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Best Horror Movies on Each Streaming Service: Netflix, HBO Max, Prime Video, Hulu, Tubi, and More

Ben Bowman

As Halloween draws near, it’s time to raise our horror movie standards. The Streamable combed through Metacritic's Top 100 Best-Reviewed Horror Movies of All Time to alert you which streaming services will give you the most “boo” for your buck.

While there are streaming services dedicated to horror, you can find a lot of terror on the services you may already have. HBO Max, Showtime, and, shockingly, Tubi all have the best variety of well-reviewed scary movies, but we’ll tackle 10 streaming services in all. Simply select your favorite service from this list and scream while you stream!

Best Horror Movies on Netflix

  • Haisommer

    18. juni 1975

    When an insatiable great white shark terrorizes the townspeople of Amity Island, the police chief, an oceanographer and a grizzled shark hunter seek to destroy the blood-thirsty beast.

    Steven Spielberg directs a great cast in Roy Scheider, Richard Dreyfuss, and Robert Shaw. John Williams’ immortal score was an instant sensation. “Jaws” was the first summer blockbuster - a well-reviewed crowd-pleaser that sent audiences screaming for the exits.

    In 2001, the film was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the United States National Film Registry as “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.

  • Raw

    11. november 2016

    In Justine’s family everyone is a vet and a vegetarian. At 16, she’s a gifted teen ready to take on her first year in vet school, where her older sister also studies. There, she gets no time to settle: hazing starts right away. Justine is forced to eat raw meat for the first time in her life. Unexpected consequences emerge as her true self begins to form.

  • I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    28. august 2020

    Nothing is as it seems when a woman experiencing misgivings about her new boyfriend joins him on a road trip to meet his parents at their remote farm.

  • Gerald's Game

    29. september 2017

    When her husband’s sex game goes wrong, Jessie (who is handcuffed to a bed in a remote lake house) faces warped visions, dark secrets and a dire choice.

Best Horror Movies on HBO Max

  • The Shining

    23. mai 1980

    Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) accepts a caretaker job at the Overlook Hotel, where he, along with his wife Wendy (Shelley Duvall) and their son Danny, must live isolated from the rest of the world for the winter. But they aren’t prepared for the madness that lurks within.

    Stanley Kubrick’s classic spin on a Stephen King story has been hugely influential since its release, though King has been consistently critical of the adaptation.

    Poor Shelley Duvall had a horrific experience during filming. According to the “Guinness Book of Records,” Kubrick demanded to reshoot the scene where she goes down the stairs with the baseball bat 127 times. She became so stressed during filming that her hair began falling out.

  • Eyes Without a Face

    11. januar 1960

    Dr. Génessier is riddled with guilt after an accident that he caused disfigures the face of his daughter, the once beautiful Christiane, who outsiders believe is dead. Dr. Génessier, along with accomplice and laboratory assistant Louise, kidnaps young women and brings them to the Génessier mansion. After rendering his victims unconscious, Dr. Génessier removes their faces and attempts to graft them on to Christiane’s.

  • Evil Dead II

    13. mars 1987

    Ash Williams and his girlfriend Linda find a log cabin in the woods with a voice recording from an archeologist who had recorded himself reciting ancient chants from “The Book of the Dead.” As they play the recording an evil power is unleashed taking over Linda’s body.

  • Night of the Living Dead

    4. oktober 1968

    A group of people try to survive an attack of bloodthirsty zombies while trapped in a rural Pennsylvania farmhouse.

    This 15th-ranked horror film is available on a huge number of streaming services.

  • A Nightmare on Elm Street

    9. november 1984

    Teenagers in a small town are dropping like flies, apparently in the grip of mass hysteria causing their suicides. A cop’s daughter, Nancy Thompson, traces the cause to child molester Fred Krueger, who was burned alive by angry parents many years before. Krueger has now come back in the dreams of his killers’ children, claiming their lives as his revenge. Nancy and her boyfriend, Glen, must devise a plan to lure the monster out of the realm of nightmares and into the real world…

  • Eraserhead

    3. februar 1978

    Henry Spencer tries to survive his industrial environment, his angry girlfriend, and the unbearable screams of his newly born mutant child.

