Best Scary Movies on Hulu

Best Scary Movies on Hulu

From newer instalments like Sputnik, The Night to classics like The Amityville Horror, Hulu has a long list of movies to give you the chills. The following are 50 of the best scary movies on Hulu.


28 Days Later (2002)

28 days later

Imdb rating: 7.6

Director: Danny Boyle

Writer: Alex Garland

Cast: Cillian Murphy, Noah Huntley, Naomie Harris

28 Days Later is a movie about an infectious disease that affects the general population, causing many to die and leaving survivors in a state of panic. Something we know too well by now, but at least we’re not dealing with zombies. This movie from the mind of director Danny Boyle centers on Jim. He wakes up from a coma, only to find zombie-like victims of the “Rage” virus running riot in the city. This pandemic zombie flick is scary for how real it all seems, a must watch on Hulu.


Zombieland: Double Tap (2019)

Zombieland Double Tap

Imdb rating: 6.7

Director: Ruben Fleischer

Writer: Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick, David Callaham

Cast: Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone

Zombieland Double Tap is a sequel to the 2009 horror-comedy Zombieland. This movie follows zombie killers, Tallahassee, Wichita, Little Rock and Columbus, who leave the White House to travel to Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee. Their journey is not an easy one as they search for a zombie oasis. They have to rely on their wits and weapons in a relentless battle against formidable zombies. This movie is pure fun, and even though it’s over the top, the theme benefits it.


What Lies Beneath (2000)

What Lies Beneath

Imdb rating: 6.6

Director: Robert Zemeckis

Writer: Clark Gregg, Sarah Kernochan, Clark Gregg

Cast: Harrison Ford, Michelle Pfeiffer, Diana Scarwid

Tuck your little ones in bed before streaming What Lies Beneath on Hulu because it has some terrifying moments that might scare your little ones for a long time. The movie is about Norman (Harrison Ford) and his wife (Michelle Pfeiffer), who are haunted by their neighbor’s wife who committed suicide in their home. This movie has a lot going from adultery to a murder cover-up, definitely one of the best scary movies on Hulu.


We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)

We Need to Talk About Kevin

Imdb rating: 7.5

Director: Lynne Ramsay

Writer: Lynne Ramsay, Rory Stewart Kinnear

Cast: Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly, Ezra Miller

There are different genres of horror films, but there are non-scarier than the real-life horrors. This movie is about Kevin, whose mind is predisposed to violence than love. Something wasn’t right with Kevin from the get-go. Not only did his mother experience a difficult pregnancy, but he also grew up as a demanding toddler and into a sociopathic teen. Eva has to deal with the fact that she can’t bond with her son and even her love isn’t enough to fix him. This movie is a realistic take on the mind of a sociopath and those who have to live with one.


Underwater (2020)

Underwater

Imdb rating: 5.8

Director: William Eubank

Writer: Brian Duffield, Adam Cozad

Cast: Kristen Stewart, Vincent Cassel, Mamadou Athie

Norah Price and Co. are in a research and drilling facility on the ocean floor when it’s attacked by an aquatic creature. After the water crashes through the station walls, those who make it realize that their only hope is to get to the main facility and to do that, they must walk through the ocean floor. However, they find themselves in a desperate fight for survival after coming under attack from a mysterious creature. Kristen Stewart is excellent, and her performance carries this film.


Thirst (2009)

Thirst

Imdb rating: 7.1

Director: Park Chan-wook

Writer: Park Chan-wook, Jeong Seo-kyeong

Cast: Song Kang-ho, Kim Ok-bin, Shin Ha-kyun

South Korean movies come with all manner of weird and Thirst, which is about a vampire priest is a true testament. Sang Hyun is a respected priest who takes part in an experimental procedure to find a cure for a deadly virus. Things don’t go as planned after he gets infected by the virus and dies. However, a blood transfusion brings him back to life but as a bloodthirsty vampire. Now he’s caught between his faith and bloodlust and a lustful desire for his friend’s wife. Thirst is an erotically charged film in the vampire genre; it’s funny, quirky and fantastic.


The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Imdb rating: 6.2

Director: Tobe Hooper

Cast: Marilyn Burns, Gunnar Hansen, Allen Danziger

The original Texas Chainsaw Massacre tells the story of Sally, her brother and her band of friends who go to find why the grandfather’s grave was vandalized. However, they take a detour to their old farmhouse and later find out that their neighbors are murderous outcasts. The group is attacked one by one by the scariest of the bunch; the chainsaw-wielding and human skin mask-wearing Leatherface. The movie is grotesque, filthy and will scare the living daylight off you.


