The Best Horror Movies To Look Out For On Hulu - Animated Times (2022)

Bored? Wanting to watch something that will make you sleepless? Well, have a look at the following movies on Hulu for an awesome horror experience!

1. The Descent

Writer/Director: Neil Marshall
Cast: Shauna Macdonald, Natalie Mendoza, Alex Reid, MyAnna Buring, Saskia Mulder, Nora-Jane Noon

Before Neil Marshall started directing action-packed episodes of your genre fans a la Game of Thrones and West World, the filmmaker delivered two of the great monster movies of the 21st century with Dog Soldiers and the latter of which will go down in the books as a horror classic of its time.

The film follows a group of friends and extreme sports enthusiasts who head out for a healing bit of spelunking after a tragedy strikes one of their families.

But when one of them makes the foolish decision to navigate them to an undiscovered cave, they stumble into a hidden from any nest of monsters that are as vicious as they are unsettling to behold.

The Descent is a mercilessly tense thriller for its first half, preying on the panic of being trapped and the tight, inescapable obstacles of the cave they’re stuck in, but once Marshall unleashes his monsters, The Descent transforms into a visceral, kinetic action horror that pits a team of trained survivors against a primal hoard.

2. Annihilation

Writer/Director: Alex Garland
Cast: Natalie Portman, Tessa Thompson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Oscar Isaac, Gina EZ Mendez, Tuva Novotny, Benedict Wong

Annihilation is a trippy, wondrous sci-fi horror show that taps into the human drive toward self-destruction and transforms it into a phantasmagorical nightmare.

Natalie Portman, Tessa Thompson, Oscar Isaac, and Jennifer Jason Leigh all give standout performances in a loose adaptation of Jeff Vander Meer’s novel, which starts as an investigation into a mysteriously transformed region of the world called Area X, where an alien force known as the shimmer has redefined the rules of nature.

But Annihilation gets weirder with every passing moment, and each new biological perversion is more terrifying than the next, leading to an honestly insane and stunning finale that I still can’t believe got studio funding.

(Video) The Best HORROR Movies 2020 & 2021 (Trailers)

But thank God it did, because Annihilation‘s wild and haunting third act is an unapologetic force of creativity and vision that defies easy answers and demands introspection.

3. A Quiet Place

Director: John Krasinski
Writers: Bryan Woods and Scott Beck
Cast: Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe

John Krasinski has given us all a lot of laughs over the years, but with his creature feature A Quiet Place, the actor-director brings the thrills.

Set in a world overrun by alien creatures who hunt by sound, A Quiet Place follows a family trying to survive in the silence…. oh, and the mother’s pregnant. Silent birth?

That’s not a Thing. Krasinski does a killer job building tension as the family catapults towards the inevitable arrival of the baby and the creatures close in on their home.

I’ve rarely seen audiences so respectfully silent in a theatre, clinging to the film’s quiet atmosphere, quietly munching on popcorn when the score kicked in.

It’s a damn impressive directorial feat from Krasinski, who writes a love letter to Steven Spielberg with his set-pieces and Amblin-Esque big heart, and it’s one of the best tales about the terrors of parenting in recent memory.

4. Little Monster

Writer/Director: Abe Forsythe
Cast: Lupita Nyong’o, Josh Gad, Alexander England, Diesel La Torca

This delightful zombie comedy hails from Australian filmmaker Abe Forsythe (Down Under) and stars Lapita Nyong’o as an ass-kicking kindergarten teacher who winds up trapped in a zombie apocalypse with a classful of kids, a deadbeat volunteer chaperone (Alexander England), and a self-obsessed children’s TV star who brings nothing to the table but ego (Josh Gad).

Throw in the world’s cutest Star Wars fan in the offensively adorable Diesel La Torraca, a few rounds of Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off”, and a slaying Nyong’o amid zombie action, and you’ve got a crowd-pleasing horror-comedy just in time for Halloween.


