Welcome to QueueItUp, a new weekly column where we'll look at the hidden gems and new releases currently available in your digital stream. We won't exclusively be looking at Netflix, and I promise you, this is going to lead to bigger and better things, not only here at the site, but also as we branch into other avenues of media.
Today, we're going to get a jumpstart on Halloween. Whether you're throwing a party and need something playing on a screen in the backyard, or you're more of a 'stay at home and sip on whiskey by yourself' kind of gal, we've paid our $7.99 in full for the month, so that we have unlimited access to tons of Trick or Treat thrillers that will keep you scared into the wee hours of November.
Some are classic, some are cult, and some you've never seen. Here are the 10 Terrifying Halloween Movies Available Now on Netflix Streaming that you need to watch this holiday season. Go ahead, treat yourself to a scare!
It may lend its title to a completely different holiday, but this Tim Burton stop-motion animated classic from director Henry Selick is a perennial favorite that keeps on giving from the first week of October all the way through Christmas Eve Night. And 'This is Halloween' has become the national theme song of this gloriously gruesome celebration, which is quickly bearing down upon us. It doesn't matter how many times you've seen it before, The Nightmare Before Christmas is a fall season classic that always brings a smile to any face. Watch and relive Jack Skellington's quest to leave October 31 behind and become the king of Christmas! Shrunken heads, ghoulish gifts, and monstrous children fill the dark gothic landscape of this musical comedy extravaganza, and its sure to please everyone, from kids scared of their first trick or treat session to a blood smeared gutter punk searching for a black cat to kill in honor of Samhain. It truly is a crowd pleaser (though one that often stops the party, so be warned).
There you have it! My obsessive Netflix viewing habits have finally paid off. Now, please, please, please let me know if there is something else I need to watch! I'm a hungry stream hunter and open to all suggestions. Hopefully mine helped you out as well! Until next week, when we'll look at the classic horror movies currently available...Have a Happy Haunting Time!