5 scariest movies on Peacock that'll keep you up at night

American Psycho (2000 Movie) Trailer - Christian Bale, Justin Theroux, Chloe Sevigny
American Psycho (2000 Movie) Trailer - Christian Bale, Justin Theroux, Chloe Sevigny / Lionsgate Movies

Are you looking for something to watch that'll give you a good scare? If so, you need to head on over to Peacock because they have a great selection of horror movies to choose from. We'd even say the streamer has some of the scariest movies in its library.

However, we know how overwhelming it can be to have to browse through the seemingly endless horror section on Peacock to find something worth watching. That's why we did the hard work for you and created a list of some of the scariest films currently streaming on Peacock and shared it below.

You might've already watched some, if not all, of the movies on this list, but there's nothing wrong with a little rewatch sesh.

The Wailing (2016)

Directed and written by: Na Hong-jin

Cast: Kwak Do-won, Hwang Jung-min, Chun Woo-hee, Jun Kunimura

The Wailing centers around a police officer investigating a series of mysterious deaths and illnesses in a rural Korean town, which seem to be connected to a mysterious Japanese man who recently arrived in the village. The tense atmosphere and eerie supernatural elements in this film is what makes it scary. The graphic violence and scenes of gore can be quite disturbing to watch as well.

Black Christmas (1974)

Directed by: Bob Clark

Written by: Roy Moore

Cast: Olivia Hussey, Keir Dullea, Margot Kidder, John Saxon

Set during the Christmas season, Black Christmas follows a group of sorority sisters who are stalked and terrorized by a deranged killer hiding in their sorority house. It all starts when the sorority sisters begin to receive threatening phone calls from an unidentified caller. Then, the terror escalates when a younger member goes missing and is later found dead. As the members continue to be picked off one by one, the remaining members work together to try to uncover the killer's identity. Overall, Black Christmas is truly a creepy and unnerving film, especially the chilling phone calls in the movie.

Terrifier 2 (2022)

Directed and written by: Damien Leone

Cast: Lauren LaVera, Elliott Fullam, Sarah Voigt, Kailey Hyman, Casey Hartnett, David Howard Thornton

Honestly, Terrifier 2 is more disturbing than it is scary due to how extremely violent and gory it is. However, I will say that the antagonist, Art the Clown, has a grotesque and unsettling appearance that makes him quite frightening. His lack of motive in his killings and how he deliberately draws them out is very creepy as well.

Terrifier 2 sees the mute and sinister clown resurrected by an evil entity before he returns to Miles County, New York, and targets a teen girl and her younger brother on Halloween night.

The Exorcist III (1990)

Directed and written by: William Peter Blatty

Cast: George C. Scott, Ed Flanders, Jason Miller, Scott Wilson, Nicol Williamson, Brad Dourif

Some people would agree with me when I say that The Exorcist III is an underrated horror movie. I mean, it gave us one of the greatest jump scares in horror history, the hospital corridor scene. Talk about chilling! I mean, the build-up to that scene was perfect, and when the big jump scare happens, you're left at the edge of your seat with your heart racing at an abnormal rate.

Serving as a direct sequel to The Exorcist, The Exorcist III follows Lieutenant William F. Kinderman as he investigates a series of murders in Georgetown that have similarities to the modus operandi of a serial killer who was executed 15 years earlier. But as he delves deeper into the investigation, he begins to uncover more than he bargained for.

American Psycho (2000)

Directed by: Mary Harron

Written by: Harron and Guinevere Turner

Cast: Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe, Jared Leto, Josh Lucas, Samantha Mathis, Matt Ross, Bill Sage, Chloë Sevigny, Cara Seymour, Justin Theroux

Like Terrifier 2, American Psycho is more unsettling and disturbing rather than scary. It stars Academy Award-winning actor Christian Bale as a wealthy and successful New York City investment banker who leads a double life as a gruesome serial killer, committing heinous murders all throughout the city.

Here's what some critics had to say about the psychological horror film via Rotten Tomatoes:

"A ferociously intelligent, horribly violent and darkly funny parable of greed and violence."

Wendy Ide

"Funny-one-minute, horrifying-the-next film."

Edward Guthmann

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