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70+ Terrifying Horror Movies on Netflix Worth Streaming Tonight

Settle in for a night of fright.

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If you're a year-round horror fiend, then Netflix is here to serve up the scares. In addition to must-see nightmares like Paranormal Activity and It Follows, Netflix also offers exclusive screams like survival horror Rattlesnake, the British horror sci-fi hybrid Await Further Instructions, or the mind-bending psychological drama Horse Girl starring Alison Brie. You can also get your screams from chilling flicks like Shutter, Inhuman Kiss, Cargo, May the Devil Take You, and more.

Don't be afraid to settle in for a night of fright with these creepy flicks. Dim the lights, lock the doors, and start streaming some of the best horror movies on Netflix now. 

Editor's note: This post was last updated on January 3rd, 2022.

I Know What You Did Last Summer

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The quintessential teen slasher has come to Netflix at last. 1997’s I Know What You Did Last Summer mashed together 80s style slasher, urban legend, and revenge tropes to create the beginning of a powerhouse franchise. Teen heartthrobs Jennifer Love Hewitt and Freddie Prinze Jr. star, as four teens decide to bury the evidence that they killed a pedestrian on their way home from a party. The evidence–and the dead–won’t stay buried for long. And if you can’t get enough, the sequel, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer, is also available.

Interview With the Vampire

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A must-watch based on the classic Anne Rice novel of the same name, this movie tells the story of Louis de Pointe du Lac (Brad Pitt) through his newly given immortality as a vampire. As the centuries pass with brotherhood, betrayal, and bloodlust, he is accompanied by his sire, Lestat de Lioncourt (Tom Cruise), and the eternal child, Claudia (Kirsten Dunst).

Related: The Groundbreaking Legacy of Anne Rice, the Woman Who Humanized Monsters

Paranormal Activity

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The first in a popular and expansive found footage horror franchise, Paranormal Activity was released back in 2007. When a typical suburban couple moves into a new home, a strange presence causes increasingly disturbing incidents at night.

Scary Stories To Tell in the Dark

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Based on Alvin Schwatrz’s children’s horror anthology book series of the same name, this film takes place on Halloween, 1968. A group of teens discover an eerie notebook full of horrific tales. And soon those tales become all too real.

The Lost Boys

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Rejoice! This beloved cult classic of horror comedy is available now on Netflix. When the Emerson family moves to Santa Carla, California, their new life isn’t quite what they expected. The town is plagued with a gang of no-good vampires. While the older Michael (Jason Patric) gets tangled up with vampire leader David (Kiefer Sutherland), the younger Sam (Corey Hami) teams up with the Frog brothers (Corey Feldman & Jamison Newlander) who claim to be vampire hunters.

Final Destination 3

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The third installation in the gruesome and high stakes Final Destination franchise, this film follows Wendy Christensen (Mary Elizabeth Winstead). When Wendy has a premonition that a rollercoaster accident will be the death of her and her friends, her panic gets them off the ride. True to her vision, the accident causes a number of deaths. But though Wendy and her friends made it out alive, death is coming after them, waiting around every corner.

And if this flick wasn't enough, Netflix also brings The Final Destination and Final Destination 5 into the fold this month.

Two

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In this new Spanish horror movie, two strangers—David (Pablo Derqui) and Sara (Marina Gatell)—wake up together naked in bed. This might not be cause for alarm if their abdomens weren't mysteriously attached to one another. With even the most simple of tasks turned difficult, the two must cope with sudden and forced intimacy in order to unravel the eerie mystery of their unfortunate situation.

Addams Family Values

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Though this family-appropriate flick might have lower stakes, no one can deny that it’s horror through and through. When Morticia (Anjelica Houston) and Gomez (Raul Julia) welcome a new baby to the home, Wednesday (Christina Ricci) and Pugsley (Jimmy Workman) are less than thrilled. As the macabre children plot to get rid of the infant, Fester (Christopher Lloyd) is charmed by temptress Debbie (Joan Cusack).  But Debbie may have plans that are too evil even for the Addamses.

Dracula

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This film is based, of course, on Bram Stoker’s novel of the same name. When a young barrister named Jonathan Harker (Keanu Reeves) is assigned to a misty village in eastern Europe, he finds himself imprisoned by a centuries old vampire named Dracula (Gary Oldman). After seeing a picture of Harker’s fiancée, Mina Murry (Winona Ryder), Dracula travels to London to seduce her for himself.

