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16 Best (Legal) Websites to Watch Free Horror Movies Online

Top Sites for Free Horror Movies

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6. Google Video

Google Video
© Google
Selection: Hundreds of horror titles, from 1900s to 2000s
Video Quality: Fair
Download or Watch in Browser?: Browser
Legal?: Hmmm....
Sample Titles: Rec, Day of the Triffids, Dawn of the Dead (2004), Battle Royale, Cannibal Holocaust, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, The Puppet Master, Phantasm, Shrunken Heads
Bottom Line: An unpredictable hodgepodge of public domain, out-of-print movies, foreign films and whatever else is cluttering the Web -- some playable through Google's video interface and some available on other sites. However, it's difficult to browse -- there's no filter by genre -- so it's best to search for specific titles. There's some material that's in violation of copyright law, but viewing it online won't get you in trouble.

5. Veoh

Veoh
© Veoh
Selection: Around 500 horror titles
Video Quality: Good
Download or Watch in Browser?: Browser
Legal?: Sometimes
Sample Titles: Saw IV, Diary of the Dead, The Howling, 13 Ghosts (2001), The Hole, Flatliners, Evil Dead 2, Night of the Demons 3, Driller Killer, Interview with the Vampire, The Beast Within, Cujo, Mr. Vampire, Uzumaki
Bottom Line: Veoh has a combination of user-generated content (around 400 horror movies, some of which may have some copyright issues) and professional content from studios (around 100 horror movies), some of which it gets from Hulu. The non-Hulu material requires installation of the Veoh video player to view. It's much easier than Google Video to locate the horror selections, which are sortable by genre.

4. YouTube

YouTube
© YouTube
Selection: Hundreds of horror titles, from 1900s to 2000s
Video Quality: Fair
Download or Watch in Browser?: Browser
Legal?: Iffy
Sample Titles: Night of the Creeps, Last House on the Left (1972), Ticks, Dark Night of the Scarecrow, The Stepfather, Suspiria, Ringu, Audition, Shrooms, The Others, 1408, When a Stranger Calls (2006)
Bottom Line: A longtime haven for user-generated content, YouTube now has licensed movies, including about 20 horror films -- a selection similar to Hulu. Like Google Video, the user content is hard to browse (and copyright questionable), but if you find a power user who's uploaded a lot of horror content, you can see it all in one handy location. Sadly, the movies are typically divided into 10-minute chunks.

3. FEARnet

FEARnet
© FEARnet
Selection: 20 horror titles, mostly post-1990
Video Quality: Excellent
Download or Watch in Browser?: Browser
Legal?: Yes
Sample Titles: Catacombs, Frontier(s), Trapped Ashes, To Let, Boogeyman (1980), Gothic, The Dentist, The Substitute (2008), Love Object, A Real Friend, Spectre
Bottom Line: Doesn't have many movies, but they're frequently top-notch, major DVD releases that haven't been available for long. They're cycled frequently, so the selection doesn't get stale.

2. Asian-Horror-Movies.com

Asian-Horror-Movies.com
© Asian-Horror-Movies.com
Selection: Close to 500 horror titles, mostly post-1990, all from Asia
Video Quality: Fair
Download or Watch in Browser?: Browser
Legal?: Unsure, since foreign films might be under copyright in certain countries but not in others
Sample Titles: Shutter, Ju-on: The Grudge, Dark Water (2002), Evil Dead Trap, Battle Royale, 303 Fear Faith Revenge, Art of the Devil 3, Bio-Zombie, Black House, Sick Nurses, Kwaidan, We're Going to Eat You, Re-cycle, Wild Zero
Bottom Line: This easily navigable site contains an astounding number of edgy, trendsetting horror movies from Japan, Korea, Thailand, Indonesia and more, many hard to find in the US.

1. TheOnlyDevice.com

TheOnlyDevice.com
© TheOnlyDevice.com
Selection: Over 1,000 movies from the beginning of time
Video Quality: Good
Download or Watch in Browser?: Browser
Legal?: Don't ask, don't tell
Sample Titles: The Uninvited, The Grudge 3, The Last House on the Left (2009), Unborn, The Poughkeepsie Tapes, The Haunting of Molly Hartley, Let the Right One In, Shuttle, Zombie Strippers, The Cottage, The Broken, I Am Legend, The Lost Boys, A Nightmare on Elm Street
Bottom Line: Tons of links to movies hosted on other sites, from old public domain selections to flicks just released on DVD to films still in theaters. This is why the Internet was invented.

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