Top 15 best horror movies to watch on Netflix

Want to scare yourself? Here is a list of the 15 best horror movies to (re)discover on Netflix. Chills guaranteed.

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You are fans of the genre horror Or do you just want to scare yourself? We made you a list of the 15 best horror films to (re) see on the streaming platform Netflix. Horror films (which play with the spectator’s anxiety), slashers (which feature a killer or even a serial killer) or even zombie films.

1) The best horror movies to watch on Netflix: Usby Jordan Peele

Us, by Jordan Peele / Credit: Netflix

Release date : 2019

Cast: Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss (heroine of series The handmaid’s tale).

Pitch: A family’s dream beach vacation turns into a nightmare when their creepy selves show up outside their house…

IMDb rating: 6.8/10

From the same director: get out (equally scary), which won the Oscar for best original screenplay in 2018.

2) The best horror movies to watch on Netflix: Thatby Andes Muschietti

That, by Andès Muschietti / Credit: Netflix

Release date : 2017

Cast: Jaeden Martell, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis.

Pitch: As other youngsters go missing, ostracized children must face their greatest fears in the guise of a terrifying murderous clown.

IMDb rating: 7.3/10

Other adaptations by the author: Stephen King, literary master of horror, has seen many of his books and short stories adapted for film as That. On netflixyou can find the films In the tall grass Where 1922or the series The Mist.

3) The best horror movies to watch on Netflix: army of the deadby Zack Snyder

Army of the dead, by Zack Snyder / Credit: Netflix

Release date : 2021

Cast: Dave Bautista, Ella Purnell, Omari Hardwick.

Story : After a zombie attack in Las Vegas, a group of mercenaries tries a crazy bet: the most spectacular robbery of all time… in the quarantine zone.

IMDb rating: 5.7/10

Other zombie movies from the director: Known for the superhero films he directed, Zack Snyder began his directing career with a zombie film: Dawn of the Dead released in 2004. With Army of the dead, he reconnects with zombies. And he has no intention of stopping there. planet of the dead should be released in 2024.

4) The best horror movies to watch on Netflix: Poltergeistby Tobe Hooper

Poltergeist, by Tobe Hooper / Credit: Netflix

Release date : 1982

Cast: Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams, Beatrice Straight.

Story : Evil forces take over a suburban home to make it the setting for a supernatural spectacle, starring the youngest daughter of the family.

IMDb rating: 7.3/10

The first film of a trilogy: Poltergeist was followed by Poltergeist 2 (1986) and Poltergeist 3 (1988). A remake was also directed by Gil Kenan in 2015.

5) The best horror movies to watch on Netflix: Conjuring: The Warren Filesby James Wan

Conjuring: The Warren Files, by James Wan / Credit: Netflix

Release date : 2013

Cast: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Lili Taylor.

Pitch: Faced with terrifying supernatural phenomena after moving to a farm in Rhode Island, a family calls on a couple of renowned demonologists.

IMDb rating: 7.5/10

Inspired by a True Story : Conjuring: The Warren Files is inspired by two cases handled by ghost hunters Ed and Lorraine Warren, who actually existed.

6) The best horror movies to watch on Netflix: annabelleby John R. Leonetti

Annabelle, by John R. Leonetti / Credit: Netflix

Release date : 2014

Cast: Annabelle Wallis, Tard Horton, Tony Amendola.

Story : A husband gives his wife the perfect gift, a beautiful collectible doll, but the joy brought by the sinister object in the household is short-lived.

IMDb rating: 5.4/10

Filming anecdote: Two Annabelle dolls were made for the needs of the film: the first new, white, immaculate. The second damaged, much scarier.

7) The best horror movies to watch on Netflix: Halloweenby David Gordon Green

Halloween, by David Gordon Green / Credit: Netflix

Release date : 2018

Cast: Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak.

Story : The masked killer guilty of a night of killing spree on Halloween night escapes incarceration and targets the one who escaped him forty years ago and her family.

IMDb rating: 6.5/10

A saga that never ends: David Gordon Green’s film is the eleventh film in the Halloween film series and marks the fortieth anniversary of the original, released in 1978.

8) The best horror movies to watch on Netflix: Paranormal Activity 3by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman

Paranormal Activity 3, by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman / Credit: Netflix

Release date : 2011

Cast: Lauren Bittner, Christopher Nicholas Smith.

Pitch: A wicked and murderous spirit continues to haunt a San Diego home in this spine-chilling second sequel to the terrifying 2007 film Paranormal Activity.

IMDb rating: 5.8/10

A financial success: The first Paranormal Activity film is the highest-grossing American film of all time: made on a budget of $15,000, it grossed nearly $200 million upon release. For the second film, the budget was 3 million and made 176 million. Paranormal Activity 3 was made with $5 million and took in over $200 million.

