Now that we've shifted into fall, Halloween decorations line store shelves and pumpkin spice lattes are flowing at coffee shops. It's time to get into the spirit of the season by taking in some spooky movies on your downtime.
Netflix is scaring up a host of creepy movies in the coming weeks. Here are the top five newcomers to put on your list:
The Shining (Oct. 1)
Stanley Kubrick's 1980 adaptation of Stephen King's novel boasts some of the finest storytelling and suspense in any genre, and set the template for many horror films tried to follow. Jack Nicholson plays an increasingly unhinged hotel caretaker who is ensnared, along with his family, by dark spirits that haunt the hallways.
The Haunting of Molly Hartley (Oct. 4)
Adolescence is tough enough without having to deal with the revelation that you may just be demon spawn. In this 2008 cult favorite, Haley Bennett plays a girl who endures an attack by her insane mother and tries to make a fresh start at a new school. Echoes of "Carrie" emerge as her nefarious background starts to take over.
Truth or Dare (Oct. 3)
Lucy Hale of "Pretty Little Liars" fame stars as a college student who goes with a group to Mexico and ends up partying with a stranger who hooks them into a deadly game of truth or dare with a "Final Destination"-style quality of ending in bloody death for those who take the "dare" option. The twists keep you guessing, with no character ever seeming safe.
MaleVolent (Oct. 5)
The Netflix original spins the tale of a brother-sister duo (Florence Pugh, Ben Lloyd-Hughes) who gain money and fame by staging fake paranormal encounters. You can see where this is going, right? When actual spirits from beyond get into the act, things don't go quite as planned for the young entrepreneurs.
Apostle (Oct. 12)
Another Netflix original, the film stars Dan Stevens as a man who hunts for his missing sister, who has gone missing after joining a mysterious cult. Set in 1905, the movie boasts the directorial talents of Gareth Evans, who has turned heads with "The Raid" franchise.