August isn’t quite October, however, that doesn’t stop this month from being full of a vast assortment of chilling films for horror buffs and casual spooky lovers alike to sink their teeth into! Our beloved Summer of horror is far from over, so get ready for a promising list of horror movies releasing August 2022!
There’s a little bit of everything to be found on this list! Idris Elba is back with a new chilling man v. nature thriller, Predator 5 breaks into the scene in the form of new upcoming film Prey, and a handful of eerie mysteries and psychological thrills are ready to shake August to its core!
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Releases August 26, 2022 in US theaters.
Actress and model Nathalie Emmanuel stars in a new exciting horror film written by Blair Butler. Fans of both gothic horror and mystery have much to look forward to here, as The Invitation appears to be a promising ride full of vampiric thrill.
After the death of her mother, Evie decides to take a DNA test since she has no other known relatives. Upon obtaining the results, Evie finds out that she actually has a long-lost cousin that she never even knew about. After meeting and speaking with this long-lost relative, Evie is invited to a luxurious wedding in the beautiful English countryside. Things seem grand and amazing at first, as Evie enjoys a lavish lifestyle and the seduction of a handsome host. However, not everything is as it seems when Evie is suddenly thrown into a nightmare that she cannot wake up from. Evie must survive her twisted long-lost family and their dark secrets that have been hiding under the surface all along.
The Invitation looks absolutely stunning in terms of cinematography and extremely thrilling in terms of story. Such an iconic horror tale full of secrets and tension most definitely deserves a spot on this list of biggest horror movies releasing August 2022!
Releases August 19, 2022 in US theaters.
Iconic actor Idris Elba plays Dr. Nate Daniels in this brand new terrifying thriller: Beast. Although this movie isn’t horror in a strictly traditional sense, nothing can truly be more terrifying than having to run from nature itself.
Recently widowed Dr. Nate Daniels returns to South Africa – where he first met his wife – on a long-awaited trip with his daughters. Daniels brings his daughters to a game reserve where an old friend awaits them as their guide. Although this journey starts off nicely and seems to act as a way for the family to emotionally heal from a sorrowful recent death, things begin to take a sharp turn. A survivor of poaching gone rouge – a terrifying lion out for blood – begins to stalk and hunt Dr. Nate Daniels and the others. Now Daniels, his daughters, and his wildlife friend must all fight for survival in this chilling tale of man v. nature.
Idris Elba alone is enough to warrant the excitement following the announcement of this film. However, if that wasn’t enough: there’s more. Beast is produced by Will Packer, a producer with many movies that have opened no. 1 at the US box office under his belt. This thrilling film is also directed by Baltasar Kormákur, a beloved actor, director, and producer with a wide variety of experiences. With such a promising combination of film experts and a storyline guaranteed to send chills down your spine, Beast definitely deserves to be on this list of biggest horror movies releasing August 2022!
What Josiah Saw
Releases August 4, 2022 on Shudder.
Robert Patrick and Scott Haze star in a new gothic horror film full of mystery and hauntings from the past. What Josiah Saw made its world premiere at the Fantasia International Film Festival. After a handful of overwhelmingly positive reviews, What Josiah Saw is now making its way to Shudder!
Josiah and Thomas are all that remains of an estranged family full of eerie mystery. When Josiah begins seeing supernatural visions of what lies beyond, he eventually comes to the conclusion that they must change their crooked ways in order to right a huge wrong. Furthermore, Josiah’s oldest children decide to reunite with both him and Thomas at their old farmhouse after being away for nearly 2 decades. Everyone has intentions of confronting and ending the hauntings of their past, but wrongdoings are not so easily forgiven.
What Josiah Saw is full of eerie looking characters and seems to tell the horrifying tale of reaping what you sow. Such a raw and spooky movie definitely deserves its place on this list of biggest horror movies releasing August 2022!
Releases August 5, 2022 on Hulu and Disney+.
Amber Midthunder plays Naru in a thrilling prequel to the beloved Predator series: Prey. The announcement of this film has many Predator fans extremely excited, as a prequel so far in the past is an amazing concept at the very least.
Naru is a powerful Comanche warrior who is an extremely skilled survivor. After a terrifyingly advanced alien predator makes itself known, Naru and her tribe are left to deal with more than just the wilderness around them. Naru must put her skills to the ultimate test as she attempts to protect her tribe from not only the dangers nature has to offer, but a predator keen on hunting humans for sport.
