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40 Best Horror Movies On Hulu

With plentiful streaming services to choose from, horror hounds have a bounty of choices these days. And sure, while on-demand entertainment may carry some troubling implications for our beloved local theaters, one of the significant boons of streaming is the increased odds of stumbling across new, and new-to-you, discoveries. For a horror fan (or the horror-curious), that may mean venturing into more international waters or taking a dip into under-seen cult favorites or buzz-worthy indie offerings. 

Indeed, the horror films available on Hulu cover a surprisingly diverse range. There's a little something for everyone, no matter your genre taste. But the eternal movie night question remains: what to watch?

Well good news! To make the selection process easier, we've combed through Hulu's library and selected 40 of the best horror films currently streaming on the service. Our picks may not always gel with the critical consensus, but considering horror's enduring stigma amongst its more respectable peers, stumping for appreciated gems is pretty par for the course as far as the genre's concerned. 

Updated on December 27, 2021: Hulu is constantly updating its selection with new, scary titles that'll have you gasping in fright. So please note that this article is updated monthly to reflect changes to Hulu's streaming availability.

The Alchemist Cookbook

A recluse and self-taught chemist named Sean lives in a derelict caravan in the woods. During an unexpected withdrawal from his medication, Sean finds his quiet life upended by delusions, hallucinations, and an obsession to crack a forbidden age-old alchemical secret. Launching himself headfirst down a dark path, Sean unleashes something far more sinister and demonic than he bargained for. 

  • Starring: Ty Hickson, Amari Cheatom
  • Director: Joel Potrykus
  • Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 82 minutes
  • Rating: TV-MA
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

Black Swan

A young, ambitious ballerina named Nina falls to pieces after earning the starring role as the dual lead in her company's production of "Swan Lake." Determined to portray both sides of the role to absolute perfection, the innocent Nina indulges her darker side, with violent results. A taught psychodrama — and one of the rare horror films to receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture — "Black Swan" is a modern classic and hard proof that dance and horror are a match made in heaven (or is that hell?).

  • Starring: Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel
  • Director: Darren Aronofsky
  • Year: 2010
  • Runtime: 108 minutes
  • Rating: R
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 85%


Enid is a film censor who takes pride in her work, "protecting" unsuspecting audiences from the pernicious effects of gore, sex, and explicit content. But her righteous sense of duty to shelter audiences hides a dark secret. Long ago, Enid's sister disappeared. And try as she might, Enid can't recall the details. Then, when Enid is tasked with censoring an old, disturbing film that resonates with her half-remembered childhood memories, her world begins to unravel. An indie horror delight full of skin-crawling retro meditations on the limits and purpose of censorship, "Censor" is a must-watch for fans of a strong, video nasty-like aesthetic.

  • Starring: Niamh Algar, Michael Smiley, Nicholas Burns
  • Director: Prano Bailey-Bond
  • Year: 2021
  • Runtime: 84 minutes
  • Rating: NR
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 89%

Children of the Corn

The "Midsommar" of the Midwest may lack the polish of more prestigious adaptations of Stephen King's work. But when it comes to "creepy kids" in folk horror, "Children of the Corn" deserves its due, and has proven more influential as the years have progressed. The film tells of the arrival of a grim child preacher named Isaac, who arrives in small-town Nebraska with a morbid purpose: to convince the local children to murder every adult in town.  

  • Starring: Peter Horton, Linda Hamilton, R.G. Armstrong
  • Director: Fritz Kiersch
  • Year: 1984
  • Runtime: 92 minutes
  • Rating: R
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 35%

The Crazies

The residents of Ogden Marsh are beginning to exhibit ... bizarre behaviour. Baseball games are turning into shooting galleries, and family members are setting their loved ones ablaze. Just as the sheriff, David, begins to suspect that the crashed aircraft in the town's water supply is behind the sudden violent outbursts, the military rolls into town to separate the contaminated citizens. All hell breaks loose as David attempts to rescue his infected (and pregnant) wife and escape the town's vice grip. An eerie and engaging reboot of the little-seen George A. Romero classic, "The Crazies" is a fine slice of 2010s survivalism.

