best horror movies on netflixHalloween is almost here, which means you've got an appetite for horror: Good thing there are so many vampire, zombie, and serial killer flicks you can watch right now on Netflix.

Whether it's a classic like "Carrie" you want to revisit, an old '80s B movie you never saw or that Jennifer Lawrence thriller you missed at the theater, here are 31 of the best horror movies on Netflix, streaming in all their bloody glory. (Streaming options are subject to change. Check Netflix for latest availability.)

1."Carrie" (1976) R
Forget the recent two remakes (although the latest, with Chloë Grace Moretz, is also available to stream): Brian De Palma's version of Stephen King's novel about a telekinetic high school outcast who wreaks havoc at the prom is the only one you need to see.

2. "World War Z" (2013) PG-13
Remember when everyone predicted what a disaster this Brad Pitt project would be? Instead, it ended up being a surprisingly effective zombie flick on a global scale.

3. "Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn" (1987) NR
The sequel to the cult classic finds Bruce Campbell once again at a cabin in the woods, where things go very, very wrong. Schlocky, but great fun.

4. "Scream" (1996) R
Wes Craven's send-up of slasher films was funny and self-aware, but also featured enough blood and guts to satisfy any horror fan. Worth a rewatch, even if you already know (and who doesn't) who's behind the Ghostface masks.

5."The House of the Devil" (2009) R
This slow burner, convincingly set in the '80s, finds a pretty college student hired to babysit at a remote house on the night of a lunar eclipse. It takes a while to get there, but the ending is a doozy. Much better than "The Innkeepers," (also by Ti West and also streaming on Netflix).

6. "Fright Night" (1985) R
Once again, stick with the original: This classic about a boy who discovers the new neighbor is (gasp!) a vampire, isn't particularly frightening, but it is a favorite for a reason. One of those reasons being Roddy McDowall as a retired TV vampire killer.

7. "Re-Animator" (1985) R
This cult horror-comedy, about a medical student who invents a serum that brings the dead back to life, is definitely not for everyone. But if you like your horror extra gory, your comedy black, and your special FX ultra low-budget, this one's for you.

8. "The Cabin in the Woods" (2011) R
This horror film throws in everything but the kitchen sink as five college friends (including Chris Hemsworth) head to the cabin for some kicks. They have no idea what they're in for.

9. "You're Next" (2011) R
A brutal twist on the slasher/home invasion thriller: When masked killers attack, they find one of their victims is even more terrifying than they are.

10. "From Dusk Till Dawn" (1996) R
Two criminal brothers, with hostages in tow, arrive for a meeting at Mexican bar called "The Titty Twister." Once the sun sets, the regulars turn into bloodthirsty vamps. A genre-mashing good time.

11. "Shivers" (1975) R
This early David Cronenberg film (also known as "They Came From Within") is a bizarre tale of an entire apartment complex taken over by parasites that cause uncontrollable lust. The '70s decor alone is horrifying!

12. "The Legend of Hell House" (1973) PG
An effectively spooky story of a team of paranormal experts confronting a determinedly evil haunted mansion.

13. "Hellraiser" (1987) R
Whether or not you dig this blood-drenched gore fest, you have to agree that Clive Barker's Pinhead is one of the great modern horror icons. Skip the increasingly poor sequels.

14. "The Serpent and the Rainbow" (1988) R
This is loosely based on a true story of a Harvard researcher sent to Haiti to look into the zombie legend. He finds they're all too real in this chilling Wes Craven thriller.

15. "The Frighteners" (1996) R
Michael J. Fox can see ghosts in this Peter Jackson film and he can also see who's next to die at the hands of a ghostly serial killer. Not particularly frightening, despite the title, but worth catching up with.

16. "Dead Snow" (2009) NR
What's more terrifying than zombies? Nazi zombies! This Norwegian offering sends eight medical students to a remote ski lodge where they soon are fighting for their lives. A black comedy with plenty of gore.

17. "The Awakening" (2011) R
This period film, about a professional skeptic sent to debunk rumors of a haunting at an orphanage, is so rich in Gothic atmosphere, it's like stepping into an Edward Gorey drawing. Too bad the ending doesn't really work.

18. "The Stuff" (1985) R
Alien goo is marketed as a delicious frozen treat, with the inevitable result of melting people from the inside. The catchy tagline: "Are you eating it or is it eating you?"

19. "Night of the Creeps" (1986) R
Alien slugs attack a college campus in this cheesy '80s B movie. Of course they choose the night of the big formal to make their slithery appearance. Watch out! And keep your mouth closed!

20. "John Dies at the End" (2013) R
A new drug called Soy Sauce offers the trip of a lifetime: Only you're not human when you come back down. It's up to two college dropouts to save the world in this cult comedy.

21. "The Lair of the White Worm" (1988) R
A delightfully over-the-top camp fest from Ken Russell, the director of "Tommy" and "Altered States." Hugh Grant and future Dr. Who Peter Capaldi do battle with a slinky villainess who's reviving an ancient snake cult.

22. "Audrey Rose" (1977) PG
One of the many films to follow in the footsteps of "The Exorcist," this one has a classy cast (including Marsha Mason and Anthony Hopkins) and director (Robert Wise of "Sound of Music" and "The Haunting" fame).

23. "The Vampire Lovers" (1970) R
Sexy lesbian vampires! What more do you need to know about this entry from Hammer Films?

24. VHS 2 (2013) R
The rare horror sequel that got better reviews than the original: An anthology of horrifying found footage, a genre that may already send you screaming in terror.

25. "The Town That Dreaded Sundown" (1976) R
This flick centers on a real unsolved 1940s murder spree in Texas where a hooded killer terrorized a town. Possibly too slow for modern tastes, which is why a remake, which opens October 16, might be more satisfying to today's horror fans.

26. "Monkey Shines" (1988) R
George Romero's thriller about a paraplegic whose helper monkey goes on revenge sprees on his behalf.

27. "Insidious Chapter 2" (2013) PG-13
Rose Byrne fears that hubby Patrick Wilson might not have come back as himself from The Further in this sequel that picks up where the first film left off.

28. "Maniac" (2012) NR
We've already seen Mr. Frodo (Elijah Wood) as a creepy cannibal in "Sin City", so why not a psychotic scalper in this ultra-bloody flick?

29. "The Possession" (2012) PG-13
Based on the purportedly true story of a haunted Dybbuk Box that curses everyone who owns it. Or check out the eerie "Paranormal Witness" episode.

30. "The ABCs of Death" (2012) NR
Because sometimes you just want to watch 26 different creatively bloody scenarios in which people are killed off.

31. "House at the End of the Street" (2012) PG-13
Hey, a horror film starring Jennifer Lawrence! It can't be that bad, can it? Yes, sadly, it is that bad, but don't let that stop you. Free streaming, after all.