. Cute, quirky and kitsch fun
  2. Richard Brake’s killer performance as mad scientist and lover Nosferatus
  3. Color gels!

6. Fresh

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Frustrated by scrolling through dating apps to find herself on lame and tedious dates, Noa tries her luck by giving the awkwardly charming Steve her number after an encounter with the produce section at the grocery store.

3 good things about Fresh
  1. Interior decoration die for
  2. Advertisement

  3. Shrewd and charismatic killer in Sebastian Stan
  4. Cannibalism!

More great stuff in our full review of Fresh HEREand in our interview with writer and director Mimi Cave & Lauryn Kahn HERE

5. Over There: Halloween Mega Tape (aka WNUF 2)

Feast on candy corn and get ready for a party in a haunted house filled with aliens, vampires and phantom bums in this hard-to-find footage of an infamous United States East Coast smuggling video operation. 90s. Straight from the archives of Trader Tony’s Tape Dungeon, the “Out There Halloween Mega Tape” has been assembled from the highest quality source materials available and presented as sold via the sale catalog by Trader Tony’s correspondence in the 1990s.

3 good things about Over There: Halloween Mega Tape
  1. Multimedia found footage assault!
  2. Nonstop 90s commercial goodness
  3. Meta daytime talk show

More good stuff in our full interview with Over There: Halloween Mega Tape filmmakers Chris & Melissa LaMartina HERE

4. Run darling, run

A woman runs for her life through the streets of Los Angeles after her blind date suddenly turns violent.

3 good things about Run darling, run
  1. killer soundtrack
  2. Cool John Wick style world building
  3. surprise supernatural nip

3. Day shift

A vampire hunter in Los Angeles has one week to find the money to pay for his child’s school fees and dental braces. Trying to make a living these days just might kill him.

3 good things about Day shift
  1. Fast Power Sequences
  2. Kick ass evil Dead– inspired vampire monsters
  3. Good Cheesy Fun

2. Deadstream

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A disgraced internet personality tries to win back his subscribers by live-streaming a night alone in a haunted house. But when he accidentally unleashes a vengeful spirit, his big comeback event becomes a real-time fight for his life.


3 good things about Deadstream
  1. New livestream style found footage
  2. Hilarious Ghost Hunting Hijinks
  3. Practical special effects galore!

More great stuff in our full review of Deadstream HEREand in our interview with writers/directors Joseph & Vanessa Winter HERE

1. Barbaric

Georgina Campbell as Tess in 20th Century Studios BARBARIAN, photo courtesy of 20th Century Studios

In town for a job interview, a young woman arrives at her Airbnb late at night to find it’s been double-booked by mistake and a strange man is already staying there. Against her better judgment, she decides to spend the night anyway, but soon discovers that there is much more to fear in the house than the other house guest.

3 good things about Barbaric
  1. Unpredictable twists galore
  2. Queen of Screams Justin Long
  3. Skarsgård untrustworthy

More good things about Barbaric in our full review HEREand in our podcast review HERE

And that’s the end of my favorite horror movies of 2022! Meet my co-captain Jonathan Letter box for over 50 honorable mentions and please please share your favorites of the year with us on Twitter, Reddit, Facebookand in the official Nightmare on Film Street Discord. You can also hear us discuss all of the above movies plus JonOnASrtring’s Top 10 of 2022 on the Nightmare on Film Street podcast. HERE.

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