Switch off the lights, lock the door, and get ready to hide under your blanket. Here are some of the best Presto horror and thriller films available.
If you like the adrenaline kick from watching a full-blown horror flick, or love to go on an intricate journey that has you guessing ‘til the end, then Presto is a great place to start searching. The selection includes classics, cult hits, new releases, and Australian made treasures. Want all the TV shows and movies? You can get a free trial with each of the streaming internet tv providers below:
A recently widowed woman and her young son embark on a dark and twisted journey when the ‘monster’ her son is afraid of starts to shows its sinister presence in their home. The movie is the first feature-length film by Australian director Jennifer Kent and features outstanding performances from Essie Davis and Noah Wiseman. It’s intelligent, dark, and truly terrifying. Runtime: 1hr 33mins IMDB rating: 6.9 Awards: Austin Film Critics Association Award for Breakthrough Artist (2014), Australian Directors Guild Award for Best Direction in a Feature Film (2015), Australian Film Institute AACTA Award for Best Film, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Director, (2015) Empire Award for Best Horror Film + 36 more awards.
The Silence of The Lambs
The spine-chilling classic about a young FBI cadet who must get inside the head of a vicious, and deeply manipulative serial killer in order to understand the motives and demons behind another serial killer who she is chasing. Starring Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins. Runtime: 1hr 58mins IMDB rating: 8.6 Awards: Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Actor in a Leading role, Best Actress in a Leading Role, Best Director, and Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published (1992) + 51 more awards.
Widely lauded to be cult-favourite David Lynch’s best film, Mulholland Drive is a creepy and dark exploration into the limits and promises of the American dream in the form of a young actresses’ own attempts to make it in LA. Runtime: 2hrs 27mins IMDB rating: 8 Awards: BAFTA Award for Best Editing (2002), ALMA Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture (2002), Boston Society Of Film Critics Award for Best Film (2001), Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Director (2001), Chicago Film Critics Award for Best Director, Best Actress, and Best Picture (2002), + 42 more awards.
Stanley Kubrick’s cinematic take on Stephen King’s bestseller culminated in a classic horror that remains an absolute must-watch. An isolated caretaker becomes influenced by a sinister force, loses his grip on reality, and terrorises his wife and psychic young son. Runtime: 2hrs 26mins IMDB rating: 8.5 Awards: Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor (1981), Online Film and Television Association for Best Picture (2014).
Kill Bill. Vol 2
The bride continues her quest to track down the remaining members of the squad of assassins that betrayed her and smashed her hopes of a happy life in one of Tarantino’s most loved features. Runtime: 2hrs 17 mins IMDB rating: 8 Awards: Saturn Awards for Best Adventure/Thriller, Best supporting Actor, and Best Supporting Actress (2005), American choreography award for Outstanding achievement in choreography (2005), Central Ohio Film Critics Association for Best Sound Design, MTV Movie Award for Best Fight + 13 More awards.
Russell Crowe stars alongside Al Pacino as a research chemist for a big tobacco company who comes under professional and personal attack after he gives a 60 minutes interview about the real dangers of nicotine and tobacco. Runtime: 2 hrs 37mins IMDB rating: 7.9 Awards: Boston Society of Film Critics Awards for Best Supporting Actor (1999), Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards for Best Actor (1999), London Critics Circle Film Awards for Best Actor (2001), Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor and Best Cinematography, + 22 more awards.
A mother and her child are mid flight en-route from Berlin to America when her daughter mysteriously vanishes. Her sanity is questioned when nobody aboard remembers her daughter and there is no record of her ever boarding the flight. Runtime: 1hr 38mins IMDB rating: 6.2 Awards: ASCAP Film and Television Music Award (2006), Hollywood Post Alliance for Outstanding Audio Post 92006).
An ATF agent (Denzel Washington) is brought in to investigate a devastating explosion on a ferry that has killed 500 people. Using top-secret satellite technology the he is able to go back in time to save one of the victims. Runtime: 2 hrs 6 mins IMDB rating: 7 Awards: Nielsen/EDI Gold Reel Award (2007)