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The best horror movies on Hulu right now

Although the holidays are already here, the horror genre is unstoppable. Whether on the big screen or streaming, horror movies are fan favorites, and services like Hulu boast strong collections of fright flicks. The best horror movies on Hulu include a healthy mix of everything fans might be craving. Whether you’re seeking mind-twisting psychological thrillers, bloody slashers, disturbing supernatural fare, atmospheric folk horror, or even some holiday-themed nightmares, Hulu’s got you covered.

In fact, Hulu’s horror collection is so large that it might be easy to get lost in it. And, unfortunately, some movies are on the weaker side of quality and might not be worth your precious time. To help, we’ve already done all the digging, collecting a list of the best horror movies on Hulu to scratch your scary movie itch and keep you up at night. So, without further ado, here’s our roundup of the best horror movies on Hulu you can stream right now.

Hulu isn’t home to only horror titles. We’ve also put together guides to everything coming to Hulu in November, the best Hulu original series and the best anime on Hulu.

Recently added to Hulu

Infinity Pool (2023)

Infinity Pool
72 %
Genre Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller
Stars Alexander Skarsgård, Mia Goth, Cleopatra Coleman
Directed by Brandon Cronenberg

Horror-icons-in-the-making Alexander Skarsgård and Mia Goth star in Brandon Cronenberg’s 2023 sci-fi horror film Infinity Pool. The plot centers on a couple whose resort vacation turns into a nightmare of hedonism, violence, and horror after they’re seduced by an alluring young woman. Full of Cronenberg’s trademark surreal and brutal themes and imagery and powered by Skarsgård and Goth’s committed performances, Infinity Pool is a truly shocking experience that’s not for the weak of stomach or mind.

Blade (1998)

47 %
Genre Horror, Action
Stars Wesley Snipes, Stephen Dorff, Kris Kristofferson
Directed by Stephen Norrington

Wesley Snipes secured his place as a modern pop culture icon with his performance in Stephen Norrington’s 1998 live-action adaptation of Blade. Based on the eponymous Marvel character, Blade follows the titular hero, a half-vampire, half-mortal, on a quest for revenge against technologically advanced vampires seeking to execute the human race. Intense, atmospheric, surprisingly scary, and wholly entertaining, Blade is the kind of risky, campy superhero film that we need more of in 2023. 

Monsters (2010)

63 %
Genre Drama, Thriller, Science Fiction
Stars Scoot McNairy, Whitney Able, Mario Zuniga Benavides
Directed by Gareth Edwards

Gareth Edwards’ Monsters is set in a world where Mexico has become quarantined after a space probe crash-landed in South America, spreading anew and dangerous life form. The film follows a journalist and a tourist journeying across the infected zone and to the safety of the U.S.-Mexico border. Benefitting from an intriguing premise and Edwards’ deft approach, Monsters is a compelling sci-fi horror movie with impressive visual effects and a chilling, anxiety-ridden plot. Its politics are clumsy and too on the nose, but the film remains a worthy watch for sci-fi horror lovers.

Pilgrim (2019)

Genre Horror, Thriller
Stars Reign Edwards, Beth Curry, Antonio Raul Corbo
Directed by Marcus Dunstan

The 2019 horror movie Pilgrim shows how easily a Thanksgiving celebration can descend into chaos. The film follows a woman who invites pilgrim reenactors to her family’s Thanksgiving dinner to remind them of their privilege and bring them closer together. However, the gathering turns deathly when the actors refuse to break character. Pilgrim is the kind of farcical, almost ridiculous horror movie that both thrills and entertains. Over-the-top and with a healthy dose of campy humor, Pilgrim is the perfect movie for a holiday-themed horror marathon. 

Escape Room (2019)

Escape Room
48 %
Genre Horror, Thriller, Mystery
Stars Taylor Russell, Logan Miller, Jay Ellis
Directed by Adam Robitel

Taylor Russell stars in the 2019 psychological horror film Escape Room. Set during Thanksgiving break, the film follows six strangers who participate in an elaborate escape room puzzle for the chance to win $10,000. The catch? Each room is filled with death traps, and this is actually a life-or-death game. Although far from perfect, Escape Room is entertaining and consistently thrilling, featuring an impressively committed cast and a series of innovative traps that would make the Saw movies quiver with excitement. 

