Best Scary Movies on Netflix Right Now to Watch

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Best Scary Movies on Netflix to Watch Now

Horror movies are up there with holding spiders, riding Nemesis at Alton Towers, and camping alone in the woods for some people. From monsters and slashers to haunted hotels, here are the best horror movies to watch right now on Netflix.

The best horror movies of all time aren’t safe. This is because the best scary movies are the ones where you have absolutely no idea what’s going to happen next or where the next scare is coming from. Sometimes even the survival of one main character isn’t guaranteed. While horror movies have developed rules over the years.

Sometimes you just need a good scare. It doesn’t have to be a dark night or the chilly time around Halloween, any time is the ideal time to revisit the best scary movies ever made. Here is the list of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters Scary Movies on Netflix. 

 

Best Scary Movies on Netflix Right Now


1. Girl on the Third Floor

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Year: 2019

Director: Travis Stevens

Starring: CM Punk, Trieste Kelly Dunn, Sarah Brooks

Audio: English

Subtitles: English

Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery

Runtime: 93 minutes

Girl on the Third Floor proves a good old-fashioned haunted house story can still be entertaining – and put a fresh spin on established genre formula. The film tells the story of a deeply flawed man who renovates an old home for himself and his wife, and the supernatural events that ensue as they prepare to move in.

 


2. Annabelle Comes Home

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Year: 2019

Director: Gary Dauberman

Starring: Mckenna Grace, Madison Iseman, Katie Sarife

Audio: English

Subtitles: English

Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Runtime: 106 minutes

Determined to keep Annabelle from wreaking more havoc, demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren bring the possessed doll to the locked artifacts room in their home, placing her “safely” behind sacred glass and enlisting a priest’s holy blessing. But an unholy night of horror awaits as Annabelle awakens the evil spirits in the room, who all set their sights on a new target—the Warrens’ ten year- old daughter, Judy, and her friends.

 


3. Things Heard and Seen

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Year: 2021

Director: Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini

Starring: Amanda Seyfried, James Norton, Natalia Dyer

Audio: English

Subtitles: English

Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Runtime: 121 minutes

Based on the novel All Things Cease to Appear by Elizabeth Brundage, Things Heard and Seen follow a Manhattan couple who moves to a historic hamlet in the Hudson Valley and come to discover that their marriage has a sinister darkness, one that rivals their new home’s history.

 


4. Hereditary

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Year: 2018

Director: Ari Aster

Starring: Toni Collette, Alex Wolff, Milly Shapiro

Audio: English

Subtitles: English

Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Runtime: 127 minutes

Hereditary uses its classic setup as the framework for a harrowing, uncommonly unsettling horror film whose cold touch lingers long beyond the closing credits. In the film, When Ellen, the matriarch of the Graham family, passes away, her daughter’s family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry. The more they discover, the more they find themselves trying to outrun the sinister fate they seem to have inherited.

 


5. The 8th Night

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Year: 2021

Director: Kim Tae-hyoung

Starring: Lee Sung-min, Park Hae-joon, Kim You-jung

Audio: English, Spanish, Hindi, Korean, Brazilian Portuguese

Subtitles: English, Spanish, Korean, Chinese

Genre:  Thriller, Horror 

Runtime: 115 minutes

The film depicts the struggle of the exorcist to stop the resurrection of the two mysterious beings that tormented humans and were locked up in 2 caskets for 2500 years. The 8th Night has enough captivating mystery and horror that viewers, confused or not, shouldn’t get easily bored from watching this movie.

 


6. The Maid

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Year: 2020

Director: Lee Thongkham

Starring: Theerapat Sajakul, Savika Chaiyadej, Kannaporn Puangthong

Audio: Thai

Subtitles: English, Thai

Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Runtime: 100 minutes

Joy, a young woman from the country is hired as the new maid of a royal house, replacing the previous maid who disappeared under mysterious circumstances. One night, she encounters the maid who is haunting and terrorizing the family. Joy works to uncover the reason behind the former maid’s disappearance.