Related: 12 Vampire Horror Books to Sink Your Teeth Into

It Follows

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In this unique and sharply executed horror film, 19-year-old Jay Height (Maika Monroe) is being stalked by a terrifying force. A terrifying force that was passed on to her through what was a seemingly typical sexual encounter. Now Jay and her friends must find a way to escape the entity which is behind them at every turn—no matter the cost.

Related: 15 Best Horror Movies of the 2010s

Thir13en Ghosts

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When Arthur Kriticos (Tony Shalhoub) and his wife and children inherit an estate from his eccentric uncle, they stumble into a terrifying and unexpected ordeal. The house of glass imprisons a dozen ghosts, and the family becomes trapped by a nefarious machine designed to open the Eye of Hell. With the help of ghost hunter Dennis Rafkin (Matthew Lillard), the family fights to get out of the house alive.

Related: 20 Haunting Ghost Movies That Will Send Chills Down Your Spine

When a Stranger Calls

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A remake of the film of the same name from 1979, this film follows Jill Johnson (Camilla Belle), a teenage babysitter. Looking after the kids of a rich couple living in a massive home, Jill receives an eerie phone call. To make matters worse, the call is coming from inside the house...

Coming Home in the Dark

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This 2021 New Zealand psychological thriller is tense and terrifying ride. Based off of Owen Marshall’s short story of the same name, this movie follows a school teacher with a dark past. When a pair of drifters hold him and his family hostage on a trip of nightmares, he is forced to face the repercussions of his actions all those nights ago.

The Cave

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Many years following the cave in of a church in communist Romania's Carpathians, a scientific team explores a vast and flooded cave system in order to investigate the corresponding Templar Knights monster fighting-legend. Brilliant diving brothers Jack (Cole Hauser) and Tyler McAllister (Eddie Cibrian) are hired to lead the expedition, but an explosion soon traps them within the system. Confined in the watery tunnels, they find a parasite which turns any species carnivorous. But that's not all they find, and they're not alone. Following them through the caves are an independently evolved predator species...

There's Someone Inside Your House

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What spooky season is complete without a teen slasher? This new Netflix original tries to add something fresh to the classic genre.

The seniors of Nebraska's Osborne High are being stalked by a terrifying masked assailant—an assailant determined to reveal his victim's darkest secrets. But these teens aren't going down easy. A group of misfits led by new kid Makani Young (Sydney Park) set out to do what the police can't: find the killer. With her own mysterious past, Makani is ready to unveil the assailant's identity before she's the next one in the morgue.

Insidious: Chapter 2

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Following the events of Insidious, the Lambert family goes to stay with Josh's (Patrick Wilson) mother, Lorraine (Barbara Hershey). But though they are trying to run from the terrors of the last film, the things on the other side are content to follow them. Renai (Rose Byrne) notices things awry first—the piano playing on its own and the baby chair moving with no help. The Victorian woman in the house wants their baby, and Josh has started acting strange.

Related: The Best James Wan Horror Movies, Ranked

Hypnotic

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A woman in search of self-improvement turns to an unusual source. Working with an acclaimed hypnotherapist, the first handful of sessions are incredibly intense. But soon she finds the consequences of their work together are not just unexpected, but deadly.

This film has a great cast, including Kate Siegel, Jason O'Mara, and Dulé Hill.

Army of Thieves

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If you enjoyed Zack Snyder's Army of the Dead, then you won't want to miss this prequel to the gripping events. This film centers around German safecracker Ludwig Dieter (Matthias Schweighöfer). In the beginning days of the zombie apocalypse, he guides a group of newbie thieves through a daring heist. And though there may be less undead in this film, it's still rife with danger.

Related: 8 Zombie Horror Movies Every Horror Lover Needs to See

Level 16

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In this dark and tense thriller, a group of teenage girls have been brought up in a dystopian boarding school. Leading a strictly regimented, prison-like life inside of the Vestalis Academy, their only hope for a better life is adoption. 

But as the group of girls completes level 15 of their schooling, they find that the future holds terror unlike anything they could have imagined.

Related: 13 Mind-Bending Sci-Fi Horror Movies You May Not Have Seen

Prey

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This is a German horror flick coming to Netflix with English subtitles. For his bachelor party weekend, Roman (David Kross), his brother, and three friends set out on a hiking trip through the wilderness. They brush off the sound of gunshots, assuming it's just a nearby hunter. 

