Halloween may be in the rearview, but the holiday spirit remains alive and well, judging by the continued onslaught of horror releases. It’s another horror feast this month!
November brings a plethora of new releases, gory cult gems, family-friendly offerings, and brand-new titles on streaming.
Here are ten noteworthy horror titles available for streaming in November 2022 on some of the most popular streaming services, along with when/where you can watch them.
Deep Fear – Screambox (November 1)
The claustrophobic element of subterranean horror always compounds the frantic terror, so expect things to get intense. A post-graduation celebration turns into a fight for survival in the catacombs of Paris Deep Fear. Three students celebrate their graduation by visiting the Paris catacombs. When they discover a bunker formerly occupied by the Nazis, little do they know it’s not the only thing left behind. Something, someone, is now hunting them. Grégory Beghin directs from a script by Nicolas Tackian.
Satan’s Slaves: Communion – Shudder (November 4)
In 2017, writer/director Joko Anwar’s Satan’s Slaves topped the list of highest-grossing films in Indonesia and scared up new fans when it found a home in Shudder. November brings its sequel, Communion, the first Indonesian movie shot with IMAX technology. The sequel sees the first film’s family now living in an apartment after escaping the terror unleashed by their mother’s passing. But the horror follows them home. If Communion features even a fraction of the potent chills Anwar delivered in the first film, we’re in for a frightfully good time.
All Jacked Up and Full of Worms – Screambox (November 8)
Those who like their horror as weird and transgressive as possible need look no further than writer/director Alex Phillips’ feature debut. Working at a seedy motel, maintenance man Roscoe (Phillip Andre Botello) is always searching for his latest fix. His days of dime-store drugs are over when he stumbles upon a powerfully hallucinogenic worm. Along with his new love interest (Trevor Dawkins), the pair embark on a delirious odyssey of sex, violence, and becoming one with the dirt.
Slash/Back – Shudder (November 13)
It’s up to Maika (Tasiana Shirley) and her friends to save their arctic hamlet of Pangnirtung, Nunavut when they discover an alien invasion. Maika and pals pull together their collective knowledge of horror movies and makeshift weapons, giving the aliens a fight for their lives. The aliens may be dangerous, but you don’t underestimate the girls of Pang. Nyla Innuksuk’s feature debut brings the genre fun, a gorgeous setting, and spirited leads worth rooting for in this delightful alien romp.
Vietnamese Horror Story – Screambox (November 15)
Tran Huu Tan’s horror anthology became an unexpected box office hit earlier this year in Vietnam, and now it’s headed to Screambox. Based on local folklore, Vietnamese Horror Story comprises three chapters and follows an actress seeking eternal beauty, a magician who makes a deal with evil, and a psychic seeking the remains of a deceased girl. Considering the gruesome images unveiled so far and the fact that the VFX was handled by Thierry Nguyen’s (Mad Max: Fury Road) Bad Clay Studio, horror fans are surely in for one gnarly good time.
The Boxer’s Omen – Arrow (November 18)
Don’t miss this absolutely unhinged Hong Kong horror cult classic when it hits Arrow later this month. The late Shaw Brothers production sees a man seeking revenge on a Thai boxer who paralyzed his brother in a match. While that seems straightforward, the path to vengeance becomes anything but when black magic enters the equation. The Boxer’s Omen has it all in one insane and insanely stylish horror-packed experience; live eel-vomiting, kickboxing, wizardry, gore, creatures, and more. Truly, don’t skip out on this pick.
Nope – Peacock (November 18)
OJ Haywood (Daniel Kaluuya) struggles to keep his recently passed father’s horse ranch afloat. The arrival of OJ’s lively sister Emerald (Keke Palmer) adds to his stress as he tries to maintain faithful responsibility towards the family ranch. But then, an eerie phenomenon begins swooping over their valley; the siblings became determined to capture it on camera. On the surface, Nope is an accessible, straightforward sci-fi horror movie that nails its humor as much as it elicits gasps. Below is a darker examination of media and those it abused and left behind. Jordan Peele effectively captures the scope and spectacle of a summer blockbuster, packing it with chill-inducing moments, gasp-worthy thrills, and endless endearing characters.
Slumberland – Netflix (November 18)
A young orphan travels to the realm of dreams and nightmares, searching for her late father. She’s joined by an eccentric outlaw, the half-monster Flip (Jason Momoa), in what looks to be a charming yet epic-sized adventure for the whole family. This family-friendly feature is based on the comic Little Nemo in Slumberland by Winsor McCay, and it’s directed by Francis Lawrence (I Am Legend, Constantine).
Dual – Upstream (November 20)
Riley Stearns’ follow-up to pitch-black comedy The Art of Self Defense again puts his knack for off-kilter humor on display. Only this time, the writer/director applies it to a high-concept sci-fi story that uses an end-of-life decision as the starting point. Sarah’s (Karen Gillan) simple existence gets shattered by a sudden terminal illness diagnosis, prompting her to examine options to ease the blow for her loved ones. Sarah’s encouraged to participate in a cloning procedure that will allow her double to assume her life once she’s gone with her loved ones none the wiser. But Sarah’s double is a little too effective at her job as a replacement, eventually leading to a court-mandated duel to the death. Dual uses deadpan delivery and oddball performances to capture the strangeness of life, especially when faced with death.
Blood Relatives – Shudder (November 22)
Writer/Director Noah Segan’s feature debut brings a charming soft touch to the vampire tale, favoring dad jokes and affecting bonds over savage bloodletting. Francis (Segan) is a drifter with a specific routine and holds a few material possessions dear. But his comfortable yet niche way of living on society’s outskirts changes when 15-year-old Jane (Victoria Moroles) shows up at his hotel door. Her mother just passed, leaving her alone in the world, and she has a few peculiar characteristics that she wonders if she inherited from her father. Traits like super strength and an appetite for meat so rare it’s practically still bleeding. Francis balks at the idea of a daughter, but showing Jane the ropes of vampirism slowly erodes his carefully guarded walls as they embark on a road trip. Blood Relatives delivers an infectious and charming horror comedy.