31 Horror Movies On Netflix To Watch in October


In the spirit of Halloween, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favourite horror movies on Netflix for you to watch this October. Grab the popcorn and a friend to snuggle up with and get ready for a screamfest!

1. It Follows

It Follows is not like anything you’ve seen before. Writer and Director David Robert Mitchell takes you into the life of 19 year old Jay, after a seemingly innocent sexual encounter, she finds herself plagued by strange visions and the inescapable sense that someone, something, is following her. With a 90’s vibe and a killer soundtrack (no pun intended), this movie is a must see!


2. What We Do In The Shadows

Currently one of my favourite horror movies on Netflix, What We Do In The Shadows is a horror comedy, featuring Jemaine Clement (Flight Of The Conchords) as Vladislav, a vampire living in a flat with two of his vampire friends in Wellington, New Zealand. A documentary team follows them around and documents the hardships vampires face in day to day life, such as paying rent, keeping up with the chore wheel, trying to get into nightclubs, and overcoming roomie conflicts.


3. The Witch

The Witch takes us back to the 1630’s where William and Katherine do their best to lead a devout Christian life with their 5 children. Living in a home on the edge of a forbidden forest, their newborn son mysteriously vanishes and their crops begin to fail. The family begins to turn on one another, leaving them prey for an inescapable evil.


4. 10 Cloverfield Lane

After a car accident, Michelle (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) awakens to find herself in a mysterious bunker with two men named Howard (John Goodman) and Emmett (John Gallagher Jr.). Howard warns her that she needs to get better before leaving the bunker because of an apparent alien attack. However, Howard and Emmett’s intentions soon become questionable and Michelle is faced with a question: Is it better in here or out there?


5. Honeymoon

Featuring our favourite Wildling (Rose Leslie), Bea and her newlywed Paul travel to a remote lake country for their honeymoon. Shortly after arriving, Paul finds Bea sleepwalking in the forest in the middle of the night, and in the following days she becomes distant and begins to display peculiar behaviour. Did something more sinister than sleepwalking take place in the woods that night?


6. Green Room

Punk rockers, “The Ain’t Rights” are finishing up their tour, when they get an unexpected booking at an isolated club deep in the backwoods of Oregon. What seems to be a third-rate gig escalates into something much worse when they witness something backstage that they weren’t meant to see. Now trapped backstage, they must face off against the club’s depraved owner, Darcy Banker (Patrick Stewart), a man who will do anything to protect the secrets of his nazi club.


7. Emelie

Anna (Sarah Bolger), the Thompson family’s new babysitter comes highly recommended. The 3 young Thompson children warm up to her almost immediately. She’s charming, fun, and let’s them break the rules. As Anna’s interactions with them take on a more sinister tone, the kids realize that their caretaker may not be who she claims to be.


8. VHS 2

This spooky sequel to VHS 1 brings you to a darkened house where 2 investigators are searching for a missing student. They happen upon a stack of VHS tapes in a room, each tape containing a different story. As they view the horrific contents of each cassette, they realize that the tapes may be unlocking something even more evil.


9. Hush

After losing her hearing as a teenager, Author Maddie Young (Kate Siegel) lives a life of solitude in a house in the woods. One night, her fragile world is shattered when the masked face of a psychopath appears in her window. With nowhere to run, Maddie must push herself beyond her limits in order to survive the night.


10. Creep

Aaron, an underpaid Videographer, lands a well paid gig when he is hired to document a video diary for a dying man’s unborn son. He’s led to a cabin in a remote mountain town where he meets Josef (Mark Duplass). Josef seems sincere, so Aaron begins to film. But as the day goes on, it becomes clear that Josef is not who he says, and begins to question his intentions.


11. Evil Dead

In the much anticipated remake of the 1981 cult-hit horror film, five friends head to a remote cabin where they discover the Book of the Dead. They unwittingly summon demons living in the nearby woods, which possess the youngsters one by one.


