78 Best Horror Movies on Netflix UK [2022]


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Are you looking for the best horror movies to watch on Netflix UK? Then you are at the right place, my friend. This article has a list of all the best horror movies on Netflix that you must watch.

If you want to know what is the scariest movie on UK Netflix? Then read this guide. I love scary movies and but only for entertainment purposes, horror movies make you brave enough to confront the things you fear the most.

And if you didn’t know this, there are over 80+ horror films on Netflix right now, but we have listed only the best and for that, I spent almost 72 hours finding the top best horror films on Netflix right now.

So without further ado let’s see the following list of best scary films on Netflix UK for the best binging experience.

1. Fear Street Part Three: 1666 (2021)

Director: Leigh Janiak

Writer: Phil Graziadei, Leigh Janiak, Kate Trefry

Cast: Kiana Madeira, Ashley Zukerman, Gillian Jacobs

IMDb Rating: 6.6/10

You know you are doomed when you live in town specifically known for its centuries colonial witch-hunting stories back in 1666 (apt choice of number, if you ask us). But after years of torment, the youngsters are fed up with the said curse on their town and will do all they can to clear the town name and restore the life that it had before the curse.

2. The Dead Don’t Die (2019)

Director: Jim Jarmusch

Writer: Jim Jarmusch

Cast: Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Tom Waits

IMDb Rating: 5.5/10

This horror film is about a  small town in America that is hit by a zombie apocalypse, and the residents are left to their own devices as they try to deal with the situation.

2. 1922 (2017) 

Director: Zak Hilditch

Writer: Stephen King, Zak Hilditch

Cast: Thomas Jane, Molly Parker, Dylan Schmid

IMDb Rating: 6.2/10

In the year 1922, A proud farmer plots to murder his wife to get all financial gain, brainwash his son to support him in this devilish plan.

However, their plan turns into horrifying consequences after his wife’s death. This horror flick is based on the Stephen King novel.

3. Apostle (2018)

Director: Gareth Evans

Writer: Gareth Evans

Cast: Dan Stevens, Richard Elfyn, Paul Higgins

IMDb Rating: 6.3/10

In 1905, a drifter on a horrific mission to rescue his kidnapped sister encounters a sinister religious cult on a deserted island.

Apostle is a unique angle in the horror genre that you will love if you like to watch scary movies. Similarly Annabelle movies in order is drench with horror that will give you chills down the spine. 

4I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House (2016)

Director: Oz Perkins

Writer: Oz Perkins

Cast: Ruth Wilson, Paula Prentiss, Bob Balaban

IMDb Rating: 4.6/10

This horror film is about Lily, a young nurse, who is hired to take care of an ageing writer in a haunted vacant mansion. Lily starts encountering shadowy sightings of spooky female ghosts that blur her imagination between reality and fantasy. This is one of the best Netflix horror movies.

5. The Invitation (2015)

The Invitation

Director: Karyn Kusama

Writer: Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi

Cast: Logan Marshall-Green, Emayatzy Corineald, Michiel Huisman

IMDb Rating: 6.6/10

A man (Logan Marshall-Green) attends a dinner party at his former home and begins to suspect that his ex-wife (Tammy Blanchard) and her new husband (Michiel Huisman) have evil plans for the guests.

6. Before I Wake (2016)

Director: Mike Flanagan

Writer: Mike Flanagan

Cast: Kate Bosworth, Oleksandr Reshetilov, Thomas Jane, Jacob Tremblay

IMDb Rating: 6.2/10

A couple, Jessie (Kate Bosworth) and Mark (Thomas Jane) adopts an 8-year-old boy, Cody and later they find that the child is afraid of falling asleep because of his dreams and nightmares. Soon in this scary movie, they discover that when he sleeps his dreams manifest reality. The couple embarks on a terrifying journey to discover the truth behind Cody’s dreams.

7. The 3rd Eye  

The 3rd Eye

Director: Rocky Soraya

Writer: Riheam Junianti

Cast: Jessica Mila, Denny Sumargo, Citra Prima

IMDb Rating: 7/10

When two sisters return to their childhood home following their parents’ deaths, they get the impression that it is also inhabited by an unseen presence.

8. Bird Box (2018)

Director: Susanne Bier

Writer: Eric Heisserer, Josh Malerman

Cast: Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes, John Malkovich

IMDb Rating: 6.6/10

An unknown global terror driving most of the society to commit suicide, a mother attempting to save her two children must flee the society and cross the treacherous river. However, to save from unseen deadly forces the terrifying journey must be done blindly.

9. The Open House (2018)

Director: Matt Angel, Suzanne Coote

Writers: Matt Angel, Suzanne Coote

Cast: Dylan Minnette, Piercey Dalton, Patricia Bethune

IMDb Rating: 3.2/10

After being struck by a car, a suburban parent is killed. Naomi, who is unemployed and unable to support herself and her adolescent son Logan, decides to live at her sister’s lonely mountain chalet until it sells. Naomi and Logan meet their elderly neighbour, Martha, who acts strangely, and Chris, a charming store worker, shortly after moving into the lovely home.

