I love horror movies.
Surprising, I know.
I have quite the collection, but even I run out of things to watch from time to time. That’s why I was so excited to discover that there are actually streaming services that specialize in horror movies. Yeah. That’s a thing.
Now, there are a few of these streaming services out there. Let’s look at the 3 I’ve found.
Frightpix has one big thing going for it. IT’S FREE. The movie selection isn’t great, but there are a few hidden classics in there – namely The Last House on the Left, An American Werewolf in London, and Suspiria.
The rest are mostly B-movies, straight-to-DVD types (*cough*Poultrygeist*cough*) that are good for a laugh but don’t have any real substance. Regardless, check out Frightpix if you want a quick, cheap horror fix.
Screambox is pretty cheap at $3.99 per month (or $2.99 per month with an annual membership), and it has a few gems in there – Scream 2, The Hills Have Eyes, Hellraiser, and The Prophecy series just to name a few. It also has the full Masters of Horror series, which is pretty great. It might have been more of a selling point for me if I didn’t already have them, but if you don’t, it’s definitely a plus.
Shudder is more expensive than Screambox at $5.00 per month, but this is the one I ultimately chose just because of the selection it offers. It’s got a wide variety from classics like Nosferatu to newer, critically-acclaimed horror like Let the Right One In.
Movies can be browsed in alphabetical order, or they can also be browsed by collection, such as Comedy of Terrors, Monster Mash, and A-Horror. The A-Horror collection was probably what sold me. I love Asian horror movies like Shutter and Audition, so the fact that they had their own section made me smile.
So if you’re looking for something to supplement your horror collection, my recommendation is a subscription to Shudder with a side-order of Frightpix.
How do you satisfy your horror cravings? I’d be interested to know what others think of these services. My experience so far has been positive, so I think I’ll keep Shudder around at least for now.