Your subscription to Hulu doesn't just give you access to the latest episodes of The Bachelor and Shark Tank. It also opens up access to a library of movie choices to consider next time you just want to stream and chill. And, if you're in the mood for something less chill, Hulu also happens to have a ton of great options for those nights when you'd rather stream and scream (or the nights when you just want to Hulu and Chill with a built-in excuse to get cozy with your partner in streaming). Yes, we're talking about horror movies, and Hulu just so happens to have a pretty top notch selection of them.
But let's be real: You have better things to do than sit and mindlessly scroll through every single horror movie the app has available in search of the perfect addition to your next fright fest. We get it, and that's why we've got you covered with a handy guide to the best horror movies currently available to stream on Hulu. Keep scrolling for a list of 25 of the scariest movies streaming on Hulu the next time you're in the mood for a little fictional horror to distract you from the terrors of the real world.
1. 'A Quiet Place'
Starring: Emily Blunt and John Krasinski.
The terrifying premise: We now live in a world that has been invaded by sound-sensitive aliens/monsters that immediately strike and brutally murder you if you make any noise.
2. 'Goodnight Mommy'
Starring: Susanne Wuest, Elias Schwarz, and Lukas Schwarz.
The terrifying premise: When their mother returns home with her face covered in bandages after extensive plastic surgery, two young boys start to suspect the woman in their home isn't their mother after all.
3. 'Let the Right One In'
Starring: Kåre Hedebrant, Lina Leandersson, Per Ragnar, Ika Nord, and Peter Carlberg.
The terrifying premise: A quiet, bullied boy finally makes a friend—but she's a murderous vampire.
Starring: Karen Gillan, Brenton Thwaites, Katee Sackhoff, Rory Cochrane, Annalise Basso, and Garrett Ryan Ewald.
The terrifying premise: Two adult siblings reconnect decade after their parents' tragic and violent death—which they begin to suspect was caused by supernatural forces contained in their family's antique mirror.
5. 'The Cabin in the Woods'
Starring: Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz, Jesse Williams, Richard Jenkins, and Bradley Whitford.
The terrifying premise: A group of college students head to a cabin in the woods for a weekend of fun, but end up at the center of a government coverup/demonic ritual.
6. 'The Host'
Starring: Song Kang-ho, Byun Hee-bong, Park Hae-il, Bae Doona, and Go Ah-sung.
The terrifying premise: After a bunch of toxic waste is dumped into a river, a giant, mutated squid monster emerges and starts attacking everyone in town.
7. 'Evil Dead II'
Starring: Bruce Campbell, Sarah Berry, Dan Hicks, Kassie Wesley, and Richard Domeier.
The terrifying premise: A guy (Ash, from the first Evil Dead film) finds himself trapped at a cabin in the woods with his possessed girlfriend and an army of horrifying demons. Yes, the premise is similar to the original film, but Evil Dead II is as much of a classic as its predecessor.
Starring: Kaya Scodelario and Barry Pepper.
The terrifying premise: A young woman ignores evacuation orders during a hurricane to search for her father, who has been injured and trapped during the storm. She finds him...and the giant, man-eating gators swimming in the rising waters and hunting him.
Starring: Andrew Robinson, Clare Higgins, and Ashley Laurence.
The terrifying premise: After a man accidentally opens a portal to hell, unleashing a flurry of demons that literally tear his body apart (because plot), his widow and brother accidentally bring what's left of his body back from the dead.
10. 'The Children of the Corn'
Starring: Peter Horton and Linda Hamilton.
The terrifying premise: A couple are driving through the midwest when they get stopped in a small town inhabited only by children, who have all worked together to murder the town's adults as part of a demonic sacrifice.
11. 'Little Monsters'
Starring: Lupita Nyong'o, Alexander England, Kat Stewart, Diesel La Torraca, and Josh Gad.
The terrifying premise: Lupita Nyong'o stars as a teacher who has to protect a group of kids from a zombie outbreak.
12. 'Stir of Echoes'
Starring: Kevin Bacon, Kathryn Erbe, Illeana Douglas, and Kevin Dunn.
