In 2019, the number of movie streaming services around makes it easy for horror fans to find the shocks and scares that they crave. However, the biggest question may be in deciding which one of these excellent services to use. To help you make that decision, let’s break down the most important points to consider with each of the main options.
Netflix Has a Big Mixture of Content
Netflix is the world’s most popular streaming service, with a reported customer base of close to 150 million paying subscribers. This means that the company was able to spend some $8 billion on content in 2018 alone.
At the time of writing, Netflix had just brought out a spine-chilling trailer for a new French series called Marianne. It is about a novelist who has to write books to try and protect herself against the powers of a witch who has been trailing her for years. The trailer itself, which you can watch above, has received a lot of attention.
You can also browse the list in the Horror Movies category on the official Netflix site. This is split into subcategories such as Comedies, Asian Movies, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Thrillers, and New Releases. Among the many titles found here are Scary Movie, Sabrina, Dark Shadows, and Resident Evil.
Amazon Prime Offers Individual Film Prices
The latest figures suggest that this service is available to around 100 million people, as of the end of 2018. However, as Amazon Prime Video is part of the overall Prime benefits scheme, it isn’t known exactly how many of these people use the streaming service.
A look at the current list of the scariest titles on offer here brings up names such as Grimm Season 3, True Blood Season 4, A Quiet Place, and 30 Miles from Nowhere. There are hundreds of pages of horror titles for you to go through, with a massive mixture of films and series in there.
If you want to just want some horror action now and then, it is also possible to pay on an individual basis rather than subscribe to the full service.
Shudder is Dedicated to Terror
Shudder is a streaming service that is especially dedicated to bringing us films that make our skin crawl. It currently has an offer that lets you join for free for a period of seven days, while the service can be streamed using a range of devices such as smartphones, tablets, Roku, and the Xbox One.
It has a big range of hugely popular classics and franchises like The Evil Dead, Halloween, Hellraiser, and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. You can also find less well-known titles such as Terrified, Heathers, and a Christmas Horror Story. The site is easy to navigate. If you have ever used Netflix then you will instantly feel at home, as it is a similar sort of set-up in terms of the user interface.
However, Shudder isn’t available for use in every country. If you can’t access it in your home country then you could consider using a VPN on a Kodi device to access the likes of The Fright Night Kodi instead. On this website, you will find reviews and breakdowns of some of the top choices currently on the market, such as NordVPN, PrivateVPN, and ZenMate, which can help you get in on the action no matter your country of residence.
Hulu Has a New App
Another option for getting your share of thrills at any time is with the Hulu streaming service. They have recently redesigned their app to make it easier to use, and simpler for users to find new content on.
If you are looking for something to chill your blood, you will find horror classics from the 20th century as well as more recent releases, like Friday the 13th, The Shining, Honeymoon, and the Clovehitch Killer. The Hulu brand has grown impressively in recent years, with the service reaching a total of close to 76 million subscribers in 2019.
Any one of these movie streaming options is likely to give you endless hours of thrills at home, so it is just a case of checking them to see which one you are most comfortable with.