  • Starring: Timothy Olyphant, Radha Mitchell, Joe Anderson
  • Director: Breck Eisner
  • Year: 2010
  • Runtime: 101 minutes
  • Rating: R
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 70%


Most of the time when you watch a movie, you really don't want the dog to die. "Cujo" is the exception. Adapting Stephen King's novel of the same name, the film sees a formerly friendly St. Bernard succumb to the thrall of rabies and visit violence on a quiet suburban American town. Featuring an all-time performance from Dee Wallace, "Cujo" is arguably one of the best cinematic adaptations of King's work: a genuinely terrifying perversion of "man's best friend."

  • Starring: Dee Wallace, Danny Pintauro, Daniel Hugh Kelly
  • Director: Lewis Teague
  • Year: 1983
  • Runtime: 91 minutes
  • Rating: R
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 62%

A Field in England

As the Civil War rages on in 17th-century England, a small group of deserters flee into a nearby field. There, they're captured by an alchemist who forces them to assist in his fervent search for a buried treasure. As the rag-tag-group ventures deeper and deeper into the field, consuming suspicious mushrooms along the way, tensions mount, and their sanity begins to fray. Demented, obtuse, and unapologetically experimental, "A Field in England" is a psychotropic terror trip and one of the most unusual genre films in recent memory. 

  • Starring: Michael Smiley, Reece Shearsmith, Peter Ferdinando
  • Director: Ben Wheatley
  • Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 90 minutes
  • Rating: NR
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86%

Fire in the Sky

Alien abductions rarely feel truly terrifying on film. So it's no small feat that "Fire in the Sky" succeeds where so many others have failed. Based on the infamous Travis Walton incident, the film focuses on the human impact of an extraterrestrial abduction that took place in the fall of 1975, radically affecting the lives of the loggers who watched their friend get beamed right before their eyes. While the film does straddle a tonal line between absolute nightmare fuel and TV movie levels of sincerity, a stellar cast and exquisite work from both cinematographer Bill Pope and the effects geniuses over at Industrial Light and Magic make this a much-watch for anyone who wished abduction films were riddled with PTSD and body horror.

  • Starring: D.B. Sweeney, Robert Patrick, Craig Sheffer
  • Director: Robert Lieberman
  • Year: 1993
  • Runtime: 107 minutes
  • Rating: PG-13
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 42%

Friday the 13th

The film that would spawn a franchise, 1980's "Friday the 13th" sees an unfortunate group of camp counselors stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant. Who'd have thought re-opening a summer camp on the site where a child drowned would be so difficult? A bona fide slasher classic that every self-respecting horror fan owes it to themselves to watch, "Friday the 13th" is a trashy and genuinely scary pillar of the genre (that also features one of the best jump scares of all time).

  • Starring: Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, Harry Crosby
  • Director: Sean S. Cunningham
  • Year: 1980
  • Runtime: 95 minutes
  • Rating: R
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 63%

Graveyard Shift

Do not be fooled by its embarrassing (and, frankly, inaccurate) Rotten Tomatoes score. We'll just assume that the pitiful seven critics who reviewed it were all conceding that "Graveyard Shift" is just too powerful for the normal reviewing process. A feature-length adaptation of a Stephen King short story, the film follows a drifter who takes a job at a small-town cotton mill with a big, goopy secret. Featuring a wild-eyed performance by character actor Brad Dourif, insanely gorgeous art direction, and genuinely impressive creature design, "Graveyard Shift" will make you sick in the best way possible.

  • Starring: David Andrews, Kelly Wolf, Stephen Macht
  • Director: Ralph S. Singleton
  • Year: 1990
  • Runtime: 87 minutes
  • Rating: R
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 0%

Hellbound: Hellraiser II

Don't let that middling RT score fool you, this direct follow-up to Clive Barker's gory classic is one of the best horror sequels out there, somehow bloodier and more bananapants than its predecessor. Picking right up where the original "Hellraiser" left off, "Hellbound" finds our tenacious final girl Kirsty has been committed to a mental hospital. But rather than dismissing her claims of a masochistic dimension of pain-loving demons, Doctor Channard jumps at the opportunity to realize his life-long dream and open a doorway to Hell. 

  • Starring: Clare Higgins, Ashley Laurence, Kenneth Cranham
  • Director: Tony Randel
  • Year: 1988
  • Runtime: 99 minutes
  • Rating: R
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 50%

The Host

On an otherwise ordinary day, a giant mutated amphibian emerges out of the Han River and begins gobbling up anyone and everything in sight. Gang-du, a family man who works at a snack bar, watches as his only daughter, Hyun-seo, is carried away by the slimy creature. Later, quarantined by the military, Gang-du and his family decide to fight back against the oppressive government coverup when they receive a phone call from Hyun-seo — who is still very much alive and trapped in the city's sewer system.

