Some of these movies are great for chilling out to, but if you’re looking for a good scare, then any of these Netflix horror movies will suffice.
If you’ve never seen a horror movie before, this collection will introduce you to some of the best in the genre!
This one will not disappoint. We are talking about a true classic that has been remade in various forms.
Let’s take a look at some of the best horror movies out there for Netflix viewers.
The 25 Best Horror Movies on Netflix
Horror films, films based on the vampire genre, films based on zombies, films based on werewolves, films based on serial killers, and other horror films.
25 horror movies that should be watched on Netflix.
25. The Last Exorcism (2010)
The first horror movie to kick start our list is The Last Exorcism, and the movie it inspired was the sequel of this movie.
The film is the second part of a series titled The Exorcist Files. The film was released in theatres in the United States on August 28, 2010 and was distributed by Lionsgate and Tristar Films. It was also released on Region 1 DVD on October 28, 2010, by Lionsgate.
This film revolves around the story of a religious minister, who works in a very small parish and is an expert in exorcisms. There are some strange and strange events that happen during a documentary that he is filmed for.
This film was a huge financial success. It grossed $67 million at the box office and currently has a rotten tomato rating of 72%.
24. May The Devil Take You (2018)
Tjahjanto directed the first Indonesian horror film, and he said that he made May the Devil take you, to make Indonesian people realise the true horror of Indonesia.
The film follows a young girl, Alfie, who’s trying to find out what her dad’s illness is.
She went inside his house to have a look around, and she ended up finding way more than she bargained for.
The film was officially released by Netflix on 9 August 2018 and followed the release of the first and second films by Netflix. It was released in two parts: The Dark Side of the Moon (released on 8 October 2019) and The Dark Side of the Moon (released on 22 November 2019).
Rotten Tomatoes gives it a current rating of 83%.
*Note: There is a difference between a movie review, and a review of a film. This website has a different definition of a review.
23. The Sixth Sense (1999)
The Sixth Sense is the worst horror movie on Netflix.
The Sixth Sense is a supernatural horror film about a young boy who’s able to see and talk to the dead.
“The Sixth Sense” was written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan and released in 1999.
The film was well-received by critics upon release and became the film of 1999 with the highest gross in the US and around the world (around $293 million).
The Sixth Sense was nominated for six Academy Awards and has a current Rotten Tomatoes rating of 86% from over 9,750 reviews.
22. Apostle (2018)
The movie was about a boy named Luke who was on the run from the law when he found out that he is a part of a religious cult called the Apostles.
After Thomas’ father had discovered and hidden a map that pointed to a hidden treasure on an island, Thomas sets out to find the island and the treasure. Once he finds out that his mother was being held by a group of religious people on the island, he sets out to rescue her. But what he finds is more sinister than he could ever imagine.
The film was first screened at the Fantastic Fest held in September, then Netflix started streaming the film on October 1.
The film received praise because it is a good horror film, it is suspenseful and it has a good story. The visual effects are also pretty good. The film is a good blend of horror films.
21. Ravenous (2018)
A group of friends from the Midwest heads to a remote cabin in the woods. They encounter a strange, blood-thirsty being who has a thing for human flesh.
This is a French language Canadian horror film, written and directed by Robin Aubert and stars Marc André Grondin, Monia Chokri, Brigitte Poupart, Luc Proulx, Charlotte St-Martin and Micheline Lanctot.
A virus outbreak happened, and then it caused a zombie outbreak in a small town in the town of Quebec, Canada.
The film, as it appeared in most theaters, was highly acclaimed by critics and even won the Toronto International Film Festival Award for Best Canadian Film.
The film also won several awards, such as Best Supporting Actor and Best Motion Picture.
20. Cargo (2017)
Cargo is an outstanding horror movie that I would really like to watch.
Cargo is about an Indonesian family, who are about to leave on a journey from Indonesia to Australia.
It follows an Australian police officer who has to work out what has happened to a young couple who he has helped her find their parents’ killer.
