25 Best Horror Movies To Stream On Netflix Right Now

25 Best Horror Movies To Stream On Netflix Right Now

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The only thing better than a good horror movie
is twenty-five of ’em — one after the other, until you can no longer remember a time when
you weren’t screaming and didn’t have crippling jump-scare anxiety. (screaming) From creature features to teen scream-a-thons
and indie darlings, these movies are all available on Netflix — and all guaranteed to scare
your pants off. Here are the 25 best horror movies to stream
on Netflix right now. The Wailing The atmospheric, artful thrills of K-horror
meet a tried-and-true tale of demonic possession in 2016’s The Wailing, which follows a police
officer as he tries to uncover the truth about the mysterious, violent sickness sweeping
through his South Korean mountain village. Although The Wailing is the slowest of slow
burns, running a ridiculous two hours and thirty-six minutes, director Hong-jin Na earns
every second of his movie’s runtime by ramping up the tension to the perfect pitch and pacing
out the scares like a pro. The Babadook This entry from Down Under was on everyone’s
lists of the best horror films of 2015, and it’s not hard to see why. Tense, atmospheric, visually striking, and
with an Oscar-worthy performance by Noah Wiseman as the creepy kid to end all creepy kids,
this story of a single mother battling an evil storybook creature called the Babadook
is high-quality nightmare material. As far as ceiling-crawling anti-gravity monsters
go, this guy is chilling. (screaming) The Unborn 2009 was a dry period for good, original horror
fare, with the exception of The Unborn, which has plenty to make it worth a watch: a family-centric,
fetal twist on the usual possession storyline, top-quality scares and solid production values,
and a surprisingly great cast. The Unborn asks all of the important questions. “Do you think it’s possible to be haunted
by someone who was never even born?” Not only does Oscar-nominated actor Gary Oldman
turn up, but senior citizen scares like this one will probably keep you from visiting grandma
for a long, long time. (creepy moaning) Sinister If you’ve been nostalgic for Ethan Hawke since
his 1990s dreamboat days ended, you’ll definitely dig him in this grown-up role as a skeptical
dad who doesn’t quite believe that he’s discovered a haunted box of Super 8 reels. Until it’s too late, of course, and the scares
are coming fast and furious. Released in 2012, Sinister does a nice job
of mashing up the contemporary concept of found-footage horror with the feel of a classic
haunting flick, and the “home movies” that are central to the film’s plot are genuinely
creepy, from the first scene on. The Host Before he wowed the world with Snowpiercer,
director Bong Joon-ho was the director of the best Korean creature feature of the early
aughts. The 2006 film The Host tells the story of
a hapless dad searching for his daughter, who has been kidnapped by an acrobatic, sewer-dwelling
beast with mayhem on its mind. The movie is as much a Godzilla satire as
it is a straightforward monster flick, and the director’s trademark slapstick moments
are great tension-relievers in a very, very taut thriller. A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night As stylish as she is deadly, the veiled vampire
at the center of Ana Lily Amirpour’s debut feature film is the best kind of bad girl,
and remarkably sympathetic for a person who feasts on the blood of the living. The pacing in this horror flick is a bit slow,
but made up for by the beauty of its leading lady and its atmospheric black-and-white world. When blood spills in Amirpour’s setting of
Bad City, the splatter is downright elegant. Housebound This Kiwi horror comedy takes a tongue-in-cheek
approach to a classic trope: instead of movie about a haunted house, it’s a movie about
a haunted house arrest. Small-time criminal Kylie is sentenced to
eight months on her parents’ property, which happens to have an angry ghost in residence. Kylie’s ankle bracelet also serves as a clever
answer to the question that plagues most haunted horror films — unlike the dopey characters
in other movies who inexplicably stick around to be terrorized, the heroine of Housebound
can’t leave her ghost-ridden residence. “Aren’t you lucky Kylie, having all that fancy
technology on your foot.” Choosing between brutal ghost ending and a
prison sentence was never so difficult. Bad Milo! “What is it?” “You’ve got a thing in your butt.” Thanks to the oversaturated nature of the
horror genre, Bad Milo is not the only movie you can watch in which a monster
emerges from someone’s tushie. It is, however, the best of the bunch. Sorry, Dreamcatcher. Starring longtime comedy icon and The State
veteran Ken Marino, Bad Milo tells the story of a man who discovers that his lifelong gastrointestinal
