Even though Peacock isn’t the finest streaming service for horror movie enthusiasts, these 10 spooky flicks are worth a watch.
Streaming services have gained an enormous lot of popularity not just because of how simple it is to use them, but also because of how affordable they are and the vast selection of movies and television series that they offer. From the beginning of Netflix DVDs till the present day, there are various streaming services that offer their own original series in addition to a collection of fan favourites and hidden treasures that fans really should check out.
Peacock, a streaming service with a plethora of movies, particularly in the horror genre, was introduced by NBC Universal in April of the year 2020. Peacock is the place to go for the best horror movies, and as of right now, these are the ones that have the highest ratings on IMDb. These movies range from old classics to new releases.
Nosferatu The Vampyre: 7.5
A remake of F.W. Murnau’s 1922 German adaption of Nosferatu, Nosferatu the Vampyre is a horror movie from 1979 that takes place in the 19th century and is titled Nosferatu the Vampyre. The main character of the film is Count Dracula, played by Klaus Kinski, who currently resides in Transylvania but makes the decision to move to Wismar, Germany.
It all starts when a man named Jonathan Harker, played by Bruno Ganz, is dispatched to Dracula’s castle in order to present him with an offer of a home. As soon as he sees a picture of Jonathan’s wife Lucy (played by Isabelle Adjani), he gives in and decides to buy the house so that he can be nearer to her. As he makes his way to his new destination, he infects everyone he comes into contact with on the way there with a disease and then continues on his quest.
Black Christmas: 7.2
During the Christmas break, a sorority house is busy planning exciting preparations while simultaneously fielding mysterious and unidentified phone calls. The calls, which at first appear to be unproblematic and unremarkable, start to raise concerns once they become more frequent.
After a member of their sorority by the name of Clare (Lynne Griffin) goes missing, the other members in the sorority report the incident to the authorities, but the authorities do not conduct an inquiry. A search for a serial killer is launched after the body of a little girl is discovered in a park in the area. This discovery eventually prompts the police to take action.
Bob Clark’s film from 1974, “The Babysitter and the Killer Upstairs,” which was inspired by the well-known urban legend about “the babysitter and the killer upstairs,” combines the joy of the holidays with a chilling thriller that has become a much-loved classic over the years.
Drag Me To Hell: 6.5
Drag Me to Hell is a 2009 horror film that was directed by Sam Raimi, who is best known for creating and directing The Evil Dead trilogy. The film stars Allison Lohman and Justin Long. The main character of the film is a loan officer named Christine (Lohman) who is attempting to get a promotion that she feels she has earned even though it is not guaranteed to her. In order to demonstrate her value, she toughens up and turns down an elderly lady named Mrs. Ganush (Lorna Raver) for an extension on her loan, which causes Mrs. Ganush to fly into a rage. The fact that Mrs. Ganush is such an extraordinary individual causes us to curse Christine for what she did.
Christine finds out that if she does not break the curse, she would be relegated to the underworld where she will remain for all of time. She seeks assistance from a local psychic while there’s still a chance of it working out. Drag Me to Hell is a terrifyingly entertaining trip that has some of the most effective jump scares ever conceived by Sam Raimi.
In the year 2019, a mysterious disease has infected the majority of the world’s population, transforming its victims into vampires who feed on human blood. As a result of this spike, the blood supply has decreased, which has led to the newly created population of vampires becoming despondent. Ethan Hawke plays the role of Dr. Edward Dalton, a haematologist who is actually a vampire who is working on a solution to make a synthetic blood option that will rescue both humans and the population of vampires.
As the vampires devolve into repulsive animals, Dalton joins forces with a human survivor named Lionel Cormac (played by Willem Dafoe) in an effort to find a cure that will enable him to revert back to his human form. Daybreakers is a contemporary story about the conflict between humanity and vampires, and for some inexplicable reason, the film is regarded as being underappreciated.