The movie focuses on a family that lives on a houseboat in a lake. After a zombie outbreak, they try to survive while hiding from the infected.
Meryl Streep and Chris Pratt are in talks to star in the remake of 1982 cult hit “Cargo”.
Set in the near future, the film is the story of a man and woman on a 30-year odyssey to save themselves from an unknown fate.
This is the first film to be directed by Oscar-winning screenwriter Eric Warren Singer (“The Cider House Rules”).
It received mostly positive reviews from most critics and holds an 88% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
19. Candyman (1992)
Candyman is a 1990 American supernatural horror film that is based on the short story “The Forbidden” by Clive Barker.
A college student in the Windy City hears a story about a mysterious killer that’s been haunting the streets for some time.
The film is about an office worker who gets a job with sexy, mysterious office worker played by Virginia Madsen. As they start working together, she finds herself falling for the sexy office worker.
The original film is a horror/thriller/mystery film that starts with a child’s story. It is not a sequel to the original 1995 film.
Candyman is a horror movie with many critics saying that it is a classic.
18. Emelie (2016)
It is a film about a woman that is on a date with a man. Both of them are having fun until he drives her home and then rapes and murders her.
It will feature a young woman named Sarah (played by Sarah Bolger) who is a struggling screenwriter struggling against the obstacles of a Hollywood director who doesn’t know what he wants. It also stars a guy named Joshua Rush, Carly Adams and Thomas Bair. Some other people you might notice are Susan Poufar and Chris Beetem.
I love this movie because it was the first in my life to be released in theaters.
It’s rated on Rotten Tomatoes with an overall rating of 88%, based on 33 reviews to date.
17. Hush (2016)
Hush is the first of the four “Husks” films by Flanagan, and features Kate Siegel
as Eve Whitehall, a young woman who suffers from dissociative identity disorder.
It is a comedy/thriller movie with two children who are adopted.
Hush tells the story of a deaf writer who escapes from the city to find solitude in the woods. However, she soon finds herself fighting for her life against a masked killer.
The first trailer was released on April 7, 2016. The film premiered at South by Southwest on March 12, 2016, and was later released by Netflix on April 8, 2016.
Hush released a successful indie comic titled Hush in 2014. In 2016, Hush released and indie comic titled Hush.
16. It Comes at Night (2017)
A family has to live together when a catastrophe has affected the whole world, and all they have in common is their shelter.
They soon discover that the danger isn’t just on the outside, but also lies within as the danger to society is now just being revealed.
The film was written and directed by Trey Edward Shults and has Joel Edgerton, Christopher Abbott, Carmen Ejogo, Kelvin Harrison Jr., and Riley Keough in the leading roles.
It won the Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival on January 25, 2018.
The film is about a French family visiting Italy, where they get kidnapped by the Mafia and held hostage.
15. Geralds Game (2017)
When a group of students are trapped at a remote school for students with learning difficulties, they learn that they are being stalked by someone who has been watching them.
Flanagan acted as director, editor and producer, and Jeff Howard acted as screenwriter.
The story tells of a couple that goes on holiday as strangers by train to an isolated house.
Things become difficult when the husband dies of a sudden heart attack and his wife is left handcuffed to the bed.
In the beginning of the film, there was an opening credit sequence that shows a lot of images of different people and places.
It received lots of acclaim from critics and currently has a Rotten Tomatoes rating of 90%.
14. The Invitation (2015)
The invitation movie comes next on Netflix.
While on a business trip, a man is invited to a dinner party by his ex-wife who also happens to be a lawyer. He later gets to know her better and starts to realize there is something wrong with her.
A woman and her college-age daughter move into a home which they believe has been abandoned for a few years, only to discover that it is in fact haunted by the ghosts of the deceased residents. The film is directed by Karyn Kusama, who has directed the previous films: Sinister, The Invitation and the highly regarded Jennifer’s Body.
The film was written and directed by Joe Talbot and stars Richard Jenkins and Bruce Dern.