5. Overload

Director: Julius Avery
Writer: Billy Ray and Mark L. Smith
Cast: Jovan Adepo, Wyatt Russell, Mathilde Ollivier, Pilou Asbaek, John Magaro, Ian De Caestecker, Jacob Anderson

Somehow, against all reason, this J.J. Abrams-produced spectacle film just didn’t hit with audiences the way it should have.

Maybe they should have made it a Clover field movie.

Directed by Julius Avery, Overlord follows a troupe of American soldiers behind enemy lines in World War II, where they set out to destroy a radio tower in time to save D-Day and discover a mad scientist lab filled with ungodly Nazi experiments.

Avery is equally invested in making a war movie as he is a horror movie, and the result is a thrilling, action-packed adventure that sours into a grotesque monster mash.

6. Anna and the Apocalypse

Director: John McPhail
Writers: Alan McDonald and Ryan McHenry
Cast: Ella Hunt, Malcolm Cumming, Christopher Leveque, Sarah Swire, Ben Wiggins, Marli Siu, Mark Benton, Paul Kaye

Few films have to satisfy as many genres as Anna and the Apocalypse, but this Scottish gem ticks all the boxes handily while singing and dancing through the heartfelt chaos.

Part Christmas movie, part high school musical, and part mom-com, Anna and the Apocalypse is surprisingly high at being all three, bouncing between holiday spirit, teenage hormones, and laugh-out-loud horror-comedy (or sometimes, heartbreaking zombie drama) with such tonal precision director John McPhail makes it look deceptively easy.

Sure, this is probably the only musical where you’ll see a zombie in a snowman suit get decapitated by a see-saw or watch a gang of singing teenagers dispatch the undead with watermelons and a PlayStation controller, but it’s also just a damn good musical to boot with earworm songs, high ensemble numbers, and — arguably the toughest to pull off of all — great (and hilarious) new Christmas songs you’ll immediately add to your yearly playlist.

7. Tragedy Girls

(Video) Horror Short Film "Other Side of the Box" | ALTER

Writers: Chris Lee Hill, Tyler MacIntyre
Director: Tyler MacIntyre
Cast: Brianna Hildebrand, Alexandra Shipp, Kevin Durand, Craig Robinson, Jack Quaid

The film stars Brianna Hildebrand and Alexandra Shipp as McKayla and Sadie, respectively. They’re BFFAEAE and are obsessed with hitting it big on social media. (Surprise, surprise.)

They also happen to be obsessed with murder. Combining their two passions, the Tragedy Girls manage to kidnap a local serial killer (Kevin Durand) and then put his expertise to put together a legendary killing spree of their own.

8. Hounds of Love

Writer/Director: Ben Young
Cast: Emma Booth, Ashleigh Cummings, Stephen Curry

Hounds of Love is the kind of movie you’re probably only going to watch once, but you will be glad you did it.

A stunning and searing directorial debut from Ben Young, Hounds of Love, will capture you in a constant nightmare and character-driven fight for survival that will leave you wanting a shower, a hug, and another horror film from Young as soon as possible.

Ashleigh Cummings stars with a breakout performance as Vicki Maloney, a teenage girl who’s abducted by sweetheart killers and tormented in their home, where she gets a first-hand look at the toxic cracks in their relationship.

And uses them to her advantage. Hounds of Love is bleak (right at home with fellow Aussie-horror soul-crushers Snow town and Wolf Creek), but it’s also an empathetic and compelling movie about the journey from victim to survivor that earns and lands every beat.

9. Pyewacket

Writer/Director: Adam MacDonald
Cast: Laurie Holden, Nicole Muñoz, Chloe Rose, Eric Osborne

We all know we shouldn’t tangle with dark forces, but few films do such a good job painting a chilling portrait why not as Pyewacket.

(Video) Top 20 Scariest Horror Movies On Netflix

An unsettling, slow-burn spin on the old “careful what you wish for” adage, the film stars Nicole Muñoz as a troubled teenage girl who takes out her angst by dabbling in dark magic and takes it one step too far when she places a particularly horrific curse in anger.

