The Best Horror Movies on Netflix to Get Your Spooky On

When you’re an avid Netflix troll, there’s nothing better than finding a good horror movie. Watching them is more than an escape from reality, it’s a 2 hour adrenaline rush, an adventure. Horror is a particularly unique genre in its capability shut down the “emotional switch” in our brains and peak our curiosity. It’s a way to live out the hypothetical from a safe place; something concrete we can temporarily unburden our anxiety onto, or live out a dark fantasy.

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The Best Horror Movies are Needles in a Haystack

Of course, with a genre at this magnitude, there is a lot of room for bad movies. The wow-I-just-wasted-two-hours-of-my-life kind of movies. Finding the best horror movies is a meticulous search for that needle in the haystack that’s going to blow your mind and f*ck you up all at the same time. The diamond in the rough film you’ll be recommending to everyone for the rest of days. The amount of horror movies I’ve gone through over the last few years feels like I’m serving my community in a radical way and it’s an honor to have compiled the ultimate watchlist of what’s good on Netflix right now.

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With that being said, I’ve curated the ultimate list of the best horror movies for you to get your *spooky* on. If you’re new to the genre, then know this first rule: not all horror movies are one and the same. It’s important to experiment with multiple subcategories to see what your preferences are, which is why I narrowed down a whopping 70 of the best movies + TV on Netflix right now and organized them by subcategory. I can conclude with *full* confidence that whatever movie you choose to watch from this epic list, you can be rest assured it won’t flop.

The Best Horror Movies on Netflix

Teen Screams

Wildling (2018) - IMDb
  • A.M.I. (2019)
  • Deadly Detention (2017)
  • Death Note (2017)
  • Deadcon (2019)
  • Friend Request (2016)
  • 7 Minutes in Heaven (2018)
  • Polaroid (2019)
  • The Roommate (2011)
  • House on the End of the Street (2011)
  • Wilding (2018)
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Hauntings

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  • Malevolent (2018)
  • The Boy (2016)
  • Before I Wake (2016)
  • The Bye Bye Man (2017)
  • Our House (2018)
  • House of the Witch (2017)
  • The Darkness (2016)
  • Sinister (2015)
  • The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016)
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Comedy Horror

The Babysitter (2017) - IMDb
  • A Haunted House (2013)
  • Scary Movie V (2013)
  • The Babysitter (2019)
  • The Babysitter IIL: Killer Queen (2020)
  • Tales from the Hood II (2018)
  • Hubie Halloween (2020)
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Survival Horror/Dystopian Thrillers

What Keeps You Alive - Wikipedia
  • Would You Rather (2013)
  • What Keeps You Alive (2018)
  • Green Inferno (2013)
  • Green Room (2015)
  • As Above So Below (2014)
  • #ALIVE (2020)
  • The Silence (2019)
  • Bird Box (2018)
  • The Bad Batch (2016)
  • Time Trap (2017)
  • Await Further Instructions (2018)
  • It Comes at Night (2017)
  • Cabin Fever (2016)
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Psychological/Unsettling Slow-Burn Thrillers

1BR (2019) - IMDb
  • 1BR (2019)
  • In the Tall Grass (2019)
  • CAM (2018)
  • Creep (2014)
  • Creep 2 (2017)
  • Delirium (2018)
  • The Forest (2016)
  • Fracture (2019)
  • Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017)
  • The Open House (2018)
  • The Perfection (2019)
  • The Ritual (2018)
  • Super Dark Times (2017)

Cult Classics

The Cabin in the Woods' Review: An Adrenaline Shot to Energize the Heart of  Horror – /Film
  • Poltergiest (1982)
  • House of 1000 Corpses (2003)
  • Cabin in the Woods

Revenge/Slasher Films

Movie Review - We Summon The Darkness (2019)
  • We Summon the Darkness (2020)
  • Kristy (2013)
  • Hush (2016)
  • Death Note (2017)

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Binge-Worthy TV Series

The Haunting of Bly Manor review: A very different follow-up to Hill House  - CNET
  • Two Sentence Horror Stories (2019)
  • The Haunting of Hill House (2018)
  • The Haunting of Bly Manor (2020)
  • American Horror Story (Seasons 1-7)
  • Love, Death & Robots (2019)
  • Bates Motel (Seasons 1-5)
  • Locke & Key (2020)
  • SCREAM (Seasons 1-3)
  • Locke & Key (2020)
  • Slasher (Seasons 1-3)
  • Evil (2020)
  • Goosebumps (Seasons 1-5)
  • Santa Clarita Diet (Seasons 1 + 2)
  • Black Summer (2019)
  • The Mist (2017)
  • YOU (Seasons 1 + 2)
  • Black Mirror (Seasons 1-5)

For more movie recommendations, be sure to check out my favorite found footage films that will scare the sh*t out of you (unless you’re a sociopath).

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