Wednesday, July 3, 2024

The Best Horror Movies on Hulu/Disney+ to Stream Right Now (July 2024)

Between the various streaming services and their gargantuan libraries, finding what to watch can be overwhelming at best. Each month brings a plethora of new additions to streaming libraries across all platforms, including Hulu, now part of Disney+. That means an insane selection of all styles and types of horror that can lead to hours of endless scrolling.

If you’re stuck trying to find what to watch on streaming, we’re here to help.

Here are the best Hulu horror movies you can stream right now, from new releases to underrated sequels to indie creature features and beyond.

28 Weeks Later

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Six months after the rage virus depleted Great Britain’s population, the US Army helps to secure a small area of London for the survivors to return to resume a post-apocalyptic life. After a carrier of the highly infectious pathogen gets brought in for testing, however, the virus takes root in the quarantined city and threatens to destroy them all. Taking on a whole new set of characters, 28 Weeks Later delivers non-stop action thrills while building a bit on the virus. Robert Carlyle makes an unnerving antagonist as a father whose guilt marks the impetus for this viral nightmare.

After Midnight

After Midnight

After ten years together, Abby (Brea Grant) quietly leaves her boyfriend Hank (screenwriter/co-director Jeremy Gardner), with only a cryptic note indicating her disappearance. He expects her to return, but as the days turn into weeks, abandonment and depression take root. However, in Abby’s absence, Hank’s rural family home falls under siege of a strange monster. Gardner and co-director Christian Stella inject genre into the examination of a relationship, alternating between a happier past and a monstrous present. In other words, don’t go in expecting a straightforward creature feature; this one favors love. Do go in expecting an iconic Lisa Loeb song to get cast in an all-new, hilarious light.





With a new Alien film on the way this year, there’s no better time than now to revisit this stone cold classic. Ridley Scott’s 1979 film introduces the crew of the Nostromo as they awaken from hyper sleep and answer a distress beacon from a nearby moon. Naturally, what they find there plunges them into a claustrophobic nightmare in space. From Sigourney Weaver’s iconic Ellen Ripley to the equally iconic alien, in large part thanks to the design from H.R. Giger, it’s easy to see why Alien launched an enduring franchise.

The Autopsy of Jane Doe



Often the best way to deliver maximum chills is through simplicity. Pared-back characters, settings, and even stories to give the scares and atmosphere center stage can go very far in crafting a memorable experience in terror. André Øvredal’s chamber piece sees a father and son coroner team in over their heads when a mysterious Jane Doe arrives at their morgue. She bears no external signs of trauma but inside reveals a vastly different truth that defies science. The further into their autopsy they get, the more they’re inundated with supernatural activity that indicates Jane’s secrets aren’t meant to be uncovered. Just one single location and three characters – one of which never speaks or moves- gives us one of the creepiest horror movies of the last decade.

Bad Milo!

Bad Milo

Duncan (Ken Marino) suffers from severe anxiety and stress. So much so that it triggers gastrointestinal duress. At his doctor’s appointment, they discover a large polyp in his intestinal tract. It grows into a two-foot monster that emerges from his body to destroy anything that it perceives to be a stress trigger for Duncan. He’ll have to learn to reign in his anxiety if he wants to stop the monster’s rampage. Milo, Duncan’s gastro-beast, makes for one of horror’s most adorable creatures. Even when it’s ripping people apart with its teeth, Milo’s heart is in the right place. The film also stars Peter Stormare, Gillian Jacobs, Patrick Warburton, and Kumail Nanjiani.


Sundance birth/rebirth

Marin Ireland (The Dark and the Wicked) and Judy Reyes (Smile) deliver captivating performances in this dramatic tale by director Laura Moss about reanimating the dead. Moss’ feature leans more into drama, but the foreboding dread and compelling central performances ensure this bleak doozy maximizes its emotional impact. It’s the push and pull between the two leads that captivates, embodiments of science versus heart at odds over the ethics of reviving the dead. 

Bone Tomahawk

Bone Tomahawk


When unseen attackers swoop in one night and steal horses and a few town residents, the town sheriff (Kurt Russell) sets off with a small search party to rescue them. The journey getting there is filled with injury, harsh conditions, and ruthless raiders. None of it prepares them for the vicious troglodyte clan they’ll have to battle for their lives and the lives of the townsfolk they’ve come to save. This movie is pure western, right up until the horror barrels into you like freight train; one of the kills this movie is a horrific, grisly all-timer.




