The horror genre is more popular than ever, as evidenced by some of the big theatrical hits like Smile in 2022. Netflix is no stranger to the genre and has been slowly building its own collection of horror titles. Thanks to Netflix top 10, we can give you the top 50 most popular horror movies on Netflix in 2022.
This list was compiled by FlixPatrol, an SVOD tracking company that pulls the top 10 Netflix shows daily from 89 regions around the world to determine what’s popular on the streaming service at any given time.
The points work as follows: if a film is the number 1 film in a country on a given day, it receives 10 points. If a film is number 10 in the top 10, it receives 1 point. At the end of the year, all these numbers are added up to give the top 50 you see below.
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The most popular horror movies on Netflix worldwide in 2022
So, let’s take a look at the list and see what’s popular.
With almost 600 points more than the second position, we found The phone of Mr. Harrigana Stephen King adaptation directed by Jason Blum and Ryan Murphy, which returns to form in 2022.
Number two is horror comedy The curse of Bridge Hollow, which arrived just in time for Halloween. Starring Marlon Wayans and Priah Furguson, the film brings Halloween decorations to life.
Some international horror films have also done well outside of their country of origin. The chalk line, The privilegeand spell (thanks to its viral spread on TikTok) all scored a large number of top 10 points.
Universal horror films have been particularly successful, as they have been released under license in many parts of the world. For example, The Invisible Man was released under license in many countries this year and charted well in the top 10 charts.
- Phone of Mr. Harrigan (7506 points)
- The Curse of Bridge Hollow (6950 points)
- Choose or die (6675 points)
- Texas Chainsaw Massacre (5585 points)
- The Chalk Line (4174 points)
- The Invisible Man (3458 points)
- Privilege (2873 points)
- Incantation (2527 points)
- Adults (2028 points)
- Fantasy Island (2022 points)
- Don’t Breathe 2 (1655 points)
- Escape Room: Tournament of Champions (1530 points)
- Escape Room (1476 points)
- The Wasteland (1462 points)
- Body Cam (1287 points)
- BrightBurn (1192 points)
- Hannah Grace’s Property (1161 points)
- Run (1109 points)
- The Turning (936 points)
- 47 Meters Down: Uncaged (894 points)
- Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City (891 points)
- The Meg (821 points)
- The Multi-Talented Girl (729 points)
- The Unholy (673 points)
- The Lodge (645 points)
- The Rite (626 points)
- Kumari (619 points)
- Spiral: From the Book of Saw (577 points)
- Case 39 (574 points)
- The Ruins (564 points)
- Dreamcatcher (547 points)
- The Inhabitant (545 points)
- Don’t Let Go (425 points)
- The Mist (410 points)
- Orphan (394 points)
- Doctor Sleep (393 points)
- Resident Evil (366 points)
- It Chapter Two (343 points)
- The Crazies (342 points)
- Freaky (316 points)
- This (312 points)
- Hereditary (309 points)
- The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (308 points)
- Spell (297 points)
- Resident Evil: Retribution (295 points)
- 10 Cloverfield Lane (292 points)
- Resident Evil: Apocalypse (282 points)
- Don’t Breathe (277 points)
- Gothic (274 points)
- World War Z (271 points)
Most Popular Horror Movies on Netflix in the US in 2022
Finally, let’s narrow down the top 10 results to the United States, where most of our audience is, to see which horror movies are the most popular there.
- The Curse of Bridge Hollow (115 points)
- Texas Chainsaw Massacre (85 points)
- The Cloud (85 points)
- Phone of Mr. Harrigan (78 points)
- Annabelle: Creation (70 points)
- This (66 points)
- Choose or die (62 points)
- The Invitation (59 points)
- Dracula Untold (45 points)
- The Chalk Line (43 points)
- Ouija board: Origin of Evil (34 points)
- Privilege (30 points)
- Brahms: The Boy II (24 points)
- The Rent (20 points)
- Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (20 points)
- The Wretched (17 points)
- Adults (13 points)
- Ummah (12 points)
- Halloween (12 points)
- Countdown (5 points)
- The Ruins (5 points)
- Don’t Let Go (4 points)
- Resident Evil: Retribution (3 points)
- The Wasteland (2 points)
What’s your favorite new horror movie on Netflix or your favorite horror movie you’ve seen in 2022? Tell us in the comments below.