With Summer packing its bags and getting ready to head out for the year, its finally time to prepare for a Fall full of intriguing films. Whether you’re looking for gory slashers, psychological thrillers, or even some lighthearted spooks, September is most definitely stuffed with a plethora of horror! Harry Styles joins Florence Pugh in a fresh upcoming psychological horror film, The Sanderson sisters reunite for a brand new adventure, and Mia Goth stars in an upcoming slasher full of gore! With that being said, get ready for what September has in store as we dive into this list of horror movies releasing September 2022!
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Releases September 9, 2022 in US theaters.
Stories centered around strangers and mysterious places is a great way to tap into our fear of the unknown. And, of course, Barbarian is an upcoming horror mystery that attempts to do just that! Afterall, what could truly be scarier than the things we don’t know?
Barbarian follows a young woman by the name of Tess who has booked a rental home to stay in. Eventually, Tess discovers that someone else already happens to be occupying said home. After defying her intuition and ignoring her worries, Tess decides to stay the night at the rental home alongside the stranger. As a result of this, Tess quickly discovers that there’s much more to fear than a stranger in the house.
The plot is simple, yet has the potential to be very effective. You have a single character who is vulnerable and alone in terms of who she can confidently trust. Furthermore, the audience will be experiencing the story alongside Tess. Delving into the unknown to this degree is intriguing at the very least. With that being said, Barbarian definitely deserves a spot on this list of biggest horror movies releasing September 2022!
Don’t Worry Darling
Releases September 23, 2022 in US theaters.
Olivia Wilde brings an exciting new psychological thriller embedded with mystery to September’s pool of horror. Don’t Worry Darling is a film set in the 1950’s full of suspense and insane potential!
Don’t Worry Darling is centered around a married couple by the names of Jack and Alice. The two of them live in an experimental town that houses a group of men who are working for a top-secret project. Jack is a flawless businessman while Alice is a perfect housewife in their utopian bubble. However, once imperfections begin to surface, Alice is left to discover the truth behind both the town and her husband’s mysterious work-related affairs.
The premise of Don’t Worry Darling is extremely intriguing. Likewise, the casting simply could not be more powerful. The mixture of Florence Pugh and Harry Styles can be none other than a recipe for success. Don’t Worry Darling is without-a-doubt a film horror buffs and mystery fans alike won’t want to miss! Furthermore, Don’t Worry Darling definitely earns its place in this list of biggest horror movies releasing September 2022!
Releases September 30, 2022 in US theaters.
The past couple of months have been full of great psychological thrillers and September is definitely no different. Smile is an upcoming horror film directed by Parker Finn that seems to be full of creepy imagery and terrifying themes. Fans of all things bizarre and unsettling should definitely consider putting Smile on their to-watch list!
Smile follows a character by the name of Dr. Rose Cotter. After witnessing an extremely strange and mind-bending event involving a patient of hers, Rose begins experiencing strange unexplainable occurrences. In order to put an end to the horror taking over her life, Rose must confront her troubling past in order to escape and return to her old reality.
Smile appears to be an extremely eerie film full of promising themes relating to the hold a harsh past can have on a person. Psychological horrors that play with the mind of both its characters and audience often lead to great horror experiences. With as creepy as Smile looks, it would be a shame to leave it off this list of the biggest horror movies releasing September 2022!
Releases September 16, 2022 in US theaters.
Similar to last month, A24 brings another gory slasher full of excitement to the table: Pearl. Fans of the movie X have much to look forward to here, as Pearl gives us the origin as to how and why Pearl herself became the eerie, villainous killer that she is.
Pearl takes place during WWI and explores Pearl’s life as she is left feeling trapped and isolated at her family’s farm. She has the responsibility of tending to her sickly father, while her mother is constantly lurking over her shoulder and micromanaging her. As Pearl dreams and lusts over a life of glamour, heavy emotions morph her into the villain she feared she would inevitably become. The cabin where the “massacre of X” took place– in the movie X— is explored throughout this film, as well.
