15 Scary TV Shows to Binge-Watch Over Halloween

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The Halloween season is best known for nightmare-inducing horror films, but there are frightening TV shows worth watching too. With the TV horror genre on the rise, you can now scare yourself on a weekly basis—or binge-watch a scary series in a weekend. Keep in mind that most series are still limited by the restrictions of television, so don’t expect the next Texas Chainsaw Massacre or Hereditary. But TV can be disturbing in other ways, so sit tight and enjoy hours of dread with these horror-themed TV shows. 1. American Horror Story With a name like American Horror Story, this…

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The Halloween season is best known for nightmare-inducing horror films, but there are frightening TV shows worth watching too. With the TV horror genre on the rise, you can now scare yourself on a weekly basis—or binge-watch a scary series in a weekend.

Keep in mind that most series are still limited by the restrictions of television, so don’t expect the next Texas Chainsaw Massacre or Hereditary. But TV can be disturbing in other ways, so sit tight and enjoy hours of dread with these horror-themed TV shows.

1. American Horror Story

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With a name like American Horror Story, this is clearly a show made for Halloween. Every season of American Horror Story explores a self-contained story, so you can view each season as a kind of miniseries.

This works great for the horror format because it can be difficult to stretch out horror for dozens of episodes. Some shows manage it well (see Hannibal below) but American Horror Story makes good use of its self-contained design to maximize thrills.

You can stream American Horror Story on: Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video

2. Hannibal

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Be warned: This show is INCREDIBLY graphic and gruesome. Flayed skin, lots of blood, piles of corpses, psychological and physical torture, and other forms of disturbing imagery abound in this horrific show.

The characters, direction, and narrative of Hannibal are all top-notch and award-worthy. However, there’s a reason why Hannibal had such a small viewership during its run: it’s often difficult to watch. I viewed most of this series peering through my fingers—and had to take frequent breaks because of how dark it could get.

Not much else needs to be said. Everyone knows Hannibal. This series is basically a re-imagined crime drama that’s loosely based on the source material.

You can stream Hannibal on: Amazon Prime Video

3. The X-Files

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The X-Files is a long-running and recently-rebooted series beloved by fans and critics alike. It was one of the first shows to successfully mix standalone episodes with serial storylines, allowing it to deliver deep character developments while satisfyingly wrapping up each episode as a self-contained story.

Some of the episodes can be a bit hit-or-miss, but it’s still a thoroughly entertaining ride throughout—especially if you love mystery.

If you like The X-Files, you should also watch Fringe. Unfortunately, Fringe isn’t available on any streaming service as of this writing, but you can always buy the complete series of Fringe on Blu-ray.

You can stream The X-Files on: Hulu

4. The Walking Dead

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A Halloween without zombies would not be Halloween at all, and we’d be remiss if we left out the most popular zombie show in the history of television. Season one started with 5 million viewers, but by season 5, 17 million viewers were tuning in. It’s a must-watch for zombie lovers.

However, do note one thing: even though The Walking Dead is packed with violence and zombie gore, this isn’t a zombie survival story. It’s a drama that happens to take place in a zombie apocalypse. If that sounds fine to you, then you’ll enjoy the show—especially if you speed through the slower parts.

You can stream The Walking Dead on: Netflix

5. Fear the Walking Dead

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Fear the Walking Dead is a spin-off from The Walking Dead, and even though it doesn’t bring anything new to the genre, it’s definitely noteworthy for its artistic and atmospheric merits. It’s also perfect for getting into the Halloween spirit.

You can stream Fear the Walking Dead on: Hulu

6. Stranger Things

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I fell in love with Stranger Things in its first 15 minutes. Few shows have managed to do what it did: develop a deep cast of children and adults and take them on a sprawling, epic journey in just eight episodes—all wrapped up in a satisfying yet open-to-possibilities ending.

There is a monster in this show, and it can get quite moody and dark at times. It might even scare you if you watch it alone at night with the lights off. But there’s a touching human story at its core that resonates, plus an abundance of 1980s nostalgia!

You can stream Stranger Things on: Netflix

7. Carnivale

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Carnivale is an underappreciated gem, and one of the many shows that make an HBO Now subscription worthwhile. It’s only two short seasons, making it the perfect show to binge-watch for Halloween.

Carnivale is a dark fantasy tale about a traveling carnival, and things aren’t what they seem on the surface. It’s an older show that feels dated at times, but if you can look past it, the story will suck you right in.

You can stream Carnivale on: Amazon Prime Video, HBO Now

8. Penny Dreadful

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The name of this stylized horror show refers to the “penny dreadful” stories produced back in 19th century UK—printed tales that involved a lot of sensational, supernatural, and pulpy content matter. Penny Dreadful follows suit, but in much more intelligent ways.

It draws on many public domain characters, including Dracula, Frankenstein, Dr. Jekyll, and more. But the stories therein are unique, engrossing, and macabre. The end result is compelling, to say the least.

As a Showtime series, be warned that you’ll find a lot of mature content in many scenes. Naked cadavers and grotesque imagery are par for the course.

You can stream Penny Dreadful on: NetflixShowtime

9. Outcast

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From the original creator of The Walking Dead comes another horror series with much more character development than its more famous counterpart. It’s dark, creepy, but rooted in human relationships and community. All told, it’s a thrilling ride that actually gets better with each episode.

You can stream Outcast on: Cinemax

10. The Exorcist

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The Exorcist is a TV series based on the cult classic film of the same name. And while it isn’t nearly as nightmarish as the source material, it’ll leave an impact on you even after the first episode. It’s much scarier than primetime television should be, so viewers better beware.

You can stream The Exorcist on: Amazon Prime Video

11. Wayward Pines

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If you don’t have a Hulu subscription yet, you may want to sign up soon—at least until you can finish the first season of Wayward Pines. This series is based on the eponymous trilogy of books and faithfully adapts the material into a slow-burning mystery that gets more compelling with each twist. (Skip the second season, which involves a messy genre shift and a significant drop in writing quality.)

You can stream Wayward Pines on: Hulu

12. Supernatural

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Not many shows come close to the number of episodes in Supernatural, and we’re talking about hour-long episodes here. True, there are some real stinkers along the way, but Supernatural is impressive because it managed to stay generally consistent and on course for most of its run.

Long story short, this fantasy/horror series focuses on two brothers who investigate paranormal events and end up having all kinds of run-ins with ghosts, vampires, witches, angels, and demons. The massive mythology of Supernatural is its strongest aspect, so if you’re into that kind of storytelling, you’ll love this show.

