There’s nothing better than turning off all the lights in your house and settling in front of the screen for a good scare. While you might not want to pay to go to the cinema to see some of these movies, streaming services means that you can watch these films at the witching hour whenever you fancy.
If you have already gotten through our list of Scary movies on Netflix, and seen our top 20 Halloween movies of all time, your next stop should be Hulu, which has a great collection of both classic scares and new releases.
Read on for our list of the 10 best scare movies that you can stream on Hulu today.
The Blair Witch Project (1999)
While this movie can now be considered a classic, it is still worth watching as the film that made the found footage genre.
A group of documentary filmmakers travel into the woods near a small town that has the legend of a witch. They soon become the story as a dark force turns its attention on the trio.
Cabin in the Woods (2011)
A horror movie by Joss Whedon, you know that there is going to be something a bit extra to this.
A group of youths go to a cabin in the woods where they encounter many of the monsters of myth and urban legend. But it turns out that they were lured there by a big white-collar organization that is responsible for the horror that is unfolding.
Children of the Corn (1984)
This is another classic that has not lost its power to terrify over the years. Plus it stars a young Linda Hamilton.
She is half of a couple driving across a country who finds herself mixed up with a cult-like community. The leader of the community is working the children that live there into a frenzy to do what needs to be done to appease “he who walks behind the rows”.
This Alexandre Aja film is about a father and daughter that aare trapped in a basement during a hurricane as the flood waters rise.
They find that they don’t only have to deal with the water, but also alligators that are now hunting in the area. Even scarier because it borders on the possible. Starring Kaya Scodelario.
The Devil’s Doorway (2018)
More terrifying than your standard possession flick. A pair of priests from the Vatican are sent to a convent in Northern Ireland to investigate a weeping statue of the Virgin Mary.
They find much more than they bargained for both in human depravity – the nuns – the monster that they keep in their basement. The story plays out through the found footage genre.
Ghost Stories (2018)
You might not think that Martin Freeman belongs in a truly terrifying film, but this is much scarier than it appears on paper.
We are taken through three ghost stories from the perspective of a paranormal investigator. Andy Nyman staars as the man who must debunk the stories, and finds more than he could possibly imagine. Based on a popular stage play which also starred Nyman.
Let the Right One In (2008)
This is the original Swedish version of this film, which is so good that it is hard to understand why there needed to be an American remake, but whatever.
A troubled 12-year-old boy makes friends with a little girl that lives next door. She helps him with many of his problems, but it turns out that she has her own dark secret. This could be the start of a very unhealthy friendship.
The Lodge (2020)
The pandemic means that you might have missed this one at cinemas, but it is one of the best scary films of the year.
Riley Keough plays the new fiance of a man whose children aren’t happy about it. It turns out that there may be justification for their suspicions. As they spend a frozen weekend at a deserted lodge, we discover her past experiences as a member of a death cult.
There is a little bit of everything going on in this very well-made Canadian film. It will please anyone interested in black magic and occult practices.
It tells the story of a teen girl who loses her father. She blames her mother and becomes so angry that she curses her mother with a blood ritual. This unleashes all kinds of trouble for her and her mother.
The Wretched (2020)
Thanks to the craziness of COVID, this film was number one at the box office for six weeks in 2020. While this was down to extenuating circumstances, it is still a very good film.
The film focusses on a teenage boy who must face off against his neighbor, who also happens to be a witch. It sounds cliche, but the delivery is chilling.
What To Watch Next?
Once you have done with these terrifying options, why not check out some of these amazing horror movies based on the writings of the one and only Stephen King. Or, if you need a break from the screen, why not indulge in some of the best horror novels of all time (yes, there are a few Stephen King options on the list).