news culture From vampires to exorcists: here are 10 perfect Halloween movies available on Netflix!
To fill your horrific evening, the editorial staff of JV offers you a selection of films to watch alone or with friends. In the latter, all tastes are at the rendezvous, whether you are a fan of vampires, horror comedy or simple angry fight.
- 30 days of night
- Fear Street
- The Babysitter
- Halloween (2007)
- The last house on the left
- Emily Rose’s Exorcism
- The Dead Don’t Die
- The Mist
- The Night Comes for Us
30 days of night
Released in 2007, 30 Days of Night is an American-New Zealand film directed by David Slade, also behind Black Mirror: Bandersnatch. Based on a comic by Steve Niles, the development of the literary work and its film adaptation have been closely linked. Produced by Sam Raimi, the film has a strong fanbase. The latter even allowed him to know two spin-offs in the form of mini-series and a direct sequel published in 2010. As for the film, the story takes place in the isolated town of Barrow, Alaska. Every winter, the sun sets and does not rise for about thirty days. At that time, a clan of vampires besieged the city. In this hell, some of the villagers decide to create a militia to protect their land.
Fear Street is not one film, but three feature films. Thus, this trilogy is a free adaptation of the series of eponymous novels by RL Stine. The author of these books and moreover a name that should resonate in the ears of horror lovers. Indeed, the latter is the author of the famous horror books for children Goosebumps. As for the Fear Street trilogy, it follows the bloody events unfolding in the American city of Shadyside. For each film, the viewer follows the misadventures of the inhabitants of this city in a different era. In an antecronological order, the intrigues take place successively in 1994, 1978 and 1666. Common point to these times, a killer appears at each opportunity. An appearance that will delight Slasher fans.
In this Netflix film released in 2017, we follow a devilishly unusual story. Cole, a 12-year-old teenager, is looked after by his babysitter, Bee, during a party. While the latter thought that the young woman was inviting men to her parents’ house, he begins to spy on Bee. However, the boy would never have thought to witness such a scene when he sees the one guarding him kill a man in cold blood before collecting his blood. In reality, the babysitter is the head of a cult trying to summon a demon. After this bloody scene, he knows one thing: he’s next on Bee’s list. This horror comedy then takes on the air of a demonic version of Mommy I missed the plane where Cole will try to escape the members of the sect.
Stemming from a cult 1978 film, Halloween is one of horror cinema’s best-known franchises. Iconic killer, Michael Myers chained the victims until the franchise experiences some saturation. In 2007, Rob Zombie, musician and filmmaker who had already distinguished himself with The Devil’s Reject, wanted to relaunch the license. When writing a remake, Rob Zombie gets some very special advice. Indeed, John Carpenter, director of the original film, would have told him this: “Make your own movie. It’s yours now.“A nice carte blanche which gives legitimacy to this redesign of the universe, which goes so far as to give an origin story to the iconic killer. In this film, which has split critics and fans, we find a serial killer with an ever more colossal size who wants to find his sister.
Adapted from the famous psychic tool, the movie Ouija features a group of young friends who decide to use the board. For those unfamiliar with this demonic version of a keyboard, it’s a board with all the letters of the alphabet written on it. Using a wooden sight, the ghosts can then communicate with those touching the object with their hand. A kind of Discord to the afterlife that will cause many problems for Laine Morris and his friends. Thinking of speaking with her dead friend first, they will quickly understand that the board is much more dangerous than they thought. Moreover, if you want to continue in this universe, a sequel is also available on Netflix.
- All about Ouija on AlloCiné.
The last house on the left
In this American horror film released on the big screen in 2009, we approach the genre of revenge horror. In this style of film, we follow the adventures of a person or a group of people with the aim of revenge or revenge on one of their loved ones. The concept is simple, but cleverly handled, it paints a portrait of the darkest impulses of human beings. This mechanism is found in The Last House on the Left by Dennis Iliadis. Here, we follow the Machiavellian plan of the Collingwood family who will do everything to avenge Marie, girl tortured and raped by 3 people. Indeed, it turns out that chance sent the kidnappers to find refuge with the parents of the victim, Emma and John.
Emily Rose’s Exorcism
An exorcism story gone wrong? A horror classic! But what if this event took on public proportions and sent the exorcist concerned to justice? If you want to find out, run The Exorcism of Emily Rose. In this American horror film directed by Scott Derrickson, released in 2005, we discover the sordid affair surrounding Emily Rose. Young student plagued by hallucinations and occult forces, she finds death in an exorcism. Responsible for the latter, Father Richard Moore will do everything to reveal the truth to the eyes of the world.
The Dead Don’t Die
This Halloween party should be the time to watch The Dead Don’t Die. Why ? Quite simply, because the feature film leaves Netflix on November 24, 2022. If you want to spend a Day of the Dead with less tension than on the other proposals, this film is for you! In effect, The Dead Don’t Die is a comedy horror released in theaters in 2019. Written and directed by Jim Jarmusch, this adventure has received critical acclaim. Opening film of the Cannes Film Festival 2019, it was in official competition of the prestigious cinematographic event. The feature film even has the luxury of a cast as XXL as it is exceptional for a film of its kind. On your screens, you will be able to find familiar faces such as Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Tilda Swinton, Chloë Sevigny, Tom Waits or Danny Glover.
In 2007, spectators discovered on their screens the story of a strange fog. The latter pushed a group of people to take refuge in a supermarket. Fleeing creatures living in this mysterious fog, they will have to unite and not succumb to the tensions that drive them. The Mist is a film based on a novel by Stephen King. Often nicknamed the “Master of Horror”, he is also the writer who has seen the greatest number of his works brought to the small and big screen. It is therefore 27 years after the release of The Fog by Carpenter, that the horror linked to the mist resurfaced in the 7ᵉ art. In addition, if you like the film available on Netflix, know that a remake in the form of a series is also available on the SVOD platform.
The Night Comes for Us
Lover of fights, violence and open fractures of all kinds, we have what you need. If you’re not fond of bursts and jumpscare, this is an opportunity to think outside the box. With The Night Comes for Us, Indonesian cinema, violent and uninhibited, opens up to the most curious. With a Rotten Tomatoes rating of 91%, the film was able to find an audience largely conquered by its atmosphere and its visuals. We follow among other things the story of Ito. The latter is a mercenary specialized in the fight between gangs. Returning from a trip, he is involved in a violent rebellion within a family of the Triads of which he is a member. With sockets and well-felt right, he tries to make a place for himself in this ocean of violence. Far from Halloween horror films, the surprise is nevertheless guaranteed with this American-Indonesian film directed by Timo Tjahjanto and released in 2018.