From classic horrors to ghostly comedies, get the popcorn ready, it’s time for Netflix and Chills.
With Halloween fast approaching the Ruthless On Film team have gathered their list of the 20 best spooky movies to stream on Netflix.
Fancy staying in and hiding under the covers? Read on to find out the creepiest, spookiest and straight up terrifying movies to watch this Halloween.
Hubie Halloween (12)
Hubie may not be the most popular guy in Salem but when strange things start happening in his town the scarydey-cat misfit might just be the person to save them all. Watch to witness Adam Sandler deliver slapstick comedy at its best.
The Conjuring (15)
This spine-tingling horror is based on real events. The conjuring tells the tale of a New England family who have some pretty terrifying encounters with spirits in their farmhouse.
You can’t beat a classic horror movie. Halloween is the story of a masked killer who embarked on a killing spree on Halloween 40 years ago only to escape prison to target those that got away.
The Addams Family (PG)
The original dark comedy invites us into the lives of the infamous Addams family as they reunite with their beloved uncle with disastrous consequences and ruin in the midst. You can’t help but love this macabre family.
Addams Family Values (PG)
I personally prefer the follow up to the original. The sass, the one liners, the double entendres, what’s not to love? It’s a cult classic. This time around we witness Wednesday and Pugsley try to get rid of their new sibling Pubert who is staling all their parent’s attention.
Corpse Bride (PG)
In the dark Tim Burton classic we witness Victor ditch his beloved bride as she is sucked into the underworld by a Corpse Bride who fancies him for herself. Hilarity and gruesome adventure ensues.
Friday The 13th (18)
The 2009 remake of the cult slasher flick is no less scary. We witness as Jason Voorhees, a masked, homicidal maniac preys on a group of naive teenage camp counsellors.
Bird Box (15)
Bird Box is set five years after an unseen force causes people to kill themselves using fear. We watch as a young mother and her two children attempt to reach safety while blindfolded.
Freddy vs. Jason (18)
Horror franchises clash as we see nightmarish Freddy Krueger pitted against against serial killer Jason Voorhees in the ultimate murderous showdown. They’ve returned to terrorize the teenage population and are out to get each other too.
“Do you like scary movies?” A killer known as Ghostface begins killing off teenagers, and the body count rises, a group of friends contemplate the ‘rules’ of horror movies as they find themselves living in a real-life one. I wouldn’t watch this movie with your phone in hand and certainly don’t let your prankster mates know you’re watching it.
A family start over in a new home in hopes of escaping the ghosts that haunted them in their old property only to find it wasn’t the house, but their eldest son that’s haunted. When he falls into a deep coma paranormal events plague the family with no end in sight for their misery.
This 2019 horror sees actor Armie Hammer play the role of an innocent bartender who picks up a phone dropped after a brawl, only to be inundated with ominous messages which slowly start to unravel his sanity. The psychological thriller was a hit at Sundance Film Festival and it’s easy to see why.
I know what you’re thinking, but this isn’t your typical ‘things that go bump in the night’ type horror. Five friends go for a break at a remote cabin in the woods, where they get more than they bargained for. Together, they must discover the truth behind the cabin in the woods, but we all know they’ll regret it in the end. Them’s the rules.
Shutter Island (15)
This 2010 American neo-noir psychological thriller is directed by Martin Scorsese. We watch as Leonardo DiCaprio plays the role of a U.S. marshal whose disturbing threaten to compromise his investigation into the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane.
American Psycho (18)
Patrick Bateman is a seemingly regular businessman on Wall Street, but he hides a deep dark secret from his co-workers. In reality he is psychopath with violent, fantasies. Patrick banks by day, and by night he descends into madness as he experiments with all forms of fear and violence.
In one of Toni Collette’s scariest movie roles to date we witness artist Annie and her family come to terms with the death of her month only to uncover their deadly and terrifying legacy. As they struggle to grapple with malevolent forces beyond their control only time will tell if the family can overcome their curse.
A Quiet Place (15)
A Quiet Place is unlike any movie you’ve seen before. As mesmerising as it is terrifying, John Krasinski’s horror is nothing short of brilliant.
Following the near annihilation of mankind, a young family is forced to live in complete silence to risk being devoured by creature that hunt by sound.
After losing their baby a couple decide to adopt a young 9 year old girl. little do they know that they just invited a killing machine into their home. Eventually John listens to his wife’s concerns about the young girl. But is it a case of too little too late?
In this remake of the 1960s American horror-thriller film, Marion Crane stops at the Bates Motel, only to encounter Norman Bates, a man with a lot of secrets to hide.
No matter how many times you watch Psycho it’s still going to scare the bejesus out of you.
A young newlywed (Lily Collins) arrives at her husband’s (Armie Hammer) imposing family estate on a windswept English coast and soon enough everything that made her new life so idyllic comes crashing down.
She finds herself battling his sinister housekeeper the haunting shadow of his first wife, Rebecca whose legacy lives on in the house even after her death.
Released on 16th October.
We hope you enjoy your spooky streaming session this Halloween. Let us know your favourite scary movies in the comments below.
By Ruth Barrett