13 New Horror Movies To Stream This Weekend After You Put The Kids To Bed

There’s no time like Friday the 13th for a scare fest.

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You’ve watched Encanto 7000 times. You see Bluey in your sleep. It’s time for the grownups to take back the TV and watch the nightmare-inducing scary movies you deserve.

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The Pale Blue Eye | 2023

This Netflix film features Christian Bale as Augustus Landor — a detective hired to solve a murder at West Point in 1830. Twist? He enlists the help of a cadet who the world would come to know as Edgar Allan Poe.

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Sick | 2023

As if the pandemic wasn’t scary enough, this movie takes quarantine terror to a new level when Parker and her best friend Miri decide to quarantine at the family lake house — only to find out they may not be alone.


The Apology | 2022

Twenty years after her daughter’s disappearance, sober alcoholic Darlene (Breaking Bad’s Anna Gunn) prepares to host her family’s holiday celebration when a surprise visit from her estranged ex-brother-in-law turns her world upside down... again.

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Monstrous | 2022

After fleeing her abusive husband, Laura (Christina Ricci) tries to start a new life with her 7-year-old son Cody. But just when they feel as though they’ve outrun their biggest monster, another emerges. Watch it On Demand.

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Shark Bait | 2022

Yep, it’s a shark attack movie. Don’t scoff — it’s still horror, and this story of a group of spring breakers stranded in shark-infested waters is both cool and campy. Watch On Demand.

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Firestarter | 2022

It’s been a minute since we first saw little Drew Barrymore play the pyrokinetic title character. This Stephen King remake stars Ryan Kiera Armstrong in Barrymore’s old role and Zac Efron as her dad — maybe the scariest part to millennials. Watch it on Peacock Premium.

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Texas Chainsaw Massacre | 2022

Don’t let the mixed reviews scare you off. If you’re a fan of remakes, you’ll get a kick out of this fresh and super-gory new spin. The young cast kills it (heh), but there’s also a nostalgic nod to OG survivor Sally Hardesty. Watch it on Netflix.


Night Caller | 2022

When a telephone psychic takes a phone call, she assumes it’ll be just like any other call. Only this time, it’s a serial killer... and she gets pulled into an enigmatic web of danger. Its retro-horror vibe is a little kitschy, but it still works. Watch it On Demand.

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X | 2022

This film kind of slipped under the radar earlier this year, and that’s a shame. The retro rural Texas setting brings all the classic horror movie energy. Plus, the cast — Mia Goth, Jenna Ortega, Martin Henderson, Brittany Snow — is fantastic. Rent/buy it on iTunes.

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Halloween Kills | 2022

If you’ve been waiting to watch Jamie Lee Curtis’ revival trilogy, it’s time. Laurie Strode is back — a little worse for the wear, but you know she doesn’t stay down for long. Of course, neither does her psychotic brother. Watch it on HBO Max.

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Scream | 2022

Continuing on our tour of recently released horror reboots? Scream 5, starring your favorite Woodsboro survivors Sidney Prescott, Gale Weathers, and Deputy Dewey — and a fresh young cast to round it out. Watch it on Paramount+.

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Umma | 2022

Amanda (the always impeccable Sandra Oh) and her daughter live a quiet life on a farm in the rural U.S. But when her estranged mother’s remains arrive from Korea, their idyllic life gets turned upside down. Rent/buy it on Prime Video or Vudu.

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Fear Street Trilogy | 2021

Named after the nostalgic paperback book series, the trilogy includes three films — Part 1: 1994, Part 2: 1978, and Part 3: 1666. The only problem? Picking your favorite. Watch them back-to-back-to-back on Netflix.