Watch If You Dare – 65 Horror Movies on Hulu That Will Scare You to Your Core
Hulu has all the horror movies you could possibly need, and we couldn’t be more excited. From bone-chilling thrillers (we’re talking A Quiet Place) to creepy classics like Children of the Corn, there’s something horrifyingly entertaining on this list for all movie-lovers to enjoy.
Get in the Halloween spirit early when you stream one of these Hulu titles, and prepare to be scared all season long. Whether you like to be spooked or you’re just over rewatching rom-coms, these movies will leave you looking behind your shoulder long after the credits roll. So, get ready to scream (with joy!) because Hulu’s horror movie selection is like the grown-up version of getting a full-size candy bar in your treat bag. Happy streaming!
– Additional reporting by Lauren Harano
Let the Right One In
When a 12-year-old bullied boy meets his new neighbor, they quickly become friends. He soon realizes that his neighbor might be a little more peculiar (and downright horrifying) than he thought.
If you thought your high school experience was scary, just wait until you watch Trick. On Halloween a couple years ago, Trick Weaver murdered his classmates at a costume party. He’s then arrested, but escapes police custody only to be shot multiple times. When Halloween rolls around again and a masked killer comes back, the town realizes Trick might still be out there.
A Violent Separation
The saying “blood is thicker than water” is tested in this 2019 thriller. Deputy Norman Young must either rat out his brother for a murder or help him cover it up. But when Norman and the victim’s younger sister, Frances, develop a relationship, the family bonds are tried and tested.
This 2019 psychological thriller follows an aspiring violinist who’s preparing for the biggest audition of her life. When her main competitor is mysteriously murdered, she fears she’s next.
Play or Die
Two avid gamers are inclined to try out the game Paranoia, which is the ultimate escape game. They soon realize that only one of them will make it out alive.
Have you ever watched a Western horror film? Now you can! The Wind tells the story of Lizzy, a frontierswoman in the 19th century. She begins to sense that something sinister is at work, but her husband dismisses her.
Two couples head to a stunning vacation house in hopes of working on their relationships. However, romantic issues take a backseat when a mysterious stranger shows up at their door.
After a couple’s son is killed, they do everything they can to get revenge on the man who did it.
Don’t believe in Bigfoot? You might after you watch this. When Ashley and Max get lost in a forest, they realize a strange creature is among them.
This 2018 horror comedy tells the story of a festival that celebrates the best scary movies. But when the showing quickly turns into a bloodbath, three teens must band together if they want to make it out alive.
This college nightmare kicks off with three terminally uncool guys being rejected by every fraternity on their campus – except for one. A shadowy frat lures the trio in with promises of popularity, but the hazing ritual that follows is a bloody price to pay for notoriety.
Creepy, scary, and downright weird, The Wretched follows a teenage boy who decides to face off with an old witch who lives next door. Good luck, buddy!
The Final Wish
When a son goes back to visit his mother after his father’s death, he comes across a mysterious item that torments the whole family.
Years after a young girl is kidnapped, her family starts finding clues that indicate she might still be out there.
This sci-fi thriller looks at the lives of a group of people in one Chicago neighborhood 10 years after an alien invasion. It stars John Goodman, Vera Farmiga, D.B. Sweeney, Alan Ruck, and Machine Gun Kelly, so get ready for a wild ride.
A Perfect Murder
When a wealthy husband finds out his wife is cheating, he decides to plan a (seemingly) perfect murder. Talk about jealousy.
When a Stranger Calls
Go back into the past when you watch this 1979 thriller. It follows a high school student who’s babysitting for a rich family when she begins to get strange phone calls with threats aimed at the children. She finds out that the calls are coming from inside the house – not the outside.
Them That Follow
If you’re scared of snakes do. not. watch. this. movie. Them That Follow follows a group of people who handle death-dealing snakes to prove themselves worthy before a higher power – but the pastor’s daughter has a secret that will turn everything upside down.
