It may already be the 31st, but it’s never too late for a scary movie ala-Halloween. Here are some of the best ones you can stream on Netflix to give you the creeps on the final night of October.
I love movies that incorporate the digital world we’re so used to today. The Den is a sure-fire way to ascertain you’re aware of the dangers the interwebs can bring in an age so technologically-infested. This is like Unfriended, but a tad bit (read: quite a lot bit) better. (You didn’t hear that from me.)
This will make you want to go home for every break you will ever have in the future. It feels so terrifying in the sense that it’s very realistic and plausible. Kristy has given thanksgiving an entirely new meaning that is all parts creepy.
Children of the Corn
Horror movies today are creepy, without a doubt; but classics are beyond compare in that they don’t really use much CGI or effects and rely solely on cinematography, eerie silence, and storytelling. The film adaption of this Stephen King piece will give you goosebumps from beginning to end. Just you wait.
A smart killer and an even smarter prey make for a wonderful combination. Hush will surely keep you on the edge of your seat for its entirety. It’s a very different take on a classic trope that will make you wonder why you haven’t thought of such story before.
There’s nothing scarier than having one of your supposed break-from-the-world days ruined. Think again. There’s absolutely nothing scarier than having your honeymoon ruined by your new wife, who may or may not have something frighteningly different about her. Because sleepwalking alone in the woods at night isn’t the most chilling thing in this movie, and it’s only just the beginning.
6 is a dangerous number. Repeat it twice more and you’ve got the devil tagging right behind your back. 6 horrific stories, 6 acclaimed directors, and 6 bizarre tapes. The found-footage genre just gained another gem jam-packed with a ton of jump scares that will give you some of your worst nightmares. (That’s how you know it’s good.)
The Houses October Built
If you love going to Haunted Houses specifically conjured to give you the scare of your life, then this movie is perfect for you. Except, it also reminds us that these booths aren’t all they’re cracked up to be; sometimes, they’re a whole lot more terrorizing than that.
I’m not a fan of the supernatural, but this is something else entirely. I don’t even have words; you just have to see it. Oddly cryptic and oddly satisfying. Kind of.
There’s nothing quite like a classic whodunit on Halloween (which is honestly my favorite in the world) and no list is complete without the Scream franchise. The other movies aren’t streaming right now, though. But 2 will do your itchy senses good.
The Ones Below
I love psychological thrillers. I like getting fucked up in the head. The Ones Below does that, and more. You know, it also kind of scares you of co-tenants and the quiet, married life about to enter into parenthood which just about spells stupendous for me. It’s a must-see.