It’s the most Spooktacular time of the year, where we are looking to snuggle up and be scared! There are so many streaming services out there, it’s probably safe to say you’re subscribed to a few of them. When there are so many options to choose from, it can get overwhelming. Stream & Shout is your helpful guide to finding the very best horror in films and series.
Today, we will be recommending some horror picks from the OG streamer: Netflix.
#Alive – Film
#Alive is a South Korean horror film, starring Yoo Ah-In and Park Shin-Hye. #Alive is about a mysterious virus turning the people of Soth Korea into zombies. Yoo Ah-In and Park Shin-Hye’s characters are both sequestered in their apartments just trying to stay…alive. The best part of this film as that it doesn’t waste a single second of runtime. Every shot has a purpose and nothing feels like filler. You will be engaged from start to finish.
Dracula – Series
The story of Dracula has been told countless times and in various ways. This version keeps something from Bram’s version but also added new elements. The series can sometimes feel like a slow burn and the ending may divide fans. However, the show is creepy and has some superb horror gore. There is a scene with a vampire baby that will give you nightmares. The only thing that sparkles with this vampire is the amount of gel on his hair.
Vampires vs The Bronx – Film
Speaking of vampires…how about a film that brings vampires to 2020? Netflix’s Vampires vs. The Bronx puts four kids from the famed New York borough against vampires. This film does have elements of comedy but there is a fair share of horror and mystery. Vampires vs. The Bronx also has a few messages about gentrification, racism, and growing up. A good flick to watch with older kids if you’re a parent.
Attack on Titan – Series
The anime series Attack on Titan imagines a world where the human race is an endangered species. “How?” you ask. That’s because there are giant man-eating titans! The series follows the last of our kind trying to survive and find a way to destroy the titans. This anime is not for kids! AOT doesn’t hold back with the violence, gore, and sheer terror of these creatures. Most titans have these menacing smiles that will be sure to haunt your waking thoughts.
1BR – Film
Starting over and moving to a new city can be scary. 1BR takes that to the next level! Sarah is just looking for affordable housing for her and her chonky cat. She thinks she finds the perfect place- what she gets is a living nightmare that can only be described as WTF. If you are a fan of torture horror films, this one is for you! There are moments where you will question what you are watching but the ending makes it worth it.
Marianne – Series
Marianne is a French series that is equal parts scary and mind-bending. Our protagonist is a horror writer who returns home under mysterious pretexts. She finds that the frightening things that lurk in her dreams are real. Oh, how you wish they weren’t! Marianne uses a combination of practical effects, SFX makeup, and CGI that makes the monsters and ghosts downright chilling! I recommend watching with the lights off…if you are truly brave.
The Babysitter isn’t your traditional horror film. The film is all about taking classic horror tropes and turning them into running gags. This movie has a curse, a deal with the devil, horny teens, and a few jumpscares. Not very scary but that’s what makes it special. It’s a movie that knows exactly what it is and who it’s for. What it lacks in spookiness, it makes up for in gore! If you are not a fan of blood, skip this one.
The Haunting of Hill House – Series
Before you watch The Haunting of Bly Manor, why not go back to the one that started it all. The Haunting of Hill House was a sensation back in 2018 and for good reason. The show features a family and their childhood home…that so happens to be haunted. The haunts are not just from spirits but from decisions they made in their own lives. Hill House does flash from the past and the present but that only aids in its ominous storytelling. The dialogue at times can be exposition-heavy but it’s the horror that will keep you coming back each episode.
That completes this edition of Stream & Shout: Netflix. Have you seen any of our picks? Something we should have added? Let us know in the comments or online.