You can enjoy a few bumps in the night any time of the year. In fact, people who like scary movies and TV shows tend to crave the thrill of a good scare all year long. There is a lot of scary material out there, ranging from gorefests and haunted encounters to existential horrors.
But to help you out (read: make things scary), we’ve put together a list of the 19 scariest things you can stream right now.
10 Scariest Movies You Can Stream Right Now
In this story set in England in the early 1900s, Edith (Mia Wasikowska) marries the sexy Sir Thomas Sharpe (Tom Hiddleston) and is swept away to his gothic house. Lady Lucille, Thomas’s sister played by Jessica Chastain, is also living with the newlyweds. She is in charge of keeping the family’s secrets safe. Edith, who is new to her new family and far from home and comfort, starts to see ghosts actually coming out of the woodwork and tries to figure out what’s going on with them.
Hey, Mike Flanagan! It’s great to see you again. A year before working on The Haunting of Hill House, Mike Flanagan did something that many people thought was impossible: he turned Stephen King’s book Gerald’s Game into a movie.
Flanagan gave one of the scariest versions of a story that no one thought could be made into a movie. Gerald’s Game goes to the next level thanks to Carla Gugino’s one-woman show (Spy Kids). It shows that incredibly complicated stories can become scary works of art with enough skill and persistence.
Guillermo Del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities
As if one scary story wasn’t enough, Guillermo del Toro, who won an Oscar, is making up eight more. This is an anthology horror series where eight directors, chosen by del Toro himself, take on scary stories with big names in the cast.
People in del Toro’s creepy world, like a graveyard caretaker who also steals graves for a living and a small-town sheriff who is looking into a string of horrible missing person cases, are stepping into the unknown and playing on our deepest fears.
In the Tall Grass
This is another version by Stephen King. This time, his son and fellow author Joe Hill helped out. King wrote one of his less well-known stories called “In the Tall Grass.” It’s about a brother and sister who go into a field because they hear a boy crying out for assistance. They finally understand that there might be no way out. The movie has one of King’s best ends ever, and it’s full of twists and turns.
Luther: The Fallen Sun
Going to happen… Plus, Idris Elba is back as Detective Chief Inspector John Luther. Based on the popular British show of the same name, Luther: The Fallen Sun puts our moody main character in jail while a horrible serial killer terrorizes London.
Luther is an unbeatable force, just like in the show. In this case, though, the agent is on the run and trying to find the bad guy. This game of cat and mouse will keep you interested in Luther whether you’re a fan or new to the world.
Listen to us: If you don’t count the Scream movies, the TV show is a real surprise, and it has all the things you’d expect from the movies: teen drama, nods to old horror movies, and lots and lots of death. The first two seasons don’t have the famous Ghostface or his voice (that comes in Season 3), but the stories are just as addicting as Riverdale’s. Many people didn’t think much of this show when it first came out, but it’s great to see it again.
The Haunting of Bly Manor
In the second movie in The Haunting series, Victoria Pedretti plays Dani, an American au pair who comes to the manor’s name to take care of two young children. Dani starts seeing ghosts that scare her at her country home, but she has no idea that the estate has a scary history.
By weaving together the scariest secrets of the characters with supernatural events, The Haunting of Bly Manor shows us that the real horror lies in the bad memories we’re trying to forget.
A strong storm destroys David’s (Thomas Jane) and Billy’s (Nathan Gamble) home in Maine, so they have to go into town to get food and other things they need. As they get closer to the store, a thick fog rolls in and blocks their view of everything.
The group of strangers must work together to stay alive in the store with other customers. But the strange mist isn’t the only thing that could be dangerous; outside, dangerous creatures are showing themselves.
Texas Chainsaw Massacre
In the follow-up to the classic killer movie from 1974, Leatherface is back, and this time he’s going after gentrifiers one by one. There is a group of young foodies and social media stars who go to a Texas ghost town with big eyes and ready to take pictures.
The group’s plans to turn the isolated town into a social media paradise are thrown off when Leatherface shows up. His bloody past comes back to him right away as he hunts the group of young people who are disturbing his hiding place. We hope they took all of their selfies first.
Fear Street Trilogy
You like scary movies, right? Does the thought of a scary psychopath with a knife sound like something that would make your Friday night more exciting? Then you should read the Fear Street series. The series is like classic horror movies like Scream, Friday the 13th, and The Witch. It has three stories that take place in different times (1994, 1978, and 1666).
One of the best kills ever seen on TV is also in it. (You’ll know which one to watch after watching Part 1). You can watch all three, so you don’t have to wait years for the next ones. For horror fans, one more thing: this trilogy is based on the famous Fear Street books by R.L. Stine, who also wrote Goosebumps. So while you watch, you can enjoy knowing that.