Stream it now — with the lights on.
Ah, Halloween. While some people are into making the best Halloween costumes and others love tasty Halloween treats, the one true greatest thing about Halloween is watching a scare-yourself-silly movie — the kind that sticks with you long after it's over, making you check your closets before bed and jump at every small noise. When you're in the mood to turn the lights down low and twist your stomach into knots with fear, Netflix is at your beck and call — and the streaming service really shines when it comes to scary movie offerings. While it might not always snag the newest releases, its bench of good, scary movies runs deep, from old classics to new favorites to indie horror you might've missed in theaters.
Then again, not everyone is into the spookiness of Halloween. When Netflix conducted a survey of 1,200 parents in 2018, more than two-thirds of them admitted the holiday was actually frightening to their kids, and 85% were looking for not-so-scary ways to get into the spirit together. Our list contains milder kids' Halloween movies (for just that purpose) and also some of the scariest horror movies on Netflix, so there's something for everyone.