The best horror movies on BINGE to watch this Halloween

It’s October, which means spooky season has officially come knocking on our door (trick or treat, anyone?). And for true fans of the holiday, Halloween isn’t just a singular day — it’s 31 days of pumpkin carving, jump-scares, haunted houses, and re-watching Hocus Pocus purely for SJP. That also means 31 — at the very least — horror movies that make you want to hide under your doona and call your mum.

If you’re running out of movie ideas to fill those 31 days, then don’t sweat it. Canstar Blue has taken the liberty of raiding BINGE’s entire catalogue of horror, and handpicking (in our opinion) the very best. Of course, you can enjoy these horror movies all year round, but watching it over Halloween makes it extra spooky, trust us. Find out which movies made the cut, and get ready to sleep with the lights on.

Top 8 horror movies on BINGE

Below are, in this author’s opinion, the top horror movies currently available on BINGE.

  • Hereditary
  • Day of the Dead
  • Get Out
  • Silent Hill
  • Orphan
  • The Thing
  • The Babadook
  • Split

Hereditary

Hereditary takes psychological horror to another level entirely. Managing to strike just the right note between paranormal terror and real-life fears, it will sit in your brain for months after viewing. After all, the worst parts in the film are not witches, but things that could happen to anyone. When the grandmother of the Graham family passes away, terrible secrets begin to emerge about her strange habits. Together the family must slowly begin to unpick the truth before it overcomes them. One things for sure, you will never look at Toni Collete the same way.

Day of the Dead

You might be asking, why Day of the Dead and not Dawn of the Dead or Night of the Living Dead? Well, because BINGE but doesn’t have them….but also, this one is straight up better. Not only is there the eminent threat of zombies, but you’ve got a mixed group of scientists, army generals, and every day people trapped in a silo – a true pressure cooker situation. On top of that, you have the possibility of the zombies being able to learn, meaning there might be room for redemption, control or revenge? Ahh moral quandaries! The most terrifying thing of all.

Get Out

Jordan Peele has come in hard and fast as the king of horror, a genius at walking the line between the everyday horror of bad people and the unbridled terror of evil. So it’s no surprise that his first film, Get Out, lands smack bang in the best scary movie list. Chris, an African American man goes to visit his white girlfriend’s family for the holidays. What seems like a trip to a waspy, slightly over the top, property soon turns into something far more sinister. Peele uses the persistent legacy of slavery as a constant in his films, giving every inch of dread that extra layer.

Sign up to BINGE

If BINGE’s huge library of quality movies sounds like the perfect streaming service for you, there are three plans to choose from, with different inclusions on each plan tier. Prices start at $10 per month for a basic package and go up to $18 per month. Check out the plan inclusions in the below table. This table includes links to a referral partner.

Brand Subscription Type No. of Screens/same time viewing Advertised Cost^^/month
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BINGE Basic Plan

  • Stream over 10,000+ hours of shows and movies
  • Watch on 1 screens at the same time
  • 2 week free trial

min. cost $10 over one month

1No. of Screens /same time viewing $10
Advertised Cost/month
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Binge logo

BINGE Standard Plan

  • Stream over 10,000+ hours of shows and movies
  • Watch on 2 screens at the same time
  • HD available
  • 2 week free trial

min. cost $14 over one month

2No. of Screens /same time viewing $14
Advertised Cost/month
Go To Site
Binge logo

BINGE Premium Plan

  • Stream over 10,000+ hours of shows and movies
  • Watch on 4 screens at the same time
  • HD available
  • 2 week free trial

min. cost $18 over one month

4No. of Screens /same time viewing $18
Advertised Cost/month
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Back to BINGE horror movies

Silent Hill

Silent Hill takes the two weirdest things: sleepwalking and dreamscapes and turns them into your worst nightmare. Rose and Christopher have adopted a daughter Sharon, who is plagued by sleepwalking misadventures and strange dreams about a town called Silent Hill, a real town that was abandoned in the 70’s due to a massive fire. Desperate to end her disturbances, Rose decides to take her daughter to the town and see if it can provide some closure. Nothing goes as planned and mother, father and daughter are plunged into another dimension, unable to escape the fog ridden boundaries of Silent Hill. Interestingly enough, this cult classic is derived from a Japanese video game and has managed to become just as, if not more popular than its inspiration.

