8 Best Horror Movies on Hulu

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If you’re looking for an evening full of chills and thrills, all you need is a large bowl of popcorn, a comfortable blanket to cuddle under – and a horror movie that’ll have you screaming in fear. After all, while feel-good movies are always fun, there are times where you just want the tension of following a good scary movie. 

Here are 8 horror movies on Hulu:

  1. Train to Busan
  2. Little Monsters
  3. Pet Sematary
  4. It
  5. The Invisible Man
  6. It Chapter Two
  7. Underwater
  8. Saint Maud

For people looking for the perfect place to get a host of horror movies, Hulu is one of the best options available.

1. Train to Busan

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7.6/10 94%Amazon Prime Video, Tubi, Crackle, Pluto TV, Vudu, YouTube, Apple TV

Train to Busan is a 2016 South Korean horror movie directed by Yeon Sang-ho that was critically lauded across the world, including by Entertainment Weekly and The New York Times. This movie is set on a high-speed train. It centers around the relationship between a father and his young daughter.

For his daughter’s birthday, fund manager Seo Seok-woo is taking his daughter Su-an to visit her mother in Busan. Just as they get on the train to their destination, a leak in a chemical plant leads to a zombie outbreak in South Korea, and an infected woman unknowingly gets onto the train.

This leads to passengers being turned into zombies, and the remaining humans must fight their fellow passengers while trying to get to Busan, which has become a quarantine zone. 

The movie’s success led to two follow-ups: Seoul Station, an animated prequel released about a month after the movie’s theatrical release, and Peninsula, a standalone sequel released in 2020 and set four years after the events of the film.

2. Little Monsters

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6.3/10 79%N/A

A 2019 Australian zombie comedy-horror film, this Abe Forsythe-directed film stars Lupita Nyong’o and Josh Gad, among others. The movie follows three main characters, Dave (Alexander England), a washed-up musician, Caroline (Nyong’o), kindergarten teacher to Dave’s nephew, and Teddy McGiggle (Gad), a children’s television personality.

Following the escape of zombies from a testing facility, these three characters must work together to try and protect Caroline’s class of kindergarteners. At the same time, Dave and Caroline must navigate a growing romance between them.

The movie has been praised for managing to walk the line of an “edgy comedy” well and tempering the outrageousness of its humor with tender, sweet scenes. Additionally, while Nyong’o’s character was criticized as being relatively thin, she has been praised for shining in her limited role.

3. Pet Sematary

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5.7/10 57%Amazon Prime Video, Vudu, YouTube, Apple TV, Paramount+, Sling TV

This movie is the second adaptation of Stephen King’s novel of the same name, following the 1989 movie also titled Pet Sematary. It’s considered a better adaptation than the previous movie and was praised for the actors’ performances and the tone of the film. However, it was criticized for over-reliance on jump scares and a relatively slow pace.

The movie follows the Creed family, who relocate from Boston to rural Maine after being evicted from their house. While exploring the woods, wife Rachel and daughter Ellie discover a mysterious cemetery called “Pet Sematary.”

When Ellie’s cat Church is killed by a truck on Halloween, Jud Crandall, the Creeds’ neighbor, shows family patriarch Dr. Louis Creed that the cemetery can bring the dead back to life, though those that return are changed. Some months later, Ellie is also killed by a truck – prompting her father to try and bring her back to life and starting a chain reaction with terrifying results.

While the movie received mixed reviews from critics, it was a box office success. This has led to an unnamed prequel being green-lit. The prequel is reported to be about a younger Jud Crandall.

4. It

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7.3/10 86%Amazon Prime Video, HBO Max, Vudu, YouTube

Also known as It Chapter One and It: Part 1 – The Losers’ Club, this movie is another adaptation of a Stephen King novel. Like the 2019 adaptation of Pet Sematary, it’s the second adaptation of the book it’s based on, following the 1990 miniseries also titled It.

The movie follows seven misfit friends who call themselves the Losers Club and are led by Bill Denbrough. Following the disappearance of Bill’s younger brother Georgie, he convinces his friends to investigate the case with him in hopes that his brother is still alive.

During their investigation, they discover their hometown of Derry, Maine, is haunted by “It,” an entity that takes the shape of their worst fears and appears once every 27 years to feed on the town’s children. The seven of them must then figure out a way to fight the demon while rescuing Beverley, one of their own who has been abducted by the clown.