10. The Blair Witch Project (1999)


Director: Daniel Myrick, Eduardo Sánchez

Writer: Daniel Myrick, Eduardo Sánchez

Cast: Heather Donahue, Michael C. Williams, Joshua Leonard

IMDb Rating: 6.5/10

Three amateur documentarians disappeared after travelling into Black Hills Forest to shoot a documentary on the legendary Blair Witch. No sign of the student filmmaker was found, other than raw footage they left behind. It is hands down one of the best horror films on Netflix.

11. Cadaver (2020)

Director: Jarand Herdal

Writer: Jarand Herdal

Cast: Gitte Witt, Thomas Gullestad, Thorbjørn Harr

IMDb Rating: 5.1/10

A starving family of three takes shelter in a charitable hotel after a nuclear disaster. Soon, things get horrifying when people start to disappear inside the hotel.

12.  Calibre (2018)

Director: Matt Palmer

Writer: Matt Palmer

Cast: Jack Lowden, Martin McCann, Tony Curran

IMDb Rating: 6.8/10

Two childhood friends take a hunting trip for a weekend into a remote area that quickly turns into a nightmare when they face a thrilling situation. Both are tested to the limit, now they have to hide their paranoia and act normal.

13. Cam (2018)

Director:  Daniel Goldhaber

Writer: Daniel Goldhaber

Cast: Madeline Brewer, Patch Darragh, Melora Walters

IMDb Rating: 5.9/10

Alice, an erotic webcam performer, faces an issue of identity theft of supernatural kind when a doppelganger takes over her show, hijacks the channels, and pushes the erotic envelope much further.

14. Cargo (2018)

Directors: Ben Howling, Yolanda Ramke

Writer: Yolanda Ramke

Cast: Martin Freeman, Anthony Hayes, Susie Porter

IMDb Rating: 6.3/10

This Netflix Original horror movie will take your horror movie experience to another level since its story is not like regular horror films.

Cargo is a new take on the Zombie genre, where you will see a struggle of a father to find a family that can take care of his daughter after a pandemic spreads the Zombie virus in Australia.

15. Creep (2014)

Creep (2014)

Director: Patrick Brice

Writer: Patrick Brice

Cast: Patrick Brice, Mark Duplass

IMDb Rating: 6.3/10

A videographer answers Craigslist advertisements and takes a one-day job to record the last message of a dying man in a remote mountain town. Things start getting strange when the last message gets darker and he finds himself unable to leave.

16. I See You (2019)

I See You (2019)

Dire6.ctor: Adam Randall

Writer: Devon Graye

Cast: Helen Hunt, Jon Tenney, Owen Teague

IMDb Rating: 6.8/10

This classic horror story is about a small-town investigator and his family who are plagued by strange happenings as he investigates the abduction of a young girl in the US state of Washington, D.C.

17. Veronica (2018)


Director: Paco Plaza

Writer: Paco Plaza

Cast: Sandra Escacena, Bruna González, Claudia Placer

IMDb Rating: 6.2/10

Madrid, June of 1991. Veronica, a teenage girl who recently lost her father, calls her two friends to play Ouija to contact the recently deceased; the game goes horribly wrong when an evil spirit besieges Veronica.

18. Orphan (2009)

Orphan (2009)

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra

Writer: David Leslie, Johnson-McGoldrick, Alex Mace

Cast: Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard, Isabelle Fuhrman

IMDb Rating: 7/10

Adopting a nine-year-old girl leads to a shocking revelation regarding her secret past, as well as other frightening personality quirks. A couple adopts a young girl after losing their newborn, only to discover she has been living with a secret past all her life.

19. Gerald’s Game (2017)


Director: Mike Flanagan

Writer: Mike Flanagan

Cast: Carla Gugino, Bruce Greenwood, Chiara Aurelia

IMDb Rating: 6.5/10

A romantic evening turns into a fight for survival when a couple takes a vacation to a remote lake house. Trying to revive the spark in their marriage the couple tries some sex games, things take an ugly turn when the husband dies unexpectedly and leaves the wife handcuffed to the bed frame. The wife must confront her inner demons in the empty house.

20. Girl on the Third Floor (2019)

Director: Travis Stevens

Writer: Greg Newman, Trent Haaga

Cast: C.M. Punk, Trieste Kelly Dunn, Sarah Brooks

IMDb Rating: 4.7/10

A husband, Don Kock, and his pregnant wife, Liz, decided to move to the suburbs to raise a family with children. The couple buys an old house and starts renovating it. Unbeknownst to them, the house has a sordid history. Girl on the Third floor is one of the most disturbing movie in the horror genre.

