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Top Ten Tuesday: Scary Movies To Stream In October


October has hit, and there are plenty of movie selections no matter what streaming platform you use, if any. These are the top scary movies across Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, and premium networks for the month leading up to Halloween. This is more for straight up thrilling and scary movies, but later in the month we’ll have a TTT with more “Halloween” movies.

 

10. Halloween Horror Movie Marathon (Amazon Prime)

This Top Ten Tuesday includes 11 movies, as the Halloween Horror Movie Marathon on Amazon Prime includes both Nosferatu and The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. Yes, they are both old-time classic silent films, but they are more influential than you might think and are very much worth watching.

 

9. Scream (Hulu)

Scream might be a little cheesy, but there’s no question it was an iconic slasher film. The 90s pop culture hit with a star-studded cast is worth a watch during October.

 

8. Get Out (Cinemax)

The hype for Jordan Peele’s Get Out probably wasn’t quite as big as it was for Scream, but there was certainly a ton of vocal support for it. Get Out is currently available to watch on Cinemax.

 

7. Gerald’s Game (Netflix)

Horror/spooky veterans Carel Struycken and Kate Siegel are both in Netflix’s Gerald’s Game, and Carla Gugino stars as Jessie Burlingame. Gerald’s Game is similar to 1990’s Misery.

 

6. It (HBO)

You might feel Stephen King is a bit off, but his work translates well to movies, and It was another big hit last year. HBO was first to get dibs on streaming the story of Pennywise.

 

5. Night of the Living Dead (Amazon Prime)

Yesterday was the 50-year anniversary of the release of Night of the Living Dead, so it’s only right that it lands in the top five. There arguably hasn’t been a zombie move that has come close in the last five decades.

 

4. The Silence of the Lambs (HBO)

This is more a disturbing movie about a serial killer than a spooky movie, but The Silence of the Lambs delivers the mood desired from an October movie. And there might not be a better horror character than Hannibal Lecter.

 

3. The Sixth Sense (Netflix)

Night Shyamalan’s The Sixth Sense was a major box office hit during its 1999 release, and it’s just as good nearly 20 years later. Starring Bruce Willis and Haley Joel Osment, the film is truly haunting.

 

2. The Conjuring (Netflix)

If you’re looking for legitimately keep-you-up-at-night scary, The Conjuring is for you. The movie set up a huge universe and a lot of money at the box office.

 

1. The Shining (Netflix)

Not much needs to be said about The Shining, as the Overlook Hotel is one of the best settings of any movie genre ever. Jack Nicholson is simply amazing as Jack Torrance, leading an outstanding cast under the direction of the legendary Stanley Kubrick.

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