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The Best Monster Movies on Shudder

Finding a good Monster movie to watch can be hard, so we've ranked the best ones and included where to watch them. Check out our list of the best Monster movies of all time streaming on Shudder.

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1. Nightbreed

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6.6/10
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64/100
Released: 1990Rated: R
Fantasy, Horror

What it's about: A troubled young man is drawn to a mythical place called Midian where a variety of monsters are hiding from humanity.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV, Peacock & 1 other), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Shudder, Hoopla & 1 other) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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2. Humanoids from the Deep

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5.7/10
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57/100
Released: 1980Rated: R
Science-Fiction, Horror

What it's about: They're not human. But they hunt human women. Not for killing. For mating.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Shudder & Shout Factory TV) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 2 others).

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3. Rawhead Rex

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5.3/10
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52/100
Released: 1987
Horror, Thriller

What it's about: Ireland will never be the same after Rawhead Rex, a particularly nasty demon, is released from his underground prison by an unwitting farmer. The film follows Rex's cross country rampage, while a man struggles to stop it.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Shudder) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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4. The Monster Club

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6.0/10
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54/100
Released: 1981
Horror, Comedy

What it's about: A vampire attacks a horror author on the street and then invites him to a nearby club as a gesture of gratitude, which turns out to be a meeting place for assorted creatures of the night. The vampire then regales him with three stories, each interspersed with musical performances at the club.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Shudder & Shout Factory TV) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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5. The Howling

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6.6/10
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65/100
Released: 1981Rated: R
Drama, Horror

What it's about: After a bizarre and near fatal encounter with a serial killer, a newswoman is sent to a rehabilitation center whose inhabitants may not be what they seem.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Shudder) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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6. Stay Out of the Attic

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4.6/10
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50/100
Released: 2021
Drama, Horror

What it's about: A diverse group of ex-cons-turned-movers are convinced by their creepy client, Vern Muller, to pull an all-nighter for a generous pay bump. As the night progresses and rooms are cleared, they slowly uncover the horrors that exist inside his old Victorian mansion, which include boobytraps, human experimentation, Nazi monsters and more. Will they survive the night?

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Shudder).

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7. The Invisible Man

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7.7/10
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67/100
Released: 1933Rated: PG
Horror, Science-Fiction

What it's about: Working in Dr. Cranley’s laboratory, scientist Jack Griffin was always given the latitude to conduct some of his own experiments. His sudden departure, however, has Cranley’s daughter Flora worried about him. Griffin has taken a room at the nearby Lion’s Head Inn, hoping to reverse an experiment he conducted on himself that made him invisible. But the experimental drug has also warped his mind, making him aggressive and dangerous. He’s prepared to do whatever it takes to restore his appearance.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Shudder) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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8. Hellraiser

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7.0/10
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71/100
Released: 1987Rated: R
Thriller, Horror

What it's about: An unfaithful wife encounters the zombie of her dead lover while the demonic cenobites are pursuing him after he escaped their sadomasochistic underworld.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Shudder, The Criterion Channel & 1 other) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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9. From the Dark

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4.9/10
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54/100
Released: 2014
Thriller, Horror

What it's about: A couple on a trip through the Irish countryside find themselves hunted by a creature who only attacks at night.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi & Vudu), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Shudder & Hoopla) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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10. Castle Freak

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4.3/10
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50/100
Released: 2020
Horror, Science-Fiction

What it's about: After she’s permanently blinded in a tragic car accident, Rebecca receives some bizarre news: her long-lost mother has recently passed away, leaving her their family’s ancestral castle in rural Albania. Traveling to the estate with a group of friends, Rebecca hopes it will be an opportunity for her to reconnect with a past she never knew and a mother who seemingly left her behind. When mysterious events begin to occur and her friends begin to die, Rebecca must unravel the secrets of her family’s history before she too falls prey to the Castle Freak.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Shudder) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Vudu).

