The 25 best horror movies you can stream on Netflix for Halloween

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“Saw.”
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Halloween is near, so there’s no better time to search though Netflix for some scary movies.

But there are a lot of choices. So to make the rest of your October movie-watching easier, here are the 25 best horror movies you can stream on Netflix right now.

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25. “Proxy”

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IFC

This disturbing look at three families who have lost a child is not for the faint of heart.

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24. “The Taking of Deborah Logan”

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Millennium

An impressive “found footage” horror that looks at a documentary crew filming a woman suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, and finding a lot more.

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23. “Honeymoon”

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Magnet Releasing

Newly married and spending their honeymoon in a rustic cabin, Bea and Paul don’t have a care in the world. Until they go mad.

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22. “Maniac”

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IFC

Shot completely from the point-of-view of the psychotic main character, Frank (Elijah Wood), we follow him through his bloody killing spree.

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21. “Oculus”

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Relativity Media

Told in two different timelines, we follow a family as they are tormented by an antique mirror.

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20. “The Host”

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Magnolia Pictures

Bong Joon-ho’s mixture of action, horror, and comedy are highlighted perfectly in this tale of a sea monster that emerges from Seoul’s Han River.

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19. “Berberian Sound Studio”

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IFC

A sound engineer (Toby Jones) is hired on an Italian horror movie and begins to realize that the scariest things are happening in the studio he’s working at.

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18. “Ravenous”

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20th Century Fox

This dark comedy/horror sent in 1840s California looks at a group of men – including Guy Pearce and Robert Carlyle – stationed at a fort that investigate a gruesome tale of cannibalism.

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17. “Starry Eyes”

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MPI

To obtain fame and fortune, a young starlet enters into a deadly agreement.

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16. “Mimic”

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Dimension Films

Mia Sorvino plays a doctor who thought she was doing New York City a solid by creating an insect that kills cockroaches. Now the genetic bug is out to destroy mankind.

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15. “We Are What We Are”

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Entertainment One

In the midst of a torrential downpour, daughters Iris and Rose are tasked with taking on the bizarre responsibilities for their family’s yearly religious ritual.

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14. “Creep”

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Blumhouse/YouTube

Things get creepy for videographer Aaron when he answers the Craigslist ad of Josef to film him for one day.

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13. “Saw”

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Lionsgate

A classic from the “torture porn” era, the first film in the franchise follows two men who are told they have to kill the other or their family will die.

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12. “Re-Animator”

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Empire Pictures

This cult classic looks at a medical student and his girlfriend who get into reanimating dead tissue after meeting a new student.

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11. “V/H/S”

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Magnet Releasing

This series of shorts made by some of the best indie horror directors working today – Adam Wingard, Ti West, Glenn McQuaid – brings back the great 1980s horror works like “Cat’s Eye” and “Creepshow.”

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10. “Dust Devil”

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Miramax

Richard Stanley’s cult classic focuses on a hitchhiker/mutilating murderer who crosses paths with a woman on the run from her abusive husband.

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9. “A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night”

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Vice Films

In Bad City, drugs and crime are commonplace. Which makes life as a vampire quite comfortable.

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8. “From Dusk Till Dawn”

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Dimension Films

George Clooney and Quentin Tarantino play outlaw brothers who, along with their hostages, take refuge at a dingy bar. But it turns out the bar is crawling with vampires.

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7. “Children of the Corn”

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Anchor Bay Entertainment

Based on the Stephen King novel, a young couple is trapped in a remote town where the children believe everyone over 18 must die.

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6. “Let the Right One In”

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Magnet Releasing

A young boy who spends his days getting bullied befriends a mysterious girl who only comes out of her place at night. This different kind of vampire tale is a must-see.

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5. “The Fly” (1958)

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20th Century Fox

A scientist has a horrific accident when trying to perfect his teleporting machine.

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4. “The Babadook”

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A single mother struggling to keep up with her rambunctious son begins to lose it after a strange children’s book comes to her doorstep.

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3. “Hellraiser”

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New World Pictures

Clive Barker’s classic explores a frightening alternate dimension when a family discovers an ominous puzzle box.

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2. “The Omen” (1976)

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20th Century Fox

An American ambassador (Gregory Peck) can’t figure out the deaths going on around him until he realizes that his adopted son Damien is the Antichrist.

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1. “Rosemary’s Baby”

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Paramount

With its photography, spooky score, and performances, this classic horror from Roman Polanski is still as chilling today as it was when it came out in 1968. Mia Farrow plays a pregnant woman who realizes that the baby she’s carrying is not her husband’s (John Cassavetes) but the devil’s.

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Need more?

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Gravitas Ventures

Check out Business Insider’s own Brett Arnold and Joe Avella’s horror movie podcast “The New Flesh” for more scary movie recommendations.

Episode 2 centers on the “The Nightmare,” a hybrid documentary/horror film about sleep paralysis that is now available to stream on Netflix.

Episode 3 takes on Eli Roth’s latest “Knock Knock” starring Keanu Reeves as a home invasion victim, which is available to rent on VOD and streaming platforms.

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