10 Horror Shows To Look Forward to in 2022 | Screen Rant

Prestige television has become a major source of entertainment for people in the pandemic era. Horror in particular has taken well to the condensed formats that prestige TV allows. 2021 saw many horror shows, like Midnight Mass and Chucky, premiere to critical acclaim.

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Now that everyone is looking ahead to 2022, there are several exciting shows in the horror genre that fans should be on the lookout out for. Ranging from adaptations of popular IPs to original streaming shows, 2022 looks to be a very exciting year for horror fans.

One of many popular comic book adaptations coming in 2022, The Sandman is based on the Vertigo comic book series by Neil Gaimon, It follows the personification of dreams, the aptly named Dream, as he travels the world after being imprisoned for centuries. Throughout his travels, he meets his siblings such as Death.

The Sandman is admittedly more dark fantasy than straight horror, but fans of gothic horror have been enjoying the comic series for decades, and now - after many years in development - the series is a Netflix original to look out for in 2022. Under Neil Gaimon's watchful eye and an all-star cast that includes Jenna Coleman, Charles Dance, and Gwendoline Christie, this gothic horror series is one to watch out for. 

The Last of Us video game series has been an immensely popular series since 2013. Hot off the heels of the release of the second game, HBO announced it had begun development on a TV show based on the series. Now, after nearly ten years and two canceled films, a The Last of Us adaptation will finally see the light of day. The series will follow Joel and Ellie as they try to survive a post-apocalyptic United States.

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With the creative mind of Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin and the writer of the games Neil Druckmann, this could be one of the few great video game adaptations. Those two paired with HBO and Pedro Pascal in the lead could easily deliver a faithful and horrifying show. Video game adaptations are difficult to get right but they have so far thrived on TV, so horror and video game fans should be eager to see what kind of show HBO can deliver. 

Guillermo Del Toro has a host of horror movies under his belt, but now he's won an Academy Award, it looks like the esteemed director and producer is interested in exploring different mediums. Cabinet of Curiosities is Del Toro's first anthology TV show. Not much is known about the show at this point, but he's already rounded out the cast with some heavy hitters such as Peter Weller, Tim Blake Nelson, and Rupert Grint.

Del Toro is a name that horror fans have come to know and love. The producer/director is a huge fan of horror and always looks to find new ways to scare and delight his fans. Viewers are no doubt chomping at the bit to see the first look at this new series.

Mike Flanagan's latest ensemble show is an adaptation of the works of Edgar Allen Poe. The show takes its name from a short story written by Poe in the late 1800s that explores themes of family, isolation, madness, and identity. The eight-episode Netflix series will incorporate other Poe stories into the main narrative of the short story.

The Fall of the House of Usher is just another project in a long line of exciting horror projects from Flanagan. From The Haunting of Hill House to Doctor Sleep, Flanagan's work has been going from strength to strength, with many claiming his latest series, Midnight Mass is his best work. That coupled with an impressive cast that includes Mark Hamil, The Fall Of The House of Usher is sure to be an exciting new addition to his work.

Netflix's recently dropped the trailer for the upcoming Archive 81, based on the podcast of the same name, which follows an archivist who's tasked with reconstructing a videotape that was badly burned in a fire. As he does, he uncovers a mystery and begins to be haunted by the past.

This Netflix show, coming out in January, is a found-footage horror series, with a largely unknown cast. The clips shown in the trailer were expertly crafted and revealed a very intriguing mystery that will no doubt hook audiences in.

Hot off the heels of Resident Evil: Welcome To Racoon City, Netflix is producing a new TV show based on the long-running horror video game series. The new Resident Evil doesn't look like it's taking any cues from the previous seven movies and is only loosely based on the games. The series will follow two girls in the past and the present as they work to uncover Umbrella's secrets about the T-Virus outbreak.

Resident Evil is an exciting horror franchise with legions of fans. While the original six movies moved further into action, the newest one attempted to bring the franchise back to its horror roots and it looks as if this new show will follow that same path. Focusing more on the horror of the Resident Evil franchise is exactly the kind of move that will get both horror lovers and fans of the original games interested.

Small town settings are great backdrops for horror. From, written and directed by John Griffin and produced by the Russo brothers, is another in a long line of horror shows set in small-town America. This Epix TV show features a nightmarish town in middle America that traps its residents. The people of the town also have to deal with monsters that live in the forest that borders their town.

This is John Griffen's first show that he's created, having first written on the rebooted Twilight Zone for Paramount+. A three-minute trailer has been released of this series so far, and the creepiness of the town was on display from the start. This original horror series could be a pleasant surprise for fans.

This new South Korean Zombie horror series sees a High School become ground zero for a zombie outbreak. The trailer released shows a high-octane thriller that is sure to keep audiences glued to their screens in shock and awe. All of Us Are Dead continues the trend of Netflix investing in shows from South Korea. 

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With Squid Game becoming one of the most-watched series on the streaming service, South Korean horror offers audiences fresh takes on worn-out western tropes, so something as mundane as a Zombie series could easily be the next Squid Game.

The latest entry in Zack Snyder's Army of the Dead franchise, Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas is an anime set in the early days of the Zombie outbreak. The series will see the return of Tig Notaro as Marianne Peters, as she is joined by another all-star ensemble cast such as Joe Manganiello and Vanessa Hudgens.

Zack Snyder has found an eager partner when it comes to Netflix. They have been more than happy to let the director go crazy with building a shared universe around his Zombie heist film. A new entry, especially an anime one, is sure to excite Snyder fans and horror fans alike.

Before Anne Rice had passed away, AMC picked up the rights to adapt her series of novels into various TV series. The first of which is going to be Interview with the Vampire, and will adapt the book of the same name starring Sam Reid as the Vampire Lestat. The series is slated for release later in 2022.

Anne Rice's series of novels have made a huge impact on the publishing world and with horror fans. The books, as well as the 1994 film, have generated a huge fanbase that has been eager to see them faithfully adapted. This could be an exciting start of a shared horror series of TV shows, and vampires may be due for a major comeback.

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