Netflix absolutely has a tremendous library of horror titles to browse, to make things easier for you, we’ve narrowed it down to the 13 scariest movies available on the streaming service right now. Some thrillers are more emotional, some more environmental. But if you’re in the mood for something that’s just downright scary, we’ve got you covered.
1) Apostle (2018)
It is the year 1905. Thomas Richardson goes to a remote island to rescue his sister after she’s captured by a mysterious religious cult requesting a ransom for her protected return. It before long turns out to be evident that the religion will lament the day it bedeviled this man, as he dives further and more profound into the insider facts and lies whereupon the collective is constructed.
2) The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016)
While investigating the murder of a family, Sheriff Sheldon and his team are puzzled by the discovery of the body of a stranger buried in the basement that does not fit the crime scene. He brings the corpse of the beautiful Jane Doe late at night to the coroner Tommy Tilden and requests to have the cause of death until the next morning to have an answer to the press. Tommy’s son and assistant Austin Tilden had other plans, but they decide to stay to help his father in the autopsy. Along the turbulent and terrible night, they uncover strange and frightening insider facts about Jane Doe.
3) The Boy (2016)
Greta, a young American woman, takes a job as a nanny in a remote English village and discovers that the family’s 8-year-old is a life-sized doll that the parents care for just like a real boy as a way to adapt to the demise of their real child 20 years ago. When she violates a list of strict rules, her worst nightmare is brought to life by a series of disturbing, inexplicable events and she comes to believe that the doll is alive.
4) The Evil Dead (1981
Five college students take time off to spend a peaceful vacation in a remote cabin. A book and audio tape is discovered, and its evil is found to be powerful once the incantations are read out loud. The friends find themselves helpless to stop the evil as it takes them one by one, with only one survivor left with the evil dead and desperately tries to fight to live until morning.
5) The Forest (2016)
The majority of the story is set in and around the Aokigahara Forest (also known as Suicide Forest located in Japan). Sara Price an American woman, receives a phone call from the Japanese police telling her that they think her troubled twin sister Jess Price is dead, as she was seen going into Aokigahara forest. Despite the concerns of her fiance, Rob, she journeys to Japan and arrives at the hotel where her sister was staying. At her hotel, Sara meets a reporter named Aiden. They drink together, and she tells him of her parents’ death. In reality, her father killed her mother, then committed suicide, but she tells him they were killed by a drunk driver. Her sister saw the bodies, but she didn’t look. Aiden invites her to go into the forest with him and a park guide, Michi, so she can look for her sister.
6) Gerald’s Game (2017)
When a harmless game between a married couple in a remote retreat suddenly becomes a harrowing fight for survival, wife Jessie must confront long-buried demons within her own mind – and possibly lurking in the shadows of her seemingly empty house.
7) Green Room (2015)
A punk rock band straying into a secluded part of the Pacific Northwest stumbles onto a horrific act of violence. Because they are the only witnesses, they become the targets of a terrifying gang of skinheads who want to make sure all the evidence is eliminated.
8) Hush (2016)
A deaf and mute writer who retreated into the woods to live a solitary life must fight for her life in silence when a masked killer appears at her window.
9) The Invitation (2016)
Will and Eden were once a loving couple. After a tragedy took their son, Eden disappeared. Two years later, out of the blue, she returns with a new husband and also as a different person, eerily changed and eager to reunite with her ex and those she left behind. Over the course of a dinner party in the house that was once his, the haunted Will is gripped by mounting evidence that Eden and her new friends have a mysterious and terrifying agenda.
Director Karyn Kusama mines horror out of both the standard awkwardness of reunions between adult friends and former lovers who haven’t seen each other in a while, and especially the protagonist’s increasing conviction that something truly terrible is about to happen.
10) It Comes at Night (2017)
Secure within a desolate home as an unnatural threat terrorizes the world, the tenuous domestic order he has established with his wife and son is put to the ultimate test with the arrival of a desperate young family seeking refuge. Despite the best intentions of both families, paranoia and mistrust boil over as the horrors outside creep ever-closer, awakening something hidden and monstrous within him as he learns that the protection of his family comes at the cost of his soul.
11) Okja (2017)
This Netflix-exclusive film is not usually described as a horror movie, but it still gets much scarier than you might expect from a story about a girl and her animal friend. For 10 idyllic years, young Mija has been caretaker and constant companion to Okja- a massive animal and an even bigger friend-at her home in the mountains of South Korea. But that changes when a family-owned multinational conglomerate Mirando Corporation takes Okja for themselves and transports her to New York, where image obsessed and self-promoting CEO Lucy Mirando has big plans for Mija’s dearest friend. With no particular plan but single-minded in intent, Mija sets out on a rescue mission, but her already daunting journey quickly becomes more complicated when she crosses paths with disparate groups of capitalists, demonstrators, and consumers, each battling to control the fate of Okja…while all Mija wants to do is bring her friend home.
12) Paranormal Activity (2007)
After a young, middle-class couple moves into a suburban ‘starter’ tract house, they become increasingly disturbed by a presence that may or may not be somehow demonic but is certainly most active in the middle of the night. Especially when they sleep. Or try to.
13) Poltergeist (1983)
A young family is visited by ghosts in their home. At first, the ghosts appear friendly, moving objects around the house to the amusement of everyone, then they turn nasty and start to terrorize the family before they “kidnap” the youngest daughter.
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