The Boogeyman (2023)

The Boogeyman
55 %
Genre Horror, Thriller, Mystery
Stars Sophie Thatcher, Vivien Lyra Blair, Chris Messina
Directed by Rob Savage

Rob Savage’s The Boogeyman is loosely based on Stephen King’s 1973 short story of the same name. The plot centers on a family of three grieving the recent death of their matriarch. When a desperate man goes to their home seeking help, he introduces an evil entity that preys on people’s suffering. The Boogeyman offerssome solid scares and makes the most of its premise. It might not reach the heights of King’s infamously chilling story, but The Boogeyman remains a worthy entry into the ever-expanding world of modern horror. 

No One Will Save You (2023)

No One Will Save You
60 %
Genre Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller
Stars Kaitlyn Dever, Elizabeth Kaluev, Zack Duhame
Directed by Brian Duffield

Emmy-nominee Kaitlyn Dever stars in Brian Duffield’s 2023 horror film No One Will Save You. The plot centers on an anxious introvert living in her childhood home who must battle an alien trying to invade her space. A nearly silent nightmare with only five audible pieces of dialogue, No One Will Save You is an atmospheric and electrifying home invasion thriller. Dever commands the screen, deftly guiding the plot using only the strength of her incredibly expressive face.

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019)

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
61 %
Genre Horror, Thriller
Stars Zoe Colletti, Dean Norris, Michael Garza
Directed by André Øvredal
 Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark follows a group of friends who sneak into a supposedly haunted house on Halloween in 1968. After finding a book with scary stories, the unsuspecting teens unleash a myriad of dark forces that will quickly spiral out of their control. Directed by André Øvredal and produced by Guillermo del Toro, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is a creepy and nightmarish experience that does justice to its source material. It includes enough fan service to satiate lovers of the books while remaining accessible enough for newcomers. 

The Village (2004)

The Village
44 %
Genre Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Joaquin Phoenix, Adrien Brody
Directed by M. Night Shyamalan

M. Night Shyamalan’s infamously divisive 2004 period thriller The Village remains controversial nearly 20 years after its release. Bryce Dallas Howard leads an impressive ensemble in the story of a secluded village terrorized by mysterious creatures living in the vast woods surrounding it. While the film’s now-notorious twist ending continues to be polarizing, The Village succeeds as a creepy and gorgeously mounted period piece, brilliantly led by Howard and Joaquin Phoenix’s tender, committed performances.

Pearl (2022)

76 %
Genre Drama, Horror
Stars Mia Goth, David Corenswet, Tandi Wright
Directed by Ti West

Mia Goth reunites with Ti West for the 2022 slasher film Pearl. A prequel to the duo’s acclaimed horror movie X, Pearl offers a backstory for the titular character, exploring her dreams of stardom and the circumstances that led her to become bitter and murderous. Elevated by Goth’s stunning performance, Pearl is a riveting character study disguised as a slasher. It offers enough thrills and gore to satisfy genre fans, but Pearl goes deep into the titular character’s broken psyche, adding rich emotional layers to a traditional horror story. 

Skinamarink (2023)

64 %
Genre Horror
Stars Lucas Paul, Dali Rose Tetreault, Ross Paul
Directed by Kyle Edward Ball

Canadian irrational horror film Skinamarink went viral on social media earlier this year. The film follows two children who wake up at night to realize their father is gone and their home’s windows and doors have vanished. Skinamarink is among the most recent examples of the audience-versus-critics divide. The latter praised its daring nature and themes, while many viewers found it frustrating and boring. However, Skinamarink remains provocative, intriguing, and above all scary, thanks to an atmospheric approach that will leave audiences shaking.

The Babadook (2014)

The Babadook
86 %
Genre Drama, Horror
Stars Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Hayley McElhinney
Directed by Jennifer Kent

The 2014 Australian psychological horror picture The Babadook is based on director Jennifer Kent’s 2005 short Monster. The film tells the story of a single mother reeling from her husband’s death who must confront her son’s fear of a monster lurking in their house. Clever and genuinely terrifying, The Babadook is a triumph of the horror genre, boasting a compelling and emotional story rooted in raw and real feelings most audiences will sympathize with. An eerie atmosphere and a singularly creepy villain further make The Babadook the perfect marriage between art and horror. 

