As the holiday season approaches, most movies are rom-coms and action movies, but very few horror movies.
Below is the best holiday horror movies list for this season - from slashers to thrillers to demonic rituals - all made just for you.
Happy holidays and happy horror!
New Year’s Evil
Where to watch: Paramount+, Sling TV, Roku, Philo, Amazon Prime
Overview: A group of lonely women become prey to a misogynistic killer whose yearly New Year’s resolution is to kill a woman at the stroke of midnight.
Where to watch: Peacock, HBO Max
Overview: When young Billy receives a pet for Christmas from his gadget-salesman father, all seems to be looking up. There are only three rules: No light, no water, no food after midnight. Billy can’t stop breaking these rules, though, and an army of Gremlins – tiny, mischievous monsters – seem to be on the rise.
It Cuts Deep
Where to watch: Hulu
Overview: “It Cuts Deep” is a Christmas horror movie following the story of a commitment issues riddled man who brings his new girlfriend home for the holidays, only to find a rival has it out for his girlfriend.
Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video, Peacock
Overview: “Krampus” is a Christmas horror movie inspired from the European folklore tales of Krampus, the horned shadow of Saint Nicholas that punishes naughty children. After a fight goes down at the Engel household, everyone loses their Christmas spirit. The loss of spirit unleashes the beast we know as Krampus.
Silent Night, Deadly Night
Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV
Overview: “Silent Night, Deadly Night” is a classic slasher movie made in 1984. It follows the story of a killer Santa Claus who was an orphan brought up by nuns.
The Escape Room
Where to watch: Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV
Overview: “The Escape Room” follows the story of 6 strangers that all find themselves trapped in an escape room, with the chance to win a fortune. But, fun turns disastrous when they realize each room is a trap, designed to kill.