Netflix has so many great horror movies that this entry will be a list of headlines that don’t give basic recommendations. Check out the recently added South Korean psychological thriller Forgotten (2017). There is also The Rental (2020), directed by Dave Franco and starring Alison Bree; the horror of black comedy The Trip (2021); psychological thriller Coming Home in the Dark (2021); Mike Flanagan’s Hush (2016); Street of Fear Trilogy (2021); supernatural West Wind (2018); Spanish supernatural horror Veronica (2017) and South Korean zombie horror #Alive (2020).
Scroll down for the best horror movies (with 70 or higher Metacritic points) on Netflix right now. Note that some of them are incredibly dark and should be treated with extreme caution.
Nightmare on Garaagaj Street (1984)
What could be more appropriate for one of the best horror movies ever made for a horror list? The 1984 film Nightmare on Elm Street marked the beginning of a franchise and Johnny Depp’s career. Depp made his debut in a supernatural fighter film about a young girl who realizes that she has to stay awake to prevent a killer from killing her friends in her dreams. Continuation of the cold-blooded genre, remake and more. See where it all started in this clever classic that continues today.
One of Netflix’s most influential international films is The Spanish Platform. His highly conceptual story focuses on a tower that delivers food to people on many levels through the platform. The highest ones consider the best and most abundant spread to be eaten as the platform levels drop. Throughout this dystopian thriller, which has caused horrible, sometimes horrific turnovers, there have been social comments.
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Warning: Nightingale depicts extreme graphic scenes of violence and rape. With that in mind, continue this horrible story and you will see an important part of the story that is rarely told on the screen. In 1825, Bulbul follows a young female prisoner seeking revenge in an Australian bush. Jennifer Kent’s second film, directed by the mighty The Babadook, is a force to be reckoned with.
If you’re looking for additional evidence that the Duplass brothers are actually bad, here’s an easy sale. Patrick Brice (also director and co-author) plays a videographer who responds to a Craigslist ad for Joseph (Mark Duplass), who wants to make a film for his unborn child. I usually enjoy horror movies that rely on performances to make you angry because they are so hard to shoot. I have to give it to Mark Duplass. He’s actually super creepy.
Before the flawless The Haunting of Hill House series, Mike Flanagan brought us this skillful adaptation of Stephen King’s novel Gerald’s Game. Carla Gugino is as spectacular as Jessie, who is vacationing with her husband in an isolated lake house in Alabama. When Jessie is handcuffed to the bed without anyone to help her escape, it becomes a matter of both survival and escape. Another chapter of Flanagan’s melancholy horror, which turned into a quiet victory for the sad characters.
In 2020, two films called The Call were released. Watch a South Korean movie, a travel thriller while spinning around, yes, a phone call. Twenty-eight-year-old Seo-yeon finds a phone buried in a closet at the orphanage. The call rings and it turns out that the caller lives in the same house 20 years earlier. Rotations until the last moment, as well as the pursuit of wild cats and mice, which changed the past and the present, must be followed.
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Like several other headlines on this list, this spectacular psychological horror also serves as an allegory for broader social topics such as oppression. In the 1980s, during a series of airstrikes in Tehran known as the War of the Cities, a mother and daughter were chased by a mysterious evil in their homes. An excellent horror film under the Shadow with the echoes of The Babadook, as well as its fresh ideas.
One of Stephen King’s more successful adaptations, this horror drama based on the 1922 novel, is slowly filmed with an astonishing performance. Thomas Jane, also known as Boogie Nights and The Punisher in 2004, is one of the best performers of his career, always proud of Wilfred James, a farmer who decided to kill his wife with the help of his teenage son. . The results are sad on different levels (if you don’t like rats, you won’t really love them anymore).
This clever psychological horror is partly derived from co-author Isa Mazzei’s experiences as a camgirl (or webcam model). Cam is not a documentary that follows young camerawoman Alice Ackerman, who one day discovered her full copy. This unique thriller, flashing red with the danger of technology, is a great feature to play.
Vampires vs. Bronx (2020)
Vampires are a unique comedy-horror against the Bronx in many ways. Based in the New York area of the Bronx, the film follows young Miguel Martinez, a big-hearted boy who helps raise money for a struggling local bodega. But it’s not just new designer clothing stores that are threatening to move: creepy pale neck sticks are eating people and their property. Commenting on gentrification with stupid charms, twists and thrills, Vampires is a fresh, entertaining turn in the genre against the Bronx.
This intense thriller, shot in the mountains of remote Scotland, is far from an unusual run. Get ready for a nerve-wracking nightmare that your heroes want to wake up to. Von and Marcus went on a hunting trip for the boys over the weekend, but after a night of drinking, they encountered events they could never have planned. Caliber lives up to its name, offering a sad, engaging drama package. May all the forces of this union embrace you.
The horror film, developed by experts, is an allegory for a quiet sexually transmitted disease. You read this correctly: O Follows teaches the lens to a supernatural being who lives on the periphery, who is always slow, chasing zombie speeds. Our hero Jay (played by modern Scream Queen Maika Monroe) falls into a trap in the center of this pool of anxiety and encounters a terrible stalker. A modern classic with an original score inspired by John Carpenter.
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Before the Black Widow, Kate Shortland made a name for herself by directing excellent films, including Berlin Syndrome. In this psychological horror film, Theresa Palmer portrays Clare Havel, a young Australian who walks back to Berlin, but meets a man who holds her captive in her apartment. The cat-and-mouse game between the captive and the captive begins. Although sometimes slower in limited conditions, Berlin Syndrome is undoubtedly an attractive thriller.
After watching this movie, Julia Ducournau may have a new favorite female director. Raw follows Justin, a vegetarian in his first year of veterinary school, who succumbs to peer pressure, eats raw meat, and has rashes all over his body. The film addresses identity questions viscerally in a powerful and symbolic way and should definitely be viewed from Netflix’s indie bench.
Near the house … horror. Revealing his supernatural evils through a horrific human story, His House follows Bol and Riali, a Sudanese refugee couple struggling to adapt to their new lives in a British town. Don’t expect the fear of a direct leap – His House plays into the psychological dreams of the past and adds more corridors of suffering. A heartbreaking, powerful piece.
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Didn’t you catch a movie that was considered the best horror movie of all time? In the 1973 film The Exorcist, Ellen Burstyn plays Chris MacNeil, a wealthy actress whose daughter is captured by a demonic creature. Who will they call? Several Catholic priests to cast out the devil. The Exorcist was so good that it became the first horror film to be nominated for an Oscar for Best Picture.
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