Horror is one of the most beloved entertainment genres in Asia, and fans are increasingly turning to Netflix for their fright fix — whether to immerse themselves in terrifying ghost tales, laugh-out-loud horror comedies, or family-friendly tales. And since it’s Halloween, Netflix wants to share some of its members’ favourite titles (as revealed in this week’s Top 10) – as well as some new series launching this week, and some of the biggest horror hits from across Asia-Pacific this year. See below for the full list.
After the Brannock family moves into what was supposed to be their suburban dream home, it quickly becomes a living hell. Ominous letters from someone calling themself “The Watcher” are just the beginning, as the neighborhood’s sinister secrets come spilling out. Inspired by the true story of the infamous “Watcher” house in New Jersey.
The School For Good and Evil
Best friends Sophie and Agatha find themselves on opposing sides of an epic battle when they’re swept away into an enchanted school where aspiring heroes and villains are trained to protect the balance between Good and Evil. Based on the epic international best-selling series The School For Good And Evil by Soman Chainani.
The Curse of Bridge Hallow
A teenage girl, a scaredy-dad and Halloween. What could possibly go wrong? After Sydney and her parents move into their new home, Sydney accidentally releases an old Halloween spirit, causing mayhem in the town as every Halloween decoration comes to life. Sydney must, although grudgingly, work with her dad (played by Wayans) to battle the spirit and put a stop to it before things get out of hand.
This Australian film revolves around two strangers who strike up a conversation on a long journey. One, a suspect in an unsolved missing person’s case; the other, an undercover operative on his trail. Their uneasy friendship is at the core of this tightly wrought thriller, based on the true story of one of the largest investigations and undercover operations in Australia.
The Midnight Club
At a hospice with a mysterious history, the eight members of the Midnight Club meet each night at midnight to tell sinister stories – and to look for signs of the supernatural from the beyond. Enjoy this new horror series from Mike Flanagan and Trevor Macy’s Intrepid Pictures (The Haunting of Hill House, Midnight Mass) and Leah Fong, which is based on the creative work of bestselling author Christopher Pike.
Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2
When strangers Reet and Ruhan cross paths, their journey leads to an abandoned mansion and a dreaded spirit who has been trapped for 18 years.
Six years ago, Li Ronan was cursed after breaking a religious taboo. Now, she must protect her daughter from the consequences of her actions. This found footage film is inspired by a true story.
School Tales The Series
This anthology series is built around the theme of school-bound horrors that have been passed down from class to class, ultimately evolving into tales and myths that lure in curious minds. All 8 standalone episodes come with their own flavour of shocking scares.
Unsolved Mysteries: Volume 3
This iconic and gripping series returns with a three-week event featuring more unexplained deaths, baffling disappearances, and bizarre paranormal activity. Unsolved Mysteries Vol 3 is from the creators of the original docuseries, Cosgrove/Meurer Productions, and 21 Laps Entertainment, the producers of Stranger Things.
Guillermo Del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities
In Cabinet of Curiosities, acclaimed Academy Award-winning filmmaker and creator, executive producer and co-showrunner Guillermo del Toro has curated a collection of unprecedented and genre-defining stories meant to challenge our traditional notions of horror. From macabre to magical, gothic to grotesque or classically creepy, these eight equally sophisticated and sinister tales (including two original stories by del Toro) are brought to life by a team of writers and directors personally chosen by del Toro.
This is a sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery charting Wednesday Addams’ years as a student at Nevermore Academy, where she attempts to master her emerging psychic ability, thwart a monstrous killing spree that has terrorized the local town, and solve the murder mystery that embroiled her parents 25 years ago — all while navigating her new and very tangled relationships at Nevermore.
Netflix has also launched a special Netflix & Chills Horrorscope experience this Halloween, allowing fans to embrace their every fear with a horror-themed astrological reading. Find out what scares you the most and receive personalized Netflix title recommendations to help you tackle your inner terror. Viewers has even enlisted Megan Thee Stallion as the official card reader!
So, get ready for some spooky yet amazing feel-good movies – only on Netflix.
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