25 of the Best Scary Movies to Stream on Hulu Right This Minute

Ready to spice up your streaming queue with something spooky, but not sure where to start? Well, you’ve come to the right place. With such a huge library of scary titles right at our fingertips, picking out the right films can seem a bit intimidating. But thankfully, we’ve combed through Hulu’s massive collection and selected some titles that are guaranteed to make you sleep with the lights on. From Jacob’s Ladder to The Host, keep reading for 25 of the best scary movies on Hulu right now.

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1. ‘shadow In The Cloud’ (2020)

Chloë Grace Moretz gives a stellar performance in this chilling action horror, which centers on a World War II pilot assigned to deliver top secret documents from New Zealand to Samoa. But things quickly go south when she realizes there's a sinister presence on board.

2. ‘paranormal Activity’ (2007)

When Katie (Katie Featherston) and Micah (Micah Sloat) discover that there's a demonic presence in their home, they decide to install a camera and record the strange occurrences in their home. Anyone else have nightmares about this film for days? Just us?

3. ‘let The Right One In’ (2008)

Based on John Ajvide Lindqvist's novel of the same title, this romantic horror follows a troubled 12-year-old boy named Oskar (Kåre Hedebrant), who gets bullied by his classmates and daydreams of enacting his revenge. But things take an interesting turn when he befriends a mysterious young girl named Eli (Lina Leandersson).

4. ‘the Host’ (2006)

This South Korean horror centers on Park Gang-du (Song Kang-ho), a snack bar owner who tries to rescue his daughter after a terrifying creature kidnaps her. The inspiration behind this film? According to director Bong Joon-ho (Parasite), it was an article about a deformed fish that was discovered in the Han River.

5. ‘the Evil In Us’ (2016)

An innocent 4th of July celebration on a remote island turns into a complete disaster when a mysterious drug turns several people into psychotic and bloodthirsty cannibals. Yikes.

6. ‘crawl’ (2019)

Haley (Kaya Scodelario) and her father find themselves trapped in their home during a category five hurricane—but the raging storm is the least of their worries. As water levels continue to rise, they're also forced to confront a pack of vicious alligators.

7. ‘the Prodigy’ (2019)

Horror fans already know that demons and children are the ultimate combo for any nightmare-worthy film, and this flick proves it. The Prodigy follows Miles Blume, a precocious young boy who starts exhibiting really odd behavior. This prompts his parents to investigate the possibility that their son is being controlled by sinister forces.

8. ‘children Of The Corn’ (1984)

In this adaptation of Stephen King’s 1977 short story of the same title, Burt Stanton (Peter Horton) and his girlfriend, Vicky (Linda Hamilton) stumble upon the body of a dead young boy, leading them into a mysterious small town that’s filled with only children. Little do they know that they’re all followers of an evil deity that entices them to ritually sacrifice the town’s adults.

9. ‘train To Busan’ (2016)

This film takes your typical zombie apocalypse to a whole new level by having random passengers turn into monsters on a speeding train that’s filled with people. If you're craving even more jump-scares and suspense, you can follow this up with the film's equally terrifying sequel, Peninsula.

10. ‘misery’ (1990)

Inspired by the Stephen King book, Misery follows a successful novelist who gets into a tragic accident before being “rescued” by Annie Wilkes, a disturbed superfan who decides to hold him captive. FYI, Kathy Bates’s portrayal of Annie will send chills up your spine.

11. ‘jacob’s Ladder’

War veteran Jacob Singer (Tim Robbins) hasn’t been the same since he served during the Vietnam War. After he returns home, he’s plagued by odd hallucinations, causing him to question his sanity and suffer a total breakdown.

12. ‘the Clovehitch Killer’ (2018)

Set in Kentucky, this film sees a teen named Tyler Burnside (Charlie Plummer) discover a number of disturbing photos in his father’s possession, causing him to suspect that his dad may be the infamous Clovehitch Killer who murdered multiple women.

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13. ‘we Are What We Are’ (2010)

This Mexican horror film follows a family struggling to regain their footing after the breadwinner and patriarch suddenly passes away. The good news? They manage to make ends meet. The bad news? They do so in the most extreme and gruesome way.

14. ‘you're Next’ (2013)

A wedding anniversary dinner goes horribly wrong when a group of masked attackers suddenly crash the event, threatening the lives of everyone in the home. Definitely not the best anniversary surprise.

15. ‘the Dead Zone’ (1983)

Coming from the genius mind of Stephen King, The Dead Zone follows Johnny Smoth (Christopher Walken), a teacher who wakes up from a coma with the ability to see people's futures when he touches them. But when he shakes the hand of a politician, what he sees is disturbing enough to drive him to murder.

16. ‘lake Placid’ (1999)

It's a bit like Jaws, but with an interesting twist. Lake Placid focuses on the residents of a town in Maine who are terrorized by a massive, man-eating creature in the fictional Black Lake.

17. ‘antebellum’ (2020)

Antebellum chronicles the fascinating story of two women played by Janelle Monáe: Veronica, a successful modern-day author and activist, and Eden, an abused slave who's trapped on a plantation. But things take a devastating turn when their paths suddenly intersect.

18. ‘run’ (2020)

Not only will it scare you senseless, but it'll also mess with your head. The psychological thriller tells the story of a homeschooled teenager named Chloe, who suspects that her controlling mother is hiding a dark secret.

19. ‘the Lodge’ (2019)

Alicia Silverstone, Riley Keough, Jaeden Martell, Lia McHugh and Richard Armitage all star in this mind-bending thriller. It follows Grace Marshall (Keough) and her fiance's two daughters, who find themselves stranded in a remote lodge where strange events begin to occur—all of which seem to be connected to Grace’s dark past.

20. ‘little Monsters’ (2019)

It’s hard to say no to a scary zombie flick that also incorporates humor—and the fact that Lupita Nyong’o stars is a major bonus. The actress plays a lovable kindergarten teacher named Miss Caroline, who transforms into a fearless hero as she fights to protect her students during a zombie outbreak.

21. ‘lights Out’ (2016)

Looking for a film that will literally have you sleeping with all the lights on? Allow us to introduce Light Out, in which an evil, vengeful spirit only appears to a young woman when the lights are switched off.

22. ‘pet Sematary’ (2019)

Naturally, we have yet another Stephen King adaptation on this list, and this time, it involves mysterious burial grounds and evil zombie cats. When a family tragically loses their cat, they go deep in the woods and bury it in a pet sematary, but there's a lot more to this hidden burial ground than meets the eye.

23. ‘pyewacket’ (2017)

When Leah Reyes (Nicole Muñoz), a teen who's obsessed with dark magic, gets into a bitter argument with her mom, she performs a ritual and summons a demon to murder her mom. Unbeknownst to her, she’s unleashed a curse that now threatens the lives of those around her.

24. ‘amulet’ (2020)

A homeless former soldier, Tomaz (Alec Secareanu), agrees to stay with a woman named Magda (Carla Juri) and her mother while helping out with repairs in their decrepit home. But when he finally meets Magda's mother, he realizes that there's something dark lurking in the house.

25. ‘alone’ (2020)

Jules Willcox plays a widow named Jessica, who gets drugged and kidnapped by a homicidal stalker (Marc Menchaca) after getting into a car accident. Fortunately, she escapes into the wilderness, but can she outrun the mysterious captor?