Best Horror Movies That Will Keep You Up All Night

There are different kinds of horror movies.  There are those that haunt you so bad that you need to leave a light on when you go to sleep. While others just rely on cheap jump scares to frighten you. Netflix, HBO, Crackle, Amazon Prime, and Hulu have a fantastic collection of horror movies that are sure to scare the living daylights out of you.


We have picked the most frightening scary movies of all time from each streaming service to get you in the Halloween mood. Just try not to spill your popcorn while watching these movies.

Best Horror Movies That Will Send Shivers Down Your Spine

Let The Right One In

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It is a vampire flick, in which only one character lives off blood, but that’s the only thing they have kept the same as traditional vampire movies. Eli looks like a typical 12-year-old girl when she befriends Oskar, a poor bullied boy who desperately needs a friend. It’s a typical boy meets girl story, except that the girl in question isn’t a normal sweet human girl. Just make sure you watch the original Swedish film, not the American remake.

  • Where it is available : Hulu

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Tucker And Dale Vs. Evil

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Let’s face it. Hillbillies have always gotten the short end of the pitchfork in most horror movies like in The Hills Have Eyes or in Wrong Turn and countless other movies you’re better off not knowing about. They have been depicted as murderous individuals who really enjoy slaughtering innocent families on vacation, travelers and sexually active college students just looking for a good time. This changes in this movie, Tucker & Dale vs. Evil, which depicts hillbillies as socially awkward fellows and the young college kids in question who are stereotyped against hillbillies and see them as killers. What follows is a parade of one-liners, gore, and a reminder that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover.

Where it is available: Netflix

The Autopsy Of Jane Doe

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If you ruled out watching The Autopsy of Jane Doe just because of its fairly dull trailer, you should change your mind and give the movie a chance. A mysterious corpse lands on the gurney of a morgue under the care of a man and his son. As they probe the body, strange things start to happen such as the lights begin to flicker and a terrible rainstorm traps them inside the building. Can the father-son duo discover the truth before it’s too late?


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Insidious is a thrilling supernatural horror film that follows Josh, Renai Lambert, and their three children who move into an old house. After encountering paranormal incidents, they fear that the house is possessed with supernatural creatures. This fear becomes true when their eldest son falls into an inexplicable coma.  The couple try everything to save their child, but dark truths about the haunted house start to unravel.

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Resident Evil

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Resident Evil is a 2002 action horror film written and directed by Paul W. S. Anderson and is based on a famous video game. A virus has been released in a secret facility called “The Hive,” and the complex computer shuts down the base to prevent infection from spreading. This infection turns people into mindless zombies. The parent corporation sends in an elite military unit along with  Alice, who is suffering from amnesia due to exposure to nerve gas. The military team must shut down the computer and destroy the facility before the virus escapes and infects everyone, turning them into zombies.

Train To Busan

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Zombie movies have been done to death and brought back to life because of certain classics. Train to Busan is another great horror movie that takes you for a thrilling ride. A career-minded dad is riding the rails with his neglected daughter when a Zombie outbreak strikes, causing savagery from corpses and living alike.

This movie is successful in building a whole cast of characters that you don’t really want to watch get eaten and some who you wish had died sooner. Train to Busan is one of the most heart-pounding zombie movies ever.

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The Conjuring

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The Conjuring is a paranormal horror film directed by James Wan. The plot of this movie is about a family who moves to one of their farmhouse located in Harrisville. Upon their arrival, the family soon discovers that the farmhouse is haunted.  So they reach out to paranormal investigators the Warrens for help. The Warrens come to the assistance of the Perron family. The movie has been well-received by the critics as well as the audience. The success of The Conjuring has spawned several related films and sequels.


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Hereditary is a supernatural psychological horror drama film. In this movie, a family suffers a loss when the matriarch of the family dies. The suffering gets vilest when the family find out horrifying secrets about their ancestors. It is a very rare horror thriller movie that will creep the viewers with subliminal messaging, often substantially linked to religious belief systems.

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The Witch

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Set in colonial New England, the austere film follows an outcast family expelled from their community. They have to try to make it on their own at the edge of some deep, dark woods. Grief, deception, hypocrisy and religious paranoia take hold, and the family starts tearing each other apart.

A Quiet Place

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John Krasinski directed a post-apocalyptic horror film called A Quiet Place. The story is about the Abbott family, including husband Lee, wife Evelyn, congenitally deaf daughter Regan, and sons Marcus and Beau. This family is striving to survive in a post-apocalyptic world where they are living in silence  because the world is inhabited by vicious extraterrestrial monsters with powerful sense of hearing. These monstrous creatures will to kill anything that makes the slightest noise. Around the world, audiences and critics hailed their experience, and hence it’s a must-watch movie.

Victor Crowley

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Written and Directed by Adam Green, this movie was released in 2017.  The new sequel describes the events of the original movie which was released around ten years ago. The most amazing fact about this sequel and its prequel, Hatchet, is that both the movies are based on a true story. It is a must watch movie for the new generation who are real fans of horror movies.

  • Where it is available : HBO

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Sleepy Hollow

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Sleepy Hollow is a gothic horror film released in 1999, which is an adaptation of the short story written by Washington Irving, in 1820, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Starring Johnny Depp, a police constable, Ichabod Crane, is sent to a village, Sleepy hollow, from New York to investigate a mysterious legendary apparition, The Headless Horseman.  The horsemanis accused of decapitating three people, a wealthy father and son, and a widow. Other notable stars in the film are Christina Ricci, Miranda Richardson and Michael Gambon.

  • Where it is available : Hulu

Ginger Snaps

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In 2000, a Canadian horror film Ginger Snaps was released. It is about two young sisters who are fascinated by death. One night of Ginger is savagely attacked by a wild creature. Ginger’s wounds miraculously heal but something is not quite right. Now Brigitte must save her sister and save herself.


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Based on the famous novel written by Stephen King with the same title in 1986, IT was released in 2017. Seven children in Derry are terrorized by the eponymous being. The wicked shape shifting creature has been terrorizing kids since a long time, and now it’s their turn. This movie also has a sequel that involves plenty of blood and several scary scenes.


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David Gordon Green is the man behind this American slasher film, released in 2018. The movie stars Nick Castle and Jamie Lee Curtis. The movie has multiple sequels and prequels, and this is the eleventh installment of the original film. It entails the story of Laurie Strode who confronts her longtime foe, Michael Myers. Michael has haunted Laurie since she  was able to narrowly escape his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.

  • Where it is available : HBO

So, Here’s the Challenge!

So, there you go. If you think you have the spunk to watch these movies tonight (with the lights off, obviously) then we would love to see you have a go at it. If you manage to watch all without getting goosebumps even a single time, we will acknowledge you as the ‘Bravest Person We Have Ever Seen.’ Let the horror begin!

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Taimoor Hussain Taimoor is an online security advocate and a streaming enthusiast who has been working in this industry for more than 2 years. He provides a unique angle on all the latest trends in the industry. When he’s not at work, you can find him supporting Manchester United or watching Netflix!

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