The 8 Best Horror Movies to Stream on Hulu Right Now
By Jake Rossen
Feel like a good jump scare or two? Hulu has plenty of content that can rattle your nerves. Check out eight of the best horror movies currently streaming on the service.
1. Censor (2021)
Set in England in the 1980s, film censor Enid (Niamh Algar) recommends trims to make “video nasties” more palatable for a wide audience. But when Enid sees a film that seems to hold a connection to her missing sister, she finds herself immersed in a horror movie of her own. Director Prano Bailey-Bond said one of her influences for scenes set in the censor’s office was Watership Down and “this strange underground warren of the censors ... In Watership Down, you have the whispers of rabbits going through tunnels and in the censor’s office, we have the screams of people being murdered in films in the next room.”
2. No Exit (2022)
A runaway from a drug treatment center finds herself snowbound at a rest area with a small group of peculiar people—and one young girl kidnapped in a van outside. The film is based on a 2017 novel by Taylor Adams.
3. Fresh (2022)
Sebastian Stan and Daisy Edgar-Jones meet through an online dating app, only for Edgar-Jones to discover that her date’s interests include a very unhealthy appetite. Stan, not knowing he already had the role, sent director Mimi Cave a video of himself dancing to ease her concerns about a specific scene in the film.
4. Escape Room (2019)
A group of strangers find themselves isolated in a trendy escape room experience. After arriving, they discover that the game has fatal consequences. A number of scenes in the film were shot using practical sets, including some with moving walls.
5. 47 Meters Down (2017)
While no shark movie may ever equal the thrills of Steven Spielberg’s Jaws, the genre can still surprise audiences. In 47 Meters Down, two sisters on vacation find themselves in the ultimate “bottle” predicament after being trapped in a shark cage with little oxygen left and a swarm of sharks circling. Co-stars Mandy Moore and Claire Holt shot much of the movie in London, with some exterior surface shots in the Dominican Republic.
6. Willy’s Wonderland (2021)
Nicolas Cage brings his singular style to this frenzied tale of a drifter who agrees to clean up a Chuck E. Cheese-style attraction overnight but instead finds himself facing off against its murderous animatronic occupants. Director Kevin Lewis said he and Cage discussed how to frame scenes in the movie using comic book panels they both knew as a reference.
7. V/H/S (2012)
This horror anthology uses the static-laden video cassette aesthetic to create scares throughout five short films by directors (Ti West, Joe Swanberg, and Adam Wingard among them) who all went on to great acclaim. A number of sequels followed, including the recently-released V/H/S/99.
8. 30 Days of Night (2007)
Josh Hartnett leads a small town against some encroaching vampires who have figured out their Alaskan home is about to go dark for the next month. Creator Steve Niles originally pitched the story as a feature film. When that didn’t get any takers, he turned it into a comic book—which was then made into the movie.
A version of this story was originally published in 2019; it has been updated for 2023.