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22 Best Horror Movies on Crave Canada

22 Best Horror Movies on Crave Canada

Looking for the best horror movies on Crave Canada to binge-watch this January 2024?

Even with all the streaming platforms out there, I definitely think Crave is worth subscribing to.

Crave always comes out with the latest box office hits, and of course they’ve got tons of awesome horror and thriller movies.

While I love movies of all genres, I’m big on horror films – they’re just so fun to watch.

The more terrifying, the better tbh!

Here are some of the best and scariest horror and thriller movies to watch on Crave Canada, in my personal opinion!

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Best horror movies on Crave Canada

Thriller movies on Crave

Barbarian (2022)

A young woman checks into her Airbnb and realizes it’s already being occupied by a stranger.

Against her better judgement, she decides to spend the night, and soon realizes there’s more to be terrified of than an unexpected houseguest.

Barbarian is one of the most terrifying horror films I’ve seen in a really long time, and it’s quite gory, so it ain’t for the faint of heart.

Bill Skarsgård and Justin Long both star in Barbarian!

1 film available on Crave, watch the trailer

Don’t Worry Darling (2022)

A young couple live in the utopian 1950s community of Victory, an experimental company town where all the men are working on a top-secret project.

The wives of all the men enjoy the luxuries of their seemingly perfect paradise, but meanwhile something sinister lurks below the surface.

I do wish they’d explained some things more, but overall the film is a good watch!

Harry Styles, Florence Pugh, Olivia Wilde, Chris Pine, and Gemma Chan all star in Don’t Worry Darling.

There was actually a whole lot of controversy surrounding the film before it was released, with supposedly a lot of drama within the cast. You can Google it ’cause it’s a lot!

1 film available on Crave, watch the trailer

Black Phone (2021)

A shy but clever 13-year-old boy is kidnapped and held prisoner in a basement by a sadistic, masked killer named The Grabber.

When a disconnected phone on the wall starts to ring, he soon discovers that he can hear the voices of the killer’s previous victims.

Ethan Hawke stars in this terrifyingly eerie horror movie, which is based on a short story of the same name.

1 film available on Crave, watch the trailer

Psychological horror movies on Crave

Stanley Kubrick Exhibition at TIFF Bell Lightbox
An exhibit from The Shining at the Stanley Kubrick exhibition inside TIFF Bell Lightbox in 2015.

The Shining (1980)

The Shining is of course one of the most iconic horror movies ever made.

Even if you haven’t seen the film before, you’ll definitely recognize some of its most famous lines and scenes.

Jack Torrance moves his wife and young son into the Overlook Hotel, where they plan on taking care of it during the winter.

His son starts to get disturbing visions as Jack starts to discover the dark secrets behind the hotel.

There’s a sequel that came out in 2019 called Doctor Sleep, but tbh I don’t think it does the original film any justice.

It’s about the son, Danny, who’s now an adult haunted by his past.

1 film available on Crave, watch the trailer

Dead Ringers (1988)

Identical twins Elliot and Beverly are successful gynecologists in Toronto.

Elliot, the more confident brother, has affairs with many of his patients, and when he loses interest, passes them onto his meeker brother without the woman knowing.

When Beverly falls head over heels for one of the patients and she deceives him, he starts to go mad.

Dead Ringers was directed and written by iconic Canadian sci-fi horror director David Cronenberg, and it’s actually based on two real identical twin gynecologists!

There’s also a new series on Prime Video of the same name that’s based on the movie, and it stars Rachel Weisz as the twin gynecologists.

1 film available on Crave, watch the trailer

Supernatural horror movies on Crave

The Nun II (2023)

In 1956 France, a priest is violently murdered, and when Sister Irene begins to investigate, she once again comes face-to-face with a powerful evil.

Sisters Taissa Farmiga and Vera Farmiga both star in The Nun II, as well as Storm Reid from Euphoria (which is also on Crave)!

1 film available on Crave, watch the trailer

Prey for the Devil (2022)

With a global rise in demonic possessions, the Vatican decides to open more schools to train priests to perform exorcisms.

