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Netflix and Chills for Halloween 2018

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Whether you’re looking for a really good scare or just looking to get into the Halloween mood, Netflix has you covered this month. From the kid-friendly to the “only let your kids watch this if you want to scar them for the rest of their lives”, here are Netflix’s top recommendations for the rest of October, in order of spookiness.

Goosebumps

A teenager teams up with the daughter of young adult horror author R. L. Stine after the writer’s imaginary demons are set free on the town of Madison, Delaware.

Ages: 7+

Ghostbusters

Following a ghost invasion of Manhattan, paranormal enthusiasts Erin Gilbert and Abby Yates, nuclear engineer Jillian Holtzmann, and subway worker Patty Tolan band together to stop the otherworldly threat.

Ages: 13+

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

Netflix Original Series – Chilling Adventures of Sabrina imagines the origin and adventures of Sabrina the Teenage Witch as a dark coming-of-age story that traffics in horror, the occult and, of course, witchcraft. Tonally in the vein of Rosemary’s Baby and The Exorcist, this adaptation finds Sabrina wrestling to reconcile her dual nature — half-witch, half-mortal — while standing against the evil forces that threaten her, her family and the daylight world humans inhabit.

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina premieres on Netflix on October 26, 2018.

Ghoul

Netflix Original Series – From the makers of Insidious, Get Out and Udta Punjab – Ghoul is a chilling series about a prisoner who arrives at a remote military interrogation centre and turns the tables on his interrogators, exposing their most shameful secrets. You can fight the demons of this world but what about the ones that aren’t?

Ages: 16+

Carrie

A shy girl, outcasted by her peers and sheltered by her religious mother, unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom.

Ages: 16+

The Shining

A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.

Ages: 16+

1922

Netflix Original Film – Life is rarely fair. 1922 is based on Stephen King’s 131-page novella of a man’s confession of his wife’s murder. The tale is told from from the perspective of Wilfred James, the story’s unreliable narrator who admits to killing his wife, Arlette, with his son in Nebraska. But after he buries her body, he finds himself terrorized by rats and, as his life begins to unravel, becomes convinced his wife is haunting him.

Ages: 16+

Veronica

Madrid in the 1990s: When a couple of teenage girlfriends, including the eponymous Veronica (Sandra Escacena), try to summon spirits in a round of Ouija, they awaken supernatural demonic forces that threaten their families.

Ages: 16+

Quarantine

When a news crew decides to trail a brave fire-fighting team, they never suspect that the first call for help they respond to that night may be their last. Now they’re trapped in an apartment complex sealed off by the government. With no way of escape, they find themselves surrounded by frightened residents who are infected with a deadly mutant virus. What happens next is only known because of the footage they left behind.

Ages: 16+

The Haunting of Hill House

Netflix Original Series – This horror drama series is a modern reimagining of Shirley Jackson’s classic 1959 novel. A smash hit for Netflix, The Haunting of Hill House has been gathering some rave reviews. If this one isn’t on your to-watch list, it should be!

Ages: 16+

Last Updated: October 22, 2018

24 Comments

  1. Magoo

    October 22, 2018 at 13:36

    Best pun.

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  2. Original Heretic

    October 22, 2018 at 13:36

    Why. The. Hell. Is Ghostbusters on this list?
    a) It’s terrible
    b) It’s not scary
    c) It’s teeeeerrrible!

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    • Admiral Chief

      October 22, 2018 at 13:47

      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

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    • Pariah

      October 22, 2018 at 14:03

      Perhaps because the movie is so bad it’s scary?

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      • Original Heretic

        October 22, 2018 at 14:09

        See point (b) above.
        It’s so bad is sickening. Nothing scary about it.

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        • Pariah

          October 22, 2018 at 14:19

          It’s a popular catch-phrase “So bad it’s scary”. Ie: He’s so bad it’s scary. How did he even make the team?

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          • Original Heretic

            October 22, 2018 at 14:24

            Yes, I’m well aware of that…

            Didn’t realise that I came across as a moron who doesn’t know anything about colloquial expressions.

          • Pariah

            October 22, 2018 at 14:49

            That’s quite uncharacteristic in tone for you. Is everything ok?

          • Original Heretic

            October 22, 2018 at 14:56

            You’re right, sorry man, very uncalled for from me.

            I have many shitty things happening to me at once, so when I saw someone explaining a basic expression to me, I became somewhat irritated.

            I need to do what I normally do when I get angry/irritated/annoyed/etc… I just need to shut up. Anger is a form of temporary insanity. Whenever I look back at things I said or did when I was angry, I’m quite horrified and downright ashamed.

          • Pariah

            October 22, 2018 at 15:21

            I’ve been there myself. Just last year I took myself off all forms of social media, including the comments section here. Was going through some tough times and everything was getting me worked up so I just removed myself from all of that, sorted my shit out, and now I’m back and much more chilled.

            Saying that, I do apologise for coming across condescending – it could definitely have come across that way and that wasn’t my intention. Sorry man.

          • Original Heretic

            October 22, 2018 at 15:26

            Suppose I should play nice. This is my last week as a CH commentor, after all.

          • Pariah

            October 22, 2018 at 15:33

            Well I mean, that can go 2 ways. Either you can play nice, or you can go full Monster Cheddar. 😛

          • Original Heretic

            October 22, 2018 at 15:36

            The latter would be worse than going full retard. I’ll pass.

            I prefer playing nice. When I go full asshole, it’s for very good reason.
            My bad mood is NOT a good reason.

          • Pariah

            October 22, 2018 at 15:58

            LOL

          • HvR

            October 22, 2018 at 16:18

            The Cheddar is such a big asshole, school sex ed had to change since he is proof anal conception is possible.

          • Original Heretic

            October 22, 2018 at 16:28

            Whoa…dude…I’m no fan of the cheese, but that’s rather harsh.

          • HvR

            October 22, 2018 at 17:11

            I will send him a Whatsapp now with my comment, so either he is going to LOL or drive to my house to punch me. LOL

          • Geoffrey Tim

            October 22, 2018 at 16:20

            Once again, may I remind you that the site works just fine on mobile devices. Comments and all. 😉

          • Original Heretic

            October 22, 2018 at 16:27

            Once I have a better sense and understanding of my new job, I guess I might be able to.

    • Nick de Bruyne

      October 23, 2018 at 10:23

      Well don’t forget they said they wanted to get some kid friendly stuff in there. Ghostbusters may be hated by all the adults of the world that have long forgotten about what childhood magic feels like, but for kids they see some safe spooky stuff and get in a bit of the halloween spirit without having to sleep next to their parent’s bed for a week because someone that thought Nightmare on Elm Street wasn’t that scary

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      • Original Heretic

        October 23, 2018 at 16:30

        You do realize that some adults (me) just hate the new Ghostbusters because it’s really bad, right? Nothing to do with “[having] long forgotten…what childhood magic feels like”.
        I have a (nearly) 4 year old son so I watch plenty of content that is suitable for children. A lot of it is absolutely fantastic.
        When it comes to “spookiness” for kids, rather show them the Goosebumps movie that Jack Black starred in. SOOOOO much better than Ghostbusters.

        Or hey, how about showing them the original Ghostbusters movies.

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        • Nick de Bruyne

          October 23, 2018 at 16:49

          Still not seeing why it’s not an option for them to just like… see all of them?

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          • Original Heretic

            October 24, 2018 at 08:09

            Good parents protect their children from bad things!

  3. Kapitan Balalaika

    October 22, 2018 at 13:52

    I remember watching and loving Quarantine back in the day.

    Reply

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