    This film was David Lynch’s debut. Stanley Kubrick reportedly screened “Eraserhead” for the cast and crew of “The Shining” to “put them in the mood” before filming. Swiss artist H. R. Giger cited the movie as “one of the greatest films [he had] ever seen.”

    In 2004, “Eraserhead” was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry by the United States Library of Congress.

  • Wait Until Dark

    26. oktober 1967

    After a flight back home, Sam Hendrix returns with a doll he innocently acquired along the way. As it turns out, the doll is actually stuffed with heroin, and a group of criminals led by the ruthless Roat has followed Hendrix back to his place to retrieve it. When Hendrix leaves for business, the crooks make their move — and find his blind wife, Susy, alone in the apartment. Soon, a life-threatening game begins between Susy and the thugs.

  • Little Shop of Horrors

    19. desember 1986

    Seymour Krelborn (Rick Moranis) is a nerdy orphan working at Mushnik’s, a flower shop in urban Skid Row. He harbors a crush on fellow co-worker Audrey Fulquard, and is berated by Mr. Mushnik daily. One day Seymour finds a very mysterious unidentified plant which he calls Audrey II. The plant seems to have a craving for blood and soon begins to sing for his supper.

    The music in this film comes from the original Broadway musical by composer Alan Menken and writer Howard Ashman, who would later go on to create music for “The Little Mermaid,” “Beauty and the Beast,” and “Aladdin.”

    Muppets legend Frank Oz directs this film version. Keep your eyes peeled for cameos from Steve Martin, Jim Belushi, John Candy, Christopher Guest, and Bill Murray.

  • Freaks

    12. februar 1932

    A circus’ beautiful trapeze artist agrees to marry the leader of side-show performers, but his deformed friends discover she is only marrying him for his inheritance.

    The film features actors with disabilities, which shocked audiences upon its release. During a 1932 preview, some audience members ran out of the theater. Others reportedly became ill or fainted. One woman who attended the screening threatened to sue MGM, claiming the film had caused her to suffer a miscarriage.

    Because of its controversial content, “Freaks” was banned in the United Kingdom for over 30 years, and was labeled as “brutal and grotesque” in Canada. In 1994, it was selected for preservation by the United States National Film Registry.

  • Poltergeist

    4. juni 1982

    Steve Freeling lives with his wife, Diane, and their three children, Dana, Robbie, and Carol Anne, in Southern California where he sells houses for the company that built the neighborhood. It starts with just a few odd occurrences, such as broken dishes and furniture moving around by itself. However, when he realizes that something truly evil haunts his home, Steve calls in a team of parapsychologists led by Dr. Lesh to help before it’s too late.

  • 28 uker senere

    26. april 2007

    28 uker senere, oppfølgeren til den enormt populære 28 dager senere, plukker opp tråden seks måneder etter at det forferdelige viruset har utslettet alt normalt liv på det britiske fastlandet. Den amerikanske hæren erklærer kampen mot smitten for vunnet og at gjenoppbyggingen av landet kan starte. Når den første strømmen av flyktninger vender tilbake, blir en familie gjenforent - men en av dem bærer uten å vite det på en fryktelig hemmelighet. Viruset er ikke ødelagt, og denne gangen er det farligere enn noensinne.

    Believe it or not, Metacritic found more favorable reviews for this film over the first in the series — “28 Days Later” — also on HBO Max.

  • Godzilla

    3. november 1954

    Japan is thrown into a panic after several ships are sunk near Odo Island. An expedition to the island led by Dr. Yemani soon discover something far more devastating than imagined in the form of a 50 meter tall monster whom the natives call Gojira. Now the monster begins a rampage that threatens to destroy not only Japan, but the rest of the world as well.

