5 Blood-Chilling Horrors From 2023 to Stream on Max, Hulu and More Right Now

5 Blood-Chilling Horrors From 2023 to Stream on Max, Hulu and More Right Now
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These five will help you wake up from the boring normality of your life.

Last year saw a lot of movies released. Horror movies were no exception. In case you missed 2023's scary premieres, here they are, available to stream on various platforms.

Meg 2: The Trench (Max, PG-13, 5.0 on IMDb)

If you're not familiar with this franchise, it has nothing to do with Family Guy. Meg stands for Megalodon, a giant voracious shark discovered in the Mariana Trench in the first installment. Although this movie is a sequel that takes place eight years after the events of the first part, it makes for a nice standalone viewing as it follows Jason Statham's character in his ongoing battle against the beast.

This is pure sci-fi horror, so if you're looking for something more mysterious, read on.

It Lives Inside (Hulu, PG-13, 5.2 on IMDb)

This small-scale supernatural horror film tells the story of an Indian-American schoolgirl who is willing to give up her culture in order to fit in with her peers. However, a mysterious series of events, including the disappearance of her childhood friend and the sudden death of her boyfriend, cause her to reconnect with her roots in order to fight an ancient evil from Indian myths that keeps hurting the people around her.

In addition to an intriguing story, this film offers a nice look at rich Indian folklore.

Five Night at Freddy's (Peacock, PG-13, 5.5 on IMDb)

The big-screen adaptation of the video game of the same name, which needs little introduction, proved to be a hit when it premiered last fall. This supernatural horror centers on Mike Schmidt, a young man who takes a job as a night watchman at the local haunted pizzeria in order to keep custody of his younger sister. On the job, Mike uncovers the truth behind the murder of eight children, whose souls he must appease in order to stay alive.

Despite the violence and gore, this is a nice film that promotes family values.

The Nun II (Max, R, 5.6 on IMDb)

Part of the larger Conjuring Universe franchise, this gothic supernatural horror continues to follow Sister Irene in her battle against Valak, a powerful demon who poses as a nun and tortures and kills people across Europe. As Sister Irene is sent on a new mission, she learns more about the evil ghoul she must defeat once and for all to prevent future tragedies.

A Haunting in Venice (Hulu, PG-13, 6.5 on IMDb)

Though it's not exactly a horror movie, this one has enough mystery to keep you on your toes. A loose adaptation of Agatha Christie's Hallowe'en Party, the movie follows Hercule Poirot as he travels to Venice, where he's asked to expose Joyce Reynolds, a former nurse turned medium. Meanwhile, the detective also tries to solve the mystery of the local palazzo, which is believed to be haunted by the ghost of tormented orphans who seek revenge on any doctors and nurses who dare to enter the place.