I have mixed feelings about scary movies. I’m not too squeamish, so I don’t have a problem with seeing blood or intestines or anything like that–it’s gross but I can handle it. What I can’t handle is how stupid people in horror movies are! I guess I just take things too literally to enjoy myself, but I’m sure these characters have seen a horror movie before in their lives, right? So then why do they still insist on splitting up in scary situations? Why do they go investigate weird noises alone? Why do they continue to live in haunted houses? Why won’t they listen to me when I’m screaming at them to turn around?
Too many questions left unanswered.
With that said, there are some scary movies that I have a big soft spot for. If you like to get into a spooky mood in October or you’re planning having a chill night in on Halloween, check out these 10 scary movies that you can watch instantly on Netflix!
Carrie (1976)Look, you can watch the remakes of this classic if you want, but nothing will compare to the original. This is definitely one to watch with some friends for a Halloween sleepover party. Or, you know, prom night style inspiration (just add blood and terror).Watch it now!
Nosferatu (1929)The original vampire film! You've probably heard of Nosferatu or have at least seen his face (anybody remember this scene from Spongebob?). If you want to check out an old horror movie this Halloween, this is a great place to start.Watch it now!
Let The Right One In (2008)Let The Right One In is a new classic in the eyes of many of its fans. If you like vampire tales that aren't about sparkly romantic love interests and are female focused, definitely check out this film.Watch it now!
Bride Of Chucky (1998)If you want a little more camp to go with your Halloween horror movie marathon, watch Bride Of Chucky. It has its gross out moments, but it's meant to be more funny than scary.Watch it now!
Piranha (1978)I saw this movie as a kid and I was scarred for years. I'll never look at bodies of water the same way again. But if you're into deep sea horror and haven't watched Piranha yet, what are you waiting for?Watch it now!
House On Haunted Hill (1959)Vincent Price is the king of campy, macabre horror movies, and House On Haunted Hill is no exception. It is definitely sillier than it probably intends to be, but that's what makes it so much fun!Watch it now!
The Evil DeadCollege Kids. Cabins. Demons. '80s. Just watch it.Watch it now!
The Bride Of Frankenstein (1935)There are a ton of Frankenstein movies, but I'm glad that this classic is on Netflix. Definitely check it out and get some great Halloween costume ideas from The Bride's towering hair.Watch it now!
Scream (1996)Scream is probably the most memorable horror movie of the '90s. It's satirical and plays on a lot of horror movie tropes, but it still has those moments that make you jump and yell at the screen.Watch it now!
Rosemary's Baby (1968)I know that a lot of old movies aren't that scary by today's standards, but this isn't one of them. This movie still holds up as a pretty freaky thriller. But the cast is amazing, the story is exciting and if nothing else you can at least admire the '60s wardrobe.Watch it now!
What other scary movies do you like to watch for Halloween? What is your horror movie guilty pleasure? Tell us in the comments!