It’s October and that can only mean one thing, most people around the world will be gearing up for the 31st which is of course Halloween.

If you’re too old to go Trick or Treating but are looking to be scared out of your wits, then Netflix has an amazing array of truly spooky horror films worth checking out this month.

1. Scream (1996)

 

To many, “Scream” is considered one of the best movies of all time, and is thought to be the #Film that revived the genre for a whole new generation.

Director Wes Craven returned to the horror genre to mix self-aware humour with gory slasher horror. The result is a genuinely entertaining film that has often been imitated ever since.

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2. Let Me In (2010)

 

Remakes are often shunned by fans and critics alike, “Let Me In” however, proves that it is possible to remake a film and perhaps match or even better the original.

"Let Me In" is the American remake of the 2008 Swedish film, “Let the Right One In”, starring young actors Chloë Grace Moretz and Kodi Smit-McPhee, who both excel in their roles.

3. The Return of the Living Dead (1985)

 

If you’re looking for a horror film, packed full of gore and laughs, then look no further than “The Return of the Living Dead”.

This ‘splatter’ horror-comedy is iconic 80s cinema, capturing much of what was so great about the lively decade.

The throwback to George A. Romero zombie flicks such as “Night of the Living Dead” is the perfect remedy to combat the fear the other entries offer.

4. From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)

 

“From Dusk Till Dawn” is what you get if you cross the sharp dialgoue and gore of Quentin Tarantino with vampires.

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Throw in his creepy acting and George Clooney and you have the premise to this cult classic.

The writer stars alongside Clooney in a film that starts as an action-heist flick, before transforming into a bloody horror fest.

5. The Babadook (2014)

 

 

“The Babadook” was released to great critical acclaim in 2014, with many critics and moviergoers complimenting it on its old school approach of back to basics scares, alongside a truly haunting story.

The premise may not be original, but the execution delivers what many films failed to do beforehand. The film reminds us that there are still legs left in the genre.

6. Child’s Play (1988)

 

 

“Child’s Play” is one of the most controversial films on this list. Since its release, the supernatural horror has been sited by many as being a bad influence on younger audiences.

Despite this, it’s often remembered for its memorable scenes, over-the-top premise and the haunting antagonist in the form of a maniac doll.

7. What We Do in the Shadows (2014)

“What We Do in the Shadows” is the inspired horror-comedy from the mind of Taika Waititi and Jermaine Clement.

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This New Zealand mockumentary follows the life of vampires, uncovering how the dead really spend their life after the sun goes down.

If you’re sick of vampires, this comedy will remind you of the fun behind the fanged creatures.

8. Swamp Thing (1982)

 

Wes Craven makes the list once again, this time with the campy adaptation of the cult DC Comic character, Swamp Thing.

Less Superman and more like a looming giant green monster, Swamp Thing, much like the film itself is a misjudged superhero who, as the result of a lab incident, is now a forrest-dwelling monster.

Ignoring the questionable acting, laugh-out-loud set designs and nonsensical plot, “Swamp Thing” is an enjoyable entry that puts a spin on the superhero genre.

9. The Woman in Black (2012)

Based on the novel turned play of the same name, “The Woman in Black” is the chilling horror film starring former Harry Potter star, Daniel Radcliffe.

This period movie is one of the first films released by Hammer Horror since they originally disbanded in the 1970s.

10. Paranormal Activity (2007)

Making the most of the ‘found camera footage’ genre, “Paranormal Activity” is the suspenseful horror that will have viewers jumping from the start.

This low-budget horror film became one of the most profitable of all time, spawning a number of sequels and ripoffs. #Netflix