My favorite Netflix Halloween movies/shows

Moira Deel, Staff Reporter

  1. Practical Magic (1998)

This is one of my favorite halloween movies!! Practical Magic is about two sisters Sally and Gillian (Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman) who come from a line of witches cursed by an ancestor that if they fall in love their husband will die. Sally makes a spell of an impossible dream love because she never wants to fall in love. But is surprised to find out years later that her spell comes true! It’s a perfect movie to watch on a crisp fall night with a hot cup of tea and popcorn!

  1. Babadook (2014)

Babadook is a chilling movie about a widowed mother and her young son who find a book about a monster named the Babadook and things from the book start to become reality. My friends and I watch this movie every halloween, you may need a pillow to hide behind though for the jump scares!!

  1. Goosebumps series (1995-1998)

This was my childhood show!!! I remember watching the Hub (aka Discovery Family now) a channel and after school during September and October around 4pm and watch episodes of Goosebumps. I also read most of R. L. Stine’s famous books in grade school too! When I was younger, I thought some of episodes were scary including Night of the Living Dummy II and III, Stay out of the Basement and The Girl who cried Monster. I would have nightmares about Slappy! But as I rewatch them now, they’re mostly cheesy but I still love to watch them near halloween! Ah to be a kid again!

  1. The Twilight Zone series (1959-1964)

My uncle introduced me to this show when I was in grade school and the first episode I watched was The Dummy. I was instantly a fan after that! This show has a different plot and theme to each episode with 5 seasons in total with a moral to each story, narrated by Rod Serling. Some of my favorite episodes are To Serve Man, Night Call, Room 22, Nightmare at 20,000 Feet and many more. Some episodes are more chilling than others with unforgettable characters and still give me nightmares to this day! It is a perfect show to watch during a thunderstorm in the Fall!

  1. Hush (2016)

This horror movie is about a death writer who lives in the woods when a masked murderer tries to break into her house. The movie is chilling because it is mostly silent, so we can understand how the deaf person perceives the terror!

  1. Coraline (2009)

Coraline is a girl who is always ignored by her parents, she finds a little door in her new house that leads her to a realm of dreams and nightmares with her other mother. This children’s movie is actually pretty scary at some scenes! This was one of my favorite movies as a kid I saw in theaters and the book is pretty incredible too!!! “Be careful what you wish for”