With Halloween only a few days away, many people are getting ready for their Halloween movie marathons. Although a number of classic horror films have left Netflix, there are still a few great ones that remain. Check out our list of horror classics including “Hellraiser” and “Cujo” as well as modern horror films such as “Hush” and “The Den.”
One of the most popular horror films of all time tells the tale of a young woman who is possessed by the devil.
“Hellraiser” has gone on to spawn eight sequels but it was the original film that introduced one of the horror genre’s most popular characters: Pinhead.
While it’s not a horror film, “The Crow” has all the makings for a perfect Halloween movie. After being murdered on the night before his wedding, Eric Draven rises from the dead and assumes the mantle of the Crow.
Leave it to Stephen King to make a rabid dog one of the scariest things ever.
“From Dusk Till Dawn”
What starts off as an action film ends up being one of the best horror films. On the run from a bank robbery, Seth and Richard Gecko head for the Mexican border. After finding refuge in a bar, the brothers realize it’s a hideout for vampires.
Although not as great as the original “Scream,” “Scream 2” is the only film of the series available on Netflix and is still a good movie itself.
Sure, it’s not a horror film, but Halloween is about having laughs too, and “Scary Movie” does an excellent job at parodying 1990s slasher films.
The first “V/H/S/” film is also on Netflix but it’s the anthology film’s sequel that has the better reviews.
“A Nightmare on Elm Street” is no longer available on Netflix, but Wes Craven’s “New Nightmare” isn’t a bad backup. What’s great about a “New Nightmare” is we get to see Freddy Krueger the way Craven originally intended him to be: less comical and more menacing.
The film wasn’t a big success when it first released in Australia but since then, the film has gained a cult following. “The Babadook” follows a widow as she discovers her son is telling the truth about a children’s book monster who has come to life.
“Hush” was only released a few months ago but already has some calling the film one of the genre’s best. Stephen King even said the movie is “up there with ‘Halloween.’” And if you need anymore convincing, the film has a 100 percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
“The Taking of Deborah Logan”
During the recording of a documentary about Alzheimer’s patients, the film crew realizes something sinister is happening with one of the patients.
As a young woman studies the habits of webcam users, she witnesses a murder online and becomes the next target.