5 must-watch horror flicks on Netflix

Christian Jay B. Quilo
·2 min read

It’s that time of the year again! Halloween is just around the corner and while things aren’t exactly back to normal just yet, we can always count on a good ol’ horror movie binge-fest at home to get us in the spirit of the spooky season.

Luckily, Netflix is brimming with bone-chilling content, from OG classics to modern originals. Here are five horror movies to watch on Netflix this Halloween:

The Shining (1980) | Director: Stanley Kubrick | Starring: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall and Danny Lloyd

In this ‘80s classic, Jack Torrance, a writer and recovering alcoholic, is hired as a caretaker for a hotel during the winter. He is joined by his wife Wendy, and son Danny, who has the gift of “the shining” and can see visions of the hotel’s dark past. As supernatural forces take control of Jack, the mother and son must save themselves from him.

His House (2020) | Director: Remi Weekes | Starring: Wunmi Mosaku, Sope Dirisu and Matt Smith

A young couple flee a war-torn South Sudan and seek asylum in England. The two move in to a new home hopeful for a fresh start, but a looming malevolent force puts their will and relationship to the test. The film drops on Oct. 30, just in time for Halloween Day, so make sure to click the bell icon to be reminded

Psycho (1960) | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Starring: Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh

After running off with a client’s money, real estate secretary Marion Crane makes a stop in Bates Motel en route to her boyfriend’s home in the countryside. There, Marion meets Norman Bates, the proprietor of the hotel. Norman seems harmless at first, but dark secrets have a way of coming out. The 1998 remake of this Hitchcock classic is also available on Netflix.

The Invitation (2015) | Director: Karyn Kusama | Starring: Logan Marshall-Green, Michiel Huisman and Tammy Blanchard

Will, along with his girlfriend Kira, attends a dinner party hosted by his ex-wife Eden and her new husband David in their Hollywood Hills home. Wandering in his old home triggers traumatic memories, including their son’s death and Eden’s suicide attempt. As the night progresses, Will suspects his ex-wife’s dinner invitation may have ulterior motives.

Gerald’s Game (2017) | Director: Mike Flanagan | Starring: Carla Gugino and Bruce Greenwood

Couple Jessie and Gerald escape to an isolated lake house to spend some time together. Gerald, eager to spice things up a bit, handcuffs Jessie to the bed. Shockingly, Gerald dies of a heart attack, leaving Jessie still handcuffed. Distraught and panicked, it doesn’t take long before Jessie starts to lose her sanity and see horrific hallucinations, including those of her husband.