With every horror fan’s favorite time of year just right around the corner, I thought it would be fun to put together a list of 31 genre-related titles currently available on Netflix Instant that undoubtedly will get you ready for the Halloween season.

Happy Haunting!

Invaders from Mars (Tobe Hooper)

David is the only one who knows the truth about the aliens invading his small town in this remake of the 50s science-fiction classic.

Re-Animator (Stuart Gordon)

Based on a story by H.P. Lovecraft, this campy send-up follows an egotistical medical student who develops a serum that miraculously revives the dead.

Fright Night (Tom Holland)

When Charley Brewster discovers that his suave new neighbor is a vampire, he seeks help from actor Peter Vincent, famed for portraying a ghoul hunter.

Creepshow 2 (Michael Gornick)

Join the rotting but amiable Creep as he introduces this anthology of three gruesome tales written by the master of horror, Stephen King.

The Scream Trilogy (Wes Craven)

Horror maven Wes Craven turns the genre on its head with this trilogy of a murderer who terrorizes Sidney Prescott by offing everyone she knows.

Elvira Mistress of the Dark (James Signorelli)

When her great-aunt dies, famed horror hostess Elvira heads for the uptight New England town of Falwell to claim her inheritance of a haunted house.

House (Steve Miner)/ House II: The Second Story (Ethan Wiley)

Reeling from his recent divorce and the disappearance of his son, a novelist and Vietnam vet moves into a strange house left to him by his late aunt.

When Jesse inherits a family mansion, he's intrigued by photos of his great-great-grandpa holding a skull. A little digging unearths big surprises.

Night of the Creeps (Fred Dekker)

It's up to a chain-smoking ex-cop to save the day when alien slugs once frozen inside a corpse begin infecting young coeds, turning them into zombies.

Children of the Corn (Fritz Kiersch)

A couple stranded in a rural town falls into the hands of a group of children who murder all of the town's adults at the command of their leader.

The Prophecy (Gregory Widen)

Dark angel Gabriel is angry because God has allowed humans into heaven, so he descends to earth to capture the most evil human soul he can find.

Day of the Dead (George A. Romero)

A contentious group of scientists and soldiers hides in an underground bunker to escape a world overrun by the flesh-eating undead.

Candyman (Bernard Rose)

Grad student Helen Lyle unintentionally summons the Candyman, a hook-handed creature made flesh by other people's belief in him.

Dead Silence (James Wan)

In the wake of his bride's death, grieving newlywed Jamie is forced to return to his hometown, where he butts heads with the ghost of a ventriloquist.

The Stuff (Larry Cohen)

When a new snack sensation threatens to put ice cream makers out of business, industry tycoons draft a spy to uncover the dessert's secret formula.

Hellraiser (Clive Barker)/Hellbound: Hellraiser II (Tony Randel)- Double Feature

After losing his earthly form to demons from another dimension, an undead man asks his ex-mistress for human sacrifices to rebuild his body.

The nightmares never end for a young woman -- memories of her father's skinned corpse, her uncle's reanimated body -- but the worst is yet to come.

House on Haunted Hill (William Castle)

A devilish millionaire offers five strangers $10,000 to stay overnight in a remote haunted mansion, where they are terrorized by grisly apparitions.

Vamp (Richard Wenk)

Fraternity pledges seeking a good strip joint check out the After Dark Club, unaware that that the bar's luscious dancers are bloodthirsty vampires.

The House of the Devil (Ti West)

A cash-strapped college student takes a babysitting job during a full lunar eclipse and discovers her employers are hiding a sick and twisted secret.

The Phantom of the Opera 1989 (Dwight H. Little )

An emotionally and physically scarred man known as the Phantom -- once an enormously talented composer -- haunts a contemporary opera house in search of a maiden he can groom to be a diva.

The Frighteners (Peter Jackson)

This outlandish tale centers on shady psychic detective Frank Bannister, who uses his ability to communicate with the dead to boost his business.

The Craft (Andrew Fleming)

At a Catholic school, a new girl falls in with a clique of teen witches who wield their powers against anyone who crosses them, even their parents.

From Dusk Till Dawn (Robert Rodriguez)

Two robbers take a man and his kids hostage. Racing to the Mexican border, the criminals rendezvous at a cantina -- not knowing it is a vampire den.

The Crow (Alex Proyas)

One year after Eric Draven and his fiancée are murdered, Draven -- watched over by a hypnotic crow -- returns from the grave to exact revenge.

The Serpent and the Rainbow (Wes Craven)

When an anthropologist travels to Haiti in search of a voodoo powder that turns the living into zombies, the natives turn his life into a nightmare.

Here Comes The Devil (Adrian Garcia Bogliano)

Grieving parents rejoice when their missing children return after disappearing on a family trip. But they're not the same children they once knew.

Shivers (David Cronenberg)

A scientist's neighbors fall to primal urges after he unleashes a sexually transmitted parasite that destroys inhibitions in its host body.

The Addams Family (Barry Sonnenfeld)

Stepping out of the pages of Charles Addams' cartoons and the 1960s television series, members of the beloved, macabre family take to the big screen.

Alfred Hitchcock Presents (Alfred Hitchcock)

Master of suspense Alfred Hitchcock brings his droll sensibility to the small screen in this legendary and iconic anthology series.

The Nightmare Before Christmas (Tim Burton)

Jack Skellington, the spindly king of Halloween Town, kidnaps Santa Claus and plans to deliver ghoulish gifts to children on Christmas morning.

Shadow of the Vampire (E. Elias Merhige)

A wicked movie about the making of the 1922 silent-film classic Nosferatu, Shadow of the Vampire features Willem Dafoe's Oscar-nominated performance.

Paranorman (Chris Butler, Sam Fell)

When an army of zombies invades a small town, it's up to an odd local boy with a knack for communicating with the dead to save the day.

  • Heather Wixson
    About the Author - Heather Wixson

    Heather A. Wixson was born and raised in the Chicago suburbs, until she followed her dreams and moved to Los Angeles in 2009. A 14-year veteran in the world of horror entertainment journalism, Wixson fell in love with genre films at a very early age, and has spent more than a decade as a writer and supporter of preserving the history of horror and science fiction cinema. Throughout her career, Wixson has contributed to several notable websites, including Fangoria, Dread Central, Terror Tube, and FEARnet, and she currently serves as the Managing Editor for Daily Dead, which has been her home since 2013. She's also written for both Fangoria Magazine & ReMind Magazine, and her latest book project, Monsters, Makeup & Effects: Volume One will be released on October 20, 2021.