12. You’re Next

You’re Next puts a fresh spin on the home-invasion horror genre. When a gang of masked, axe-wielding murderers appear at the Davison family reunion, it appears the Davisons are out of options… until a family guest proves to be the most talented killer of all.


13. Zombieland

Zombieland pairs an unlikely team of survivors: a shy student trying to reach his family in Ohio, a gun-toting tough guy trying to find the last Twinkie, and a pair of sly sisters trying to get to an amusement park, all navigating a zombie ridden America together. Featuring a cast of familiar faces, Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin, and a hilarious encounter with Bill Murray, Zombieland is an instant cult favourite!


14. The Den

While studying the habits of webcam chat users, Elizabeth Benton (Melanie Papalia) logs onto a video-chat site known as “The Den”. After a few random encounters, Elizabeth finds herself face to face with a teenage girl getting gruesomely murdered. The police quickly dismiss the incident as a viral prank, however Elizabeth believes that what she seen was real and takes it upon herself to investigate. As she gets pulled deeper into her investigation, Elizabeth finds herself trapped in a twisted game in which she must fight for her own life.


15. XX

XX is a compilation of 4 horror shorts written and directed by talented women Annie Clark (The Birthday Party); Karyn Kusama (HER ONLY LIVING SON); Roxanne Benjamin (DON’T FALL); and Jovanka Vuckovic (THE BOX). Award-winning animator Sofia Carrillo wraps together the stories with dark animations that will make you want to sleep with the lights on.


16. Little Evil

A brand new addition to Netflix, just in time for October, Little Evil is a perfect combination of horror and comedy. Gary (Adam Scott) has just married the love of his life, Samantha (Evangeline Lilly), and is now the stepfather to her quirky 5 year old son, Lucas (Owen Atlas). After some bizarre encounters with Lucas, Gary discovers that his new stepson might be the spawn of Satan and embarks on a mission with an odd assembly of friends to save the world.


17. Grave Encounters

Lance Preston (Sean Rogerson) and the crew of “Grave Encounters”, a ghost-hunting reality television show, are filming an episode inside an abandoned Psychiatric Hospital, where paranormal activity has been reported for years. As they get deeper into the investigation, they quickly realize that the spirits haunting the old hospital are very real and have no intention of ever letting them leave.


18. Army Of Darkness

A cult classic, and the final piece to the original Evil Dead trilogy, Army Of Darkness is a cult classic, featuring unlikely hero Ash (Bruce Campbell), a one armed supermarket employee, who after messing with the book of the dead, is dragged into a portal back in time to the 14th century to save the world from an army of evil.


19. ABC’s Of Death 2

The ABC’s of Death 2 is a follow up to one of the most ambitious horror anthologies ever created! Featuring segments directed by over two dozen of the world’s leading talents in contemporary film, with productions spanning from Nigeria to Brazil and everywhere in between. The film contains twenty-six individual horror shorts, each created by a different director assigned a letter of the alphabet. If you’re looking for something different, the ABC’s Of Death is definitely a must see!


20. Cabin Fever

In this campy film directed by Eli Roth, a vacation in the mountains for a group of college friends goes awry when one of them comes down with a strange virus. In an attempt to bring their friend back to town to get help, they realize they’re stranded and the virus is beginning to spread.


21. Backcountry

I literally just watched this one last week and loved it so much, I had to add it to the list! Alex (Jeff Roop) takes his girlfriend Jen (Missy Peregrym) on a backcountry camping trip to one of his favorite spots in the Canadian wilderness – the secluded Blackfoot Trail. As they push further and further into the woods, Alex comes to the realization that they are lost. Without food or water, they struggle to find their way back in the harsh conditions of the wilderness. When they realize they have entered a bear’s territory, being lost suddenly becomes the least of their problems.


