• This week, just in time for Halloween, we offer a selection of free films on Hulu sure to terrify. There are four ghostly Japanese classics—Nobuhiko Obayashi’s House, Nobuo Nakagawa’s Jigoku, Masaki Kobayashi’s Kwaidan, and Kaneto Shindo’s Onibaba—as well as these horror movies from elsewhere around the globe: Herk Harvey’s low-budget American classic Carnival of Souls, Georges Franju’s poetically gory French film Eyes Without a Face, and the British, Boris Karloff–headlining The Haunted Strangler.

    Also available is the singular Vampyr, Danish master Carl Theodor Dreyer’s surreal, dreamlike tale of possession and the occult. With its hushed approach to terror, Vampyr will keep you up at night. Check out a chilling clip from the film below to whet your appetite. And don’t forget: if you sign up for Hulu Plus for a monthly fee of just $7.99, you can see the hundreds of other streaming Criterion films.


  • By Craig J. Clark
    October 26, 2012
    03:59 PM

    A great selection, as always. The Haunted Strangler, in particular, is an underrated gem.
  • By Batzomon
    October 31, 2012
    11:28 AM

    You can't watch House enough.