Film & TV
Got Hulu, need horror? This is the list for you. Some of these 20 films you may have seen before, but you'll find at least a couple of new gems amongst Hulu's offerings. So sit back, relax, and get comfortable. These films are certain to keep you up all night.
It’s a war between former colleagues, though their weapons are a bit unconventional: puppets animated by an ancient Egyptian spell. To complicate the plot further, two are psychics, riddled by vicious visions which allow them to see where the puppets will strike next. And if you like the first, there’s 12 more to check out...
This haunted house horror will have you staying on the ground floor. Young Emma, played by Elisabeth Moss, is far from comfortable in her family's new home. She's convinced a sinister presence haunts it. Her fears are confirmed when one day she climbs alone into the house's attic—and encounters a sinister and violent presence that looks just like her.
The Silence of the Lambs
The only horror film to be awarded Best Picture to date, The Silence of the Lambs is not only scary; it’s also brilliantly crafted. The movie is based on the novel by Thomas Harris, and follows the path of a infamous killer by the name of Buffalo Bill. The best chance to catch the killer? Recruiting the help of a manipulative cannibal who’s locked behind bars for a very good reason.
Let the Right One In
This quiet, yet terrifying vampire film will revitalize your thirst for the bloodsucker genre. When 12-year-old Oskar meets Eli, a young vampire, he’s in no way prepared for all of the ways that his life will change.
See the film that started it all. In Child's Play, the world was introduced to Chucky, the killer doll. We've been terrified ever since.
Invasion of the Body Snatchers
It’s a classic for a reason. This remake is often considered to outshine its source material, with Donald Sutherland and Leonard Nimoy trying to escape the hordes of body snatchers.
What lengths would you go to repay a debt? An ex-con named Arkin is in desperate need of some cash. So he decides to rob the wealthy family for whom he works as a handyman. Soon after entering his employer's home, however, he realizes someone else has gotten there first—and this dangerous criminal has rigged the place with boobytraps.
Ever played webchat roulette? While casual online chatting may be a thing of the past, this thriller will make you rethink your online habits. A woman’s life begins to spiral out of control when she witnesses a vicious murder online. Fresh and original in its telling, told through a webcam, and clever in its ending, it’s bound to create a thorough scare.
Related: The Scariest Books You’ve Ever Read
New Year's Evil
This 80s slasher is sure to satisfy anyone looking for a generous splash of gore with their evening. New Year’s Evil isn’t a work of art, but it’s damn good fun.
Children of the Corn
Here’s a classic by way of horror master Stephen King. A young couple finds themselves stuck in a remote town where a vicious religious cult of children believe everyone over the age of 18 must be killed. As if cornfields at night weren’t scary enough, now they’ve added murderous children to the mix. It’s every adult’s nightmare.
10 Cloverfield Lane
A woman survives a car crash that should have killed her, but when she wakes, she’s underground, with a burly, big-eyed farmer standing over her saying she can’t go outside. Supposedly, a monstrous natural disaster lurks on the other side of their sealed bunker door; opening the hatch spells certain doom. She finds herself stuck in this subterranean shelter with two strangers and realizes that monsters come in many forms.
Seth and Polly are on their way to a romantic camping destination in Oklahoma when an escaped convict hijacks their car. Suddenly, things get even worse. Seth, Polly, the con, and his girlfriend run over a strange creature. The creature is infected with splinters—and the infection is spreading. The four will have to come together to survive.
The Haunting in Connecticut
Based on a true story, this refreshing reality horror film tells of a family forced to relocate for the sake of their son’s health. However, shortly after their arrival, paranormal activity ensues. Now, here’s where things get interesting: The son’s illness forces him to question himself if the hauntings are real or fiction. If you thought this being based off an actual story wasn’t scary enough...
Frank receives a box from a strange man and is told opening it will bring him to an entirely new realm of pleasures. Excited by this, Frank eagerly accepts. What he doesn’t understand is the box is full of thirsty demons called the Cenobites who ensnare humans in a labyrinth of pain and suffering. Moral of the story: don’t trust the guy with pins in his head offering a box that promises endless pleasure.
When they lose their home, a father and son are forced to move to an old family cabin. The pair and a couple of friends go out for a weekend of hunting, only to discover the woods have already been claimed by creatures previously thought to be mythological.
In the mood for a smart and gruesome watch? This twisted French horror movie is sure to satisfy. Alexia and her friend Marie travel to Alexia's family farm for a relaxing country visit. But a killer is afoot, one who is dead-set on causing mayhem.
Bong Joon-Ho’s colossal monster movie hit is one of the all-time greats of horror—foreign or American. If you’ve never dipped a toe into South Korean horror, this is a great place to start.
Featured still from "A Haunting in Connecticut" via Lionsgate