The Best Indie Horror Movies Of 2022

The best 2022 independent horror films offer a bit more edge than your big studio slashers. 2022 indie horror films are going to give you more contemplative psychological thrillers like A Banquet or new takes on old horror monsters like The Cursed. There are also some period horror films on the list that will send shivers down your spine. This is also where you'll find the best IFC Midnight movies of 2022. So if you're looking for more obscure horror films this year, be sure to check out the list below and come back for new and upcoming independent horror movies as they are released.

Now it's time to vote up your favorite 2022 indie scary movies and vote down any that you think other horror fans should skip. You won't be disappointed with the top indie horror films from 2022, just don't forget to grab your popcorn and turn off the lights.


  • The Last Thing Mary Saw
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    The Last Thing Mary Saw is a 2022 American horror film directed by Edoardo Vitaletti. In 1843, a young woman is under investigation following the mysterious death of her family's matriarch. Her recollection of the events sheds new light on the ageless forces behind the tragedy.
    • Actors: Stefanie Scott, Daniel Pearce, Philip Hoffman
    • Directed by: Edoardo Vitaletti
  • Pearl
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    Trapped on an isolated farm, Pearl must tend to her ailing father under the watch of her mother. Lusting for the glamorous life she's seen in movies, Pearl's temptations and repressions collide.
    • Actors: Mia Goth, David Corenswet, Tandi Wright, Matthew Sunderland
    • Directed by: Ti West
  • The Cursed
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    Boyd Holbrook is a pathologist that just so happens to be in a cursed town plagued by a werewolf. Despite being a period horror flick, the take on werewolf lore feels new and fresh. Fans of the Guy Ritchie Sherlock movies will be pleased to see Kelly Reilly as Isabelle Laurent.

    In 19th-century France, a man arrives in a remote country village to investigate an attack by a wild animal. However, he soon discovers a much deeper and sinister force that has the manor and the townspeople in its grip.
    • Actors: Boyd Holbrook, Kelly Reilly, Alistair Petrie, Roxane Duran, Nigel Betts
    • Directed by: Sean Ellis
  • They Live in the Grey
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    They Live in the Grey is a 2022 American horror film directed Abel Vang and Burlee Vang. Claire, while investigating a child abuse case, discovers that the family is being tormented by a supernatural entity.
    • Actors: Michelle Krusiec, Ken Kirby, Madelyn Grace
    • Directed by: Abel Vang, Burlee Vang
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    The A24 logo usually signals a great indie film and horror fans will be delighted with Ti West's direction. Don't skip over this 2022 horror film, especially if you love classic slasher explotation films.

    A group of actors sets out to make an adult film in rural Texas under the noses of their reclusive hosts, but when the elderly couple catches their young guests in the act, the cast finds themselves in a desperate fight for their lives.
    • Actors: Mia Goth, Jenna Ortega, Martin Henderson, Brittany Snow, Owen Campbell
    • Directed by: Ti West

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  • Glorious
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    A heartbroken man finds himself trapped in a bathroom with a strange voice who says he may be the only hope in stopping a terrible event.
    • Actors: Ryan Kwanten, J.K. Simmons, Sylvia Grace Crim, Andre Lamar, Tordy Clark
    • Directed by: Rebekah McKendry