15 Noteworthy Horror Movies on Peacock (May 2024)

What are the best horror movies streaming on Peacock?

Night Swim finally hits subscription streaming when it releases on Peacock on April 5th.

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Peacock is a new streaming platform (it went live July 2020) but they already have over 13 million paying subscribers. Peacock, owned by Comcast’s NBCUniversal, also has made a real effort to appeal to horror fans with many new releases streaming exclusively on the platform, as well as old horror classics. Here are some of the best horror picks currently streaming on Peacock.

Good Horror Movies on Peacock

Night Swim

Wyatt Russell in a pool in Night Swim (2024).
Wyatt Russell stars in Night Swim.

Release Date: January 5, 2024

Why Watch It? Night Swim provides jumps scares and a unique premise.

Official Description: A family moves into a seemingly normal home, unaware that a dark secret from the house’s past will unleash a malevolent force in the backyard pool.


Sick (2022).
Sick is a pandemic horror movie written by Katelyn Crabb and Kevin Williamson.

Release Date: January 13, 2023

Why Watch It? Thanks to the writing from Kevin Williamson (Scream 1996, I Know What You Did Last Summer 1997), Sick features smart, classic slasher action along with a modern sensibility.

Official Description: While quarantining at her family’s lake house during the pandemic, Parker and her best friend are threatened by an unexpected visitor.


Freaky (2020)
Freaky is a mashup of Freaky Friday and a slasher movie.

Release Date: November 13, 2020

Why Watch It? Freaky is a fun twist on both the body-swap and slasher subgenres. Kathryn Newton and Vince Vaughn are both excellent in alternating roles as a high-school girl and an adult male killer.

Official Description: When a serial killer’s mystical dagger causes him to magically switch bodies with a 17-year-old girl, the teen has 24 hours to get her identity back.


Triangle (2009)
Melissa George stars in Triangle as a mother caught in a deadly and mind-bending scenario.

Release Date: October 16, 2009

Why Watch It? The less you know about the plot of Triangle the better. But rest assured that it is an underrated gem that combines an effective psychological thriller with a low-key sci-fi twist.

Official Description: Five friends on a yacht encounter mysterious weather conditions that force them to jump onto another ship where they start dying one by one.

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
A multiplayer video game based on The Texas Chain Saw Massacre was released in August 2023.

Release Date: October 1, 1974

Why Watch It? It’s a classic that never gets old.

Official Description: On a weekend getaway in the Texas countryside, five friends fall prey to a masked butcher and his cannibalistic family.

The Night Eats the World (2018)

The Night Eats the World (2018)
The Night Eats the World is based on the novel of the same name by Pit Agarman.

Release Date: March 7, 2018

Why Watch It? The Night Eats the World is a quiet zombie movie that relies on character and drama over action and gore.

Official Description: The morning after a raging party, a young man wakes up to find the living dead have invaded the streets of Paris.

Train To Busan

Release Date: May, 2016

Why Watch It? As Creepy Catalog editor Chris Catt put it, “Train to Busan is an amazing zombie movie that manages to balance action and heart in a way that has touched audiences from around the world.” As such it is one of the most popular horror movies from Korea and for good reason.

Official Description: A man, his estranged daughter and other passengers become trapped on a speeding train during a zombie outbreak in South Korea.


Bliss was written and directed by Joe Begos (Christmas Bloody Christmas, VFW).

Release Date: April, 2019

Why Watch It? You want to watch something trippy/weird and slightly arthouse that is also vaguely a vampire movie.

Official Description: A hard-partying LA artist in a professional lull indulges in a series of drug binges and develops an unquenchable craving for blood.

Willow Creek

Willow Creek (2013)
Willow Creek is directed by Bobcat Goldthwait.

Release Date: June 6, 2014

Why Watch It? Willow Creek is a creepy found-footage film in the style of The Blair Witch Project (1999), but instead of a witch, it’s Bigfoot. It also has one of the best long takes in horror with a scene of stars Jim (Bryce Johnson) and Kelly (Alexie Gilmore) becoming increasingly frightened in a shot that lasts well over ten minutes.

Official Description: A couple camping in the California woods tries to capture firsthand evidence of Bigfoot’s existence and finds themselves face to face with a terrifying evil.

The Beyond

The Beyond
The Beyond is the second in Lucio Fulci’s “Gates of Hell” trilogy which also includes City of the Living Dead (1980) and The House by the Cemetery (1981).

Release Date: April 22, 1981

Why Watch It? The Beyond is one of the best films from Italian horror maestro Lucio Fulci.

Official Description: A young woman inherits an old hotel in Louisiana and, following a series of supernatural experiences, learns that the structure was built over one of the entrances to hell.


Release Date: April, 2015

Why Watch It? It’s one of the more unsettling babysitter horror movies and you’re in the mood to watch something very unsettlingly.

Official Description: While his parents are away, a young boy tries to protect his siblings after their new babysitter starts displaying strange behavior and making them participate in horrifying activities.

Ginger Snaps (2000)

Release Date: August, 2000

Why Watch It? Ginger Snaps is one of the most original werewolf movies and one of the more clever horror movies of the 2000s. The acting is exceptional and the screenplay is refreshing as well as rich commentary on puberty and femininity.

Official Description: A fearsome transformation takes place after a death-obsessed teen and her sister are attacked by a supernatural beast.

Sleepaway Camp

Release Date: November 18, 1983

Why Watch It? Because you long for some 80s nostalgia and campy horror. And want a twist-ending that is like no other in cinematic history.

Official Description: A shy girl is sent to a summer camp that becomes the site of a series of murders shortly after her arrival.


Release Date: September, 1983

Why Watch It? Because you’re in a very messed up mood, and want to watch something something with gratuitous nudity and way too much gore; yeah maybe skip this one…

Official Description: A Boston detective searches for the maniac responsible for murdering several university coeds and creating a human jigsaw puzzle from their body parts.

Nosferatu The Vampyre

Release Date: January, 1979

Why Watch It? Of all the Dracula movies out there, Werner Herzog’s Nosferatu the Vampyre has the most beautiful cinematography. It also presents a portrait of Dracula as a lonely figure that is as scary as it is heart-wrenching.

Official Description: Bald, pale, tired and cursed with immortality, Count Dracula moves from Transylvania to Wismar, where he spreads a plague of terror.

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Chrissy is the co-founder of Creepy Catalog. She has over 10 years of experience writing about horror, a degree in philosophy and Reiki level II certification.

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