She may regret it, but the deed is done, and Pyewacket spins out a sickening sense of encroaching dread as the consequences start to fall into place.

This one’s not a crowd-pleaser, but it is a chilling trip to a self-made hell with a powerhouse ending that will leave you with a pit in your stomach.

10. Ghost Stories

Writers/Directors: Andy Nyman, Jeremy Dyson
Cast: Andy Nyman, Martin Freeman, Paul Whitehouse, Alex Lawther, Paul Warren

Easily one of the best horror anthologies of the 21st century, Ghost Stories follows a professor and paranormal skeptic who lands three chilling case files and sets out to debunk them.

Instead, he winds up on a terrifying trip into the otherworldly that plays with doubt, psychological instability, and the bizarre, leaning into laughs as often as it does genuine chills.

Often the anthology format makes a film feel disjointed, but takes us on a journey that feels whole, deftly maneuvering tonal shifts and tying it all up in a whacko ending.

Source: We got This , Hulu



What is the number 1 scariest movie on Hulu? ›

1. Hellraiser (2022) A reimagining of Clive Barker's 1987 classic horror film, the Hulu Original horror film, Hellraiser, stars Jamie Clayton as the iconic horror villain, Pinhead.

Whats the scariest thing on Hulu? ›

The 40 Best Horror Movies on Hulu Ranked (Nov. 2022)
  • Come True.
  • Unsane.
  • Evil Dead.
  • Fright Night.
  • Bad Hair.
  • The Other Lamb.
  • Run.
  • The Vigil.
4 Nov 2022

What is the #1 horror movie of all time? ›

1. The Shining (1980) The Shining might just be Stephen King's most popular horror novel.

What is the #1 scariest movie on Netflix 2022? ›

  • Raw.
  • His House.
  • The Haunting of Hill House.
  • Midnight Mass.
  • It Follows.
  • Creep.
  • I'm Thinking of Ending Things.
  • Crimson Peak.
2 Nov 2022

What is the most viewed horror movie? ›

All Time Worldwide Box Office for Horror Movies
22007I am Legend
42019It: Chapter Two
67 more rows

Does Hulu have a secret menu? ›

I'm sorry to say that Hulu lacks secret codes that unlock genre menus and other categories of content like Netflix. But with these tricks, you can still add a little razzle dazzle to your streaming flow.

What is the number 1 scariest movie on Netflix? ›

So enough delaying the inevitable: Here are the best Netflix horror movies to stream and scream right now!
  • #8. Cam (2018) ...
  • #7. Sweetheart (2019) ...
  • #6. Pan's Labyrinth (2006) 95% 91% ...
  • #5. The Old Ways (2021) 95% 47% ...
  • #4. Jaws (1975) 97% 90% ...
  • #3. Under the Shadow (2016) 99% 73% ...
  • #2. Creep 2 (2017) 100% 72% ...
  • #1. His House (2020) 100% 74%

What is the creepiest mask? ›

Here then are 20 of the scariest masks ever to turn up in horror movies:
  • Unnamed Serial Killer Mask.
  • Cupid. ...
  • Smiley. ...
  • Night Owl. ...
  • Lamb, Tiger, and Fox Masks. ...
  • Wind-Up Frog Mask. As worn by: The unfortunate Dr. ...
  • Pig Mask. As worn by: Jigsaw's various acolytes in the Saw franchise. ...
  • Peachfuzz Mask. As worn by: Josef in Creep. ...

What movie has the scariest ending? ›

"Hereditary," "The Mist," And 19 More Horror Movie Endings People Believe Are The Scariest Of All Time
  • Truth or Dare (2018) ...
  • The Blair Witch Project (1999) ...
  • Psycho (1960) ...
  • American Werewolf in London (1981) ...
  • Men (2022) ...
  • The Descent (2005) ...
  • The Mist (2007) ...
  • And finally: The Strangers (2008)
3 Sept 2022

Who is the number one horror movie killer? ›

#1 JASON VOORHEES (Friday the 13th: Part 2, 1981)

Jason Voorhees is the number one scariest killer on this list. Jason has the highest body count in slasher history with about 157 kills across his movie career.