Villains (2019)

63 %
Genre Comedy, Horror, Drama
Stars Bill Skarsgård, Maika Monroe, Kyra Sedgwick
Directed by Robert Olsen, Dan Berk

Modern horror icon Bill Skarsgård joins Maika Monroe, Jeffrey Donovan, and Kyra Sedgwick in Derek Berk and Robert Olsen’s 2019 black comedy/horror movie Villains. The plot revolves around Mickey and Jules, two lovebirds whose car breaks down after they ineptly rob a bank. Seeking refuge in a nearby house, the couple stumbles upon a dark secret lurking in the basement. Wickedly funny and featuring impressive performances from its talented cast, Villains is a horror comedy for those looking for some laughs to go with their screams.

The Amityville Horror (1979)

The Amityville Horror
6 %
Genre Horror
Stars James Brolin, Margot Kidder, Rod Steiger
Directed by Stuart Rosenberg

James Brolin and Margot Kidder star in the 1979 supernatural horror classic The Amityville Horror. Based on the 1977 novel, the plot follows a young couple who purchase a home and begin experiencing supernatural events from a violent malign presence. With its dreadful atmosphere and perpetually bleak tone, The Amityville Horror is a psychological nightmare that will make audiences question everything that’s on-screen. The film uses very real fears about domesticity and ownership to tell an effectively chilling, if slightly repetitive, horror story.

The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

The Silence of the Lambs
86 %
Genre Crime, Drama, Thriller
Stars Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Scott Glenn
Directed by Jonathan Demme

Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins won Oscars for their now-iconic performances in Jonathan Demme’s seminal horror film The Silence of the Lambs. Adapted from Thomas Harris’ eponymous 1988 novel, the film follows Clarice Starling, an FBI trainee seeking the guidance of infamous cannibalistic serial killer Hannibal Lecter to catch Buffalo Bill, a deranged killer targeting young women. The Silence of the Lambs is among the all-time great horror films; intelligent, confident, and above all scary, the film excels as a psychological thriller and an outright horror picture. Hopkins’ portrayal of Hannibal Lecter remains among the finest horror performances to ever grace the silver screen, cementing The Silence of the Lambs as a masterpiece of the revered genre.

The Nun (2018)

The Nun
46 %
Genre Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Stars Taissa Farmiga, Demián Bichir, Bonnie Aarons
Directed by Corin Hardy

The Conjuring franchise expanded with the 2018 period horror movie The Nun, starring Taissa Farmiga and Oscar-nominee Demián Bichir. Set in 1952, the plot centers on a troubled priest and a young novitiate who travel to a Romanian convent to investigate the death of a young nun. As they uncover a dangerous secret in the convent, the pair must confront the vengeful demon Valak, who assumes the form of a terrifying nun. With a Gothic atmosphere and a pair of excellent lead performances, The Nun is a worthy period horror piece and a successful expansion of the wildly popular Conjuring universe.  

Annabelle (2014)

37 %
Genre Horror
Stars Annabelle Wallis, Ward Horton, Tony Amendola
Directed by John R. Leonetti

Yet another spin-off of the Conjuring universe, Annabelle centers on the titular possessed doll as she haunts a young couple expecting their first child. Although critics were unkind to this spin-off, fans embraced its unique blend of horror and cheap thrills. Strong performances and an undeniably creepy villain in the form of its now-iconic titular doll make Annabelle a terrifying, if formulaic, nightmare. 

Personal Shopper (2016)

Personal Shopper
77 %
Genre Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Stars Kristen Stewart, Lars Eidinger, Sigrid Bouaziz
Directed by Olivier Assayas

Academy Award nominee Kristen Stewart stars in Olivier Assayas’ 2016 supernatural psychological thriller Personal Shopper. The plot follows Maureen, a personal shopper and medium attempting to communicate with her recently-deceased twin brother. Like most of Assayas’ best films, Personal Shopper is quiet, subtle, and frustrating. However, several tonal shifts that keep the plot moving and a magnetic lead performance from Stewart make it an entrancing and thought-provoking exploration of life and loss worthy of the audience’s time. 

Titane (2021)

75 %
Genre Drama, Thriller, Horror
Stars Agathe Rousselle, Vincent Lindon, Garance Marillier
Directed by Julia Ducournau

Julia Ducournau’s Palm d’Or-winning body horror film Titane stars Agathe Rousselle and Vincent Lindon. The plot centers on a serial killer with a titanium plate in her head who develops a complicated relationship with a man after posing as his long-lost son to avoid capture. Blending elements of psychological thriller and body horror, Titane is among the most original and boldest films of the new millennium, an unforgettable experience for fans of elevated horror.  

