Get in the spirit with these 10 Halloween Netflix suggestions!
Halloween. Given my love affair for all things mystery and creepy, it’s definitely up there as one of my favorite times in the year. While I don’t necessarily enjoy dressing in costume, I DO love creeping around a haunted house, baking all things pumpkin related — and a good spooky movie. Last year, I shared a post on Halloween Netflix picks and today I’m back with a part two!
Netflix has made several additions this year that are perfect to get you in the Halloween spirit. Reserve this list for when its dark outside, maybe even with a bit of rain. Light some candles, kick back – and prepare to be creeped out!
10 Halloween Netflix Suggestions
The Ones Below
Following the story of two couples, The Ones Below is an intriguing psychological thriller that gives off true Hitchcock vibes. An expecting couple befriends their new downstairs neighbors, who are also awaiting the birth of their first child. Bonding over the future of parenthood, they hit it off until a turn of events quickly changes the dynamic. What secrets does the picture perfect couple hide behind their closed doors and their pristine garden?
Amanda Knox Documentary
I know a documentary isn’t the classic pick for a Halloween flick, but the creep factor is high in this hot topic documentary that Netflix released last month. Whether you followed the case as it played out in the media, or are new to it all together — the documentary details the mysterious murder of a young girl studying abroad in Italy and the charges against her roommate, Amanda. Did she or didn’t she?
This indie horror flick tells the tale of a newlywed couple on a remote honeymoon. Rose Leslie (the maid from season 1 Downton Abbey that went off to become a secretary) is a new bride who starts to raise the suspicion of her husband. Things escalate – and get creepy – fast.
Perhaps not as good as the original, but Scream 2 is a lot of fun. Two year’s later, Sydney has graduated from high school and moving on in college, with a cute new boyfriend (played by Jerry O’Connell) who adorably serenades her in the cafeteria. All seems well, till the famous ghost face plagues her again and the body count begins to rise. Uh-oh.
One of my favorite scary films of recent history, The Uninvited follows a two young girls as they investigate the death of their mother at a scenic shore-side home. Emily Browning stars as a tortured girl who is newly released from a stint at a mental hospital, struggling to come to terms with her mother’s death and all of the changes at home. Is all what it seems?
Children of the 90’s, sadly Netflix does not have Hocus Pocus available for streaming – but they DO have the Goosebumps television series. I’m sure I’m not the only one who completely devoured the classic R.L. Stine series back in the day and the TV show is filled with fun, feel-good memories.
Children of the Corn
After sitting in my queue for a few years, I finally gave Stephen King’s Children of the Corn a rewatch recently and it was every bit as creepy as I remember. If you have not seen before, the film follows a young couple as they seek help in an apparently abandoned town. What they find is quite haunting and if you think The Omen features a scary child, just wait till you meet Malachi.
After listening to the Stranger Things soundtrack once again, I simply had to include this cult-favorite Netflix series on my list. Whether you’re watching for the first time — or again, I can’t think of a more perfect selection to get you in the Halloween spirit. The 8-episode series follows the disappearance of a young boy and the small town investigation to find him.
The Addams Family
They’re creepy and they’re kooky — as well as downright entertaining.
American Horror Story – Hotel
Netflix recently added the fifth season of Ryan Murphy’s American Horror Story: Hotel. If you quit the show after the Freakshow slump, I invite you to give it another chance. The season follows The Cortez and its inhabitants, in a hotel loosely based on the famous Chicago hotel built by serial killer H.H. Combs back in 1893. The season is set in modern day Los Angeles and features a melting pot of characters, a star-studded cast, killer soundtrack and fantastic scenery.
Hope you enjoy these Halloween Netflix suggestions – and please, let me know if you’ve watched any spooky things on Netflix recently that should be added to this list. I’ll be on the hunt for more picks over the next couple of weeks.
As always, stay stylish and keep chasing your dreams!