Halloween 2015 is here and your weekend options are as plentiful as the dum-dums left at that the bottom of the candy dish. You could put together a costume and go to a party, you could go bananas and decorate your house for the neighborhood kids, you could turn off the lights, pretend you’re not home, and risk your house getting egged to kingdom come, or you could do what you really want to do…
Netflix and Chill with the scariest movies available via a few different streaming platforms!
Just in case you don’t want to navigate the streets, clubs, bars, and house parties on Halloween Saturday Night, there are plenty of chances to get all the freaked out thrills you desire with these classics.
BEHOLD! The 2015 Avoid The ‘Ween Movie Playlist
Rosemary’s Baby: An absolute classic. Roman Polanski’s masterpiece about a young couple going to great lengths to start a family in New York City. What this lacks in traditional horror gore it makes of up in thrills and tension, which honestly is much more scary. I can tell myself all day that the monsters on screen aren’t real… but watching someone deal with the monsters in their head? Horrifying. (Available on Netflix)
Gremlins: Yes! I LOVED Gremlins as a kid, and I love it more now. It holds up. I know that sounds crazy because the special effects are prehistoric, but I’m telling you Gremlins is just as good as it was in the 80s. Plus you’ve got peak Phoebe Cates, which is better than all of the Halloween candy on earth. This is a must re-watch as long as you can forget that Gremlins 2 ever happened. (Available on Amazon Prime)
The Blair Witch Project: Found footage horror films are a dime a dozen now, but back in ‘99, the entire country was convinced this was real. I didn’t go into the woods for months after I saw this movie… and I was 18 years old, which is old enough to know when something is fake. While you may have seen far scarier things since, I’m willing to bet a re-watch of The Blair Witch Project will bring back all the emotions from the first time you saw it. There isn’t enough Third Eye Blind on earth to calm your nerves after this one. (Available on Amazon Prime)
Let The Right One In: Let me lead with this… it’s got subtitles, but it’s totally worth it. Please don’t let the fact that you need to read the screen prevent you from watching this modern classic. Let the Right One In is easily the best vampire movie of the modern era of storytelling. Eat your heart out True Blood. (Available on Netflix)
Scream: One of the definitive movies of the 90s. Jump scares galore, loaded with jokes you need to watch a few times to get, a killer soundtrack, and a troupe defying plot that is immediately re-watchable. Scream is a classic and only available on Netflix until Nov. 1st. (Available on Netflix)
The Babadook: The Babadook is an Australian horror movie that lit the internet on fire late last year. Upon it’s release, it was immediately revered by fans and critics alike and holds a 98% certified fresh ranking on Rotten Tomatoes. Given that Horror is the most over-tread ground there is in cinema, a genre flick that can garner this kind of praise is probably worth watching. Judging by the trailer, you’ll be watching cowering under a blanket and then sleeping with the lights on for the next month or so. (Available on Netflix)
The Walking Dead: It’s the biggest show on TV. If you’re not all in on Season Six (which you should be) it’s time to start at the beginning. Season One is only six episodes long which you can crank out in about four hours. Well worth your time and the obsession that it will start. (Available on Netflix, Amazon Prime for the latest episodes)