These are 20 of the best horror movies on Netflix

By Rory Cashin

October 22, 2021 at 10:30am

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We're here to help you find your new favourite scary movie.

More than maybe any other genre, the ratio of good scary movies to bad scary movies can be pretty... well... it can be pretty scary sometimes! Horror is the genre that filmmakers tend to get wrong more than any other, and there is just so much of it out there! If you're in the mood for a good scary movie, maybe one you haven't seen a million times before, discovering one can be tough.

Which is where we come in, with this list of the twenty of the best scary movies available on Netflix at time of writing!

Enjoy!

AMERICAN PSYCHO

A handsome business man (Christian Bale) takes pathological pride in yuppy pursuits and engages in murderous sprees.

ANNIHILATION

A biologist (Natalie Portman) signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition into a mysterious zone where the laws of nature don't apply.

APOSTLE

In 1905, a drifter (Dan Stevens) on a dangerous mission to rescue his kidnapped sister tangles with a sinister religious cult on an isolated island.

THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT

Iconic 90s docu/horror in which three student filmmakers head into the woods to make a documentary about a fabled witch, credited for a string of murders 200 years previous.

THE CABIN IN THE WOODS

Five friends go for a break at a remote cabin, where they get more than they bargained for, discovering the truth behind the cabin in the woods.

THE CONJURING

Paranormal investigators Ed (Patrick Wilson) and Lorraine Warren (Vera Farmiga) work to help a family terrorised by a dark presence in their farmhouse.

CREEP

A young videographer (Patrick Brice) answers an online ad for a one-day job in a remote town to record the last messages of a dying man. When he notices the man's odd behaviour, he starts to question his intentions.

GERALD'S GAME

A couple tries to spice up their marriage in a remote lake house. After the husband (Bruce Greenwood) dies unexpectedly, the wife (Carla Gugino) is left handcuffed to their bed frame and must fight to survive and break free.

HALLOWEEN (1978)

The ultimate slasher/horror. Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns home for a Halloween night rampage.

HEREDITARY

When her mentally ill mother passes away, Annie (Toni Collette), her husband (Gabriel Byrne), son (Alex Wolff), and daughter (Milly Shapiro) all mourn her loss. The family turn to different means to handle their grief, including Annie and her daughter both flirting with the supernatural.

HIS HOUSE

A refugee couple makes a harrowing escape from war-torn South Sudan, but then they struggle to adjust to their new life in an English town that has an evil lurking beneath the surface.

HUSH

A deaf and mute writer (Kate Siegel) who retreated into the woods to live a solitary life must fight for her life in silence when a masked killer appears at her window.

I SEE YOU

Strange occurrences plague a small town detective and his family as he investigates the disappearance of a young boy.

INSIDIOUS

A family looks to prevent evil spirits from trapping their comatose child in a realm called The Further.

MA

When a woman agrees to buy beer for a group of teens they begin partying in her basement, but her hospitality soon turns to obsession.

THE PERFECTION

When troubled musical prodigy Charlotte (Allison Williams) seeks out Elizabeth (Logan Browning), the new star pupil of her former school, the encounter sends both musicians down a sinister path with shocking consequences.

PET SEMETARY

Based on the Stephen King novel of the same name, the story follows the Creed family move to rural Maine where a sinister burial ground lies behind their home. A series of tragic events will soon unleash its terrifying power.

SE7EN

Two detectives, a rookie (Brad Pitt) and a veteran (Morgan Freeman), hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his motives.

SINISTER

Washed-up true crime writer Ellison Oswalt (Ethan Hawke) finds a box of super 8 home movies in his new home that suggest the murder that he is currently researching is the work of a serial killer whose work dates back to the 1960s.

THE STRANGERS

A quiet stay at a remote holiday home transcends into terror for a couple as they're haunted by three masked intruders.

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