Best Horror Movies And Series On Netflix: New ‘Halloween’ Category Added To The Lineup

Some of the best horror movies and series on Netflix are perfect for Halloween, and the company has added a new category to their lineup for the creepy holiday. Horror movies on Netflix are hit and miss, but their "Halloween Favorites" category lists some of their most popular selections of the genre. This list only focuses on the best movies and series on that list.

Children of the Corn

Nothing says terror like the master of horror, Stephen King, and this '80s classic is one of the most popular movies on Netflix. After seeing this film, audiences never looked at a row of corn the same again.

American Horror Story

Netflix offers the first five seasons of this critically acclaimed series. Though all the seasons are entertaining, viewers may find Murder House (Season 1) and Hotel (Season 5) the most apropos for Halloween.

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The Addams Family

For those looking for movies appropriate for the whole family, The Addams Family has the answer.

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Scream 2

The legendary Wes Craven rejuvenated the horror industry with the Scream franchise, and Scream 2 is as much of a joy to watch as its predecessor.

The Awakening

For those looking for horror movies on Netflix that are of high-quality, but won't keep you up all night out of terror, then look no further than The Awakening. This well-told ghost story has its chilling moments, but the scares aren't over-the-top.

Corpse Bride

In another appropriate movie for the whole family, Corpse Bride is a brilliant animated comedy that everyone will enjoy.

The Walking Dead

Halloween is synonymous with monsters: werewolves, vampires, witches, ghosts, and zombies. Netflix audiences may enjoy revisiting the first season of The Walking Dead, as it is only six episodes long and plays out more like a movie, unlike the rest of the series.


Hush is one of the most suspenseful movies of 2016. The film garnered a perfect score of 100 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, and the site describes why this is one of the best horror movies on Netflix.

"In this heart-pounding thriller from acclaimed writer and director Mike Flanagan (Oculus, Before I Wake), silence takes on a terrifying new dimension for a young woman living along in the woods… But one night, the fragile world is shattered when the masked face of a psychotic killer appears in her window. Without another living soul for miles, and with no way to call for help, it appears that Maddie is at the killer's mercy... but he may have underestimated his prey."
The Fly

Vincent Price starred in a variety of classic movies: House on Haunted Hill, House of Wax, The Raven, and many think that The Fly is his absolute best.


For those that love their scary movies with some clever wit, Housebound is a perfect blend of comedy and terror.

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This is the movie that put Steven Spielberg on the map! Jaws remains one of the best films of all-time, and it is one of the most popular movies on Netflix.

Sleepy Hollow

Sleepy Hollow may be the most appropriate of horror movies on Netflix for this holiday season. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is a timeless tale, and no one tells it better than Tim Burton.

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This is perhaps the cleverest addition to the zombie genre of horror. Based on the comics, iZombie is about a young woman of the undead nature, who uses her new perks to help solve crimes. The series has two seasons thus far, and you can catch both of them on Netflix.


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From Children of the Corn to iZombie, Netflix has some of the best horror movies and series for this Halloween season.

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