Dare To Watch: Top 10 Horror Movies On Netflix
Horror has been a part of human civilisation since its inception. As the horror genre continues through one of its most creatively robust periods, you might be asking yourself what you need to see and what you can skip. With that in mind, we’ve put together a list of the Best Horror Movies on Netflix right now, an evolving list that will provide you with classic horror selections and modern cuts to get your fright fix.
‘The Conjuring’ (2013)
It is a 2013 American Supernatural Horror Film, directed by James Wan and written by Chad Hayes and Carey W. Hayes. It is the inaugural film in the Conjuring Universe franchise. The most dominant horror subgenre of the 2010s has been a relentless take on the haunted house picture, in which pleasant American families are tormented by objects and locations with tragic histories.
Sinister is a 2012 Supernatural Horror Film directed and co-written by Scott Derrickson. The plot revolves around fictional true-crime writer Ellison Oswalt, whose discovery in the attic of his new house of a box of home movies depicting grisly murders puts his family in danger. It is a frightening new thriller from the producer of the Paranormal Activity films and the writer-director of The Exorcism of Emily Rose.
‘The Witch’ (2016)
Colonial America’s lonely, haunted wilderness provides a backdrop for Robert Eggers’s dark folk tale about a deeply religious farmer (played by Ralph Ineson) whose family destroys itself after a baby disappears. Unsure whether God is punishing them for their sins or a satanic cult is to blame, they are left to punish each other.
Creep is as simple as it is effective. Mark Duplass co-stars in and produced this lean American independent found footage psychological horror film from writer, director, and fellow star Patrick Brice. The film follows Aaron (portrayed by Brice), a videographer who answers an ad, created by Josef (portrayed by Duplass). As they get closer together, he discovers that his client is not who he was expecting.
If you’re looking for a taut psychological “final girl” thriller that isn’t shy on violence but mostly avoids the pitfalls of sexualized assault, you’d do well to check out the 2016 film, Hush. It’s an interesting installment in the recent vogue of home invasion thrillers, but one that’s quite focused on the deranged killer (Gallagher Jr.) and the object of his murderous obsession, Maddie (Siegel).
‘The Invitation’ (2015)
A deliciously composed chamber piece, Kusama has easily established herself as a horror filmmaker of the auteur set.The Invitation centers around a simple enough premise: a dinner party meant to reunite old friends and ex-lovers, that uses its slight runtime to unzip decades-long trauma and, along with it, an all too human center of evil. The Invitation holds its cards until the last possible moment, gleefully teetering between supernatural horror and existentialist drama before exploding into a cuttingly violent climax.
In a genre that has heavily depended on dramatic scares and gore, Oculus is a refreshing change.It is a 2013 American Supernatural Psychological Horror Film written, edited, and directed by Mike Flanagan, It revolves around a young woman who is convinced that an antique mirror is responsible for the death and misfortune that her family suffered.
‘Train to Busan’ (2016)
The South Korean post-apocalyptic action picture documents an epidemic of the undead right as it begins, as one infected passenger spurs an outbreak across a commuter train. What follows is an exciting monster movie. It is also a commentary on how social divisions can hasten the breakdown of order, as passengers quickly condemn their fellow citizens to a misery that eventually consumes everyone.
‘Evil Dead’ (2013)
The movie revolves around Five friends who travel to a remote cabin in the woods where they play a tape with incantations. This releases the demons which possess them in succession until only one is left fighting for survival.
‘The Eyes of My Mother’ (2016)
It opens with a sequence of stomach-turning violence, as a nomadic psychopath terrorizes a farming family. What follows over the next hour is less visceral but is in some ways even more upsetting, as Pesce tells the story of a reclusive young woman (played by Kika Magalhaes) whose personality has been shaped by the horrors she witnessed as a girl. From its stark black-and-white imagery to its unflinching scenes of vivisection, this film is a sometimes strikingly beautiful study of a damaged soul.