Sorting through the categories and menus on Netflix to find that right horror movie to stream for Halloween can be a daunting task. For the last few weeks, my son and I have searched through Netflix and have come up with a list of some scary flicks not to miss.
It’s hard to go wrong with the Universal monster movies of Dracula, The Wolfman, The Invisible Man or The Mummy. But, you might be equally impressed with some of the lesser-known silent classics such as Nosferatu or The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (see image to right).
Stepping out of the black and white and to the more recent classics you’ll be able to find many to satisfy including several from Stephen King like Carrie, Pet Cemetery, The Dead Zone, and Children of the Corn.
If you’re interested in some parent/child Halloween flicks you could check out Rosemary’s Baby, Psycho, or The People Under the Stairs. The latter features a younger Ving Rhames whichI couldn’t help but laugh at.
If you’re looking for a horror series on Netflix to get into you can catch the entire Hellraiser series, Scream 1-3, and Evil Dead 1&2. For the lighter side of spookiness, try Ghostbusters.
So, let’s now get to some of the newer movies to watch on Netflix! Here’s some on my list!
- Paranormal Activity 3 & 4 – I have only seen the first one, but these might be my first selection of new ones to watch.
- Apollo 18 – No, the one with Tom Hanks is Apollo 13! This one takes you back to the moon with some “never-seen-before” footage.
- Tucker & Dale vs. Evil – (See Trailer Below) This is the silliest horror flick I have seen in some time. A couple of hillbillies take on evil in one of the goofiest misadventures.
- Apartment 143 – Found footage of a parapsychology team investigating a happening in an apartment building.
- The Ward – a Psychological thriller from John Carpenter. An institutionalized young woman is be threatened by a ghost and all of her friends start disappearing.
- Cabin in the Woods – This is probably my second choice for a “cabin in the woods” movie. Check out Evil Dead first… This is a pretty creepy, smart thriller though.
- Let the Right One In – What happens when a young boy friends a girl who is a vampire? Let Me In is the American version of the original Swedish film.
What you won’t find
Forget some of the larger slasher series like A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, and Saw. Some of my other horror favorites including 28 Days Later, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Exorcist, and the original Poltergeist are nowhere to be found on Netflix. The good news is that there are plenty of others to choose from!
What movies would you stream for Halloween? Netflix or not! Leave a comment.