The 37 Best Horror/Halloween Movies On Netflix (Updated August 2022)


Whether you’re a hard-core horror buff looking for the terrifying fright-fests out there, a fan of suspense looking to indulge in some old school ghost stories, or a parent who wants to introduce their kids to all-ages scares, Netflix has a wide range of the perfect Halloween movies to put yourself in the mood for ghosts and goblins.

Here at Netflix Update, we’ve put together a list of the 37 best horror movies on Netflix, with something for everyone.

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What Is Netflix?

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Netflix has some of the hottest original television and movies, including acclaimed hits like Orange is the New Black and Stranger Things — the latter of which gives most Halloween movies a run for its money in the scares department.

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Traits of the Scariest Movies

Most of us love good creepy Halloween movies, but what makes a movie genuinely scary? There are dozens of horror movies, and many fall flat in the scares department. Those that succeed will usually have several key factors in common that make them stand out, such as:

  • Fear of Death — Anything around the inevitability of death will trigger primal fears
  • Darkness — Nothing is scarier than what you can’t see
  • Creepy creatures — Any movie with a lot of snakes, rats, spiders, or bugs will terrify anyone with a revulsion towards these critters
  • Classic haunted locations — We’ve seen enough movies to know to be scared of old houses, graveyards, or creepy basements
  • Frightening faces — The greatest movie monsters often have a face not even a mother could love
  • Building tension — The scariest movies don’t show the monster right away. They let you fret before the big scares come
  • Music and sound — The score and sound effects are key to setting the tension before the real horror begins
  • Fear of the Unknown — Any movie where the threat is something mysterious, unknown, and otherworldly will confuse and frighten

1. Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) Official Trailer #1 - Animated Movie

Danny Elfman sings the iconic Halloween song “This is Halloween” in the 1993 Tim Burton film The Nightmare Before Christmas. In the film, the residents of “Halloween Town” perform the tune, introducing a Halloween-centered way of life. However, the movie also features many other songs that harken back to the Halloween season.

Danny Elfman composed the eerie tune for the film “This is Halloween” and used it as the theme song for various attractions throughout the Magic Kingdom, Disneyland, and a haunted mansion in Calaway Park. The song is also featured as background music for the Halloween Town world in the Kingdom Hearts video game series.

It also appeared in Just Dance 3 and Just Dance now.

Music from this Tim Burton movie focuses on a musical that expresses the feelings of the characters. Danny Elfman’s songs are perfectly suited to the roles they play. The songs are tailored to each character and create a rich mosaic of sounds. The music is accompanied by a powerfully disturbing story. The lines between good and evil are blurred in this haunting movie.

Stealing Christmas becomes acceptable when a cute skeleton does it.

The Nightmare Before Christmas is often conafusing as it is a Halloween movie as well as a Christmas movie. While it does contain the holiday spirit, it is best to watch it about half way between Halloween and Christmas.

If you want to get into the spirit of the season, this movie is the perfect choice. If you’ve never seen the Nightmare Before Christmas, you will probably enjoy the Halloween movie. It is one of Tim Burton’s most popular animated films.

2. Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities

GUILLERMO DEL TORO’S CABINET OF CURIOSITIES | Official Teaser | Netflix

The first trailer for Guillermo del Toro”s new horror series, Cabinet of Curiosities, has been released. The show will tell a series of terrifying stories, and features all-star acting talent and creative teams, including Guillermo del Toro himself.

The trailer doesn’t reveal much about the stories, but teases the talent involved in the project.

Among the other major names in genre cinema, del Toro and Kent are both known for making visually and thematically dense films. The Shape of Water won del Toro an Oscar, and The Babadook etched her as a future talent. But despite the recent release of The Nightingale, the two directors have revealed that they’ll be collaborating on another film.

The 90th Academy Awards rewarded del Toro with two Oscars for his films. As a movie lover, he often carries himself like a fan and a happy kid, smiling broadly when he accepts his Best Picture and Best Director awards. The filmmaker has always been a champion of “disreputable” genres, but it’s interesting to see how he manages to make a high art film that can simultaneously satisfy pulp sensibilities.

