Okay, this one is more comedy-horror than actual horror, but it’s still most definitely worth watching, if only to hear Rachel Sennott deliver the immortal line: “Your parents are UPPER. MIDDLE. CLASS.” (Plus, it was adapted from a Kristen Roupenian story, so it’s got literary cool points.)
Don’t Worry Darling (2022)
This isn’t a horror movie, per se, but the highly scrutinized film’s much-talked-about twist most definitely classifies it as “spooky,” to say the least. Florence Pugh shines as a seemingly happy housewife whose reality is a little more, um, complicated than it initially appears in this Olivia Wilde-directed thriller that also stars Harry Styles.
Huesera: The Bone Woman (2022)
A young woman expecting her first child is cursed by a malevolent entity in this spine-tingling Spanish-language horror film that’s honestly probably best skipped if you’re pregnant (unless it’s really, really hard to scare you).
The Invitation (2022)
Family trauma is the name of the game in this horror film about a young woman who meets members of her long-lost family for the first time in the wake of her mother’s death, only to discover that they carry some pretty dark and terrifying secrets with them.
How to watch: Stream on Netflix.
In Jordan Peele’s neo-Western sci-fi horror film Nope, Daniel Kaluuya and Keke Palmer star as siblings trying to prove the existence of a UFO—and if a supernatural, bloodthirsty extraterrestrial creature named “Jean Jacket” doesn’t scare you, well, hats off.
This incredibly meme-friendly horror movie stars Mia Goth as a 1918-era young woman on the brink of madness who will stop at nothing in her pursuit of stardom.
This Canadian experimental supernatural horror film follows two young children who wake up to discover that their father is missing, along with the windows and doors in their house, and it only gets scarier from there. Social media was key to getting eyeballs on this film when it first came out, although it eventually received a theatrical release.