Pearl looks to be full of all the gory and creepy things slasher fans love. Furthermore, as a direct prequel to X, fans can most definitely anticipate a great story and brilliantly eerie performance from Mia Goth awaiting them in Pearl! With all that being said, this film most definitely deserves its place on the list of biggest horror movies releasing September 2022!
Hocus Pocus 2
Releases September 30, 2022 on Disney+.
In 1993 the Sanderson sisters began filling many Halloween-loving hearts with spooks and joy. The movie Hocus Pocus would inevitably remain iconic for years and years to come. Now, nearly 30 years after the initial Hocus Pocus release, Disney is giving fans a long awaited second taste of greatness with the release of Hocus Pocus 2!
The premise of Hocus Pocus 2 appears to be similar enough to the first film. A small group of young women accidently summon the Sanderson sisters, bringing them back to modern day Salem once again. After realizing what they’ve done, it is up to these same young women to forge a plan brilliant enough to stop the sisters from wreaking havoc on the world.
It has been confirmed that the original group of children tasked with defeating the Sanderson sisters in the first movie will not be making a return. However, the Sanderson sisters are just the same as ever. Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy star in Hocus Pocus 2 as the iconic Sanderson trio once again! Knowing this, many fans simply cannot wait to experience a fresh new Hocus Pocus adventure! Yes, Hocus Pocus being considered horror is a bit of a stretch. However, any movie so tightly intertwined with the spirit of Halloween deserves a spot on a list like this! Because of how iconic Hocus Pocus is alone, it would be a sin to leave its highly anticipated sequel off this list of the biggest horror movies releasing September 2022!
Indie Horror Movies Releasing September 2022
As usual, no horror movie list is truly complete without recognizing and anticipating upcoming indie film releases. The following movies titles are set to release in September of 2022 and appear to be full of both interesting storytelling and beautiful imagery!
Hannah Barlow and Kane Senes bring Sissy to the table of September terrors. Sissy is a comedic horror revolving around a successful social media influencer named Cecelia. Cecelia and Emma are teen best friends who haven’t seen each other for quite some time. However, after fate reunites them once again, Emma invites Cecelia to her bachelorette party at a remote cabin for the weekend. Upon discovering that Cecelia’s childhood bully is also staying at the remote cabin, everything begins to take a turn for the worst as the bachelorette party becomes a living hell. Sissy looks to be a nice blend of horror and dark humor. It has also already received many positive reviews from critics, giving the film many reasons to be excited for! Sissy releases September 29, 2022 on Shudder.
Speak No Evil
Morten Burian, Sidsel Siem Koch, and Fedja van Huêt star in a terryfying film full of fear and terror: Speak No Evil. A Danish family goes to visit a Dutch family after they meet on an exciting holiday. A highly anticipated weekend turns into a nightmare as the Danish family struggles to remain polite as everything takes an eerie turn for the worst. This creepy thriller looks to be full of outstanding acting and cinematography! Because of this, the decision to place Speak No Evil in this section of the article is an easy one! Speak No Evil releases September 15, 2022 on Shudder.
My Best Friend’s Exorcism
Originally a novel written by Grady Hendrix, screenwriter Jenna Lamia brings My Best Friend’s Exorcism to the screen this September! It’s the year 1988. Two young girls by the name of Abby and Gretchen have been friends since the fourth grade. However, after an odd night of skinny dipping, Gretchen begins to act very strange. On top of this, weird things begin to happen whenever she’s around. Abby begins to investigate this, which inevitably leads her through a rollercoaster of discoveries. Ultimately, Abby and Gretchen’s fate is determined by whether or not their friendship can overcome the devil himself. My Best Friend’s Exorcism looks to be a perfectly weird mixture of fun and terror. So, of course, it simply could not be left off this list! My Best Friend’s Exorcism releases September 30, 2022 on Amazon Prime Video.
Thank-you for taking the time to read yet another exciting horror movie compilation! What movies are you looking forward to for the month of September? Let us know in the comments!