Over the past two years, Turn The Right Corner has sought out the best horror movies on Netflix for your streaming pleasure. It isn’t truly a successful Halloween without a good horror movie. There are still some frightfully good picks from 2013 (Tucker and Dale vs. Evil, V/H/S, V/HS/2, Compliance, I Saw the Devil, and The Ward) and from 2014 (The ABCs of Death and The Sacrament) still available. Below, I’ve selected six new horror movies on Netflix you must watch this Halloween.
Without further ado, let’s begin:
The Nightmare (Rodney Ascher) Not Rated [91 min] – A look at a frightening condition that plagues thousands; sleep paralysis. Starring Siegfried Peters, Stephen Michael Joseph, and Yatoya Toy
According to WebMD, up to four in ten persons have suffered from sleep paralysis. The condition may not sound appealing cinematically, but the way it is depicted in The Nightmare is both fascinating and terrifying. I can only recall one personal instance of sleep paralysis. From what I can remember, I had been stabbed in the chest within my dream. I awoke frozen, unable to move, until I had come to the realization I was not in a dream. Having no control over your body is a dreadful feeling, and The Nightmare paints sleep paralysis as frightening as any fictional horror story.
Starry Eyes (Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer) Not Rated [98 min] – A hopeful young starlet uncovers the ominous origins of the Hollywood elite and enters into a deadly agreement in exchange for fame and fortune. Starring Alex Essoe, Amanda Fuller, Noah Sega, Fabianne Therese, and Shane Coffey
Refreshingly disturbing, Starry Eyes doesn’t try to hide its intentions – a chilling commentary on the state of Hollywood. For such a small indie horror, Alex Essoe gives her mind, body, and soul to deliver a purely vivid performance. The film has a dark core, full of uncomfortable situations that really capture the sleaziness of the entertainment industry.
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (Ana Lily Amirpour) Unrated [99 min] – In the Iranian ghost-town Bad City, a place that reeks of death and loneliness, the townspeople are unaware they are being stalked by a lonesome vampire. Starring Sheila Vand, Arash Marandi, and Marshall Manesh
If you’re looking for a horror movie that is less spectacle than your traditional Halloween fare, A Girl Walks Alone at Home at Night is wondrous vampire noir. Intimately set in the fictional town of Bad City, there’s something hauntingly poignant about the vampire’s relationship to its citizens. Vand’s subtle performance works to her advantage to convey in many layers her character’s tale of loneliness and isolation.
Creep (Patrick Brice) Rated R [82 min] – When a videographer answers a Craigslist ad for a one-day job in a remote mountain town, he finds his client is not at all what he initially seems. Starring Patrick Brice and Mark Duplass
If it weren’t for the ending, I would have been sadly disappointed by Creep. It’s not the frights that make this movie great, but the message it leaves behind. Creep is a slow burn horror that requires patience and doesn’t show all its cards until the final moments of the movie. What Creep manages to do well with its plodding momentum is build a unique rapport with its characters, playfully skewing your expectations of the story as well as your trust in others.
Honeymoon (Leigh Janiak) Rated [87 min] – A newlywed couple finds their lake-country honeymoon descend into chaos after Paul finds Bea wandering and disoriented in the middle of their first night. Starring Rose Leslie, Harry Treadaway, and Ben Huber
Sometimes the more personal the story the easier it is for a horror movie to resonate with your worst fears. As with any honeymoon, emotions are expected to be high, and to succumb to the horrors that this couple endures would be unimaginably horrific. The capacity of love and the lengths one would go to protect their significant speaks volumes in Honeymoon, giving it the right amount of depth to feel terrified for the newlyweds.
Dark Skies (Scott Stewart) Rated PG-13 [97 min] – As the Barret family’s peaceful suburban life is rocked by an escalating series of disturbing events, they come to learn that a terrifying and deadly force is after them. Starring Keri Russell, Jake Brennan, Josh Hamilton, Dakota Goyo, and J.K. Simmons
Extraterrestrials and alien abduction stories are few and far between these days when it comes to the horror genre. Aliens have become less scary and more abundant in action fantasy or kids movies. Dark Skies is an admirable horror movie involving little grey men that flew under the radar back in 2013. The possibility of life outside our planet is so high that these fears should be explored more. And Dark Skies does so with incredible tension.
The X-Files (Chris Carter) Rated TV-MA [44 min] – Two FBI agents, Fox Mulder the believer and Dana Scully the skeptic, investigate the strange and unexplained while hidden forces work to impede their efforts. Starring David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, and Mitch Pileggi
Now’s your chance to binge all of The X-Files before the revival miniseries debuts in 2016. Many episodes of this series are so eerie that they stick with you long after the credits role. Chris Carter and his team of writers were ahead of their time with brilliant ideas of the supernatural and unexplained. The truth is out there!
And here’s an extensive list of other horror movies on Netflix streaming you may be interested in:
- Silence of the Lambs
- The Den
- The Babadook
- Dead Snow
- Dead Snow: Red vs Dead
- Curse of Chucky
- V/H/S: Viral
- Scream 2
- Scream 3
- Saw I-V
- Troll Hunter
- The Host
- Bad Milo
- [REC] 4: Apocalypse
- Day of the Dead
- John Dies at the End
- Frankenstein’s Army
- The Hole
- From Dusk til Dawn
- Let the Right One In
- American Mary
- Rosemary’s Baby
- The Sixth Sense
- Children of the Corn
- Plus One
- Hatchet 3
- Mimic 2
- Mimic 3
- Sharknado 2: The Second One
- Hellbound: Hellraiser II
- Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth
- Hellrasier: Bloodline
- Hellraiser: Inferno
- Hellraiser: Hellseeker
- Hellraiser: Deader
- Hellraiser: Hellworld
- Hellraiser: Revelations
- Tremors 4: Bloodlines
- The Relic
- Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy
- Monster Squad
- The Canal
- Sleepy Hollow
- Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers
- Halloween: Resurrection
What will you watch this October?
Original image source: Tobias Wedel
Synopses source: IMDb.com