My recommendations for horror movies to stream continue this week with my top picks for Hulu. This year, the service even has a special section entitled Huluween, where you can find plenty of horror genre staples like Hellraiser, Saw, A Quiet Place, Child’s Play, and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” However, per usual, I’m going to recommend some lesser-known content.
Little Monsters (Directed by Abe Forsythe): I have no doubt that this film and One Cut of the Dead will make my best-of, year-end horror movie list. Both are incredibly earnest, heart-warming films that do something unique with the zombie narrative. In this case, Lupita Nyong’o plays a preschool teacher who has to protect her class from the dead on a farm. Need I say more?
Ghost Stories (Directed by Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman): This was one of my favorite horror films from last year, a three-story anthology with a wrap-around that deals with skepticism and the supernatural. Generally, this is for fans of slow-born horror, so if you like that, then check this out.
“Intro the Dark: Culture Shock” (Directed by Gigi Saul Guerrero). Hulu’s original series “Into the Dark” has far more misses than hits, but “Cultural Shock,” which debuted on July 4, is the exception. This is one of the strongest political works of horror from this year, following the story of a young Mexican woman who seeks the American dream and risks her life to reach the border. At a film festival Q and A, director Guerrero called the situation at the border “everyone’s horror story.” Pay attention to her because she’s a name in horror to watch.
Next up, I’ll offer my recommendations for Amazon Prime. Happy spooky streaming!