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The Best Horror Movies Streaming in September on Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon

Get your first chills of the fall with these fearsome flicks.

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We've begun our slow slide into fall, and the spookiest time of the year is just around the corner. What better way to celebrate than with an array of terrifying movies coming free to streaming services? 

Whether you like genre staples like The Ring and It or gut-churning gorefests like The Descent and the brand new Funhouse, we've got something to watch for every kind of viewer this month.

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So bust out the pumpkin spice, turn out the lights, and hunker down for a month of pure terror. Here are the best horror movies coming to Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime this September.


Level 16

In this tense sci-fi thriller, a group of teenage girls have been brought up in a dystopian boarding school. Living a strictly regimented, prison-like life inside of the Vestalis Academy, their only hope for a better life is adoption. 

But as the group of girls completes level 15 of their schooling, they find that the future holds terror unlike anything they could have imagined.

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Very little information is available on this new horror flick coming soon to Netflix, but what we do know sounds intriguing. 

A backup singer has the chance of their lifetime when they're bumped up to the lead singer in a band, but soon they're assaulted by a series of supernatural terrors.


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This is a German horror flick coming to Netflix with English subtitles. 

For his bachelor party weekend, Roman (David Kross), his brother, and three friends set out on a hiking trip through the wilderness. They brush off the sound of nearby gunshots, assuming it's just the sound of a run-of-the-mill hunter. 

But it soon becomes clear that they are the prey for a mysterious killer, and it's going to be a brutal fight for their lives.


Based on the book of the same name by J.A. White, this movie stars Krysten Ritter as an evil young witch. Kept a prisoner in her apartment, a young boy named Alex (Winslow Fegley) keeps himself alive by spinning her a scary story every night. 

When he meets her servant Yazmin (Lidya Jewett), the pair must make a dangerous escape through a terror-filled labyrinth.


Fright Night (1985)

Teenager Charley Brewster (William Ragsdale) loves nothing more than a night full of old horror movies—until it turns out he might be living in one. 

When the eccentric Jerry Dandrige (Chris Sarandon) moves in next door, Charley knows that he can be none other than a deadly vampire. To protect everything he holds dear, Charley teams up with washed-up TV host Peter Vincent (Roddy McDowall) to bring Jerry down.

I Spit On Your Grave (2010)

A remake of the brutal 1978 rape revenge horror, this film follows a female writer who, after being violently sexually abused, hunts down her attackers to make them pay. And if this gruesome story isn't enough for you, I Spit On Your Grave 2 and I Spit On Your Grave 3 are also coming to Hulu.

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The Possession

When recently divorced father Clyde (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) takes his two daughters to a yard sale, the young Emily (Natasha Calis) takes home a vintage wooden box. Little do they know a sinister spirit lives inside. 

When she finds a way to unlock the strange box, Emily becomes host to a malevolent entity. It is up to Clyde and his ex-wife Stephanie (Kyra Sedgwick) to find some way to save her.

The Ring (2002)

This modern horror classic coined the eerie phrase "seven days." 

Investigative journalist Rachel Keller (Naomi Watts) takes a look at the story of a mysterious video tape which may have caused the death of four teenagers—including her niece. The legend attached to the video is that anyone who lays eyes on it only has one week to live. If true, Rachel is in a deadly race to save herself and her young son from the same gruesome fate.

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Stephen King's It (1990)

Based on the popular and terrifying book of the same name by Stephen King, this movie follows The Losers Club, a group of seven young misfits in Derry, Maine, as they face off against the terrors of an evil child-eating clown called Pennywise. 

Inspired to hunt the creature down by the death of young Georgie—leader Bill's younger brother—the group of 13-year-olds think they have vanquished the evil for good. But 27 years later, Pennywise is back to kill again.

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This sick new flick is full of social commentary and gut-churning gore. A group of eight celebrities from around the world is tapped to participate in a new reality show. Little do they know, being voted off means enduring a horrific and painful death that is broadcast for the whole globe to enjoy.

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If you like your horror movies comedic, this creepy-crawly flick is the perfect watch for you. After a dangerous South American spider is accidentally transported to the United States, it mates with the local eight-legged creatures to create a deadly new offspring. 

The residents of a small California town soon begin to disappear, falling victim to these arachnids. Now it's up to two doctors and an exterminator save the rest of the citizens.

The Descent

This 2005 film is one of the most disturbing horror movies of all time. Following a tragic accident where she lost her husband and daughter, Sarah (Shauna Macdonald) is brought by her group of friends on what is supposed to be a revitalizing spelunking trip. 

Deep in the Appalachian Mountains, the women find themselves trapped within the cave network. What's worse? They're not alone, pursued by strange and vicious predators.

I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)

This classic 90s movie about a group of teenagers viciously stalked by a vengeful hook-handed murderer has been bouncing around streaming services for a while. But now that it's landing on Amazon Prime, viewers can also enjoy I Still Know What You Did Last Summer and I'll Always Know What You Did Last Summer.

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The Omen (2006)

A remake of the 1976 classic, this movie follows Robert (Liev Schreiber) and Katherine Thorn (Julia Stiles) after they adopt a young boy following the stillborn birth of their own child. The child, Damien (Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick), has just lost his own mother, so taking him in would be beneficial to all parties. 

But as time passes it becomes clear that something is deeply wrong with the boy. Some call him evil. Some call him the son of the devil himself.

The Unborn

Casey Beldon (Odette Annable) has a strange and terrifying dream one night while babysitting a boy and his infant brother. The dream consists of an evil little boy—a boy who comes to haunt Casey, even after that night. 

After finding out that her twin brother died while in her mother's womb, Casey begins to suspect this is the same boy that is following her. And now he wants her life.