10 Films on Netflix UK to watch this Halloween Weekend #HorrorOctober


It doesn’t have to be Halloween for me to watch horror films – I love them all year round. But there is something about this time of year which makes them more ..tempting. Here is a list of films now available on Netflix, should you wish to have you own Halloween movie night this weekend. Links go to the trailers. All info from IMDB.

White Settlers (2014)


Director: Simeon Halligan

Writers: Ian Fenton, Ian Fenton

It’s Ed and Sarah’s first night at their new home – an isolated farmhouse on the Scottish borders. This should be a new beginning away from their stressful London lives. And at first it is; come sunset they fall in love all over again on a wander in the woods. But as darkness falls, Sarah suspects they’re not alone, Ed goes to investigate and quickly, the evening becomes a nightmare. It suddenly dawns on them; they do not belong here. And they certainly aren’t welcome either….[15]

Watch it if you like…Home Invasion movies such as Funny Games, The Strangers and You’re Next.


Holidays (2016)


Directors: Anthony Scott Burns, Kevin Kolsch …

Writers: Anthony Scott Burns (segment), Kevin Kolsch (segment) …

HOLIDAYS is an anthology feature film that puts a uniquely dark and original spin on some of the most iconic and beloved holidays of all time by challenging our folklore, traditions and assumptions. [18]

Watch it if you like … anthology films such as The ABC’s of Death, Quicksilver Highway and The Vault of Horror

The Intruders (2015)


Director: Adam Massey

Writer: Jason Juravic

Stars: Miranda Cosgrove, Donal Logue, Austin Butler

After the traumatic loss of her mother, a teenaged girl tries to uncover the dark secrets behind her new home, in spite of her father’s disbelief. [18]

Watch it if you like… films with very unhinged killers such as Black Christmas, and Psycho.

Would you Rather (2012)


Director: David Guy Levy

Stars: Brittany Snow, June Squibb, Jeffrey Combs

Desperate to help her ailing brother, a young woman unknowingly agrees to compete in a deadly game of “Would You Rather,” hosted by a sadistic aristocrat.[15]


Watch if you like… films with deranged puppet masters such as Saw, Nine Dead, and 13 Sins


The Babadook (2014)


Director: Jennifer Kent

Writer: Jennifer Kent

A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son’s fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her. [15]

Watch it if you like… slow burners such as The Woman in Black, Starry Eyes and The Innkeepers

Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)


Director: Stephen Chiodo

Stars: Grant Cramer, Suzanne Snyder, John Allen Nelso

Aliens who look like clowns come from outer space and terrorize a small town.

Watch it if you like… so bad it’s good films such as Snarknado, Critters, The Gremlins


I am the Pretty Thing that Lives in the House (2016)

This Nextflix Original only became available tonight. It may deserve its place on this list or it may not. There’s only one way to find out. Premise: A young nurse takes care of elderly author who lives in a haunted house.


The Invitation (2015)


Director: Karyn Kusama

Writers: Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi

Stars: Logan Marshall-Green, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Michiel Huisman

While attending a dinner party at his former home, a man thinks his ex-wife and her new husband have sinister intentions for their guests. [15]
Watch it if you like… Trey from the OC looking a lot like Tom Hardy. And also films such as The Gift and You’re Next.

The Midnight Meat Train (2008)


Director: Ryûhei Kitamura

Writers: Jeff Buhler (screenplay), Clive Barker (short story “The Midnight Meat Train”)

Stars: Vinnie Jones, Bradley Cooper, Leslie Bibb

A photographer’s obsessive pursuit of dark subject matter leads him into the path of a serial killer, Mahogany, the subway murderer who stalks late night commuters, ultimately butchering them in the most gruesome ways imaginable. [18]

Watch it if you like…total gore-fests such as The Green Inferno, The Collector and Hatchet.

Scarecrows (1988)


Director: William Wesley

Writers: William Wesley (story), Richard Jefferies (screenplay)

Stars: Ted Vernon, Michael David Simms, Richard Vidan

Criminals hijack a plane and force the pilot and his daughter to fly them to Mexico. However, an unexpected landing finds them in a cemetery inhabited by killer scarecrows. [18]


Watch it if you like… terrible 80’s horror such as Bad Taste, Brain Dead and The Leprechaun

Author: lipsyy

Creative Writing graduate. A Northerner in London. I probably love books a bit too much. Also enjoy vampires, unicorns, man love, tennis & can't get enough of trashy teen novels. I find myself thinking 'What Would Buffy Do?' way too frequently. HIYA!

3 thoughts on “10 Films on Netflix UK to watch this Halloween Weekend #HorrorOctober”

  1. I watched the Intruders the other day was pretty good. I am from the UK so I may not have all of those on my netflix but some good ones. I watched Woman in Black today, that scared me 😦 I prefer slasher and thriller films to horror.

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