5 scariest movies currently streaming on Max

Evil Dead Rise, Warner Bros. Production released April 21, 2023
Evil Dead Rise, Warner Bros. Production released April 21, 2023 /

Horror might be considered the underdog of all movie genres and not respected by the film industry, but we horror buffs recognize its worth. Horror is here to stay, and the genre is only getting more popular as more and more horror movies and shows are released.

Nowadays, there are so many streaming services providing horror content. We're talking new and old horror movies and shows, as well as original and licensed content. Max is one of the main streaming homes for some of the best horror movies. Often, we go back and rewatch some of her favorite horror flicks on this streamer.

Are you looking for something good to watch? If so, you should check out our list below of the five scariest movies currently streaming on Max. However, it's important to mention that whether or not you find these movies scary is subjective and depends on your personal preferences and tolerance for horror.

Evil Dead Rise
Evil Dead Rise, Warner Bros. Production released April 21, 2023 /

Evil Dead Rise (2023)

Directed and written by: Lee Cronin

Evil Dead Rise is a supernatural horror film and the fifth installment in the iconic Evil Dead movie series. It centers around the reunion of two estranged sisters that goes terribly wrong when flesh-possessing demonic entities start descending on the apartment building they live in. Now, they must band together to try to survive and save their family before it's too late.

Monolith's Lily Sullivan and Vikings' Alyssa Sutherland play the estranged sisters, Beth and Ellie. Joining them in the cast are actors such as Morgan Davies, Gabrielle Echols, Nell Fisher, Noah Paul, Richard Crouchley, and others.

If you're a person who scares easily, you'll probably be scared while watching Evil Dead Rise. There's a lot of violence and blood, and the way the demons look might frighten you.

The Conjuring (2013)

Directed by: James Wan

Written by: Chad Hayes and Carey W. Hayes

The Conjuring is the first movie in the commercially successful The Conjuring film franchise. It stars Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson as experienced paranormal investigators who assist a family in getting rid of ancient malevolent force in their farmhouse. Lili Taylor, Ron Livingston, Shanley Caswell, Hayley McFarland, Joey King, and many others are also in the cast.

Some viewers will find this film scary because it's very suspenseful, there are jump scares throughout, and the atmosphere is pretty creepy. Also, it might be more scary for people who actually believe in ghosts and the supernatural.

The Strangers (2008)

Directed and written by: Bryan Bertino

Imagine traveling to your family vacation home with your significant other for a relaxing weekend getaway only for your trip to turn into a fight for survival when three masked intruders enter your home and terrorize you. That's what happens to James Hoyt and Kristen McKay in The Strangers. This is the first installment in The Strangers film series, and what makes it so scary is the fact that what happens in this movie could actually happen in real life. In fact, it has happened in real life. It's truly a terrifying and unsettling film.

Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman star in the leading roles of Kristen McKay and James Hoyt. Joining them in the cast are Gemma Ward, Kip Weeks, Laura Margolis, and Glenn Howerton.

Hereditary (2018)

Directed and written by: Ari Aster

Hereditary is just downright creepy and unsettling, mainly because of the deeply disturbing imagery in the film. I mean, the imagery was so disturbing that it will stick with you after you finish watching the movie. Overall, this film will certainly rattle you, so be prepared!

Here's the movie's official synopsis via Rotten Tomatoes:

"When the matriarch of the Graham family passes away, her daughter and grandchildren begin to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry, trying to outrun the sinister fate they have inherited."

Golden Globe Award-winning actress Toni Collette stars in this psychological supernatural horror film, along with Alex Wolff, Milly Shapiro, Ann Dowd, Gabriel Byrne, and Mallory Bechtel.

Sinister (2012)

Directed by: Scott Derrickson

Written by: Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill

Sinister stars Ethan Hawke as a struggling true-crime writer, who after finding a box of home movies depicting brutal murders in his new home, releases an evil demonic presence. Now, he must save himself and his family before the sinister supernatural force takes over. Juliet Rylance, Fred Thompson, James Ransone, Clare Foley, and Michael Hall D'Addario also star in the film.

Many people have described Sinister as a cult classic, with some even saying that it's one of the scariest movies of all time, mainly because of the creepy tapes and the fact that it plays on psychological fear.

Will you be watching or rewatching any of these horror films on Max?

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