14 haunting Halloween horror movies
Grab something tight to sink your nails into because streaming services are filled with haunting, creepy, scary and down-right terrifying Halloween horror movies!
1. Army Of The Dead (Netflix)
Zombies don’t come much creepier than this group who’ve taken over Las Vegas. The problem for the mindless monsters is that a group of mercenaries have been sent to Sin City to rob a bank vault filled with cash and they’re going to kill anything in their way – including the Zombie Queen.
A young woman goes along to an ancient Scandinavian festival with her researcher boyfriend, but it’s less dancing around the May Pole than it is bloodshed, murder, hallucinations, visions, demons and more!
3. IT (Netflix)
Stephen King’s 1986 murder-mayhem clown Pennywise is given a haunting overhaul in this reboot movie set in the town of Derry, Maine. What starts as a boy trying to save his little brother from a storm drain ends in tears as they’re both pulled under by the clown. It’s now up to The Losers’ Club – a group of adolescent pals – to stop Pennywise and save their town from his reign of terror.
It’s 27 years after the first movie and killer clown Pennywise is back in the town of Derry, Maine, murdering his merry way around the sleepy community. It’s up to Mike, the only member of the Losers’ Club who stayed in Derry, to call his pals back home to take down their enemy Pennywise for good.
5. The Manor (Amazon Prime Video)
You might think getting old is bad, but check this: Judith has suffered a debilitating stroke and has been sent to a nursing home… with a supernatural beastie as a fellow resident. And said monster isn’t playing nice – it’s preying on the innocent oldies who’re trying to live the best of their last days.
Rule #1 of Halloween: don’t go into haunted houses. But that’s what makes scary movies fun – a group of friends think they’re big business and nothing can scare them. That’s until they’re stalked by a man wearing a devil mask who wants blood…
7. The Swarm (Netflix)
Single parents say they’ll do anything to protect and provide for their kids. And that includes raising a swarm of blood-thirsty locusts that, while terrorising the local community with their razor-sharp mandibles, also provide a stable source of income.
No one expects to be handed down a terrifying paranormal secret when their dear sweet old granny kicks the bucket. Yet that’s exactly what happens in this creepfest that features everything from floating objects to men on fire. And Gone Granny has a few more surprises in store, too…
9. Death Note (Netflix)
Based on the manga series of the same name. A troubled high school kid finds a mysterious book with a sinister story: write anyone’s name and how you want them to die – and that will happen! But great power comes at a great price and the demon god of death Ryuk is waiting to reap his rewards from “he who holds the pen of death”.
10. The Bone Snatcher (Amazon Prime Video)
A group of geologists go missing in a South African mine (the movie was actually filmed in SA and Namibia) and the team sent to find them get more than they bargained for: a flesh-eating monster made of ant-like insects. Turns out the geologists have been digging in the wrong hole and the monster is sworn to protect its queen.
A rookie FBI agent is sent to investigate murders. What she finds is clues to a new serial killer… and the only person who can unlock the puzzle happens to be a criminally insane serial killer and cannibal psychiatrist named Dr Hannibal Lecter. He’s willing to help for the right price, as he becomes obsessed with his new FBI agent “protegee”. (Clarice, the spin-off series, about Agent Starling, is also streaming on Showmax.)
12. Cargo (Netflix)
The Aussie Outback isn’t a nice place to start with, thanks to killer wildlife and even the scorching weather – it wants you dead. Now throw in a viral outbreak and the characters have to fight an extinction-level epidemic threat, too.
13. The Priest (Amazon Prime Video)
A well-intending community priest teams up with a friendly cop as they investigate an unexpected series of suicides in the community. What they find isn’t just a criminal – it’s a supernatural monster that’s preying on the weak and determined to get its quota of kills.
Ewan McGregor and Rebecca Ferguson lead this book-inspired sequel to the 1980 film The Shining. A now-adult Dan Torrance must protect a young girl with similar powers from a cult.