April 2022 Horror Preview

Horror springs eternal in 2022, as this month has a wide spread of horror/thriller films for every kind of viewer. From superhero fare to arthouse experiments to Alexander Skarsgård apparently ripping out some dude’s throat, there’s a lot to like in this month’s slate. Or, in the case of the first movie mentioned, something to avoid entirely.

Let’s take a look at what’s in store for us this month:

April 1st

Well, I hope Jared Leto enjoys his paycheck?

The word has been out for a while that Morbius was going to be a hot mess. Countless delays initially blamed on the pandemic were also used for extensive reshoots, with the second round of reshoots occurring almost a year after the first round. To quote a certain billionaire superhero from a semi-connected (but also not?) movie universe, “not a great plan.” Sony is hellbent on creating its weirdo Spidey side universe to keep whatever possibly marketable IP they have left underneath their own umbrella, but there’s gotta be better ways to go about it than this, right???

Turkey inbound!

Morbius will be available in theaters on April 1st.

What if Terrence Malick made a horror movie? That’s the essentially the pitch for Goran Stolevski’s You Won’t Be Alone. In a remote Macedonian village in the 19th century, a young girl is kidnapped by a witch and turned into one herself. What follows is an exploration of existence through the eyes of a feral young woman who wrestles with what if means to be human in a brutal world. Stolevski fills the movie with shots of trees and wheat rustling in the wind, the kind of imagery Malick has imbued into countless images over the years. And personally, the Malick pastiche is what consistently holds this movie back. It’s always a copy — never something new — even if it’s presentation may feel like it for a short while.

But, I won’t deny that You Won’t Be Alone will most definitely have an audience.

You Won’t Be Alone will be available in theaters on April 1st.

April 15th

An unhealthy creepypasta obsession sends a girl down the internet rabbit hole in We’re All Going to the World’s Fair, a sub-90-minute, ASMR-filled horror movie about online culture, gender, and loneliness. Bored out of her mind and seeking some sort of connecting to just about anything, Casey (Anna Cobb) decides to take the World’s Fair Challenge, an online horror role-playing game of sorts and to keep her following updating on anything happens. Director Jane Schoenbrun plays with that feeling that something might just happen as they focus on Casey in her room, and that lingering, uneasy feeling has seemed to work on both audiences and critics during the film’s festival run.

We’re All Going to the World’s Fair will be available in limited theaters and on HBO Max on April 15th.

April 22nd

Let’s keep it simple: Robert Eggers is directing a sweeping, gnarly Viking epic and in it, Alexander Skarsgård catches a spear out of the air and throws it back at his enemies. What else do you need?

(It’s worth mentioning that The Northman might not EXACTLY be a horror/thriller, but instead an action epic. However, considering Eggers’ influences and previous films, there’s sure to be more than enough crossover.)

The Northman will be available in theaters on April 22nd.

Other Releases

Barbarians – April 1st (Theaters and VOD)

Bull – April 1st (Theaters; VOD on April 5th)

The Ice Demon – April 5th (VOD)

Vicious Fun – April 5th (Blu-ray and DVD) | MovieBabble Review

Scream – April 5th (Blu-ray and DVD)

Father of Flies – April 12th (Theaters and VOD)

The Cellar – April 15th (Shudder)

Choose or Die – April 15th (Netflix)

V/H/S/94 – April 19th (VOD and Blu-ray)

The Exorcism of God – April 19th (Blu-ray and DVD)

Hatching – April 29th (Theaters and VOD)

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Nick Kush

A current young professional in the greater Washington, D.C. area, Nick founded MovieBabble in October of 2016 when he was a bored college student with nothing else to do. (And he kicks himself every day that his story isn't better.) Nick is also a member of the Internet Film Critics Society and the Washington, D.C. Area Film Critics Association. His love for horror began with A Nightmare on Elm Street as a kid and has scarred him ever since.