The Amityville Horror (1979)

The Amityville Horror

Imdb rating: 6

Director: Stuart Rosenberg

Writer: Sandor Stern

Cast: James Brolin, Margot Kidder, Rod Steiger

Looking for an old school horror film that will scare the pants off you? Then watch The Amityville Horror on Hulu. This movie follows the events of a family that moves into a new home. They don’t know that the home was a scene of a mass killing and the residence of an 18th century Satanist. Strange events occur in the home, like an invasion by a swarm of flies and slime and blood oozing from the walls. They realize that the place is haunted and call on a local priest to help. The Amityville Horror is scary, and it is even creepier because it’s based on real-life experiences.


The Blair Witch Project (1999)

The Blair Witch Project

Imdb rating: 6.5

Director: Daniel Myrick, Eduardo Sánchez

Writer: Daniel Myrick, Eduardo Sánchez

Cast: Heather Donahue, Michael C. Williams, Joshua Leonard

As the title suggests, the Blair Witch Project is about a group of film students who go deep into the forest to investigate and record the legend of the Blair Witch. Obviously, things take a turn for the worst when the students lose their way in the forest and start hearing horrific noises. This movie is a constant reminder that you shouldn’t take lonely camp trips to potentially demonic locations. The Blair Witch Project was recorded on a camcorder and became a phenomenon leading to several sequels.


Body at Brighton Rock (2019)

Body at Brighton Rock

Imdb rating: 4.8

Director: Roxanne Benjamin

Writer: Roxanne Benjamin

Cast: Karina Fontes, Casey Adams, Emily Althaus

The events center on Wendy, a part-time summer employee at a mountainous state park. She goes on a rough assignment as a way of showing that she’s capable of doing the job. But she takes a wrong turn and ends up in a place that might be a potential crime scene. Without a way of reaching out to her team and with orders to protect the scene, she might fight the urge to run. This movie is a horror film that doesn’t live to its thrilling potential, but the result is a well-crafted film that should entertain horror fans.


Crawl (2019)

crawl

Imdb rating: 6.1

Director: Alexandre Aja

Writer: Michael Rasmussen, Shawn Rasmussen

Cast: Kaya Scodelario, Barry Pepper, Morfydd Clark

When a massive hurricane engulfs Florida town, Haley ignores evacuation orders to save her unconscious father and another key family member, a dog. All of them get trapped by the floodwaters. But this is the least of their concern because the flooding has brought gigantic alligators to her front door. If you’re a fan of seeing people being eaten alive, then you’re in for a treat. Crawl is a movie that does everything that it’s supposed to do.


The Gift (2000)

the gift

Imdb rating: 6.7

Director: Sam Raimi

Writer: Billy Bob Thornton, Tom Epperson

Cast: Cate Blanchett, Giovanni Ribisi, Keanu Reeves

Brixton, Georgia, is a place people live as a close-knit community where nothing is private. When a beautiful socialite and wife to the local principal disappears, Annie Wilson, a clairvoyant fortune teller, sees a vision of her corpse lying in a pond. The police step in to investigate the murder. Movie critics criticized this film for its weak script. Still, the director adds mystery and silence to keep the audience engaged. It’s a film worth watching.


Hereditary (2018)

Hereditary

Imdb rating: 7.3

Director: Ari Aster

Writer: Ari Aster

Cast: Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff

This supernatural film directed by Ari Arister is a masterclass. It’s one of those unsettling horror films whose icy touch will linger long beyond the closing credits. It tells the story of the Graham family and the events that follow the death of their matriarch, Ellen. Her daughter’s family unravels cryptic and terrifying secrets about their family right after her death. They won’t find it easy trying to outrun the sinister fate their family has inherited. A dark and disturbing film that will make you want to stay away from your family ancestry.


Shadow in the Cloud (2020)

shadow in the cloud 2020

Imdb rating: 4.8

Director: Roseanne Liang

Writer: Max Landis, Roseanne Liang

Cast: Chloe Grace Moretz, Nick Robinson, Beulah Koale

A female World War 2 pilot and her male colleagues are tasked to deliver a top-secret package. However, strange things happen because of something sinister that’s inside the plane. Captain Maude Garrett must step up to save her hapless crew and protect the mysterious package. This movie is jam-packed with action to keep viewers engaged through its 80 minutes runtime, an enjoyable film with lots of twists and turns.