issues are the result of a demonic polyp, which escapes from his bum to slay his enemies
at will. Despite its incredibly gross premise, the
movie rises above basic bathroom horror to be reliably entertaining — and Milo, the
butt gremlin who kinda looks like the baby from Dinosaurs, is really pretty lovable. (adorable butt-monster noises) Hush The ordinary home invasion thriller gets kicked
up a notch by the injection of a unique twist in Hush: the heroine is deaf. Low on gore and high on suspense, the 2016
film succeeds despite a limited budget and almost no dialogue, thanks to its deliberate
storytelling and creative use of sound and silence to ramp up the tension. Add in a stellar performance by Kate Siegel,
who also co-wrote the film, and Hush is more than worth investing the short 80 minutes
it takes to watch. Dead Snow Gory, ghastly, and campy as hell. In other words, Dead Snow fulfills all reasonable
expectations for a horror film about zombie Nazis rising from a snow-covered hillside
to ruin a perfectly good ski vacation. You won’t get nuanced performances or subtle
Hitchcockian tension from this movie; you will, however, get all the blood-spattered
action you’ve ever wanted. When will people realize that remote cabins
are absolutely terrible vacation spots? Dead Silence If you’re creeped out by ventriloquist dummies,
and seriously, who isn’t?… (everyone’s reaction to ventriloquist dummies) …then you’ll thoroughly appreciate this
movie by horror virtuoso James Wan, who delved into dummy fare in between directing his better-known
projects Saw and Insidious. Starring True Blood’s Ryan Kwanten, Dead Silence
occasionally veers into cheesy territory, but it’s hard not to when your characters
are battling the ghost of an evil ventriloquist. Fortunately, its premise is unique enough,
and it delivers solid scares. We Are What We Are In this 2013 film, the Parkers are a close-knit
and reclusive family bound by a mysterious shared religious tradition. But rather than draw out that mystery, We
Are What We Are reveals it early on and then draws its horrors from the resulting family
drama. There’s plenty of blood and guts here, too,
but the American gothic flavor and subtle character development elevate it above the
average gorefest. Cabin Fever: Patient Zero Fans of the original Cabin Fever will like
this film for the same reasons as they loved the original. It’s gruesomely, graphically disgusting, possibly
even more than its predecessors. Centering on the origin story of the series’
flesh-eating virus, and the worst bachelor party in history, Cabin Fever: Patient Zero
reveals the shocking truth. Honeymoon If you’ve been missing actress Rose Leslie
since her untimely exit from Game of Thrones, this slow burn horror flick about a honeymoon
gone wrong will put her back on your TV screen. Leslie stars opposite Harry Treadaway in a
story about two newlyweds whose post-nuptial bliss at a secluded cabin is rudely interrupted
by something strange lurking in the woods. Without spoiling anything, let’s just say
that the honeymoon gets real weird, real fast, before it’s officially over. It Follows With every classic horror trope having been
done and re-done to hades, it’s rare to find a movie that looks and feels like something
you’ve never seen before. “Wherever you are, it’s somewhere, walking
straight for you. All you can do is pass it along to someone
else.” But with its unique premise, slow pacing,
and inventive soundtrack, It Follows is one of the creepiest and most original horror
releases in years — a particularly impressive feat considering its small budget and use
of old-school practical effects to bring the scares. A million-dollar CGI monster has nothing on
a half-naked, toothless intruder peeing on your kitchen floor. Take our word for it. The Awakening For spooky atmospheric tension and a unique
historic premise, look no further than The Awakening. Set in the aftermath of the First World War,
this movie follows its heroine to a boarding school with a ghost problem…or is it? With its characters as haunted by the horrors
of war as they are by any spirits on campus, The Awakening is big on suspense, and the
mystery of what kind of evil they’re dealing with persists almost all the way to the end. V/H/S For those with short attention spans, there’s
nothing better than a feature-length anthology of mini-horror-movies—and V/H/S is among
the best. Using every available found-footage conceit,
from recorded Skype calls to vacation videos, it tells a series of scary stories that run
the gamut from alien abduction to wilderness monsters, twenty minutes at a time. If you dig the V/H/S anthology, a pair of
sequels in the same format, V/H/S/2 and V/H/S: Viral, are also available to stream on Netflix. Troll Hunter Not to be confused with the original animated
