I had to figure out a way to justify stepping outside the box to post this on a tech blog, so I decided to limit my list to only movies that are available to stream from our favorite services! This list will include some of my favorite scary movies including some that bend the genre. As we get closer to Halloween, the movies will focus more on the actual holiday.
10/1 - Poltergeist (1982) Netflix - This film needs no introduction. Truly a classic!
10/2 - Sinister (2012) Netflix - This is a terrifying film with one of the best boogeymen in recent film history. It had a lot of potential, but the sequel ruined the franchise.
10/3 - Dreamcatcher (2003) Vudu - One of Stephen Kings best stories. Fantastic cast, and Jason Lee brings the perfect amount of comedic relief to it.
10/4 - The Exorcist (1973) HBOMax - Another classic. This movie had me convinced I was possessed when I was a kid.
10/5 - Drag Me To Hell (2009) Amazon Prime- The perfect combination of horror and comedy
10/6 - Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988) Netflix - One of the most ridiculous but classic horror movies out there. Unless you happen to be afraid of clowns, in which case, its truly just terrifying.
10/7 - House of Wax (2005) HBOMax - A great movie about a backwards small town that isn't quite what it seems
10/8 - Jeepers Creepers (2001) HBOMax - Another franchise that had great potential. It lost traction after a poor reception of the sequel.
10/9 - Jeepers Creepers 2 (2003) HBOMax - Not as good as the 1st one, but I still really enjoyed this film.
10/10 - The Others (2001) HBOMax - One of absolute favorite horror movies, and one of the best twists in film history
10/11 - Pan's Labyrinth (2006) Netflix - Del Toro is one of the best writers ever. This film is a chilling story in the vein of Alice in Wonderland.
10/12 - Dark Skies (2013) Netflix - One the scariest sci-fi movies out there. I have seen it over and over again and it never gets old.
10/13 - The Omen (2006) Hulu - Proof that kids are Satan.
10/14 - Cabin In the Woods (2011) Hulu - A much needed original idea for a horror movie. A group of kids unknowingly choose their own fate in an orchestrated slaughter by big brother.
10/15 - A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) Shudder - 1, 2, Freddy's coming for you...
10/16 - A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985) Shudder - 3, 4, Better lock your door...
10/17 - A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987) Shudder - 5, 6, Grab your crucifix...
10/18 - A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988) Shudder - 7, 8, Better Stay up Late...
10/19 - A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989) Shudder - 9, 10, Freddy's back again!
10/20 - Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991) Shudder - Nevermind, we're good.
10/21 - The Fourth Kind (2009) Hulu - Another terrifying Sci-fi Horror. I actually had a difficult time finishing this one. It is very disturbing
10/22 - House of 1000 Corpses (2003) Hulu - Rob Zombie is a visionary director. This is the 1st film in a great trilogy. I suggest you also watch Devil's Rejects, and 3 from Hell.
10/23 - Friday the 13th (1980) Amazon Prime - The guy that taught us that sex kills.
10/24 - Jessabelle (2013) Hulu - A girl returns to her southern town and is plagued by spirits and voodoo.
10/25 - As Above, So Below (2014) Netflix - Another original concept. A very scary movie that dives into the catacombs of Paris, which hold centuries of secrets.
10/26 - Insidious (2010) Netflix - This movie kicked off a huge franchise, and rightly so. James Wan is a great horror writer.
10/27 - Hellraiser (1987) Hulu - Pinhead is another iconic horror movie baddy. The entire franchise is a must watch
10/28 - Child's Play (1988) Vudu - Unlike other boogeymen, Chucky knew how to talk smack. He was on par with Freddy with his trash talk. His entire franchise is also worth watching.
10/29 - Halloween (2007) Rent on Amazon Prime - I know, you have to rent this one. There is a reason that this movie still holds the record for the highest grossing movie to open on Labor day weekend. It is Rob Zombie's take on the classic film. It is a fantastic film, and a must watch.
10/30 - Halloween II (2009) Shudder - Another Rob Zombie Remake, and another must watch. This is how a reboot should be done.
10/31 - Trick 'r Treat (2007) Shudder - This probably my all time favorite Halloween Movie. If you break tradition, Sam will come for you!
I know there are a LOT of classics that I left off this list. Please keep in mind that I limited this list to titles that were available to stream on subscriber services (with the exception of Halloween). Feel free to comment below and let me know some of your favorite scary movies, and be sure to include where I can stream them!