The Creepiest Netflix Horror Movies Streaming Right in Time for Halloween

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Scream (1996)

The horror genre was becoming something of a joke in the mid-’90s until Wes Craven managed to revive it. Scream is a slasher film that balances engaging narrative with genuine thrill. It combines black comedy and “whodunit” mystery as a satire of horror clichés popularized by films like Halloween and even Craven’s own A Nightmare on Elm Street.

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Before I Wake (2016)

You might recognize director Mike Flanagan from The Haunting of Hill House, Hush, and Gerald’s Game. Foster child Cody Morgan’s (Jacob Tremblay from critically-acclaimed Room) has special abilities that allow him to manifest his dreams into reality while he’s asleep. Once his foster parents learn of Cody’s gift, it quickly becomes exploited, and circumstances grow increasingly bizarre in the household.

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The More You Know

  • The golden poison frog has enough poison to kill 10 to 15 people.
  • Pigs can eat an entire human body, mostly because they’ll just eat anything.
  • “Teratoma” or “monstrous tumors” are “evil twins” that can grow on your brain.
  • Museo delle Anime del Purgatorio displays documents signed by haunted souls in purgatory.
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