  • Starring: Song Kang-ho, Byun Hee-bong, Park Hae-il
  • Director: Bong Joon-ho
  • Year: 2006
  • Runtime: 120 minutes
  • Rating: R
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 93%

The House That Jack Built

As a narcissistic serial killer named Jack makes his way through various circles of hell, he proudly recounts the details of his most vicious crimes to his exasperated guide, Virgil. For Jack, these murders are towering works of art, created by an unappreciated genius. To Virgil and the audience, it becomes increasingly clear that Jack is a deluded (if dangerous) moron full of hot air.

  • Starring: Matt Dillon, Bruno Ganz, Uma Thurman
  • Director: Lars von Trier
  • Year: 2018
  • Runtime: 151 minutes
  • Rating: R
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 60%

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

In 15th century Paris, Jehen, the nefarious brother of the archdeacon of Notre Dame, is overwhelmed by lust for a Romani woman named Esmeralda. Jehen commands Quasimodo, the deformed bellringer of the church, to kidnap her. When his attempts to woo Esmeralda are foiled by the charming Captain Pheobus, Jehen abandons Quasimodo and frames Esmeralda for the attempted murder of the captain.

  • Starring: Lon Chaney, Patsy Ruth Miller, Ernest Torrence
  • Director: Wallace Worsley
  • Year: 1923
  • Runtime: 101 minutes
  • Rating: NR (Passed)
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 92%

Knives and Skin

Closely mimicking the uncanny gait of David Lynch's "Twin Peaks," "Knives and Skin" kicks off with a high school student in an unnamed Midwest suburb going missing under mysterious circumstances. This in turn prompts a collective awakening in the town's teenage girls. And as the ripple of paranoia spreads throughout the community, the inhabitants of the town begin to unravel in response to the increasingly surreal situation.

  • Starring: Marika Engelhardt, Grace Smith, Ireon Roach
  • Director: Jennifer Reeder
  • Year: 2019
  • Runtime: 112 minutes
  • Rating: NR
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 69%

Let the Right One In

In a morose Swedish suburb in the 1980s, a 12-year-old loner named Oskar befriends his new neighbor, Eli, a moody blood-sucking child who has been 12 for over 200 years. Relentlessly bullied at school by his sadistic classmates, Oscar finds security in his new friendship, and the pair form a deep bond as the local body count continues to climb. 

  • Starring: Kåre Hedebrant, Lina Leandersson, Per Ragnar
  • Director: Tomas Alfredson
  • Year: 2008
  • Runtime: 115 minutes
  • Rating: R
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 98%

Little Monsters

Miss Caroline was able to leave her music career behind and become a children's teacher. Surely she can also handle a zombie outbreak? Teaming up with a kid's show personality named Teddy McGiggle (whose name is way too hilarious not to mention here), Miss Caroline will be damned if anything happens to her kids.

  • Starring: Lupita Nyong'o, Josh Gad, Stephen Peacocke
  • Director: Abe Forsythe
  • Year: 2019
  • Runtime: 94 minutes
  • Rating: R
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 79%

The Lodge

Grace is about to become a stepmom under less-than-ideal circumstances. Her fiancés ex-wife has committed suicide after learning of the engagement. And now, six months after their birth mom's passing, Grace finds herself snowed in with her soon-to-be stepkids in a remote holiday village. Over the next few days, bizarre events begin to eat away at Grace's already fragile psyche, and her past as the sole survival of her father's death cult begins to creep out of the woodwork. A cruel, sinister and polarizing film, "The Lodge" was the talk of the genre town in 2019, and it's certainly worth a peek for those with a taste for psychological hellscapes.

  • Starring: Riley Keough, Jaeden Martell, Lia McHugh
  • Director: Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala
  • Year: 2019
  • Runtime: 108 minutes
  • Rating: R
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 74%

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Lords of Chaos

It's the late 1980s in Oslo, and an aspiring black metal musician named Euronymous would do anything to make it big with his band Mayhem. Mounting shocking and increasingly deranged publicity stunts to make a name for themselves, the band's horrific attention-seeking antics begin to spill over into reality with volatile, murderous results. 

