Top horror movies on Disney+ UK
James R | On 28, Oct 2022
If you’re looking for something spooky to stream this Halloween, Disney+ is one of the more surprising answers to fill up your watchlist, with the House of Mouse’s acquisition of Fox giving it a ready-made library of chillers and thrillers to stream. That ranges from darkly funny satire to iconic sci-fi.
We round up the best horror movies included with Disney+, some family-friendly, but most of them part of Disney+’s adult-friendly channel, Star:
“Boooo-oooook!” Bette Midler is having a ball in this 1993 cult classic.
Hocus Pocus 2
Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy are back in action in this warm-hearted sequel – a celebration of sisterhood that’s smarter and sweeter than the original.
Mimi Cave’s stylish horror debut may not benefit from revisits, but the wild ride involved is quite something.
Kristen Stewart leads a strong cast in this derivative but entertaining creature feature.
This lean back-to-basics prequel is a thrillingly fresh ride through a familiar franchise.
Go back to the beginnings of Predator with this survival thriller that finds fear in watching 80s machismo being undone.
Guillermo del Toro’s colourful film noir is a beautifully dark tale of fakery and fate.
A Cure for Wellness
Gore Verbinski’s slippery horror is enjoyably silly and genuinely creepy.
Werewolf by Night
Marvel’s cheap and cheerful retro chiller is a fun departure from MCU conventions.
The Night House
A superb turn from Rebecca Hall grounds this chilling, atmospheric horror.
Ready or Not
This vicious satire turns playful parlour games into a darkly funny survival thriller.
The Empty Man
The mysterious disappearance of a group of teenagers in a small Midwestern town is the starting point for this cult horror hit.
Richard Donner’s veritable classic finds an American politician suspecting that he and his wife have adopted the antichrist.
Megan Fox is on deadly satirical form in Diablo Cody and Karyn Kusama’s dark cult classic.
M Night Shyamalan’s low-key sci-fi is a thoughtful meditation on faith and purpose.
28 Days Later
Danny Boyle’s vision of a zombie apocalypse is chilling, haunting and visually stunning – and that’s just the opening 20 minutes. 28 Weeks Later is also available.
Guy Pearce and Robert Carlyle are on grizzly form in this darkly entertaining cannibal Western.
Fright Night (2011)
Someone needs to bite a chunk out of its runtime, but Fright Night is more than alright – mostly fangs to Colin Farrell.
Prometheus is ambitious, pretty, fascinating and impressive. It’s also a disappointment.
Bigger, bolder and beautifully emotional, James Cameron’s sci-fi is one of the greatest sequels ever made.
Timur Bekmambetov’s mind-blowing Russian blockbuster fuses vampires, swords made out of spines and some seriously impressive visuals. (Day Watch, the sequel, is also available.)
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Let’s do the Time Warp again…
M Night Shyamalan’s atmospheric folk horror is a chilling fable of fear, truth and power.
This dark yet sweet story of one boy’s attachment to his best friend is a lovely lightning bolt of brilliance.
Johnny Depp stars in Tim Burton’s beautifully unusual gothic love story about a half-finished mechanical boy.
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Tim Burton’s stop-motion flick takes the festive charm of Christmas and twists it with the warped horror of Halloween – a combination that director Henry Selick whips up with visually breathtaking glee. Combined with Danny Elfman’s superb soundtrack (Elfman sings the part of Pumpkin Jack), this is one musical guaranteed to freak out the whole family. Best of all, you can watch it twice a year.
The Fly (1986)
Cronenberg and Goldblum team up for this brilliantly unsettling body horror.
One Hour Photo
Robin Williams delivers a picture-perfect performance in this chillingly understated psychological thriller.
Timid, violent and vividly filmed, Park Chan-wook’s psychological thriller starring Matthew Goode plays with all of your senses.
A Disney+ costs £7.99 a month or £79.99 a year.