    Never before released in the U.S., this is the original, uncut Japanese version of Godzilla directed by sci-fi master Ishiro Honda.

  • The Witches

    25. mai 1990

    A young boy named Luke and his grandmother go on vacation only to discover their hotel is hosting an international witch convention, where the Grand High Witch is unveiling her master plan to turn all children into mice. Will Luke fall victim to the witches’ plot before he can stop them?

Best Horror Movies on Prime Video

  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers

    5. februar 1956

    A small-town doctor learns that the population of his community is being replaced by emotionless alien duplicates.

    This is Metacritic’s fifth best-reviewed horror movie of all time.

  • The Wicker Man

    1. desember 1973

    Police sergeant Neil Howie is called to an island village in search of a missing girl whom the locals claim never existed. Stranger still, however, are the rituals that take place there.

    Watch out for the 2006 Nicolas Cage remake, which is simultaneously terrible and hilarious.

  • Train to Busan

    20. juli 2016

    Martial law is declared when a mysterious viral outbreak pushes Korea into a state of emergency. Those on an express train to Busan, a city that has successfully fended off the viral outbreak, must fight for their own survival…

    This highly entertaining zombie adventure features Gong Yoo as a father trying to connect with his estranged daughter. He’d later appear in the breakthrough Netflix series “Squid Game” (2021).

  • The Lighthouse

    18. oktober 2019

    Two lighthouse keepers (Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson) try to maintain their sanity while living on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.

  • The Host

    27. juli 2006

    Following the dumping of gallons of toxic waste in the river, a giant mutated squid-like appears and begins attacking the populace. Gang-du’s daughter Hyun-seo is snatched up by the creature; with his family to assist him, he sets off to find her.

    This film is directed by Bong Joon-ho, who would later go on to international fame thanks to Best Picture Academy Award-winner “Parasite” (2019).

  • The Wailing

    12. mai 2016

    A stranger arrives in a little village and soon after a mysterious sickness starts spreading. A policeman is drawn into the incident and is forced to solve the mystery in order to save his daughter.

  • The Endless

    6. april 2018

    Two brothers return to the cult they fled from years ago to discover that the group’s beliefs may be more sane than they once thought.

Best Horror Movies on Hulu

  • Let the Right One In

    26. januar 2008

    Set in 1982 in the suburb of Blackeberg, Stockholm, 12-year-old Oskar is a lonely outsider, bullied at school by his classmates; at home, Oskar dreams of revenge against a trio of bullies. He befriends his 12-year-old, next-door neighbor Eli, who only appears at night in the snow-covered playground outside their building.

    This film was later remade in English as “Let Me In.”

  • The Host

    27. juli 2006
  • Saint Maud

    9. oktober 2020

    Having recently found God, self-effacing young nurse Maud arrives at a plush home to care for Amanda, a hedonistic dancer left frail from a chronic illness. When a chance encounter with a former colleague throws up hints of a dark past, it becomes clear there is more to sweet Maud than meets the eye.

Best Horror Movies on Showtime

  • Psycho

    22. juni 1960

    When larcenous real estate clerk Marion Crane (Janet Leigh) goes on the lam with a wad of cash and hopes of starting a new life, she ends up at the notorious Bates Motel, where manager Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins) cares for his housebound mother.

    The impact of this Alfred Hitchcock classic cannot be understated. Psycho was nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Supporting Actress (Leigh) and Best Director (Hitchcock). In 1992, the film was deemed “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” by the United States Library of Congress and was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.

    This is Metacritic’s #1 horror movie of all time.

  • The Birds

    28. mars 1963

    Chic socialite Melanie Daniels enjoys a passing flirtation with an eligible attorney in a San Francisco pet shop and, on an impulse, follows him to his hometown bearing a gift of lovebirds. But upon her arrival, the bird population runs amok. Suddenly, the townsfolk face a massive avian onslaught, with the feathered fiends inexplicably attacking people all over Bodega Bay.

    Hitchcock’s classic story is the 10th best-rated horror film on the list.