Orphan

What better for the spooky season, than a horror movie based on a real story? This way, when watching Orphan, you can double check the windows and double lock the doors…just in case. Kate and John Coleman experience a horrible tragedy when they lose their baby to a stillbirth. To heal their wounds and add to their family of three, they decide to adopt a young girl called Esther, from an orphanage, who they THINK is nine years old. Slowly but surely, strange things start happening around the Coleman residence, (I’m talking murder things) and it’s not long before sweet lil’ Esther starts looking like the culprit. Definitely put all children to bed before watching Orphan, so you’re not interrupted by a small figure at the top of the stairs.

The Thing

While it may not be the 1982 classic, the 2011 remake of The Thing is essential viewing if you’re going to give any shrewd critique about the franchise. Set as a prequel to the 1982 film, the movie gives us a little insight as to how the alien was first discovered, and how it was allowed to terrorise a whole other Antarctic crew. Despite being a vast scape of nothingness, the idea of being trapped in Antarctica with a group of people who you don’t trust gives off real claustrophobic vibes, as there is nowhere to run. So whether you’re terrified of small spaces or of a monster alien who can replicate human DNA, there’s something for everyone.

The Babadook

Do you like slam-bang horror? Do you like psychological shock? Do you like being terrified of the recesses of your own mind? Do you like having to sleep with a light on well into your thirties? Well then come on down, The Babadook is the perfect choice for you. Single mum Amelia has already suffered enough – first her husband was killed on the way to the hospital as she was giving birth, then she was left alone to raise her baby and now, there is a menacing presence disrupting her life, seemingly coming from her child’s story book. While the movie explores many facets of horror, it leaves you with perhaps one of the scariest messages of all – sometimes you can’t get rid of the monster, and you just have to learn to live with it.

Split

Ever made a bad decision, and blamed it on ‘not feeling like yourself?’ That is pretty much the premise of this movie, as we follow Kevin (James McAvoy) and his multiple personalities — 23, in fact. Things go from bad to worse when Kevin and his other troublesome personalities – including Dennis, Patricia and Hedwig – kidnap three teenagers, who have to work against the clock to free themselves before Kevin’s horrific 24th personality is unveiled. Oh, and it’s directed by M. Night Shyamalan, so expect a few twists along the way.

If you’re in the mood for more horror, you can always check out what Netflix has to offer, or you can check out what other movies and shows BINGE has to help you get to sleep after a horror movie marathon.

Sign up to Disney+ Australia

Need something light-hearted before bedtime? Check out Disney+! With two plans to choose from – a monthly subscription at $11.99 per month, or prepay for a year at $119.99 – both plans include the same features, with unlimited downloads and the ability to stream on up to four screens at the same time. This table includes links to a referral partner.

Brand Subscription Type No. of Screens/same time viewing Advertised Cost^^/month or year
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Disney+ Monthly Subscription

  • Stream the Disney+ library, including Disney+ Originals, Star Wars, Pixar, Marvel, National Geographic & Star
  • Watch on 4 screens at the same time
  • Add up to 7 profiles
  • Unlimited downloads of shows and movies on up to 10 devices

min. cost $11.99 over one month

4No. of Screens /same time viewing $11.99
Advertised Cost/month
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Disney+ Yearly Subscription

  • Stream the Disney+ library, including Disney+ Originals, Star Wars, Pixar, Marvel, National Geographic & Star
  • Watch on 4 screens at the same time
  • Add up to 7 profiles
  • Unlimited downloads of shows and movies on up to 10 devices
  • Prepay for a yearly subscription and save on the monthly cost

min. cost $119.99 over one year

4No. of Screens /same time viewing $119.99
Advertised Cost/year
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