But it soon becomes clear that they are the prey for a mysterious killer, and they're in for a brutal fight for their lives.

Nightbooks

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Based on the book of the same name by J.A. White, this movie stars Krysten Ritter as an evil young witch. Kept a prisoner in her apartment, a young boy named Alex (Winslow Fegley) keeps himself alive by spinning her a scary story every night. 

When he meets her servant Yazmin (Lidya Jewett), the pair must make a dangerous escape through a terror-filled labyrinth.

The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia

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When Andy Wyrick(Chad Michael Murray), his wife Lisa (Abigail Spencer), and their daughter Heidi (Emily Alyn Lind) move into an old house in Georgia, none of them are prepared for the presence that lingers behind there. A dark secret in the historic home unearths itself, ready to destroy anything—and anyone—in its path.

Aftermath

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Natalie (Ashley Greene) and Kevin Dadich (Shawn Ashmore) are a young couple whose marriage is on the rocks. When they attempt to give themselves a fresh start, they take a remarkable deal on a home that they would typically not be able to afford. But the house has a questionable past—which may lead to a dangerous future.

The Swarm

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This French language horror film is so creepy crawly it will make even bug-lovers squirm. In a ploy to save her farm from bankruptcy, a single mother begins to breed edible grasshoppers. But her obsession with her new business plan becomes dangerous when the locusts develop a taste for blood.

Fear Street Part 1: 1994

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The first of this three-part event adapted from the iconic R.L. Stine's Fear Street novels hit Netflix on July 2nd. In Fear Street Part 1: 1994, a group of teenagers living in the town of Shadyside come face to face with the ancient evil behind centuries worth of murders in their town. The two following films explore terror in 1978 and 1666, giving its young cast a chance to show off their range and their ability to strike terror in the hearts of viewers.

Related: The Trailer for Netflix's Fear Street Trilogy is Giving Us Goosebumps

The 8th Night

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In this English subtitled South Korean horror flick, a two and a half millennium old evil threatens to awaken to torture mankind once again. When one of two mysterious beings has escaped its confinement, it's up to an ex-exorcist monk to hunt it down. Armed with prayer beads and an ax, he alone stands between these demons and hell on earth.

A Classic Horror Story

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In this spine-chilling and suspenseful Italian horror film, a group of five strangers carpools together in a motorhome through southern Italy. When a deer carcass in the night causes them to crash, they find themselves stranded in the woods. The road has vanished, and all that lies before them are trees and a wooden house. But rather than a spot of salvation in the forest, the home belongs to those involved in a terrifying cult.

Blood Red Sky

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A mysterious illness plagues a young mother traveling with her son. But when their plane gets overtaken by a group of terrorists, the mother's illness reveals itself to be so much more. In order to protect her son, the woman will unleash the monstrous supernatural side of herself she's tried so hard to conceal.

The Killing of a Sacred Deer

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In this 2017 psychological thriller, talented cardiothoracic surgeon Steven Murphy (Colin Farrell) befriends a teenage boy named Martin (Barry Keoghan). But soon after their strange relationship begins, Steven’s wife (Nicole Kidman), daughter (Raffey Cassidy), and son (Sunny Suljic) begin to fall terribly and inexplicably ill. As the threat against the family grows, Steven is left with a terrible choice to make. Then the tensions of the troubled family turn inward.

The Platform

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This Spanish science fiction thriller takes place in a towering prison with hundreds of floors. The building has one cell per level, which contains two prisoners. Each day, a platform containing food moves through the cells, starting at the top and pausing for only a couple of minutes on each floor. The food is never replenished on its downward journey, leaving those on the lower levels to scrounge through scraps or starve.

In these harsh and inhumane conditions, what measures will the prisoners take in order to survive?

Ánimas

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This Spanish horror movie is a highly atmospheric story of mental illness, abuse, and toxicity. The plot is centered on two friends, a boy named Abraham (Iván Pellicer) and a girl named Álex (Clare Durant). Tensions rise as Abraham starts to date Anchi (Chacha Huang). Disorienting nightmarish imagery descends upon the friends, as the real horrors of suicide and self-harm close in around them.

Bloodride

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While it’s not technically a movie, this Netflix show/anthology series from Norway promises a dark horror romp. The series follows a group of people as they board a spectral bus on its way to a gruesome and mysterious location, with each installment delivering a unique and horrifying tale.

