Top horror films on MUBI UK
James R | On 31, Oct 2022
From arthouse to world cinema, MUBI’s curated approach to singling out gems old and new makes it one of the more distinctive streaming services out there. But it’s also built up a collection of genre cinema to reckon with, from psychological thrillers to iconic thrillers and everything in between.
Here are the best horror films to stream on MUBI UK:
Prano Bailey-Bond’s striking feature directorial debut is a gloriously atmospheric trip into retro-horror chills. Read our full review
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
One of the greatest movies ever made, Tobe Hooper’s seminal film changed American horror cinema forever.
Funny Games (2007). Michael Haneke’s remake of his own self-aware violent thriller makes the same point but loses none of its edge. The original is also available.
A primal horror film from Japanese master Kaneto Shindo, this reimagining of a Buddhist folk tale is an expressionistic interrogation of the consequences of war.
David Cronenberg’s coolly clinical sci-fi Scanners is mind-blowing art for outsiders.
Weird, wild and eccentric, Julia Ducournau’s disturbing, graphic tale of reconnection and acceptances is like nothing you’ve seen before.
Noomi Rapace delivers a hugely moving performance in this enjoyably unusual and oddly tender folk horror.
Dr. Hal Raglan (Oliver Reed) experiments with “Psychoplasmics” a radical therapy designed to release pent-up emotions in his patients in David Cronenberg’s chillingly twisted classic..
The White Reindeer
Erik Blomberg’s haunting exploration of female sexuality and desire sees a newly married young woman becomes frustrated as her husband, a reindeer herder for a small Arctic village, spends much time away in devotion to his work. Desperate for affection, she visits a shaman who makes her an irresistible object of desire, but to a terrible cost: she becomes a bloodthirsty shapeshifter who lures and kills men.
Berberian Sound Studio
A fascinating meta-horror featuring Toby Jones, some cabbages and a dangerously aroused goblin? Foley crap, it’s awesome.
This weird, brilliantly entertaining horror is a frightening, funny number with a uniquely disturbing style.
Everything is turned inside out behind the scenes of Jesús Franco’s 1972 horror starring Christopher Lee, as Spanish director Pere Portabella turns on-set footage into an abbreviated, self-reflexive and surrealist version of the Count’s story.
Night of the Living Dead
George A. Romero’s zombie classic is one of the most important horror films ever made. Read our full review
Argento’s stone-cold classic of pulpy psychedelic giallo, Suspiria is a dark Gothic horror told in exceptionally vivid color. (For more Argento on MUBI, see also Deep Red and The Bird with the Crystal Plumage.)
Olivier Assayas captures the uncertainty of the digital age in a haunting drama of isolation. Read our full review
Aubrey Plaza is terrific as a creatively blocked filmmaker in this engaging and thought-provoking indie thriller. Read our full review
Let the Right One In meets The Orphanage in this brilliant little Brazilian horror, a wonderfully disturbing fantasy that is destined to become a cult hit. Read our full review
Alice Lowe’s darkly comic horror is a masterpiece of maternal nightmares. Read our full review
The Love Witch
This 60s sexploitation homage is a unique, wry and empowering horror-comedy. Read our full review
Jennifer Kent’s storybook horror brings a devastating sadness to the genre’s scares. Read our full review
Only Lovers Left Alive
Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton ooze cool in Jim Jarmusch’s entrancing vampire stoner comedy-horror. Read our full review
A young Dennis Hopper shines in this stylish but unassuming horror romance. Read our full review
Bertrand Bonello’s latest is a multi-layered view of colonialism’s legacy, resurrected in every new generation. Read our full review
Plan 9 from Outer Space
Bela Lugosi stars in Ed Wood’s (unintentionally) seminal sci-fi horror, which sees aliens from outer space reanimate the Earth’s dead in an attempt to save the human race.
You’ll hate every second – but you won’t stop watching this horribly gripping thriller. Read our full review
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