 


7. Us (2019 film)

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Year: 2019

Director: Jordan Peele

Starring: Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss

Audio: English

Subtitles: English

Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Runtime: 116 minutes

Jordan Peele’s second inventive, ambitious horror film, follows Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave) and Winston Duke (Black Panther), an endearing American family, who pitted against a terrifying and uncanny opponent: doppelgängers of themselves.

 


8. The 3rd Eye

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Year: 2018

Director: Rocky Soraya

Starring: Jessica Mila, Denny Sumargo, Citra Prima

Audio: English, Indonesian

Subtitles: English, Indonesian

Genre: Horror

Runtime: 107 minutes

It revolves around the young Abel (Bianca Hello) who is seeing mysterious things around her family’s home. As a kid she had a hard time convincing her parents and elder sister about the sightings but 12 years later, her elder sister too, starts seeing malevolent beings inside their house.

 


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9. It Chapter Two

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Year: 2019

Director: Andrés Muschietti

Starring: Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Bill Hader

Audio: English

Subtitles: English

Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Runtime: 170 minutes

Set in 2016, 27 years after the events of It (2017), this film centers on the Losers Club as they reunite to destroy It once and for all, though their decades-long separation from one another means that they have mostly forgotten the terror they endured during their adolescence. The website’s critical consensus reads, “It Chapter Two proves bigger doesn’t always mean scarier for horror sequels, but a fine cast and faithful approach to the source material keep this follow-up afloat.”

 


10. Happy Death Day 2

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Year: 2019

Director: Christopher Landon

Starring: Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Phi Vu

Audio: English

Subtitles: English

Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Runtime: 96 minutes

A funnier follow-up with a sci-fi bent, Happy Death Day 2U isn’t as fiendishly fresh as its predecessor, but fans of the original may still find this a sequel worth celebrating. The film again follows Tree Gelbman (Rothe), who is accidentally transported to another dimension, where she must relive a different version of the same day repeatedly as she tries to return home, while a new killer is on the loose.

 


11. Eli

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Year: 2019

Director: Ciarán Foy

Starring: Charlie Shotwell, Lili Taylor, Kelly Reilly

Audio: English

Subtitles: English

Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Runtime: 98 minutes

Intermittently effective if not wholly successful, Eli offers horror fans a handful of jump scares in search of a truly terrifying story. The film follows a boy with a rare autoimmune disease whose taken by his parents to a private medical facility to be cured and suddenly begins to experience paranormal occurrences.

 


12. In the Tall Grass

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Year: 2019

Director: Vincenzo Natali

Starring: Patrick Wilson, Laysla De Oliveira, Avery Whitted

Audio: English

Subtitles: English

Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Runtime: 90 minutes

Based on Stephen King and Joe Hill’s 2012 novella of the same name, In the Tall Grass follows two siblings a brother and sister, who enter a field of tall grass to rescue a boy, but they soon realize they cannot escape and something evil lurks in the grass. 

 


13. The Cloverfield Paradox

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Year: 2019

Director: Julius Onah

Starring: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, David Oyelowo, Daniel Brühl

Audio: English

Subtitles: English

Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Runtime: 102 minutes

Brilliant casting is overshadowed by a muddled mix of genres and storylines that scratch more heads than sci-fi itches in The Cloverfield Paradox. It follows an international group of astronauts aboard a space station who, after using a particle accelerator to try to solve Earth’s energy crisis, must find a way home when the planet seemingly vanishes.

 


14. Insidious: Chapter 4

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Year: 2018

Director: Adam Robitel

Starring: Lin Shaye, Leigh Whannell, Angus Sampson

Audio: English

Subtitles: English

Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Runtime: 103 minutes

In the supernatural thriller, which welcomes back franchise standout Lin Shaye as Dr. Elise Rainier, the brilliant parapsychologist faces her most fearsome and personal haunting yet: in her own family home. The website’s critical consensus reads, “Insidious: The Last Key offers franchise star Lin Shaye another welcome opportunity to take the lead, but her efforts aren’t enough to rescue this uninspired sequel.”

