Halloween is already right around the corner. Here are five Hulu movies you can watch to prep you for the big night.
If you are looking for some Hulu movies to watch on Halloween weekend, you came to the right place. Like every streaming service, Hulu has loaded up its content library with a lot of movies that fit within the Halloween season.
Rather than give you five random horror movies, I thought I would give you the best movie from five different horror categories. Without further adieu, lets jump into it.
Best Thriller: A Quiet Place
John Krasinski’s horror/thriller was one of 2018’s biggest surprises. Carried by two excellent lead performances from Krasinski and Emily Blunt, A Quiet Place is a great movie to keep you on the edge of your seat for 90 minutes.
The basic premise of the movie is if you make a sound in this post-apocalyptical world, you will be brutally killed by alien creatures. While this sounds like a simple plot, Krasinksi did an excellent job of making us care for our main family.
The best horror movies are ones where we as an audience care about the fate of our main characters and A Quiet Place fits that bill to a T. Child actors can be hit or miss at times but the kids in A Quiet Place did an incredible job in holding their own with Krasinski and Blunt.
If you didn’t see the movie a year ago, this Halloween will be a good time to watch it as a sequel will be hitting theaters in March of 2020.
Best Sci-Fi: The Terminator
It can be easy to forget just how good the original Terminator movie was and it can be easier to forget that the first installment of the legendary franchise is more of a horror movie than the action-heavy sequels that followed it.
While the special effects can be bad at times and a few scenes are a bit dated, The Terminator still holds up and is arguably a better movie than the wildly popular sequel, Terminator 2: Judgement Day.
T2 is definitely a better-made movie thanks to its budget and James Cameron being more refined as a director. With that said, The Terminator’s story is really tight and Arnold Schwarzenegger’s T-800 is one of the more menacing villains in movie history.
With Terminator: Dark Fate due out Nov. 1, The Terminator is a great watch to get you ready for Halloween and the newest movie of the franchise.
Best for Gore: Saw
While the sequels to the original Saw have more gore, this is definitely the best movie of the franchise. In his directional debut, we saw the type of talent James Wan possesses, and we shouldn’t be surprised about where he is as a director today.
The premise is simple yet works perfectly. The reveal at the end still works and is one of the more shocking twists in any horror movie. Hearing Jigsaw for the first time is about as ominous a sound could possibly be and is still horrifying in 2019.
Best for Monsters: Cloverfield
Found footage horror movies have been a popular plot device in the genre since The Blair Witch Project. While their use can be hit or miss at times, Cloverfield is about as good of a giant monster movie in this format could have been.
Produced by JJ Abrams and directed by Matt Reeves, Cloverfield knows how to keep you on the edge of your seat and when to show Clover (the monster). The found-footage aspect makes everything feel so real and makes you much more attached to the main characters.
Cloverfield is truly one of a kind and one of the best giant monster movies of all time. If you are someone who skipped out on this because of the found footage aspect, this Halloween is a great time for a first watch.
Best Comedy: Evil Dead 2
The first Evil Dead is also on Hulu, but its sequel is superior in every way. Director Sam Raimi took everything great about The Evil Dead and put it in Evil Dead 2 and cut out all of the fluff.
If you took an out of context five-second clip from Evil Dead 2, you might think its a terrible movie. I can assure you that every single person involved in the movie knows exactly the type of movie they were making and the end product is one of the greatest horror movies of all time.
The horror elements are actually quite good and there are some nice jump scares littered throughout. But at the end of the day, you are watching this movie because you want to have a smile on your face from start to finish.