7 Horror Movies On Netflix Ireland For Halloween 2017

Looking for some great horror films to keep you going over Halloween? Look no further!

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It’s that time of the year again when people actively go out of the way to scare the living daylights out of themselves, so we’ve decided to put together a list of the best horror films available on Netflix Ireland for Halloween 2017.

If you’re looking to sink your fangs into some queer horrors, check out this incredible article which takes a deep dive into LGBT+ characters in horror movies, otherwise read on.

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And don’t worry, there are no spoilers!


Stranger Things

Ok, this technically isn’t a movie, but the second season of Stranger Things is out today and that definitely warrants a mention!

The trailer for this season is incredibly epic, even if it is lacking a certain queer icon that made more than a splash last year.

Check it out below:

You can watch both season 1 and 2 of Stranger Things on Netflix here.


The Invitation

This is probably one of the most unsettling horror/psychological thriller films that you’ll ever see, with the storytelling expertly building tension that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the film’s intense climax.

Check out The Invitation‘s trailer below:

You can watch The Invitation on Netflix here.


The Descent

One of the most claustrophobic horror movies you’re likely to encounter, The Descent follows a group of cave-diving women on weekend excursion into the dark and uncharted caves in the Appalachian Mountains.

Without giving too much away, the adventurers find themselves unable to exit the same way they entered the cave, unearthing something dark and dangerous as they try to find another way out.

This film will have you biting your nails with trepidation for the overeager explorers! Check out the trailer below:

You can watch The Descent on Netflix here.


World War Z

If zombie movies terrify you like they do me, then Brad Pitt’s World War Z is definitely worth a watch. That is, it’s worth a watch if you can get over the fact that it’s Brad Pitt single-handedly attempting to save the entire globe from the zombie apocalypse.

The zombies with near superhuman speed turn traditional zombie conventions on their head in a nod to the perennially disturbing 28 Days Later.

Check out the trailer below:

You can watch World War Z on Netflix here.


It Follows

What if somebody cursed you, leaving you with an evil being intent on your destruction that slowly follows you wherever you went? What if having sex with someone could pass a curse on to someone else? What would you do?

It Follows is a slow-paced horror that will leave you feeling uneasy. It might also leave you suspecting every lurching silhouette you see coming your way of supernatural malicious intent! Be warned.

Check out the trailer below:

You can watch It Follows on Netflix here.



This is one of the cleverer horror movies of late that takes a simple premise and adds a unique twist.

Imagine you lived alone in a big house in the middle of nowhere and somebody was trying to get in to kill you. Now imagine trying to survive if you couldn’t hear a thing.

Hush takes the basic premise of the opening scene from Scream and draws it out into a feature-length movie that will have you clenching your fists so hard that your knuckles will be white until Christmas!

Check out the trailer below:

You can watch Hush on Netflix here.



This gripping and dark film centres around two female leads, a schoolgirl and a hitchhiker (played by Emma Roberts) with the film interweaving the two stories that are somehow interconnected.

Set in a religious boarding school that makes the devil-worshipping even more disturbing, this film is creep-tastic, and definitely worth a watch. Check out the trailer below:

You can watch February on Netflix here.


Honourable Mention: Scary Movie

Okay, this is more comedy than horror, but the parody film takes everything you love about scary movies and pokes fun at them in the best way possible.

If you haven’t seen this yet, I’d recommend you check out Scream 1-3  first because it draws heavily on the conventions established in that trilogy.

But Scary Movie is the perfect blend of horror and comedy for those who might be a little more squeamish. Check out the trailer below:

You can watch Scary Movie on Netflix here.

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