These Steamy Horror Movies on Netflix Are Sure to Deliver Chills and Thrills
"Sexy" and "horror" may be a bit of an unexpected pairing, but there are more sexy horror movies out there than you may think. And actually, seduction and horror have been partners on the screen for a long time. Horror movies have a reputation for using sexuality and sexual experience to label some people as worthy of saving and others as the worthy victims of whatever supernatural entity or vindictive slasher might be on the loose. It's part of where the term "final girl" comes from — the "final girls" almost always turns down the sex, drugs, and alcohol that her friends partake in, and that's an element of what saves her at the end of the movie.
But in recent decades, lots of movies have spun the idea of the "final girl" on its head, including the tongue-in-cheek Scream franchise and the porn-themed "X." And other movies, like "Cam" and "It Follows," have embraced sex and sensuality wholeheartedly as key pieces of their plot — no moralizing required.
Sexy movies and horror flicks both get your heart rate going, so it only makes sense that combining the two elements makes for an erotically thrilling film. We've rounded up the sexiest horror movies streaming on Netflix right now, and believe us when we say watching any of these flicks will have you grabbing for your date's hand (but whether it's out of fright or frisson is up to you).
— Additional reporting by Lauren Harano and Kalyn Womack
Sexy Horror Movies on Netflix: "Cam"
In this Netflix psychological horror film set in the world of webcam pornography, Madeline Brewer from "The Handmaid's Tale" stars as an erotic cam girl who finds her popular channel hijacked by a look-alike. What's even better: "Cam" is one of the few films about sex work written by a former sex worker, resulting in a story that does a good job representing the experience of those in the profession.
Sexy Horror Movies on Netflix: "The Babysitter"
This movie starring Samara Weaving as a killer babysitter preying on the unsuspecting kid she's in charge of is funny and heartfelt, but that doesn't stop the McG-directed horror-comedy from being drenched in blood, as Weaving's pals get rightfully picked off by the clever kid.
Sexy Horror Movies on Netflix: "The Influence"
In this eerie Spanish thriller, a young mother returns with her family to the mansion she was raised in (and had a terribly unhappy childhood in) to look after her venomous mother, who is in a coma yet refuses to die.
Sexy Horror Movies on Netflix: "You Get Me"
We'll admit this movie is a little far-fetched, but there's no doubt that Bella Thorne makes for a very compelling stalker who will go to any lengths to get close to a guy after a one-night stand.
Sexy Horror Movies on Netflix: "Velvet Buzzsaw"
Artwork from a deceased artist lands in the hands of a well-known and feared gallery curator. His greed for profit is responded to by a supernatural force from the art, resulting in a fatal ending for everyone involved.
Sexy Horror Movies on Netflix: "The Perfection"
In "The Perfection," Allison Williams stars as a young cellist named Charlotte who is forced to leave her elite music school to care for her dying mother. Years later, she gets in contact with another student named Lizzie who replaced her as the school's star cellist, and they develop a sexual relationship. However, it soon becomes clear that a malevolent plot is underway.
Sexy Horror Movies on Netflix: "I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House"
A woman is hired as a live-in nurse to care for an elderly author who writes horror novels. Upon her stay, she begins wondering if her house is haunted.
Sexy Horror Movies on Netflix: "The Invitation"
"The Invitation," released in 2022, is inspired by Dracula. It follows Evie, played by Nathalie Emmanuel, as she connects with a distant cousin after her mom's death. She falls for Walter De Ville (Thomas Doherty), the lord of the manor, but realizes the house is plagued by some ghostly spirits. She finds herself in the middle of a vampire story she has to fight her way out of.
Sexy Horror Movies on Netflix: "Aftermath"
"Aftermath" stars Ashley Greene and Shawn Ashmore as a young couple who get a great deal on an amazing house — but only because it has a questionable past that's driven all the other buyers away. They take the deal, but it has major consequences. Their fresh start turns into a house of horrors that they'll do anything to escape.
Sexy Horror Movies on Netflix: "Gerald's Game"
During a getaway, a kinky games takes a fatal turn when Jessie's husband dies of a heart attack. As she lays handcuffed to the bet, she begins having hallucinations.
Sexy Horror Movies on Netflix: "Deadly Illusions"
"Deadly Illusions" stars "Sex and the City"'s Kristin Davis as a successful novelist dealing with writer's block. She decides to employ a nanny, but starts having sexual fantasies about her new employee. Soon, she loses her ability to tell what's real and what's not, and a blend of seduction and gore ensues.
Sexy Horror Movies on Netflix: "Creep 2"
A video artist chasing a unique story finds her subject. Unfortunately, her subject is a serial killer.
Sexy Horror Movies on Netflix: "Things Heard & Seen"
A young woman and her husband leave Manhattan to move into small town. She discovers their new home has a sinister history that begins to haunt her and her family.
"Loving Adults," a Danish horror film, follows a miserable couple whose lives are shaken forever when the wife discovers the husband is having an affair. Things quickly spiral out of control before barreling to a thrilling conclusion.
In "Berlin Syndrome," a photographer has a steamy one-night stand, but when she wakes up in the morning, she's locked inside the apartment. She fights against her captor for months, often in vain.