Halloween’s barreling toward us faster than the on a midnight ride. So get in the spirit with a movie marathon featuring maniacs, monsters, and manslaughter, oh my. And since scrolling through endless titles can be maddening, just go with our suggestions for the top three chillers from each of the streaming-platform biggies—you know, so you don’t lose your head.
1. Rosemary's Baby
Adapted from Ira Levin’s bestseller, Roman Polanski’s cult classic tells of a woman who may or may not be carrying the devil’s spawn. The film lingers long after the credits roll—just like the eerie lullaby Mia Farrow hums over the opening credits.
2. The Others
3. Starry Eyes
Despite his moniker, the towering hooked phantom in Bernard Rose’s ‘90s urban legend-inspired film is anything but sweet. Except when it comes to Helen (Virginia Madsen), the grad student who conjures him from the dead all in the name of research.
5. The Descent
By far one of the scariest movies of the horror genre, Neil Marshall’s multilayered spelunking nightmare hits every type of fear—including physical, psychological, and irrational. Claustrophobia is the least of these ladies’ worries once they come face to face with cadaveric cave dwellers.
6. The Collector
7. American Psycho
Since it’s a popular analogy, we’ll join in: What did for the water, American Psycho does for yuppie New Yorkers who listen to too much ‘90s rock. About an axe-happy lunatic in a designer three-piece, Mary Herron’s psychological thriller, based on the bestseller by Bret Easton Ellis, is still killer.