If you're looking for fun and scares this Halloween season, look no further.
It ends in 2019.
Back in 2017, audiences were blown away by Andy Muschietti's adaptation of Stephen King's mammoth 1986 novel. It was essentially the horror event of the year, blending blockbuster thrills with generous helpings of horror and heart. However, the adventure was far from over.
September saw the release of the second and final part of the series, It: Chapter Two. It was easily one of the most anticipated movies of the year, and although it wasn't as well-received as its predecessor, there's so much to appreciate here. It was never going to be easy to follow up the previous instalment, and the sequel is more ambitious in every respect, from its approach to narrative to the lengthy runtime.
So, whether you're looking to see it for the first time or yet again, let's take a look if it's on Netflix...
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Is It: Chapter Two on Netflix?
No, we're afraid It: Chapter Two is not available to stream on Netflix.
The film is currently available to pre-order on Amazon, but as of yet, there is no scheduled release date. Chances are that it will be released just in time for Christmas.
However, there are plenty of great horrors to tide you over on Netflix this Halloween season. So, let's spotlight five of them to watch while you wait for the home release of It: Chapter Two.
What was it that made 2017's It so brilliant?
Was it the performances? The villain? The story? Well, in a nutshell, it's because the film was just so much fun. We all like to feel a little scared when watching a horror film, but above all, we want to be entertained and have a good time.
If you couldn't agree more, then we highly recommend checking out McG's The Babysitter. The 2017 horror-comedy centres upon a young boy who decides to spy on his babysitter, only to find out that she may be involved in some seriously weird stuff.
It's daft, it's dark and it's riotously funny in places, poking fun at horror tropes and having a blast doing it. Also, you'll want to give it a go before the sequel releases, which What's On Netflix notes is on the way!
So, for fun, The Babysitter is a great shout, but it doesn't exactly satisfy the clown aspect.
Bill Skarsgård did a sensational job bringing Pennywise to life, but there are some other clown horror movies you can dig into too, such as 2014's simplistically titled Clown.
Directed by Jon Watts (who also helmed the recent Spider-Man efforts), the film tells the twisted tale of a man who dons a clown suit for his sons birthday, only to find out that the attire is morphing him into a monstrous and ancient creature. It's silly, it's gory and it's actually pretty good fun. If you find yourself terrified of clowns, this one's a must-see.
Happy Death Day
The Babysitter is great fun, but admittedly, it's never scary. Fortunately, Happy Death Day manages to nail both.
Christopher Landon's 2017 horror-comedy was released the same year as It, and while the Stephen King adaptation was expected to achieve great success, most were surprised just how much of a hit Happy Death Day turned out to be.
Jessica Rothe is genuinely tremendous in the lead role of Tree Gelbman, a student who is stuck reliving the day of her murder at the hands of a mysterious killer sporting a creepy baby mascot mask. She gives it her absolute all and it shows; she's one of the more charismatic characters in recent horror cinema.
While it's hilarious, the scenes of horror actually work really well, and the director does a great job of navigating numerous tones. If you're a fan of Wes Craven's Scream - and who wouldn't be - then this is definitely worth checking out if you haven't already.
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Considering Andy Muschietti's latest isn't on Netflix, why not take the time to check out one of his earlier projects.
The director's feature-length take on his own 2008 short film arrived in 2013. Mama was presented by Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth) and it's clear to see why the master filmmaker appreciated Andy's vision of a young couple taking in their nieces who have been living out in the woods...
There is a beauty to the horror sequences in some circumstances, and this is very much true of the director's It films. There are similarities to be drawn between the two projects, as they're very much concerned with human trauma rather than tormenting their characters for cheap kicks. Also, it's worth mentioning that they both star the wonderful Jessica Chastain, who played Beverly Marsh in It: Chapter Two. For first-time viewers, this should go down a spooky treat this Halloween.
Some would say It: Chapter Two is bloated, whereas others would consider it an epic.
Say what you will about Andy's 2019 colossal horror effort, but it's fair to declare that we don't get horror movies this grand in scale very often; horror epics are rare to come by.
However, a particularly notable attempt in recent years is the foreign-language film The Wailing. Hong-jin Na's 2016 tale of a cop trying to figure out what plagues the small village he lives in takes some admirably imaginative turns, refusing to let the viewer rest on an opinion of the events until the very end. Like It: Chapter Two, there are interesting things going on here both visually and conceptually, and at 156 minutes in length, it leaves you feeling exhausted but undoubtedly rewarded.
When it comes to genre fans compiling their "best horror films of the decade lists", don't be surprised to see The Wailing pop up more than once.
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We hope we've given you some good viewing to help kick off Halloween 2019 with!
There's plenty more on there; so, what is your favourite horror movie on Netflix?
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