Nuns are completely forbidden from performing exorcisms, but a professor recognizes Sister Ann’s gifts and agrees to train her.

She finds herself in a battle for the soul of a young girl who happens to be possessed by the same demon that tormented her own mother.

1 film available on Crave, watch the trailer

Insidious: The Red Door (2023)

While The Red Door isn’t my favourite out of all the Insidious movies, it’s still a great watch to wrap up the entire franchise.

The story takes place a decade after the events of the second Insidious movie, and it’s (finally) about the Lambert family again.

Josh drops off a grown-up Dalton off at college for his first year, where the repressed demons of his past start to come back to haunt him.

The Insidious series is actually my favourite horror movie franchise of all-time – chapters 1 and 2 are so well-written!

If you haven’t seen the other movies, the Lambert family basically keeps getting haunted by malevolent entities because of a special skill they have.

The third and fourth movies are in the same universe and feature Elise (the parapsychologist), and you can watch the fourth movie on Netflix.

1 film available on Crave, watch the trailer

Camp Cold Brook (2018)

A reality TV crew visits an infamous camp that was the site of a mass murder 20 years earlier, and they start to experience strange events.

It ain’t a particularly great watch, but it’s still a fun one, and Chad Michael Murray is good eye-candy.

1 film available on Crave, watch the trailer

The Exorcist (1973)

If you’re in the mood for an old school horror movie, you can watch The Exorcist on Crave.

It tells the story of a young woman who starts acting strangely, and a local priest believes she’s been possessed by the devil.

The film is based on a novel of the same name, which is loosely based on actual events.

Fun fact: The Exorcist is one of the most profitable horror movies ever made!

There’s actually a sequel coming out in 2023, and you can watch the trailer for it.

1 film available on Crave, watch the trailer

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984-1989)

A Nightmare on Elm Street is a classic horror franchise all about Freddy Kruger and his terribly creepy knife fingers.

He stalks teenagers in their dreams and kills them, ultimately killing them in reality as well.

This ’80s slasher by Wes Craven has spawned a whole franchise, with 9 movies in total.

You can watch the first 5 movies from the ’80s on Crave!

5 films available on Crave, watch the trailer

Sci-fi horror movies on Crave

Crimes of the Future (2022)

As humans adapt to a synthetic environment where pain no longer exists, the body undergoes new transformations and mutations.

A celebrity performance duo showcases the metamorphosis of one of their organs, while a mysterious group tries to get them to shed light on the next phase of human evolution.

This David Cronenberg sci-fi horror ain’t for the faint of heart, and when they say body horror, they really mean body horror.

If you can handle all the gruesomeness, then it’s definitely worth a watch.

Kirsten Stewart stars in Crimes of the Future, and she’s fantastic in it!

1 film available on Crave, watch the trailer

Infinity Pool (2023)

A vacationing couple spends a night outside the resort grounds with a mysterious couple, and the night ends in a tragic accident, leading them into further darkness.

There are quite a few ~risqué~ scenes, so definitely don’t watch this with your parents.

Alexander Skarsgård and Mia Goth both star in Infinity Pool, which was written and directed by Brandon Cronenberg, the iconic David Cronenberg’s son!

1 film available on Crave, watch the trailer

The Fly (1986)

Seth Brundle is a brilliant scientist who creates a teleportation device, and decides to test his machine on himself.

He manages to teleport himself, but unknowingly has a special guest in the pod with him.

The Fly is an 80s horror/sci-fi by David Cronenberg, and while it does feel very 80s, it’s still a good one!

The special effects are super gross, so cover your eyes if things like Dr. Pimple Popper gross you out.

1 film available on Crave, watch the trailer

Creature horror movies on Crave

I Am Legend (2007)

Robert Neville is the last human survivor of a plague in New York.

A scientist before the man-made virus came to be, he attempts to create a cure using his own immune blood.

This movie freaked me out when I first watched it as a kid, especially because the zombies move really fast.

Will and his daughter, Willow Smith, both star in I Am Legend!

