Top Horror Films on Netlfix for Halloween 2022!

What could be more welcome than horror for the whole family?
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I've collected a list of top-notch movies on Netflix for the whole family just in time for this Halloween! From the merely spooky, to the outrageously grisly, to the romantically macabre, to the gruesomely funny... these are the horror films that you need to let a little more horror into your existence.

Horror as a modern genre emerged out of the aftermath of World War One and has evolved to meet the changing emotional needs of the times ever since. We turn to horror to understand ourselves and explore the hardest aspects of the world around us, as much as we do simply to be entertained.

Netflix is going through some big changes now that the new streaming wars are upon us, and you're not likely to find as many of the big-name horror films on the platform as you might have last year. Still, just because the available films are more in the indie range doesn't make them any less horrific—there are some bad boys here that will curl your toe hair for sure. And let's not forget the excellent horror series offerings that Netflix boasts. While these aren't films, they are just too darned excellent to leave off this list.

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Crimson Peak (2015)
Crimson Peak (2015)
Director Actors
Guillermo del Toro Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska

An aspiring author travels with her new husband and his sister to a remote Gothic mansion in the English hills. But a mystery lurks behind the walls of her new home, and strange visions plague her, summoning her to decipher the mystery of the mansion before darkness falls.

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Fear Street Part 1: 1994 (2021)
Fear Street Part 1: 1994 (2021)
Director Actors
Leigh Janiak Kiana Madeira, Olivia Scott Welch, Benjamin Flores Jr., Julia Rehwald, Fred Hechinger, Maya Hawke

Based on the book series of the same name by R. L. Stine, the film is a gory update to the previous R.L. Stein film productions we’ve seen. In a small town plagued by centuries of murders, a group of teenagers must confront the ancient evil responsible for a history of death.

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Secrets in the Hot Springs (2018)
Secrets in the Hot Springs (2018)
Director Actors
Lin Kuan-Hui Chang Ting-hu, Hung Yan-siang

Family drama meets supernatural mayhem when a family’s ancestral hotel becomes the hotspot for ghosts during winter vacation. Will Xiao Gin and his friends form closer bonds of friendship, or will the hotel defeat them?

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Oats Studio – Vol. 1 (2017)
Oats Studio – Vol. 1 (2017)
Director Actors
Neill Blomkamp Sigourney Weaver, Carly Pope, Dakota Fanning, Steve Boyle

In a dark anthology series, the twisted meets the supernatural and the futuristic. Each episode features strange fantastic probabilities, bending the nature of reality and showcasing the worst horizons of the imagination.

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The Platform (2019)
The Platform (2019)
Director Actors
Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia Iván Massagué, Zorion Eguileor, Antonia San Juan, Emilio Buale Coka, Alexandra

The residents of the Vertical Self-Management Center are driven to self-destruction like rats in an experiment. Those at the top get all they want to eat, while those at the bottom are forced to struggle for scraps. But every month, the tower reorients itself, and the fortunes of all are reversed.

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Cargo (2017)
Cargo (2017)
Directors Actors
Yolanda Ramke, Ben Howling Martin Freeman, Simone Landers, Anthony Hayes, David Gulpili, Susie Porter, Caren Pistorius

In an excellent re-frame of the traditional Zombie film, starring the incomparable Martin Freeman, Cargo tells the take of a family determined to save their child at all costs.

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Little Evil (2017)
Little Evil (2017)
Director Actors
Eli Craig Adam Scott, Evangeline Lilly

What would you do if you just married the woman of your dreams, only to discover that her kid may be the most evil supernatural creature imaginable? Let’s just say… things get awkward fast.

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The Rental (2020)
The Rental (2020)
Director Actors
Dave Franco Alison Brie, Dan Stevens, Sheila Vand, Jeremy Allen White, Toby Huss

A weekend getaway turns twisted as the residents of a seemingly ordinary rental house begin to suspect that the house’s owner may be watching them and pitting them against each other.

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There’s Someone Inside Your House (2021)
There’s Someone Inside Your House (2021)
Director Actors
Patrick Brice Sydney Park, Théodore Pellerin, Asjha Cooper, Jesse LaTourette, Diego Josef, Dale Whibley

Nebraska ain’t sucha nice place to live, at least, not when a masked killer starts stalking the class of a local high school. While the town’s dark secrets are slowly revealed, a group of teens must band together and fight back, or die trying.

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Ravenous (2017)
Ravenous (2017)
Director Actors
Robin Aubert Marc-André Grondin, Monia Chokri, Brigitte Poupart, Luc Proulx, Charlotte St-Martin

In a small Quebec town, something sinister is occurring. Ordinary people are going man, their bodies changing in twisted, horrible ways as they attack their loved ones. Now, a group of survivors must find more unaffected in order to stand a chance of fighting back.

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#Alive (2020)
#Alive (2020)
Director Actors
Cho Il-hyung Yoo Ah-in, Park Shin-hye

The only apparent survivor of a massive zombie infection, left quarantined inside his own home, alone in the middle of a massive city of the dead… is a total geek. But, just as all hope fades, our hero spots a young woman alive in the apartment across from him. This is their story.

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The Babysitter (2017)
The Babysitter (2017)
Director Actors
McG Samara Weaving, Judah Lewis, Hana Mae Lee, Robbie Amell, Bella Thorne

Hot babysitter is a bit of a cliché, right? Well, for one young boy, Cole, it’s a cliché he’s certain he’s going to enjoy. That is, right until the moment when he discovers a secret that his new babysitter will do anything to keep hidden.

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Day Shift (2022)
Day Shift (2022)
Director Actors
J.J. Perry Jamie Foxx, Dave Franco, Karla Souza, Meagan Good, Natasha Liu Bordizzo, Snoop Dogg

Some blue-collar workers are pool cleaners, but for one San Fernando dad looking out for his kid, his pool-cleaning gear is just a front for his real gig: killing vampires.

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The Wretched (2019)
The Wretched (2019)
Directors Actors
Brett Pierce, Drew T. Pierce John-Paul Howard, Piper Curda, Jamison Jones, Zarah Mahler, Azie Tesfai, Kevin Bigley, Blane Crockarell, Ja’layah Washington

The pretty woman next door is not all that she appears to be. In the end, it’s up to a teenage boy struggling with his parent’s divorce to uncover her secret which may be more terrible, and more ancient, than he can imagine.

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Till Death (2021)
Till Death (2021)
Director Actors
S.K. Dale Megan Fox, Eoin Macken, Callan Mulvey, Jack Roth, Aml Ameen

A woman left handcuffed to her murdered husband must survive as two professional killers seek her out and finish the job.

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Vampires vs. the Bronx (2020)
Vampires vs. the Bronx (2020)
Director Actors
Oz Rodriguez Jaden Michael, Gerald W. Jones III, Gregory Diaz IV, Sarah Gadon, Method Man, Shea Whigham, Coco Jones

A group of teenagers is forced to protect their neighborhood in the Bronx when a hoard of wealthy vampires tries to move in and set up shop. Definitely no parallels between vampires and gentrification here, nope.

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From horror-comedies, to animated tales of the macabre—Netflix has you covered with the best family-centered horror films for Halloween!