Halloween is upon us, and there's no better way to celebrate the holiday than by watching Halloween movies — which, incidentally, don't have to be scary. There are plenty of cheesy horror movies on Netflix that will touch upon the dark themes that you associate with the holiday without necessarily giving you nightmares. That may sound counterintuitive, considering most people probably associate horror with surprising ghosts and maniacal serial killers, but horror movies aren't always scary. In fact, some of them are downright funny.
It's understandable that so many Halloween movies end up being incredibly over-the-top and even just lame. After all, the subject matter lends itself to garishness, since, for Halloween, people usually dress in ways that would prevent them from being taken seriously on any other day. Similarly, horror movies venture into the absurd and provocative, and because of this they often seem like they're "trying too hard." The fact that moviegoers are often made aware of the amount of effort put into these movies is probably what makes them so cheesy and fun — and sometimes, just sometimes, scary too.
If you're hoping to get your spooky with a side of silly, these are some of the movies you should watch on Netflix this Halloween season: