The best horror movies on Sky Cinema and NOW

When it comes to the horror classics this Halloween, there’s one place to go: Sky Cinema. You won’t find a silent 1920s flick here, nor many foreign gems, but from The Shining to Evil Dead, there are scares aplenty.

Don’t have Sky? A NOW NOW Cinema Membership costs £11.99 a month and gives you access to all of the Sky Cinema catalogue, both live and on-demand – and, as such, you can expect the usual suspects, from critically-acclaimed genre stalwarts to a splattering of modern gems.

Wed Craven and Kevin Williamson’s smart, self-aware horror-comedy manages to be funny and genuinely scary at the same time.
Guillermo del Toro's beautiful, bold masterpiece is the 21st century's defining live-action fantasy.
Devereux Milburn's funny, horrifying debut is a queasily nightmarish fable of America's food chain.
Brea Grant's portrait of a nurse’s night shift is a “slice of life” in more than one sense.
Witty and scary in equal measure, this self-aware sequel has its cake and eats it.
An ageing star's revenge fantasies are fuelled by supernatural forces in Charlotte Colbert's atmospheric, visually striking horror debut.
M Night Shyamalan's enjoyably eerie Twilight Zone-esque thriller finds unsettling resonance in its questions of time and ageing.
James Wan lets loose with this thrillingly unpredictable B-movie.
A buddy movie with zombies, Zombieland is laugh-out-loud stuff.
One big shot of adrenaline to your eyeballs, this is exhilarating and petrifying stuff.
Grim and gripping, Life is a lean, mean sci-fi horror that brings new terror to old tricks.
This scary, entertaining sequel is a knowing win for franchise fans.
This lurid inverted slasher delivers on expectations with an unhinged glee.
Tremors is a consistently entertaining time that still impresses today.
Daniel Radcliffe impresses in this enjoyably creepy ride through haunted house conventions.
Gothic romance meets survival thriller in Jennifer Sheridan's wonderfully atmospheric debut.
Haunted house, check. Freaky children, check. Sinister is a classic American horror movie - and all the better for it.
Simple terrors and sharp visual storytelling make this moving sci-fi horror sequel as rivetingly tense as the first.
Vince Vaughn and Kathryn Newton are hugely entertaining in this inspired body-swap horror-comedy.
Ben Wheatley returns to his horror roots with this unnerving, apocalyptic woodland freakout.
Paul W.S. Anderson’s sci-fi horror is far better than its reputation suggests.
When things don't happen, it's brilliantly disturbing. When they do, it's a slight disappointment.
This entertaining, slick sequel swaps logical thrills for franchise potential.
This meta third outing in the Scream franchise is more fun than frightening.