‘Tis the season to be screaming.
Halloween is almost here, and Netflix has just refreshed its library with new and classic horror movies that you can stream right now. If you’re a horror movie fan, it’s definitely the best time to get a subscription.
Here are some of our favorites:
Zombieland – It’s not exactly horror, but this zombie comedy unexpectedly has a lot of heart, not to mention all the blood and gore. Go see it before watching Zombieland: Double Tap which opens this week.
Get Out – This critically-acclaimed movie isn’t a straight-up horror movie, but the social commentary it presents does leave you with a lingering thought even after the credits roll. A superb directorial debut from Jordan Peele, Get Out is a must-see (or stream).
The Haunting of Hill House – It’s not really a movie, but this haunting (pun intended) show from Mike Flanagan brings in more drama in this adaptation. It’s scary when it needs to, and the drama just hits you and you’ll see yourself tearing up after watching it.
Haunted – It’s another TV show yes, but Netflix has produced these short stories of what seems to be true-to-life accounts of people encountering something that’s not from this world. Some may find it cheesy especially with the dramatizations, but I found myself sleeping with the lights on after seeing it.
The Shining – This Stanley Kubrick classic may be one of the earliest horror movies I’ve seen and has become an icon for horror movie buffs. Watch The Shining before seeing its sequel Doctor Sleep, which was also written and directed by Mike Flanagan (The Haunting of Hill House).
Seven – One of my favorite David Fincher movies is a must-watch on Netflix. I’m sure you’re familiar with the story: a serial killer who kills his victims according to the seven deadly sins. I’ve seen it multiple times, but that ending still shocks me every time.
Shaun of the Dead – Zombieland isn’t the only comedy on this list. Simon Pegg heads this hilarious parody of zombie movies from director Edgar Wright, which is also being considered as one of the best movies in the horror-comedy genre.
The Exorcist – Dubbed the scariest movie of all time, The Exorcist still scares the crap out of me despite being decades old. It’s not about the visuals or the blood and gore, but seeing a sweet girl like Regan slowly transitioning to a possessed demon-like creature is something that still sends chills down my spine.
The Conjuring 2 – More scares, more shocks, and an even meaner villain – that’s what makes The Conjuring 2 a great sequel. I still remember having nightmares about Valak (The Nun), which goes to show how effective the scares in this movie are.
Lights Out – This first movie from Shazam! director David F. Sandberg is actually based on a short film with the same title. The story revolves around an entity that can only appear when the lights are off – a great formula for a horror movie. I’d suggest seeing this with the lights on.
It Follows – One of the most original horror movies I’ve seen in a while, It Follows tells the story of an invisible entity that stalks and kills you unless you pass on the curse through sexual intercourse. It’s a crazy premise, but the film manages to deliver the scares and thrills that are rarely seen in horror movies nowadays.
All of these movies are ready to stream on Netflix UAE.