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21 Of The Best Horror Movies And Shows To Watch On Netflix Right Now

Looking for the best horror movies on Netflix? Here are some of the best horror films and television shows currently streaming on Netflix!

Horror movies have always been my favorite. I’m sure it’s easy to tell that I’m drawn to the strange, the weird, the unusual, and the morbid so I’m thinking my liking horror movies is no surprise. Luckily, there are plenty of options. If you’re looking for the best horror on Netflix – whether movies or shows – I’ve got you!

As Netflix changes up its collection, I’ll make sure to keep this best horror on Netflix list updated as much as possible. Check out our lists for Hulu and Amazon Prime as well!

Best Horror Movies On Netflix

1. The Silence

The world is under attack by creatures who hunt their human prey by sound alone. The movie centers around one family specifically and one of the children happens to have lost her hearing at 13 so the family has the advantage of knowing sign language.

It is a German (English-speaking) horror film that came before A Quiet Place but has a similar vibe and fun fact, Stanley Tucci (The Silence) and John Krasinski (A Quiet Place) are brother-in-laws!

2. In The Tall Grass

A brother and sister enter a field of tall grass to rescue a boy, but they soon realize they cannot escape and something evil lurks in the grass. This movie is based on Stephen King and Joe Hill’s (King’s son) 2012 novella of the same name.

I think that’s all I need to say for you to understand what this is like. If you like suspenseful films with weird twists and turns, you’ll like this one.

3. The Perfection

I had this one on my “list” for a long time before I actually got to watch it. When I finally watched it, I was kind of angry with myself for taking so long, I can assure you that you’ll never anticipate how this ends.

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The synopsis is a troubled musical prodigy and a new star pupil embark down a sinister path.

4. The Mist

Based on the 1980 Stephen King novella, The Mist follows the citizens of a small town as a mysterious storm conceals carnivorous creatures in the mist while they fortify themselves in the local supermarket.

5. The Ritual

This Netflix original is underrated in my opinion. I had no idea what to expect but it was way different than I anticipated.

Reuniting after the tragic death of their friend, four college pals set out to hike through the Scandinavian wilderness. A wrong turn leads them into the mysterious forests of Norse legend, where an ancient evil exists and stalks them at every turn.

6. Day Shift

A hard-working, blue-collar dad just wants to provide a good life for his quick-witted 10-year-old daughter. His mundane San Fernando Valley pool cleaning job is a front for his real source of income: hunting and killing vampires.

7. Army of the Dead

Following a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas, a group of mercenaries takes the ultimate gamble, venturing into the quarantine zone to pull off the greatest heist ever attempted.

8. Fear Street Part One: 1994

A circle of teenage friends accidentally encounter the ancient evil responsible for a series of brutal murders that have plagued their town for over 300 years. Welcome to Shadyside.

9. Fear Street Part Two: 1978

Shadyside, 1978. School’s out for summer and the activities at Camp Nightwing are about to begin. But when another Shadysider is possessed with the urge to kill, the fun in the sun becomes a gruesome fight for survival.

10. Fear Street Part Three: 1666

The origins of Sarah Fier’s curse are finally revealed as history comes full circle on a night that changes the lives of Shadysiders forever.

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11. Crimson Peak

In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds – and remembers.

Best Horror Shows On Netflix

12. Dahmer

The story of the Milwaukee Monster (Evan Peters) is told from the perspective of the victims and police incompetency that allowed the Wisconsin native to go on a multiyear killing spree.

13. Archive 81

An archivist hired to restore a collection of tapes finds himself reconstructing the work of a filmmaker and her investigation into a dangerous cult.

14. Stranger Things

When a young boy disappears, his mother, a police chief, and his friends must confront terrifying supernatural forces in order to get him back.

15. Scream

A series adaptation of the hit horror film franchise. Instigated by a cyberbullying incident that goes viral, a brutal murder in Lakewood stirs memories of a crime spree from the town’s past that has haunted some, intrigued others, and maybe just spawned a new executioner.

At the center of the story is a group of teenagers — with two old friends struggling to reconnect at its heart — who says the network, “become lovers, enemies, suspects, targets and victims of a killer who’s out for blood.”

16. The Haunting of Hill House

One of the creepiest shows on Netflix (or anywhere) is the reimagining of Shirley Jackson’s novel of the same name. This series follows siblings who grew up in what became the most famous haunted house in the country.

As adults, they return in the face of tragedy where they must confront the ghosts of their past and the actual ghosts of Hill House.

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17. The Haunting of Bly Manor

After an au pair’s tragic death, Henry hires a young American nanny to care for his orphaned niece and nephew who reside at Bly Manor with the chef Owen, groundskeeper Jamie, and housekeeper, Mrs. Grose.

18. Midnight Mass

An isolated island community experiences miraculous events – and frightening omens – after the arrival of a charismatic, mysterious young priest.

19. Black Summer

Set in the “Z Nation” universe, this series follows a crack team of special forces as it fights for hope in the darkest hours of the zombie apocalypse.

20. Dracula

This reimagining of Bram Stoker’s Dracula was refreshing and creepy. Jonathan Harker travels to Transylvania to meet a new client and finalize the sale of a stately house in London.

Instead, he finds himself trapped in a terrifying maze-like castle of undead brides with a vampire Count whose ambition is to conquer the world.

21. Slasher

Sarah Bennett’s parents were murdered by a killer known as “The Executioner” 30 years ago. Now, she returns to the quiet community of Waterbury, where the killings occurred, to start over with her husband Dylan, but upon arriving they discover that things haven’t changed much.

Sarah quickly finds herself at the center of a series of murders that revolve around the seven deadly sins, which appear to be the work of “The Executioner.” But the original killer who went by that name, Tom Winston, is in prison so it can’t be him.

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Ashley Hubbard is a writer, photographer, and blogger based in Nashville, Tennessee. When she's not searching out the strange and unusual things in life, she's searching out vegan food and is passionate about sustainability, animal rights, and social justice.

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