Dying for something to watch this weekend? We’ve scared up the best Horror Movies on Netflix. From slashers and vampire slayers to killer clowns and cam-girl clones, these dozen picks are sure to satisfy any Horror fan.
Director: Ari Aster
This debut feature from Ari Aster was cemented by many critics as an “instant horror classic” by breaking traditional horror tropes and creating its own unique spin on familial fate and inheritance. Without revealing too much, buckle up for a ride unlike any other horror movie to date with this one – and expect it to stick with you for a while.
The Platform (2019)
Director: Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia
A fantastic mashup of social commentary and midnight movie, The Platform is a fierce and stylish statement on race, class and the collective good and evil of humanity. Although a bit on the nose with it’s message, the impressive twists and limited setting make for a daring and fantastic debut feature from Gaztelu- Urrutia, clearly taking inspiration from sci-fi movies like Snowpiercer and Cube.
Director: Damien Leone
Based on a character from the anthology “All Hallows Eve”, this 80s slasher throwback follows Art the Clown on Halloween night as he sets his sights on terrorizing anyone who gets in his way. Come for the clown, stay for the incredibly detailed and gory kills. Slasher and 80s horror movie fans, don’t sleep on this one!
The Babysitter (2017)
Essentially a satanic chase movie, The Babysitter is equal parts sexy, hilarious and gory which make for a fast paced and fantastic no brainer watch. This hilariously schlocky occult comedy also gave birth to new horror “it girl” Samara Weaving with her incredible performance throughout.
Girl On the Third Floor (2019)
Director: Travis Stevens
Haunted Houses might not exactly be a fresh concept in horror, however this directorial debut from Travis Stevens proves a good old fashioned haunting can still be entertaining, while putting a new spin on the very established sub genre. The Girl on The Third Floor satisfies from beginning to gory end. PS: Have to give it up to wrestling icon CM Punk for his portrayal of an absolutely unlikeable husband that helps drive this experimental film’s conclusion.
The Perfection (2018)
Director: Richard Shepard
Troubled musical prodigy Charlotte (Allison Williams) seeks out the new star pupil Elizabeth (Logan Browning), this encounter leads them down a sinister and shocking journey full of twists, turns and body horror galore. For those who like their films much darker than mainstream studio projects (this one is a Netflix Original), The Perfection is right up your alley. Absolutely avoid this one if you have hemophobia or don’t enjoy oozing gore.
Director: Daniel Goldhaber
Techno-horror indie hit CAM is smart, suspenseful and visually jarring. Set in the world of webcam porn, we follow Alice, the ambitious camgirl who one day discovers she’s been replaced by an exact replica of herself. As the copy begins to push boundaries, the control that Alice has over herself quickly vanishes. This tightly wound thriller keps us guessing the entire runtime while still having a lot to say about voyeurism, loss of identity and loneliness.
From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
Director: Quentin Tarantino & Robert Rodriguez
Pulpy crime drama and vampire film hybrid from filmmaking icons Tarantino and Rodriguez is kind of a mess, but also an incredibly enjoyable B movie romp. Cameos from genre legends throughout (Tom Savini) (Fred Williamson) (Cheech Marin) add to this ridiculously bloody fun Mexican Vampire Western. It’s hard to find anything bad about this movie and if you haven’t already seen it, you are missing out on one of THE best Horror movies on Netflix.
Director: John Carpenter
What do Twin Peaks, New Mexico and James Woods have in common? If you guess John Carpenter’s Vampires congrats! This Vampire hunting movie starring Sheryl Lee (Laura Palmer) and James Woods is set in rural New Mexico, following hunters ambushed by and combating the evil 600 year old Vampire Valek. Sounds ridiculous? Well it is, and similar to From Dusk Till Dawn, this overall goofy Vampire movie deserves at least a one time watch.
Director: Julius Avery
Part reivionsist war drama, part zombie thrill ride, and part balls to the wall genre gorefest. Overlord offers something for everyone who’s a fan of B movies. Follow American paratroopers as they destroy Nazi zombies in occupied France in this thrilling, mysterious and bold action packed ride. DISCLAIMER: If the idea of reanimated Anne Frank offends you, avoid at all costs.
Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Bram Stoker’s Dracula is remembered more for its often hammy acting and Keanu’s highly questionable English accent than the stunning sets, amazing costumes and buckets of blood spilled by director Francis Ford Coppala in a dreamlike Vampire opera that delivers far more in entertainment than narrative logic. Definitely one of the best Horror movies on Netflix!