 


Best Horror Movies on Netflix Right Now


15. The Ritual

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Year: 2017

Director: David Bruckner

Starring: Arsher Ali, Rob James-Collier, Rafe Spall

Audio: English

Subtitles: English

Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Runtime: 94 minutes

Director David Bruckner makes evocative use of the Scandinavian setting and a dedicated cast to deliver a handsome — if familiar — horror story. In the film, four old friends from university set out to hike through the Scandinavian wilderness. But a wrong turn leads them into the dark and mysterious forests of Norse legend, where an ancient evil still exists and stalks them at every turn.It is based on the 2011 novel The Ritual by Adam Nevill.

 


16. Don’t Listen

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Year: 2020

Director: Angel Gómez Hernández

Starring: Rodolfo Sancho, Ana Fernández, Ramón Barea

Audio: German, English, European Spanish

Subtitles: English, European Spanish, French, Chinese

Genre:  Horror

Runtime: 73 minutes

In this film, settling into new home, Daniel and Sara aren’t aware of haunting in the house. That is, until their nine-year-old son, Eric, starts hearing voices. When Eric’s father also hears pleas for help from an unknown voice, he seeks a paranormal expert to solve the mystery.

 


17. The Open House

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Year: 2018

Director: Matt Angel, Suzanne Coote

Starring: Dylan Minnette, Piercey Dalton, Patricia Bethune

Audio: English

Subtitles: English

Genre: Horror, Thriller

Runtime: 94 minutes

Netflix continued their scary streak with The Open House, a home invasion horror flick starring 13 Reasons Why‘s Dylan Minnette. In the film, a tragedy, a mother and her teen son move to a relative’s vacant vacation home, where eerie and unexplained forces conspire against them. 

 


18. Veronica

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Year: 2017

Director: Paco Plaza

Starring: Sandra Escacena, Claudia Placer, Bruna González

Audio: European Spanish

Subtitles: English, European Spanish

Genre: Horror

Runtime: 105 minutes

It is loosely based on true events from the 1991 Vallecas case where Estefanía Gutiérrez Lázaro died mysteriously after she used a ouija board. A scarily effective horror outing, Veronica proves it doesn’t take fancy or exotic ingredients to craft skin-crawling genre thrills.

 


19. The Curse of La Llorona

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Year: 2019

Director: Michael Chaves

Starring: Linda Cardellini, Raymond Cruz, Patricia Velasquez

Audio: English, Spanish

Subtitles: English, Spanish

Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Runtime: 93 minutes

The timeless Hispanic legend comes to terrifying life in “The Curse of La Llorona.” She is The Weeping Woman and those who hear her death call in the night are doomed. She creeps in the shadows and preys on the children, desperate to replace her own. In 1970s Los Angeles, La Llorona is stalking the night—and the children. Ignoring the eerie warning of a troubled mother suspected of child endangerment, a social worker and her own small kids are soon drawn into a frightening supernatural realm. Their only hope to survive La Llorona’s deadly wrath may be a disillusioned priest and the mysticism he practices to keep evil at bay, on the fringes where fear and faith collide.

 


20. A Classic Horror Story

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Year: 2021

Director: Roberto De Feo, Paolo Strippoli

Starring: Matilda Lutz, Francesco Russo, Peppino Mazzotta

Audio: English, Italian

Subtitles: English, Italian

Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Runtime: 95 minutes

Five people travelling by camper crash into a tree. When they recover, the road they were driving on has been replaced by an impenetrable forest and a wooden house. A Classic Horror Story has been described as “the Italian Midsommar meets Texas Chain Saw Massacre.”

 


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