Netflix has literally dozens of categories that it uses to classify its movies, ranging from relatively generic to absurdly specific. And one of those categories that gets the most love from subscribers is also one of the simplest: horror movies. Netflix always has loads of horror movies, too many I would argue, and that can make finding good examples to watch difficult. Lucky for you, I've done the work for you in putting together a list of the best horror movies on Netflix right now.
The site's horror catalog is pretty diverse, meaning you're likely to find at least one movie — probably more — that will scare the pants off of you. There are some movies here that have been released over the past few years but have already amassed cult followings. There are also some all-time classics, one of which is often regarded as the scariest film ever. There are movies you probably grew up watching that will give you a twinge of nostalgia to go along with your fright, plus some foreign entries and indie films that you may not be familiar with at all. So take a look below at the 19 best horror movies currently streaming on Netflix, and try not to get too scared.
Already a classic despite being just three years old, you need to see this if you haven't already.
A great example of modern horror that will leave you unnerved.
An all-time classic, this masterpiece is often cited as the greatest horror movie ever made.
This is the type of movie that rattles you to your core and sticks with you instead of relying on jump scares to frighten you.
5‘An American Werewolf In London’
John Landis' dark comedy/horror marked its 25th anniversary last year, but it feels just as fresh as ever.
6‘A Nightmare On Elm Street’
Witness the birth of one of the most iconic movie monsters ever.
Just when you think you've seen it all, something inventive like Hush comes along to destroy your cynicism.
This new '80s VHS throwback will mess you up in all kinds of ways.
Who didn't want to join a coven in high school?
10‘Tucker & Dale Vs. Evil’
A send up of camp slasher horror pics, this horror/comedy still brings some gruesome scares.
A Korean creature feature that is absolutely not what you're expecting.
12‘The Sixth Sense’
While it's not always classified as a horror film, this "drama" has some downright terrifying moments.
Probably the most iconic horror movie to come out of the '90s, and one you definitely grew up watching.
You will never want to go to another dinner party again after watching this.
15‘Children Of The Corn’
Creepy kids are always terrifying. Now imagine a whole town full of them.
Be careful when answering a craigslist ad, that's all I'm saying.
The '50s were Hollywood's golden era for sci-fi horror movies, and this is one of the best examples of the decade.
The creepy kid movie to end all creepy kid movies.
19‘Wes Craven’s New Nightmare’
Director Wes Craven's deconstruction of his own popular franchise still holds up 23 years later.
These scary movies are the best Netflix has to offer, so the next time you're in the mood for a fright, you'll know what to scream, err, I mean stream.