Halloween is nearly upon us and to celebrate we've put together a list of 9 menacing (and a few fun ones) horror films currently available on Netflix and Amazon Prime. So get ready to grab your pillow and take a peek at our list – you can read a full review of each movie by clicking on the ‘full review' buttons.
1. The Haunting Of Hill House
Hill House feeds on the lives of those that live there and now the fractured Crain family must confront the disturbing and horrifying memories of their old home when the past comes back to haunt them. A perfectly crafted, traumatic rollercoaster of a show. Unmissable.
2. Death Note
Death Note is a stylish horror flick based on the anime series of the same name. Think ‘Final Destination’ meets ‘The Ring’ with a little bit of ‘Hellraiser’. Fans of the horror genre will find a film which offers more than just blood and guts. But if you like blood and guts, you won't be disappointed either!
A group of students are making easy money scamming relatives of the recently deceased. The fake paranormal investigation team are led by brother and sister duo Angela and Jackson. The ‘investigators’ are about to disband when they receive a call to investigate a haunted house. In the hope of pocketing some quick cash, they reluctantly agree to one last job.
Stephen King, the master of modern horror rifts over Edgar Allen Poe’s classic novella ‘The Tale-Tale Heart’ in this atmospheric horror-thriller about betrayal and guilt on a Midwest farm. 1922 is a tale of guilt and the mental toll it takes on people. Fans of slasher-style horrors will be underwhelmed by the pace of the action. However, those with an appetite for macabre tales will appreciate this well-constructed movie.
5. Bone Tomahawk
The Silence of Lambs meets The Magnificent Seven in this gore-filled movie from first-time director S. Craig Zahler. The unsettling blend of genres may not be to everyone's taste, but Bone Tomahawk is a unique movie which bears all the hallmarks of a cult classic.
6. Gerald’s Game
If you’re expecting a ‘slasher' style horror flick from this adaptation of the Stephen King book ‘Gerald’s Game’ you’ll be disappointed. However, if you’re a fan of dark psychological thrillers like ‘Misery’ or ‘Gone Girl’ then this Netflix Original is exactly the type of film you’ll enjoy.
7. The Babysitter
The Babysitter from Netflix is the perfect blend of humour & horror for Halloween. Think ‘Home Alone’ meets ‘Scream’ with a pinch of ‘The Craft’ thrown in for good measure. Cole is a 12-year-old-boy who idolises his beautiful Babysitter (Bee). On the surface Bee is sweet, funny and cool. She’s also the leader of a satanic cult! When Cole accidentally witnesses the cult killing a hapless teen – the chase is on! Will Cole survive the night?
If you have seen ‘The Wicker Man' you'll catch on to Apostle. Thomas Richardson is the dark horse of a rich family. He is tasked with going to retrieve his kidnapped sister who is being held by a secluded cult on an isolated island in a movie that quickly goes from a tension filled thriller to a blood bath of horror.
9. Warm Bodies
Warm Bodies is a genre-busting zombie flick with a heart of gold. This movie nestles neatly between ‘The Walking Dead’ and ‘When Harry Met Sally’. This RomZom explores the blossoming romance between a lonely member of the undead and his new soulmate Julie, who is very much alive. Can the love between the odd couple save the world from the zombie apocalypse?