horror movies and TV The Best Horror Movies on Netflix  

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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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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 ...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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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 ...more

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Hush John Gallagher Jr, Kate Siegel, Samantha Sloyan Hush is a 2016 American horror thriller film directed by Mike Flanagan. A deaf writer (Kate Siegel) must fight for her life in silence when a masked killer (John Gallagher Jr.) appears at her

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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 ...more

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The Void Aaron Poole, Kenneth Welsh, Daniel Fathers

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Would You Rather Brittany Snow, Jeffrey Combs, Jonathan Coyne Would You Rather is a 2012 American horror film starring Brittany Snow and Jeffrey Combs. It is based on the party game "would you rather," and centers on Snow's character, Iris, as ...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: ...more

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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, ...more

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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 ...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 ...more

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Train to Busan Gong Yoo, Ma Dong-seok, Jung Yu-mi Train to Busan is a 2016 South Korean zombie apocalypse action thriller film directed by Yeon Sang-ho. The film takes place in a train to Busan, as a zombie apocalypse suddenly breaks in the ...more

The Scariest Demon Toys in Film History

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Last Shift Juliana Harkavy, Joshua Mikel, J. LaRose Last Shift is a 2014 American psychological horror film directed by Anthony DiBlasi. A rookie cop's (Juliana Harkavy) first shift alone in the last night of a closing police station turns into a ...more

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Gerald's Game Carla Gugino, Bruce Greenwood, Carol Stuycken Gerald's Game is a 2017 American survival horror film directed by Mike Flanagan, based on Stephen King's novel. While trying to spice up their marriage in their remote lake house, Jessie (Carla ...more

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It Follows Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Linda Boston It Follows is a 2014 Horror film written by David Robert Mitchell and directed by David Robert Mitchell.

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

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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 ...more

The Best Psychological Thrillers of All Time

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Little Evil Evangeline Lilly, Adam Scott, Owen Atlas Little Evil is a 2017 American horror comedy film, written and directed by Eli Craig. Gary, who has just married Samantha the woman of his dreams, discovers that her six-year-old son may be the ...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 ...more

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The Exorcism of Emily Rose Laura Linney, Jennifer Carpenter, Tom Wilkinson The Exorcism of Emily Rose is a 2005 American courtroom drama horror film directed by Scott Derrickson and starring Laura Linney and Tom Wilkinson. The film is loosely based on the story of ...more

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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 ...more

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The Invitation Logan Marshall-Green, Tammy Blanchard, Michiel Huisman The Invitation is a 2015 American horror-thriller film directed by Karyn Kusama. While attending a dinner party at his former home, a man (Logan Marshall-Green) thinks his ex-wife (Tammy ...more

The Greatest Horror Films of All Time

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Cabin Fever Eli Roth, Cerina Vincent, Jordan Ladd Cabin Fever is a 2002 American black comedy horror film directed by Eli Roth and starring Rider Strong, Jordan Ladd, James DeBello and Giuseppe Andrews. It was produced by Lauren Moews & ...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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Before I Wake Kate Bosworth, Thomas Jane, Jacob Tremblay Before I Wake (also known as Somnia) is a 2016 American dark fantasy horror film directed by Mike Flanagan. A young couple adopt an orphaned child whose dreams - and nightmares - manifest ...more

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The Damned Peter Facinelli, Sophia Myles, Nathalia Ramos The Damned, also known as Gallows Hill, is a 2013 American horror film directed by Víctor García. A family and group of friends stranded in a storm seek refuge in a house with an ...more

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Let Me In Chloë Grace Moretz, Richard Jenkins, Kodi Smit-McPhee Let Me In is a 2010 romantic horror film written and directed by Matt Reeves and starring Kodi Smit-McPhee and Chloë Grace Moretz. It is a remake of the 2008 Swedish film Let the Right One ...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. ...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 ...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 ...more

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Jeruzalem Yael Grobglas, Yon Tumarkin, Danielle Jadelyn

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Veronica Sandra Escacena, Bruna González, Claudia Placer Verónica is a 2017 Spanish horror thriller film directed by Paco Plaza. In 1991 Madrid, Spain, a teen girl (Sandra Escacena) finds herself besieged by an evil supernatural force after she ...more

The Most Horrifying Found-Footage Movies

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The Wailing Kwak Do-won, Hwang Jung-min, Chun Woo-hee The Wailing is a 2016 South Korean horror film directed by Na Hong-jin about a policeman who investigates a series of mysterious killings and illnesses.

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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 ...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 ...more

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Cult of Chucky Brad Dourif, Fiona Dourif, Alex Vincent Cult of Chucky is a 2017 American supernatural psychological slasher film directed by Don Mancini. Chucky returns to terrorize his old enemies, with the help of his former wife.

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Extraterrestrial Michael Ironside, Freddie Stroma, Emily Perkins Extraterrestrial is a 2014 sci-fi horror film that was directed by Colin Minihan, based on a script by both Vicious Brothers. It stars Brittany Allen, Freddie Stroma, and Melanie Papalia as a ...more

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Meet the Blacks Mike Tyson, Mike Epps, Zulay Henao

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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 ...more

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Gallowwalkers Wesley Snipes, Diamond Dallas Page, Tanit Phoenix Gallowwalkers is a 2012 American western horror film written and directed by Andrew Goth, and starring Wesley Snipes, Kevin Howarth, Riley Smith, Tanit Phoenix Patrick Bergin and Diamond Dallas ...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 ...more

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Preservation Pablo Schreiber, Aaron Staton, Nick Saso Preservation is a 2014 horror thriller film written and directed by Christopher Denham.

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Sharknado Tara Reid, Cassie Scerbo, Julie McCullough Sharknado is a 2013 science fiction TV movie directed by Anthony C. Ferrante.