Top 10 Horror Movies on Netflix

Netflix is a big platform to watch movies and TV shows online. You can watch it on a smartphone, computer, and smart TV (or you can use the streaming device on your TV, such as a Roku streaming device). You can choose any device to stream popular movies and TV shows. Some people reserve their favourite horror movie 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.

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.

Cast Patrick Wilson, Ron Livingston, Joe King, Vera Farmiga, Lili Taylor, Mackenzie Foy, Hayley McFarland
Writer Carey W.Hayes, Chad Hayes
Director James Wan
Produced by Tony DeRosa-Grund, Peter Safran, and Rob Cowan
Music by Joseph Bishara
Cinematography John R. Leonetti
Edited by Kirk Morri
Production companies New Line Cinema, The Safran Company, and Evergreen Media Group
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
Release date July 15, 2013 (Cinerama Dome), July 19, 2013 (United States)
Running time 112 minutes
Country United States
Language English
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.

Cast Jake Gyllenhaal, Toni Collette, Rene Russo, Tom Sturridge. Zawe Ashton, Natalia Dyer, Daveed Diggs, Billy Magnussen, John Malkovich
Writer Dan Gilroy
Director Dan Gilroy
Produced by Jennifer Fox
Music by Marco Beltrami, Buck Sanders
Cinematography Robert Elswit
Edited by John Gilroy
Production companies Netflix, Dease Pictures Inc.
Distributed by Netflix
Release date January 27, 2019 (Sundance), February 1, 2019 (United States)
Running time 113 minutes
Country United States
Language English
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.

Cast Sandra Bullock, John Malkovich, Trevante Rhodes, Danielle Macdonald, Sarah Paulson
Writer Josh Malerman
Director Susanne Bier
Produced by Dylan Clark, Chris Morgan, Clayton Townsend
Music by Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross
Cinematography Salvatore Totino
Edited by Ben Lester
Production companies Bluegrass Films, Chris Morgan Productions
Distributed by Netflix
Release date November 12, 2018 (AFI Fest), December 14, 2018(United States)
Running time 124 minutes
Country United States
Language English
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.

Cast Thomas Jane, Neal McDonough, Molly Parker
Writer Zak Hilditch (1922 by Stephen King)
Director Zak Hilditch
Produced by Ross M. Dinerstein
Music by Mike Patton
Cinematography Ben Richardson
Edited by Merlin Eden
Production companies Campfire Productions
Distributed by Netflix
Release date 23 September 2017(Fantastic Fest), 20 October 2017 (Netflix)
Running time 101 minutes
Country United States
Language English

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.

Cast Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt, Jared Harris, Jane Adams
Screenplay by David Lindsay-Abaire
Director Gil Kenan
Produced by Sam Raimi, Robert Tapert, Roy Lee
Music by Marc Streitenfeld
Cinematography Javier Aguirresarobe
Edited by Jeff Betancourt, Bob Murawski
Production companies Fox 2000 Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Ghost House Pictures, Real World Pictures, Vertigo Entertainment
Distributed by 20th Century Fox, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date May 22, 2015
Running time 101 minutes
Country United States
Language English
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.

Cast Dan Stevens, Lucy Boynton, Mark Lewis Jones, Bill Milner, Kristine Froseth, Paul Higgins, Michael Sheen
Writer Gareth Evans
Director Gareth Evans
Produced by Gareth Evans, Ed Talfan, Aram Tertzakian
Music by Fajar Yusekemal, Aria Prayogi
Cinematography Matt Flannery
Edited by Gareth Evans
Production companies XYZ Films, Severn Screen, One More One Productions
Distributed by Netflix
Release date 21 September 2018 (Fantastic Fest), 12 October 2018
Running time 129 minutes
Country The United States, United Kingdom
Language English

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.

Cast Madeline Brewer, Patch Darragh, Melora Walters, Devin Druid, Imani Hakim, Michael Dempsey
Screenplay by Isa Mazzei
Director Daniel Goldhaber
Produced by Isabelle Link-Levy, Adam Hendricks, John H. Lang, Greg Gilreath
Music by Gavin Breivik
Cinematography Katelin Arizmendi
Edited by Daniel Garber
Production companies Blumhouse Productions, Divide/Conquer, Gunpowder & Sky, Seer Capital
Distributed by Netflix
Release date July 18, 2018 (Fantasia), November 16, 2018
Running time 95 minutes
Country United States
Language English
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.

Cast Sandra Escacena
Screenplay by Fernando Navarro
Director Paco Plaza
Produced by Enrique Lopez Lavigne
Music by Chucky Namarera
Cinematography Pablo Rossi
Edited by Marti Roca
Production companies Television Espanola, Expedient La Pelicula, A.I.E., Apaches Entertainment
Distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing
Release date 25 August 2017
Running time 105 minutes
Country Spain
Language Spanish
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.

Cast Rafe Spall, Arsher Ali, Robert James-Collier, Sam Troughton
Screenplay by Joe Barton
Director David Bruckner
Produced by Jonathan Cavendish, Richard Holmes, Andy Serkis
Music by Ben Lovett
Cinematography Andrew Shulkind
Edited by Mark Towns
Production companies The Imaginarium, eOne Films
Distributed by eOne Films (UK), Netflix (International)
Release date 8 September 2017 (TIFF), 13 October 2017 (UK)
Running time 94 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English
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.

Cast Narges Rashidi, Avin Manshadi, Bobby Naderi, Ray Haratian, Arash Marandi
Writer Babak Anvari
Director Babak Anvari
Produced by Emily Leo, Oliver Roskill, Lucan Toh
Music by Gavin Cullen
Cinematography Kit Fraser
Edited by Christopher Barwell
Production companies Wigwam Films
Distributed by XYZ Films, Vertical Entertainment
Release date 23 January 2016(Sundance), 30 September 2016(United Kingdom)
Running time 84 minutes
Country The United Kingdom, Jordan, Qatar
Language Persian
Box office $126,642

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