Looking for something to watch? Look no further! This list is accurate as of March 7th 2021.

Janet Leigh and Anthony Perkins star in Psycho

Psycho (1960)

Currently Streaming On: Prime

Written By: Joseph Stefano

Directed By: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles, John Gavin

“We all go a little mad sometimes”. A young woman disappears after stealing a large amount of money from her employer. Her secret lover and sister’s search for her lead them to the mysterious Bates Motel, where they meet the nice but odd proprietor – Norman Bates. This film is a classic for a reason, from the heart attack inducing score, to the excellent acting by Anthony Perkins, there’s a lot to enjoy about this film. Although some parts look a little dated, for the most part this film is timeless. So if you’ve not seen this classic yet, get to it! You’ll finally understand all those references people make…

Rose Byrne, Andrew Astor, Danielle Bisutti, Patrick Wilson, and Ty Simpkins star in Insidious: Chapter 2

Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)

Currently Streaming On: Prime

Written By: Leigh Whannell

Directed By: James Wan

Starring: Patrick Wilson, Lin Shaye, Rose Byrne, Ty Simpkins

“Is there something wrong with daddy?” After the events in Chapter 1, Josh and Renai move their family into his mother’s home, but the strange, paranormal activity begins again. In my opinion, this is the best instalment in the Insidious franchise, and it’s honestly rare you can say that about the second film in a series. It’s a bit faster paced than the first as we already know the characters, and the spooks are a little better. There’s also a fun ‘we’ve got a mystery to solve, gang’ element to the storyline, which is always fun in a ghost story.

Nick Frost, Simon Pegg, Kate Ashfield, Dylan Moran, and Lucy Davis star in Shaun Of The Dead

Shaun Of The Dead (2004)

Currently Streaming On: Netflix

Written By: Simon Pegg, Edgar Wright

Directed By: Edgar Wright

Starring: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Edgar Wright, Lucy Davis

“You’ve got red on you”. Shaun’s life is turned upside down when a zombie apocalypse begins. He teams up with his slacker friend, Ed, to save his loved one’s, as they head to the safest place he can think of – the pub. I honestly think that a lot of the best zombie films come in the form of horror-comedies – Shaun Of The Dead is possibly the best. Whilst most horror-comedies lean a lot more heavily into comedy within a horror theme, this film expertly blends the two genre’s, and adds a healthy dolloping of romance. What should probably be a mess, becomes a masterpiece.

Kathryn Newton, Brady Allen, and Katie Featherston star in Paranormal Activity 4

Paranormal Activity 4 (2012)

Currently Streaming On: Netflix

Written By: Christopher Landon

Directed By: Ariel Schulman, Henry Joost

Starring: Katie Featherston, Kathryn Newton, Matt Shively, Brady Allen

“He does not like you”. Alex begins experiencing paranormal activity after meeting her new neighbour’s strange son Robbie. It’s not the best film in the series; it’s not the worst either. It’s pretty much what you expect from the 4th film in a franchise. Just an enjoyable *enter ‘ah shit, here we go again’ meme here* kind of experience.

Tom Everett Scott stars in An American Werewolf In Paris

An American Werewolf In Paris (1997)

Currently Streaming On: Prime

Written By: Anthony Waller, Tom Stern, Tim Burns

Directed By: Anthony Waller

Starring: Julie Delpy, Tom Everett Scott, Julie Bowen, Vince Vieluf

“It was not from a dog. It was a werewolf”. A tourist in Paris becomes smitten with a beautiful, local woman, who is actually a werewolf. His life takes a drastic turn when he visits a nightclub and crosses paths with her again. Yeah, I guess it’s a little cheesy, but it’s fun! Silly werewolf movies are my guilty pleasure, so if you fancy a little a giggle in the world of horror, this can be the film you watch tonight!

Rick Hoffman, Jennifer Lim, Jay Hernandez, and L’ubomir Bokovy star in Hostel

Hostel (2005)

Currently Streaming On: Netflix

Written By: Eli Roth

Directed By: Eli Roth

Starring: Eli Roth, Jay Hernandez, Barbara Nedeljakova, Derek Richardson

“I always wanted to be a surgeon”. Three friends travelling across Europe are convinced to visit a particularly good Hostel. However, the Hostel has a very dark and sinister hidden agenda. With lots of squeamish moments, believable acting, and a chilling storyline, this film makes you feel kinda dirty after you’ve finished watching it. So yeah, it’s not for everyone, but you enjoy your gore and like your horror a little more on the extreme side, this is a must watch!

