10 good slasher movies to watch on Netflix for Halloween
In the mood to watch a group of (mostly) dumb people getting butchered by a psycho killer as you cozily sip your pumpkin spice latte? I’m here to help! When it comes to slasher movies, there isn’t much that Netflix has to offer but at the same time, it is equally hard to pick a title that is really worth watching.
We shared a list of the best slasher movies to watch on Netflix for Halloween 2020 below!
10. The Ritual (2017)
This British horror movie follows five university friends who reunite and plan to go on a trip – a hiking trip because that’s what long lost pals normally do. On their way, one of them gets injured and they’re forced to stay in an abandoned house. Let’s just say things get more intense from that point forward.
9. The Bye Bye Man (2017)
Even though full of basic horror movie cliches, The Bye Bye Man still makes up an interesting watch. Three friends come across a mysterious evil figure when they move into an old house, unaware of the deadly fate circling above them.
8. Cabin Fever (2016)
Fourth in the Cabin Fever series, this remake is absolutely no match to Eli Roth’s original, but it does get some major points for special effects and gore. If you can survive the cheesy dialogues and nude scenes, give this one a shot. Or, if you need a stronger reason, should I say – Matthew Daddario?
7. Friend Request (2016)
Friend Request had the potential to do more, but it is still quite engaging. A popular college girl befriends a rather unknown student from her class on social media but soon unfriends her. Heartbroken, the other girl takes some seriously dark (and confusing) measures to get her revenge. If you’re willing to keep all logic aside and just appreciate the creepiness and kills the movie has to offer, go for it.
6. The Babysitter: Killer Queen (2020)
Fans of horror who love gore with a punch of comedy should add this sequel to their watchlist. Two years after the events of The Babysitter, Cole is once again faced with the dark cult that no one believes really exists. Except for his best friend.
5. Horns (2013)
What happens when you leave Hogwarts? You develop an American accent and well, horns. Based on Joe Hill’s novel, Horns doesn’t fit the traditional definition of a slasher film, but it’s close to the sub-genre. But then again, there’s nothing conventional about this movie and it will keep you guessing till the end.
4. The Invitation (2015)
The Invitation may seem like a slow-burn at first but it gets better. A man and his girlfriend are invited to a seemingly normal party by his ex-wife but even the normal seems rather strange to Will. Is he paranoid by his past trauma or is something really up? Watch the movie to find out.
3. Sinister (2012)
Easily one of my favorite movies ever made, Sinister does everything right. The characters, the plot, the creepy tapes, and the nightmarish pagan deity – this movie explores something new while still managing to send a chill down your spine. Ethan Hawke as the lead actor definitely helps.
2. House Of 1000 Corpses (2003)
Recently added to Netflix for Halloween, House Of 1000 Corpses is Rob Zombie’s work at his finest. A mix of gory, funny, and crazy, this slasher follows two couples on their journey to uncover urban legends. What they do discover, however, is a house full of serial killers.
1. Hush (2016)
From the brilliant mind of Mike Flanagan comes Hush, a movie revolving around a deaf woman who lives alone with her cat in the woods. A masked killer comes knocking by and when he’s unheard, he makes his presence known in the most gruesome way. Hush is terrifying, smart, and uplifting at the same time. If you haven’t watched it, you’re missing out.