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Spooky streaming: The best horror films on Netflix

With Halloween just around the corner, here are some spooky gems that are currently streaming on Netflix. Warning: Don’t watch alone.

It Follows (2014)

After a night of casual sex, Jay begins to sense that she is being followed, but by who? Or what? Her date regrets to inform her that on that fateful night he passed along a curse that takes the shape of any person and will continue to stalk Jay until she can pass it on to the next person. Jay and her friends only have a matter of time to defeat the entity before she becomes its next victim.

Creep (2014)

Down on his luck, Aaron responds to a Craigslist ad requesting a videographer. When Aaron arrives at a secluded cabin in the woods, he meets a peculiar man by the name of Josef. Josef promises Aaron a substantial amount of money if he records Josef's every move for an entire day. Josef has a terminal illness and wants to record a day in his life to show his unborn son before he dies. What sounds like easy money for Aaron becomes a fight for survival after Josef starts exhibiting strange, dangerous behavior. 

The Witch (2015)

Set in pre-Colonial New England, "The Witch" tells the story of a young woman named Thomasin who is accused of witchcraft after her younger brother mysteriously disappears and word spreads around that she has been talking to a goat in the woods. What follows is the destruction of her family and the arrival of a sinister force far beyond their control. 

Veronica (2017)

Hoping to speak to her dead father, Verónica tries to connect with his spirit by using a ouija board during a solar eclipse in order to complete a séance. Remind me again, when has using a ouija board ever worked in someone's favor? 

The Haunting of Hill House (2018)

Release Date: Oct. 12

When they were children, the Crane siblings experienced supernatural forces while living at Hill House. Now as adults, they find themselves back in its evil clutches after returning home after a tragic event. This 10-episode miniseries is a retelling of Shirley Jackson's classic horror novel. 

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (2018)

Release Date: Oct. 26

Forget the bubbly teenage witch you're familiar with, and say hello to a sorceress who dabbles in late night rituals and the occult. Produced by the creators of "Riverdale," Netflix's reimagining of "Sabrina the Teenage Witch" is dark and doesn't beat around the bush. On her 16th birthday,  Sabrina Spellman is expected to sign away her name to the dark forces that be. However, as she is half-mortal and half-witch, she feels bound to her mortal life and refuses to sign away her life. In retaliation, dark forces seek to harm Sabrina and everyone she holds dear. 

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