films The Best Horror Movies on Netflix Instant  

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List Rules Must be a horror film currently available via Netflix streaming.

The best horror movies on Netflix Instant is a complete Netflix streaming list so you can make an informed decision about what to watch tonight. Buckling in for an evening on the couch? There's nothing better than a scary movie to make you terrified of your own home. All the scariest and best horror films on Netflix streaming are listed in one convenient place so you can fully use your service. Some of the best movies of all time are now available on Netflix Instant so you can catch up on new hit movies and some of the greatest movies ever right in your living room.

This Netflix streaming list has nearly as many of the greatest horror films to watch as the regular DVD service offers. Horror blockbusters like Jaws and Hellraiser are available on Netflix streaming, as are indies like John Dies at the End and The Human Centipede. Good scary movies on Netflix should never again be hard to find. 

What are the best Netflix instant horror movies? This list includes slasher films, psychological horror movies, blood, gore, suspense, mind games, top horror films and everything in between. What is available on the Netflix streaming horror selection? Are there new horror movies on Netflix instant? The answer is yes! This Netflix streaming list is here to get you started on the best your monthly subscription has to offer. This is a long list, but it's never fully complete, so if you see that your favorite movie isn't on this list, make sure to add it so other Netflix users can find the best horror movies on Netflix instant.

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Children of the Corn Linda Hamilton, Peter Horton, R. G. Armstrong Children of the Corn is a 1984 supernatural horror film based upon the 1977 short story of the same name by Stephen King. Directed by Fritz Kiersch, the film stars Peter Horton and Linda Hamilton. Set in the fictitious rural town of Gatlin, ...more

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Hellraiser Doug Bradley, Andrew Robinson, Ashley Laurence Hellraiser is a 1987 British horror film written and directed by Clive Barker, based upon his own novella The Hellbound Heart. The film spawned a series of sequels.

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Tucker & Dale vs. Evil Katrina Bowden, Alan Tudyk, Chelan Simmons "“The hillbillies from the store captured Alison!” Tucker and Dale, two hillbillies heading to their “fixer-upper” cabin for some relaxin’, discover they ain’t alone in them woods. They encounter an SUV full of vacationing college kids, ...more

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The Babadook Essie Davis, Daniel Henshall, Adam Morgan The Babadook is a 2014 Australian psychological horror film, written and directed by Jennifer Kent, in which a woman and her son are tormented by a "boogie-man" type monster. The film stars Essie Davis and Noah Wiseman, while Daniel ...more

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The Fly Vincent Price, David Hedison, Herbert Marshall The Fly is a 1958 American science fiction-horror film produced and directed by Kurt Neumann. The screenplay was written by James Clavell, from the short story of the same name by George Langelaan. It tells a story of a Scientist who switches ...more

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Hush John Gallagher Jr, Kate Siegel, Samantha Sloyan

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John Dies at the End Paul Giamatti, Clancy Brown, Doug Jones John Dies at the End is a 2012 American dark comedy horror film written and directed by Don Coscarelli, based on David Wong's novel of the same name. Principal photography began in October 2010, and by January 2011, the project had entered ...more

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V/H/S/2 Adam Wingard, Mindy Robinson, Lawrence Michael Levine V/H/S/2 is a 2013 American anthology horror film. It features a series of found-footage shorts. It is the sequel to the film V/H/S. The sequel involves a largely different group of directors: Jason Eisener, Gareth Evans, Timo Tjahjanto, Eduardo ...more

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Dead Silence Ryan Kwanten, Donnie Wahlberg, Amber Valletta Dead Silence is a 2007 supernatural psychological horror film directed by James Wan and written by Leigh Whannell, the creators of Saw. Jamie Ashen (Ryan Kwanten) and his wife, Lisa (Laura Regan), receive an anonymous ventriloquist doll called ...more

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The Host Bae Doona, Scott Wilson, Song Kang-Ho The Host is a 2006 South Korean monster film, directed by Bong Joon-ho and starring Song Kang-ho, Byun Hee-bong, Park Hae-il, Bae Doona and Go Ah-sung. The movie concerns a monster kidnapping a man's daughter, and his attempts to rescue her. ...more

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Would You Rather Brittany Snow, Jeffrey Combs, Jonathan Coyne

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Creep Mark Duplass, Patrick Kack-Brice Creep is a 2014 comedy horror film directed by Patrick Brice, based on a script written by Brice and Mark Duplass. The movie, which is Brice's directorial debut, had its world premiere on March 8, 2014 at South by Southwest and stars Brice as a ...more

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Pontypool Stephen McHattie, Daniel Fathers, Boyd Banks Pontypool is a 2008 horror film directed by Bruce McDonald and adapted by Tony Burgess from Burgess' novel Pontypool Changes Everything.

