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The Best Halloween Movies on Netflix in 2022

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Tim Surette, Jon Bitner
Fear Street Part One: 1994

Fear Street Part One: 1994

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Ready to scare up the best Halloween movies on Netflix? Sure, the streamer might not have all the classics anymore (all those licensing deals are drying up), but what's more chilling than watching a movie when you don't know the ending? If you're willing to dig deep, you can find plenty of options that'll keep you up at night — or just put a minor fright in you, if you're a scaredy cat. 

Netflix original horror films like There's Someone Inside Your House and His House are haunting, but if you want something the whole family can watch, we've highlighted some of those too, like Monster House and Hubie Halloween. Check out our picks for the best Halloween movies on Netflix below.

Hush

If you want to venture further into the Mike Flanagan Cinematic Universe after watching his incredibly popular Netflix series The Haunting of Hill House, Midnight Mass, and the recently released The Midnight Club, check out his 2016 film Hush. While not another ghost story from Flanagan, Hush is a very effective slasher movie starring Flanagan's frequent collaborator and wife Kate Siegel as a deaf author stalked by a mean sicko in a house in the woods. -Tim Surette     

It

This modern classic has the feel of Stranger Things, but with many more buckets of blood and the type of imagery that no impressionable teen should watch. A group of young kids from a small town in Maine are terrorized by a demonic entity who takes on the form of the creepiest clown you've ever seen, which is saying something. Nothing says Halloween like a good, old-fashioned Stephen King adaptation. -Allison Picurro

The Old Ways

This folk horror film follows a Mexican-American student who goes deep into the jungles of Mexico to study her family's history, but she becomes targeted by the locals who think she's possessed by a demon. It's a chilling story about the unknown, made smarter with the subtext of losing one's cultural identity. -Tim Surette      


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Hubie Halloween

Adam Sandler is back to doing what he does best with Hubie Halloween, and that's making irreverent movies to tickle your funny bone. Released in 2020 as part of Sandler's Netflix deal, Hubie Halloween sees the comedian stepping into the shoes of Hubie Dubois -- a delicatessen employee in the haunted town of Salem, Mass. Rumor has it that one of Hubie's old friends is back in town, although it's only because he managed to escape from a nearby psychiatric hospital. The entire story is a bit off-the-wall, although it manages to shine thanks to Sandler's patented sense of humor and a unique Halloween twist. If you're a fan of Sandler's past work, this is the perfect film for October 31. -Jon Bitner

There's Someone Inside Your House

While not loaded with, uhhh, quality, this Netflix original movie is filled with gruesome deaths! When a killer begins taking out kids at a high school and revealing their secrets to everyone, a pack of kids must uncover the murderer — who likes to wear a mask of their victim — before it's too late. Though it isn't Halloween related and features some satirical humor, it will get you to turn on all the lights in your house. -Tim Surette

No One Gets Out Alive

A Mexican immigrant seeking work and housing in America shacks up in a boarding house where things aren't not haunted, if you get my drift. The movie taps into the immigrant experience and the difficulties the poor face in meeting basic needs, while also providing some very legitimate scares and one of the weirdest creatures you'll ever see. It's definitely one of Netflix's best original horror movies. -Tim Surette

Monster House

Did you know that this animated 2006 film was written by Dan Harmon of Rick and Morty and Community fame? While there's no interdimensional cable TV or darkest timelines, Monster House is a very creative spin on kids' fears about the haunted house on the block. A young boy suspects something is up with the old man across the street, but things get even weirder when the house itself starts acting up. Featuring voice work from Steve Buscemi, Catherine O'Hara, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and more, Monster House -- which was nominated for Best Animated Feature at the Oscars -- is just spooky enough to get into the Halloween spirit, but not scary enough that your little ones will come crying to sleep in your bed late at night. -Tim Surette

Fear Street Trilogy

If you're looking for a great horror trilogy to binge before Halloween, look no further than Fear Street (2021). All three movies are available on Netflix, each one set in a different year (1994, 1978, and 1666, respectively) but taking place in the same cursed town of Shadyside. Director Leigh Janiak manages to keep the supernatural theme alive despite the massive time jumps, and each film breathes new life into Shadyside -- which is arguably the star of the show. Fear Street also uses many of the same cast members -- Kiana MadeiraSadie SinkEmily Rudd, and Olivia Scott Welch -- throughout the trilogy, even though they're stepping into the shoes of new characters. Based on the young adult books by Goosebumps author R.L Stine, the movies manage to pack in a surprising number of scares without becoming overly gruesome -- except for a few choice scenes. -Jon Bitner

The Mist

This 2007 adaptation of Stephen King's 1980 novella is notable for a lot of things. It's notable for being the first time writer-director Frank Darabont adapted one of King's horror stories, after finding enormous success with the dramas The Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile. It's also notable as a precursor to The Walking Dead, the revolutionary horror series Darabont created for television a few years later. The Mist and The Walking Dead share several cast members, including Laurie HoldenJeffrey DeMunn, and Melissa McBride, who has a small but memorable role in The Mist in one of her earliest screen appearances. (The Mist star Thomas Jane was Darabont's first choice to play Rick Grimes on TWD, a role that eventually went to Andrew Lincoln.) But most of all, it's notable for its shocking ending, which is one of the bleakest things you'll ever see in a Hollywood movie. The rest of the movie is good, with some savvy metaphors for George W. Bush-era America, but the ending will stick with you forever. It's not even in the book; Darabont came up with it for the movie. -Liam Mathews  

Nightbooks

Nightbooks isn't the scariest movie on this list, but it's yet another well-produced Netflix Original. Featuring Krysten Ritter, Winslow Fegley, and Lidya Jewett, this 2021 film follows teen fledgling author Alex (Fegley) after he successfully convinces a witch (Ritter) who captures him to spare his life in exchange for him telling her a scary story before bed every single night. What follows is Alex's attempt to escape the curse and live a life without nightmares. Krysten Ritter's performance as the witch Natacha is the highlight of the film, offering family-friendly scares -- though maybe too intense for little ones -- and a signature witch laugh that's sure to haunt your dreams. If you're looking for something new and unique to watch this Halloween, Nightbooks should be at the top of your list. -Jon Bitner

1922

Stephen King is known for his dark and twisted narratives, and 1922 is no different. This 2017 film is based on King's short novella of the same name, which sees a farmer conspiring to murder his wife to receive a financial windfall. However, things quickly get out of hand, with a variety of unexplainable and supernatural events taking place shortly after his wife's death. Director Zak Hilditch does an impressive job of bringing King's terrifying vision to the small screen, and although it's not specific to the spooky season, it's an incredible film to watch to get in the mood for Halloween. Thomas Jane's performance as farmer Wilfred James is absolutely chilling, and it's hard to think of an actor that would have been a better fit. 1922 might not be the most well-known adaptation of King's work, but it's one of the best available on Netflix. -Jon Bitner