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:
Based on true events, this spine-chiller tells the story of a New England family who begins having encounters with spirits in their farmhouse.
A rookie cop assigned to guard a defunct police station for one final night discovers the terrifying reason that the site is being abandoned. (Watch on Netflix)
Now young adults, sibs Tim and Kaylie are still trying to recover from — and get to the bottom of — their parents’ deaths more than a decade ago. (Watch on Netflix)
In need of cash to help her sick brother, a young woman agrees to take part in a lethal winner-takes-all parlor game hosted by a sadistic millionaire. (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)
Four college kids heading to Coachella can’t resist a detour to some occult true crime sites that could derail their trip — and their lives. (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)
A couple stranded in a rural town falls into the hands of a group of children who murder all of the town’s adults at the command of their leader. (Watch on Netflix)
Tortured by frightening dreams at night and a young boy’s ghost during the day, a teen turns to a spiritual adviser for help in this eerie thriller. (Watch on Netflix)
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