7 Best (and Underrated) Horror Movies to Watch on Netflix

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Do you have a fascination for horror movies? Do you dare to get scared?

Whether you’re searching for a slow-burn fall into lunacy or a sphincter-clenching ghost story, Netflix has a plethora of horrifying flicks that will send adrenaline coursing through your veins and shivers down your spine. Not only does Netflix have a large rotating library of scary movies, but they also have horror originals such as Bird Box, Gerald’s Game, and Fear Street.

We’ve compiled a list of the best and most undervalued horror movies on Netflix that you should not miss! Yes, we’re talking about gore and jump scares, as well as intangible horror and goosebumps. These are the films that will have you and your pals wanting more.

We analyzed every scary movie on Netflix and came up with a profile of films that frightened and disturbed critics and audiences alike, as well as breaking new ground and bones for the genre.

This list is for you if you enjoy terrible dark dungeons, creaky manors, home-invaded houses, and hidden mysteries and magic.

The Strangers (2008)

Directed by: Bryan Bertino

The Strangers is a stark house invasion drama that values realism above all else. It plays on one of humanity’s most universal anxieties. Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman play a traveling couple who encounter unexpected visitors at their lodging. A slow-burn nightmare begins when the unknown visitors break into the house and refuse to leave.

With some of the biggest jump scares in the business and the emotion to back them up, this is a picture that should be watched with the lights turned off, the volume turned up, and the door shut.

Veronica (2017)

Directed by: Paco Plaza

Although Veronica doesn’t live up to its billing as the scarcest Netflix film to exist, this director’s terrifying approach to horror will leave you with chills. Sandra Escacena stars as Veronica, a young lady who, following a fateful meeting with an Ouija board, finds herself beset by a demonic presence. This movie is filled with jump scares, so be prepared to feel adrenaline!

Creep (2014)

Directed by: Patrick Kack-Brice

Starring Mark Duplass, this film is a classic no-budget approach to the pre-existing found-footage genre that already exists, but saying more about the movie itself would be unfair to both you and the movie. Aaron responds to an internet ad and drives to the home of a stranger to film him for the day. The dad wants to make a film for his unborn child, but his requests become increasingly odd as the day progresses. Find out what happens next.

Crimson Peak (2015)

Directed by: Guillermo del Toro

Crimson Peak is a dark gothic fantasy that will leave you thinking. Mia Wasikowska stars as a nineteenth-century American heiress who is swept away to England by her attractive new husband, Tom Hiddleston. However, after the young bride gets to her groom’s family mansion, she begins to see visions of spirits. It doesn’t help that her sister-in-law, played by Jessica Chastain, regards her with unexplained scorn.

An epic mystery with more exquisite sequences than you can count, this much awaited and stunning ghost story gives del Toro fans the horror flick they’ve always wanted.

The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017)

Directed by: Yorgos Lanthimos

After surgeon Steven Murphy (Colin Farrell) adopts a teenage boy Martin (Barry Keoghan) whose father died when he was young, it becomes clear that Martin blames Steven for his father’s wrongful death due to a botched surgery – and that either his wife or one of his children must die to make up for it.

This psychological thriller takes its inspiration from the Greek tragedy Iphigenia at Aulis, depicting unsettling phases of injury, a weakening will to live, and a pitch dark tone that pervades the entire film. It is a must-see art-horror film that is as disturbing as any slasher film.

Sweetheart (2019)

Directed by: J. D. Dillard

A stranded woman realizes she is not alone on a secluded island and begins a fight for survival against a deadly entity that emerges each night.

If you go into this completely unaware of what it is about and are open for surprises, you will have your mind blown. A highly interesting film overall, the one sequence in the film that offers us a glimpse of the “deadly presence” is a personal favourite.

His House (2020)

Directed by: Remi Weekes

A young couple from war-torn South Sudan seeks shelter and a new beginning in England, and find themselves terrorized by a mysterious presence in their new home.

A fantastic story that the horror genre desperately needed, this film is worth seeing because it is unique, continually spooky, has excellent acting performances, and has some legitimately scary moments. It is, without a doubt, a Netflix hidden gem.

So, which of these bone-chilling, heart-racing horror flicks are you planning to watch tonight?

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