18 Horror Films to Watch Right Now: Best Netflix Scary Movies

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Look no further than Netflix for the finest scary movies. In search of the most horrific dungeons, creaking manors, haunted mansions, and profoundly dark woodlands that you can find on the streaming service? Look no further. Once you’ve discovered The Best Horror Movies on Netflix, you’ve arrived at your magnificent streaming destination.

It’s not only that Netflix has a tremendous rotating collection of scary movies; they also sit alongside their original horror efforts, such as Gerald’s Game, Fear Street, and Bird Box.

What criteria did we use to narrow down our choice of horror films? We have a picture of which movies frightened and scared reviewers, which films could excite moviegoers, and which films may have broken ground and made new bones for the genre. So, let’s not waste any more time postponing the inevitable: This list contains the finest Netflix horror movies to watch and scream at right now.

This list contains the finest Netflix horror movies to watch and scream at right now.

Also read: 14 Movies to watch on Netflix right now

Alive (2020)

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This Korean zombie film, released during the epidemic’s height, became a surprising smash on Netflix. Still, the fact is that the story of a guy trapped in his apartment during the apocalypse might have worked even if it hadn’t been released at the peak of the the the virus. This fantastic contemporary zombie film alternates between building suspense and brilliant action sequences. It is intelligent and fast-paced.

Annabelle: Creation (2017)

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Even though there is no reason for an Annabelle sequel to be any good, the 2017 prequel is one of the most delicate flicks in the Conjuring franchise. It tells how the haunted doll acquired her supernatural abilities, and director David F. Sandberg creates some tremendously powerful horror set pieces, including a barn fright that will stay with you for the rest of your life.

Apostle (2018)

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Take a look; it’s yet another Netflix Original! This slow-burn period drama, directed by The Raid director Gareth Edwards, progresses from action to horror as it follows a man who travels to a distant cult to rescue his sister from their captors. It begins as something dreamlike and frightening, a la The Wicker Man, but it transforms into something far grosser and more sinister as it progresses to its iconic finale.

Army of the Dead (2021)

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When the polarising director Zack Snyder returns to the realm of zombie action years after his success with a remake of George A. Romero’s classic film Dawn of the Dead, the outcome is an entertaining slice of mindless undead entertainment. The film stars Dave Bautista as the head of a motley bunch of former soldiers entrusted with infiltrating the zombie-infested metropolis of Las Vegas to steal millions of dollars from a safe hidden underneath the city.

The Babysitter (2017)

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Thanks to the first film’s popularity, a sequel to McG’s unexpected horror-comedy blockbuster, The Babysitter: Killer Queen, will be released in 2020. Keep away from that scum, but do see the original, which immediately established Samara Weaving’s potential as a movie star. Weaving portrays a babysitter who also happens to be a member of a psychopathic cult in the film. It was a good time.

The ‘Bad Batch (2017)

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This controversial 2017 film, written and directed by Ana Lily Amirpour, stars Suki Waterhouse, Jason Momoa, Giovanni Ribisi, Keanu Reeves, and Jim Carrey, among other actors. Even though it’s more of a post-apocalyptic drama than a straight-up horror film, there’s enough bleak and horrific stuff here to classify it as such. A young girl named Waterhouse is thrown into a clan of cannibals, from whom she runs only to find herself in much more incredible difficulty under the control of a charismatic leader, portrayed by Keanu Reeves. It’s a challenging, harsh film to see.

Berlin Syndrome (2017)

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This suspenseful thriller follows an Australian photojournalist who travels to Germany and meets a lovely young guy. Teresa Palmer is outstanding in the role. They had a passionate night together, and when she wakes up, she discovers that she has been abducted by her one-night stand and cannot leave his apartment. That type of hidden treasure is what Netflix does best: delivering it to a broader audience via a combination of tension and remarkable performances.

Cadaver (2020)

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Are you looking for a bit of international flair in your horror? Viewers will be able to see a unique Norwegian film interpretation of the post-apocalyptic genre. It predicts a future in which resources are so scarce that people would go to any length to get them, bringing a family of three to an event in a hotel with very dark overtones.

Calibre (2018)

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Even though this is more of a thriller than a horror picture, it is necessary to bring this list to 50 films somehow, and the film concludes in a cruel enough manner to be included in the list. And we promise you that they will not all be Netflix originals (there just happens to be a lot at the top of the alphabet). A tragic event occurs when two Scotsmen are out hunting, and a small kid is killed due to the tragedy. Instead of taking responsibility for the disaster, they attempt to cover it up. If there’s one thing that movies have taught us, covering up a child’s death never works.