Orphan (2009)

42 %
Genre Horror, Thriller, Mystery
Stars Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard, Isabelle Fuhrman
Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra

Oscar nominee Vera Farmiga stars opposite Peter Sarsgaard and a scene-stealing Isabelle Fuhrman in Jaume Collet-Serra’s 2009 horror film Orphan. The plot centers on a grieving couple who adopt Esther, a nine-year-old girl with a mysterious past. Strange things begin happening around the couple, leading them to suspect something might be wrong with Esther. Featuring a star-making performance from Fuhrman and one of the most memorable and unexpected twists in modern horror, Orphan is a unique experience that audiences won’t soon forget.

The Omen (1976)

The Omen
62 %
Genre Horror, Thriller
Stars Gregory Peck, Lee Remick, David Warner
Directed by Richard Donner

Richard Donner’s classic The Omen is an institution in the horror genre. Cinematic icons Gregory Peck and Lee Remick star in the story about a couple whose child becomes the prime suspect in a series of violent deaths, leading them to believe he might be the Antichrist. A gorefest that makes the most out of its over-the-top premise, The Omen is an exercise in dread powered by a deliciously creepy performance from Harvey Stephens. The film launched a franchise, although the subsequent efforts have failed to match the original’s influence.

The Menu (2022)

The Menu
Genre Horror, Thriller, Comedy
Stars Ralph Fiennes, Anya Taylor-Joy, Nicholas Hoult
Directed by Mark Mylod

Anya Taylor-Joy and Ralph Fiennes received Golden Globe nominations for their performances in Mark Mylod’s dark comedy The Menu, also starring Nicholas Hoult. The film follows a group of guests attending the prestigious Hawthorne restaurant owned by renowned chef Julian Slowik and located on a secluded island.

However, they soon discover something sinister is afoot when the chef’s real plans are revealed. Blending social satire with wicked humor and classic thrills, The Menu is a classic eat-the-rich story with genuine teeth. 

Crimes of the Future (2022)

Crimes of the Future
67 %
Genre Horror, Science Fiction
Stars Viggo Mortensen, Léa Seydoux, Scott Speedman
Directed by David Cronenberg

Body horror maestro reunites with Viggo Mortensen for his 2020 horror sci-fi Crimes of the Future, co-starring Léa Seydoux and Kristen Stewart. Set in a dystopian future where human evolution has made most humans immune to pain and disease, the film follows a performance artist who performs surgery on himself before live audiences. Although far from Cronenberg’s best picture, Crimes of the Future remains a must-watch for fans of the director’s singular mix of body horror and thought-provoking ideas.

Hellraiser (2022)

55 %
Genre Horror, Mystery
Stars Odessa A'zion, Jamie Clayton, Adam Faison
Directed by David Bruckner

A reboot of the venerable Hellraiser franchise, Hellraiser follows a young woman recovering from addiction. When she receives a mysterious box capable of summoning humanoid beings with sadistic impulses, she must confront the dangerous demonic forces responsible for her brother’s disappearance.

Featuring a spectacular performance from Jamie Clayton as the iconic villain Pinhead, Hellraiser is a welcome return to form for a franchise that spent far too long neck-deep in mediocrity. 

Hereditary (2018)

87 %
Genre Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Stars Toni Collette, Alex Wolff, Milly Shapiro
Directed by Ari Aster

Ari Aster’s 2018 horror masterpiece Hereditary stars Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne, and Alex Wolff. The plot centers on a family grieving after a tragic accident that begins experiencing unexplained and dangerous supernatural events that lead them to uncover a harrowing truth. Elevated by a career-best performance from Collette, Hereditary is a powerful exploration of grief and guilt wrapped around a shocking and terrifying horror story that will creep under the audience’s skin. 

Possessor: Uncut (2020)

Possessor: Uncut
72 %
Genre Horror, Thriller, Science Fiction
Stars Andrea Riseborough, Christopher Abbott, Jennifer Jason Leigh
Directed by Brandon Cronenberg

Leave it to Brandon Cronenberg, son of horror master David Cronenberg, to create a disturbing and insightful piece of horror for the new generation. Possessor stars recent Oscar nominee Andrea Riseborough as an assassin who takes over other people’s bodies to carry on her assignments. However, things get complicated when she struggles to possess her most recent mark, a young man played by Christopher Abbott. Full of the body horror and disturbing elements that have become the Cronenbergs’ bread-and-butter, Possessor will more than satisfy fans of provocative horror.

