September 2022 will see the arrival of a variety of horror movies, along with a psychological thriller, a Kevin Smith movie, and more.
September 2022 will mark the start of “spooky” season with various horror movies, such as the prequel to X and a new Jeepers Creepers movie, along with the newest project by Kevin Smith and a psychological thriller directed by Olivia Wilde. The world continues to adapt to a new normal amidst the coronavirus pandemic, and a key element in this process have been cinemas, which are open and working again all over the world. This has allowed studios to release all those movies that had to be delayed, though many have also opted for a simultaneous release in theaters and streaming services, which continues to be the case with some of September’s releases.
August saw an interesting list of movies hitting theaters, though just one of them has already been released on streaming. August’s biggest releases were David Leitch’s action-comedy Bullet Train, the black comedy slasher Bodies Bodies Bodies, the crime drama Emily the Criminal starring Aubrey Plaza, the survival thriller Beast, George Miller’s dark fantasy movie Three Thousand Years of Longing, and the horror prequel Orphan: First Kill, the only movie to get a simultaneous release in theaters, VOD, and streaming (Paramount+).
September will see more movies arriving in theaters than August did, and it will prepare the audience for “spooky season” with various horror movies as well as comedies, thrillers, and more to add balance, such as the latest installment in the Jeepers Creepers franchise, the prequel to the horror movie X, Kevin Smith’s long-awaited third Clerks movie, and a psychological thriller starring Florence Pugh and Harry Styles. Here’s every movie coming to theaters in September 2022.
Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul is a comedy movie directed and written by Adamma Ebo in her directorial debut, based on her 2018 short film of the same name. It’s the story of Trinitie Childs (Regina Hall), the first lady of a Southern Baptist megachurch, who along with her husband, Pastor Lee-Curtis Childs (Sterling K. Brown), once served a congregation in the tens of thousands, but a scandal forced their church to close for some time. Now, Trinitie and Lee Curtis are about to reopen their church and rebuild their congregation, marking the biggest comeback that their community has seen. Honk For Jesus. Save Your Soul will be simultaneously released on Peacock.
Barbarian is a horror movie written and directed by Zach Cregger. Barbarian follows Tess Marshall (Georgina Campbell), a young woman traveling to Detriot for a job interview and who books a rental home there. To her surprise, the house was double booked, and a strange man named Keith (Bill Skarsgård) is already staying there. Tess ends up staying but soon discovers that there’s a lot more to fear in the house than an unexpected guest. Also starring in Barbarian are Justin Long, Kate Bosworth, Sara Paxton, Matthew Patrick, Richard Brake, and Kurt Braunohler.
House of Darkness is a comedy horror movie directed and written by Neil LaBute, and it’s a reimagining of Bram Stoker’s horror classic Dracula. After meeting at a local bar, Hap Jackson (Justin Long) accompanies beautiful and mysterious Mina Murray (Kate Bosworth) to her secluded but luxurious estate. Hap believes it’s another casual hook-up, but as they get acquainted, flirtation turns playful and sexy but also sinister. House of Darkness premiered at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival in March 2022 and will be released on VOD and digital on September 13.
Kevin Smith’s Clerks III is finally arriving in theaters in September 2022. Clerks III follows Randal Graves (Jeff Anderson), who after surviving a heart attack, decides to make a movie with Dante Hicks (Brian O’Halloran) about their lives at the Quick Stop convenience store. Also starring are Marilyn Ghigliotti, Rosario Dawson, Trevor Fehrman, and of course, Jason Mewes as Jay and Kevin Smith as Silent Bob.
The Woman King is a historical epic movie based on true events and directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood. The Woman King is the story of the Agojie, the all-female warrior unit who protected the African Kingdom of Dahomey in the 19th century, with fierceness and skills unlike any others. It follows General Nanisca (Viola Davis) as she trains the next generation of recruits and gets them ready for battle against an enemy determined to destroy their way of life. Also starring in The Woman King are Thuso Mbedu, Lashana Lynch, John Boyega, Sheila Atim, Hero Fiennes Tiffin, Adrienne Warren, Jayme Lawson, and Masali Baduza.
Pearl is a slasher movie directed by Ti West and a prequel to X, also directed by West. Pearl takes the audience to 1918, during World War I, to tell the story of X’s main villain, Pearl (now played by Mia Goth). The cabin where X takes place was once used as a boarding house during the war, where Pearl, feeling trapped at the isolated family farm, is tasked with attending to her ailing comatose father while under the micromanagement of her cruel mother. Pearl dreams of having a glamorous life like in the movies, but when her ambitions, temptations, and repressions collide, they create the villain she feared she would become one day.
Jeepers Creepers: Reborn is the fourth movie in the Jeepers Creepers movie series and the first in a planned trilogy set apart from the original one. Directed by Timo Vuorensola, Jeepers Creepers: Reborn will see Chase (Imran Adams) and his girlfriend Laine (Sydney Craven), who attend the Horror Hound festival in Louisiana. Once there, Laine beings to experience unexplained premonitions and disturbing visions linked to the town’s past and the legendary Creeper. Jeepers Creepers: Reborn will have a limited theatrical release from September 19 to 21.
Don’t Worry Darling is a psychological thriller directed by Olivia Wilde. It’s the story of Alice (Florence Pugh) and Jack Chambers (Harry Styles), a young couple in the 1950s living a seemingly perfect life in the company town of Victory, California, created and paid for by the mysterious company Jack works for. Alice’s curiosity draws her towards Jack’s secret "Victoria Project", consuming her while cracks begin to form in their “perfect” life as her investigation of the project creates tension within the community. Also starring in Don’t Worry Darling are Chris Pine, Gemma Chan, Nick Kroll, and KiKi Layne.
Smile is a psychological horror movie written and directed by Parker Finn in his directorial debut, and based on his 2020 short film Laura Hasn’t Slept. It follows Dr. Rose Cotter (Sosie Bacon), who after witnessing a strange and traumatic incident involving one of her patients, starts experiencing frightening and inexplicable occurrences, leading her to confront her troubling past if she wants to survive and escape her horrifying new reality. Also starring in Smile are Jessie T. Usher, Kal Penn, Rob Morgan, Kyle Gallner, and Caitlin Stasey.
Adrienne Tyler is a features writer for Screen Rant. She is an Audiovisual Communication graduate who wanted to be a filmmaker, but life had other plans (and it turned out great). Prior to Screen Rant, she wrote for Pop Wrapped, 4 Your Excitement (4YE), and D20Crit, where she was also a regular guest at Netfreaks podcast. She was also a contributor for FanSided’s BamSmackPow and 1428 Elm. Adrienne is very into films and she enjoys a bit of everything: from superhero films to heartbreaking dramas, to low-budget horror films. Every time she manages to commit to a TV show without getting bored, an angel gets its wings.
When she’s not writing, you can find her trying to learn a new language, watching hockey (go Avs!), or wondering what life would have been like had Pushing Daisies, Firefly, and Limitless not been cancelled. Breakfast food is life and coffee is what makes the world go round.
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