20 horror films streaming on Netflix in October 2016

entertainment | Oct 04, 2016 | By Martin Barillas

In advance of Halloween Netflix viewers may want to get into the scary mood by sitting down to watch a few of these horror movies. The following are 20 scary flicks that will have film buffs jumping and heading for the door. These are a few that we have selected, but Netflix has plenty more in the horror category and others. Check them out!
 
 
 
1 They Look Like People
 
A man suspects that people around him are transforming into evil creatures, a troubled man questions whether to protect his only friend from an impending war, or from himself.
 
 
2 The Amityville Horror
 
A remake of the 1979 classic, it stars Ryan Reynolds. 
 
 
 
3. The Human Centipede
 
One of the most disturbing films ever made. Memorable, if you can stomach it. You are hereby warned. 
 
 
Would You Rather
 
 
Once merely a game, now it's a movie! Britanny Snow is compelled to make some heart-renching, horrific choices.
 
 
5 Hush
 
When a mysterious masked killer appears unbidden at her window, deaf writer who had retreated into the woods to live as a solitary must fight for her life in silence. One of the best for 2015.
 
6 Scream 2
 
This may be the sequel that gives the lie to the dictum that all sequels pale in comparison to the original. This slasher pic is filled with gore and frights. Beware of Ghostface. He will haunt your dreams.
 
 
7 The Lazarus Effect
 
Olivia Wilde is brought back from the dead, hence the name, by a group of researchers who get a big surprise. 
 
 

8 The Awakening
 
It's 1921 and the English people are trying to get over the loss and pain of the First World War. Hoax exposer Florence Cathcart, played by Rebecca Hall, visits a boarding school to explain sightings of a child ghost. That's when everything she believes unravels as the 'missing' begin to show themselves. 
 
 
9 Dark Skies
 
A young couple believe an extraterrestrial presence has been haunting their home and terrorizing their children, but they're having trouble getting anyone else to believe them.
 
10 The Nightmare
 
Is anything scarier than sleep paralysis? Find out by watching this terrifying documentary.
 
11 The Uninvited
 
After a stint at a psychiatric facility, a young girl returns home to find that not everything is what it seems.
 
12 Dead Silence
 
If you thought Chucky was bad, just wait until you see this psychological horror. Say hello to vivid nightmares. Watch it now.
 
13 Dreamcatcher
 
If sci-fi is your thing, then you've come to the right place. Not only is the whole film about an alien invasion, but it's also based off of Stephen King's novel. So you know it's good.
 

14 The Taking of Deborah Logan
 
An Alzheimer's case turns into a supernatural nightmare.
 
15 Housebound
 
When a woman is placed under house arrest by court order, she's forced to return home to live with her strange family. She soon becomes convinced a malevolent spirit is haunting her childhood home.
 
16 Final Destination 3
 
After a student's premonition saves her life and a few lucky riders at an amusement park, death itself seeks out revenge in this thriller.
 
17 Children of the Corn
 
Even Stephen King's short stories translate to terrifying full-length pictures. Children of the Corn is about a group of murderous children, so expect to say goodbye to restful sleep for a bit.
 

18 The Babadook
 
This Australian horror film earned rave reviews for its affecting performances and simple yet terrifying boogeyman story.
 
19 Sleepy Hollow
 
If you love the hit TV show, you should definitely check out Tim Burton's take on the classic Washington Irving tale.
 
20 Hellraiser
 
Not at all like the psychopathic killing machines of other films, Hellraiser offers monstrous, elegant, and very, very deadly killer.

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Spero News writer Martin Barillas is a former US diplomat, who also worked as a democracy advocate and election observer in Latin America. His first novel 'Shaken Earth', is available at Amazon.

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