Run (2020)

67 %
Genre Thriller, Horror, Drama
Stars Sarah Paulson, Kiera Allen, Pat Healy
Directed by Aneesh Chaganty

Emmy nominee Sarah Paulson stars in the 2020 psychological thriller Run. The film revolves around Chloe, a young woman who has spent her life controlled by her overbearing mother. However, as Chloe enters adolescence, she begins questioning her life and her mother’s role in it. Powered by Paulson’s committed performance, and with a smart and pleasantly surprising screenplay, Run is an effective and suspenseful thriller that will keep audiences on the edge.

Fresh (2022)

67 %
Genre Horror, Thriller, Comedy
Stars Daisy Edgar-Jones, Sebastian Stan, Jojo T. Gibbs
Directed by Mimi Cave

Sebastian Stan and Daisy Edgar-Jones star in the horror thriller Fresh. The film follows Noa, a young woman frustrated with dating apps, who begins a relationship with the charming Steve. When the two go for a weekend getaway, Noa discovers the many sinister secrets Steve has been hiding. Benefitting from Edgar-Jones and Stan’s performances and with clever insights into the horrors of modern dating, Fresh is a chilling horror story with poignant social critique.

Lamb (2021)

68 %
Genre Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Stars Noomi Rapace, Hilmir Snær Guðnason, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson
Directed by Valdimar Jóhannsson

The excellent Noomi Rapace stars in Valdimar Jóhannsson’s 2021 folk horror film Lamb from A24. The plot centers on a couple living on a secluded Icelandic farm whose sheep births a human/sheep hybrid. Becoming parents to the creature, the couple begins to adjust to their new lives, oblivious that a mysterious entity is watching their moves with mysterious purposes. Lamb is unnerving yet engrossing, benefitting from an excellent performance by Rapace. Fans of unique premises and unconventional horror will get the best out of this odd and chilling film.

Barbarian (2022)

78 %
Genre Horror, Thriller
Stars Georgina Campbell, Bill Skarsgård, Justin Long
Directed by Zach Cregger

Utterly bonkers and thrilling, Barbarian is a true horror event. The film stars Georgina Campbell, Bill Skarsgård, and Justin Long and follows a woman whose Airbnb rental is double booked. Deciding to spend the night in the house despite the unexpected presence, she soon discovers the rental has dangerous secrets lurking beneath. A wild ride from beginning to end, Barbarian goes all in on its brand of deranged scares, providing an admittedly unconventional yet ultimately sharp and satisfying experience that’s as scary as it’s entertaining. 

X (2022) new

79 %
Genre Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Stars Mia Goth, Jenna Ortega, Brittany Snow
Directed by Ti West

Ti West presented his daring, gritty take on the slasher genre with X. The film stars Mia Goth, Jenna Ortega, Brittany Snow, and Martin Henderson and tells the story of a group of pornographers who decide to shoot their latest film on a secluded Texas farm owned by an elderly couple. Their plans take an unexpected turn when an unexpected enemy begins targeting them one by one. Elevated by a committed and versatile dual performance from Goth, X works as a homage to 1970s slasher movies and a worthy entry to the revered genre. 

The Witch (2015)

The Witch
83 %
Genre Horror, Mystery, Drama, Fantasy
Stars Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie
Directed by Robert Eggers

Starring Anya Taylor-Joy in the role that made her a star, The Witch centers on a young girl whose brother becomes lost under her watch. Accused by her other siblings of witchcraft, the girl must endure her family’s distrust and accusations as a dark entity lurks in the forest beyond their solitary cottage. The Witch finds Robert Eggers (The Northman) in fine form, aided by Taylor-Joy’s commanding performance. Mixing supernatural thrills with an exploration of faith, religion, innocence, and womanhood, The Witch is a superior and thought-provoking entry into the elevated horror subgenre. 

Pooka! (2018) new

r 90m
Genre Horror, Thriller, TV Movie
Stars Nyasha Hatendi, Latarsha Rose, Jon Daly
Directed by Nacho Vigalondo

Hulu’s Into the Dark series has served as a powerful forum for established and up-and-coming genre directors to showcase new and exciting horror films, and while we’ve already covered Treehouse (directed by James Roday), we’d also like to shine some morbid light on director Nacho Vigalondo’s contribution to the anthology. It’s a film called Pooka! that stars Nyasha Hatendi as a man named Wilson who takes an acting job as a costumed creature named Pooka, a beast based on a popular new holiday toy that’s selling like crazy. But as the toy’s popularity reaches new heights, Wilson begins experiencing wild hallucinations with murderous conclusions. A fitting genre feast for the Christmas season, Vigalondo clearly had a ton of fun with his off-the-wall concept, and so will you.

