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Here are the horror movies Rotten tomatoes I think they are the best of the year so far.
The Innocents (97%)
Kids are creepy. At least the kids in this movie are. Perhaps even more than being a top horror film this year, innocentS it’s just a top movie period. With a very unique twist and message, these kids are bad, the movie gets more disturbing as it moves along. With a great take on the pint-sized cast, this moderately paced chiller has a lot to say about the power of innocence.
Synopsis: During the bright northern summer, a group of children unleash their dark and mysterious powers when the adults aren’t looking. In this original and gripping supernatural thriller, playtime takes a dangerous turn. Available on Prime VOD.
Mother and daughter try to figure out the strength of their relationship and who will survive it in this witch that is the most terrifying. Thrill.
Summary: A teenage girl and her mother simply live in a house in the woods, spending their time making metal music. A chance encounter with a fellow teenager leads her to discover a connection between her family and witchcraft, which causes a rift with her mother. Available on AMC+.
The film industry is a dangerous place. It’s also ageist. So it would seem that making an adult film with young stars would be a safe bet. But not in X. This loving tribute is deeply rooted in 70s horror, especially the classic Tobe Hooper The Texas Massacre. Even though all the tropes are there, the industry standard is not. The acting is so great in this movie that you can identify with most of its characters, which unfortunately means the director Ty West he thinks we are trivial. However, their reactions are believable and their intentions innocent, despite the subject matter of their film.
With a prequel on the way and maybe another on the way, X it’s a fun ride that doesn’t go gently into that good night.
Summary: A group of actors set out to make an adult film in rural Texas under the noses of their reclusive hosts, but when the elderly couple catch their young guests playing, the cast finds themselves in a desperate fight for their lives. Available to rent on VOD.
You will not be alone (93%)
Take about grown up horror. You will not be alone it has a story so tall it transcends into the stratosphere. This clever and sublime fairy tale is so mesmerizing that you won’t notice the nearly two-hour running time.
Summary: Set in an isolated mountain village in 19th-century Macedonia, You won’t be alone follows a young woman who is kidnapped and then turned into a witch by an ancient spirit. Curious about human life, the young witch accidentally kills a peasant from a nearby village and then assumes the victim’s form to live life in her skin. Her curiosity ignited, she continues to wield this terrifying power to understand what it means to be human. Available on Peacock.
Officially the most-watched movie to premiere on Hulu, Prey it’s nothing like you’ve seen before. As a prequel to the 1987 action/horror film Predator, it works because the premise is so original. Take on the Comanche warrior with only her ax and dog to protect her, then pit her against an advanced alien species that hunts living things for sport. Pack all of this into a non-stop 99 minute movie and you have a sci-fi powerhouse that breaks the mold.
Let’s not forget the presentation of Amber Midthunder, who deserves a nod for her groundbreaking performance in the industry. Come for the action, stay for the David and Goliath moral.
Summary: The story of the origin of the Predator in the world of the Comanche Nation 300 years ago. Naru, a skilled warrior, fights to protect her tribe against one of the first highly evolved predators to land on Earth. Available on Hulu.
Ooey and gooey, hatching it’s a viscous nightmare. Taking some cues from ’80s creature features, this Finnish import had everyone talking at Sundance. Full of practical effects, this film is not for the faint of heart. It’s also not for people who don’t understand maternal instincts. As strange as it is intriguing, hatching it’s an honorable debut for director Hanna Bergholm.
Summary: A young gymnast, desperately trying to please her demanding mother, discovers a strange egg. She hides it and keeps it warm, but when it hatches, what comes out shocks everyone. Available on Hulu.
Mad God (92%)
Thirty years in the making crazy god quickly rising to the top of critics’ top ten lists. Stop motion animation and technological wizardry, this stunning film gets high marks for detail. While some may get lost in its storytelling, there’s no shame in reading the plot Wiki, if only to better enjoy the work of this masterpiece.
Summary: A corroded diving bell descends in the middle of a ruined city and the Assassin emerges from it to explore a maze of bizarre landscapes inhabited by strange inhabitants. Available on Thrill.
Bodies Bodies Bodies (90%)
At first, the title evokes a beach full of hardbodies on spring break. If only it were so. This A24 submission kind of creeped everyone out, but has since become a critical success. Directed by the famous actress Halina Reijn, Bodies Bodies Bodies puts another twist on the tongue-in-cheek genre.
Summary: When a group of rich 20-somethings plan a whirlwind party at a remote family mansion, a party game turns deadly in this fresh and funny look at backstabbing, fake friends, and a party gone very, very wrong . Only in cinemas.
Screaming and utterly repulsive, Sadness it’s not a background movie to play at dinner. Although too full to fit into the extreme horror genre, this film isn’t afraid to push the boundaries or exploit the triggers. There is enough depravity that it should come with an emergency alert and a free BetterHelp account.
Still, this over-the-top hype will flood some fans with dopamine, and for others, regret.
Summary: A young couple trying to reunite in the middle of a city ravaged by a plague that turns its victims into deranged, bloodthirsty sadists. Available on Thrill.
We’re all going to the World’s Fair (90%)
Creepypasta for the soul. This coming-of-age fantasy is more daydream than scary. This was another interesting entry at Sundance. And if you can’t tell what’s going on from the trailer, join us. With strange images and an ineffable story, We’re going to the World’s Fair make for a memorable experience.
Summary: Alone in her attic bedroom, teenage Casey immerses herself in an online horror game where she begins to document the changes that may or may not happen to her. Available on VOD.
Here are the horror movies that Rotten Tomatoes thinks are the best of 2022 so far. What do you think? Are they right or wrong? And as always, let us know what you think and if there’s one that should be higher on their list.