Top Ten Streaming Horror Films

At home scares that are waiting for you.

Finding a decent horror movie at home can be tough. Sifting through hundreds of films on Netflix or Hulu can be exhausting. For all of you who went out and reveled in the terror that was A Quiet Place and are now hoping to keep the scares coming, look no further.

A movie for everyone, this list will consist of movies that are either well-known or that deserve to be seen. Horror isn’t just about the blood and gore, it is about the suspense and mystery behind the masked killer or saving the world from an invisible deadly being.

10. Teeth (2007)

Directed and Written by: Mitchell Lichtenstein

Where to watch: Netflix

Dawn is one of the leaders of her purity group, she fears her body almost as much as she fears the attention of the newest member of her purity group. The story unfolds when she finds out she has deadly teeth hidden behind her sacred space. Her fears worsen when she tries to take control of a life that has gone wild and the bodies continue to pile up around her.

9. Carrie (1976)

Directed by Brian Be Palma

Written by Lawrence D. Cohen

Where to watch: Amazon Prime

Based on Stephen King’s chilling book, follow the life of Carrie White, a sheltered teenager that was raised by her religious mother. She develops telekinetic powers, now she must escape her mothers grips and find a way to enjoy her senior prom. Of course, there is no happily ever after in horror films.

8. The Collector (2009)

Directed by Marcus Dunstan

Written by Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton

Where to watch: Netflix and Hulu

After trying to live on the straight and narrow, Arkin must save his ex-wife and child from money trouble and pull a heist on his rich new employer. Unaware of the danger that lays behind the door of this country house, Arkin must save this family from a deadly killer. While trying to avoid all the deadly traps that cover the house he’s trapped in.

7. Tucker and Dale vs Evil (2011)

Directed by Eli Craig

Written by Eli Craig and Morgan Jurgenson

Where to watch: Netflix

This horror comedy will make you look at other classic horror films differently. Tucker and Dale, hillbillies on vacation are mistaken for murderers by a group of cliche driven college students. They must find a way to change the minds of these college students without hurting anyone, accidentally, in the process.

6. 28 Weeks Later (2007)

Directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo

Written by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo and Rowan Joffe

Where to watch: Hulu

Sequel to the 2002 horror thriller, 28 days later, this film follows a family 6 month after the rage virus nearly destroyed Great Britain. Now living in a secured area of London the survivors must find peace of mind and start over in this new world. Of course, not everything goes as planned and the stakes are higher than ever.

5. John Dies at the End (2012)

Directed and Written by Don Coscarelli

Based on the book by David Wong

Where to watch: Netflix and Hulu

This is the type of film you need to watch more than once to catch everything. With its nonlinear structure and multidimensional cross over. This film is one for the opened minded. It follows Dave as he gets caught up in a new street drug that sends its users across time and other dimensions. Dave with the help of his friend John must save humanity from an otherworldly invasion.

4. Hush (2016)

Directed by Mike Flanagan

Written by Mike Flanagan and Kate Siegel

Where to watch: Netflix

A deaf writer finds peace in her solitary home surrounded by miles of woods. Her peaceful life is ripped away when she has to fight for her life against a masked killer. Using her disability to her advantage and find a way out of her house alive.

3. Friday the 13th (1980)

Directed by Sean S. Cunningham

Written by Victor Miller

Where to watch: Amazon Prime and Hulu

The classic film that started one of the largest horror franchises that still holds up today. This story follows camp counselor prepping the camp for the arriving children. As night falls these counselors find out they are not alone. They must run for their lives in this 80’s classic that will get your blood pumping.

2. Odd Thomas (2013)

Directed and Written by Stephen Sommers

Based on the book by Dean Koontz

Where to watch: Netflix and Hulu

Follow the story of Odd Thomas, a short-order cook with clairvoyant abilities, as he must find the truth and save his town for deadly force. This horror comedy is unlike any you will come across. While the mystery unfolds and Odd doing everything in his power to keep the ones he loves safe. He must figure out who he can trust in a world with a warped reality.

1. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

Directed by Tobe Hooper

Written by Kim Henkel and Tobe Hooper

Where to watch: Amazon Prime

Group of friend’s road trip through Texas when things take a turn for the worst and they become victim to a family of cannibalistic psychopaths. Now they must find a way out of this death house in this 1974 horror movie. Watch and enjoy the film that was banned around the world.

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Amelia Desantis

Senior at ASU, film major with a focus in screenwriting. Lover of movies and TV, expert binge-watcher.

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