Into the Dark: Pooka! Trailer (Official) • A Hulu Original

Spree (2020) new

42 %
r 93m
Genre Thriller, Horror, Comedy
Stars Joe Keery, Sasheer Zamata, David Arquette
Directed by Eugene Kotlyarenko
If you’re tired of seeing the glorification of social media in traditional Hollywood films, Spree is a sardonic and gory commentary on the “influencer” world we’re all living in. The film stars Joe Keery as rideshare driver Kurt Kunkle, a man hellbent on going viral across the like-share-subscribe digital landscape. His master plan: outfit his vehicle with cameras and film the planned murders of his passengers. It’s a bonkers premise that requires some suspension of disbelief, but in its caricaturing of celebrity desperation, Spree is a magnificent tongue-in-cheek stab at the loud and unrelenting cacophony that is Instagram, TikTok, and all the other apps we know, love, and need.
SPREE Official Trailer (2020) Joe Keery, Thriller Movie HD

Hatching (2022)

74 %
r 91m
Genre Fantasy, Horror
Stars Siiri Solalinna, Sophia Heikkilä, Jani Volanen
Directed by Hanna Bergholm
There’s nothing quite like a solid coming-of-age story, especially when the focus is on a 12-year-old gymnast (Siiri Solalinna) named Tinja who comes into the possession of a dying bird’s one and only egg deep in the woods — one that hatches and reveals one of the most visually disturbing combinations of makeup and VFX the world has ever seen. It turns out the creature takes on the likeness of those who raise it, too, leading us down a path of surreal terrors as Tinja does everything in her power to shield her family from the monster’s clutches. There’s plenty to be said about Hatching’s vivisection of girlhood and what it takes to be worthy in the eyes of our mothers. With its David Lynch-inspired visions of idyllic suburbia getting ripped and clawed apart, this is a feature that’s hard to forget.
Hatching Trailer #1 (2022) | Movieclips Trailers

You Are Not My Mother (2022)

You Are Not My Mother
74 %
r 93m
Genre Horror, Thriller
Stars Hazel Doupe, Paul Reid, Ingrid Craigie
Directed by Kate Dolan
Films like You Are Not My Mother are cleverly-lensed explorations of a world where our parents are not who we think they are. In this 2021 Irish horror film, the story follows Char (Hazel Doupe), her grandmother (Ingrid Craigie), and Char’s mother, Angela (Carolyn Bracken), in the aftermath of Angela’s sudden disappearance. Re-emerging, Angela is not the same parent Char has known her whole life. Exhibiting frightening new behaviors and disturbing thoughts and emotions, it’s up to Char to figure out just what happened to her mother before she’s all but lost to whatever evils have been visited upon her. An astonishing feature debut from Kate Dolan, You Are Not My Mother creates a perplexing, almost folkloric setting and atmosphere where almost any flavor of fear is possible.
You Are Not My Mother - Official Trailer

Little Monsters (2019)

Little Monsters
59 %
r 94m
Genre Horror, Comedy
Stars Lupita Nyong'o, Alexander England, Josh Gad
Directed by Abe Forsythe
Remember that elementary school field trip where you and your peers were besieged upon by hordes of the living dead? Count yourself lucky if such madness escaped you in your youth, because in writer-director Abe Forsythe’s 2019 film Little Monsters, the onscreen kindergarten class isn’t so fortunate. With a cast led by Lupita Nyong’o as kindergarten teacher Miss Caroline, Alexander England as washed-up musician Dave, and Josh Gad as television personality Teddy McGiggles, the horror/rom-com hybrid follows the unlikely trio of adults and Miss Caroline’s students as they fight and defend themselves against zombies that have escaped from a nearby government facility. Filled with heart and soul, laugh-out-loud moments, and a healthy supply of B-movie gore, Little Monsters is an awesome summer flick that assures the viewing world that zombies still have an important place in horror cinema.
Little Monsters - Trailer (Official) • A Hulu Original Film

The Field Guide to Evil (2018)

The Field Guide to Evil
r 117m
Genre Horror
Stars Marlene Hauser, Luzia Oppermann, Karin Pauer
Directed by Veronika Franz, Peter Strickland, Calvin Lee Reeder, Ashim Ahluwalia, Katrin Gebbe, Can Evrenol, Severin Fiala, Yannis Veslemes, Agnieszka Smoczyńska

The Field Guide to Evil is an international anthology film that brings together eight unique genre tales with folkloric bents. Of particular note are some of the recognizable writers/directors, including Peter Strickland (Berberian Sound Studio and In Fabric), Veronika Franz, and Severin Fiala (Goodnight Mommy and The Lodge), with each segmented novella horror delivering an homage to a significant mythological terror. While not every short hits as hard as the last, the mixed bag ends up in “glass half-full” terrain, with plenty to write home about in terms of vision and execution.