21. Wounds (2019)

Wounds (2019)

Director: Babak Anvari

Writer: Babak Anvari, Nathan Ballingrud

Cast: Armie Hammer, Zazie Beetz, Karl Glusman

IMDb Rating: 4.1/10

After a bartender brings home a phone left behind at his bar, strange and weird things begin to happen to him.

22. The Boy (2016)

The Boy

Director: William Brent Bell

Writer: Stacey Menear

Cast: Lauren Cohan, Rupert Evans, James Russell

IMDb Rating: 6/10

A babysitter is excited about the new job until she gets to know the young boy she is going to take care of is actually a life-sized doll. However, after she violates the list of rules while taking care of that boy, she is surrounded by paranormal events, which finally makes her believe the doll is really a human boy cursed by a demon.

23. He Never Died (2015)

Director: Jason Krawczyk

Writer: Jason Krawczyk

Cast: Henry Rollins, Booboo Stewart, Kate Greenhouse

IMDb Rating: 6.4/10

Jack is an anti-social who spends most of his day sleeping and watching television. His existence comes to light when some thugs stir up his life and thrust him out of his comfort zone.

24. His House (2020)

Director: Remi Weekes

Writer: Remi Weekes

Cast: Sope Dirisu, Wunmi Mosaku, Malaika Wakoli-Abigaba

IMDb Rating: 6.5/10

A refugee couple makes a dreadful escape from war-torn South Sudan to turn over a new leaf in an English town. The struggle begins when they find out about the evil lurking beneath the surface of the town.

25. Polaroid (2018)


Director: Lars Klevberg

Writer: Blair Butler, Lars Klevberg

Cast: Kathryn Prescott, Tyler Young, Samantha Logan

IMDb Rating: 5.1/10

In this young adult novel, Bird Fitcher discovers a vintage Polaroid camera with dark and strange mysteries. She quickly learns that people who are photographed by it die tragically and unnecessarily.

26. Hush (2016)

Director: Mike Flanagan

Writer: Mike Flanagan

Cast: John Gallagher Jr., Kate Siegel, Michael Trucco

IMDb Rating: 6.6/10

A deaf-mute writer living a solitary life in the woods finds herself fighting for her life when a masked killer appears at her windows. This movie is perfect for all serial killer movie lovers.

27. I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House (2016)

Director: Oz Perkins

Writer: Oz Perkins

Cast: Ruth Wilson, Paula Prentiss, Bob Balaban

IMDb Rating: 4.6/10

Lily is a young nurse hired to take care of an ageing writer in a haunted vacant mansion. Lily starts encountering shadowy sightings of spooky female ghosts that blur her imagination between reality and fantasy.

28. Under the Shadow (2016)

Under The Shadow (2016)

Director: Babak Anvari

Writer: Babak Anvari

Cast: Narges Rashidi, Avin Manshadi, Bobby Naderi

IMDb Rating: 6.8/10

Shideh’s house is hit by a missile during the Iran-Iraq War, and she becomes convinced that an evil force is trying to possess her daughter Dorsa. Shideh must confront these forces if she is to save her daughter and herself.

29. It Comes at Night (2017)

Director: Trey Edward Shults

Writer: Trey Edward Shults

Cast: Joel Edgerton, Christopher Abbott, Carmen Ejogo

IMDb Rating: 6.2/10

Amidst global unnatural threat, a man establishes a tenuous domestic order in an isolated home with his wife and son. The order is put to a test when they welcome a young family seeking refuge that follows a series of mistrust and paranoia between both families as the horror outside sneaks closer.

30. Crawl (2019)

Crawl (2019)

Director: Alexandre Aja

Writer: Michael Rasmussen, Shawn Rasmussen

Cast: Kaya Scodelario, Barry Pepper, Morfydd Clark

IMDb Rating: 6.1/10

Haley and her father are stuck in a huge hurricane in Florida and must fight to survive. However, matters worsen when they realise that flooding is the least of their concerns.

31. Slender Man (2018)

Slender Man

Director: Sylvain White

Writer: David Birke, Victor Surge

Cast: Joey King, Julia Goldani Telles, Jaz Sinclair

IMDb Rating: 6.2/10

A group of friends try to summon the Slender Man after reading about him on the internet. Things quickly spiral out of control when one of them vanishes – and it’s all a bit too late for the adults to save the teenagers from the monster they’ve created.

32. His House (2020)

Director: Remi Weekes

Writer: Remi Weekes, Felicity Evans, Toby Venables

Cast: Sope Dirisu, Wunmi Mosaku, Malaika Wakoli-Abigaba

IMDb Rating: 6.5/10

A refugee couple from war-torn South Sudan finds it hard to adjust to their new life in England after arriving from the Middle East.