The terrifying premise: After being hypnotized, a man starts seeing visions of the ghost of a young girl and gets drawn into the mystery surrounding her death.
13. 'My Bloody Valentine'
Starring: Paul Kelman, Lori Hallier, Neil Affleck, Don Francks, Cynthia Dale, Alf Humphreys, Keith Knight, and Patricia Hamilton.
The terrifying premise: A group of friends are terrorized by a local axe murderer during Valentine's Day.
14. 'The House That Jack Built'
Starring: Matt Dillon, Bruno Ganz, Uma Thurman, Siobhan Fallon Hogan, Sofie Gråbøl, Riley Keough, and Jeremy Davies.
The terrifying premise: A serial killer narrates some of his best (worst?) murders.
15. 'The Ninth Gate'
Starring: Johnny Depp, Lena Olin, Frank Langella, James Russo, Jack Taylor, and Emmanuelle Seigner.
The terrifying premise: A book dealer hunting for a rare book supposedly written by the devil himself ends up at the center of a series of violent and generally horrifying events. Emmanuelle Seigner
16. 'Child's Play'
Starring: Catherine Hicks and Chris Sarandon.
The terrifying premise: In this reboot of the classic '80s horror movie, a young boy is given a high-tech doll that's programmed to be his lifelong friend. Things quickly go bad when the doll starts taking cues from violence it sees in movies and using his newfound skills to get revenge on anything—and anyone—that wrongs his human BFF.
17. 'The Lodge'
Starring: Riley Keough, Jaeden Martell, Lia McHugh, Alicia Silverstone, and Richard Armitage.
The terrifying premise: When their father is called away during a holiday trip, he leaves his kids with his new girlfriend—but soon strange things that seemed tied to the woman's past start happening in the family's lodge.
18. 'Anna and the Apocalypse'
Starring: Ella Hunt, Malcolm Cumming, Sarah Swire, Christopher Leveaux, Marli Siu, Ben Wiggins, Mark Benton, and Paul Kaye.
The terrifying premise: When a zombie apocalypse strikes at Christmastime, a teen and her friends have to fight off the undead...while occasionally bursting into song.
19. 'Pet Sematary'
Starring: Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz, and John Lithgow.
The terrifying premise: After a family moves from the city to a rural town, they discover a cemetery in the woods where the pets of all of the town's residents are buried and strange, horrifying things start happening.
20. 'Elvira, Mistress of the Dark'
Starring: Cassandra Peterson, W. Morgan Sheppard, Daniel Greene, Jeff Conaway, Susan Kellermann, and Edie McClurg.
The terrifying premise: When Camp Horror Queen Elvira's great-aunt dies, she travels to New England to collect her inheritance, but ends up accused of witchcraft by townspeople who want to burn her at the stake. Awkward.
21. 'The Last House on the Left'
Starring: Sandra Peabody, Lucy Grantham, David A. Hess, Fred Lincoln, Jeramie Rain, and Marc Sheffler.
The terrifying premise: After a group of escaped convicts brutally murders two teenage girls, they head into town, pretending to be traveling salesmen and unknowingly approach the parents of one of their victims for a place to stay. When the girl's parents realize who the men are, they plot their revenge.
22. 'House of 1000 Corpses'
Starring: Sid Haig, Bill Moseley, Sheri Moon, and Karen Black.
The terrifying premise: A group of teens end up trapped in the home of a family of sadistic serial killers.
Starring: Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller, Luke Evans, and Elisabeth Moss.
The terrifying premise: As the residents of a luxury high-rise lose interest in the outside world, they begin to breakdown and descend into chaos.
Starring: Zachery Byrd, Aaron Dalla Villa, Zack Weiner, Phillip Andre Botello, Cameron Cowperthwaite, and Jesse Pimentel.
The terrifying premise: Three friends decide to join a fraternity, but things go beyond hazing when they have to fight just to survive rush night.
25. 'Children of the Corn'
Starring: Peter Horton and Linda Hamilton.
The terrifying premise: All of the children in a small rural community are drawn into a murderous cult—and proceed to kill all of the adults.
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