Half comedy, half horror, Little Monsters stars Alexander England and Lupita Nyong’o as they face a zombie outbreak. When the washed-up musician (England) teams up with teacher Miss Caroline (Nyong’o), they could’ve never expected zombies to ruin everything.
The Axe Murders of Villisca
Think you can handle this horror? This ghost story is based on a house where the notorious 1912 axe murders took place. Eight people got murdered in the house, and it is still unsolved. When three teens break into the house to search for answers, they find something much, much worse.
If you haven’t seen this award-winning thriller, now’s your chance. When a poor family infiltrates a rich home, they get into more trouble than they bargained for.
Filmed in 1981, this supernatural horror movie is absolutely chilling. After a young woman inherits an old hotel, she soon learns that the building was built over the entrance to Hell.
A little boy finds an ancient box that’s sealed shut, so he decided to open it. It then releases something perilous and truly horrifying into the world. Yikes!
In this 1998 horror movie, a university has a string of gruesome murders that all resemble old urban legends. The students must figure out a way not to be the next victims.
The Murder of Nicole Brown Simpson
Based on the true events of Nicole Brown Simpson’s murder, this 2019 movie follows the police’s investigation of Glen Rogers, otherwise known as the Casanova Killer. It’s chilling, sad, and will make you think twice about the double murder.
A writer’s decision to spend the winter at a deserted hotel with his wife and son majorly backfires when it becomes clear that they’re definitely not alone in the grand building – but they’re not accompanied by the living, either.
If you count the original Stephen King adaptation among your favorite horror films, we hope you caught the remake starring Jason Clarke and John Lithgow. Whatever you do, don’t go near the cemetery.
A car crash doesn’t just take a man’s son in this dark film, it also leaves him in intense pain. He soon discovers that the only thing that can ease his pain is the taste of human blood.
The White House declares that all citizens must sign an oath of loyalty to the country before Thanksgiving in this political satire. This new policy leads to a bloody holiday for one all-American family as their argument gets out of control.
This French movie turns Christmas Eve into a nightmare for a pregnant widow. The mom-to-be ends up being terrorized by a scissor-wielding psychopath who wants the woman’s baby for herself.
The Cabin in the Woods
On the surface, The Cabin in the Woods looks like a typical slasher film. A group of easily classified teens – the jock, the prom queen, the stoner – head to a cabin for some spring break fun. However, this clever film from Drew Goddard and Joss Whedon is all about deconstructing the genre by upgrading the standard serial killer to something a little more . . . epic.
When an erotic novelist’s ex-boyfriend invites her to an Italian villa, she finds him there with another woman and quickly starts falling for her. This flick centers around love, lies, and ultrasteamy encounters.
The apocalypse is majorly cramping one couple’s style in The Domestics. The movie follows the couple as they travel the country trying to avoid sadistic gangs and survive in a lawless world.
Under the Skin
Loosely based on Michel Faber’s novel of the same name, Scarlett Johansson stars in this movie about a predatory alien disguised as a beautiful woman who tries to lure unsuspecting Scottish men into her van. It’s erotic, it’s terrifying, and above all, it’s probably unlike anything you’ve ever seen before.
In the proud tradition of terrifying-child films like The Bad Seed, Children of the Corn, The Exorcist, and The Omen, meet The Prodigy, about a young boy whose mother grows concerned about his disturbing behavior and wonders if there is something supernatural (and possibly evil) afoot.
The Sixth Sense
This movie has the surprise ending to end all surprise endings. Starring Bruce Willis as the frumpy psychiatrist hired to help a little boy with his special “problem,” this movie made us so very, very afraid of the dark. Haley Joel Osment plays the little boy, Cole, and his scene with a puking Mischa Barton still haunts me to this day. Stick around to the very end to see what’s REALLY going on. (IF you’ve managed to stay away from spoilers all these years.)
Carrie has plenty of unsettling scenes in that attic bedroom, but it has an element of old-school camp that makes it less traumatizing for a modern viewer. Plus, the crux of the movie famously takes place at a high school prom!
