Happy October, boils and ghouls! Now that our favorite month has officially kicked off, that means many of us are putting together a list of must-watch movies to get into the Halloween spirit. With that in mind, this writer has once again pulled together a varied list of 31 (well, technically more than 31, but who can resist cheating a bit when it comes to horror movies?) films that are currently streaming on Netflix that should undoubtedly get you primed for the big day on October 31st.

It’s worth noting that several great titles not included on this list are making their way to Netflix during October that would also make for great Scary Movie Month additions, including Cult of Chucky on 10/3, Raw on 10/4, and the Stephen King adaptation 1922 on 10/20, with season 2 of Stranger Things kicking off on 10/27.

Happy viewing, everyone, and look for more Halloween-related articles coming your way all month long, right here on Daily Dead!

Gerald’s Game

When her husband’s sex game goes wrong, Jessie – handcuffed to a bed at a remote lake house – faces warped visions, dark secrets, and a dire choice.

The Wraith

After being murdered by a gang of drag racers, Jake returns from the grave looking for revenge in a souped-up supernatural car.

The Devil’s Candy

A struggling painter moves his family into a house with a horrific past and soon finds himself being artistically inspired by demonic forces.

The Fly (1958)

An obsessive scientist invents a matter transporter, but suffers horribly when he uses himself as a test subject and a fly gets caught in the machine.

Tales of Halloween

Ten horror shorts set in one suburban town capture the insanity of Halloween, from trick-or-treating aliens to kidnappers in way over their heads.

The Fury

When two telekinetic teenagers become the target of an exploitative government baddie, one’s father becomes determined to stop him. 


For his kid’s party, a real estate agent dons a clown costume he found in one of his properties – then discovers it’s cursed. 


In 19th century California, soldiers at an Army outpost treat an injured man who tells them horrific tales of resorting to cannibalism while stranded.


A deaf writer who retreated into the woods to live a solitary life must fight for her life in silence when a masked killer appears in her window. 

Beyond the Gates

Two brothers closing up a video store owned by their missing father find a mysterious role-playing game that turns into a desperate bid for survival. 

Tucker and Dale vs. Evil 

Relaxing in your cabin is tough when screaming teens keep mistaking you for a backwoods killer. Awkward.

He Never Died

A reclusive immortal who needs human flesh but tries to stay clean finds himself cast back into society by a gang of thugs and his estranged daughter. 

The Legend of Hell House

A team of paranormal investigators spends a dangerous week inside a haunted mansion to either prove or decisively debunk the existence of spirits. 

The Transfiguration

Obsessed with vampires and on a dangerous path, a troubled but self-aware 14-year-old New Yorker with a taste for blood seeks redemption.


When a cash-strapped videographer takes a job in a remote mountain town, he finds that his client has some unsettling ideas in mind. 

The Craft

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.

Starry Eyes

Aspiring actress Sarah Walker lands a leading role in a movie. As production gets underway, she finds that the price of stardom may be her very soul. 

Hellraiser / Hellbound: Hellraiser II 

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

A glimpse into a seemingly endless hell will drive a person insane. What happens to those who actually hit the bottom? 

Ava’s Possessions

A young woman joins a support group for survivors of demonic possession to help her recover from her recent exorcism and expose her repressed memories.

Wes Craven’s New Nightmare  

Horror’s most notorious maniac busts out of the movies and into the real world. His old co-stars’ days are numbered.


A group of tough Turkish lawmen answer a call from a remote town and stumble into a gory Black Mass that appears to be happening literally in Hell.

Sleepy Hollow (1999)

New York detective Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate a series of mysterious deaths in which the victims are found beheaded. 

The Houses October Built 

Five friends hit the road to find the best gimmicky Halloween haunted house, but soon a terrifyingly real evil begins to hound their steps. 

Stephen King’s Children of the Corn  

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. 


Three women discover that they’ve been dismembered and sewn back together into one “perfect” woman, and set out to get revenge on their captor. 

The Good Son

In this psychological thriller, young Henry Evans might not be as innocent as he seems. In fact, he could be deadly – or so says his cousin Mark.


Pregnant and overwhelmed, Diana hires a caretaker for her son with severe Autism. But she soon begins to fear the new nanny has sinister intentions. 

Rear Window (1998)

After a paralyzing accident, an architect is confined to a wheelchair and spends his spare time spying on his urban neighbors.

I Am Not a Serial Killer

A small-town teenager with troubling impulses must embrace his dark side if he wants to keep a serial killer from murdering again.

The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

An envoy from another world warns Earth’s people to cease their violent behavior. But panic erupts when a nervous soldier shoots the messenger. 

Curse of Chucky

The wisecracking doll possessed by a psychopathic killer returns to terrorize a young woman in a wheelchair and her troubled family.

Heather Wixson
About the Author - Heather Wixson

After falling in love with the horror genre at a very early age, Heather Wixson has spent the last decade carving out a name for herself in the genre world as a both a journalist and as a proponent of independent horror cinema. Wixson is currently the Managing Editor for, and was previously a featured writer at and where her online career began; she’s also been a contributor at FEARnet as well as a panelist for several of their online programs.

Wixson recently finished her first book, Monster Squad: Celebrating the Artists Behind Cinema's Most Memorable Creatures, and is currently working on her second upcoming book project on special effects artists as well.

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