Over 2,500 Free Horror Movies on Youtube for Halloween 2022October 2, 2021
There are several channels on Youtube that have licensed copyrighted films which you can legally watch for free. Some of them have playlists with hundreds of different movies to enjoy. In addition to compiling the best legal channels offering full horror movies, we will also provide a list of the best free horror movies on Youtube.
In total, there are over 2,500 free horror movies spread across all of the channels we will mention in this post. We’re not going to list each and every one of them, but we will mention some of the more interesting options. If you want even more horror movies to watch, make sure to click on the playlists and support each individual channel.
NOTE: This post has been updated for October 2022, just in time for Halloween!
- 20 Free Horror Movies on Youtube
- 10 Cheesy Horror Movies on Youtube
- 6 Best Horror Movie Channels on Youtube (2,500 free horror movies)
- 43 Free Horror Movies in the Public Domain
- 200+ Best Free Horror Movies With Ads
Top 20 Free Horror Movies on Youtube
This list will focus on the most notable and popular free horror movies you can watch on various Youtube channels. We’ll also include a few bonus options which aren’t mentioned anywhere else in the post. Each of these movies has been legally licensed and is perfectly safe to watch.
1. Horror Express
This cult classic actually has its roots in the same story that inspired John Carpenter’s The Thing. In fact, you could almost consider this one an unofficial sequel!
The film also stars horror icons Christopher Lee (Horror of Dracula) and Peter Cushing (Star Wars). Could you ask for anymore horror bona fides? This movie is available to watch thanks to the channel Watch Movies Now.
This is arguably the most disturbing of all the free horror movies on our list. Threads is a movie which posits what would actually happen if nuclear war broke out. Many consider this to be the most brutally honest of all post-apocalypse films.
We can’t stress enough just how hard it is to watch this movie. There are several scenes depicting horrific events which could trigger some audiences. This one is available to watch thanks to the Youtube channel Kings of Horror.
Click here to watch Threads for free.
3. The Changeling
Starring George C. Scott (Patton, Dr. Strangelove), this is one of the best rated horror films on our list. Fans of haunted house stories owe it to themselves to watch this classic of the subgenre.
Many consider this to be one of the better haunted house movies of them all. This is another title made available thanks to the Kings of Horror channel.
Click here to watch The Changeling for free.
4. The Night Visitor
Max Von Sydow (Flash Gordon, The Seventh Seal) plays one of his creepiest roles in this film. He is joined by Trevor Howard (The Third Man, Gandhi), the inspector trying to catch a murderer. This movie was directed by Laslo Benedek; he worked mostly in television, but was also an accomplished filmmaker.
Benedek is perhaps best known for directing The Wild One, an important early film for Marlon Brando. This relatively well-rated horror movie is made available thanks to the Kings of Horror channel.
Click here to watch The Night Visitor for free.
5. The Uncanny
This is another horror classic starring Peter Cushing (From Beyond the Grave). It’s also another excellent example of a horror anthology. Each story in The Uncanny features cats that spell doom for the humans around them.
Some won’t appreciate the stereotype of evil cats, but there’s nothing especially offensive to cat lovers in this film. You can watch this movie thanks to the Kings of Horror channel.
Click here to watch The Uncanny for free.
6. BE MY CAT: A Film For Anne
This somewhat strange title has become quite well known in the horror community recently. It’s a found footage movie that really leaves you questioning whether or not it’s actually real.
The story focuses on a fledgling filmmaker trying to convince Anne Hathaway to be in his film. The lengths he goes to for this goal quickly become absolutely terrifying! This movie is available thanks to the Kings of Horror channel.
Click here to watch BE MY CAT: A Film For Anne for free.
7. Dark Waters
This is the definition of a cult classic, and it’s definitely deserving of more praise. As the saying goes, “every frame is a painting.” Pause this movie anywhere and you’ll almost certainly see a shot that would look great framed on a wall.
The story focuses on a secret island convent where strange things are taking place. If you’re a fan of the killer nun subgenre, this is one movie you won’t want to miss!
Click here to watch Dark Waters for free.
Fans of Italian horror won’t want to pass up this golden opportunity to see one of Lucio Fulci’s later works. You might remember his work directing popular horror films like The New York Ripper and City of the Living Dead.
