Horror Movies to Watch Right Now on Netflix

Horror Movies to Watch Right Now on Netflix

For all thrill-seekers, here is a collection of terrifying horror movies that you can now stream on Netflix. There’s no better time to lose yourself in terrifying stories that will have you looking under your bed and sleeping with one eye open than as night falls and the shadows grow longer.

The below list of chilling horror films includes everything from demonic possession to dark hauntings and bloody nightmares that will undoubtedly send chills down your spine and keep you up long after the credits have rolled.

The Pope’s Exorcist (2023)

Starring Russell Crowe as a super down-to-earth exorcist to the pope, this film delivers exorcisms aplenty with a fun but skillful performance from Crowe, blending horror with action.

Nowhere (2023)

Set in a dystopian future with a refugee crisis, Mia and Nico attempt to escape a world where women and children are being detained, leading to Mia’s harrowing journey alone in a cargo shipping container while nine months pregnant.

Thanksgiving (2023)

Eli Roth’s full-length adaptation of his Grindhouse trailer features a Black Friday sale turned bloodbath, leading to a series of gruesome murders committed by a masked assailant, reminiscent of ’70s and ’80s grindhouse horror.

X (2022)

In this film, Mia Goth delivers a powerful performance in dual roles, navigating a group’s attempt to shoot a porno in Texas while contending with an elderly woman named Pearl who likes to kill.

Don’t Listen (2020)

A classic haunted house film, a couple and their son move into a new house, only to encounter terrifying supernatural occurrences, leading to a deeply immersive and tension-filled horror experience. The film stars Rodolfo Sancho (“Mar de plástico”), Ramón Barea (“Everybody Knows”) and Ana Fernández (“Cable Girls”).

Alive (2020)

This Korean zombie thriller film centers on a young gamer’s struggle for survival in his apartment during a zombie outbreak, focusing on the psychological effects of extreme isolation amidst a pandemic.

Bodies Bodies Bodies (2022)

In this Gen-Z horror-comedy, a group of teens at a hurricane party find themselves in a real-life murder mystery after one of them ends up dead, leading to a Clue-style investigation filled with humor.

Fear Street (2021)

Based on R.L. Stine’s books, this trilogy explores a curse plaguing a small town across different eras, offering sharply-written horror entertainment with standout performances from Sadie Sink and Maya Hawke.

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Malignant (2021)

James Wan’s horror blockbuster follows a woman haunted by something malevolent, leading to a revelation that the threat originates from within her own home, culminating in a wild and insane climax.

Things Heard & Seen (2021)

Amanda Seyfried and James Norton star in this supernatural thriller, depicting a couple’s move to a small town and the eerie occurrences that threaten their marriage, blending horror with a narrative of relationship decay.

His House (2020)

From writer-director Remi Weekes, this strikingly original horror film follows an immigrant couple facing external and internal enemies after moving to England, questioning whether it’s houses or people that are truly haunted. Ṣọpẹ́ Dìrísù, Wunmi Mosaku and Matt Smith star in this haunting horror-thriller

The Perfection (2019)

Allison Williams (Get Out) stars in this genre-bending twisted tale of rivalry and manipulation among musicians, culminating in a shocking conclusion that took the festival scene by storm.

The Platform (2019)

Set in a vertical prison, this Spanish film explores social hierarchy and survival as inmates contend with a descending platform delivering food, offering tense thrills and cutting social commentary.

Apostle (2018)

Directed by Gareth Evans, this gripping horror film follows a man’s journey to a Welsh island in search of his missing sister, uncovering a community hiding dark secrets amidst stunning performances, particularly from Dan Stevens and Michael Sheen.

Cargo (2018)

Martin Freeman stars in this zombie movie set in rural Australia, where a man is stranded with his baby amidst a pandemic, striving to keep his child safe before succumbing to infection.

Malevolent (2018)

Starring Florence Pugh, this film centers on a scammer who deals with the supernatural, leading to a chilling performance despite the film’s jarring tone shift.

Veronica (2017)

In 1991 Madrid, after holding a séance at school, a teen girl minding her younger siblings at home suspects an evil force has entered their apartment.

Split (2016)

James McAvoy delivers a tour-de-force performance as a kidnapper with multiple personalities, leading to a suspenseful and unpredictable thriller from M. Night Shyamalan.

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Under the Shadow (2016)

Set in war-torn Tehran, this Iranian horror film blends supernatural terror with real-world horrors, as a mother and daughter face haunting experiences during the historical War of the Cities.

It Follows (2015)

Maika Monroe stars in this indie horror hit about a young woman cursed by a supernatural force, leading to a stylish and striking film that ushered in the era of “elevated horror.”

Crimson Peak (2015)

Directed by Guillermo del Toro, this gothic romantic horror masterpiece follows a woman who uncovers dark secrets in a remote mansion, featuring sumptuous details and captivating storytelling.

Creep (2014)

In this found-footage-style thriller, Mark Duplass portrays a disturbingly eccentric man who pushes the boundaries of social discomfort, leading to a tense and unsettling portrayal of fear.

Deliver Us From Evil (2014)

Directed by Scott Derrickson, this film follows an NYPD sergeant investigating a case involving demonic possession, offering a chilling variation on The Exorcist with a committed performance from Eric Bana.

The Babadook (2014)

Jennifer Kent’s directorial debut centers on a mother struggling to raise her troubled son amidst a sinister presence, offering a chilling exploration of grief and psychological horror.

Insidious (2010)

This entry into the haunted house genre follows the Lambert family as they move into a new home, encountering terrifying occurrences and diving into a nightmarish world to save their son from a malevolent force.

Silent Hill (2006)

This adaptation of the video game franchise captures its hallucinatory surrealism, as a mother searches for her daughter in the eerie town of Silent Hill, encountering terrifying supernatural forces along the way.

Fear (1996)

Reese Witherspoon and Mark Wahlberg star in this cautionary tale about the dangers of relationships between teenage girls and adult men, offering a glimpse into the film’s cult classic status and its impact on Witherspoon’s advocacy for female-driven storytelling.

Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

In this iconic slasher film, teens face a terrifying threat in their dreams as the vengeful spirit of Freddy Krueger hunts them down, blending supernatural horror with psychological terror.

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