With Halloween approaching, we all get the perfect excuse to just stay at home for one of those classic horror movies marathons with an S.O. or family, cuddled up in terror as we gaze upon the paranormal or murderous events on our screens—from the safety and comfort of our own couch. Yep, a perfect plan.
But to execute it properly, it’s crucial to know what the newest options are at our disposal. With that in mind, here are 8 horror films that were fittingly added to Netflix this month.
The Forest of Love (2019)
The Forest of Love just premiered this October on Netflix for audiences around the world who love suspense crime films. The film was actually inspired by true events at the turn of the century in Japan, and it has all the ingredients for a truly engaging and disturbing story—perfect for the Halloween spirit.
Another Netflix original, Fractured tells the unsettling story of a man whose wife and daughter disappear from the emergency room of a hospital after an accident. As the man tries to find them, he soon realizes the hospital is not what it seems.
House of the Witch (2017)
This fantasy horror film was made specifically for the spooky season a couple of years ago, depicting a group of kids trying to spend the night inside a haunted house during Halloween, only to find they’re being hunted by an actual witch. Let’s be honest, who didn’t do that (or wanted to do that) as a teenager?
Scream 2 (1997)
The second film in one of the most beloved slasher horror franchises in history, Scream 2 completes the Scream collection on Netflix. In case you don’t know, the whole film series is conceptualized as meta-horror, meaning it could be construed as a kind of (ironically successful) parody or satire of the slasher genre which went on to become one of its most representative instances. It’s all very funny, actually, and fans are sure to love seeing it on Netflix this month.
As three friends investigate their town making a web series, they discover a terrible truth: their neighbors are being murdered by mysterious creatures who’re are replacing their victims with perfect copies, setting up the stage for a seriously disturbing horror story.
Sinister Circle (2017)
A supernatural horror movie set in Latin America, Sinister Circle follows the story of Fernanda, a sceptic psychologists, and her mute son, Julio. After returning to Peru they discover an old ouija board, forcing them to deal with a diabolical presence who’s set on hunting them down as they discover the secrets behind the tragedy that unfolded at the site.
Along Came a Spider (2001)
In the characteristic style of the ’90s and early ’00s, this classic murder thriller features Morgan Freeman as detective Alex Cross, reprising his 1997 role from the first film in the franchise, Kiss the Girls (opposite Ashley Judd). A box office hit, Along Came a Spider offers exactly what fans of this genre love: suspense, good acting, and those nostalgic plot twists we all grew up with.
In the Tall Grass (2019)
Based on the 2012 novella of the same name by Stephen King and Joe Hill, this supernatural horror film features all the great devices fans love in King’s other works: suspense in an out-of-town or rural setting and unassuming protagonists facing unknown evils. This time around, as a brother and sister enter a field of tall grass trying to rescue a boy, they become trapped themselves—and they’re not alone.
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