Believe it or not, we actually have one more Fulci film on this list! You can watch this one courtesy of the Kings of Horror channel.
Click here to watch Demonia for free.
This is yet another great Lucio Fulci film, and another excellent example of Italian horror. It might not be the director’s most beloved work, but it’s definitely a cult classic.
If you had a good time with Demonia, we recommend giving this one a shot as well. Yet again you can thank the Kings of Horror channel for making this movie available.
Click here to watch Aenigma for free.
10. Paganini Horror
This is another cult classic that horror fans will no doubt be happy to see. It’s also another great example of Italian horror! Who knew the power of rock and roll could literally open a portal to hell?
Director Luigi Cozzi was also known for making cash-in titles based on other popular properties. One of his most popular films was StarCrash, which was clearly trying to take advantage of the popularity of Star Wars. This is another title on the channel Kings of Horror.
Click here to watch Paganini Horror for free.
11. Drive-in Massacre
This is another cult classic that many horror fans adore. Although it’s not highly rated, it’s definitely a fun movie to watch with friends. To give you a sense of the quality to expect, this film was shot in 4 days. Furthermore, the script was written in just one week.
That said, the fact it remains a fan favorite in the horror community just goes to show that a movie doesn’t need to be brilliant to be entertaining. You can watch this movie thanks to the Kings of Horror channel.
Click here to watch Drive-in Massacre for free.
12. Bram Stoker’s Shadow Builder
Based on a short story by Bram Stoker, this late 90’s horror is not very well-rated. Even so, some fans swear by this movie and it can be considered a cult classic.
The cast is led by Michael Rooker (The Walking Dead, Guardians of the Galaxy), and Tony Todd (Candyman) also makes an appearance. This horror movie is on the Popcornflix channel.
Click here to watch Bram Stoker’s Shadow Builder for free.
This is one of the better modern found footage horrors. Although it’s somewhat different from other films in this genre, it’s still worth watching.
You’re just going to have to trust us: there’s almost no way you’ll guess how it ends. Okay, maybe you will, but it’ll still be fun to find out if you were right!
Click here to watch JeruZalem for free.
14. The Taking of Deborah Logan
This is one of the most modern horror film on our list, but it’s a good one. There are some genuinely creepy moments in this found footage horror movie.
Since directing this film, Adam Robitel has gone on to direct Insidious: The Last Key. Jill Larson (Shutter Island) does an excellent job with the lead role in the film. You can enjoy this movie thanks to the Kings of Horror channel.
Click here to watch The Taking of Deborah Logan for free.
This is another very popular cult classic with a strong fan base among the horror community. The plot might sound familiar to Friday the 13th fans, as it depicts a serial killer coming after teens at a summer camp.
Did we mention this movie came out just one year after the first Friday the 13th? Regardless of the similarities, this is still a significant film in the slasher subgenre. You can watch this movie thanks to Kings of Horror.
Click here to watch Madman for free.
16. Killer Crocodile
Following the success of Jaws, there were a slew of monster movies featuring killer animals. This was one of the lesser known movies that followed the craze, but it has become something of a favorite among horror fans.
This one is available thanks to the Kings of Horror channel.
Click here to watch Killer Crocodile for free.
17. Death Warmed Up
Michael Hurst (Hercules, Xena) plays the lead role in this cult classic of the home video era. This film tells the tale of a young boy who is convinced under hypnosis to kill his parents.
After getting out of the mental institution, he seeks revenge on the doctor who hypnotized him. This movie is on the Kings of Horror channel.
Click here to watch Death Warmed Up for free.
This is a more modern cult horror film made for audiences who grew up in the home video era. Matt McCoy (DeepStar Six, The Hand That Rocks The Cradle) leads the cast in this film.
As you might have guessed by the name, this horror movie focuses on the legend of the abominable snowman. It’s also part of the cabin in the woods subgenre! You can enjoy this one thanks to the Kings of Horror channel.
Click here to watch Abominable for free.
19. The Howling III, IV, V
Okay, so this is technically more than one movie, but it’s definitely worth mentioning. The Howling I and The Howling II are beloved cult classics of the 80s. Unfortunately, the later films in the franchise were not as well loved.
