Full Moon Features Review
We’ve spent dozens of hours testing the Full Moon Features streaming service—it’s an excellent value for schlock-horror fans.
Data as of post date. Not all offers available in all areas.
* Based on our tests. Stream amount not advertised.
Is Full Moon Features good?
Full Moon Features (FMF) is an on-demand streaming TV service that carries mainly horror films and series, but also action, comedy, Eurocult, sci-fi, and softcore erotica films—all with extra cheese. Most of the titles are produced under the Full Moon Studios/Full Moon Pictures umbrella, but Full Moon also licenses movies from Blue Underground, Something Weird Video, and the Andy Sidaris collection.
Horror and cult film fans will love what Full Moon Features offers. Its library alone is worth the price, and the app runs smooth as butter. Plus, the discounted annual subscription and accompanying 10 free DVDs/Blu-rays offer (worth up to $170) make it truly an excellent value.
Full Moon Features pros and cons
- Affordable pricing
- Large library
- Downloads for offline viewing
- Free DVDs or Blu-rays with annual subscription
- No way to search or access watchlist on Xbox One version of app
- Poor experience as an Amazon Prime Video Channel
- Limited titles available for free DVD/Blu-ray offer
Full Moon Features deals and promotions
Full Moon Features has a discounted annual subscription rate with a sweet promotion attached: new and returning annual subscribers can pick 10 free DVDs or Blu-rays—or the entire 12-movie Puppet Master Collection—from FullMoonDirect.com.
To collect on the offer, just sign up for the annual subscription, and Full Moon Features will email you a promo code for the discs in around a week. Our code arrived as promised, and our Blu-rays showed up in three days. Your mileage may vary depending on your location. Also, you won’t pay a dime for shipping (international orders must pay a $20 shipping fee).
The list of eligible discs, while ample enough, excludes many titles that are streaming on Full Moon Features. So you can’t select Andy Sidaris’s wonderfully turgid action flicks (bummer), Blue Underground’s giallo and spaghetti-splatter titles, or Something Weird Video’s Herschell Gordon Lewis gorefests. But there’s still plenty to choose from, and we’re stoked on our stack. Without the offer, it would’ve cost us $155.50 plus shipping.
Check out our sweet free Blu-rays.
Full Moon Features also offers a seven-day free trial if you want to scope out the service before you commit.
Full Moon Features plans and pricing
|Plan||Price||Streams||Resolution (up to)||Details|
|Full Moon Features||$6.99/mo. or $59.99/yr. ($5.00/mo., saves 21%)||3||1080p||View Plan|
Data as of post date. Not all offers available in all areas.
* Based on our tests. Stream amount not advertised.
Full Moon Features is packed with value. The service costs $6.99 a month or $59.99 a year ($4.99 a month). Factor in the free discs, and it’s one of the best streaming TV deals out there—if you’re into Full Moon’s wild titles.
Full Moon Features vs. the competition
|Service||Monthly price||Annual price||Library size||Streams||Resolution (up to)||Details|
|Full Moon Features||$6.99/mo.||$59.99/yr. ($5.00/mo., saves 21%)||500+||3||1080p||View Plan|
|$5.99/mo.||$56.99/yr. ($4.75/mo., saves 21%)||630+||1||1080p||View Plan|
|Arrow Player||$6.99/mo.||$69.99/yr. ($5.83/mo., saves 17%)||600+||3||4K||View Plan|
|Night Flight Plus||$4.99/mo.||$39.99/yr. ($3.33/mo., saves 33%)||666+||Unlimited||1080p||View Plan|
|Screambox||$4.99/mo.||$35.88/yr. ($2.99/mo., saves 40%)||200–300*||3||1080p||View Plan|
|Monsters and Nightmares||$2.99/mo.||$29.99/yr. ($2.49/mo., saves 17%)||86+||Unavailable||1080p||View Plan|
Data as of post date.
When comparing horror streaming TV services, Full Moon Features ranks a close second behind Shudder due to price and catalog quality and size.