Katharine Isabelle and Tristan Risk star in American Mary

American Mary (2013)

Currently Streaming On: Netflix

Written By: Jen Soska, Sylvia Soska

Directed By: Jen Soska, Sylvia Soska

Starring: Katharine Isabelle, Tristan Risk, Jen Soska, Sylvia Soska

“Have you ever heard of body modification?” A struggling medical student is lured into the world of body modification as a way to make some extra money. This twisted film from the Twisted Sisters stars scream queen Katharine Isabelle. A fun body horror which delves into the interesting, underground world of body modification.

Ty Simpkins, Joseph Bishara, Patrick Wilson, Philip Friedman, and Rose Byrne star in Insidious

Insidious (2011)

Currently Streaming On: Netflix

Written By: Leigh Whannell

Directed By: James Wan

Starring: Lin Shaye, Leigh Whannell, Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne

“I don’t think bad wiring is the problem here”. When Josh and Renai’s son Dalton mysteriously falls into a coma, paranormal activity starts occurring in their house, but is it the house that’s haunted? Or their son? The infamous duo of James Wan and Leigh Whannell teamed up once again to bring us this revamp on the haunted house sub-genre. A compelling family drama at heart, this film delivers a new idea on hauntings and paranormal activity, providing some excellent spooks along the way.

Caity Lotz and Haley Hudson star in The Pact

The Pact (2012)

Currently Streaming On: Netflix

Written By: Nicholas McCarthy

Directed By: Nicholas McCarthy

Starring: Caity Lotz, Haley Hudson, Mark Steger, Casper Van Dien

“You live 16 years in this house, you have no memory of this room?” A woman who is struggling with her mother’s death and her sister’s disappearance is haunted by a strange entity in her childhood home. A creepy and twisty experience, this horror film often goes un-talked about, but is certainly worth a watch, all the way to it’s thrilling conclusion.

Lauren Cohan stars in The Boy

The Boy (2016)

Currently Streaming On: Netflix

Written By: Stacey Menear

Directed By: William Brent Bell

Starring: Lauren Cohan, Katie Holmes, James Russell, Rupert Evans

“You wouldn’t hurt me, would you Brahms?” A young woman accepts the job as nanny for an elderly couple’s child in the English countryside. She is disturbed to find that their ‘child’ is a doll, but there is more to the doll than meets the eye… This film is better than people give it a credit for. It’s not the mundane, Annabelle-esque film it seems on the surface, and is definitely worth a watch at least once.

David Tennant, Robert Sheehan, and Kerry Condon star in Bad Samaritan

Bad Samaritan (2018)

Currently Streaming On: My 5

Written By: Brandon Boyce

Directed By: Dean Devlin

Starring: David Tennant, Robert Sheehan, Kerry Condon, Carlito Olivero

“The only reason you’re not in that jail, is because you’re in mine”. A young man, Sean, breaks into a rich man’s home but instead of riches he discovers a woman who has been kidnapped chained up and gagged. Sean ends up embroiled in a cat and mouse game with the psychopath as he tries to rescue the victim. Starring two excellent British actors – David Tennant and Robert Sheehan. This film can get a little ridiculous at some points, but for the most part it’s intriguing, tense, and chilling.

Chelan Simmons, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and Ryan Merriman star in Final Destination 3

Final Destination 3 (2006)

Currently Streaming On: Prime

Written By: Glen Morgan, James Wong

Directed By: James Wong

Starring: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ryan Merriman, Chelan Simmons, Kris Lemche

“You’re more likely to die driving to an amusement park than dying at one”. Wendy saves her friends lives when she has a premonition of a freak rollercoaster accident. However, Death still wants to reap their souls, and it comes for them, in horrifying new ways. I feel this is the film where the series decided it wasn’t going to take itself seriously anymore, and honestly, I’m not even mad about it. There’s something fun about a horror film where you know what to expect in a ‘here we go again’ way. Also, the deaths are even more ridiculous for this film, and that’s what we’re most interested in by this point in the series.

Jackie Earle Haley, Rooney Mara, Kyle Gallner, and Katie Cassidy star in A Nightmare On Elm Street

A Nightmare On Elm Street (2010)

Currently Streaming On: Netflix

Written By: Wes Craven, Eric Heisserer, Wesley Strick

Directed By: Samuel Bayer

Starring: Jackie Earle Haley, Katie Cassidy, Kyle Gallner, Rooney Mara

“Why are you screaming? I haven’t even cut you yet”. When two high schoolers die mysteriously in their sleep, their friends start to realise it’s due to the strange recurring nightmare they all seem to be having featuring a killer who strikes whilst they’re asleep. To stay alive you just need to stay awake, easy right? As with any remake of a horror classic, this film gets quite a bit of hate within the horror community. Although it will of course never quite live up to the legendary original; this darker toned remake is good. Jackie Earle Haley also delivers an excellent performance as Freddy Krueger.

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