Are you looking to get the scare of your life with the best horror movies? Whether you’re a die-hard horror fan or simply searching for a Netflix thrill, there’s something for everyone to be streaming. Beyond big-name hits, there are plenty of hidden streaming gems that can make watching horror movies a truly spine-tingling experience.
Not a week goes by without it hitting theaters. a horror premiereone of the worst sensations for human beings, but one that, curiously enough, seems to be enjoyed the most, as long as it is through the screen.
Some films manage to generate terror in the viewer for everyday acts, such as taking a shower after watching “Psycho”.
Pass a good time is now easier than ever thanks to all the streaming platforms available in Spain, whose catalogs can’t miss the titles of the movies that have given viewers the hardest time over the decades.
Below is a selection of titles considered almost unanimously as the best in history in this film genre detailing on which streaming platform they can be contemplated.
–“Psychosis” (Alfred Hitchcock, 196o): Adaptation of Robert Bloch’s novel of the same name about the disturbing Bates Motel, its peculiar manager Norman, his particular relationship with his mother. No one ever took a quiet shower again after seeing this film. The violin beats of its soundtrack composed by the incomparable Bernard Hermann are unnerving. Available on Filmin.
–“The Exorcist” (William Friedkin, 1973): “Look what your filthy daughter has done.” Poor Regan can only count on the help of Father Karras to expel the demon that has taken possession of her body. Chilling and with a superb soundtrack by Mike Oldfield. Available on Prime Video.
–“The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” (Tobe Hooper, 1974): Inspired by real psychopaths and serial killers like Ed Gein, one of the most disturbing films with a deranged family inhabiting a farmhouse lost in the middle of nowhere butchering a group of young, unsuspecting travelers. Available on Netflix.
–“Alien, the eighth passenger”. (Ridley Scott, 1979): “In space no one can hear you scream” was one of the claims for a pioneering film that mixed horror and science fiction. Initiator of a saga that still continues with multiple sequels around xenoform with blood capable of dissolving metals and with a horrifying method of propagation culminating in a “birth” that remains one of the most shocking sequences in the history of cinema. Available on Disney+.
–“The Shining” (Stanley Kubrick, 1980): Based on Stephen King’s novel of the same name, the alcoholic author (played by Jack Nicholson) charged with his family’s winter caretaking of the Overlook Hotel will discover that they are not alone in the snow. Available on HBO Max.
–“Infernal Possession” (Sam Raimi, 1981): It’s never a good idea to open a book bound in human skin and start reading aloud whatever sentence appears on its pages that looks like it was also written in human blood, as the young hikers who find this lost copy of the Lovecraftian Necronomicon in a cabin lost in the middle of a forest will discover. Available on Movistar+.
–“The Thing” (John Carpenter, 1982): Remake of “The Enigma of Another World” (Christian Niby, 1951) and first installment of Carpenter’s “Cosmic Horror Trilogy”, a polar expedition finds in the middle of Antarctica the remains of an alien ship and they transfer to their base the body of one of its passengers. The thaw will unleash a hybrid horror of animal and vegetable capable of adopting the appearance of either. Available on Filmin.
–“Final Destination” (David R. Ellis, 2000): There is no villain here informs of murderous psychopath, monster or supernatural creature. Death, with a lowercase M, is the threat that looms over all the protagonists in the form of a concatenation of coincidences, clumsiness and accidents capable of ending their lives in the most surprising and imaginative ways. After watching this film as well as the continuations of it one is afraid to live, like this, in general. Available on HBO Max.
–“The Ring (The Signal)” (Gore Verbinsky, 2002): Can a video kill? In this remake of the Japanese film “Ringu” (Hideo Nakata, 1998) yes. At least that’s what happens a week later to anyone who has viewed the VHS tape containing some strange images. And the one in charge of carrying out the murder will be a terrifying and pale young woman with very long black hair who literally comes out of the TV screen to catch her victim. Available on HBO Max.
–“Saw” (James Wan, 2004): Another film initiating a long-running saga that still continues in which the villainous Jigsaw locks up his victims and puts them in the predicament of causing (himself or others) heinous harm to avoid succumbing to a grisly death at the hands of ruthless mechanisms. Available on Prime Video.