We recommend Shudder to serious horror fans who want chills and thrills. Full Moon Features, while dense with horror titles, is best for devotees of cult/midnight/awesomely bad movies of all genres. The Arrow Player gives you a little of both, but its exceptionally well-curated library also includes extra action, comedy, exploitation, and martial arts titles.
I have annual subs to all three services because they’re so good, and with the annual sub discounts, I pay only $15.58 a month combined. That’s a fantastic price for all three services, but the upfront cost is pretty steep at $187. If you can’t afford that, the month-to-month price is still a great deal at $19.97 a month. (Note: you’ll have to subscribe to each service separately).
Screambox and Monsters and Nightmares are much smaller services, hence the cheaper subscriptions. They’re really only worth it if you have a spare $3–$5 in your monthly entertainment budget.
But now let’s dig into the uniquely entertaining Full Moon Features catalog.
Full Moon Features movies and shows
The Full Moon Features library draws primarily from the Full Moon Entertainment filmography, which includes horror (Full Moon Studios/Full Moon Pictures/Full Moon Productions), sci-fi and sexy sci-fi (Torchlight Entertainment), and family films (Moonbeam Entertainment).
As mentioned earlier, Full Moon Features licenses some films from Eurocult, horror, and exploitation studios like Blue Underground and Something Weird Video. FMF also features special collections like the Andy Sidaris action films, which are gleaming jewels in the Full Moon Features crown (if you like explosions, nudity, and utter nonsense).
Here is just a sample of the Full Moon Features library:
Movies on Full Moon Features (partial list)
- 1990: The Bronx Warriors
- Alice’s Trip
- Bad Channels
- Assault of the Killer Bimbos
- Black Samurai: Death Force
- Blood Feast
- Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death
- Castle Freak
- The Church
- City of the Living Dead
- The Creeps
- Death Bed: The Bed That Eats
- Deep Red
- Demonic Toys franchise
- Der Todesking (The Death King)
- Django Kill . . . If You Live, Shoot!
- Evil Bong franchise
- Fairy Tales
- Fists of Fury
- Four of the Apocalypse
- The Ghastly Ones
- The Gingerdead Man franchise
- The Gore Gore Girls
- Hard Ticket to Hawaii
- Hobgoblins 1 and 2
- Ice Cream Man
- Jess Franco’s Angel of Death
- Killjoy franchise
- Lady Street Fighter
- Malibu Express
- The New Barbarians (aka Warriors of the Wasteland)
- Ooga Booga
- Pet Shop
- Prehysteria! 1 and 2
- The Prowler
- Puppet Master franchise
- Return of the Blind Dead
- Savage Beach
- The Search for Weng Weng
- The Six Thousand Dollar Super Brother (aka Super Soul Brother)
- Shrunken Heads
- Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-a-rama
- Subspecies franchise
- Tourist Trap
- Trancers franchise
- Two Thousand Maniacs
- Vice Academy franchise
- Zombie Flesh Eaters (aka Zombie)
Shows on Full Moon Features (partial list)
- Baby Oopsie
- Bunker of Blood
- Don’t Let Her In
- Elvira’s 10 Nights of Halloween
- The Gingerweed Man
- Haunted Hollywood
- Ravenwolf Towers
- The Resonator: Miskatonic U
- Trailers from Hell
- Trophy Heads
- VideoZone 2021
- William Shatner’s Fright Night
Full Moon Features add-ons
Full Moon Features app, specs, and features
Enough about the library—how’s the overall Full Moon Features experience? Does the app run smoothly? How many people can use the service at a time? Can you download movies and shows to watch offline? And the picture—is it crystal clear or like trying to watch scrambled Cinemax in the ’80s and ’90s. We have answers.
|Full Moon Features||3|
|Night Flight Plus||Unlimited|
|Monsters and Nightmares||Unavailable|
Full Moon Features doesn’t say how many simultaneous streams it has, but we were able to watch it on two smartphones (using the Full Moon Features mobile app) and an Xbox One (using the FMF app for Xbox One). So Full Moon Features has at least three streams, which is average for streaming TV services.
