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 and shows from the comfort of your own sofa!
Here’s the best Halloween shows and movies available on Netflix, ideal for giving yourself a scare or having on in the background of your Halloween party:
Warning: there may be spoilers!
Making A Murderer
There’s nothing scarier than a story that’s true… The true crime documentary Making A Murderer captivated viewers when it was released back in 2015. If you are yet to watch the binge-worthy first season, the series documented the highly controversial conviction of Stephen Avery and his nephew Brendan Dassey for the murder of Teresa Halbach in 2005.
The first season garnered enough public interest to even have the whole case reviewed. This new 10 part season is a must-watch!
Based on the best-selling novel by Stephen King, who also haunted us last summer with Pennywise, The Shining is often rated as one of the greatest horrors in cinema history.
Starring Jack Nicholson, the story revolves around a family’s stay in an isolated hotel, where the son is haunted by psychic visions and the father succumbs to a violent rage.
A sequel starring Ewan McGregor is set to begin filming this year.
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
The popular 90’s and early 2000’s teenage witch is making a comeback this Halloween, but not as you know her. This darker reimagining of Sabrina Spellman will showcase the witch’s struggle between the occult and regular teenage life in a coming of age meets horror.
The entire series will be available on October 26th.
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For more family-friendly screen time, the rebooted Ghostbusters is available on Netflix. It stars Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy as they form a crew to deal with an invasion of spirits in Manhattan.
Although the film was met with mixed reviews (it was a tall order to top the originals), the charming supernatural comedy will be perfect alongside a few buckets of popcorn!
The Autopsy of Jane Doe
This tense and creepy thriller follows a familial pairing of coroners performing an autopsy on a mystery woman. The father and son soon discover it’s not just another night at the morgue when unnatural events start to happen.
Watch out, this one is not as straightforward as you think…
I have to ask: if you haven’t watch Stranger Things yet, where have you been?! Currently filming its third season, the retro 80’s set thriller starts with the mystery of a missing child, Will, and the arrival of an unusual girl (Millie Bobby Brown). Will’s mother, played by Winona Ryder, and his friends independently search for clues to explain the peculiar goings-on in their town.
This nostalgia-inducing series will be hard not to binge watch, and if you’re still not convinced, it was recently voted as the most popular Netflix series on Rotten Tomatoes.