Cam (2018)

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Did you enjoy your time with Us? Look no further than this other twist on the notion of the doppelgänger, which stars Madeline Brewer as a cam girl who wakes up one day to discover that she is still active on the internet. Someone who looks just like her is still available on the internet. What is the mechanism via which this is possible? To discover out, you need to see the movie. It’s a beautiful horror film, and Brewer gives one of the finest performances you’ll see on this list, if not the best of the year.

Cargo (2018)

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Cargo is the pinnacle of what we’re dubbing the “emo zombie wave” in the world of horror. It stars Martin Freeman as a guy who has just lost his wife to an illness while simultaneously facing the prospect of his frenzied descent into madness. The time is running out for him before he becomes one of the wandering dead that stalk the Australian countryside, and he must locate a suitable haven for his little daughter in that short amount of time.

Conjuring (2013)

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Is this the most successful horror film of the decade 2010? Besides establishing James Wan as a prominent filmmaker, the film also produced its multiple-title series, including spin-offs such as The Nun and Annabelle: Creation. Rewind to the beginning of the series and see the first and perhaps still finest film in the series, a terrific haunted house picture that helped to reinvigorate the horror genre.

The Conjuring 2 (2016)

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James Wan followed up his blockbuster franchise-starter with a perhaps more confident and accomplished sequel than its predecessor. Critics of The Conjuring 2 complain about the congestion in the film when compared to the narrower original. Still, they overlook the outstanding sound design and utilization of space in this enormous success, which earned more than $320 million worldwide on the strength of rave reviews. The release of the third picture in Summer 2021 was met with a mixed reception.

Creep (2014)

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Creep is a simple technique that is also very effective. Actor Mark Duplass co-stars in and produces this taut horror film from writer, director, and fellow actor Patrick Brice, which he also directs. Josef, played by Duplass, is a terminally ill man who hires a videographer (Brice) to shoot him in a secluded cabin so that he might leave a video journal for his little son to remember him by. Well, that’s who Josef claims to be, but of course, Josef is lying, and over a day and night, Brice finds himself the reluctant plaything of a cunning serial killer who enjoys toying with his victims before killing them. Creep, which who shot entirely with a handheld camera, is tight and claustrophobic, with Duplass portraying a terrifyingly convincing madman you might encounter in a coffee shop queue.

Crimson Peak (2015)

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Guillermo Del Toro’s gothic horror picture seemed to be gaining a cult following from the moment it was released. Sure, popular audiences that went to the cinema in October in search of a frightening movie weren’t entirely enthralled by it. Still, a reappreciation for it began to emerge rather rapidly. After all, this is a stunning, memorable piece of craftsmanship that constantly reminds Del Toro’s vision is unlike anything else that has ever been created by anybody else.

Fear Street (2021)

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Leigh Janiak co-wrote and directed a trilogy of adaptations of R.L. Stine’s novels loosely based on the author’s works. They relate the narrative of Shadyside, a tiny village cursed by a witch centuries ago, in a manner that has resulted in a wave of killings ever since. They may seem just homages to classic horror (and there are plenty of entertaining allusions for genre enthusiasts). Yet, they stand on their own two feet and are intelligent, hilarious, and violent.

 The Forest of Love (2019)

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To adequately convey the work of Sion Sono concisely is almost difficult. As one of our most bizarre directors, he has produced one of his strangest films to date, and his latest attempt is one of his most obscure films to date. There isn’t a single storyline synopsis that can adequately describe what one may expect to encounter in this alternately horrific and darkly comic adventure. Sono has a genuinely unique voice, and this is one of his most memorable compositions to this day.

Girl on the Third Floor (2019)

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A man, played by wrestler C.M. Punk, renovates an old house in the suburbs of Chicago, where he discovers, well, bad things. Travis Stevens co-wrote and directed this grisly and clever 2019 horror film about a man, played by wrestler C.M. Punk, who renovates an old home in the suburbs of Chicago, where he discovers, well, bad things. Because of its excellent practical effects and bleak sense of humor, it’s a picture that brings to mind classic horror films from the 1970s and 1980s in ways that we don’t see from the genre very frequently these days. It’s crunchy and violent at the same time. Don’t miss out on this opportunity.