Prey looks extremely promising and Midthunder’s performance is one to definitely look forward to. It will be interesting to see how everything unfolds in a new, fresh era of the Predator universe. Considering how thrilling Prey looks in just about every single aspect, it would be a crime to leave a film full of so much horror and action off this list of biggest horror movies releasing August 2022!
The Immaculate Room
Releases August 19, 2022 in limited US theaters and VOD.
Emile Hirsch and Kate Bosworth star in a new psychological horror movie that explores just how much the human mind can take. The Immaculate Room saw its initial premiere at the Mammoth Film Festival and is now releasing on a much wider scale!
The story begins with Mike and Kate, a picture perfect couple with their whole lives ahead of them. Mike and Kate agree to participate in a psychological experiment where they must stay isolated together in a sleek white room with no connection to the outside world. If the couple can successfully live in The Immaculate Room for a total of 50 days: they win 5 million dollars. Everything seems simple and fine at first. However, as more and more time passes by, Mike and Kate are put through cruel tests and confronted by their inner demons.
What adds to the intrigue here is the parallel between The Immaculate Room and real life tests where people are left isolated in sleek white rooms for psychological experiments. It is a very interesting concept and the acting in this film looks very promising. Such an eerie looking film definitely deserves a spot on this list of biggest horror movies releasing August 2022!
Bodies Bodies Bodies
Releases August 5, 2022 in US theaters.
Amandla Stenberg and Maria Bakalova star in highly anticipated A24 slasher Bodies Bodies Bodies. Fans of teen slashers and horror comedies alike should definitely keep their eye out for this one!
The premise of Bodies Bodies Bodies is simple, yet effective. A group of friends have a house party at a remote mansion. Bee is the working-class girlfriend of Sophie and is new to the friend group, especially when it comes to the way they party. After the party begins, the group decides to play a game called Bodies Bodies Bodies, where there is a pretend murder in the dark scenario that takes place. After the game goes horribly and creates even more tension than there once was in the group, an actual murder takes place and forces the group to search for a real murderer this time around.
If teen slasher movies just isn’t your style, that’s totally understandable. However, Bodies Bodies Bodies seems much more promising than your average teen slasher cash grab. Considering how iconic and entertaining this film looks, it most definitely deserves a place here on this list of biggest horror movies releasing August 2022!
Indie Horror Movies Releasing August 2022
No horror movie list is officially complete without a handful of intriguing indie film releases! The following films are all set to release sometime in August. Furthermore, each of these films appear to be extremely promising in terms of cinematography, originality, and storytelling!
The Skunk Ape Experiments
1091 Pictures brings an exciting docuseries to the table made up of three different parts. This series of films follow OutKast Paranormal as they piece together information and evidence in search of Bigfoot – otherwise known as The Skunk Ape. This docuseries isn’t quite a horror movie like the rest of the selection on this list. However, The Skunk Ape Experiments looks extremely promising in terms of nostalgia and suspense. Lovers of myths and legends alike have much to look forward to here! The Skunk Ape Experiments is set to release August 2, 2022 on iTunes, Amazon Prime Video, Vudu, and FandangoNow.
Directed by Rebekah McKendry, Glorious is a Lovecraftian horror film that features Ryan Kwanten and legendary actor J.K. Simmons. When a heartbroken man finds himself trapped inside a bathroom, a strange voice begins to explain that he may be the world’s only hope at stopping a horrible event. Those who enjoy Lovecraft’s strange, off-the-wall works should most definitely keep an eye on this one! This Lovecraft-inspired film is simply too interesting to ignore! Glorious releases August 18, 2022 on Shudder.
Directed by Spider One, Allegoria is a psychological horror film that plays with the minds of creatives. As a group of artists find that their insecurities and obsessions are manifesting monsters, demons, and other horrible things, their lives begin to entangle as the story unfolds. Allegoria looks to be a terrifying film full of creepy imagery and heavy emotion. Such a thrilling psychological experience most definitely deserves a watch! Allegoria releases August 2, 2022 on Shudder, VOD, and digital.
Thank-you for stopping by for yet another list of horror movie mayhem! What movies are you looking forward to most in August 2022? Let us know in the comments!