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Netflix unveils its Top 13 most rented horror DVDs, just in time for Halloween

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Oct 18, 2018

Netflix, the deep-pocketed streaming juggernaut and original content provider, has been pumping out and promoting a wealth of high-profile blockbuster and indie fright films for the past 10 years. Many of these spooky offerings are their own proprietary productions but most are Hollywood studio treats that evoke gobs of gooseflesh and waking nightmares.

But as streaming becomes the preferred method of content delivery, the Los Gatos, California-based entertainment firm still offers a much greater assortment of scary movies both old and new with its little red-enveloped-mailed DVD service. Believe it or not, nearly 3 million customers still use this old-fashioned mailboxed system, adding an estimated $50 million to their total annual revenue.

To honor their deep commitment to the genre since 1998, Netflix has just released an eclectic list of the 13 most-rented horror movies from its DVD division over the past decade. It's an interesting roster, combining some big-budget boo-fests like Zombieland and The Wolfman as well as several lesser-known jewels such as Red Riding Hood, Daybreakers, and Drag Me To Hell. While some of these modern offerings may not be something you'd dash out to grab from your mailman, it's a well-rounded bunch with widespread appeal.

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Since it's the season of our hallowed Halloween, check out Netflix's unholy 13 and see exactly what sorts of scares and screams Americans are ordering up via the U.S. Post Office!

THE RITE (2011) Directed by Mikael Hafstrom

Paranormal Activity (2009) Directed By Oren Peli

28 WEEKS LATER (2007) Directed By Juan Carlos Fresnadillo

THE HAUNTING IN CONNECTICUT (2009) Directed By Peter Cornwell

SHAUN OF THE DEAD (2004) Directed By Edgar Wright

DRAG ME TO HELL (2009) Directed By Sam Raimi

THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT (2009) Directed by Dennis Iliadis

THE CRAZIES (2010) Directed By Breck Eisner

DAYBREAKERS (2010) Directed by Peter Spierig and Michael Spierig

RED RIDING HOOD (2011) Directed By Catherine Hardwicke

ZOMBIELAND (2009) Directed By Ruben Fleischer

THE WOLFMAN (2010) Directed By Joe Johnston

CLOVERFIELD (2008) Directed By Matt Reeves

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