Halloween is easily the best holiday-that-isn’t-a-holiday. Everything smells nice, the weather has a fresh, crisp feel to it, and skeletons finally get the respect they frankly deserve year-round (we’ve all got them—give thanks this time round).
Of course, the ultimate Halloween tradition, in your post-trick-or-treating adulthood, is staying inside, housing delicious candy, and watching spooky movies as you slowly become one with your couch. Here are eight perfect streaming options to keep you busy—and somewhat frightened—for the rest of the month.
Eli’s a weird one: It’s brand new, streaming on Netflix as of today, after Paramount decided it was unmarketable and dumped it on the streaming service instead of taking it to theaters. Bad sign! And yet, that’s exactly what the studio did with Annihilation outside the U.S, and look how that turned out. And in fact, Eli‘s pretty cool. It starts out telling something of a staid haunted house story with some decent stylish flairs: Eli is a young boy allergic to the world whose parents take him to an experimental medical facility retrofitted inside a remote mansion, complete with a team of ominous nurses. It’s dumb but entertaining enough, and eventually everything gets turned on its head with a clever twist on the whole “something’s wrong with this place” genre. It’s spooky and there’s some real ambition here. Don’t sleep on it.