Here Are The Best Horror Movies To Watch On Netflix This October
It's October! Leaves are falling, it's getting a little colder, and Halloween is right around the corner. That means it's the perfect time to get in a full month of nonstop scary movies. But I know some people don't want to try too hard to seek them out. That's where Netflix comes in! You can stream a ton of great horror movies from the comforts of your home, and you can even keep the lights on if you want to. Here are just a few of the horror movies Netflix has to offer you this Halloween season.
The Babadook - For my money, this is probably the best horror movie of the decade. It's a slow build that gets you invested in its characters before it starts tormenting them, but then once it starts, it is just relentless. The Babadook creates an iconic movie monster that stands alongside the best of them.
It Follows - A supernatural creature starts following you with the intent to kill you, and it won't stop until either you die or you pass it on to someone else. This is a great throwback to horror-thrillers of the 1980s, and absolutely worth checking out.
Hush - A woman is home alone when a home invader starts infiltrating her house and attacking. She has to survive on her own, but here's the twist: the woman is deaf, and that makes things a whole lot harder. This is a great, tense thriller that takes a standard home invasion premise and turns it on its head.
Gerald's Game - From the director of Hush and adapted from a Stephen King novel, this brand-new Netflix Original Film is the real deal. Carla Gugino stars as a woman struggling to survive in a no-win situation while confronting her traumatizing past. IT may be the Stephen King story everyone's talking about, but I'd argue Gerald's Game is actually the better movie.
V/H/S and V/H/S 2 - These found-footage anthology films represent some of the best filmmaking of the genre. Each film is made of about four or five shorts from different acclaimed horror directors, so even if you don't like one, another is always around the corner ready to scare you in quick fashion. (You can skip the third film, V/H/S: Viral, though. That one's not great.)
Wes Craven's New Nightmare - You wouldn't think the seventh film in the Nightmare on Elm Street series would be any good, but New Nightmare is rad. Wes Craven, director of the original, returns to this one which takes a meta approach and features Heather Langenkamp (the actress from the original) playing herself during the making of a Nightmare on Elm Street movie... and then Freddy starts attacking her for real. It's a great deconstruction of the horror genre that Wes Craven would continue with Scream just a few years later.
Haunter - A young girl played by Abigail Breslin starts reliving the same day over and over, and starts to uncover some unsettling truths about her situation. This plays like a horror movie version of Groundhog Day, and has enough twists to keep the audience continually guessing.
Tucker and Dale vs. Evil - If you're looking for a horror-comedy (that's also suuuuuper gory), Tucker and Dale have got you covered. Alan Tudyk and Tyler Labine play two hillbillies, the kind that are always the bad guys in horror movies. Except here, they're two good-natured guys caught in the wrong place at the wrong time, and end up accidentally terrorizing a bunch of campers.
Jaws - Some people will say Jaws isn't a horror movie; those people are wrong. Jaws is the greatest monster movie ever made, and arguably the greatest movie ever made, period. It happens to be on Netflix, so you know what to do. Farewell and adieu, all ye fair Spanish ladies...