As a devout horror movie fan, I’ve decided to take on the challenge this year of watching 31 horror movies throughout the month of October. My mindset for this is basically, “I already watch a ton of horrors every October, so what’s a few more?” As I’ve been compiling my list of everything I want to watch this month, I thought I’d share a variety of horror movies you may not have seen yet on Netflix. So, get cozy (or as cozy as you can be watching a scary movie), and check out this list to get your horror movie marathon rolling:
Netflix Synopsis: As a zombie outbreak sweeps the country, a dad and his daughter take a harrowing train journey in an attempt to reach the only city that’s still safe.
Why you should watch it: This is actually the movie I kicked off October with. It’s your typical, adrenaline pumping zombie flick, but it’s done really well, and the added claustrophobia of being trapped on a moving train takes the thrill to new heights.
Netflix Synopsis: When a cash-strapped videographer takes a job in a remote mountain town, he finds that the client has some unsettling ideas in mind.
Why you should watch it: This movie almost feels too real, and—despite the humour throughout it—it left me feeling super unsettled to the point that I don’t think I’ll ever watch it again. However, if you like feeling uncomfortable then this movie is definitely for you, so give it a watch, and then watch Creep 2 right after.
Netflix Synopsis: In need of cash to help her sick brother, a young woman agrees to take part in a lethal winner-takes-all parlor game hosted by a sadistic millionaire.
Why you should watch it: I love the Saw franchise, and this movie gives me total Saw II vibes with the whole group of people trapped in a house and forced to play a sick game. Though I’d say it’s not as gory as the Saw films, it’ll definitely still make you squirm, and I also was not expecting the ending at all.
Synopsis: Stranded in a transit station one stormy night in 1968, eight strangers begin to fall victim to seizures, only to wake up disturbingly altered.
Why you should watch it: I mentioned this movie in this post from two years ago, but it’s just too good not to mention again. Everything from the plot to the way it’s filmed to the slow burn horror feels like something straight out of The Twilight Zone.
Netflix Synopsis: During the Iran-Iraq conflict, a Tehran woman caring for her daughter while her husband is at war is gradually convinced evil spirits are at work.
Why you should watch it: The war already serves as a terrifying backdrop, but add a supernatural element to it, and you have one very ominous movie. The movie also takes its time to allow us to get to know the main character, which I always appreciate.
Synopsis: An idyllic camping trip to an isolated beach turns into a harrowing ordeal after a young couple discovers an abandoned tent and a lost child.
Why you should watch it: This is one of those white knuckle films that’ll have you on the edge of your seat right until the very end. I mean, when a movie involves an abandoned baby in the woods, you know it’s going to be intense.
Synopsis: Four friends with a long-standing — but strained — connection take a hiking trip into the Swedish wilderness, from which they may never return.
Why you should watch it: If you haven’t watched this yet, then it’s likely Netflix is constantly recommending it to you—and for good reason—as it’s one of the best Netflix Originals I’ve seen in regards to horror. This movie is eerie from start to finish, and when they finally reveal the monster it’s something straight out of a nightmare.
Hope you all have a fantastically spooky October! Happy horror movie watching!