Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Best Horror Films To Watch On Netflix Right Now

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With Halloween about a week away, Netflix upped their horror films list (and thank God they did because last month it was kinda lacking). On of my favorite things to do this time of year is gather with my friends with lots of candy & champagne (it's not a party without them) and watch a classic horror film. After browsing through Netflix, I've come up with a list--in no particular order--of the best horror films you must watch this Halloween season. 



The Cabin in the Woods (2011)

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There was a lot of skepticism over this film, but I honestly loved it. If you truly appreciate horror films, you will appreciate and understand this one. This movie takes a spin on the classic horror tale of a group of college kids who go to a cabin in the woods for vacation. Of course, terrible things begin to happen, but the ending has a twist I never saw coming. 


The Possession (2012)

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If you never want to sleep again this is the movie for you. I could barely finish it when I saw it...I had to take a few breathers here and there. This is an example of a contemporary horror film done right. I feel like something happened in the 90s where horror films quite frankly sucked. However, The Possession has restored my faith in the genre. Basically, a young girl unleashes an evil spirit that's made its home in an old box...you can figure out the rest. 


Rosemary's Baby (1968)

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Hands down Rosemary's Baby is one of the best horror films...ever. This film is a classic. I fell in love with Mia Farrow after watching her in it. There's something off with all the characters (the neighbors are so shady!) and it's so intriguing. When the main character (Farrow) finds out she's pregnant all hell breaks loose--literally. 


Insidious Chapter 2 (2013)

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This is another film that restored my faith in horror films. The second is just as scary as the first (my sister and I had to walk out of the movie theater in the middle of the first one). The director, James Wan, does a tasteful job with these terrifying films. You honestly won't regret watching it...well maybe if you can't sleep for the following week. Just when you think the Lambert family has been through enough, now the dad has to face his horrifying past and Lord have mercy is it horrifying.


Children of the Corn (1984)


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Stephen King is one of my favorite authors so maybe I'm a little biased for saying this is a film you must watch. But seriously, this is a must-see classic horror film. And you have to watch the original, not the other nine that have been made (yes, nine). King is so creative and his work gets turned into the scariest films--It (1990) gave me nightmares for weeks. King does not hold back with this film about a rural town where the children murder adults for sacrifices. You'll never trust children again.


There are a lot of other films on that list that you should consider watching like Carrie (1976) and VHS (2012). However,  I wish they had Halloween (1978). That movie is the classic horror film and as tradition I watch it every Halloween. If you guys want more recommendations for horror films don't hesitate to ask!

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