33. The Perfection (2019)

Director: Richard Shepard

Writer: Richard Shepard, Nicole Snyder, Eric C. Charmelo

Cast: Marie Maskell, Allison Williams, Christina Jastrzembska

IMDb Rating: 6.1/10

Charlotte Willmore is a gifted teenage cellist who had to leave Bischoff, a famous Boston music school, to care for her dying mother.

Charlotte contacts Anton, the academy’s head, and flies to Shanghai to assist him, his wife Paloma, and teachers Geoffrey and Theis in selecting a new pupil after her mother’s death years later. Charlotte befriends Lizzie, Anton’s outstanding student at Bachoff who took Charlotte’s position.

34. Ma (2019)

Ma (2019)

Director: Tate Taylor

Writer: Scotty Landes

Cast: Octavia Spencer, Diana Silvers, Juliette Lewis

IMDb Rating: 7/10

This horror movie is about Sue Ann, a middle-aged woman who agrees to let a group of youngsters party in her basement on the condition that they follow certain rules. Though the buddies are ecstatic at the prospect, they quickly uncover her true nature.

35. The Platform (2020)

Director: David Desola

Writer: David Desola, Pedro Rivero |Director: Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia

Cast: Ivan Massagué, Zorion Eguileor, Antonia San Juan

IMDB Rating: 7/10

This scary movie is about a mysterious vertical prison with a deep hole and a countless number of levels. Each level has one cell and two people. A single food platform descends on each level and gives two minutes to eat per day. Thus, begins an inhuman fight for survival.

36. Ravenous ( Les Affamés , 2018)

Director: Robin Aubert

Writer: Robin Aubert

Cast: Marc-André Grondin, Monia Chokri, Charlotte St-Martin

IMDb Rating: 5.8/10

After a flesh-eating plague outbreak in a small remote village, turning people into ravenous zombies, the survivors flee to the woods looking for other survivors.

37. Malevolent (2018)

Director: Olaf de Fleur, Johannesson

Writers: Ben Ketai, Eva Konstantopoulos

Cast: Florence Pugh, Ben Lloyd-Hughes, Scott Chambers

IMDb Rating: 4.8/10

Two adult brothers receive a cryptic message from an old videotape encouraging them to revisit the UFO death cult that they narrowly escaped as kids. In an attempt to find closure, an ineffable phenomenon surrounding the camp brings them back to the starting point.

38. Rust Creek (2018)

Director: Jen McGowan

Writers: Julie Lipson, Stu Pollard Genre

Cast: Hermione Corfield, Jay Paulson, Sean O’Bryan

IMDb Rating: 5.9/10

A young female overachiever college lost her way to a job interview. She takes a wrong turn and unknowingly ends up in a dense Kentucky forest. The girl must defend herself from harsh elements and ruthless criminals in the forest.

39. The Witch (2015)

The Witch (2015)

Director: Robert Eggers

Writer: Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie

Cast: Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie

IMDb Rating: 6.9/10

In 17th-century New England, a banished Puritan family establishes a farm on the outskirts of a vast, isolated forest where no other family lives. Sinister forces begin to torment them soon after – and so does a sinister force within the forest itself. This is a must-watch horror film.

40. Annihilation (2018)

Director: Alex Garland

Writer: Alex Garland

Cast: Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tessa Thompson

IMDb Rating: 6.8/10

Lena, a biologist, and former soldier undertakes a mission to find out what happened to her husband inside Area X. Once inside, an expedition encounters a world of mutant landscapes and creatures that is both frightening and beautiful.

41. Blood Red Sky (2021)

Director: Peter Thorwarth

Writers: Stefan Holtz, Peter Thorwarth

Cast: Peri Baumeister, Carl Anton Koch, Alexander Scheer

IMDb Rating: 6.1/10

Peter Thorwarth co-wrote the screenplay with Stefan Holtz for Blood Red Sky. Roland Mller, Peri Baumeister, Chidi Ajufo, and Alexander Scheer all feature in the film.

42. Sinister (2012)

Director: Scott Derrickson

Writer: Scott Derrickson, C. Robert Cargill

Cast: Ethan Hawke, Juliet Rylance, James Ransone, Michael Hall D’Addario, Clare Foley

IMDb Rating: 6.8/10

Sinister revolves around Ethan Hawke as true-crime novelist Ellison Oswalt. To work on a new book, he moves his family into a home where the previous owners were brutally murdered, however, he is not aware of this fact.

Ellison stumbles upon a box of Super 8 reels of photos of an evil deity, Bughuul. It is believed that the images of Bughuul function as an opening point for him to step into our world.

43. A Classic Horror Story (2021)

Director: Roberto De Feo, Paolo Strippoli

Cast: Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz, Francesco Russo, Peppino Mazzotta

Writer: Lucio Besana, Roberto De Feo, Paolo Strippoli

IMDb Rating: 5.7/10

The road they were driving on has been replaced by an impenetrable forest and a wooden house when they resurface. A car carrying five persons collides with a tree while driving through the woods in China’s Zhejiang province, killing all but one of them.

