Drew Goddard and Joss Whedon’s The Cabin in the Woods is so good that it’s genuinely shocking it didn’t take the top spot on this list. (John Krasinski and Sam Raimi just can’t be beat! ) Kristen Connolly, Anna Hutchison, Jesse Williams, Fran Kranz, and a just breaking-out Chris Hemsworth star as some unlucky college students who must take on a "Zombie Redneck Torture Family" as part of a centuries-old ritual managed by characters played by Richard Jenkins and Bradley Whitford.
In 2020, the streaming service has classics like Evil Dead 2 (1987), My Bloody Valentine (1981), and The Last House on the Left (1972) running alongside hidden gems like The Devil’s Doorway (2018) and massive hits like A Quiet Place (2018).
They’ve also got horror series, like American Horror Story, Castle Rock, and The Purge — plus the killer short films debuted as part of Hulu’s annual "Huluween" film festival.
How to watch: The Last House on the Left is now streaming on Hulu.
How to watch: Evil Dead II is now streaming on Hulu.
How to watch: A Quiet Place is now streaming on Hulu. Ash! Gets! His! Chainsaw!
This World War II horror flick, set on the eve of D-Day in Germany, is a thing of revisionist history dreams, with Jed Kurzel’s epic soundtrack, exquisite cinematography, some of the best zombie makeup in the biz, and Pilou Asbæk (aka Euron Greyjoy of Game of Thrones) as a villain you’ll love to hate.
How to watch: Paranormal Activity 3 is now streaming on Hulu.
How to watch: The Devil’s Doorway is now streaming on Hulu.
We’ve combed through Hulu’s horror catalogue (assuming you have no premium add-ons, of course), and selected the 13 best horror movies available to get you started. Happy haunting!
How to watch: The Cabin in the Woods is now streaming on Hulu.
How to watch: Texas Chainsaw 3D is now streaming on Hulu.
How to watch: My Bloody Valentine is now streaming on Hulu.
Northern Irish director Aislinn Clarke’s The Devil’s Doorway is in no way the first horror film to indict the Catholic church for its history of abuse allegations.
Texas Chainsaw 3D is without question the worst of the Leatherface films. (Don’t you dare drag the wildly misunderstood Next Generation into this! ) Still, there’s something uniquely fun about revisiting a movie sandwiched between the late 2000s reboot-and sequel-centric horror and mid- to late-2010s horror excellence.
How to watch: Into the Dark Seasons 1 and 2 are now streaming on Hulu.
How to watch: Hellraiser is now streaming on Hulu.
How to watch: Overlord is now streaming on Hulu.
But as far as landmark exploitation horror goes, The Last House on the Left is worth seeing at least once to round out your education on the genre and better understand Craven’s career.
How to watch: Let the Right One In is now streaming on Hulu.
Unleashing deadites on horror legend Bruce Campbell once more, Evil Dead II takes us back to that same cabin but in ways that are so much more entertaining they’ll make your head explode.