The film was extremely well-received upon release, setting numerous box office records and becoming one of the highest-grossing R-rated movies of all time. Several critics have called it the best adaptation of any of King’s works. The movie won three Bogey Awards and was nominated for a Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie.

5. The Invisible Man

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7.1/10 91%Amazon Prime Video, Vudu, YouTube, Apple TV

This 2020 sci-fi horror film directed by Leigh Whannell is loosely based on H.G. Wells’ novel of the same name. Starring Elizabeth Moss, Aldis Hodge, and others, it was meant to be part of Universal’s new Dark Universe. However, plans were changed in 2019, making the film a standalone from other movies that would have been part of the universe.

The movie follows Cecilia Kass (Moss), who escapes an abusive relationship with wealthy engineer and businessman Adrian Griffin (Oliver Jackson-Cohen) and goes to stay at the home of her friend, a police detective. Soon after her escape, Adrian commits suicide and leaves her with a lot of money.

However, Cecilia soon realizes that she’s being stalked by an unknown presence, which she believes is Adrian. While her family and friends worry that her trauma is making her paranoid, Cecilia concludes that Adrian used his engineering experience to become invisible and must find a way to expose him to the rest of the world.

The movie was praised for its emotional depth, its skillful adaptation of the source material to modern times, and its empathetic portrayal of abusive relationships. Moss was also praised for her performance and her skill in making audiences connect with Cecilia’s emotions and trauma. 

The film was nominated for a MTV Movie & TV Award, several Saturn Awards, and multiple AACTA Awards. It won a Bram Stoker Award for Best Screenplay. 

The film’s commercial success has resulted in two additional films in the universe being developed – an untitled sequel and a spin-off that is an adaptation of The Invisible Woman, starring Elizabeth Banks.  

6. It Chapter Two

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6.5/10 62%Amazon Prime Video, Vudu, YouTube, Apple TV

A follow-up to the 2017 movie, It Chapter Two is the sequel that completes the story of the Losers Club in the first movie. Following the same main characters, the story takes place 27 years after the events of It.

As mentioned in the first movie, the entity known as “It” reappears once every 27 years to prey on the children of Derry, Maine. By the start of the film, six of the seven Losers’ Club members have moved away from the town, leaving only Mike Hanlon in town.

However, when Mike realizes the demon that he and his friends fought once before has returned, he reaches out to them to return to Derry and honor the pact they made to kill the creature if and when it returned. The now-grown group must perform a Native American ritual, the “Ritual of Chüd,” if they want to stop It for good.

The movie is adapted from the second half of the Stephen King novel and was praised for the cast’s performances, the production design, and a screenplay that is faithful to the book. 

Critics did note that the movie lacked the same terror that the first movie elicited but said the special effects and acting were enough to keep audiences hooked. The film was nominated for four Saturn Awards.

7. Underwater 

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5.8/10 47%Amazon Prime Video, Vudu, YouTube, Apple TV

Directed by William Eubank and starring Kristen Stewart, Jessica Henwick, and Vincent Cassel, among others, this movie was the last film produced under the 20th Century Fox brand. The company’s name would be changed to 20th Century Studios only a week after the movie’s release.

Underwater follows a group of workers on Kepler 822, a research and drilling facility at the bottom of the Mariana Trench. Following an earthquake, a part of the facility is destroyed. Six of the workers on board realize they’re trapped after finding all the escape pods have been deployed.

The group realizes that their only hope of escape is to walk across the seafloor and reach the main section of the facility, where they can then attempt to resurface. However, in the process, they find themselves under attack by a species of previously undiscovered creatures.

The movie is loosely inspired by H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos, with the unknown creatures based on the Deep Ones and Cthulhu. While the storyline was criticized for being derivative, the film was praised by critics for a strong cast that share believable chemistry that draws audiences into the story.

8. Saint Maud

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6.7/10 93%Amazon Prime Video, Paramount+, YouTube, Sling TV

A psychological horror film directed by first-time director Rose Glass, this movie stars Morfydd Clark and Jennifer Ehle. The film follows Maud (Clark), the titular character and a reclusive young hospice nurse who converts to Roman Catholicism after failing to save a patient’s life.

Maud is assigned to care for Amanda (Ehle), an atheist dancer and choreographer who’s terminally ill with lymphoma and confides to being terrified of dying. Maud starts to believe that she’s meant to save Amanda’s soul and becomes obsessed with her patient.

The movie premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2019 and has been praised for being unsettling for viewers, as well as for its direction, performance, and atmosphere. Critic Mark Kermode named it his favorite film of 2020.

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