The Babadook’s logo stands out in a dark scene. The hand of a gross monster appears on the screen after Keith Thomas’ movie. This is a nice touch for Del Toro fans who love monsters. At one point, a drawing of a house with eyes appears on a fireplace.

The drawing, which reminded me of Twilight, is the most effective reminder of the movie’s creepy, dark nature.

3. The Exorcist

THE EXORCIST - Trailer - (1973) - HQ

The exorcism is a well-known ritual in many religious and horror films, but this movie takes it one step further. Instead of using large movie stars to play the demon, the filmmakers use believable people to portray the demon. The film also includes many lesser-known actors, giving it a real-world feel.

The exorcism itself is less technically skilled than some other entries, but still manages to create a chilling atmosphere.

The terrifying scenes in The Exorcist are more than just terrifying; they’re integral to the story. Friedkin’s movie was a sensation when it came to demon possession, and its impact echoes that of The Shining. Its shockingly foul language, spinning head, and levitation scene shook the world.

Whether or not it was a true story or not, the scenes in The Exorcist remain frightening and haunting even decades later.

“The Exorcist” is not a movie to be watched casually; it’s a cult classic. Many people consider it the most intense movie experience of their lives, and it rides the fine line between acceptable and intolerable. Some even fainted while watching the film. It has remained one of the most iconic horror movies for the holiday. The horror is timeless, and it still hits you in the gut.

Despite sharing the name of Halloween with the spookiest holiday, “The Shining” is an exceptional horror movie. The movie features the famous Michael Myers, and the score is crafted by John Carpenter. It is also filled with brilliant performances. Mia Farrow’s role as a pregnant Rosemary was a memorable and terrifying performance, and her creepy child was one of the most iconic images of Halloween.

4. The Sixth Sense

The Sixth Sense Trailer HD

If you want to experience an intensely creepy movie this Halloween, look no further than The Sixth Sense. This chilling and atmospheric film is loaded with scary moments, including the opening sequence where Malcolm is shot by Vincent. After the shooting, Vincent commits suicide and Cole is left to deal with ghosts in school.

Throughout the movie, you’ll be left reeling with unnerving feelings, while being reminded that you’re still alive.

While this movie is not a traditional scary film, there are still plenty of frightening scenes. While the film does feature some spooky moments, it’s more about the mood than the actual terror, and M. Night Shyamalan has established his mastery of eerie atmosphere in this film.

Toni Collette also plays a memorable role as Cole’s mother. It’s easy to forget that Shyamalan was an Oscar-winning screenwriter, and this translates to the film’s high quality.

If you want something a little gentler this Halloween, check out The Witching Hour, starring Tia Mowry and Tamera Mowry. This period drama tells the story of a village where a child disappears. The film also stars Sarah Jessica Parker, before she was SJP.

It is a classic in the horror genre. It is a must-watch film for Halloween.

5. Psycho

Psycho Official Trailer 1960 HD

As one of the most iconic movies of all time, Psycho paved the way for modern horror films. Psycho pioneered stylized cinematic screaming and the slasher genre, and it’s still the gold standard for truly disturbing cinema. Watching this movie will add a menacing mood to Halloween.

Psycho is a classic horror film that starred Alfred Hitchcock. The film has become an enduring classic, with many modern-day adaptations.

6. The Babadook

The Babadook Official Trailer #1 (2014) - Essie Davis Horror Movie HD

As an Oscar-winning director of The Exorcist, William Friedkin called the Australian horror The Babadook the scariest film he had ever seen. This year’s Babadook opens on a limited release this weekend in the UK, and the film is available on demand in the US and Canada.

Despite being a relatively brief film, “The Babadook” is a masterpiece of cinematic execution. It is the only female-directed film on the list. Inspired by the short film “Monster” by Jennifer Kent, “The Babadook” centers on a single mother’s struggle to come to terms with her son’s fear of the titular creature. Though “The Babadook” is not a psychological thriller, it’s a fascinating study of crumbling mental faculties and the creation of a supernatural projection.

