25 Horror Films to Binge on Netflix this Halloween

Posted by , Updated on January 11, 2024

Get out your broomsticks and cauldrons because it’s almost the spookiest time of year!

There is something spectacular about the month of October. Perhaps it’s finding the beauty in all those decaying leaves. Perhaps it’s carving pumpkins, decorating with spiderwebs, or just binge-watching horror films with your friends and family! 

Whatever makes you love October, Halloween just wouldn’t be the same without you and your friends freaking out with a few scary movies.

Around this time of the year, the air begins to feel a bit colder, so staying in for the evening grows that much more tempting. 

In this article, you will find 25 Horror Films to Binge on Nextflix this Halloween. Without further ado, grab a bowl of popcorn and get ready for a month filled with screams, a few laughs, and perhaps a couple of nightmares!


The Perfection

Music https://www.netflix.com/search?q=The%20perfection&jbv=80211638&jbp=0&jbr=0

Follow the twisting horror tale between two music prodigies in The Perfection, a Netflix original film.

It was released in 2019 and is directed by Richard Shepard. This thriller movie has compelling performances by Allison Williams and Logan Browing, which helped land it a 72% Tomatometer rating. 




Get ready to get spooked by the four-part anthology of short horror films, XX.

It is directed by not one but four different woman directors. Each of the short films includes traditional supernatural themes and is shown from a female point of view.

XX stars Natalie Brown, Johnathan Watton, and Melanie Lynskey.



Stephine https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3829378/

Stephanie is an American horror film directed by Akiva Goldsman, and starring Shree Crooks, Frank Grillo, and Anna Torv.

The movie is about an abandoned little girl who is taken over by an evil supernatural force.

Once her parents return, they discover the malevolent entity lurking in their home and seek a way to get their daughter back.


The Nightmare

Nightmare https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_nightmare

Imagine falling asleep and waking up completely unable to speak or move your body. This is a real disorder called sleep paralysis.

The Nightmare is directed by Rodney Ascher and categorized under both documentary and horror genres.

The movie takes a deeper look into the temporary sleep paralysis disorder and tells a haunting tale along the way.


The Vault

The Vaulthttps://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_vault_2017

If you are looking for a thrilling movie that is not completely horrifying, look no further. In The Vault, tables are turned when a bank manager sends its bank robbers down to the basement vault which is haunted by evil spirits.

It was released in 2017 and directed by Dan Bush. It stars James Franco, Taryn Manning, and Francesca Eastwood.


The Golem

The Golemhttps://filmthreat.com/reviews/the-golem/

The Golem, released in 2019, is an adaptation of the 1920s thriller film series directed by Paul Wegener. The newer version of the horror film is directed by Doron and Yoav Paz.

The chilling story follows a woman who tries to bring her dead son back to life but instead awakens a clay demonish spirit who obeys her every command.


I am The Pretty Thing That Lives in The House

I am The Pretty Thing That Lives in The Househttps://www.imdb.com/title/tt4030600/

I am the Pretty Thing that Lives in the House is a Netflix original movie directed by Oz Perkins and starring Ruth Wilson, Paula Prentiss, and Bob Balaban.

The story revolves around a young woman who cares for an elderly horror novelist. Little does the young woman know that the house she is living has frighting ominous secrets.


The Bye Bye Man

The Bye Bye Manhttps://www.imdb.com/title/tt4030600/

Every day, it seems as if more and more unspeakable acts are being committed.

In the chilling horror movie, The Bye Bye Man, three college students discover that a demonic entity may be behind all of the evil acts in the world.

As they try to get to the root of the horrific origins, they unwittingly unleash a supernatural killer.

The film is directed by Stacy Title and stars Douglas Smith, Lucien Laviscount, and Cressida Bonas.


Would You Rather

Would You Ratherhttps://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/would_you_rather

Would You Rather is a dark horror movie directed by David Levy, starring Brittany Snow, Jeffrey Combs, and Johnny Coyne.

This entertaining yet extremely disturbing movie revolves around a young girl’s journey to win a deadly game hosted by a sadistic millionaire.

As the game progresses, the challenges grow ever more frighting and deadly.




This cult classic horror film is based on Stephen King’s first novel and was immediately a box office hit when it was released in 1976.

It is directed by Brian DePalma and stars Sissy Spacek, John Travolta, and Piper Laurie.

The movie revolves around a bullied Carrie and her horrifying supernatural powers.

It has a 94% rating on the Tomatometer and has been viewed multiple times by millions of people all over the world. 


The Last Exorcism

The Last Exorcism https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1320244/

October just wouldn’t be the same if you didn’t watch at least one movie about an exorcism.

This 2010 suspenseful horror film revolves around a man’s final exorcism.

He invites a documentary crew to record the chilling site and what is caught on camera is not for the faint of heart.

The Last Exorcism is directed by Daniel Stamm and stars Patrick Fabian, Ashley Bell, and Iris Bahr.