Netflix series Trollhunters, or even the amazing Troll 2… “Oh my goooooodddddddd!” …Troll Hunter is director André Øvredal’s
first horror movie, so catch it while it’s still on Netflix. Set in the remote, forested northern fjords
of Norway, this found-footage mockumentary follows a group of students as they try to
catch an elusive species of giant troll on camera, without being eaten or trampled alive
in the process. Needless to say, some of the characters are
more successful in that endeavor than others. Ravenous In this 1999 film, a group of mid-19th-century
military frontiersmen save the life of a stranger who stumbles into their camp… who then thanks
the frontiersmen by having them all for dinner. “Man eats the flesh of another, he absorbs
the other man’s strength…” (epic, cannibalistic yelling) Cannibal hillbilly stories are a dime a dozen,
but Ravenous breathes fresh life into the trope with an awesome cast, a nifty historical
angle, and some unexpectedly hilarious jokes about the etiquette of eating your fellow
man. Tucker and Dale vs. Evil “Come on!” “What is going on?” “How is he even walking right now, Tucker?” “He looks like he’s going to walk it off. He’s going to be fine.” If you’re looking to scream with laughter
rather than terror, it doesn’t get better than this pitch-perfect sendup of the camp
slasher genre. Tyler Labine and Alan Tudyk star as a pair
of backwoods BFFs who are just trying to enjoy a relaxing vacation at their fixer-upper cabin
in the mountains. But when a group of preppy, judgmental college
kids sets up camp nearby, a series of absurd misunderstandings unleash an unstoppable tide
of rage, violence, and accidental endings-by-woodchipper. An American Werewolf in London The best practical special effects you’ll
ever see in a creature feature belong to this classic werewolf movie from 1981. An American Werewolf in London is as darkly
funny as it is terrifying, in a dry, British sort of way, like when the mangled spirits
of the various victims of David’s lunar activities turn up to scold him for not only slaying
innocent Londoners, but being such an unrefined boor about it. “What shall I do?” They just don’t make horror like this anymore…
although they tried, bless their little hearts. Don’t confuse this one with the 1997 film,
An American Werewolf in Paris, which was a pile of hot garbage. Odd Thomas In this film based on a book by Dean Koontz,
Anton Yelchin plays a small-town fry cook and part-time vigilante psychic who uses his
gifts to hunt down psychos. He runs into trouble when his town is invaded
by an evil beyond anything he’s seen before. As horror flicks go, Odd Thomas is more whimsical,
and occasionally sentimental, but Yelchin is so charming in the title role that you
won’t miss the jump scares a bit. Hellraiser On its surface, Hellraiser is a cautionary
tale about buying and solving puzzle boxes from sketchy Moroccan street vendors. But really, it’s all about master of horror
Clive Barker, and his first foray into the grotesque fantasy world that would spawn close
to a dozen films. The acting won’t win any awards, and the gore
is over the top even for a horror film, but Hellraiser’s unique combination of demonic
lore and lingering cringe shots of slimy, torn-off people parts makes it a must-watch
for anyone who claims to be serious about horror. The Fly Everyone loves David Cronenberg’s 1986 version
of sci-fi horror story The Fly, but this version from 1958 came first. It’s a classic science fiction film, with
a cast that includes everybody’s favorite cadaverous leading man, Vincent Price. As far as the plotline, you know the drill:
mad scientist gets overambitious, has careless lab accident, transfigures self into gruesome
half-human, half-fly monstrosity. But back in the mid-20th century, this movie
was groundbreaking—and even by modern-day standards, it goes to some shockingly dark
places. The Shining We know you’ve seen The Shining, or at least
the thousands of pop culture references to it. “No TV and no beer make Homer something something…” “Go crazy?” “Don’t mind if I do!” But no matter how many times you’ve seen it,
you haven’t seen it enough. Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 adaptation of Stephen
King’s terrifying haunted-hotel novel was notoriously loathed by the author, but it’s
still a brilliant piece of filmmaking from a master. The Shining packs in plenty of gut-punching
terror, focusing on a horrific performance by Jack Nicholson as a man coming undone in
the worst way. In Kubrick’s hands, a slow and lingering visual
crawl down an empty hallway at the Overlook Hotel is more terrifying than any jump scare. But really, see it for the hundreds of pop
culture references that will suddenly make sense. “Redrum Redrum!” “Danny stop it! Danny?” “Trab pu kcip!” “What have we told you about writing on the
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100 comments

