Creepy Catalog obsessively tracks the best horror movies streaming on Netflix, Prime Video, Max, Hulu, Shudder, Peacock, Paramount+, and Tubi. You can check our individual guides for our selections from each platform. This streaming guide is a weekly round up of new releases and the best hidden gems streaming each weekend.
Here are the movies and shows that should be on your radar this weekend (1/26):
The Woman in the Wall (2024). Streaming on Showtime/Paramount+. A BBC suspense miniseries that begins with a woman (Ruth Wilson) waking up to discover a dead body in her home. With a history of sleepwalking and mental health issues, the woman isn’t certain she had nothing to do with the corpse. A detective (Daryl McCormack) investigates the crime and uncovers buried secrets in their small town. If you don’t have Showtime you can still watch the first episode for free.
Killing Ground (2016). Streaming on Tubi. A survival horror thriller movie about a couple who plans a romantic camping get away for themselves. Unfortunately, they discover a crime scene out in the middle of nowhere and begin a fight for their own survival. Killing Ground is also timely as it’s one of several New Year’s horror movies on Tubi this month.
Chowchilla (2023). Streaming on Max. A crime documentary that tells the wild story of an incident in Chowchilla, California in 1976 where three armed men hijacked a school bus. The bus driver along with 26 elementary and middle school children were transported to an underground bunker and were meant to be held for ransom. Fortunately the bus driver and children were able to escape after 16 hours of imprisonment. All three men served time and have since been paroled.
Silent Night (2021). Streaming on Netflix. New on Netflix Friday is this hidden gem of a British apocalyptic black comedy film that will be enjoyable to people who like movies about the end of the world. Keira Knightley stars as a woman hosting her old friends and their children for a fancy dinner party on the night that everyone plans to ingest suicide pills issued by the government in advance of an impending environmental crisis.
Beneath Us (2019). Streaming on Tubi. A horror thriller about a wealthy couple who lure undocumented workers to their home under the guise of offering them paid work. Once inside, the workers discover the couple has a whole other set of horrors for them. Movie fans who like horror as a vehicle to discuss capitalism might enjoy this one.
Grizzly Man (2005). Streaming on Freevee. Werner Herzog directed this dark documentary about Timothy Treadwell, a bear enthusiast who documented his time living amongst the bears in Katmai National Park, Alaska along with his girlfriend Amie Huguenard. Considered one of the best films of the 21st century, Grizzly Man shows Treadwell’s footage along with interviews with people who knew the couple and professionals who are familiar with the bears in Katmai National Park. It ends with an ex-girlfriend of Treadwells listening to the shocking audio Treadwell recorded of the bear attack that ended his and Amie’s lives, Herzog said it was the most terrifying thing he’s ever heard.
The Postcard Killings (2020). Streaming on Netflix. Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Famke Janssen star in this British drama thriller, new to Netflix on Friday. Morgan plays an NYPD detective who travels to Europe after the death of his daughter and son-in-law. He then teams up with an investigative journalist (Cush Jumbo) and the two work to track down the killer. The Postcard Killing got just okay reviews but people who like detective thrillers (and Jeffrey Dean Morgan) will enjoy.
This week in horror movie news (1/26):
- X (2022) will hit Netflix next week on Feb 1.
- David Fincher extended his contract with Netflix for three more years.
- The backstory to Netflix’s American Nightmare.
- Obscure horror movies most people haven’t heard of.
- Ben Affleck is directing a kidnapping thriller starring Matt Damon for Netflix (check out our list of the best kidnapping movies while you wait).
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