Best Thrillers Movies On Peacock TV 

Peacock, which debuted over two years ago, has grown to become one of the most popular streaming services and the go-to source for NBC/Universal entertainment. With summer coming to an end and fall approaching, the streaming service has added additional thrilling movies to its portfolio, including some of Universal’s legendary monster films. The service has not only included exciting and horrifying oldies, but it will also be the exclusive streaming home of new releases such as Michael Myers’ return in Halloween Kills, which will be released in cinemas and on Peacock soon. 

Peacock offers over 130 terrible thriller flicks, and here is our ranking of the top ones must-see movies just in time for “Spooky Season.”

The Invisible Man (1933)

The Invisible Man, the first of several films loosely based on H.G. Wells’ novel of the same name, was directed by James Whale and went on to become a financial and critical success, with its special effects being acknowledged as pioneering for the time. The sci-fi horror thriller was chosen as one of 1933’s Best in Film, which is unusual for modern horror films. The film’s popularity spawned a slew of sequels, a 2020 remake, and admission into the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress in 2008 as “culturally, historically, or aesthetically important.”

Ratings: 7.6/10 IMDb 

94% Rotten Tomatoes 

Director: James Whale 

The Invisible Man Returns (1940)

The second film in The Invisible Man series, directed by Joe May, received an Oscar nomination for Best Special Effects. Although it was not as well-received as the previous picture, The Invisible Man Returns has been acclaimed by modern reviewers. May’s directing, as well as the tension and comedy, have been lauded.

Ratings: 6.5/10 IMDb 

87% Rotten Tomatoes 

Director: Joe May 

Frankenstein (2015)

A modern retelling of Mary Shelley’s 1818 book Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, in which the story is recounted from the monster’s point of view. Bernard Rose directed and wrote the picture, which stars Xavier Samuel, Carrie-Anne Moss, Tony Todd, Maya Erskine, and Danny Huston. The film had a perfect score on Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer, unfortunately, the audience score was not as favorable.

Ratings: 5.1/10 IMDb 

100% Rotten Tomatoes 

Director: Bernard Rose 

Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

Continuing with Dr. Frankenstein and his monster, James Whale’s 1935 sci-fi horror film stars Boris Karloff as the Monster, with Elsa Lanchester as both Mary Shelley and the title character. Bride of Frankenstein, as opposed to The Invisible Man, is sometimes recognized as James Whale’s crowning masterpiece. The Bride of Frankenstein, like the aforementioned Invisible Man, was considered noteworthy enough by the Library of Congress in 1998 to be entered into the United States National Film Registry.

Ratings: 7.8/10 IMDb 

98% Rotten Tomatoes 

Director: James Whale 

Daybreakers (2009)

Vampires were popular in the early 2010s, and Daybreakers is one of the finest vampire horror films of the time. The Spierig Brothers wrote and directed the sci-fi action horror thriller, which is set in a future reality where vampires have overrun the globe and a company has set out to cultivate remaining humans while hunting for a substitute for blood. In an apocalyptic universe, Ethan Hawke and Willem Dafoe feature in a thriller about capitalism and exploitation.

Ratings: 6.4/10 IMDb 

69% Rotten Tomatoes 

Director:  Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig

Train to Busan (2016)

Train to Busan, the first foreign film on our list, is one of the finest modern-day zombie action horror thrillers. Yeon Sang-South ho’s Korean film takes place largely on a high-speed train moving from Seoul to Busan amid the early phases of a zombie apocalypse. The film garnered accolades and a “strong recommendation” from critically renowned filmmaker Edgar Wright for its exhilarating action and suspense.

Ratings: 7.6/10 IMDb 

94% Rotten Tomatoes 

Director: Yeon Sang-ho

Child’s Play (1988)

Child’s Play, directed and co-written by Tom Holland, is the first of six sequels and a 2019 remake featuring a serial killer-possessed doll titled Chucky. Chucky has gone on to become a cornerstone of American pop culture throughout the years, and the Child’s Play series is remembered warmly for its seamless combination of humor and scary horror. On October 12 at 10 p.m. ET, a new Child’s Play TV series will premiere on USA Network and SyFy.

Ratings: 6.6/10 IMDb 

71% Rotten Tomatoes 

Director: Tom Holland

Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979)

Nosferatu the Vampyre is a German film written and directed by Werner Herzog that depicts the story of Count Dracula. The tale is based on Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel Dracula, while Herzog credits the title to Nosferatu, a 1922 silent film produced by F. W. Murnau. Herzog’s film is a tribute and recreation to Murnau’s picture, which Herzog considers to be the best film ever made in Germany.

Ratings: 7.4/10 IMDb 

95% Rotten Tomatoes 

Director: Werner Herzog 

Night of the Living Dead (1968)

George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead, known as the “Father of the Zombie Film,” has endured the test of time as one of the finest zombie films ever created. On a $114,000 budget, Romero directed, co-wrote, shot, and edited the film, which grossed $30 million at the box office. Romero’s picture changed the way zombies were portrayed in media throughout the years, generating five sequels with three more in the works, and it was declared “culturally, historically, or aesthetically important” 31 years later when it was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry in 1999.

Ratings: 7.8/10 IMDb 

96% Rotten Tomatoes 

Director: George A. Romero 

The Mummy (1932)

The first installment in the long-running Mummy series, the 1932 picture, was the first of the classic Universal horrors without a direct sequel. Instead, there have been several remakes, reimagining, and a 2021 reboot of the original Mummy. The picture earned good to mixed reviews at its first release, but it was a financial success at the box office.

Ratings: 7/10 IMDb 

89% Rotten Tomatoes 

Director: Karl Freund 

Imperium (2016)

Imperium, which was released in 2016, stars Daniel Radcliffe in a role we’ve never seen before. Nate Foster, a young FBI analyst seeking to unearth highly classified terrorist schemes, is played by Radcliffe. Nate is recruited by a fellow agent to infiltrate a gang of white supremacists who they suspect are engaged in the theft of illegally imported cesium-137. The movie is based on the experiences of FBI agent Michael German, who spent a year undercover among white supremacists and published the book, Thinking Like a Terrorist: Insights of a Former FBI Undercover Agent, in his feature film debut. The film is powerful, confusing, and at times difficult to watch as Radcliffe faces the issue of keeping his old identity while adopting a new one. carefully navigating a dangerous underworld.

Ratings: 6.5/10 IMDb 

84% Rotten Tomatoes 

Director: Daniel Ragussis

Eastern Promises (2007)

The film that made everyone afraid of Aragorn, son of Arathorn. Eastern Promises is another Cronenberg film set in the Russian criminal underworld. A midwife, portrayed by Naomi Watts, delivers the baby of a drug-addicted 14-year-old Russian prostitute, who later dies in delivery. When she discovers that the girl was forced into prostitution by the Russian Mafia, the Don threatens her life to keep her quiet about their sex trafficking operation. In her attempt to safeguard the baby, she slips deeper into the criminal underground, where she encounters the mob’s strong-arm man, Viggo Morgenstern, who goes beyond the rules and tries to aid her.

Eastern Promises is a gritty criminal thriller that does its utmost to wipe away the normal Hollywood glitter that coats films about the mafia.

Ratings: 7.6/10 IMDb 

89% Rotten Tomatoes 

Director: David Cronenberg