Sometimes, you just want a little fun with your horror, something that will give you a jolt but leave you with a smile on your face - even if that smile is a bit uneasy. That's where this list of fun horror movies streaming on Netflix comes in. These may not be the best horror movies ever made or the scariest movies of all time, but they're enjoyable horror flicks that occasionally manage to pack a genuine shudder or two.
From campy horror movies on Netflix, to horror comedies and some of the best scary movies streaming right now, these are films that will occasionally tickle your funny bone but will also sometimes scare the heck out of you.
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Starring Tyler Labine and Alan Tudyk, Tucker and Dale vs. Evil deftly turns the cabin-in-the-woods cliché on its head while also serving up plenty of creepy laughs along the way. Tucker and Dale are just a pair of well-meaning backwoods folks on their way to their run-down lakeshore cabin when they run into a bunch of college kids out for a vacation.
A series of misunderstandings quickly turn into a fight for survival as the kids assume that Tucker and Dale - the innocent residents - are out to get them.Is this a terrifyingly good time?
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From Dusk Till Dawn is a gory, funny, vampire-filled, modern-day western from Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino. It not only features a starring turn from an early-career George Clooney, but it also has memorable performances from Salma Hayek and Cheech Marin, not to mention Danny Trejo, Tom Savini, Fred Williamson, Harvey Keitel, Juliette Lewis, and a whole lot more.
Tarantino and Clooney play a pair of bank-robbing brothers who take a family and their RV in order to get them across the border. It takes a while for them to arrive at the vampire strip club - which has a name that can't exactly be repeated in polite company - but once they do, things get weird fast.Is this a terrifyingly good time?
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As one of the most notable fun horror films on Netflix, The Conjuring takes place at the Perrons' haunted Rhode Island farmhouse with paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren there to help the frightened family understand and overcome the dark presence in their home.
Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Ron Livingston, and Lili Taylor star as the exaggerated characters telling the true story on which The Conjuring is based.Is this a terrifyingly good time?
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Sometimes, you just want a good old-fashioned creepy ghost story with enough twists and turns to keep you on your toes. Directed by André Øvredal, who also helmed Trollhunter and 2019's Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, The Autopsy of Jane Doe delivers plenty of atmosphere. The primary location is in the basement of a family-owned funeral home where father and son undertakers (played by Brian Cox and Emile Hirsch) conduct the titular autopsy on a mysteriously preserved body.
As they peel back the sometimes literal layers of the story, strange things begin to happen in the funeral home, but the film is often at its best when it's simply building up ominous portents.Is this a terrifyingly good time?