What horror movie has the best rotten tomatoes? ›

Best Horror Movies 2021
  • #1. A Quiet Place Part II. 91% 89% #1. ...
  • #2. My Heart Can't Beat Unless You Tell It To. 98% 58% #2. ...
  • #3. The Boy Behind the Door. 97% 63% #3. ...
  • #4. The Amusement Park. 96% 46% #4. ...
  • #5. Slaxx. 96% 46% #5. ...
  • #6. Candyman. 84% 63% #6. ...
  • #7. The Delivered. 95% 56% #7. ...
  • #8. Lucky. 93% 30% #8.

What is the scariest horror story ever written? ›

8 of the Scariest Horror Books Ever Written
  • The Shining by Stephen King. ...
  • Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice. ...
  • Dracula by Bram Stoker. ...
  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. ...
  • The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty. ...
  • Carrie by Stephen King. ...
  • The Omen by David Seltzer. ...
  • Pet Sematary by Stephen King.
22 Mar 2022

What is the scariest true horror movie? ›

Best scary movies based on true stories
  1. Zodiac (2007) Film. ...
  2. The Amityville Horror (1979) ...
  3. The Conjuring (2013) ...
  4. Poltergeist (1982) ...
  5. Compliance (2012) ...
  6. 10 Rillington Place (1971) ...
  7. Open Water (2003) ...
  8. Snowtown (2011)
4 Oct 2022

What is the best horror story ever? ›

  • Frankenstein. by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. ...
  • Dracula. by Bram Stoker. ...
  • 'Young Goodman Brown' by Nathaniel Hawthorne. ...
  • 'The Tell-Tale Heart' by Edgar Allan Poe. ...
  • 'Carmilla' by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu. ...
  • 'The Turn Of The Screw' by Henry James. ...
  • 'The Great God Pan' by Arthur Machen. ...
  • 'The Monkey's Paw' by W. W. Jacobs.
16 Aug 2018

What's the scariest Jumpscare movie on Netflix? ›

The 10 Best Horror Movies on Netflix With Jump Scares
  • Under the Shadow (2016)
  • It (2017) ...
  • Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016) ...
  • Hush (2016) ...
  • The Conjuring 2 (2016) ...
  • The Ritual (2018) ...
  • Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013) ...
  • Incident in a Ghostland (2018) ...
14 Oct 2022

What's a good scary movie on Netflix 2022? ›

Hellhole (2022)

“In 1987 Poland, a police officer investigating mysterious disappearances infiltrates a remote monastery — and discovers a dark truth about its clergy.”

What will Netflix remove in 2022? ›

Full List of What's Leaving Netflix US in October 2022
  • 10,000 B.C. (2008)
  • 26 Years (2012)
  • 3 Ninjas: Kick Back (1994)
  • 42 (2013)
  • 6 Bullets (2012)
  • Agyaat (2009)
  • Anjaan (2014)
  • Argo (2012)
27 Sept 2022

Does Hulu have hidden movies? ›

Though not as prominent for films as the likes of Netflix or even Amazon Prime, Hulu has some great hidden gems available. Their content spans several decades but the stuff from the 2000s is worth a deep dive.

What are some hidden gems on Hulu? ›

22 Hidden Gems On Hulu
  • Trespassers.
  • The Day Shall Come.
  • Peggy Sue Got Married.
  • Carnage Park.
  • The Final Member.
  • Tesla.
  • Possessor: Uncut.
  • You Cannot Kill David Arquette.
28 Jun 2022

How do I Uncensor Hulu? ›

Select "Profiles." Hover over the name of the profile you wish to change and press the pencil button. Turn kids mode off by sliding the marker.