Paranormal Activity (2007)

Paranormal Activity

Imdb rating: 6.3

Director: Oren Peli

Writer: Oren Peli

Cast: Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat, Amber Armstrong

A young couple moves into a suburban home and gets more than they bargained for when strange things happen. They set up a video camera in the house to capture the events on film. But they are not ready for the scary events that follow. Paranormal Activity starts slow but gains pace real fast to leave viewers terrified of what is going on in the haunted house.


Let The Right One In (2008)

Let The Right One In

Imdb rating: 7.9

Director: Tomas Alfredson

Writer: John Ajvide Lindqvist

Cast: Kare Hedebrant, Lina Leandersson, Per Ragnar

Let The Right One In is a great novel adaptation that follows the life of a troubled 12-year-old boy named Oskar. He lives with his mother in suburban Sweden, where he meets his new neighbor Eli. The two become close friends, but Eli is no ordinary girl. She has a dark secret, and one day, she tells Oskar everything, including her links to a string of gruesome local murders. Let The Right One In is a great import and redefines horror filmmaking.


Alone (2020)

Alone

Imdb rating: 6.2

Director: John Hyams

Writer: Mattias Olsson

Cast: Jules Wilcox, Marc Menchaca, Anthony Heald

Jessica (Jules Wilcox) is drugged and kidnapped by a homicidal maniac (Marc Menchaca) after she’s involved in an accident. She escapes from his remote cabin, but the killer is hot on her heels. Alone is an entertaining wilderness survival horror film with plenty of excitement, thrills and tension. The movie is simply heart-pounding and terrifying, and you won’t help but wonder whether Jessica has enough in her to outrun the killer.


Amulet (2020)

amulet 2020

Imdb rating: 4.8

Director: Romola Garai

Writer: Romola Garai

Cast: Carla Juri, Imelda Staunton, Alec Secareanu

Things are not working out for ex-soldier Tomaz, who’s brought into the decrypt home of Magda and her ailing mother. He agrees to step in and help the two ladies. But just as he’s settling in, he notices strange unexplainable things. Tomaz figures out there’s something wrong with the dying old woman who never leaves her room, and Magda might be in on it too. This movie is creepy, bloody, weird and shows how difficult it can be to get rid of the past.


The Host (2006)

The Host

Imdb rating: 7.1

Director: Bong Joon-ho

Writer: Bong Joon-ho, Baek Cheol-hyeon, Ha Junwon

Cast: Song Kang-ho, Byun Hee-bong, Park Hae-il

American military personnel dump harmful chemicals into South Korea’s Han River. A couple of years later, a grotesque creature emerges from the waters and runs riot into the surrounding areas. The creature abducts the daughter of Park Kang-du, a local vendor, and the family comes together and save her. This is a bizarre movie about an unstoppable monster that can even do backflips. It’s a movie that will leave you in shock and delight.


The Evil In Us (2016)

The Evil In Us

Imdb rating: 4.9

Director: Jason William Lee

Writer: Jason William Lee

Cast: Ian Collins, Kylee Bush, Debs Howard

This movie is about a woman who’s in a fight to save her life when a mysterious drug turns her lover and four friends into bloodthirsty cannibals. Even though this film seems to veer off its main plot, it’s enjoyable with its fair share of blood and exciting sequences. You will also enjoy the young cast who play their roles amicably to offer a new take on a zombie genre movie.


The Prodigy (2019)

The Prodigy

Imdb rating: 5.9

Director: Nicholas McCarthy

Writer: Jeff Buhler

Cast: Taylor Schilling, Jackson Robert Scott, Peter Mooney

Sarah (Taylor Schilling) is a concerned mother when her young son Miles (Jackson Robert Scott) exhibits extreme intelligence and rapid development signs. Concern turns into a nightmare when Mile’s behavior changes, becoming erratic and violent. Sarah hires two experts to investigate the cause but soon learns that her son is under the grip of a supernatural force. You know a movie will be scary when a young child and evil spirits are involved, and this film doesn’t disappoint.


