Look. It’s October and we know you want to watch fright movies until you’re scared of all that is moves.

But you don’t want to invest all the money to go to the theater or digitally rent them. Netflix is the obvious first choice. Nonetheless, Netflix is full of numerous, numerous, numerous bad repugnance movies not worth your time. Perhaps you’ve read some of the independent good ones like The Babadook and Troll Hunter currently available on the streaming service, but you want to dig deeper. But how do you know what’s good?

What you need is someone who has squandered probably hundreds of hours scouring the merits of the Netflix barrel trying to find the veiled diamonds in the rough, rough fright selections.

I have done this task for you. I have watched so many terrifying movies to find the best for you. And I present the top 13 here.

The Invitation

I’m a huge love of slow burn movies, and movies about faiths The Invitation is both of those happens. It’s the newest film on this list, released in 2015, and it tells the story of a husband taking his girlfriend to a dinner party at his estranged ex-wife’s mansion with her new partner. Coping with the notion of suffering, loss, credence and escapism, The Invitation attracts you in as you try to untangle just what these legions are up to and what they believe to be the responses to life’s pain.

It’s not an amazing movie, but it’s very well implemented and good for some tense dread.


Pontypool is a gimmicky cinema, but one that mostly wreaks. An old washed up shock jock, Grant Mazzy, has ascertained himself wreaking the midnight shift in the small titular township of Pontypool. He detests the number of jobs, himself and everything about their own lives. Then, announces start “re coming back” of an unique commotion and he’s left all alone in his radio booth while everything begins to go to hell outside.

The perspective stays in the radio station and so most of the apprehension is locked within both your and Mazzy’s imagination as calls and reports only reveal so much of the perturbing statu. It doesn’t fairly stick the landing, but it’s fairly entertaining while it lasts.


Honeymoon is a great movie about two newlyweds( one of them Game of Thrones’ Rose Leslie) taking their post-marriage vacation in a cabin in the timbers. It isn’t long before the creepiness embarks. And, my friends, “its by” creeeeeeepy .

This is one of those horror movies where you don’t actually just knowing that the external threat is until afterwards in the film and even when it’s( kinda) disclosed, the apprehension increases even more. Paranoia, hallucinations and a sprinkling of person fright make this truly one of best available hidden gems buried in Netflix’s trash heap.


Due to his many other characters on many other creations, you’d be forgiven if you didn’t recall Mark Duplass ( The Puffy Chair, Togetherness, The League ) could pull off starring in a fright movie. Well, you should watch Creep and it will change your mind.

My man Mark plays a succumbing person or persons hires a freelance videographer to film something like a memoriam for the child he’s leaving behind. He has a very positive outlook on it and tries to show his guest a good time. Then occasions take a turn.

This is a very good thriller that represents you abysmally suspicious of every stranger you meet.


If the words “Turkish horror film” don’t form you anxious, you haven’t watched enough of them. In Baskin , a wino van of police officers get lost in the backwoods of Turkey and wind up somewhere otherworldly. It is possibly hell.

From beginning to end, this high abstraction cinema leaves you speculating what you’re watching and whether it’s actually happening to the characters or in their memory. It’s weird and twisted and revolting and inexplicable and crazy and a lot of recreation to watch if you’re into some light stuff.

Just be warned: Baskin is a strictly terrifying experience.

From the Dark

Ireland should certainly had a renaissance in repugnance films the last five to 10 years. With strong names like The Canal and The Hallow including information on Netflix, I anticipated I would foreground Under the Dark as a pretty great broken-down-car fib that turns into a monster movie.

Two 20 -somethings are driving through rural Ireland and they happen upon an age-old farmhouse that currently being unearthed something dreadful.

It’s moderately rote, but very well done as the couple tries to scaped the lurk monster and stay alive with the environmental issues in which they are lodged. Emphatically worth watching.

The Mirror

So, most everything about The Mirror sounds like you should reel your eyes at it.

It’s a found footage movie based around a guy who buys a recurred reflect off of Ebay and tries to cinema the hauntedness while his roommates suffer the consequences.

HOWEVER, it actually is super well done. The friction of the close-fisted seat genuinely ups the anticipation. If I’ve learned nothing about myself while watching so many fright cinemas, it’s that the smaller the setting and scope of a movie, the very best. This list is predominantly representative of that, and I suppose The Mirror truly nails that sense of intense proximity that holds the danger so closer to you. I truly, certainly enjoy this movie.

The Houses October Built

In periods of scope, The Houses October Built is a good deal big, but still as scary.

It’s a found footage fake-documentary that follows some hard core haunted residence maniacs, winding their course across the Southern United States, trying to find the best ones. They catch jazz of an underground system of ultra-violent entertainments and stuffs begin to get extremely terrifying as some of the same ghouls appear to be following them across commonwealth lines.

The Houses October Built is a extremely chilling and gritty look at chasing frights and being careful what you wish for.

Last Shift

Last Shift is not possible to the strongest, most effective horror movie, but what it deficiencies in substance, it does up for in heart and execution( pun proposed ).

This ghost story certificates a lone rookie police officer driving the last switching in a dilapidated police station wear some horribly devilish sh* t went down. And, wouldn’t you know it, the unrepentant monsters who died there exactly won’t stay dead.

Definitely watch Last Shift when you’ve realise all the movies on this list and requirement something more.

The Sacrament

The Sacrament is, admittedly, scribe/ director Ti West’s worst movie, but that doesn’t aim it’s a bad one! Plus, it’s the only one of his on Netflix.

Still, this felt footage expedition of a Vice reporter probing an Africa-based cult certainly furnishes some chilling moments, along with many contacts of West’s signature, slow-burning dread.

West’s other fright cinemas The Innkeepers and the genuinely enormous House of the Devil appear sometimes on Netlix. So, if nothing else, watch this as an cheer bouche for his other movies.

The Taking of Deborah Logan

I remember entering The Taking of Deborah Logan with a medium quantity of skepticism. I’ve experienced a fair quantity of possession movies and most paint-by-numbers scheme follow the same routine.

This movie came a sincere surprise. The phenomenal move of its leading( possessed) girl Jill Larson sees this found footage movie stand out. She plays an older girl suffering from dementia and clearly quite a bit more as her family conflicts between attending for her and existing her severe identity turn.

In Fear

Yet another “Irish” horror film stirs this list! Unfortunately, In Fear is only set in Ireland, but not filmed there.

This great, tight, actually spooky movie is about two juveniles trying to get home from a music gala in the back roads of Ireland. Occasions take a terrifying change as their street journey becomes the target for a crazy play played by an undetermined number of parties. And the bets raise higher and higher as the results of misplacing get revealed.

Again, small-time proportion, intense focus on the tale and a genuinely nerve-wracking scheme draw In Fear one to watch.

Here Comes the Devil

Whoo boy. Here Comes the Devil is my personal favorite hide Netflix fright movie.

It is a batsh* t crazed Mexican film that watches a married couple lose their children in the wild outback, find them the next day and gradually realise just what they actually brought back with them.

It is eerie and compelling and constantly stirs you wonder just what in “the hells going on”. As the story continues its wayward, bonkers journey you can only watch with a mouth wide open at the unfolding events.

Here Come the Devil grabs onto your leg and won’t let go, like a feral, starving coyote overjoyed to come upon such fresh meat in the wilds of Netflix refuse.

Of course, this is not a complete list. But, for the time being, I am confident that true lovers of fright knows where to find many things of value in this list.

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