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8 Terrifying Horror Movies on Peacock to Binge-Watch in a Row This Halloween

Peacock has a great horror selection for some serious chills and thrills.

By Jackie Manno

With Halloween approaching, what better way to get into the spooky spirit than with some ultra scary horror films? Luckily, you can find a slew of the best ones, from the classics to contemporaries, right on your screen with Peacock. Here are some captivating horror films available for streaming on Peacock right now. In fact, binge-watch these eight in a row this Halloween weekend for an extra-terrifying time! 

Horror movies to watch on Peacock

Night of the Living Dead (1968)

Frequently referred to as one of the first zombie movies, this controversial film had groundbreaking special effects and is considered to be one of the greatest movies ever made. The plot revolves around a group of people who take refuge in an abandoned house as zombies suddenly and inexplicably begin to swarm them. 

Saw (2004)

The first installment of a revolutionary horror franchise, Saw (2004) will have you gripping your seat this Halloween season. In this movie, we are first introduced to the notorious Jigsaw, who traps victims in isolated rooms and makes them perform certain vicious “games” in order to survive. The film has received a cult following since its release and has been the source for many equally-gripping sequels.

Five Nights at Freddy's (2023) 

Bonnie, Freddy Fazbear and Chica in Five Nights at Freddy's

This new film hits theaters and Peacock simultaneously on October 27, 2023. It centers on a security guard (Josh Hutcherson) who starts working at Freddy Fazbear's Pizza — and quickly realizes the night shift won't be easy to get through. (Because of, ya know, possessed, murderous animatronic creatures.)

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Frankestein (1931)

Based off Mary Shelley’s iconic novel of the same name, this classic horror film tells the now well-known tale of a mad scientist who constructs a monster from body parts. At the time of its release, many scenes were considered too shocking for public viewing and were cut for censorship. Although it was made in 1931, Frankenstein is still equally as riveting today, with it currently holding a rare 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

The Birds (1963)

From the legendary horror filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock, The Birds tells the chilling tale of an unexplained crow attack on innocent bystanders of San Francisco. It stars Tippi Hedren as one of the leads in her film debut, and was nominated for an Oscar for Best Special Effects. It has been recognized by the Library of Congress as being “culturally significant” and critics have praised Hitchcock’s ability to turn a seemingly harmless animal into “some of the most terrifying villains in horror history.”

Exorcist: The Beginning (2004)

Angela Fielding (Lidya Jewett) and Katherine (Olivia Marcum) in The Exorcist: Believer.

If you're still reeling from The Exorcist: Believer (see photo above), you have to check out Exorcist: The Beginning. The 2004 film stars Stellan Skarsgård as a former priest who discovers signs of demonic possession at an excavation site in Kenya. 

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Werewolf of London (1935)

Considered to be the first mainstream film to feature a werewolf, this 1935 movie tells the story of a young scientist who is bitten by a strange creature and undergoes an eerie transformation when the full moon appears. Werewolf of London has inspired other films such as An American Werewolf in London and its sequel An American Werewolf in Paris. Better yet, the stage makeup used to create the werewolf was done by the same Artist who created Frankenstein’s monster in 1931’s Frankenstein.

The Thing (1982)

Directed by John Carpenter and starring Kurt Russell, The Thing follows an alien life form that is able to imitate the appearance of human beings. Although it wasn’t initially well-received by critics during its 1982 release, it has gained a cult following years later with home release. It is now widely considered to be one of the greatest science-fiction horror movies ever created, thanks to its technical achievements.

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