  • Starring: Rory Culkin, Emory Cohen, Sky Ferreira
  • Director: Jonas Akerlund
  • Year: 2018
  • Runtime: 118 minutes
  • Rating: R
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 72%

The Nightingale

In the early 19th century, a young Irish convict nicknamed "Nightingale" pursues a British soldier through the Tasmanian bush. She's hellbent on exacting vengeance for the unspeakable acts of violence visited upon her and her family ... no matter the cost. An uncompromising modern take on an exploitation staple, "The Nightingale" is intense, hauntingly brutal, and not for the weak-stomached.

  • Starring: Aisling Franciosi, Sam Claflin, Baykali Ganambarr
  • Director: Jennifer Kent
  • Year: 2018
  • Runtime: 136 minutes
  • Rating: R
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86%

The Other Lamb

Raised in a remote all-female cult cut off from modern society, teenage Selah knows nothing of the outside world. Her whole life is ruled by the only male in the community: the Shepherd, a domineering and increasingly volatile leader. When Selah begins to experience hellish visions and revelations during the group's pilgrimage to a new Eden, she starts to question the Shepherd's judgement.

  • Starring: Raffey Cassidy, Michiel Huisman, Denise Gough
  • Director: Małgorzata Szumowska
  • Year: 2019
  • Runtime: 97 minutes
  • Rating: NR
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 75%


Tasya Vos is an elite assassin; a deadly corporate mercenary who takes over the minds and bodies of unsuspecting victims to fulfil her deadly contracts. But she's beginning to lose herself in her work. Literally. And then her latest assignment gets the better of her, resisting her control and trapping her consciousness within a fleshy prison. Featuring tremendous performances and some of the most gripping gore in recent memory (a promise seldom met these days), "Possessor" is a genuine head trip well worth the crunching bones and shattered skulls.

  • Starring: Andrea Riseborough, Christopher Abbott, Tuppence Middleton
  • Director: Brandon Cronenberg
  • Year: 2020
  • Runtime: 104 minutes
  • Rating: R
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 94%


Is this film about a mutated killer grizzly "a good movie?" Technically no. Does this eco-horror flick satisfy an itch only a skinless Teddy Ruxpin can scratch? Absolutely. Directed by the man who brought you "The Manchurian Candidate" (no, really), "Prophecy" follows a husband and wife duo who are tapped to mediate a dispute between local indigenous tribes and corporate profiteers poisoning the land. Needless to say, things take a monstrous turn. Meet it on its own schlocky terms, and you'll be greeted with a wildly entertaining film that figures karmic justice as a goopy grizzly reclaiming the woods as his own, one sleeping-baggedd camper at a time.

  • Starring: Talia Shire, Robert Foxworth, Armand Assante
  • Director: John Frankenheimer
  • Year: 1979
  • Runtime: 102 minutes
  • Rating: PG
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 25%

Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale

It's Christmastime in rural Finland and a sinister archeological dig has found what they're looking for: the real Santa Claus. But this isn't the chubby, jolly Kris Kringle you're liable to spot at a shopping mall — this Santa's damn near feral, doesn't speak, eats raw flesh, and abducts children. Sure enough, local kiddies begin to disappear and the herds of reindeer begin to dwindle. When a local trapper and his precocious son capture the escaped mythological being, they attempt to sell the wretched creature back to the multinational company who sponsored the dig in the first place.

  • Starring: Onni Tommila, Jorma Tommila, Ilmari Järvenpää
  • Director: Jalmari Helander
  • Year: 2010
  • Runtime: 83 minutes
  • Rating: R
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 90%

Resident Evil

Pay no attention to that paltry Rotten Tomatoes score. The first "Resident Evil" film is a gory, video game adaptation classic. Taking the wildly popular Capcom games as its source material, this first entry (in what would go on to be a six-film franchise) follows an elite military task force's efforts to contain an outbreak at a top-secret, underground research facility. With only hours before the pathogen escapes, our intrepid, amnesiac heroine, Alice, must kick, cartwheel, and shoot legions of the undead to prevent the apocalypse.


An isolated teen named Chloe is confined to a wheelchair due to complications during her birth. She is homeschooled by her mother Diane, a controlling woman with a dark secret. When Chloe starts to suspect that there's something strange about her disability, she begins to ask difficult questions, kicking off an increasingly violent game of cat and mouse.

