The horror genre is as popular as ever, as evidenced by some of the biggest theatrical hits like Smile in 2022. Netflix is also no stranger to the genre and has been slowly building its own collection of horror titles. Thanks to the Netflix top 10, we can bring you the 50 most popular horror movies on Netflix in 2022.
This list was compiled by Flix Patrolan SVOD tracking company that pulls Netflix’s top 10 charts daily in 89 regions around the world to see what’s popular on the streaming service on any given day.
The way the points work is that if a movie is the #1 movie in a country on a given day, it is awarded 10 points. If a movie is number 10 in the top 10, it is awarded 1 point. At the end of the year, all of these numbers are added up to give us the top 50 that you’ll see below.
This is one of several roundups we’ve worked on to remember the biggest hits of 2022. We’ve published roundups of the most popular TV series, action movies, and documentary series of 2022.
Most Popular Horror Movies on Netflix Globally in 2022
So, let’s look at the list and see what’s popular.
Taking home nearly 600 points more than the second position Mr. Harrigan’s phonea Stephen King adaptation that came courtesy of Jason Blum and Ryan Murphy, who returned to form in 2022.
Number two was the horror comedy. The curse of Bridge Hollow, It came just in time for Halloween. Starring Marlon Wayans and Priah Furguson, the movie saw Halloween decorations come to life.
Some international horror films also performed well beyond their home country. the chalk line, The privilegeY Incantation (with the help of going viral on TikTok) scored a huge number of top 10 spots.
Universal’s horror movies fared particularly well, given that they’re licensed to many Netflix regions around the world. For example, The invisible man it was licensed to many countries this year and did well in the top 10 charts.
- Mr. Harrigan’s phone number (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)
- The privilege (2873 points)
- Enchantment (2527 points)
- Elders (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 camera (1287 points)
- BrightBurn (1192 points)
- Hannah Grace’s possession (1161 points)
- Running (1109 points)
- The twist (936 points)
- 47 meters down: without a cage (894 points)
- Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City (891 points)
- Megalodon (821 points)
- The girl with all the gifts (729 points)
- The profane (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 is chapter two (343 points)
- The Fools (342 points)
- Freaky (316 points)
- That (312 points)
- Hereditary (309 points)
- The Spell: 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)
- Gothika (274 points)
- World War Z (271 points)
Most Popular Horror Movies on Netflix in the US in 2022
Finally, let’s limit the top 10 results to the United States, where most of our audience is out to see what horror movies are trending there.
- The Curse of Bridge Hollow (115 points)
- Texas Chainsaw Massacre (85 points)
- The Mist (85 points)
- Mr. Harrigan’s phone number (78 points)
- Annabelle: Creation (70 points)
- That (66 points)
- Choose or die (62 points)
- The Invitation (59 points)
- Dracula Never Told (45 points)
- The chalk line (43 points)
- Ouija: Origin of Evil (34 points)
- The Privilege (30 points)
- Brahms: The Child II (24 points)
- The Rental (20 points)
- Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (20 points)
- Les Miserables (17 points)
- Elderly (13 points)
- Umma (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 was your new favorite horror movie on Netflix or your favorite horror movie you watched in 2022? Let us know in the comments below.