“The Babadook” has many facets to it, including its metaphorical representation of depression. The Babadook is a pale, humanoid wearing a top hat and taloned fingers. It torments people who become aware of its existence. Amelia loses her grip on reality and has nightmares about becoming one of its pawns. Amelia’s son, Sam, alienates her extended family and pushes her closer to the brink of madness.

7. Night of the Living Dead

Night of the living Dead (1968) TRAILER

Among the best horror movies of all time, Night of the Living Dead is still one of the most enduring. A few years after its original release, this zombie-filled film is making a comeback. While it was a product of its time, it still continues to gain new fans every year.

This movie is so good, in fact, that there is a sequel. In fact, “Return of the Living Dead” is now considered one of the best zombie movies ever made.

This classic horror movie started out as a simple zombie movie starring a young woman and her brother. It follows a group of strangers who seek refuge from the ghouls in a remote house. In the meantime, the group watches news bulletins claiming that a Venus space probe had launched the zombie plague.

This only serves to intensify the tension. While the movie is a classic, there are other films that are far more frightening as Night of the Living Dead.

8. The Blair Witch Project

The Blair Witch Project (1999) Trailer #1 | Movieclips Classic Trailers

The Blair Witch Project is a claustrophobic horror movie that opens in a cemetery 150 to 200 miles away from Pittsburgh. The movie features a flighty female character that is teased by her brother, Johnny. She later faces death in a terrifying attack.

But as the horror progresses, she is gradually forced to face a terrifying situation. The Blair Witch Project is one of the best horror movies of all time.

9. Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) - Official Trailer (HD)

Invasion of the Body Snatcher is a remake of the 1956 film of the same name, and it’s a much better horror movie than its predecessor. Directed by Philip Kaufman, the film stars Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Jeff Goldblue, and Leonard Nimoy. Set on a military base in Alabama, Invasion of the Body Snatchers tells the story of a group of teenagers who are searching for toxic material.

Invasion of the Body Snatcher is one of the best horror movies of all time, and it’s no wonder. This film is a masterful example of how a serialized novel can be turned into a movie. It captures the fear of humanity being exterminated by a mysterious alien race, and it has been a popular topic for years.

According to critic Pauline Kael, “Invasion may be the best horror movie of all time,” and she tied this value to the physicality of the leads.

Despite its 1970s setting, the film was critically acclaimed upon its release. Its remake has received a remarkably high score on Rotten Tomatoes, with an approval rating of 92%. Rotten Tomatoes consensus reads, “The Invasion of the Body Snatchers is a powerful remake that builds on the themes of the original.”

10. The Shining

The Shining - Official Trailer [1980] HD

Many people rank The Shining among the best horror movies. But what makes this movie so scary? The eerie atmosphere and the presence of Jack Nicholson, who plays a man descending into murderous insanity, are among its most defining qualities.

Director Stanley Kubrick expertly weaves a spooky atmosphere and creepy music to create an eerie ambiance.

Jack Nicholson, who plays the creepy Jack Torrance, is one of the greatest actors in film history. His shaky, unnerving performance is convincing and a reason to watch the film again. Jack Nicholson’s performance in the film is one of the best of his career.

His portrayal of a frightened hotel guest – who has no memory of his own ancestors – is the most memorable of all.

Another reason to place The Shining among the best horror movies is its brilliant use of music. Director Stanley Kubrick has been credited as the master of the psycho-noir genre. While he is known for presenting the unconscious on the screen, he also makes the film a conventional whodunit.

Nonetheless, there is no denying the mastery of the genre in this film.

The Shining breaks the genre’s rules for psychological realism by breaking it. Though it does not strictly follow King’s novel, the film still has plenty of eerie moments. And Kubrick’s cold direction only adds to the creepiness. One of his best films, The Shining remains a classic for decades. That’s why so many horror fans have a hard time putting it on their list of “top 10” movies.

11. The Birds

The Birds (1963) [Trailer]

The Birds is the great-granddaddy of nature-run-amok horror films. It tells the story of a seaside town where an attack by birds has no rhyme or reason. In fact, it’s an organized attack that’s more horrifying than harrowing, thanks to the film’s nifty special effects.

