Her Campus Logo Her Campus Logo
This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Salisbury chapter.

1. The Nightmare Before Christmas

The best part about this movie is that it’s perfect for both Halloween and Christmas. Honestly, it’s perfect year-round. Great for people of all ages! Available on Netflix.

2. Psycho

Everyone loves a good classic. If you’re not familiar with Hitchcock’s classic you’re in for some great jump scares and some interesting twists. Available on Netflix.


3. Hocus Pocus

If you haven’t seen this, prepare for 90’s nostalgia. Three kids are responsible for trying to save the town of Salem after accidentally releasing the Sanderson sisters, three witches with the goal of killing all the children in town! Sounds scary, but a great family comedy! Will be on Freeform almost every day up until Halloween!

4. It Follows

Definitely not a family movie. After a sexual tryst with a man, a teenager learns that she has been given a fatal curse passed through sexual intercourse. As an unnamed force stalks her the girl is forced with the choice of running until she’s killed or passing the curse onto someone else. Available on Netflix.

5. Teeth

A young girl learns that she possesses another set of teeth *ehem* within her. She uses this ‘gift’ to punish boys who have hurt her. Available on Netflix.

6. iZombie

On a much lighter note this show follows Liv Moore (ironic right) an undead zombie working at the morgue. After eating their brains Liv has visions related to murder victims and teams up with a detective to help find their killers. Definitely a comedy that I recommend, especially with the new season upon us! Available on the CW and Netflix.

7. Raw

I’m giving you an extreme heads up before you watch this. Raw is about a young vegetarian veterinary student Justine who after being forced to eat meat during a hazing at school starts to crave meat and eventually turns to cannibalism. Although in French the film comes with subtitles and is great if you’re looking for gore. Be warned however that despite its high reviews from critics it did cause some viewers to vomit and faint during some of the more graphic scenes. Available on Netflix.


8. Hush

This movie is another fave of mine but is not something I will watch when I’m home alone. An author that is both deaf and mute lives alone in solitude to work on her book. Disadvantaged by being unable to speak or hear she must fight for her life when a stranger comes to her home and starts hunting her. It’s not a family movie but isn’t too graphic. Available on Netflix.

9. Black Mirror

This tv show is the stuff of nightmares. This show is horrific in the way that it exposes human nature, and how the technology in our lives ruins us a people. Each episode has different characters and stories, but is set within the same universe. You’ll be wanting some space from your phone after watching this! Episodes I highly recommend are “National Anthem,” “White Bear,” and “The Entire History of You.” Since the story changes every episode it’s not necessary for you to watch it in order, however you will see connections in different ways. Available on Netflix.


10. 13 Cameras

A newlywed couple is unaware that their creepy landlord has been spying on them with, you guessed 13 cameras.  If you’re interested in movies with happy endings for victims this is not the one for you. Available on Netflix. 

Kaitlyn Briselli

Salisbury '19

Kaitlyn is a 2019 graduate from Salisbury University. She received three Bachelor's degrees for Media Production, Linguistics, and Communications. She additonally double-minored in History as well as Gender and Sexuality Studies. As a writer she prefers to challenge herself with pieces that are painful and brutually honest, to herself and to others. She was recently accepted to the Maryland Institute College of Art in their Master's Filmmaking program. As an adult she would like to direct horror films.  She/Her/Hers 
Stephanie Chisley is an outgoing go-getter. Originally, Stephanie is from Oxon Hill, MD. She is currently a student at Salisbury University where she is studying Communication Arts with a track in journalism and public relations and a minor in Theater. While attending Salisbury University, Stephanie currently holds an executive board position as the secretary for Salisbury's Society of Professional Journalists . Stephanie plans on becoming an anchor for E! News or a writer, radio host, and announcer for BuzzFeed. In her free time, Stephanie is always on her phone scanning through social media, communicating with her friends, and finding new places to eat near her area.