Horse Girl

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All those in search of a psychological drama that blends dark humor and a thriller's pacing with a heartfelt exploration of mental health should definitely check out Horse Girl. The movie follows Sarah (Alison Brie), a quiet woman who loves crafts, horses, and supernatural crime shows. Sarah experiences vivid and bizarre dreams—visions that have begun to bleed into her waking world. As the lines of reality blur, she struggles to remain in control. Horse Girl is the latest from Jeff Baena, the filmmaker behind zombie-horror comedy Life After Beth. Horse Girl also blends genres to excellent effect. While not an outright horror movie, it will definitely appeal to fans of dark, mind-bending dramas. 

Polaroid

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Based on the 2015 short film of the same name, this supernatural horror flick follows shy high school student Bird Fitcher (Kathryn Prescott). After Bird is gifted a vintage polaroid camera from a friend who found it at a garage sale, she slowly discovers that the camera carries a dark and nefarious secret. Anyone who has their picture taken by the camera will soon end up dead.

Girl on the Third Floor

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This movie, highly praised for its gruesome practical effects, follows lawyer Don Koch (CM Punk) as he moves into a dilapidated house in the Chicago suburbs with his pregnant wife, Liz (Trieste Kelly). As Don attempts to renovate the home, strange and horrifying events meet him at every turn—the result of a curse laid upon the house in the past. As a deformed and mutilated presence stalks Don, he finds that his actions have dire consequences.

Freaks

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This ominous science fiction thriller centers on the young Chloe Lewis (Lexy Kolker). Locked away in an abandoned house by her paranoid and overprotective father (Emile Hirsch), Chloe dreams of seeing the outside world despite its rumored dangers. Then the mysterious Mr. Snowcone (Bruce Dern) lures her out of her confinement and propels her into an adventure she never could have imagined. And the real dangers of the world certainly come as a shock.

Inhuman Kiss

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The Thai horror film Inhuman Kiss, or Sang Krasue, focuses on a teenage girl, Sai (Phantira Pipityakorn), who has inherited the curse of “Krasue.” During the day she lives a normal life, but come nighttime, her head detaches from her body and embarks on a bloody hunt. Caught between the affections of two boys, Sai must also survive the village hunt for the beast inside her, even as she navigates the complications of adolescence. 

Ghost Stories

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Ghost Stories is an Indian anthology horror movie, comprised of four different segments. The film stars Mrunal Thakur, Avinash Tiwary, Janhvi Kapoor, Raghuvir Yadav, Sobhita Dhulipala, Vijay Varma and Pavail Gulati.

The first story follows a young nurse who is sent to care for a bed-ridden old lady, but is unable to find the son the woman insists is in the next room. The second story centers on obsession and paranoia, focusing on a pregnant woman who looks after the son of her deceased sister. In the third story, a man arrives in a town that appears to be empty except for two children, only to be told that the father of one of the children ate everyone in town. Lastly, a woman enters into an arranged marriage with a man who claims to be visited by his dead grandmother each night.

Before I Wake

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Jessie (Kate Bosworth) and Mark (Thomas Jane)—a couple still grieving from the loss of their own son—agree to take in a foster child, Cody (Jacob Tremblay). However, as they care for the gentle young boy, they find that he has the terrifying ability to bring his dreams and nightmares into reality. Desperate to protect their new family, Jessie and Mark search to find the source of Cody’s strange and uncontrollable powers.

The Green Inferno

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The master of the disturbed, Eli Roth, serves as the director and co-writer of this 2013 horror flick. When New York college student Justine (Lorenza Izzo) joins activist leader Alejandro (Ariel Levy) and his followers on a trip to Peru to protest the misuse of the Amazon rainforest, she finds that even good intentions can lead to very bad places. On their return trip home, their plane crashes in a dangerous part of the jungle. The survivors of the crash soon find that they’re not alone—hunted by a local tribe with insatiable appetites.

Related: 13 Terrifying Real-Life Cannibals Who Will Make You Sick to Your Stomach

Sweetheart

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This tropical creature feature from Blumhouse and starring Kiersey Clemons premiered at the Sundance Film Festival to largely positive reviews. A terrible storm sends Jenn and her friends into the ocean, sinking their boat. Luckily for Jenn, she finds her way to the shore of a small remote island. Her luck ends, however, when she discovers that she not only has to struggle to survive the elements of the island, but defend herself from the unnatural creature that prowls its shore.

Eli

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This recent Netflix horror release starring Charlie Shotwell, Kelly Reilly, Max Martini, Lili Taylor, and Stranger Things’ Sadie Sink is full of shocking twists and turns. Eleven-year-old Eli suffers from a dangerous auto-immune disorder that keeps him sheltered away from the world. When he and his family arrive at a hermetically sealed treatment facility, Eli is given hope for a normal life. When he notices a strange and nefarious supernatural presence in the old converted house, his hope dissolves into an isolated fear.

The Influence

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This Spanish Netflix horror flick is based on the 1988 novel by Ramsey Campbell, who was also a screenwriter for the film. Alicia, a nurse, moves back to her childhood home in order to care for her mother, who has been struggling with a terminal illness. Alicia’s husband and daughter follow her to the small town, and though she reunites with her younger sister, not all things from her youth are things she cherishes. As Alicia grapples with the reemerging memories of her troubled past, a dark presence threatens the safety of her little girl.

Cargo

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This 2017 post-apocalyptic horror puts a fresh spin on zombie horror, infusing Australian and Aboriginal culture into the plot. A horrifying virus has swept across Australia, turning people into zombies a mere 48 hours after being bitten by the infected. After Andy (Martin Freeman) suffers a bite, he journeys out across the Australian landscape in search of someone who can keep his one-year-old daughter Rosie safe. As time slips through his fingers, Andy meets obstacle after obstacle on the most important mission of his fading life.

Ravenous

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This French-Canadian film is a stunning reinvention of the zombie genre, delivering shocks and laughs in equal measure. A terrible plague has ravaged a small village in Quebec, decaying the infected and turning them against their loved ones. A band of unlikely survivors must navigate this harsh new reality, coping with dwindling supplies, growing distrust, and the unusual behavior of their plague-ridden enemies.

Related: Zombies! Run! Or Don’t. You’ll Live.

Clinical

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Netflix delivers a twisted thriller with this 2017 film. Two years ago, renowned psychiatrist Dr. Jane Mathis (Vinessa Shaw) was brutally attacked by a young woman she was treating. Though she’s still suffering from severe PTSD, Jane believes she can still help patients. She takes on a new client who is badly disfigured and brings along his own traumatic past. Jane is thrown into vivid flashbacks, and the film descends into a mind-bending journey where no one can be certain what’s real.

Truth or Dare

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Not to be confused with the 2018 film of the same name which generally received with negative reviews, this 2017 flick premiered on Syfy to an overall positive response. Eight college students rent a haunted house together on Halloween and become tormented by the vengeful spirit who died during a game of Truth or Dare. Under the threat of death, the friends must answer increasingly humiliating truths about themselves and commit an array of violent, horrifying dares.

Creep

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This unusual found footage horror film builds suspense with a two person cast. Young videographer Aaron (Patrick Brice) answers an advertisement online to record the last words of a dying man, Josef (Mark Duplass). Josef takes Aaron out to a remote location to film his messages, but his increasingly bizarre and erratic behavior unsettles Aaron. The more time that the two men spend together, the more Aaron begins to suspect that there’s more to the story than Josef is letting on.

Related: 7 of the Creepiest Ghost Towns in America

In the Tall Grass

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Who knew grass could be so terrifying? Based on the novella In the Tall Grass co-written by Stephen King and Joe Hill, this hotly anticipated horror flick starring Patrick Wilson is at the top of our must-stream horror list for October. Siblings Cal (Avery Whitted) and Becky (Laysla De Oliveira) hear a frightened child calling out from an overgrown field of tall grass. They venture in to help, only to become lost in the overgrowth. As they search for a way out, the siblings discover that they're not alone—some of these lost souls mean well, while others are far more sinister.  

Fractured

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No one can be trusted in this paranoid thriller starring Sam Worthington, Lily Rabe, and Stephen Tobolowsky. After an accident at a highway rest stop leaves their daughter injured, Ray and Joanne rush their daughter to the nearest emergency room. Joanne accompanies her daughter to a back room for additional tests while Ray falls asleep in the waiting room. Upon waking up, however, Ray’s family is gone, with no record of having ever checked in.  

