Best horror movies on Hulu right now

Here are some blood-curdling films currently streaming on Hulu’s horror movie collection

The best horror movies on Hulu
A still from the Last Exorcism

If you’re interested in exploring the large library of horror flicks and terrifying movies Hulu has to offer, you’ve come to the right place.

We have curated a list of the best horror movies on Hulu, ensuring that you have a hair-raising viewing experience. Whether you’re a fan of supernatural scares, psychological suspense, or gruesome gore, this streaming platform has it all. So dim the lights, grab your popcorn, stream, and settle in for a night of scares.

Best horror movies on Hulu right now

I Saw the Devil (2010)

I Saw the Devil (2010)
Choi Min-Sik as Jang Kyung-Chul in a still from I Saw the Devil (2010)

I Saw the Devil is a gripping South Korean action thriller directed by Kim Jee-Woon and written by Park Hoon-Jung. The film stars Lee Byung-hun, who plays Kim Soo-Hyun, and Choi Min-Sik, who portrays Jang Kyung-Chul.

Soo-Hyun an NIS agent, embarks on a relentless quest for vengeance after discovering the identity of the sadistic serial killer who murdered his fiancee. As the agent gets closer to avenging his fiancée’s death, he becomes increasingly unhinged and exhibits depraved behavior.

Screened at the Sundance Film Festival in 2011 with a limited release in the United States, the film explores the dark and chilling journey of Soo-Hyun as he pursues justice, even if it means embracing his inner darkness.

In 2014, Rolling Stone magazine put I Saw the Devil in the top 20 of “the scariest movies you’ve never seen because of the extreme brutality, bloodiness, and shock value portrayed on screen.

The Last Exorcism (2010)

The Last Exorcism (2010)
Ashley Bell as Nell in a still from The Last Exorcism (2010)

The Last Exorcism is a 2010 American found-footage subgenre horror film directed by Daniel Stamm. Cotton Marcus (Patrick Fabian), a reverend who conducts fake exorcisms, decides to participate in a documentary challenging the legitimacy of exorcisms.

Strange events unfold when the Reverand encounters Nell (Ashley Bell), a seemingly possessed girl, leading to a shocking revelation of demonic rituals and Nell’s disturbing pregnancy. Marcus confronts his faith and battles evil forces as the crew witnesses the terrifying climax of a dark occult gathering.

Pooka! (Into the Dark anthology series – 2018)

Pooka!A still from the anthology series Into the Dark from the episode/television film titled Pooka! (2018)

Pooka! is Nacho Vigalondo’s entry in Hulu’s Into the Dark horror anthology film series. It’s a film that follows struggling actor Wilson Clowes (Nyasha Hatendi), who lands a gig to portray the man-in-a-suit version of the hot new Christmas doll Pooka. However, the actor soon discovers that the big, fuzzy suit may have a mind of its own.

The Wretched (2019)

The Wretched (2019)
Jamison Jones as Liam Shaw in a still from The Wretched (2019)

The Wretched is a supernatural horror film written and directed by Brett and Drew Pierce. The story centers around a teenager Ben Shaw (John-Paul Howard), who spends the summer with his father, Liam Shaw (Jamison Jones), in a small town.

Upon arrival, Ben notices strange occurrences around the city and becomes convinced that a mysterious entity is responsible. As the summer progresses, Ben realizes that the entity possesses people and erases their existence from others’ memories.

He teams up with his neighbor Mallory (Piper Curda) to stop the flesh-eating creature before it takes over the entire town. The film blends supernatural horror and coming-of-age elements to create a gripping and chilling tale.

With intense performances by the cast and a well-crafted atmosphere, The Wretched will keep you on the edge of your seats. It received critical acclaim for its unique take on horror and its ability to deliver genuine scares.

The Vigil (2019)

The Vigil (2019)
Dave Davis as Yakov in a still from The Vigil (2019)

The Vigil is a 2019 horror film directed by Keith Thomas. The story revolves around Yakov (Dave Davis), a young man struggling with his past. He is asked to serve as a shomer, a Jewish ritual in which he must watch over the body of a deceased individual until morning.

Yakov agrees to take on this task, despite his reservations. As the night progresses, Yakov begins to experience a series of disturbing and supernatural occurrences within the house. The film expertly creates a tense and eerie atmosphere, keeping viewers on the edge of their seats. The Vigil is not your typical horror film, as it delves into themes of trauma, faith, and the power of belief.

