To get you in the Halloween spirit, here are my top 10 “Halloween” scary picks from Netflix!
After Christmas, Halloween is my favorite holiday. And, aside from the candy, nothing gets me more excited than curling up by candlelight for a ‘horror’ movie marathon. What better way to get into the spirit of Halloween than to creep yourself out with Michael Myers and Friday the 13th, right?
Before I burrow under blankets to have a little scare-fest on my own, I thought I’d dole out 10 Netflix suggestions to get you in the spirit! I may not be very good at creating Halloween costumes, but I do know a thing or twelve about the ‘scare’ selection on Netflix. Here are my top 10 picks!
Top 10 “Halloween” Netflix Picks
The Nightmare is a documentary. I know, not your typical “Halloween” flick, right? But turns out sleep paralysis is a really terrifying phenomenon that will kind of blow your mind. I have a mild addiction to documentaries on Netflix is and this is one of my favorites this year.
The Snowtown Murders
Based on the true story of Snowtown, Australia’s horrific events – The Snowtown Murders is one of the most gripping and horrifying films I’ve ever seen. It follows the evolving relationship between teen-aged Jamie and his mother’s new boyfriend, who takes a unique interest in Jamie. What’s especially horrifying about The Snowtown Murders is that beyond the physical murders, there’s an underlying horror story of the mental conditions that take place on the road to becoming a monster.
The Saw Series
When I think about the horror franchises of my generation, Saw is definitely up there as one of the best. Even if you have seen these before, they’re worth a second (or even third) watch. Side note: does anyone else find the Saw theme really invigorating?
If you liked The Conjuring and/or Annabelle, you’re bound to love Dead Silence. The film follows a young man (played by True Blood cutie Ryan Kwanten) as he desperately tries to escape a CREEPY ventriloquist doll. *shivers*
Carrie (The Original)
Oh yes, Carrie — one of my all time favorites! Sure, there’s the classic ‘prom’ scene – but what really creeps me out about this Stephen King classic are the scenes between Carrie and her overly protective mother. Sissy Spacek is so fiercely memorable in Carrie that you won’t even think twice about watching that horrible remake with Chloe Grace Moretz. (Seriously, skip it. It’s horrible!)
The Taking of Deborah Logan
Filmed in documentary style, The Taking of Deborah Logan follows some very strange events surrounding an elderly woman suffering from Alzheimer’s. Turns out, that’s not the only thing wrong with her…
American Horror Story
I feel so lucky to live in the era of American Horror Story, when horror stories are told in television format including stellar casting, intense storytelling, and beautiful sets. Ryan Murphy, you’ve kind of made my dream come true. Each season has “Halloween” specific episodes, but really — any episode will do!
Halloween VI: The Curse of Michael Myers
A Halloween tradition still to this day? Watching Halloween on Halloween. I love it so much, in the past few years I’ve taken to watching the original by John Carpenter, followed by Rob Zombie’s remake (which is surprisingly really good). Of all the ‘slasher’ movie franchises out there, Halloween tops my list and in Halloween 6, you get to look at an adorable and much younger Paul Rudd. What’s wrong with that?
Pretty Little Liars (Halloween Specials)
Say what you will about PLL, but Marlene King puts out some damn fine Halloween specials. Aside from the girls running around in amazing costumes, they actually have some solid scares and storytelling going on. Revisiting the Halloween episodes for Halloween sounds like a solid idea to me!
The Nightmare Before Christmas
If true ‘horror’ isn’t your thing, perhaps you enjoy spooky musicals? Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas is a classic I somehow missed until recently – but now? I think it’s my new Halloween tradition!
Thanks so much for reading! What’s your favorite scary movie?