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We don’t always enjoy getting scared out of our mind, but there’s something about October that makes it semi-mandatory. So, if you’re looking for a real jump-scare (no offense, 31 Days of Halloween), then keep reading for the six best horror movies on Netflix right now.

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‘The Conjuring’ (2013)

Who’s in it? Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Lili Taylor and Joey King

What’s it about? Two paranormal investigators are enlisted to help a family who recently moved into a house with a supernatural presence. Cue the nightmares.

Watch 'The Conjuring'

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‘The Shining’ (1980)

Who’s in it? Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall

What’s it about? A struggling writer becomes a caretaker at an isolated hotel and—unfortunately—uncovers secrets about the property’s dark past. (Creepy children included.)

Watch 'The Shining'


‘Hush’ (2016)

Who’s in it? Katie Siegel, Michael Trucco and John Gallagher Jr.

What’s it about? A deaf writer silently fights for her life when a masked killer shows up at her doorstep. (Think A Quiet Place, but with a hint of Scream.)

Watch 'Hush'

Cabin Fever

‘Cabin Fever’ (2002)

Who’s in it? Eli Roth, Cerina Vincent and Rider Strong

What’s it about? When a college student accidentally shoots a man while vacationing with friends (casual), they soon learn the victim has a highly contagious, flesh-eating disease.

Watch 'Cabin Fever'

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‘The Ritual’ (2017)

Who’s in it? Rafe Spall, Rob James-Collier and Maria Erwolter

What’s it about? Four friends embark on a hike in the Scandinavian mountains in honor of their late friend. But not so fast. Things take a horrifying turn when they stumble upon a mysterious forest that is haunted by a Norse legend. Dun dun dunnn.

Watch 'The Ritual'

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‘Children of the Corn’ (1984)

Who’s in it? Linda Hamilton, John Franklin and Peter Horton

What’s it about? When a couple discovers a dead body, they venture into a small town to find help. The problem? It’s populated by sinister children.

Watch 'Children of the Corn'

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