8 Best Free Horror Movie Websites

Watch scary movies online free and legally

Some free online movie sites have horror films that you can stream from the comfort of your home, so you can turn the lights down, or up, as much as you like.

We've been able to use these sites to find full-length, 100 percent legal and free horror movies like The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Children of the Corn, Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, After.Life, and Axe Giant: The Wrath Of Paul Bunyan.

Most movie sites have films in other genres, too, like comedy, drama, and action. You can also watch your movies on the go with a free movie app.

If you're looking for a new release horror movie you can watch for free, you may want to see if there are any free Redbox codes available to help you do just that. 

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Crackle home page
What We Like
  • Lots of horror movies, plus original programming.

  • Compatible with all your devices.

  • Contains fewer ads than a movie on broadcast TV.

What We Don't Like
  • No new-release titles.

  • Movie selections change often, so don't delay.

  • Can't sort by popularity.

Crackle has a handful of free horror movies online including titles like Maggie, Brain Dead, Face Of Evil, Captive, The Sacrament, and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.

Look in the horror and thriller categories to find all the scary and edge-of-your-seat films here. They can be sorted by title and recently added.

Besides the free horror movies, Crackle offers a lot of other movies and free TV shows that are all legal to watch.

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Classic Cinema Online

Classic Cinema Online home page
What We Like
  • Old classic horror flicks from the '50s and '60s and earlier.

  • Illustrated with original movie posters.

What We Don't Like
  • Low-quality resolution on these old movies can't match modern standards.

  • Poor search and filter capabilities.

  • Relatively small collection of films.

  • Some films have been taken down but haven't been removed from this site.

If you're looking for classic horror movies, then Classic Cinema Online is an excellent place to be. You'll find titles like Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948), The Creeping Terror (1964), and more classic horror movies you may or may not have seen before.

Most of the horror movies here are in the Movie Billboards > Sci-Fi category.

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The Burbs free stream via Yidio
What We Like
  • Catalogs horror movies online from 100+ streaming sources.

  • List all your streaming services in one place.

  • Tab to limit search to only free movies.

What We Don't Like
  • Yidio doesn't have movies of its own.

  • Advertisement-supported.

  • Many streaming sources require subscription fee.

Yidio is a personalized movie guide that lists movies located on more than 100 streaming services. You can drill down into Yidio's list free online movies by selecting to view only free movies in the Horror section.

This list of free online horror movies keeps going and going with movies like Axe Giant: The Wrath Of Paul Bunyan, The Abandoned, Extinction, After.Life, and The Dentist 2. These movies change periodically.

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Popcornflix home page
What We Like
  • Modern interface that is easy to use.

  • Horror section with hundreds of relatively modern movies.

  • Recommended content in all genres displayed on home page.

What We Don't Like
  • No new releases.

  • Ads run every 15 minutes.

  • Low streaming quality.

Popcornflix has a whole list of free online horror movies that you can view by selecting the Horror genre in the main menu.

A few of the more popular movies I spotted at Popcornflix were Scream Play, Evil Remains, Big Bad Wolf, Infected, The Woman, The Taint, Kalamity, and Satans Little Helper.

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free movies on youtube
What We Like
  • Familiar interface.

  • Movies includes modern and classic horror flicks.

  • Movies & Shows web page indicates price or free status under each movie thumbnail.

What We Don't Like
  • Sometimes there are no free horror movies available.

  • Contains advertisements.

YouTube may not be widely known as a place where you can stream movies for free, but it actually have a pretty good selection. You'll find several horror movies available here as well.

There's no way to search by genre at YouTube, although a search on free horror movies gets you started, so you'll have to scroll through the complete list of free movies to find your favorite scary flicks.

You'll find full-length scary movies here like Hellraiser, GirlHouse, Nosferatu, and more.

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candyman free stream on tubi
What We Like
  • Huge media library with hundreds of free horror movies.

  • New content added weekly.

  • Intuitive, modern-looking web page.

What We Don't Like
  • No original content.

  • No current releases.

  • Ad-supported.

Tubi has a one-page list full of free horror movies, in addition to other pages that include many other genres.

Some examples of the horror movies at Tubi include The Inflicted, Moonchild, Remmer, Dead Girls, Fatal Beauty, Cryus: Mind of a Serial Killer, Cropsey, Haze, Bestseller, Hell's Caretaker, Jack Frost 2, The Lost, Grace, Call of the Devil, and Mommy's Little Monster.

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Free Movies Cinema

horror movie list at Free Movies Cinema
What We Like
  • Content you won't see elsewhere.

  • Human-curated from various sources.

  • No membership required.

What We Don't Like
  • Limited selection of horror movies and short films.

  • More low-budget and fan films than popular films.

A few free short films in the Horror category can be watched over at Free Movie Cinema.

Gathered in one page are the scary movies, such as Proximity and If I Had A Heart.

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Pluto TV

pluto tv horror movie channel
What We Like
  • Attractive, intuitive web design.

  • New content added weekly.

  • Plenty of on-demand streaming horror selections.

What We Don't Like
  • Supported by providing audience insight and viewer data to networks.

  • Contains advertisements.

Pluto TV has live channels, much like a normal TV service, some of which feature horror movies. If you don't like to browse a guide like that, there are also on-demand horror films that you can watch over and over.

You'll find suspense movies, horror films, monster movies, and more, all day long every day of the week.

Pluto TV streams horror movies in two ways: You can pick from a list of horror films to watch on-demand any time you want, but you can also access a specific Horror channel and watch whatever is currently playing.

Some of the scary movie channels include 74, 75, and 76. Visit the link below to see what's playing right now in your browser, without even having to log in to a user account.

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