Are you in the Halloween spirit? Are you ready to turn all the lights off and watch one of your favorite thrillers? Well, Netflix has some great choices for thrills and chills this Halloween season! You won’t want to miss these films, some scaring you all over again, and some giving you a new sense of thrills! The list we have here isn’t in any kind of order, as we couldn’t choose which were the best of these five, but simply put together the five we found the most thrilling for the season!
The Exorcist (1973)
You can never go wrong with this classic! A film that horrified viewers when it was first released, it still carries with it the power to scare you, no matter how many times you see it. This classic thriller is one of our favorites, and what better way to watch it than a Netflix horror fest with friends on your couch?
If you’ve never seen The Exorcist, it’s the story of a young girl who is possessed by a demon, and the fight to free her of the possession. Full of horrifying visuals that were state of the art when the film was first released, this one is a favorite for horror/thriller fans!
Stoneheart Asylum (2014)
A twisted tale, Stoneheart Asylum takes place at a hospital of it’s namesake. Full of mentally deranged patients, a young doctor arrives to learn under the tutelage of the prestige doctor in residence. As he is welcomed into the institution and begins learning, he discovers horrifying realities regarding the doctors and patients, some may not be who they say they are.
Full of thrills and twists that are sure to surprise you, Stoneheart Asylum is the thriller for those who like to be frightened, but don’t like to see a monster or anything too scary. The perfect medium ground for friends who are coming together to watch films on Halloween.
The Babadook (2014)
A psychological horror that is sure to have you looking behind the doors and investigating that knock you heard down the hall, The Babadook is sure to thrill on a dark, spooky night with friends. The story revolves around a widow and her troubled son, who finds a book and asks his mother to read it to him. With the book (No harm ever came from reading a book, right? Wrong.), comes the horror, as young Sam begins to see the Babadook in his room, and everywhere around him. Struggling to understand her son and realizing there might be something in the house, Amelia fights to keep herself and her son safe from the Babadook.
A thriller that has you wondering the truth of the matter by the end of the film, you won’t want to miss out on the scares you’ll receive from The Babadook.
The Sixth Sense (1999)
The film that horrified the nation and brought M. Night Shyamalan into the spotlight, The Sixth Sense. Based around a troubled, young boy named Cole who can see and talk to the dead (“I see dead people.”), he is helped by a child psychologist, Dr. Malcolm (Bruce Willis). Dr. Malcolm helps Cole to accept and use his gift for a good purpose rather than fearing it and helps him fit back into society and make friends.
The surprise ending of this film is still one of the top twists of all time! If you haven’t seen the movie, watch it because this film will both scare you and surprise you in ways that will have you feeling as if you are in fact being watched by those who have not passed on.
The Awakening (2011)
Set after World War I, a woman debunks the paranormal for a living after the death of her husband. When asked to visit a boarding school that the children claim is haunted, she goes rather begrudgingly to see if she can help put the children at ease. But once at the school, she realizes that she might have more than a little debunking to do.
This thriller is well worth your time, as you discover the truth about the school and about the characters of the film. Full of thrills and chills, this film will have you keeping a night light on for sure.
There are many more films on Netflix to enjoy during the Halloween season! They even have a whole Halloween section! Make sure to check out Netflix!