You can stream Supernatural on: Netflix

13. Bates Motel

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Like Hannibal, Bates Motel is a movie-reimagined-for-television that tells the prequel story of Norman Bates—the famous serial killer from Psycho. While the show doesn’t reach the same award-winning heights as Hannibal, the overall experience is a solid one.

Leaning more towards thriller than outright horror, Bates Motel can still produce a ton of suspense and make you feel extremely uncomfortable when it’s firing on all cylinders. Worth a watch? Definitely.

You can stream Bates Motel on: Netflix

14. Hemlock Grove

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Hemlock Grove centers on the fictional town of Hemlock Grove, which gets upended when strange happenings start to occur—including a string of brutal murders. Though it debuted to mixed reviews, Netflix gave it a full three seasons to bring its story to a somewhat satisfying conclusion.

You can stream Hemlock Grove on: Netflix

15. Attack on Titan

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Don’t be put off by the fact that Attack on Titan is an anime. This show is very adult, particularly in the themes it tackles. Attack on Titan tells the horrific tale of a city that’s attacked by cataclysmic titans, all bolstered by a beautiful art style and stylish animations.

You’ll wince the first time you watch one of these massive titans grab an innocent human and chomp them in half. Dark, gruesome, yet driven by strong characters—the trifecta of great horror. Not to mention all of the great plot twists along the way. A fun but depressing ride, for sure.

You can stream Attack on Titan on: Hulu

Which Scary TV Shows Will You Watch?

We don’t recommend binge-watching every single one of these shows. Instead, pick one or two that appeal to you and set aside a few nights to take in the full experience. My personal must-watch recommendations are Hannibal (for adults who want truly dreadful horror) and Stranger Things (for something more on the family-friendly side).

If you want to supplement these shows with something more traditional, you ought to check out these classic horror films on Netflix.

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Which VPNs Still Work With Netflix?

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In January 2016, Netflix announced a crackdown on VPNs, or virtual private networks. This meant that using a VPN to access the Netflix catalog offered in a different country was suddenly against the company’s terms of service. And while many thought that the crackdown on VPNs would ultimately fail, it hasn’t so far. As of now, if you try to access Netflix through a VPN, your efforts will be immediately thwarted. You’ll see this error message: However, there are still a few VPN services that work well with Netflix, and now have a proven track record of circumventing Netflix’s blocks…

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In January 2016, Netflix announced a crackdown on VPNs, or virtual private networks. This meant that using a VPN to access the Netflix catalog offered in a different country was suddenly against the company’s terms of service. And while many thought that the crackdown on VPNs would ultimately fail, it hasn’t so far.

As of now, if you try to access Netflix through a VPN, your efforts will be immediately thwarted. You’ll see this error message:

Netflix VPN error code for streaming

However, there are still a few VPN services that work well with Netflix, and now have a proven track record of circumventing Netflix’s blocks regularly. In this article, we’ll list those working VPNs and help you choose one…

Why Netflix Is Wrong In Blanket-Banning VPNs

The core logic of the ban makes sense. Movie and TV show producers sell rights to different distributors in different countries. Netflix does deals with each distributor to earn the right to stream those movies and shows in particular countries.

So, for example, let’s say Amazon Prime owns the rights to Doctor Strange where you live, but Netflix owns it in some fictional country called Freedonia. If you were to use a VPN to watch Doctor Strange on Netflix Freedonia, then you are breaking the distributor rights owned by Amazon Prime.

In the above scenario, Netflix is right to block VPNs. But the blanket ban also stops legitimate usage of Netflix in a different country.

Let’s say you are an American who subscribes to Netflix US. If you had to travel to Thailand, you should still be able to watch the catalog of shows on Netflix US. After all, you’re paying for it. Instead, as a result of the blanket ban, you will be automatically changed to Netflix Thailand while you’re there. And this isn’t what you paid your hard-earned money for.

Right now, the only legitimate answer is to access Netflix US using a VPN routed through an American server. Then you can access the entire US catalog.

Free VPNs Don’t Unblock Netflix, Get a Paid VPN

The VPN crackdown is most prevalent on free VPN services and smartDNS services. If you hoped to get access to Netflix from another country without paying for a VPN, you’re out of luck. We have tested every free VPN out there, and none of them are able to bypass Netflix’s block on VPNs.

Even if you chanced upon such a service, it will work for a few days and then stop. Netflix is extremely vigilant about blocking VPNs, so you’ll need to bite the bullet and get a paid VPN to fight the company’s constant blocks.

There are several advantages of using a paid VPN service, the biggest of which are unlimited data transfers and longevity. A free VPN service might not stand the test of time, but a big-brand paid VPN should keep working well through thick and thin.

So which VPNs still work with Netflix? According to our tests:

  1. ExpressVPN
  2. StrongVPN
  3. PrivateVPN
  4. TorGuard
  5. CyberGhost
  6. NordVPN
  7. VyprVPN
  8. Buffered VPN
  9. PureVPN
  10. HotSpot Shield Premium

1. ExpressVPN: Best for Netflix US

Express VPN is the best VPN for Netflix America

If you are an American who wants to be able to access your own country’s catalog from anywhere in the world, ExpressVPN is the best option. It has worked flawlessly every time we have used it for the past year, and is our go-to recommendation.

  • Setup: ExpressVPN is simple to set up and use on any device, including Linux. That’s right, you can even watch Netflix natively on Linux easily with the ExpressVPN app. It also has a remarkably easy setup for routers, so you can tunnel all your data through the VPN.
  • Performance: Netflix is especially vigilant of ExpressVPN servers because of how highly rated the service is by multiple reviewers. So the servers change often, and you might have to refresh that before each time you start Netflix. Overall, there was nothing to complain about when it comes to how quickly the stream started, or even skipping ahead or back on 1080p video.
  • Netflix Countries: ExpressVPN only worked for US consistently. Some of the other nations, especially Canada, end up working at times, but it’s not a connection you can bank on.
  • Price: ExpressVPN normally costs $12.95/month (or $8.32/month if you sign up for a whole year), but we have a special deal for MakeUseOf readers. Use this link to get three FREE months plus an entire year for an incredible $6.67/month.

2. StrongVPN: For the US, UK, and Canada

Strong VPN is the best VPN to access Netflix USA, UK, and Canada

Even in the early months, StrongVPN was one of the few services that kept bypassing Netflix’s blocks again and again. It has earned the loyalty of its fans, especially those based in the UK.