Bird Box

Bird Box https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/bird_box

The 2018 thriller movie Bird Box is a social media phenomenon.

Days after the Nextflix original was released, it began to trend on various social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook.

The movie follows a mother’s desperate journey to bring her two children to safety after an unseen presence drives anyone who looks at it to suicide. 

This chilling story will have your eyes glued to your screen as you perch on the edge of your seat.




1992 is directed by Zak Hilditch and stars Thomas Jane, Molly Parker, and Dylan Schmid.

The Crime Horror Drama is based on a Stephen King novel about a farmer who conspires to murder his wife for financial gain.

The wife’s murder spawns a series of ominous consequences for the farmer and his son. 


The Conjuring

The Conjuring https://www.commonsensemedia.org/movie-reviews/the-conjuring/user-reviews/child

Set in 1971, The Conjuring takes you on a horrifying journey with the Perron family, who move into an old, haunted Rhode Island farmhouse.

The Perron family, distraught with terror, seek out paranormal investigators to help cleanse their home.

This escalating hellish movie will leave you on the edge of your seat. One of the scariest aspects of this movie is that it was inspired by a true story about a family who was living in a house haunted by a malevolent demon. 


The Heretics


The Heretics, directed by Chad Archibald, follows the abduction of a young woman who is stalked by a malicious cult.

Years after her terrifying kidnapping, she discovers that there has been a demon growing inside of her. Now the young woman must try to rid herself of the evil spirit before it rises out of her.

She must do this not only to save herself but to save the world from the demon’s havoc.




After the death of her father, Veronica is left to care for her young siblings.

During a total eclipse of the sun, Veronica and two of her friends try desperately to reconnect with her father’s spirit by using an Ouija board.

Instead of communicating with Veronica’s father, the girls connect with an evil supernatural force. Now they must do everything in their power to rid the demons from their apartment.


As Above So Below

catacombs https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2870612/

Paris, France, is known for being the city of lights, love, and romance.

However, when a team of explorers ventures below the city, they find the opposite.

As they travel through Paris’s Catacombs, an underground ossuary that holds remains of more than six million people, they uncover the city’s sinister secret. As Above, So Below combines horror, mystery, and thriller, and is directed by John Erick Dowdle.



Hush https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/hush_2016

HUSH is a horror thriller directed by acclaimed writer Mike Flanagan.

It has received a high 92% on Rotten Tomatoes for its heart-pounding scenes.

The movie follows a terrifying game of cat and mouse between a psychotic killer and a deaf young woman. She is pushed beyond her physical and mental limits as she tries to survive a night with an intruder in her home.


6 Souls

6 Soulshttps://www.imdb.com/title/tt1179069/

Six Souls is an ominous tale about a forensic psychiatrist and a patient of hers who has multiple personalities.

Things start to get spooky when Dr. Cara Harding starts to realize that most of her patient’s personalities are connected to recent murder victims.

The movie stars Julianne Moore as Dr. Cara Harding and Jonathan Rhys Meyers as David / Adam / Wesley.



Catholic Church https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8723216/

An all-girls Catholic school is traumatized after one of their students commits suicide. The discovery of the gruesome death leaves everyone uneasy.

A clairvoyant guidance counselor tries to help students cope with the death of a college but then quickly begins to uncover the convent’s unholy past.

Eerie is not only a horror movie but it also has elements of drama and crime. 


St. Agatha


St. Agatha is a suspenseful horror film that takes you back in time to the 1950s.

The story revolves around a pregnant woman named Mary who seeks refuge from her abusive home at a mysterious convent. Mary quickly senses that something isn’t right and that the convent is hiding a sinister secret.

Without much time to spare, she has to find a way out in order to save herself and her baby.



Scary Movie https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1591095/reviews

This chilling tale is filled with intense moments that will surely make you jump out of your seat. 

Insidious follows a parent’s desperate journey to bring back their son who is in a deep coma. With no answers as to why the boy is not waking up, they seek the help of a paranormal investigator.

When it becomes apparent that their son is being kept hostage in a different realm by a demonic entity, they must find out how to rescue him … if rescue is even possible.


The Ritual


The Ritual is about four college colleagues who decide to go on a hike through the Scandinavian wilderness to mourn the death of their friend.

Little do they know that an ancient evil spirit lingers within the forest they are about to hike through. With every step, and at every turn they make, a devilish force awaits them.

This movie revolves around guilt, redemption, and suspense! Definitely a thrilling journey.


The Witch

The Witch https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4263482/

Travel back in time to the 1630s and experience witchcraft, black magic, spells, and possessions with The Witch.

The movie revolves around a New England family who becomes quickly divided after the disappearance of their son. Paranoia slowly creeps into the members of the family.

Suspicions of the eldest daughter using supernatural powers force the family members to question each other’s loyalty.


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