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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
Release Date: October 6, 2023
Why Watch It? Though divisive among fans, Exorcist: Believer has some nicely creepy moments.
Official Description: When his daughter, Angela, and her friend, Katherine, show signs of demonic possession, single father Victor Fielding must confront the nadir of evil.
Release Date: October 27, 2023
Why Watch It? Five Nights at Freddy’s streams on Peacock the same day it releases in theaters, so if you can’t make it out, at least you can stay in and watch.
Official Description: The terrifying horror game phenomenon becomes a blood-chilling cinematic event, as Blumhouse brings Five Nights at Freddy’s to the big screen. The film follows a troubled security guard as he begins working at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza. While spending his first night on the job, he realizes the night shift at Freddy’s won’t be so easy to make it through.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: 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.
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.
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.
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