  • Setup: StrongVPN has apps for Windows, macOS, and iOS, but setup can be a little tricky. Even for Android, you’ll need to dive into settings to configure it. To its credit, it hosts detailed setup guides for popular devices and platforms. But it’s not as easy as ExpressVPN or VyprVPN.
  • Performance: StrongVPN has good performance on both UK and US servers. It streamed fine on 1080p video, and handled skipping too. The Canadian server can’t always handle 1080p, downgrading to 720p.
  • Netflix Countries: StrongVPN’s support for Netflix UK and Netflix Canada gives it a slight edge over ExpressVPN. But you have to be willing to go through that setup process.
  • Price: One of the cheapest options among all these VPN services, StrongVPN costs $10/month or $70 for a whole year. Plus, you get StrongDNS, in case you prefer proxy DNS over VPN for streaming.

3. PrivateVPN: Most Countries Supported

PrivateVPN supports the most number of countries via VPN on Netflix

Note: PrivateVPN provided us with a review account for this test.

If you’re one of the old guard who loved being able to watch everything on Netflix no matter where you live, then try PrivateVPN. In our tests, it worked with the most number of countries.

  • Setup: PrivateVPN supports apps for Windows, macOS, iOS, and Android. For anything else, you’ll need to use the device’s connections settings. You will also need to clear the cache of your browser before you use it to stream Netflix.
  • Performance: PrivateVPN works flawlessly, as long as you use the right servers. The company has a list of currently working servers for Netflix, so make sure you pick the right one. Once you do, it works as well as you could have hoped with 1080p video.
  • Netflix Countries: PrivateVPN supports the largest number of Netflix countries at the time of writing. This includes the US, Canada, the UK, France, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, and the Netherlands.
  • Again, if one of these doesn’t work, please make sure you clear the browser cache. It’s a tad annoying, but once you clear your cache, it works fine; a lesson we learnt the hard way.
  • Price: PrivateVPN costs the same as StrongDNS, but is currently having a sale (as of August 2017). You can get one month for $7.67, or a whole year for $50.40.

4. CyberGhost: Easiest for Phones

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Note: CyberGhost provided us with a review account for this test.

If you’re only going to use your VPN for streaming Netflix, then try out CyberGhost. It’s the easiest way to set up a VPN and stream Netflix.

  • Setup: The ease of use makes CyberGhost stand out. Download the app, flick once to see the “Secured Streaming” option, and choose Netflix in the list of services. The first time you do this you’ll need to sign in to your Netflix account. After that, CyberGhost will remember the settings and work like a charm. In our opinion, it’s the easiest VPN app to use Netflix on phones.
  • Performance: On a computer with Wi-Fi, CyberGhost works perfectly as long as you are on a stable, high-speed internet connection. But since we’re recommending this for mobiles, we also tested it on 4G. While it’s good, it isn’t the best we’ve seen. ExpressVPN worked better while using 4G to stream Netflix US content on the move.
  • Netflix Countries: It works only with Netflix US. You can’t access catalogs from other countries.
  • Price: You can download and try out the app for free for seven days, which is enough time to figure out whether you want to pay for it. Cyberghost costs $11.99/month, but we have a special deal for MakeUseOf readers. Use this link to get six months at $4.99/month, or 18 months at $2.75/month.

CyberGhost also claims to work with several other streaming services, including Amazon Prime, HBO GO, BBC iPlayer, and others. However, we didn’t test those for this article.

5. TorGuard: Longest Lasting, All Countries Supported

If you want the assurance of your VPN always working with Netflix in any country, TorGuard is the safest bet. That’s because with it, you will buy a dedicated IP address. This is a bit like getting a static IP address, just that it is still a masked VPN address.

For a company like Netflix, it’s easier to figure out shared IP addresses than dedicated ones. Once it knows the common string for many VPN users with the same shared IP, Netflix will block it. But pinpointing a single dedicated IP address, and confirming that it is using a VPN on Netflix, is far more difficult and time-consuming. Logically speaking, this method will last longer.

  • Setup: TorGuard has the most difficult setup of the lot, since you will have to configure a VPN as well as a dedicated IP address. It’s a nightmarish process, but it’s well worth persevering with it.
  • Performance: No lagging, fast load times, and no drops in quality make this the best experience we had during testing.
  • Netflix Countries: TorGuard worked flawlessly with every country we tried.
  • Price: TorGuard’s cost is approximately twice that of any regular VPN listed above. That’s because not only are you buying the VPN package, you are also buying a dedicated streaming IP. So that’s $10/month for the VPN, and another $8/month for the dedicated IP address, for a total of $18/month. But hey, it’s worth it if you want to watch all of Netflix’s catalog with great performance.

Other VPNs That Work With Netflix

Apart from the aforementioned VPN services, these others also worked with Netflix US during testing. They weren’t always perfect, which is why the others got a nod ahead of them. However, if none of the above appeal for whatever reason, these are solid backups to bear in mind.

  • NordVPN: NordVPN is one of the popular choices for Netflix streaming given it is among the cheapest options when you buy long-term plans. It works well too, and was among the first to fix Netflix’s recent purge of VPN services. But purchase this only if you don’t plan on watching 4K video. NordVPN is noticeably slower than others even on HD movies, with the odd request for buffering, so it would be a disaster on 4K.
  • VyprVPN and Buffered VPN: If you don’t want ExpressVPN, get VyprVPN or Buffered. These are the best choices for anyone who wants Netflix US alone. There isn’t much to separate the two, with both costing $13/month. The only real differentiator is the annual plans, where VyprVPN is cheaper by $12/year.
  • PureVPN: PureVPN works well with Netflix now. However, there is nothing that makes us recommend it on par with or over the others in this list. That said, we are only looking at VPNs for Netflix. And it notoriously was used by the FBI to track a hacker, which put it on our list of privacy-violating VPNs to avoid.
  • HotSpot Shield Premium: The basic free version of Hotspot Shield does not work with Netflix. But Hotspot Shield Premium will give you access to the US version. It worked well in our initial test setup, but has not delivered a good experience after the first week of testing.

Which VPNs Should You Avoid?

We also tested several other popular VPN services. Without naming and shaming them, let’s just say you shouldn’t go beyond the recommendations in this article. The others were rejected because of one or more of the following reasons:

  • The VPN didn’t allow Netflix
  • A VPN allowed Netflix but the streaming experience was bad
  • The VPN was slow in getting servers to work again after Netflix took them down
  • Customers reported bad service

Which VPN Is Best for Watching Netflix?

Most people should choose between ExpressVPN (because you want to access Netflix US everywhere) or PrivateVPN (if you want to the most number of Netflix libraries). Otherwise, any of the above recommendations should work well for you, so choose one of them.

Hopefully, this solves your problem of watching Netflix with a VPN once and for all. Which means we’re free to solve other annoying Netflix problems!