This harrowing classic is still a favorite among horror fans.

There have been few birds in horror movies that have had cooler roles. In addition, few horror movies feature birds as ferocious as these. In one scene, a gobbling bird accidentally picks the blood of the victim, causing the gobbler to become infected.

Luckily, the film is one of the few horror movies that uses birds as its central character.

The Birds has many great moments and is one of the classic horror films. A character with the power to kill is terrifying, and the climax is a harrowing, heartbreaking finale. While the sequel is superior in nearly every way, The Birds is still among the best horror movies of all time.

With its iconic moments and eerie atmosphere, it’s a great choice for fans of the genre.

12. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) - Original Trailer (4K)

This landmark film by Tobe Hooper is an excellent example of horror cinema. Its tone transcends the limitations of celluloid and injects pure terror into the viewers’ retinas. Shot in fine-grain 16mm, the film captures the unsettling realism of the horror genre.

As a result, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is among the best horror movies of all time.

While the original chainsaw massacre film is still the best of its kind, many people feel that the sequels are even better than their predecessors. It resurrected the original terror of the 70s, while the remake from the early 2000s set the stage for a much larger story.

Unlike the previous films, the sequels also feature an extensive cast and a compelling story. Whether you’re a true horror fan or not, you’ll enjoy the film.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre was one of the first modern horror films, and was the most controversial film of its time. It was controversial when it first came out, and many theaters pulled screenings. Nevertheless, the film went on to gross millions of dollars on a relatively modest budget.

It has stayed on our list of the best horror movies. So, what makes this movie so great?

If you’re looking for a classic horror film, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is an excellent choice. Its visuals are stunning, and the violence is not as bloody as its reputation would suggest. And the frightful events, such as the chainsaw mutilations, are staged with misdirection. In a way, the film makes you believe that it’s real – a good sign.

13. Scream

Official Trailer: Scream (1996)

A horror mystery and scary movie, Scream’s story is set in Woodsboro, a tiny, uneventful town. The main character, Sidney (played by Neve Campbell) is in a state of great emotional distress caused by the murder of her mother, which took place a year before.

Sidney and her friends begin receiving bizarre phone calls. The person making the calls is a serial killer who wears a white face mask.  When the serial killer calls, he asks Sidney and her friends for the name of their favorite horror movie.  The serial killer eventually comes after Sidney and her group of friends, including her boyfriend, Billy (played by Skeet Ulrich), her beautiful friend Casey (played by Drew Barrymore), her know-it-all friend Tatum (played by Rose McGowan), and others.

He is motivated by a thirst for revenge. Will Sidney or any of her friends fall victim to his psychopathic rage? It is certain that Woodsboro will never be the same.

14. Insidious

Insidious (2010) Official Trailer #1 - James Wan Movie HD

The Lambert family has recently moved into an old and mysterious house. One of their three children, little boy Dalton Lambert (played by Ty Simpkins), is in a coma as a result of a very strange accident that takes place in the house’s attic. He falls off a ladder, striking his head violently against the floor. The accident is actually caused by malevolent spirits, and he is kept in his coma by these dark beings.

The little boy is under attack by evil spirits who want to trap him in something called The Further, which is a terrible, dark realm.

The family becomes engaged in a horrifying struggle for the life and soul of their son, and it is by no means certain that they will be able to win. Patrick Wilson plays Josh Lambert, the father of the family and a teacher, and Rose Byrne plays Dalton’s mother, Renai Lambert.

15. Event Horizon

Event Horizon (1997) Trailer #1 | Movieclips Classic Trailers

Event Horizon is a science fiction/horror movie with a unique plot. The movie is set in the year 2047. Seven years before the beginning of the story, the main character, a scientist called Dr. William Weir, created Event Horizon, a spacecraft that incredibly could transport humans further than Neptune.

The ship was able to create its own sort of black hole, which allowed for otherwise impossibly fast travel across unthinkably vast distances in space. Soon after the ship was built and first used seven years earlier, the ship and all its crew disappeared mysteriously.

