Best Horror Movies on Netflix Right Now

12:02 AM March 13, 2019

Craving that adrenaline rush, but don’t know which are the best horror movies on Netflix? It’s true, the streaming giant that is Netflix offers a plethora of choices, and it can be overwhelming to browse through the seemingly infinite variety of titles available for viewing.

Sometimes, the adrenaline fix we’re craving just fades away because of the insane amount of time trying to decide what to watch. I know I’ve spent a fair amount of time trying to find the best scary movies on Netflix that sometimes, I just give up on it entirely just because of the crazy expanse of movie choices. You got your time wasted and still no movie to watch—now that’s scary!

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But I get it, it takes some time and effort to be able to watch the best horror movies on Netflix, so to save you minutes of scrolling through hundreds of titles, I’m here to help out.

From gruesome throwbacks to new cult favorites, compiled below are the best horror movies on Netflix as of 2019. Ready your popcorn and a good blanket to hide under, because here are the best scariest movies on Netflix right now.

Best Scary Movies On Netflix

The terrific thrills of getting scared out of your pants is just one hell of a roller coaster, so sit back and enjoy these best scary movies on Netflix.

THE AUTOPSY OF JANE DOE

THE AUTOPSY OF JANE DOE

This 2019 horror flick from Norwegian director André Øvredal (director of 2010 found-footage-fantasy Trollhunter) is a straightforward horror tale, but an effective one. It starts with the corpse of an unidentified woman being found at the scene of a bloody homicide. A small-town coroner and his son perform what they believe is a routine autopsy on the unidentified female body (temporarily named as Jane Doe). Once the exam begins, the corpse begins to reveal an increasingly disturbing series of secrets.

THE CONJURING

THE CONJURING

From the director of the cult classics Saw and Insidious, The Conjuring might be James Wan’s modern masterpiece, which earns it a place in our best horror movies on Netflix compilation. Set in 1971, the film follows Ed and Lorraine Warren, a married pair of paranormal investigators who are summoned to the home of Carolyn and Roger Perron. They then take on a job of protecting a large family from a malevolent presence.

THE WITCH

THE WITCH

The directorial debut of Robert Eggers, the film follows a family exiled from their settlement, due to father William’s disagreements over scripture. In their new home in the woods, panic and despair envelops their family when youngest son Samuel suddenly vanishes. The family blames Thomasin, who they suspect of practicing witchcraft and testing the clan’s faith, loyalty, and love for one another.

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Filmmakers Jovanka Vuckovic, Annie Clark, Roxanne Benjamin, and Karyn Kusama present four horrific tales of terror. The parts include The Box, a creepy account of a young boy who finds something horrifying that changes him; The Birthday Party, a tale of a woman who refuses to let an untimely death ruin her son’s celebration; Don’t Fall, a story that follows a group of campers who run into a monster in the woods; and Her Only Living Son, the anecdote of a woman whose teenage son shows increasingly disturbing and violent behavior.

CAM

CAM

Delving deeper into the new emerging genre of social media horror, Cam follows Alice, a camgirl, who has her principles until a mysterious woman who looks just like her takes over her channel. It’s a creepy thriller built around a case of stolen identity and a protagonist with a fresh perspective.

GERALD’S GAME

GERALD'S GAME

This 2017 American psychological horror film that came from one of the horror fiction bestselling author Stephen King is a tale of a woman who accidentally kills her husband during a kinky game. Handcuffed to her bed with no hope of rescue, she begins hearing voices and seeing strange visions.

Best Horror Movies on Netflix: International Films

There may be a lot of Hollywood horror movies to choose from, but we’re also including our best horror movies on Netflix that are from international countries.

THE WAILING

THE WAILING

The South Korean horror film The Wailing draws on folklore from a lengthy tale of terror, but you don’t have to know the mythology to be scared out of your seats! The Wailing spirits from genuine dread, to broad horror comedy and back again, keeping you on your toes the whole time. 

UNDER THE SHADOW

UNDER THE SHADOW

Another entry to our list of best horror movies on Netflix is this Persian film. It begins during the war between Iran and Iraq in the ’80s where Shideh, a housewife, must care for her child Doras alone. After Shideh’s building is hit by a missile, a superstitious neighbor suggests that the missile was cursed, and might be carrying malevolent Middle-Eastern spirits. She becomes convinced that a supernatural force within the building is attempting to possess her daughter Dorsa, and she has no choice but to confront these forces if she is to save her daughter and herself.

VERONICA

VERONICA

Veronica is a 2017 Spanish supernatural horror drama film loosely based on true events from the 1991 Vallecas case where Estefanía Gutiérrez Lázaro died mysteriously after she used an ouija board. While her school assembles to watch a solar eclipse, Veronica and her friends play with an Ouija board to summon the spirit of Verónica’s father. However, during the session she loses consciousness and soon realizes that demonic forces are all around her.

Top Horror Movies on Netflix: Horror Fans Favorite

For those horror classics you miss, there is no need to worry as Netflix also has some of them for your viewing.  Here are our top picks for the best scary movies on Netflix from prior years.

CHRISTINE (1983)

CHRISTINE (1983)

Based on Stephen King’s 1983 novel of the same title, the movie follows the changes in the lives of Arnie Cunningham, his friends, his family, and his teenage enemies after Arnie buys a vintage 1958 Plymouth Fury named Christine. It’s a classic, but unfortunately, it’s also evil and out of warranty. 

THE SIXTH SENSE (1999)

THE SIXTH SENSE (1999)

Held during the  pinnacle of M. Night Shyamalan’s career, this Netflix horror film follows a child psychologist treating a boy who claims to see ghosts. As Dr. Crowe tries to uncover the truth about Cole’s supernatural abilities, the consequences for client and therapist are a shock that awakens them both to some unexplainable findings.

SE7EN (1995)

SE7EN (1995)

An American neo-noir crime thriller film directed by David Fincher,  this film is about a serial killer who stages his crime scenes with a Seven Deadly Sins theme. Two detectives, Somerset and Mills, investigate these set of murders.

FINAL DESTINATION (2000)

FINAL DESTINATION (2000)

A concept horror movie that asks the question of, “Can we really cheat death?” Alex, having seen a premonition, forgone to ride a plane for an upcoming trip with his friends. He and the other survivors have briefly cheated death, but will not be able to evade their fate for very long. One by one, these fugitives from fate fall victim to the grim reaper. If this gruesome film leaves you wanting more, Netflix also offers Final Destination 2 and 3. Happy viewing—or should we warn you about the upcoming horrors?

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