Get your scare on by streaming on Max and Netflix this November. Look, we're all missing Halloween already; there are only 364 days until Halloween, Silver Shamrock!! But we can keep horror in our hearts by watching scary movies daily! Max, the streaming service formerly known as HBO Max, and Netflix still have some terrific options for our non-ghostly nights. Hand me my hanky and the remote, and we can get to watchin'! Read more: Stephen King's Silver Bullet Coming To 4K With A Kingcast Commentary Track.
After the cold, haunted house in space that was Ridley Scott's Alien, James Cameron's Aliens was an action-packed thrill ride. It was a runaway train of horror with comedy, drama, and lots of gunfights with Space Marines vs Xenomorphs. It was the polar opposite of Alien, and people loved it just as much. So, if you are looking for a scary movie that still gets your cheering for the good guys, this is it. Written and directed by James Cameron, it stars Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Paul Reiser, Lance Henriksen, Carrie Henn, Bill Paxton, and Jeanette Goldstein. It is now streaming on Max. Read more: IFC And Shudder Land Late Night With the Devil.
Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015)
Insidious: Chapter 3 is the third film in the Insidious franchise, but it is a prequel to the other films. It stars Dermot Mulroney, Stefanie Scott, Angus Sampson, Leigh Whannell, and Lin Shaye. Sampson, Shaye, and Whannell are returning characters from the other two films, and Leigh Whannell also wrote and directed the film. A teenage aspiring actress, Quinn Brenner, desperately wants to contact the spirit of her mother, and Elise Rainer (Shaye) agrees to help her but senses that an evil spirit has been attracted to Quinn. It is now streaming on Max.
John Dies at the End (2012)
Even though John Dies at the End isn't a hot topic of horror discussion, it is a real gem of a horror comedy. Directed by Don Coscarelli and shot by Michael Gioulakis, who has gone on to lens films for David Robert Mitchell (It Follows, Under the Silver Lake) and M. Night Shyamalan (Split, Old), and Jordan Peele (Us), it stars Chase Williamson, Rob Mayes, Paul Giamatti, Clancy Brown, Glynn Turman, Doug Jones, and Angus Scrimm. It's also one of the wildest and funniest horror comedies ever made. What's not to like? Watch it today. It is now streaming on Max. Read more: Summer Rental Author Rektok Ross On '90s Slashers And Favorite Horror Authors.
This is another horror movie where it's hard to go wrong. Written by William Goldman, based on the Stephen King novel, directed by Rob Reiner, and starring James Caan, Kathy Bates, Frances Sternhagen, Richard Farnsworth, and Lauren Bacall in roles that seem taylor made for them, it's a beautiful nightmare. It's even got a J.T. Walsh cameo. It's one of Stephen King's favorite adaptations of his work, and Kathy Bates won an Oscar for her role as Annie Wilkes. It is now streaming on Max.
Predators is the second sequel and third film in the Predator franchise. While the film has taken some criticism, you must admit that the cast is stacked with actors who have nearly all become even more successful in the ensuing years, even one who has won two Oscars and will soon be playing Blade. Adrien Brody, Topher Grace, Alice Braga, Walton Goggins, Laurence Fishburne, Danny Trejo, Mahershala Ali. Directed by Nimród Antal, it definitely has good qualities, and hey, Predators! It is now streaming on Max. Read more: Review: Predators.
The Addams Family (1991)
I really hope that I don't have to convince you of how worthy The Addams Family is of being included on this list. It is a horror comedy that has such dark humor, one to rival the original creations of Charles Addams. Horror fans adore the Addams because birds of a feather flock together. Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld and written by Caroline Thompson and Larry Wilson, it stars Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, and may I say, never has there been a more perfect vision of Morticia and Gomez Addams than Juston and Juila, Christopher Lloyd, Christina Ricci, Jimmy Workman, Judith Malina, and Carel Struycken. It will warm your Halloween-deprived heart. It is now streaming on Netflix.
Drag Me to Hell (2009)
Sam Raimi's Drag Me to Hell is a less appreciated film in Raimi's filmography until recently. It's not quite like anything else he made before, and the supernatural terrors of being cursed are very frightening. Directed by Raimi and co-written by Raimi and his brother Ivan, it stars Alison Lohman, horror MVP Justin Long, Lorna Raver, Dileep Rao, David Paymer, and legendary Mexican actress Adriana Barraza. It's a winner. It is now streaming on Netflix. Mega Bunny Death: Watership Down At 45.
Insidious: The Red Door (2023)
Insidious: The Red Door is the newest and fifth film in the Insidious franchise. It is the feature film directorial effort from the actor Patrick Wilson, who also stars in the film. Ty Simpkins, Sinclair Daniel, Hiam Abbass, and Rose Byrne also star in the film, and franchise favorites Leigh Whannell, Angus Sampson, and Lin Shaye return as well. After the events of Insidious: Chapter 2, Josh Lambert is haunted by the events he and his family survived, leading to more terror out of The Further. It is now streaming on Netflix.
The Mummy (2017)
This is not The Mummy that you might be expecting. Yes, it is The Mummy, which stars Tom Cruise, Russell Crowe, Sofia Boutella, and Courtney B. Vance, was meant to start up Universal's Dark Universe franchise using the classic Universal Monsters. No, it wasn't successful. However, Sofia Boutella, Courtney Vance, and Russell Crowe, as Dr. Henry Jeckyl, give it their all, as they usually do. Directed by Alex Kurtzman, it was written by David Koepp, Christopher McQuarrie, and Dylan Kussman. It is now streaming on Netflix.
Squid Game: The Challenge (2023)
Squid Game: The Challenge is something different. It is a game show inspired by the immensely popular and horrifying South Korean series Squid Game. The show won't be released until November 20th, so no one can really say how scary it might be. The synopsis reads: "456 real players will enter the game for a life-changing reward of $4.56 million. As they compete through a series of games inspired by the original show - plus surprising new additions - their strategies, alliances, and character will be tested. At the same time, competitors are eliminated around them." Knowing the show, I am concerned about how these contestants will fare and what they will be asked to do. In any case, the game will be on later in November when it will stream on Netflix.