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Housebound Ian Mune, Bruce Hopkins, Morgana O'Reilly Housebound is a 2014 New Zealand horror comedy film written, edited, and directed by Gerard Johnstone. It is his feature film directorial debut. The film had its world premiere on March 10, 2014, at South by Southwest and stars Morgana O'Reilly ...more

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The Awakening Rebecca Hall, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West The Awakening is a 2011 British horror film directed and co-written by Nick Murphy, starring Rebecca Hall, Dominic West, Isaac Hempstead-Wright and Imelda Staunton.

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Contracted Najarra Townsend, Caroline Williams, Katie Stegeman Contracted is a 2013 horror thriller film directed and written by Eric England. It was first released on November 23, 2013, in the United States and stars Najarra Townsend as a young woman that finds herself suffering from a mysterious sexually ...more

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Last Shift Juliana Harkavy, Joshua Mikel, J. LaRose

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Stake Land Kevin Kline, Danielle Harris, Kelly McGillis Stake Land is a 2010 horror film written by Nick Damici, Jim Mickle and directed by Jim Mickle. ""Ain't nuthin' out there but sundown and 'them.'" -Mister America is a lost nation. When an epidemic of vampirism strikes, humans ...more

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Apartment 143 Rick Gonzalez, Gia Mantegna, Michael O'Keefe Emergo is a 2011 horror film written by Rodrigo Cortés and directed by Carles Torrens.

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Curse of Chucky Jennifer Tilly, Brad Dourif, Jordan Gavaris Curse of Chucky is a 2013 American horror straight-to-video film, and the sixth installment of the Child's Play franchise. The film was written and directed by Don Mancini, who created the franchise and wrote all films to date. It stars Brad ...more

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The Houses October Built Brandy Schaefer, Zack Andrews, Bobby Roe

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The Exorcism of Molly Hartley Sarah Lind, Devon Sawa, Gina Holden

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Dream House Naomi Watts, Rachel Weisz, Daniel Craig Dream House is a 2011 American psychological thriller written by David Loucka directed by Jim Sheridan and starring Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz, Naomi Watts and Marton Csokas. It was released on September 30, 2011, in the United States and ...more

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Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead Jay Gallagher, Bianca Bradey, Leon Burchill

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A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night Marshall Manesh, Mozhan Marnò, Dominic Rains A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night is a 2014 American film directed by Ana Lily Amirpour. Tagged as "The first Iranian vampire Western", it was chosen to show in the "Next" program at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. The film ...more

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All Cheerleaders Die Bonnie McKee, Jesse Hlubik, Jennifer Grant All Cheerleaders Die is a 2001 film written and directed by Lucky McKee, Chris Sivertson.

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Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead Martin Starr, Ingrid Haas, Vegar Hoel Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead is a 2014 Norwegian-Icelandic horror comedy film directed by Tommy Wirkola. It is a sequel to Wirkola's 2009 film Dead Snow. The film was released in the United States on 10 October 2014. ...more

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The Human Centipede (First Sequence) Ashley C. Williams, Dieter Laser, Akihiro Kitamura "Outside the more outré work of Takashi Miike and David Cronenberg, you won’t have seen anything quite like Dutch avant-garde artist Tom Six’s totally bizarre off-the-wall oddity. Internationally respected Siamese twin surgeon Dr. ...more

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The ABCs of Death Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Harold Torres, Erik Audé The ABCs of Death is a 2012 anthology horror comedy film produced by International producers. The film contains 26 different shorts, each by different directors spanning fifteen countries. It premiered at the 2012 Toronto International Film ...more

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Cabin Fever: Patient Zero Sean Astin, Brandon Eaton, Currie Graham

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Wolf Creek 2 John Jarratt, Ryan Corr, Gerard Kennedy Wolf Creek 2 is a 2013 Australian horror film co-written and directed by Greg McLean.The film serves as a sequel to his 2005 film Wolf Creek and features John Jarratt reprising his role as Mick Taylor. It was released on 30 August 2013 at the ...more

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The Snowtown Murders Daniel Henshall, Lucas Pittaway

