Streaming giant Netflix is no stranger to the horror genre. As of February 2018, they have collected a massive back catalog of streaming titles, both older content and exclusive originals. But, with so many horror movies to choose from, navigating for the gems hiding among the pack can be a tedious task. No need to sit down for a disappointment- we’ve gone through all of the horror movies on Netflix for you, and we’ve isolated the best picks.

Are you ready to STREAM AND SCREAM?

Without further ado, here are the:

10 Best Movies Horror Movies on Netflix (US)


The Ritual (2017)

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Director: David Bruckner

Writer:  Joe Barton, Based on the Novel by Adam Nevill 

Starring:  Rafe SpallArsher AliRobert James-Collier

Reuniting after the tragic death of their friend, four college pals set out to hike through the Scandinavian wilderness. A wrong turn leads them into the mysterious forests of Norse legend, where an ancient evil exists and stalks them at every turn. Read my Full Review of The Ritual here.


Oculus (2013)

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Director: Mike Flanagan

Writer: Mike FlanaganJeff Howard

Starring:  Karen GillanBrenton ThwaitesKatee Sackhoff

Haunted by the violent demise of their parents 10 years earlier, adult siblings Kaylie (Karen Gillan) and Tim (Brenton Thwaites) are now struggling to rebuild their relationship. Kaylie suspects that their antique mirror, known as the Lasser Glass, is behind the tragedy. The seemingly harmless reflections contain a malevolent, supernatural force that infects the mind of anyone who gazes into it. As Kaylie gets closer to the truth, the siblings become caught in the mirror’s evil spell.


The Babadook (2014)

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Director: Jennifer Kent

Writer: Jennifer Kent

Starring:  Essie DavisNoah WisemanDaniel Henshall

A troubled widow (Essie Davis) discovers that her son is telling the truth about a monster that entered their home through the pages of a children’s book.


Tucker and Dale vs. Evil (2010)

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Director: Eli Craig

Writer: Eli CraigMorgan Jurgenson

Starring: Tyler LabineAlan TudykKatrina Bowden

Two scruffy pals’ (Tyler Labine, Alan Tudyk) backwoods vacation takes a bloody turn when ignorant college students mistake them for a pair of murderous hillbillies. 


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Creep (2014)

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Director: Patrick Brice

Writer: Patrick Brice, Mark Duplass

Starring: Patrick Brice, Mark Duplass

Aaron answers an online ad and drives to a stranger’s house to film him for the day. The man wants to make a movie for his unborn child, but his requests become more bizarre as the day goes along.


Creep 2 (2017)

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Director: Patrick Brice

Writer: Patrick Brice, Mark Duplass

Starring:  Karan SoniMark DuplassDesiree Akhavan

A video artist looking for work drives to a remote house in the forest to meet a man claiming to be a serial killer. But after agreeing to spend the day with him, she soon realizes that she made a deadly mistake.


The Conjuring (2013)

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Director: James Wan

Writer: Chad HayesCarey W. Hayes

Starring:  Patrick WilsonVera FarmigaRon Livingston

In 1970, paranormal investigators and demonologists Lorraine (Vera Farmiga) and Ed (Patrick Wilson) Warren are summoned to the home of Carolyn (Lili Taylor) and Roger (Ron Livingston) Perron. The Perrons and their five daughters have recently moved into a secluded farmhouse, where a supernatural presence has made itself known. Though the manifestations are relatively benign at first, events soon escalate in horrifying fashion, especially after the Warrens discover the house’s macabre history.


It Follows (2014)

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Director: David Robert Mitchell

Writer: David Robert Mitchell

Starring:  Maika MonroeKeir GilchristOlivia Luccardi

After carefree teenager Jay (Maika Monroe) sleeps with her new boyfriend, Hugh (Jake Weary), for the first time, she learns that she is the latest recipient of a fatal curse that is passed from victim to victim via sexual intercourse. Death, Jay learns, will creep inexorably toward her as either a friend or a stranger. Jay’s friends don’t believe her seemingly paranoid ravings, until they too begin to see the phantom assassins and band together to help her flee or defend herself.



The Devil’s Candy (2015)

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Director: Sean Byrne

Writer: Sean Byrne

Starring:  Ethan EmbryShiri ApplebyPruitt Taylor Vince

A struggling painter is possessed by satanic forces after he and his young family move into their dream home in rural Texas, in this creepy haunted-house tale.


Jaws (1975)

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Director: Steven Spielberg

Writer:  Peter Benchley, Carl Gottlieb, Based on the Novel By Peter Benchley

Starring:  Roy ScheiderRobert ShawRichard Dreyfuss

When a young woman is killed by a shark while skinny-dipping near the New England tourist town of Amity Island, police chief Martin Brody (Roy Scheider) wants to close the beaches, but mayor Larry Vaughn (Murray Hamilton) overrules him, fearing that the loss of tourist revenue will cripple the town. Ichthyologist Matt Hooper (Richard Dreyfuss) and grizzled ship captain Quint (Robert Shaw) offer to help Brody capture the killer beast, and the trio engage in an epic battle of man vs. nature.


There you have it, our top 10 picks for horror movies streaming on Netflix! If you’d like to add a suggestion into the mix, sound off in the comments below, or recommend it over in our Horror Group on Facebook!

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