22 Movies For a Hauntingly Hot Date Night In This Halloween
Believe it or not, Halloween is actually perfect for a romantic movie night in with a significant other. Here's why — jumpy thrillers mean more cozying up to your bae (hold me, please!), and scary movies with a bit of heat can make things steamier on and off screen. If you're staying in this Halloween and looking for an eerie movie with a hint of romance in it, we've rounded up a variety of slashers, campy thrillers, and straight-up horror flicks you can stream on Netflix for a hauntingly hot date night! Ready to get chills? Keep reading to see the best flicks on Netflix.
— Additional reporting by Lauren Harano
The Netflix original psychological horror film Gerald's Game is an adaptation of a Stephen King novel about a married couple who try to spice things up at their remote lake house with a harmless sex game. In the tradition of Stephen King novels, things go awry and become more than just a little spooky.
Watch (or rewatch) Twilight, the first movie of the dramatic Kristen Stewart-Robert Pattinson franchise about a vampire who falls deeply in love with a regular girl.
A half-human, half-vampire girl has to learn how to live her life while going to a Vampire Academy.
The Babysitter: Killer Queen
The sequel to The Babysitter, The Babysitter: Killer Queen follows Cole, the young boy who defeated the satanic cult led by his old babysitter Bee. When he gets invited to a lake party, he decides to go, only to end up facing familiar enemies.
A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting
Based on Joe Ballarini's scary book series with the same name, A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting follows high school freshman Kelly Ferguson on Halloween night. She agrees to babysit a young boy named Jacob, and before she knows it, she's recruited into a secret society of babysitters who must do all they can to protect children with special powers from monsters who are out to get them.
A whirlwind romance unites a young woman and a handsome widower in Rebecca. When the newly married bride moves into her husband's estate, she can't seem to shake the shadow of his first wife.
Truth or Dare
For Halloween, a group of friends rent a haunted house for fun in the film Truth or Dare. However, the rental is famous for a game that claims lives, and after the friends play, they realize there's no turning back.
A Ghost Story
This is not the ghost story you're expecting. The story of a man who's killed and whose spirit now haunts his old house will absolutely creep you out in A Ghost Story
If you love the hit TV show, you should definitely check out Tim Burton's take on the classic Washington Irving tale in Sleepy Hollow.
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This Netflix original horror-comedy stars Samara Weaving (whom you may recognize as Jessica from Nine Perfect Strangers) as Bee, a stunning teenage babysitter who happens to dabble in the occult. When her 12-year-old charge discovers what she and her friends get up to after he goes to sleep, he finds himself pursued by Bee's fellow cult leaders, and things get pretty messy in The Babysitter.
You Get Me
You Get Me stars Bella Thorne as Holly, a teen who decides to go to great lengths to get close to a guy after they have a one-night stand. From transferring to his high school to befriending his girlfriend (whom he'd been broken up with when they slept together), Holly is determined to show Tyler that he can't get rid of her as easily as he hoped.
In the Hindi-language psychological thriller Haseen Dillruba, a woman suspected of murdering her husband recounts how a dangerous love triangle between her and two men eventually led to a murder.
What Lies Below
The erotic thriller What Lies Below — which tells the story of an awkward 16-year-old, her dysfunctional single mom, and her mom's mysterious aquatic geneticist fiancé — isn't exactly a cinematic masterpiece, but it will get you hot and bothered regardless. (Spoiler alert: the fiancé has a penchant for walking around the house naked.)
Ride or Die
The sultry Japanese psychological thriller Ride or Die tells the story of a woman who learns her former crush is stuck in an abusive relationship and decides to help save her . . . through pretty extreme measures. The two are then forced to go on the run, where their feelings for each other intensify and eventually turn sexual.
You'll never want to date again after watching Berlin Syndrome. The psychological thriller follows a young Australian backpacker (Teresa Palmer) exploring Berlin on a solo trip who decides to join a sexy local at his place for a one-night stand. It all seems to be going well — until the next morning, when she discovers that her new Berlin lover has no intention of letting her leave.
Game of Thrones hottie Natalie Dormer both wrote and stars in 2018's In Darkness, a thriller about a blind pianist who accidentally finds herself witness to a murder that takes place in the apartment above hers. She's also joined by Emily Ratajkowski as her neighbor, who even makes getting murdered look hot.
Frank & Lola
In the 2016 psychosexual thriller Frank & Lola, a Las Vegas chef falls for a young and mysterious woman. Before he knows it, love, sex, betrayal, and revenge will all be part of this new relationship.
Although this 2018 flick with Nicolas Cage is essentially a thriller, that doesn't mean it's not steamy. In Between Worlds, when a woman falls into a coma after an almost-fatal accident, she realizes that she's been possessed by a different woman who has loose ends to tie up on Earth.
In the Shadow of Iris
In the sultry French thriller In the Shadow of Iris, the wife of a successful banker suddenly goes missing in Paris. As investigators start to search for clues about her disappearance, they learn a lot more about the couple's relationship than they bargained for.
The 2017 movie Desire is an erotic thriller in which a woman falls in love with the one man who's off limits: her sister's fiancé.
Martin Scorsese's thriller Shutter Island stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo as US Marshals investigating the disappearance of a patient at an asylum. It's so scary, it might just make you sleep with the lights on. Good luck . . . you'll need it.