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Netflix shares are up after the streaming service adds nearly 7M new subscribers in Q3

After a disappointing second quarter, Netflix is back in Wall Street’s good graces. The company just released its third-quarter earnings report, and as of 5:30pm East Coast time, the stock is up 12 percent in after-hours trading. The most important number here is subscriber growth, and that’s where Netflix came in way ahead of expectations, […]

After a disappointing second quarter, Netflix is back in Wall Street’s good graces. The company just released its third-quarter earnings report, and as of 5:30pm East Coast time, the stock is up 12 percent in after-hours trading.

The most important number here is subscriber growth, and that’s where Netflix came in way ahead of expectations, with 6.96 million net additions, compared to the 5.07 million that analysts predicted. The service now has a total of 137 million members, and 130 million paying members.

The company also reported earnings of 89 cents per share on revenue of $4 billion — analysts had predicted EPS of 68 cents.

In addition to reporting on the latest financials, Netflix’s letter to shareholders also offers an update on its original content strategy. It distinguishes between two different types of Netflix Originals — the ones like “Orange Is the New Black,” where Netflix gets the first window for distribution, and others like “Stranger Things,” where it actually owns the content.

The company says:

Today, we employ hundreds of people in physical production, working on a wide variety of owned titles spread across scripted and unscripted series, kids, international content, standup, docs and feature films from all over the world. To support our efforts, we’ll need more production capacity; we recently announced the selection of ​Albuquerque, New Mexico​ as the site of a new US production hub, where we anticipate bringing $1 billion dollars in production over the next 10 years and creating up to 1,000 production jobs per year. Our internal studio is already the single largest supplier of content to Netflix (on a cash basis).

Netflix also says romance has been big recently, thanks to its “Summer of Love” slate of original films, which have been watched by more than 80 million accounts. Apparently “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before” did particularly well, becoming one of Netflix’s most-watched original films, “with strong repeat viewing.”

The service plans to release “Gravity” director Alfonso Cuarón’s new film “Roma” in December, which has already been getting rave reviews at film festivals. While Netflix’s original movies generally have a minimal presence in theaters, the company says “Roma” (like Paul Greengrass’ “22 July”) will be released on more than 100 screens worldwide — not a blockbuster rollout, but not a perfunctory release, either.

The company is forecasting the addition of 9.4 million new members in the fourth quarter.

The 10 Best Horror Movies to Watch on Netflix

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Are you looking to curl up on the couch, switch off the lights, and scare yourself with some of the best horror movies ever made? With our help you won’t even have to think about what to watch. Just open Netflix and pick any of the films on this list. Note: These movies are available on Netflix US. You can watch them using a VPN with Netflix if you’re not based in the United States. 1. The Shining Released in: 1980 IMDb Rating: 8.4/10 Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 86% The Shining is one of the best movies based on Stephen King’s…

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Are you looking to curl up on the couch, switch off the lights, and scare yourself with some of the best horror movies ever made? With our help you won’t even have to think about what to watch. Just open Netflix and pick any of the films on this list.

Note: These movies are available on Netflix US. You can watch them using a VPN with Netflix if you’re not based in the United States.

1. The Shining

  • Released in: 1980
  • IMDb Rating: 8.4/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 86%

The Shining is one of the best movies based on Stephen King’s books. Legendary director Stanley Kubrick tells the story of the Torrance family (father, mother, and son) heading to an isolated hotel for a winter break. The hotel is, of course, haunted and starts affecting all of them.

Jack Nicholson gives a stand-out performance, while Shelley Duvall is perfect as the one person trying to keep things together. The Shining is a landmark horror film, and its set designs, scenes, plots, and catchphrases have been referenced in umpteen other films and TV series.

2. Dreamcatcher

  • Released in: 2003
  • IMDb Rating: 5.5/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 30%

Aliens, native American symbolism, and a dull and bleak American winter set the background for Dreamcatcher. Four buddies embark upon their annual winter trip into the woods, but get caught in a fierce storm. And they aren’t alone out there.

While Dreamcatcher is another movie based on a Stephen King book, it’s not as good as The Shining. Director Lawrence Kasdan does an OK job of translating King’s vision into cinema, but the end result is a brilliant B-movie for horror fans.

3. The Conjuring

  • Released in: 2013
  • IMDb Rating: 6.6/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 86%

The Conjuring is one of the best horror movies released in this decade, as director James Wan hits all the right notes in this classic plot. It’s about a family that buys a remote house disconnected from their neighbors, and strange things start happening in it. The family asks for help from two paranormal detectives (Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga).

Together, they must all somehow survive the vengeance of the family who lived there before them, and especially the little girl who still holds a strong grudge. The Conjuring is a perfect execution of mood-building, day-time horror. It’s also one of those movies full of jump scares.

4. Cabin Fever

  • Released in: 2002
  • IMDb Rating: 5.6/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 86%

Cabin Fever starts with a trip to a cabin in the middle of nowhere. But when these five friends meet a dangerous man with a weird disease, they end up killing him and dumping him in the town’s water reservoir. Anyone who drinks the water is now infected. And things get really bad when one of the five has a glass of tap water.

Director Eli Roth has a unique style in his horror films that make them compelling to watch, even when they are campy and silly. If you can buy into the premise and suspend logic for a couple of hours, you’ll have a frightfully good time.

5. The Ritual

  • Released in: 2017
  • IMDb Rating: 6.3/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 86%

You don’t expect much with the done-to-death plot of The Ritual. It’s about four estranged friends who reunite for a hiking trip, and are forced to go off the trail for a shortcut when one of them is injured. As you’d expect, there’s something evil in the woods.

But the place makes a difference here. Director David Bruckner sets the movie in Sweden, whose dreary skies and chilling winters add a lot of atmosphere. And it also lets Bruckner explore a new type of evil: Scandinavian mythology.

6. The Sixth Sense

  • Released in: 1999
  • IMDb Rating: 6.3/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 86%

At this point, you’ve probably watched The Sixth Sense, or at least heard about its big plot twist at the end. So should you still watch it? The answer is a resounding Yes. Director M. Night Shyamalan’s story about a boy who can talk to ghosts, and the therapist trying to help him, is a classic.

The film still has plenty of scenes designed to give you the heebie-jeebies, and there are jump scares and chills in equal measure. Haley Joel Osment gives the performance of a lifetime as the boy who sees dead people, and The Sixth Sense is worth watching over and over.

7. The Witch

  • Released in: 2015
  • IMDb Rating: 6.8/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 91%

The Witch, stylized on the posters as “The VVitch” to add intrigue, is a slow-builder but definitely worth the wait. The Witch is a period horror film set in 1630s New England. Debutant writer-director Robert Eggers is one to watch out for.

