Hulu is stepping up the horror this holiday season with its upcoming December releases. From classic to modern and gore to psychological, Hulu has a movie for every horror fan to feel merry and bright. The season is chilly and the movies are chilling – here are Hulu’s horrific December releases!
The Final Destination series
On December 1, Hulu will be taking on all 5 films in the Final Destination franchise: Final Destination (2000), Final Destination 2 (2003), Final Destination 3 (2006), The Final Destination (2009), and Final Destination 5 (2011). These formulaic movies each start with the main character having a premonition about deadly disaster. Those who escape the large-scale death toll are not in the clear, as death comes after them in unexpected and ludicrous ways.
These movies are fun, and while the first one can be fairly suspenseful, the series isn’t meant to be taken too seriously. This December, binge the Final Destination franchise so you can finally have an answer to your burning question – can you cheat death?
Dawn of the Dead
December 1 brings Dasher, Dancer, and Dawn of the Dead (2004). Brought to life by George A Romero, James Gunn, and Zack Snyder, this gory zombie movie shows us what an outbreak of the undead would look like in a quiet suburban town.
This resurrection of Romero’s 1978 Dawn of the Dead is action-packed and full of upgraded scares. Its a fast paced, high energy movie that is guaranteed to entertain you.
From the prolific mind of Stephen King, Christine (1983) will be gracing Hulu’s streaming platform starting December 1. Christine is a story of a living car whose evil tendencies torment its innocent and geeky owner. Director and horror icon John Carpenter (Halloween, The Thing, They Live) is responsible for bringing the blood thirsty red Plymouth Fury to life.
The concept of a killer car sounds silly, but Christine has no trouble satisfying your hunger for 80s horror. Its an underrated classic that deserves your love this holiday season.
Whether you love it or hate it, it’s happening. M. Night Shyamalan’s The Happening (2008) will be available on Hulu coming December 1. Mark Wahlberg stars as a science teacher struggling to survive through a strange plague that causes people to commit suicide. Although Wahlberg is generally a fine actor, he delivers an awkward and cheesy performance in what is generally seen as Shyamalan’s weakest movie.
I suggest watching it with your friends for a nice laugh. Lets face it, the movie isn’t very good and the twist isn’t very satisfying, but it sure is fun to watch.
Don’t worry, the list continues! On December 2, Hulu will be giving us the gift of American Carnage (2022). Modern horror icon Jenna Ortega (Scream, X, Wednesday) stars in this movie about the terrors of the American political climate. American Carnage follows the children of undocumented immigrants as they are arrested by the government and put in a special program to help the elderly.
This topical horror flick is filled with humor, mystery, and good old fashioned American violence.
The Night House
The last horror movie to call Hulu its home this season is The Night House (2020), coming December 8. Director David Bruckner (The Ritual, Southbound, V/H/S) presents us with an atmospheric slow burn about a young woman, recently widowed, whose grief stricken nightmares become all too real.
A lake house in the middle of a secluded forest is the perfect setting for this psychological horror movie. Bruckner’s recent release, Hellraiser (2022) can also be found on Hulu to fill your watchlist this holiday season.
You can stream these horror movies on Hulu starting December 1st, 2nd, and 8th!
Which Hulu release are you most excited to watch this December? Let us know in the comments!