Before I Go to Sleep
A woman with no memory of her life from her early 20s onward tries to make sense of her present-day surroundings. It’s basically the horror version of 50 First Dates.
Climate change is its own monster in The Colony starring Laurence Fishburne and Bill Paxton. Humanity is living in bunkers in this postapocalyptic world, but after answering a distress call, Fishburne’s Briggs realizes they may not be alone.
The Clovehitch Killer
What if your father wasn’t who you thought he was? That question drives this dark thriller about a teen who discovers his dad is keeping a terrible secret.
Chucky keeps returning in sequels, and most recently in a 2019 remake, but none of those movies has captured the pure terror of the original Child’s Play. The serial-killer-possessed doll is a murderous monster with very little camp in his cinematic debut, which only makes his actions all the more startling.
The Alchemist Cookbook
A young man is enjoying the hermit life when he unleashes an ancient demon in his secluded abode. Thanks to the isolation aspect, this movie offers up some next-level scares.
Like all horror movie families, the couple in The Canal ignore all of the warning signs that their reasonably priced period house is haunted and move in anyway. Soon the house begins to drive the husband mad – you know, the scary-movie version of the tale as old as time.
Body at Brighton Rock
The scariest horror movies are often rooted in reality. That’s certainly true for Body at Brighton Rock, which follows a camp employee named Wendy who stumbles across a potential murder scene and is then left there to stand guard until officials arrive.
Children of the Corn
Children of the Corn remains one of the most unsettling adaptations of Stephen King’s work. A couple from the city find themselves trapped in a rural town with no adults in this nightmarish story that will change how you look at cornfields forever.
A haunted monastery proves to be the ultimate temptation for a monk sent to investigate the ongoing weirdness happening there in The Appearance. Thanks to its medieval setting, this low-budget horror movie packs in some serious old-school scares.
Slumber dares to ask the question: what if Freddy Krueger was a demonic parasite? The answer leaves Maggie Q’s character facing her nightmares to protect her family.
We Are What We Are
A reclusive family of cannibals must rely on their youngest members to find their next meal in this unsettling movie. This one’s definitely not for anyone who is easily freaked out.
This modern slasher film relies on a find-my-phone app to drive its plot. A young woman gets an alert from the app to find her missing phone . . . unfortunately, it’s leading her to the home of a crazed family who want to make her part of their brood.
File this one in the category of hidden gems. Tragedy Girls tells the story of aspiring journalists and best friends Sadie and McKayla who catch a serial killer but decide to start killing themselves to grow their social media presence.
What Lies Beneath
The ghost of infidelity comes back to haunt a doctor one year after he cheats on his wife. Now his wife is hearing voices and seeing the ghostly figure of a young woman in this taut thriller.
Welcome to Mercy
A young woman fights the demons within to stop herself from becoming the Antichrist in Welcome to Mercy. Her journey leads her to a convent that may be more intent on harming her than helping.
Follow up your viewing of The Pledge with The Row for a Greek nightmare double feature. This movie’s concept is almost exactly the same, but this time it’s a sorority subjecting its members to a violent hazing ritual – oh, and there’s also a serial killer on the loose.
The antiques in a Victorian house cause major trouble for the new homeowners in The Remains. The antiques possess the family members one by one and slowly grow in power in the process.
A doctor’s search for her missing child leads her to a strange abandoned school full of secrets. Now she’s going to have to face down demonic forces if she has any hope of finding her son.
Two life-long friends reach their breaking point when they become stranded in the desert. With nowhere to hide from the tension brewing between them, things turn deadly fast.
Before he played Negan on The Walking Dead, Jeffrey Dean Morgan got to flex his bad-guy muscles as a deranged stalker in The Resident. Hilary Swank plays the woman his character is obsessed with, and she more than proves she’s up to the task of taking down any and all crazy stalkers her new luxury New York apartment throws at her.