10 Best horror movies to watch online: It, Bird Box, A Quiet Place, and more

Looking for the best horror movies to watch online? Check out the list

There is no dearth of horror films on OTT platforms to give you that legitimate scares and make you afraid to sleep at night. You can take your pick from the Conjuring franchise and travel with paranormal investigators, unravel the mystery of a haunted doll, or watch John Krasinsky and Emily Blunt battling for survival in a post-apocalyptic world with their family. If straight-up horror isn’t entirely your cup of tea, there’s some jovial Bollywood horror-comedy to send some cheer your way. Here is a list of horror films that you might want to watch.

Best horror films on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Disney Plus Hotstar

1. It

Based on Stephen King’s adaptation of the novel, It is set in a town where a group of misfits are terrorised by a monster—in the form of a clown—which emerges from the sewer. However, there’s more than what meets the eye, and the kids realise that they need to overcome their own personal demons, in order to have a chance against the real demon. Directed by Andy Muschietti, the film stars Bill Skarsgard, Jaeden Martell, Finn Wolfhard and Sophia Lillis among others.

Where to watch

It streams on Netflix.

2. The Conjuring

The film that began the Conjuring universe, revolves around a family who moves into an old house (always the perfect setting for a good horror story). However, when a series of paranormal activities begin to take place, investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren have to come and help out the family before things take a darker turn. The film stars Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga.

Where to watch

The Conjuring is streaming on Netflix.

3. A Quiet Place

In a post-apocalyptic world where mysterious creatures are hunting down remaining survivors, a family struggles to stay alive in terrifying circumstances after losing one of their children. The film stars John Krasinsky and is also directed by him, and features Emily Blunt.

Where to watch

A Quiet Place is streaming on Netflix.

4. Annabelle

It’s never a good idea to keep a murderous-looking doll in your house. The film relates a series of paranormal happenings in a family after a man gives his expectant wife a rare porcelain doll named Annabelle. The character was a spin-off from the Conjuring film and spawned several sequels. Annabelle stars Annabelle Wallis and Ward Horton.

Where to watch

Annabelle is streaming on Netflix.

5. Bird Box

A post-apocalyptic horror film, Bird Box tells the story of a woman named Malory Hayes, played by Sandra Bullock, who tries to protect herself and two children from an entity that forces people to commit suicide.

Where to watch

Bird Box is streaming on Netflix.

6. Train to Busan

Nothing spells horror like Korean zombie horror. Train to Busan is a survival tale that follows a father (Gong Yoo) and son on a train that sees a zombie outbreak. They have to set their issues aside and work together with the remaining survivors before they become prey for the flesh-eating monsters themselves.

Where to watch

Train to Busan is streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

7. World War Z

Some more for zombie aficionados. World War Z follows Brad Pitt as Gerry Lane, a former United Nations investigator who has to travel the world, hunting for solutions to solve the current zombie outbreak.

Where to watch

World War Z is streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

8. Stree

Welcome to Bollywood’s brand of horror-comedy, just in case you can’t stomach horror entirely. Stree is based on the old folk tale ‘Nale Ba’ of Karnataka (Come tomorrow), and features Rajkummar Rao and Shraddha Kapoor in the lead roles. It focuses on the story of a witch who abducts men at night and leaves their clothes behind. In order to protect people from her fury, residents write ‘O stree kal aana’ on their homes (Come tomorrow).

Where to watch

Stree is streaming on Netflix.

9. Antlers

Antlers tell the story of a small-town Oregon teacher. When she discovers that a young student has a terrifying secret that could spiral out of control, she sets out to help them, with rather drastic repercussions.

Where to watch

Antlers is streaming on Disney Plus Hotstar.

10. It Comes At Night

You know sleep won’t come easy with just reading a title like that. It Comes At Night is a horror thriller based on a haunting entity. Two families must share a home to avoid the lurking threats outside while battling distrust and paranoia.

Where to watch

It Comes At Night is streaming on Amazon Prime Video. 

List of horror movies: streaming platform, IMDb rating

Horror moviesStreaming platformIMDb rating
ItAmazon Prime Video7.3
A Quiet PlaceNetflix7.5
Bird BoxNetflix6.6
Train to BusanAmazon Prime Video7.6
World War ZAmazon Prime Video7
AntlersDisney Plus Hotstar5.9
It comes at nightAmazon Prime Video6.2