It is finally seen again in Neptune’s orbit, but there is something (or perhaps someone) new within it.The main character Dr. William Weir is played by Sam Neill, while Captain Miller is played by Laurence Fishburne. Kathleen Quinlan and Joely Richardson also feature in this film, like Peters, the Med Tech and Lt. Starck respectively.

16. From Dusk to Dawn

From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) - Official Trailer

One of scariest mid-90s B-movie, From Dusk to Dawn is a very strange mix of the crime drama and vampire movie genres. Two arguably crazy brothers, Seth Gecko (played by George Clooney) and Richie Gecko (played by Quentin Tarantino) frantically carry out numerous violent, murderous robberies and then try to make a run for Mexico, hoping to live in luxury and never get caught by the police.

In their desperate quest to quickly cross the border, the brothers kidnap a preacher they come upon in a motel.

His name is Jacob Fuller (played by Harvey Keitel). He had a crisis of faith and left his job as a church pastor as a result of losing his wife in an automobile crash. The brothers also kidnap Harvey’s two kids, Scott Fuller (played by Ernest Liu) and Kate Fuller (played by Juliette Lewis). Is the brothers’ crazy plan likely to work, or has their recklessness finally caught up with them?

17. The Crow

The Crow (1994) Official Trailer - Brandon Lee Movie HD

A dark, scary, viscerally moving production with a truly Gothic atmosphere, The Crow remains one of the most famous movies of the mid-1990s. The movie’s main character is Eric Draven (played by Brandon Lee), a rock musician. Eric and his fiancée were tragically and ruthlessly murdered by a group of criminals.

A year after the murder, a crow visits Eric’s grave, causing him to come back from the dead and propelling him into a new journey.

The crow, which has mystical powers, guides him in finding and taking revenge on the men who killed him and his fiancée. The murderers’ names are Tin-Tin (played by Lawrence Mason), T-Bird (played by David Patrick Kelly), Skank (played by Angel David), and Funboy (played by Michael Massee). The leader of the gang, a powerful criminal named Top-Dollar (played by Michael Wincott), finds out about the mystical crow and the reason why Eric cannot be stopped.

18. Cujo

Based on the horrifying novel by Stephen King, Cujo is a movie that will terrify any dog lover. It’s probably one of the scariest movies featuring a dog. Cujo the dog was once a friendly, sweet St. Bernard, but he has contracted rabies, a disease that turns him into a monster. Cujo becomes an object of terror for the small town in which he lives.

Cujo’s master is Brett Camber (played by Billy Jayne), a lonely young boy. A woman named Donna Trenton (played by Dee Wallace) has problems with her car, and together with her very young son Tad (played by Danny Pintauro) visits an automobile repair shop that happens to be owned and operated by Brett Camber’s father.

Will this put the Trentons face to face with a now monstrously vicious dog? The family’s car breaks down completely, potentially putting the safety and lives of Donna Trenton and her helpless son at the whim of a merciless beast.

19. Dead Silence

DEAD SILENCE Trailer (2007) James Wan Horror

Jamie Ashen (played by Ryan Kwanten) is a young man who has lost his wife, Ella (played by Amber Valletta). He is determined to find out the truth about her gruesome murder, an event which turns out to have supernatural links. In the small town in which he grew up, Ravens Fair, the most famous ghost story is about a ventriloquist from the 1940s named Mary Shaw who went insane and subsequently kidnapped a young boy who had taunted her at one of her performances.

People from the town cut out her tongue and murdered her, and the unfortunate woman was mockingly buried with her beloved vaudeville dolls. The dolls have now come to life, and are on a determined, bloody quest to revenge their owner’s death.

Ella’s death is certainly not the only murder committed in this horrifying mission.Without a doubt, Dead Silence is an invariably (and many would say classically) creepy horror movie that’s sure to scare the hell out of you.

20. The Devil’s Rejects

The Devil's Rejects (2005) - Official Trailer

Initial Release: 2005
Director: Rob Zombie
IMDb: 6.9/10 | Rotten Tomatoes Score: 53%

The Firefly family, a group of sadistic murderers, lives in the small, isolated town of Ruggsville, Texas. Sheriff John Quincy Wydell (played by William Forsythe) and the police force manage to arrest Mother Firefly (played by Leslie Easterbrook), but two family members in the home at the time of the siege escape (Baby Firefly and Otis B. Driftwood). Another member of the family, Tiny (played by Matthew McGrory), happens to be outside at the time, and so is not seen or arrested.

