15 Best Horror Movies on Netflix Right Now

Halloween is nearly here, and it's the perfect time to scare yourself. If you are looking for some of the best horror movies on Netflix, then you’re at the right place.

Down below are handpicked 15 best horror movies on Netflix that you can stream for Halloween. From childhood classics like Ghost to cult favorites like Fear Street, we guarantee you'll find your favorites here.

15 Best Horror Movies on Netflix to stream

1. Fear Street Trilogy (2021)

Introduction: R.L. Stine, the guy who wrote the Goosebumps books, set his sights on a slightly older crowd with his Fear Street novel series, which are now the foundation for one of Netflix's biggest film experiments yet. The three teen-slasher horror films, which all tell the origin story of a cursed town, were each released over three consecutive Fridays in July 2021. Each film is set in a different year (1994, 1978, and 1666), culminating in a flashback to witch trials in the 1600s, and feature carryover cast members and plenty of gory deaths. Let's just say that after watching this you'll be extra careful around a bread slicer. -Tim Surette

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2. Escape the Undertaker (2021)

Introduction: Following the success of Bandersnatch, Netflix collaborates with WWE for another venture into experimental interactive movies. The storyline revolves around The New Day's quest to acquire The Undertaker's urn without risking the loss of their souls.

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3. Things Heard and Seen (2021)

Introduction: For a good ol' haunted house movie, Things Heard and Seen follows a young mom as she moves from the city to the country with her family. She starts to see and experience strange things — but is it just the loneliness, or is it the past residents of the house revealing themselves to her?

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4. Nightbooks(2021)

Introduction: A new release for the 2021 Spooky Season, “Nightbooks” is a solid Halloween movie for a younger crowd. Based on the novel of the same name by J.A. White, the story opens with a young boy named Alex (Winslow Fegley) who decides to run away from home, only to be lured into a magical apartment owned by a witch (Krysten Ritter). Now stuck inside, Alex is forced to write a new scary story each day, and tell that scary story to the witch each night. He struggles to be creative while also trying to figure out a way out of this trap. This one’s got a fun, spooky vibe while also not being too scary for youngsters.

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5. There’s Someone Inside Your House (2021)

Introduction: If you’re looking for a good old-fashioned teenaged slasher, the Netflix original “There’s Someone Inside Your House” is worth checking out. Released in 2021, the story follows a young transfer student (played by Sydney Park) at a high school with a shady past who gets nervous when fellow students with dark secrets are getting picked off (and outed) one by one. Shades of “Scream” layer this teen horror flick, which is directed with gusto by Patrick Bice, the filmmaker behind the “Creep” movies.

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6. A Classic Horror Story (2021)

Introduction: A Classic Horror Story is a movie done in the same vein as the parody Scary Movie. It's playing with classic horror movie tropes—but unlike the satirical Scary Movie, this Italian film is actually terrifying. Five travelers roam through the Italian countryside happily, until they make the grave mistake of walking into the woods (never do that, people). They're sidetracked by a cult and its strange rituals.

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7. Hubie Halloween (2021)

Introduction: This Halloween comedy is worth it for the cast’s combined star power alone. Led by Adam Sandler, who plays main character Hubie, the story revolves around the town of Salem on Halloween night, when the festivities call for Hubie’s expertise. You can find characters played by the late Cameron Boyce, his “Jesse” costars Peyton List and Karan Brar and fellow Disney stars China Anne McClain and Bradley Steven Perry. Fellow comedians Ben Stiller, Rob Schneider, Kevin James, Tim Meadows and Kenan Thompson add layers of laughs to the film, while the ensemble also includes Paris Berelc, Julie Bowen, Jackie Sandler, June Squibb and Maya Rudolph.

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8. In the Tall Grass (2019)

Introduction: Stephen King is undoubtedly the king of horror, both in book and on screen, but this film adaptation might be one of his best. When two siblings hear pleas for help from a small boy lost in a field of tall grass, they enter the green abyss only to realize they can't find a way out. This isn't a situation that a compass or Google maps can solve; aside from the fact that there isn't a WiFi connection, something supernatural lurks in the grass, creating an endless infinity loop and time disconnect that can't be escaped.

