Out of all the horror movies on Netflix, the home invasion subgenre may be the most varied of the bunch. Within this set of films about people getting stalked through their homes by strangers, you can also find stories about people who might be ghosts, aliens breaking into homes, and lots of creeps making full use of their video cameras. All of the home invasion movies on Netflix are supremely fun to watch, but they will have you checking your closets when you come home after work.
Some of the most frightening movies to bingewatch on your own are home invasion films. Not just because they’re so spooky, but because out of all the horror films on Netflix they’re the most likely to actually occur. After all, who’s to say that your landlord hasn’t installed cameras in you apartment, or that there’s not some super creep living in your walls? You may not have been wondering that, but once you watch the films on this list you’re definitely going to be putting real thought into whether or not you’re being watched while you sleep.
There’s something different in each of these home invasion films, and you should check them all out, especially if you like freaking yourself out when you’re home alone.
Imagine being deaf and mute while someone sneaks around your house and takes pictures of you. Oh, also they're going to kill you. That's basically the plot of Hush, a taut thriller that makes the most of its meager budget in order to keep you on the edge of your seat.
Honeymoon is super, super weird. When a couple sequesters themselves in a cabin on their honeymoon, strange stuff starts happening immediately. What begins as a spooky haunted cabin story turns into something unspeakably crazy that you have to see for yourself.
By the end of the film, you'll be jumping back to the beginning to see if you can pick up on the breadcrumbs that have been laid out since the opening frame.
What happens when the home being invaded belongs a schizophrenic psychopath? That's basically the plot of The Perfect Host, a darkly funny thriller which allows David Hyde Pierce to go absolutely nuts for an entire film. It really flips the entire home invasion genre on its head. Saying anything else would ruin the fun of the film, so go watch it now.
Most of the run time of Intruder is spent making the audience wonder which one of the men visiting the isolated cellist (played by Louise Linton) is going to try and kill her. One of the strangest things about this film is that most of the violence occurs around Linton rather than to her, placing her on the periphery of the film. It's an interesting choice for a pretty underrated movie.