A family is banished by their village to live near the spooky woods, and strange things start happening. One of the daughters goes missing, and the family thinks the teenage daughter Thomasin is a witch who is responsible for everything. Without resorting to too many jump scares, the slow-building horror and creepy atmosphere will make you turn on the lights before the end.

8. The Gift

  • Released in: 2015
  • IMDb Rating: 7.1/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 92%

You don’t always need something supernatural to make a good horror film. Humans are scary enough, as you will find out with The Gift, a psychological thriller with plenty of truly creepy moments. The strong star-cast of Jason Bateman, Rebecca Hall, and Joel Edgerton deliver performances that’ll keep you on the edge of your seat.

It’s difficult to describe The Gift without spoiling it. Bateman and Hall are married, and Edgerton is an old acquaintance of Bateman who shows up unannounced. Strange gifts are given, secrets are revealed, and no one’s lives will be the same ever again.

9. Hellraiser

  • Released in: 1987
  • IMDb Rating: 7.0/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 63%

Clive Barker is a legend in the world of horror films. His greatest creation can be streamed on Netflix right now. With nine films in the franchise, it’s high time you dived into Hellraiser.

The movie introduces monsters called cenobites, that would be used by Barker in several other films and novels. They take on the corpses of mutilated humans, with the most famous of them being their leader, Pinhead. The plot is about the resurrection of a man named Frank and how a girl called Kristy tries to help him. But really, the frights are all about the cenobites and Pinhead.

Once you finish with the original, queue up Hellraiser 2 and any other sequels you can find online. Hellraiser is the perfect series for people keen on binge-watching movie marathons.

10. Children of the Corn

  • Released in: 1984
  • IMDb Rating: 5.6/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 38%

Based on Stephen King’s short story of the same name, Children of the Corn is one of the creepiest films you’ll ever watch. Let’s be clear, it’s not a particularly good film, nor is it that horrifying. But the “creepiness” is dialed up to 11.

In a small rural town, a boy convinces all of the other children to murder each and every adult. After they finish the massacre, they follow the boy’s every word. And he, in turn, follows the word of a supernatural force, known only as “He Who Walks Behind The Rows”. When a young adult couple ride into town looking for help, they’ll need to do everything in their power to stay alive.

More Scary Stuff to Watch on Netflix

You can use this list any way you want. Pick one based on the IMDb rating or the Rotten Tomatoes rating, watch them in order of release date, or just pick one at random. And if you’ve seen all of these movies already, Netflix has plenty of other fare for horror buffs, like these scary movies that are full of frights.

It’s also a good idea to look beyond horror movies. We’re in the age of binge-watching TV series, so why restrict yourself to films alone? Whether you use Netflix or other streaming services, go frighten yourself with the scariest TV shows to watch over Halloween.

Read the full article: The 10 Best Horror Movies to Watch on Netflix

The 11 Best Scary Movies on Netflix Full of Frights

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While Halloween is the perfect time to watch horror films, scary movies can be enjoyed at any time of the year. With that in mind, we have compiled a list of the best scary movies to watch on Netflix. Whether it’s spooky ghosts, masked killers, or evil creatures that frighten you the most, this list is for you. So why not close the curtains, dim the lights, and grab a pillow to squeeze when things get tense? 1. The Conjuring (2013) Horror, Mystery, Thriller | IMDb: 7.5 | RT: 86% What’s spookier than a ghostly campfire story? The answer is…

Read the full article: The 11 Best Scary Movies on Netflix Full of Frights

While Halloween is the perfect time to watch horror films, scary movies can be enjoyed at any time of the year. With that in mind, we have compiled a list of the best scary movies to watch on Netflix.

Whether it’s spooky ghosts, masked killers, or evil creatures that frighten you the most, this list is for you. So why not close the curtains, dim the lights, and grab a pillow to squeeze when things get tense?

1. The Conjuring (2013)

Horror, Mystery, Thriller | IMDb: 7.5 | RT: 86%

What’s spookier than a ghostly campfire story? The answer is one that is based on actual events. The Conjuring is an extremely scary and suspenseful tale of a family whose home is invaded by something evil. The family seeks the help of a paranormal investigation team played by Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga. And what happens next will give you chills.

2. Hush (2016)

Horror, Thriller | IMDb: 6.6 | RT: 94%

When you live alone, there is one thing that can put a scare into you like no other; a masked killer standing outside your window. Hush, starring Kate Siegel, takes you into the life of a deaf writer who lives in solitude. When she discovers she has become prey for a killer, she must fight for her life. If you’re in the mood for a frightening film, watch Hush when you’re home alone.

3. The Babadook (2014)

Drama, Horror | IMDb: 6.8 | RT: 98%

A single mother whose husband died a violent death soon has even more danger to confront. The Babadook rolls the mysterious appearance of a children’s book and an evil presence at every turn into one gripping, terrifying tale. With mystery and monsters, this psychological thriller is one bedtime story that might just give you nightmares.

If that interests you, here are some truly nightmarish movies full of jump scares to check out.

4. Stephen King’s Children of the Corn (1984)

Horror, Thriller | IMDb: 5.6 | RT: 36%

From the master of horror stories, Stephen King, comes Children of the Corn. While the movie may be older than the others on the list, the creep factor hasn’t diminished over time. A young couple ends up in a small town after becoming lost on their travels across country roads. They soon discover that the children have taken over the town and the corn fields hold all the secrets.

If you’re a fan of Stephen King here are some other movies based on Stephen King novels you can stream online.

5. Seven (1995)

Crime, Drama, Mystery | IMDb: 8.6 | RT: 80%

Starring Morgan Freeman and Brad Pitt, Seven is a crime mystery that’s scary in its own way. A serial killer is on the loose and they are the detectives on the case. The killer they hunt is on a disturbing mission to teach lessons to others about the seven deadly sins. What makes this movie frightening isn’t just the horrific scenes left by the killer, but the entire film concept as well. And of course, there is a twist in the tale.

6. The Sixth Sense (1999)

Drama, Mystery, Thriller | IMDb: 8.1 | RT: 85%

In The Sixth Sense, you follow a small child, played by Haley Joel Osment, who can communicate with spirits. His psychologist, played by Bruce Willis, does his best to help the young boy while he tries to uncover the truth behind it all. With ghosts showing up around every corner that only the child can see, this spooky story has a surprise that got it nominated for six Academy Awards. Directed by M. Night Shyamalan, The Sixth Sense is a must-see scary film.

7. Hellraiser (1987)

Horror, Thriller | IMDb: 7.0 | RT: 68%

Demons, dimensions, and the dead are what you will find in the original Hellraiser movie. When a man leaves earth and enters the underworld of an undead dimension, who better to direct that story than horror novelist Clive Barker? Open the puzzle box and prepare to meet the most frightening creatures imaginable, if you dare. And if you survive, check out Hellbound: Hellraiser II on Netflix as well.