  • The Witch

    27. januar 2015

    In 1630s New England, William and Katherine lead a devout Christian life with five children, homesteading on the edge of an impassable wilderness, exiled from their settlement when William defies the local church. When their newborn son vanishes and crops mysteriously fail, the family turns on one another.

  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    1. oktober 1974

    When Sally hears that her grandfather’s grave may have been vandalized, she and her paraplegic brother, Franklin, set out with their friends to investigate. After a detour to their family’s old farmhouse, they discover a group of crazed, murderous outcasts living next door. As the group is attacked one by one by the chainsaw-wielding Leatherface, who wears a mask of human skin, the survivors must do everything they can to escape.

  • Hereditary

    7. juni 2018

    When Ellen, the matriarch of the Graham family, passes away, her daughter’s family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry.

  • Drag Me to Hell

    15. mars 2009

    After denying a woman the extension she needs to keep her home, loan officer Christine Brown sees her once-promising life take a startling turn for the worse. Christine is convinced she’s been cursed by a Gypsy, but her boyfriend is skeptical. Her only hope seems to lie in a psychic who claims he can help her lift the curse and keep her soul from being dragged straight to hell.

  • Under the Skin

    14. mars 2014

    A seductive alien prowls the streets of Glasgow in search of prey: unsuspecting men who fall under her spell.

  • Green Room

    15. april 2016

    A punk rock band becomes trapped in a secluded venue after finding a scene of violence. For what they saw, the band themselves become targets of violence from a gang of white power skinheads, who want to eliminate all evidence of the crime.

  • High Life

    26. september 2018
  • Relic

    3. juli 2020

    When Edna—the elderly and widowed matriarch of the family—goes missing, her daughter and granddaughter travel to their remote family home to find her. Soon after her return, they start to discover a sinister presence haunting the house and taking control of Edna.

Best Horror Movies on Paramount+

  • A Quiet Place

    3. april 2018

    A family is forced to live in silence while hiding from creatures that hunt by sound.

  • Annihilation

    22. februar 2018

    A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition into a mysterious zone where the laws of nature don’t apply.

  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers

    5. februar 1956
  • Night of the Living Dead

    4. oktober 1968
  • Saint Maud

    9. oktober 2020

Best Horror Movies on STARZ

  • The Thing

    25. juni 1982

    Members of an American scientific research outpost in Antarctica find themselves battling a parasitic alien organism capable of perfectly imitating its victims. They soon discover that this task will be harder than they thought, as they don’t know which members of the team have already been assimilated and their paranoia threatens to tear them apart.

    This 1982 John Carpenter classic features a charming Kurt Russell and some truly freaky special effects. The blood test sequence is one of the tensest scenes in movie history.

  • Rosemary's Baby

    12. juni 1968

    A young couple, Rosemary and Guy, moves into an infamous New York apartment building, known by frightening legends and mysterious events, with the purpose of starting a family.

    “Rosemary’s Baby” is Metacritic’s #2 Best Horror Movie.

  • Night of the Living Dead

    4. oktober 1968

Best Horror Movies on Peacock

  • The Bride of Frankenstein

    20. april 1935

    After recovering from injuries sustained in the mob attack upon himself and his creation, Dr. Frankenstein falls under the control of his former mentor, Dr. Pretorius, who insists the now-chastened doctor resume his experiments in creating new life. Meanwhile, the Monster remains on the run from those who wish to destroy him without understanding that his intentions are generally good despite his lack of socialization and self-control.

    This classic is gets a Metacritic score of 95.

  • The Invisible Man

    3. november 1933

    Working in Dr. Cranley’s laboratory, scientist Jack Griffin was always given the latitude to conduct some of his own experiments. His sudden departure, however, has Cranley’s daughter Flora worried about him. Griffin has taken a room at the nearby Lion’s Head Inn, hoping to reverse an experiment he conducted on himself that made him invisible. But the experimental drug has also warped his mind, making him aggressive and dangerous. He’s prepared to do whatever it takes to restore his appearance.

