17 High-Caliber Horror Movies to Watch on Netflix Right Now
The calendar has reset, and there's nothing like a fresh annual slate to inspire us all to kick ass in the new year. Unfortunately, if you're like me, some of that pesky existential dread may have carried over from 2017. And what better way to keep that dread at bay than to immerse yourself in a horror movie that's way scarier than reality? Looking to keep yourself busy between all the new 2018 horror releases and the fantastic 2017 entries you may have missed? Luckily, there's always Netflix to give you a creepy but satisfying night in. Let's go over the best horror films you can stream right now.
Creep 2 (2017)
Good news! That horrifying wolf mask is back for round two!
This one requires a strong stomach. Think you can handle it?
Julianne Moore plays a psychiatrist who's treating a patient with multiple personality disorder. But here's the thing: each one of his personalities is a different murder victim.
The Babadook (2014)
This Australian horror film earned rave reviews for its affecting performances and simple yet terrifying boogeyman story.
This film, starring Karen Gillan and Brenton Thwaites, is a real mind f*ck, but it's also smart, tense, and utterly chilling. You might need to take a minute after finishing it.
Train to Busan (2016)
A man boards a train with his daughter just as a zombie apocalypse strikes. He does everything he can to survive while the train heads to the only city sanctuary.
The Babysitter (2017)
Nothing like a good horror comedy to delight and scare you all at once! The Babysitter is a new Netflix original about a kid who accidentally witnesses a Satanic sacrificial murder in his living room. When his babysitter catches him spying, he must do everything he can to escape her clutches.
The Awakening (2011)
Florence Cathcart is a writer who debunks supernatural hoaxes. She's a little out of her element, though, when she arrives at a boarding school that's actually haunted.
A group of amateur ghost hunters gets slaughtered while exploring an abandoned haunted house. Now, it's up to a psychologist (Maria Bello) and police officer to figure out what happened.
The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)
If you ask me, this is one of the best exorcism movies of the new millennium. And believe me, there are a lot. This one boasts a unique story, remarkable performances, and some truly unsettling moments of sheer terror.
The Nightmare (2015)
Is anything scarier than sleep paralysis? Find out by watching this terrifying documentary.
A deaf, mute writer retreats to a house in the woods to finish her latest novel. But when a masked killer decides to hunt her down, she must use her sharp survival skills to escape his clutches.
This is one of the most grisly horror movies in history, and it involves nightmare-inducing interdimensional beings! What's not to love?
It Follows (2014)
After a one-night stand, a girl comes to learn she's the target of a terrible creature that is, in every moment, following her. If it ever finds her, it'll kill her on the spot.
A group of strangers finds themselves trapped in a maze of deadly traps.
When a woman is placed under house arrest by court order, she's forced to return home to live with her strange family. She soon becomes convinced a malevolent spirit is haunting her childhood home.