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10 of the Best Horror Series and Movies to Binge on Halloween

Posted in Blog by nido team on October 9, 2020

The scariest night of the year, Halloween probably won’t be filled with fancy dress parties this year. So, what is there to do instead?

Bringing horror to your home, we’ve compiled a list of the best horror films and series you can stream right now.

 

Halloween

The ultimate film to watch on All Hallows Eve, would we even watch scary movies on Halloween if it weren’t for this one?

The John Carpenter classic that made Jamie Lee Curtis a star is filled with jumpy slasher moments, a creepy soundtrack and an inside-out William Shatner mask designed to flood you with fear.

Available to stream on NowTV, the service isn’t content with just making the original available. You’ll also find the 2018 Halloween movie, which served as a direct sequel to the 1978 hit.

 

The Haunting on Hill House

One of the scariest television shows to grace our screens in years if you haven’t seen it yet, you’re missing out.

With a sense of creepiness throughout, make sure you keep your eyes on the screen at all times to see if you can spot anything in the background, and excellent performances, this will have you hooked from the get-go. Enough to make even the bravest horror watcher reach for the pillow, there are some real ‘jump out of your skin’ moments.

Only 10 episodes long, it’ll be easy to watch this October 31st.

Available to stream on Netflix, keep your eyes open for season 2 of this anthology series, The Haunting of Bly Manor, arriving in October.

couple watching scary film

 

The Strangers: Prey at Night

If you haven’t seen the first film, then go and seek it out. Set in the middle of nowhere, a middle-class couple are hounded and tortured in their home by a group of masked assailants. Why? Because they were in.

10 years after the 2008 cult hit, this 2018 sequel brings more masked horror and hide-behind-the-sofa creepiness, as The Strangers set off to torment a family visiting a mobile home park.

Available to stream on Amazon Prime.

 

Ratched

The much-hyped spin-off to One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Ratched is a Netflix original brought to you by Ryan Murphy – the man behind some of the biggest TV shows of the last decade, such as American Horror Story.

With all eight episodes dropping at the end of September, this is a psychological horror designed to melt your brain and scare via twisted characters and questionable acts.

Available to stream on Netflix, if you finish the show and want more Murphy horror, you’ll find several series of American Horror Story here, too.

 

The Blair Witch Project

The film that spawned a new generation of horror films, this is a modern classic that everyone needs to see at least once.

The original found footage movie, take a trip back to the 90s with a group of teenagers as they head out to discover a local legend known as the Blair Witch. However, like them, you may not like what you find.

Available to stream on Amazon Prime.

mysterious rural farmhouse

 

Hush

Do you know what makes a horror film even scarier than a creepy musical score? Silence.

In this Netflix original, our protagonist just happens to be deaf, living in the middle of nowhere, and facing a masked home invader. Ramping up scary to a whole new level, we are placed in her shoes throughout the majority of the action. Obviously, this means we can’t hear anything.

Extremely tense and gripping, this brings the horror of a home invasion to you in a way you’ve never experienced before. Trust us, it’s one that’ll stay with you.

Available to stream on Netflix.

 

Hereditary

A modern classic, the movie revolves around a family being haunted by a mysterious presence following the death of their secretive grandmother.

A horror film that truly delivers in a genre where it’s becoming harder and harder to provide new scares.

Considered harrowing and unsettling, the film has a score of 89% on Rotten Tomatoes – so it must be pretty scary.

Available to stream on Netflix.

 

The Omen

The son of Satan is alive and living among us, and you can witness the horror of for yourself on Halloween this year.

A 1970s classic, this is a horror movie rite of passage that everyone should see at least once. While the movie itself is designed to scare you, the lore around the movie itself is just as scary. Thought to be the most haunted movie set of all time, during production, lead actor, Gregory Peck’s plane was struck by lightning, then, a few weeks later, the executive producer’s plane was also struck by lightning. Meanwhile, a producer narrowly escaped being struck by lightning himself while filming in Rome.

Coincidence? Watch the film for yourself on NowTV, where you’ll also find the 2006 remake, which wasn’t as cursed as the original.

misty country path

 

Pet Sematary

Based on the book brought to you by the mind of the King of Horror himself, Stephen King, there are three versions to choose from.

Whether you want to go old school and watch the 1989 original and its 1992 follow-up, Pet Sematary Two, or you want to go more modern and watch the 2019 remake, you’ll find them all here.

Following a family that discovers a mysterious graveyard in the woods behind their new home, you’ll never look at a stray animal in the night the same way again.

Available to stream on NowTV.

 

US

From one King of Horror to another, Jordan Peel’s follow-up to the Oscar-winning smash Get Out is just as creepy and just as thought-provoking.

Filled with tense moments, jumps, scares, gore and social commentary, this is one that’s sure to send a shiver down your spine for a multitude of reasons. And one thing’s for sure, you won’t go wandering alone late at night for a while after watching this.

Available to stream on NowTV.

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