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 ListThey Live
CubeTremors
The Walking DeadBlack Death
DaybreakersHuman Centipede 1 &2
Ghostbusters 1 & 2New Daughter
Dawn of the Dead (2004)The Children
The DescentMister Brooks
Shawn of the DeadThe Blob (1958)
Fright Night (1985)The Mothman Prophecies
The MistMy 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.