It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Where the children are screaming and the frat boys are bleeding while the final girls escape another masked terror. Halloween 2017 is finally upon us. And what better way to prepare yourself than with some extra blood and gore squeezed right out of your Netflix subscription. These are ten awesome horror movies on Netflix right now that will help get you in the Halloween spirit.
We Are Still Here
We Are Still Here came out in 2015 to great critical acclaim, but mostly slid under the radar for general audiences. The plot centers around a house with a dark past and the town that will do anything to keep its dark energy from re-emerging. However, when a new family moves into the house they might just be willing to fight back against the darkness.
This one starts off a little slow, but when it finally hits that climax you will be glad you stuck around. Think dark comedy elements mixed with some of the over the top gore of Evil Dead 2. We Are Still Here offers enough blood to satisfy any gore hound out there.
The Devil’s Candy
Not only is The Devil’s Candy a great horror movie, but it might just be one of the best movies to come out this year. When a painter moves his family to a rural part of Texas, he begins to paint disturbing satanic images while under the influence of the devil himself. Meanwhile a former resident of their new home comes back to carry out the devil’s work.
The movie features a strong heavy metal influence including an amazing soundtrack crafted by the band Sunn O))) , that is worked into the movies plot and creates a disturbing feeling of dread throughout. If you like Metal music or just great psychological horror then The Devil’s Candy should be on your Halloween marathon list.
Hush is a Netflix original movie that flips the home invasion cliche on its head. A deaf writer has decided to live her life in a new house secluded in the woods. However, when an unexpected visitor pays a visit she will do all it takes to make sure she is not his next victim.
This movie is top quality and that’s come to be expected with Netflix original content. But even with only two actors and very little dialogue you will be on the edge of your seat throughout the films entire run time.
Clowns have become the popular new horror trope over the last few years, but the movie Clown takes a different approach that actually feels very original. When a clown cant make a childs birthday party, dad attempts to try and make his own clown costume to entertain the kids. To his surprise he finds an old clown costume in the attic. However, after the party is over he has a hard time getting it off. And he might just have to do the unthinkable if he ever wants to be normal again.
Clown is a movie that by all means looks like the kind of bargain bin horror film you would pass up on, but it is actually a very good film with some good acting and a decent premise. If you are starting to feel the clown fatigue in the horror genre, you should give this one a shot, you might be surprised.
The Houses October Built
The Houses October Built is a found footage film that examines the world of Halloween haunts that pop up around this time of year. A group of film makers go on search for the most extreme haunt they can find, however, once word gets around the haunt finds them and they may realize they are in for more then they bargained for.
The Houses October Built is by no means one of the best horror films, but it manages to be a really fun watch especially if you are into haunted house attractions. Many of the ones that are filmed in this movie are real Halloween haunts and the movie includes interviews from the owners and workers of these haunts that might just have you second guessing attending anything of the sort this year.
Train To Busan
Train to Busan is a Korean zombie film that may just be one of the best zombie films ever made. A workaholic father tries to fix his daughter’s birthday by taking her to her mother in Busan. However, while on the train a viral outbreak has plagued the area and the passengers aboard the train will do what ever it takes to make it out of the quarantine zone.
This is more than just a horror movie, it is truly a great film. Amazing acting and heartfelt character interactions really help elevate this film to a whole new level. Zombie movies have been done to death, but this is truly a breath of fresh air that the zombie genre needed. If you only watch one film on this list watch Train to Busan.
Raw is a French coming of age film all about cannibalism. When a young vegetarian woman is forced to eat raw meat as a part of a college hazing ritual, she begins to develop an unexplained hunger for more. The further she explores her hunger the more grotesque her appetite grows and it will take all her will power to not eat human flesh.
Raw is one of the better body horror films to come out in recent years, but be advised if you have a weak stomach this film might not be for you. With some great practical effects and good acting Raw is a perfect fit for any Halloween marathon this year.
The Invitation is the kind of film that is best watched going in blind. Knowing to much about the plot might ruin some of the mystery in trying to figure out just what’s going on. Just know that it’s about a dinner party among friends and something strange might be going on.
The fun in this film is all about trying to guess exactly what is happening. All of the performances are so subtle and creepy, however you can never quite tell if it is just paranoia or a real threat to the guests of this party. The trailer is below this for those that are still skeptical about how great this movie is, but I’d advise not watching it and going in blind.
It Follows is a movie that has one of the craziest plots you may have ever heard. When a girl finds out she has caught a sexually transmitted demon (yes you read that right), she will have to figure out a way to escape it without hurting the ones she loves.
This movie is extremely unique and everything from the setting to the amazing score by Disasterpiece has a dream like quality to it that leaves you just a bit unsettled. This is one of the better mainstream horror movies of the last several years and it truly is a must watch.
Unlike the title and the trailer suggest The Babadook is not a creature film. Instead it is a psychological break down of a single mother who is pushed to her limits. When a mother reads her child a mysterious book about a creature named the Babadook strange things begin to happen around the house.
The Babadook is an amazing film that truly explores the break down of a persons sanity. If you aren’t into art house horror than this may not be the film for you, but if you give it a chance you may just see why so many people consider this one of the best horror films of the decade.