The Field Guide to Evil - Frightfest Presents - UK Trailer

Held (2020)

46 %
r 94m
Genre Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Stars Jill Awbrey, Bart Johnson, Travis Cluff
Directed by Travis Cluff, Chris Lofing
Held stars Jill Awbrey and Bart Johnson as Emma and Henry Barrett, a married couple looking to address some of the many strifes within their relationship. After taking up residence in an isolated smart home, the couple’s idyllic retreat quickly unfurls into a sinister game of cat-and-mouse when Emma and Henry realize that their rental host, a sentient voice that speaks through the home’s automated ecosystem, knows a number of personal details about their marriage and is watching their every move. Held borrows from films like Panic Room and other single-location horror-thrillers, delivering a familiar story that gains the higher ground come the third act. Stick around for the reveal — you won’t be disappointed.

Agnes (2021)

65 %
r 93m
Genre Drama, Horror
Stars Molly C. Quinn, Sean Gunn, Hayley McFarland
Directed by Mickey Reece
Religious fervor reaches new peaks in director Mickey Reece’s harrowing horror-drama Agnes. When a sister of faith begins experiencing wretched tendencies, an investigative priest and his apprentice are sent to the remote convent to investigate the phenomena. But as evil spreads its wings wider, not even the benevolent intentions of the priesthood can contain the demonic troubles that boil over. An atmosphere-laden tale of terror, Agnes operates more than effectively on its rather small budget, delivering chills throughout its entire runtime.
Agnes - Official Trailer

Gaia (2021)

64 %
r 97m
Genre Horror, Fantasy, Drama
Stars Monique Rockman, Carel Nel, Alex van Dyk
Directed by Jaco Bouwer
In director Jaco Bouwer’s Gaia, Monique Rockman stars as the titular character, a displaced forest ranger who gets hurt on the job. Rescued by a nomadic father-and-son duo, Gaia’s troubles grow bigger when she discovers that both men are devotees to a tantalizing and mythic presence harboring deep in the woodlands. Or is it all in their heads? An eerie and hallucinatory film, Gaia will crawl directly under your skin and lurk there for weeks to come.

Willy's Wonderland (2021)

Willy's Wonderland
44 %
r 88m
Genre Action, Horror, Comedy
Stars Nicolas Cage, Emily Tosta, Beth Grant
Directed by Kevin Lewis
Nicolas Cage has become the unsung king of B-list horror films over the last few years, with lead performances in off-the-wall films like Mandy and Color Out of Space. In Willy’s Wonderland, the mighty Cage stars as an unnamed protagonist who agrees to take a janitorial job at Willy’s Wonderland for one night to pay for car repairs. But what Nomadic Nick doesn’t see coming is an army of animatronic foes that wage war against him. Armed with whatever he can find, the man must fight for his life to see the sunrise. A bizarre homage to the Five Nights at Freddy’s franchise, Willy’s Wonderland is a whole bunch of Cage-fueled, off-kilter fun.

Wounds (2019)

51 %
r 94m
Genre Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Stars Armie Hammer, Dakota Johnson, Zazie Beetz
Directed by Babak Anvari
When Will (Armie Hammer), a down on his luck bartender, comes into possession of a cell phone left at the local dive by a college patron, he brings it home with him. Going through the device, he begins to discover some truly disturbing content. All of this is only exacerbated when the same group of college students that left the phone behind start remerging, but in ways more terrifying than Will can fathom. Wounds puts forth the efforts of a dedicated cast and an immersive atmosphere, delivering a film that works in more ways than one, while faltering a bit here and there. As a genre entry though, it’s certainly worth a watch.

