One of the best things about the proliferation of streaming services is that it has given many movies that might have gone unnoticed another shot at being seen by audiences. While it’s always been known for bringing plenty of TV series for those who like to binge-watch, Hulu has increasingly become a home for some of the best movies out there.
There are quite a few very enjoyable movies from a wide variety of genres hitting the streaming service over the next month. Moviegoers can enjoy all-new projects, old favorites, and plenty of Halloween deals on Hulu this October.
With many audiences looking for Halloween entertainment in October, Hulu has a number of appealing horror films, including the new Grimcutty release. It centers on an internet meme that parents say drives their teens to harm themselves. But when the terrifying creature from the memes comes to life, kids have to fend it off themselves.
It’s an interesting premise that brings the typical feature of creatures into the age of social media. There could also be clever comments about the divide between parents and children when it comes to online activity.
While fans are eagerly awaiting Mahershala Ali’s take on Marvel’s vampire hunter, they can look back and enjoy Wesley Snipes bringing Blade to life for the first time. Snipes is iconic as “Daywalker” who takes on a powerful and ambitious vampire named Deacon Frost.
Blade was so successful that it became the rare comic book movie that actually influenced the comic books themselves. All of this later, it comes across as a terrific action movie and offers something different from modern superhero adventures.
Matriarch is another spooky original Hulu fan who can enjoy this Halloween season. Like Grimcutty, it’s a horror movie focusing on the relationship between children and their parents, although it seems like a more psychological horror story.
The film follows a woman who, after suffering an overdose, returns to her childhood home and to her overbearing mother where she is confronted with the horrors of her past and the new horrors of the small town. It seems to mix intense family drama with unsettling horror aspects.
Future Crimes (2022)
David Cronenberg is a filmmaker who never hesitates to challenge his audience with bold and provocative films. This includes Crimes of the Future, a haunting sci-fi film that imagines a future in which humans begin to mutate to adapt to their synthetic environments.
Cronenberg delivers the kind of uncomfortable yet compelling cinema he is known for with a cast that includes Viggo Mortensen and Kristen Stewart. Although it was largely ignored when it was released earlier this year, this is an opportunity for audiences to find out.
The Abyss (1989)
With Avatar 2 on the horizon, many fans will likely revisit filmmaker James Cameron’s iconic filmography. Those fans are in luck because one of Cameron’s most underrated films will soon hit Hulu.
The Abyss follows a team of civilian divers who are recruited to search for a lost submarine and encounter strange alien life in the depths of the ocean. While The Abyss may not be one of James Cameron’s most watchable films, it’s still a thrilling sci-fi adventure that seems to get better with age.
I Saw the Devil (2010)
South Korea is responsible for some of the best horror and thriller films of the 21st century and I Saw the Devil ranks near the top of this list. The story follows an agent whose family is targeted by a serial killer. He then tracks down the man and proceeds to capture and release him to prolong his revenge.
The brutal and intense film will likely be too much for some audiences, but it’s also a brilliant entry into the genre with some thought-provoking themes.
The French Dispatch (2021)
Wes Anderson is a filmmaker with passionate fans who all eagerly await his new projects. Last year, The French Dispatch did not disappoint many of these fans as it offered a collection of charming, funny and touching stories.
The film focuses on the titular newspaper staffed by expatriate journalists and chronicles some of its most famous stories. The star-studded cast includes Anderson regulars like Bill Murray and Frances McDormand as well as notable new members of his ensemble, like Timothee Chalamet and Jeffrey Wright.
Night of Fear (2011)
Although it was not a box office success when it was first released, Fright Night is considered by many fans to be a better horror remake than the original. It stars Anton Yelchin as a young teenager who discovers his new neighbor (Colin Farrell) is a powerful vampire.
Farrell seems to have a lot of fun playing this villainous role and is extremely entertaining. The film also features a stellar supporting cast including Toni Collette and David Tennant, as well as plenty of scares.
Although there have been a number of great adaptations of Shakespeare over the years, Rosaline takes an interesting approach to perhaps the writer’s most famous work. Kaitlyn Dever plays the main character, a young woman Romeo fell in love with before Juliet.
The romantic comedy follows Rosaline’s attempts to separate the two doomed lovers and win Romeo back. It’s a clever take on the material and might make fans of the rom-com genre laugh.
While many fans enjoy revisiting their favorite horror movies this time of year, Hulu is also delivering a retelling of a genre classic. Hellraiser is a retelling of Clive Barker’s twisted story about sadistic cenobites released from hell to torment their victims.
The new version of the story follows a young woman who investigates the disappearance of her brother which leads her to the forces of evil, led by Pinhead (Jamie Clayton). While it remains to be seen if the movie can live up to the original, it seems like the perfect horror treat for fans.