Pyewacket (2017)

Pyewacket

Imdb rating: 5.8

Director: Adam MacDonald

Writer: Adam MacDonald

Cast: Nicole Munoz, Laurie Holden, Chloe Rose

Teenager Leah who has just lost her dad has a strained relationship with her mother. She ventures into the dark arts when she performs an occult ritual to call on a witch to kill her mother. Things don’t go as planned because the evil presence known as Pyewacket wants to kill both of them. This psychodrama about a troubled mother and daughter is a slow burn at first but quickly turns into a gripping thriller when it takes off.


Pet Sematary (2019)

pet sematary 2019

Imdb rating: 5.7

Director: Kevin Kolsch, Dennis Widmyer

Writer: Jeff Buhler

Cast: Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz, John Lithgow

Pet Sematary centers on the family of Dr Louis Creed after relocating to rural Maine. When their cat dies, they bury it in a mysterious burial ground deep in the woods near their new home. However, this is no ordinary pet burial ground, and an unspeakable evil with deadly consequences is unleashed. This film is based on Stephen King’s adaptation and is a remake of a 1989 classic. The director captures the dread and horror masterfully to present a decent horror movie.


Lights Out (2016)

lights out

Imdb rating: 6.3

Director: David F. Sandberg

Writer: Eric Heisserer

Cast: Teresa Palmer, Gabriel Bateman, Alexander DiPersia

Light Out is as unsettling, fright-filled and creepy as a good horror movie should be. The movie is about Rebecca and her family. She had weird experiences as a young girl as she was never sure of what was real when the lights went off. After leaving home and hoping that her fears were behind her, she finds out that her little brother is going through the same weird experiences. Now, the family has to deal with an evil that has returned with a vengeance to torment them. This is one of the best scary movies on Hulu and will give you the chills.


Little Monsters (2019)

little monsters 2019

Imdb rating: 6.1

Director: Abe Forsythe

Writer: Abe Forsythe

Cast: Lupita Nyong’o, Josh Gad, Stephen Peacocke

This is another zombie genre film but with humor. Dave, a struggling musician, is out to impress his nephew’s kindergarten teacher. He accompanies his nephew on a field trip to have time to talk to Miss Caroline. However, he faces competition from Teddy McGiggle, who has also taken a liking for Miss Caroline. One thing they didn’t see coming is a sudden zombie outbreak. This movie is a perfect blend of horror and comedy, and Lupita Nyong’o produces a stellar performance.


Children of the Corn (1984)

Children of the Corn

Imdb rating: 5.6

Director: Fritz Kiersch

Writer: George Goldsmith, Stephen King

Cast: Peter Horton, Linda Hamilton, R.G. Armstrong

This kiddie thriller is a classic and one of the best scary movies on Hulu. This movie is about Burt Stanton, a physician and his girlfriend, Vicky. After Burt finds a new job, the two drive across the Midwest, but their trip is cut short when they find a body of a murdered boy in the middle of the road. Soon enough, they encounter a town run by small children who believe that anyone over 18 years should be killed. A classic Stephen King horror film that will send shivers down your spine.


Misery (1990)

Misery

Imdb rating: 7.8

Director: Rob Reiner

Writer: William Goldman

Cast: James Caan, Kathy Bates, Frances Sternhagen

Misery tells the story of Paul Sheldon, a novelist. He gets into a serious car crash and is rescued by a former nurse and one of his biggest fans, Annie Wilkes. She takes him to her home, a remote cabin. Later on, she discovers Sheldon wants to kill off one of her favorite characters from one of his novels. This is when her obsession takes a sinister turn. She becomes controlling and violent, which forces Sheldon to suit his writing according to her fantasies. This is a pure psychological thriller that will make you feel the anxiety the character is facing.


Jacob’s Ladder (1990)

Jacob's Ladder

Imdb rating: 7.5

Director: Adrian Lyne

Writer: Bruce Joel Rubin

Cast: Tim Robbins, Elizabeth Pena, Danny Aiello

Jacob Singer returns home from the Vietnam War, but the horrors he faced are too much for him. He experiences constant hallucinations and flashbacks, and everything falls apart when everyone around him morphs into disturbing images. No one can get to him, including his girlfriend Jezzie and ex-wife Sarah. Even his chiropractor friend can’t stop him from losing his mind. Jacob’s Ladder is a nerve-jangling and creepy experience and has one of the best-unexpected endings.