  • Starring: Sarah Paulson, Kiera Allen, Onalee Ames
  • Director: Aneesh Chaganty
  • Year: 2020
  • Runtime: 89 minutes
  • Rating: PG-13
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 88%

Saint Maud

A quiet and newly devout hospice nurse named Maud becomes fixated on the idea of saving the soul of Amanda, a once-lively retired dancer whose body has become a gaunt, cancerous battleground. As Maud's obsession with Amanda's "degeneracy" twists and festers, her own not-so sanctimonious past starts to bubble up, threatening to tip the would-be saint's already ecstatic faith into a powderkeg of madness.

  • Starring: Morfydd Clark, Jennifer Ehle, Lily Frazer
  • Director: Rose Glass
  • Year: 2019
  • Runtime: 85 minutes
  • Rating: R
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 93%

Sea Fever

You know what they say: the sea holds many secrets. A marine biology student named Siobhán finds herself stationed on a well-worn fishing trawler off the coast of Ireland. Siobhán's social misgivings with crew are quickly eclipsed by the sudden realization that the trawler is in the clutches of an enormous, unimaginable creature. Stranded in the deep Atlantic, the crew begin to fall ill with a mysterious infection. It's up to Siobhán to break through the close-knit crew before it's too late.

  • Starring: Connie Nielsen, Hermione Corfield, Dougray Scott
  • Director: Neasa Hardiman
  • Year: 2019
  • Runtime: 95 minutes
  • Rating: NR
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 87%


Few procedural thrillers have flirted so explicitly with the horror genre. "Seven" sees two homicide detectives (hot-headed Mills and about-to-retire Sommerset) on the case of a serial killer whose grisly crimes are themed around the seven deadly sins. While Detective Sommerset attempts to stay grounded as the macabre crime scenes pile up, Detective Mills' itchy trigger finger leads the duo down a path straight to hell. 

She Dies Tomorrow

A young woman named Amy is certain she is going to die tomorrow. She shares this revelation with her skeptical friend Jane, who shrugs off her emotional spiral as another alcoholic flare-up. Then, to her horror, Jane realizes that Amy's unshakable sense of imminent death is contagious. Together, Amy and Jane set off on what may very well be the last day of their lives, unwittingly spreading their infectious morbid conviction among their friend group. 

  • Starring: Kate Lyn Sheil, Jane Adams, Kentucker Audley
  • Director: Amy Seimetz
  • Year: 2020
  • Runtime: 85 minutes
  • Rating: R
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%


A young Romanian woman named Elena works as a housekeeper for a wealthy Danish couple who cannot bear children. Desperate to own a home of her own, Elena agrees to act as a surrogate for the couple in exchange for an apartment for her and her son. While the doctors assure Elena that the pregnancy is normal, she becomes increasingly unnerved by strange events that seem to suggest otherwise.

  • Starring: Cosmina Stratan, Ellen Dorrit Petersen, Peter Christoffersen
  • Director: Ali Abbasi
  • Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 92 minutes
  • Rating: NR
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 92%


While researching mysterious found footage as research for a new novel, true-crime author Ellison Oswalt makes an unnerving discovery — a young family was brutally massacred in his new home. And if the footage is to believed, the deaths weren't conducted by natural means. As he digs deeper and deeper into the disturbing films, Ellison unwittingly puts his family in the sight lines of an ancient, bloodthirsty pagan deity named Bughuul, whose specialty is wiping out entire families. A bizarre and thoroughly entertaining film that matches each of its genuinely unsettling beats with abject silliness, "Sinister" lives up to its name and packs far more of a punch than most of the mainstream paranormal flicks in its weight class.


Love is in the air. No, wait, that's liquified teenage flesh. Wait, what the heck is happening? A rom-com with an explosive twist, "Spontaneous" sees Mara's senior year become less about looking forward to the future and more about dodging the bloody remnants of her classmates when one of her peers blows up without warning. Before the powers that be can diagnose the unexpected explosion and scrape the viscera off the walls, another kid goes boom. With teenage angst now the least of her troubles, Mara begins to appreciate the smaller things in life.

  • Starring: Katherine Langford, Charlie Plummer, Yvonne Orji
  • Director: Brian Duffield
  • Year: 2020
  • Runtime: 102 minutes
  • Rating: R
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 97%


A young American named Evan is looking to re-center himself after losing his mother to cancer and travels to Italy. There, he meets a beautiful, flirty genetics student named Louise. The pair hit it off and begin a spontaneous romance. Louise has a secret, and a monstrous one at that, but Evan is determined to make their relationship work, warts (and fangs, and tentacles ...) and all.

