Every week we here at iHorror update you on what Netflix is adding to their line-up of horror movies and T.V. shows, leaving out other streaming services. Well, this week we dive into three of the other major streaming services to see what they have to offer you:
HBO GO: Fun fact: HBO GO is not just for watching Game of Thrones! HBO GO is awesome for having all their great original content, but at the moment they are lacking in the horror department. HBO might not have the biggest selection of horror movies, luckily though they do have a few great titles like Twilight Zone: The Movie! Where directors Stephen Spielberg, George Miller, Joe Dante, and John Landis remake some of the best stories from the original series. Like most anthology films it is a bit hit or miss, but it is still a fun time.
If you are looking for something more Lovecraftian than check out John Carpenter’s super underrated In the Mouth of Madness. Starring Sam Neil on the hunt to track down a famous author gone missing, In the Mouth of Madness is one of the best Lovecraft inspired films of the 90’s.
In the mood for some horror comedy where you can sing along with the characters? Right now Little Shop of Horrors and Young Frankenstein are ready for streaming.
Also available are Halloween H20, Prowl, Session 9, The Shining, Queen of the Damned, Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Hulu Plus: Hulu Plus is known mostly for watching TV shows, but it has a pretty decent movie collection as well. Much like Netflix you will have to dig through a lot of not so good titles, basically like digging through the cheap DVD bin at a gas station. The great thing about having a Hulu Plus account though, is having access to The Criterion Collection’s vast library of classic titles including David Cronenberg films like The Brood, Scanners (1-3), Peeping Tom, and Guillermo Del Toro’s Cronos. This include titles they have the rights to but haven’t released on video yet.
If Criterion Collection is a bit too classy for your taste Hulu also has access to most of Full Moon’s catalogue including the Gingerbread Man, Evil Bong, and Puppet Master films. Not sure how much longer these titles will be on Hulu due to full moon launching their own streaming services, so enjoy them while you can.
Also our favorite hostess with the mostess Elvira is at home with many of her hosted titles available to stream anytime. Everything from classic hosting episode to her recent 13 Nights with Elvira show where she hosts mostly Full Moon movies.
Like your class more sleaze than cheese? Lucky for you Hulu has access to some of Blue Underground titles including Maniac Cop (1 & 2) and The Blind Dead series. Blue Underground also made a deal with Full Moon so that they will be able to streaming over 50 of their titles soon on their streaming service. I am not sure if this will affect Hulu having their titles so enjoy them while you can!
Also available on Hulu Plus are The Decent 1 & 2, Candyman, Ginger Snaps 1-3, The Collector, 2001 Maniacs, The Blob, Cannibal Holocaust, The Eye (original and remake), Frankenhooker, Swamp Thing, C.H.U.D. 1 & 2, Grizzly, The Battery, The Beyond.
Amazon Prime: Amazon Prime has been stepping their streaming service game up a lot lately. Between getting past HBO series and documentaries as well as their own original programing they are setting themselves apart from the other services. Amazon also has exclusive streaming rights to A24 films giving them access to films like Tusk, Under the Skin, and Life After Beth.
Amazon also has exclusive streaming right to NBC’s Hannibal, which if you aren’t watching that show then you are missing out. Big time.
If you are looking for horror titles closer to the early years of cinema then lucky for you Amazon has access to Kino Lorber films including The Cat and the Canary, Nosferatu (The restored Kino edition), The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (restored Kino edition), and Kingdom of Shadows. Not only are these are the beautifully restored versions of these films, but these titles prove that age doesn’t matter because older horror films are still scary.
They also have a bunch of titles from Redemption which offers such classics as Virgin Witch, Requiem for a Vampire, The Living Dead Girl, Killer’s Moon, and The Grapes of Death. Which is pretty sweet they have access to some of their titles because Redemption Dvds and Blus sometimes run for a pretty penny or two.
Also included with an Amazon Prime account is Woman In Black, Dead Zone, The Town That Dreaded Sundown, the original My Bloody Valentine, Terror At London Bridge, The Hills Have Eyes Part 2, Day of the Nightmare, Phantoms, and I Bury the Living.
So whether you are bored with Netflix’s selections, don’t have a Netflix account, or just got your friend’s account info for one of these other services, we hope this helped you find something new to watch or a classic to revisit. What is your go-to streaming site?