Not much is said about Hulu’s movie selection. The streaming service is mostly known for television but it does have a great movie library including the stellar Criterion Collection. I though it would be great to list some of the awesome horror films available now on the service. I tried to not include any that are on Netflix and I won’t be including any of the movies available through Showtime (With an extra monthly charge). With that said and in no particular order:
The Evil Dead- With “Ash and the Evil Dead” coming to TV next month what better time to watch the classic that started it all? The first film in the series isn’t really directly connected in the story to the rest as Evil Dead 2 basically remakes and retells it but it’s still well worth watching during the build up to Ash’s triumphant return.
House (1977)- This strange movie from Japan has taken on a second life in the form of midnight screenings. It plays annually to a usually packed house(no pun intended) at the Nuart Theater in Santa Monica California. If an art theater near you doesn’t screen it you should defiantly get some friends together and steam it. It’s certainly a movie experience you wont soon forget.
Cannibal Holocaust- This movie most certainly is not for everyone. It’s thought to be the most controversial film ever made and for good reason. An early example of found footage movies it was thought to be so graphic that at the Italian premier the director was arrested for obscenity.
Hatchet 2- This one came very close to making my Best sequels list. Victor Crowley is back and this time he’s going after an all-star horror cast including our own Tom Holland! This is truly one of the finest examples of how to make a slasher movie right and its fun as hell to watch.
Attack of the Killer Tomatoes- A great movie for any horror fan looking to laugh. Attack of the Killer Tomatoes is a parody of the early monster and invasion films and it does a great job at poking fun at them. It was such a cult hit that it eventually got its own Saturday morning cartoon.
Candyman- Based on the story by Clive Barker this is the film that made Tony Todd a horror icon, it doesn’t get much better than this. Currently in America Candyman doesn’t have a Blu-Ray available for sale. This is a great alternative for anyone who doesn’t want to waist money on a copy of it on that dying platform that is DVD.
The Blob (1958)- One from the Criterion Collection, The Blob is one of the most well known monster movies of the era. It will probably make you laugh to see what scared people back then but it’s still very much worth a watch. Keeping the history of film alive and available to the masses is one of the greatest things about these streaming services!
Puppet Master- After I saw this movie as a kid I started locking my toy chest before bed. The first Puppet Master, as well as 2, 4, 5 and Retro Puppet Master are all available on Hulu on top a several over Full Moon Productions. How much more killer dolls, gingerbread men and bongs could you possibly want?
Demons- This Italian movie with a kickass soundtrack is a must watch for any horror fan who hasn’t seen it. I was absolutely thrilled to see it available and it was one of the first movies I watched on Hulu. Demons was directed by Lamberto Bava and produced by Dario Argento and to this day remains their best work in my opinion. As I mentioned the soundtrack is great for anyone like me who loves Hard Rock from the 80’s.
Everything Elvira- Okay so this is totally a cheat but Elvira has so much great content available on Hulu. Her two full length films “Elvira: Mistress of the Dark” and “Elvira’s Haunted Hills” are there as well as several episodes of “Elvira’s Movie Macabre”. On top of that she filmed a special “13 Nights of Elvira” series just for Hulu last year. I’m so happy to she that she’s found a home in Hulu, hopefully she continues to put of new stuff with them but if not you could still spend the entire Halloween season on what she already has on there.