As October winds to a close and with November right around the corner, Netflix has officially released all of the titles that will be added to and removed from its streaming service.
The service has announced many successful and well-known titles joining its library in November, like Men in Black, Field of Dreams and Marvel's The Punisher. Sadly, the Matrix films, V for Vendetta and Ravenous will all be leaving the service in the upcoming month. See the full list of movies arriving here and the full list of what's leaving here.
There are some choice selections for horror fans that will be both arriving on the service in November and, luckily, very few horror titles will be leaving the service.
Scroll down to see our picks for the best horror movies coming to Netflix that will be available next month!
50 years after his debut in animated form, Casper the Friendly Ghost got a modern update with this film that starred Bill Pullman and Christina Ricci.
In hopes of ridding a house of spirits, Dr. Harvey (Pullman) and his daughter Kat (Ricci) move into Whipstaff Manner, in which Casper (Malachi Pearson) resides. Unlike all previous tenants, Dr. Harvey and Kat aren't scared off by some pesky ghosts, instead attempting to befriend Casper and his meddling ghost uncles.
If you're looking to truly be horrified, Casper might not be your go-to option, but seeing as it's available the day after Halloween, hopefully you have already gotten your fill of frightful flicks by the time this debuts. This family-friendly adventure captures the playful tone of the original cartoons while also including some interesting messages about loss and death.
In the decades since Scary Movie's debut, the general public has been inundated with parodies of virtually every genre imaginable, despite there being little-to-no desire to see those genres lampooned. However, in the late '90s, a surge of iconic horror films led to the creation of this parody, which paid tribute to some of the genre's best films.
The film blends the concepts of Scream and I Know What You Did Last Summer into a narrative focusing on a group of teens plagued by an unknown killer. From there, movies like The Exorcist, The Sixth Sense and The Blair Witch Project all get lovingly mocked in this slapstick comedy.
Given the success of this film, we were treated to films Not Another Teen Movie, Disaster Movie and Epic Movie, reviving the parody genre of films. Additionally, the film helped launch the career of Anna Faris and solidify the legacy of Marlon, Shawn and Keenen Ivory Wayans.
Two of the biggest names in the world of horror video games in the '90s were Resident Evil and Silent Hill, which frightened gamers in ways remain effective to this day. Given the success of the former's live-action movie adaptation, the latter also received a feature film based on the mythology.
In hopes of uncovering why her adopted daughter constantly sleepwalks and speaks of a town called "Silent Hill," Rose (Radha Mitchell) attempts to bring her daughter to the location, only to get into a car accident and black out. When she awakens, her daughter is missing and she finds herself in the mythical town, which seemingly exists in another dimension. In her attempts to find her daughter, Rose learns of the horrible things that took place in this community that is stalked by inhuman monsters.
The Resident Evil film effectively captured elements of sci-fi and action, but Silent Hill took a much darker, more surreal path. The game upon which this film is based was lauded more for its tone and atmosphere, which the film effectively mimicked to create a surreal and unsettling atmosphere to disturb viewers.
Cashing in on the popularity of the success of Jaws, Piranha attempted to capture the magic of that film and its themes of man vs. nature, birthing a cult classic for the ages.
When two teens stumble across what appears to be a swimming hole near a military installation, they decide to skinny dip, only to be killed by unseen forces. This disaster proves to be a harbinger of things to come, as it's revealed that horrifying piranha
Produced by Roger Corman, Piranha plays out more like a parody of the trend of films inspired by Jaws, ultimately delivering a highly entertaining adventure that has a sense of awareness about its self. The film also helped kickstart director Joe Dante's career, going on to helm films like Gremlins, The Howling and The 'Burbs.