Netflix: Best Halloween Movies and TV Shows to Watch

If you’re looking for something to watch for Halloween, then Netflix will have you covered. The leading streaming service has many great horrors for you to choose from if you’re looking for something to scare you silly. From genre classics to newer entries, Netflix has plenty of options to watch something this Halloween.

As Halloween kicks off later, we rounded up some films and TV shows that deserve your attention.


Whatever you do, don’t say his name five times in front of a mirror.

Chilling 1992 horror Candyman has recently been rebooted for a new generation with the Nia DaCosta-directed 2021 film, modern-day horror mastermind Jordan Peele also produces that.

But if you want to see where it all began, the Tony Todd original is an essential and chilling watch this Halloween.

Besides being terrifying, the original Candyman also features social commentary ahead of its time – and is especially timely following last year’s Black Lives Matter protests in the wake of George Floyd’s murder.

The Blair Witch Project

Sticking with the 90s theme, another icon of that decade – The Blair Witch Project – is also available to stream on Netflix.

While The Last Broadcast may get the bragging rights as the first found-footage horror of that era, The Blair Witch Project is the film that popularised this style.

Made on a shoestring budget, The Blair Witch Project is a brilliant example of independent filmmaking.

Not only that, but The Blair Witch Project boasted a fascinating marketing campaign that was a trailblazer for viral marketing.

Promos led audiences at the time to believe The Blair Witch Project was a real documentary, leading to those watching the MTV VMAs 1999 being stunned when that illusion was broken as the cast went on to rock up to the red carpet in real-life.


Ari Aster’s debut film is an exercise in creeping, relentless terror that will likely leave you shaken when the credits roll.

A modern horror classic, Hereditary stars the wonderful Toni Collette in one of the finest performances of her career.

The Muriel’s Wedding star plays a woman grappling with her mother’s death, with the two having a complex relationship.

The less said, the better, but you’ll likely have certain scenes ingrained in your consciousness after watching.

Aster’s follow-up, Midsommar, which stars Florence Pugh, is also available to stream on Netflix.

Halloween (1978)

John Carpenter’s iconic 1978 horror introduced the world to one of the most iconic and monstrous movie villains of all time – Michael Myers.

Not only that, but the seminal slasher single-handedly kickstarted the slasher genre, laying a blueprint that countless films would follow for decades to come.

Halloween also boasts one of the most famous – if not the most famous – horror heroine of all time, Jamie Lee Curtis’ Laurie Strode.

The Fear Street Trilogy

One of the recent entries to this range of exclusive content is the Fear Street trilogy, with each entry released weekly earlier this summer.

Based on RL Stine’s (Goosebumps) Fear Street young adult novels, the Fear Street films are entertaining teen horrors that play with your expectations in creative and – sometimes – gruesome ways.

The Babysitter

Another Netflix original, The Babysitter, is a riotously entertaining horror starring Samara Weaving (Ready or Not, Mayhem) and Judah Lewis (Summer of 84).

Weaving is in typical delightful form as the titular babysitter, whose night looking after Lewis doesn’t go the way anyone involved expected.

Directed by McG, there are plenty of in-your-face stylistic flourishes – but when a film is this much fun, you can excuse some of its more obnoxious moments.

The Haunting of Hill House

Netflix and horror maestro Mike Flanagan have formed an enviable partnership over the years, with the Oculus director’s latest effort – Midnight Mass – recently added to the service.

But if you’ve never seen anything the talented filmmaker has done, 2018’s The Haunting of Hill House is a great place to start.

An adaptation of Shirley Jackson’s famous novel, Hill House, boasts a brilliant ensemble cast whose characters are all extremely well-fleshed out and full of depth.

The emotionally devastating series boasts some terrifying scares, a gripping story, and twists you won’t see coming.

Other Halloween picks on Netflix:

  • Shaun of the Dead, Zombieland

  • Insidious

  • The Conjuring

  • The Descent, Sinister

  • The Cabin in the Woods

  • Drag Me To Hell

  • Dawn of the Dead (2004)

  • Army of the Dead

  • Unfriended

  • Texas Chainsaw Massacre

  • 47 Meters Down: Uncaged

  • Ouija: Origin of Evil

  • The Wretched

  • Ouija

  • There’s Someone Inside Your House

  • Death Note

  • Unfriended

  • Texas Chainsaw Massacre

  • 47 Meters Down: Uncaged

  • Ouija: Origin of Evil

  • The Wretched

  • Ouija

  • There’s Someone Inside Your House

  • Death Note

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