44. Under the Shadow (2016)

Director: Babak Anvari

Writer: Babak Anvari

Cast: Narges Rashidi, Avin Manshadi, Bobby Naderi

IMDb Rating: 6.8/10

In 1980s war-torn Tehran, a mysterious evil haunts a mother and daughter who struggle to overcome the terror of post-revolutionary Iran and Iraq war

45. Eli (2019)

Director: Ciarán Foy

Writer: David Chirchirillo, Ian Goldberg, Richard Naing

Cast: Charlie Shotwell, Kelly Reilly, Max Martini

IMDb Rating: 5.8/10

Eli Miller has a rare condition that causes him to have severe allergic reactions to the outdoors. His private medical facility, a vast, old house, has been refurbished and quarantined.

46. Vampires vs. the Bronx (2020)

Director: Oz Rodriguez

Writer: Oz Rodriguez

Cast: Jaden Michael, Gerald Jones III, Gregory Diaz IV

IMDb Rating: 5.7/10

This original Netflix horror movie is a story about a group of young teenage friends from the Bronx trying to protect their society from gentrification, who figures out they have to deal with a much bigger threat – the vampires.

47. Velvet Buzzsaw (2019)


Director: Dan Gilroy

Writer: Dan Gilroy

Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Zawe Ashton

IMDb Rating: 5.7/10

The actor-director duo of Nightcrawler collab again to offer one of the scariest spine-chiller horror movies to watch on Netflix.

After paintings of an anonymous artist are discovered, big money artists and mega-collectors decide to satisfy their greed with those unknown paintings. Little did they know that the paintings are possessed with supernatural spirit.

48. Veronica (2018)

Director: Paco Plaza

Writer: Paco Plaza

Cast: Sandra Escacena, Bruna González, Claudia Placer

IMDb Rating: 6.2/10

Madrid, June of 1991. Veronica, a teenage girl who recently lost her father, calls her two friends to play Ouija to contact the recently deceased, the game goes horribly wrong when an evil spirit besieges Veronica.

49. Don’t Listen (2020)

Dont Listen

Director: Rodolfo Sancho, Ana Fernández, Ramón Barea

Writer: Santiago Díaz, Ángel Gómez Hernández, Víctor Gado

Cast: Ángel Gómez Hernández

IMDb Rating: 6.1/10

Daniel hears a haunting appeal for aid after his little son’s unusual death at their new house. His son’s death prompts him to seek out a renowned paranormal expert.

50.  What Keeps You Alive (2018)

Director: Colin Minihan

Writer: Colin Minihan

Cast: Hannah Emily Anderson, Brittany Allen, Martha MacIsaac

IMDb Rating: 5.7/10

A young lesbian couple, Jackie and Jules, decide to celebrate the first anniversary in an isolated cabin surrounded by majestic mountains. All hell breaks loose when Jackie’s mannerism changes and she reveals her unknown dark side to Jules.

51. Things Heard & Seen (2021)

Director: Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini

Writer: Elizabeth Brundage, Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini

Cast: Amanda Seyfried, James Norton, Natalia Dyer

IMDb Rating: 5.3/10

A young woman realizes that both her husband and their new home are hiding sinister secrets. After relocating from Manhattan to a small hamlet, she finds out more about her husband’s past than she bargains with the man who has been calling her wife.

52. Oxygen (2021)

Director: Alexandre Aja

Writer: Christie LeBlanc

Cast: Mélanie Laurent, Mathieu Amalric, Malik Zidi

IMDb Rating: 6.5/10

A Russian woman wakes up in a cryogenic chamber with no memory of how she got there and must find a way out before she runs out of oxygen.

53. The Conjuring (2013)

Director: James Wan

Writer: Chad Hayes, Carey W. Hayes

Cast: Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Ron Livingston

IMDb Rating: 7.5/10

The Conjuring is the most famous scary movie that remained popular for a long time in horror cinema. Based on true events, this spine-chiller tells the story of a New England family who begins having encounters with spirits in their farmhouse.

54. The 8th Night (2021)

Director: Kim Tae-Hyung

Writers: Kim Tae-Hyung

Cast: Lee Sung-min, Park Hae-joon, Kim Yoo-jeong

IMDb Rating: 5.3/10

The paranormal investigators’ Ed and Lorraine Warren travel to London for the aid of a single mother of four children living alone in a house plagued by a malicious spirit.

55. The Nun (2018) 

The Nun

Director: Corin Hardy

Writers: Gary Dauberman, James Wan

Cast:  Demián Bichir, Taissa Farmiga, Jonas Bloquet

IMDb Rating: 5.3/10

A priest with a haunted past and novitiate on the threshold of her final vows is sent to investigate a suicide case of a young nun in Romania and encounters a supernatural force in the shape of a demonic nun. This is one of the best Netflix horror movies for all the horror fans out there.

