You may be surprised to find out that Hulu has a decent selection of horror movies, including huge blockbuster hits, indie favorites (and unknowns), and even some great originals. Here are the best horror movies on Hulu, in our humble opinion.
Additionally, Hulu also worked with Blumhouse between 2018 and 2021 to produce 24 television movies under the collective title of Into the Dark.
Best Horror Movies on Hulu
1. Prey (2022)
An all-new entry in the Predator franchise, set 300 years ago, tells the story of a young Comanche woman, a fierce and highly skilled warrior, who stalks and ultimately confronts, a highly evolved alien predator with a technically advanced arsenal.
2. Hellraiser (2022)
A reinvention of Clive Barker’s 1987 horror classic from director David Bruckner in which a young woman struggling with addiction comes into possession of an ancient puzzle box, unaware that its purpose is to summon the Cenobites, a group of sadistic supernatural beings from another dimension.
3. Nightmare Alley (2021)
In Guillermo del Toro’s film noir, an ambitious carny (Bradley Cooper) crafts a ticket to success grifting the elite of 1940s society. With Molly (Rooney Mara) by his side, he plots to con a tycoon (Richard Jenkins) with the aid of a mysterious psychiatrist (Cate Blanchett), his most formidable opponent yet.
4. Oculus (2013)
Before he became known for his work on Netflix with projects like The Haunting of Hill House and Midnight Mass, Mike Flanagan adapted his own short film into this movie.
A woman (Karen Gillan) tries to exonerate her brother, who was convicted of murder, by proving that the crime was committed by a supernatural phenomenon.
5. Sea Fever (2019)
A solitary marine biology student, doing research on a fishing trawler, struggles to gain the trust of the close-knit crew when they encounter an unfathomable creature that threatens their lives.
Fresh follows the horrors of modern dating seen through one young woman’s (Daisy Edgar-Jones) defiant battle to survive her new boyfriend’s (Sebastian Stan) unusual appetites.
7. Little Monsters (2019)
A film dedicated to all the kindergarten teachers who motivate children to learn, instill them with confidence and stop them from being devoured by zombies. A washed-up musician (Lupita Nyong’o) teams up with a teacher and a kids’-show personality to protect young children from a sudden outbreak of zombies.
8. Run (2020)
There’s something unnatural about the relationship between Chloe (Kiera Allen) and her mom, Diane (Sarah Paulson). Diane has raised her daughter in isolation, controlling every move since birth, and there are secrets that Chloe’s only starting to grasp.
9. Parasite (2019)
Greed and class discrimination threatens the newly formed symbiotic relationship between the wealthy Park family and the destitute Kim clan.
10. Censor (2021)
A film censor is assigned to review a disturbing film that recalls her childhood memories. She begins to unravel how this eerie work might be tied to the long-ago disappearance of her sister.
11. Flesh & Blood (2018)
On Thanksgiving, teenager Kimberly tries to move on from her mom’s unsolved murder to cure her agoraphobia. But under the care of her doting father (Dermot Mulroney), she starts to suspect that she is in danger and it’s always the ones you love who hurt you the most.
The tension between the two is insane and Dermot puts on a hell of a performance. It’s also one to add to the Thanksgiving horror movie list.
12. Down (2019)
A pair of coworkers gets trapped in an elevator over a long weekend the night before Valentine’s Day, but what at first promises to be a romantic connection turns nefarious as each party begins to reveal who they truly are.
13. Willy’s Wonderland (2021)
A quiet loner is bamboozled into taking a janitorial job at the now closed down Willy’s Wonderland, a condemned family fun center. The menial tasks take a wild turn when demonic animatronic mascots start to attack.
14. Titane (2021)
With a titanium plate surgically fused to her skull following a car crash as a child, car model Alexia embarks on a wild and ultimately unpredictable journey that questions our assumptions about family, identity and love.
Best Horror Shows on Hulu
15. American Horror Stories
“American Horror Stories” is a spin-off of Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk’s award-winning anthology series “American Horror Story.” The weekly anthology series features a different horror story in each episode.
16. Castle Rock
The psychological-horror series set in the Stephen King multiverse combines the mythological scale and intimate character storytelling of his works, weaving an epic saga of darkness and light played out on a few square miles of Maine woodland.
17. Light as a Feather
Four best friends invite the shy new girl out on Halloween, but they quickly regret their decision when she suggests they play a game of Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board.
The seemingly innocent game goes awry when the five girls who played start dying off in the exact way that was predicted. The survivors are then forced to figure out why they’re being targeted — and whether the evil force hunting them down is one of their own.
Daimon and Ana Helstrom are the son and daughter of a mysterious and powerful serial killer; the siblings have a complicated dynamic as they track down the terrorizing worst of humanity.
19. Teen Wolf
Teen Wolf follows a teenage werewolf Scott McCall (Tyler Posey) as he faces various supernatural challenges and the more mundane challenges of being a not-so-average teenager.
20. What We Do In The Shadows
A look into the daily lives of four vampires who’ve been together for hundreds of years; after a visit from their dark lord and leader, they’re reminded of their purpose in coming to New York City over a century ago.
21. The Strain
The Strain is a high concept thriller that tells the story of Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, the head of the CDC Canary Team in New York City. He and his team are called upon to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism.
As the strain spreads, Eph, his team, and an assembly of everyday New Yorkers wage war for the fate of humanity itself.
22. The X Files
The truth is out there. FBI agents Scully and Mulder seek it in this sci-fi phenomenon about their quest to explain the seemingly unexplainable.
Their strange cases include UFO sightings, alien encounters and abductions, and just about everything else among the paranormal.
23. The Purge
During a 12-hour period when all crime — including murder — is legal, a group of seemingly unrelated characters crosses paths in a city in an altered America.
While the clock winds down, some will fight, some will hide, and others will embrace what it means to purge to its fullest extent — whether for revenge, personal gain, protection, or unadulterated glee.
As each character is forced to reckon with his or her past and plot how to better their futures, they soon discover how far they will go on Purge Night.
24. The Exorcist
Angela Rance believes something is very wrong in her home. Plagued by increasingly frightening nightmares, she isn’t the only one in her family suffering: her husband Henry is slowly losing his mind, while their older daughter spends all of her time locked in her room and the younger one believes she hears strange noises coming from inside the walls.
Desperate, she turns to Father Tomas Ortega — the progressive leader of their suburban Chicago parish — setting him on a collision course with old-school Vatican soldier Father Marcus Brennan, as all their fates become entangled in a battle against an ancient force of evil.