15 Best Horror Movies on Netflix

9. Jaws (1975)

jaws (1975)

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Release Date on Netflix: Nov. 10th 2015
Director: Steven Spielberg
Runtime: 2h 4 min
IMDb Rating: 8.0
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 97%
MPAA Rating: PG
Streaming on: Netflix France, Denmark, Brazil

Even 42 years after its release, this movie still remains one of the most enthralling cinematic productions ever made. While it doesn’t exactly belong to the horror genre in the classical sense, it is an ongoing thrill-ride that manages to leverage fear all throughout the movie.

Jaws has a fantastic cast, featuring some incredibly talented actors, such as Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, and Richard Dreyfuss among others.

10. The Host (2006)

Release Date on Netflix: Jan. 5th 2014
Director: Joon-ho Bong
Runtime: 2h
IMDb Rating: 7.0
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 93%
MPAA Rating: R
Streaming on: Netflix USA, Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Australia, New Zealand

This South Korean production has a 7.0 rating on IMDB and is largely considered to be one of the best monster movies of its time. The plot focuses on a young father named Gang-Do Park and his family, who try to escape from a terrifying monster that emerges from Seoul’s Han River.

11. Hellraiser (1987)

Release Date on Netflix: Nov. 30th, 2011
Director: Clive Barker
Runtime: 1h 34 min
IMDb Rating: 7.0
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 63%
MPAA Rating: R
Streaming on: Netflix USA

Hellraiser was released in 1987 and is arguably one of the best horror movies currently streaming on Netflix. This is Clive Barker’s first big directorial debut and it focuses on an unfaithful wife that encounters the zombie of her dead lover, who was brought back into existence by a drop of blood on the floor.

The plot thickens as the man is being hounded by a group of S&M demons called the Cenobites, who are trying to bring him back into their underworld.

12. Wes Craven’s New Nightmare (1994)

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Release Date on Netflix: May 1st, 2015
Director: Wes Craven
Runtime:  1h 52 min
IMDb Rating: 6.4
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 78%
MPAA Rating: R
Streaming on: Netflix USA

This is one of the most underrated movies ever directed by Wes Craven, whose big success came with the Scream franchise. New Nightmare is the sequel to Nightmare on Elm Street and it focuses on a demonic entity that uses Freddy Krueger as a portal to the real world.

13. Creep (2014)

Release Date on Netflix: July 14th, 2015
Director: Patrick Brice
Runtime: 1h 17 min
IMDb Rating: 6.2
Rotten Tomatoes Score:  96%
MPAA Rating: R
Streaming on: Netflix USA

Creep was directed by Patrick Brice and released on June 23rd, 2015. The plot focuses on a videographer that decides to answer a Craigslist ad for a one-day job in a remote mountain town in order to capture the last messages of a dying man.

As the story progresses, the man’s messages become darker and more sinister and he ultimately discovers that his client is far from what he had initially appeared to be.

14. Gerald’s Game (2017)

Release Date on Netflix: September 29th, 2017
Director:  Mike Flanagan
Runtime: 1h 43 min
IMDb Rating: 7.0
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 90%
MPAA Rating: TV-MA
Streaming on: Netflix USA

This newly-released horror movie is based on a Stephen King novel and has Mike Flannagan as director. In the attempt to spice up their love life, a married couple decides to go to a remote lake house, where Jessie is being handcuffed to the bed by her husband Gerald. The story takes an unexpected turn, though, when Gerald dies and leaves her stranded in what becomes an impossible fight for survival.

15. We Are Still Here (2015)

Release Date on Netflix: May 15th, 2016
Director: Ted Geoghegan
Runtime: 1h 24 min
IMDb Rating: 5.7
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 95%
MPAA Rating: NR
Streaming on: Netflix USA

Paul and Anne attempt to start a new life after their teenage son is tragically killed in a car crash. They move to the quiet New York countryside, where they soon become victims of a family of vengeful spirits residing in their new home.

They now have to relive their sorrow and fight for survival, as the dark ghosts attempt to drag both their souls, as well as their dead son’s soul, into hell with them.

That concludes our list of the best Netflix horror movies. Check them all out and let us know what you think in the comments below. Did we miss any of your favorites? For more related content, be sure to go through our selection of the best Halloween movies on Netflix this year.

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