Netflix and Thrills


Caleb Gilliam

Netflix & Thrills


 Even though Halloween comes and goes, horror movies stay in the spirit. Luckily however, it is around the time for Halloween, so horror movies are perfectly in season. Here are the best horror movies on Netflix.


  1. Would You Rather (NR)

SUMMARY: Iris and seven other desperate people become trapped in Shepard’s mansion, and forced to start playing Would You Rather for a large sum of money. What they don’t realize, is that the questions are about to become increasingly deadlier as they go on.


REVIEW: Would You Rather is a good movie — if you enjoy gory films, like the Saw franchise. If not, then this probably isn’t the one for you. This film is all about people’s decisions, and whether they’re willing to do what it takes to get money they need for their families.


  1. Tales of Halloween (R)

SUMMARY: Ten short tales revolve around ghosts, ghouls, monsters, the devil, aliens, and axe murderers who terrorize a suburb on Halloween night.


REVIEW: Tales of Halloween isn’t a conventional horror movie, having ten completely different tales instead of one plot and 2+ hours of the same story.


  1. Coraline (PG)

SUMMARY: While exploring her new home, Coraline discovers a secret door which has an alternate world that almost mirrors her own. She wants to stay, until she learns the secrets of her “Other World” family.


REVIEW: Even though this movie came out in 2009, Coraline is forever a classic, and isn’t just for kids. The animation and story are so different, that it makes the movie just that much better. This movie could put a fear of dolls in anybody.


  1. Hush (R)

SUMMARY: A deaf writer moved into the woods, and her friend came to visit. However, when a masked killer shows up and murders her friend, she must fight for her life, despite her disabilities


REVIEW: Having someone fight for their life without being able to hear anything creates suspense on a whole new level. You can really feel the fear Maddie goes through when they take the sound away, because you have no clue where the killer might be.


  1. Before I Wake (PG-13)

SUMMARY: Foster parents Mark and Jessie welcome 8 year old Cody into their home. Cody starts to have trouble sleeping in his new home and his nightmares seem to come to life. The couple must find out how his dreams work and how to stop them before his nightmares become fatal for everyone.


REVIEW: Before I Wake is one of the few recent horror films that is not a copy or remix.  If you’re looking for something original this is the fim for you.


  1. Little Evil (PG-13)

SUMMARY: A man gets married and starts to believe that his new step-son is the antichrist.


REVIEW: Little Evil takes more of a comedic take on scary movies, and it’s perfect. It’s not as much of a scary movie as the rest of the films on this list, but the content and jokes make it one of the best on it.


  1. The Babadook (NR)

SUMMARY: A single mother and her son are haunted by a monster lurking in their house. However, when she lets the monster in, things take a turn for the worse for her entire family.


REVIEW: The Babadook is a very eerie, creepy feeling movie. The film is a good adaptation of the normal haunting movie, but with a good twist on it, making it fresh and unique.


  1. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (NR)

SUMMARY: When Sally hears that her grandfather’s grave may have been vandalized, she and her brother, Franklin, go out with their friends to investigate the grave. After a detour to their family’s old farmhouse, they discover a group of murderous outcasts living next door to the house. However, it takes a turn for the worse when the murderers find out about them.


REVIEW: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is a must-watch for anyone who prefers thrillers to modern conventional horror movies. This film happens to do it better than most, with there being actual research and a good history put into the movie. Leatherface was based off of two historical serial killers, Ed Gein, and Elmer Wayne. I really enjoyed that the directors actually did their research with this movie.


  1. 1922 (PG-13)

SUMMARY: A rancher aspires to murder his wife with the help of his son for financial gain and to keep their farmhouse. However, he didn’t know what would lie ahead for either of them when the wife comes back to haunt them.


REVIEW: 1922 has the best storyline a scary movie has had in a long time. The Netflix adaptation is based off of a Stephen King book, and Stephen King is one of the best authors for anything creepy.


  1. The Conjuring (R)

SUMMARY: In 1970, Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren were brought to the home of Carolyn and Roger Perron because of them having strange things happening in their house. The Perron’s and their five daughters recently moved into a rural farmhouse, which they believe to be possessed by a supernatural presence.


REVIEW: The Conjuring is one of the best versions of the common demonic house possession movies. Most scary movies try to have a good storyline and scare people, but this film does great in having both.