As a matter of fact, most people haven’t even seen these movies. If you never got a chance to see these movies, you can now check them out for free thanks to the Popcornflix channel.
Click here to watch The Howling III for free.
Click here to watch The Howling IV for free.
Click here to watch The Howling V for free.
20. Black Sabbath
Directed by the legendary Mario Bava (Blood and Black Lace), this is arguably one of the most beloved horror movies of all time. Fans of Italian horror films will definitely be happy to see this one on our list.
Starring none other than Boris Karloff (Frankenstein), this horror anthology is definitely worth a watch. You can check it out for free thanks to the Horror Central Youtube channel.
Click here to watch Black Sabbath for free.
Extra Free Horror Movies on Youtube
There are so many cult classics and fun free horror movies on Youtube that we can’t list them all in our top 20 list. Here are a few more titles you might want to check out!
- Hobgoblins | Popcornflix
- Beast of the Yellow Night | Kings of Horror
- Absurd | Kings of Horror
- Gorgo | Kings of Horror
- Cropsey | V Horror
- Killer Legends | V Horror
- Jug Face | V Horror
- Cathy’s Curse | Kings of Horror
- House of the Living Dead | Kings of Horror
- Shocking Dark | Kings of Horror
- Zombie 3 | Kings of Horror
- The Suckling | V Horror
- Grave Encounters 2 | Horror Central
- Don’t Look in the Basement | Horror Central
- Deadtime Stories: Volume 1 | Horror Central
- Deadtime Stories: Volume 2 | Horror Central
- The Man With Two Heads | Horror Central
- Dark Silence | Horror Central
- Slime City | Horror Central
Fans of the Amityville series may also want to check out the following unofficial spinoffs:
- The Amityville Terror | Popcornflix
- Amityville: No Escape | Horror Central
- Amityville: Mt. Misery Road | V Horror
- Amityville Witches | Horror Central
- The Amityville Haunting | Movie Central
- Amityville Clownhouse | Kings of Horror
- Amityville Scarecrow | V Horror
If you know of any other gems we should add to this list, just let us know. Please be aware this list is for legally licensed films which are available on Youtube. If there is no evidence a movie is legal to watch, it may not be added it to the list.
Top 10 Cheesy Free Horror Movies on Youtube
Although there are a lot of cheesy horror movies in our list of the best free horror movies on Youtube, there are even more that are truly terrible. If you’re in the mood for something “so bad it’s good,” we’ll go over some of the best of the worst on this list. Grab some popcorn, prepare a drink, and get ready to laugh!
With a title like that, how could you not watch this movie? The plot centers around a priest who travels to China and inherits the ability to turn into a dinosaur.
From this point on he decides to use his newfound powers to fight crime. The more ridiculous the plot is, the better — right? You can watch this movie on the Kings of Horror channel.
Click here to watch Velocipastor for free.
2. Snakes on a Train
As the title implies, this is a spinoff of Snakes on a Plane, which is another great cheesy horror movie. Sadly, you won’t see Samuel L. Jackson in this movie.
If you thought killer snakes on an airplane was silly, wait until you see how a zombie curse puts snakes inside the body of a woman on a train. Yes, that’s part of the plot for this movie. You can enjoy this one thanks to the Movie Central channel.
Click here to watch Snakes on a Train.
3. Mega Shark Series
This has actually become a franchise of spinoff titles loosely inspired by films like Jaws. As a matter of fact, there are actually 3 Mega Shark movies you can watch on Youtube right now.
If you’re a fan of shark movies like Sharknado, these should be fun alternatives. Each of the following movies is available thanks to the Movie Central channel.
Click here to watch Mega Shark vs Crocasaurus for free.
Click here to watch Mega Shark vs Mecha Shark for free.
Click here to watch Mega Shark vs Kolossus for free.
4. House Shark
If you can’t get enough shark action, perhaps this will scratch your itch. How does a shark attack people in a house if there’s no water? Perhaps the House Shark expert in this movie can explain.
This is one of those cases where you couldn’t make it up if you tried. You can enjoy this movie thanks to the Watch Movies Now channel.
Click here to watch House Shark for free.
