Scary Movies To Watch This October

Our favorite month of the year is here: October. Not only is October 3rd one of our favorite days ever, but the coming of the 10th month of the year means that temperature’s are dropping, hurricane season is almost over (hopefully) and it’s time for Halloween. Aside from spending weeks planning our costumes, October is also an excuse to stay inside and watch scary movies.

Some of these are on Netflix, some of these are not (sorry!), but you can’t go wrong with a night in, tasty treats, wine and these scary movies:

Gerald’s Game


If you haven’t noticed yet, Netflix has put out like a million Netflix Originals this month. Gerald’s Game is based on Stephen King’s 1992 novel. This story takes place on a isolated lake house bedroom where the main character, Jessie, lies handcuffed to a bed after her husband dies in the midst of a sex game. Prepare for some major anxiety.

The Strangers


I don’t know how we missed the memo about this movie in 2008, but OMG. Let’s just say that after this, you’ll be be triple checking that you locked your door every night.

PS: What makes this movie even more terrifying is the fact that there’s a rumor that it was based on real events.

The Eyes Of My Mother


This movie is not your mainstream horror film. The protagonist, Francisca is the daughter of a surgeon in Portugal. When tragedy strikes her family, her deep trauma awakens some unique (more like weird AF) curiosities. What’s great about this movie is that much of the horror that happens is implied rather than spelled out. So don’t worry, you won’t be seeing demons and ghosts with this one, but you’ll probably be just as scared as if you did.



If you dream of one day living in an isolated home in the woods, this movie might change your mind (aka f… that). This movie follows the story of a deaf author who is being terrorized by a man in a mask who is inside her home. Drink lots of wine before watching this one, you’ll be jumping out of your seat.

It Follows


After Jay sleeps with her new boyfriend, she discovers that she is the latest recipient of a fatal curse that is passed from victim to victim through sex. This is not your ordinary STI because soon after Jay and her friends start seeing ghosts who are following her around and trying to kill her.

This movie is extra scary because it also has an underlying message, don’t have (unprotected) sex or:

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The Descent


Another oldie but goodie. If you’re even just a bit claustrophobic, prepare to freak the f out! The Descent follows the story of a group of friends who like to do outdoorsy things (ew), and they decide to  explore a cave; after descending underground, these girls find strange cave paintings and evidence of an earlier expedition, they soon learn they are not alone.

V/H/S and V/H/S/2


There’s nothing scarier that a POV movie where you genuinely feel like you’re experiencing what the main characters are going through. Watch V/H/S 1 and 2 back to back. It’ll make for one hell of a spooky night.



I’m just glad we don’t have a subway in New Orleans, because I’d never even remotely take it after watching this film. Creep follows the story of a girl who somehow falls asleep at the subway station; when she wakes up not only does she find herself trapped inside, but there’s something following her around.

We Are What We Are


You probably haven’t heard of this one either, but it’s one hell of a scary movie (it has an 86% score on Rotten Tomatoes!). The Parkers are a family who have always kept to themselves, but a a torrential downpour threatens to expose their family secrets. Prepare for some gory scenes.

Happy Halloween, babes. And please don’t attempt to watch any of these movies by yourself.


PS: Got any more scary movie suggestions? Please leave them in the comments!



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