8. The Shining (1980)

Classic Movie, Classic Thriller, Cult Movie | IMDb: 8.4 | RT: 88%

Starring Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall, The Shining is based on the 1977 Stephen King novel of the same name. When Jack takes a job as a caretaker at the secluded Overlook Hotel in Colorado, it becomes anything but a relaxing winter in the mountains for him and his family. As the hotel’s spirited past and cabin fever set in for the author-turned-caretaker, Jack soon turns homicidal. The Shining is a classic thriller that is sure to give you goosebumps.

9. The Witch (2015)

Horror, Supernatural Horror, Teen Screams | IMDb: 6.7 | RT: 91%

Travel back in time to 1630s New England where witchcraft turns a family paranoid in The Witch. It begins when a young farm boy goes missing and the family places the blame on the oldest daughter who was caring for the boy. The film not only brings a test of love and faith for a family, but chills to the rest of us watching their story unfold.

10. Deep Blue Sea (1999)

Action & Adventure, Action Thriller, Sci-Fi Thriller | IMDb: 5.8 | RT: 57%

It’s not always movies with killers, hauntings, or ghosts that scare people the most. Deep Blue Sea offers up its own type of frights when a group of scientists fight for their lives against hungry sharks. While working as researchers on a remote island, something goes terribly wrong and the sharks begin their attack on the group. starring Samuel L. Jackson, Saffron Burrows, Thomas Jane, and LL Cool J, Deep Blue Sea is one of the best shark movies to watch online.

11. Would You Rather (2012)

Horror | IMDb: 5.7 | RT:57%

How far would you go for enough money to help your fatally ill brother? In Would You Rather, a seemingly innocent dinner party full of strangers soon turns into an insane game of choices. A merciless millionaire is willing to help those who need it, but at costs that are higher than the group can afford. Starring Brittany Snow, this movie is more disturbing than spooky, but still scary to watch.

Netflix Knows What Scares You

While this article is all about the best scary movies on Netflix there are plenty of sites to watch horror movies online for free.

Netflix may not offer streaming for popular slashers like Friday the 13th, extra-terrestrial terrors like Alien, demented flicks like Saw, or demonic classics like The Exorcist. But this list does give you some scary options to explore that might just satisfy your craving for horror and suspense.

And once you have exhausted this list of scary movies, you can then add these scary TV shows perfect for binge-watching to your lineup too.

Read the full article: The 11 Best Scary Movies on Netflix Full of Frights

How to Watch Everything on Netflix No Matter Where You Live

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For anyone who loves movies and TV shows, Netflix is a must-have. The video streaming giant is available in 190 countries. Unfortunately, the library isn’t the same everywhere. But there are a few tricks to get access to those other libraries. You might be surprised to find that Netflix has different movies and TV shows available for streaming in different countries. In this article, we explore why Netflix content differs from country to country, and how you can watch everything on Netflix regardless of where you live. Why Does the Netflix Library Differ? According to Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, the Netflix…

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For anyone who loves movies and TV shows, Netflix is a must-have. The video streaming giant is available in 190 countries. Unfortunately, the library isn’t the same everywhere. But there are a few tricks to get access to those other libraries.

You might be surprised to find that Netflix has different movies and TV shows available for streaming in different countries. In this article, we explore why Netflix content differs from country to country, and how you can watch everything on Netflix regardless of where you live.

Why Does the Netflix Library Differ?

According to Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, the Netflix library or catalogue differs in each country because of territorial licensing. Here’s how it works.

The producers of any movie or TV show want to maximize profits from their product. So they license their creation to different content distributors in different parts of the world. Naturally, the highest bidder wins the rights.

For the sake of an example, let’s talk about Star Wars, one of the best geek movies of all time. As a distributor (yes, streaming content counts as “distributing”), Netflix has to decide if enough people in the US, the UK, India, and other regions will watch Star Wars to recover the expense of buying the rights.

If Netflix’s research shows an interest for Star Wars in the US but not in India, then it will buy the Star Wars territorial license for the US but not for India. So US Netflix users will be able to watch Star Wars, but Indian Netflix users will not.

If Netflix’s research shows an interest for Star Wars in both the US and India, it will then bid for the territorial license for both regions. However, some other distributor might offer a higher price for the Indian territorial license, or perhaps already have the license. Then, once again, US Netflix users will be able to watch Star Wars, but Indian users will not.

In short, audience interest and territorial licensing determine why the Netflix library varies depending from region to region.

Netflix is trying hard to secure global availability of all the content on Netflix so that geographic restrictions go away. But that will take some time. So, at least for now, different countries will have access to different Netflix libraries.

How to Watch Netflix From a Different Country

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The good news is that it’s actually pretty easy to watch the Netflix library from a different country. Our ultimate guide to Netflix notes that you can access any country’s library by using virtual private networks (VPNs). There’s also another technology called DNS tunnelling or Smart DNS. Both routes serve the same end purpose: they make Netflix think your device is in a different region to the one you are actually in.

These methods have some limitations though. For instance, you won’t be able to use a Chromecast to relay Netflix from your phone to your TV. The speed of buffering and streaming might also be adversely affected through these methods. However, on the flip side, you’ll have a larger video library than ever before.

Using Netflix With a VPN

We have previously made the case for using VPNs instead of proxy DNS. But the biggest point in the favor of VPNs is how easy it is to get started.

Netflix is available on all platforms, which gives you some freedom in choosing a reputable VPN that works for you. (Netflix is vigilant about VPN usage and blocks most free VPNs, but many paid VPN services still work.) The process is the same for all of them:

  1. Install and switch on your VPN.
  2. In the VPN, choose the country whose Netflix library you want to browse.
  3. Open the Netflix app or go to the Netflix website.
  4. Enjoy that country’s Netflix catalog.

Not all paid VPNs are equal. For the best chance of success, we recommend using ExpressVPN (use this link to get up to 49% off).

Using Netflix With Smart DNS

With things like YouTube, it’s better to use Smart DNS services to watch region-blocked video. But Netflix has made it harder than ever to use Smart DNS to access another country’s catalogue.

The advantage of using this technology is that unlike VPN, Smart DNS does not route data through an intermediary server between you and Netflix, so it’s faster. This is especially evident with high-quality streams like 4K videos.

But unlike VPNs, your options are severely limited if you want to use a Smart DNS for Netflix. The only one that still works is Smart DNS Proxy, and that too supports mainly the U.S. and Canadian Netflix catalogs.

Right now, unless you have some specific other reasons apart from Netflix to pay for Smart DNS Proxy, we recommend paying for a good VPN instead.

