The 8 Best Horror Movies to Stream on Hulu Right Now

Wyatt Russell stars in Overlord (2018).
Wyatt Russell stars in Overlord (2018).
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Looking for a good scare? If you’re a Hulu subscriber, you’ll be able to get your fill of creepy content this summer. Check out eight of the best horror movies currently streaming on the service.

1. Overlord (2018)

J.J. Abrams produced this underrated action-horror-thriller about a squad of World War II paratroopers who discover that the Nazis have been conducting experiments that have rendered their soldiers nearly invulnerable.

2. The Conjuring (2013)

Inspired by the spooky tales of the real-life paranormal investigator couple Ed Warren (Patrick Wilson) and Lorraine Warren (Vera Farmiga), director James Wan takes viewers on a ride through a purportedly haunted Rhode Island home. There's relatively little blood here—just an orchestra of scares.

3. A Quiet Place (2018)

John Krasinski and Emily Blunt star as a couple living in a world terrorized by creatures that hunt by sound. Their largely-silent existence means every stray creak, cry, or noise threatens to expose them to the monsters—a danger that's only compounded when Blunt discovers she’s pregnant.

4. Let the right One In (2008)

This Swedish coming-of-age tale marries adolescent angst with the problems of being a bloodsucker. Bullied Oskar (Kåre Hedebrant) befriends Eli (Lina Leandersson), who's reluctant to share the fact she comes from a family of vampires. Creepy, atmospheric, and much better than Let Me In, the 2010 American remake.

5. Tragedy Girls (2017)

Best friends Sadie (Brianna Hildebrand) and McKayla (Alexandra Shipp) aren't your typical horror-movie victim tropes. Rather than be stalked by a killer, they are the killers, eager to take social media by storm in this irreverent take on the slasher genre.

6. Oculus (2013)

Movies have relied on everything from haunted houses to haunted dolls, so it might have been inevitable they would one day opt for the haunted mirror. Despite the unusual premise, it's an effective chiller about a woman (Karen Gillan) convinced a mirror is behind the tragedy in her family.

7. The Host (2007)

Before Parasite director Bong Joon-ho picked up the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2020, he directed this parable about a sea monster who rampages through a South Korean town. While there's a clear environmental message—the monster rises from contaminated water—it's still plenty effective as a monster film.

8. Baskin (2016)

Police officers in Turkey inadvertently step into a hellscape in this surrealistic horror film that drew raves for its gory, cerebral approach to visceral horror.

The ChopBox Smart Cutting Board Has a Food Scale, Timer, and Knife Sharper Built Right Into It

ChopBox
ChopBox

When it comes to furnishing your kitchen with all of the appliances necessary to cook night in and night out, you’ll probably find yourself running out of counter space in a hurry. The ChopBox, which is available on Indiegogo and dubs itself “The World’s First Smart Cutting Board,” looks to fix that by cramming a bunch of kitchen necessities right into one cutting board.

In addition to giving you a knife-resistant bamboo surface to slice and dice on, the ChopBox features a built-in digital scale that weighs up to 6.6 pounds of food, a nine-hour kitchen timer, and two knife sharpeners. It also sports a groove on its surface to catch any liquid runoff that may be produced by the food and has a second pull-out cutting board that doubles as a serving tray.

There’s a 254nm UVC light featured on the board, which the company says “is guaranteed to kill 99.99% of germs and bacteria" after a minute of exposure. If you’re more of a traditionalist when it comes to cleanliness, the ChopBox is completely waterproof (but not dishwasher-safe) so you can wash and scrub to your heart’s content without worry. 

According to the company, a single one-hour charge will give you 30 days of battery life, and can be recharged through a Micro USB port.

The ChopBox reached its $10,000 crowdfunding goal just 10 minutes after launching its campaign, but you can still contribute at different tiers. Once it’s officially released, the ChopBox will retail for $200, but you can get one for $100 if you pledge now. You can purchase the ChopBox on Indiegogo here.

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Which Friends Character Would Earn the Most Money in the Real World?

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Warner Bros. Television/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Although Friends went off the air in 2004, the iconic sitcom continues to attract new fans who've discovered the show via re-runs and streaming networks like HBO Max.

To play into this devoted fan base, the professional resume writers at StandOut-CV conducted a fun experiment: They asked more than 3000 fans to predict where Joey, Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Phoebe, and Monica would be today, career-wise. They also took the time to figure out how much each character would earn in their respective fields in the real world. Could we be more curious?

Bringing in the highest salary is Joey, whose acting exploits are projected to earn him approximately $61,022 a year. Next comes Dr. Ross, whose career as a paleontologist brings in an estimated $59,023. After that comes fashion designer Rachel, earning $54,563 a year, followed by Chandler's writer/editor salary of $47,039 annually. Phoebe comes next, with her musical career bringing in an annual salary of $43,604 (although the site doesn't mention how her massage therapy business might factor into her life today). Surprisingly, Monica would bring in the least amount of money; she'd earn an average of $43,165 per year as a head chef.

As far as where fans think the Friends gang would be today, the answers are pretty great: They believe Joey would have expanded his acting career to include his own reality series called Keeping Up With Joey Tribbiani. Monica, meanwhile, would have taken the next step in her culinary career by opening up her own restaurant, and her husband Chandler would have continued his passion for writing at a comics magazine. The last season of Friends follows Rachel as she works as an executive for Ralph Lauren, and fans theorize that she would have used her breadth of experience to start her own fashion brand. It's believed Phoebe would have continued her music career, perhaps even becoming a music teacher, while Ross would have spent time writing dinosaur-themed children's books.

Hopefully, the upcoming Friends reunion special will give fans a final answer on what the characters would be up to today.