  • Starring: Lou Taylor Pucci, Nadia Hilker, Vinny Curran
  • Directors: Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead
  • Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 110 minutes
  • Rating: NR
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 85%

Super Dark Times

A blood-splattered teen thriller sure to get under your skin, "Super Dark Times" sees two life-long teenage pals thrust into darkness when a gruesome accident leads to a cover-up. As the morbid secret pushes them apart from one another, violence and frenzied paranoia bubbles up to the surface with grisly results. Fueled by genuinely upsetting hormonal rage and an undeniable sense of style, "Super Dark Times" is an ominous pre-internet terror trip that will linger with you like a full-body shiver.

  • Starring: Owen Campbell, Charlie Tahan, Elizabeth Cappuccino
  • Director: Kevin Phillips
  • Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 102 minutes
  • Rating: NR
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 90%

The Tenant

An inconspicuous mild-mannered man rents a French apartment only to learn that its previous occupant committed suicide. Steadily, the man begins to suspect that his landlord and neighbors are attempting to transform him into his predecessor so that he too will kill himself. While "The Tenant" has the unfortunate distinction of being co-written, directed, and headlined by Roman Polanski, there are many (many) other reasons to give the film a watch. From Pierre Guffroy's rich production design to Sven Nykvist's exquisitely calm cinematography to the enchanting talent of Isabelle Adjani, if you are able to stomach its more unsavory qualities, "The Tenant" is an essential slice of 1970s psychological horror — a deeply unnerving, conspiracy-riddled thriller with style and craft to spare.

  • Starring: Roman Polanski, Isabelle Adjani, Melvyn Douglas
  • Director: Roman Polanski
  • Year: 1976
  • Runtime: 125 minutes
  • Rating: R
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 88%

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The Vigil

"The Vigil" has us passing one spine-tingling night with Yakov, a spiritually (and financially) compromised former Hasid. Lured by the promise of easy rent money, Yakov agrees to take a gig as a shomer and keep watch over the dearly departed corpse of Mr. Litvak. Sure, Yakov was only hired because the original shomer abandoned his post, but so what? A dubbuk, that's what — a Yiddish spirit hell-bent on turning Yakov's reverential vigil into a nightmare. A rare and positively atmosphere-rich entry in the sparsely populated sub-genre of Jewish horror, "The Vigil" is a slow-burning heart-pumper that'll have you turning on every light in your house. You know, just to be safe.

  • Starring: Dave Davis, Fred Melamed, Menashe Lustig
  • Director: Keith Thomas
  • Year: 2019
  • Runtime: 90 minutes
  • Rating: PG-13
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 90%

Willy's Wonderland

A quiet man minding his own business finds himself stranded in a remote down after his car is damaged. To make some quick cash to pay for the repairs, he accepts a night shift as a janitor at Willy's Wonderland, an abandoned family entertainment center in desperate need of a good cleaning. But it turns out Willy's Wonderland was abandoned with good reason, and the man finds himself duking it out with the demonic, and very much alive, animatronics. 

  • Starring: Nicolas Cage, Emily Tosta, Beth Grant
  • Director: Kevin Lewis
  • Year: 2021
  • Runtime: 89 minutes
  • Rating: TV-MA
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 61%


Few phrases are more blessed than "Canadian superhero comedy horror film." And yet, but for the grace of God, goes "WolfCop"–  a film about a cop that is also, get this, a werewolf. Delightfully named small town alcoholic cop Lou Garou attempts to break up an occult ritual and gets knocked out. When he comes to, the pentagram carved into his stomach heals instantly ... oh, right, and he can turn into a werewolf. If at this point you're not pumping your fists in the air and hooting and hollering, we can't be friends. A truly wild, campy B-movie that commits hard to its bananas premise, "WolfCop" is drive-in fare worth howling about.

  • Starring: Leo Fafard, Amy Matysio, Jonathan Cherry
  • Director: Lowell Dean
  • Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 79 minutes
  • Rating: NR
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 65%

You're Next

The wealthy but woefully dysfunctional Davison family are attacked by three crossbow-wielding masked men during a weekend getaway. While the assailants pick the Davisons off one by one, Erin, one of the children's significant others, turns out to be a born and bred survivalist. As she wields her talent for improvised home security, the hunters swiftly become the hunted.

  • Starring: Sharni Vinson, Nicholas Tucci, Wendy Glenn
  • Director: Adam Wingard
  • Year: 2011
  • Runtime: 95 minutes
  • Rating: R
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 79%