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 picks streaming currently on Peacock.
Release Date: July, 2022
Why Watch It? This Peacock Original gives a modern twist on the sleepaway camp slasher. It was panned by critics. But some might still find it amusing. It’s just a shame Ryan Murphy did not make this movie.
Official Description: A group of teenagers at an LGBTQ+ conversion camp endures unsettling psychological techniques while being stalked by a mysterious masked killer.
Release Date: June, 2022
Why Watch It? Black Phone is a thrilling kidnapping movie. Ethan Hawke plays a compelling and evil character called The Grabber and while Black Phone won’t any Academy Awards, it’s an amusing horror movie that strikes all the right creepy cords.
Official Description: A 13-year-old boy held captive by a sadistic killer discovers he can hear the voices of the murderer’s previous victims from a disconnected phone on the basement wall.
Release Date: May, 2022
Why Watch It? You want to see Zach Efron, of High School Musical fame, in a horror movie.
Official Description: A couple must desperately try to hide their daughter Charlie from a shadowy agency that wants to harness her gift for turning fire into a weapon of mass destruction.
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.
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.
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.
Release Date: March, 2004
Why Watch It? Dawn of the Dead is a remake of 1970s zombie movie by George A. Romero. The director behind it, Zack Snyder, took the film to a whole new level and made it by many accounts even better than the original.
Official Description: While taking refuge in a mall, an unlikely group of Milwaukee residents fight aggressive flesh-eating zombies produced by a worldwide plague.
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.
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.
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.