56. Alive (2020)

Alive (2020)

Director: Cho II-Hyung

Writer: Cho II-Hyung, Matt Naylor

Cast: Yoo Ah-In, Park Shin-Hye, Jeon Bae-Soo, Hyun Wook-Lee

IMDb Rating: 6.3/10

This Korean zombie flick tells the story of a person who is the only survivor left after an unknown infection spreads in the whole city. It will be tough for him to deal with all those zombies roaming around everywhere and every second ready to attack. Will he be able to survive all this chaos? The only way to find out is by watching the movie.

57. Shaun of the Dead (2004)

Shaun of the Dead (2004)

Director: Edgar Wright

Writer: Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg

Cast: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Kate Ashfield

IMDb Rating: 7.9/10

The hilarious horror-comedy is one of the best Netflix horror movies to date. Simon Pegg stars as lovable loser Shaun, who struggles in his life with his girlfriend and friends at work. When a zombified apocalypse begins in London, Shaun goes to his mother’s house with his friend Ed, who he meets up with at a pub. This movie works as a great comedy and horror film for fans of either genre. Shaun of the Dead is funny and suspenseful throughout and definitely among the scariest movies on Netflix. It is one of the best horror movies on Netflix.

58. Jaws (1975)

Jaws (1975)

Director: Steven Spielberg

Writer: Peter Benchley, Carl Gottlieb

Cast: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss

IMDb Rating: 8.0/10

Jaws is among the top horror movies on Netflix that made cinema history. Not only is it one of the best shark movies of all time, but it holds its own as a terrifying movie as well. Brody, a police chief from an island town, joins forces with a shark hunter after a series of attacks leave swimmers and bathers dead. With the help of Hooper, a marine biologist, they try to uncover the truth about what lurks beneath the water’s surface. Jaws is tense and suspenseful throughout but still has the classic Spielbergian feel-good moments.

59. Halloween (2018)

Halloween (2018)

Director: David Gordon Green

Writer: John Carpenter, Debra Hill, Jeff Fradley

Cast: Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak

IMDb Rating: 6.6/10

The most recent instalment in the horror movie franchise is a direct sequel to John Carpenter’s original 1978 film. Now we get to see the events that happened following the first Halloween through the eyes of Laurie Strode’s teenage daughter. The movie takes place forty years later, where Michael Myers has escaped captivity to return to his hometown, which is now plagued with a series of murders. Fans will definitely enjoy this new film as it brought back many familiar faces from the original movie.

60. Dawn of the Dead (2004)

Dawn of the Dead (2004)

Director: Zack Snyder

Writer: James Gunn, Zack Snyder

Cast: Sarah Polley, Ving Rhames, Jake Weber

IMDb Rating: 7.3/10

In this updated telling of the classic George A. Romero film from 1978, a group of people finds themselves trapped in a shopping mall with their lives endangered by a horde of zombies. This fast-paced remake is terrifying and hilarious in how it pokes fun at modernity. The cast does a great job in this one, with Sarah Polley and Ving Rhames particularly standing out in their roles. Dawn of the Dead is definitely a must-see for fans of the zombie genre.

61. Thir13en Ghosts (2001)

Thir13en Ghosts (2001)

Director: Steve Beck

Writer: Neal Marshall Stevens, Richard D’Ovidio, Robb White

Cast: Tony Shalhoub, F. Murray Abraham, Shannon Elizabeth

IMDb Rating: 5.6/10

Thir13en Ghosts is one of the darker horror movies on this list, in part due to its PG-13 rating. This film tells the story of a grieving family that moves into an old house that turns out to be haunted by twelve ghosts. The ghosts are unleashed after the father of the family breaks a mysterious glass case and tries to get them back in with the help of an occult expert. This movie is definitely not for everyone, but horror fans might enjoy it.

62. Candyman (2021)

Candyman (2021)

Director: Nia DaCosta

Writer: Jordan Peele, Win Rosenfeld

Cast: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, Nathan Stewart-Jarret

IMDb Rating: 5.9/10

Jordan Peele’s film tells the story of a graduate student who decides to write her thesis on the urban legend of the Candyman. She travels to Chicago and begins working on a housing project, where she starts to see strange things happening which might be connected to the title character’s ghost. The new cast gives an outstanding performance and does a great job supporting roles. They all bring an extra layer of creepiness to the movie. This is one of the New horror movies on Netflix right now.

63. Boogeyman (2005)

Boogeyman (2005)

Director: Stephen T. Kay

Writer: Erick Kripke (story), Juliet Snowden, Stiles White

Cast: Barry Watson, Emily Deschanel, Lucy Lawless

IMDb Rating: 4.2/10

Boogeyman tells the story of a young man who has been suffering from terrible nightmares his entire life and decides to seek help by visiting a psychologist. The psychologist helps the young man confront his fears and face an ancient entity. Boogeyman is a horror movie that has mixed reviews, but fans who like creepy stories might still enjoy it.

