There’s nothing like a scary horror, thriller or paranormal flick to get you in the Halloween spirit!

For all you fans of horror movies and psychological thrillers, here are 25 scary movies you can stream right now on Netflix in time for Halloween.

Even if you’re scared of horror movies, October is the month to watch a few! I’m recommending a few scary movies although there are a ton more on Netflix’s horror genre page.

25 Scary Movies on Netflix

25 Scary Movies on Netflix |

Annabelle (2014)

A couple begins to experience terrifying supernatural occurrences involving a vintage doll shortly after their home is invaded by satanic cultists.


Sinister (2012)

A young mother and her twin sons move into a rural house that’s marked for death.

Texas Chainsaw (2013)

After picking up a traumatized young hitchhiker, five friends find themselves stalked and hunted by a deformed chainsaw-wielding killer and his family of equally psychopathic killers.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Insidious Chapter 2 (2013)

The Lamberts believe that they have defeated the spirits that have haunted their family, but they soon discover that evil is not beaten so easily.

Insidious 2

Oculus (2013)

A woman tries to exonerate her brother, who was convicted of murder, by proving that the crime was committed by a supernatural phenomenon.

Deliver us from Evil (2014)

New York police officer Ralph Sarchie investigates a series of crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest, schooled in the rites of exorcism, to combat the possessions that are terrorizing their city.

Deliver us from Evil

The Possession (2012)

A young girl buys an antique box at a yard sale, unaware that inside the collectible lives a malicious ancient spirit. The girl’s father teams with his ex-wife to find a way to end the curse upon their child.

Dark Skies  (2013)

A young couple believe an extraterrestrial presence has been haunting their home and terrorizing their children, but they’re having trouble getting anyone else to believe them.


The Uninvited (2009)

Anna Ivers returns home to her sister Alex after a stint in a mental hospital, though her recovery is jeopardized thanks to her cruel stepmother. Her dismay quickly turns to horror when she is visited by ghastly visions of her dead mother.

The Uninvited

Housebound (2014)

When a woman is placed under house arrest by court order, she’s forced to return home to live with her strange family. She soon becomes convinced a malevolent spirit is haunting her childhood home.

Children of the Corn (1984)

A rural town deals with a serial, ritualistic murderer in this supernatural thriller based on a 1977 short story by Stephen King.

Children of the Corn

Hush (2016)

A deaf writer fights to survive when a masked killer appears at her window in this psychological thriller.

Cape Fear (1991)

A convicted rapist, released from prison after serving a fourteen-year sentence, stalks the family of the lawyer who originally defended him. Stars Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte and Jessica Lange and directed by Martin Scorsese.

Awakening (2011)

In this British horror film set in 1921, a young woman who works as a supernatural hoax debunker starts seeing unexplained things.

The Awakening

Sleepy Hollow (1999)

Johnny Depp stars in Tim Burton’s retelling of the Sleepy Hollow legend. Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate the decapitations of 3 people with the culprit being the legendary apparition, the Headless Horseman.

The Taking of Deborah Logan (2014)

In this found-footage horror film, a team of filmmakers make a series of horrific discoveries while shooting a documentary about a woman with Alzheimer’s disease.

The Babadook (2014)

A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son’s fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.

Dream House (2011)

Daniel Craig, Naomi Watts and Rachel Weisz star in this psychological thriller about a couple who make some disturbing discoveries after moving into their seemingly idyllic New England house.

The Exorcist  (1973)

When I watched this film, I was barely 13 and it gave me nightmares for days, weeks… When a teenage girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter.

The Exorcist

Creep (2014)

When a videographer answers a Craigslist ad for a one-day job in a remote mountain town, he finds his client is not at all what he initially seems.

Pay the Ghost (2015)

A professor frantically searches for his son who was abducted during a Halloween parade.

Pay the Ghost

Hellraiser (1987)

An unfaithful wife encounters the zombie of her dead lover; demons are pursuing him after he escaped their sadomasochistic underworld.

The Amityville Horror (2005)

The classic remake stars Ryan Reynolds, which I have absolutely no problem with. Newlyweds are terrorized by demonic forces after moving into a large house that was the site of a grisly mass murder a year before.

The Amityville Horror

You’re Next (2011)

When the Davison family comes under attack during their wedding anniversary getaway, the gang of mysterious killers soon learns that one of the victims harbors a secret talent for fighting back.

Grave Encounters (2011)

For their ghost hunting reality show, a production crew locks themselves inside an abandoned mental hospital that’s supposedly haunted – and it might prove to be all too true.


Maria Lianos-Carbone is the author of “Oh Baby! A Mom’s Self-Care Survival Guide for the First Year”, and publisher of, a leading lifestyle blog for women.

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