The following Netflix movies (which we found to be an especially appropriate number for the occasion) should amount to the perfect binge for the Halloween season (or any time of year for a true follower of frights), starting with one recent hit that has a little bit of everything you could ask for from a horror film.
The Ritual (2017)
A group of college friends from the UK, haunted by the recent tragedy, reunite for a hiking trip in Sweden – only to find there is something far worse and more frightening to be haunted by lurking in the trees.
An Englishman (Dan Stevens) wages war on a sinister religious fanatic (Michael Sheen) and his followers in order to rescue his sister from their isolated island commune in 1905.
Before I Wake (2016)
A married couple (Thomas Jane and Kate Bosworth) adopt an 8-year-old boy (Jacob Tremblay) deathly afraid of falling asleep, which his new parents initially write-off as a childish fear, until his nightmares start to become their reality.
Gerald’s Game (2017)
A night of passion and kinky fun for a middle-age husband (Bruce Greenwood) and wife (Carla Gugino) turns into a harrowing fight for survival when things go unexpectedly and horribly wrong.
The Perfection (2018)
A former music prodigy (Allison Williams) strikes up a relationship with the new star student (Logan Browning) of her previous cello instructor until an unusual circumstance occurs soon after, revealing shocking hidden truths.
An erotic performer is horrified to learn that her successful live web series has been hijacked by another woman engaging in far more deviant acts for her audience and – even worse – she, somehow, looks exactly like her.
I Am The Pretty Thing That Lives In The House (2016)
A meek, young woman (Ruth Wilson) is hired as a live-in nurse for a famous, dementia-stricken writer (Paula Prentiss) in her large, New England mansion where she begins to encounter startling apparitions.
In The Tall Grass (2018)
Two siblings (Laysla De Oliveira and Avery Whitted) step into a very large field of very high-growing grass hoping to aid a lost little boy they could hear crying for help, only to fall into an unexplainable and inescapable trap.
A father (Martin Freeman) desperately seeks a safe haven for his infant daughter before he inevitably succumbs to an infection that has already turned most of Australia into flesh-eaters.
Young Korean man Oh Joon-woo (Ah-In Yoo) places himself into complete isolation, which turns out to be easier said than done when his apartment and the rest of Seoul is constantly surrounded by ferocious, hungry, reanimated corpses.
The few locals who have endured an epidemic turning most of their Quebec village into gruesome, mindless killers venture into the woods in hopes of finding more survivors.
The Babysitter (2017)
A young boy (Judah Lewis) experiences the inevitable heartbreak of crushing on an older woman worse than anyone else could have imagined when he learns the hot, teenage girl hired to watch him (Samara Weaving) is hiding deadly secret.
Hubie Halloween (2020)
A goofy man-child (Adam Sandler), considered the local joke-mule by his fellow townsfolk, must become a local hero when something strange begins haunting Salem, Massachusetts, on All Hallow’s Eve.
What do you think? Are you willing to give this new Netflix original Halloween movie a chance for the sake of scaredy cats, or is Adam Sandler’s weird accent in Hubie Halloween even too scary for you? Let us know in the comments