Horror movies have a dedicated fanbase, but they’re not the best-represented genre in the film world. Thankfully, through the wonders of the internet, fans of horror flicks can access a wealth of content without much work.
We’ve covered the best horror films for geeks and the best horror movies on Netflix, but those require a paid subscription. Whether you want free scares or just want to laugh at a hokey old horror movie with some friends, here are some websites with all the frights you could ever want.
Viewster hosts tons of movies and anime through ad-supported streaming, and its horror collection is no exception. Although many of these films are low-budget, the video quality is great, and the site even offers mobile apps for Android and iOS.
Chances are you won’t recognize many of these titles, so the site helpfully provides a summary for each. Most of these are written by real people and not copied from the IMDb, so you’ll know ahead of time if a movie is cheesy or scary.
Available movies include Predatory Instinct, Lake Noir, and Armynel.
RetroVision is a classic movie and TV website, so its horror movies tend towards older cinema as well. You’ll find movies as far back as the 1930s here, while the newest is from 1996.
Therefore, don’t expect to find the latest blockbuster hits on RetroVision, but if you enjoy older movies or just want to make fun of them, you’ll like this site. There are several dozen titles to sink your bloodstained teeth into.
Movies on this site include Carnival of Souls, Drivein Massacre, and Track of the Moon Beast.
As you can tell from its name, FrightPix is a site totally dedicated to horror movies. You’ll find more modern flicks here compared to the retro items, though many of them are low-budget films.
If you want to browse by additional categories inside the overall horror genre, this site contains sub-genres such as “All Time Scares”, “Creature Feature”, and “Sexy Horror”. You’re sure to find something interesting among this catalog.
Featured films include Observance, Killbillies, and Bitten.
With tons of movies, OVGuide is a must-visit for horror fans. Although you’ll find some older movies in the mix, this site focuses on films from 2000 and newer.
Each movie contains links to other places that host it on the web; great if the featured stream goes offline. There’s something for every taste here, so you won’t have to look far for something great.
You’ll find flicks like Blood Widow, Basement Jack, and Abandoned Mine here.
True to its name, 80sHorror is the place you can find everything related to horror movies from that decade. There’s a decent collection of movies on the homepage, as well as links to movies by year you can watch on YouTube.
If you’re looking to specifically watch movies in the zombie, vampire, or evil doll sub-genres, the site includes a dedicated section for those. We’re not sure if there’s anything special about the ’80s for horror movies, so we’ll let you decide if these films are better than other decades.
Find Death Ship, Trick or Treat, Ghostkeeper, and more on this site.
TubiTV features tons of movies and TV shows, all available for free but supported by ads. The site is a pleasure to use; creating a free account lets you add movies to your queue so you can keep track of what to watch next.
The horror section contains plenty of movies to check out, though many of them are marked as Mature-rated and require a sign-in. Lots of horror movies in an attractive package, all for free, is a pretty great setup!
You can watch Cube, The Collector, and The Burrowers on TubiTV right now.
Don’t Forget YouTube!
Many people upload full movies to YouTube. Sometimes they’re quickly taken down due to copyright issues, but you can still find a good selection. A search for “horror movies” brings up playlists like the one below, which contains over 280 videos with full horror films.
Where Do You Get Your Scares?
These six websites provide hundreds of horror flicks that should entertain you for hours. Whether you like your movies new or old, cheesy or serious, you don’t have to spend a dime to find some great movies online. Just don’t watch too many in a row and scare yourself silly!
Want to take the scares to the next level? Check out the best horror video games you must play.
Which horror movie websites do you frequent? Let us know in the comments below if you found a new favorite movie from reading this article!
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Originally written by Sharninder on August 22, 2009