Scariest movies on Netflix, HBO and Prime video
We start with some of the scariest movies that you will be able to see on these platforms. Prepare a good bowl of popcorn to see but be careful, lest they end up scattered all over the room if you get a good scare.
The first title on this list is Babadook, a film available in Amazon Prime Video. It tells the tragic story of Amelia who, 6 years after the death of her husband, sees that her son is terrified by a monster named Babadook that haunts him in his dreams. Things get worse when a book with the same name appears in his house, where said creature is shown. The boy’s hallucinations make him violent and unpredictable and Amelia, little by little, begins to realize that what her son was telling her may be real.
Based on a true event that the English police continue to classify as supernatural to date, Veronica is a film that tells how a girl and her two friends perform a ouija board to invoke the spirit of their father. This element used to summon the spirits breaks and Veronica, the girl, goes into a trance and ends up fainting. After this, strange things begin to happen, which makes him think that he brought a spirit back to the world of the living. This movie is available on the platform of Netflix.
In Annabelle, a film available in HBOWe will meet a man named John Form who is looking for a gift for his pregnant wife. Unusually, he decides to gift her a vintage doll wearing an immaculate white wedding dress. A short time later, everything changes when, on a horrible night, members of a sect invade his house and carry out countless atrocities. Among these, they invoke an evil entity that is now inside Annabelle.
The next movie, which you can find in Netflix and Prime Video, is called Insidious. Josh and Reani’s married couple, along with their three children, have just moved into an old house. Soon after, her youngest son suffers an accident and falls into a coma, which will unravel a series of paranormal events that will haunt the family. This will have to defend themselves as best they can from what is stalking them.
Let me in
In Let me inWe will meet Oskar, a boy who is bullied at school and lives without friends. But, luckily, she meets Eli, a girl her age who has just arrived in the neighborhood. This coincides with a series of unexplained deaths. Oskar believes that the girl is a vampire who caused these murders but, apparently, their friendship is above all. This title can be viewed on the platform Amazon Prime Video.
The movie of The orphanage is one of the best known and acclaimed English films of this genre. Laura returns with her family to the orphanage where she was as a child, with the intention of opening a residence for disabled children. Laura’s son begins to let himself be carried away by his imagination and this begins to disturb her more and more. To the point that he comes to think that there is a spirit that stalks his family in that house. We can see this movie in HBO and Prime Video.
Scariest series on Netflix, HBO and Prime video
Now we go directly to scary series most popular of these three platforms. You won’t be able to finish them in a single night but, at least, you have scares and terror for a while.
The curse of Hill House
We begin the list of series with one of the most popular of this genre. Is about The curse of Hill House a series that sets his story in the Hill House mansion. This series is an adaptation of the novel with the same name by Shirley Jackson. Some brothers who grew up in what, in the future, became one of the most famous haunted mansions in the country, years later they are forced to return after a tragedy and face what, in their day, lived with them . This series is available in full on the platform of Netflix.
Another of the great series that we can start to see on Halloween night is Channel Zero, which is available at HBO. This series dedicates each season to telling an original story of the most terrifying. It currently has 4 seasons, each with 6 episodes.
- The first season is called “Candle Cove” and tells how a child psychologist returns to the town where he was born to investigate the disappearances of several children, including his twin brother, in the 1980s.
- The second season has been named as “The No-End House”. It tells the story of a woman named Margot, who decides to visit the house of horrors with very strange rooms. Nothing will be as before in his life upon his departure.
- The third season bears the title of “The dream door”. It is based on the story of Alice, a young woman who has just arrived in the city, who discovers a series of strange disappearances that are connected with mysterious stairs in the worst neighborhoods of the city.
- The fourth season, with the same name as the previous one, shows the lives of the newlyweds Jillian and Tom, who hide secrets in their marriage. Upon discovering a strange door, those secrets come to light and threaten their lives.
The Serie The Exorcist, based on the original film The Exorcist, tells the story of a family that begins to notice strange behavior in their daughter Katherine. This situation worsens when you feel presences and hear voices in your home. To remedy this, they go to the young Father Tomás Ortega who will have to do the impossible to free his daughter from evil. This series is available in full (its 2 seasons) at Prime Video.
Continuing with the horror stories, we move to Asia with Folklore. A horror series of only six chapters available in HBO. The stories, which are each different, take place in six Asian countries: Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. These events are an adaptation of original myths from these countries.
On the edge of reality
We continue with an exclusive series of Netflix. Is about On the edge of reality, in which “normal” people share horrible true stories from their past. This series will recreate the hair-raising events from those stories.
The Serie The Terror
, they were not too complicated in looking for a name, takes us to the year 1847 together with an expedition of the Royal Navy that is sent to the Arctic. Once there, they are attacked by a mysterious predator that stalks the ships and their crews. You can see this series in Prime Video.
The most classic horror
Although in this article we have focused on those films and series available on these three streaming platforms, we could not ignore the true classics of horror movies. Some will be available on these platforms and others, without further ado, will have to rent them if we want to see them on Halloween.
We start with the classic among the classics of this genre. Your title is Psychosis and was first screened in 1960. A young secretary flees the city after committing an aimless robbery, stopping at a small motel to rest. Here he meets a young man named Norman who runs the place. Everything seems normal until this young woman is stabbed to death in the shower of her room. In this case, the movie will only be available in rent or buy in services like Google Play Movies or Apple TV.
In Birds, a film from 1963, we are told the story of Melanie, a rich young woman who buys some birds in a store to give them to Kathy. As soon as she reaches her house, all the maddened birds begin to attack her and the inhabitants of the area. A story directed by Alfred Hitchcock was a movie magician who, with a few simple birds, managed to terrorize everyone. This movie is only available in rent or buy in services like Google Play Movies or Apple TV.
Another great classic, and that served as an example for many other later titles, is the movie by The Exorcist, which premiered in 1973. The story of the demon-possessed girl whose family turns to a priest who acts as an exorcist to try to free her from the demon that possesses her. Again, the only way to visualize this movie is through rent or buy in services like Google Play Movies or Apple TV.
Sure that The glow it sounds a lot like one of the most famous psychological thrillers mixed with horror in history. The story is that of Jack and Wendy’s married couple who, together with their son Danny, go to a hotel in the middle of nowhere where they are totally alone. The room begins to unsettle when the boy sees strange things in the corridors and rooms of the hotel and his father, Jack, begins to go completely crazy. Despite being a 1980 classic, this film is available on the platforms of Netflix and Prime Video.
Finally, despite the fact that there are endless good classic horror movies, we could not stop naming the title of Poltergeist premiered in 1982. In this case, we are told the story of an American family that moves to their new home in the perfect neighborhood. They detect the problem when strange things and paranormal phenomena begin to happen for which there is no explanation. We can see this movie in Amazon Prime Video.