64. Hostel (2005)

Hostel (2005)

Director: Eli Roth

Writer:  Eli Roth

Cast: Jay Hernandez, Derek Richardson, Eythor Gudjonsson

IMDb Rating: 5.9/10

The hostel is another horror movie on Netflix that has received mixed reviews, but there’s no denying its place in the pantheon of the scariest movies on Netflix. The movie tells the story of three American college students who travel to Eastern Europe and become victims of a mysterious organization that abducts people and forces them into dangerous fights. Hostel is one of those horror movies that left its mark because it was way ahead of its time, and it’s sure to shock people who haven’t seen it yet.

65. Halloween II (1981)

Halloween (2018)

Director: Rick Rosenthal

Writer:  John Carpenter, Debra Hill

Cast: Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasance, Charles Cyphers

IMDb Rating: 6.5/10

The second instalment in the classic Halloween franchise is just as good as the first one, if not better. It is among the top horror movies on Netflix. This movie is so impressive because it’s not your typical horror movie sequel. It takes place immediately after the first film’s events and tells the story of Michael Myers continuing his murderous rampage in Haddonfield while Dr Loomis tries to stop him once and for all. The final showdown between Michael and Loomis is one of the best cinematic moments of all time.

66. Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)

Halloween II (1981)

Director: Tommy Lee Wallace

Writer: Tommy Lee Wallace, John Carpenter

Cast: Tom Atkins, Stacey Nelkin, Dan O’Herlihy

IMDb Rating: 5.0/10

The third instalment in the Halloween franchise is probably one of its most underrated installments. Halloween III tells the story of a mysterious man named Silver Shamrock who is trying to murder children with masks that have been laced with a deadly toxin. The movie also features Tom Atkins in one of his best performances and truly captures the spirit of Halloween. It is among the best horror movies on Netflix you need to watch.

67. Insidious (2010)

Insidious (2010)

Director: James Wan

Writer: Leigh Whannell, James Wan

Cast: Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey

IMDb Rating: 6.8/10

Insidious tells the story of a family whose son falls into a coma and becomes a vessel for ghosts to enter our world. As strange events start happening around the family’s house, their son remains in a coma. Insidious is one of those horror movies on Netflix that proves there are still new things to do with the genre. James Wan does a great job at creating a creepy atmosphere in the film, and Leigh Whannell delivers an excellent performance in his feature film debut.

68. Paranormal Activity 4 (2012)

Insidious (2010)

Director: Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman

Writer:  Christopher Landon, Chad Freehan, Oren Peli

Cast: Katie Featherston, Kathryn Newton, Matt Shively

IMDb Rating: 4.6/10

Paranormal Activity 4 is one of those movies that avoided the label of being a “typical” sequel. The movie tells the story of a young couple haunted by strange events in their house after new neighbors moved in. As the events become more intense, they decide to call in an expert who discovers more to these disturbances than they initially thought.

69. The Purge (2013)

The Purge (2013)

Director: James DeMonaco

Writer:  James DeMonaco

Cast: Ethan Hawke, Lena Headey, Max Burkholder

IMDb Rating: 5.8/10

The Purge tells the story of what would happen if all crimes were legal for 12 hours on one night every year. As the Purge night approaches, a family realizes how dangerous their neighbors are and must take necessary precautions to survive the night of terror. The premise of The Purge might seem somewhat silly at first glance, but it’s actually one of the most entertaining horror movies on Netflix.

70. Sinister 2 (2015)

Sinister 2 (2015)

Director: Ciarán Foy

Writer:  Scott Derrickson, C. Robert Cargill

Cast: James Ransone, Shannyn Sossamon, Robert Daniel Sloan

IMDb Rating: 5.3/10

The first Sinister was one of the most underrated paranormal movies on Netflix, and it managed to get a sequel, which is something that doesn’t happen all too often. Sinister 2 continues the story of Bughuul and his supernatural creations as a family moves into a home where someone was murdered years earlier. However, they soon discover that their youngest daughter sees images of the murder, and it’s up to them to stop Bughuul once and for all.

71. The Bad Batch (2016)

The Bad Batch (2016)

Director: Ana Lily Amirpour

Writer:  Ana Lily Amirpour

Cast: Suki Waterhouse, Jason Momoa, Jayda Fink

IMDb Rating: 5.3/10

The Bad Batch is one of those Netflix horror movies that you wouldn’t expect to be this good. The movie tells the story of a young girl exiled from a community who must learn to survive in the desert on her own. However, she soon finds herself being hunted by cannibals, and it’s up to her to fight back against them. The Bad Batch might be one of the most underrated horror movies of 2016.

