It's mid-October, which means Halloween preparations are in full-swing. Other than picking out the cutest costume and deciding on plans with friends, we've got more sinister things in mind. Halloween isn't really halloween if you aren't spooking yourself out with the scariest films out there. Whether it's the latest thrillers, or old school classics; the scarier, the better is the mantra. Netflix MENA has our backs in this department, the streaming company has added a new section to the genres tab, specifically titled 'Halloween'. These hand-picked choices are sure to make you scream, cry, laugh and maybe even faint? (A slight exaggeration, we know). Jump-scares, gorey scenes and"true story" plot-lines aplenty, this edit has everything you need for your viewing discretion. So cancel your plans tonight and have a fun adrenaline rush with friends Netflix & Chilling at home! You won't regret it, but you may find it hard to fall asleep...
BAZAAR have rounded up the top 10 best picks from Netflix MENA's 'Halloween' section - pick at your own risk!
Released in 2017, Get Out is a horror, thriller and mystery film. This Jordan Peele screenplay not only shook up the film industry, but also won an Oscar and was nominated for many other acclaimed awards. It's disturbing plot is one that will really get under your skin...
Released in 1973, The Exorcist is a horror film and is definitely one of the 'Classics' of all scary movies. This film has not won 1, but 2 Oscars; definitely a must-watch if you really want a scare!
Released in 1980, The Shining is coined as another 'Scary Movie Classic', or even a 'masterpiece of modern horror'.
The Conjuring 2
Released in 2016, The Conjuring 2 is the second installment of the 'Conjuring' series. This film was described as a supernatural horror film, and rattled box offices when coming out to cinemas. We'd say it's on more of the 'mainstream' side of scary movies.
Scary Movie 3
Anna Faris, Charlie Sheen, Regina Hall and Pamila Anderson all have what in common? Scary movies apparently. This film is meant to be a sci-fi horror film, but in actuality is a comedy. If you don't enjoy horror films, but love the spirit of halloween - then this movie is the one for you. And it's a fan favourite!
Friday the 13th
Another classic. This 80's film is a horror, mystery and thriller all combined into one. You can even get some costume-inspo from this film and style the iconic mask that makes Friday the 13th!
Based on a true story. Yes, really. Released in 2014, Annabelle was another mainstream scary film to shake the box office. There have been two sequels following Annabelle (2014), but as the oldest movie, this one is available on Netflix MENA. Also, whichever Annabelle movie you watch won't chnage the fact that afterwards you won't want to look a single doll in the eye.
Released in 2013, Oculus is more of a psychological scare. It's creepy scenes and use of jump-scares makes for the perfect movie to watch with friends.
The Girl On The Train
Released in 2016, The Girl On The Train is a great crossover of drama, crime and mystery; turned scary movie. Forget about the gore and jump-scares, this movie will captivate you with its twisted plot.
Although 'Zombieland: Double Tap' is releasing this Halloween, revisting the old classic from 2009 would make for a great 'Night-In' plan in preparation for Halloween. Not only is Emma Stone (favourite) starring in this Horror, but also the renowned Woody Harrelson. Similar to Scary Movie 3, Zombieland is not at all scary (for some), it's use of comedy lightens the mood of the film. And makes it more bearable to watch for the friends who can't handle a good scare.