  1. Sinister. That sh** had me regretting my choice 2 watch it within the 1st 3 mins. It made me feel like I was watching something I shouldn't. I was messed up 4 a couple days, not gonna lie. Obvi we all have different tastes & "boo-omiters", but in my opinion Sinister is right up there w/ The Exorcist. I refuse 2 ever watch either of those films again. Ever

  2. We are what we are is an USA remake of a Mexican movie by the same name. I recommend you watch the original as the cruel, horrific atmosphere surrounding the family is better portrayed there.

  3. It's May and most of these movies are no longer on NetFlix, it'd be nice if you brought us newer additions to NetFlix so that if we don't catch your video early, it'll still be rewarding to watch.

  4. Lol no, look over this list. This is shit compared to the many other Netflix movies (imho). Raw, Train to Busan, Creep AND Creep 2 (both movies are amazing), Veronica (not the BEST, but def worth a watch, nice and wholesome), Gerald's Game, I Remember You and Baskin! Just a few of my favs! Please feel free to add more suggestions! I will be having surgery soon, so I could use some help to start building a new list! If anyone out there HAS seen Raw, have you found any more movies like it?

  5. When you read comments trashing some movies, like in this instance The Babadook (which I adore), just keep in mind, there a lot of people like these who sencerely hate movies like Titanik, Shawahnk Redmption, Forest Gump etc. They say all the same stuff – "its' a waste of time", "stupid characters", "boring" and whatnot. Always judge the movie for yourself! Even if the movie got 6 or smth on IMDB. Trust only your own opinion!

  6. The Boy was a strange but really good movie. I say give it a try. Maggie from The Walking Dead is in it!!!

  7. For the record the real odd Thomas is like 6ft 2 and slightly slow in the head but still very likable character better books than movie

  8. Sorry I'm BIAS, I don't want to watch any non american movies, FOREIGN horror movies suck, and Babbadook, is horrible, I hated seeing the WHITE lady and her little ugly white son, it wasn't horror, it swayed to be sensitive to a woman, BULLCRAP, it probably wouldn't even be a movie if the BABABOOK killed that ugly english kid and his mum!!!! NOW THAT"S HORROR!!!!

  9. As a half deaf person, I can absolutely say, Hush is horrifying!! It took me two tried to get thru it,… The 1st time I tried, it was at night and I was home alone…. Bad, bad idea! Lol! Second time was much better during the eve, but not alone!

  10. I remember watching the original fly with Vincent price when I was about 7 or 8 years old. and to this day it freaked me out and give me nightmares. Not the big fly, but the small fly with the human head. Vincent price saying "help me " omg

  11. Okay I just have to say this. "IT FALLOWS" is far, far, from being a Horror Film. It was not one bit scary by no means. It should have been called, "IT SUCKS"! It was a waste of $20.00 for my wife & I to watch.

  12. I wish I’d saw the rest of the movies on this list but once you all put “The Babadook” on here I was no longer confident in the rest of you all‘s choices🙃

  13. Troll hunter is my absolute favorite forgien film/ scary movie. I love it. So worth subtitle reading. I've watched it many times. 🌹 Odd Thomas is awesome too. 🌹

  14. Bad movies in this list that not worthy of a watch (in my opinion):

    Unbornt
    Troll hunter
    Cabin fever: patient zero
    Dead snow

  15. Sinister was one of the most disturbing films I had seen in a long time, until they introduced the supernatural element… If they had just stuck to 'true crime', it would have been terrifying!

  16. Just saw this channel! A bit late here, but no matter. Always into a good horror movie & good to hear reviews as most of THEM are horror stories in themselves!😄 As for "The Shining"? BEST EVER!!!

  17. I really hate V/H/S. The first scene reeaaally fucked with me with the dudes in the van assaulting that chick. Other than that, the rest of the ones I've seen from this are pretty good.

  18. The Shining was such a disappointment. I was at a con where S. King talked about it. He said Kubrick asked him what he thought about it once the filming was done. King told the crowd that his answer was," I think people are going to come out of the theater wanting to tear off your mother fucking head", He said Kubrick just sat there thinking about it, and you could hear him." they would want to tear off my mother fucking head" The man liked the idea !

  19. When I was younger Watched the møviè Sinister and I had nightmares for 10 days but I love it now it’s a great film and you will get some chills 😊🤙🏽🔥 10/10

  20. An American Werewolf in London is a brilliant film. I think I saw it on Betamax! And the same goes for Hellraiser. They just DONT make horrors like this anymore.

  21. I love Dead Silence, it has been a favorite for years along with the Descent. I have never seen it on a list before, and yes, there were a couple of extremely cheesy parts, luckily the rest of the fun horror flick makes up for it. The Awakening was one of my very favorite psychological thrillers. Not for people who need action films or fast scares. Tucker and Dale vs Evil is one of the funniest campy horror flicks ever.

  22. These horror films have got some very sexy women in it and that's one of the things I love about horror films

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