From ‘The Conjuring’ to ‘The Sixth Sense,’ Here’s Five Underrated Scary Movies to Watch on Netflix This Halloween

October is finally here, and that means it’s time for ghost stories, apple cider, and binge-worthy thrillers. Whether you see dead people or you want to, there’s a horror movie for everyone to watch this Halloween on Netflix. Here’s our list, in no particular order, of the best scary movies to stream during October.

‘The Conjuring’

Anyone who loves horror movies knows how powerful this movie is. From the success of this one film, there’s been a sequel, three spin-off movies based on the doll named Annabelle, and The Nun which takes place in the same universe. (All are okay movies, but none compare to the original film, of course.)

The Conjuring is about a family who moves into a haunted house. When strange “incidents” become more and more violent, the family seeks help from paranormal investigators and “demonologists,” Lorraine and Ed Warren. The story only gets crazier from there.

The Conjuring 3 is set to premiere Sept. 11, 2020.


You might recognize this actress from The Haunting of Hill House, where she plays ‘Theo.” In Hush, Kate Siegel portrays the protagonist Maddie, who finds herself home alone when someone tries to break in and kill her. Maddie is deaf and mute, so the perspective of the film switches from no sound to little sound to what the killer hears. This movie is super unique and definitely keeps you on the edge of your seat, rooting for Maddie.


This was a trendy horror film around this time last year. It may not be scarier than The Conjurning, but the storytelling aspect is really interesting and well done. Veronica is about a girl, her family, and what happens to them after an eclipse. This movie is in spanish and it’s chock full of jump scares, but it is definitely one of the most underrated horror movies on Netflix.

Joel Osment And Bruce Willis Star In 'The Sixth Sense'
Joel Osment And Bruce Willis Star In ‘The Sixth Sense’ | Photo By Getty Images

‘The Sixth Sense’

We’ve all heard the “I see dead people” quote. This movie earned its place on the list not because it’s “scary,” but because it’s a classic. In case you haven’t seen it, The Sixth Sense tells the story of a young boy, Cole Sear, who is haunted by ghosts. He doesn’t tell anyone about these visits except for his child psychologist Dr. Malcolm Crowe. The journey they take together is one that you’ll never forget.

‘The Witch’

If you liked Midsommar and Hereditary, this movie is a close third. It’s really creepy and makes you a little uncomfortable but in the best way. This is an eerie, period movie that tells the story of one village who is thrown into a panic when a child goes missing. Who is the witch? Did someone put a curse on the family? Plus, it’s produced by the same company that created Lady Bird, Midsommar, and The Killing of a Sacred Deer, so I’m sure you get the vibe.

Honorable mentions: The Autopsy of Jane Doe, Insidious, Gerald’s Game, and As Above, So Below.