It’s worth mentioning, though, that among Full Moon Features’ competitors, that Shudder has only one stream (whyyyyyy?) and Night Flight Plus has unlimited streams.
On-demand streaming services don’t offer cloud DVR, but Full Moon Features has the next best thing: downloads for offline viewing. This is extra handy when you’re traveling. Just don’t forget to download only on your home Wi-Fi network so you don’t use up your mobile data.
Full Moon Features app home page viewed on an LG GB ThinQ+.
|Device||Full Moon Features support|
|Amazon Fire Cube, Stick, TV||✔|
|Android phones, tablets||✔|
|Apple TV (4th gen.)||✔|
|Apple TV 4K||✔|
|Chromecast with Google TV||Limited support|
|NVIDIA Shield Pro TV||—|
|PC, Mac web browsers||✔|
|PlayStation 3, 4, 5||—|
|Samsung TVs (select models, via internet browser)||✔|
|Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S||✔|
The Full Moon Features app supports a variety of devices, so you’ll likely have more than one way to watch. Smart TV users might be out of luck, though.
Full Moon Features video and audio quality
Full Moon Features streams in 1080p, or full high-definition (HD). If you’re somewhere without Wi-Fi access, you can save data by adjusting the stream quality (you can choose high, medium, or low) in the app’s settings.
If you don’t change the stream quality, resolution will automatically adjust according to your connection speed.
Full Moon Features app testing
|Test||TV||Streaming device/app platform||Internet connection||Streams|
|Test #1||LG 55" smart TV (2015)||Xbox One||Xfinity 300 Mbps||Consistent 720p SD–1080p HD*|
|Test #2||LG 55" smart TV (2015)||NVIDIA SHIELD TV Pro||Google Fiber 1 Gbps||Consistent 720p SD–1080p HD*|
|Test #3||Samsung QN90A smart TV (2021 model)||Roku Ultra||Google Fiber 1 Gbps||Consistent 720p SD–1080p HD*|
|Test #4||Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 smartphone||Android smartphone||Google Fiber 1 Gbps||Consistent 720p SD–1080p HD*|
|Test #5||Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 smartphone||Android smartphone||T-Mobile 5G mobile data||Mostly 1080p, some noticeable dips†|
|Test #6||Lenovo ThinkBook laptop (Windows 10)||Google Chrome browser (Windows 10)||Google Fiber 1 Gbps||Consistent 720p SD–1080p HD*|
We tested Full Moon Features on two TVs, one smartphone, one laptop, one gaming console, and four internet connections. We watched over a dozen movies and shows both online and off.
In all but one test, we enjoyed full HD resolution. The odd test out was the smartphone using mobile data. We noticed the video quality dipping while we were on the go, which isn’t unusual. The watchlist and resume-watching features sync nicely across devices—except for on the Xbox One.
A scene from The Creeps viewed on the Full Moon Features mobile app.
As for the interface, Full Moon Features has simple, intuitive navigation via carousel menus. Playback controls include play/pause, 10-second jumps (rewind and fast-forward), skip-to-next, add-to-list, share, and download buttons. It’s simple, but effective.
Playback controls on the Full Moon Features mobile app.
Final take: Is Full Moon Features worth it?
Full Moon Features is totally worth it. You get heaps of content for $6.99 a month, and the annual subscription deal with free DVDs or Blu-rays is worth way more than its $59.99 a year price tag. By all means, sign up for Full Moon Features now.
Full Moon Features FAQ
Our TV and horror/midnight movie experts have logged hundreds of hours testing Full Moon Features and other niche streaming TV services. For this article, we compared Full Moon Features with Shudder, Arrow Player, Night Flight Plus, Screambox, and Monsters and Nightmares based on pricing, features, content, and more. We then analyzed the data in order to make accurate, helpful recommendations to our readers. To learn more about our process, check out the CableTV.com “How We Rank” page.