1 film available on Crave, watch the trailer

Nope (2022)

The Haywood siblings discover something sinister in the skies above their California horse ranch, while the owner of a nearby western theme park tries to profit from the mysterious and otherworldly phenomenon.

Jordan Peele is one of my favourite directors – he’s also the mastermind behind Get Out and Us!

Daniel Kaluuya (who was also in Get Out), Keke Palmer, and Steven Yeun all star in Nope.

1 film available on Crave, watch the trailer

Horror comedy movies on Crave

Assassination Nation (2018)

Four high school girls in Salem fight for their lives after a hacker exposes everyone in town’s secrets and sends the town into chaos.

The real action in Assassination Nation takes awhile, but it’s still an interesting watch.

1 film available on Crave, watch the trailer

Slasher horror movies on Crave

Final Destination franchise (2000-2011)

Final Destination is an iconic horror franchise that you’ve probably heard of even if you’ve never seen the movies before.

Basically in each movie, a group of people cheat death by having premonitions, and they end up mysteriously dying one by one because of ~fate~.

People die pretty horrifically, but it’s still amusing if you’re a horror lover.

You can watch all 5 Final Destination movies on Crave!

5 films available on Crave

Halloween Ends (2022)

As much as I love to hate on the Halloween movies, I can’t deny that I’ll keep watching them.

It’s not my favourite horror franchise of all-time, but it’s still a classic.

If you haven’t seen Halloween before, it’s basically about a seemingly-invincible dude named Michael Myers who goes around killing people every Halloween.

Halloween Ends is the last movie in the latest Halloween trilogy, and Jamie Lee Curtis stars in it.

1 film available on Crave, watch the trailer

Saw franchise (2004-2021)

You’ve probably heard of the Saw franchise, and it’s definitely not for everyone.

A masked man named Jigsaw tortures people in the worst ways possible, and all of the movies are pretty gory and horrifying.

They actually filmed the latest movie, Spiral: From the Book of Saw, here in Toronto!

9 films available on Crave

Evil Dead Rise (2023)

A reunion between two estranged sisters gets cut short when flesh-possessing demons force them into a battle of survival.

I wasn’t expecting to enjoy Evil Dead Rise so much, but it was actually pretty good!

It’s also hella gory, so it ain’t for the faint of heart.

1 film available on Crave, watch the trailer

The Purge: Anarchy (2014)

Part of the popular Purge franchise, The Purge: Anarchy is about a different set of people and how they deal with the infamous Purge.

If you don’t know what the fictional “Purge” is, it’s 12 hours when almost all crime is legal, in an effort to create a ~crime-free~ world the rest of the year.

In this one, a couple works for a wealthy family, and both families have to band together to fight off a masked gang of killers on the morning after the Purge.

1 film available on Crave, watch the trailer

The best horror and thriller movies on Crave Canada to binge-watch if you're a fan of slasher films and creepy horrors!

Best horror and thriller movies on Crave Canada (January 2024):

  1. Barbarian
  2. Don’t Worry Darling
  3. The Black Phone
  4. The Shining
  5. Dead Ringers
  6. The Nun II
  7. Prey for the Devil
  8. Insidious: The Red Door
  9. Camp Cold Brook
  10. The Exorcist
  11. A Nightmare on Elm Street
  12. Crimes of the Future
  13. Infinity Pool
  14. The Fly
  15. I Am Legend
  16. Nope
  17. Assassination Nation
  18. Final Destination
  19. Halloween Ends
  20. Saw
  21. Evil Dead Rise
  22. The Purge: Anarchy

These were some of the best horror movies to watch on Crave Canada this January 2024!

Crave always has new movies coming out on the platform, and I’ll be regularly updating this list with great horror films as they come out.

Every time I watch a new film, I rate it on Letterboxd – it’s a great way to keep track of what you’ve watched and what your friends are watching.

Have you seen any of these horror or thriller movies on Crave Canada? What are some of the best and scariest horror films on Crave in your opinion? Let me know on Twitter or Instagram!

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