Halloween Essentials: List of Netflix films to include in your spooky marathon (Philippines)


Ready to get spooked this Halloween? Check out the following Netflix films available for stream in the Philippines!


Train of the Dead (2007)

Five teenagers on the lam hide out in an empty train. Little do they realize that ghosts occupy the train on their way to their final judgment in hell.

Rosemary’s Baby (1968)

It is a 1968 American psychological horror film written and directed by Roman Polanski that was based on the 1967 novel of the same name by Ira Levin, following the life of Rosemary and her husband. After the couple moved into an apartment, the female lead started hearing and dreaming strange things. When she got pregnant, she suspected her neighbours had sinister plans for her baby.

The Unborn Child (2011)

A couple and their young daughter are haunted by a paranormal, malicious presence — which is soon linked to a temple and a series of abortions.

The Platform (2019)

A 2019 Spanish science fiction-horror film directed by Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia, set in a large, tower-style “Vertical Self-Management Center”. Its residents, who are switched every 30 days between its many floors, are fed via a moving platform filled with food starting at the top floor and gradually decreasing as it descends to each lower level.

Horror Story (2013)

A Bollywood horror film directed by Ayush Raina, following seven college friends who spend a night at an abandoned hotel that was rumoured to be haunted because of a dare.

23:59 (2011)

A 2011 Singaporean-Malaysian horror film following a platoon of army recruits who were forced to confront a terrifying secret after a fellow recruit was found dead.

Spirit of the Glass 2: The Haunted (2017)

Out of boredom, a trio of girls tinkers with an inherited Ouija board that opens the doors of their lives to three spirits who have connected with them. Unaware that they promised to help them seek justice for crimes that were committed years ago, the spirits start harassing the three girls, forcing them to connect with a blind medium to help them end the haunting.

Aurora (2018)

A fatal shipwreck spurs an islander innkeeper and her sister to recover the missing victims’ bodies — until the dead come seeking shelter themselves.

Bring Back the Dead (2015)

Overwhelmed with her son’s death, a grieving mother seeks to return her dead child to life through supernatural means.

Tales from the Dark 1 (2013)

The film is split into three stories based on short stories by Lilian Lee, which include the tale of a haunted fortuneteller and a man who faces dire consequences after blackmailing grieving families.

Tales from the Dark 2 (2013)

The second installation of Tales from the Dark 1 (2013), it is divided into three segments: Pillow, Hide and Seek, and Black Umbrella.

Ladda Land (2011)

The 2011 Thai horror film, directed and co-written by Sophon Sakdaphisit, is based on a story about a family who moves into a new house where they gradually begin to encounter paranormal events.

The Maid (2020)

The film tells the story of a girl named Joy, a new maid who starts working for a wealthy family living in a haunted mansion, who soon uncovers her employers’ secrets and encounters supernatural inhabitants.

Phobia 2 (2009)

Thai horror film featuring five supernatural tales of karma in this sequel to the 4bia anthology.

The House that Never Dies (2014)

The story is based on that of a purportedly haunted mansion, Channel No. 81, located in Beijing, China. The mansion was a three-story French Baroque-style house built in the 1800s by Qing officials. After moving into the legendary old mansion, a writer started getting haunting visions of a ghost from China’s Republican Era and uncovered a greater conspiracy.

Kanika (2017)

An Indian revenge-horror film directed by Pushkar Manohar following a doctor and his colleagues who use sex-determination testing for unethical ends face retribution from a supernatural victim who seeks vengeance.

Dreadout (2019)

A group of high school friends decides to livestream themselves inside a haunted apartment building, but end up opening a portal to hell.

Still (2010)

The film features four horrifying stories featuring picked from Thailand’s most gruesome headlines.

Ghost Child (2013)

A Singaporean horror that revolves around a family fighting against the titular “Ghost Child”.

#ALIVE (2020)

Based on the 2019 script Alone by Matt Naylor, the film revolves around a video game live streamer’s struggle for survival as he is forced to stay alone at his apartment in Seoul during a zombie apocalypse.

