Don’t feel like spending a half hour paging through Netflix looking for the right flick for a slow Saturday night? Don’t sweat it. We love Netflix as much as you do, and that means we’ve already done the browsing for you. Below are the 25 best horror movies on Netflix right now. Queue ‘em up and binge the night away!
25. Hotel Transylvania 2
Looking for something insanely light-hearted and fit for a full family viewing? Hotel Transylvania 2 is a perfect pick. It’s been a winner in my household since disc release, so I can tell you first hand, from 14 years old to six months, it entertains. Great animated family flick that pays homage to all of your favorite Universal monsters. Hard to lose!
24. Scream Season 1
MTV’s Scream is definitely aimed at a younger audience, so it’s a little tough for me to get into, but it’s got some creepy content, fairly graphic content and it is regular viewing for the wife and daughter. It’s doing somethings right, no doubt about it.
23. The Exorcist
Why is such a classic ranked so low on the list? Because we’ve all seen it a half million times, that’s why. Even saying and knowing that, the film still has some deeply disturbing content and some legitimately frightening scenes. It’s still a winner times 10!
22. Let Us Prey
Underrated and atmospheric, Let Us Prey has somehow flown under the radar since release, but it’s a fine film. As dark as it gets and chilling on unforeseen levels, Brian O’Malley’s religious/supernatural/mystery/horror is a trip and a half, but it won’t let go of your attention until the final credits roll. Stop sleeping on this movie.
21. Ava’s Possessions
Ava’s Possessions is all over the place. It feels as though it was designed to appeal to the inner schizophrenic in all of us, but it really, really works. It’s about a young lady struggling to cope and understand the fact that she was recently possessed. It may sound simple, but it isn’t. It’s a busy and thoroughly entertaining pic.
20. Tremors 5: Bloodlines
The best Tremors film since the original, Tremors 5: Bloodlines looks absolutely stunning and features more than a single eye-popping sequence. The comedy is strong but not too far over the top and the story is more interesting than the bulk of franchise offerings. You may think I’m pulling your leg here, but this was a personal favorite of 2015.
19. The Hallow
Chilling and beautifully written, this strange cross between a creature feature and a home invasion film is a wonder to behold. It’s played dead straight, no room for comedy whatsoever, but that’s the perfect tone for what ends up being a terribly bleak picture. Top notch performances are just a nice little bow on the present.
18. From Dusk Till Dawn
Another longtime favorite with too many fans to count, From Dusk Till Dawn is nothing short of glorious. Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino and Robert Kurtzman give us a picture that could easily be argued as the most action-packed and fun vampire film in existence. It’s absolutely bonkers, and every performer shines, none as much as George Clooney, however, who somehow pulls off the tough guy role seamlessly.
It really does something to me when elderly folks are victimized on film. I’d compare the wave of disgust to the wave that washes over oneself when seeing an animal tortured or killed in a film. We’re obviously talking about two different degrees of depravity, but you get my drift. And that alone should tell you all you need to know about this one. The less you know, the more disturbed you’ll be. I will say this, though: Dementia is a gorgeous film with excellent editing and jarring performances. You want to see it.
16. Extraordinary Tales
Animated depictions of five of Edgar Allen Poe’s stories, with gorgeous animation and a perfectly bleak tone? We’re all in. You should be as well. Honestly, it’s a great piece of work that succeeded to a great extent in the eyes of my daughter. In fact, I watched it upon her recommendation. It turns out she’s got some mighty fine taste!