Halloween is just around the corner, boos and ghouls. While we sit here and make terrible puns, everybody’s favorite streaming website is upping their scary movie quota. From ghosts to aliens, here are our picks for the best movies to watch on Netflix this Halloween.

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014)

A sleepy Iranian city is terrorized by a skateboarding vampire who preys on misogynists. This mash-up genre of new wave and horror is a true delight.

Sleepy Hollow (1999)

Tim Burton’s version of a horror classic follows Ichabod Crane as he investigates the legendary apparition, the Headless Horseman.

Ghost Town (2008)

Ricky Gervais and Greg Kinnear star in this hilarious comedy about a British curmudgeon who discovers he has the ability to see ghosts.

Monsters (2010)

Six years after an alien invasion, a photojournalist and an American tourist find themselves wandering through an infected zone in Mexico, full of giant monsters.

Hush (2016)

A deaf writer goes on a retreat in a secluded cabin in the woods when she is stalked by a sadistic masked man.

Queen of the Damned (2002)

The film adaptation of Anne Rice’s The Vampire Chronicles series, The Queen of the Damned, the film stars the late Aaliyah as the titular Queen.

The Exorcist (1973)

A teenage girl is possessed by a mysterious entity and two priests must join forces against pure evil. Yes, this film’s been around for a long time, but it still gives us the creeps.

The Invitation (2015)

This masterful psychological thriller stars Tom Hardy-lookalike Logan Marshall-Green as a man teetering on the edge. When he’s invited to a dinner party thrown by his ex-wife and her new husband, he is soon convinced that his invitation was extended with a hidden agenda.

John Dies at the End

Soy Sauce is a new street drug that transcends space and time. There’s just one tiny caveat: its users don’t come back as human.

The Houses October Built

The found footage genre goes meta in The Houses October Built. A camera crew sets out to find the most extreme haunted house in America, and well, they find it.

Nightbreed: The Director’s Cut (1990)


Clive Barker’s classic follow-up to Hellraiser is an imaginative and haunting ride through terror city.

Therese
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