Halloween could be just near. However, horror films are unlimited enjoyment. As a trendy and lucrative film subgenre, the audience always looks for scary movies.
With the availability of streaming platforms, sites such as Netflix offer many terrifying choices. From original content to licensed films, there’s a frightening film for everyone.
For you to get started, we’ve identified some of the most popular horror films that are available for streaming on Netflix.
The Best Horror films on Netflix Right Now
Sandra Bullock stars in Bird Box as expecting mother Malorie, who’s made to be a survivor when supernatural forces wipe out the planet’s population. A glance at these creatures who aren’t seen by us can cause your eyes to glisten and become moist, and you’re insane and decide to commit suicide using whatever means are available.
After surviving a tumultuous early stage of destruction and carnage on a large scale, Malorie and her unborn child can make it to the house of a stranger who also has escaped the plague and has found refuge. Bird Boxbroke Netflix records and is still one of the biggest streaming success stories ever.
The early aughts brought us an abundance of horror remakes inspired by the massive success of Marcus Nispel’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
One of the most successful is Rob Zombie’s re-staging of Halloween, which earned more than 80 million dollars worldwide, despite mixed (at best) reviews.
Let Me In (2010)
There was no demand to make a new version of the Swedish masterpiece about a lonely child who is the vampire–many people, both critics, and fans, were even strongly opposed to the idea.
However, Matt Reeves’s American version was a success for its own sake, thrilling, well-acted, and touching. The next film that Reeves is working on? The Batman stars Robert Pattinson. Maybe you’ve heard of it.
Sometimes referred to as Se7en, David Fincher’s terrifying police procedural features Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman as two detectives working together in a severe case of ritualistic murders.
From the beautifully crafted title sequences to the heart-stopping closing scenes (don’t let anyone ruin the conclusion for you), Seven is an alarming and scary film. Take care when handling it.
Seven made about 10-fold its money at the global box office. It was nominated for the Best Film Editing Oscar. However, it was beaten by Apollo 13.
Julia Ducournau’s cannibal drama is highly graphic and intense, causing adults to collapse at TIFF and requiring an ambulance’s assistance.
Horror is always interpreted as a metaphor, and this amazing allegory is a masterful use of violent bloodshed and quite shocking images to tell the story of the veterinary student in her early years ( Garance Marillier) who becomes her person in a bid to break away from patriarchy and embracing her desires.
Likely, you will either love or dislike Raw, and it’s nearly impossible to experience a mixed response to a film of this brutal. D
ucournau is a master of her art- running just one hour, Rawis at the same time lean and slender, strong and muscular. In comparison, it might not be for everyone’s tastes (pun not intended), but Rawis an achievement of a visionary and one of the year’s most solid and distinctive cinematic works.
Fear StreetTrilogy (2021)
A Netflix original series based on the more horrific non-family-friendly work of R.L. Stine, Fear Street Part 1 1994 seeks to redefine and subvert the genre of slashers similar to Scream.
It’s streaming now on Netflix. This trilogy will continue with a superior Part 2 in 1978, Part 2 in 1978, and Part 3 in 1666.
Elegant, well-paced, and genuinely frightening, Andy Muschietti’s 2017 film, “Event,” received many positive reviews and was the top-grossing (unadjusted) horror film ever.
Much of the appeal and its popularity is due to the talented young actors acting as likable, realistic, and snarky kids.
While some viewers would prefer the less sad, more hilarious performance of Tim Curry in the miniseries, we agree that Bill Skarsgard was ace in filling the clown’s shoes. The 2019’s Chapter 2 was messy yet similarly well-acted and was a good wrap-up.
Beautiful Gothic images, powerful performances, and retro-inspired chills abound through an unappreciated Guillermo del Toro romantic ghost story set in Victorian England and starring Mia Wasikowska, Tom Hiddleston, and Jessica Chastain.
Under the Shadow(2016)
A stunningly designed and terrifying chiller, director/writer Babak Anvari’s feature debut blurs the lines between supernatural terror and reality of terror, unlike any other film you’ll experience.
The story is set in the year 1980’s Tehran amid The War of the Cities — the setting of Anvari’s nightmare childhood Narges Rashidistars in the role of a medical student Shideh who is denied her studies due to her political involvement.
When her husband leaves for an army base, Shideh is tasked with guarding their daughter Dorsa ( Avin Manshadi) when the bombings and fighting intensify around the two. The situation doesn’t appear to get any worse, but that’s exactly when a demon possesses Shideh and Dorsa.
The Raid director Gareth Evans’ horror/action freakout is a well-planned building-up with stomach-churning gore and violence in the closing scene.
The turn-of-the-20th-century period piece stars Dan Stevens as an Englishman who infiltrates a small cult to rescue his sister.
His House (2020)
Remi Weekes’ critically acclaimed debut in the supernatural horror genre is a story of South Sudanese refugees adjusting to an uncertain life in small European towns.
Much like The Babadook or Under the Shadow, This is drama as dramatic art, instead of a sequence of items that leap out and do boo.
The real-world setting is dark and gruesome and awe-inspiringly performed by the lead actors Wunmi Mosaku and Sope Dirisu.
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019)
If you were born during the 1980s and 1990s–or possibly even before that, you’re still scared of your mind with Alvin Schwartz’s Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark series. The series features incredibly terrifying, atmospheric illustrations and tales like “The Big Toe,”
“The Thing,” and “The Haunted House,” the first three anthologies were released in 1981. In the year 2019, producer and co-writer Guillermo del Toro, who won the Oscar for his direction of the Oscar-winning film The Shape of Water, The Shape of Water, the series landed on the screens.
It Follows (2015)
A chilling nightmare that can cause an adult to fall asleep with a light at night, David Robert Mitchell’s supernatural thriller about a shapeshifting murderer tossed across the world like a curse is flush with an enthralling, if not terrifying, the atmosphere of terror.
Mitchell is a bit off-balance at the start in ways you don’t even realize: the film takes place in a nebulous timeframe or even a certain season, and some aspects of the design and the character’s actions aren’t logical. It’s similar to how Stanley Kubrick is employed to create a sense of dread in The Shining.