Top five must-see scary movies on Netflix


By Paula Dispa

Photo edit by Paula Dispa and courtesy of Creative Commons
Photo edit by Paula Dispa and courtesy of Creative Commons

In order to get in the Halloween spirit, check out the must-see scary movies on Netflix this month. Grab some pop-a-licious popcorn, a cozy blanket, and get ready to be spooked.

To start with, “The Others” directed by Alejandro Amenábar is filled with mystery plot-twists. Towards the end of World War II, a woman named Grace moves to an isolated mansion with her two photosensitive children. After hiring three peculiar servants, she becomes convinced that her home is haunted.

“The movie ‘The Others’ is thrilling yet frightening, and the ending has a major plot twist that is mind-blowing,” Hannah Grossman, 11, said.

“The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death,” directed by Tom Harper, also takes place during World War II. Forty years after the first haunting at Eel Marsh House, a group of children seeking refuge from the London bombings reside in that sinister house for safety. Soon, they awaken the house’s darkest occupant.

“‘Woman in Black 2’ is probably one of the scariest movies i’ve watched. It is very well directed and the historical background is really interesting, but the plot is very frightening,” Yasmine Yusof, 11, said.

Directed by Simon West, far away from the site of a gruesome murder in “When a Stranger Calls,” teenager named Jill Johnson is forced to babysit a lavish house secluded far away. With the children fast asleep, she relaxes and expects to have a comfortable night ahead. Shortly, the ring of a phone turns her evening into a night of frightening phone calls and an unexpected yet horrifying visit.

In “White Noise,” directed by Geoffrey Sax, architect Jonathan Rivers is happily married to author Anna, but she is unexpectedly killed in a supernatural accident. Rivers’ longing to speak with his wife beyond the grave becomes an obsession that ultimately leads him to face paranormal consequences.

Last but not least, “Devil,” directed by John Erick Dowdle, starts with five strangers trapped in an elevator in the building where a jumper committed suicide. Tensions run high among those stuck in the elevator and horror strikes when they realize that the devil is mysteriously amongst them.

“‘Devil’ is horrifying and nerve-racking because not knowing who Lucifer is until the end creates a lot of suspense and terror,” Taylor Boren, 11, said.

Playing any of these movies makes for a spine-chilling movie marathon with friends. Get comfy, click play, and be prepared for a horrific night.