Prano Bailey-Bond’s feature debut is an atmospheric plunge into the Video Nasty era, resulting in a creative and nightmarish critique of the moral scrutiny and censorship that fueled it. Niamh Algar excels as a stern, old-fashioned woman slowly unmoored by seismic shifts in her safe little bubble. Neon hues of frenzied nightmares bleed over into the drab colors of reality, signaling a visually stunning descent into madness. Bailey-Bond crafts a potent love letter to the genre that’s intricate, gorgeous, mesmerizing, and uninterested in hand-holding.

Day of the Dead

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The third entry of George A. Romero’s Dead series shows the world entirely inundated by zombies. Though the numbers have vastly dwindled before the film’s start, the future of civilization looks bleak due to the handful of remaining survivors being unable to get along. Dr. Matthew Logan (Richard Liberty, The Crazies), the cheerful lead scientist, and his favorite test subject Bub (Sherman Howard) lie in the middle of warring factions in this zombie movie classic. The docile, loyal, and music-loving zombie will steal your heart.

Escape Room

Escape Room


The rise of escape rooms meant that it was likely inevitable that horror would eventually set its sights on the popular group puzzle solving activity. Director Adam Robitel and production designer Edward Thomas did just that, crafting an intricately themed escape room for six strangers that have unwittingly entered into a deadly game. From burning hot lobby rooms to inverted pool halls to snowy cabins with icy lakes – and despite the very high stakes involved for the players – the set pieces are so extravagant that you can’t help but wish you could play an escape room like this. Though the characters dying in these rooms would likely disagree.

The First Omen

Nell Tiger Free in The First Omen

Nell Tiger Free as Margaret in 20th Century Studios’ THE FIRST OMEN. Photo courtesy of 20th Century Studios. © 2024 20th Century Studios. All Rights Reserved.

Director Arkasha Stevenson doesn’t just helm a prequel worthy of Richard Donner’s 1976 horror classic but establishes herself as a bold new voice in horror with this stunning feature debut. The prequel delivers chill-inducing imagery and utilizes smart horror influences, including Jacob’s Ladder and Possession. Stevenson helms with confidence, delivering an exquisitely crafted piece of horror that lends a tactile quality and atmosphere with a piercing score from Mark Korven that also serves a narrative purpose. The film’s strongest asset, of course, is star Nell Tiger Free, who fully commits to every stage of her character’s evolution, turning in a breathless physical performance that stuns on more than one occasion.

Get Out

Get Out

Jordan Peele’s feature debut and Oscar-winner screenplay reinvigorated social horror in such a massive way that, of course, you should start here. Daniel Kaluuya stars as a photographer who visits his white girlfriend’s family for the weekend, only to discover that perhaps they’re not as progressive as they claim. Is there something nefarious beneath their warmth, or is it all in his head thanks to nerves? Peele mixes biting satire with edge-of-your-seat suspense, coiling the tension tighter until a go-for-broke horror finale that’ll leave you gasping and cheering.


Hellbound Heart


The arbiters of pain and suffering are back in the Hellraiser franchise’s eleventh feature, this time with a reimagining by The Night House director David Bruckner and screenwriters Luke Piotrowski and Ben Collins. Piotrowski and Collins opt for straightforward simplicity here that lets Bruckner’s imagery do the heavy lifting. There’s a deep well of mythology without any handholding. Jamie Clayton’s inspired performance as the Hell Priest, the Cenobite leader, impresses most of all.

The Host

Giant Monster Movies - The Host

Bong Joon Ho (Snowpiercer, Parasite) is a master of blending genres and tone, and his epic creature feature offers a perfect example. Deftly wrapping up the family drama, dysfunctional humor, and political satire in one thrilling creature feature bow, the plot sees a monster from Seoul’s Han River wreak havoc. When the beast snatches up a young girl, the girl’s family bands together to get her back by any means necessary. This big-budget spectacle will make you laugh one minute and cry the next.

I Saw the Devil

I Saw the Devil


One of the most brutal and unrelenting horror films of the decade, and arguably all time. Jee-woon Kim’s I Saw the Devil gives the revenge thriller one severely bleak, grisly facelift. When a serial killer viciously murders a secret service agent’s pregnant fiancée, the agent becomes driven by vengeance. That results in a cat and mouse game that gets so brutal the lines between protagonist and antagonist blur. Visceral and shocking, this is a must for those who like their horror extremely dark.

In the Earth

While a deadly virus ravages the world, Dr. Martin Lowery (Joel Fry) heads deep into the woods to locate Dr. Olivia (Hayley Squires) with park scout guide Alma (Ellora Torchia). They’re attacked in the middle of the night and left shoeless. It leads them to Zach (Inside No. 9’s Reece Shearsmith), a hippie type living off-grid. Getting in and out of the forest won’t be easy anymore, as reality ceases to hold meaning. Ben Wheatley crafts a wild, hallucinogenic descent into abject terror and includes folk horror mythology and references to witchcraft. It’s a voyage through insanity that doesn’t skimp on the horror or violence, including cringe-worthy body horror moments. 