22. The Grudge

The Grudge is that one horror movie that makes me afraid to answer my phone when I’m sitting home alone late at night. Karen Davis (Sarah Michelle Gellar) moves to Tokyo as an exchange student to study social work. She agrees to cover for a nurse who didn’t show up for her shift, and when she arrives at the house she finds the house is turned upside down and Emma, an elderly woman with dementia, afraid and alone. As Karen gets things in the house back in order, she hears a scratching sound coming from a room upstairs. Upon her investigation, she is faced with an evil more frightening than she could ever imagine.


23. The Guest

David (Dan Stevens) is the guest, a soldier who introduces himself to the Peterson family, claiming to be a friend of their son’s, who died in battle. After David is welcomed into their home, a series of “accidental” deaths begin to happen around them and it’s no coincidence.


24. Stake Land

This list could not be complete without an action packed vampire flick! In a vampire apocalypse, a teenage boy (Connor Paolo) and a skilled vampire hunter (Nick Damici) navigate their way through a wasteland ruled by vampires, in a hunt for “New Eden”.


25. Warm Bodies

After a zombie outbreak, R (Nicholas Hoult), an unusual zombie, saves a girl, Julie (Teresa Palmer) from an attack. After spending some time with R, Julie discovers that he is different from the other zombies, and as the two form a special bond in their struggle for survival, R becomes increasingly more human. Could love be the antidote to a zombie apocalypse?

26. Monsters

6 Years after aliens invaded the earth, cynical journalist Andrew Kaulder (Scoot McNairy) agrees to escort his boss’s daughter Sam Wynden (Whitney Able), a shaken American tourist, through an infected zone in Mexico to the safety of the U.S. border.


27. The Fly

Another cult favourite, The Fly, features mad scientist Seth Brundle (Jeff Goldblum) and science magazine reporter Veronica Quaife (Geena Davis). Inviting Veronica to his lab, Seth demonstrates his “telepod,” which can theoretically transfer matter through space. After convincing Seth to try experimenting with a human in his telepod, Seth himself enters the telepod unaware a tiny housefly has followed him in.


28. The Gift

Simon (Jason Bateman) and Robin (Rebecca Hall) are a young married couple whose life is going just as planned until an acquaintance from Simon’s past brings mysterious gifts and a horrifying secret to light after more than 20 years.


29. Tucker And Dale Vs. Evil

Another one of my personal favourites, Tucker & Dale Vs. Evil takes a comedic spin on the teen slasher-horror genre. Tucker (Alan Tudyk) and Dale (Tyler Labine) are two best friends on vacation at their cabin in the woods, who are mistaken for murderous backwoods hillbillies by a group college kids.


30. Holidays

Holidays is an anthology of short films, each one based on a different holiday. The directors include Kevin Smith (Tusk), Gary Shore (Dracula Untold), Scott Stewart (Dark Skies), Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer (Starry Eyes), Sarah Adina Smith (The Midnight Swim), Nicholas McCarthy (The Pact) Adam Egypt Mortimer (Some Kind of Hate) and Anthony Scott Burns (Darknet).


31. The Sacrament

Last but definitely not least, The Sacrament follows two journalists documenting their friend’s journey to find his missing sister who has joined a socialist community in “Eden Parish”. At the center of this community is a mysterious leader known as “Father.” As their friend reunites with his sister, it becomes apparent that this paradise may not be as it seems.


Looking for some family friendly scares? Check out some of these titles that will be sure to get your little ones in the Halloween spirit:

Monster House
Scooby Doo – Zombie Island
Monsters Vs Aliens
Alvin & The Chipmunks Meet The Wolfman
Mummy I’m a Zombie
Hotel Transylvania
Scooby Doo
Into The Woods
The Book Of Life
RL Stine’s The Haunting Hour
The Worst Witch
Beauty & The Beast
A Monster In Paris
Spooky Stories
Spooky Stories 2
Shrek’s Swamp Stories

Do you have a favourite horror movie on Netflix that we missed that you think we should check out? Tell us in the comments below!