The Clovehitch Killer (2018)

the clovehitch killer

Imdb rating: 6.6

Director: Duncan Skiles

Writer: Christopher Ford

Cast: Dylan McDermott, Charlie Plummer, Samantha Mathis

Tyler (Charlie Plummer) and his father Don (Dylan McDermott) enjoy a close father-son relationship. But their close is challenged when Tyler finds some disturbing images from his father’s possession. He suspects that his father, the man he trusts most in the world, might be a killer. This is a debut film for director Duncan Skiles. Still, he creates a spooky atmosphere to the Christopher Ford written feature.


We Are What We Are (2010)

We Are What We Are

Imdb rating: 5.9

Director: Jorge Michel Grau

Writer: Jorge Michel Grau

Cast: Francisco Barreiro, Alan Chavez, Paulina Gaitan

When his father dies unexpectedly, Alfredo is forced to step up and provide for his mother and siblings. Being only a teenager, providing for his family proves difficult considering they eat a special diet, human flesh. Now, he has to stalk and kidnap victims for his family without drawing attention from the police. This responsibility proves too much and may destroy him. This film is outrageous, bloody, and joyous for horror fans.


You’re Next (2011)

You're Next

Imdb rating: 6.6

Director: Adam Wingard

Writer: Simon Barrett

Cast: AJ Bowen, Amy Seimetz, Barbara Crampton, Joe Swanberg

You’re Next is a movie about a wedding anniversary with a surprise. The Davison’s are a wealthy family, but the family members don’t see eye to eye. Aubrey and Paul decide to celebrate their wedding anniversary by inviting their children and their spouses, hoping to mend the broken ties. But things don’t go as planned when a group of mysterious killers crash the party. However, one guest isn’t about to give in that easily. The director breathes new life into this home invasion horror movie with an exciting mix of gore and dark humor.


The Dead Zone (1983)

The Dead Zone

Imdb rating: 7.2

Director: David Cronenberg

Writer: Stephen King, Jeffrey Boam

Cast: Christopher Walken, Brooke Adams, Tom Skerritt

The movie is about Johnny Smith (Christopher Walken), who awakens from a coma years after a serious car accident with psychic abilities. He has a lot to deal with, including losing the love of his life, who moved on, and how he’s going to live with his new abilities. His life gets complicated when he meets a politician and sees his future. The Dead Zone is one of Stephen King’s best adaptations thanks to the focused direction from David Cronenberg and an outstanding performance from Christopher Walken.


Lake Placid (1999)

Lake Placid

Imdb rating: 5.7

Director: Steve Miner

Writer: David E. Kelley

Cast: Bill Pullman, Bridget Fonda, Oliver Platt

Jack Wells, a game warden together with Sheriff Hank Keough and palaeontologist Kelly Scott, investigates the violent death of a man in Maine Lake. They suspect a mysterious creature is behind the murder and eventually locate the crocodile creature that’s ready to kill anything in its path. It’s hard to believe that this movie is about a man-eating creature because everyone is quirky, sarcastic and witty. An entertaining thriller comedy.


Antebellum (2020)

antebellum 2020

Imdb rating: 5.7

Director: Gerard Bush, Christopher Renz

Writer: Gerard Bush, Christopher Renz

Cast: Janelle Monae, Jena Malone, Jack Huston

Antebellum is a film about a successful author Veronica Henley (Janelle Monae), who’s longing to go back home to his husband and daughter upon finishing a book tour. But things don’t go as she planned, and a shocking turn of events follows. Veronica is plunged into a horrifying reality. This forces her to confront things that happened to her in the past, present, and future. This movie features an unsettling drama and an excellent performance from Janelle Monae.


Run (2020)

run

Imdb rating: 6.7

Director: Aneesh Chaganty

Writer: Aneesh Chaganty, Sev Ohanian

Cast: Sarah Paulson, Kiera Allen, Onalee Ames

What would you do if you found out that your mother is hiding a deep dark secret? Even worse, what if she isn’t really your mother? These are the questions in Chloe’s head as she questions everything going on in her life. Run is a thriller movie with a lot of suspense. The storyline is exciting, and the intensity in the film will keep you hooked to the last minute.


