The month of ultimate horror is officially here and what better way to enjoy it than streaming some of the best Halloween movies on Netflix during the scariest time of the year. With our list of films, binge on the marathon for the most terrifying and spine-chilling moments that you came looking for.
With tons of options available on the most popular streaming platform, one can easily get flooded with overwhelming choices. But that’s where we come in. To help you with movie recommendations, we’ve curated and compiled a list of seven great movies on Netflix that you should watch this Halloween.
From spooky slasher movies to supernatural horror flicks, we’ve covered the best Halloween-themed films that are sure to fulfill the desire of freaking yourself out. Without further ado, let’s dive right into the main section of the article.
List of the Best Halloween Movies on Netflix
1. The Strangers (2008)
Starting off the list with the psychological horror film featuring Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman as the main lead. Since its release back in ‘08, The Strangers has become a cult film and there’s even a sequel to the film titled The Strangers: Prey at Night.
The plot of the movie follows the life of a couple, Kristen and James, who are enjoying their romantic getaway. But in a turn of events, the couple finds themselves at the mercy of three masked intruders. The story is based on real-life events which only makes this thriller more terrifying and creepy.
Runtime: 1h 26min
Director: Bryan Bertino
Cast: Liv Tyler, Scott Speedman
2. Things Heard and Seen (2021)
Based on Elizabeth Brundage’s novel All Things Cease to Appear, the horror film featuring Amanda Seyfried and James Norton in the lead cast is about the classic good old haunted house drama stories.
Things Heard and Seen follows a Manhattan art restorer, Catherine Clare, who relocates to the Hudson countryside with her family. While she settles into the new home, Clare begins to experience strange things. Add to that her marriage’s sinister darkness and we’ve got one hell of a movie that you should definitely watch.
Runtime: 2h 1min
Director: Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini
Cast: Amanda Seyfried, James Norton, Natalia Dyer, Alex Neustaedter
3. Train to Busan (2016)
The South Korean action-horror flick Train to Busan is one of the highest-grossing Korean films in the SEA region. Apart from that, with a record 11 million moviegoers, it also achieved became the highest-grossing film of 2016 in South Korea.
The story takes on a divorced father, Sok-woo, traveling along with her daughter, Su-an, to Busan via the KTX fast train. What follows is a turn of apocalyptic events leaving them to fight and survive against the flesh-craving zombies in an equally intense and exhilarating movie.
Runtime: 1h 58min
Director: Yeon Sang-ho
Cast: Gong Yoo, Ma Dong-seok, Jung Yu-mi, Kim Su-an
4. #Alive (2020)
Up next, we’ve got another South Korean entry into the list with 2020’s #Alive. Based on Matt Naylor’s 2019 script Alone, the film features Yoo Ah-in and Park Shin-hye in the lead.
The plot of the movie revolves around a live streamer, Joon-woo, who has to find ways to survive a zombie apocalypse caused by a virus all while locked out in his apartment. With the happenings of the pandemic, this movie is something that you’ll instantly relate to.
Runtime: 1h 38min
Director: Cho Il-hyung
Cast: Yoo Ah-in and Park Shin-hye
5. The Binding (2020)
Coming up next from Italian cinema, we’ve got director – Domenico Emanuele de Feudis’ perplexing horror work of The Binding. If you’re someone who is into curses and mysterious forces, this movie is for you.
The Binding takes on the story of a woman who while visiting her fiancé’s mother in southern Italy believes that her daughter is cursed. What follows is a series of events of her fighting the malevolent forces in order to protect her daughter.
Runtime: 1h 33min
Director: Domenico Emanuele de Feudid
Cast: Riccardo Scamarcio, Michael C. Pizzuto, Federica Rosellini
6. The Dead Don’t Die (2019)
The Dead Don’t Die features an all-star cast of some of the most popular music artists, actors, and celebs including Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Selena Gomez, and Chloë Sevigny. What’s more interesting is the fact that the movie is a horror zombie flick.
The plot of the story revolves around the peaceful town of Centerville wherein the dead start rising from their graves. Following a series of perplexing events, the town gears up for combat against the horde of zombies who just don’t seem to die.
Runtime: 1h 44min
Director: Jim Jarmusch
Cast: Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Tilda Swinton, Chloë Sevigny, Steve Buscemi, Danny Glover, Caleb Landry Jones, Rosie Perez, Iggy Pop, Sara Driver, RZA, Carol Kane, Selena Gomez, and Tom Waits
7. Fear Street Trilogy (2021)
If you’re looking for a horror movie series, you’ve got to check out the Fear Street Trilogy. Covering varying sub-genres of horror, the movies are based on the book series of the same name by R. L. Stine.
With each film set in a different time period: Fear Street 1994, Fear Street 1978, and Fear Street 1666, the overall story takes on teens working to break the curse that has been over their village of Shadyside, Ohio for hundreds of years.
Runtime: 330 min
Director: Leigh Janiak
This brings our list of Halloween movies to a conclusion. From psychological horror movies to action-adventure zombie flicks, we’ve covered the best Halloween movies on Netflix. If you liked the list, make sure to share it with your friends.
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