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The 10 Best Horror Movies on Netflix Right Now

Horror movies have a different kind of audience and a very different excitement when one watches it. While there are tons of movies to watch in this genre, there is a tough competition between what to see and what not to. For horror fans, or for every other genre for that matter, we patiently scroll the list of movies to weed out the less interesting ones. We have a list of those hidden gems that you have been searching for. Horror fans will love this 10 best horror scary movies on Netflix right now. ou can skip. 

The 10 Best Horror Movies on Netflix Right Now

1. 1922 

Director: Zak Hilditch
Main Cast: Thomas Jane, Molly Parker, Dylan Schmid

This movie features Thomas Jane as Wilfred James in the character of a provincial man. This movie is an adaptation of Stephen King and is sure to stay in your blood. Wilfred James manipulates his teenage son (Dylan Schmid) and brainwashes him into killing his mother (Molly Parker).

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All the drama so that she cannot ask for a share in the family’s money and ships off to the big city. Son and father now struggle to cope with their deed and try to survive their now-cursed life as killers.

 

2. Apostle (2018)

Director: Gareth Evans
Main Cast: Dan Stevens, Richard Elfyn, Paul Higgins

Apostle is a Netflix original from the director of The Raid; Gareth Edwards. He moves from action to horror in this period piece about a man who goes to rescue his sister from a remote cult. It starts as something dreamy and scary. The climax and the end are grosser and darker. 

 

3. As Above, So Below (2014)

Director: John Erick Dowdle
Main Cast: Perdita Weeks, Ben Feldman, Edwin Hodge

This is the story of a group of tourists who are dumb and get into serious trouble when they discovered that the Catacombs of Paris deserved a better fate. This film came out around the time when people were just sick of found footage films but has developed a cult following in the years since for a reason. 

 

4. The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016)

Director: André Øvredal
Main Cast: Brian Cox, Emile Hirsch, Ophelia Lovibond

A horror movie with a perfect setup is The Autopsy of Jane Doe. Brian Cox and Emile Hirsch star as a coroner and his son in a small town. The horror begins when they get a late-night delivery of a body and they are unable to comprehend the reason. The body’s exterior looks pristine but everything on the inside is a mess. 

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As the story progresses, they’re trying to solve the mystery, when things get very, very creepy. The final scenes get incredibly goofy, but the opening chaos of this smash-hit Netflix Original is pretty effective and Sandra Bullock is excellent throughout. 

 

5. The Blackcoat’s Daughter

Director: Oz Perkins
Main Cast: Emma Roberts, Kiernan Shipka, Lucy Boynton

Another creepy, horror film by Anthony Perkins. Starring Emma Roberts, Kiernan Shipka, and Lucy Boynton. Shipka and Boynton are two girls at a boarding school. The story is around their school days when during a long break, things seem to be going awkward, on a little supernatural level. Roberts is on another plotline in the meanwhile on her way to school. The two arcs converge in an unforgettable final act.

 

6. Calibre (2018)

Director: Matt Palmer
Main Cast: Jack Lowden, Martin McCann, Tony Curran

Calibre is more of a thriller than a horror film. The film ends with chills beneath your spines and hence qualifies into the category of horror movies. The story is about two Scotsmen who go hunting and are trapped in a horrible accident that results in the shooting of a young boy. Little do they know that covering up a child’s death never works! 

7. Cam (2018)

Director: Daniel Goldhaber
Main Cast: Madeline Brewer, Patch Darragh, Melora Walters

The film stars Madeline Brewer as a cam girl who wakes up one day to find out that she’s still online. Or wait, she realizes that someone who exactly like her is still online. Is that even a possibility? Don’t be horrified and watch the movie till the end to find out. Apart from the horror story, Brewer’s performance is one of the best in the entire list of the best scary horror movies.

8. Candyman (1992)

Director: Bernard Rose
Main Cast: Virginia Madsen, Xander Berkeley, Tony Todd

 

Yes, that Candyman. Before the remake comes out, revisit the 1992 horror classic, a movie that’s probably a lot better than you remember. Sure, you remember the bees and the urban legend riff on a boogeyman who appears if you saw his name, but did you realize how smart this movie is about social and racial issues? Or how well it uses Chicago as a backdrop? It’s an incredibly effective movie that hasn’t just held up over the last nearly-30 years but gotten better with age.

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9. Cargo (2018)

Director: James Dylan
Main Cast: Eliot, Danika Fields, J.C. Maçek III 

 

There is a recent zombie wave in the horror movie scenario right now. The movie stars Martin Freeman whose wife just died because of a severe infection. Within 48 hours, he might become one of the walking dead roaming the Australian landscape, and in that time he must find a suitable haven for his baby daughter. A very well acted movie that adds a few wrinkles to the standard zombie mythology.

10. Child’s Play (1988)

Director: Tom Holland
Main Cast: Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon, Alex Vincent

 

Remember Chucky? We all loved the character, isn’t it? The homicidal doll made a comeback in the summer of 2019, and the original franchise is still going strong with another sequel in production. Freddy and Jason had hung up on Chucky long back. But this movie is making a comeback from where it all began. A classic horror movie that had instilled a fear in the whole generation on throwing away their toys. 

 

Adults, teenagers alike have a taste for horror thrillers. They get super scary, they remain in your head and mind for a longer time than expected, they create a mess in your mind each time something relatable comes up and they are the scariest to watch for people living alone.

Yet, this genre has a fan base, and directors are bold enough to give us such real-life horror to watch. Kudos to their guts too to survive in such a set up during the shooting period. You must be having some tales associated with watching horror movies with friends or family or alone.

Let us know in the comments below. 

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