I can’t say that I love horror movies, but I have to admit that I really do enjoy them. They can totally be hit or miss because some of them are really, really bad, but some of them are so impressively well done. As we move into October, I am planning on watching some spooky films and I figured it might be fun to recommend some of my favourites for you to add to your films to watch.
As of the time of writing this post, most, if not all, of these could be found on Netflix.
- Scream (1-4)
The Scream movies are some of my favourites. I watch them with my best friend and I am super fond of them. Sidney Prescott is iconic in the world of horror movie survivors, and I love her. I think my favourite is the first one, but all of them are pretty good. I also enjoy the TV show though it’s not nearly as good as the movies.
- IT: Chapter One
This is one of the few horror movies that I have seen in theatres. I watched the whole thing through my hands and I was super scared. I also have to admit that it’s way better than the book, so save yourself 1200+ pages of reading and check out the films. (I have to admit that I haven’t seen the second one.)
This movie was so creepy! It’s definitely one you have to focus all your attention on because there’s not a lot of dialogue, but it was fantastic. It’s very atmospheric, and well acted. You really can’t get much creepier than a deaf woman who lives in a isolated house being terrorized by a masked killer.
- The Cabin in the Woods
I feel like everyone has probably seen this, but it’s worth repeating. I was super skeptical when I first heard about it, but after watching it, I actually really enjoyed it. I liked how it played on those typical horror movie tropes.
I have to admit to only seeing this movie once, but I remember enjoying it. I think I watched it because Shelley Hennig was in it, and it had me on the edge of my seat. There are definitely better horror movies out there, but it’s a nice spooky movie.
- Gerald’s Game
Inspired by Stephen King, this movie is eerie. It’s got a fairly narrow focus, but it comes across as something that might actually happen to a person which is probably why it was so creepy. What would you do if you agreed to kinky relations with your husband and then after he handcuffed you to the bed, he had a heart attack? It’s kind of a terrifying concept.
- Would You Rather
This movie was super eerie. It’s sort of the classic rock in a hard place kind of scenario where a sister is trying to save her brother and enters into a rather sadistic game of Would You Rather. It’s toe curling kind of gross, but an interesting watch.
- I am the Pretty Thing that Lives in the House
This movie was so strange, but lovely. I remember being really confused but also mesmerized by what was happening on the screen. It’s definitely atmospheric and a little bit less disturbing than some of the others movies on this list. Totally worth checking out.
- The Haunting of Hill House
I have a post on here all about this show, and it can be found here, and I fully stand by it. This show was amazing and I am forever obsessed with it. I keep recommending it to people and I’m honestly contemplating a rewatch in October.
What are you planning on watching in October? If you take any of my recommendations, please let me know what you thought in the comments below!