5 underrated horror movies on Hulu right now that you might not have seen

Sierra McCormick as “Melissa” in Sean King O’Grady’s WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING. Courtesy of IFC Midnight.
Sierra McCormick as “Melissa” in Sean King O’Grady’s WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING. Courtesy of IFC Midnight. /

Hulu is home to many popular horror movies such as Prey, Fresh, No One Will Save You, and No Exit, but there are dozens of films streaming on the service that don't get as much attention and might have been missed even by diehard fans of the genre.

Below we've highlighted five of our favorite underrated horror movies now on Hulu.

Titane (2021)

From Julia Ducournau, the same woman who gave us Raw, comes another disturbing, psychological, body horror film. A French-Belgian film, the movie stars Agathe Rousselle as a woman with a titanium plate in her head from a car accident she suffered as a child.

Now an adult, Alexia finds herself sexually attracted to automobiles and works as a car model while a serial killer on the side. If you haven't seen this one yet, I recommend checking it out.

Splinter (2008)

If you're like me and you had a huge crush on Jill Wagner when she was playing Kate Argent on Teen Wolf, then do yourself a favor and watch her in this creepy 2008 creature feature.

Polly (Wagner) and her boyfriend, Seth, get carjacked while driving to a motel. The carjackers herd their victims into a gas station, where they encounter a horde of parasites and must work together to survive these creatures. Splinter is a brutal and fast-paced watch with surprisingly gruesome kills.

Little Monsters (2019)

You can't really go wrong with a Lupita Nyong'o movie. Little Monsters is a lighthearted horror-comedy and original take on the zombie invasion genre that centers on a musician, a kindergarten teacher, and a children's TV personality trying to protect themselves and a bunch of kids during a zombie outbreak.

The Hug (2018)

Released in 2018 as part of Hulu's annual "Huluween," The Hug is actually a short film and not a full-length feature, but I still recommend it, especially if you're a fan of Five Nights at Freddy's, Willy's Wonderland, or The Banana Splits Movie. Embedded above, The Hug is a frightening little film about a scary animatronic at a children's pizza place. I just really like scary animatronic stuff, okay?

We Need to Do Something (2021)

I'll preface this one by saying this is a pretty polarizing film. People tend to love it or hate it, depending on how much they enjoy cerebral horror that doesn't explain things for you. You will be left with unanswered questions at the end. Regardless, I loved this one, and the novella it's based on by Max Booth III is also a great read.

Released during the COVID-19 pandemic, We Need to Do Something taps directly into the claustrophobic fear many of us were facing at that time and is all the scarier because of it. The film's premise is simple, a family seeks shelter from the storm and finds themselves trapped for days with something evil lurking just outside.

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