8 Best Horror Movies Available on Netflix This Halloween Season
The most spine-chilling movies on Netflix.
Netflix's ability to scare is not limited to canceling popular franchises. It extends to its rich repertoire of all kinds of scary movies and series. Of course, shows have always been the streamer's mainstay, especially with Mike Flanagan's crushingly suspenseful projects topping the list.
This Spooktober, however, is not all about series – after all, Halloween night is a lot more fun when spent in the company of stand-alone stories that you can occasionally discuss with friends and family! Here's a list of the best full-length horror movies available on Netflix this Halloween season.
8. The Perfection (2019)
This film delves into the psyche of those caught up in cults, exploring the nature of Stockholm Syndrome. The plot revolves around a talented cellist who returns to a prestigious music school. There she finds a new student who has supposedly taken her place.
7. Apostle (2018)
6. The Ritual (2017)
After Midsommar, you might wonder what the hell is going on in Sweden. The Ritual follows a group of friends who go hiking in Sweden only to find themselves in the middle of a Jötunn cult.
5. Creep (2014)
Utilizing the found footage genre, Creep is about a videographer hired through Craigslist to travel to a remote cabin to record the final messages of a dying client who harbors sinister secrets.
4. Gerald's Game (2017)
Based on Stephen King's novel of the same name, Mike Flanagan has made a truly uncomfortable and disturbing movie. The plot revolves around Jesse, whose husband has died of a heart attack during lovemaking. However, Jesse is handcuffed to the bed and doesn't have much time before she dies of starvation and dehydration.
3. Get Out (2017)
Jordan Peele's debut film is essentially about how people of color experience racism, not from imaginary rednecks but from typical white liberals. This movie has both comedic elements and real terror experienced by the social groups.
2. Crimson Peak (2015)
Guillermo del Toro has created a truly chilling gothic horror film in a Victorian setting. Everything about this movie is beautiful, from the cinematography to the haunting performances of the star-studded cast.
1. Incantation (2022)
Based on Chinese folk beliefs, this Taiwanese found-footage film follows a mother who is convinced her daughter has been placed under a terrible curse by a local entity masquerading as a Buddhist deity.