Top Horror Movies Streaming This Week

It's February but Thanksgiving has returned in 2024 since the holiday themed slasher has hit streaming services. MY BLOODY VALENTINE and DARK HARVEST join in the trend.

By Dolores Quintana · @doloresquintana · February 22, 2024, 6:00 PM EST
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It's time for the top horror movies on streaming, and we've got some changes in the mix. This month, the most romantic month of the year, horror fans have responded with their most passionate and holiday-themed choices of the most popular films. Not only is there a surprising choice in Valentine's Day-themed slasher horror, but one of last year's biggest hits has finally hit streaming and gone straight to the top ten. Holiday Horror is having a moment this week between My Bloody Valentine, Dark Harvest, and Thanksgiving. Check out how Fangoria reported on Thanksgiving when it was released in theaters.

1. Thanksgiving (2023) - Streaming on Netflix


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Horror fans have been waiting for a long time for the ultimate Turkey Day horror film. There have been several contenders, but ever since the fake trailer for Thanksgiving first appeared in the movie Grindhouse in 2007, anticipation has only gotten more intense. After seventeen years, Eli Roth finally made the film version that the fake trailer teased, and the film was a hit. Now, you can watch in the comfort of your home with a turkey and cranberry sandwich. If you are wondering if you will get a second dose of John Carver's mayhem, we have an article that answers that question here.

Thanksgiving is streaming on Netflix.

2. My Bloody Valentine (2009) - Streaming on Tubi


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The scary movie in the second spot this week is My Bloody Valentine, but the surprise is that it is not the beloved original film. In this case, the version that fans chose for Valentine's Day terror is the 2009 3-D remake that stars Jensen Ackles, Jaime King, and Kerr Smith and is directed by Canadian filmmaker Patrick Lussier. Lussier edited several of Wes Craven's films, such as Scream, Scream 2, Red Eye, and Wes Craven's New Nightmare. It seems that the film has gained popularity among fans after its release.

Tubi, Pluto TV, Roku, and Plex are streaming My Bloody Valentine (2009)

3. A Quiet Place (2018) - Streaming on Fubo


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John Krasinski's A Quiet Place remains in the top ten from last week. The film has likely surged to the top because of the release of a trailer and new photos from the prequel in the growing franchise, A Quiet Place: Day One, on February 7. The latest trailer is very exciting, with a new star in the series Lupita Nyong'o and the return of Djimon Hounsou's character, and almost certainly has renewed interest in the well-regarded franchise.

A Quiet Place is streaming on Fubo, Paramount+, and FX Now.

4. Life (2017) - Streaming on Prime Video

LIFE (2017)

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The science fiction/space horror film Life drops a little from last week's number one position but is still going strong in the top ten. Chilean and Swedish director Daniel Espinosa directs the film, and it stars a very strong ensemble cast, including Jake Gyllenhaal, Ryan Reynolds, Rebecca Ferguson, and Hiroyuki Sanada.

Life is streaming on Prime Video and STARZ on Apple TV.

5. X (2022) - Streaming on Netflix

X (2022)

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It is apparent that fan interest in the X franchise directed by Ti West is still very high. It might be the expectation of the next movie's release in the series, MaXXXine, and the suspense that the film series' following has been feeling ever since MaXXXine was announced. There's been no further word as yet since filming in Hollywood was announced, so it makes sense that the audience is rediscovering the first two movies on streaming.

You can stream X on Netflix, Fubo, Hoopla, and Paramount+ at Apple TV.

6. Pearl (2022) - Streaming on Fubo

PEARL (2022)

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As we were saying, the films in the growing X franchise were not only popular upon release but have continued to have a growing audience on streaming services. Director Ti West has said that you can't make a slasher film without making a bunch of sequels, and he's right; scary movie buffs will eagerly await sequels to successful slasher films. Pearl stars Mia Goth, David Corenswet, Tandi Wright, and Matthew Sunderland.

Pearl is streaming on Fubo, Hoopla, and Paramount+ at Apple TV.

7. The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) - Streaming on Hoopla


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Barry Keoghan's star has only continued to rise as we have entered 2024, and Yorgos Lathimos' reputation as a director has grown as his newest film, Poor Things, continues its run in the Oscar race. The Killing of a Sacred Deer hasn't stopped haunting the minds of movie lovers who enjoy horror. It is great when audiences rediscover such an exciting film in the genre and propel it to new heights. Keoghan's recent appearance in Vanity Fair's Hollywood Issue and confirmation that he will appear as the Joker in The Batman 2 won't hurt the film on streaming either.

The Killing of a Sacred Deer on Hoopla, Kanopy, Vudu, andTubi.

8. When Evil Lurks (2023) - Streaming on Shudder


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The shocking scares and the deeply disturbing gore of When Evil Lurks, combined with its brave exploration of the possession subgenre, really have a hold on viewers' imaginations at home. Of course, with the announcement that Demián Rugna's excellent Argentinian film When Evil Lurks has been nominated for a Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a Screenplay, it seems unlikely that the film will stop being a favorite for horror aficionados anytime soon.

When Evil Lurks is streaming on Shudder and AMC+,

9. Dark Harvest (2023) - Streaming on Prime Video


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David Slade's newest horror film, Dark Harvest, seems to have found its audience on streaming after being released in October of 2023. The director who delivered the excellent vampire film, whose reputation has only grown in the years since it was released, 30 Days of Night, seems to have another hit with genre buffs. The film is an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Norman Partridge and stars Casey Likes, E'myri Crutchfield, Dustin Ceithamer, Elizabeth Reaser, and Jeremy Davies.

Dark Harvest is streaming on Prime Video, Fubo, and MGM+.

10. A Quiet Place Part II (2020) - Streaming on Hulu


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The second film in the franchise, born from A Quiet Place, has also continued to attract viewers this month for the second week in a row. Interest in the franchise is undeniably hot, and in particular, the films directed by John Krasinski have again come to the top ten. This sequel stars Emily Blunt, Cillian Murphy, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe, and Djimon Hounsou.

A Quiet Place Part II is now streaming on Hulu and Paramount+.