Best horror movies on Disney+ (2023)

Best horror movies on Disney+ (2023)

You thought Disney was just about princesses and castles? Not only! Wanting to expand its audience, the streaming platform has created an extensive catalog of horror films. Here we bring our selection of cult movies of this genre on Disney+.

The Fly (1986)

Directed by: David Cronenberg

Cast: Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis, John Getz

Duration: 1 hour 36 minutes

When brilliant and eccentric inventor Seth Brundle (Jeff Goldblum) discovers that his revolutionary teleportation device works with inanimate objects, he decides to go even further and experiment with living tissue. After succeeding with the two baboons, Brundle decides to go through the teleportation process himself, but he fails to notice that a fly entered the cell with him. The experiment is a success and Brundle appears normal. It is after a few days that the scientist begins to notice certain changes, such as greater physical strength, a lot of energy and unusual sexual strength...

Proud of his invention, Brundle attributes it to the "rejuvenation" of his body as a result of teleportation. But things soon get even scarier when the scientist can't stop eating sugar, and then he starts spewing digestive enzymes all over the food to dissolve it, with coarse, bristly hair growing on his back. And now he can walk on the ceiling and walls... Looking through the recordings of the teleportation process on his computer, Brundle discovers that the presence of a fly in the transmitter's cabin has changed it at the genetic and molecular level. Brundle became a flyman.

The Village (2004)

Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan

Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Bryce Dallas Howard, Adrien Brody

Duration: 1 hour 48 minutes

The film is set in a remote Pennsylvania village where a small group of residents live in fear of strange, clawed, red-cloaked creatures lurking in the woods. The surviving inhabitants have managed to develop their ideal, almost puritanical way of life, in which education, health, agriculture,   social organisation and religion are controlled to the extreme by the oldest of the senses: fear. But what if the monsters were just an invention to keep an eye on them?

Alien (1979)

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Cast: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt, Harry Dean Stanton, Yaphet Kotto, Veronica Cartwright and Ian Holm

Duration: 1 hour 57 minutes

The original Alien made Sigourney Weaver famous and featured visual effects that were amazingly advanced for the time.  The spacecraft "Nostromo" is flying towards Earth after a routine mining mission in one of the distant galaxies. Its crew is in hibernation for the duration of the flight. However, the system that controls the ship decides to wake them up ahead of time due to the reception of an unknown signal. By the rules of the company they work for, the team lands on a desert planet where a strange creature attacks one of the members. When they discover the danger, it's too late. An alien has infiltrated the spaceship. 

The Omen (1976)

Directed by: Richard Donner

Cast: Gregory Peck, Lee Remick, David Warner, Billy Whitelaw, Harvey Stevens

Duration: 1 hour 51 minutes

Robert Thorne (Gregory Peck) is a high-ranking diplomat. His wife Katherine had just given birth to a dead newborn for the second time. Robert is worried because he is convinced that his wife will not be able to bear the terrible news. The priest of the hospital, Father Spiletto, informs Robert that another child was born that same night, whose mother did not survive the birth. At the insistence of the priest, Robert agrees to replace the deceased son with an orphan in secret from his wife. The baby is named Damian and the Thorns' life is pleasant until when he is 5 years old, Damian starts acting very mean.

The Hills Have Eyes 2 (2007)

Directed by: Martin Weisz

Cast: Jessica Sroup, Machael Mcmillian, Jacob Vargas

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

The plot is inspired by an old fairy tale from the 17th century about the Scottish family Souny Bean, who killed travellers and then ate them. The Hills Have Eyes 2 follows the events of the original movie, where the Carters, a middle-class Ohio family had a horrific accident in the New Mexico desert. Isolated from the world, they soon realized that they were not alone: the hills are inhabited by a succession of bloodthirsty mutants who have appeared as a result of military nuclear tests. In the second film, a group of National Guard soldiers continues to fight against the cannibalistic creatures of the desert. 

Fright Night (2011)

Director: Craig Gillespie

Cast: Anton Yelchin, Colin Farrell, Toni Collette

Duration: 1 hour 46 minutes

In his senior year of high school, Charlie Brewster (Anton Yelchin) seems to have finally achieved all of his goals. He is one of the most successful students and is dating the most desirable girl. When Jerry (Colin Farrell) becomes his neighbor and initially seems like a cool guy, his best friend Ed warns him that Jerry is not what he seems. After Ed's mysterious disappearance, Charlie begins to notice something odd about his ideal roommate. It was then, after taking a closer look at Jerry and coming to the conclusion that he is a vampire, Charlie will hire a vampire killer to get rid of the monster. A great remake of Craig Gillespie's classic horror comedy!

The Other Side of the Door (2016)

Director: Johannes Roberts

Cast: Sarah Wayne Callies, Jeremy Sisto, Javier Botet, Logan Creran, Jax Malcolm, Sofia Rozinski

Duration: 1 hour 36 minutes

An American family decides to move to India, but a terrible accident claims the life of Oliver's eldest son. His mother, Maria, cannot recover from the misfortune and becomes depressed. To help her, Pica's nanny informs her that there is a temple where the dead can be contacted. This will give Maria a chance to see Oliver for the last time and say goodbye to him. Peaky warns of an important condition: in no case should she open the door. But desperate Maria breaks this rule, and what at first seemed so desirable quickly turns into hell.

Empty Man (2020)

Directed by: David Pryor

Cast: James Badge Dale, Marin Ireland, Stephen Root, Ron Canada, Robert Aramayo, Joel Courtney, Sasha Frolova

Duration: 1 hour 77 minutes

Empty Man is an independent horror film about retired police officer James Lasombra who investigates the mysterious disappearance of a group of teenagers in a small town in the US Midwest. All indications are that these disappearances are connected to the urban legend of the "Empty Man", but as the investigation progresses, the Lasombra discovers things much more sinister than he expected. A devilish cult is secretly practiced in the town. The movie Empty Man is based on a comic by Cullen Bunn.

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