Infinity Pool

Infinity Pool 2023 Horror


Writer/Director Brandon Cronenberg once again delivers mind-bending, warped horror in the resort-set Infinity Pool. Straightaway, Cronenberg instills an off-kilter, satirical vibe with his fictional setting, and that unravels into deranged madness thanks the fearless, committed performances by Alexander Skarsgård and Mia Goth. Together, the pair take their characters to places that never fail to leave your jaw on the floor- again and again. More than just a horror-tinged repeating cycle of violence and debauchery, Infinity Pool is funny as well.

It Lives Inside

Writer/Director Bishal Dutta refreshingly gives a new spin on demonic possession for his feature film debut. Dutta uses a familiar framework of teen horror as an accessible introduction to underexplored mythology exacerbated by a cultural divide and adolescence. Sam (Megan Suri) wants to fit in at school, so much so that she’s tried to distance herself from her cultural background as an Indian-American teen. This includes distancing herself from former childhood friend Tamira (Mohana Krishnan), who’s taken to carrying a strange jar around, to avoid staring looks and hushed whispers. The jar breaks, sending both girls down a dark path of demonic horror. It can’t be overstated just how unique and cool this demon is on screen.

Little Monsters

Lupita Nyong’o already proved her dramatic chops in the genre space twice over with Jordan Peele’s Us. So much so that Us overshadowed Nyong’o’s other 2019 release, the horror-comedy Little Monsters. The actress charms with a winsome performance as Miss Audrey Caroline, a kindergarten teacher forced to keep her students safe when their field trip gets invaded by zombies. It’s a heartfelt story with offbeat humor from writer/director Abe Forsythe (“Wolf Like Me”), and Nyong’o is once again the film’s MVP. 


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The quiet lives of Red Miller (Nicolas Cage) and Mandy Bloom (Andrea Riseborough) get irrevocably altered when the hippie cult Children of the New Dawn pass by Mandy on the road. Cult leader Jeremiah Sand (Linus Roache) decides he must have her and unleashes his followers to fulfill his lust. However, Sand doesn’t take lightly to rejection, resulting in a harrowing tragedy that sends Red on a drug-induced quest for vengeance. Panos Cosmatos’s highly stylized, psychedelic revenge thriller delivers vibrant imagery and ultraviolence. It’s grounded by a fantastic cast bringing their A-game, including a raw performance by lead Cage.


Monsters 2010


Written and directed by Gareth Edwards, this giant creature feature is likely responsible for Edwards landing the gig directing the 2014 American reboot, Godzilla. His feature debut is set six years after extraterrestrials crash-landed in Central America and began to spread. The U.S. and Mexican military struggle to keep the giant creatures contained in a quarantined area, creating a danger zone that a cynical journalist must navigate as he escorts a shaken tourist to the safety of the U.S. border. Gareth transcends the shackles of low-budget constraints with impressive visual effects and a story focused on the human condition. It’s innovative and ambitious.

My Friend Dahmer

My Friend Dahmer blends horror, drama, and true crime to create something very atypical and unique. Based on the 2012 graphic novel by cartoonist John “Derf” Backderf, who’d been friends with Jeffrey Dahmer in high school, the film chronicles Dahmer’s attempts to fit in while struggling with emerging dark impulses. It’s a true-crime biopic before the actual crimes take place. That doesn’t make it any less unnerving and often touching. Ross Lynch’s portrayal of Dahmer is captivating.

No Exit

Darby Thorne (Havana Rose Liu) just received a call that her mother is gravely ill and in the hospital. She escapes her rehab center and begins the road trip to see mom. A raging blizzard forces Darby to seek refuge for the night at a highway rest stop along with four other strangers. When she discovers a young girl (Mila Harris) bound and gagged in the back of a van, she realizes one of the strangers inside is the kidnapper, and it kickstarts a harrowing fight to survive. The kidnapper’s identity is only the beginning of an increasingly intense survive-the-night thriller. 

No One Will Save You

No One Will Save You Brian Duffield


Writer/Director Brian Duffield (Spontanteous) unleashes floor-to-ceiling aliens in this sci-fi thriller. No One Will Save You introduces Brynn Adams (Kaitlyn Dever), a creative and talented young woman who’s been alienated from her community. Lonely but ever hopeful, Brynn finds solace within the walls of the home where she grew up—until she’s awakened one night by strange noises from decidedly unearthly intruders.

