Halloween is just around the corner! I love a good excuse to dress up in costume and eat insane amounts of candy, which may also include some Halloween booze. And you know what goes perfectly with candy and booze? Scary movies!
Watching Halloween movies is one of my favorite traditions, so I rounded up my top 13 Netflix picks for the perfect Halloween countdown. Let’s just say I saved you an hours long scroll through the horror section. 😉
Halloween Movies on Netflix
Nightmare Before Christmas
A family favorite and Halloween classic, this film reminds us that though Christmas is awesome (hello, presents!), there’s still nothing quite like Halloween. So before you head off to kidnap Santa, remember to enjoy the spookiness of the season.
The Possession is a story about a little girl, her jewelry box, and her imaginary friend. And by imaginary friend I mean evil, soul sucking spirit. I’m sure you’ll think twice about buying that antique jewelry box next time.
A 90s classic that turned the question, ‘what’s your favorite scary movie?’ into a phrase to be feared, Scream never take itself too seriously. Poking fun at the rules of scary movies, it will leave you guessing throughout. And guess what! Netflix has Scream 2 and 3 for you to enjoy too!
Jonathon Rhys Meyers does a fantastic job in this creepy psychological thriller! It’s surprising twist will leave you thinking about it for hours.
Based on Stephen King’s first book, this movie is a classic in it’s own right. This film shows us what happens when high school bullying, supernatural powers, and teen angst combine in an explosive prom night, literally. While I’m a bigger fan of the original, Netflix has both versions for you to choose from.
Rosemary’s Baby is an old school horror movie done right. Not only will you be left wondering whether or not you really know your neighbors, but you’ll also be thankful that you didn’t have Rosemary’s pregnancy.
A 90s favorite and cult classic, The Craft will make you want to put on a pair of knee socks, break out the Ouija board, and play a round of Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board. I just have one question for you – are you a good witch or a bad witch?
Unfortunately, Netflix only has the second chapter of Insidious, but it’s still worth checking out. The film picks up as the Lambert family is attempting to move past their sons recent brush with evil spirits. This time it’s daddy who has to battle his demons.
Hellraiser is the movie that will make you never want to solve another puzzle again, while also demonstrating the miraculous power of a single drop of blood. Apparently, one drop can bring your ex back from the dead, provided you’re willing to offer up some human sacrifices to complete his body.
Cabin in the Woods
If you like your scary movies with a bit of eye candy, this one is perfect. Chris Hemsworth puts down his mighty hammer to take on the role of hunky friend in this film. Though his Thor hammer might have come in handy when he and his friends were fighting for their lives in that creepy forest.
Children of the Corn
Children are adorable, but after watching this movie you’ll be looking at them in a whole different light. In fact, you’ll be sleeping with your door locked and avoiding corn fields at all costs. So go ahead, make it a marathon. Netflix has all seven movies for you to fill up on.
World War Z
If zombies are more your style, you won’t want to miss Brad Pitt and his flowing locks as they come to rescue during the zombie apocalypse. Who else but Angelina’s beau could save the human race? And the best part is that Netflix actually has the unrated version of the movie, which means you’ll get an extra dose of brain munching. Total win!
This musical horror film lets us in to the secret that the devil is a huge fan of carnivals, so much so that hell is one big twisted carnival. SOA fans might not be so happy to see that Unser has become one of hell’s best workers, but I suppose that’s what working with the Sons will get you.
Family Friendly Alternatives
The Adams Family
The Adams, the one family that makes yours seem normal. But if you really want to channel your inner Wednesday, put on some black, braid your hair, and refuse to smile.
This is a cute story about a boy who channels his 6th sense to save his town from a century long curse. He may not get the chance to speak to Bruce Willis, but he does encounter plenty of other ghosts and zombies.
The Haunted Mansion
Who knew haunted mansions were filled with so many life lessons? While battling ghosts, this family learns a lot about togetherness and appreciation for one another.
What are some of your favorite Halloween movies?