19 Best horror movies currently streaming on Hulu

Pilou Asbaek as Wafner in the film, OVERLORD by Paramount Pictures via Paramount Pictures webmaster
Pilou Asbaek as Wafner in the film, OVERLORD by Paramount Pictures via Paramount Pictures webmaster /
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Into The Dark — “Pooka” – A struggling actor gets a holiday season job as a Christmas character in a plush suit to promote the hottest toy of the year, ÒPooka.Ó At first itÕs a fun and friendly distraction, but he slowly develops two personalities–one when heÕs in the suit, and one thatÕs outside it–as Pooka slowly starts to take possession of him. This unconventional monster movie is directed by Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Nacho Vigalondo, the visionary behind the acclaimed 2016 Kaiju film COLOSSAL. Ty (Jonny Berryman), shown. (Photo by: Richard Foreman, Jr. SMPSP/Hulu)
Into The Dark — “Pooka” – A struggling actor gets a holiday season job as a Christmas character in a plush suit to promote the hottest toy of the year, ÒPooka.Ó At first itÕs a fun and friendly distraction, but he slowly develops two personalities–one when heÕs in the suit, and one thatÕs outside it–as Pooka slowly starts to take possession of him. This unconventional monster movie is directed by Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Nacho Vigalondo, the visionary behind the acclaimed 2016 Kaiju film COLOSSAL. Ty (Jonny Berryman), shown. (Photo by: Richard Foreman, Jr. SMPSP/Hulu) /

Underrated masterpieces

Depraved

A modern version of Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” starring David Call and Joshua Leonard. Not loved by audiences, but is a critical darling so if you’re one of those people who only seek out films with critical acclaim then here’s one to try out. Suffering from PTSD, a former army medic works to create life in the form of a man built from cobbled-together body parts. Birthing his creation, Adam turns out to be easy, it’s teaching him how to live in a dark and troubled world that becomes the real challenge.

The Host

Before Bong Joon-ho made history at the Academy Awards he was best known for making The Host. A South Korean monster movie that centers around a community struggling to fight a giant Nessie-like creature in the Han River. The film has a powerful political message of government power and abuse shown through the act of dumping chemicals in a river despite the many civilians who live on its banks. Starring Kang-ho Song, Hee-Bong Byun, and Hae-il Park.

Hounds of Love

Inspired by the crimes of David and Catherine Birnie who kidnapped and murdered four women in 1986, the film is a fictional take on the case but is no less upsetting. About a young girl named Vicki Maloney who falls into the clutches of a seemingly nice couple, John and Evelyn White. She realizes that the only way to survive is to drive a wedge between the killer couple. It stars Ashleigh Cummings, Emma Booth, and Stephen Curry.

Lords of Chaos

An interesting film that’s adapted from a work of fiction but mixed in with real history. The story is a historical fictional account of the early 1990s Norwegian black metal scene and the singer Euronymous, co-founder of the band Mayhem and a central figure in metal culture. Euronymous, legally known as Øystein Aarseth, was murdered by his former bandmate Varg Vikernes.

The film showcases both the crime and the buildup from Aarseth’s perspective with a dramatic Satanic flair. Don’t watch if you’re looking for a “watch Hulu and chill movie”, it’s dark. Starring Rory Culkin, Emory Cohen, Jack Kilmer, and Sky Ferreira.

Pooka!

This isn’t technically a movie but an episode in the Hulu series Into the Dark. However, because the episodes aren’t connected and they’re all just a little under two hours, I consider them all to be movies.

Pooka! is probably the most popular “episode” yet and Pooka himself has been named Hulu’s first homegrown horror icon. About an unemployed actor that’s hired become the mascot for a Christmas toy: Pooka. However, the costume he’s hired to wear appears to be alive. Or is he just going insane? Starring Nyasha Hatendi, Latarsha Rose, Jon Daly

Pooka! was given a sequel, Pooka Lives! that was released on Hulu on April 3, 2020.

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