Plan a Fright Night In – These 41 Halloween Movies on Netflix Are Chillingly Good
If you live and breathe all things Halloween, then there’s no denying that you’ll think these spooky Netflix films are too gourd to be true. With everything from cute kid-friendly options to horrifying flicks that’ll make you scream, you’ll have Halloween entertainment every night of the week. Whether you want to prove you can sit through a whole thriller without jumping or you want to watch a fun flick with the little ones, these options will let you do all that and more. We’ve rounded up a diverse mix of Halloween movies available on Netflix, from goofy movies like Monster Family to haunting classics like Scream, and even new Netflix originals that haven’t aired yet so you can mark your calendars ahead of time. So fill up your pumpkin pails with candy because there are a ton of creepy and festive movies to enjoy on the streaming service from now until Halloween. Happy binge-watching!
– Additional reporting by Lauren Harnao, Haley Lyndes, and Amanda Prahl
A Witches' Ball
Halloween is all about the witches! Get in the spirit with the 2017 movie A Witches’ Ball. The family-friendly movie tells the story of a young witch-in-training who’s ready to join the world of witches on Halloween to celebrate her first year as an official witch. But before she can attend, she’s introduced to hurdles that threaten her title.
Watch A Witches’ Ball on Netflix now.
The “witch” paranoia of early America has been covered plenty in pop culture. Here, a town becomes convinced that a witch has cursed them, and their efforts to root out the “witch” turns everyone against each other.
Watch The Witch on Netflix now.
Cult of Chucky
Cult of Chucky is about a terrorizing doll who preys on human victims, and in this case, Nica Pierce is one of them. After a slew of murders, Nica begins to see Chucky for who he truly is.
Watch Cult of Chucky on Netflix now.
Insidious, the story of a family who thinks their house is haunted when it’s actually their son who is, relies on supernatural themes for scares instead of gore.
Watch Insidious on Netflix now.
A Ghost Story
This is not the ghost story you’re expecting. The story of a man who’s killed and whose spirit now haunts his old house will absolutely creep you out.
Watch A Ghost Story on Netflix now.
I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House
This thriller is a creepy story of a nurse who is hired to take care of a writer in her home, only to find out that it’s quite possibly haunted.
Watch I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House on Netflix now.
Under the Shadow
As if being around a war isn’t scary enough, this family leaves it behind only to find themselves dealing with supernatural forces instead.
Watch Under the Shadow on Netflix now.
With a vast history of monsters in the horror universe, it’s hard to come up with new additions. Granted, villain Bagul definitely pulls from various other demons and creatures like the boogeyman, but he comes across as a fresh evil. Also, all those film reels are downright unsettling.
Watch Sinister on Netflix now.
Security cam movies are part of the scary-film canon, but that hasn’t always been the case. Paranormal Activity basically invented this trope, unsettling American moviegoers and making them suspicious of their own security systems. This movie has spawned countless spin-offs and created a vast franchise, and each one banks on the fright that unseeable, sinister forces can create. The bits set in the bedroom are the absolute spookiest parts of this movie.
Watch Paranormal Activity on Netflix now.
The Addams Family
This 1991 flick tells the tale of a creepy, mysterious, and spooky – but above all, kooky – family who are visited by their long-lost uncle. This “uncle” is actually a con artist, and he soon realizes that he messed with the wrong family.
Watch The Addams Family on Netflix now.
Scary Movie 5
This popular film franchise pulls plots, characters, and scares from the most recent scary movies. The result is a hilarious, satirical amalgamation of every horror trope you can possibly imagine.
Watch Scary Movie 5 on Netflix now.
If you love the hit TV show, you should definitely check out Tim Burton’s take on the classic Washington Irving tale.
Watch Sleepy Hollow on Netflix now.
You will never look at Valentine’s Day the same way again after you watch this horror anthology centered on nine iconic holidays.
Watch Holidays on Netflix now.
Silent Hill: Revelation
This 2012 horror flick follows Heather and her father Harry, who have been running from terrifying forces their whole lives. On the eve of Heather’s 18th birthday, she finds out she is not who she thinks she is and must face a demonic world before her.
Watch Silent Hill: Revelation on Netflix now.
A deaf writer moved to the woods to live a solitary life, but she must fight for her life – without being able to hear the danger – when a masked killer appears at her remote home.
Watch Hush on Netflix now.
A Haunted House
A parody comedy-horror film, A Haunted House will have you roaring with laughter. It’s cheesy, funny, and absolutely over the top. After couple Malcolm and Kisha move into a new home, they realize a demon is also living there. When Kisha becomes possessed, her husband does everything in his power (aka becomes a priest and a psychic) to keep his sex life in order.
Watch A Haunted House on Netflix now.
The Silence of the Lambs
Put on a pot of tea and don’t plan on talking to anyone for the next several days once you watch The Silence of the Lambs. It’s real terrifying.
Watch The Silence of the Lambs on Netflix now.
This 2016 remake of the original 2002 film revolves around a group of five impossibly attractive teens, a secluded cabin, and a flesh-eating virus that throws a wrench in their week-long vacation. Yes, this movie has zero percent on Rotten Tomatoes, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a good time regardless.
Watch Cabin Fever on Netflix now.
The Bye Bye Man
Three college kids accidentally unleash a supernatural killer known as the Bye Bye Man. If you think you can handle the horror, watch it ASAP.
Watch The Bye Bye Man on Netflix now.
It Comes at Night
During a highly contagious outbreak at the end of the world, a family seeks refuge with Paul’s (Joel Edgerton) family in It Comes at Night. However, tensions rise as the horror creeps closer to the home.
Watch It Comes at Night on Netflix now.
Loosely based on the Japanese manga of the same name by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata, this supernatural thriller stars Nat Wolff as Light Turner, a high schooler who discovers a mysterious leather-bound notebook that has the power to kill anyone who’s name is written in its pages. He and his girlfriend (who’s played by Margaret Qualley) team up to eliminate all criminals, while an eccentric detective (played by Lakeith Stanfield) attempts to stop them.
Watch Death Note on Netflix now.
It’s no surprise that someone made a horror movie about social media. A popular girl on social media gets trapped in a vicious cycle when a mysterious, popular account begins singling out her friends for violent deaths.
Watch Friend Request on Netflix now.