Finding good horror movies to watch on Netflix can pose a challenge. The Netflix search algorithm doesn’t always work right, and horror films are often time listed in the wrong category. There is no need to worry; we have you covered. If you are looking for some good horror movies to watch on Netflix, then look no further. Here are 15 horror films to watch on Netflix this October.
Insidious was directed by James Wan and written by Leigh Whannell. Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Ty Simpkins, and Lin Shaye star in the film. The movie is about a young boy who becomes comatose. His parents try to find out what has happened to him. They soon learn that evil spirits are trying to trap their son in a realm called The Further.
The Conjuring (2013)
The Conjuring was directed by James Wan and written by Chad Hayes and Carey W. Hayes. Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, and Ron Livingston star in the movie. The film is based on a case from real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. The Warrens try to help a family being haunted by a dark entity in their farmhouse.
The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016)
The Autopsy of Jane Doe was directed by Andre Ovredal and written by Ian Goldberg and Richard Naing. The movie stars Brian Cox, Emile Hirsch, and Ophelia Lovibond. Andre Ovredal is also known for directing the recent Scary Stories to Tell In The Dark film. The Autopsy of Jane Doe follows a father and son coroner team as they attempt to identify the body of a young woman who has some horrifying secrets.
Terrifier was directed and written by Damien Leone. The film stars Jenna Kanell, Samantha Scaffidi, and David Howard Thornton. Terrifier is a campy 80s throwback film with lots of gore. The movie is about Art, the Clown, who terrorizes young women on Halloween night.
Would You Rather (2012)
Would You Rather was directed by David Guy Levy and written by Steffen Schlachtenhaufen. The movie stars Brittany Snow, June Squibb, and Jeffrey Combs. The film is about a woman who needs money to help her ill brother. She attends a dinner party where the sadistic hosts tortures the guest for cash in a game called Would You Rather.
Hush was directed by Mike Flanagan and written by Flanagan and Kate Siegel. The film stars John Gallagher Jr., Kate Siegel, and Michael Trucco. Siegel plays Maddie, a deaf and mute writer who is visited by a masked killer.
The Witch (2015)
The Witch was directed and written by Robert Eggers. The film stars Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, and Kate Dickie. The movie is set in the 1630s. A religious family is tormented by the forces of witchcraft, black magic, and possession. The film is a slow burn but still worth watching.
The Invitation (2015)
The Invitation was directed by Karyn Kusama and written by Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi. The movie stars Logan Marshall-Green, Emayatzy Corinealdi, and Michael Huisman. The Invitation is about a man who goes to a dinner party hosted by his ex-wife. Let’s just say all kinds of things starts going wrong.
Carrie is a horror classic directed by Brian De Palma. The movie was written by Lawrence D. Cohen, based on a novel by Stephen King. Carrie is about a shy, friendless teenager who is sheltered by her domineering, religious mother. She unleashes her telekinetic powers after being bullied by her classmates at her senior prom.
St. Agatha (2019)
St. Agatha was directed by Darren Lynn Bousman. The film was written by Andy Demetrio, Shaun Fletcher, Sara Sometti Michaels, and Clint Sears. The movie is about a pregnant woman seeking refuge in a convent during the 1950s. Super creepy indie horror film.
Train to Busan (2016)
Train to Busan was directed by Sang-ho Yeon and written by Yeon and Joo-Suk Park. The movie stars Yoo Gong, Yu-mi Jung, and Dong-seok Ma. Train to Busan is an excellent foreign language zombie film. The film tells the story of a zombie virus outbreak in South Korea and follows passengers struggle to survive on the train from Seoul to Busan.
Scream was directed by Wes Craven and written by Kevin Williamson. The movie stars Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, and David Arquette. Scream is a cult classic in the horror genre. It pokes fun of horror tropes in an exciting way. The movie is about a teenage girl who is terrorized by a new killer who targets the girl and her friends by using horror films as part of a deadly game.
American Psycho (2000)
American Psycho was directed by Mary Harron and written by Harron based on a novel by Bret Easton Ellis. Ellis’s book, American Psycho, was banned for a brief period. The film stars Christian Bale, Justin Theroux, and Josh Lucas. The movie is about Patrick Bateman, a wealthy New York City Wall Street executive. Bateman tries to hide his alternate serial killer ego from his co-workers and friends as the two worlds collide.
Candyman was directed by Bernard Rose and written by Rose based on a story by Clive Barker. The film stars Tony Todd, Virginia Madsen, and Xander Berkeley. Jordan Peele is currently producing a reboot/remake of Candyman in 2020, but you can watch this cult classic now on Netflix. The movie is about a grad student who is researching an urban legend, Candyman. During her research; she summons the murderous Candyman.
Sinister 2 (2015)
Sinister 2 was directed by Ciaran Foy and written by Scott Derrickson and Robert Cargill. The movie stars James Ransone, Shannyn Sossamon, and Robert Daniel Sloan. Hiding from her abusive, estranged husband, Courtney Collins lives in a rural house with her 9-year-old twins, Dylan and Zach. Young Dylan receives nightly visits from ghoulish kids who show him disturbing images of families being slaughtered. It’s all part of the grand plan of Bughuul, the evil spirit who recruits innocent children to murder their loved ones. The only hope for his intended new victims may be a former deputy who’s familiar with Bughuul’s fiendish work from the past.
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If you are looking for more horror movies to watch this October check out our 31 Days of Halloween Horror Movies list.