Hannibal Rising (2007)

Hannibal Rising

Imdb rating: 6.2

Director: Peter Webber

Writer: Thomas Harris

Cast: Gaspard Ulliel, Gong Li, Helena Lia Tachovska

Hannibal Rising is the prequel to The Silence of the Lambs and is about Dr Hannibal Lecter in his younger years. This movie takes us back to how Hannibal Lecter turned into a human-eating monster. After witnessing the violent deaths of his parents at the end of WW2, Hannibal flees to Paris at his uncle’s home. However, he’s shocked after finding out that his uncle is also dead. He lives with his mysterious aunt. After getting accepted into a medical school, he gathers the skills needed to fulfill his purpose. This scary movie on Hulu is all about killing, slain heads and pure blood and gore.


The Hunt (2020)

the hunt

Imdb rating: 6.5

Director: Craig Zobel

Writer: Nick Cuse, Damon Lindelof

Cast: Ike Barinholtz, Betty Gilpin, Emma Roberts

The Hunt was scheduled for release in 2019 but was pushed back after a shooting incident in August that year. The movie centers on 12 strangers who wake up in a clearing, not knowing where they are or how they got there. What they also don’t know is, some people are about to hunt them for sport. However, the killer elitists’ plot goes horribly wrong when one abductee turns the tables on them. The Hunt definitely carries a political message, but you won’t be disappointed if you’re a fan of blood-soaked action.


I Am Legend (2007)

I Am Legend

Imdb rating: 7.2

Director: Francis Lawrence

Writer: Akiva Goldsman, Mark Protosevich

Cast: Will Smith, Alice Braga, Dash Mihok

Robert Neville (Will Smith) is a brilliant scientist and a survivor of a plague that transforms people into bloodthirsty mutants. Accompanied by a dog, he strolls through New York City looking for survivors while working on a cure from his immune blood. Neville is in a desperate situation because he’s outnumbered by the mutants and the formidable alpha male. I Am Legend is a frightening, confronting and immersive horror-thriller film that will keep you on your toes.


The Invisible Man (2020)

The Invisible Man

Imdb rating: 7.1

Director: Leigh Whannell

Writer: Leigh Whannell

Cast: Elizabeth Moss, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Aldis Hodge

The Invisible Man is one of those films that you can tell you’re in for a treat just from the opening titles. It’s about a crazed scientist who fakes his death and uses his ability to become invisible to make his ex’s life miserable. She fights back after the police find her story hard to believe.

The Invisible Man is not your typical scary movie. It’s a solid psychological thriller that will get in your head.


It (2017)

it

Imdb rating: 7.3

Director: Andy Muschietti

Writer: Chase Palmer, Cary Joji Fukunaga, Gary Dauberman

Cast: Jaeden Martell, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis

Stephen King seems to be all over the scary genre with yet another adaptation in this list. In Derry, Maine, seven young outcasts are about to face their worst nightmare because an evil clown that emerges from the sewers every 27 years is about to prey on them. The group of young friends must come together and face their own personal fears to battle the murderous clown known as Pennywise. This movie is a fantastic reboot and has enough creepy moments to give you nightmares.


It Chapter Two (2019)

It Chapter Two

Imdb rating: 6.5

Director: Andy Muschietti

Writer: Gary Dauberman

Cast: Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Bill Hader

Pennywise returns 27 years later to wreck the lives of Derry, Maine residents once again. After defeating him 27 years ago, the once childhood friends are now grown up and have gone their separate ways. But when some people in Derry disappear, Mike Hanlon calls the team to make their last stand against the bloodthirsty clown. Once again, the members of the Losers’ Club must face their deepest fears to destroy Pennywise. This sequel is not as scary, but it has a great cast and script to stay afloat.


The Nest (2020)

The Nest

Imdb rating: 6.3

Director: Sean Durkin

Writer: Sean Durkin

Cast: Jude Law, Carrie Coon, Oona Roche

This unsettling story is about the events that unfold when an entrepreneur and his family discover old secrets. Together with their kids, Rory O’Hara and his wife Allison move into an old country manor in England in the 80s. When old secrets are revealed, some unconnected incidences leave them unravelling. Could the house be haunted or just mind tricks? Jude Law and Carrie Coon are incredible in this film, and together they make one of the best scary movies on Hulu.


Night of the Living Dead (1968)

Night of the Living Dead

Imdb rating: 7.9

Director: George A. Romero

Writer: George A. Romero, John A. Russo

Cast: Duane Jones, Judith O’Dea, Karl Hardman

A group of people take refuge in an abandoned house to avoid the dead who have come back to life and are after human flesh. Ben tries to control the situation, but when zombies surround the house, panic rises, and there’s nothing he can do about it. Soon, the living dead find ways to get inside the house and kill the people one by one. This is the original zombie movie that was so far ahead of its time. A classic and one of the best scary movies to watch on Hulu.


Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016)

Ouija Origin of Evil

Imdb rating: 6.1

Director: Mike Flanagan

Writer: Mike Flanagan, Jeff Howard

Cast: Elizabeth Reaser, Annalise Basso, Lulu Wilson

This movie is a prequel to the 2014 film Ouija. It takes us back to the 60s and details the horrific incidents surrounding Lina’s Ouija board game. Widowed mother Alice Zander unknowingly invites evil into her house when she adds a new stunt into her séance scam business. The evil spirit possesses her daughter Doris, and the family have to go through horrors to save their daughter. This prequel is way better than its predecessor with its cinematic terrors.


Paranormal Activity 3 (2011)

Paranormal Activity 3

Imdb rating: 6.3

Director: Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman

Writer: Christopher Landon

Cast: Katie Featherston, Sprague Grayden, Lauren Bittner

After the unexpected successes of Paranormal Activity and the underwhelming response to Paranormal Activity 2, the franchise got its act together with Paranormal Activity 3. It’s a prequel to the first two films and is so creepy that you shouldn’t watch it alone. This film tells the story of Katie and Kristi, two normal young girls. When strange things happen in the dead of night, their father uses his camera to record the events to know what’s going on. The clip reveals something supernatural in the house, but they might not be ready for what’s about to happen.


Parasite (2019)

Parasite

Imdb rating: 8.6

Director: Bong Joon-ho

Writer: Bong Joon-ho, Han Jinwon

Cast: Song Kang-ho, Jo Yeo-jeong, Park So-dam

This dark comedy thriller won an Oscar for best picture in 2019. It’s about Ki Taek (Song Kang-ho) and his family. They infiltrate a wealthy household as the family’s tutors, driver and housekeeper. However, there’s something sinister going on in this modern home. Parasite is one of those films that are visually stunning, horrifying and incredibly gripping. This true masterpiece shows the divide between the rich and the poor.


Personal Shopper (2016)

Personal Shopper

Imdb rating: 6.1

Director: Olivier Assayas

Writer: Olivier Assayas

Cast: Kristen Stewart, Lars Eidinger, Sigrid Bouaziz

We follow the life of a young American who works as a personal shopper for a celebrity in Paris. But there’s something different about her as she can communicate with spirits, just like her deceased brother. However, things get weird when she receives messages from an unknown source. Personal Shopper is one of Kristen Stewart’s best performances. The director creates an enjoyable but unsettling piece of work that you’ll think about for a long time.


Piranha 3D (2010)

Piranha 3D

Imdb rating: 5.4

Director: Alexandre Aja

Writer: Pete Goldfinger, Josh Stolberg

Cast: Elizabeth Shue, Adam Scott, Jerry O’Connell

This movie is about a group of vacationers on spring break and underwater monsters ready to wreak havoc. Hundreds, if not thousands, of prehistoric predatory fish are released into Lake Victoria after an underground tremor. Local law enforcement Julie Forester must gather a group of people to kill the creatures. Piranha 3D is perfect if you’re simply looking for a bit of scare and lots of laughs at ridiculous movie scenes.


Pledge (2018)

Pledge

Imdb rating: 5.4

Director: Daniel Robbins

Writer: Zack Weiner

Cast: Zachary Byrd, Philip Andre Botello, Zack Weiner

When two freshmen misfits are turned down by every fraternity, they try to join to improve their uncool reputations. They receive an unexpected invitation from a sinister social club. This club promises them all the joys in the world, but they must first go through a weird ritual. Pledge is a scary torture movie appropriately executed and a great story of a desperate yearning for belonging. A mean shocker you can watch on Hulu right now.


Ready or Not (2019)

Ready or Not

Imdb rating: 6.9

Director: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett

Writer: Guy Busick, Ryan Murphy

Cast: Samara Weaving, Adam Brody, Mark O’Brien

Grace (Samara Weaving) is ecstatic after marrying her prince charming at his family’s posh estate. But there’s a catch; she must hide from midnight until dawn while her in-laws hunt her down with all manner of weapons. In her desperate fight to survive, she plans to turn the tables on her wacko relatives. This movie has lots of energy, it’s wildly entertaining, and won’t let your attention waver.

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Chris Mack

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