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Looking for Last-Minute Horror Picks on Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime?

By  · Published on October 30th, 2016

We take a look at the best choices for your horror movie streaming marathons this Halloween.

Horror movies are fun necessities for some of us year-round, but Halloween tends to see more people watching and marathoning creepy, gory, and unsettling features alone or with friends. But what to watch… and where to find it?

My preference will always fall towards physical media, but streaming options are becoming a fantastic go-to these days. Shudder is a great platform entirely focused on horror that features tons of great titles, but it can be tougher to find worthwhile films on the big three non-genre streaming services. We’re here to help out those of you looking for good to great horror titles on Amazon Prime, Hulu, and Netflix. Keep reading and find the scares that are right for you this Halloween.

Amazon Prime

In the mood for a critically-acclaimed classic? Carrie (1976), Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956), The Others, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974), The Witch

Like laughs with your scares? An American Werewolf in London, Tremors, Tucker & Dale vs Evil

Want to spend time with serial killers? All the Boys Love Mandy Lane, The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014)

Monsters human and otherwise? Afflicted, Black Death, The Church, The Faculty, Goodnight Mommy, Let the Right One In, The Mist, Splinter, Tales from the Darkside: The MovieZombie

Elijah Wood goes to a very dark and gory place as the MANIAC.


Terrified of foreign languages? Cold Prey, The Eye (2002), Hausu, Julia’s Eyes, Rammbock: Berlin Undead, Sleep Tight, Them (2006), Tokyo Gore Police

Want to laugh while you scream? 100 Bloody Acres, Frankenhooker, The Innkeepers, Killer Klowns from Outer Space, Sleepy Hollow, Tucker & Dale vs Evil

Classics new and old? The Amityville Horror (1979), The Blair Witch Project, Carrie (1976), Child’s Play, Ginger Snaps, Grizzly, Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978), Pontypool

Slow-burn chillers? The Brood, The House of the Devil, The Last Winter

Underrated and worth a watch? Avenged, The New Daughter

Looking for the gory goods? Day of the Dead, Demons, Hellraiser, Intruder, Maniac (2012), The ProwlerScanners

The scariest movies on Hulu? The Den, The Descent, The Others

Toxic waste turns cuddly beavers into undead nightmares in ZOMBEAVERS.


Hoping for giggles and gore? Dead Snow 2: Red vs Dead, Deathgasm, Housebound, Re-Animator, Sleepy Hollow, Tucker & Dale vs Evil, Zombeavers

Found footage films that are actually fun? Creep, The Houses October Built

Hidden gems? Dark Was the Night, Don’t Blink, He Never Died, They Look Like People

Foreign fears? A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, The Host, The Horde, Kidnapped (2010)

Classic horrors? Hellraiser, Jaws, The Legend of Hell House

Modern terrors? Hush, The Invitation, Late Phases, Pontypool, Starry Eyes, We Are Still Here, Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead

The scariest movies on Netflix? The Babadook, The Den

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