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Make It A Fright Night With Our Pick Of The Best Scary Movies To Watch

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If you’ one of those ghoulish people who loves to watch horror all year round, and not just on Hallmark Halloween, we can be good friends! Throw with a bowl of popcorn, a cold beer and OTT’s selection of spooktacular offerings. From old classics to contemporary horror hits, we’ve got you covered for a night of thrills and chills. But first, start with The Addams Family. It always sets the right tone!

#Alive

#Alive | Netflix Official Site

#Alive | Netflix Official Site

If it’s a Korean production, you know it’ll be super intriguing. And Alive lives up to that expectation with cannibalism, Zombies and just general apocalypse scenes thanks to an uncontrollable disease. Apart from the fact that currently, it hits home with the disease aspect of things, Alive really keeps you on edge for its realistic portrayal of fear, loneliness, helplessness and general uneasiness. Of course, the timing of the release plays beautifully in the favour of the film, as we’re all almost always on edge now, but Joon-woo, the lead character is one to watch. Don’t watch if you are already quite affected by COVID-19.

Where To Stream: Netflix

Annabelle

Prime Video: Annabelle (2014)

Prime Video: Annabelle (2014)

A prequel to The Conjuring, the Annabelle series with Annabelle: Creation, Annabelle and Annabelle Comes Home is about the origins of a creepy doll, that has the ability to terrify you without doing anything else. Or maybe that is just me. The three movies, though with different characters, are focussed on this porcelain doll being haunted by what we assume is Annabelle’s ghost. The doll goes from one family to the other causing trouble and death in each story line, which culminates in demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren trying to resolve the situation in Annabelle comes home. But...do why really? 

Where To Stream: Amazon Prime Video

It And It 2

Prime Video: IT

Prime Video: IT

If you’re in the mood for Halloween horror, with a side of Stephen King, then IT is the perfect fit. And you can’t go wrong with the King Of Horror providing inspiration for the film. With a clown as the creepy protagonist (which already spells trouble) that goes around playing intriguing mind games with five kids, this one is perfect for you if you’re looking for something that doesn’t involve zombies, aliens or ghosts. It will leave you quite riveted and of course, slightly uncomfortable long after the credits roll. 

Where To Stream: Amazon Prime Video and Netflix 

A Quiet Place

A Quiet Place | Netflix

A Quiet Place | Netflix

Simply put this is a sci-fi horror film that will have you feeling anxious throughout the movie as the characters navigate their way silently through a post-apocalyptic world that's filled with blind monsters whose sole mission is to kill humans. The movie stars John Krasinski and his real-life wife Emily Blunt. It's the perfect thriller for Halloween night and to watch with your friends on Netflix Party. 

Where To Watch: Netflix

Also: did you know about these 5 most haunted places in India? 

Pet Sematary

Prime Video: Pet Sematary (2019)

Prime Video: Pet Sematary (2019)

Stephen King's infamous dark novel of the same name gets a 2019 reboot (there's another Pet Sematary), with a new cast and better visuals. The movie follows the Creed family, their dead cat who's brought back to life by a cemetery that has the power to bring the dead back. The rest of the movie is a mix of scary moments, lots of blood, and lots of knife slashes.

Where To Stream: Amazon Prime Video

Doctor Sleep

Prime Video: Stephen King's Doctor Sleep

Prime Video: Stephen King's Doctor Sleep

Ewan McGregor stars in another adaptation of Stephen King's novel of the same name, where he plays the role of Danny Torrance who's got the power of "shining" to see ghosts and deal with them. Oh, yes, if you are wondering, this is the sequel to the movie and book The Shining. We don't need to say much do we? 

Where To Stream: Amazon Prime Video

The Shining

The Shining | Netflix

The Shining | Netflix

A classic Kubrick film, The Shining has stood the test of time in our eyes, emerging as a go-to in the psychological horror genre. Starring Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall, the film has been interpreted to be about the Native American killings, racism, sexism, and even masculinity in crisis. Whatever your take on it is, we know it’ll leave you feeling a little shell-shocked.

Where To Stream: Netflix

Psycho

Psycho | Netflix

Psycho | Netflix

It’s not Halloween without at least one Hitchcock flick on your list. The famous shower scene is the perfect culmination of Anthony Perkins’s neurotic portrayal of Norman Bates, and will leave you with a lingering sense of paranoia about your next overnight trip.

Where To Stream: Netflix

Dark Shadows

Dark Shadows | Netflix

Dark Shadows | Netflix

If you’ve ever wanted to see a vampiric Johnny Depp engage in some mid-air lovin’ with Eva Green, or watch Chloë Grace Moretz belt out teen angst as a werewolf, then Dark Shadows is a great pick. Fun for the entire family, you’ll definitely get into the Halloween mood with this comedic horror, perfect for even the scardiest of cats.

Where To Stream: Netflix

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