13 Fantastic Horror Movies on Netflix

Netflix is a goldmine for finding movies and series you wouldn’t have otherwise stumbled on. I love horror movies and am always looking for ones I’ve never seen. I’ll admit that I will likely watch any scary moves, (even the low-budget films). Here are my best finds on Netflix this month:

1. The Devil’s Candy

I really love the entire vibe of this film. It was recommended to me by a friend and I loved it. A couple with a teenage daughter buy a home in the country, (where two people had recently died). Their nightmare begins via artwork done by the husband and a visit from a previous resident. It’s a great horror movie and very well-made. (I also love the music used). I’ll add the trailer below but I would say just go into it without watching it. It’s more unsettling that way 😉 .

2. Creep & Creep 2

  • “Found Footage Horror”
  • Awesome Characters

Normally, I’m not a huge fan of “found footage horror”, but both of these movies exceeded my expectations. In the first film, a man hires another man online to make a series of recordings of him, claiming that he is dying and wishes for his child to have the tapes. Things go from bizarre to downright scary quickly.

In Creep 2, there’s a woman who meets people using personal ads and records her encounters with them. Unluckily, she stumbles upon “the creep” from the first movie. I liked the sequel better, (a rarity). It’s a fantastic horror movie. See the trailer below:

3. Charnel House

Okay, so this one isn’t for everyone as it is not the best made horror movie I’ve ever seen. However, the story is pretty interesting. A guy decides to turn an old slaughterhouse into a techy, trendy set of apartments. However, there is more to the building than just being a slaughterhouse. Murders occurred there and something is left lingering behind. I liked this movie more for the story, (even through the odd interpretation of doppelganger).

4. Last Shift

  • Psychological Horror/ Supernatural Horror 

This one caught me by surprise. I was put off by the image used to display the film, (it looks pretty cheesy). Nonetheless, I watched it and loved it. There are a few good “jump scares” and an overall high horror vibe throughout. A rookie police officer must stay at the recently replaced precinct in case anyone stops by or calls. Strange occurrences begin and lead the main character into an absolute nightmare. I give it a solid B rating. Trailer below: (Ignore the crappy image)

5. Would you Rather

I LOVE this film and randomly stumbled onto it about three years ago. I had never heard anything about it so I watched it without knowing exactly what it was about, (except it likely involve the game “would you rather”). It does involve the childhood game that we have all likely played or heard of. However, this particular version of the game is run by a sadistic rich dude who offers a cash prize to the winner. I’ll admit there’s a decent amount of gore but it’s a fantastic watch. It begs the question: How far would you go to help a loved one?

6. Before I Wake

  • Netflix Original
  • Dark Fantasy Horror 

There are some recognizable faces in this film, including Kate Bosworth and Thomas Jane. They star as parents who lost their son and were unable to have more children. They decide to adopt a child who has a very unique gift: His dreams turn into reality while he’s sleeping. All is well and beautiful while he’s having good dreams but his nightmares are a very different story. This is a great horror movie overall because it allows you to feel just relaxed enough before the sh*t hits the fan. I highly recommended this film to all lovers of horror.  Trailer Below:

7. The Descent

  • Survival Horror/ Creature Horror
  • GORE warning

An older movie that easily falls within my top 10 favorite horror movies of all time. I LOVE this film. An entire female cast decides to go explore a cave. While all these characters are strong and adventurous, they are no match for what dwells inside the cave. It’s a fantastic monster horror movie from beginning to end. I can’t recommend this movie enough!

The Descent 2

It is still a great watch but does not live up to the original, (as few ever really do, especially in the horror genre). It too is available on Netflix right now. It’s still a solid B horror film and worth the watch.

8. The Babadook

  • Monster Horror 

This movie is basically Australia’s version of “the boogeyman.” It’s very eerie and there is a strong element of suspense throughout the film. There’s also a psychological horror element. If you like creepy monster flicks paired with a relatively creepy kid, this one is for you. Trailer below:

9. The Invitation

  • Thriller Horror 

The horror genre has really been making “dinner party nightmare” movies recently. This is one of them. A man and his new girlfriend accept an invite to the man’s ex-wife’s home for a dinner party with friends he hasn’t seen in two years. A new face is there along with some bizarre behavior from his once close friends. It seems they have stumbled on a new ideology concerning grief and spirituality. Hmm…could it be a cult?! I added a tease below:

10. Hush

  • Survival Horror

This is one of those horror movies where the character actually ends up surprising you with her choices, (pleasantly for a change). The main character is a woman who is deaf and cannot speak. A stalker arrives to terrorize her. Is she up for the challenge given her disability? It’s a great survival horror movie with a lot of great scenes. See the trailer below:

11. V/H/S 2

  • Found Footage Horror 
  • Surprisingly Scary 

Again, another found footage horror movie that surprised me. I would have to call these sets of films “ultimate found footage horror”, as that is the entire premise of the films. I will say that some sections of the movie are far scarier than others but overall, it’s a great watch. You get lots of horror mixed into one film, (with any of them). It’s a must watch for any horror fan. Preview below:

12. Gerald’s Game

  • Psychological Horror & Survival Horror 

This movie truly makes you rethink how to go about kinky sexual fantasies. Yikes, this is one of those movies where you sit there dreading being in the main character’s skin. The film is based on a Stephen King story, (a great story by the way). The premise: In an attempt to spice up their sex life, Jessie and her husband Gerald go to remote vacation home. She is handcuffed to the bed. He takes a Viagra and dies, leaving her literally cuffed to the bed. It’s suspenseful and very character driven. I know a lot of people didn’t like it but I loved it.

13. The Tortured

This is a little known film from what I’ve seen but a great horror find. A couple’s son is murdered and the two simply cannot go on without seeking vengeance for his unspeakable means of death. Their solution? Catch the killer and torture him to death. I don’t know about anyone else, but I’m a huge fan of revenge movies and this one will leave you saying, “Oh shit.”

Other Horror Movies Worth a Watch on Netflix:

  • The Ritual (Netflix Original) 
  • The Conjuring 
  • Cabin Fever (Gore Galore!)
  • It Follows (Cool premise for a horror movie. Slow but intriguing).
  • Little Evil (Horror-Comedy featuring Adam Scott).
  • The Exorcism of Emily Rose 
  • Let me In (Vampire Horror/Creepy Kids).
  • Cult of Chucky (I’ll always have a spot in my heart for the iconic, creepy Chucky).
  • Oculus 

Stay Scared, Nerds!

I love exploring random horror movies, especially on Netflix. I’ll continue to share my Netflix finds, (including other genres). I hope all of you horror fanatics enjoy these movies 🙂 .

Let me know in the comments if you’ve made any great finds on Netflix!

Krissy October is a professional freelance writer, aspiring novelist and knowledge nerd who is dedicated to consistent self-improvement and finding clever ways to solve everyday problems.


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