Get Your Fill of Some of the Most Spine Chilling Fare with the 10 Best Horror Movies on Netflix: Warning, Scary Content Ahead!

Get Your Fill of Some of the Most Spine Chilling Fare with the 10 Best Horror Movies on Netflix: Warning, Scary Content Ahead!

Rom-coms and murder mysteries too tame for your tastes? Treat yourself to some spine chilling fare from Netflix instead. Horror movies are not everyone's cup of tea but if being frightened out of your mind is what gets you going then tune into the frightful best of what's available on Netflix.

Netflix: A Storehouse of Movies - to Relax, to Enjoy, to Relish

Busy lives, tight schedules, timelines to be met -- we are stressed out. The need to get off the grid, put your feet up and enjoy is in all of us. To satiate this urge what could be better than to log on to Netflix, sit back with something to munch and relax with your favourie shows on Netflix.

Netflix is a storehouse of content includes movies, documentaries, TV series (both pre-existing and its in-house productions), it contains huge collection in different genres: comedies, dramas, action, thrillers and horror. A small monthly fee gives access to varied programs at any time from whichever genre of your preference. A creator of some of the most critically acclaimed and popular series, Netflix is known for producing Stranger Things, House of Cards, Daredevil, Orange is the New Black to name a few.

Originally started in 1997 as a rental website for DVDs that one could procure through the mail, Netflix, in 2007, emerged as a streaming service allowing people to enjoy a movie or a show on their computer, phone, or gaming device. By 2013, it had grown into as we see it today, a giant in online entertainment, a force to be reckoned with and a blessing to the consumer.

Hence, if you are a movie buff for whom, sitting on a comfortable couch and relaxing to your heart's content then Netflix is for you.

Looking for the Best Horror Movies? Then NETFLIX is for YOU

Surely there is no season for being entertained even if what one craves is to feel a chill down their spine. Although, we have our fill at Halloween, we can still continue our chills and spills throughout the year, whenever the urge surfaces. In recent years, the genre of horror movies has gained ground giving nail biting thrills with the advent of computer imagery, taking this genre to new heights of horror. Off course there are the C-grade ones which could hardly be called horrifying with nothing but blood and gore which does not measure well. This is so even on Netflix.

So, what should one see?

Fear not, here are some of the best streaming chillers on Netflix to experience the thrills and chills.


Poltergeist (2015), an American, 93 minute supernatural horror film directed by Gil Kenan, written by David Lindsay-Abaire is a reboot of the 1982 film of the same name.

The movie depicts the story of a family of five, down on their luck, relocating to a new town, are faced with unexplainable happenings. The head of the Bowen family, Eric (Sam Rockwell), is unemployed and stressed. His tween son Griffin (Kyle Catlett) notices his 6-year old sister, Maddy talking to her bedroom closet. He doesn’t pay much attention, assuming she had made some imaginary friend (having shifted to a new place with no friends).

However, strange and horrifying happenings start occurring in the Bowen newly acquired home—electronic appliances switching on and off on their own, toys moving seemingly without human help, the icing on the cake is the clown dolls freak out Griffin in his new room. Then, on a stormy night, Maddy eerily remarks, “They’re heeere!” thus unknowingly announcing the arrival of the poltergeists who kidnap Maddy into another dimension.

Fearful and desperate, the Bowens seek the help of the celebrated paranormal specialist and ghost hunter (Jared Harris). Well, what happens next ---- watch the thrilling and spine chilling story to the end... And don't forget to have enough to munch on to last you through the 93 minutes.

Bird Box

An American (2018) thriller-horror film directed by Susanne Bier, is set in a post-apocalyptic era, follows a woman, (Sandra Bullock) and her two children who have to undertake a desperate journey to reach a haven for the few human survivors, at a time when humanity has been practically wiped out by a supernatural entity that forces whoever sees it, to commit suicide. The movie has a run time of 2 hours and 4 min.

