Best thrillers to watch on Netflix for Halloween 2020
Nothing beats the boring quarantine routine than catching up on a good thriller but with so many awesome titles to choose from, which one should you be watching next for Halloween?
Check it out below!
10. You Get Me (2017)
Bella Thorne is unstoppable but even more so in this movie. After a one-night stand with a high schooler, Holly develops a strange addiction towards him. She, let’s say, pulls off a “Joe Goldberg” to be with him at all costs. While the storyline isn’t exactly original, the movie is still worth your time if you’re into thrillers revolving around a disturbing stalker, with a hint of teen romance.
9. Cam (2018)
Cam tries to address a lot of things – the less talked about lives of sex workers, feminism, the importance of cybersecurity, and the sacrifices people are willing to make to be no. 1. Alice, a camgirl, gets mysteriously replaced by another woman who looks just like her and that’s the horror. Identity theft is not a joke, Jim. The movie honestly keeps it interesting until it crosses a line. Still, if you’re looking for something fresh, this is it.
8. Gerald’s Game (2017)
Can I ever make a list without praising one of Mike Flanagan’s movies? Apparently not. Based on Stephen King’s novel, the movie quickly escalates from what could have been Fifty Shades of Grey to literally anyone’s worst nightmare. Gerald’s Game perfectly portrays that the biggest monsters in our lives are sometimes lurking in our own heads and that’s because we give them the power to do so.
7. Dismissed (2017)
What happens when you drive a straight-A student crazy? Well, nothing good. Starring Dylan Sprouse, this low budget flick is intense from the start to the end and deserves bonus points for the filmography and tense music. And, twistedly enough, if you’re a student or were one obsessed with grades, you’ll find yourself rooting for the devious lead.
6. The Perfection (2018)
When Allison Williams asks you to go on a trip with her, you say “NO” at all costs. Following the life of an unsuccessful musical prodigy down a sinister path to get revenge, the movie could have justified its title if it wasn’t for the uncalled twists every few minutes! If you’re squeamish, better sit this one out.
5. #Alive (2020)
The latest Korean zombie horror on Netflix, #Alive is a must-watch if you loved Train to Busan. A heads-up to the situation we all are currently in, the movie puts on display the classic struggles of being in a zombie apocalypse mixed with modern issues. Joon-woo, your typical boy with gaming addiction, is stuck with no food, no water, and thousands of flesh-thirsty cannibalistic zombies right outside his door. Will he survive?
4. Veronica (2017)
Based on a true story, Veronica has been described as “The scariest movie on Netflix” by viewers. Personally, I don’t agree with that but at the same time, I can’t deny that it has its moments. Another case of using the Ouija board gone wrong, the plot doesn’t feel new but it still makes for a good watch.
3. Jessabelle (2014)
Blumhouse’s Jessabelle starts so GOOD, it keeps you on the edge. If only it could have maintained the pace and avoided an ending that felt so out of place, it would’ve been one of the greatest horror movies ever made. When Jessie moves to her estranged father’s house, she discovers he’s hiding something. The hint is in her dead mom’s tapes, or is it really?
2. Would You Rather (2012)
How far would you go to save your dying brother? Iris gets tricked into signing up for a sadistic game without limits. With each round, the suspense builds up and so does the gore. By 2020, we already have a lot of thrillers around this theme but this one remains superior, in my opinion.
1. Pet Sematary (1989)
Yes, the movie doesn’t fully do justice to the novel, but it is still pretty damn good! The Creeds move into a new house, looking for a fresh start, but what they find is a rather odd cemetery, the kind that brings the dead back to life. Hit by tragedies, Louis Creed decides to take the path less traveled but you know, sometimes, dead is better.