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Pretty Good WTF Horror Movies On Hulu

Updated March 27, 2020 145 votes 85 voters 7.1k views13 items

List RulesVote up the horror films on Hulu that most mess with your head.

Hulu has a fantastic library of movies and television shows representing nearly every genre, notably horror films. Hulu has a pretty big selection of scary movies to choose from, and while there are plenty of great horror films in their catalog, what happens when you've already watched all the classics? Luckily, Hulu is holding onto some hidden gems that will satisfy your hunger for new horror. In fact, Hulu has some of the best WTF horror movies of any streaming service. 

There are quite a few horror movies on Hulu that are sure to blow your mind, though most of them are fairly strange. These are the movies that will make you say "WTF am I watching?" the whole way through. Whether they are seriously creepy, a touch surreal, or just downright bizarre, these WTF horror movies will definitely give you something to talk about with your friends. 

  • Annihilation, based on the book of the same name, is one of the most surreal and disturbing entries into the sci-fi/horror genre this decade. When a mysterious Shimmer appears in the Southeast United States, a team of scientists is sent inside to observe the disturbing effects the Shimmer is having on the area.

    Natalie Portman stars as an ex-military survivalist whose husband has been changed by the Shimmer, and she is on a mission to find out why. The movie is filled with body horror, monstrous creatures, and a looming sense of doom that is completely inescapable. There's also a sense of beauty and curiosity in the otherness of the Shimmer, and few movies have managed to make horror as intriguing as Annihilation

    • Actors: Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny
    • Released: 2018
    • Directed by: Alex Garland
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  • Antiviral
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    Antiviral takes the concept of celebrity worship and cranks it to 11 in this truly bizarre horror film. The movie takes place in a world where celebrities are disturbingly popular, and that's not an understatement. Syd March works for a company that buys and sells pathogens from celebrities so their fans can inject themselves with the very same diseases their idols have.

    March slowly becomes involved in the black market of celebrity viruses, and we learn that some celebrities donate their DNA to butchers who grow their meat as a novelty food. After March agrees to smuggle a virus from one of the most famous celebrities in the world, he uncovers a dark conspiracy and winds up infected with an extremely disturbing illness. 

    • Actors: Malcolm McDowell, Sarah Gadon, Nicholas Campbell, Lara Jean Chorostecki, Joe Pingue
    • Released: 2012
    • Directed by: Brandon Cronenberg
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  • Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale challenges the social concept of Jolly Ol' Saint Nick. The film follows a team of British researchers as they excavate a mountaintop in Finland that is rumored to be the origin place of the Santa Claus myth. The team quickly discovers a burial mound that appears to be a prison on the mountain, and they inadvertently release hell upon the locals.

    Cannibal elves, a horned Santa Claus, and reindeer slayings are just some of the twisted things viewers can expect from this movie. 

    • Actors: Tommi Korpela, Per Christian Ellefsen, Jorma Tommila, Risto Salmi, Peeter Jakobi
    • Released: 2010
    • Directed by: Jalmari Helander
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    Baskin is a Turkish film which follows five police officers as they answer a call at an abandoned building, only to find another world of horrors waiting inside. As the officers go through increasingly nightmarish scenarios, the whole movie begins to take on a surreal tone. 

    Baskin is full of twists and turns that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the shocking conclusion. 

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