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The 8 Best Horror Movies to Stream on Hulu Right Now

Feel like getting good and scared? Hulu has plenty of creepy content. Check out eight of the best horror movies currently streaming on the service.

1. Censor (2021)

 

Film censor Enid (Niamh Algar) in 1980s UK 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 his interests include a very unhealthy appetite. Stan, not knowing he already had the role, sent director Mimi Cave a video of him dancing to ease her concerns about a specific scene in the film.

4. Joy Ride (2001)

 

Paul Walker and Steve Zahn star in this horror-thriller about two cross-country buddies who run afoul of a trucker with C.B. radio and a bad attitude. The villain’s voice is courtesy of Ted Levine, a.k.a. Buffalo Bill in 1991’s The Silence of the Lambs.

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. Black Swan (2010)

 

Natalie Portman stars in director Darren Aronofsky’s haunting tale of a ballerina who strives to be the best, no matter the emotional (or physical) cost. Portman’s face was digitally placed on dance double Sarah Lane for the most demanding dance sequences.

8. 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. Let the Right One In is creepy, atmospheric, and much better than Let Me In, the 2010 American remake. One possible reason for that: Director Tomas Alfredson refused to let either child lead read the script, hoping to create more spontaneity in their scenes.

This story was originally published in 2019; it has been updated for 2022.