The Firefly family’s leader is called Captain Spaulding. Baby Firefly (played by Sheri Moon Zombie) and Otis B. Driftwood (played by Bill Moseley) arrange for a meeting with this man in a desert motel. In one of their many acts of senseless violence, Otis and Baby kidnap and horrifically harm two innocent families. Meanwhile, Sheriff Wydell resolutely continues in his quest for vengeance on the Firefly family, in retribution for the murder of his brother.

21. The Conjuring (2013)

The Conjuring Official Trailer #1 (2013) - Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson Movie HD

Looking for a modern take on the classic ghost story? You won’t do better than James Wan’s franchise-launching haunted house thriller. Starring Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga as real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren, The Conjuring focuses on the real-life 1971 haunting in Rhode Island that inspired The Amityville Horror.

Featuring a masterful use of tension, jump scares, and classic haunted house effects, The Conjuring was highly successful and spawned a sequel, The Conjuring 2, and a new spin-off, The Nun, is scheduled for release in fall 2018. Now is a perfect time to see how it all began.

22. Coraline (2009)

Coraline (2009) Official Trailer - Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher Movie HD

Based on the classic children’s horror novel by Neil Gaiman, Henry Selick’s stop-motion animated thriller is considered one of the all-time best children’s horror movies. After Coraline Jones moves to a small town in Oregon with her busy parents, she begins to feel neglected by them. When she is gifted a mysterious doll that uncannily resembles her, she’s lured toward a strange door to another world.

There, she finds doppelgangers of everyone she knows, identical except for the buttons over their eyes. This Other Mother and Other Father give her the attention she wants – but soon she finds that they want her to stay forever.

Although Coraline is definitely too intense for young kids, it’s one of the best Halloween movies to introduces hardier kids into the world of horror. Coraline was nominated for Best Animated Feature at the 2010 Academy Awards.

23. The Haunting of Hill House (2018)

THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE Official Trailer (2018) Netflix, Horror Movie

A family of seven moves into a spooky fixer upper that the parents are just going to stay in long enough to flip and make a little money. What could go wrong? But right from the beginning you realize that the house is much more than it seems and the family is ripped apart.

Growing up in a haunted house is bound to have a lifelong effect on even the strongest. And, sure, The Haunting of Hill House has it’s share of jumpscares, but that’s not at all what makes it a must see.

What makes it a must-see this Halloween is that the story about the hauntings and the family are not what you expect. And when it’s over, you’ll still be trying to wrap your head around what happened.

Be prepared to watch this season more than once. Each time you watch it, you’ll be terrified and surprised a little more. The Haunting of Hill House is a story masterpiece that’s rare to see in horror films these days.

24. As Above So Below (2014)

As Above, So Below (2014) | Official Trailer

An archiologist, not unlike Indiana Jones, has been in search of treasure. This quest has led her to the catacombs that lie underneath Paris. The treasure she’s after is none other than the philosopher’s stone. And if you know any Harry Potter at all, you know what that means.

The stone is the secret to immortality, discovered by French alchemist, Nicolas Flamel.

As you can imagine, the philosopher’s stone won’t be easy to get and there will be consequences for all who try. As Above So Below takes you on a journey with the characters through their darkest times. And it teaches you that there is meaning to all things.

Abandon all hope, ye who enter here.

25. Gerald’s Game (2017)

GERALD'S GAME Trailer (2017) Netflix

A Netflix original horror film based on the novel by Stephen King, Gerald’s Game is a tense, surreal psychological thriller. Staring Carla Gugino and Bruce Greenwood, it begins with a couple on a romantic getaway to an isolated lake house.

The husband convinces the wife to engage in some bondage play to spice up their love life, but after a tense argument, he dies suddenly of a heart attack — and the wife finds herself handcuffed to the bed, unable to reach the key, and miles away from any help.