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The Damned Peter Facinelli, Sophia Myles, Nathalia Ramos

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The Shrine Cindy Sampson, Aaron Ashmore, Monica Bugajski The Shrine is a Canadian horror film produced by Brookstreet Pictures. The film was directed by Jon Knautz and stars Aaron Ashmore, Cindy Sampson, Meghan Heffern, and Trevor Matthews. The screenplay was written by Jon Knautz, Brendan Moore, and ...more

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Haunter Abigail Breslin, Stephen McHattie, Michelle Nolden Haunter is a 2013 Canadian supernatural horror film directed by Vincenzo Natali, written by Brian King, and starring Abigail Breslin. The film premiered at the 2013 South by Southwest Film Festival, and was picked up for U.S. distribution there ...more

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Zombeavers Bill Burr, Rex Linn, Brent Briscoe Zombeavers is a 2014 horror comedy film directed by Jordan Rubin.

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The Den Melanie Papalia, Bill Oberst Jr., Matt Riedy The Den is a 2013 found footage film by Zachary Donohue and his feature film directorial debut. The film was first released in Russia on December 23, 2013, and was given a simultaneous limited theatrical and VOD release on March 14, 2014 ...more

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The Sacrament Amy Seimetz, Joe Swanberg, A. J. Bowen The Sacrament is a 2013 horror thriller film written and directed by Ti West.

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The Horde Andrei Panin, Maksim Sukhanov, Romuald Andrzej Klos The Horde is a 2012 historical film directed by Andrei Proshkin and written by Yury Arabov. The film is a highly fictionalised narrative of how Saint Alexius healed Taidula Khatun, the mother of the Golden Horde khan Jani Beg from blindness. ...more

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The Canal Antonia Campbell-Hughes, Steve Oram, Rupert Evans The Canal is a 2014 Irish horror film that was directed and written by Ivan Kavanagh. The film had its world premiere on April 18, 2014 at the Tribeca Film Festival, and stars Rupert Evans as a father investigating a horrific murder that took ...more

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Alien Abduction Jillian Clare, Walter Phelan, Katherine Sigismund Alien Abduction is a 2014 found footage science fiction horror film and the directorial debut of Matty Beckerman. The movie was released to VOD on April 4, 2014, and also had a limited theatrical run. The film stars Riley Polanski as an ...more

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REC 4: Apocalypse Manuela Velasco, Héctor Colomé, Emilio Buale Coka REC 4: Apocalypse is an upcoming 2014 Spanish horror film, and the fourth and final installment of the REC franchise. The film will be a direct sequel to the second film taking place immediately after its events. Jaume Balagueró, the ...more

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A Haunting at Silver Falls Erick Avari, Jade Ramsey, Steve Bacic A Haunting At Silver Falls is a 2013 American horror film directed by Brett Donowho. The film was released on May 28, 2013 and stars Alix Elizabeth Gitter as a young woman that must uncover the true murderer of a heinous crime before she ...more

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Come Back to Me Matt Passmore, Katie Walder, Nathan Keyes Come Back to Me is a horror film directed by Paul Leyden.

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Dark Was the Night Bianca Kajlich, Kevin Durand, Sabina Gadecki Dark Was the Night is an upcoming 2013 thriller film directed and produced by Jack Heller, and written by Tyler Hisel. Starring Kevin Durand, Lukas Haas and Bianca Kajlich.

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Exorcismus Doug Bradley, Sophie Vavasseur, Tommy Bastow Exorcismus is a 2010 Spanish-British horror film directed by Manuel Carballo and written by David Muñoz, it stars Sophie Vavasseur and Stephen Billington.

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Late Phases Tina Louise, Erin Cummings, Tom Noonan Late Phases is a 2014 horror drama film by Adrián García Bogliano and his first feature film in the English language. The film had its world premiere on March 9, 2014 at South by Southwest and stars Nick Damici as a blind war ...more

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The Tortured Erika Christensen, Jesse Metcalfe, Bill Moseley The Tortured is a 2010 American-Canadian mystery horror-thriller film directed by Robert Lieberman and written by Marek Posival. The film tells the story of a couple whose life is broken when a pedophile kidnaps their only son and kills him. In ...more

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Haunt Liana Liberato, Jacki Weaver, Ione Skye Haunt is a 2013 horror film by Mac Carter and his feature film directorial debut. The film was first released on November 6, 2013 at the Film Society of Lincoln Center and was later released on video on demand on February 7, 2014. Haunt stars ...more