In 2022, horror films are exploding in popularity. Even if you’re a horror film veteran, the search for great, memorable new scares is sure to keep you excited. With the right streaming apps, you’ll make your horror catalog absolutely massive. For those who are looking to invest in new streaming apps for their horror film nights, but do not know where to start, here are six streaming services that are perfect for horror fans:
Shudder has become the app for horror lovers. Not only does the catalog contain a massive amount of classic horror, but Shudder is now producing and distributing tons of fantastic indie horror and fantasy films (and shows)! For those that love the midnight movie genre, The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs will thrill you, and expose you to classic horror films (and new classics-to-be) every single week. For those that want to keep up with the horror scene, investing in a Shudder subscription is a must. Get ready to discover new favorites that you’ll be inspired by for years to come.
Kodi allows you to experience your horror movie nights in the most ideal way possible. Although not a traditional streaming service, Kodi allows you to customize the way you stream content and allows you to keep all of your streaming apps, your digital files, and more in a single, well-designed location. If you’re tired of using the bland user interface of your TV and hate having to jump between apps constantly, Kodi is here to make your entertainment life easier than ever before. The easy-to-use and easy-to-download nature of Kodi make it a perfect addition to any serious streamer’s library.
Screambox is akin to Shudder’s little brother. While not quite as expansive as Shudder, Screambox still holds some amazing horror classics and new content that’s meant to scare an entirely new generation. Screambox, unlike many other streaming services, will even allow you to save files for offline viewing (which pairs fantastically with the Kodi app). Screambox is primarily known for the number of cult horror films in its catalog. The Terror of Hallow’s Eve, Satan’s Slave, and other amazing horror cult classics will give you both laughs and screams to make your Friday night viewing party a smash hit.
When you can’t afford new streaming services, it’s easy to feel as though you’ve browsed your current services’ catalogs a million times, and still cannot find anything of quality to watch. For those on a budget, Tubi is here to make your year, with a free streaming service that has a catalog of thousands upon thousands of films and TV series. The amount of classic, foreign, and cult horror films on Tubi is particularly notable, giving you a free way to expand your horror library hugely. Since the app is free, it’s critical that you at least give Tubi a try in 2022.
While NBC’s official app might not sound like a go-to place for horror, the service has spent a lot of money to secure some of the most popular horror franchises. If you’re a completist, and like finishing a series (even when the quality may dip), Peacock will give you some solid horror franchise choices to explore. The fact that you’ll also unlock a catalog of quality horror films from several studies, and the ability to binge-watch popular sitcoms like The Office, and Parks and Rec, will make the subscription that much more attractive.
6. HBO Max
Speaking of huge catalogs of studio films, HBO Max sports some quality horror films. Over two hundred horror films are waiting for you on the app, and many of them are classics (and are from all around the globe)! The mixture of horror subgenres available in this selection will grab the attention of any longtime horror fan and will introduce newbies to some of the most important, memorable horror films in cinema history. You’ll also be unlocking many amazing original movies, television shows, and documentaries with your HBO Max subscription. After all, some of the most memorable, lasting scares out there occur within the documentary genre. Life’s a terror sometimes!
Time to Embrace Your Fears
With these six quality streaming apps, you’ll have a massive catalog of potential new favorite horror films to enjoy. Knowing that you’ll have thousands of horror classics and hidden gems to browse will make you more excited for you and your friends to get together for some memorable scares. Thankfully, many of these apps are either free or highly affordable, making them that much more attractive in 2022.