It’s October and you know what means — it’s time to dust off the horror genre and spend a few weeks screaming at your television. Since actually getting off your couch and actually getting a movie off the shelf is too much effort, we’ve gone ahead and done all of the hard work for you. Here are the 10 best horror movies currently streaming on Netflix Instant. From bonafide classics to newer discoveries, these movies have a little something for everyone.
Everyone knows the main demon from Hellraiser as “Pinhead.” But did you know that was never he intended name? In Clive Barker’s original Hellraiser screenplay, the character was referred to as “Lead Cenobite.” Pinhead was just a nickname that stuck — and one that Barker himself never really liked. In his later Hellraiser novels he gave him a proper name: “The Hell Priest.” That’s just one of the many facts packed into the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies, which will peer inside the puzzle box to bring you fascinating behind-the-scenes trivia about the original Hellraiser.
The best way to soothe fans of a property is get the original creator(s) involved (see also: Lawrence Kasdan, 'Star Wars: Episode 7'), so the Dimension films have done a smart thing by hiring original writer/director/horror legend Clive Barker to pen the remake of 'Hellraiser,' and Barker says that he'll be bringing back Doug Bradley to play the film's iconic character Pinhead.
The current zeitgeist of horror movies is more popular than ever these days, what with the success of your "found footage" dramas like 'Paranormal Activity' and 'The Devil Inside,' but the more recognizable faces of horror yesteryear aren't as successful these days. So why not make the leap to TV?