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Best horror movies on Netflix streaming now

Horror movie and TV fans like us tend to crave the thrill of a good scare all year round. From gory fests and disturbing encounters to existential horror, there's no shortage of creepy content.

But, just to make things a little easier (read: scarier), we're here to help you navigate the scariest movies you can stream right now. This is the list of the Best horror movies on Netflix

Best horror movies on Netflix

Best horror movies on Netflix: Apostle

When Thomas Richardson arrives on a remote island off the coast of Wales in an attempt to rescue his kidnapped sister, he discovers that something far more sinister is afoot. If you love the antics of films like Midsommar and The Wicker Man, Gareth Evans Apostle should be next on your watch list. Starring Dan Stevens (Beauty and the Beast) and Lucy Boynton (Bohemian Odyssey), Apostle showcases some of the most disturbing acts of violence (and a variety of bad feelings) presented in a beautiful but messy way.

Best horror movies on Netflix

Best horror movies on Netflix: Cam

From writer Issa Mazi, Cam follows the story of successful camgirl Alice "Lola_Lola" Ackerman, who discovers that a sinister double has taken over her web account. We'll be honest about this: it got under our skin on multiple levels. Inspired by her own experiences working as a cam girl, Mazi paints a bleak picture of a world hidden in plain sight. An utterly unsettling film, expertly shot and with a story that will stick with you, Cam should be on every horror fan's radar.

Best horror movies on Netflix

Best horror movies on Netflix: Crimson Peak

In this story of Edwardian England, Edith (Mia Wasikowska) marries the seductive Sir Thomas Sharpe (Tom Hiddleston) and is whisked away to his Gothic mansion. Thomas' sister, Lady Lucille (Jessica Chastain), protector of family secrets, also lives with the newlyweds. Far from home and comfort, naive Edith begins seeing ghosts that come out of nowhere (literally) and tries to unravel the mystery of the family she married into.

Best horror movies on Netflix

Best horror movies on Netflix: Fear Street Trilogy

Is there no finish line? Does the image of a creepy maniac with a knife look like it would add some excitement to your Friday night? Then the Fear Street trilogy is for you. With three stories set in different time periods (1994, 1978, and 1666), the series follows in the tradition of horror classics like Scream, Friday the 13th, and The Witch. It also features one of the biggest on-screen deaths ever. (Watch the first part, and you'll know which one.) All three are available for streaming, so there's no need to wait years to see the next ones. Another note for horror nerds: This trilogy is based on the popular Fear Street series of novels by R.L. Stine (creator of Goosebumps), so you can enjoy this knowledge while you watch.

Best horror movies on Netflix

Best horror movies on Netflix: Gerald’s Game

Just one year before his work on The Haunting of Hill House, Mike Flanagan did what many thought was impossible, he adapted Stephen King's novel Gerald's Game for the big screen. Flanagan gave one of the most chilling performances of a story that was previously thought unfilmable. Gerald's Game is pushed to the next level by the one-woman show Carla Gugino (Spy Kids), proving that with enough talent and perseverance, incredibly complex stories can be turned into disturbing works of horror.
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Best horror movies on Netflix

Best horror movies on Netflix: In the tall grass

Here's another Stephen King adaptation, only this time with the help of his son and fellow author Joe Hill. One of the darkest stories in King's arsenal, In the Tall Grass, follows a brother and sister who venture into a field after hearing a child crying for help. They finally realize that there may be no way out. Filled with twists and turns, the film also features one of King's strongest endings.

Best horror movies on Netflix

Best horror movies on Netflix: It Follows

Possibly one of the most innovative horror films of the past decade, it follows is a film that was a huge hit at movie-watching parties. The film shows a murderous entity that, once sexually transmitted, will not stop stalking you until you die. Then repeat the process with the person who gave it to you. (Yes, you read that correctly). With one of the most extravagant concepts ever filmed, It Follows achieves this on a grand scale. Inspired by John Carpenter films like Halloween, this film will easily be one of the scariest films you have ever seen. Moreover, the soundtrack is a true masterpiece.

Best horror movies on Netflix

Best horror movies on Netflix: Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Leatherface returns in the sequel to the 1974 horror classic, and this time, he's taking on a housing development, one at a time. When a group of young foodies and social media influencers travel to a Texas ghost town, they arrive bright-eyed and ready to take in the content. Seeking to turn the secluded town into a social media paradise, the group's plans were halted when Leatherface showed up. He immediately returns to his bloody past as he chases after the young crowd disturbing his hideout. Hopefully you took all your selfies first.

Best horror movies on Netflix

Best horror movies on Netflix: The Ritual

Consider adding a touch of Norse mythology to your horror film festival. This film follows a group of college friends coming together on a trip.They head to a Swedish forest, but what they do not know is that madness and horror await them. From rising star director David Bruckner (The Night House), The Ritual is a first-class lesson in why you should go camping instead of staying in the darkness of the woods.

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