It's the Halloween time of year, which means pumpkins will be carved, costumes will be purchased and scary movies will be watched. The horror genre is one of the oldest styles of film in existence, and it has only gotten better in recent years. With that in mind, if you're looking to get scared on October 31, then there's no shortage of options out there.
With horror clearly seeing a noteworthy resurgence over the last few years (look at IT's recent box office numbers if you need evidence), now seems like a perfect time to take a look at the great horror flicks available right at your fingertips. We have gone through some of the most popular streaming services and pulled 13 (because Halloween) great horror movies that are currently available to stream. We have plenty to get to, so let's dive in with one of Netflix's best.
Netflix - Hush
Surviving a brutal home invasion is severe enough; now imagine trying to fend off a crossbow-wielding killer while missing one of your five senses. Seemingly taking inspiration from 1967's Wait Until Dark (albeit switching the heroine's struggle from blindness to deafness), Hush tells the terrifying tale of one woman's fight to stay alive over the course of one harrowing night. The slasher genre has arguably been somewhat lean in recent year, but this is an excellent throwback to a bygone era of straightforward (yet compelling) horror filmmaking.
Hulu - 10 Cloverfield Lane
10 Cloverfield Lane admittedly is one of those films that arguably blurs the line between horror movie and thriller, but it comes packed with enough great scares that it's hard not to throw it on the list. Centering on a woman who wakes up in a bomb shelter (supposedly) after a mysterious disaster decimates the planet, the film follows her attempts to escape after her savior's mental state begins to deteriorate. With unmatched tension and a powerhouse performance by John Goodman, it's a film you won't want to miss.