The lead performance by Dave Davis as Yakov is convincing and gripping, effectively carrying the film’s narrative. The cinematography and sound design further enhance the unsettling nature of the story. Overall, The Vigil is a haunting and thought-provoking horror film that delivers genuine scares while exploring deeper emotional themes.

Underwater (2020)

Underwater (2020)
Kristen Stewart as Norah Price in a still from Underwater (2020)

Underwater is a suspenseful, action-packed thriller featuring some terrifying underwater sequences. The film stars Kristen Stewart, Vincent Cassel, Jessica Henwick, T.J. Miller, and John Gallagher Jr. It is set in the year 2050 when humans colonize the Mariana Trench.

Norah Price (Kristen Stewart) is part of a team of researchers working on a new project at the bottom of the trench. However, what seems to be an earthquake destroys a portion of the facility, and the group is stranded.

They must find a way to survive in the harsh environment and find a way to get to the surface. Along the way, they must contend with the dangers of the deep sea, including strange creatures and the ever-present threat of drowning.

Possessor (2020)

Possessor (2020)
A still from Possessor (2020)

Brandon Cronenberg’s Possessor is a gripping science fiction psychological horror film released in 2020. Set in an alternate 2008, “Possessor” follows Tasya Vos (Andrea Riseborough), an assassin who possesses others’ bodies through a brain implant.

Immersed in different identities, she loses touch with herself, effectively blurring the line between her personal life and her violent profession. Vos’s handler, Girder (Jennifer Jason Leigh), believes her emotional ties hinder her usefulness.

During a hit on CEO John Parse (Sean Bean) and daughter Ava (Tuppence Middleton), Vos gets trapped in Colin Tate’s (Christopher Abbott) mind, triggering a merging of their identities. Tate glimpses Vos’s memories, sparking rebellion and a chain of violent events. The consequences are devastating for Vos and her loved ones, leaving her detached and fulfilling Girder’s intentions.

Titane (2021)

Titane (2021)
Adèle Guigue as young Alexia in a still from Titane (2021)

With its shockingly graphic scenes and complex characters, Titane is a must-watch film for those who appreciate unconventional storytelling. This French body horror psychological drama is one of the best thrillers on Hulu right now.

In this twisted and chilling plot, Alexia (Agathe Rousselle), a woman with a titanium plate in her head from a childhood accident, leads a double life as a showgirl and a serial killer. She embarks on a murderous spree, targeting both men and women while concealing her actions from her oblivious parents.

After discovering she is pregnant, Alexia alters her appearance and assumes the identity of a missing boy named Adrien. Taken in by Vincent (Vincent Lindon), a fire captain, she becomes his apprentice. As their relationship grows increasingly possessive and disturbing, Alexia’s body undergoes bizarre changes, culminating in a shocking birth.

Censor (2021)

Censor (2021)
Niamh Algar as Enid Baines in a still from Censor (2021).

Censor is a 2021 British psychological horror film directed by Prano Bailey-Bond. In 1985, Enid Baines (Niamh Algar), a British Board of Film Classification censor known as ‘Little Miss Perfect’ for her strict censorship policies, gets entangled in the Video Nasty controversy.

The disappearance of her sister, Nina (Amelie Child Villiers), haunts Enid. When a film she rated gets linked to a real-life murder, Enid receives threatening calls. She becomes obsessed with a horror director, Frederick North (Adrian Schiller), believing his actress, Alice (Sophia La Porta), is her missing sister.

Enid’s pursuit leads to a violent confrontation with a producer and a chilling climax on the set of North’s film. In a surreal twist, the boundaries between reality and fantasy blur, leaving the viewer questioning the true nature of events.

Crimes of the Future (2022)

Crimes of the Future (2022)
Viggo Mortensen as Saul Tenser in a still from Crimes of the Future (2022)

Crimes of the Future is a 2022 Canadian body horror film written and directed by horror auteur David Cronenberg. It follows celebrity performance artists Saul Tenser (Viggo Mortensen) and his partner Caprice (Léa Seydoux), who publicly showcase the metamorphosis of Saul’s organs in avant-garde performances.

Timlin (Kristen Stewart), an investigator from the National Organ Registry, obsessively tracks their movements when a mysterious group emerges, adding a new layer of intrigue and danger to the already intense situation.

Barbarian (2022)

Barbarian (2022)
Georgina Campbell as Tess Marshall in a still from Barbarian (2022)

Barbarian is a 2022 American horror thriller written and directed by Zach Cregger in his solo screenwriting and directorial debut—the movie stars Georgina Campbell, Bill Skarsgård, and Justin Long.

