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? Hulu gets a bad rap for making subscribers watch ads with their TV shows, but Hulu has its benefits as well. So, for all of us Hulu subscribers, if you're looking for scary movies to scare your pants off, or just an intriguing #horror movie, here are five of the best Hulu horror movies you can watch now.
- Release Date: 2013
- Director: Alex van Warmerdam
- Who's in it: Jan Bijvoet, Hadewych Minis, Jeroen Perceval
- Tomatometer: 86%
Writer and director Alex van Warmerdam didn't make a movie that's going to hold your hand and explain everything to you. In fact, Borgman is a movie that's going to have you scratching your head and trying to figure out what the hell just happened. Camiel is a man living underground with his companions when after being hunted by a priest, forces himself into the lives of an upper-class family and unleashes nightmarish psychological warfare upon them. Warmerdam creates a tone that makes the viewer uncomfortable and confused for the entire runtime. The movie plays out like a biblical parable, teaching lessons about class warfare and the spiritual battle of good and evil. If you want a movie that's going to challenge you to put the pieces together, there's no better choice than Borgman.
4. The Orphanage
- Release Date: 2007
- Director: J.A. Bayona
- Who's in it: Belén Rueda, Fernando Cayo, Roger Príncep
- Tomatometer: 87%
The Orphanage is simply a throwback to when horror movies worked hard for their scares, instead of throwing a loud noise at the audience to make them jump. This movie creates tension through technique rather than cheap ploys. The viewer must decide whether to rely on the sanity of high-strung Laura as she attempts to reopen an orphanage, and her son continues his fantasies of make-believe friends. It's a movie that will have you questioning whether something supernatural is happening or if it's just a woman slowly, mentally breaking down on screen.
3. Rosemary's Baby
- Release Date: 1968
- Director: Roman Polanski
- Starring: Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Ruth Gordon
- Tomatometer: 99%
I don't think it would be out-of-line for me to say that Rosemary's Baby is a tool that let's Mia Farrow completely shine. Farrow plays Rosemary Woodhouse, who becomes mysteriously pregnant when her and her husband move into a new apartment. She's surrounded by peculiar neighbors, and she begins to become paranoid over her unborn child. The movie isn't so much terrifying or scary, but Roman Polanski is able to capture the feeling of paranoia on screen that transfers to the viewer as the movie goes on. Farrow captures the pure instability of Rosemary as she becomes more pregnant, leading up to an ending that is completely satisfying and haunting.
2. They Look Like People
- Release Date: 2015
- Director: Perry Blackshear
- Starring: MacLeod Andrews, Evan Dumouchel, Margaret Ying Drake
- Tomatometer: 89%
This is the perfect example of what low-budget horror movies can be. Perry Blackshear makes an amazing first outing into feature films. This movie will only get you more excited to see what else Blackshear will be putting out. The story follows a recently divorced Wyatt suspecting that people around him are turning into evil creatures. It's up to his best friend Christian to determine if there is an impending war coming or if Christian is just losing his mind. There's very few things more terrifying than not being able to control your own thoughts in your brain, and Blackshear captures someone slowly transgressing into insanity perfectly. They Look Like People is a much watch for horror fans, and especially to those who aspire to make movies.
1. 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 God Particle arrives this October, 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.
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.