13. Carrie (1976)
Brian De Palma is an American film director. He has directed The Wedding Party, The Fury, Sisters, The Bonfire of the Vanities, Blow Out and Casualties of War.
Carrie White (played by Sissy Spacek) watches her best friend, Nancy, get bullied and tormented by her classmates.
When she finds out about her powers she decides to use it to avenge and protect herself, and others.
The film received mostly positive reviews and was a successful box office hit.
A movie review site recently gave The Revenant five stars out of five.
12. Creep (2014)
It is also the first official project from the team behind The Pee Wee Herman Show, which stars Brice and Duplass.
The film follows a videographer who answers an online ad and when he arrives at the house it becomes clear that what he signed up for is not what he had in mind.
It was first screened during the South by Southwest Film Festival in March 2014 and was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. It was theatrically released in the United States on June 23, 2015 by Magnolia Pictures.
Creep had good reviews at the time of its release and now has a 92% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
11. The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016)
The film is based on true events. The story shows a Danish criminal who is caught after a long chase. He is found dead in a hotel and is later revealed to be a victim of a botched abortion. The film is based on a series of articles by journalist Lars Hedegaard.
In this remake of The Innocents and The Babadook the two main characters go through an autopsy of a woman who has not yet been identified. The film does not attempt to replace the two original films but instead focuses more on the paranormal occurrences to tell the viewers a very scary story.
The film was written by and starring Michael Shannon, which the press had criticized as being too similar to the director’s previous film.
According the Rotten Tomatoes, the TV show has a 94% rating.
10. The Conjuring (2013)
The movie is based on true events. The story opens with the Perrons family, who moved from Rhode Island to the family’s farmhouse in Amityville, New York. They soon become involved in a deadly situation when their daughter, Nancy, is brutally murdered by a demonic force.
In the horror movie, a young girl who is obsessed with death and is a serial killer, is trapped.
A team of paranormal investigators are hired to investigate a house, which contains a mysterious supernatural entity.
I love the little easter egg at the end of this story — the evil spirit, it’s based on a poem
by Edgar Allan Poe called The Raven. In the original story the ravens are talking to each other and the main character is trying to make a connection
between the dead man in the room and a real dead raven.
The movie was praised by critics because it was a movie that was really good and was in the top films.
The cast is excellent. This has a strong cast.
9. Insidious (2010)
The film was produced by Universal Studios and is distributed by Regency Enterprises.
The movie stars Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne and Barbara Hershey and it’s the first instalment in the Insidious franchise.
When a young boy enters into a state of comatose and begins to be possessed, the film features an investigation into these entities of an astral dimension.
“The Amazing Spider-Man” is a comic book film that tells the story of Peter Parker as he faces his destiny as the Amazing Spider-Man and everything that this responsibility entails.
The film is an homage to the original series, with multiple references to the original film, characters and plot.
Insidious 3 was released in May 2018, and grossed $32.5 million the first weekend it released.
8. Green Room (2015)
The movie is about a punk band that goes to a seedy venue and is set at a time when many young people were drawn to punk music. The venue is a place where violence is a part of the environment.
The film is about a group of middle class, white college kids in a band that find themselves witnessing a murder on a remote island in the pacific northwest and end up being attacked by a racist skinhead gang.
The new movie features an ensemble with Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots, Patrick Stewart and more.
When the critic’s review said that it was a well-received horror film, it’s well-received in the sense that it is a good horror film.
The movie didn’t even gross over $3 million in the box office, and the movie only got $3.8 million at the box office and only got $3.8 million at the box office.
At the moment it has a 88% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
7. The Golem (2019)
The Golem is a dark Israeli horror movie about a man who creates a Golem that is out of control.
The film is a comedy which tells the story of a group of people including an older version of Cohen who are planning for the future.
The movie is based on the Jewish legend of the same name. It is a woman’s mission about the secret to keeping the world’s Jewish population safe.
She decided to conjure a supernatural being that turned out to be far worse than she anticipated.
