Halloween is just around the corner, so now’s the time to start scaring yourself silly with some of the best horror movies out there. Thankfully the days of having to venture out into the cold to rent movies are over – Netflix has filled that void, allowing you to find the best movies from the comfort of your own sofa!
Here’s the best Halloween movies available on Netflix, ideal for giving yourself a scare or having on in the background of your Halloween party:
The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
Five college friends take a vacation at a remote forest cabin, unaware of the horrors that await them. Produced and written by Joss Whedon, the film was met with positive critical response with special praise given to its clever take on horror movie tropes.
World War Z (2013)
Loosely based on the book of the same name, World War Z stars Brad Pitt as an investigator who must travel the world to stop a zombie apocalypse. Though initial reception was mixed, the non-stop action scenes will definitely leave you on the edge of your sofa the entire time.
Bone Tomahawk (2015)
It’s rare to see two genres successfully meshed together, but Bone Tomahawk manages this and more with its unique take on horror and western films. Warning: contains a scene so frighteningly disgusting you’ll wish you hadn’t eaten beforehand.
Zombieland is the story of a college kid making his way through a zombie apocalypse in an attempt find a sanctuary free from zombies. Starring Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg and Emma Stone, Zombieland is definitely worth a watch for its zombie horror elements and comedy writing.
The Omen (1976)
Two parents raise a child surrounded by mysterious and ominous deaths, unaware that he is the Antichrist. A classic supernatural horror film, The Omen is widely considered to be one of the best horror films ever made and is guaranteed to give you a fair few scares this Halloween.
It Follows (2014)
A teenager learns that she is the latest recipient of a fatal curse that passes from victim to victim. This independent psychological horror film debuted at the Cannes Film Festival and received critical acclaim for its writing, direction and acting.
Pride Prejudice and Zombies (2016)
A mysterious plague has turned the 19th century English countryside into a zombie warzone. This parody of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice received mixed reviews from critics but is filled with many fun and gory scenes.
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