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9. Winchester (2018)

Introduction: There's nothing more Halloween-y than a haunted house, and the Winchester mansion is the ultimate. This film is loosely based on the true story of Sarah Winchester, heiress to her family's firearm fortune, who spent her life building a never-ending maze of stairways and secret rooms to keep the ghosts of the people killed by Winchester guns at bay.

10. Crimson Peak (2015)

Introduction: Oscar-winning filmmaker Guillermo del Toro’s 2015 film “Crimson Peak” isn’t exactly a horror film, but it’s certainly spooky. This Gothic romance takes place at the turn of the 20th century and stars Mia Wasikowska as a budding author who marries a kind stranger (Tom Hiddleston), only to be whisked away to his rundown mansion where he lives with his cold sister (Jessica Chastain). Once she arrives, Wasikowska’s character discovers the house is full of secrets – and ghosts. This is a story about love, longing and the everlasting effects of trauma, but in terms of Halloween vibes, it’s positively packed with gorgeous costumes and Gothic hallmarks. And blood. Lots of blood.

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11. The Conjuring (2013)

Introduction: If you’re in the mood to be truly scared, “The Conjuring” (2013) is a great place to start. The first film in the Conjuring Universe franchise tells the story of a Rhode Island family whose farmhouse is haunted by a dark supernatural presence. Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga play Ed and Lorraine Warren, real-life paranormal investigators who come to the Perron family’s aid. Demonic possessions, cursed artifacts and jump scares abound as the Warrens investigate what the trailer calls “a case so disturbing, they’ve kept it locked away until now.” The fact that “The Conjuring” is (purportedly) based on a true story kicks the fear factor up an extra notch.

12. Paranorman (2012)

Introduction: For fans of Tim Burton’s work, “ParaNorman” falls into that same vein of festive yet spooky stop motion. Norman seems like any other young kid living day to day, until viewers realize his overactive imagination gets him weird looks. Then the audience sees what is really going on — Norman can see the ghosts of dead people and animals. It all starts when he talks to his grandma while the two of them watch a zombie movie in the living room one night. Norman’s family bursts his bubble because they can’t see grandma’s ghost, so they think he’s crazy. But Norman’s gift helps him face an army of zombies that threaten Blithe Hollow, a very witch-themed New England town.

13. Sinister (2012)

Introduction: True-crime writer Ellison Oswald (Ethan Hawke) is in a slump; he hasn't had a best seller in more than 10 years and is becoming increasingly desperate for a hit. So, when he discovers the existence of a snuff film showing the deaths of a family, he vows to solve the mystery. He moves his own family into the victims' home and gets to work. However, when old film footage and other clues hint at the presence of a supernatural force, Ellison learns that living in the house may be fatal.

14. Monster House (2006)

Introduction: Following the unintentionally eerie "Polar Express" in 2004, it was only a matter of time before motion capture animation found its way into the horror genre. "Monster House" quickly became a Halloween classic upon its summer 2006 debut. The story unfolds as the Walters leave their son D.J. (Mitchel Musso) home alone for Halloween weekend. While spying on the menacing Mr. Nebbercracker (Steve Buscemi), an old man who pilfers children's belongings, D.J.'s best friend Chowder (Sam Lerner) accidentally kicks a basketball onto his lawn. Mr. Nebbercracker begins to chase them away, only to suddenly collapse and be rushed to the hospital. As objects and people start disappearing one by one, the realization dawns that it's not Mr. Nebbercracker who haunts the neighborhood, but the house itself. With the assistance of classmate Jenny (Spencer Locke), the boys must unravel the mystery of Monster House and destroy it before it destroys them. "Monster House" skillfully blends supernatural horror with slapstick comedy, making it an excellent choice for family viewing—or a nostalgic revisit for those looking to relive the experience.

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15. Ghost (1990)

Introduction: Sam and Molly are a very happy couple and deeply in love. Walking back to their new apartment after a night out at the theater, they encounter a thief in a dark alley, and Sam is murdered. He finds himself trapped as a ghost and realizes that his death was no accident. He must warn Molly about the danger that she is in. But as a ghost he can not be seen or heard by the living, and so he tries to communicate with Molly through Oda Mae Brown, a psychic who didn't even realize that her powers are real.

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Claire Green

Claire Green, a content writer specializing in blogs. With a passion for streaming video, Claire explores the latest trends, reviews popular platforms, and provides insightful tips for optimizing your streaming experience.

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