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The Very Best Horror Movies On Netflix



It’s time for something chilling, a horror movie that stays with you long after it’s over. Turn down the lights, and try not to hide behind the sofa, with the very best horror movies on Netflix to watch today.

Under The Shadow (2016)

Under The Shadow is a psychological horror movie about a mother and a daughter who are haunted by a mysterious and evil entity in Tehran in the 1980s, during the War of the Cities. In Under The Shadow, the family home becomes even more terrifying than the war outside, and it becomes difficult to tell where fear ends and where the supernatural begins. The movie has a 99% fresh rating and an average score of 8.06 on Rotten Tomatoes, indicating universal acclaim.


If you’re after a horror movie that will stay with you long after it finishes, then Apostle is a great choice. Apostle follows a British man who travels to an island to rescue his sister from a cult and encounters a mystery far beyond his expectations. The island is dying, and blood sacrifice is the norm and secrets are abound. It’s mysterious, mystical, metaphorical and incredibly brutal. The movie has a fresh rating of 80% on Rotten Tomatoes with an average score of 6.71.

1922 (2017)

Thomas Jane as Wilfred James in 1922
1922 (Netflix)

1922 is an American horror drama that follows Wilfred James, his wife Arnette and their son Henry who live in Nebraska. Arnette inherits land that she wants to sell, which results in disagreement with murderous consequences. The movie details a compelling psychological and supernatural downward spiral that will have you sitting on the edge of your seat. 1922 has mostly positive reviews, with a 90% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes and an average score of 6.75.

Into the Tall Grass (2019)

Into the Tall Grass (Netflix)

Another Stephen King movie, Into the Tall Grass, is an intriguing horror supernatural drama about a couple who become lost after entering a field of tall grass to help a boy. Unsurprisingly, things are not what they appear, and the couple soon discovers a nightmarish secret in the grass. The movie combines supernatural evil, mysterious power and time-loops for a truly unforgettable cinematic experience.

It (2017)

Bill Skarsgård as It, also known as Pennywise
It (Warner Bros)

You can catch the 2017 remake of It on Netflix right now. The movie tells the story of seven children who live in Maine who are terrorised by an ancient cosmic evil. The children must face the monster and defeat their demons in the process. It has received positive reviews and won multiple awards including an IGN Award and Golden Tomato Award for Best Horror Movie. The movie received an approval rating of 85% and a score of 7.24 on Rotten Tomatoes.

Sinister (2012)

Sinister (Summit Entertainment)

If you want to watch a supernatural horror movie, that feels original then Sinister is a great choice. Sinister follows a crime writer named Ellison who moves into a new home with his wife and children. Naturally, things are not what they seem. The family discover that the former occupants were murdered and Ellison finds some disturbing film reels in the attic. Soon, chaos and horror erupt. Sinister has a unique feel, with distinctive filmography, creepy music and extraordinary suspense. It’s well worth a look.

Cargo (2017)

Martin Freeman as Andy
Cargo (Netflix)

Cargo is a post-apocalyptic horror drama set in rural Australia, in a world overtaken with a virus that turns people into zombies in two days. It follows Andy, who is infected, and his baby daughter Rosie. Andy must find somewhere safe for Rosie to live before he turns into a ravenous monster. Cargo received positive reviews from critics who praised Freeman for his performance and celebrated the movie’s emotional depth. It has a fresh rating of 88% and an average score of 7.17 on Rotten Tomatoes.

Watch Something Scary Today

It’s time to travel to a new world, a scary world because nothing is more exciting than a good horror movie. Grab some popcorn and watch the very best horror movies on Netflix today.

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