How to Find What’s Available in Netflix Regions

uNoGS is a universal search engine for Netflix catalogues in any country

So, now you know how to access Netflix from other countries, but that still leaves one problem. How do you search for a movie to know which country’s Netflix you can stream it on? That’s where uNoGS comes in.

This web app searches Netflix libraries across the world. One quick search and the service will tell you which country’s library you need to change your VPN or DNS to.

You can filter your search results by IMDb rating, the year the film was released in, the genre, and other categories. And of course, you can choose which of the 28 countries on offer you want to search in.

Visit: uNoGS 

Which VPNs Work With Netflix?

Netflix is routinely cracking down on VPNs, making it difficult to bypass regional licensing. So while the methods listed above work right now, we cannot guarantee they will work forever. However, we do regularly check on what methods are still functioning, so it’s worth bookmarking this article.

Overall, Express VPN and Private VPN are among our favorite options. The first always works with Netflix US, which is one of the best catalogs among all countries. And Private VPN supports the most number of countries for Netflix libraries. You can try either of them with a free trial, or check our updated list to find which VPNs still work with Netflix.

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Original Content podcast: We can’t resist the thoughtful glamour of ‘The Crown’

We weren’t expecting to like “The Crown.” Yes, there are talented actors and fancy costumes on-screen, and yes, there’s an acclaimed writer at the helm who specializes in dramatizing real history. But did we really need to watch another 20 hours of serious, scripted drama about England’s royal family? Well, we were convinced to give […]

We weren’t expecting to like “The Crown.”

Yes, there are talented actors and fancy costumes on-screen, and yes, there’s an acclaimed writer at the helm who specializes in dramatizing real history. But did we really need to watch another 20 hours of serious, scripted drama about England’s royal family?

Well, we were convinced to give the show a shot after it took home multiple awards at this year’s Emmys, and we were absolutely won over. It turns out that some of the questions that made us uncertain about the concept (such as: What’s the point of a monarchy in modern society?) are exactly what the show is trying to explore.

And it would be hard to overpraise those actors — not just Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II, but also Matt Smith as her husband Prince Philip, Vanessa Kirby as Pricness Margaret, John Lithgow as Winston Churchill and Jared Harris as Elizabeth’s father, King George VI.

On the latest episode of the Original Content podcast, we’re joined by Catherine Shu to discuss the first two seasons of “The Crown,” and what we’re hoping to see in season three (with Foy and Smith replaced by older actors to play Elizabeth and Philip in middle age). We also discuss recently-revealed details about the upcoming Star Wars streaming series “The Mandalorian” and plans for an interactive episode of “Black Mirror.”

You can listen in the player below, subscribe using Apple Podcasts or find us in your podcast player of choice. If you like the show, please let us know by leaving a review on Apple. You also can send us feedback directly. (Or suggest shows and movies for us to review!)

10 Nightmarish Netflix Movies Full of Jump Scares

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Jump scares are those moments in films where everything has gone quiet and dark, and a sudden sound or movement jolts you out of your seat. Jump scares can provide cheap thrills or genuine frights, but no matter how they’re used, they’re always entertaining. Some horror filmmakers abhor the tactic and instead focus on building atmospheric tension. But most are happy to embrace the technique, giving the audience the uncontrollable shriek they are waiting for. There are some great horror films on Netflix, but this list is all about those nightmarish movies full of jump scares designed to keep you at…

Read the full article: 10 Nightmarish Netflix Movies Full of Jump Scares

Jump scares are those moments in films where everything has gone quiet and dark, and a sudden sound or movement jolts you out of your seat. Jump scares can provide cheap thrills or genuine frights, but no matter how they’re used, they’re always entertaining.

Some horror filmmakers abhor the tactic and instead focus on building atmospheric tension. But most are happy to embrace the technique, giving the audience the uncontrollable shriek they are waiting for.

There are some great horror films on Netflix, but this list is all about those nightmarish movies full of jump scares designed to keep you at the edge of your seat…

1. The Babadook

  • Released in: 2014
  • IMDb Rating: 6.8/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 98%

Children often ask us about the monster under the bed or tell tales about the man in the cupboard. As adults, we do our best to convince them it’s just their imagination. But what if the vivid dreams of a child about a mysterious dark force are true? What would you do if the Babadook, a sinister shadow-like creature, is really coming after you?

That’s the question single mom Amelia has to face. Should she believe her son Samuel and his violent dreams, or should she remain rational?

This is likely to make our list of cult favorites on Netflix in the future. The Babadook had a lukewarm reception when it first released in Australia, but it has since garnered critical acclaim and a strong following among horror buffs.

2. V/H/S/2

  • Released in: 2013
  • IMDb Rating: 6.1/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 70%

The “found footage” genre is a favorite in horror movies, popularized by the likes of The Blair Witch Project. If that’s what you’re in the mood for, V/H/S/2 might be perfect for you.

The film attempts something unique. It has seven different directors shooting seven short segments, all of which tie together to make one narrative. This includes some big names, like the director of The Raid, the writer of Grindhouse, and so on. Subsequently, V/H/S/2 struggles to build an atmosphere of terror. But it delivers jump scares in spades.

3. The Conjuring

  • Released in: 2013
  • IMDb Rating: 6.6/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 86%

The Conjuring is already being touted as a classic horror flick, even though it wasn’t released that long ago. Director James Wan delivers the perfect treatment on one of the oldest storylines in horror movies: a family movies into a new farmhouse in the middle of nowhere, and creepy things start to happen. As usual, people who know about the supernatural (paranormal investigators, in this case) come to their rescue.

While it’s not a typical “jump scare” movie, Wan uses the classic trick to good effect throughout the film. There are a dozen such moments, according to Where’s The Jump, but I’m pretty sure you’ll be frightened more often than that. It’s what makes this one of the best scary movies on Netflix.

4. The Lazarus Effect

  • Released in: 2015
  • IMDb Rating: 5.2/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 14%

After making a documentary like Jiro Dreams of Sushi, you wouldn’t expect director David Gelb to dive into horror. But he is full of surprises in The Lazarus Effect, which is as creepy as they come.

Olivia Wilde and Mark Duplass star as medical researchers who have figured out how to resurrect dead animals. But a terrible accident claims Wilde’s life, and in his grief, Duplass decides to bring her back to life. It’s a success. Only the being that has come back to life seems to be losing Wilde’s soul and possessed by something much, much darker.

5. Creep

  • Released in: 2014
  • IMDb Rating: 6.2/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 96%

Sometimes, the scariest thing in the world isn’t a demon or a monster or a ghost. It’s a human. A man who anyone would think is normal if you saw him walking down the road. Mark Duplass and Patrick Brice write and star in Creep, which lives up to its name.