Sinister 2

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James Ransone (IT Chapter Two) and Shannyn Sossamon star in this sequel to the sleeper horror hit Sinister starring Ethan Hawke. Set in the aftermath of the events from the first film, Sinister 2 follows Courtney (Sossamon), a mother of twin sons who are tormented by ghostly children at their rural farmhouse.

Related: We All Float Down Here: 13 Terrifying Books for Fans of Stephen King's It

Rattlesnake

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Carmen Ejogo stars in this Netflix survival thriller. Ejogo plays Katrina, a single mother desperate to save her little girl Clara after a venomous rattlesnake bites the child. When a mysterious woman offers to heal Clara, Katrina readily accepts. The miracle cure works—but now the mysterious woman demands Katrina repay the debt of life by killing a stranger. 

Related: 26 Best Horror Books from the Past 150 Years

House of the Witch

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Kids, stay away from the creepy old houses, especially on Halloween night! Four teens in need of a place to party on All Hallows’ Eve make their way into a derelict home. But a bewitching force lurks in the creepy abode, and she won’t be satisfied until all the young revelers are dead. 

Related: 13 Witchcraft and Occult Books to Get You in the Spirit of the Season

The Open House

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You can’t lock out what’s already inside. Dylan Minnette and Piercey Dalton star in this creepy house horror. After suffering a tragedy, mother Naomi Wallace (Dalton) and her son Logan (Minnette) move into a relative’s empty vacation home. But sinister forces lurk in the gloom, forces that are conspiring against them. 

Eerie

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Netflix horror fans have been screaming about Eerie—with some viewers claiming that watching the Filipino horror flick left them sleeping with the lights on. A student’s grisly death shocks the student body of a Catholic school for girls. Pat Consolacion (Bea Alonzo), a clairvoyant guidance counselor, sets out to unravel the eerie mystery, exposing the sinister force lurking within the school. 

I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House

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Ruth Wilson stars in this haunted house horror directed by Osgood Perkins. Wilson plays a live-in nurse tasked with caring for Iris Blum (Paula Prentiss). Iris is an elderly and reclusive horror author who suffers from dementia—and, as it turns out, her house is most definitely haunted. 

Splatter

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Film legend Roger Corman returns with this blood-splattered serial killer tale starring Corey Feldman. After killing himself, a washed-up rocker named Jonny Splatter (Feldman) returns from the great beyond in search of revenge, tormenting the people who betrayed him in life. 

The Perfection

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Charlotte (Allison Williams) is a musical prodigy who put her career aside to take care of her sick mother. But after she passes away, Charlotte reconnects with her old mentors in Shanghai. She meets the current protege, Elizabeth (Logan Browning), and the two instantly connect and express how much they admire each other. As they continue getting to know each other, their relationship becomes a twisted, gory mess that will leave you stunned.

Related: 17 Romantic Horror Movies for Your Next Night In

The Silence

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Fans of A Quiet Place will appreciate this film that follows a similar premise. Based of the 2015 novel of the same name by Tim Lebbon, The Silence follows a family trying to survive in a world where violent creatures kill anything that makes a sound. Ally (Kiernan Shipka), the deaf teenage daughter of the family, becomes a target after they stumble upon a cult that wants to take advantage of Ally’s deafness for mysterious reasons. 

Await Further Instructions

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On what was supposed to be a cozy Christmas morning, a family finds themselves trapped in their own home. The family receives messages on their television from an unknown source that tells them to “Stay indoors and await further instructions.” But when they are given grotesque commands, their panic turns into pure bloody terror.

Death Note

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Based on the manga of the same name, Death Note focuses on Light Turner (Nat Wolff), a high schooler who finds a supernatural notebook that can kill anyone whose name is in it. When he begins to test the limits of the book, he successfully sends terrorists and criminals to their graves. But his power catches the attention of an international detective who begins to track Light down.

Mercy Black

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Marina Hess (Daniella Pineda) was sent to a psychiatric ward for fifteen years after she stabbed a classmate to conjure a spirit called Mercy Black. After she’s released and is sent to live with her sister and nephew, Marina is forced to confront the consequences of her action. Not only has she become a viral sensation, but now even her own nephew has become obsessed with the phantom. As she tries to dissuade him from delving any deeper into the lore, the twosome unknowingly get swept up in a horrific nightmare that threatens to destroy them both.

