Spooky flicks available on Netflix

by Hayley Spence , Staff Writer

It’s the month of October. Most of us are thinking about getting a solid grade on our midterms, but looming around the corner is that wonderful event of Halloween. We might be too old to trick-or-treat, and some aren’t old enough to go to bars and party. However, there’s the alternative of a horror movie night with friends to attempt to scare the willies out of each other.

Netflix has a wide selection of horror films from classics to new-age zombie flicks. Compiled below is a list of some of the best films available on Netflix with a little bit of something for everyone in your group.

“Carrie” (2014)

A remake of the 1976 film, it follows a misfit teenager discovering that she has supernatural powers and uses them to wreak havoc against her bully classmates at the prom. The remake stars Chloe Grace Moretz, Julianne Moore and Portia Doubleday. Director Kimberly Peirce is at the helm for this reboot of Stephen King’s famous novel, and it’s sure to give thrills. A combination of this and the original makes for an awesome movie night to see which one scares you the most.

“World War Z”

No one expected this Brad Pitt flick to be any good, but it blew all the skeptics out of the water as one of the best zombie films released in recent years. Directed by Marc Foster, the film is based around Gerry Lane (Pitt), who is a United Nations employee recruited to find patient zero of a zombie pandemic spreading like wildfire. With patient zero, they will be able to create a vaccine or cure and save the remaining survivors. A fast-paced film full of zombies and violence, it’s a fun ride to throw into the horror film movie list.

“The Awakening”

Set in England, 1921, main character Florence Cathcart is famous for exposing supernatural hoaxes. When she gets a request from a boarding school that believe to be haunted, she visits to explain the sightings and show that it’s not real. But the longer she stays, the more she feels everything she stands for and believes in is coming undone. Starring Rebecca Hall and Dominic West, this 2011 supernatural thriller is sure to send chills down your spine.  It might even get you checking around corners and turning the lights on in the dark.


This film series has a little bit of everything. A group of college kids is hired to break into an abandoned house to steal a VHS tape, and they begin to watch the many tapes they find. With a different director for each segment, this anthology definitely has thrills for each person, which makes it that much more fun.  From murder, hauntings and supernatural creatures in the woods, this anthology will make you jump out of your skin and might bring a few laughs along the way.

“Children of the Corn”

It’s back to the classics. This is one of those films that scared us as kids and can still frighten us as adults. Directed by Fritz Kiersch, this 1984 horror classic centers around a couple trapped in a remote small town run by children who believe anyone older than 18 deserves to die. The cult is deadly and the corn fields are their holy place. A film that has lots of slashing and supernatural scares, it is definitely a Halloween classic to be watched every year.