Halloween season is one of my favorite times of the year (Christmas is my favorite season). I LOVE to decorate for the holidays, and Halloween is certainly a fun time to decorate.
Our home is decorated from top to bottom with Halloween decorations.
When our kids were younger I kept the decorations “G” rated (meaning they were not scary). Once my kids were older I replaced the cute and colorful decorations with more creepy ones.
The photo (above) was our dining room just prior to putting the zombie (seated at the table) and one of the mummies (in the corner) outside. The skeleton is still seated at our table, as are the plush Alien monsters (“face hugger” and “chest buster”). One of the mummies is still in the corner too (one was broken, so we kept him inside).
I can’t forget “Chucky” from Child’s Play either. LOL!
Needless to say, I have a “thing” for horror movies. I love horror movies!
I can watch a zombie rip the guts out of a victim and eat them, but I can’t clean up hairballs that our cats puke up. Go figure.
I enjoy doing movie reviews, most especially for horror movies. Sadly, they don’t make horror movies like they used to. It’s been a long time since a horror movie actually creeped me out. Movies like Amityville Horror (the pig eyes in the window), Salem’s Lot (the little boy floating outside the window), and Prophecy (1979 movie that stars Robert Foxworth, Talia Shire and Armand Assante) with the “inside out” bear are rare these days. Still, I enjoy watching horror movies, even if I find them more laughable than scary.
Often there is nothing to watch on television – most especially during the summer months and when shows go on their winter hiatus. Instead of watching repeat after repeat, my husband and I will opt for “Scary Movie Night.” Scary movie night is when we hop on to Netflix, go to their horror movie genre section, and select a movie from one of the different categories. Their categories include:
- B-Horror Movies
- Creature Features
- Cult Horror Movies
- Deep Sea Horror Movies
- Horror Comedy
- Monster Movies
- Satanic Movies
- Slasher and Serial Killer Movies
- Supernatural Horror Movies
- Teen Screams
- Vampire Horror Movies
- Zombie Horror Movies
We’ve watched movies from all of the categories. I always check to see what is new first and foremost, since we’ve watched A LOT of horror movies already on Netflix. There are some I’ll watch over and over again like World War Z, Stitches, Children of the Corn (the original), Hellraiser and Nightbreed. Those are ones I find entertaining.
Netflix offers a variety of horror movies, from films that appeared in the big screen (and did very well), to independent films that no one has ever heard of before. Sometimes the lesser known ones are really good. Take for example the film Stitches about an evil clown. If you are afraid of clowns you WON’T want to watch the film. If clowns don’t bother you it’s worth checking out. It’s a gross film (a lot of blood and guts) but it’s also funny (yes… funny!).
Some movies are just really awful (Firestarter 2: Rekindled), where as others will surprise you like 12 Days of Terror, The Hoard, The Legend of Hell House, Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead and The Hallows.
Some channels offer horror movies in honor of Halloween, but it’s only a handful. One channel only shows family friendly Halloween themed movies. And most horror movies have to be censored to make them suitable for regular television (meaning less blood and guts). Netflix offers movies in their un-censored versions so you don’t miss any of the gory action.
Best of all… these movies are available to you year round, not just for a month or few days around Halloween. In fact, all of their holiday related films are available year round. So if you are in the mood for Christmas movies like Christmas with the Kranks, White Christmas and Disney’s Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas, you can watch them right now on Netflix.
Of course Netflix is more than just a “go-to” source for horror or holiday movies. They also offer so much more from original movie and series to children’s programming and more.
Stranger Thing is one of my favorite original Netflix series. I cannot wait for season two!
Check out what’s new to Netflix.
To learn more about what Netflix has to offer, visit Netflix.com. You can also check them out on social media.
Netflix offers subscriptions for steaming and for DVDs. Their DVD subscription service gets you access to recent movie released such as The Shallows, Me Before You and Jungle Book.
Are you a fan of the horror movie genre? What is your most favorite horror movie of all time? Feel free to share your thoughts. I always love to hear from readers.
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