The best thing about Netflix, and streaming services in general, has got to be the variety of viewing options they offer. Well, OK, the best thing is the convenience, but a close runner-up has got to be the variety. Whether you're looking for comedy, romance, or drama, Netflix always has something that suits your mood perfectly... even if your mood is to be scared out of your wits, which is why I've compiled a list of the most terrifying movies on Netflix.
Out of all the genres currently offered by Netflix, its horror library is arguably the strongest. There are some all-time classics here, as well as some of the scariest movies of the past few years — as well as a few under-the-radar wildcards that are truly horrifying. There's work here from horror legends like Stephen King, Wes Craven, and George A. Romero. The movies also deal with subjects ranging from supernatural spooks like ghosts, demons, and werewolves, to more down to Earth horrors like serial killers, demented scientists, and a seriously creepy dude from Craigslist; meaning that no matter what you're afraid of, something here will definitely scare you. So take a look below at the 17 most terrifying movies currently streaming on Netflix, and see if you can't find something that feeds your appetite for horror.
Widely regarded as one of the scariest movies ever made. Watch it and you'll agree.
2‘A Nightmare On Elm Street’
Be careful not to fall asleep while streaming this one.
You don't have to be deaf to be creeped out by this film's scenario.
A modern classic.
This movie features one of the best horror villain designs in a long time.
You'll never want to read another children's book again.
7‘An American Werewolf In London’
Be careful out there on the moors.
8‘Wes Craven’s New Nightmare’
Possibly the scariest film in the entire Nightmare on Elm Street series, and easily the most original.
9‘Tales From The Darkside: The Movie’
An anthology movie that unites four of the greatest minds in horror history.
The OG of creepy kid movies.
If you like your horror moody, mysterious, and atmospheric, have a look here.
This is one of those movies that will stick with you long after the credits roll.
What could be more horrifying than your beloved family pet turning against you?
A scary documentary? Believe it.
Mark Duplass is known for comedy, but he will creep the hell out of you in this indie flick.
This Irish folklore-based frightfest is relentless in its scares.
17‘The Human Centipede 1-3’
These are more disgusting than scary, but they're no doubt the most terrifying thing on Netflix to behold.