Get It, Ghoul. Thirteen Spooky Movies To Check Out On Netflix

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As the world continues to implode, the idea of staying in for Halloween — or even the entire month of October —  might seem pretty fucking great right now. In honor of Friday the 13th, we’ve picked thirteen Halloween-themed films available now on Netflix for you to watch as you try not to think about literally anything else.

1: The Craft – This 1996 cult teen horror film about sexy Wiccans paved the way for Charmed, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, and probably a bunch of other things that none of us have ever heard of. This movie stars a pre-Scream Neve Campbell, features vague lesbianism and an unhinged performance by Fairuza Balk. See evidence below:

2: Sleepy Hollow – This weirdly charming Gothic Tim Burton flick stars Johnny Depp as a twitchy Ichabod Crane opposite a ghostly pale Christina Ricci. There are also a bunch of cartoonish PG-13 murders, and like … kinky stuff maybe? I don’t really remember.

3: The Nightmare Before Christmas – It’s a Tim Burton classic!!! Stop what you’re doing and watch immediately!!

4: Practical Magic – If you’ve ever wanted to see Nicole Kidman as a sexually adventurous free spirit with magical powers, this is your jam. There’s also murder.

5: Young Frankenstein – This Mel Brooks classic from 1974 follows the grandson of Victor Frankenstein as he attempts to replicate a father as great as his ancestor’s. Hilarity and campy hijinks ensue. The incomparable cast includes Gene Wilder, Cloris Leachman, Teri Garr, Marty Feldman and the late, great Madeline Kahn.

6: The Addams Family – Christina Ricci again! Also: The most fabulous Morticia Addams (Anjelica Huston) you will ever damn see.

7: Gremlins – Remember the rules? No bright lights, don’t get him wet, and don’t feed him after midnight (no matter how much he begs!) Rumor has it that these are also White House Chief of Staff John Kelly’s care instructions for Donald Trump.

8: Coraline – This surprisingly terrifying children’s stop motion flick features the voices of Teri Hatcher and Dakota Fanning. It’s about an alternate reality in which all of the main character’s friends and family are better versions of themselves, and it’s best watched with a large group of people who are all just as stoned as you are.

9: The Invitation – This psychological thriller/horror flick about a dinner party gone wrong is a satisfying slow burn. It also stars the super hot guy who plays Daario on Game of Thrones.

10: The Babadook – The Babadook just came out as gay recently! Show your support by watching him terrify an innocent family.

11: Corpse Bride – Another Burton charmer about a man who marries the corpse of a woman. Amazingly, this is not just one long necrophilia joke.

12: Little Evil – This hysterical Omen parody stars the adorable Adam Scott alongside Evangeline Lilly, whom you may remember as the badass elf lady from the Hobbit films.

13: Holidays – This one is perfect if you have a slight case of Holiday ADHD. It comprises a series of short films all themed around a particular holiday. You’ll want to check this out if you’re into subversive, gory takes on Father’s Day, Valentine’s Day, Christmas, and a few more otherwise innocent calendar days. The Halloween episode, directed by Kevin Smith, features the most appropriately fucked up form of torture you’ll ever see, and the Easter episode has the most hands-down disturbing depiction of the Easter Bunny that you’ll see outside of Donnie Darko.


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