Halloween is seven days away and we couldn’t be more ecstatic. In case your schedule doesn’t allow for a visit to some haunted houses, you can at least watch some horror films at home. We rounded up seven of our favorite scary movies currently streaming on Netflix for your viewing pleasure. Cuddle up with bae or grab some of your closest friends and make it a girls night in while carving pumpkins– just be sure you go to sleep with one eye open!
Rosemary’s Baby (1968): There is something about babies and the devil that just creeps us out! Roman Polanski’s 1968 classic combines both. Based off the novel by Ira Levin, Rosemary’s Baby follows the story of a young New York couple who move into a new apartment building. Mia Farrow plays a pregnant woman who fears that her husband may have made a pact with their weirdo neighbors, believing he may have promised them the child to be used as a human sacrifice–some devil worshiping bullshit in order for her husband to have a successful acting career.
The Craft (1996): Okay, technically this movie isn’t going to creep you out as much as some of the other films on this list, but The Craft was a sleepover classic growing up. We think we tried to play light as a feather, stiff as a board at every sleep over, with multiple failed attempts. Sarah Bailey is the new girl at her Catholic high school and she becomes friends with the three outcasts in her grade. They begin to practice witchcraft and conjure up spells to put on all the popular girls who made fun of them and dudes who wouldn’t sleep with them. When betrayal in the circle of friends starts to happen shit gets real.
Side note: while watching you’re also going to realize how much 90’s fashion is making a comeback.
Children of the Corn (1984): Based off of Stephen King’s short story that he wrote for Penthouse Magazine, which has spawned many different versions in both television and film. The 1984 movie follows a young couple, Burt and Vicky, who are driving across country to Seattle. As they are driving they hit a young boy with their car. Struggling to find help, they find themselves in the small town of Gatlin, Nebraska–a remote town with a religious cult ran by children who believe anybody over the age 18 must die.
The Snowtown Murders (2011): This is actually based off true events that happened in the small and then quiet town of Snowtown, Australia. When the mother of sixteen-year-old Jamie finds out her boyfriend has been taking indecent photographs of Jamie and his brothers, she tries to contact the local police who do little to help. She is then contacted by her friend Barry, who introduces her to his friend John, a notorious serial killer in Australia who despises gays and pedophiles. Jamie embraces him and his lifestyle and begins to see him as the father figure he never had. The movie is really eerie and has won a number of awards in Australia. The fact that it is true makes it 47,389,393,030 times creepier!
Stitches (2012): If you hate clowns and you hate blood, this is the perfect movie to scare you! Meet Richard Grindle, a clown that goes by the name Stitches. Stitches shows up late for Tom’s 11th birthday party and is ridiculed by Tom and his friends for being a shitty clown. When Tom’s friend Vinny ties Stitches shoelaces together, it causes him to fall on some knives that were being placed in the dishwasher, leading to his death. Fast forward to six years later and it’s Tom’s 17th birthday. For obvious reasons, Tom isn’t friends with most of the kids who were at his 11th birthday party anymore. However when word gets around that he is having a house party the old group bands together, with an unexpected visitor avenging his death!
A Nightmare on Elmstreet 2: Freddy’s Revenge (1985): We know what you’re thinking, “sequels to horror movies suck…,” true in 99% of the cases, except for when it comes to our main man Freddy! When the Walsh’s move into the former home of Nancy Thompson, their son Jesse takes Nancy’s former bedroom. He soon begins having nightmares about Freddy. In the nightmares Freddy demands for Jesse to kill for him. Freddy then uses Jesse as a host body and comes back to life to kill!
Contracted (2013): When Samantha is roofied at a party she thinks she contracts a STD, but it turns out to be something much worse. Contracted is completely gross and the imagery will be stuck in your head for days. Be sure to watch with a group of friends!!
Let us know which film you will be watching!