Fill your winter with sizzling scares—all the screams you need are available right here. As movies come and go every month across a wealth of streaming services, it can be hard to pinpoint and find just which movies are worth watching. But we've got your back here at The Lineup.
Whether you like to get your goosebumps from fresh, unique content like The Lair or prefer to get your scream on with ultimate classics like Friday the 13th, this month's top picks have a little bit of something for everyone. Here are all the must-watch horror movies this month on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and Shudder.
Horror on Netflix
I Know What You Did Last Summer
The quintessential teen slasher has come to Netflix at last. 1997’s I Know What You Did Last Summer mashed together 80s style slasher, urban legend, and revenge tropes to create the beginning of a powerhouse franchise. Teen heartthrobs Jennifer Love Hewitt and Freddie Prinze Jr. star, as four teens decide to bury the evidence that they killed a pedestrian on their way home from a party. The evidence–and the dead–won’t stay buried for long…
The first of a now-omnipresent franchise, The Conjuring takes its inspiration from the haunting of the Perron family as investigated by Ed and Lorraine Warren. If you’ve somehow managed to avoid The Conjuring movies until now, there’s no time like the present to dip a toe into the terrifying waters.
Horror on Hulu
This 2021 indie film centers around four friends (Iwan Rheon, Tom Cullen, Catalina Sandino Moreno, and Inès Spiridonov) who gather for a birthday dinner party at a country house. Unfortunately devastating secrets and masked invaders darken the evening for the group.
Prefer gut-busting humor to your night of terror? In this post-apocalyptic horror comedy, a college student named Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg) is just trying to find his way back home after a zombie outbreak devastates the country. He soon encounters three strangers in search of sanctuary, transforming Columbus's trek into a road trip filled with blood and gore.
House of Darkness
Another indie flick, this horror comedy reimagines the classic tale of Dracula. Hap (Justin Long) offers Mina (Kate Bosworth) a ride home—but he has more lustful motives on his mind. However, when they arrive at her eerie American castle, shadows creeping around the halls, his fantasies become nightmares.
Horror on Amazon Prime
Friday the 13th
While the movie is all about those spooky summer vibes, it's chilling enough to fit right in with winter. In 1957, a young boy drowned at Camp Crystal Lake. A year after that, two counselors were brutally murdered. in 1980, the summer camp is reopened despite its dark history—but a mysterious killer descends upon the counselors staying there.
This Spanish-language found-footage film eventually spawned several sequels and an American remake, but the original is the most terrifying. A reporter and her cameraman, following a fire station crew for a documentary, think they’re in for a quiet night. Then the station gets a call about an old woman trapped in her apartment building. Of course, this is no hapless old lady, and the documentary team soon find themselves trapped in a claustrophobic nightmare, as residents of the building are quickly transforming into vicious zombies.
A classic that can't be missed, this film is based on the novel of the same name by Ira Levin. A young couple, Rosemary (Mia Farrow) and Guy Woodhouse (John Cassavetes) move into a New York City apartment building with a dark history. When Rosemary finds out she's pregnant, her neighbors Roman (Sidney Blackmer) and Minnie Castevet (Ruth Gordon) seem almost too eager to help...
Horror on Shudder
Isabelle Adjani won the Best Actress award at Cannes for her performance, including perhaps the most terrifying scene ever filmed in a subway tunnel. The movie centers on the collapsing marriage between Adjani’s character and her husband, played by Sam Neill. But what exactly is coming between them? Director Andrzej Zulawski does not hold back on the gore. The English-language version is slightly less bloody than the French one.
Things go awry for Royal Air Force pilot Lt. Kate Sinclair (Charlotte Kirk) after her plane is shot down over Afghanistan. She finds refuge in an abandoned bunker, but soon finds she's not down there alone. She must fight for her life as half-alien man-made biological weapons awaken all around her.