Discover the Top-Rented Horror Movies On VOD Right Now
We are now firmly in the Halloween season now. While plenty of streamers have jam-packed seasonal offerings available to ensure this Halloween is the scariest yet—check out Totally Killer on Prime Video or all of Ash vs. Evil Dead on Hulu—there are just as many new releases hitting the rental charts for those looking for something beyond what the streamers have to offer. This week, Talk to Me, Meg 2: The Trench, and Insidious: The Red Door have all topped the Google Top 10 rental chart. Talk to Me has additionally ranked on the iTunes rental chart, while both it and Insidious: The Red Door have ranked on the Prime Video rental chart.
While Talk to Me and Meg 2: The Trench are presently only available to buy at a premium price, Insidious: The Red Door is available for the standard rental price. All three were favorites among the Dread Central staff this summer. Check out what we had to say about each below.
Talk to Me
In Josh Korngut’s 4-star review, he said Talk to Me was “an Australian punk kid response to the Insidious franchise: simple, scary, and just like the Bride in Black, once it takes hold, it refuses to let go.”
Meg 2: The Trench
In my own 3-star review of Meg 2: The Trench, I said, “If Jason Statham diving into the jaws of an enormous, digital megalodon (three, this time) sounds great, Meg 2: The Trench might be some of the most fun you have at the movies this summer.”
Insidious: The Red Door
Josh Korngut, Insidious super fan, had this to say of Insidious: The Red Door in his 3.5-star review: “This chapter is a scary, simple, and fun tour through a staple Blumhouse haunted attraction.”
While the cost for the former two’s premium rental price might seem steep, it’s not so bad when compared to a night at the movies where a single ticket is often as much if not more. Shared among friends and family, the accessibility and truncated window between theatrical releases and a digital premiere has helped genre fans get early access to some of the year’s hottest horror titles. All three are personal recommendations of mine, and among the chart-toppers, there’s something there for everyone. Want serious scares? Check out Talk to Me. Want to see what 1999’s Komodo looks like with a bigger budget? Meg 2: The Trench, baby.
Do you plan on checking any of these horror rentals this week? If you’ve seen them, what did you think? Let me know over on Twitter @Chadiscollins where I’m always down to talk seances, killer sharks, and Patrick Wilson.