Halloween is just around the corner, and The GATE and Netflix are giving you a chance to explore some of the scariest, silliest and most original horror movies currently streaming on Netflix, with a little help from Dave Alexander, editor-in-chief over at Rue Morgue Magazine.

“One of the reasons I wanted to curate a list of horror films through Netflix is that there are a lot of films on the service that we’ve championed in the pages of Rue Morgue,” Alexander wrote. “There’s a ton of cool stuff that has flown under the radar for various reasons, but if you’re a horror fan, you should be checking ’em out. Black Death is a perfect example; we put it on the cover of the mag because it’s this really original film set in the time of the Black Plague, involving a cult and a band of not-so-merry band-men on a witch hunt — how often do you come across something like that?”

Top 20 Streaming Halloween Horrors from Netflix and Rue Morgue Magazine

Kill List They Live
Cube Tremors
The Walking Dead Black Death
Daybreakers Human Centipede 1 &2
Ghostbusters 1 & 2 New Daughter
Dawn of the Dead (2004) The Children
The Descent Mister Brooks
Shawn of the Dead The Blob (1958)
Fright Night (1985) The Mothman Prophecies
The Mist My Bloody Valentine

Alexander added, “If you’re a horror fan outside of Halloween, there’s a load of cool stuff on Netflix. Hell, if you can’t find $8 a month worth of worthwhile genre stuff to stream, take my advice and throw your T.V. in front of a bus.”

To celebrate Halloween, and the list of Halloween-inspired films, we’re giving away a six-month subscription to Netflix and a Roku 2 streaming device to one lucky winner, plus two runner-up prizes of six-month subscriptions to Netflix.

Details: This giveaway is open to residents of Canada, where local laws permit, who are over the age of 18. Contest closes on Monday, November 5, 2012 at 11:59 AM (ET). Chance of winning depends on total number of entries.

Entries are no longer being accepted.

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W. Andrew Powell
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W. Andrew Powell lives, sleeps, eats, and breaths movies and entertainment. Since launching The GATE in 1999 Andrew has enjoyed being a pest to any publicist who would return his calls. In his "spare time," Andrew is also an avid photographer, and writes about leisure travel and hotels around the world.