Hunter Hunter (2021)

Hunter Hunter
61 %
r 93m
Genre Horror, Thriller, Mystery
Stars Camille Sullivan, Summer H. Howell, Devon Sawa
Directed by Shawn Linden
Nothing says “never venture into the woods” like Hunter Hunter, a taut horror-thriller from writer-director Shawn Linden. When a family of fur trappers are robbed of their livelihoods, the clan suspects a hungry wolf is to blame. When Joseph, the father, journeys off to hunt down the beast, his family is forced to survive in their remote outpost without him. Then, an injured man named Lou (Nick Stahl) arrives and things start getting very weird. An awesome gem of a small film, Hunter Hunter leans on a slow-burner tactic that will leave most genre fans highly satisfied.

We Need to Do Something (2021)

We Need to Do Something
48 %
r 97m
Genre Horror, Mystery
Stars Sierra McCormick, Vinessa Shaw, Pat Healy
Directed by Sean King O'Grady
Getting locked in the bathroom during an apocalyptic fallout is never fun, especially when you’re trapped in said bathroom with your mom, dad, and younger brother. In We Need to Do Something, teenaged Melissa (Sierra McCormick) must contend with her crumbling family dynamic in the wake of a devastating storm. But as parts of the outside world start slithering their way into the house, Melissa and the rest of her kin must do everything in their power to stay alive until help arrives. But will it ever? A taut closed-door chiller, We Need to Do Something will make you reconsider where you duck out during the next maelstrom.

47 Meters Down (2017)

47 Meters Down
52 %
pg-13 89m
Genre Horror, Drama, Thriller, Adventure
Stars Mandy Moore, Claire Holt, Matthew Modine
Directed by Johannes Roberts
If you’ve ever been doubtful about deep-sea diving in shark-infested waters, 47 Meters Down will remind you that questioning the ocean is always a good idea. Starring Claire Holt and Mandy Moore as sisters Kate and Lisa, our story follows the siblings on what is supposed to be an awesome getaway to Mexico. Out at sea, things take a turn for the worse when the sisters’ shark-diving cage becomes separated from their boat. Plummeting down to Davy Jones’ Locker with dwindling oxygen, Kate and Lisa must contend with the finned foes that surround their weakening barrier. A psychological horror flick with a dab of angry nature mixed in for good measure, 47 Meters Down will keep you away from all bodies of water for a decent period of time.

The Night (2021)

The Night
68 %
r 105m
Genre Horror, Mystery
Stars Shahab Hosseini, Niousha Noor, George Maguire
Directed by Kourosh Ahari
The Night stars Shahab Hosseini and Niousha Noor as Babak and Neba, a married couple that rests their heads at the Hotel Normandie for an evening with their infant child. Sure, it’s a little creepy, but the husband and wife are tired. Well, it turns out sleep isn’t in the cards for them as a series of supernatural forces begin preying upon the family. A film about our inner demons boiling over and consuming us whole, The Night is built on a sordid atmosphere, arresting performances, and effective chills from start to finish.
THE NIGHT Official Trailer (2021) Horror, Mystery Movie HD

Censor (2021)

69 %
r 84m
Genre Horror, Mystery
Stars Niamh Algar, Michael Smiley, Nicholas Burns
Directed by Prano Bailey-Bond
Enid (Niamh Algar), a film censor, protects the moviegoing public from the exploits of the “nasties” of the day. When the dutiful anti-cinephile is assigned a new disturbing film, it’s nothing but work as usual until Enid starts tracing parts of the violent picture back to a series of traumatic events that occurred in her youth — horrid acts that may have had something to do with the disappearance of her sister. An indie gem for sure, Censor may skip the radar of most Hulu-watchers of today, but we loved its performances and captivating take on the infamous phenomena that was England’s “video nasty” era.
Censor - Official Trailer

The Owners (2020)

The Owners
54 %
Genre Thriller, Horror
Stars Maisie Williams, Sylvester McCoy, Rita Tushingham
Directed by Julius Berg
Adapted from the Hermann and Yves H. graphic novel Une Nuit de Pleine Lune, The Owners follows Gaz, Nathan, and Terry (Jake Curran, Ian Kenny, and Andrew Ellis), a band of wannabe thieves that has big plans to break into the local country manor of Dr. Huggins and his wife, Ellen. Hoping to secure a major cash haul from a hidden safe in the house, what the band of youths didn’t anticipate was a turning of the tables by the seemingly elderly homeowners, a couple with more bite than they let show on the surface. A gruesome but thrilling addition to the home invasion subgenre, The Owners places great emphasis on the talented ensemble cast, particularly Sylvester McCoy and Rita Tushingham as the tantalizing septuagenarians.
The Owners - Exclusive Official Trailer (2020) Maisie Williams

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