7 Best Scary Movies on Netflix To Binge This Halloween (2018)

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Bring your friends or family closer on Halloween as you face your fears together by watching these scary movies on Netflix! Read on to find out more.

The Top 7 Best Horror Movies of All Time On Netflix Now

1. The Babadook

At the surface, The Babadook seems like your typical supernatural horror film, but it’s so much more when you take the time to scratch the surface. What also makes the film scarier is the fact that its premise is more grounded in reality than most films.

We follow Essie Davis, a single mother who is dealing with the pressures of raising a troubled child (played by the awesome Noah Wiseman), while she battles her grief after the loss of her husband. The film examines the effects of mental illness and its effects on family life. And if that isn’t hard enough, the family is also being stalked by a supernatural creature that threatens their safety as a mother and son trying to reconnect after experiencing bereavement.

2. The Conjuring

Norma Bates and the guy from Insidious team up to stop supernatural forces from harming mankind. The Conjuring covers one of the many adventures of real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. In this story, the duo takes on the job of protecting a large family from the evil lurking in their home. Can our duo uncover the home’s dark history before it’s too late?

James Wan is an amazing director who blends a scary atmosphere, jump scares, and memorable characters to launch this iconic franchise that established Warner Brothers as a horror powerhouse. To add to the chills, did we mention that the movie is based on real-life events?

3. Hush

Imagine you’re being hunted down by a serial killer in your own home. Sounds familiar right? The film ramps up the suspense and challenge by making the protagonist, Maddie, deaf.

The movie incorporates elements of a silent film and psychological thriller to bring audiences a new experience. You will always be at the edge of your seat as you wonder if Maddie can survive the night. It’s a new take to the normal slasher flick formula that’s definitely worth a watch!

4. Sixth Sense

Ever wonder if being psychic would be awesome? Well, Sixth Sense is here to burst your bubble.

The story is about a young boy named Cole whose psychic powers allow him to see dead people. As it turns out, there are plenty of dead people wandering around everywhere with unresolved issues that keep them from passing on. Of course, any sane person would be terrified of seeing a ghost, but thankfully Cole isn’t alone and a child psychologist played by Bruce Willis is here to help. Cole and Willis embark on a journey to understand the young boy’s supernatural abilities as they uncover hidden truths that change their lives forever.
This is a classic, and some fans even consider it as one of the best horror movies of all time.

5. It Follows

If you’re on Tinder, Grindr or any other dating app, then this movie will make you think twice about using it again.

It Follows is about a girl who catches a supernatural STD wherein a demon follows you around until it can get close enough to murder you. You’re basically chased around by a demon that can take on any number of frightening appearances, or even normal looking ones to chase you. Because of this, the affliction makes you paranoid about anyone trying to approach you. Your only escape is to pass it on to someone else.

The visuals for this film are dark and dreary with a hint of retro. Let’s just say you’ll be looking over your shoulder for a few days after watching this film.

6. The Void

If you miss the 80s and its signature brand of body horror, then you’ll love The Void. The film is about a small group of survivors trapped in a mostly abandoned hospital while being surrounded by crazy cultists from all sides. As if things couldn’t get worse, they also have to deal with the supernatural creatures that have invaded the hospital.

Trapped on both sides with nowhere to go, the group must find out what’s behind all of these strange events before it’s too late. The film was made on a small budget, but still has amazing cinematography and practical effects, and it provides a much-needed blast from the past from the 80s.

7. Train to Busan

Think you can survive a zombie apocalypse? You’ll probably rethink your answer after watching Train to Busan.

The zombies in this film run fast enough that they could probably even outrun a track star. The film follows a small group of survivors as they desperately try to get to Busan while evading the zombies inside the train. It’s not all scary scenarios and chase scenes here, because the movie manages to blend horror, thriller, romance, and the sacrifices we make for our loved ones.


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Load up your video playlist for Halloween from our list of the best scary movies on Netflix. The streaming service has a huge library of Netflix horror movies from 2018 and earlier years for your viewing pleasure. In this way, all you have to do is fire up your Netflix account, connect your device to your TV, and enjoy your Halloween movie marathon with friends and family.

What horror movies would you like to watch on Halloween? Tell us in the comments section below!

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  1. Aaron

    Watched Train to Busan yesterday. Most Have You At The Edge of Your Seat movie I’ve seen in a while.

  2. Joshua

    Is “It Follows” really good? I’ve seen quite the mixed reviews.