Bird Box, based on the novel Bird Box by Josh Malerman, fluctuates between the past and the present. The film begins in the present goes back five years, when pregnant Malorie, for the first time encounters the danger that has moved all way from Europe to North America( she also loses her sister who also happened to see the invisible dark force). In the present time, she took cover in a cabin with her kids and boyfriend where they have learned about a haven for survivors. The only impediment is that traveling to the destination requires a life-threatening trip through the dense woods and white water rapids but blindfolded. Find out what happens when they encounter the evil spirits, exclusively on Netflix.


The 2008 movie starts with newlywed Jane (Rachael Taylor) and Ben (Joshua Jackson), a commercial photographer, leaving from New York to Tokyo on a working vacation. While driving in the wilderness of the countryside, Jane has apparently hit and run over a girl standing in the middle of the road by accident. Meanwhile, during their stay, Jane sees weird dreams, which lead her to find some unexpected answers. The mystery woman keeps showing up in their photographs. Jane is determined to learn her identity; Ben is in no hurry, for good reason. Thinking that all is over now, Jane discovers the truth about Ben and the girl and leaves Ben a lifetime of trauma.


1922 is a 2017 American horror drama film. It is based on Stephen King’s novel of the same name. The film was released on Netflix in October 2017. This film isn't for the weak-hearted. It's a gloomy, grim adaptation of Stephen King's novel, savagely traversing guilt and greed and how that tears apart a covetous rancher's life - leading to some unexpected turn of events. The film’s protagonist (Wilfred James -played with brooding anger by Thomas Jane) has a vicious plan to kill someone close to him. However, things don't go as planned; by the end, he's lost everything (it seems that his mind as well) and is forced to face the errors in his judgment. This movie is sure to leave you with a lot of questions in your head!

Green Room


A 2015 American horror-thriller film that pivots around a punk band who find themselves pounced on by neo-nazi skinheads after they unintentionally witness a murder at a distant club in the Pacific Northwest. The film garnered mostly positive reviews from critics and was hailed as one of the best horror movies of 2016. The movie also received a 2017 empire award nomination for best horror but under performed at the box-office.

The movie goes around a punk rock band that gets hedged in an unfrequented place after accidentally witnessing a scene of violence. For what they saw, it is a battle of life and death for the band themselves as now they the targets of barbarity from a gang of white power skinheads who want to get rid of all the evidence of the murder.


Scream is a 1996 American slasher film. Scream focuses on the character of Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell), a high school student in Woodsboro (a fictional town), California, who becomes the obsessive target of a mysterious killer known as Ghostface who is killing teenagers.

The film was well acclaimed and performed well on the box office. A year following her mother's death, Sydney, and her friends started getting strange phone calls. It is only later they realize that the calls were coming from someone they could never have fathomed.


The zombie movies are evolving, and the proof is Cargo. Cargo is a 2017 Australian post-apocalyptic horror-thriller film. It is an extended version of an eight minutes documentary focusing on familial values besides the obvious brain-eating.

Andy (Freeman) has 48 hours spare to take baby Rosie to safety, meanwhile himself getting affected by the epidemic. He journeys across the deserted countryside of Australia in search of sanctuary and meets characters of multi shades: a woman (Caren Pistorious) who wants to escape from chains, a barbaric man (Anthony Hayes) who still has a tad bit of humaneness buried deep inside and the native aboriginal people who believe “the land is sick”. Andy realises that if he has to make it through, Thoomi (Simone Landers), an intelligent aboriginal girl, is his brightest and only hope. The story is sure to keep you on your toes throughout!

Train to Busan


It seems nowadays that it takes a couple of zombies to get a family together. Train to Busan is another installment in the zombie genre. It is a 2016 South Korean zombie apocalypse action thriller film. The entire film is mostly shot on a train to Busan, as a zombie virus suddenly breaks out in Korea and plays with the safety of the people on board.

Sok-woo, a father with not much time left for his daughter( a bit cliché), Soo-Ahn, are boarding a Korean bullet-train, a train that was supposed to bring them safely from Seoul to Busan. But what would be a thriller with no nail-biting thriller? During their journey, the break out begins, and most of the earth's population become delicacies for famished, craving brain-eating zombies. While the KTX is doing its job (shooting towards Busan), the passenger's struggle for their families, fight for their lives against the zombies and each other.

