7 Netflix Movies To Watch Before Halloween That Will Actually Give You Nightmares

These are guaranteed to get you in the mood for a spooky Halloween.

No need to rent horror flicks this Halloween season. Just open up your Netflix account. These seven films are available for streaming right now. So, pick one, turn out the lights and brace yourself – these films will make you sleep with the light on.

1. Wes Craven’s "New Nightmare" (1994)

This movie was made a decade after the first "A Nightmare on Elm Street." This meta horror film is set in the real world. It stars the actors playing their "real" selves, getting taunted by Freddy Krueger. It's creative, and it has layers of nightmares within it.

2. "Hellraiser" (1987)

This horror classic introduced Pinhead, who travels from the pits of hell to Earth through a puzzle box to harvest human souls. It's full of sick costumes, gore, sadomasochism and unhealthy love. 

3. "The Nightmare" (2015)

This horror movie is actually a documentary and quite an unsettling one. It’s directed by Rodney Asher, who also created "Room 237." The doc features in-depth interviews with eight people who suffer from sleep paralysis. The movie also re-enacts the horrors that many of the subjects face on a nightly basis.

Beware: These nightmares may inspire your own.


4. "The Babadook" (2014)

This indie flick from Australia follows a newly single mother who is grappling with the violent death of her husband. The psychological horror film uses a monster to represent some of the most frightening aspects of being human: grief and loneliness.

5. "The Fury" (1978)

It’s a film about teens with telekinesis brought to you by the same director (Brian De Palma) behind the original "Carrie." Only in this film, instead of seeking revenge at prom, the supernatural teens are weaponized by the government. The ending of this film is totally worth it: The gore will give nightmares for days.

6. "Children of the Corn" (1984)

Not only is this full of jump scares but it’s all full of nightmarish visuals. The premise, based on a Stephen King short story, is a small town in which the children slaughtered all the adults.

7. "We Are Still Here" (2015)

It’s a haunted house tale set during an eerie New England winter. The tension, and the looming bloodbath, are sure to inspire some dreary dreams.

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