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Best Horror movies on Netflix – Apostle to Gerald’s Game; films that should be on your watchlist ASAP

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Best Horror movies on Netflix – Apostle to Gerald’s Game; films that should be on your watchlist ASAP
Best Horror Movies On Netflix

Last Updated: 05.34 PM, Apr 05, 2024


The abundance of content on streaming platforms has us spoilt for choice. There is always something that is exciting and immediately later you find something even more interesting. The circle continues until a point where many of us give up and watch the same old shows and films that give us the comfort watch feel. But we are here to sort out that confusion for you. Netflix has an array of content on its platform and the confusion we all go through is very difficult. So we decided to curate a list of the best horror movies on Netflix and help you with the same. So today we will talk about some of the most scary horror films on Netflix, which you should be adding to your watch list as soon as possible.

Horror as a genre has diluted to the extent that the majority of the movies made in it never land. Far from scaring, they don’t even manage to have a couple of decent jump scares. But right between that pool on Netflix, there are some gems that should be talked about more. These movies are good stories, supported by great acting talents, and also have the one thing that horror films need to have: HORROR. Below is a list of seven movies that you should be watching on those days when you feel brave.

Best Horror Movies On Netflix

Apostle (2018)


Cast: Dan Stevens, Michael Sheen, and Lucy Boynton.
Director: Gareth Evans.

Every list that talks about horror on Netflix will have Apostle at the top of it. A man goes on a Welsh island in search of his missing sister. The people on that island are certainly not welcoming and begin a film that will test your appetite for not just jump scares but also moments where you would want to move your eyes away from the screen but also can’t because it is so good that the story will have all your attention.

Cam (2018)

Cast: Madeline Brewer, Devin Druid, and Patch Darragh.
Director: Daniel Goldhaber.

Cam is not your run-of-the-mill horror film where a mansion is haunted by ghosts. There is rather no ghost but enough horror to give you sleepless nights and for sure, stay away from video calls for a while. A camgirl can go to any extent to stay at the top of the rankings on the internet. She elevates the heights of the things she is ready to do when she sees a competitor outdoing her in the market. The weirdness of Cam and the ideological gore it brings in are unmatched.

Deliver Us From Evil (2014)

Cast: Eric Bana, Joel McHale, and Olivia Munn.
Director: Scott Derrickson.

Eric Bana gave his career-best performance when he decided to join forces with Scott Derrickson, who was just out of Sinister and was about to get into Doctor Stranger. A man is investigating a case, only to realise there is something demonic involved. While there are loose ends and a rushed plot in Deliver Us From Evil, the movie was more about the performance.

Crimson Peak (2015)

Cast: Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska, and Jessica Chastain.
Director: Guillermo del Toro.

We failed Guillermo del Toro as fans when we didn’t appreciate him when he made Crimson Peak, which was actually a good horror film. You don’t expect horror from this filmmaker, which is why the movie was the winnera . Laced with stereotypes of a woman walking into a mansion with her husband and sister only to find something creepy, the filmmaker let his visual magic do the job. You have to watch Crimson Peak for its visual aesthetics and what is buried in there.

The Babadook (2014)

Cast: Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, and Daniel Hanshall.
Director: Jennifer Kent.

The Babadook was where Jennifer Kent made her feature debut. A mother is raising her son, who is a special child, alone after the death of her husband. While the struggles of being a single mother haunt her, there is also a monster in her son’s room that is lurking in the shadows. It has to be one of the best horror films of that decade, not just Netflix.

Gerald’s Game (2017)

Cast: Carla Gugino, Bruce Greenwood, and Henry Thomas.
Director: Mike Flanagan.

A survival drama that turns into a horror flick? Bring it on. A Stephen King novel was adapted into a film by Mike Flanagan and it deserves all your attention. A woman is handcuffed to the bed by her husband, who later dies of a heart attack. The woman now has to break free of the handcuffs and survive without succumbing to the situation. But wait, what about the past trauma she has suppressed all this time?

Fear Street (2021)

Cast: Sadie Sink, Maya Hawke, and Emily Rudd.
Director: Leigh Janiak.

Feat Street, which dates back to 2021, is one of the recent bests. Not one film but the entire trilogy, stands the test of time for the horror it presented. The credits also go to Maya Hawke and Sadie Sink for their stellar performances that elevated Fear Street to how it has turned out today. Spread across three different eras, the trilogy is scary, entertaining, and has a lot more to offer.

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