Note: This list will be updated monthly to reflect both the old and new horror movies added to Hulu. Newest additions are at the top.
It seems that Netflix is the streaming platform for the masses, spawning its very own mantra, "Netflix and chill." But what about Hulu? You can smell Halloween just around the corner, and since it's the month of October, I'll add a few more selections to try and appease your horror fix, despite the mood you're in. So, for all of us Hulu subscribers, if you're looking for scary movies to scare your pants off, one to watch with the family, something artsy, or just an intriguing #horror movie, here are ten of the best Hulu horror movies you can watch now. I also feel like it's my obligation to inform you that if you'd like to check out the Blair Witch remake, it'll be available on Hulu October 7th at 3am.
10. Tucker and Dale vs. Evil
- Release Date: 2010
- Director: Eli Craig
- Who's in it: Tyler Labine, Alan Tudyk, Katrina Bowden
- Tomatometer: 84%
I'm starting the list off with a comedy to try and get all the sub-genres of horror covered as much as possible in this list. Tucker and Dale vs. Evil is a hilariously gory movie that plays off of the cabin in the woods movies and killer backwoods folk. Tucker and Dale are vacationing in their mountain house with a group of college kids mistake them for murderers. Alan Tudyk and Tyler Labine make this feature a pure joy to watch, and the body count and gore make it a must-see for horror fans.
9. Let the Right One In
- Release Date: 2008
- Director: Tomas Alfredson
- Who's in it: Kåre Hedebrant, Lina Leandersson, Per Ragnar
- Tomatometer: 98%
Let the Right One In tells the story of a 12-year-old boy who befriends a vampire next door causing a string of murders around town. This dark fairy tale transcends the vampire genre to bring something truly refreshing and a true look at the give-and-take of loving relationships. It's the perfect movie to appease the horror fan who enjoys the gritty aspect of the genre and a solid screenplay that most seem to lack.
8. Jeepers Creepers
- Release Date: 2001
- Director: Victor Salva
- Who's in it: Justin Long, Gina Philips, Jonathan Breck
- Tomatometer: 45%
A brother and sister driving home encounter a creature who eats humans to harvest parts from their body. Jeepers Creepers has become a classic creature feature shrouded in a debate of morality. It's no secret that Victor Salva uses the Jeepers Creepers series to express his inner demons. The movies can be enjoyed as a way to explore psychologically, or if you just want a good popcorn flick that caters to the reptile brain in us, Jeepers Creepers is not light on the chills.
7. V/H/S 2
- Release Date: 2013
- Director: Multiple
- Who's in it: Adam Wingard, Kelsy Abbot
- Tomatometer: 70%
All of these short horror films aren't great. Some of them aren't even good, but the ones that are great make it worth the watch. If you're unsure what to watch, V/H/S 2 has a little bit of everything for you. Entries in this sequel include shorts from Adam Wingard (You're Next) Eduardo Sanchez (The Blair Witch Project) and Gareth Evans (The Raid 2).
6. 10 Cloverfield Lane
- Release Date: 2016
- Director: Dan Trachtenberg
- Who's in it: John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Gallagher Jr.
- Tomatometer: 90%
10 Cloverfield Lane left some people leaving the movie with a bitter taste in their mouth, hoping to finally get a sequel to 2008's Cloverfield. Instead viewers were treated to a psychological thriller taking place in a doomsday bunker, with really no references to the original movie made. Arguments can be made about how it all connects, and more than likely we won't get full answers until the third movie arrives in 2018, but 10 Cloverfield Lane is a movie that stands on its own. Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Goodman, and John Gallagher Jr. take control of the screen, and keep the audience invested and curious the entire runtime. Goodman's performance especially deserves accolade. The entire first watch of the movie leaves the audience wondering if Goodman is truly a gracious host protecting his guests, or if he's a complete nut-job. The movie is able to throw in moments of comedy and then completely contrast it with grotesque horror and complete suspense. Then it all leads up to the big reveal that in typical Abrams fashion leaves viewers waiting for another movie that will hopefully answer the many questions left at the end of the movie.
5. The Faculty
- Release Date: 1998
- Director: Robert Rodriguez
- Who's in it: Josh Hartnett, Jordana Brewster, Elijah Wood, Clea DuVall
- Tomatometer: 53%
I think it's only fair to include a science fiction horror flick on the list, and The Faculty is a fun alien flick. There are of course movies that do the concept better, but this movie is a fun homage to movies like The Thing and Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Students in an Ohio high school suspect their teachers are aliens after weird occurrences begin to happen. It's basically The Breakfast Club if Vice Principal Richard was an alien.
4. I Saw the Devil
- Release Date: 2010
- Director: Jee-woon Kim
- Who's in it: Byung-hun Lee, Choi Min-sik
- Tomatometer: 80%
I Saw the Devil is one of the most beautifully brutal movies you will ever watch. Oldboy's Choi Min-sik plays a dangerous psychopath who kills for pleasure, but makes a fatal mistake of murdering a special agent's fiancè. Special Agent, Soo-hyun becomes a monster himself to seek revenge on the man who has been able to elude the police for so long. The movie is brutal and not for the feint of heart. It embraces the beast in humans, and doesn't ever pull back from it.
3. The Monster Squad
- Release Date: 1987
- Director: Fred Dekker
- Who's in it: Andre Gower, Robby Kiger, Stephen Macht
- Tomatometer: 53%
I'm just going to go ahead and say it. The critics are wrong! The Monster Squad is a fun, family horror flick. It's Avengering before Disney started this trend of franchising everything. It could just be nostalgia blinding me, but when I recently watched this movie, it was still just as fun as I remember as a child. This is the best way to introduce the classic monster characters to a new generation of kids. It's this movie that will create new horror fans, so they can open up to what the genre has to offer. The movie sees a gang of pre-teen kids taking on Dracula and his gang of monsters that include Mummy, Wolman, Gill-Man and Frankenstein's Monster. It's pure 80's, delivering laughs, and even a few frights.
2. The Silence of the Lambs
- Release Date: 1991
- Director: Jonathan Demme
- Who's in it: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins
- Tomatometer: 95%
When discussing quintessential horror movies, The Silence of the Lambs has to be included in the conversation. A young F.B.I cadet (Foster) must recruit the help of a killer (Hopkins) to help her find another serial killer who skins his victims. At the heart of this unnerving psychological thriller is a weird romantic relationship between Clarice and Hannibal Lecter. It's a film that isn't afraid to stray away from tension continuing to keep a grip on the audience and refusing to let go.
1. The Loved Ones
- Release Date: 2009
- Director: Sean Byrne
- Starring: Xavier Samuel, Robin McLeavy, Victoria Thaine
- Tomatometer: 98%
If John Hughes ever got into horror movies, I firmly believe the result would be The Loved Ones. Teen heartthrob Brent is taken captive by Lola after he turns her down for prom. What ensues next is a Texas Chainsaw like torture that sees Lola and her father taking their aggression out on Brent. The violence can be hard to watch at times, but it's truly a testament of the resilience of the human will, and in the end how much love can drive us all a little crazy.
Hope you all enjoy the horror viewing. What are some other horror movies on Hulu that you would recommend for others to view? Leave your suggestions in the comments section below.