What's the scariest movie on Netflix or Hulu? ›

  • Veronica (2017) new. 6.2/10. r 105m. Genre Horror. ...
  • The Day of the Lord (2020) new. 4.9/10. 93m. ...
  • Choose or Die (2022) Trailer. 43 % ...
  • Velvet Buzzsaw (2019) Trailer. 61 % ...
  • The Perfection (2018) Trailer. 60 % ...
  • It (2017) Trailer. 69 % ...
  • It Follows (2014) Trailer. 83 % ...
  • Nobody Sleeps in the Woods Tonight (2020) 4.9/10. r 102m.
3 Nov 2022

Which horror movie has 100 on Rotten Tomatoes? ›

Horror movie 'Glorious' has proved a hit with early critics

A new horror film, starring JK Simmons and Ryan Kwanten, has received a rare perfect score on aggregate review site Rotten Tomatoes.

What is the most famous death mask? ›

The best known of these are the masks used in ancient Egypt as part of the mummification process, such as Tutankhamun's mask, and those from Mycenaean Greece such as The Mask of Agamemnon. The popularity of death masks started to decline in the late 19th century and early 20th century.

What horror movie has a killer with a mask? ›

Michael Myers ('Halloween')

With his iconic white Shatner mask, Michael Myers has been a complete terror in the Halloween franchise racking up a serious body count and becoming one of the genre's most iconic killers.

What is the scariest movie ever made scientifically? ›

These are the scariest movies according to science
  • Insidious (2011)
  • The Conjuring (2013)
  • Hereditary (2018)
  • Terrified (2017)
  • It Follows (2014)
  • Dashcam (2021)
  • A Quiet Place II (2020)
  • Paranormal Activity (2007)
18 Oct 2022

What is the saddest movie ending ever? ›

  • Bicycle Thieves (1948)
  • Requiem for a Dream (2000)
  • The Champ (1979)
  • Philadelphia (1993)
  • Field of Dreams (1989)
  • Terms of Endearment (1983)
  • Love Story (1970)
  • The Godfather Part III (1990)

What movies were so disturbing to finish? ›

Movies That Were Too Disturbing To Finish
  • Veronica (2017) Netflix's quick ascent to the top of the entertainment industry goes hand-in-hand with the rise of binge-watching. ...
  • Teeth (2007) ...
  • mother! ...
  • Raw (2016) ...
  • Caligula (1979) ...
  • The Great Ecstasy of Robert Carmichael (2005) ...
  • Hereditary (2018) ...
  • The Wild Bunch (1969)
21 Apr 2022

Who is the smartest horror movie killer? ›

Jigsaw [IQ: 158]

One of the most influential factors which make Jigsaw the #1 Smartest Horror Movie Killer, is that he planned all of these additional killings (in one fashion or another) in advance of his own predicted death. If planning weren't enough, Jigsaw's traps absolutely reek of genius.

What is the shortest scariest story ever? ›

The world's shortest horror story was originally published in 1948; it was written by Frederic Brown, and consists of two sentences. It reads: "The last man on Earth sat alone in a room. There was a knock on the door ..."

What is the scariest horror short? ›

To shine a better light on some of the best Horror Shorts, the following list has been updated with even more entries.
  • 8/13 The Black Hole.
  • 7/13 White With Red.
  • 6/13 Behind The Door.
  • 5/13 Alma.
  • 4/13 Doppelganger.
  • 3/13 Ripped.
  • 2/13 Sucka Blood.
  • 1/13 Behind Closed Doors.
8 Apr 2022

What is the oldest horror genre? ›

Just a few years after the first filmmakers emerged in the mid-1890s, Mellies created “Le Manoir du Diable,” sometimes known in English as “The Haunted Castle” or “ The House of the Devil,” in 1898, and it is widely believed to be the first horror movie.

What horror movie has the most Jumpscares? ›

The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia is far and wide the most 'jumpy' horror movie ever made with 32 jump scares to enjoy throughout the film. Set in 1993.

What horror movie is real? ›

Arguably the most famous horror film based on horrifying, allegedly real events, The Amityville Horror has spent more than four decades giving audiences a permanent case of night terrors with the story of a young couple and their house in Amityville, New York haunted by violent spirits.

