The best classic horror films being added to your favourite streaming sites, including Netflix and Mubi

 (Goodnight Mommy - Official Trailer | Prime Video)
(Goodnight Mommy - Official Trailer | Prime Video)

Get ready to be thrilled and chilled this Halloween season. Loads of new horror films and series are being released on your favourite streaming platforms, but don’t forget the classics.

A number of older horror films are being uploaded to the streamers this month, and from Dario Argento’s 1975 Deep Red to Austrian psycho-horror Goodnight Mommy, there are so many good ones to choose from. Here’s our selection of which to watch, and where. Prepare to be absolutely petrified.

Goodnight Mommy

There are two versions of Goodnight Mommy on Amazon Prime. The original is Austrian and was released back in 2014, while the second is a brand new American remake starring Naomi Watts. Twin boys move into a new house with their mother. She’s had some sort of cosmetic facial procedure which means that her entire face is covered in bandages. Everything gets horribly creepy when the boys start to suspect that she isn’t the same person underneath.

Amazon Prime, available now

Halloween II (2009)

This was director Rob Zombie’s sequel to his remake of the 1978 classic horror. It is actually the 10th instalment of the Halloween franchise, and Michael Myers is back. Again. He tracks down survivor Laurie (Jamie Lee Curtis) to the hospital she’s been admitted to, slashing his way through unsuspecting victims as he tries to find her. Gory stuff, with lots of blood, screaming, jumpscares, and Myers looming in doorways.

Netflix, available now

Sleepy Hollow (1999)

A supernatural horror directed by Tim Burton about a series of murders in a little village by the Headless Horseman? Yes, please. It’s 1799, and Inspector Ichabod Crane (Johnny Depp) is sent from New York to investigate. The film also stars Michael Gambon, Miranda Richardson, Christopher Walken and Christina Ricci and has become a Halloween classic.

Netflix, available now

The Final Destination (2009)

This is the fourth in the Final Destination franchise, a series that always follows the same formula: a group eludes a grisly death, but only for a while. Typically, one by one the ensemble starts to get bumped off. You either love the premise or you don’t, but if you do enjoy it, The Final Destination brings more gore and more unbelievably bloody endings.

Netflix, available now

Deep Red (1975)

Italian director Dario Argento gained his legendary status by producing some of the world’s most beloved horror films in the Seventies and Eighties, including Suspiria (1977), Inferno (1980), Tenebrae (1982), Phenomena (1985) and Opera (1987).

Deep Red is about a medium who is brutally murdered. A journalist and the person who discovered the body work together to try and find out the culprit, but as another person is killed they are in a race against time. It sounds like a whodunnit, which in a way it is, but in true Argento style it’s also very much a terrifying horror.

Mubi, October 31