19 horror movies to stream in May

The Annabelle doll in New Line Cinema’s horror film “ANNABELLE COMES HOME,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.
The Annabelle doll in New Line Cinema’s horror film “ANNABELLE COMES HOME,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. /

Another month begins, and we are all in search of horror movies to stream! Streaming services like Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, HBO Max, and Netflix are doing their parts to ensure that we all have an enjoyable May. Thankfully, we don’t have to wait for most of these movies since you can stream the majority on May 1. That being said, this list includes a few horror movies that we can look forward to throughout the month.

Hulu is making our May amazing with 8 great scary movies to stream.

Annabelle (2014) – A prequel to The Conjuring (which luckily is also on this list), this movie is about a young couple experiencing supernatural terror surrounding a vintage doll shortly after their home is invaded by cultists. This is the first movie in the Annabelle series and, funnily enough, the lowest-rated.

Beetlejuice (1988) – It’s not scary, but it’s the essence of Halloween, and it’s the perfect film to stream for the halfway to Halloween point. After a young couple experiences an untimely death, their spirits become trapped in their prior home as a new, strange family makes it their own. While learning the customs of the spirit world, the two hire a mischievous and malicious spirit named Beetlejuice to drive the family out.

The Haunting in Connecticut (2009) – After the death of their son, a family relocates to Connecticut to find that their new home has a sinister history.

IT (2017) – We all know this Stephen King classic. A group of misfit kids team up in the summer of 1989 to destroy a shape-shifting monster lurking in their small town of Derry, Maine.

Pennywise is available to stream in May
BILL SKARSGÅRD as Pennywise in New Line Cinema’s horror thriller “IT CHAPTER TWO,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. /

The Last Exorcism (2010) – This found footage film is about a documentary crew who follows an evangelical minister as he performs his last exorcism.

Apollo 18 (2011) – Coming to Hulu May 4. Old NASA footage from the abandoned Apollo 18 mission is discovered, showing three American astronauts on their secret expedition. As said in the movie’s chilling tagline: there’s a reason we’ve never gone back to the moon.

Alone at Night (2022) – Available to stream on Hulu May 5. A low budget slasher film about a young woman alone in a cabin being stalked by a killer with a crowbar.

Slash/Back (2022) – Coming to Hulu May 18. When a young group of friends discover an alien invasion in their small arctic town, they band together with makeshift weapons to save the day.

Amazon Prime Video is bringing 4 horror movies to the platform.

Carrie (2002) – No, not that one… or the remake. This TV movie follows the classic story of a shy, strange teenage girl who is bullied by her classmates and religious-fanatic mother as she develops telekinetic powers.

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) – Again, it’s probably not the first one you thought of, however it is the original. In a small town, a doctor discovers that his community is being replaced by alien duplicates.

Rise: Blood Hunter (2007) – After waking up in a morgue, an undead reporter vows revenge against those who put her there. For a poorly rated movie, the cast includes stars like Lucy Liu, Michael Chiklis, and Carla Gugino.

Shutter Island (2010) – A creepy story which takes place in 1954 following a U.S. Marshal as he investigates an institution for the criminally insane due to the disappearance of an escaped murderer.

HBO Max is welcoming 4 different horror movies to the site.

Parasite  (2019) – It’s not necessarily horror, but it certainly fits this list. This academy award winner for best picture is about greed and classism showing the symbiotic relationship between a wealthy family and a poor family in South Korea.

Parasite is available to stream in May
Parasite movie: Keon-kyo Yeo-jeong Jo in Parasite. Photo via EPK.tv /

Shark Night 3D (2011) – A weekend in the Louisiana Gulf is plagued by horrific shark attacks. The movie is directed by the late David R. Ellis who previously directed Snakes on a Plane (2006) as well as The Final Destination (2009).

Sorority Row (2009) – A remake of The House on Sorority Row (1982). After a prank leads to the death of their house-sister, members of a sorority are stalked by a serial killer. Quite frankly, I’ll watch it just because Carrie Fisher is in it.

The Conjuring (2013) – Available to stream on HBO Max May 8. The Conjuring, if you haven’t already seen it, is an amazing horror movie based on a true story. After moving into a farmhouse, a family of 7 is terrorized by a dark presence, leading them to get help from paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren.

Netflix is also here to help with 3 horror films to stream in May.

Dawn of the Dead (2004) – A remake of George A Romero’s 1978 film, Zack Snyder’s Dawn of the Dead is much more action packed than the original. A group of survivors seek safety from a hoard of zombies in a shopping mall.

Paranormal Activity (2007) –  This found footage movie is about a young couple filming their day-to-day life (but especially their nights) as strange and scary things happen around them.  Fun fact: I just re-watched this movie and decided that Micah, Katie’s boyfriend, is one of the worst significant others in the horror genre.

Vampires (1998) – Who doesn’t love a good vampire movie packed with action? The story is about a vampire slayer recovering from an ambush that killed his team. As he learns of a relic that would give vampires the ability to walk in sunlight, he does everything that he can to get it before the vampires do.

Next. The Blacklight: a fast-paced, crime filled thriller. dark

Which of these movies are you most excited to stream? Let us know in the comments!