The Strangers: Prey at Night (2018)

The sequel to The Strangers (2008), the psychological slasher film follows a family vacationing to a secluded mobile home park, where three masked offenders attack them.

Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)

The second instalment of the American slasher film series Friday the 13th. Set five years after the events of Friday the 13th, the story again follows a group of camp counsellors who arrive at a training camp at Crystal Lake, only to be murdered one by one by an unknown assailant.

Friday the 13th Part 5 (1985)

It is the fifth instalment of the American slasher Friday the 13th franchise.

Ghost Ship (2002)

The film follows a salvage tug crew in the Bering Sea who discover a mysterious ocean liner that disappeared in 1962.

The Ruins (2008)

It is based on the 2006 novel of the same name by Scott Smith, who also wrote the screenplay. The supernatural horror film follows an idyllic vacation of four young Americans in Mexico when a mysterious tourist persuades them to join an archaeological dig, taking them into a dangerous turn.

Apartment 1303 (2012)

The US-Canadian co-production is an English-language remake of the 2007 Japanese film Apartment 1303, an adaptation of the novel Apartment 1303 by Japanese author Kei Ôishi. It revolves around a woman who investigates a series of suicides in her late sister’s apartment.

The Paranormal Investigation (2018)

It follows a ghost hunter as he investigates a young man who was possessed after playing an Ouija game.

Under the Shadow (2016)

It is a 2016 Persian-language psychological horror film following a mother and daughter who are haunted by a mysterious evil in 1980s Tehran, during the War of the Cities.

The Doll (2016)

Eerie things begin to happen after a man gives his wife a doll, unaware it once belonged to a girl who was murdered. The first of the “Doll” films.

The Doll 2 (2017)

A mother uses her deceased daughter’s doll as a medium to communicate with her, but the consequences are chilling.

Wounds (2019)

Disturbing and mysterious things begin to happen to a bartender in New Orleans after he picks up a phone left behind at his bar.

Banal (2019)

When a group of friends makes the trek to a sacred mountain on their summer break, sinister forces await. Inspired by true events.

Psycho (1960)

When a Phoenix secretary embezzles a wad of cash from her employer’s client, goes on the run, she ends up at the notorious Bates Motel.

Hostel (2005)

Three backpackers travel to Slovak city looking for a hostel said to be brimming with wanton women, only to become objects of unimaginable torture.

Paranormal Activity 2 (2010)

The second instalment of the Paranormal Activity franchise following a family who sets up security cameras around their home after experiencing what they think are a series of “break-ins.”

Paranormal Activity 3 (2011)

A malign and murderous spirit continues to dwell within a San Diego home in this second creepy sequel to 2007’s chilling Paranormal Activity.

Pet Sematary (1989)

Louis finds a burial ground that brings the dead back to life — yet with an added streak of evil. Tragedy soon forces Louis to use the site’s powers.

Pet Sematary 2 (1992)

When Chase and his son, Jeff, move to a different town, Jeff befriends an outcast named Drew, and the two discover a strange Indian burial ground.

Urban Legend (1998)

It is the first instalment in the Urban Legend franchise. Its plot focuses on a series of murders on the campus of a private New England university, all of which appear to be modelled after famous urban legends.

Clinical (2017)

A psychiatrist is plagued by flashbacks to a terrifying attack as she treats a new patient who was horribly disfigured in an accident.

Eli (2019)

With his desperate parents in tow, an 11-year-old boy suffering from a rare disease check into an isolated clinic to undergo experimental therapy.

Shutter (2004)

After killing a young girl in a hit-and-run accident, a couple is haunted by more than just the memory of their deadly choice.

Eerie (2019)

A 2019 Filipino action-horror film written and directed by Mikhail Red, following a clairvoyant guidance counsellor who embarks on solving the mysterious death of a student in an all-girls Catholic school.

The Invitation (2015)

A man accepts an invitation to a dinner party hosted by his ex-wife, an unsettling affair that reopens old wounds and creates new tensions.

