October is officially here, and Australia’s top streaming providers are celebrating with some of the bloodiest blockbusters around. Check out our top 10 picks below.
Halloween has long been a topic of contention in Australia. Some are all for the joyful holiday while others are strongly against it. Here at finder.com.au, we’re fans of horror movies and dressing up in outrageous costumes, so count us part of the “for” party.
In honour of this spooky celebration, we’ve ranked the best scary movies to stream on Halloween 2016.
|Title||Description||Scream rating in decibels||Where to stream|
|Sure, Nightmare Before Christmas is best watched on Christmas Eve, but the spooky residents of Halloweentown are bound to give you some costume inspiration.|
|A documentarian and two firemen head to an apartment building and are eventually quarantined there with a growing number of bloodthirsty creatures. This wasn’t the first Handycam horror film, but its anxiety-inducing use of night vision is unparalleled.||Netflix|
|The late Wes Craven’s classic slasher film is not only a successful thriller in its own right but also a commentary on the tropes within the horror and thriller genres. Its slasher, Ghostface, also inspired millions of cheap and tacky Halloween costumes. And if the original just doesn't do it for you anymore, you can catch the 2016 TV series on Netflix.||Presto|
|The original “cursed burial ground” movie Pet Sematary still manages to scare. When a family’s cat is resurrected after being buried beyond the Pet Sematary, it returns a much more malevolent creature.||Presto|
|Three assailants bearing crossbows and animal masks invade the home of a wealthy family. Although it sounds like well-trodden territory, You’re Next manages to stand out thanks to its gratuitous gore and one kick-ass protagonist.||Presto|
|As you might expect from the brain of John Landis (Blues Brothers, Animal House) American Werewolf in London blends horror and dark comedy with ease. Don’t underestimate its horror. Some scenes will have lupo phones reaching for the silver.||Presto|
|A bullied teenager forms a bond with the mysterious girl next door before finding out she may be responsible for various gory murders.If you loved the US remake,Let Me In, then you need to check out the Swedish original.||Netflix|
|This recent Aussie horror came out of nowhere and dominated overseas thanks to its eery themes and stunning lead Essie Davis. William Friedkin ( director of The Exorcist) even claims he has “...never seen a more terrifying film”.||Presto|
|Five friends. An isolated cabin. A cursed book. You know the story but have you seen the original? This movie introduced us to Ash Williams, the increasingly offbeat character with a chainsaw for an arm, his signature “boomstick”.||Presto|
|It Follows is without a doubt one of the best horror movies since the start of the millennium. While there are bound to be a few screams, the beauty of this film lies in its synth soundtrack, interesting characters, and unique plot. Optimal Halloween night viewing.||Presto|