45 of the Best Halloween Movies on Netflix That Will Definitely Give You Nightmares

Do not watch these alone!

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There’s so much to love about Halloween: costumes, carving pumpkins, telling ghost stories, exploring a corn maze—we could go on forever. But one of the most traditional things to do as October 31 draws near is to stream a few of the best scary films out there (and then spend the next week sleeping with every light on in the house). Thankfully, there are plenty of Halloween movies on Netflix to choose from, and they’re bound to satisfy all types of viewers. Thrillers are always a draw for those who like a little mystery, while some bolder folks might enjoy a classic horror flick. Others might be more interested spending their hours viewing zombie or vampire movies. We've even included some of Netflix's original Halloween movies so you can discover a new thrill. If you’re easily spooked—read: need to cover your eyes whenever there’s the slightest drop of blood—never fear. There are plenty of Halloween-themed stories that won’t give you nightmares until November. Even kids can get in on the action if you go for one of the few family-friendly options. No matter the genre, there’s a little something for everyone in this roundup of Halloween movies on Netflix.

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Goosebumps

Jack Black is delightful in the kid-friendly movie based on the popular R.L. Stine books.

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Scream 3

The third installment of the horror franchise finds the same gang up against a different killer, who happens to be stalking the celebs who are starring in the movie about their terrifying experiences.

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Fracture

Thriller king Anthony Hopkins and Ryan Reynolds go head-to-head in the hit about a young attorney and a manipulative man who killed his own wife.

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The Silence

A family tries to survive in a world where creatures hunt by sound. The Netflix original—which is based on the book of the same name—stars Stanley Tucci and Kiernan Shipka.

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Perfect Stranger

Halle Berry and Bruce Willis will keep you guessing in this thriller about a woman hoping to solve the mystery of her friend’s death.

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Bird Box

Sandra Bullock plays a mother who makes a desperate attempt with her two kids to reach safety after an “unseen presence” has taken out most of society.

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Season of the Witch

One of the best witch movies ever, the Nicholas Cage flick follows fourteenth century knights and a powerful woman who could be the source of the Black Plague.

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American Psycho

Christian Bale plays a psychopathic murderer who has all of his wealthy investment banking colleagues and friends fooled.

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Panic Room

A woman and her daughter are forced to take refuge in their new house’s safe room after three men break in looking for something hidden in the exact same space.

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The Witch

New England townsfolk believe a witch has cursed their family, and become more and more terrified by the minute.

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The Vampire's Assistant

A teen’s life changes forever after meeting a circus performer who also happens to be a vampire.

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Cloverfield

A group of friends tries to survive after monsters take over and terrorize New York City.

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Death Note

A boy finds himself with the “Death Note,” a notebook that allows him to team up with death. He starts to use it for good, but finds it has many unfortunate repercussions.

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Hellboy

Stranger Things star David Harbour plays the titular character in this live-action take on the popular graphic novel.

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The Ritual

Four friends take a trek through the wilderness where they come across a lot of spooky supernatural dangers.

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Before I Wake

Adorable Jacob Tremblay plays a gifted foster child whose dreams—and nightmares—come to life.

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Would You Rather

The popular game takes a deadly turn when a group of people have to compete against each other to please a sadistic aristocrat.

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Casper

If you’re in the mood for something a little lighter, then Casper is your guy. His friendly demeanor and mischievous uncles will get you in the Halloween spirit (without all the gore).

RELATED: The Best Halloween Movies for Kids You Can Stream on Netflix

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Scream

Scream is the perfect mix of scary, suspenseful, and funny. If you’re new to the franchise, you’ll love guessing whodunnit, and if you’ve seen it before, you know it’s totally worth a second viewing.

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Insidious

Two parents think they’ve left their troubles behind when they move out of a haunted house. Turns out, they brought the problem with them—and it’s their son.

RELATED: 13 of the Creepiest Houses In America

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Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween

The second installment of the modern day take on R.L. Stine’s books is just as fun and freaky as the first.

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Carrie

If you’re a fan of the classics, then you won’t want to miss the 70s hit about a telekinetic teen who seeks revenge after she’s tormented at the prom.

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Taking Lives

Angelina Jolie and Ethan Hawke star in the 2004 thriller about a serial killer who assumes his victim’s identities.

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The Invitation

A man’s ex-wife invites him to a dinner party, but he’s highly suspicious of her intentions for him and the rest of her guests.

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Obsessed

This game of cat and mouse stars Idris Elba, Ali Larter, and the one and only Beyonce. To sum it up in one phrase: Never mess with Beyonce’s husband (on-screen or otherwise).

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The Open House

The Netflix original’s slogan, “You can’t lock out what’s already inside,” is enough to give you goosebumps. And the rest of the terrifying happenings that occur with a teen and his mom are even spookier.

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Hush

A deaf writer who lives a solitary life in the woods finds herself fighting against a masked killer who invades her home.

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Gremlins

Kids and adults will get a kick out of the band of devilish monsters that take over a small town. Remember: Even though you can’t feed the Gremlins after midnight, you can still sneak an evening snack!

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Truth or Dare

No, this is not as fun as the version you remember playing as a kid. A group of teens rents a haunted house on Halloween and find themselves in a gruesome game.

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Chernobyl Diaries

Tourists enter an abandoned city on an illegal tour, but soon discover they are definitely not alone.

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