The film follows her as she begins to lose her mind from hunger, thirst, and isolation. How far is she willing to go to survive?

26. The Nightmare (2015)

The Nightmare Official Trailer 1 (2015) - Documentary HD

It’s rare that a documentary can approach the scare factor of a traditional horror movie, but then there’s Rodney Ascher’s 2015 film. Focusing on the real life disorder of sleep paralysis, Ascher (a past sufferer himself) reached out to support groups and message boards to find people to tell their story.

What followed was horrifying tales of people who wake up and find themselves unable to move, trapped in bed as they see otherworldly beings lurking around them. With recreations of these disturbing visions, The Nightmare may actually be scarier than horror movies – because it’s all real.

Don’t watch it right before going to sleep.

27. The Reaping (2007)

The Reaping - Original Theatrical Trailer

Directed by Stephen Hopkins and starring Hilary Swank and Idris Elba, this supernatural thriller follows a pair of journalists investigating claims of miracles. When Swank’s character, a former missionary, receives a message from an old friend in Louisiana, they return to her hometown to investigate what seems like a series of biblical plagues descending on the small town.

As the terrified townspeople scapegoat a local girl who they believe to be a child of the devil, the two investigators battle to solve the mystery in time to save her life. The plagues besetting the town escalate until a horrifying conspiracy is revealed, with a disturbing twist ending.

28. Sleepy Hollow

Sleepy Hollow (1999) Trailer #1 | Movieclips Classic Trailers

After three people are beheaded by a mysterious source, Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate the source. It is suspected that the source is the mysterious legend, the Headless Horseman.

29. Hush

Hush Official Trailer 1 (2016) - Kate Siegel, John Gallagher Jr. Movie HD

Image being deaf, living in a silent world. Maddie does just that. It’s easier to live a solitary life in the woods than it is being around people. As a writer, solitude is better. Why not get away to a peaceful home in the middle of nowhere? Living a peaceful life, until she isn’t. A masked killer shows up. He thinks he has it easy.

30. Stitches

Stitches Official US DVD Release Trailer #1 (2013) - Clown Horror Comedy HD

After a normal birthday party, the clumsy and unfunny clown, Stitches, does his thing. The kids aren’t amused when it comes to his generic pranks. They try their hand at making him more funny when it comes to being a clown. After a mishap with their tricks, stitches dies. But what happens six years later? He comes back to haunt the same group of people, of course.

31. Clown

You do everything that you can to make your kids happy, to make them laugh. You even go as far as finding a clown suit and dressing up for their birthday. Things take a turn for the worse for this dad when he realized that the suit he has found, is cursed.

32. Would You Rather

Would You Rather Official Trailer #1 (2013) - Brittany Snow Movie HD

Desperate to help her brother, Iris says she will do anything. She doesn’t know that anything means a deadly game of “Would You Rather”. A night of horror hosted by sadistic aristocrat will be life changing.

33. The Exorcism of Molly Hartley

EXORCISM OF MOLLY HARTLEY Trailer (2015) Horror Film

If you’ve seen The Haunting of Molly Hartley you know that this is no joke. Years after the haunting, Molly is now an adult. She has fallen under possession of an evil spirit. Molly relies on a fallen priest to exorcise the demon. Will it work?

34. V/H/S

V/H/S - Official International Trailer

Its the Breakfast Club all over again. Except it’s not. A group of misfits are hired by a third party to break into a home to steal a rare VHS. They’ve got no idea that they’ve discovered rare footage that they didn’t want to see.

37. The Houses October Built

The Houses October Built Official Trailer #1 (2014) - Horror Movie HD

Five friends go on the adventure of a lifetime when they endeavor to go to find the world’s scariest attraction. As they are traveling they come across a group of people that are stalking them– The stalking soon turns into a dangerous game.

Conclusion

This Halloween, you don’t need to go out to a movie theater to catch the newest horror movie. Just log into your Netflix account, cue up any one of these ten films, and prepare to be scared. Netflix has the perfect Halloween movies to set the mood for a fun and terrifying night.

Stephen R.

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