All the Horror You Need to Stream in August 2023

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Welcome to Horrorscope, a monthly column keeping horror nerds and initiates up to date on all the horror content coming to and leaving your favorite streaming services. Here’s what to stream in August 2023:

Howdy boils and ghouls.

With the dog days of summer are upon us, hopefully you’re all practicing good sun safety. Which is to say: staying inside and watching horror movies. This is that one secret dermatologists don’t want you to know about. I’m sunspot free for a reason, Joanne. It’s because I can’t stop watching Amicus ensemble pieces on Tubi.

This month sees a bit of everything: old classics, franchise dumps, and new features shuffling from one streaming service to another.

Be sure to peruse the complete list below, calendar in hand, for a full picture of what horror movies are coming and going from your favorite streaming services in August 2023.

Please keep in mind that all dates listed below may not apply to viewers outside the US.

August 2023 Horror Streaming Cheat Sheet

  • Finding true-blue horror films on The Criterion Channel is always a nice treat, and three very good ones are leaving at the end of the month! These include the certified haunted house banger The Haunting (1963) as well as two silent films from the 1920s, which are short and will make you smarter (that’s what happens when you watch 100-year-old movies, right?).
  • As of August 1st you can catch the Jurassic Park franchise for free on Freevee. If free streaming “bothers you” you can take your capitalist ass over to Hulu, which is also streaming the series.
  • Get your Freddy freak-on over at HBO Max, which invites the entire A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise to its service on the first of the month. Also don’t forget to catch a solid handful of Hellraiser sequels before they depart from the service at the end of the month.
  • Do you want to play a game? A good chunk of the Saw franchise will be available on Prime Video as of August 1st.
  • The people’s streaming service, Tubi, is bringing a number of banger double-bills to its platform on the first of the month including: Both of Rob Zombie’s Halloweens; both of James Gunn’s Scooby-Doos and all four Jaws films.

Collection Corner: August 2023 Horror Streaming

  • The Criterion Channel
    • Grindhouse Gothic: Roger Corman Directs Edgar Allan Poe (as of August 1)
      • “Roger Corman began one of the most artistically ambitious projects of his heroic career with a series of brilliantly inventive, hair-raising adaptations of stories by Edgar Allan Poe”
      • Titles include The Premature Burial, House of Usher, and The Raven
    • Reece Shearsmith Selects (as of August 7)
      • “How do you possibly choose a selection of favourite ARROW film releases and not go mad in the process? Well, that’s what ARROW asked me to do, and I’ve done both. So please go ahead and read my choices as I find I must kill again…”
      • Titles include Deep Red, The Crazies, Society
    • Roger Avary Selects (as of August 21st)
      • “When I select a film, dear viewer, it is safe. There is no question about it anymore. My Selects are the best films. I don’t mean that they’re the most virtuous, or indeed the least virtuous, or the cleverest or the stupidest, or the most expensive or the best made. But the best. In a word, films about which there is no question.”
      • Titles Include The Living Dead Girl, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, Road Games
    • This is Torture! (as of August 25)
      • “A curated collection dastardly designed to make you wince and recoil in shock and horror from the misery, torment and agony being inflicted. Dare you peek between your fingers to witness the graphic and painful torments contained within ‘This is Torture!’?”
      • Titles Include American Guinea Pig: Sacrifice, American Guinea Pig: The Song of Solomon, American Guinea Pig: Bloodshock

New(ish) Releases


  • Old (Freevee)
  • Malignant (Hulu)
  • Bliss (Screambox)
  • Ghastly Brothers (Screambox)
  • America Latina (Shudder)


  • Skinamarink (Hulu)
  • Enys Men (Hulu)
  • Bones and All (Prime Video)
  • 6 Wheels From Hell (Screambox)
  • Sinphony (Screambox)
  • The Communion Girl (2022)


  • Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead (Netflix)
  • Marry My Dead Body (Netflix)
  • Killer Book Club (Netflix)
  • Organ Trail (Paramount+)
  • Unseen (Prime Video)
  • The Black Demon (Prime Video)
  • Subject (Screambox)
  • Bad Things (Shudder)
  • The Housekeeper (Tubi)
  • Rock the Boat (Tubi)

The streaming service champion of the month is Criterion Channel, who really went and said “Halloween comes early this year.” Thanks, lads.

