Fans of horror movies aren’t exactly treated well – around the Internet as well as in the offline world. Reviews and mentions of horror movies are few and far between in the mainstream media and while there are plenty of torrent sites to download or watch free horror movies online, the movies are usually (mostly) pirated and their quality and source is questionable.
On a particularly boring weekday night, when I was out of my stash of movies to watch, I decided to explore the underbelly of the Internet and was (pleasantly) surprised with what I saw. Not only is the horror genre alive and kicking in the underworld, it actually even has fans who, like me, would give up anything to watch a really nice monster on screen devour the damsel in distress.
Here is my list of the best places to catch free horror movies online.
FEARNet has been featured on the MakeUseOf directory before and they make this list again.
FEARNet is one of the best horror movie portals, as I’d like to describe it. They have free horror movies, shows, videos, blogs and even a pretty vibrant community with an active message board to boot.
So, the next time you really crave to chat with someone after watching the ultimate chainsaw wielding dude, hit up FEARNet.
Public Domain Torrents hosts torrent files for public domain movies and has about 113 (and growing) horror movies in it’s collection right now.
Since, they only host public domain movies, their collection mostly consists of older movies. But, don’t make that stop you from visiting the site and getting your fix of the gore from yore.
With titles like A Bucket of Blood, Carnival of Souls and Drive-in Massacre, in their collection, you really won’t be complaining for a long time.
Fancast is another site which, like Hulu, streams movies to your living room via your browser.
Their collection is nice, if a bit dated, but then with movies like Cry of the Banshee, Horror Express and Night of the Living Dead, who’s to blame me for the hours and hours that I’ve spent on Fancast?
Jimmy did an in-depth article on Fancast here.
Jaman has a really slick site and one that I really like, which is unusual because I’ve never actually read or heard about Jaman anywhere else.
I came across Jaman some time back while searching for new sites to watch horror movies for free and I haven’t been disappointed till now.
They not only host English movies, they also have a good collection of movies in languages such as Hindi, Spanish and Swedish, to name a few. That and their fresh collection is what has prompted me to stick to them.
I’ve long believed that Asian horror movies were a genre in themselves. If you’re a fan of the Asian horror movies scene, this is one site you have to check out.
They’ve got more movies than all the above sites combined and feature collections from China, Japan, Indonesia, Thailand and a couple of other Asian countries.
While Hulu is not strictly a horror movie site, it is still one of the best streaming video sites on the Internet.
They have a good collection of movies and if it’s one of those days when you’re too creeped out to actually watch a horror movie, you can always sit back and catch The Simpsons.
We have done loads of Hulu stories but here is a small selection :
Never again do I have to worry about a dull evening anymore. Which other sites do you guys visit to get your daily dose of horror flicks ?