Errementari: The Blacksmith and the Devil

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This spooky film is a retelling of an old Basque fable that centers on a blacksmith named Paxti (Kandido Uranga) who imprisons a demon in his forge. When an orphan named Usue (Uma Bracaglia) stumbles upon the twosome, she accidentally releases the creature into their world. Now it’s up to the blacksmith to recapture the demon, except an angry mob of villagers are also at his tail since they believe he kidnapped the missing orphan girl. 

Malevolent

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Angela (Florence Pugh) and Jackson (Ben Lloyd-Hughes) are a pair of sibling paranormal investigators who scam dozens of their clients out money. Their fake business nets them a load of cash, and clients continue to line up get their help. When they get another assignment surrounding a haunted estate, the two think they’re in for some easy money. But it turns out the haunting is entirely real, and the two just signed up for more than they bargained for.

May the Devil Take You

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This gory possession horror from Indonesia is sure to delight the Evil Dead fans in the room. After her estranged father slips into a mysterious coma, Alfie (Chelsea Islan) and her family set out to the sick man’s old villa in search of answers. There they uncover a horrifying truth from the past. 

Veronica

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This Spanish horror film is another example as to why ouija boards are a bad idea. After a group of high school girls play with the spirit board, one of the teens brings back a malevolent spirit that threatens her and her younger siblings. The film is loosely based off a real 1991 case in Spain where a young woman named Estefanía Gutiérrez Lázaro mysteriously passed away after playing with a ouija board.

Under the Shadow

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One of our favorite foreign horror movies of the last few years, Under the Shadow takes place in 1980s Tehran, where a family’s home has been hit by a missile. Afterwards, mother Shideh (Narges Rashidi) and daughter Dorsa (Avin Manshadi) find themselves haunted by nightmares… nightmares that seem to be coming to life.

Apostle

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This Netflix original hit the web in October of 2018, and it’s been quietly (and effectively) creeping us out ever since. If you liked the folk horror aspect of The Witch, but felt that there just wasn’t enough creepiness or action to justify the skin-crawling tone, Apostle is for you. Dan Stevens stars as a man who goes undercover into a cult to save his sister. There, he discovers an all-too-real mystical force that governs the island. And it all comes together in a horrifically bloody, explosive ending.

The Babysitter

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This Netflix original was a pleasant surprise upon its 2017 release. No one expected much from a movie by McG that starred Bella Thorne and couldn’t get a theater release. But The Babysitter gives horror lovers far more than they may have bargained for. Following in the footsteps of teen horror from the 80s, you’ll find a few good scares and some great performances in this tight 80-minute flick.

1922

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If you're someone who cannot find the merits of Kubrick’s take on The Shining, preferring the smaller, more character-focused version of Jack Torrance slipping into insanity found in King’s original novel, you’ll like 1922. This movie, based on a King novella, follows Wilfred James (Thomas Jane) as he loses his grip on reality after killing his wife to ensure that his land stays in his hands. 

Related: 9 Horror Books Recommended by Stephen King

The Ritual

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Based on Adam Nevill’s chiller of a novel, The Ritual follows five old university friends as they plan a hike in Sweden. After one of the friends gets murdered while they’re planning, the remaining four vow to undertake the journey in his memory. The group find themselves tortured by nightmares–both real and imagined–as they venture through a stark Scandinavian landscape.

Hush

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The intense power of Mike Flanagan’s Hush lies in its unexpected premise: Our heroine is deaf and mute. When a killer realizes that his prey is unable to hear him coming, he thinks he has a grand old time ahead of him. Luckily, Maddie is even tougher than she appears. 

Related: 13 Severely Underrated Horror Movies You Should Watch Tonight

Gerald's Game

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When Netflix announced their upcoming adaptation of Stephen King’s Gerald’s Game, we were hesitant. After all, most of the “action” of the book takes place with its heroine handcuffed to a bed. But once again, Mike Flanagan of Hush fame puts his expertise to terrifyingly good use, delivering a claustrophobic flick that manages to measure up to the King novel.

Related: The 6 Scariest Stephen King Books

The Bar

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This Spanish, indie horror elevates a common premise. When a group of strangers are trapped inside a bar by an unexplained and unanticipated attack, they must work together to escape–or die trying.

The Conjuring

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The first of a now-omnipresent franchise, The Conjuring takes its inspiration from the haunting of the Perron family as investigated by Ed and Lorraine Warren. If you’ve somehow managed to avoid The Conjuring movies until now, there’s no time like the present to dip a toe into the terrifying waters. Both the original film and its sequel are currently available on Netflix!