10 Horror Movies You Need To Watch On Hulu Right Now

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Last Updated: October 11th

Halloween brings horror binging where you can find it. If you don’t want to stay decade-specific with the 1980s and ’90s, Hulu has got you covered. The streaming service its reputation with its TV offerings, but it’s quietly turned into a fine place to watch movies, horror movies included. We didn’t have to look too hard to find some scary must-sees, from bona fide classics to cult favorites. So here are the 10 best horror movies on Hulu right now.

Paramount

Cloverfield (2008)

There’s a pretty simple concept behindCloverfield: What if a Godzilla movie was shot like a found-footage horror movie? This Matt Reeves-directed, J.J. Abrams-produced film makes good on that concept, echoing the chaos of 9/11 as it lets a monster loose on New York and captures what such a catastrophe might look like from the point of view of an everyday person.

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Universal

An American Werewolf In London (1981)

Few directors mix comedy and horror quite so easily as John Landis — Joe Dante is his closest rival — and few movies mix laughs and scares quite so well as this 1981 chiller about Americans abroad, which works both as a fish out of water comedy and a traditional werewolf movie. But Landis also understands that at some point the horror has to take over, and once An American Werewolf in London kicks into full horror mode, it doesn’t let up. It’s make-up and, especially, its transformation scene remains unrivaled.

Scream Factory

Carrie (1976)

Speaking of Stephen King, the author has seen adaptations of his work that’s ranged from the great to the forgettable to the truly awful over the years. But few can matchCarrie, Brian De Palma’s take on King’s breakthrough novel, the story of a bullied, repressed girl whose telekinetic powers exact horrible vengeance when she’s pushed too far. De Palma’s famed technical skills are in full force here, matched by Sissy Spacek’s vulnerable performance as Carrie.

Magnolia Pictures

The Host (2006)

Korean director Bong Joon-Ho brought the giant monster movie into the 21st century with this story of a strange creature who emerges from the Han River and starts wreaking havoc on everything it encounters. Bong, now probably best known for directing Snowpiercer, made The Host as his follow-up to Memories of Murder, a haunting crime story. And though this is a much different kind of movie, it’s made with the same care and attention to characters, even if the monster unavoidably ends up stealing the show.

Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (1956)

This first take on Jack Finney’s much-adapted novel The Body Snatchers uses a placid California town as the staging ground for an invasion from pod people, aliens who form perfect duplicates of humans and then replace them, leaving those behind to wonder if they’re going crazy when they sense something’s not quite right about their friends and loved ones. Don Siegel brings his typically no-nonsense approach to the film, whose premise echoes the anti-communist hysteria of the 1950s. But part of what makes the film work, and makes it timeless, is how well it applies to any cultural moment in which conformity overrides common sense.

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Let The Right One In (2008)

For a great tale of bullying and revenge that would pair well with Carrie, look no further than this Swedish film from director Tomas Alfredson in which a picked-on boy meets a new friend who’s not exactly who she appears to be. There have been so many vampire stories over the years it’s easy to think that all the possibilities have been wrung from the concept. Yet this sweet, bloody, and ultimately unsettling story finds a new twist.

Dimension Films

From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)

The Grindhouse before GrindhouseFrom Dusk Till Dawn reinvents itself with each of its three acts. The first third of Robert Rodriguez’s movie is your typical Quentin Tarantino-scripted fare, with two brothers (George Clooney and Tarantino) on the run from the law with a kidnapped family in tow. It then turns into a blood-soaked vampire-fest before shifting to an Assault On Precinct 13-inspired action movie. It’s cheesy B-action at its finest, with the stakes high and sharp. Clooney is the standout, playing an uncharacteristically ruthless criminal.

Monarch

The Hills Have Eyes (1977) (requires Showtime Add-On)

Wes Craven made one of the all-time most influential horror movies with The Last House on the Left. But where that film was effective in part because its low-budget made it play almost like a documentary at times, Craven started to come into his own with this second effort, the story of an ordinary family fighting mutants in the desert. The film became a drive-house favorite in the 1970s and helped cement Craven’s reputation as one of the genre’s masters.

New World

Hellraiser (1987)

Clive Barker became one of the leading voices of horror in the 1980s thanks to the graphic, bloody, sexually frank stories found in his Books of Blood collections. For his directorial debut, Barker turned to his novella The Hellbound Heart, the story of a mysterious puzzle box and the demonic creature it unleashes. It remains an effective combination of scares and kinkiness, filled with creepy images and the unforgettable Cenobites, the strangely reasonable sounding monsters who’ve lost any distinction between pain and pleasure.

Universal Pictures

Jaws (1975) (requires Showtime Add-On)

Steven Spielberg’s breakthrough came with the tale of a town menaced by a monstrous great white shark and the three men who team up to fight it. An intense, suspenseful film with tremendous scares, it was made with the technical skill that set Spielberg apart from the beginning. But it wouldn’t be half as memorable without great performances from Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, and Richard Dreyfuss, who fight and bond as they take on a raw, destructive threat with nothing on its mind but eating everything in its path.

Orion Pictures

Silence Of The Lambs (1991)

Jonathan Demme’s adaptation of Thomas Harris’ novel about a serial killer, the FBI agent determined to catch him, and theother serial killer she turns to for help swept the Academy Awards in all major categories, and it’s not hard to see why. It remains a model of skilled storytelling anchored by powerful performances from Jodie Foster, who plays Clarice Starling, a woman who’s built up powerful boundaries to escape her past and make it in a male-dominated profession, and Anthony Hopkins, whose charming Hannibal Lecter became one of the great movie villains virtually overnight.





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10 Horror Movies You Need To Watch On Hulu Right Now 10 Horror Movies You Need To Watch On Hulu Right Now
Reviewed by Unknown on October 12, 2017 Rating: 5

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