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The Best Netflix Original Horror Movies 

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Updated December 30, 2019 9.3k votes 2.1k voters 90.1k views 32 items

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Here are the best Netflix original horror movies currently streaming right now. Featuring horror comedies and supernatural movies, this list of Netflix horror originals is updated with new and popular films. What is the best Netflix original horror movie?

The latest and scariest Netflix original movies feature Hollywood's biggest stars, like Adam Scott, Bella Thorne, Kate Bosworth, and Evangeline Lilly. Must-watch Netflix original scary movies include 1922, Gerald's Game, The Babysitter, and The Ritual.  

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The Ritual is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Netflix Original Horror Movies
Rafe Spall, Arsher Ali, Robert James-Collier

Released: 2018

Directed by: David Bruckner

The Ritual is a 2017 British horror film directed by David Bruckner, based on the novel by Adam Nevill. A group of college friends reunite for a trip to the forest, but encounter a menacing ...more
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Gerald's Game is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Netflix Original Horror Movies
Carla Gugino, Bruce Greenwood, Chiara Aurelia

Released: 2017

Directed by: Mike Flanagan

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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Hush is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Netflix Original Horror Movies
Kate Siegel, John Gallagher Jr., Michael Trucco

Directed by: Mike Flanagan

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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Before I Wake is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Netflix Original Horror Movies
Kate Bosworth, Thomas Jane, Jacob Tremblay

Released: 2016

Directed by: Mike Flanagan

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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Bird Box is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Netflix Original Horror Movies
Sandra Bullock, Sarah Paulson, Rosa Salazar

Released: 2018

Directed by: Susanne Bier

Bird Box is a 2018 American post-apocalyptic film directed by Susanne Bier, based on the novel by Josh Malerman. A woman (Sandra Bullock) and a pair of children are blindfolded as they make ...more

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1922 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Netflix Original Horror Movies
1922 Thomas Jane, Neal McDonough, Molly Parker

Released: 2017

Directed by: Zak Hilditch

1922 is a 2017 American horror-drama film directed by Zak Hilditch, based on Stephen King's novella. A simple yet proud farmer (Thomas Jane) in the year 1922 conspires to murder his wife (Molly ...more

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The Babysitter is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Netflix Original Horror Movies
The Babysitter Judah Lewis, Samara Weaving, Robbie Amell

Released: 2017

Directed by: McG

The Babysitter is a 2017 American teen horror-comedy film directed by McG. Cole (Judah Lewis) is madly in love with his babysitter Bee (Samara Weaving) until he witnesses the unthinkable.
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Apostle is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Netflix Original Horror Movies
Dan Stevens, Michael Sheen, Lucy Boynton

Released: 2018

Directed by: Gareth Evans

Apostle is a 2018 period thriller film directed by Gareth Evans. When his sister is kidnapped by a religious cult, a mysterious man (Dan Stevens) travels to the remote island where he digs ...more

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The Perfection is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Netflix Original Horror Movies
Allison Williams, Logan Browning, Steven Weber

Released: 2019

Directed by: Richard Shepard

The Perfection is a 2018 American horror thriller film directed by Richard Shepard.

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Little Evil is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Netflix Original Horror Movies
Little Evil Evangeline Lilly, Adam Scott, Owen Atlas

Released: 2017

Directed by: Eli Craig

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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Eli is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Netflix Original Horror Movies
Charlie Shotwell, Lili Taylor, Sadie Sink

Released: 2019

Directed by: Ciaran Foy

Eli is an 2019 American horror film directed by Ciarán Foy. A boy (Charlie Shotwell) receiving treatment for his auto-immune disorder discovers that the house he's living isn't as safe as
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Cam is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Netflix Original Horror Movies
Cam Madeline Brewer, Patch Darragh, Melora Walters

Released: 2018

Directed by: Daniel Goldhaber

Cam is a 2018 American psychological horror-thriller film directed by Daniel Goldhaber. A young camgirl (Madeline Brewer) discovers that she’s inexplicably been replaced on her site with an ...more
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In the Tall Grass is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Netflix Original Horror Movies
Patrick Wilson, Laysla De Oliveira, Harrison Gilbertson

