The 10 Best and Scariest Halloween Movies to Guzzle on Netflix This Week

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We’re rounding up the scariest movies to watch on Netflix this spooky season.

Even if you’re not a fan of Halloweendark and cold nights mean October is the perfect time to watch horror movies.

There are plenty of scary movies to choose from netflixso we’ve compiled a list of the scariest, scariest, and best.

1. Fear Street Trilogy (2021)

This series of American horror films based on the RL Stine book series follows a group of teenagers trying to break a curse that has haunted their town for hundreds of years. The three movies all pay homage to different horror genres – slasher, supernatural and teenage scream – and the cast includes Sadie Sink (Stranger Things), Gillian Jacobs (Community). Chiara Auerlia (Gerald’s Game) and Kiana Madeira (Trinkets).

2. Day shift (2022)

Jamie Foxx stars as Bud Jablonski, who looks like an ordinary blue-collar dad, working as a pool cleaner to support his 10-year-old daughter. However, the job is just a front for his real source of money – hunting and killing vampires. A mix of horror, comedy, action, and vampire splatter, Day Shift is seriously dark fun.

4. Insidious (2010)

Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne star in this modern classic, which spawned three hit sequels.

Created by Leigh Whannell and James Wan, this thriller chiller is about a couple who are forced to take drastic action when it turns out their new home is haunted and their son is possessed.

5. Midsommar (2019)

A truly unsettling and sinister treat, Midsommar is the story of a young American couple whose trip to a beautiful Swedish festival turns into a chilling nightmare.

Florence Pugh and Jack Reynor play the young couple who find themselves caught up in a horrifying cult.

6. Paranormal Activity 2 + 3 (2010, 2011)

The second and third movies in the Paranormal series – the two prequels – are available on Netflix.

Based on the found footage horror technique, both movies are supernatural, suspense-filled delights that will have you cowering behind your couch.

7. Hostel (2005)

If you’re looking for guts and gore, look no further than the original Hostel movie directed by Eli Roth.

The wild, corpse-filled horror classic tells the story of a group of backpackers who find themselves in a terrifying battle for survival. It’s not for those who easily feel out of place – nor those who have an upcoming city break.

8. Death Note (2017)

Adapted from the hit manga series, the film stars Willem Dafoe, Nat Wolff, Lakeith Stanfield and Margaret Qualley.

Wolff plays student Light Turner, who discovers a supernatural notebook that can kill anyone whose name is written inside the pages. Stanfields plays secret detective L, who seeks to track him down.

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9. Halloween (1998)

There have been many attempts to recapture the magic of the original John Carpenter Halloween movie and this sequel – set 20 years after the original – is one of the best.

Jamie Lee Curtis returns and is joined by Adam Arkin, Michelle Williams, Janet Leigh and Josh Hartnett, as Laurie Strode is again forced to flee and hide from the infamous masked man, Michael Myers.

10. The Woman in Black (2012)

Light on the gore but loaded with suspense, Daniel Radcliffe stars as Arthur Kipps, a bereaved lawyer for his late wife who must deal with the secrets and ghosts of a remote village in this chilling ghost story.

You’ll quickly forget Harry Potter after watching this thrilling adaptation of Susan Hill’s novel.

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