Last Updated: August 23rd
If you want to find good scary movies on Netflix to watch, the streaming service is a great platform for a meat-cleaving marathon. From ghosts to vampires, zombies, and monsters, just about every morbid fantasy your demented mind can conjure has representation in the scariest films available. Forget Googling all the choices in the horror menu — we’ve already watched the best horror movies on Netflix right now, and here they are ranked from beastly to blood-curling. Now, sit back, heat up some pizza, and ignore the ghoul standing ominously at the end of your driveway.
15) Nightbreed: The Director’s Cut (1990)
Clive Barker has one of the darkest minds in horror. (It’s not currently on Netflix, but you should go out of your way to see Midnight Meat Train, based on one of his Books of Blood short stories.) This follow-up to Hellraiser, his directorial debut, was originally a bit of a mess due to rampant studio edits. Netflix has Barker’s preferred cut, which first officially surfaced in 2014, and it’s drastically better than the theatrical version, thanks to a greater emphasis on the characters.
14) V/H/S (2012) and V/H/S/2 (2013)
Found footage horror movies can be hit-or-miss, but when it works it really works. The anthology films V/H/S and V/H/S/2 pack several short films into each feature, drawing on a talent pool that includes everyone from Adam Wingard (You’re Next, The Guest) Ti West (House of the Devil) and Jason Eisener (Hobo With a Shotgun). Not all the entries are great, but the weak entries don’t last very long and the strong ones are tough to forget.