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Scary shows and movies to stream at home this Halloween

Get your spook on in the comfort of your own home

Jenny Leung
Catharina Cheung
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Jenny Leung
Catharina Cheung

If you don’t feel like venturing outside for Halloween but still want to honour the spooky festivities, how about turning off the lights at home and let your streaming subscription do all the scaring? From monstrous stories based on true events to frightening tales featuring all your worst nightmares, this list of shows and movies will have you sweating in all the wrong places this Halloween. 

RECOMMENDED: If creatures and ghouls are not for you, check out these new shows and movies on Netflix this month.

Get comfy and prepare to be terrified

Last Night In Soho

If a darker version of Woody Allen’s Midnight In Paris sounds good to you, then Last Night In Soho will be right up your alley. Thomasin McKenzie stars as Ellie, a teenager who loves the fashion and music of the swinging sixties. One night, she has a dream where she is transported back in time to that era, where she comes across a blonde woman called Sandie (played by Anya Taylor-Joy). An admiring Ellie starts following Sandie’s goings on through her dreams, and when something menacing threatens Sandie, Ellie tries to save her through time. More psychological thriller than anything supernatural, Last Night in Soho won best horror film at last year’s Hollywood Critics Association.

Tales From The Dark 1

Based on short stories by Lilian Lee, Tales from the Dark 1 is an anthology of three horror films. In the first, Simon Yam stars as an unemployed man who steals funerary urns and holds them for ransom; the second follows a fortune teller (played by Tony Leung Ka-fai) who can see ghosts as he teams up with his neighbour (played by Kelly Chen) to solve one last supernatural case. The last story is about a villain hitter who is approached by a woman who wants to curse three men and a woman – and requests to do the villain hitting herself. There’s something about Asian supernatural horror that hits different compared to Western counterparts…


Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities

Another portmanteau of horror, this is not a movie but a series created by naturalistic horror and fantasy director Guillermo del Toro. Eight stories that largely fall into the gothic and Grand Guignol genres presents tales of demonic possession, parasitic zombies, aliens, and menacing artwork. We like to think of this series as the grown-up version of the Goosebumps books – fear levels may vary, but the ride is a fun one anyway.

All of Us Are Dead

There's something ever so intensely terrifying about Korean zombies – but we just can't get enough of them. All of Us Are Dead is a 12-episode series that follows a group of high school students who find themselves trapped and in need of rescue from a zombie invasion at their school. With no food, water, internet, or even a landline, the students must come together and fight for survival – even if that means killing their friends and throwing them off buildings.


Dahmer - Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story

Jeffrey Dahmer is one of America’s most notorious serial killers who took the lives of 17 innocent victims between 1978 and 1991, many of whom were people of colour. This series exposes these horrific crimes while bringing to light the systemic racism and institutional failures of the police that allowed Dahmer to roam the streets of Milwaukee for over a decade.

Devil in Ohio

Hospital psychiatrist Dr Suzanne Mathis decides to take care of Mae, a young woman who was hospitalised after escaping from a mysterious satanic cult. But things begin to take a terrifying (and possibly demonic) turn as Mae's past and secrets are slowly unravelled, threatening to tear Suzanne's family apart.


Don’t Breathe

What happens when a house robbery goes wrong – for the robbers? When three delinquents attempt to rob a blind and helpless man's house in an abandoned neighbourhood, things quickly turned south as they realised that he was no ordinary man but a Gulf War veteran. As the robbers tried to escape without making a sound, they begin to discover the ghastly truth behind the house. Filled with heart-dropping moments and never-ending jumpscares, Don’t Breathe is so intense that you might literally forget to take a breath.

Fear Street trilogy

In 1994, a group of teenage friends discover the terrifying truth behind a series of brutal murders that have haunted their town Shadyside for over the past 300 years – and it turns out that they may be the next targets. Based on  R.L. Stine’s best-selling horror series, the Fear Street trilogy – split into three separate movies – will take its audience on a spine-chilling journey through the town’s sinister past, going from 1994 right back to 1666 where it all began.



After a small accident on the road, Ray and Joanne rushed their daughter Peri to the emergency room. Passed out from a head injury and exhaustion, Ray wakes up to find his wife and daughter completely gone. The last thing he remembers was sending the pair down the elevator for a lab test, but when the hospital staff were questioned, there seemed to be no record or even a trace that Joanne and Peri were even here. The intensity of this movie will have you confused, scared, and hanging onto the edge of your seat as you uncover the movie's huge plot twist – not everything is as it seems.


Creepy doll alert. Forget movies like Chucky and Annabelle. This haunting Indonesian film will have you running out the door quicker than you can say trick or treat. Dealing with the loss of her parents, a young girl attempts to conjure the spirit of her dead mother and surprise, surprise, all hell breaks loose as a life-threatening entity begins to take over. Yes, this sort of storyline does seem way overused, but with that eye-bulging doll and the fact that this movie is based on 'true' events, it just might work.


The Maid

When a young housemaid named Joy gets hired to work in the lavish mansion of a wealthy couple, she starts to uncover her employers' secrets and finds herself being tormented by mysterious supernatural spirits. 

The Watcher

Based on the shocking true story of the infamous Watcher house in New Jersey, The Watcher is a suspenseful thriller that centres around the Brannock family and what was supposed to be their suburban dream home. After getting an icy welcome from the neighbourhood, the family began receiving ominous letters from someone called 'The Watcher', and the neighbourhood's sinister secrets come spilling out. From the creator of American Horror Story, this is the perfect thriller to get you in the mood for Halloween.


There's Someone Inside Your House

I mean, just the title alone should be enough to give you the heebie-jeebies. From the producers of Stranger Things and The Conjuring universe, There's Someone Inside Your House is a slasher horror movie based on American author Stephanie Perkins’ New York Times best-selling novel of the same name. The story follows Makani Young, who recently moved to a small town in Nebraska from Hawaii to finish high school. As the countdown to graduation begins, Young and her classmates start to realise they are being stalked by a serial killer who is after more than just a killing spree – he, or she, wants to expose all of their darkest secrets to the entire town. With a mysterious past of her own, Young and her friends must discover the killer’s identity before they become victims themselves.

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