The streaming service dunce of the month is Peacock, who are only bringing the marginally horror-adjacent R.I.P.D. to the table this month. Somehow that’s worse that Disney+ having no horror at all.

Horror Streaming Highlights for August 2023

Pick of the Month — Grindhouse Gothic: Roger Corman Directs Edgar Allen Poe

Synopsis:  Released in a sarcastically short four-year period between 1960 and 1964, exploitation cinema’s grandpa Roger Corman directed eight (yes, eight) cinematic adaptations of stories by gothic grump Edgar Allen Poe. 

Whether or not you think Corman’s “Poe Cycle” is for you, here’s my selling point: all eight films are around eighty minutes long. The secret to Corman’s productivity (apart from rigorous pre-production) is efficiency. Bless him.

The collection includes all eight of Corman’s Poe Cycle films: House of UsherThe Pit and the PendulumThe Premature Burial; Tales of TerrorThe Haunted PalaceThe RavenThe Masque of the Red Death; and The Tomb of Ligeia. While all the films have recognizable Poe-ish hallmarks (live entombments, black cats, “dead” wives, and blood-red candles), each brings some new macabre twist to the table. Want a horror comedy? Watch The Raven. Want a “omg it’s just like covid” fable? Watch The Masque of the Red Death.

Dig in, enjoy, and remember to always know where your cat is before you wall-up your nemesis in your cellar!

Arriving on The Criterion Channel on August 1st.

The horror origins of Oppenheimer’s own Josh Hartnett

Synopsis:  When the teachers at Herrington High start acting a little more murder-y than usual, an unlikely group of students must band together to get to the bottom of their suspicious behavior. 

Do I need an excuse to recommend Robert Rodriguez‘s teen sci-fi horror classic? Of course not. Do I feel a responsibility to remind y’all that Christopher Nolan’s newest boy, Josh Hartnett, started his movie career making horror movies? Absolutely. (Technically his debut was Halloween H20, but The Faculty came out the same year, so sue me).

The Faculty has many boons, from its aggressive Y2K sensibility to an all-star ensemble cast that is so star-studded it’s almost sarcastic. For the benefit of any of you who have yet to see it, I’ll keep the credits hush hush so you can gasp with glee when the credits roll. It’s fun. It’s gory. It’s got a soundtrack that includes both The Offspring and Garbage. Run, don’t walk.

Arriving on Paramount+ on August 1st.

Cannibalism, for the teens!

Synopsis:  It’s Ronald Reagan’s America and Maren and Lee are doing their best to survive in it. The teenage duo are cannibals, drawn, compulsively, to the consumption of human flesh. On a cross-country road trip, the pair dig into their traumatic pasts and explore a budding romance.  

Based on Camille DeAngelis’ 2015 novel of the same name, Bones and All is is a remarkably tender character study that also happens to have a lot of people-eating in it. If you’re a fan of Trouble Every Day or Ganja & Hess, this modern take on the horror x romance sub-genre is well worth seeking out. Throw in music by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross and a stellar cast headlined by Timothée Chalamet and Taylor Russell and you’ve got yourself one of the more enticingly bizarre entries in Luca Guadagnino‘s career.

Arriving on Prime Video August 8.

A body horror-filled descent into what it costs to make it in Hollywood

Synopsis:  An aspiring starlet with stars in her eyes is killing herself to make it in Hollywood. No, literally. It’s hard out here, and Sarah is willing to do absolutely anything to make it big. She just didn’t think the whole “die and be re born” thing was going to be so literal.

If anything, Starry Eyes has only become more relevant since it premiered in 2014. A tale about a young woman desperate for fame — so desperate she’ll sell her soul, shed her skin, and sever personal ties — feels very on-brand for the 2020s. Grounded by a fantastic lead performance by Alex Essoe (who recently starred in The Pope’s Exorcist), this under-seen Hollywood horrorshow is a must-see.

