13 Horror Movies for Halloween

Here are some horror movies that are currently streaming:

  1. The Addiction – Criterion October Films: A dark and haunting film that presents vampirism as a type of addiction.
  2. Alien – Hulu 20th Century Fox: One of the greatest sci-fi, horror, and sci-fi horror films ever made.
  3. American Psycho – Peacock Lionsgate: A blacker-than-black comedy adapted from Bret Easton Ellis’ satirical 1991 novel about Manhattan yuppie serial killer Patrick Bateman.
  4. Velvet Buzzsaw (2019) – Netflix: An art-world satire with horror overtones.
  5. Jaws 2 (1978) – Netflix: A sequel to the classic predecessor.
  6. Unfriended (2014) – Netflix: A film that subverts found-footage horror clichés to deliver a surprisingly scary entry into the teen slasher genre with a technological twist.
  7. Bird Box (2018) – Netflix: A film about a mysterious force that decimates the population.
  8. Before I Wake (2016) – Netflix: A film that crafts a neat horror landscape of grief².
  9. The Boogeyman – Hulu.
  10. Huesera: The Bone Woman – Shudder.
  11. Unseen – Prime Video.
  12. Influencer – Shudder.
  13. Sick – Peacock.

According to a study, Prime Video has the largest horror movies library of any service. However, Tubi is noted to have over 30% of the best-reviewed scary movies. Other services with a good variety of horror films include Max, Paramount+, AMC+, and Peacock. If you’re looking for niche horror, Shudder is an excellent option. It’s always a good idea to check the specific libraries of these services as they can vary and update frequently.

I’d recommend Psycho (1960) directed by Alfred Hitchcock. It’s a classic horror-thriller known for its shower scene and the chilling performance by Anthony Perkins. The film’s influence on the genre of horror movies is immense, and it’s widely considered one of Hitchcock’s best works. Please check your local listings for availability.

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Mike Quinn / Leytonstone tube station – Hitchcock Gallery: Psycho (1960)