5. Bigfoot vs Zombies
Sometimes a title is all you need to know that you should watch a movie. Who wouldn’t want to see the legendary Bigfoot face off against the undead menace of zombies?
I’m sure there’s more to it than that, but would you be disappointed if there wasn’t? This movie is available thanks to the Watch Movies Now channel.
Click here to watch Bigfoot vs Zombies for free.
6. Mega Piranha
We’ve seen a mega shark, but what about an oversized killer piranha fish? This is another movie cashing in on the trend of killer animals, and a natural follow up to all those Mega Shark movies.
Needless to say, it’s also cashing in on the popularity of the Piranha series, which is itself a spinoff of Jaws. You can watch this movie on the Movie Central channel.
Click here to watch Mega Piranha for free.
7. Zoombies 1 & 2
Not only is there a movie with zombie zoo animals, but there’s a sequel! If you can believe it, these aren’t actually the first movies about zombified zoo animals.
That said, these might be some of the cheesiest examples of the trope. Both Zoombies movies are available to watch on the Movie Central channel.
Click here to watch Zoombies for free.
Click here to watch Zoombies 2 for free.
8. 8213: Gacy House
This one is an interesting case, because it’s actually part of an unofficial series of spinoffs. The series began with Paranormal Entity, which was obviously cashing in on the Paranormal Activity franchise.
This is the third movie in the Paranormal Entity series, and it has almost nothing to do with the original. As you might have guessed, it is a found footage film. You can watch this one on the Horror Central channel.
NOTE: Although you can’t watch this directly on our site, you can click “Watch on Youtube” and enjoy it there.
Click here to watch 8213: Gacy House for free.
9. Ice Spiders
If you’ve got arachnophobia, this one might not be a laughing matter. However, if you can appreciate giant spiders killing people at a ski resort, this should be a fun movie to watch.
Are the giant spiders actually made out of ice? I won’t spoil it, you’ll just have to watch and find out for yourself! This movie is available on the Movie Central channel.
NOTE: You can’t watch this directly on our site. Click “Watch on Youtube” to enjoy it there.
Click here to watch Ice Spiders for free.
What do you get when you cross a clown with a poltergeist? A cheesy horror movie that is clearly cashing in on Stephen King’s It film series.
A young college student with a fear of clowns has to face off against the spirit of a clown terrorizing her home town. This is one of those movies with a premise so simplistic that it’s almost funny. You can enjoy this one on the Watch Movies Now channel.
Click here to watch Clowntergeist for free.
TIP: You’ll find a lot more cheesy movies like these when you search through our list of the best horror movie channels on Youtube below.
The 6 Best Horror Channels on Youtube
This is where the rubber meets the road, folks. When you click on an article promising access to thousands of free horror movies on Youtube, you don’t just expect lists of the best and worst of them. If you’re like me, chances are you want to dig through all of those movies on your own. That’s what this section is all about.
The following list includes some of the best horror movie channels on Youtube. Each one offers playlists with anywhere from 25 – 960 free horror movies. All of these Youtube channels are verified, and they have licensed the right to publish these movies onto their channel. As such, it is entirely free and legal to enjoy these films.
Horror Movie Channels
- Watch Movies Now | Horror Movie Playlist | 421 titles
- Horror Central | Horror Movie Playlist | 652 titles
- Popcornflix | Horror Movie Playlist | 37 titles
- Movie Central | Horror Movie Playlist | 205 titles
- V Horror | Horror Movie Playlist | 967 titles
- Kings of Horror
- Crazed Killers Playlist | 126 titles
- Psychological Sickos Playlist | 112 titles
- Killer Thrillers Playlist | 154 titles
- New Releases | 104 titles
If you add up all the titles across each of these playlists, you’ll find there are over 1,500 free horror movies on Youtube. That said, it should be noted that some of these playlists relist the same movies twice. As such, we’re not going to specify exactly how many titles are available for free.
We’ll be sure to add even more verified horror movie channels offering licensed films to watch as we find them. If you know of any we should have on this list, please feel free to share that in the comments below.
Still haven’t found a horror movie you want to watch? Check our list of free horror movies in the public domain. Each of the movies on that list is confirmed to be in the public domain, so they are all legal to watch and enjoy for free.