Halloween movies on Netflix

One of the Halloween traditions is to watch a few of the best Halloween movies available. Thankfully, Netflix has plenty of Halloween movies for all types of viewers including Halloween cartoons for kids. Some people prefer to watch thrillers for their mystery, while bolder people go for classic horror films. Below are some of the best Halloween movies available on Netflix that will leave you spending the next week sleeping with every light on in the house. 

What Halloween movies are on Netflix?

1. Zombieland (2009)

Zombieland is a great Halloween movie with plenty of scares to go around. In a post-apocalyptic world where a virus has turned most people into zombies, the remaining humans have to fight the hungry undead for their survival. A group of survivors abide by a list of zombie-killing strategies and survival rules as they find their way to a rumored safe haven in Los Angeles. 

2. The Babysitter (2017)

A young boy’s evening takes an unexpected turn when he discovers that his babysitter is a member of a satanic cult that tries to silence him. 

3. Hubie Halloween (2020)

A devoted community volunteer tries to save his town when he finds himself in the midst of a murder investigation. 

What’s the scariest movie on Netflix?

4. The House at the End of the Street (2012)

A mother and her daughter move to a small town in search of a fresh start. However, startling and strange events begin to occur and the pair uncover the town’s horrible and dark secrets. 

5. His House (2020)

This is a chilling movie about a refugee couple that makes a narrow escape from war-torn South Sudan. They move to a small English town and as they struggle to adjust to their new life, they slowly learn of an evil that exists in the town. 

6. Velvet Buzzsaw (2019)

This is a satirical horror film set in the contemporary art world of Los Angeles, where mega-collectors and big money artists pay a high price when art collides with commerce.

7. The Conjuring 2 (2016)

This horror film is set in 1977. Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren come out of travel to Enfield, a borough in north London to meet an overwhelmed single mother who believes there’s an evil force in her home. As the Warrens try to expel the evil force from the home, they become targets of the evil spirits themselves.

What scary movies are on Netflix?

8. Sinister (2012)

A true-crime writer is in a creative slump, failing to have a best seller in more than 10 years. He becomes increasingly desperate for a hit. He finds a box of home movies showing the deaths of a family and he is keen to solve the mystery. He moves into the victim’s house and gets to work. However, he soon learns of the presence of a supernatural force that may prove to be fatal. 

9. Don’t be Afraid of the Dark (2010) – Halloween

When a young introverted girl discovers a hidden basement in her new home., she unwittingly unleashes strange dark creatures. They turn out not to be as friendly as she thinks, but instead intend to harm her and her family. 

What good horror movies are on Netflix?

10. Unfriended (2014)

A group of teenagers taking part in an online group chat session is suddenly joined by an unknown user claiming to be their classmate who committed suicide a year prior. As one of the friends tries to expose the user’s identity, she and her friends are forced to confront their darkest secrets and lies.

11. Bird Box (2018)

A woman and her children embark on a dangerous journey to find a safe haven after a mysterious force wipes out a majority of the population. Once you see it, you die. To survive, they have to complete the trip blindfolded to protect themselves from the evil that chases them.  

12. Before I Wake (2018)

When a young boy is welcomed into a foster home, the foster parents assume that the boy’s fear of falling asleep is just natural fear. However, when the couple sees their dead biological son in their living room, they realize that their foster son’s dreams and nightmares magically become real. They must now find out the truth about his mysterious ability before they are all harmed by the boy’s imagination. 

What are the best horror movies on Netflix?

13. The Ring (2002)

A newspaper reporter tracks down a cursed videotape believed to cause the deaths of those who see it within seven days of seeing it. After watching the video, the reporter now has seven days to solve the mystery. 

14. The Conjuring (2013)

Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren are summoned to a secluded farmhouse where there is a supernatural presence. The events soon escalate in a horrifying fashion especially after the demonologists discover the house’s horrible history. 

15. Us (2019)

A family finds themselves fighting to survive while on vacation after four masked strangers attack them. The family is horrified to learn that the attackers are their doppelgangers.  

16. It (2017)

Seven young kids face their worst nightmare when an ancient, shape-shifting evil emerges from the sewer to prey on the town’s children. The friends band together and must overcome their own personal fears to battle the murderous, bloodthirsty clown known as Pennywise.

What new horror movies are on Netflix?

17. Fear Street Part 1: 1994 (2021)

After a town is faced with a series of brutal slayings, a group of friends set out to fight an evil force that’s plagued their town for centuries.

18. The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It

Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren face an unknown evil that begins with a fight for the soul of a young boy. The evil spirit then strikes again revealing a chilling story of murder and terror, marking the first time in U.S. history that a murder suspect would claim demonic possession as a defense.

Halloween FAQs

How did Halloween start?

Halloween started thousands of years ago as a Celtic holiday known as Samhain, celebrated on October 31, possibly as the Celtic New Year. They believed the dead could walk on Samhain and cause mischief, but luckily, their presence also made it easier for the Druid priests to predict the future. 

Why do we wear costumes?

On Halloween, a big bonfire would be built and sacrifices made to the dead. The common folk would dress up in animal skins and try to tell their own fortunes. The costumes were worn either to calm the spirits or to blend in with them, so as to not face their wrath. 

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