The Ritual

The Ritual is a 2017 British supernatural horror film based on the 2011 novel of the same name by Adam Nevill. It is a story of a group of college friends who went to Sweden for a hiking trip as a tribute to a friend but end up regretting it for the rest of their lives. What starts as a serene trip soon begins tuning out into a real eerie, creepy one. In a maze-like forest, the group encounters obscure symbols, a deserted cabin, and a headless effigy in the attic, but this is just the onset of their troubles. Some cryptic, monstrous entity is hunting them through the forest, picking them off one by one. Watch this movie to find out who survives and doesn’t.



Apostle is a 2018 period horror film. The film began streaming on Netflix in October 2018. It has received positive reviews from critics for its performances, and unique blend of horror genres.

The movie kicks off in 1905 where Thomas Richardson learns that his sister Jennifer (Elen Rhys) has been held captive by a group of cults. She is a prisoner on a faraway island whose assets are being exhausted to fund its increasingly desperate religious cult. The followers of Prophet Malcolm (Michael Sheen) are disappointed as their crops have dried up and conditions on that small patch of land are worsening. Malcolm demands patience, and he sees this girl as a way of ransom. Is Malcolm going to kill her? Is there more to the residents of the island than it meets the eye? Watch Apostle to find out the answers to all these questions.

Bonus: 5 Websites and Apps to Help You Figure Out Content on Netflix

Perhaps in an ideal world, the best thing would be for Netflix to know our favourites and choices already and it kept playing the best in an auto-play mode. But we aren’t quite yet in the Black Mirror situation, and it seems quite far away in the future as well.

As Netflix continues to add and subtract content continually, it becomes quite an arduous task to figure out what to watch in the ocean of movies and series. Thankfully, there are certain apps and websites to help.

  • Compare Movies: if you already have the selection but don’t know which one to begin with, this app helps you out by comparing different movies and series based on their IMDB ratings, awards and critical reception, major casts, and public opinion.

  • Fan TV App: this is one of the most popular apps out there for aiding streaming. Fan TV has a lot in common with just watch and decider but with a lot of odds. It also specifies shows on your taste if you customize it so. It also has a list of all the live shows if you enter your zip code so you can enjoy any live sports game or show of your choice in this cord-cutting era. But do not mistake it as any magical app as being a low budget app, subscribers have complained of bugs and poor customer support.

  • Decider: sometimes you know about the show that you have to watch but aren’t sure about its streaming site. Decider helps you do that. With a search on a specific title, it lists all the places you can stream, rent, or purchase that movie or show. Although there are certain confusions whether the movie or the shows are rental or free, it is a great place to start.

  • Flixable: the search option on Netflix is not a very customizable one. You are out of luck if you are looking for anything a tad bit complicated. Luckily Flixable’s robust search engine eases it out for you. It breaks down search options between shows and movies; you can choose a specific genre, and narrow down the show timings as well.

  • Rotten Apples: it has become tricky to find a show or a movie lately that is not tainted with any controversy. Although it has got nothing to do with the story of the show or the movie, some of you might want to see something clean and lively. Rotten apple does this thing for you very simply. Just put in the name of the show you are interested in its search box, and rotten tomatoes will show whether the show has been linked to any controversy or not. The app is not 100 percent accurate as it gives results based on allegations but anyways helps a lot.

  • Just Watch: Each week there are dozens of new shows and movies being added to Netflix and even its official announcements don’t cover all the newbies, so it gets pretty tricky to find out precisely the new content. Just watch makes figuring out easier. Similarly to flixable, you can sort the list into shows and movies. Just watch expands past Netflix to other famous apps like Hulu, HBO, Starz, and showtime.

Parth Kohli
Parth has been writing for BP-Guide India for well over a year. He is a budding entrepreneur and an avid learner, pursuing his education in business management (B.B.A.) from one of the central institutions in India. He is presently working on projects based on e-learning and digital marketing. In his spare time, he likes to read and write on various niches, such as the latest developments in sciences, technologies, cyberspace, among many other domains and topics.