Netflix is releasing loads of new horror films just in time for Halloween

Netflix is releasing loads of new horror films just in time for Halloween

Halloween is almost upon us, and if you're a horror fan then October is the best time of year. Why? Because it means that there's no excuse for you and your friends not to settle down and watch a scary movie.

If you're someone like me though, and you're something of a seasoned fan of all things that go bump in the night, then you might be feeling a bit jaded by what's on the menu.

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Perhaps, like me, you've already watched all the classics: The Thing, The Fly, Alien, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Halloween, Psycho, and Killer Clowns From Outer Space.

If that's the case then fear not: Netflix has come to the rescue by updating their library just in time for the spooky holiday. Yup, the streaming service has added five spine-chilling new flicks as part of their new initiative, Netflix and Chills.

First up on September 27 is In the Shadow of the Moon, directed by Jim Mickle and starring Boyd Holbrook, Cleopatra Coleman, and Michael C. Hall. Set in 1988, it tells the story of a cop investigating a deadly serial killer who strikes every nine years, and whose crimes appear to defy all scientific understanding. 

Watch the trailer for In the Shadow of the Moon

Then on October 4 is In the Tall Grass, an adaptation of a story written by Stephen King and his son Joe Hill, in which a brother and sister hear a call for help in the meadows, and become lost in the terrifying grass maze, and slowly lose their sanity as fear overwhelms them.

On October 11 comes Fractured, starring Sam Worthington, Lily Rabe and Stephen Tobolowsky. Ray Monroe, his wife, Joanne, and daughter, Peri, rush to an emergency room when Peri is hurt while they drive. Yet the staff at the hospital appear to have sinister intentions, and soon Ray's spouse and child go missing.

Check out the trailer for Fractured in the video below: 

After that is Eli, a movie about a little boy with a contagious disease who lives in extreme quarantine. After a doctor offers him and his parents experimental treatment, Eli is plagued with haunting experiences that leave him questioning everything he thought he knew.

Finally, Rattlesnake (released October 25) tells the story of single mother Katrina, whose car breaks down in the middle of nowhere. When her daughter is bitten by a venomous snake, Katrina is forced to bargain with a malevolent stranger for her daughter's life, agreeing to kill someone by sundown in exchange for her little girl.

Take a look at the trailer for the initiative below: 

Personally, I can't wait to check these movies out when they drop next month, although I don't think I'll be watching them with the lights off...