Comingsoon.net is taking a look at some popular (and a few esoteric) horror films available on
Kanopy, the premiere free-to-the-user streaming service, that you can watch to celebrate the spooky holiday! Check out our picks in the gallery below!
With Halloween just a couple weeks away, everyone is looking to beef up their holiday watch list. From classic
thrillers to fan-favorite scares, Kanopy’s collection of titles is perfect to include on any streaming roundup you may have in the works. If this wasn’t good enough, members of partnered academic and public libraries nationwide have free access to the films via the streaming service. Some popular films available include Ari Aster’s starring Toni Collette, Robert Eggers’ Hereditary The Witch, and George A. Romero’s box office smash . Kanopy’s entire horror catalog Night of the Living Dead and list of their recommended are titles below. here
Extra Kanopy Recommends of Horror/Thriller Films for Halloween
Let The Right One In
The Hole In The Ground
As you can see, Kanopy has a lot to offer just in time for Halloween. However, with so many options, sometimes the pulpy/cult films can go overlooked. We took the liberty of scouring through Kanopy’s library and hand-picking some films you may not have clicked on by yourself.
Halloween Kanopy Horror Movie Playlist
Seoul Station (2016)
Serving as a prequel to the live-action film
Train to Busan, this South Korean animated zombie flick follows a father and daughter trying to find each other in the middle of a zombie epidemic.
Death Bed: The Bed That Eats (1977)
You guessed it, a bed possessed by a demon consumes its sleepers alive. Patton Oswalt did
a classic bit about this movie!
Don't Look Now (1977)
After the accidental death of their daughter, a grieving couple head to Venice where the husband has been tasked with restoring a church. They then meet two sisters who claim to be in contact with their dead daughter. Nicolas Roeg's classic features an infamous (possibly unsimulated?) sex scene between Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie.
Based on a Japanese folk tale,
Kuroneko revolves around a group of samurai who commit a series of horrible crimes. The victims of these crimes come back to life as vampires/ghosts and seek revenge.
The Blood Beast Terror (1968)
A 19th-century entomologist's daughter turns into a blood-sucking moth... Peter Cushing stars, and the film also features Wanda Ventham, a.k.a. Benedict Cumberbatch's mom!
A Bay of Blood (1971)
Considered to be one of the original slashers,
A Bay of Blood is all about what will happen to a beautiful piece of beachfront property following the murder of its owner. In order to acquire the inheritance of said property, the family and surrounding community go on a killing spree. Mario Bava's film was a prototype for Friday the 13th!
The Long Hair of Death (1964)
A 15th-century woman is accused of witchcraft and burned at the stake. Her oldest daughter knows the real reason for her mother's demise: the village lord's sexual desire. Starring legendary horror goddess Barbara Steele!
An antique dealer, Jesus Gris, comes across a 400-year-old scarab that grants him eternal life. On the flip side, it also makes him blood-thirsty. Guillermo del Toro's feature directorial debut!
Deep Red (1975)
A musician, Marcus, finds a psychic murdered and takes it upon himself to figure out why. With the help of a reporter, Gianna, Marcus attempts to track down the maniac before some else gets hurt (or they do). A giallo classic from
Suspiria director Dario Argento.
The Perfume of the Lady in Black (1974)
Following the death of his mother, a chemist starts having visions of a woman in black applying perfume in a mirror as well as various individuals who follow her.
What We Do in the Shadows (2014)
Roommate vampires try to assimilate with modern life while teaching how to be dead. Taika Waititi's mockumentary helped put him on the map in Hollywood.
Black Christmas (1974)
A serial killer terrorizes a sorority house during the holiday season. Soon to have a remake from Blumhouse released!
Carnival of Souls (1962)
After surviving a fatal car accident, Mary moves to Utah and becomes a church organist. She finds herself having visions of a strange man and is drawn to an abandoned carnival on the outskirts of town.
Day of the Dead (1985)
The third film in Geroge Romero's
Night of the Living Dead series finds soldiers, scientists, and civilians battle for the survival of the human race while being surrounded in a missile silo.
Dead Ringers (1988)
Elliot is a gynecologist who pawns off women on his identical twin, Beverly (who works at the same clinic). When Beverly falls for one of these women, their relationship strains the brothers' and tests Beverly's sanity. Directed by David Cronenberg.
The Last Man On Earth (1964)
In the original adaptation of Richard Matheson's
I Am Legend, Dr. Robert Price battles a race of zombie vampires while simultaneously trying to decipher the nature of his own existence.
Also known as
Zombi 2 , was originally adapted from a screenplay meant to serve as a sequel to George Romero's Dawn of the Dead. The film follows a reporter, a woman and a doctor who are trapped on an island with the undead.
Dead of Night (1945)
An architect goes to a farm to see a potential client where he meets a group of people that all feel strangely familiar. He confides to them that he has had a dream about each one of them; his confession results in a sequence of mysterious reveals.