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The 8 Best Indie Horror Movies Streaming Right Now

Everyone loves a good horror movie. But in the age of the horror franchise, it’s often hard to find new and wonderful indie films in between all of the huge Blumhouse blockbusters. We’ve scoured the streaming sites and found you some of the best hidden horror movies—from possession stories to cannibal comings-of-age to sexually transmitted hauntings to somber zombie flicks, we’ve got you covered. So grab a cozy blanket, get ready to hide behind the sofa, and enjoy our picks for the best indie horror movies streaming right now!

The Hive  (2014)

You can never get enough good cabin in the woods movies and now luckily for all you horror hounds our very own horror flick The Hive is now available to stream. This mind-bending story focuses on Adam a camp counselor who wakes up in the aforementioned cabin with no idea of how he got there except for a list of clues he left himself. Imagine Memento meets Evil Dead and you might have some idea of the mayhem you’ve got in store when you check out his indie gem.

Where to watch: Amazon and more

Veronica (2017)

Possession is one of the most overdone horror tropes, but Paco Plaza has broken the mold with this Spanish chiller that fans are calling “the scariest movie of all time.” Set in 1991 Madrid, the film follows a group of young girls who attempt to contact Veronica’s dead boyfriend via Ouija board but end up contacting the nefarious spirit of her father. Things soon get very spooky as the girls find themselves haunted; one particular scene in a hallway is causing Netflix viewers to turn the movie off out of fear!

Where to watch: Netflix

Hereditary (2018)

It’s hard to imagine a world where Hereditary doesn’t exist. The 2018 horror flick was one of the most talked about films of the year and now you can scare yourself half to death at home with the film finally available to stream. Following the death of the family matriarch the story focuses on the fallout of grief, heartbreak, and horror which devastates the remaining members of the clan as they realize that they may have inherited a horrific legacy.

Where to watch: Amazon

It Follows (2014)

A total word-of-mouth horror hit upon its release, It Follows is really a slasher movie like no other. An atmospheric, otherworldly feel permeates this chilling tale of a young woman who’s haunted by a mysterious entity passed on through sex. As she tries to survive she discovers she can save herself by having sex with someone else, and her group of friends starts shrinking as the entity gets closer. A truly unique and spooky movie, It Follows will get under your skin.

Where to watch: Netflix

Raw (2016)

This radical French coming of age flick written and directed by Julia Ducournau is an unsettling masterpiece like no other. Alexia and Justine are two sisters who, during a hazing ritual at veterinary school, discover a lust for flesh that quickly becomes an obsession. This critically acclaimed contemporary cult classic was controversial when it first screened at Cannes Film Festival for its brutal and visceral gore, as well as its raw performances from the female leads.

Where to watch: Netflix

The Girl with All the Gifts (2016)

Mike Carey is one of the biggest names in comics, but he also writes novels, including the miraculous The Girl with All the Gifts. The book is incredible, but this film is even better with the adaptation adding new layers to the complex and wonderful story. We join Melanie, a young girl who finds herself chained to a chair and treated like a monster. See, Melanie is actually a zombie… but she’s also the key to the survival of Earth!

Where to watch: Amazon

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

The OG low budget indie horror movie that could, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is one of the best horror movies ever made and still holds up after over 40 years. Tobe Hooper’s exploitation masterpiece is often overlooked due to its splatter roots, but in reality The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is a terrifying, tense, and thrilling horror film with one of the most hopeful yet horrifying endings of all time.

Where to watch: Amazon

The Witch (2015)

Probably one of the most popular horror movies of the last few years, Robert Eggers’ period chiller is a must-watch for fans of atmospheric, slow burn spookfests. Anya Taylor-Joy leads a cast of incredible actors as they portray a family of colonizers recently relocated to New England. Though The Witch is really different from your average shocker, it’s still a wild ride. Do you want to live deliciously? Then watch The Witch.

Where to watch: Netflix

Did we miss your favorite indie invention? Can’t wait to check out some of our suggestions? Just loving all the horror streaming options? Let us know in the comments!

Images: Netflix, A24, Radius-TWC, Wild Bunch, Magnet Releasing, UFO Pictures, Saban Films, Bryanston Pictures

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