The film follows a young woman Tess Marshall (Georgina Campbell), who arrives at a remote house in Detroit for a job interview, only to find that a man, Keith Toshko (Bill Skarsgård), has double-booked the house.

Against her better judgment, she decides to stay the night but soon discovers that there is much more to be afraid of in the house lurking beneath than just the other house guest.

Hulu original horror movies

Little Monsters (2019)

In the 2019 zombie comedy film Little Monsters, Dave Anderson (Alexander England), a musician going through a breakup, volunteers as a chaperone for his nephew Felix’s (Diesel La Torraca) field trip to a farm to be near his kindergarten teacher, Miss Caroline (Lupita Nyong’o).

Chaos erupts when zombies escape from a nearby facility and attack the farm, prompting the group to seek shelter. With Miss Caroline’s quick thinking and the revelation that zombies respond to music, they successfully evade the undead and find safety with the help of the military.

This unique horror-comedy on Hulu blends humor and horror while exploring childhood innocence, love, and bravery themes.

Wounds (2019)

Wounds is a 2019 psychological horror film directed and written by Babak Anvari, starring Armie Hammer, Dakota Johnson, and Zazie Beetz. Based on the novella The Visible Filth by Nathan Ballingrud, the movie follows Will (played by Armie Hammer), a bartender in New Orleans who works at a dilapidated and bug-infested bar.

Will becomes entangled in a series of disturbing events after discovering a lost cell phone at the bar where he works. As he investigates the phone, he receives alarming messages from someone named Garrett (Alexander Biglane), who claims to be pursued by something from the “tunnel.”

Strange and horrifying circumstances unfold as Will delves deeper into the mysteries surrounding the phone and its connections to a book called “The Translation of Wounds” and dark rituals.

Bad Hair (2020)

Bad Hair is a satirical comedy horror film set in the late 1970s and 1989. The story revolves around Anna, who, as a young girl (Zaria Kelley), suffers a terrible experience when attempting to relax her hair. Years later, Anna (Elle Lorraine) works as an assistant at a television station and aims to climb the ranks.

When a supermodel replaces her mentor Edna (Judith Scott), Anna suggests a new direction for the station and is allowed to advance but is required to wear a weave. As Anna embraces the weave, she starts experiencing strange occurrences and realizes that her hair has a mind of its own.

It becomes violent, killing those who pose a threat to Anna. As she uncovers the dark origins of the hair, she must find a way to break free from its control and confront the malevolent forces behind it.

Fresh (2022)

Fresh (2022)
Daisy Edgar-Jones as Noa in a still from Fresh (2022)

Fresh is a horror thriller film directed by Mimi Cave. Critics generally responded positively to the film as it presents the horror of modern dating. Disillusioned with online dating, Noa (Daisy Edgar-Jones) meets a charismatic man named Steve (Sebastian Stan) and quickly develops a connection.

However, things take a different turn when Noa realizes that Steve is not the man of her dreams. Noa finds herself trapped and subjected to Steve’s gruesome plans. At the same time, her best friend Mollie (Jojo T. Gibbs) begins investigating her disappearance.

As Noa fights for survival, she discovers the extent of Steve’s depravity and allies with fellow captive Penny (Andrea Bang). With the help of Mollie, they attempt to escape Brendan’s clutches, leading to a deadly confrontation in the woods.

Hellraiser (2022)

Hellraiser is a 2022 supernatural horror film and a reboot of the Hellraiser franchise. At a party, a sex worker named Joey (Kit Clarke ) solves a puzzle box and gets brutally killed soon after.

Six years later, Riley (Odessa A’zion), a recovering addict, and her boyfriend find the puzzle box and unleash the Cenobites (a bunch of mutilated humanoids). They discover that the box requires sacrifices for the Cenobites to grant wishes.

As they try to escape the Cenobites’ torment, Riley learns the dark secrets of the box and its power. In a final showdown, Riley must make choices that will determine her fate and the fate of her loved ones.

Clock  (2023)

Clock is a 2023 American science fiction horror film about Ella (Dianna Agron), a woman hesitant about having children. She visits a doctor who offers an experimental treatment to fix her “biological clock.”

Ella undergoes the treatment, experiencing hallucinations and disturbing side effects. As the treatment progresses, her hallucinations become more intense, and she begins to lose touch with reality.


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