8 Best Thriller Movies on Peacock that are creepy classics of all time

Peacock, which debuted more than two years ago, is now one of the most popular streaming services and the primary source of entertainment from NBC/Universal. The streaming service has added a number of thrilling movies to its library, including some of Universal’s legendary monster films, as summer winds down and fall approaches. If you have a subscription to Peacock and love thriller films, then you should definitely watch the following:

  1. The Invisible Man (2020)
  2. Frankenstein (2015)
  3. Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
  4. Daybreakers (2009)
  5. Train to Busan (2016)
  6. Child’s Play (1988)
  7. Night of the Living Dead (1968)
  8. The Mummy (1932)

1. The Invisible Man (2020)

Cecilia, the main character, learns that her abusive ex-boyfriend has committed suicide. She begins making positive changes to her life. However, when she begins to believe that her deceased lover is not actually dead, it casts doubt on her perception of the world around her.

  • Release Date: February 28, 2020
  • IMDb Rating: 7.1/10
  • Watch Time: 2 hours 4 minutes
  • Director: Leigh Whannell
  • Main Cast: Elisabeth Moss, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Harriet Dyer, and Aldis Hodge

2. Frankenstein (2015)

Narrated entirely through the Monster’s point of view and set in contemporary Los Angeles. Adam is confronted with nothing but aggression and violence from the world around him after being artificially created and then left for dead by a husband-and-wife team of eccentric scientists. The horrifying nature of humanity must be confronted by this perfect creation turned monster.

  • Release Date: October 19, 2015
  • IMDb Rating: 5.1/10
  • Watch Time: 1 hour 29 minutes
  • Director: Bernard Rose
  • Main Cast: Xavier Samuel, Carrie-Anne Moss, Danny Huston, and Matthew Jacobs

3. Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

Both the monster created by Dr. Frankenstein turns out to be alive, not dead, as previously thought. When the crazed scientist Dr. Pretorius kidnaps Dr. Frankenstein’s wife, Dr. Frankenstein agrees to assist Pretorius in creating a new creature—a woman—to serve as the monster’s companion.

  • Release Date: May 6, 1935
  • IMDb Rating: 7.8/10
  • Watch Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Director: James Whale
  • Main Cast: Boris Karloff, Elsa Lanchester, Colin Clive, and Valerie Hobson

4. Daybreakers (2009)

In ten years, vampires will make up the vast majority of the population, leaving only 5% of humanity. As the vampires’ food supply, human blood, is decreasing and rationing is now the norm, this presents particular difficulties. There is increasing evidence that vampires who aren’t getting enough blood are becoming wild, vile creatures that attack everyone and everything to stay alive. A pharmaceutical company’s vampire and hematologist Dr. Edward Dalton has been searching for an artificial blood supply to meet the requirements of the vampire society. He has empathy for humans and sees his work as a way to alleviate their suffering. However, when he meets someone who has figured out how to turn from a vampire to a human again, his views on how to solve the problem shift significantly.

  • Release Date: January 8, 2010
  • IMDb Rating: 6.4/10
  • Watch Time: 1 hour 38 minutes
  • Directors: Michael Spierig and Peter Spierig
  • Main Cast: Ethan Hawke, Willem Dafoe, Sam Neill, and Harriet Minto-Day

5. Train to Busan (2016)

The KTX, a fast train that will take them from Seoul to Busan, is being boarded by Sok-woo, a father who has little time for his daughter, Soo-Ahn. However, while they are traveling, the apocalypse begins, and the majority of humanity turns into flesh-hungry zombies. Passengers battle zombies and one another to protect their families and lives as the KTX fires toward Busan.

  • Release Date: July 20, 2016
  • IMDb Rating: 7.6/10
  • Watch Time: 1 hour 58 minutes
  • Director: Sang-ho Yeon
  • Main Cast: Gong Yoo, Jung Yu-mi, Ma Dong-seok, and Su-an Kim

6. Child’s Play (1988)

Chucky, a jolly, supposedly good guy doll, is where Charles Lee Ray hides his soul when he needs to get away quickly from cop Mike Norris. He has no idea that a young boy by the name of Andy Barclay will soon become his new owner. While Charles entrusts Andy with numerous murders, it is too late when the adults accept Andy’s story as true.

  • Release Date: November 9, 1988
  • IMDb Rating: 6.6/10
  • Watch Time: 1 hour 27 minutes
  • Director: Tom Holland
  • Main Cast: Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon, Alex Vincent, and Brad Dourif

7. Night of the Living Dead (1968)

When Barbra and Johnny go to visit their father’s grave in a remote cemetery, zombies suddenly attack them. Barbra escapes and seeks shelter in what appears to be an abandoned farmhouse. Ben, who came to the house for gas, quickly joins her. Ben does his best to secure the windows and doors as they are surrounded by the walking dead. However, the news is grim, with creatures coming back to life everywhere. When Barbra and Ben discover that there are five people hiding in the basement, they are taken aback. Karen, Harry, and Helen Cooper; and Tom and Judy, a young couple. As soon as Harry Cooper wants to be in charge, disagreements begin. Their chances of surviving the night decrease minute by minute as their situation deteriorates.

  • Release Date: October 4, 1968
  • IMDb Rating: 7.8/10
  • Watch Time: 1 hour 36 minutes
  • Director: George A. Romero
  • Main Cast: Duane Jones, Judith O’Dea, Karl Hardman, and Marilyn Eastman

8. The Mummy (1932)

A field expedition in Egypt finds the mummy of an ancient Egyptian prince named Im-Ho-Tep in 1921. Im-Ho-Tep was convicted of sacrilege and buried alive. The Scroll of Thoth, which has the power to bring the dead back to life, is also contained in the tomb. A young member of the expedition reads the Scroll aloud one night, and when he realizes that he has revived Im-Ho-Tep, he goes insane. The mummy tries to reunite with his lost love, an ancient princess who has been reincarnated into a beautiful young woman, ten years later, disguised as a modern Egyptian.

  • Release Date: December 22, 1932
  • IMDb Rating: 7/10
  • Watch Time: 1 hour 13 minutes
  • Director: Karl Freund
  • Main Cast: Boris Karloff, Zita Johann, and David Manners

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If you have a subscription to Peacock and are a huge fan of thriller scary movies, then the movies listed in this article are for you! The movies here will definitely send chilly thrills down your back. These movies are some of the best movies out there, and you should add them to your must-watch list. 

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