With the immense success of the ‘Conjuring’ and ‘IT’, the horror film market has certainly risen again and people are going in huge numbers to watch horror movies on the big screen. The horror genre gives us a virtual bone-chilling experience with full of scary imagery and unexpected elements popping up in the form of ghosts and spirits. So, today we have selected top 10 horror movies on Netflix that you should add to your watchlist:
The Conjuring 2 (2016)
The Conjuring 2 is the sequel of “The Conjuring”. The takes you back to 1977, the two paranormal investigators meet a single mother of four who tells the couple that something evil is in her home. They believe her story when the youngest daughter starts to show signs of demonic possession. The author tries to help them, but eventually, they become the next targets of the malicious spirit. It is one of the best horror movies on Netflix right now.
Evil Dead (2013)
2013’s Evil Dead is a remake of 1981 movie of the same name and it actually scared people. The movie showed a next level fierceness, including the mutilation of girls’ face, where she stabs one of the men and brutally penetrate a syringe. However, the 1981 Evil Dead is much more brutal and horrific.
Under The Shadow (2016)
This movie takes place in a middle-eastern war zone and is a unique film in the horror genre. Many films have depicted the horrors of a war zone before but this film depicts actual supernatural horrors happening to a pair of mother and daughter amidst a real war. The evil middle-eastern spirits are so scary you will be haunted by them for a week at least.
The Shining (1980)
The Shining is based on the novel of the same by Stephen King. Writer Jack Torrance started working as an off-season caretaker at an isolated hotel with his wife and son. But when a supernatural presence threatens his family to escape the hotel or become its victims. It is one of the best early 80’s horror movies on Netflix that you shouldn’t miss.
The Ritual is a 2017 horror movie which follows the story of four college friends who reunite after the tragic death of their friend. They plan to go on a hike through the Scandinavian wilderness but a wrong turn changes everything and they find themselves in a mysterious jungle where an ancient evil stalks them at every turn.
After the death of their parents, two siblings Kaylie (Karen Gillan) and Tim (Brenton Thwaites) struggle to rebuild everything. Kaylie suspects that the antique mirror in their house is actually behind the tragedy. There was an evil force that resides inside the mirror that infects the mind of those who gazes into it. As she came closer solving the mystery, she along with her brother find themselves caught in the evil spell of the mirror.
Lights Out is a 2016 American horror movie that revolves around Rebecca (Teresa Palmer) and her boyfriend who try to figure out the connection between her mother and her imaginary friend named Diana after a supernatural entity kills her step-father.
Set in the 17th century, the movie follows the story of a farmer and his family who were banished from the bosom of their righteous pilgrim community, Patriarch. And as the struggling family tries to settle in, a new disaster strikes and the newborn baby boy in the family vanishes in the thin air. The oldest daughter in the family, Thomasin who was watching the boy at that time was blamed. Further her twin siblings suspect her of witchcraft. But is she really the cause of the boy’s disappearance? You gotta find out!
Let Me In
A bullied and lonely 12-year-old boy, Owen befriends his neighbor, Abby, also 12, who only appears at the night in the playground of the building. She doesn’t say much about her and also doesn’t go to the school and stays with her guardian. Meanwhile, a police officer is investigating a series of murders in which victims are found drained of their blood.
The Awakening is 2011 British Horror movie set in the early 20th Century England. The Hoax exposer Florence Cathcart visits a boarding school to figure out the sightings of a child ghost. Everything she used to believe changes, as the missing people start to show themselves.
So these were the best horror movies on Netflix available currently. Go add them to your watchlist and enjoy!