Arriving on Screambox August 1st.

Streamable Horror Incoming This Month

Fresh blood: A list of all the horror content coming to streaming services in August 2023.
Streaming ServiceMovieDate
ARROWThe Last Supper (1995)August 18
The Criterion ChannelColossus: The Forbin Project, (1970)August 1
The Criterion ChannelThe Haunted Palace (1963)August 1
The Criterion ChannelHouse of Usher, Roger (1960)August 1
The Criterion ChannelThe Masque of the Red Death, (1964)August 1
The Criterion ChannelThe Pit and the Pendulum (1961)August 1
The Criterion ChannelThe Premature Burial (1962)August 1
The Criterion ChannelThe Raven (1963)August 1
The Criterion ChannelTales of Terror (1962)August 1
The Criterion ChannelThe Tomb of Ligeia (1964)August 1
FreeveeDeath Becomes Her (1992)August 1
FreeveeJurassic Park (1993)August 1
FreeveeJurassic Park III (2001)August 1
FreeveeJurassic World (2015)August 1
FreeveeOld (2021)August 1
FreeveeThe Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)August 1
HBO MaxA Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)August 1
HBO MaxA Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)August 1
HBO MaxA Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge (1985)August 1
HBO MaxA Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)August 1
HBO MaxA Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)August 1
HBO MaxA Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989)August 1
HBO MaxChernobyl Diaries (2012)August 1
HBO MaxJason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993)August 1
HBO MaxRubber (2010)August 1
HBO MaxSpawn (1997)August 1
HBO MaxThe Amityville Horror (1979)August 1
HBO MaxThe Amityville Horror (2005)August 1
HBO MaxWes Craven’s New Nightmare (1994)August 1
HuluThe Craft (1996)August 1
HuluThe Hills Have Eyes (2006)August 1
HuluHotel Transylvania (2012)August 1
HuluJurassic Park (1993)August 1
HuluThe Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)August 1
HuluJurassic Park III (2001)August 1
HuluOnly Lovers Left Alive (2014)August 1
HuluPandorum (2009)August 1
HuluPractical Magic (1998)August 1
HuluSkinamarink (2022)August 4
HuluEnys Men (2022)August 9
HuluMalignant (2021)August 27
NetflixZom 100: Bucket List of the Dead (2023)August 3
NetflixMarry My Dead Body (2023)August 10
NetflixKiller Book Club (2023)August 25
Paramount+The Faculty (1998)August 1
Paramount+Organ Trail (2023)August 1
Paramount+Jacob’s Ladder (unclear which version)August 1
Paramount+King Kong (1976)August 1
Paramount+Nightwatch (1997)August 1
Paramount+Rosemary’s Baby (unclear which version)August 1
Paramount+Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)August 1
Paramount+The Crow (1994)August 1
Paramount+The Devil Inside (2012)August 1
Paramount+The Midnight Meat Train (2008)August 1
Paramount+The Uninvited (unclear which version)August 1
PeacockR.I.P.D. (2013)August 1
PlexV/H/S (2012)August 4
PlexClimax (2018)August 22
Prime VideoParanormal Activity 2 (2010)August 1
Prime VideoSaw (2004)August 1
Prime VideoSaw II (2005)August 1
Prime VideoSaw III (2006)August 1
Prime VideoSaw IV (2007)August 1
Prime VideoSaw V (2008)August 1
Prime VideoSaw VI (2009)August 1
Prime VideoThe Addams Family (2019)August 1
Prime VideoBones and All (2022)August 8
Prime VideoUnseen (2023)August 18
Prime VideoThe Black Demon (2023)August 22
Screambox6 Wheels from Hell (2022)August 1
ScreamboxBliss (2021)August 1
ScreamboxChopping Mall (1986)August 1
ScreamboxDeadgirl (2008)August 1
ScreamboxFootprints (unclear which version)August 1
ScreamboxFrankenstein’s Army (2013)August 1
ScreamboxGhastly Brothers (2021)August 1
ScreamboxHatchet II (2010)August 1
ScreamboxHatchet III (2013)August 1
ScreamboxVictor Crowley (2017)August 1
ScreamboxI Like Bats (1986)August 1
ScreamboxThe Innkeepers (2011)August 1
ScreamboxLate Phases: Night of the Lone Wolf (2014)August 1
ScreamboxMagic (1978)August 1
ScreamboxMy Grandpa is a Vampire (1992)August 1
ScreamboxOffspring (2009)August 1
ScreamboxSinphony (2022)August 1
ScreamboxStarry Eyes (2014)August 1
ScreamboxStitches (2012)August 1
ScreamboxSubject (2023)August 1
ScreamboxThe Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)August 1
ScreamboxWitchboard (1986)August 1
ScreamboxThe Woman (2011)August 1
ShudderTower: A Bright Day (2017)August 7
ShudderMomument (2018)August 7
ShudderThe Communion Girl (2022)August 11
ShudderElizabeth Harvest (2018)August 14
ShudderA Dark Song (2016)August 14
ShudderAmerica Latina (2021)August 14
ShudderBad Things (2023)August 18
ShudderSea Fever (2019)August 18
TubiSpawn (1997)August 1
TubiPan’s Labyrinth (2006)August 1
TubiFinal Destination (2000)August 1
TubiFriday The 13th (2009)August 1
TubiGremlins (1984)August 1
TubiRob Zombie’s Halloween (2007)August 1
TubiRob Zombie’s Halloween II (2009)August 1
TubiHollow Man (2000)August 1
TubiRed Water (2003)August 1
TubiThe Shallows (2016)August 1
TubiScooby-Doo (2002)August 1
TubiScooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004)August 1
TubiPredators (2010)August 1
TubiJaws (1975)August 1
TubiJaws 2 (1978)August 1
TubiJaws 3-D (1983)August 1
TubiJaws: The Revenge (1987)August 1
TubiV/H/S/ (Franchise)August 4
TubiThe Housekeeper (2023)August 9
TubiClimax (2018)August 22
TubiMonsters (2010)August 22
TubiRock the Boat (2023)August 17

