Horror movies streaming on Hulu are strewing around hearts and flowers for Valentine's Day. It's mostly all about the spooky love. Hulu has the entire Twilight saga, get your vampire (and werewolf) love franchise fix. You can stake out (okay, maybe not with a real stake) the streaming platform on February 14 to binge-watch every single romantic film in the franchise.
If Twilight isn't your thing, or you prefer a different kind of undead love, there's always the zombie romance Warm Bodies, which has a great Lucio Fulci reference, giving it a bit of extra horror cred.
Alien Vs. Predator (2004)
Paul W.S. Anderson, no, the other one, has made movies in multiple franchises. This is his Alien and Predator movie. The tagline "Whoever wins, we lose" seems pretty accurate. In the film, a group of experts makes the mistake of listening to someone named Weyland and end up as sacrifices for a once-in-a-millenium battle between Predators and Aliens. Oops. It stars Sanaa Lathan, Raoul Bova, Lance Henriksen, and Tommy Flanagan.
Antebellum stars Janelle Monáe, Eric Lange, Jena Malone, and Jack Huston. It is the feature film debut of directors Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz. It tells the story of successful author Veronica Henley, who finds herself trapped in a horrifying reality and must uncover the mind-bending mystery before it's too late.
The Cabin in the Woods (2011)
For the sheer breadth and depth of the variety of monsters, The Cabin in the Woods has fans of non-human villains covered. Not only are there zombies, there is a sub-category within the monster roster called "zombie redneck torture family." This horror comedy wonders if a civilization willing to sacrifice some of its members yearly is worth saving, bringing gore, laughs, and thoughtful commentary.
Cat Person (2023)
Cat Person is an adaptation of the short story of the same name by Kristen Roupenian, directed by Susanna Fogel (Booksmart). It stars Emilia Jones, Nicholas Braun, Geraldine Viswanathan, Hope Davis, and Isabella Rossellini. In it, a young woman who works in a theater has an affair with an older man and things start to get spooky.
The Descent (2005)
The Descent is an all-female tale of terror about a group of friends trapped in a cave system when they unwisely decide to go on a caving adventure together. The women find, to their horror, that the cave system is inhabited. Written and directed by Neil Marshall, this British film stars Shauna Macdonald, Natalie Mendoza, Alex Reid, Saskia Mulder, Nora-Jane Noone, and MyAnna Buring.
The Eye (2008)
The Eye stars Jessica Alba, Alessandro Nivola, Parker Posey, and Rade Šerbedžija and was directed by David Moreau and Xavier Palud. It is a remake of a Hong Kong horror film of the same name and is the story of a violinist who has been blind since she was five and has horrific visions after receiving a cornea transplant.
Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. (2003)
February can't happen without Godzilla, and in Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S., a Toho Studios-produced film, you get Mothra and Mechagodzilla too. The twenty-eighth overall sequel of the Toho Studios-based Kaiju franchise is the fifth sequel in the Millennium sub-series. In the film, Mothra and her fairies try to warn humanity to return Mechagodzilla to the depths, but before that can be accomplished, Godzilla returns to bring peril to Japan once again.
If you haven't seen this classic already, Hulu has Predator streaming this month, which is a great way to take in the work of the late, beloved actor Carl Weathers. In the last week, Arnold Schwarzenegger and many other luminaries put their thoughts about the great actor and director on social media. This is the original film that launched the franchise, directed by John McTiernan, which co-stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Duke, Jesse Ventura, Elpidia Carrillo, and Richard Chaves.
Predator 2 (1990)
Predator 2 is the second film in the franchise that stars Danny Glover, Gary Busey, Rubén Blades, María Conchita Alonso, Bill Paxton, and Robert Davi. The movie is about a Predator involved in a turf war between rival gangs and the police officers who are surprised to learn of the Predator's existence. With Gary Busey involved, things get pretty wild among the Predator horror.
Prometheus marks the return of director Ridley Scott to the Alien franchise. The script by Jon Spaihts and Damon Lindelof takes the story in a different direction, predating the original film's events, and adds the character of android David, a most sinister villain. It is every bit as spooky as the original series, but it is its own story. It stars an all-star cast, including Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba, Logan Marshall-Green, and Charlize Theron.
February is Valentine's Day, and for that particular day, Hulu has just the lineup for you. You can watch the original or binge every film in the Twilight Saga on February 14th, whether you have a special someone or not. Twilight is where the franchise starts, starring Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson as the star-crossed couple, directed by Catherine Hardwicke. Will they find a way to be together? Danger and other vampires are all around! Will love triumph? This gateway romantic horror might not be the scariest, but it does have supernatural creatures and true love.
The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009)
In the first sequel, Edward and Bella are subject to their first separation after Edward realizes the danger Bella is in around other vampires. Edward breaks up with her and leaves town to keep her safe, and Bella is devastated.
It stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Ashley Greene, Rachelle Lefevre, Billy Burke, Peter Facinelli, Anna Kendrick, Michael Sheen, and Dakota Fanning. More romance! More vampires! Then, the werewolf pack shows up. For those who love romance and monsters, The Twilight Saga has much to recommend it.
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010)
Are things getting even more romantic in the Twilight Saga? Of course! The Twilight Saga: Eclipse was directed by David Slade, who also directed a cult favorite and most vicious vampire horror film, 30 Days of Night. David Slade is no slouch in the horror department. Eclipse is the film where the rivalry between Jacob, a werewolf in love with Bella, and Edward finally comes to a head while a vengeful vampire finally springs her trap.
Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn Part 1 (2011)
Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn Part 1 is the film in which Bella and Edward finally marry and sort out all the issues that need to be resolved for Bella to become an immortal vampire. And you thought planning your wedding was difficult. The film was directed by Bill Condon (Gods and Monsters) and stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Billy Burke, Peter Facinelli, Nikki Reed, and Ashley Greene.
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (2012)
In the final film of the franchise, Bella and Edward are a married vampire couple who already have a rapidly growing half-vampire child. The child, Renesmee, is mistaken for an immortal child by a vampire named Irina, who reports this to the Volturi vampire council. The Volturi decide to go into battle against the Cullens and their allies. Can't a married vampire couple catch a break? The film stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Billy Burke, Peter Facinelli, Ashley Greene, Michael Sheen, and Dakota Fanning.
Warm Bodies (2013)
Finally, if you are more of a zombie romance fan, Warm Bodies is on Hulu to fill that need for a different kind of undead love story. The film is actually really touching and heartfelt for the subject matter, and it helps that it stars Nicholas Hoult as the zombie R, who yearns for something more than just eating brains. Teresa Palmer, Rob Corddry, Dave Franco, and John Malkovich co-star in this tale of the reanimation of the human heart, and Jonathan Levine directs. In this film, you'll believe a zombie can come back to life with the power of love.