72. The Babysitter (2017)

The Babysitter (2017)

Director: McG

Writer: Brian Duffield

Cast: Samara Weaving, Bella Thorne, Robbie Amell

IMDb Rating: 6.4/10

The Babysitter tells the story of a young boy whose Babysitter is possessed by a demon after she makes a deal with it. However, the boy doesn’t realize this until it’s too late, and his entire home is overtaken by this demon. The movie manages to have some entertaining ideas at play, including a twist ending that isn’t quite what you’d expect. The Babysitter is one of those horror movies on Netflix that shouldn’t be missed. It’s among the New horror movies you need to watch.

73. Death Note (2017)

Death Note (2017)

Director: Adam Wingard

Writer:  Jeremy Slater, Charley Parlapanides, Vlas Parlapanides

Cast: Nat Wolff, Margaret Qualley, Shea Whigham

IMDb Rating: 4.4/10

Death Note is one of those horror movies on Netflix that shouldn’t be missed if you’re a fan. The movie tells the story of a high school student who stumbles upon a supernatural notebook that allows him to kill anyone just by writing their name in it. As you might imagine, the student takes advantage of this newfound power and soon becomes one of the most dangerous people on Earth. Those who are into horror movies on Netflix based on anime like Death Note should check out The Devil is a Part-Timer, which is among the scary films on Netflix available to stream now.

74. The Killing of Sacred Deer (2017)

The Killing of Sacred Deer (2017)

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos

Writer:  Yorgos Lanthimos

Cast: Bill Camp, Colin Farrell, Barry Keoghan

IMDb Rating: 7.0/10

The Killing of Sacred Deer is the latest movie by director Yorgos Lanthimos, and it’s one of the most paranormal movies on Netflix that you’ll ever see. The movie tells the story of a doctor who forms a relationship with the father of one of his patients after he’s involved in an accident. However, their newfound friendship soon begins to take an exciting turn when this boy starts to transform the lives around him for the worse. The Killing of Sacred Deer is a really dark and twisted movie that’s well worth watching.

75. Little Evil (2017)

Little Evil (2017)

Director: Eli Craig

Writer:  Eli Craig

Cast: Adam Scott, Evangeline Lilly, Owen Atlas
IMDb Rating: 5.7/10

Little Evil is one of the most underrated horror movies on Netflix that’s perfect for anyone who’s a fan of The Omen movie series. The movie tells the story of a newlywed couple trying to adjust to life with their stepson. However, it becomes clear that this boy is more than he lets on, and his evil antics become too much for the family. Little Evil has some surprisingly dark humor, which makes it perfect for any fan who’s into the best horror movies on Netflix.

76. Creep 2 (2017)

Creep 2 (2017)

Director: Patrick Brice

Writer: Mark Duplass, Patrick Brice

Cast: Desiree Akhavan, Mark Duplass, Karan Soni

IMDb Rating: 6.5/10

Creep 2 is one of the best horror movies on Netflix because it’s a sequel that delivers. The movie follows a videographer who agrees to film a man’s dying wish. However, this videographer soon discovers that she’s being followed by an evil presence, and it seems to only be getting worse the longer she works on her project. Creep 2 is one of those horror movies on Netflix that delivers enough scares to keep you watching all the way until the end.

77. House of the Witch (2017)

House of the Witch (2017)

Director: Alex Merkin

Writer:  Neil Elman

Cast: Emily Bader, Darren Man, Michelle Randolph

IMDb Rating: 4.3/10

House of the Witch is one of those horror movies on Netflix that tells a familiar story but manages to have some fun with it. The movie follows high school kids planning to play Halloween in an abandoned home. They do not know that a demonic witch has set a trap for them in the same house. Those who are into horror movies on Netflix should definitely give House of the Witch a chance to scare them. It is among the scary films on netflix you shouldn’t miss watching.

78. Hereditary (2018)

House of the Witch (2017)

Director: Ari Aster

Writer: Ari Aster

Cast: Toni Collette, Milly Shapiro, Gabriel Byrne

IMDb Rating: 7.3/10

Hereditary is one of the best horror movies on Netflix because it’s one of those rare films that knows when to pull out all the stops. The movie follows a family that’s going through a lot of stress because they’re trying to deal with the death of their matriarch. They soon begin to notice some unusual things occurring around them as they try to cope with their grief. However, these strange occurrences quickly escalate, and it becomes clear that something very sinister is happening in this family’s household. Hereditary is one of the most disturbing horror movies on Netflix that you’ll ever see.


Fear Street Part 1-3, Army of the Dead, Oxygen are some of the scariest movies that can be found on Netflix.

Wrapping it Up

So, what are you waiting for? grab a blanket, snacks, and your favourite person because this one is going to be one heck of a scary roller coaster ride. And things will get spooky after a while, so don’t go in unprepared.


Ellison Shirley

Ellison Shirley tends to go down the rabbit hole when it comes to research; hence it’s up to her to present the latest happenings in streaming town. And so she does. A serial binge-watcher, opinionated with a pinch of feminism on top, you name it, she’s a bit of everything.

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