Horror Movie Roundup 2021

It’s spooky season, at last. Yes, I know, this post probably feels a little late to the game. If you’re one of those people who doesn’t wander around in witch hats while out yarn shopping on a Thursday or flap the wide sleeves of your black sweater singing “I’m a bat” in your head (or out loud, no judgement) then you are probably sick of hearing about Halloween, horror movies, and witchy stuff. But, if you’re here for things creepy, spooky, and darkly atmospheric, then you’re in the right place.

I love a good movie. I miss movie theaters, but I won’t be going back any time soon thanks to my chronic illness. But, if you want some good creepy vibes, I do have some recommendations for you. Some of these are newer releases, and some of them are older favorites (because we all need to give the backlist some love, okay?). So grab some popcorn and a cozy blanket, and curl up with some Netflix.

I like my horror with more atmosphere and mystery than gore and jumpscares, so that’s what this list focuses on–mostly because that particular niche can be hard to find. So if you’re a fan of books like Off the Rails and By the Grace (or my new release, Colors in the Dark), then this is the list for you. It’s by no means exhaustive; there are a ton of movies and tv series that I really want to see but don’t have access to with our current rotation of streaming services.


Crimson Peak
The Awakening
The Lodgers
The Woman in White
The Haunting of Helen Walker
We have Always Lived in the Castle
The Conjuring 1 & 2


The Haunting of Hill House
Are You Afraid of the Dark? (The original series is a classic, but I’m specifically referencing the Netflix reboot)
The Irregulars
Sleepy Hollow (season 1. We won’t talk about the rest of the series)
Penny Dreadful


The Ghost Story Guys
The Poisoner’s Cabinet