It’s finally here! October has crept into our lives and us True Fear fans can finally rejoice and let our creep flags fly! It’s normally around this time of year that I begin trying to find the Halloween Easter eggs in things like stores (costumes, decorations, and candy), video games (new hair styles, clothes, and costumes), and more. However, I was thrilled to see that both Netflix and Hulu opened their Halloween hearts and bunched together the best of the best when it comes to horror. Now the question is, who brought it better?
These two companies seem to be in a creepy competition with the release of Netflix and Chills and Huluween. In the past, my go-to streaming channel used to be Netflix, but when Hulu stepped up their game with a bunch more titles, they had me hooked. With that in mind, let’s start with Netflix and Chills.
The title of this section immediately grabbed me, it was funny, and I knew it was going to have horror! Netflix gathered 75 titles for this section (please keep in mind that I believe these titles change from time to time, so that number may go up or down depending on the day) including 56 movies and 19 shows.
This list does include some interesting selections such as:
American Horror Story (from Murder House to Cult)
Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining
And one I want to watch, The Devil’s Candy
However, it does seem odd that A Series of Unfortunate Events seems to have slipped into this section as it is not a horror and in no way would it give someone chills.
I have to say that I do love that they have a mixture of shows and movies that are suitable for both children and adults. Unfortunately, it just seems like Netflix has dropped the ball when it comes to really bringing the Halloween chills! I want to say again, I do believe this list changes from time to time, so I am not writing off Netflix and Chills completely, but there are some shows and movies I would have loved to see on this list such as, Malevolent, The Walking Dead, The Babadook, Hush, and Tales of Halloween.
The first thing I loved about Huluween was how organized it was, with categories like “Scary as Hell”, “Spooky not Scary”, “For the Family”, “Classics”, and more, it allows us to pick what we’re in the mood for without the guesswork. Each section has a different amount of selections.
They are as follows:
“Scary as Hell” – 60
“Spooky not Scary” – 35
“Pop Horror” – 43
“Thriller/Psychological” – 47
“Huluween Film Fest” – 8
“For the Family” – 27
“Classics” – 18
“Anime” – 28
“Indies” – 58
“Foreign Frights” – 23
Please keep in mind that some of their titles overlap into other sections, so adding these up would not give you the true total of how many titles they offer.
While these selections seem to all stay on topic with the theme of the section, it appears that Adventure Time wandered into the wrong area.
Huluween’s selections range from the docuseries Buzzfeed Unsolved: Supernatural to Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest to one of my favorite movie series V/H/S and V/H/S/2. While there could have been some other shows or movies included in their list, the selection here is so large and varies so much that it is hard to notice something is missing. I think you would have a hard time not finding something good to watch on Huluween.
Based on the selections and the organization, I would definitely say that Hulu is the winner here! Grab a blanket, grab a friend, turn out the lights and enjoy some Huluween! Oh and feel free to tell me what you watched!