15 Horror Movies on Netflix That Are Light on Gore but Heavy on Scares
You don't have to have blood and violence to have a scary movie. Sometimes the scariest movies are the ones that totally f*ck with your head or make you believe in ghosts — if you don't already. We scoured Netflix for some truly horrifying and chilling movies that don't rely on bloody scenes to get the scary message across, so they're perfect for anyone with a queasy stomach or someone who just doesn't want to look at a bunch of blood for an hour and a half. Ahead, check them all out, and maybe consider sleeping with the light on tonight.
This police sheriff has to figure out how a seemingly haunted car is operating, and in turn terrorizing an entire town.
Before I Wake
In this supernatural story, a child's dreams manifest as reality, but so do his night terrors, wreaking chilling havoc on the house.
What do you do when you're hired as a nanny only to find out your charge is actually a doll? And a creepy one at that? You'll soon find out this job is not as it seems.
A Ghost Story
This is not the ghost story you're expecting. The story of a man who's killed and whose spirit now haunts his old house will absolutely creep you out.
I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House
This thriller is a creepy story of a nurse who is hired to take care of a writer in her home, only to find out that it's quite possibly haunted.
Insidious, the story of a family who thinks their house is haunted when it's actually their son who is, relies on supernatural themes for scares instead of gore.
These twins are under a curse to their home and an eerie being known as The Lodgers. The curse requires them to follow specific rules laid out for them . . . or else.
There are a lot of unseemly practices happening at Stonehearst Asylum in the 1800s and, though not gory, they are unsettling.
Under the Shadow
As if being around a war isn't scary enough, this family leaves it behind only to find themselves dealing with supernatural forces instead.
The Wicker Man
This classic scary movie doesn't need blood to leave a lasting impression. When a man goes to investigate a missing woman, what he finds is a whole other world steeped in pagan ritual and the unfamiliar.
In The Ring, watching a creepy video is enough to cue the sequence of your death unless you can figure out how to stop it. While this movie is chilling, it's not bloody.
What Lies Beneath
Sometimes the ghosts you think you see and hear aren't in your head, just like in this movie. It will ruin your sleep for a few nights when you can't stop imagining that you're seeing your own ghosts.