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10 Best Netflix Horror Movies

Are you planning to watch a scary movie on Netflix? Tired of testing and trying out the cringe-typical horror movies that have been bombarding the web for a long time now?

Well, don’t worry; we got you covered. In this post, we are going to list out some of the most uniquely created horror movies ever across different languages. They are one of a kind, and we are confident that you will at least get your time’s worth when you start watching either of them.

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You probably would have watched some of the hyped ones mentioned in the list below. But, there are some other names on the list that you probably wouldn’t have watched.

10 Best Netflix Horror Movies

1. The Conjuring

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Released in 2013, this movie became one of the Best Netflix Horror Movies amongst the fans in the horror category. It has been rated 7.5/10 on IMDb.

The movie has been set in 1971 when Carolyn and Roger move their family to an isolated property in the Rhode Island farmhouse. And, guess what? Something strange starts to happen around the house which spooks the family to no end. They take help from Ed and Lorraine Warren, who are paranormal investigators.

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With great cinematography and a fine script, the movie keeps you engaged from start to end.

2. Case 39

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This movie was released in 2009 and has been given a rating of 6.2/10 on IMDb.

It is R rated so it would probably be a good idea to not watch it with your kids. The plot of this movie will keep you on your toes as you will be watching a social worker try to help a girl from her abusive parents.

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But, little does she know that the situation she is entering would be more dangerous than her wildest dreams. There’s a lot of uncertainty in the movie and it holds an atmosphere of suspense throughout the movie.

3. Hush

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Hush is another one of the Best Netflix Horror Movies that was released in theatres in 2016. It has earned its fair share of positive and negative reviews. The current rating on IMDb is 6.6/10.

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Do you know the spookiest part? The movie is approximately 1 hour and 22 mins long. The main protagonist is deaf and mute so there’s barely 15 minutes of dialogue in the whole movie. She’s also a writer in the movie where she takes some time off in the woods to live a solitary life. And, later she encounters a masked man who is trying to kill her. She notices him at her window and that’s where the show begins.

4. Sinister

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Released in 2012, this is an extremely popular recommendation by Netflix from time to time in their horror category.  Ethan Hawke along with Juliet has given one of their finest performances to make sure that you are gripped by the story till the very end.

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A serial killer who was active in the 1960s is being researched by Ellison Oswalt who moves with his family into the same house where the incidents happened. He examines video footage that gives him some sense of direction about the killers’ whereabouts. But, there is more to it.

5. Hereditary

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This is another horror flick that will ensure you have a good scary time. It has a rating of 7.3/10 on IMDb. It was released in 2018 and has gained a fair share of traction since then.

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The story starts with their mourning of her mentally ill mother; the family is in shock and a state of despair. Unable to handle the stress, the family turns to a darker side where they start interacting with the supernatural to deal with their grief. Both, the mother and the daughter start having disturbing experiences and they can see what horrible emotional trauma had befallen their family in previous generations.

6. Veronica

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This horror movie has a rating of 6.2 on IMDb. It is yet another brilliant piece of work in terms of direction, cinematography and sound effects.

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The movie sets in the year 1991 in Madrid. It revolves around the story of a teenage girl, Veronica. She loses her father and lives with her sibling. Unable to handle the grief, Veronica tries to play Ouija with her friends. These girls when playing in the cellar do something terribly wrong that leads to a change in Veronica. She tries to hide it from her mother, but the constant hallucinations and horrible visions won’t let her sleep and the chaos sets in.

7. The Wailing

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Originally called the “Gokseong”, The Wailing is a Korean horror movie that has been rated 7.4/10 on IMDb.

The scene is set in Goksung, a small village in South Korea. A policeman, Jong-Goo has been investigating a series of bizarre murders that have been happening around the city due to an unknown disease. His partner tells him that there is an evil spirit out there who is causing this havoc. They decide to act on this piece of information and set out to meet the stranger who probably caused this.

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Jong-Goo’s daughter later falls sick due to the same mysterious disease, but the hunt is on.

8. A Tale of Two Sisters

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This is an R-rated horror movie that was released in 2003. It has been rated 7.1/10 on IMDb. This movie is one of the highest-grossing Korean horror movies at the time of release. And, it was the first one to have been screened in theatres across America.

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It involves a family that gets tortured and burdened by a series of tragedies and deaths in the family. The movie is filled with surprises and twists that you would never have imagined. It has a lot of mystery and works eerily on a supernatural level. It might not be excessively gory but it does get thrilling and chilly at times. Well, it’s disturbing to say the least.

9. Bedevilled

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It is a Korean drama, horror, and thriller that was released in 2010 and currently holds a rating of 7.3/10 on IMDb.

The story of this movie starts off with Hae-won, a woman who works at a bank. Later, she turns out to be a witness in an attempted murder case and as things get complicated at work, she is forced to take a break and she leaves for an island. She is shocked to see the living conditions on the island and tries her best to free her friend who has been treated like a slave on that island of those men.

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The story is of two women with different roles in their lives and the plot covers how they unite and try to feed their vengeance and redeem themselves.

10. Devil

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Well, the devil is one of the people who are trapped in an elevator. This horror flick was released in 2010 and has a rating of 6.3/10 on IMDb.

Once you start watching this movie, you may feel it’s a bit slow but within a few minutes, you will realise how beautifully it has been shot and written. The story involves a Philadelphia detective Bowden who goes out to investigate a suicide from a skyscraper. A bunch of strangers get stuck in an elevator and the mystery unfolds right there and then.

A lot of events unravel and the detectives have to be quick on their feet to avoid any mishap as time is running out.

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Out of all the best Netflix Horror Movies mentioned above, we would highly recommend you to watch the “Devil” and later move on to the other names. The direction and just the right amount of CGI make all of the above-mentioned Best Netflix Horror Movies decent horror cinema to watch on Netflix.

Varnit Yadav
Varnit Yadav
I'm a Computer Science engineering student. Love to read, write and explore. Apart from being a nerd I'm also a fitness enthusiast.

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