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Netflix Adds New Halloween Category With Five Original Horrors

Netflix Adds New Halloween Category With Five Original Horrors

Halloween is just around the corner, and as with every other season - the good folks at Netflix have it covered with a special category devoted to the spookiest time of year.

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'Netflix and Chills' boasts some of the scariest horrors known to man, including The Silence of the Lambs, Carrie, and The Sixth Sense.

It also has some more modern classics locked and loaded for your televisual delight, such as Stranger Things,The Haunting of Hill House, and American Horror Story.

And if that wasn't enough, Netflix released the promo for the new category, and this year's collection also comes complete with five of the streaming site's own creations.

First up on 27 September is serial killer flick In the Shadow of the Moon. Set in 1988, it tells the tale of cop Thomas Lockhart who is on the trail of a mysterious serial killer who crops up every nine years.

Lockhart soon learns the killer's crimes defy scientific explanation and to get to the bottom of this particular case may cost him his family, career and even his sanity. Yikes.

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Another comes from the twisted minds of Stephen King and Joe Hill. Named In the Tall Grass, the claustrophobic thriller lands on 4 October and follows two siblings who get lost in a field.

Eli lands on Netflix on 18 October. Credit: Netflix
Eli lands on Netflix on 18 October. Credit: Netflix

The film stars Patrick Wilson, and starts "when siblings Becky and Cal hear the cries of a young boy lost within a field of tall grass, they venture in to rescue him, only to become ensnared themselves by a sinister force that quickly disorients and separates them.

"Cut off from the world and unable to escape the field's tightening grip, they soon discover that they only thing worse than getting lost is being found."

Then on 11 October, Netflix will drop Fractured. A tense, psychological thriller which centres on dad Ray Monroe, who is making his way back from a weekend with his wife's in-laws when their daughter gets hurt in an accident.

Ray and wife Joanna rush to the hospital, but after daughter Peri is taken away for testing, she and Joanna vanish - along with any record of their existence. Sounds like a bit of a bad time for our man Ray.

One week later, Netflix is set to release Eli. The flick centres on young Eli, a boy living with a mysterious debilitating illness that means he has to live completely sealed off from the rest of the world.

In The Tall Grass promises to be a claustrophobic nightmare. Credit: Netflix
In The Tall Grass promises to be a claustrophobic nightmare. Credit: Netflix

Thankfully, his parents find a doctor who thinks she can help with an experimental treatment. Not so thankfully, the treatment leaves Eli plagued with haunting experiences that have him questioning his life, who he can trust and what has happened inside his home.

Finally, there's Rattlesnake, which is released on 25 October and picks up the story of a single mum, Katrina, off to start a new life with her daughter Clara. The pair are struck by tragedy when their car breaks down and Clara is bitten be a poisonous rattlesnake.

In a desperate attempt to save Clara's life, Katrina enlists the help of a mysterious woman who is able to heal her. But, much like every deal made with a mysterious woman in exchange to save a life, there's a catch - and Katrina is then asked to kill a stranger by way of an exchange.

Good luck getting to sleep after watching this lot.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, Horror, Interesting, halloween, US Entertainment, Netflix

Dominic Smithers

Dominic graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in French and History. Like you, Dom has often questioned how much use a second language has been. Well, after stints working at the Manchester Evening News, the Accrington Observer and the Macclesfield Express, along with never setting foot in France, he realised the answer is surprisingly little. But I guess, c'est la vie. Contact us at [email protected]

 

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