Top 10 Horror Movies on Netflix

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Some people reserve their favorite horror movies for the Halloween season. However, some true fans know there is no need for any reason not to enjoy horror movies on Valentine’s Day or Christmas Day or just another weekend night.

The occasion could be anything the best horror movies on Netflix can change any night into the scary night. Because it gives you a thrill, excitement, and joy. That you can not feel anywhere else.

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Best Horror Movies on Netflix

Here is a list of the top 10 best horror movies on Netflix.

  1. The Conjuring (2013)
  2. Velvet Buzzsaw (2019)
  3. Bird Box (2018)
  4. 1922 (2017)
  5. Poltergeist (2015)
  6. Apostle (2018)
  7. Cam (2018)
  8. Veronica (2017)
  9. The Ritual (2017)
  10. Under the Shadow (2016)

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1. The Conjuring (2013)

The Conjuring is a 2013 American supernatural horror movie directed by James Wan. Director James Wan achieved their peak in horror with a stylish, thrilling ghost story. In this film, Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson play their role as Ed and Lorraine Warren, which act as real-life paranormal problem solvers.

A mother whose name Lili Taylor called them. That mother is trying to protect their family from the malevolent manifestations. See the film to get the most attractive experience of a horror movie.

CastPatrick Wilson, Ron Livingston, Joe King, Vera Farmiga, Lili Taylor, Mackenzie Foy, Hayley McFarland
WriterCarey W.Hayes, Chad Hayes
DirectorJames Wan
Produced byTony DeRosa-Grund, Peter Safran, and Rob Cowan
Music byJoseph Bishara
CinematographyJohn R. Leonetti
Edited byKirk Morri
Production companiesNew Line Cinema, The Safran Company, and Evergreen Media Group
Distributed byWarner Bros. Pictures
Release dateJuly 15, 2013 (Cinerama Dome), July 19, 2013 (United States)
Running time112 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$20 million
Box office$319.5 million

2. Velvet Buzzsaw (2019)

This movie is a mixture of “The Square” and “Eye of Laura Mars”. In which Jake Gyllenhaal plays the role of an art critic who discovers that the mysterious painting by an unknown artist has supernatural abilities. And it can try to take its revenge from anyone.

CastJake Gyllenhaal, Toni Collette, Rene Russo, Tom Sturridge. Zawe Ashton, Natalia Dyer, Daveed Diggs, Billy Magnussen, John Malkovich
WriterDan Gilroy
DirectorDan Gilroy
Produced byJennifer Fox
Music byMarco Beltrami, Buck Sanders
CinematographyRobert Elswit
Edited byJohn Gilroy
Production companiesNetflix, Dease Pictures Inc.
Distributed byNetflix
Release dateJanuary 27, 2019 (Sundance), February 1, 2019 (United States)
Running time113 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$21.2 million

3. Bird Box (2018)

This film about the Oscar winner plays a woman role who must travel blindfolded along with her children to safety as an unseen force stalks them on their journey.

Bird Box is one of the most-streamed movies on Netflix. The last scenes get incredibly goofy, but the opening chaos of this smash-hit Netflix Original is pretty effective.

CastSandra Bullock, John Malkovich, Trevante Rhodes, Danielle Macdonald, Sarah Paulson
WriterJosh Malerman
DirectorSusanne Bier
Produced byDylan Clark, Chris Morgan, Clayton Townsend
Music byTrent Reznor, Atticus Ross
CinematographySalvatore Totino
Edited byBen Lester
Production companiesBluegrass Films, Chris Morgan Productions
Distributed byNetflix
Release dateNovember 12, 2018 (AFI Fest), December 14, 2018(United States)
Running time124 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$19.8 million

4. 1922 (2017)

1922 is a 2017 American horror drama film based on Stephen King’s novella of the same name. Thomas Jane stars as Wilfred James, a provincial man who manipulates his son into helping kill his mother.

So she can’t take her share of the family’s money and go out to the big city. So they killed her and they struggle to cope with what they have done and must try to survive their now-cursed life as killers.

CastThomas Jane, Neal McDonough, Molly Parker
WriterZak Hilditch (1922 by Stephen King)
DirectorZak Hilditch
Produced byRoss M. Dinerstein
Music byMike Patton
CinematographyBen Richardson
Edited byMerlin Eden
Production companiesCampfire Productions
Distributed byNetflix
Release date23 September 2017(Fantastic Fest), 20 October 2017 (Netflix)
Running time101 minutes
CountryUnited States

5. Poltergeist (2015)

This film cast by Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt, Jared Harris, Jane Adams as a suburban California family is terrorized by a host of invisible monsters and ghosts. One of the most iconic lines in the history of scary films: “They’re heeeere.”  It is full of jump scares ominous moods and psychological horror.

