10 Horror Films to Watch this Holiday Season on Netflix

Which holiday?  Halloween of course.  There are a few days left until Halloween and this is the time people really start wanting to watch horror movies.  It seems everyone has Netflix these days and these movies are available for you to sit down and enjoy anytime.

I picked movies, maybe not all well known, but they are spooky.  Before I get to the list, I will also state, there are movies on Netflix that are well known and should not be ignored.  Jaws, The Amityville Horror(remake), Event Horizon, Wes Craven’s New Nightmare, Re-animator, the V/H/S series and a bunch of others.  I nearly forget, Hellraiser and Hellbound: Hellraiser II would make for a great double feature Friday!

I also want to make sure everyone knows, this list is not from the Horror Syndicate, just me.  Things I have seen on Netflix that are good or I liked.  The movies are not in a best to worst order or anything.  So, on with the list.

Burying the Ex (2014)

This one is not really scary, but has some good creeps and really is an overall fun movie.  Who doesn’t love Anton Yelchin?


John Dies at the End (2012)

One of our ABCs of Horror and another fun horror…ish movie, but you should watch it for sure.

The Hallow (2015)

 Creep factor is high in this monster movie, click the title for Jared‘s review.

Would You Rather (2013)

I came upon this one, because it was the name of a game I played as a teenage.  But this game in the movie is far more intense.  Plus, Jeffery Combs is superb.

Last Shift (2015)

A rookie cop works the final shift a the old police station, she thinks she is alone..but is she?  Cool creepy movie, great ghost story.

Housebound (2014)

Talk about a fun movie.  A girl is on house arrest at her parent’s house, which could be haunted with a sinister past.  Loved this one!

The Nightmare (2015)

Not really a horror film, it is a documentary about sleep paralysis, which is something many people suffer from and sounds terrifying.  This is great it does have a creep factor.  Also check out Room 237, is is a documentary on the Shining.

We Are Still Here (2015)

Barbara Crampton stars in this haunted house movie and it is good!

Extraordinary Tales (2015)

Animated movie with voice work from Christopher Lee.  The stories are all based on stories from Edgar Allen Poe.

The Sacrament (2014)

Ever since I saw The House of the Devil, I have been a fan of Ti West.  This is another good one, maybe not Halloween-type, but very good.  It is basically about a religious cult.

There are 10…10 movies for 10 days before Halloween, all available on Netflix.  Sure there are others, but these are picks.

Tomorrow I will do a list of movies to see that are on Hulu and Shudder.  The movies on those two sites are more of the classic variety.  Netflix is more about newer horror, which is good.

One last thing, I did not add the movie Hush, I should have, it is intense and has some good chilling moments, so I leave you with the trailer for Hush…


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I have been watching horror films since I was 6 years old. The story, one Saturday night, my mom and I were watching movies and she fell asleep on the couch. We had the channel set on HBO and the movie we were watching ended and the next one, A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge. This was some time in 1986. I watched then entire film, I was sitting on the edge of my seat. When my mom woke, she asked me what just ended and I told her, “Freddy”. That was all I talked about for weeks and finally she broke down and rented more horror films for me. She rented, the Texas Chainsaw Massacre part 2, Re-Animator, Friday the 13th VI: Jason Lives and Halloween II. I watched all and fell in love with horror films forever. 5 Horror Films to Watch Inferno (1980) A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) The Beyond (1981) Friday the 13th VI: Jason Lives (1986) Horror of Dracula (1958)