What are the top 5 movies on Hulu? ›

The Best Movies on Hulu to Watch Right Now (November 2022)
  • Baby Boy (2001) ...
  • Abandoned (2022) ...
  • Rosaline (2022) ...
  • Wyrm (2019) Image via Publicist. ...
  • Poetic Justice (1993) Image via Publicist. ...
  • Hotel Transylvania (2012) Image via Publicist. ...
  • Ghostbusters (1984) Image via Publicist. ...
  • The Infiltrator (2016) Image via Publicist.

What's the top 5 scariest movie on Netflix? ›

The Best Horror Movies on Netflix
  • #8. Cam (2018) 93% 53% #8. ...
  • #7. Sweetheart (2019) 93% 51% #7. ...
  • #6. Pan's Labyrinth (2006) 95% 91% #6. ...
  • #5. The Old Ways (2021) 95% 47% #5. ...
  • #4. Jaws (1975) 97% 90% #4. ...
  • #3. Under the Shadow (2016) 99% 73% #3. ...
  • #2. Creep 2 (2017) 100% 72% #2. ...
  • #1. His House (2020) 100% 74% #1.

What is the goriest thing on Netflix? ›

The Cast of I Know What You Did Last Summer Play a Scary Game of Would You Rather
  • 6. " Ravenous" ...
  • 7. " Headshot" ...
  • 8. " Day of the Dead: Bloodline" ...
  • 9. " Apostle" ...
  • 10. " The Ritual" ...
  • 11. " The Babysitter: Killer Queen" ...
  • 12. " Death Note" ...
  • 13. " Rattlesnake"

Does Hulu have good scary movies? ›

Everyone needs a good break from reality now and then, and horror can be the best way to do that. And Hulu has a remarkably deep catalog of horror films, including massive hits, indie darlings, and even a few originals.

What's good on Hulu right now 2022? ›

The Best Shows on Hulu Right Now
  • Under the Banner of Heaven (2022) Image via FX. ...
  • Dollface (2019-2022) Image Via Hulu. ...
  • Alaska Daily (2022-present) Image via ABC. ...
  • Reservation Dogs (2021-present) Image via FX. ...
  • Pose (2018-2021) ...
  • Ramy (2021-present) ...
  • Reasonable Doubt (2022-present) ...
  • Reboot (2022-present)
1 day ago

What is the highest rating on Hulu? ›

1. The Handmaid's Tale (2017– )

Is there anything worth watching on Hulu? ›

You can get caught up on currently airing shows like the fourth and final season of Atlanta, the second season of Abbott Elementary, and the fifth season of The Handmaid's Tale. And if all else fails, there's always Schitt's Creek, all six season of which made their way over from Netflix to Hulu earlier this year.


1. Close Your Eyes | Award Winning Short Horror Film 2022
2. If Peppa Pig Had A HORROR Movie
(Peppa Pig Parodies)
3. Momo - Short Horror Film | Alexanderthetitan
4. Violent Night - Official Trailer
(Universal Pictures)
5. DON'T LOOK AWAY | Horror Short Film
(Christopher Cox)
6. Top 20 Horror Anime of the Century (So Far)

Top Articles

Latest Posts

Article information

Author: Corie Satterfield

Last Updated: 12/03/2022

Views: 6273

Rating: 4.1 / 5 (62 voted)

Reviews: 85% of readers found this page helpful

Author information

Name: Corie Satterfield

Birthday: 1992-08-19

Address: 850 Benjamin Bridge, Dickinsonchester, CO 68572-0542

Phone: +26813599986666

Job: Sales Manager

Hobby: Table tennis, Soapmaking, Flower arranging, amateur radio, Rock climbing, scrapbook, Horseback riding

Introduction: My name is Corie Satterfield, I am a fancy, perfect, spotless, quaint, fantastic, funny, lucky person who loves writing and wants to share my knowledge and understanding with you.