CastSam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt, Jared Harris, Jane Adams
Screenplay byDavid Lindsay-Abaire
DirectorGil Kenan
Produced bySam Raimi, Robert Tapert, Roy Lee
Music byMarc Streitenfeld
CinematographyJavier Aguirresarobe
Edited byJeff Betancourt, Bob Murawski
Production companiesFox 2000 Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Ghost House Pictures, Real World Pictures, Vertigo Entertainment
Distributed by20th Century Fox, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release dateMay 22, 2015
Running time101 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$35 million
Box office$95.4 million

6. Apostle (2018)

This movie had its world premiere at Fantastic Fest in September 2018. It began streaming on Netflix on 12 October 2018. This horror movie has received positive reviews from critics for its visuals, cinematography, performance and unique blend of horror genres.

In this movie, Thomas Richardson travels to a remote Welsh island to rescue his sister, Jennifer who has been kidnapped. It starts as something dreamy and scary. But in the end, it being something much grosser and darker as it reaches its unforgettable climax. It is a very scary film.

CastDan Stevens, Lucy Boynton, Mark Lewis Jones, Bill Milner, Kristine Froseth, Paul Higgins, Michael Sheen
WriterGareth Evans
DirectorGareth Evans
Produced byGareth Evans, Ed Talfan, Aram Tertzakian
Music byFajar Yusekemal, Aria Prayogi
CinematographyMatt Flannery
Edited byGareth Evans
Production companiesXYZ Films, Severn Screen, One More One Productions
Distributed byNetflix
Release date21 September 2018 (Fantastic Fest), 12 October 2018
Running time129 minutes
CountryThe United States, United Kingdom

7. Cam (2018)

Cam (film) is an American psychological horror film. The movie is the first feature movie for both Goldhaber and Mazzei. In this movie, Madeline Brewer cast as a cam girl who wakes up one day and found that she is still online.

Well, someone who looks like she is still online. It’s impossible. Watch the full movie and find it out. It is one of the best performances of the best horror movies on Netflix.

CastMadeline Brewer, Patch Darragh, Melora Walters, Devin Druid, Imani Hakim, Michael Dempsey
Screenplay byIsa Mazzei
DirectorDaniel Goldhaber
Produced byIsabelle Link-Levy, Adam Hendricks, John H. Lang, Greg Gilreath
Music byGavin Breivik
CinematographyKatelin Arizmendi
Edited byDaniel Garber
Production companiesBlumhouse Productions, Divide/Conquer, Gunpowder & Sky, Seer Capital
Distributed byNetflix
Release dateJuly 18, 2018 (Fantasia), November 16, 2018
Running time95 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$1 million

8. Veronica (2017)

Veronica is a 2017 Spanish supernatural horror drama film inspired by a true story, just as the best horror films always are. In this movie, Sandra Escacena cast as a 15-year-old girl named Veronica living with her mother and three siblings in an apartment.

Her father died recently and their mother worked long hours at a bar to support the family. It is a fantastic horror movie, watch the full movies to get its horror experience.
CastSandra Escacena
Screenplay byFernando Navarro
DirectorPaco Plaza
Produced byEnrique Lopez Lavigne
Music byChucky Namarera
CinematographyPablo Rossi
Edited byMarti Roca
Production companiesTelevision Espanola, Expedient La Pelicula, A.I.E., Apaches Entertainment
Distributed bySony Pictures Releasing
Release date25 August 2017
Running time105 minutes
Budget$1.6 million
Box office$6.3 million

9. The Ritual (2017)

The Ritual movie is based on the 2011 novel of the same name by Adam Nevill. This movie is a 2017 British supernatural horror movie. In this movie Rafe Spall, Arsher Ali, Robert James-Collier and Sam Troughton cast as four friends who plan to go woods to honour their late friend, they faced many challenges there. Watch the full movie to find out the mystery.

CastRafe Spall, Arsher Ali, Robert James-Collier, Sam Troughton
Screenplay byJoe Barton
DirectorDavid Bruckner
Produced byJonathan Cavendish, Richard Holmes, Andy Serkis
Music byBen Lovett
CinematographyAndrew Shulkind
Edited byMark Towns
Production companiesThe Imaginarium, eOne Films
Distributed byeOne Films (UK), Netflix (International)
Release date8 September 2017 (TIFF), 13 October 2017 (UK)
Running time94 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
Box office$1.3 – 1.6 million

10. Under the Shadow (2016)

Under the Shadow is a supernatural horror film. An Iranian horror film about a mother and daughter are haunted by the mysterious evil. Set against the backdrop of the Iran-Iraq War in the 1980s.

The stress is heightened by the very fact that the world outside the house is as dangerous as the one within. It is an excellent horror film, you must watch this movie if you like horror movies.

CastNarges Rashidi, Avin Manshadi, Bobby Naderi, Ray Haratian, Arash Marandi
WriterBabak Anvari
DirectorBabak Anvari
Produced byEmily Leo, Oliver Roskill, Lucan Toh
Music byGavin Cullen
CinematographyKit Fraser
Edited byChristopher Barwell
Production companiesWigwam Films
Distributed byXYZ Films, Vertical Entertainment
Release date23 January 2016(Sundance), 30 September 2016(United Kingdom)
Running time84 minutes
CountryThe United Kingdom, Jordan, Qatar
Box office$126,642

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