Horror Streaming Titles Expiring Soon

On Their Way Out: These films have one foot in the grave—bump ‘em to the top of your August 2023 queue while you can!
Streaming ServiceMovieDate
The Criterion ChannelThe Haunting (1963)August 31
The Criterion ChannelDr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920)August 31
The Criterion ChannelThe Haunted House (1921)August 31
HBO MaxDeep Blue Sea (1999)August 31
HBO MaxGodzilla (2014)August 31
HBO MaxGodzilla: King of the Monsters (2019)August 31
HBO MaxHellboy (2004)August 31
HBO MaxHellraiser III: Hell on Earth (1992)August 31
HBO MaxHellraiser IV: Bloodline (1996)August 31
HBO MaxHellraiser V: Inferno (2000)August 31
HBO MaxHellraiser VII: Deader (2005)August 31
HBO MaxHellraiser: Hellseeker (2002)August 31
HBO MaxHellraiser: Hellworld (2005)August 31
HBO MaxHouse at the End of the Street (2012)August 31
HBO MaxKing Kong (1933)August 31
HBO MaxMy Bloody Valentine (1981)August 31
HBO MaxSinister (2012)August 31
HBO MaxThe Crazies (2010)August 31
HBO MaxThe Ring Two (2005)August 31
HBO MaxVampire in Brooklyn (1995)August 31
HuluAbraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2011)August 31
HuluJurassic Park (1993)August 31
HuluThe Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)August 31
HuluJurassic Park III (2001)August 31
HuluPredators (2010)August 31
HuluThe Shape of Water (2017)August 31
NetflixParanormal Activity (2007)August 31
NetflixThe Ring (2002)August 31
PlexAn American Werewolf In London (1981)August TBD
PlexWinchester (2018)August TBD
Meg Shields: Based in the Pacific North West, Meg enjoys long scrambles on cliff faces and cozying up with a good piece of 1960s eurotrash. As a senior contributor at FSR, Meg's objective is to spread the good word about the best of sleaze, genre, and practical effects.