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11. The Head Hunter

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5.3/10
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56/100
Released: 2019
Fantasy, Comedy

What it's about: On the outskirts of a kingdom, a quiet but fierce medieval warrior protects the realm from monsters and the occult. His gruesome collection of heads is missing only one - the monster that killed his daughter years ago. Driven by a thirst for revenge, he travels wild expanses on horseback. When his second chance arrives, it’s in a way far more horrifying than he ever imagined.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Shudder & Hoopla) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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12. The Beast Must Die

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Released: 1974Rated: PG
Horror, Mystery

What it's about: Wealthy big game hunter Tom Newcliffe has tracked and killed practically every type of animal in the world. But one creature still evades him, the biggest game of all - a werewolf.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi & PlutoTV), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Shudder, Fandor & 2 others) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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13. Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama

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5.0/10
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52/100
Released: 1988Rated: R
Comedy, Horror

What it's about: When three college guys get caught spying on a sorority ritual, they're forced to accompany the pledges on their next assignment: stealing a trophy from a bowling alley. But the token they pinch has a devilish imp who makes their lives a living hell.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PlutoTV), stream on a subscription service (Shudder & Full Moon) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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14. Hell Night

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5.8/10
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55/100
Released: 1981Rated: R
Thriller, Horror

What it's about: Four college pledges are forced to spend the night in a deserted old mansion where they get killed off one by one by the monstrous surviving members of a family massacre years earlier for trespassing on their living grounds.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Shudder & Shout Factory TV) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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15. Demons

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6.7/10
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63/100
Released: 1985
Drama, Horror

What it's about: A group of people are trapped in a West Berlin movie theater infested with ravenous demons who proceed to kill and possess the humans one-by-one, thereby multiplying their numbers.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PopcornFlix), stream on a subscription service (Shudder & Hoopla) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 2 services (Prime Video & Vudu).

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16. Cub

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5.9/10
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55/100
Released: 2014Rated: PG-13
Horror, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Over-imaginative 12 year-old Sam heads off to the woods to summer scout camp with his pack convinced that he will encounter a monster...

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a subscription service (Shudder) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & Microsoft).

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17. Monstrum

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67/100
Released: 2018
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: Ancient Korea, 1506. The tyrannical King Yeonsan-gun of Joseon is overthrown by his half-brother Jung-jong, whose reign begins with a blood bath. Over the years, traitors plot against him, sinking the kingdom into chaos. In 1528, frightened rumors come to royal palace, regarding a mysterious creature, known as Monstrum by the peasants.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Shudder) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & Vudu).

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18. Metamorphosis

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3.9/10
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42/100
Released: 1990Rated: R
Horror, Science-Fiction

What it's about: A geneticists working on a drug to stop ageing tries it upon himself with horrendous consequences.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Shudder & Shout Factory TV) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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19. Hellmaster

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3.6/10
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38/100
Released: 1992
Horror, Thriller

What it's about: A psychotic college professor uses unwitting students as laboratory rats, injecting them with a drug that mutates them into gory killers

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi & Vudu) & stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Shudder & 2 others).

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20. Halloween

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7.7/10
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76/100
Released: 1978Rated: R
Thriller, Horror

What it's about: On a black and unholy Halloween night years ago, little Michael Myers brutally slaughtered his sister in cold bold. But for the last fifteen years, town residents have rested easy, knowing that he was safely locked away in a mental hospital – until tonight. Tonight, Michael returns to the same quiet neighbourhood to relive his grisly murder again…and again…and again. For this is a night of evil. Tonight is Halloween!

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Shudder & Hoopla) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Vudu).

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21. Maniac

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6.5/10
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61/100
Released: 1980Rated: R
Thriller, Horror

What it's about: A psychotic man, troubled by his childhood abuse, loose in NYC, kills young women and takes their scalps as trophies. Will he find the perfect woman in photographer Anna, and end his killing spree?

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi & Vudu), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Epix & Shudder) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Google Play).

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