Jigsaw (2017)

A string of murders around town shocks investigators when all the evidence points to a serial killer who’s been dead for years.

Goedaw (2020)

Also known as the Ghost School Horror, is a South Korean supernatural film series set in an all-girls high school. It features a variety of plot, characters, and settings in every Whispering Corridor.

Haunted Mansion (2015)

Formerly Retreat House and originally titled Rest House, the film follows a group of high school students who are spending the night in a retreat house. When they learn that the retreat house is haunted, they set out to look for the ghosts just for fun but find out soon enough that the urban legends are real.

The Influence (2019)

Back in her childhood home to help her sister care for their comatose mother, Alicia must face a dark force from her past that now threatens her child.

Sunod (2019)

As the medical expenses for her daughter stack up, a mother takes a demanding call center job where the building’s sinister secrets begin to haunt her.

Don’t Breathe (2016)

He’s blind and rich — the perfect target for robbery. But the tables turn when three delinquents find themselves in a deadly game of cat and mouse.

Apostle (2018)

A period horror film set in 1905 following a British man on a dangerous mission to rescue his kidnapped sister from an evil cult on a remote island.

Annabelle Creation (2017)

Years after their daughter’s death, a dollmaker and his wife open their home to several orphans, who soon begin to fear one of his eerie creations.

Asih (2018)

Years after a woman tragically takes her own life and drowns her baby, a couple expecting a child finds themselves terrorized by a sinister ghost.

Train to Busan (2016)

As a zombie outbreak sweeps the country, a dad and his daughter take a harrowing train journey in an attempt to reach the only city that’s still safe.

Kuwaresma (2019)

Also known as The Entity, is a 2019 Philippine horror film following a story of a man who returns home to mourn the death of his twin sister. As his parents remain silent behind his sister’s mysterious passing, he decides to search for the reason himself, uncovering a family secret.

Metamorphosis (2019)

Home turns into hell for a family of five when a face-changing evil spirit preys on the household’s flesh, blood and trust.

World War Z (2013)

A former United Nations investigator races against time and fate as he travels the world to find a way to stop the spread of a deadly zombie pandemic.

IT (2017)

An American supernatural film based on Stephen King’s 1986 novel of the same name. The first film in the It film series follows the story of seven children in Derry, Maine, who are terrorized by the eponymous being, only to face their own personal demons in the process.

Sabrina (2018)

A toy manufacturer and his wife are terrorized by a demon after their orphaned niece tries to call her late mother’s spirit. Third in the “Doll” films.

The Ritual (2018)

The film is based on the 2011 novel of the same name by Adam Nevill. It tells the story of four long-time friends — but strained — who went on a hiking trip into the Swedish wilderness, from which they may never return.

Creep (2014)

When a cash-strapped videographer takes a job in a remote mountain town, he finds that the client has some unsettling ideas in mind.

Creep 2 (2017)

A sequel to Brice’s 2013 film Creep, where a serial killer lures unsuspecting videographers to their deaths.

The Open House (2018)

A teenager and his mother find themselves attacked by threatening forces when they move into a new house.

In the Tall Grass (2019)

Following a young boy’s cry for help, a sister and brother venture into a vast field of tall grass, only to discover there may be no way out.

The 3rd Eye (2018)

When her little sister claims she sees the dead, Alia consults a psychic, who opens her own eyes to the vengeful ghosts haunting their childhood home.

The 3rd Eye 2 (2019)

The sequel to The 3rd Eye, following Alia who is now working in an orphanage. There she meets teen Nadia, who claims a hearing strange voice in the walls. When they try to find the source, things went into a terrifying twist.

1922 (2019)

A farmer pens a confession admitting to his wife’s murder, but her death is just the beginning of a macabre tale. Based on Stephen King’s novella.

The Silence (2019)

The film depicts a world under attack by creatures who hunt by sound

Veronica (2017)

In 1991 Madrid, after holding a séance at school, a teen girl minding her younger siblings at home suspects an evil force has entered their apartment.


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Happy Halloween!

Blayce Malaya

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