  • It Follows

    4. februar 2015

    After a seemingly innocent sexual encounter, Jay finds herself plagued by strange visions and the inescapable sense that someone, something, is following her.

  • Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer

    10. april 1986

    Henry likes to kill people, in different ways each time. Henry shares an apartment with Otis. When Otis’ sister comes to stay, we see both sides of Henry: “the guy next door” and the serial killer.

  • Nosferatu the Vampyre

    17. januar 1979

    Jonathan Harker, a real estate agent, goes to Transylvania to visit the mysterious Count Dracula and formalize the purchase of a property in Wismar. Once Jonathan is caught under his evil spell, Dracula travels to Wismar where he meets the beautiful Lucy, Jonathan’s wife, while a plague spreads through the town, now ruled by death.

  • Let Me In

    1. oktober 2010

    A bullied young boy befriends a young female vampire who lives in secrecy with her guardian. This is the English-language remake of the movie “Let The Right One In,” which was an adaptation of a book.

    The original film — “Let the Right One In” — is on Hulu.

  • Train to Busan

    20. juli 2016
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street

    9. november 1984
  • Night of the Living Dead

    4. oktober 1968

Best Horror Movies on IMDb TV (Free)

  • The Dark Divide

    28. mars 2020

    A shy butterfly expert (David Cross) embarks on a dangerous, life-changing trek through one of America’s greatest unprotected wildlands at the urging of his dying wife (Debra Messing).

  • The Love Witch

    11. november 2016

    A modern-day witch uses spells and magic to get men to fall in love with her, with deadly consequences.

  • Resolution

    20. april 2012

    Michael is committed to getting his best friend Chris to sober up and get his life back on track. With the best of intentions, Michael implements a plan to convince Chris to go to rehab before his drug addiction leads to an early death. But what begins as an attempt to save his friend’s life quickly takes an unexpected turn as the two friends confront personal demons, the consequences of past actions, and forces beyond their control.

  • Night of the Living Dead

    4. oktober 1968
  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    1. oktober 1974
  • Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer

    10. april 1986
  • The Endless

    6. april 2018
  • Let Me In

    1. oktober 2010

Best Horror Movies on Tubi (Free)

  • The Wolf House

    26. september 2018

    María, a girl from Colonia Dignidad, in Chile —a kind of sectarian community, tyrannically mastered by the ruthless Paul Schäfer, a German madman, religious fanatic and child predator, who would end up turning the place into a torture center at the service of the military dictatorship ruled by Augusto Pinochet—, is punished for having lost three pigs, so she decides to run away and take refuge in an abandoned house hidden in the forest.

  • Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

    25. januar 2007

    The infamous story of Benjamin Barker, a.k.a Sweeney Todd (Johnny Depp), who sets up a barber shop down in London which is the basis for a sinister partnership with his fellow tenant, Mrs. Lovett (Helena Bonham Carter).

    This Tim Burton film is based on the hit Broadway musical by Stephen Sondheim. The cast also features Alan Rickman and Sacha Baron Cohen.

  • Demon

    9. september 2015

    A bridegroom is possessed by an unquiet spirit in the midst of his own wedding celebration, in this clever take on the Jewish legend of the dybbuk.

  • Basket Case

    2. april 1982

    A young man carrying a big basket that contains his deformed Siamese-twin brother seeks vengeance on the doctors who separated them against their will.

  • Housebound

    4. september 2014

    When Kylie Bucknell is sentenced to home detention, she’s forced to come to terms with her unsociable behaviour, her blabbering mother and a hostile spirit who seems less than happy about the new living arrangement.

  • Train to Busan

    20. juli 2016
  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    1. oktober 1974
  • The Wailing

    12. mai 2016
  • Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer

    10. april 1986
  • Resolution

    20. april 2012
  • Nosferatu the Vampyre

    17. januar 1979
  • The Host

    27. juli 2006

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