Sleepaway Camp: 6.3
Even though Sleepaway Camp is sometimes categorised as a low-budget horror film, it is a film that not only merits a spot on this list but also has the potential to be regarded as a timeless masterpiece. Why? The slasher film from 1983 has served as an inspiration for television programmes such as American Horror Story: 1984 and dozens of films that centre on the archetypal killer intent on killing teenagers.
The main character of Sleepaway Camp is a troubled young lady named Angela Baker (Felissa Rose), who has recently experienced the death of both of her parents. After moving in with her aunt, she decides to send her daughter Angela and her son Ricky (Jonathan Tiersten) to a summer camp. At first, this seems like a nice idea; nevertheless, strange occurrences begin to occur while they are there. The campers begin going missing one by one, and the revelation of who the murderer is comes as quite a surprise, to put it mildly. There’s a movie from the 1980s called Sleepaway Camp that’s so terrible, it’s actually pretty funny.
My Friend Dahmer: 6.2
My Friend Dahmer is a horror drama released in 2017 that focuses on a young Jeffrey Dahmer during his high school years.
This version of Dahmer is awkward and introverted. This film is an adaptation of the novel of the same name written by John “Derf” Backderf, who attended the same high school as Jeffrey Dahmer in the past. Before he became the notorious serial killer known to the world today, the viewer is given an inside glimpse at what the notorious criminal was like in his younger years.
The movie builds up the suspense and focuses on what motivated Dahmer to become the monster he became as well as how he lived with the dynamic of his family, the children at school, and his macabre obsessions that got more unreachable as the movie progresses.
Body Bags: 6.2
Body Bags is a film directed by John Carpenter that was released in 1993 and is structured as a collection of short stories. Legends of the horror genre such as Sam Raimi and Wes Craven make cameo appearances, and even John Carpenter makes an appearance as The Coronor, a troubled coroner.
The first segment is titled “The Gas Station,” and it follows a disturbed serial killer named Bill (Robert Carradine). The second segment is titled “Hair,” and it follows a man named Richard Coberts (Stacy Keach), who not only receives a hair transplant, but also an alien infestation at the same time. Mark Hamill appears in the third and final segment, which is titled “Eye,” as a baseball player who suffers an eye injury as a result of a vehicle accident. After undergoing surgery for an eye transplant, he comes to the realisation that the former owner of his body has taken over his identity and is now using it to commit murders. The prior owner is a serial murderer.
Land Of The Dead: 6.2
Land of the Dead is a legendary zombie film directed by George A. Romero and released in 2005. John Leguizamo, Asia Argento, and Simon Baker are some of the actors who appear in the film. The plot of the film revolves around a planet that has been taken over by the living dead, and the few people that are left have barricaded themselves inside of a metropolis. As the zombies become more aware of their surroundings, they make their way toward the city, where they will find that they are not the only danger lurking within the protection of the city walls.
Open Grave: 6.2
When a man comes to in the middle of a big grave that is packed with dead bodies, he has no recollection of how he got there or who he is. After he gets out of the pit, he hurries to a nearby house, where he discovers a gathering of other people who have also lost their memories.
As the gang begins to piece together the circumstances that led them here, they come to the realisation that there is a threat among them, and that the person who may be responsible for bringing them together is a member of their own group. Open Grave is a low-key horror movie that features Sharlto Copley and Thomas Kretschmann, and it’s a gem that’s been hiding in the shadows, waiting to be discovered.
The Saw film series has become well-known because to the fact that it is one of the longest-running horror series and due to the amount of bloodshed that John Kramer and his followers have caused during the course of the series. Following eight iterations and with a ninth on the horizon, the most current film, Jigsaw, has acquired a fanbase due to the fact that it features new as well as classic turns and twists during the course of the film.
The plot begins 10 years after John Kramer, played by Tobin Bell, has passed away; however, due to several recent fatalities, there is widespread conjecture that he may not have passed away after all. After a fresh group of people are kidnapped and forced to engage in a new game, the police are left in a state of confusion as they attempt to track down a purported new Jigsaw Killer before it is too late. Jigsaw is one of the best movies because it is positioned in the middle of the list, which is where it falls.