The 6 best horror films to stream on SYFY right now
If you tune into SYFY's regular broadcast, you know we've got some solid horror offerings, from Chucky to Reginald the Vampire to all those movies we marathon week in and week out. But the horror fun doesn't stop there.
If you're casting around for a scary movie to watch and you feel like you've covered all the streaming ground out there, SYFY's app just might be your new hidden oasis for some fun horror fare.
From black-and-white classics to modern gems, these are the best horror films streaming on SYFY's app right now.
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The Boy (2016)
M3GAN's not the only creepy doll game in town. After you've headed to the movies to check out her dance moves, you can come back home and watch William Brent Bell's film about Brahms, a porcelain-faced terror, and the unlucky nanny (The Walking Dead alum Lauren Cohan) tasked with looking after him. It's only been a few years since he debuted, and he's already one of horror's favorite haunted dolls for a reason.
The Saw franchise might go into hibernation at times, but it never really goes away for good, and Jigsaw is proof of its resilience. Released after Saw 3D was billed as the "final chapter" in the story, Jigsaw takes full advantage of the franchise's twisted timeline to tell a new story revolving around Jigsaw himself, aka John Kramer (Tobin Bell), even though he's supposedly been dead for years by the time the film begins. It's not the most warmly received film in the series, but as with all Saw films, it does still have its share of violent delights.
The Little Shop of Horrors (1960)
Roger Corman is the king of low-budget cinema for a reason. He shot Little Shop of Horrors in a matter of days, on a shoestring budget, using sets left over from another film he'd just completed, and in the process delivered an over-the-top horror classic that inspired the hit musical remake of the same name. The story of a struggling flower shop and the florist who accidentally breeds a man-eating plant, it's both a great exercise in low-budget ingenuity and a showcase for the kind of over-the-top style that would help propel it to musical glory decades later.
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
George A. Romero's classic film about a group of survivors stranded in a farmhouse as ghouls swarm the land around them is not the first zombie film, but it is the one which set the tone for everything that would come after. Tense, creepy, and full of unforgettable moments, Night of the Living Dead remains the yardstick against which all other zombie stories are measured, even after everyone — including Romero himself — moved on to more gruesome forms for their undead monsters.
Leprechaun is a fascinating piece of horror history, a little film about a mythical creature with a capacity for evil that didn't seem to mix with Freddy, Jason, or Michael, but still managed to work in its own off-kilter way. Critics might never have responded to the film's particular energy, but audiences are still coming back to the films and Warwick Davis' creepy central performance as the title character, and with good reason. If you can meet the film on its own terms, you'll find something in there you won't forget. And if you still dig it after all these years, SYFY also has the sequels streaming for your viewing pleasure.
The V/H/S franchise of found footage anthology films has been going strong for more than a decade now, but they don't all keep the same format. In 2016, we got a full-on spinoff film written by future The Night House scribes Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski, and it's well worth a watch. Basically functioning as a feature-length version of the "Amateur Night" short from the first V/H/S, it follows a group of friends as they head out to strip clubs for the night and encounter a succubus. It doesn't keep the same V/H/S format, but it's made in the V/H/S spirit, so check it out.