Released: 2019

Directed by: Vincenzo Natali

In the Tall Grass is an upcoming 2019 American horror film directed by Vincenzo Natali, based on the novella of the same name by Stephen King and Joe Hill. A brother and sister run into a field ...more
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Fractured is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Netflix Original Horror Movies
Sam Worthington, Lily Rabe, Stephen Tobolowsky

Released: 2019

Directed by: Brad Anderson

Fractured is a 2019 American thriller film directed by Brad Anderson. After his daughter breaks her arm while on a family road trip, Ray rushes her to the hospital along with his wife, once they ...more
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Cargo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Netflix Original Horror Movies
Martin Freeman, Anthony Hayes, Caren Pistorius

Released: 2018

Directed by: Ben Howling, Yolanda Ramke

Cargo is a 2017 Australian film directed by Yolanda Ramke and Ben Howling. A father (Martin Freeman) tries to save his child at all costs in a post-apocalyptic world.

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The Silence is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Netflix Original Horror Movies
Kiernan Shipka, Stanley Tucci, Miranda Otto

Released: 2019

Directed by: John R. Leonetti

The Silence is a 2019 American-German horror film directed by John R. Leonetti based on the novel by Tim Lebbon. A deaf teen (Kiernan Shipka) and her family try to escape terrifying creatures by ...more
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Malevolent is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Netflix Original Horror Movies
Malevolent

A brother-sister team who fake paranormal encounters for cash get more than they bargained for when a job at a haunted estate turns very, very real.

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Extinction is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Netflix Original Horror Movies
Lizzy Caplan, Michael Peña, Mike Colter

Released: 2018

Directed by: Ben Young

Extinction is a 2018 American science-fiction horror thriller film directed by Ben Young. When the planet is invaded by a force bent on destruction, a father (Michael Peña) fighting for ...more

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Mercy Black is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Netflix Original Horror Movies
Sophianna Smith, Jamy Lentz, Elke Boucher-Depew

Released: 2019

Directed by: Owen Egerton

Mercy Black is a 2019 American horror film directed by Owen Egerton. Marina Hess is being released from psychiatric care to live with her sister and young nephew fifteen years after having ...more
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Rattlesnake is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Netflix Original Horror Movies
Carmen Ejogo, Theo Rossi, Emma Greenwell

Released: 2019

Directed by: Zak Hilditch

Rattlesnake is a 2019 American crime drama mystery film directed by Zak Hilditch. A single mother (Carmen Ejogo) accepts the help from a strange woman after her daughter is bitten by a
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Death Note is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Netflix Original Horror Movies
Nat Wolff, Margaret Qualley, Keith Stanfield

Released: 2017

Directed by: Adam Wingard

Death Note is a 2017 American supernatural horror-thriller film directed by Adam Wingard, based on the manga series of the same name. Light Turner (Nat Wolff) stumbles across a mystical notebook ...more

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Clinical is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Netflix Original Horror Movies
Vinessa Shaw, Kevin Rahm, India Eisley

Released: 2017

Directed by: Alistair Legrand

Clinical is a 2017 American horror thriller directed by Alistair Legrand. Dr. Jane Mathis (Vinessa Shaw) is an expert at helping patients cope with trauma, but her own dark memories keep coming ...more
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Ravenous is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Netflix Original Horror Movies
Marc-André Grondin, Monia Chokri, Charlotte St-Martin

Released: 2017

Directed by: Robin Aubert

Ravenous is a 2017 Canadian horror film directed by Robin Aubert. Residents of a small town in rural Quebec deal with a zombie-like outbreak.
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Ghost Stories is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Netflix Original Horror Movies
Andy Nyman, Martin Freeman, Alex Lawther

Directed by: Andy Nyman, Jeremy Dyson

Ghost Stories is a 2017 British horror film written and directed by Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson, adapted from their stage play. Arch skeptic Professor Phillip Goodman (Andy Nyman) embarks upon a ...more
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Velvet Buzzsaw is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Netflix Original Horror Movies
Christopher Shultz added Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Zawe Ashton

Released: 2019

Directed by: Dan Gilroy

Velvet Buzzsaw is a 2019 American horror thriller film directed by Dan Gilroy. After a series of paintings by an unknown artist are discovered, a supernatural force enacts revenge on those who ...more

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