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10 Scariest Horror Movies on Netflix

These horror movies on Netflix will keep you on the edge of your seat. Be ready to be scared and these scary Halloween movies will seem like child's play. Check out this list!

What are horror movies?

A horror film is a film that seeks to elicit fear. Initially inspired by literature from authors like Edgar Allan Poe, Bram Stoker, and Mary Shelley, horror has existed as a film genre for more than a century.

The macabre and the supernatural are frequent themes. Horror may also overlap with the fantasy, supernatural fiction, and thriller genres.

Horror films often aim to evoke viewers' nightmares, fears, revulsions and terror of the unknown.

Plots within the horror genre often involve the intrusion of an evil force, event, or personage into the everyday world.

Prevalent elements include ghosts, extraterrestrials, vampires, werewolves, demons, Satanism, evil clowns, gore, torture, vicious animals, evil witches, monsters, zombies, cannibalism, psychopaths, natural or man-made disasters, and serial killers. (Source)

Horror Movies on Netflix

Here are the top 10 horror movies on Netflix:

The Conjuring
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Lili Taylor (Actors)

The Conjuring

Based on true events, this spine-chiller tells the story of a New England family who begins having encounters with spirits in their farmhouse.  (Watch on Netflix)

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The Conjuring 2
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga (Actors)

The Conjuring 2

After her daughter unwittingly releases a malevolent spirit in their house in London, a woman enlists the Warrens' help to confront the evil presence. (Watch on Netflix)


A deaf writer who retreated into the woods to live a solitary life must fight for her life in silence when a masked killer appears in her window. (Watch on Netflix)


When amateur ghost hunters visit an abandoned house, their investigation turns into a massacre, leaving questions for a detective and a psychologist. (Watch on Netflix)


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. (Watch on Netflix)

No One Gets Out Alive

Desperate and without documentation, a woman from Mexico moves into a rundown Cleveland boardinghouse. Then the unsettling cries and eerie visions begin. (Watch on Netflix)

Scary Stories To Tell in the Dark

On the run from bullies, a group of trick-or-treating teenagers hide in a local haunted house and discover a trove of chilling tales unfolding within. (Watch on Netflix)


With his desperate parents in tow, an 11-year-old boy with a debilitating illness check into an isolated clinic to undergo experimental therapy. (Watch on Netflix)

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A family moves into a new home, where their son falls into a coma and eerie events begin to reveal something far more sinister is lurking in the house. (Watch on Netflix)

Friday the 13th

At Crystal Lake, Clay searches for his missing sister as a hockey-masked killer targets him and a group of teens in this reboot of the horror franchise. (Watch on Netflix)


Have you watched any of these horror movies on Netflix?

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