Five Horrifying Movies To Stream For Halloween


Around this time of year, all thoughts turn to the scarier side of life. For most of us, it’s impossible to separate fall from the onset of Halloween season-- a time when we humans, by choice, like to scare ourselves witless.One of the best ways to achieve this aim is with a scary movie or two. However, most of the classic movies -- Halloween, Friday the 13th -- we’ve all seen a thousand times. If you want something a little more modern this Hallow’s Eve, then why not consider the below options? All are available on either Netflix or Amazon Prime, so get info from Suddenlink so you can stream comfortably through your TV, draw the curtains, and settle in for a horrifying night.


The Descent

The Descent is the oldest movie on this list, having been released in 2005. However, it’s still relatively little-known, perhaps because of the almost all-female cast. The story is fairly simple; friends go caving and find themselves at the mercy of a supernatural foe. There’s still something to be said for this movie over a decade after its release, however; the claustrophobia of the caves creates a tightness in your throat, and -- in an unusual move for a horror film -- you won’t find yourself outright despising the characters.


The Babadook

The Babadook is the very definition of a cult classic. This low-budget Australian movie wasn’t particularly well-received by critics or movie goers alike, but over time, love for it has grown. It’s an unsettling movie with more than a few shades of The Omen, as well as an interesting decision to be made as to the true cause of terror for a suburban mother and son.


Would You Rather?

There’s no doubt that Would You Rather? Is a descendant of the Saw franchise. The premise is simple: a group of people in dire need of financial help are forced to choose which option they would prefer. Of course, because this is a horror movie, both options are absolutely horrifying. While the premise is simplistic, Brittany Snow puts in a convincingly empathetic portrayal, and despite the silliness of the storyline the movie somehow manages to feel grounded and possible.


Paranormal Activity

You’ve probably seen Paranormal Activity; you’ve almost definitely heard of it. However, it’s well worth a (re)watch if you like your horror movies to have a creepy, demonic element. For the best experience of this immersive movie, darken the entire room and turn the sound up-- it really does make it all the more frightening.


The Invitation

If you want jump scares and creepy music, then the critically-acclaimed The Invitation isn’t going to deliver. It’s a whole different kind of a horror movie; one that plays on human fears, suspicion, and the underlying sense that we all sometimes have-- something isn’t quite right, but we can’t figure out what. It’s a low-octane movie, but worth a watch regardless, not least as it’s a nice change of pace from the hack-and-slash movies so popular at this time of year.


What are your favorite Halloween movies?



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