The film’s reviews were generally positive, receiving three nominations for the Academy Award. It received a Golden Globe Award nomination as well. The film was a commercial success, earning over $200 million at the box office and becoming Warner Bros’ first film since 1989 to earn at least $100 million. A sequel – titled The Return of the King – was set for release in 2005 but was moved back a year to May 25, 2006.
6. Train to Busan (2016)
A young man (Gong Yoo) escapes the city by train, and after the train crashes on the road, finds himself at the mercy of a zombie apocalypse.
It is a story about the survivors, after the city falls, a journey of hope and the humanity of its citizens.
The film takes place around the time when the zombie apocalypse was taking place and the train is the only way of escaping the zombie hordes.
It was a very emotional moment that I can never forget.
I am so happy that we made this wonderful film and I am very grateful to all the audiences who have supported us.
The highest-grossing Korean film in China and the Republic of Korea, it surpassed the combined worldwide box office of its contemporaries, The Host and Parasite, which were released in the same year.
5. The Perfection (2019)
The Perfection is a psychological thriller, about a man who is trying to control the body of his young son.
Allison Williams, Logan Browning and Steven Weber are starring in the film.
The film is about a troubled musical prodigy who meets another troubled musical prodigy, which then leads to a sinister sequence of events that have tragic consequences.
The movie had its world premiere at Fantastic Fest on September 20, 2018, and was available to watch on Netflix on May 24, 2019.
Rotten Tomatoes says the Perfection has no rating or 63% based on 13 reviews.
4. Under The Shadow (2016)
Iranian director, Babak Anvari, has his first film up in the USA’s Fantasia Film Festival 2013.
The Iranian movie ‘A Separation’ centers on a modern Tehran couple, and a young woman who they try to adopt.
Director Mohammad Rasoulof had a tough time making this film. This film was written by Hamid Golsorkhi and Mohammad Rasoulof. It was produced by Mehran Ghani and Mohammad Rasoulof. The director of photography was Kamran Shojaei.
Produced by Wigwam Films, the film’s debut was at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, where it was the closing night film and the company’s first film.
The critics rate Under the Shadow as 99% (based on 87 reviews).
3. Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
It is a 1968 psychological horror film by Italian director Liliana Cavalli.
The movies has an interesting cast, like Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Ruth Gordon, Sidne Blackmer, Maurice Evans, Ralph Bellacy, Angela Dorian, Clay Tanner and Charles Grodin.
There is a pregnant woman who realizes that her child is not of this world and tries to make a decision on whether to keep the child or to not.
Rosemary’s baby was highly praised by critics and won many awards.
This film was selected for preservation in the US National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically or aesthetically” significant.
2. The Witch (2015)
Second best horror movie on Netflix to watch is The Witch.
It is a supernatural period horror film written and directed by Robert Eggers. The film is about a group of friends who go to a remote cabin.
This is a film about how people with disabilities face issues when moving to a new city with a new job.
The film follows an English family who come into contact with forces of evil in the forest surrounding their house.
The family are worried that the oldest daughter is using witchcraft to commit the disappearance of their son.
It debuted at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. It was a box office success grossing over $40 million on a $4 million budget.
1. Creep 2 (2017)
I was going to say the same thing but it’s been awhile since I’ve seen it.
The American horror movie The Unspoken was directed by Andrew Currie and written by James Swallow and Andrew Currie.
Karen Soni’s ‘The Miseducation of Cameron Post’ will open in the US in mid-August.
The story is a continuation of the first movie, Creep, and follows the journey of a videographer who is on the lookout for a new story.
She goes to the cabin and there’s a serial killer there and she has to escape and the rest of the story follows.
Creep 3 was written and directed by Patrick Brice, with a screenplay by Brice and David Gatta. The film stars Matt Battaglia as Creep and Christopher Corey Smith as the murderer. The film was funded by a successful Kickstarter campaign.
This movie has a score of 100% from 23 critics.
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