Netflix Horror Movies
Are you a fan of gory horror movies that take slashing people’s necks and bodies to the next level? Or more inclined to psychological, comic, supernatural or sci-fi horror movies? No doubt, the classic horror movie can just hit the stomach with full force. Whether in cursed houses or remote hotels, in a torture cellar or a burial chamber, a tenement – or perhaps only in the mind of the protagonist – horror films has many faces. When it comes to the horror genre, Netflix has stocked up on a wide range of scary movies you could binge watch with a friend or two. Thanks to this surprisingly affordable platform, we no longer have to publicly embarrass ourselves, screaming or quivering in front of a live audience at the cinema. Grab a snack, some courage juice and a blanket you can squeeze and have the fright of your life watching some of the best horror movies on Netflix.
Director: Wes Craven
This addicting film series hasn’t failed to deliver those high-pitched shrieks, plot twists, comic relief and of course a rich and star-studded cast. We’ve been taken on an intense journey from 1996 when the first movie was released to 2011 when this ingenious franchise had fans screaming for more. Now, Netflix has generously provided all four series of the ironic slasher satire for easy streaming and our all-time enjoyment. The storyline follows that of endangered college students whose lives are threatened by a masked-psychotic killer. A group of friends strive to unravel the mystery while becoming targets of an inevitable bloody massacre.
Director: James Wan
This chilling film series hit the Industry in 2010 and became an instant horror hit regardless of the heart-stopping and terrifying scenes. Built on the popular supernatural horror movie narrative; a naive family, kids and a spooky haunted house. Be warned though, this drama series is not for the weak, once the sweet first minutes of the family move-in is over, things get real. A boy finds that curiosity may likely be the end of him when he wanders into the attic and gets possessed by an evil spirit that now terrorizes the entire family. The clock is ticking as the services of demonologists are now employed to get to the root of the matter. We can’t tell you everything, but hey, Insidious is now available for viewing on Netflix. Hold on to your seats as a whole new world of terror unravels in this paranormal horror movie.
3. Bird Box
Director: Susanne Bier
Birdbox hit the movies with a bang and had a lot of tongues wagging about the star-studded cast and the controversial storyline. After its release in 2018, it won an MTV award for Most Frightened Performance and was hyped on practically all social media platforms, especially Twitter. In the movie, a mysterious spirit terrorizes an entire population, presenting them with the dread of their worst fears. Once this strange force is seen, death is imminent. A courageous mother and her children seek to outlive this evil disaster and must journey to the only place that can protect them. However, they can only get there safely, blindfolded.
Director: Kimberly Peirce
This 2013 American horror story happens to be the third adaptation from the film series which started in 1976. It’s a more modern take on King’s book which takes supernatural abilities to high school. We are taken into the life of a shy and introverted high-schooler who is a bit traumatized by her religious and over-protective mother. After a wild and embarrassing prank by her classmates, Carrie is ridiculed as a video of the other girls throwing tampons and pads at her surfaces online. She’s taken home after her horrid first-period experience and her mother ends up locking her up for refusing to stop showering in the girls locker room. As she screams and struggles, she discovers an innate telekinetic power she never knew existed.
5. The Cell
Director: Arsem Singh
The Cell takes its viewers on a mind-riveting psychological journey into dark and mysterious spheres. A series of murders have taken place in this sci-fi horror fiction, with a final victim whose location is unknown. The killer has fallen into a coma caused by a viral infection and the FBI seek to take advantage of the situation via a modern neurological device. Catherine Dean played by Jennifer Lopez, is a young child psychologist who is persuaded to use this device to coax patients back to consciousness. Now she has the almost impossible task of getting into the dark and twisted mind of the serial killer to ascertain the exact location of the victim as it’s the only option of saving her.
6. The Ritual
Director: David Bruckner
Four University friends embark on a group trip that’s supposed to be eventful and a fun getaway in honor of their recently deceased friend. They journey to Northern Sweden and walk through the interesting forestry. However, as one of them sustains a knee injury, they decide to cut through the usual route. The night takes a spooky turn as they encounter some paranormal activities that would change their lives forever.
7. Gerald’s Game
Director: Mike Flanagan
This seemingly innocent drama starts off with a couple trying to rekindle a strained relationship and their suffering love-life. However, it takes a quick turn as the game of role-play becomes a life or death affair. Released in 2017, it has received extremely positive reviews by viewers.
8. The Sixth Sense
Director: M Night Shyamalan
This oldie but goldie ultimate movie is now available on Netflix, it may have been a while since you’ve seen it and we’re guessing this would be the best opportunity. It’s definitely a movie that deserves a re-watch. Released in 1999, the supernatural horror film blew the minds of many with the brilliant writing and directing of M. Shyamalan. It topped the charts as the second highest grossing film that year while winning a good number of awards. You may remember the chilling plot that tells the story of a boy who sees and hears dead people and the magnificent acting delivered by both Willis and Osment in this classic movie.
9. The Conjuring
Director: James Wan
Highlighting the paranormal activity that plaques the Perron family, paranormal investigators and demonologists come in to try and resolve the situation. The family of six are haunted by the demonic presence in an old farmhouse. The film series actually covers the ‘real-life’ experiences of Ed and Lorraine Warren’s controversial cases. Now showing on Netflix, this is definitely a must-watch for people who would like to know more about paranormal activities.
10. Drag Me to Hell
Director: Sam Raimi
You may want to keep the popcorn down and grab a pillow for this one. If you really want adrenaline-rushing, pulse pumping and an utmost terrifying horror movie, this is definitely the one. A beautiful young lady with an amazing life is cursed because she ‘shames’ an old lady asking for a loan extension, to impress her boss. Her life takes a real spooky spin when the old lady curses her, mortifying her with 3 days of total misery which should ultimately end her life. Watch her fight to save her life with a deadly ultimatum that would hopefully pay off.