9) The best horror movies to watch on Netflix: American Nightmareby James DeMonaco

American Nightmare, by James DeMonaco / Credit: Netflix

Release date : 2013

Cast: Ethan Hawke, Lena Headey, Max Burkholder.

Story : In a corrupt future where overstretched law enforcement authorizes the worst crimes night a year, someone knocks on James Sandin’s door.

IMDb rating: 5.7/10

The first film in a long line: American Nightmare, a real success in theaters, to give birth to a series of films and a television series, including American Nightmare 2: Anarchy and American Nightmare 3: Electionsavailable on Netflix.

10) The best horror movies to watch on Netflix: Insidious, chapter 2by James Wan

Insidious, chapter 2, by James Wan / Credit: Netflix

Release date : 2013

Cast: Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Ty Simpkins.

Pitch: As the Lambert family tries to recover from their son’s experience of being plagued by evil spirits, John is faced with his own frightening childhood.

IMDb rating: 6.6/10

A hyper-active director: Follower of the horror style, James Wan has directed several horror films: Saw (2004), Death Sentence (2007), Dead Silence (2007), Insidious (2010), Conjuring: The Warren Files (2013), Conjuring 2: The Enfield Case (2016), Malignant (2021).

11) The best horror movies to watch on Netflix: Fear Street – Part 1: 1994by Leigh Janick

Fear Street – Part 1: 1994, by Leigh Janick / Credit: Netflix

Release date : 2021

Cast: Kiana Madeira, Olivia Scott Welch, Benjamin Flores Jr.

Story : After a series of disappearances, a teenager and her friends take on an evil force that has plagued their town for centuries. Welcome to Shadyside.

IMDb rating: 6.2/10

Three films for the price of one: Also find on Netflix Fear Street – Part 2: 1978 and Fear Street – Part 3: 1666.

12) The best horror movies to watch on Netflix: The Nunby Corin Hardy

The Nun, by Corin Hardy / Credit: Netflix

Release date : 2018

Cast: Taissa Farmiga, Demian Bichir, Jonas Bloquet.

Pitch: A young nun travels to Romania with a priest to discover the secrets behind the presence of an evil spirit that has come to haunt a sacred site.

IMDb rating: 5.3/10

A sequel to Conjuring: The Nun (The Nun in VF and The nun in VQ) is centered on the character of Valak, introduced in Conjuring 2: The Enfield Case. It is the fifth film in the universe of Conjuring.

13) The best horror movies to watch on Netflix: Vampire, did you say vampire ?by Tom Holland

Vampire, did you say vampire?, by Tom Holland / Credit: Netflix

Release date : 1985

Cast: Chris Sarandon, William Ragsdale, Amanda Bearse.

Story : When he discovers that his new neighbor is a vampire, Charles asks Peter Vincent, an actor known for playing a ghost hunter, for help.

IMDb rating: 7.1/10

Namesake: Director Tom Holland has nothing to do with the actor Spiderman Tom Holland, of course. He made, among other things, child’s play first episode of the saga of chucky, Skin on bones adapted from the novel by Stephen King and The Langoliers (Stephen King again).

14) The best horror movies to watch on Netflix: not a soundby Mike Flanagan

Not a sound, by Mike Flanagan / Credit: Netflix

Release date : 2016

Cast: John Gallagher Jr., Kate Siegel, Michael Trucco.

Story : A deaf writer who has retreated deep into the woods to live in solitude must defend her life in silence when a masked killer appears at her window.

IMDb rating: 6.6/10

A Netflix exclusive: Not a Noise screened at the South by Southwest Film Festival before streaming straight to Netflix.

15) The best horror movies to watch on Netflix: creepyby Patrick Brice

Creep, by Patrick Brice / Credit: Netflix

Release date : 2017

Cast: Mark Duplass, Patrick Brice

Pitch: A cameraman agrees to go to a remote mountain for a well-paid job. But his employer is a little stranger than he expected.

IMDb rating: 6.3/10

A suite : Patrick Brice directed a sequel to creepysoberly titled creepy 2still with Mark Duplass.

Bonuses: Scary Movieby Keenen Ivory Wayans

Scary Movie, by Keenen Ivory Wayans / Credit: Netflix

Release date : 2000

Cast: Anna Faris, Jon Abrahams, Shannon Elizabeth.

Pitch: find Scream, Remember last summer, Matrix, American Pie and many other Hollywood hits in this famous parody of the Wayans brothers.

IMDb rating: 6.2/10

Laughing at horror movies: Horror movie fans will find Scary Movie all the codes of the movies they love… turned to ridicule.

Top 15 best horror movies to watch on Netflix