Netflix and Chills: Halloween Blockbusters 2019



“Netflix and Chills” 2019 outdid themselves and exceeded all expectations with the comebacks of some the greatest American classic horror films.

Gabby McCutchan, Section Editor

October is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated times of the year, between cinnamon apple candles, the annual comeback of the famed Pumpkin Spice Latte, and the official beginning of hoodie season. Not only do the listed elements create the ideal October environment, but the streaming platform, Netflix, most certainly deserves to have a name in this list, as they add endless titles of horror and thrillers to contribute to “Spooky Season.”

Compiled is a brief list of this year’s best and binge-worthy adds to Netflix’s “Netflix and Chills.”

American Psycho

To start off our list, let’s talk about possibly the most skin-crawling movie of the 21st century. Set in New York City, the movie depicts the narrative of a handsome, young, urban professional who lives as a charming businessman by day, and cruel serial killer by night. This movie is not for the weak-hearted, and does not spare its viewers from the gruesome graphics of planned homicide and the design behind it. The film is not one that is shot like any standard film, but is instead shot similarly to The Shining, with questionably long cuts and the eerie yet cliche over exaggerated zoom-ins. Void of jumpscares or cheap thrills, if you’re looking to satisfy your need for a movie to raise goosebumps down to the core, American Psycho is your best bet. 


Continuing the list of horror classics, Halloween simply would not be the same without the mention of the movie Scream. As two teenage boys “take their love of scary movies one step too far” as the movie poster puts it, this “who-dun-it” film keeps you on your toes while the characters quickly die off. Scream makes an effort to catch you with a jumpscare when you least expect it, which makes it feel a bit repetitive.


Released early 2019, has captured the eye of many Netflix fanatics as the title hit its prime audience this October. Staring Sadie Sink from Stranger Things, the movie revolves around a ten-year-old boy who appears to be allergic to everything, and is unable to leave a plastic tent that he has been strictly to stay in. A doctor gives Eli treatment for his disease, however the treatment actually seems to be worsening the disease, not bettering it. In his tent, Eli is continually haunted by some unknown spirit that sends him subtle hints in order to uncover what the doctor is really hiding. 

The Sixth Sense

Saving the best for last, The Sixth Sense does an exceptional job at reeling in the audience to crave an understanding for what young Cole Sear is thinking. As he sees a psychiatrist that his troubled mother hires to ease tensions within the family home they share, his actions become less predictable and more erratic. Although the movie may take awhile to really get rolling, the eccentric antics of Cole are enough to keep your eyes glued to the screen. Most importantly about the movie, is what the audience discovers at the end, a heart-stopping moment that proves enough to make them want to watch the entire movie over again.