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9 Netflix Horror Films That Will Confirm Give You Goosebumps This Spooktober

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1. Cadaver

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Cadaver is a Norwegian film that takes place in a post-apocalyptic world. Directed by Norwegian filmmaker Jarand Herdal, this thriller film features a family with other survivors in an eerie hotel setting long after the nuclear disaster. 

Synopsis: 
In the aftermath of a nuclear disaster, a local hotel invites survivors to participate in a play in exchange for free meals. However, a particular family begins to notice the hotel's audience members' bizarre disappearance. Upon realising that there's more to the hotel than it seems, a family member disappears. 

Main cast: Gitte Witt, Thomas Gullestad, Thorbjørn Harr

Release date: 22 October 2020

Watch it if you like: 
- Foreign films
- Post-apocalyptic world 
- Thriller

2. Nobody Sleeps In The Woods Tonight

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Released on Netflix Europe earlier this year, this Polish film looks into the realm of fear, thrills, and cruelty. The film has been dubbed as Poland's first slasher film and just after a week of release, it became one of Poland's most-watched films in the country. 

Synopsis: 
A group of teenagers are forced to attend a rehabilitation camp to curb their addiction to technology. Left with no other means other than to explore the area, the teens venture into the forest without realising the gruesome presence that awaits them. 

Main cast: Julia Wieniawa-Narkiewicz, Michał Lupa, Wiktoria Gasiewska

Release date: 28 October 2020

Watch it if you like: 
- Slasher films
- Foreign films
- Teen screams
- Gory

3. His House

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His House first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival 2020 and Netflix later got acquisition rights to distribute the film. His House received critical acclaim with an approval rating of 100% on Rotten Tomatoes and 8.88/10 on IMDb.

Synopsis: 
A young refugee couple tries to start over in England after successfully escaping from their war-torn country. Little did they know that as they struggle to adapt to their new lifestyle in a small town, a sinister force lurks in their small, old, and poorly-maintained home.  

Main cast: Wunmi Mosaku, Sope Dirisu, Matt Smith

Release date:
30 October 2020

Watch it if you like:
- Thriller 
- Foreign films
- Suspense

4. The Day of the Lord

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Written and directed by Santiago Alvarado, known for Fallen Cape, this Spanish film that features a priest struggling to move on from his past is will leave you on the edge of your seat.

Synopsis: 
A retired priest turns his back on the world and suffers from a crisis of faith and his past wrongdoings. One day, he is approached by his friend who wishes for him to exorcise his daughter who has been possessed by the devil. But is she really possessed or will she become another mistake?

Main cast: Juli Fàbregas, Ximena Romo, Hector Illanes, Dolores Heredia

Release date: 
30 October 2020

Watch it if you like:
- Drama
- Thriller
- Religion
- Foreign films

5. Vampires vs The Bronx

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Vampires vs The Bronx not only focuses on horror but blends comedy and social commentary into the film as well. The principal photography for this film actually took place more than two years ago and in September 2020, Netflix acquired the distribution rights to screen it this month. 

Synopsis
Three local teens stumble upon a group of vampires lurking in their rapidly gentrifying Bronx neighbourhood. It's up to the teens to take matters into their own hands to save their neighbourhood from the sinister presence. 

Main cast: Jaden Michael, Gerald W. Jones III, Gregory Diaz IV

Release date: 2 October 2020

Watch it if you like: 
- Comedy 
- Teen screams
- Social commentary 

6. Rebecca

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Rebecca is a romantic thriller film based on the 1938 novel of the same name. The movie has been adapted numerous times since the release of the novel, but Netflix has added their own twist instead to the upcoming mystery film.

Synopsis: 
A young woman marries a handsome widower after a whirlwind romance in Monte Carlo. Upon arriving at her husband's family estate on a windswept English coast, she finds herself battling in the shadows of the late first wife, whose legacy lives on long after her passing. 

Main cast: Armie Hammer, Lily James

Release date: 21 October 2020

Watch it if you like: 
- Romance
- Thriller 
- Mystery

7. Hubie Halloween

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This spine-tingling comedy stars many familiar faces from the popular late-night television skit, Saturday Night Live. You'll be sure to enjoy this movie if you love a good blend of horror and comedy. 

Synopsis: 
Hubie Dubois always makes sure that the residents of his hometown, Salem, safely celebrate and play by the rules every Halloween. However, this year, residents have been disappearing, putting Hubie on high alert. He tries to convince everyone in town about the dangers and mysterious disappearances, and that only he can stop them.

Main cast: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Kenan Thompson, Julie Bowen, Maya Rudolph, Ray Liotta

Release date: 7 October 2020

Watch it if you like: 
- Comedy
- Saturday Night Live
- Mystery

8. A Babysitter's Guide To Monster Hunting

This kid-friendly horror film would make a great family bonding time for this Spooktober month. The film is based on a popular book trilogy that looks into a babysitter's adventure with monsters. The author, Joe Ballarini, also serves as a screenwriter for the upcoming movie. 

Synopsis: 
Instead of celebrating Halloween, high school freshman Kelly Ferguson agrees to babysit a young boy named Jacob. When Jacob is kidnapped by monsters, Kelly is recruited into an international secret society of babysitters who protect children from monsters to save him from danger.

Main cast: Tamara Smart, Ian Ho, Indya Moore, Tom Felton

Release date: 15 October 2020

Watch it if you like: 
- Adventure
- Family-friendly films
- Monsters 

9. The Binding

The Binding is a Netflix Original paranormal horror film that takes place in Italy. The trailer gives off The Conjuring 2 vibes in which a sinister force intends to take over a woman's daughter. 

Synopsis: 
The story revolves around a woman who is visiting her fiancé's mother in the southern part of Italy together with her daughter. During her visit, a malicious curse attempts to take control of her daughter. 

Main cast: Riccardo Scamarcio, Mia Maestro 

Release date: 2 October 2020

Watch it if you like: 
- Suspense
- Foreign films
- Paranormal


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