8 new horror and thriller movies and shows to watch in January 2022
With the onset of 2022, film and television are introducing many new thrills and thrills, from Morbius to The 355.
The new year has just begun, and there are already plenty of new movies and TV shows coming to the big and small screen, and that includes plenty of thrills and chills. Whether it’s a satire of the thriller genre, a comic book adaptation, a return to a beloved franchise, or something original, January 2022 is ready to kick off the year with these eight new movies and shows.
This article has been updated to reflect Mobius’ date change to April 1, 2022.
Le 355 – January 7, The rooms
The first entry on this list is the 355, a new spy thriller featuring a stellar cast, including Jessica Chastain, Lupita Nyong’o, Penélope Cruz, Diane Kruger, Bingbing Fan and Sebastian Stan. In this film, Chastain’s Mace, a CIA agent, must collaborate with a group of international agents to stop a mercenary and his lethal weapon.
Bold – January 13, Netflix
Netflix also kicks off 2022 with more than a few chills, starting with Cheeky. In this film, Alyssa Milano’s Grace comes to terms with the death of her sister, learning that she had a double life as a webcam performer, but that’s not all, as the mystery of her sister’s murder unfolds and plunges her into dangerous territory.
Scream – January 14, In theaters
In 1996, Scream left a major mark on the horror genre and pop culture in general. While it’s had several sequels over the years, the franchise is back once again, eleven years later. Cry 4, and it brings with it some familiar faces – Neve Campbell, Courtney Cox and David Arquette. A new Ghostface is on a murder spree, so members of the original cast join new faces to stop the mysterious killer.
Ozark, Season 4 – January 21, Netflix
ozark has become a Netflix mainstay as it enters its fourth season. The show debuted in 2017 and followed Martin Bryde (Jason Bateman), a financial advisor, moving his family to the Missouri Ozark, where he laundered money. ozark was a big hit, being nominated for multiple Emmys and winning three, so many people are anticipating what’s next for this season.
Morbius – Formerly January 28, Rooms
Although this is not a traditional horror film, Morbius brings some of the horror elements of Marvel Comics to the big screen with the living vampire himself. As in the comics, the titular Dr. Michael Morbius (Jared Leto) is sick and trying to find a cure to save his life and the lives of countless others. however, what he hoped would cure him turns him into a super-being with vampiric abilities. For those who are excited for the film, they will have to wait a little longer, because Morbius has been postponed from January 28 to April 1, 2022.
The Woman in the Home Opposite the Girl in the Window – January 28, Netflix
Along with more serious takes on the thriller genre this month, Netflix is also poking fun at the genre itself, as well as some of its own original content, like The woman at the window. The woman in the house opposite the girl at the window is a series starring Kristen Bell and Michael Early, and it’s about a lonely woman who looks at her neighbor through the window and maybe see a murder.
In From the Cold – January 28, Netflix
Yet another thriller from Netflix, in cold focuses on a proven character of this genre: the Russian spy. This time, the former spy is also an American single mother, and once her past is revealed, she must balance family life with the new threats that await her. Along with that, the series promises a sci-fi edge, as the lead has shape-shifting skills.
The Afterparty – January 28, Apple TV+
The woman in the house opposite the girl at the window isn’t the only riff in the thriller genre, with Apple TV+ bringing the comedy series The after party. Here, a high school reunion becomes a murder mystery, and the series takes a turn Rashomon approach to its storytelling, as each episode tells the same story but from a different character’s perspective. To achieve this, the style and genre of each episode will match the personality of each character.
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