From 'Halloween Ends' to Jordan Peele's 'Nope,' here's every horror movie you need to see in 2022

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Hard-core horror fans already got a "Scream" out of their system this year, though there are plenty more freaky movies to be had in 2022.

The fact that Ghostface and Co. scared up a $30.6 million weekend debut means audiences haven't lost their taste for horror films. A slew of terrifying treasures is still to come, too, including a Stephen King adaptation, a Jared Leto superhero movie, the latest entries from the "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" and "Halloween" franchises, a secretive Jordan Peele project and, yes, even a Foo Fighters flick.

Here are 10 horror movies to put on your calendar this year if you love all things spooky:

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Jessica Alexander stars as a teenager whose otherworldly encounter leads to family strife in the psychological horror film "A Banquet."
Jessica Alexander stars as a teenager whose otherworldly encounter leads to family strife in the psychological horror film "A Banquet."

'A Banquet' (Feb. 18)

A selection from last fall's Toronto Film Festival, the psychological family drama centers on a teenager (Jessica Alexander) who has an otherworldly experience, devotes herself to a higher power and refuses to eat – made even weirder when she loses no weight – all of which cause worry and strife for her widowed mom (Sienna Guillory).

Where to watch: In theaters and video on demand

Sally Hardesty (Olwen Fouéré), who survived her encounter with Leatherface in the original "Texas Chain Saw Massacre," returns in a direct sequel set 50 years later.
Sally Hardesty (Olwen Fouéré), who survived her encounter with Leatherface in the original "Texas Chain Saw Massacre," returns in a direct sequel set 50 years later.

'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' (Feb. 18)

The direct sequel to the 1974 classic "Texas Chain Saw Massacre" unleashes Leatherface and his favorite weapon on another crop of youngsters who venture to the wrong Texas town, but the new film also returns original survivor Sally Hardesty (Olwen Fouéré), now looking for revenge against the masked maniac.

Where to watch: Netflix

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Zelda Adams plays a teenager isolated because of a sickness who learns about her family's dark history in "Hellbender."
Zelda Adams plays a teenager isolated because of a sickness who learns about her family's dark history in "Hellbender."

'Hellbender' (Feb. 24)

The coming-of-age horror film stars Zelda Adams as 16-year-old Izzy, forced by her mom to live on an isolated mountaintop because of a rare illness. Rebelling against this confinement, Izzy meets a new friend (Lulu Adams) and eats a strange worm, unlocking a violent inner hunger that's connected to her family's dark history.

Where to watch: Shudder

'Studio 666' (Feb. 25)

Dave Grohl and the rest of the Foo Fighters play themselves in this horror comedy, where the rock band moves into an Encino mansion to record their 10th album. But the place is steeped in bloody rock lore, Grohl gets possessed and the group battles supernatural forces in order to both finish their record and survive.

Where to watch: In theaters

Owen Campbell (from left), Brittany Snow, Mia Goth, Scott Mescudi and Jenna Ortega play a group of filmmakers who travel to Texas to make an adult film and run afoul of a weird elderly couple in "X."
Owen Campbell (from left), Brittany Snow, Mia Goth, Scott Mescudi and Jenna Ortega play a group of filmmakers who travel to Texas to make an adult film and run afoul of a weird elderly couple in "X."

'X' (March 18)

In 1979, a group of young actors and filmmakers (including Mia Goth, Brittany Show, Jenna Ortega and Scott Mescudi, aka Kid Cudi) travel to rural Texas and rent a farmhouse to make a porn film. Production gets complicated, though, when the weird elderly folks hosting them figure out what's up and the situation quickly turns into a nightmare.

Where to watch: In theaters

Jared Leto plays a scientist accidentally turned into a living vampire in "Morbius."
Jared Leto plays a scientist accidentally turned into a living vampire in "Morbius."

'Morbius' (April 1)

Leto takes on the role of Marvel comic book character Michael Morbius, a scientist who yearns to find a cure for the rare blood disease he's had since childhood. His latest experiment goes awry, accidentally turning Morbius into a living vampire with superhuman abilities but also a monstrous new inner side.

Where to watch: In theaters

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Ethan Hawke plays The Grabber, a sadistic masked killer who keeps kidnapped kids in his soundproof basement in "The Black Phone."
Ethan Hawke plays The Grabber, a sadistic masked killer who keeps kidnapped kids in his soundproof basement in "The Black Phone."

'The Black Phone' (June 24)

"Sinister" director Scott Derrickson's 1970s-set thriller features Ethan Hawke as a sadistic Colorado serial killer named The Grabber who kidnaps children and sticks them in a soundproof basement. Mason Thames plays his latest victim, who finds a disconnected phone that lets him communicate with dead kids in order to escape.

Where to watch: In theaters

A strange black cloud from a teaser poster is all we know about Jordan Peele's new horror film "Nope."
A strange black cloud from a teaser poster is all we know about Jordan Peele's new horror film "Nope."

'Nope' (July 22)

Almost nothing is known about Peele's third horror film, other than the movie has a great title and it released a cryptic teaser poster featuring a black cloud. Really, though, that's all you need to get hyped for Peele's latest collaboration with his "Get Out" star Daniel Kaluuya, as well as Keke Palmer and Steven Yeun.

Where to watch: In theaters

'Salem’s Lot' (Sept. 9)

Writer/director Gary Dauberman ("Annabelle Comes Home") is the latest filmmaker to adapt King's 1975 novel, about a writer (Lewis Pullman) who returns to his childhood hometown in Maine seeking inspiration for a new book and instead finds the place is now a haven for a vampire.

Where to watch: In theaters

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Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) was out of action for "Halloween Kills" but returns for one final showdown with her longtime foe in "Halloween Ends."
Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) was out of action for "Halloween Kills" but returns for one final showdown with her longtime foe in "Halloween Ends."

'Halloween Ends' (Oct. 14)

The new trilogy started with 2018's hit "Halloween" concludes with this chapter, which picks up some time after last year's "Halloween Kills" and features the final showdown between former babysitter-turned-warrior Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) and evil masked man Michael Myers.

Where to watch: In theaters

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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Horror movies: Best new films, from 'Morbius' to 'Texas Chainsaw'

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