Josef is dying of a terminal illness and wants to record messages for his soon-to-be-born son. He puts out an ad on Craigslist to find a videographer. A guy named Aaron shows up. What follows is a slow unravelling of Josef’s life, that gets creepier and creepier, while Aaron continues to shoot. The jump-scare dial is turned up to 11 in this one.

6. Friend Request

  • Released in: 2016
  • IMDb Rating: 5.3/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 17%

Laura is a typical popular college student. She gets tons of friend requests on Facebook, and she’s happy to add everyone. But it’s one acceptance too many, and she unfriends Marina for being creepy. Laura didn’t expect how creepy things would get, as Marina commits suicide, and mysterious videos start appearing on Laura’s profile. Things get worse when Laura’s friends start dying.

The plot of Friend Request is quite silly, but it’s the perfect sort of movie to watch with your friends for a jump-scare delight. It was never going to win any Oscars, but if you can’t have fun with something like this, you might want to go for one of the other best horror films for geeks where technology takes an evil twist.

7. Viral

  • Released in: 2016
  • IMDb Rating: 5.5/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 54%

Emma and her little sister Stacey’s day starts off with unexpected freedom when their town is quarantined for an infection, with their parents outside the border. But the revelry soon turns sour when the virus starts affecting their friends and family. Emma has to do everything she can to keep Stacey safe, and that means everything.

Everything about Viral is something you’ve seen before if you’re a fan of horror movies. But that’s part of the fun. The jump scares are telegraphed way in advance, but if you love your jump scares, give in to the moment and let them hit you.

8. Hush

  • Released in: 2016
  • IMDb Rating: 6.6/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 100%

Do you want to stay awake all night? Watch Hush with the lights out and the curtains open. You’ll wait up all night with a baseball bat, lest a man wearing a freaky mask shows up at your window.

When deaf writer Maddie sees one such man, she needs to figure out how to survive. She’s in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by woods, and this psychopath serial killer has made his intentions quite clear. Hush is a creepy experience of the hunter-prey game, where the prey is disadvantaged with a hearing disability that you, as a viewer, start empathizing with as you watch.

Count the number of times you’ll be jolted out of your seat. If it’s under 10, you’re a braver soul than most.

9. Demonic

  • Released in: 2015
  • IMDb Rating: 5.3/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 33%

It’s well known that you shouldn’t go to the Livingston House. Evil resides there. But that doesn’t stop six idiots from performing a seance in the place. In the course of events that followed, three died, one survived, and two went missing. It’s now to up Detective Mark Lewis and psychologist Dr. Elizabeth Klein to figure out what happened, rescue the missing people, and ensure that the house does not claim any more lives.

Demonic tries to go beyond the usual plotline by including a few twists and turns, including a surprise ending. It won’t work for everyone, but you get plenty of jump scares along the way to keep you entertained.

10. Last Shift

  • Released in: 2014
  • IMDb Rating: 5.7/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 100%

A new police officer, Jessica Loren, has to stay alone at the station while waiting for a team to collect some bio-hazardous material. The station is the infamous location where a cult leader and his followers killed themselves, and now haunt the premises. It’s about to be the worst shift of Loren’s life.

Last Shift gets a lot of love from jump scare movie fans, and for good reason. The plot, dialog, and acting isn’t much to write about. But the jump scares are handled as perfectly as you’d want: a slow build-up, creepy silence, followed by a genuine fright. Even when you know the jump scare is coming, you’ll still get that jolt.

It’s Not Just Scary Movies Any More

Jump scare movies are made for Halloween. If you want a spooky night on All Hallow’s Eve, grab a tub of popcorn, switch off the lights, and start streaming one of these films on Netflix.

However, a movie only gives you an hour or two of frights. Those who are ready to stay up all night need more than that. Which is where the scariest TV shows to binge-watch prove their worth.

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Netflix’s content chief doesn’t know what Apple’s doing with its original TV programs

Netflix might have the most to lose by Apple’s upcoming entry into the world of internet TV. However, it doesn’t look like the company is worried right now.

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Netflix might have the most to lose by Apple’s upcoming entry into the world of internet TV. However, it doesn’t look like the company is worried about the iPhone maker’s move, at least not yet, according to CNET.

Speaking at the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit in Los Angeles, Netflix’s chief content officer Ted Sarandos said he doesn’t know what Apple is doing with the $1 billion it has budgeted to produce original content. Further, he doesn’t “think people making shows for them have any idea” either.

Whether he’s worried, Sarandos says Netflix doesn’t “put much focus on any competitor.”

Those words might be accurate, of course. It’s just as likely, Netflix isn’t worried, because, like everyone else outside of Apple, it has no clue what’s going on behind the scenes.

To date, occasional stories have popped up over the past year mentioning which TV projects Apple has approved and which stars are connected to them. We know, for example, that Apple is putting together a growing lineup of comedies, dramas, documentaries, and animated titles. We also know some of the biggest names in Hollywood are on board, including Academy Award winners like Reese Witherspoon and Octavia Spencer, plus Jennifer Aniston, Aaron Paul, and many more.

What no one seems to know is when the shows will begin airing and where. Rumors continue to suggest Apple plans on announcing a video streaming service that will somehow be tied to Apple Music. The specifics, however, have yet to surface, and might not until early next year. Most think Apple will begin airing programs in mid-2019.

For its part, Netflix continues to spend upwards of $8 billion each year on new content. Perhaps that amount of cash is the real reason Netflix doesn’t seem worried about Apple. What do you think?


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Making A Murderer returns on October 18

Making A Murderer is coming back to Netflix on October 18. In 2015, Netflix released the 10-episode docuseries Making A Murderer, created by Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos. The picture looked at the mystery surrounding the murder of Teresa Halbach. Steven Avery, a Manitowoc County man charged with the murder in 2007, was wrongfully convicted […]

Making A Murderer is coming back to Netflix on October 18.

In 2015, Netflix released the 10-episode docuseries Making A Murderer, created by Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos. The picture looked at the mystery surrounding the murder of Teresa Halbach. Steven Avery, a Manitowoc County man charged with the murder in 2007, was wrongfully convicted of sexual assault at the age of 22, and was exonerated by DNA evidence after serving 18 years in prison.

Making A Murderer examined the original allegations, the events surrounding the murder of Teresa Halbach, all laid within the context of Avery’s wrongful conviction and subsequent lawsuit against Manitowoc County.

The docuseries quickly gripped the attention of millions.

The trailer for Making A Murderer Part 2 shows attorney Kathleen Zellner joining Avery’s team as they seek to appeal the 2007 conviction.

You can check out the full trailer below. The series returns October 18.