The Omen

Director Richard Donner is known for his popular action films, but his break-through film was actually one of the best horror films ever made. Donner and screenwriter David Seltzer grounded a supernatural tale of the Antichrist in realism. Moreover, it infused The Omen with an ambiguous paranoia that teased the audience with the possibility that the eerie horror was all in the mind of guilt-ridden father Robert Thorn (Gregory Peck). Of course it isn’t, and that push-and-pull between the Antichrist and his adoptive father birthed a horror classic.


In Piggy, it’s not just the bullies and the bullied that deal with the emotional fallout and ramifications of bullying. Spanish writer/director Carlota Pereda adapts her 2018 short, expanding on the complex effects of bullying against a backdrop of horror. It ripples through a small town, exacerbated by the arrival of a serial killer, presenting an immersive, psychological character study. Pereda frames everything through Sara’s (Laura Galán) browbeaten perspective and puts the viewer in her shoes, making us complicit and empathetic to her moral conundrum.




A woman invites pilgrim re-enactors into her home to give her family an authentic recreation of the first Thanksgiving, hoping it’ll get them to put down their phones and bring them closer together. Her well-intentioned plan backfires when the actors refuse to break character, and their behavior grows more alarming. Written by Noah Feinberg, Patrick Melton, and Marcus Dunstan, the latter of whom directs, Pilgrim builds to a wild finale.


Prey takes its cues from 1987’s Predator in terms of simplicity and bloody action-horror. Its cultural specificity and period setting lend a sweeping period epic feel and introduce emotional stakes through its memorable characters. Set in the Great Plains in 1719, Prey introduces Naru (Amber Midthunder), a young Comanche woman uninterested in fulfilling the domestic role her tribe expects of her. Naru wants to hunt, like her brother and respected hunter Taabe (Dakota Beavers). She sets out to test her mettle and protect her tribe when an unknown threat emerges across the ridge. Prey may take place three centuries before Predator, but it’s not a prequel so much as it is a thrilling film in conversation with the original.


SAW (2004)

Two strangers awaken in a room with no recollection of how they got there, but soon find themselves caught in a deadly game in James Wan and Leigh Whannell’s twisty franchise starter. It’s a modern horror classic, and Hulu has nearly the entire film collection available at your fingertips. Perhaps a marathon is in order?


Splinter Best hulu horror


In this fun creature feature, a road trip gets stalled out by the unexpected. A young couple sets off for a romantic camping getaway but gets car-jacked by an escaped convict and his girlfriend. Then they get a flat tire that prompts them to seek help from a nearby gas station. Something is gravely wrong there, and the foursome must team up against a bizarre parasite infecting everything. It’s a single-location thriller with inventive creature work.


Julia Ducournau finds unique, transgressive ways to use body horror that trigger instant revulsion yet garner instant empathy. Alexia is an anti-heroine, borderline sociopathic, and thoroughly magnetic, thanks to her shocking acts. Alexia’s serial killer instincts evolve into something else as she finds a bizarre father figure as broken as she is. Titane throws everything at its audience in an aggressive style. Visceral, cringe-worthy violence, tenderness, and bizarre sexual encounters.

Tragedy Girls

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Starring Brianna Hildebrand (The Exorcist TV series, Deadpool) and Alexandra Shipp (X-Men: Apocalypse) as two social media obsessed teens with an ambition to achieve modern horror legend fame, Tragedy Girls brings equal parts biting wit and a delightfully large, violent body count. Director Tyler MacIntyre does a great job playing with the tropes of slashers while taking it in twisted, new directions, making this one destined for cult classic status. A lighthearted horror comedy that succeeds at its goal to entertain makes this a rare gem amidst the current trend of super serious genre films.




Connected by a wraparound that sees a group of misfits hired to break in and steal a rare VHS tape, this found footage style horror movie offers five separate segments in addition to the framing narrative. This anthology launched a franchise that’s still going strong, and you can also pair it with sequel V/H/S/2 that’s also streaming on Hulu.

When Evil Lurks

Writer/Director Demián Rugna broke onto the horror scene with 2017’s aptly titled Terrified (Aterrados), a paranormal tour de force of shocking imagery and genuine scares. Rugna continues that streak with his latest, When Evil Lurks, which includes the central theme of infectious evil. This time, however, the Argentinian filmmaker shifts gears to take on possession horror, and he’s unafraid to spill buckets of blood and offer up jaw-dropping violence. Go in blind on this possession horror, and brace yourself for a gnarly ride ahead. 

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